I’ve looked through thousands of documents from the ACORN archive at the Wisconsin Historical Society and used them to piece together the tangled story of Obama’s involvement with the group, along with ACORN’s own larger-than-even-I-expected role in the origins of the financial crisis.
Stanley Kurtz – NRO Guy
Ah HA. So ACORN was responsible for the Wall Street melt down and global financial crisis and not greedy Wall Street Bankers, Deregulation and Lax Oversight! I knew it!
Or probably not. The Country of Iceland did not go bankrupt in 2008 because ACORN helped a poor fellow buy a house on the wrong side of the tracks when he couldn’t afford it. But these folks would have you believe otherwise. What can you say other than these NRO guys are predictable.
Kurtz, by the way, is the father of the Kurtz Fallacy for his conspiracy theory which holds that American Socialists do not try to implement measures to bring about Socialism as we know it nor do they advocate Socialism because unlike European Socialists, American Socialists apply deliberate stealth (i.e., they are tricky) to their efforts to implement Socialism. Thus one can not tell an American Socialist is a Socialist merely observing what they do or say (i.e., they are tricky).
The Kurtz Fallacy is this:
If Socialism requires the presence of sufficient levels of X, Y, and Z. The absence of sufficient levels of X, Y, and Z does not preclude the presence of Socialism if Kurtz says so. In other words, Socialism with respect to any country is what Kurtz defines it to be at that point in time.