Long before Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Democratic opponent in the approaching recall election decided to throw his hat in the gubernatorial ring he was busy collaborating with the street thugs of America’s largest radical organization.
Yet another big city mayor feeding at the trough, Milwaukee’s corrupt mayor Tom Barrett has been working with the boulevard Bolsheviks of ACORN for years to fleece taxpayers. Like ACORN, Barrett has been willing to jettison his so-called social justice credentials when there’s big money involved. When serving in Congress, Barrett sold his soul years ago, siding with wealthy Indian casino interests against poorer tribes.
Various far-left groups, including the recently re-branded affiliates of ACORN, have been promoting the recall of Walker, fomenting unrest, and encouraging street violence inside and outside Wisconsin. The Occupy Wall Street protests, for example, are part of what ACORN’s sociopathic Marxist founder Wade Rathke calls an “anti-banking jihad.” The Working Families Party, another ACORN front group, participated in the protests by raising money and paying for rent-a-mobs in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park.
In 2010 Barrett launched “Take Root Milwaukee,” which grew out of his Milwaukee Foreclosure Partnership Initiative (MFPI). According to Barrett that useless feel-good program has “assisted thousands of families in Milwaukee [to obtain] housing counseling, engage in mediation to prevent foreclosure, and purchase and renovate foreclosed properties.”
As Milwaukee commentator Charlie Sykes quipped at the time, “Maybe Barrett simply wanted to give a shout out to ACORN as a way to make President Obama feel more at home when he visits…”
Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA), which used to be called ACORN Housing, was one of the Barrett-endorsed groups participating in Take Root Milwaukee.
AHCOA was showered with at least $729,849 in taxpayer funding by the Obama administration last year despite powerful evidence of corruption and massive accounting irregularities at the longtime affiliate of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).
ACORN Housing was the largest affiliate of ACORN, the notorious group brought down by undercover videos showing its employees facilitating child prostitution in 2009. ACORN Housing changed its name two years ago to AHCOA to escape the stigma of being associated with ACORN, the former employer and legal client of President Obama. ACORN’s state chapters have restructured themselves and now go by names such as New York Communities for Change and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, both of which have been heavily involved in organizing and financing the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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