Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from the United States is so reprehensible that it's hard to know where to begin. So I'll begin with this: Aside from being morally bankrupt and likely to provoke anti-Muslim violence, Trump's rhetoric is based on a profound misreading of reality.
The reality -- that ACORN is an established group with worthy goals and some success but also poor management -- is not what's driving the story. Conservatives want to destroy ACORN and the things it does. Period.