acorn.thumbnail.jpgJohn Atlas provides some valuable context for L’Affaire ACORN. We already know how much Republicans hate community organizers. But why are the feds targeting this particular group weeks before the election?

The thing is, ACORN specializes in registering poor people to vote–1.6 million of them in the last two national elections alone. You may remember that US Attorney David Iglesias was fired in part because he refused to cooperate with an earlier ACORN vendetta issued by the White House.