Don't fool yourself. When Obama gives billions of dollars to ACORN, he is not doing it to help finance their community work (whatever the hell that might be). He is funding a left-wing Brownshirt unit, a group to rival the Nazi's feared SS as a political intimidation unit.
Overkill? No. Just this past Thursday, as embattled New York Democrats were fuming over their loss of control of the State Senate, they decided to call in ACORN to help them take back the power they lost legitimately:
On Thursday, some 150 protestors -- many of them from the thuggish far-left group ACORN -- turned up outside the Senate chamber and actually assaulted members of the Republican faction.
The demonstrators nearly knocked to the floor Sen. James Alesi (of upstate Monroe County); they also spat in the face of his chief of staff, according to published reports.
Not only was this violence uncalled for, the ACORN crowd shouldn't even have been there in the first place: The Senate lobby is a restricted area, and public protests are explicitly prohibited.
Sen. George Winner (R-Elmira) accused Senate Secretary Angelo Aponte -- the Malcolm Smith ally who earlier had locked the entire Senate out of the chambers -- of having "clearly sanctioned" the riot.
Malcom Smith, incidentally, was the deposed Democratic Majority leader. Although based on his use of ACORN, perhaps "Democrat" does not really derive from the word "democracy" after all.
One believes that Obama looks down upon this incident, and smiles. Perhaps you'll see Obama's ACORN this November, "guarding" a polling place near you...