It smells just as foul. The Washington Times site is carrying a story that alleges that ACORN is folding. According to Bertha Lewis, ACORN's chief executive, "ACORN has faced a series of well-orchestrated, relentless, well-funded right-wing attacks that are unprecedented since the McCarthy era. The videos were a manufactured, sensational story that led to rush to judgment and an unconstitutional act by Congress."
Boo-hoo! Sniff! Sob! Ms. Lewis has mastered well the art of "blame everyone else for my misbehavior". Surely their troubles had nothing to do with voter registration fraud, nor the Rathke brothers embezzlements, etc, but it was all those (we) right-wing meanies?
Well that's one rotten nut down - or is it? A little caveat - if you listened to that clip in the Times article, you may have picked up that some state affiliates (New York and California) broke away and changed their names to get away from the tarnished ACORN reputation. The comments section to that Times post tell a somewhat different story. Seems like a new facade is coming into play, to replace the irreversably jaded one named "ACORN". Comes now the organization known as Community Organizations International! Here they admit it! We'll have to watch for this one in the CCHD grant reports.