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J. Christian Adams


September 25, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Someone gave me the attached RNC fundraising pitch they received in the mail. (Click PDF here).

In the fundraising pitch to a Virginia voter (and yes, it seems dot matrix printers still exist somewhere other than car rental counters), the RNC says:

Our records indicate that you are a registered Republican. [Not possible; Virginia does not have party registration.]  . . . You are receiving this today because the Democrat voter-registration machine works non-stop, so the work of strengthening and growing our Party must never end. Democrats are using groups like the discredited and now-defunct ACORN to recruit tens of thousands of new Democrats in Virginia.  We must match their efforts.

Where to begin?

Let’s start there in Virginia.  We might not automatically, by fiat, restore the right to vote of felons after the Virginia General Assembly explicitly rejected the idea.

Too late.  The Democrats now have tens of thousands of new voters they didn’t have a year ago in Virginia. So much for matching efforts.

Next, ponder the “discredited” and “now-defunct” ACORN language.

How quickly we forget how ACORN because discredited and defunct.

Answer: James O’Keefe and Andrew Breitbart.


The videos that James captured and Andrew promoted wrecked the organization and led to the defunding of the organization.  It took a nearly penniless O’Keefe to cook up and accomplish what no well-funded organization had been able to do for years, and with millions: knockout the left’s registration machine.

I asked James what he thought about all the fundraising off of his efforts.

“I remember talking to Andrew Breitbart in New York about the fourth day of the ACORN story and everyone was sending blast emails fundraising off our work.  We thought they were parasites,” James told me tonight.

Of course there is no rule against mentioning James O’Keefe’s success in wrecking ACORN in a fundraising letter.  It just might be nice to remember that guerrilla wars to defeat the left seem to be working better than the well funded efforts these days.  Giving credit to James and Andrew for wrecking ACRON might be nice too.



J. Christian Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. His New York Times bestselling book is Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery).  His website is Follow him on Twitter @electionlawctr.

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Next, ponder the “discredited” and “now-defunct” ACORN language.

It's been pointed out in detail what's become of ACORN, which is in no way defunct. It simply split - metastasized really- into hundreds of different new organizations which merrily continue along the path of civil strife and destruction created by ACORN. It's not hard to believe that each of those new orgs is lapping at the trough of government funding, since they're not called ACORN, are they. And our oh-so-perceptive 'news' organizations aren't lifting a finger to point out the twisted paths by which they achieved organizationhood, either. Enemies of our enemies are our friends, and all that...
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I stopped political donations some time ago. It's a complete farce to give money to people who turn out to be the biggest crooks on the planet.
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