Especially if you're a Democrat who get's most of his news from the New York Times.
Here's the thing: if Democrats do not rise up quickly to denounce ACORN--and strip away its government funding--it seems to me that President Obama and the whole Democratic party will be in deep, deep trouble. And the tipping point could come very quickly.
Mike Flynn captures the essence of the ACORN scandal with this bit:
not one ACORN employee seemed to even flinch when presented with the ridiculous scenario of a pimp and a prostitute trying to get a mortgage to house a dozen or so underage El Salvadoran child-prostitutes. They just oozed seamlessly into conjecture about whether or not a child prostitute could be considered a “dependent” for tax purposes. What do these employees hear on a daily basis that this scenario was just another problem that needed fixing?Here are the videos. Watch them all:
#1. ACORN office in Baltimore, MDThe videos from Baltimore and DC elicited this response from Bertha Lewis, ACORN's Chief Organizer.
#2. ACORN office in Washington, DC
This recent scam, which was attempted in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia to name a few places, had failed for months before the results we’ve all recently seen.Her quote is a nice segue to yesterday's release from Mr. O'Keefe and Ms. Giles:
#3. ACORN office in Brooklyn, NYAnd for good measure, here's today's release:
#4. ACORN office in San Bernardino, CAJames O'Keefe's intro for this vid included this nice touch, a quote from Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals:
#8: Keep the pressure on. Never let up.If you ask me, ACORN is history. And if Obama and the Democratic party don't recognize it quickly enough, they will be too.
UPDATE: For background on Andrew Breitbart, founder of BigGovernment.com, go here.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds interviews Andrew Breitbart about ACORN