The co-founder of ACORN Wade Rathke, has responded, to the recent videos of employees offering to help set up child sex slavery, claiming that this is a “…fake issue”. No it is not, Mr Rathke. Giving help to break the law is a real issue. Giving help to break the law in order to help run a political campaign is an issue in a non-partisan organisation. They are issues, real ones.
Systematically helping someone to claim child sex slaves as dependents in order to cheat taxes and help a politician pay for his campaign is a huge fucking deal, it is an explosive, shocking issue that should destroy ACORN if there is any justice.
The fact that Mr Rathke can say this is a “fake issue” (note he was talking about these videos, not any other issue, as he is linking it directly with the decision to remove any ACORN involvement in the census which happened in direct response to the Baltimore video) shows just how degraded is his sense of morality. If that is the origin of ACORN that explains a lot.
The official response from ACORN just can’t be taken seriously. Not only are they trying to say that their representative was joking, but they don’t even address the fact that three or more other offices offered to help break the law (although admittedly in those cases not to kill people). Their original excuse, that it had been tried in other offices and the ACORN employees had acted properly and even called the police (no evidence provided) has been removed from their website, which does nothing for their credibility. Especially as one of those offices was supposed to be in New York, and employees did fall for it in Brooklyn.
Update: it appears that the couple was turned away from the ACORN office in Philidelphia. So paid love is not so welcome in the city of brotherly love. That is not a great deal for ACORN to brag about, all things considered. Not sure that’s one for the brochure, “13. We don’t help child brothels to avoid taxes in Phili”.