WND has a new article out focusing on my book, Subversion Inc: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.
When AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, an ally of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, told members of the United Mine workers in Illinois to "kick the [expletive] out of every last" worker violating picket lines, the question was raised about just exactly how far "political" speech can go, according to a new book.
Perhaps, not that far, suggests the stunning new publication, "Subversion Inc.," by award-winning investigative journalist Matthew Vadum.
Vadum, senior editor at Capital Research Center, a think tank that studies left-wing advocacy groups and their funders, has assembled the information from nearly three years of research and hundreds of interviews.
The book suggests ACORN's "anti-democratic, un-American activities are not legitimate political advocacy protected by the First Amendment. They cry out for prosecution under federal racketeering laws."
Significantly, the book reports, the push for a racketeering probe got a boost last month when ACORN was convicted in a massive voter fraud conspiracy in Nevada.
It cites the ACORN history of such activities:
"Former Chicago ACORN leader Madeline Talbott is a master of the bank shakedown. She bragged about 'dragging banks kicking and screaming' into questionable loans. Talbott thought highly of Barack Obama's organizing work in the Windy City and invited him to lecture her staffers. She also led a mob attack on the Chicago City Council during a 'living wage' debate. ACORN demonstrators 'pushed over the metal detector and table used to screen visitors, backed police against the doors to the council chamber, and blocked late-arriving aldermen and city staff from entering the session.'"
"Then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich had a taste of ACORN's stormtrooper tactics in 1995, when about 500 ACORN activists took over the Washington Hilton, forcing Gingrich to cancel a speech to 2,500 county commissioners. Demonstrators chanting 'Nuke Newt!' grabbed the microphone and commandeered the head table, then cheered when the speech was cancelled.
"'ACORN is part of the enforcement wing and the intimidation wing of the left,' Gingrich said in an interview."
"Members of ACORN assaulted New York state Sen. James Alesi, a Republican, and his chief of staff, during a raucous 2009 protest. Alesi said an angry mob nearly knocked him to the floor of the chamber and spat in the face of his chief of staff. ACORN was protesting after two Democratic state senators switched parties giving Republicans control of the New York Senate. ACORN's political party, the Working Families Party, had invested considerable resources in state senate elections in the Empire State. WFP took credit for ending '30 years of right-wing Republican rule' in 2008."
"This is hardly an exhaustive list of ACORN's wrongdoings," the book reports.
Read the full WND article here.
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.