Who was this... homo sapien interviewed on the Daily Show yesterday?

John Oliver did a bit on community organizers on the Daily Show last night, and there was a white guy wearing a red and black tie who said some… interesting things about the qualifications of community organizers. Who was that guy?

You can see him around 13:40 of the full episode (http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/index.jhtml?episodeId=189768)

Matthew Vadum, remarkable douchebag. Check about 9:20 in the video. I had to look just to figure out who that idiot was.

Nitpick: While you might have seen the show last night, it was a rerun from last week. Normally, the Daily Show airs four new episodes each week, on Mondays through Thursdays at 11pm.

Wait, was that guy for real? I know that the Daily Show and Colbert Report often do go through the trouble of finding genuine bigots, idiots, and weirdos to interview, but around the time the guy got to the crack-for-votes thing, I thought for sure he was an actor.

Vadum’s a real person. He’s a member of the Capital Research Center, a group that “analyzes organizations that promote the growth of government and identifies viable private alternatives to government regulatory and entitlement programs.”

You can find the website here:

http://www.capitalresearch.org/