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    Former Head of ACORN Bertha Lewis

    Your thoughts on her words?

    Fmr ACORN head calls Tea Parties "bowel movement" and claims "they're coming after you" | Washington Examiner


    Former ACORN head Bertha Lewis told a group of the Young Democratic Socialists on that they should "do everything [they] can" to build their organization, and then insisted that our times are worse than internment under the Japanese and the years of Jim Crow laws (h/t Morgan Richmond at BigGovernment):

    Any of these groups that says, "I'm young, I'm Democratic, and I'm a socialist," is okay with me. You know that's no light thing to do -- to actually say, I'm a socialist. You've got to know, actually, we are living in a time that's going to dwarf the McCarthy era. It is going to dwarf the internment of World War II. We are right now in a time that is going to dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation.

    They are coming. And they are coming after you. And they are going to be brutal and oppressive. They've already shown it. ... This is not rhetoric or hyperbole -- this is real. ... This tea party so-called movement -- a bowel-movement in my estimation -- and this blatant uncovering and ripping off the mask of racism...

    Bertha's group lost its congressional funding after videos were released depicting actual ACORN workers offering advice on how to hide income from prostitution from the government as well as how to lie to get mortgages. This video demonstrates a contrast to rhetoric about alleged fear-mongering among Tea Party protesters.

    Even more ironic is the explicit Democrat support given to the causes she lists. Liberal icon Bobby Kennedy played no small part in Joe McCarthy's efforts to investigate Communist infiltration in the U.S. government. Internment of the Japanese came under the original New Deal Democrat president Franklin Roosevelt. The era of Jim Crow laws was governed by southern Democrats like Alabama governor George Wallace and Mississippi senator Jim Eastland.


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    Re: Former Head of ACORN Bertha Lewis

    May Bertha live in interesting times. - Chinese curse
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Former Head of ACORN Bertha Lewis

    "Former Head of Acorn..."

    Don't you just love that title? I do.

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    Re: Former Head of ACORN Bertha Lewis

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    "Former Head of Acorn..."

    Don't you just love that title? I do.
    It's meaningless actually. ACORN simply decentralized the main organization... renamed their regional chapters and locations or moved them and renamed them. They're still there, the threat of what they represent is still there.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Former Head of ACORN Bertha Lewis

    ^^^Hahahh helping poor people register to vote or get housing loans is "a threat."

    I wish conservatives could come up with a reason to hate ACORN that's based in reality.

    (five bucks says someone brings up voter fraud that ACORN discovered and did what they were legally required to, or the prostitution-scandal that was fabricated by clever editing of video footage.)
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Former Head of ACORN Bertha Lewis

    Never before has such a harmless organization been so incredibly vilified. It reminds you of the mentality of Germany in the 1930s.

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    Re: Former Head of ACORN Bertha Lewis

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Never before has such a harmless organization been so incredibly vilified. It reminds you of the mentality of Germany in the 1930s.
    Harmless. How many elections did this harmless organization fix? Did they fix it so Obama won the election? What about the sting operation that caught them red-handed pushing prostitution? Harmless? Hardly.

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    Re: Former Head of ACORN Bertha Lewis

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Never before has such a harmless organization been so incredibly vilified. It reminds you of the mentality of Germany in the 1930s.
    That makes me wonder who the new Jews will be in the 21st century? Will white people be the new Jews to be thrown in internment camps?

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    Re: Former Head of ACORN Bertha Lewis

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Harmless. How many elections did this harmless organization fix? Did they fix it so Obama won the election? What about the sting operation that caught them red-handed pushing prostitution? Harmless? Hardly.
    Voter Fraud perpetrated by ACORN employees did not lead to voting fraud in any way. ACORN employees are usually poor people hired to register voters, and they needed to meet a quota to get payed, and some of them were not able to honestly reach the quota. The right is painting this as a bigger issue than it is.
    Reality tends to have a liberal bias.

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    Re: Former Head of ACORN Bertha Lewis

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ^^^Hahahh helping poor people register to vote or get housing loans is "a threat."

    I wish conservatives could come up with a reason to hate ACORN that's based in reality.

    (five bucks says someone brings up voter fraud that ACORN discovered and did what they were legally required to, or the prostitution-scandal that was fabricated by clever editing of video footage.)
    Helping dead people to vote is a threat to honest voters all over the US. Talk about fixing elections.

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