In an article posted over at American Spectator, Matthew Vadum -- a bona fide expert on all things ACORN -- warns that not only are the various tentacles of the disgraced community organization still alive and kicking, but that they are anxiously gearing up to help President Barack Obama's reelection bid in 2012:
ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis has created a group called the Black Institute whose agenda is essentially identical to ACORN's. ACORN founder Wade Rathke is spreading the gospel of Marxist social justice around the world through his offshoot group ACORN International (also known as Community Organizations International).
State chapters have incorporated themselves under new names. New York became New York Communities for Change. California became Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment. Texas became Texas Organizing Project. ACORN's vote manufacturing division, Project Vote, still operates under the same name and small-c communist Frances Fox Piven still sits on its board. ACORN's housing bubble generator, ACORN Housing, changed its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America. It's the same people in the same offices and it just goes on and on.
ACORN insiders have admitted that the "new" groups will re-federate under a new name soon.
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