Who Hijacked Our Country

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Douchebag of the Week: Matthew Vadum

It wasn’t even a contest this week. The hands down winner is Matthew Vadum. (“Who???”) Outside of his inner circle, most people haven’t heard of him. But the viral outrage over his latest bilge-spew is giving him his fifteen minutes of fame.

And now, without further ado, straight from the horse’s ass’s mouth:

“It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country — which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote. Encouraging those who burden society to participate in elections isn't about helping the poor. It's about helping the poor to help themselves to others' money. It's about raw so-called social justice. It's about moving America ever farther away from the small-government ideals of the Founding Fathers.”

He also says registering the poor to vote is “like handing out burglary tools to criminals.”

All righty then.

If you dare, here’s the original full length article at American Thinker (using that term very verrry loosely).

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Blogger jadedj said...

You just gotta love these self-appointed voices of America. You know, the ones who KNOW what causes the founding fathers to roll over in their graves. And KNOW what is un-American. Douchebag is possibly too weak of a term for this one. How about Sack of Shit?

Sorry Tom, this type causes my potty-gutter vocabulary to kick in. I can't control it.

September 3, 2011 at 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Another racist elitist. At least this one speaks the truth about how all of them actually see things.

September 3, 2011 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Burglary tools to criminals, that's the thought that crossed my mind when the feds gave all our money to Wall Street.

September 4, 2011 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

It's really alarming how the Right is working to change the country's perspective. A couple days ago I heard a fat blowhard piece of shit on Fox Business refer to unemployment as welfare.

September 4, 2011 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

At least your writeup make me smirk. Smirk is good lately..as opposed to tearing my hair out at the roots.

September 4, 2011 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

From infoplease.com on "U.S. Voting Rights":

"When the Constitution was written, only white male property owners (about 10 to 16 percent of the nation's population) had the vote. Over the past two centuries, though, the term "government by the people" has become a reality. During the early 1800s, states gradually dropped property requirements for voting. Later, groups that had been excluded previously gained the right to vote. Other reforms made the process fairer and easier.

Read more: U.S. Voting Rights http://www.infoplease.com/timelines/voting.html#ixzz1X0NHjHHW "

So if this guy had his way, voting would another one of these things that has to be "earned" or that would exclude those who don't have his same skin color, level or education, or income level. He sounds like another one of these jerks who thinks things were better 200 years ago or more.

September 4, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Jim I'm just wondering how that investigation into Murdoch is going and what they'll find about Faux News. You're a better man than I. I don't have enough bleach eyewash to peer at Fox.

September 4, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

They are reaching a point of selfish lunacy that makes it difficult for sane, educated and decent people to respond. My first reaction to this lunatic's inane babble was, why dignify it with a response?

But what the hell, let's blow this jerk's "logic" to pieces. If the country's poor people were really on top of registering and voting their interests every election, there would be far fewer Republicans and so-called tea partyers in Congress. There would be a lot more assistance for the poor and jobless, and a lot fewer corporations being paid refunds after having paid no taxes in the first place.

In short, Vadum is hitting on the poor, who mostly work for a living, while conveniently ignoring the real, large-scale welfare queens who are ballooning the deficit.

What an idiot.

September 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember 2 things:

1. The Rich generally don't vote!

2. A Generation ago, the Right stood by while Voting rights were violated for the poor and the blacks contrary to the 14th Amendment which gave them the vote.

2a. Then they opposed any fix to that violation (like the voting right act).

2b. Allowed a man who stood outside of polls challenging black people to show their ID's to prove they could vote to become Chief Justice of the United States (Rehnquist).

2c. Now we have the new Generation that want to start from scratch.

Why is every attempt to register the poor stereotyped into empowering Reagan's "Black Welfare Queens with Cadillac" when the biggest benefactors (as are every empowerment program for poor and disfranchised) are the poor white Southerners and Midwesterner (many of whom turned around and voted with their bibles and paranoia, instead of their wallets and voted Republican)?


September 4, 2011 at 5:16 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Ewww, I read some of the comments on this article the other day and was disgusted that I share the same air with some of those people. Since AS started giving Breitbart space, that place has gone way downhill.

This is all that money equals speech thing that SCOTUS allowed bubbling up more and more. Watch, they are going to amp up the whole 50% of Amrukans don't pay taxes so they shouldn't get votes next. People like this fat fuck make me sick, with their whole I'm better than everyone schtick.

September 4, 2011 at 7:11 PM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

Holy shit. That, along with the slew of misguided comments is really, really scary. How such a large group of citizens can think an entire class of our society shouldn't be allowed to vote is fucking amazing.

What happened to "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."?

Maybe they forgot something: "...unless you are poor and/or down on your luck, in which case you shall be deemed a leech to society and must be stripped of all rights and voice, and thenceforth deported to a suitable Third World country, where you must remain until you've compiled sufficient wealth to once again be permitted to vote and exist in this great, Jesusy, white country we call Amurca."

Fuck me.

September 5, 2011 at 3:15 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: Any name I could think of for that asshole would still be too mild.

JR: True, he isn't hiding behind the usual talking points about "voter fraud." But he's still a dick.

Randal: That was my thought too.

J: Welfare, unemployment benefits, free food -- they're all interchangeable to the Far Right.

Dusty: Yes, smirking is healthier than pulling one's own hair out.

Snave: I guess voting is a privilege, not a right, as far as those assholes are concerned. They'd love to bring back the good old days when only white male property owners could vote.

Demeur: I don't have enough bleach eyewash either.

SW: I agree on who the "real, large-scale welfare queens" are. Unfortunately those welfare queens own most of Congress.

Erik: Interesting point. The poor and less-educated are the most likely to be manipulated and conned into voting against their own interests. I'm surprised the oligarchs are trying to prevent them from voting, instead of just cranking out more of their usual rightwing propaganda and phony hot-button issues.

Jess: I left a sarcastic comment at the end of that article. It wasn't published, needless to say.

Carlos: We can only hope that a tiny percentage of the population actually agrees with that author and the commenters who swooned all over him.

September 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I just spoke to someone yesterday who works for Social Services and although you have the same people who have been collecting for years who can't even fill out an application,you have more middle class people applying. This one couple sold $30,000 worth of jewelery and their Jaguar and still have nothing.

September 5, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...uhh, huh?

September 5, 2011 at 9:27 PM  

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