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    The Definitive Dossier of ACORN

    To understand ACORN you must first know and understand its philosophical god father, Saul Alinsky. Alinsky wrote the cult classic Rules for Radicals. More importantly, he was a master at grassroots campaigning, confrontational politics, ridicule, and trench warfare. He was in fact the god father of the so called community organizing movement. Alinsky taught this group all sorts of things.
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    For instance, there is Alinsky's rule #13, identify, isolate, freeze, escalate. Often, ACORN will picket in front of someone's house and protestors will follow the target everywhere in an effort to implement these four tactics. This is how ACORN was able to force banks to lend in underserved areas in their campaign to enforce the Community Reinvestment Act. It's also what ACORN does when they are trying force a CEO into a financial arrangement. This is how Alinsky would take on forces that would otherwise be more powerful than his own. Alinsky organized for those that the rest of society left behind. He provided a road map for organizing and leading a movement of the poor and disadvantaged which, if implemented properly, can became a force within all of society.
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    In one example of ACORN's use of Alinsky rule number 13, they went after the CEO of H&R Block. The CEO lived in a well to do suburb. So, ACORN showed up in full force, several hundred. They screamed and yelled on the street across the street from his home. That shook the very sensibilities of the well to do suburbs. Suddenly, the entire neighborhood was talking about how the CEO had a mob outside his home. By so doing, they identified the target, the CEO, and isolated the target, by making him the talk of his neighborhood. After this protest, ACORN didn't stop. They followed him around everywhere: the movies, shopping, the grocery story, his kids little league games, etc. This is an escalation. The same tactic that got him to freeze were escalated until he broke. Eventually, H&R Block entered into an agreement with ACORN.
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    Alinsky also taught ACORN what this was in fact all about. Here's how Alinsky characterized it.

    In the politics of human life, consistency is not a virtue

    ...Itís true I might have trouble getting to sleep because it takes time to tuck those big, angelic, moral wings under the covers

    ....The judgment of history leans heavily on the outcome of success or failure; it spells the difference between the traitor and the patriotic hero. There can be no such thing as a successful traitor, for if one succeeds he becomes a founding father

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    Alinsky's main priority in community organizing was the accumulation of power. That's the exact same priority that ACORN has as a community organization. It's very important to understand that ACORN's priorities are the exact same as the priorities of the founder of the movement, Saul Alinsky, the accumulation of power.
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    ACORN is most effective because it understands that the most effective way of attaining power is by mastering grass foots activism. ACORN knows what's going on because it's foot soldiers are on the ground. People associated with ACORN are likely NOT spending much time in an office. Instead, they're walking the streets registering voters (legally or otherwise), signing petitions, and attending all the local meetings and get togethers. ACORN knows what's going on because they're interacting with the folks on a personal level nearly every hour of every day. That was taught to them by Alinsky and it's a lesson they took to heart.
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    http://theeprovocateur.blogspot.com/...-of-acorn.html
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    The New Shocking ACORN Video

    That's a shocking investigative piece from investigative journalist James O'Keefe. O'Keefe is an investigative journalist on the new web site, Big Government, run by Andrew Breitbart.
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    http://stellarvoices.wordpress.com/2...ii-by-navyvet/
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    ACORN Baltimore Prostitution Investigation Part I
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtTni...layer_embedded
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    This tape was filmed inside the Baltimore office of ACORN Housing Inc. ACORN Housing is possible the single most powerful affiliate inside ACORN, outside of ACORN itself. It's run by Michael Shea. Their head office is right here in Chicago.

    In this video, O'Keefe comes in with a twenty year old female. The female is posing as a prostitute. She is looking for both tax and housing advice. The ACORN workers tell the prostitute how she can effectively use the tax codes by "creatively" creating a job title. They also give her some preliminary advice about buying a home that would be used as a brothel. The most shocking part of the video is when the ACORN workers give advice to the prostitute to list several teenagers that she plans on using as prostitutes as dependents.

    ACORN spokesperson, Scott Levenson, immediately down played the video. He said the undercover journalists went to several offices before finding this one. That I can't confirm. Levenson also said that the video was taken out of context. Big Government has however posted the full transcript here.

    This shocking video comes on the heels of news that a mid level manager of ACORN has flipped in Nevada. There's still investigations in more than a dozen other states. A House investigation lead by Congressman Darrell Issa recently concluded that ACORN is a criminal organization. Finally, there is the news I reported that ACORN's financial services arm, Citizen's Consulting Inc., is also a registered lobbyist. That raises all sorts of tax issues. This is the latest in a string of shocking revelations. There is also the beginning of an investigation in Louisiana, and so I think that the law has ACORN in its crosshairs.
    http://theeprovocateur.blogspot.com/...orn-video.html
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    Neil Cavuto Versus Crazy ACORN Lady
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTYrU...eature=related
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    Neil Cavuto shout down
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ma4f...eature=related
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