In an apparently unrelated but totally related item, ACORN is disbanding. Conservatives have fixated on ACORN as the shadowy, powerful community organizer/fraud organization that "stole" the election for Obama, siphons off the money of hard working "real Americans" for welfare cheats, and keeps huge lists of "where de white women be at." ACORN has therefore been mercilessly hammered after release of the famed "Pimp My Ho" video. Mind you, a major embezzlement scandal did not exactly help.
So now Conservatives have racked up the impressive victory of obliterating ACORN. Total impact on policy? Zero. Total impact on likely voter turn out in 2010? Zero. I expect Conservative talk shows will now faithfully pursue the myriad split off organizations that are maintaining various socialist projects like community housing for the poor. Which is fine if that's how you get your jollies. But it doesn't win elections or change policy.