Marxist Radicals Mug Paul Ryan

Matthew Vadum is an award-winning investigative reporter and the author of the book, "Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers."

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Iowa CCI has also received grants from the Unitarian Universalist Church’s Veatch Foundation. Grants from that charity were used to found the Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) in 1986. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the ACORN-loving former community organizer, was previously president of the IATP. Ritchie orchestrated Al Franken’s theft of incumbent Republican Norm Coleman’s U.S. Senate seat in the 2008 election cycle.

Iowa CCI is part of a larger Alinsky-inspired organizing network called National People’s Action (NPA). NPA makes no bones about its desire to overthrow what remains of America’s free enterprise system.

As I report in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers, NPA executive director George Goehl says radicals shouldn’t let the financial crisis go to waste.

“The banking crisis is the next big thing,” Goehl said in 2010 at the left-wing Campaign for America’s Future conference. “The banking crisis is the way to build a big economic justice movement in this country,” Goehl said.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity as progressives to engage millions of Americans in a big conversation around serious economic restructuring, not around eking out some victories around the margins, not about making life a little less worse for people, but about big time transformative change.”

If you build a platform for revolution, the angry masses will do the rest, Goehl said.

“If we create a space for people to come out they want to come out,” he said. “People are ready to move to the streets, some because they’re angry, some because they want justice right now, and some because they’re tired of hearing about the Tea Party coming out.”

Like ACORN, Iowa CCI blackmails lenders using the financial affirmative action law known as the Community Reinvestment Act. The organization brags about being the first group to use the law to “negotiate family farm loan agreements with banks.”

NPA worked with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation, and ACORN’s new front groups across America in an economic terrorism campaign aimed at the financial services sector.

You might remember the joint actions conducted by NPA and SEIU. The two organizations have used angry mobs to invade banks and terrorize bank executives, such as Bank of America’s Greg Baer, in their homes.

That’s what the modern American version of the storm trooper, the community organizer, does.

And that’s what the community organizers of Iowa CCI will continue to do.

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  • jmz

    cant conservatives finally agree to just shut these morons up… they want violent.. lets give it to them. otherwise these worthless peices of garbage will just keep comming. hey THEY started this. THEY are getting violent with us. its time to return the favor. we have the moral, ideological, and factual arguments won. its time we get some real passion and force and make these morons to shut up

    • MFOgilvie

      My initial reaction is to agree with you. However, that is exactly what Obama and his handlers are hoping for. If that were to happen, the media would be quick to portray the leftwing agitators as the victims (look at how eager they have been to portray the Tucson and Colorado shooters as "rightwingers"). Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod will then take that theme and run it right into the ground, with the willing assistance of the leftwing media, of course. Remember, Obama, Jarrett, and Axelrod are using anyone they find to spew the inflammatory rhetoric they can, even Biden, in order to get the useful idiots riled up. Then the useful idiots go around trying to start trouble. If they should find trouble, then that would be all Obama needs as a major talking point. Remember, this is the exact same tactic Lenin used when the communists took over Russia in 1917.

      • Drakken

        The time I am afraid to take the high moral ground is over, give the leftist/progressives a taste of their own medicine.

        • Queen Esther

          Drakken – Listen to MFOgilvie!!!! We can be differentiated as law abiding, peaceful Americans. The American people will know whom to follow. Look at Martin Luther King, Gandhi.

    • tagalog

      If the loudmouth protesters show up at right-wing politicos' speeches and make trouble, they might be hustled out of the venue and roughed up a bit because they ask for that. It wouldn''t be a stretch, then, for them to accuse righties of being Nazi brown shirt thugs who beat up those who disagree with them. That wouldn't be good.

      • pagegl

        Those leftist loudmouths are the brown shirts.

    • Asher

      What we can do is give them a Good Swift Kick in the Ass on Election Day!


    When regular people see the kind of scum that support Obama, it's going to backfire.

    Thanks, you FAKE anti-war Socialists!

    Congrats President Romney!

    • Asher

      The Propaganda outlets are spewing their hatred…but believe me, the numbers are much greater for a Romney-Ryan ticket than are being reported! Let the Leftwing radicals sink themselves, with their hateful attitudes and hopeless rhetoric!

  • LWS

    I don't think they "want violent". Shutting people up with violence seems somewhat un-American to me.
    If you actually had any arguments won, they would shut up, or at least they wouldn't get any support, and you wouldn't have to resort to violence. I wish liberals and conservatives would "shut up" long enough for some serious debate and perhaps even cooperation to solve the country's problems.

    • Drakken

      That time is over, the only ones that want to shut down debate and rule by fiat is leftist/progressives and the only language they understand is a punch in the face.


        Correct. That's why FAKE democrats, AKA Socialists, want to shut down Talk Radio.

  • Brujo Blanco

    Leftists in general have always used violence. Those of us on the right may very well have to defend ourselves. We cannot depend on government for protection. If Obama loses the election I expect the loss not to be expected and the left will fight. If this does happen the question is will it result in civil "disturbance" and mass arrests of the nonleft to deal with the "emergency." I hope this next election does not result in violence but we must consider the political aspects of Obama appointees.

  • Schlomotion

    Mr. Vadum name-drops so many soci.alists in his defense of the jackbooted, sunglasses-wearing, machine gun toting, hyper-paranoid Republican fascist right that one might think he spends all his time reading soci.alist manifestos. It is truly amazing that when these parties slip and lose their voting base, lose their followers, and tendentiously manipulate the voting process, putting up such a lackluster candidate by cheating, fakery and Sheldon Adelson's bribe money, their gruffest bulldog is a man with a Trotsky goatee dropping a massive laundry list of soci.alist names as if people know what and who he means when they foam from his mouth.

    • Trebuchet

      Trying to find an honest libera/progressive is like trying to pick up a tird by the clean end.

    • Advocatus

      Shlomo, you'll need to get off your medication and/or get on some new ones. Clearly, you can't think straight and all you can do is go off on hopelessly inane tangents no matter what the subject of an article is, day after day after day. It was fun for a while but every one-trick pony has very limited entertainment value.

      • Schlomotion

        Are you saying that certain chemicals might make me agree with the opinions on this website? Do tell.

        • Advocatus

          You might want to consider trying to boost the serotonin levels in your brain, such as it is. That might help your apparent constipation and also lift your mood a bit. See if that works. I can't guarantee, though, that will make you sound more lucid

    • mattogilvie55

      Oh look! Another leftwinger accusing conservatives of acting like leftwingers. How cute is that!

    • Zionista

      don't you wish you were successful and rich like Adelson??

      • Schlomotion

        No. It comes at far too great an expense to one's physical appearance and morals.

        • Drakken

          You and morals in the same sentence is an oxymoron.

        • Mo Schlotion

          What colors do you use in your murals?

    • Ghostwriter

      What morals,Schlockmotion? You viciously attack Jews every chance you get. Is it any wonder we're all sick of you?

      • Schlomotion

        Aren't you exaggerating just a little bit? I think your and my idea of a vicious attack are quite different. Disagreeing with the Jewish extremists on this website has no violent physical component, merely a rhetorical one. "Vicious attack" implies that spike bats and rabid dobermans were used. I am only using ideas and opinions to disagree with you.

        • Drakken

          I really hate to say this Queen, but those folks got assininated, the left will come out with violence if they do not get their way, force can only be defeated with greater force.

    • Bert

      This creature is a one man political toxic waste dump. When a demented leftist like this, who hates good and imbibes, evil his mind becomes totally warped. He becomes progressively alienated from the human race and resembles a machine more than a human being.

  • Demetrius M

    I always thought of dealing with these individuals in a different way, much like how Rush Limbaugh does when a liberal calls his show thinking they're going to pull one over on him.
    1.Ask them what they would do.
    2. Ask how they would go about achieving their goals with detail
    Basically you can have them look like a monkey in a matter of minutes in front of a large crowd to boot. It's just too easy to have security haul them off and another one takes their place. If they know there's a good chance they will be completely embarrassed, they may hesitate to interrupt a rally or lecture in the future. Worked for me in university.

    • Stephen_Brady

      The only problem with this is that these activists haven't shown up to talk. They have one purpose … to disrupt the meeting. I agree with you that we could destroy their arguments every time, using Rush's simple methodology. But they wouldn't shut up long enough to say anything to them.

    • Asher

      The key is to look at their reply….they reply with attacks on ones character and person, not with solutions, or ideas to improve or make things better…this is how you know they represent total failure and hopelessness. Replys from progressives on line amount to the standard answer…You didn't build that, Didn't you have a teacher who mentored to you? You drive everyday on roads that other people built…You see they want to diminish people's ability to achieve success and prosperity by demeaning them….(You are just ordinary…anyone can do what you did.) This is totally false, it takes drive, goals, and resolve to be a success, alot of character, and alot of innovativeness…Not everyone is qualified…but they should be given an equal opportunity to try and achieve…not belittled and degraded!

  • Elizabeth Host Buchmeier

    I've been involved in both groups and NEVER have i ever witnessed a single act of violence. If there were, I would not be involved. Terrorists my butt. Direct action works. Ever heard of the Boston Tea Party? Ever hear of the Civil Rights Movement? Ever hear of the Women's Suffrage Movement? Must I go on? Protesting on public property in front of someone's home or office is not 'terrorism'. And if you truly understood direct action, you would know that it only happens when several requests have been made for a seat at the table. Many peaceful negotiations also occur – like those that helped stop companies like Ameriquest from making predatory home loans. But those don't make the papers because it's not as sexy as a protest. Perhaps someone from the right would be well served to become involved with one of these groups – even though you may disagree, to see how the process really works before going off half-cocked throwing words like violent terrorists around. I think most intelligent people know hyperbole when they see it. And if they don't – then they haven't done their research.

    • Trebuchet

      You mean Ameriquest that was blackmailed into making 100% no Doc loans for ACORN and making $100,000 donations to them?

      • Elizabeth Host Buchmeier

        blackmailed? how so? and i'm not talking about ACORN anyway. perhaps ask a relevant question and i'll do my best to answer.

        • A Neighbor

          How about this, Lizzy? Has hubby Curt stopped terrorizing fellow motorists by habitually speeding, running stop signs, and driving drunk?

          • Elizabeth Host Buchmeier

            seriously? you couldn't find anything on me from ia courts online so you decide to run my hubs name? at least i'm not ashamed of my identity and put it out there. glad to see you decided to abuse that. real class act you are.

          • Elizabeth Host Buchmeier

            additionally, he's not here to defend himself, so i am reporting your comment.

          • Drakken

            Ah yes another example of you neo marxist/progressives, free speech for thee but not for the rest of us, got news for ya, get bent commi !

          • Elizabeth Host Buchmeier

            and i don't see how this pertains to anything that was discussed above.

          • Drakken

            Like a typical whinny little liberal, when you don't get your way you scream like a little kid because she didn't get her ice cream cone.

          • Elizabeth Host Buchmeier

            ???? Man….serious lack of intelligent life here. Have nothing worthwhile to offer so you resort to name calling. We call that bullying in our house, sir. And it phases me none. So keep posting your immature insults. I've been called worse by better people. You certainly lack any sort of power of persuasion…maybe a Dale Carnegie course is in order?

        • Trebuchet

          Alright I'll take this slow so you can understand. You said protest stopped Ameriquest from making predatory loans. That protest was led by ACORN so you brought up ACORN indirectly. The protest didnot stop anything Ameriquest was doing it just insured ACORN got their cut to the tune of $100,000 a month donations and that Ameriquest would sell ACORNs' 100% No Doc loans to people they sent to Ameriquest and of course ACORN would get a "finders fee". It was a shake down, capeesh?

          • Elizabeth Host Buchmeier

            No, i didn't say that protests stopped Ameriquest – go back and read my original post. I said that Iowa CCI did NOT protest Ameriquest and that it didn't make the news that we had a sit down at the table to negotiate mortgage restructuring for our members who had bad loans with Ameriquest and that those negotiations don't make the news because they aren't as sexy as the protests. We aren't ACORN. I don't know what ACORN did. I frankly have no interest as they aren't around anymore and we never had any dealings with them. I am speaking only from my personal experience. And the point of my original post was that there was no violence at the Iowa State Fair as suggested by the article. That is all.

          • Elizabeth Host Buchmeier

            in fact, here it is verbatim from my post above….

            Many peaceful negotiations also occur – like those that helped stop companies like Ameriquest from making predatory home loans. But those don't make the papers because it's not as sexy as a protest.

          • Babs

            as far as Ameriquest making predatory home loans…no one is FORCED to get a home loan from them. We are responsible to make decisions for ourselves and if someone is doing something like you are saying, then we just take our business elsewhere. Ameriquest would not stay in business for long if people started taking responsibility for themselves. Enough we regulations…we have too many already.

    • Ted G

      Yea right, a large portion of the American people wanted a seat at the table during the healthcare debacle.
      Do you remember what Obama said…He said basically "We won" and proceeded to shove it down our throats with every trick and deception he and his corrupt minions could muster.

    • Drakken

      Since you think that way, you will have no problem when us on the right bring you the same tactics?

    • Eva

      Madam, you are posting a comment in reply to the above article which, may I remind you, very specifically points out the aggressive, non-dialogue-like and quite violent tactics that all these community-based groups are carrying out. I grew up in that very same environment in the former Soviet Union, and you would be very misguided to even remotely sympathize with these people. They are not in favor of a constructive sit-down dialogue. Their motto is “the squeakiest wheel gets the most grease”. These are professional hustlers and fraudsters hiding behind the image of “caring for the working man”. A lot of them live a life of luxury, sucking on $5 latte’s every day and talking leftist plattitudes on their $200 iPhones. I remember the same breed visiting the old Soviet Union, completely unaffected by the plight of the people and constantly seeking forums to talk useless irrelevant intellectual nonsense in the comfort of five star hotels which were off limits for ordinary people. It saddens me to see my fellow Americans fall prey to their destructive class-war games. What do you see in the end? Socialism does not work. We are all different, some more able and talented than others. We should all have egual rights, that part is true. But we are not equal simply because from the time we were born, we are different. That’s what makes a good country like the U.S. Millions of people want to come here because the idea of having the ability and opportunity to write the script of your own life is very appealing. I hope that more and more people can appreciate this once they get to realize how good we have it in the U.S.

    • pagegl

      How would you like it if several hundred folks showed up in front of your house and started making accusations, however false, of your activities? Some of the "protesters" involved in the incident at Greg Baer's house were on his property, including on the porch; what part of that is public property? Read this:

      Those involved were practicing nothing less than intimidation, which, at best, is a step away from terrorism.

    • Asher

      You must have been locked in a closet if you didn't see the OWS violence and attacks, syringe needles, feces, tents, rapes, and unrest!

  • WildJew

    I've got to ask this question. Am I the only one bothered by Mitt Romney's increasingly evident jihadist-loving, Jew-hating associations? Have we heard this song before? Palestinian (of Palestinian decent) John "Zionism = racism" Sununu, reportedly James "f&%$ the Jews…" Baker, Chris "this shariah business is crap" Christie, etc. No one is concerned only because Obama is much, much worse?


      Sununu, Palestinianism = Racism, Stabbing, Honor Killing, Assassinations of US Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.

  • bkopicz

    Elizabeth, I’m impressed you leftist shrill comes through even in you written words.

    • Elizabeth Host Buchmeier

      shrill? i see an actual debate of ideas is impossible. sad.

      • Drakken

        You don't debate, you shut other peoples opinions by shouting them down, typical leftist of don't do as I do, but do as I ay. Well I got news for you, if you think you can shout us down, you got another thing coming and it won't be pretty.

        • trickyblain

          Actually she was merely refuting the article's accusations of widespread violence. Nobody has yet come up with instances of such.

          Beats impotently threatening groups of people on the internet.

    • tagalog

      "Shrill" is not a noun. However, what part of speech you intend it to be is ambiguous because of your grammar. You say, "…you leftist shrill comes through…" I can't figure that one out. Still, it looks as though you intended to say "…your leftist shrill comes through…" If so, "shrill" is not a noun.

  • clarespark

    I expect this group or its allies to follow Paul Ryan around everywhere they go. They will shout him down and say that their methods are not terroristic. See…. "Communist ideas go mainstream." The Progressive movement started out as a moderate route to soften the edges of industrial capitalism, but the post60s "progressives" were outright revolutionaries, no matter what their defenders allege. Anarchists are in these groups as well. They have been well indoctrinated into the fable that the Republican Party is "fascist." Thus they are fighting the good fight, in their own eyes.

    • stevefraser

      Wrong about the history of Progressivism….Check out J. Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism:" to learn about the twins: Fascism and Progressivism".

      • clarespark

        Goldberg's book has many fans but not me. See my blog…. "Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism." He has not studied the Progressive movement long enough to be a reliable reporter on its goals.

    • Asher

      The Leftists are not shutting down hope and real change or truth, and believe me, people know the truth about the Communists and how they are a destructive force.

  • Amused

    LOLOL>….how ironic " Marxist Aylinsy-ites attack Ayn Rand-ist- Ryan …. oh the humanity !!!!!
    BTW , clarespark , do you have a "post 60's progressive " tatoo somewhere on your body ?

    • Rifleman

      Do you have a point somewhere in your posts?

  • Elizabeth Host Buchmeier
    • Stephen_Brady

      Of course, this terrible fascist wants to make sure that grandma gets to keep her Medicare, which she paid into all of her adult life.. I've even heard that Ryan wants to re-establish American exceptionalism and capitalism. Naturally, Salon would be opposed to such a thing, as it publishers leave a long day of trying to save America from the Right, and step into their BMWs and Porsches.

      Then, after freshening up a little in their apartments overlooking Central Park, they go into the real salons, and commiserate with their fellow "beautiful people".

  • scum

    By all means let's elect Paul Ryan as the next President of the US. He'll raise taxes on those making under $200,000, and destroy the Medicaire system that the tea parties love to love, even though it's a government program. Oh, and Social Security is in his sights, too. So let's get rid of that minor hindrance. Enjoy the ride down, people.

    • Stephen_Brady

      We're already down, scum. We either stay here, or go up. No other choices …

    • tagalog

      How do you know the ride will be down? Why not up? If business is less regulated and less taxed, that has historically meant the growth of wealth in Amerca, more jobs, and the rise of wages and salaries for wage-earners. In turn, that has historically meant that most people have health care. Under Obamacare, Medicare will eventually wither away, and the number of people without health insurance is not projected to change by more than a couple of million, leaving something like 38 million Americans still without health insurance, not much different from the way things were before Obamacare. Obamacare, with a result like that, hardly seems worth the expense and upheaval, don't you think?

    • Juan Motie

      Let's see here – wasn't it the demoncrats with the obozocare bill that took 711 BILLION ($711,000,000,000.00) from medicare to finance their grand government take-over of the health care field? Why yes, it was! Remember when san fran nan "pigeye"pelosi said we have to pass the bill to find out what's in the bill? We are finding out, BIG TIME! The fascist left LIED about the cost,. lied about medicare, lied, and lied more about every aspect of this abortion of a "health care" bill.

  • tagalog

    A Romney-Ryan administration will try to maintain Medicare, with some cost-cutting, for as long as possible. A re-elected Obama administration will fund Medicare as it's presently funded, except with increases in fundng, and drive it into the ground so that it doesn't exist at all by 2020.

    The difference is that Romney/Ryan will provide enough of a tapering effect that older people will not fall off a health-care cliff, while Obama's "plan" (business as usual) will end in Medicare going abruptly bankrupt, leaving the elderly with nothing, while in the meantime, Obamacare will have driven private health insurance out of the market, so that when Medicare goes belly up Obama will have insured a complete lack of care for the oldsters.

  • Marvin Fox

    A very good article filled with information that is essential to understanding the radical Marxist nature of the revolution against our Republic. Keep up the good work Matthew Vadum.
    Marvin E. Fox

  • Iratus Vulgas

    I wonder if the reaction coming from the Left is based on a genuine fear and hatred of Ryan. That would be logical, but I suspect it could be merely the effect of poking a stick in the monkey cage. Regardless of the issues, it doesn't take much to get the libs shrieking. Not unlike trolls on this site .

  • trickyblain

    Social security is an entitlement program? That's weird. I've paid tens upon tens of thousands of dollars into it…earned wages as far as I'm concerned. You generally have to work to get it (which is probably why Vadum hates it so much). If Romney or some other plastic kook decides to eliminate it, can I expect a check for all of my wages earned?

  • stevefraser

    Very disturbing and depressing how much $$$ is behind the Radical Leftists.

  • clarespark

    Wrong. See….Jonah not qualified to write such a book. Sorry that we don't agree on the argument of his book, which took advantage of the general lack of political education in our country.