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!