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Clash of the ACORN Titans

Later today ACORN whistleblower Marcel Reid debates Bertha Lewis, the former squatter who presided over the collapse of the corrupt community organizing outfit ACORN in 2010.

The one-hour matchup takes place at 10 o’clock a.m. (Eastern) on WPFW 89.3 FM (Washington, D.C.).

Listen live online here.

Reid was forced out of ACORN in 2008 after she demanded the group explain massive financial irregularities. She then co-founded a watchdog group called ACORN 8 with other whistleblowers. Reid contributed to the new book Race, Power & Politics: Memoirs of an ACORN Whistleblower, by Michael McCray.

Lewis is now president of the Black Institute, an ACORN-like organization in New York that focuses on African-American issues.

Glenn Beck likened Reid to Rosa Parks for her courage in taking on the powers that be at ACORN.

Lewis, on the other hand, is a thoroughly corrupt radical activist leader who doesn’t hesitate to throw her supporters under the bus if the money’s right, as I show in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.

Revving up the race card

Here is my oped from the Friday edition of the Washington Times:

 

A George Soros-funded pressure group is behind a new drive to teach Democratic congressmen how to smear their opponents as racist.

Last week House Democrats were tutored by the radical, left-wing, racial spoils group known as the Center for Social Inclusion. The group was brought in “to address the issue of race to defend government programs,” Joel Gehrke reported in the WashingtonExaminer.

“The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious,” Mr. Gehrke wrote.

Trainer Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion lectured the assembled lawmakers that “conservative messages” are “racially ‘coded,’ ” and suggested ways to combat this sinister subliminal messaging cooked up by the Wile E. Coyotes of the Republican National Committee.

Facts don’t matter in Ms. Wiley’s estimation. “It’s emotional connection, not rational connection that we need,” she said.

Ms. Wiley argued that Newt Gingrich labeling President Obama a “food stamp president,” cannot possibly be “a race-neutral statement, even if Newt Gingrich did not intend racism.” In other words, even though the federal food stamp program has ballooned under the Obama administration, all criticism of Mr. Obama for that increased welfare spending – however seemingly legitimate – is rooted in racism.

Ms. Wiley, who in leftist parlance is a “civil rights” lawyer, also happens to be the daughter of the late George Wiley. As leader of the now-defunct National Welfare Rights Organization, Mr. Wiley worked closely with radical academic activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven to recruit people onto welfare rolls, as I note in “SubversionInc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.

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Darby/Stranahan

Journalists Brandon Darby and Lee Stranahan started their own online radio show.

It’s called Darby/Stranahan and it airs weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Eastern time.

Darby is the former radical community organizer who helped undermine an anarchist plot to attack the 2008 Republican convention in Minnesota as revealed in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books).

Leftist spring training is ACORN-approved

Admitted communist Van Jones is working with various leftist groups “to train over 100,000 young people to engage in acts of massive civil disobedience throughout the country,” Ron Radosh writes in a great op-ed on PJM called The Organized Left’s Spring Surprise: Revealed on TV and in The Nation magazine.

These radicals swear up and down that their activities will be nonviolent but they’re lying.  With the Left there is no such thing as nonviolent protest.  The goal is chaos.  The Left wants to stir things up so violently that it leads to a radical transformation of America.  God help us if these subversives succeed.

This training is endorsed by three ACORN-related organizations:  the  Working Families Party, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment.

As I explain in my book, Subversion Inc: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers WFP is ACORN’s political party and ACCE and MORE are rebranded ACORN state organizations.

 

 

Politico’s Ben Smith Still Doesn’t Get ACORN

Ben Smith of the Politico continues to be among the least insightful, least reliable of all inside-the-beltway reporters on the issue of ACORN.

Take his column yesterday on ACORN’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street.

Despite ample evidence of the participation of ACORN operatives in the movement, he accepts at face value the denials of longtime ACORN operatives who lie for a living. (ACORN’s deceitful ways are exhaustively documented in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.)

FoxNews.com exposed the involvement of New York Communities for Change (NYCC) in Occupy Wall Street. Soon after Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, accused NYCC of fraudulent fundraising practices. The allegation is that NYCC is raising money claiming the funds will be used to test for toxins such as PCBs in schools but that NYCC is instead funneling the money to Occupy Wall Street.

Smith asked NYCC executive director Jon Kest, a longtime ACORN staffer, to explain what had happened, and of course Kest denied any wrongdoing. Despite several reports implicating NYCC in the developing scandal, Smith left it at that.

Smith asked Working Families Party (the party has long been part of the ACORN network) executive director Dan Cantor, a longtime ACORN operative, what happened, and of course Cantor denied any wrongdoing. Despite several reports including a well-publicized admission from WFP staffer Nelini Stamp that WFP has been part of Occupy Wall Street from the beginning, Smith didn’t press Cantor.

When Kest told Smith that “there is no ACORN,” Smith left it at that despite mountains of evidence that ACORN still exists under new names, as documented in my book Subversion Inc.

Smith pretty consistently pumps out propaganda piffle for Politico. He gives the proven liars of ACORN the benefit of the doubt.

He’s not a reporter; he’s a stenographer.

Marxist Mobocracy

Occupy Wall Street = Marxist Mobocracy

I have an op-ed in today’s Washington Times. The piece is called “Marxist mobocracy: Let them protest and rage – it lays the groundwork for GOP domination.”

Here it is:

 

Abraham Lincoln rightly denounced the “mobocratic spirit.”

James Madison considered it the sacred duty of government to protect property rights from the violent whims of the mob: “That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.”

Lincoln and Madison would not have looked kindly upon the pro-redistributionist political street theater under way in urine- and garbage-saturated urban parks across the nation.

In an insult to the intelligence of the American people, the leaders of “Occupy Wall Street” piously claim that their movement is in the best traditions of nonviolent protest. These class warriors are lying. The whole idea of these mass protests is to provoke the police and cause mass arrests, which the organizers can then use for propaganda purposes.

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O’Reilly Factor Cites “Subversion Inc”: Newt Gingrich Lays Into Sarah Palin, Rudy Giuliani

Laura Ingraham discussed my new book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers, on the “O’Reilly Factor” Thursday night.

Ingraham noted that, according to Subversion Inc.Gingrich criticized Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani for treating Barack Obama’s background in radical left-wing community organizing as a joke. In my exclusive interview with Gingrich he said throwing rhetorical potshots at Obama at the 2008 Republican national convention “trivialized” Obama who is not at all a trivial person. In Gingrich’s view, Palin and Giuliani should have warned Americans about how dangerous and radical Obama was.

Here is the video:

America needs to know that ACORN is restructuring in time to help re-elect President Obama in 2012. Obama used to work for ACORN and represented the group in court as its lawyer. These radical leftists who use the brutal, in-your-face, Machiavellian pressure tactics of Saul Alinsky want to destroy America as we know it and will use any means to do it.

Buy the book at Amazon. Visit the Subversion IncFacebook page. Follow me on Twitter.

FOX VIDEO: Vadum on Fox Business with Eric Bolling, John Gibson, Al D’Amato, and Marc Lamont Hill

I talked about my book Subversion Inc. on “Follow the Money” with Eric Bolling last night.

The panelists were John Gibson, former U.S. Senator Al D’Amato (R-New York), and Marc Lamont Hill.

We discussed the Supreme Court’s wise decision to uphold Congress’s ban on funding ACORN.

Here is the video:


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America needs to know that ACORN is restructuring in time to help re-elect President Obama in 2012. Obama used to work for ACORN and represented the group in court as its lawyer. These radical leftists who use the brutal, in-your-face, Machiavellian pressure tactics of Saul Alinsky want to destroy America as we know it and will use any means to do it.

Buy the book at Amazon. Visit the Subversion Inc. Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter.

More Mischief from Media Matters

George Soros’s character assassination factory Media Matters for America thought Bob Beckel insulting me on Fox Business last night was really funny. (I thought it was funny but only because Beckel came across as such an ogre.)

Media Matters posted the video clip:

America needs to know that ACORN is restructuring in time to help re-elect President Obama in 2012. Obama used to work for ACORN and represented the group in court as its lawyer. These radical leftists who use the brutal, in-your-face, Machiavellian pressure tactics of Saul Alinsky want to destroy America as we know it and will use any means to do it.

Buy the book at Amazon. Visit the Subversion Inc. Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter.

Vadum talks Subversion Inc. on Fox Business at 10 ET tonight

Subversion Inc. author Matthew Vadum will be on “Follow the Money” with Eric Bolling on the Fox Business channel tonight at 10 Eastern talking about his book and the resurgence of ACORN, President Obama’s favorite radical group.

Vadum is a senior editor at Capital Research Center.

America needs to know that ACORN is restructuring in time to help re-elect President Obama in 2012. Obama used to work for ACORN and represented the group in court as its lawyer. These radical leftists who use the brutal, in-your-face, Machiavellian pressure tactics of Saul Alinsky want to destroy America as we know it and will use any means to do it.

Buy the book at Amazon. Visit the Subversion Inc. Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter.