Until now I thought that the ACORN people in those hidden camera videos were merely corrupt, at least morally. I mean don’t you have to be morally corrupt to sit there and try to help a “pimp” and a “prostitute” get a mortgage to set up a brothel where 13 and 14-year old girls brought in from Central America would be turning tricks for perverted Americans?
Well, looks like I didn’t get it quite right. It seems that the real victims here are those misunderstood ACORN folks – yes the same ones who were giving the make-believe pimp and hooker advice on how to get around trivial, unimportant, technical stuff – like the law.
You see, the ACORN people are poor. And not too smart. And black. And therefore corruption comes easily to them.
Fortunately, I didn’t say that. A liberal who works at National Public Radio did. His name is Frank James, and here’s what he wrote on the NPR blog “the two-way.”
“It’s … important to keep in mind that ACORN’s workers are coming from the same low-income neighborhoods the organization serves, with all that entails — poor schools, high crime and the sorts of social problems that have been documented for decades.
“So the flaws conservatives are pointing out about ACORN are not so much problems associated with that organization per se but more about the problems of being poor and minority in urban America.”
To which James Taranto replies in his Wall Street Journal online column: “It’s hard to see how James’s casual assumption that corruption is the predictable result of ‘being poor and minority’ is anything other than invidious bigotry.”
Ah, but that assumes liberals can be bigots. And we all know that’s not true. Only conservatives are bigots. Just ask the next liberal you run into.