Weasel Zippers reported last night that some of the more famous faces from the #BlackLivesMatter protests in Ferguson, Mo., could be found at the offices of Missourians Organizing For Reform and Empowerment (MORE) last week, upset that they hadn’t received checks promised for their “grassroots” efforts.
Others began tweeting the #cutthechecks hashtag.
MORE is the rebranded Missouri branch of the former Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) which filed for bankruptcy in late 2010. That ACORN state chapter reconstituted itself in December 2009 as MORE under orders from ACORN’s national headquarters. President Obama used to work for ACORN and he represented it in court as a lawyer.
The unpaid rent-a-mob operatives complain that MORE stiffed them the same way ACORN did to hired protesters throughout its 40 years of radical left-wing rabble-rousing. The ACORN network’s leadership was always predominantly white while its foot soldiers were mostly non-white, a fact that caused tension within the criminal community organizing outfit.