This Guy is a Jerkass — Whoever He Is

UPDATE: Whoops. Ashby already blogged about this. Sorry about the double-dip.

I've never heard of Matthew Vadum, but even though he's a jerkass, at least he's telling the truth from the far-right point of view.

Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum is just going to come right out and say it: registering the poor to vote is un-American and "like handing out burglary tools to criminals."

"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," Vadum, the author of a book published by World Net Daily that attacks the now-defunct community organizing group ACORN, writes in a column for the American Thinker.

How about this? How about we strip corporate welfare recipients their right to vote, too? Any citizen who heads up a corporation receiving subsidies from the government -- no vote for you. As much fun as that would be, it's ridiculous because, naturally, the basic right of citizens is their right to choose their representatives in government, irrespective of socioeconomic status. The far-right doesn't get that and they never will. But at least Vadum isn't candycoating their position.