Wednesday, September 5, 2012

DNC honors ACORN and Teddy Kennedy

At the Democratic Party's national convention in Charlotte, a video tribute honoring the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) was played.

All throughout ACORN's terminal scandal that began with the undercover videos in 2009, Democrats ran away from the toxic radical leftist group as fast as they could.

No more.

As an example of one of the supposedly noble things Captain Chappaquiddick did, footage was shown of Kennedy barking out liberal nonsense at a rally for the job-killing minimum wage, one of ACORN's favorite issues. Right behind him in a conspicuous place appears the ACORN logo. (A screen grab appears above.)

It was one of the many events at which Kennedy proudly stood beside the taxpayer-subsidized embezzlers and voter fraud operatives of ACORN, as I reported in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.

At least the Democrats are finally fessing up, well, kind of, to the party's close ties to the disgraced community organizers of ACORN.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Obama campaign has spent $2.3 million on legal warfare

Perkins Coie is one of the Obama reelection campaign’s biggest vendors, generating just under $2.3 million in legal bills – a number that is bound to shoot up even higher as Obama’s legal warfare escalates between now and Election Day.

Pasted from a spreadsheet, below are my rough notes showing how I came up with the figure:

Expenditures by payee (Perkins Coie) according to Federal Election Commission website

Obama Aug 2012 monthly
July monthly
June monthly
May monthly
April monthly
March monthly
February monthly
2012 subtotal 1,400,282.79 1,400,282.79
Year-End 2011 (4Q 2011)
3Q 2011
2Q 2011
1Q 2011
Jan. 31 1137.5
Feb. 11 69589.54
9-Mar 7781.8
9-Mar 69042.4
9-Mar 1137.5
9-Mar 12255.5
9-Mar 170
9-Mar 3894
2011 subtotal 684,167.49 684,167.49
2011 + 2012 subtotal 2,084,450.28
Debts by vendor, August 2012
201,221.17 201,221.17 201,221.17

subtotal 2,084,450.28
total 2,285,671.45

Matthew Vadum's work is cited in 46 books (and rising)

I've been keeping a running tab of the books that reference my work and/or quote me.

I'm not just cited by right-wingers.

Note that authors on the left, such as Arianna Huffington, Thomas Frank, and Center for American Progress visiting fellow Shirley Sagawa, have given my work a vote of confidence by relying on it.

Here is the list as of September 3, 2012:

* asterisk indicates New York Times bestseller

In reverse chronological order:

46) Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right, by Thomas Frank, Macmillan, 2012, page citations unknown 

45) Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Riskby John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky, Encounter Books, 2012, page citations unknown

44) Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blindby Mallory Factor and Elizabeth Factor, Center Street, 2012, page citations unknown

43) No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom, by Phyllis Schafly and George Neumayr, Regnery Publishing, 2012, page citations unknown

42) The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdownby Richard L. Hasen, Yale University Press, forthcoming: expected publication summer 2012, page citations unknown

*41) Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say, by Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, 2012, at least 3 citations

40) The New Leviathan: How the Left-Wing Money-Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America's Future, by David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin, Crown Forum, 2012, 278n4