On primary election night earlier this month, when she stood on stage next to [Democrat nominee for mayor Bill] de Blasio, [former ACORN President Bertha] Lewis made it clear ACORN’s work had paid off.
“We’re baaaack. The right wing will have to deal with it,” she chuckled.According to the New York Post ACORN never went away just changed names and continued its master plan:
“Without exaggeration, ACORN’s long-range plan since 2001 was to elect de Blasio mayor,” said the Democratic insider. “De Blasio was a big ACORN project.”
The Democratic mayoral candidate has marched in lock step with ACORN, now renamed New York Communities for Change, even before he took public office in 2001.
ACORN was condemned and de-funded on a bipartisan basis in 2009 in part for its fraudulent activity. That the Democrat nominee for mayor of New York should so openly embrace and owe his political career to such a disgraced group should cause concern for New Yorkers of all politic stripes.