With all the wailing and gnashing of teeth we've been doing of late with respect to ObamaCare, there is some good news out there. The largest tax-payer funded prostitution advice network in America is folding its tent and/or renaming itself.
The once mighty community activist group ACORN announced Monday it is folding amid falling revenues - six months after video footage emerged showing some of its workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute.
"It's really declining revenue in the face of a series of attacks from partisan operatives and right-wing activists that have taken away our ability to raise the resources we need," ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan said.
Several of its largest affiliates, including ACORN New York and ACORN California, broke away this year and changed their names in a bid to ditch the tarnished image of their parent organization and restore revenue that ran dry in the wake of the video scandal.
Such is the state of current journalism, the article fails to inform the reader of what the new names are. That information will be relevant for anyone wanting to set up a tax shelter for their prostitution ring.
Bertha Lewis, the CEO of ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, alluded to financial hardships in a weekend statement as the group's board prepared to deliberate by phone.
"ACORN has faced a series of well-orchestrated, relentless, well-funded right wing attacks that are unprecedented since the McCarthy era," she said. "The videos were a manufactured, sensational story that led to rush to judgment and an unconstitutional act by Congress."
Getting Stupaked by a couple of young conservative activists now clears the bar of "McCarthyism". McCarthyism, socialism and hate/hate crime represent 3 terms in our lexicon that no longer mean jack-squat because of either misapplication and/or over-use.
Don't over-celebrate, though. Leftist community organizers don't go away forever because as the New York and California chapters would suggest, they will re-appear only to pimp another day.