On his TV show yesterday Glenn Beck took aim at the foul-mouthed Bertha Lewis, chief ringleader of the organized crime syndicate known as ACORN. (no video; transcript here) In case you’ve been vacationing on Mars for the last two years: President Obama worked for ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, trained ACORN organizers and represented ACORN as a lawyer.
ACORN — remember them? — they’re the community organizing group that has a soft spot for those in need (even those in need of tax evasion advice for their under-aged El Salvadorian sex slave business.)
Beck noted that in a video Lewis lauded socialism and said the Tea Party was a “bowel movement” filled with racists in a speech to the Young Democratic Socialists, which is the youth arm of the radical Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). DSA is closely tied to the Congressional Progressive Caucus, an 80-plus member group of left-wing Democratic lawmakers who consider themselves to be the conscience of Congress.
Although ACORN leaders typically refuse to be labeled as socialists because they realize the term carries with it a negative connotation in American culture, Lewis openly embraced socialism.
“First of all let me just say any group that says, ‘I’m young, I’m democratic, and I’m a socialist,’ is alright with me,” Lewis said.
Lewis, who was an aspiring actress before she became an Alinskyite shakedown artist and race baiter, then did her best Nostradamus imitation, forecasting doom and violence for America.
“Right now we are living in a time which is going to dwarf the McCarthy era,” she said. “It is going to dwarf the internments during World War II. We are right now in a time that is going to dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation.”
Lewis told her leftist audience that “they” are “coming after you.” They are “going to be brutal and repressive. They’ve already shown it to you,” she said. “Organize. Get out into the street. You really have got to circle the wagons. This is not rhetoric or hyperbole. This is real.”
Lewis said to her appreciative audience that the Tea Party movement, a grassroots movement against big government, was a “bowel movement in my estimation” that is associated with “racism.”
To that, Beck offered a sarcastic comment: “very classy from an organization receiving your tax dollars. Good to see America doing business with upstanding groups and upstanding people.”