Different Floors of the House

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ACORN rank and file under assault?

A lot of speculation is going around on the web about these women found in the recently released undercover tapes of ACORN. Some say they are victims of an elaborate, scheming entity—the conservative right. Some say they were acting defensively. Terms like “morally bankrupt” are being bandied about to describe these ACORN workers. Some pundits have gone so far as to call them “stupid”.
I don't think they are, and I think it is, to some extent, disingenuous to place them in generically dispossessed categories of the poor and/or stupid. Maybe there are a couple questions we should be asking before we leap on the bandwagon of labeling everyone as a victim, as a rube.

Read the full article here.

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