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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., spoke his mind in an explosive, exclusive interview that appears only in “Subversion Inc.,” a stunning new book by award-winning investigative journalist Matthew Vadum.
Gingrich strongly criticized GOP politicians Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani for treating Barack Obama’s background in radical left-wing community organizing as a joke. Obama worked for ACORN, trained its activists and represented the group in court as its attorney.
Vadum, writing in “Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers,” explains:
In [Gingrich’s] opinion it was a strategic blunder for Palin and Giuliani to mock community organizing at the 2008 Republican national convention. The mockery was “not helpful” because “it trivialized Obama and Obama is not a trivial person,” Gingrich said. “Obama is the most serious radical threat to traditional America ever to occupy the White House.” It would have been better if Republican leaders “had gotten up and said, here is what he was teaching, and they had taken the audience through five principles of [“Rules for Radicals” author Saul] Alinsky.” Such a discussion “would have sobered the country. It wasn’t a funny thing. It was a profound insight into how radical Obama is.”
Laura Ingraham referenced Vadum’s exclusive interview with Gingrich, who is now seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency, on Thursday’s edition of the “O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News.
Vadum, senior editor at Capital Research Center, a think tank that studies left-wing advocacy groups and their funders, has assembled the information in the book from nearly three years of research and hundreds of interviews.
In “Subversion Inc.,” Vadum traces the checkered history of the group and argues that the members of ACORN, and the thousands of wannabe offshoots it inspired, are foot soldiers in a long-running war on America’s free political institutions.
Get the book that reveals the ongoing criminal enterprise known as ACORN. This book is so explosive, copies have been provided to all 535 members of the House and Senate in hopes of prompting further investigation of the subversive activity it exposes.
Following the “break the bank” strategy of Marxist activists and academics Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, ACORN seeks to overload the American system with impossible financial demands – literally destroying the nation’s economy, the book reports.
According to “Subversion Inc.,” with ACORN supporters dominating the Obama administration and the Democratic Party’s organizing apparatus, thuggery and intimidation are already deeply embedded in the corridors of power in Washington.
“The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, is not a laughing matter,” Vadum told WND. “These are deadly serious radicals.”
“ACORN is a band of often violent thugs that targets conservatives, Republicans, businesses, and even governments,” he said. “ACORN’s leaders are gangsters who belong in prison.”
Although the national ACORN organization filed for bankruptcy in November, ACORN is restructuring itself in time to help reelect President Obama next year, according to Vadum.
ACORN has incorporated its state chapters under new names including New England United for Justice, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, with largely the same people working in the same old ACORN offices.
ACORN’s voter mobilization arm, Project Vote, is conducting business as usual out of ACORN’s Washington, D.C., office near Capitol Hill. In the 2010 election Project Vote ran a nationwide get-out-the-vote drive headed by senior ACORN executive Amy Busefink, now a felon convicted of voter fraud. Busefink was also involved in ACORN’s 2008 national voter registration drive. Authorities threw out more than 400,000 voter registrations during that canvassing effort.
ACORN Housing is conducting business as usual after changing its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America.
ACORN International (a.k.a. Community Organizations International) is now operating in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Kenya, Dominican Republic and India, under the leadership of ACORN’s founder Wade Rathke. Rathke was expelled from ACORN in 2008 after the group’s national board learned he had covered up his brother’s million dollar embezzlement from the group for eight years.
“ACORN’s not going away anytime soon,” Vadum told WND.
Because of the potentially criminal activity documented in this explosive book, copies of “Subversion Inc.,” by Matthew Vadum have been sent by the publisher, WND Books, to all 535 members of the House and Senate in hopes of prompting further investigation of ACORN and its tentacles.