Is still a nut. You may have heard that ACORN, the group which has received millions of taxpayer dollars, and has misused millions of taxpayer dollars, is restructuring. Along with that comes a name change, to COI (Community Organizations International). I wonder what THAT means (the International part). I shudder to think. Here is the reason for the change:

The embattled liberal group ACORN is in the process of dissolving its national structure, with state and local-chapters splitting off from the underfunded, controversial national group, an official close to the group confirmed.

“ACORN has dissolved as a national structure of state organizations,” said a senior official close to the group, who declined to be identified by name because of the fierce conservative attacks on the group that began when a conservative filmmaker caught some staffers of its tax advisory arms on tape appearing to offer advice on incorporating a prostitution business.

Ah, yes – this is all the fault of that pesky James O’Keefe and those mean Republicans. It has absolutely ZIP to do with ACORN being under investigation in at least 14 states for voter registration fraud, and is under federal indictment in Nevada, or their participation in the mortgage lending crisis, or anything like that.

The article referenced above also has this Update:

A person familiar with the New York reorganization said the new group has a new board, including some relative outsiders, like an official at the union Workers United, Wilfredo Larancuent, as well as most of the old leadership.

But the impact appears to be minimal.

“It’s not like this is some kind of hostile thing,” said the New York source. “This is what Fox has produced. National Acorn and Bertha Lewis are continuing doing their thing, but the New York flagship has been forced into this new organization.”

“As far as the work in the communities and policy campaigns, no one will notice the difference,” the source said. “It’s people who still believe in their basic mission of fighting for poor people.”

ALSO: National ACORN says it continues to exist, despite the departure of state chapters, including also California’s, which departed under similar terms last month.

Yes, yes, it is clear – this has nothing to do with voter registration fraud, voter fraud, bad mortgages, or the fact that this is SUPPOSED to be a non-partisan organization that is working primarily to hep Democrats, including Obama, elected to office. Nope – it’s all because Fox News and James O’Keefe are mean to them. I got it.

Do they really think we are so stupid that we are not going to KNOW they are the same group as before? Hey, we’re not in Congress or anything – we aren’t THAT easily duped. I’m pretty sure we can keep up.

But guess who apparently cannot? Oh, yes indeedy – President Obama. Remember this little clip from his interview with George Stephanopoulos?

Wait until you get a load of THIS one:

Again, do these politicians really NOT know we have VIDEOTAPE??? Holy moley, Obama, you are way too young to be that forgetful. Oh, wait – that’s not forgetfulness, that’s flat out lying. No doubt, once ACORN has finished changing its name and banners, he’s going to claim he has NO idea who or what that organization is.

Hey, here’s a fun little contest we can have. “Liar, liar, pants on fire!” is a bit dated as an expression, and we so need a new one for Obama and the numerous whoppers he lets fly (not to mention most politicians). What pithy saying can you craft that about Obama and his numerous lies? This should be fun. Oh, and prize ideas, too, would be welcome. Have at it!

  • Nellie

    Running his own latest veriosion of the Communist Party – Called Movement for a Democratic Society with wifey Bernadette Dohren – New Acronym MDS!

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  • Anonymous

    Amy,

    Again you have presented absolutely no proof that Acorn is engaged in a number of illicit activities as you say. Complete BS.

    You are the worst kind of person trodding on the downtrodden in this society.

    There are thousands of groups in this country that get tax payers money or tax breaks (reglious groups). Acorn is no different than the rest.

    Again there is absolutely no proof that Acorn has ever done anything illegal or as you say illicit.

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  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Then stop reading my posts. 

    I back up everything I do with reputable citations.  If you read my posts, you would know that I WORKED for ACORN, so don’t preach to me abt what they do and do not.  While they may help some people, the fact remains that they engage in a number of illicit activities, which are funded by OUR tax paying dollars.  If they want to exist solely on private donations, that’s one thing.  For us to be paying for an organization that engages in the kinds of behavior they do is just wrong.

    I am not the one who is “misinformed,” Guest – you are.  Ironic, too, that you make demeaning,  statements abt me in the hypocritical guise of “empowering the poor.”  Wow.  That’s some leap.

  • mortuus lark

    There is no question about the following: 
     
    One, that Mr. Toyoda does not blame the drivers but expect the drivers to be smart. Unfortunately being smart is not a very common trait among Americans. 
     
    Two, that Larry King is just like any other CNN host: Stupid as a door knob. He can play side to side to any other CNN host. He can ask as stupid or more stupidier questions than the others.

  • mortuus lark

    There is no question about the following:

    One, that Mr. Toyoda does not blame the drivers but expect the drivers to be smart. Unfortunately being smart is not a very common trait among Americans.

    Two, that Larry King is just like any other CNN host: Stupid as a door knob.

  • Anonymous

    Amy,

    “and is under federal indictment in Nevada, or their participation in the mortgage lending crisis”

    what proof do you have that Acorn has done anything wrong with regard to mortgage lending? complete BS.

    Yeah, we know all about the registration fraud? However, I do not think you understand the issue.

    Acorn is the victim regarding the registration fraud. They paid people to register voters and those people did not register real voters. They did not do the job they were paid to do. These people cheated Acorn. If these people did not register voters and registered mickey mouse instead that does Acorn absolutely no good. What good is it to Acorn to pay someone to register a fictious name that will never vote? 

    Those individuals that are being investigated are the individuals who perputrated the fraud against Acorn. Acorn itself has never been charged or found guilty of anything.

    There is also no evidence after extensive review and investigation that Acorn orchestrated anything or that any voters actually voted fraudulently. If you have some evidence I suggest you bring it to the authorities.

    So what is you point? exactly!

    I repeat:

    Acorn’s real crime is empowering the poor. ACORN helps the poor become political and economic players. That’s why the money powers unleashed right-wing politics to go after ACORN with a blood lust.  
    And misinformed people like you Amy are the tools. You and people like O’Keefe trash the downtroden in this society. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    Acorn will regroup and comeback strong. They represent millions of people in this country and will not give up that easy. These millions are not going away.

    I have read a lot of your posts on Acorn and each is as much BS as the rest.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Thanks so much, sandshark222 – I appreciate your kind words. 

    Oh, no doubt – the MSM would be running the story 24/7 if it was any other group.

    Thanks, Cindy – nice of you to say!

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Sorry – I just saw this.  There is a link in that other post to Nevada, which is why I used it – it has the whole article there.  But since you can’t seem to find it, here’s ONE link for you, but if you do a quick Google search, you will get all the information you want.  

    I never said they were under indictment for mortgage fraud.  Nice try.

    Please see my comment below abt the NUMEROUS instances in which I have written abt ACORN, with cites for the NUMEROUS illegal actions by this org.  
     
    You cannot POSSIBLY expect me to include, in every single article I write abt ACORN, every single charge.  That is why there are search functions here.  Do your own homework, and drop the disparaging attitude, please.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    I meant to say, Guest, you are completely wrong in your assertion that ACORN has never been found guilty, 100% wrong, in fact.  They most certainly have. 

    Again, do some homework.  It’s amazing what you can find.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Sorry – I just saw this.  There is a link in that other post to Nevada, which is why I used it.  But since you can’t seem to find it, here’s ONE link for you, but if you do a quick Google search, you will get all the information you want. 

    Please see my comment below abt the NUMEROUS instances in which I have written abt ACORN, with cites for the NUMEROUS illegal actions by this org. 

    You cannot POSSIBLY expect me to include, in every single article I write abt ACORN, every single charge.  That is why there are search functions here.  Do your own homework, and drop the disparaging attitude, please.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Well, “Guest,” I have given numerous examples in numerous posts with links with all of the information related to ACORN and its nefarious misdeeds.  Feel free to click on the link abt Nevada above – that’s a big time charge, or do a search above.  You’ll get al the info you want, and I’m not talking abt O’Keefe.  He’s a convenient scapegoat. 

    Nope, ACORN is facing charges in 14 states, and already been charged in others, as I said.