Stunner. ACORN Working Behind Scenes to Prop Up Occupy Movement

ACORN was the largest radical leftist group in America before controversy forced the discredited community organizing group to disband. This radical group worked closely with the Obama camp during the 2008 election but was not open about the relationship. The photo below was scrubbed from the ACORN website before the election:

One of Barack Obama’s first big “community organizer” jobs involved ACORN in 1992. He worked along side ACORN before he became an elected official. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN in 2008 for voter registration efforts.
And, ACORN even canvassed for Obama in 2008.

In 2009 Obama promoted a top ACORN operative, Patrick Gaspard, whose organization was fined $775,000 for election violations, to a top post in the White House. Gaspard is helping shape domestic policy today.

Barack Obama was not honest about his relationship with ACORN during the 2008 election.

In 2009 Congress voted to defund ACORN and its affiliates. But that didn’t stop the Obama Administration from giving $560,000 to ACORN affiliates in 2010.

So it really comes as no surprise that ACORN is working behind the scenes in the Obama-endorsed Occupy movement.
FOX News reported:

The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell

The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted Congress to cut off federal funds.

NYCC’s connection to ACORN isn’t a tenuous one: It works from the former ACORN offices in Brooklyn, uses old ACORN office stationery, employs much of the old ACORN staff and, according to several sources, engages in some of the old organization’s controversial techniques to raise money, interest and awareness for the protests.

Sources said NYCC has hired about 100 former ACORN-affiliated staff members from other cities – paying some of them $100 a day – to attend and support Occupy Wall Street. Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour, the sources said.

At least some of those hired are being used as door-to-door canvassers to collect money that’s used to support the protests.

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  • Obama Campaign 2008 – Berlin Office

    His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN in 2008 for voter registration efforts.

    No. That money was for lighting. We told you before and it was in our FEC filing. … though it is very easy to forget if we gave ACORN $800,000 for ACORN GOTV criminality or for a bunch of lights.

  • owl

    Where is our Trump? I need to hear a Mouth attached to a spine. Or attached to a ego, I don’t care which.

  • patman

    Are these jobs created, or jobs saved, or… what is the new one???

    Bob Seger: Get out of Denver, baby go…go….

  • bg


    huh, where did all the posts go??


  • bg


    sorry re: #4 October 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm bg

    okay, wrong thread, my mistake..

    unfortunately for US, someone else’s mighty ACORNM mistake.. *sigh*

    more here..


  • bg
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  • vagabond a-z trader III

    They never went away, just divvied up and name changed.ACORN or whatever moniker they use has its grubby hands in every alphabet org these commie sh*tbirds cobble together. Including the so called A-rab spring™

  • Susan

    As long as NYCC is blowing money and time occupying idiots then they’re not spending time and money on frauding the voting system

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Shamar Thomas, the loud-mouth ex-Marine who stage-managed a confrontation with the NYPD, is someone I suspect was affiliated with the Uniondale ACORN.

    He has a family member who works for the NYC social services department, and he also has ties to Brooklyn, where ACORN was very active.

    I hope someone digs a little deeper to find out more about Thomas’s phony act as an ACORN actor.

  • Molon Labe

    Same idiots, different name.

  • # 11 bing………………not surprise that these Neo-Marxist are working with OWS …………………….2009 congress voted to defund acorn but that didn’t stop Obama from giving them 560,000 to Acorn affiliates in 2010……………

  • squeaky

    [[After discovering that Occupy Milwaukee protester and left-wing activist Austin Lee Thompson used a Glendale hotel to register and vote, Media Trackers has discovered that at least two more out-of-state activists employed by the SEIU registered to vote from the Glendale Residence Inn hotel for the April 5, 2011 spring election.]] shades of the 2008 election……

  • ACORN is the OWS movement.

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  • TammyChicago

    Yep. That explains all the acorn particles in the piles of fecal matter on the street. Silly me. I thought they were peanuts.

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  • Letsgetreal

    What a bunch of Fox idiots we have here. Haven’t you heard Fox Lies!

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