Rick Cohen removes the rose-colored glasses?

Longtime ACORN apologist Rick Cohen of the Nonprofit Quarterly finally noticed that ACORN isn’t such a public-spirited organization after all.

Remember ACORN? The national organization has been out of business since April 2010, but conservatives still love to use the group to hammer community organizers (and the political leaders who support them) who dare to engage in constitutionally protected nonpartisan voter registration programs.
Now, in Nevada, District Judge Donald Mosley has fined ACORN $5,000 for one count of “felony compensation for registration of voters.” Conservatives, start hammering!

We’re way ahead of you, Mr. Cohen!

Amazingly, Cohen still finds a way to make excuses for ACORN.

ACORN’s voter registration problems typify the organization’s basic management and oversight lapses that led to a high-profile review of ACORN’s operations by the Proskauer and Rose law firm … ACORN’s response to the review was too slow, and the organization continued its long slide toward dissolution.

Anyone who’s studied ACORN knows this is nonsense.

ACORN was corrupt from the moment it was born, it was corrupt when it filed for bankruptcy in November, and its new front groups are corrupt. ACORN was created to wage war against the American system, as I write in my new book, Subversion Inc.

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