When it comes to public relations strategy, most would acknowledge that Andrew Breitbart is the reigning grandmaster. His latest move is another masterstroke, the result of some dumpster-diving behind the offices of ACORN San Diego (National City). Little more than a week after Cali A.G. Jerry Brown announced a state-wide investigation of ACORN, the office "dumped thousands of sensitive documents" -- including personal information governed by privacy regulations -- into a publicly accessible dumpster.
And what did Breitbart's investigators find in the cache?
...ACORN’s political agenda is... exposed, with thousands upon thousands of documents revealing the depth of the political machine that is ACORN, and its disturbing ties to not only public employee labor unions but some of the most radical leftist organizations.
The laws governing how sensitive, personal information such as social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, immigration records, tax returns, etc. must be treated are very stringent, and thus it seems as if ACORN may have committed serious violations in that department alone, with thousands upon thousands of potential plaintiffs.
Included throughout this post are a couple of photos showing the dump site, as well as just a small sample of the type of documents summarily dumped by the San Diego office of ACORN....
Over the weeks and months ahead, BigGovernment.com will continue to release information from this shocking document dump by ACORN, slowly revealing the ugly truth of ACORN: the fact that their stated mission of helping the poor and downtrodden is just a ruse and a cover for an organization that is highly partisan and highly political, and thus rotten to the core.
If California Attorney General Jerry Brown and United States Attorney General Eric Holder refuse to truly investigate ACORN, and if the mainstream media refuses to engage in the investigative reporting that they used to do, then it will continue to be up to citizen journalists and investigators to expose the dirty, rotten underbelly of ACORN.
Why is this so important?
Recall that ACORN represents not only an arm of the Democrat Party but also one of Barack Obama's most important friends and allies.
Obama sued Citibank in 1994; one of hundreds of nuisance lawsuits filed by ACORN and its affiliates to loosen mortgage underwriting standards, a step that led directly to the subprime meltdown.
Earlier in his career, ACORN used Obama as a trainer for its community organizers, a fact that required Obama to alter his 'Fight the Smears' website -- because the 'smears' turned out to be true.
In 2007, Obama told a huge group of ACORN supporters that the group would drive his progressive agenda, stating, "We're gonna be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America."
ACORN may have learned the trick from the Obama campaign; it has routinely 'scrubbed' its website to conceal its close ties to labor groups like the SEIU.
So it's worth paraphrasing an executive summary: Obama trained ACORN's paid agitators, he worked with ACORN in the 1992 election, he sued Citibank on behalf of ACORN, he was endorsed by ACORN, and he pledged to have ACORN help shape his agenda.
And ACORN appears to be laced with corruption -- from voter registration fraud, to embezzlement, to tax evasion, to violating the laws governing partisan activities among non-profits, and probably a dozen other crimes large and small.
Barack Obama is ACORN. And ACORN is him.
Linked by: Michelle Malkin. Thanks!