In a moment when he thought that the microphones were turned off, new U.S. President Barack Obama accidentally refererd to ACORN as "My Brown Shirts." When he realized that his microphone was still on, Obama told the media present that thy would forget his words and not report on them. The statement, however, had already gone out live.
Under Adolf Hitler in Germany, the Brown Shirts were known as the S.A. (Sturnabteilung), the assualt detachement of the Nazi party. The word "Sturnabteilung" translates as "Storm troopers."
In the American presidential campaign and election of 2008, ACORN got into trouble for allegations of voter registration fraud, strong arm tactics, and issues of conflict of interest. They were also the largest contributor to the Obama campaign and will receive one of the largest bail out checks.
In a related news story, ACORN announced that they will be forming local militias to see that the government bail out money will be properly distrubuted. Uniforms for these militias will be brown.
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