Skip to comments.Jihad Spence: Fred Thompson's Pan-Islamist Campaign Manager
Posted on 07/26/2007 11:00:53 AM PDT by The 9 11 Generation
As a Senator, he took marching orders from James Zogby of the pan-Islamist Arab American Institute, opposing profiling of Arabs, the use of secret evidence against Muslims (at the behest of Muslim groups), attempting to repeal the Clinton counterterrorism package, refusing to fund computer tracking of student and other foreign aliens, giving millions in our tax money right to Hezbollah, and putting CAIR on the map on Capitol Hill (taking the group's officials around to meet other Senators and Members of Congress). He took campaign contributions from the relatives of Hezbollah-backed top Lebanese officials after he got the group millions in our tax money.
Spence was one of only two Senators in the entire U.S. Senate who refused to sign a letter calling on President Clinton to condemn Palestinian terrorism and Yasser Arafat. This was at the height of a series of homicide bombings in Israel in 1999 and 2000.
As Energy Secretary, he gave top secret tours of nuclear facilities, as well as detailed information on how we secure them to Muslim nations who are our enemies. And he gave out undue post-9/11 awards to Al-Qaeda money-launderers . . . at the White House. The money launderers were raided by U.S. Customs Service agents.
After he left the Bush cabinet, Spence became a lobbyist for Mid-Eastern Muslim countries that practice the Arab boycott of Israel and don't really like us too much either. He took their money and until the Thompson race, did their bidding...
(Excerpt) Read more at debbieschlussel.com ...
Give everyone a chance to act a fool...
Oh yeah, I’ll start.
Fred is DOOMED!
No he’s not!
Yes he is!
the lebanese part has been scrubbed from more than a dozen of his bios online.
But not from HERE:
The National Order of the Cedar
to Spencer Abraham,
U.S. Secretary of Energy
In fact, heres the link as a cache, in case this one disappears, too.
I doubt Fred would formulate WOT policies based on this guy’s opinions alone. A campaign manager is not the same as a policy adviser. If Abraham can deliver states like Michigan to Fred, then he’s a good choice. Time will tell.
He is not a problem, I would rather he not be part of the campaign (Its odd to me why he was chosen, personal relationship?), but this article is just a hit piece in disguise.
I’m not saying I agree with all of the conclusions in this article, but the facts about not condemning Arafat and his open-borders policies, those are just not good things. And of course people will say he’s just campaign manager and not a policy maker, but I figure it is typically a good idea to pick a campaign manager who agrees with you on big issues like the WOT and immigration.
"This is an important occasion for Lebanon and for the relationship between our two countries. We are celebrating today the achievements of a remarkable son of Lebanon, and through him, the achievements of all Americans of Lebanese descent. "Spencer Abrahams success story is fascinating because it is simple and exemplary. His father was born in a tiny village of South Lebanon called Dergaya and emigrated to this great nation nearly a century ago. His mother was born in the U.S., the daughter of Lebanese immigrants. Spencer, the grandson of a tiny village you could hardly see on a map went on to graduate from the Harvard School of Law and the Michigan State University, became Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, Co-Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and Senator from Michigan from 1995 to 2001 and Secretary of Energy since 2001. "His journey is breathtaking, but comparable to those taken by thousands of other Lebanese immigrants to this great nation. It starts with a strong family upbringing, focusing on education and moral values, goes on with an adventurous plunge into a hospitable land of opportunity, and is crowned with success, rewards and the opportunity to serve. Walking with Spencer Abraham along this arduous road were his wife Jane and the members of the splendid family they both raised. Julie and Betsy are here with us, escorted by my son Philip, having all decided after careful consideration that Secretary Abraham fully deserves that they stay up late to witness his moment of glory as a Lebanese American. In addition, Spencer was surrounded by the support of the extended clan of the Abrahams and the Hersheys, many of them are with us this evening. "Secretary Abraham has done what the sons and daughters of Lebanese emigrants to the U.S. do best: blending harmoniously their loyalty to the country which has welcomed and adopted (them), the United States of America, with their love for the country of their roots, Lebanon. Thus, Lebanon is honoring Spencer Abraham not only for what he has done, but also for what he is: a role model for all Lebanese expatriates and an inspiration to all those young emigrants who are starting their new lives, driven by the same hopes and determination embodied by Spencer Abraham. "We are a nation of emigrants, there are four million Lebanese living in Lebanon, and more than fourteen million of them living abroad. In this country alone, there are more than three million Americans of Arab descent, the majority of whom are of Lebanese descent, involved in every walk of life and successful in every profession. They have demonstrated their inventiveness, courage and loyalty to this country for over a hundred years, and their dedication has been rewarded generously. "There are prominent Lebanese Americans in the Democratic as well as in the Republican field, from California to West Virginia and from Michigan to Florida. Among us today are three prominent members of the Lebanese caucus in the Congress, Congressman Nick Rahall, a Democrat from West Virginia and Congressman Darrell Issa, a Republican from California. We even have an American of Lebanese descent representing the third option (for U.S. president). Ralph Nader is a living proof that you would find a Lebanese on each side of the fence, even when there are three sides to that fence.
Yup got to hate them damn foreigners from over across the Atlantic. I don't like Hummus either...
Obviously, those of us who believe strongly in the need for America to prosecute this war aggressively and effectively would have to wish that Thompson would surround himself with aides who share that passion to win the war decisively.
Many Cockroaches coming out of the woodwork disguised as conservatives.
Many Cockroaches coming out of the woodwork disguised as conservatives.
The more crap they print about him the more obvious it becomes just how terrified of him they really are. Pathetic dog squeeze, every one of them.
Good night! You are not suggesting that we should distrust Mr. Abraham because he is of Lebonese disent are you? I am part German. A Nazi sympathizer that does not make me.
There are a lot of people using this as a chance to bash the front runner. It would seem that Spencer was hired to manage the campaign, not to decide policy. I also don’t believe this guy is some sort of terrorist. Here is his bio from whitehouse.gove (as I posted on another thread). If you read it, you might see why he was hired to manage this capaign. He has a great resume.
“Spencer Abraham was sworn in as the tenth Secretary of Energy on January 20, 2001, following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Prior to becoming Energy Secretary, Abraham represented Michigan in the United States Senate from 1995 to 2001.
Elected in 1994, he served on the Budget, Commerce, Science and Transportation, Judiciary, and Small Business Committees. He also chaired two-important subcommittees: Manufacturing and Competitiveness, and Immigration.
A forceful voice for the business community and free enterprise, Abraham endorsed policies and practices that promote and enhance America’s competitiveness and global leadership. Among other things, Abraham was a leader in the Senate on support of free trade, legal and regulatory reform, and tax reform.
Representing Michigan in the Senate made Abraham keenly aware of the many issues impacting manufacturers, businesses, and consumers.
In addition, Abraham was widely viewed by his colleagues and most observers as the Senator with the best understanding of high-tech policy and issues and the contributions this important economic sector makes to America’s economy and global success.
Among other accomplishments, Abraham authored the Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act, establishing a federal framework for on-line contracts and signatures; the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, and the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, which protects Internet domain names for businesses and persons against copyright and trademark infringements.
Maintaining affable relationships with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, Abraham authored twenty-two pieces of legislation that have been signed into law, an unprecedented accomplishment for a freshman Senator.
Before his election to the Senate, Abraham served as co-chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) from 1991 to 1993.
Prior to his tenure at the NRCC and following a successful term as the Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, Abraham was tapped to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle from 1990 to 1991. In this senior position, he worked closely with the Vice President and senior administration officials, managing the daily operations of the Vice President’s office, budget, and staff. Abraham was also active in the affairs of the Vice President’s Competitiveness Council, the Vice President’s operation designed to provide administrative leadership on issues pertaining to U.S. business competitiveness.
At 30, Abraham was elected to serve as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, a position he held from 1983 to 1990. Abraham took over a party deeply in debt and not holding any major positions in the state government, but quickly began to reestablish the party as one of the strongest state political operations in the country.
Spencer Abraham and his wife, Jane, live in Michigan and Virginia with their three children. He holds a law degree from Harvard University and is a native of East Lansing, Michigan.”
You know it is sounding a tad like that.
You know how hard it is to be right when you are wrong. Get with it man...
Anyone suggesting that Abraham shouldbe distrustedsimply because of where he was born is just plain wrong.
He should be distrusted for his open border positions.
Then I would urge you to find out more imformation about the Christians in Palestine. For example Arafat married an Eastern Orthodox Christian woman (converted to Islam so she could get her hands on his money.)
In my book that doesn't disqualify Fred Thompson - he's still my guy - but it does offer a legitimate issue to discuss.
I like George Bush's Supreme Court picks... but that didn't mean I didn't howl vociferously when he nominated Harriet Miers who I felt was a very poor choice.
So, we shouldn't be afraid to have these discussions. They are healthy for Fred's campaign to hear from the base -- because it will obviously become clear to us that there's nothing to be concerned about, or else if there is, then our discussions will help to nudge Team Fred to be more acutely aware of bad decisions and rectify them or not repeat them.
I say let's have these discussions - just so long as we're constructive about them.
His grandparents were Lebanese Christians, Abraham is American.
Could you clarify exactly what this should teach us about Christians in Palestine?
I meant to disparage those who attacked his heritage.
Maybe I’m slow, but I thought it was Fred Thompson who is interested in running for President.
What’s Spence Abraham running for?
Oh, right. Then this is nothing more than an attempted drive-by guilt by association. Debbie Schlussel should be ashamed of herself.
Michigan may be a very important early primary state.
Certainly. They usually kiss Muslim butt.
Stupid move on Thompson’s part. If he’s not onto the Lebanese by now, he ain’t no promising candidate for president. This is nearly as good as Mrs. Clinton’s live-in a-rab lady. NEXT!
An a-rab is NEVER a good choice. Especially now.
No, not really. Don't let the "Christian" tag fool you. There is a bond of ancestral kinship which overrides Christian doctrine/ sensibilities in that part of the world.
Exactly. Even despite persecution of Arab Christians in "Palestinian"(no such a thing) territory, The will side with Palestinian nut cases. It may be for self preservation, but you just can't know for sure the political aspects, palm greasing, corruption etc. going on. Fred would be much better off far removed from anyone and anything involved.
It disturbs me that Thompson has shown such poor judgment. Or perhaps he picked the man he wanted. That is even worse. I smell a GWB clone. Do conservatives reallyl want to go through this again?
It's not a hit piece, it's just genuine head-scratching here. Many conservatives saw Fred, via his YouTube videos and blogs, as someone who's going to shakeup the establishment and usher in new faces. That's what I wanted Fred to do. Start nurturing unknown conservatives rather than picking a GOP flunky who got beat by Debbie Stabenow.
Rush had on his show either yesterday or today about how this Abraham guy was able to deliver a lot of Republican votes somewhere, I forget where but I think a Democrat stronghold so that's probably why. A caller called in upset about Abraham's stand on illegal invasion, which is what prompted Rush's response. But it doesn't seem to have been important enough to come up in a search easily.
I don't think that state is going to turn though anytime soon.
It was something like he was able to deliver a lot of Republican votes in traditionally Democrat districts. I don’t think it is about winning Michigan but about delivering votes.
They are a terrorist organization
You have that right. Open borders Spencer Abraham is the original border quisling. If there's anyone in the GOP who has been worse than Dubya on immigration, it's Spencer Abraham.
That’s not the only ‘award’ Spencer Abraham has received.
La Raza honored him for advancing their agenda:
I saw Fred on Hanity and Lefty tonight and he is impressive in his responses to questions.
I especially like his answer on ragging the other Republican candidates.
I like it also that he took on the Democrat candidates with some really harsh criticism.
Spencer dosen’t bother me so much because I have watched Fred and listened for a long time and Fred is a solid patriot and supporter of this country.
He certainly is playing to the base even though some of his staff leave something to be desired.
But then again if the aids were more acceptable they might be candidates also.
Bump your post.
Who is? The folks that gave hime the award?
Abraham wasn’t hired to advise Fred on immigration or any other policy. He was hired to set up a competitive campain organization in Michigan, something he is very adept at doing.
Don’t belive anything that comes from a grown woman named “Debbie.”
August 13, 2007
An Arab Christian and staunch critic of Islam says she cannot support Fred Thompson if the former Tennessee senator enters the presidential race.
Recently Thompson's communication director announced that former Michigan senator and U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham has joined Thompson's team in a major role that would be considered campaign manager.
Brigitte Gabriel is founder and president of the American Congress for Truth. She says as a senator, Abraham was a water-carrier for extremist Islamic groups. She says Abraham opposed profiling of Arabs and the use of secret evidence against Muslims, and he attempted to repeal the Clinton counter-terrorism package.
He refused to fund computer tracking of students and other foreign aliens, giving millions in our tax money right to Hezbollah. And he is the one who put the Council on American-Islamic Relations on the map on Capitol Hill," says Gabriel.
Gabriel says this is not someone Fred Thompson should pick to run his campaign.
"How can we support a guy like Fred Thompson who picked this man to head up his team? she asks. Either Thompson is clueless about Abraham, which should immediately disqualify him for the White House and frighten all of us about how he makes decisions -- or he knows about Abraham and went with him anyway."
Thompson, who has not yet officially entered the race, reportedly might make a formal announcement around Labor Day.
Kinda hard, but kinda true.
Wow. A stupid “activist”. I’m shocked.
He’s NOT the campaign manager, and never has been.
Debbie is a shill for the Rutard, but she has a point here on Spence, who, btw, I was mistaken for when I was 30 lbs. heavier.
Because he has NOTHING to do with any foreign policy or immigration policy.
In Washington, “personnel is policy” remains a maxim of politics, especially conservative politics.
FRED is policy.
He’s made his views on Islamofascists and Israel crystal clear.
You mean like President George W Bush’s were prior to being president? Or what about President Bush’s claims that one is a terrorist if one supports then, while the CIA and FBI work with CAIR?
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