Sunday, July 22, 2012

Revealed: Obama’s secret agenda

The Boston Globe‘s Leon Neyfakh quotes me in a feature article today, “Revealed: Obama’s secret agenda.”

In my view Obama’s agenda isn’t exactly secret but perhaps I’m quibbling.
Here’s the relevant passage:
Rebrand 9/11. One secret White House plot that has yet to be realized has to do with an attempt to change Sept. 11 from a day reserved for memorializing those who died in the terrorist attacks into a “celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.” This plan was first outlined in an August 2009 report published by The American Spectator under the headline “Obama’s Plan to Desecrate 9/11.” Written by Matthew Vadum, a conservative watchdog who investigates left-leaning advocacy groups, the article cited a source who had participated in a “White House-sponsored teleconference call” during which representatives of 60 “far-left, environmentalist, labor, and corporate shakedown groups” discussed the need to transform 9/11 from something that “helps Republicans” into something new. Vadum reported that the Obama administration was collaborating with a number of organizations, including the community activist group ACORN, on a “cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.”
Vadum described the plot last year in his book “Subversion, Inc.,” which outlined the numerous ways Obama was using ACORN as a secret army to enact his national goals. The group is now defunct, and in an interview last week, Vadum said he believes the 9/11 proposal has become less of a priority, as he has not come across any mention of it recently.
The bizarre plan to use 9/11 for left-wing purposes was indeed detailed in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

ACORN unit Project Vote represents PA ACORN offshoot in lawsuit

Project Vote, the branch of ACORN that President Obama used to work for, filed suit against Pennsylvania claiming the Keystone State isn't doing enough to help welfare recipients vote themselves greater taxpayer-funded benefits.  (View the complaint here.)

Not surprisingly Project Vote is acting for Action United, a rebranded state chapter from the old ACORN network of activist groups.  Action United is a business name for Pennsylvania Communities Organizing for Change Inc. (PCOC).  PCOC is run by the same old Pennsylvania ACORN activists and its headquarters is in the same office as the old Philadelphia branch of ACORN.

I warned in my book Subversion Inc. that ACORN would resurface and I was right.

ACORN constitutional challenge of Nevada law pending

ACORN executive Amy Adele Busefink, convicted of a variety of voter fraud, is appealing her conviction.  Oral arguments were heard last month by the Nevada Supreme Court.

ACORN affiliate Project Vote filed a friend of the court brief in favor of Busefink. Busefink's brief may be found here.  The State of Nevada's brief is available here.

Busefink is challenging Nevada's voter registration laws on constitutional grounds.   It seems like a dubious appeal but who knows what the court will do.

ACORN Housing Finally in Foreclosure

My Front Page Magazine article from July 3:

ACORN Housing Finally in Foreclosure

By Matthew Vadum

The largest branch of ACORN – ACORN Housing Corp.— has finally kicked the bucket despite cash injections from the Obama administration.

Like a con artist trying to escape his past, ACORN Housing legally changed its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA) two years ago after the devastating “pimp and pro” videos surfaced in 2009. In those undercover videos created by conservative activists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles ACORN and ACORN Housing employees were shown offering helpful advice on setting up a brothel for pedophiles and breaking other laws. A year later the controlling entity in the ACORN network, ACORN Inc., filed for bankruptcy after Congress cut off its taxpayer funding and left-leaning foundations ran away from it.

After a reliable source in the progressive movement confirmed the demise of AHCOA to this writer, Chicago-based writer Mike Volpe (who blogs as The Provocateur) visited the group’s headquarters at 209 West Jackson Boulevard in the Windy City last week. Volpe confirmed that the nonprofit corporation is no longer there. Building management advised him that the last AHCOA staff members vacated the premises almost two months ago.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New ACORN Front Group: Home Defenders League

Home Defenders League is a new ACORN front group formed around the time of the collapse of the lead entity in the ACORN network, ACORN Inc., in November 2010.

Many new groups have been founded by ACORN operatives. The typical new ACORN group will have the same employees as the old ACORN group. Often the new ACORN group will use the same office address that was used by the ACORN affiliate or state chapter it replaced. The new Saul Alinsky-inspired groups all have the same radical left-wing political objectives.

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) is also a new ACORN offshoot created by longtime California ACORN leader Amy Schur. ACCE created Home Defenders League as a project. As of July 1, 2012, it was unclear if Home Defenders League has been formally incorporated or is a business name adopted by ACCE.

The Internet domain name,, as this document shows, was registered by longtime California ACORN operative David Lagstein, now an ACCE employee.

New ACORN Front Group: Home Defenders League