As I wrote at The Daily Caller, President Obama’s ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, has lent his name and the prestige of the American government to ACORN India’s efforts to agitate among rag-pickers in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). Roemer used to be a Democratic congressman from Indiana.
The former congressman turned ACORN-propagandist met with rag pickers in Dharavi, a Mumbai slum, to give a publicity boost to ACORN India’s local campaigns. The local U.S. consulate in also co-sponsored an event with the Indian branch of the organization for community organizers.
According to ACORN India’s website the group was formed in order to assist in defending the “socialist legacy” of Jawaharlal Nehru, a leftist who served as Indian prime minister of India from 1947 to 1964. That “legacy” is “now in danger from the onslaught of the march of global corporatism,” the website says.
“Countries like India are the next frontiers of significant market expansion for multi-national corporations; and these corporations are now starting to apply extreme pressure on the government of India for unfettered access,” it continues. “[The] Indian market is facing an onslaught of both foreign and domestic corporate retailers, the most notable of which is Wal-mart.”
There should be no doubt that ACORN’s founding Poverty Pimp In Chief, Wade Rathke (shown in the parody photo above), orchestrated the U.S. government’s endorsement of ACORN India, which is part of Community Organizations International formerly known as ACORN International.
Rathke runs ACORN International, spreading in-your-face socialist shakedown campaigns to the four corners of the earth.
Of course Rathke isn’t supposed to be connected to ACORN anymore. The group’s national board unceremoniously gave him the boot as chief organizer in mid- June 2008 after board members learned that his brother stole almost $1 million from the group. Rathke led an eight-year-long cover-up of the embezzlement.
You’ve got to wonder why our media – who had no qualms traveling to Alaska two years ago in an attempt to dig up dirt about Sarah Palin – aren’t spending any time and attention to Rathke’s continued involvement in ACORN. And that’s not even to mention President Barack Obama’s continued support for the organization that actively tried to help a fake pimp set up a brothel and import underage prostitutes into America.
Can India too look forward to ACORN-sponsored brothels filled with child prostitutes condemned to a life of misery and humiliation? I don’t know – what I do know is that if it happens, our trusted and much appreciated media won’t tell us about it. After all, if there’s one thing leftists excel at it’s covering up for each other.