Skip to comments.Palin-bashing CPAC/ACU Chair donated $2,000 to Arlen Specter, endorsed Romney
Posted on 07/09/2009 12:44:31 PM PDT by Antoninus
David Keene, the Chairman of the American Conservative Union trashed Sarah Palin publicly today on NewsMax. However, a quick search of Mr. Keene's recent political contribution history reveals the following:
David Keene, Managing Associate of the Carmen Group Lobbying Firm, and Head of ACU, Alexandria, VA.
Political contributions in 2008 election cycle:
KEENE, DAVID, ALEXANDRIA,VA 22314 THE CARMEN GROUP/EXEC 5/1/07 $1,000 Specter, Arlen (R)
KEENE, DAVID, ALEXANDRIA,VA 22314 THE CARMEN GROUP/EXEC 12/19/07 $800 Specter, Arlen (R)
KEENE, DAVID, ALEXANDRIA,VA 22314 THE CARMEN GROUP/EXEC 12/19/07 $200 Specter, Arlen (R)
What I want to know is, how does a guy like this get to be the chairman of the ACU? Has the American Conservative Union turned into the American Liberal Republicans Who Are Now Democrats Union when we weren't looking? Apparently so.
That said, if I were Sarah Palin, I'd take this guy's advice and toss it in the bin with the rest of the fish guts.
I'd say what you lost wasn't quite a "friend," then. I have some friends who are elite Republicans, and sure enough ... the sneer condescendingly at Palin and think Romney is "superior." Take comfort in the fact -- and spread the word -- that the behavior of Romney supporters speaks volumes about Romney. Look at La Enchiladita's hypocrisy here, prattling about Palin presenting herself as a "victim," when for the past two years at least, the contemptible and deceitful MO of Romney supporters on Free Republic has overwhelmingly been to paint anyone who opposes Romney as an irrational "hater" and anti-Mormon bigot.
For that reason, I hope Jim Robinson continues his excellent policy of letting Romney bots remain on FR. Their behavior is truly one of the best means of proving to conservative thinkers of how truly rotten Romney is.
How did you guess?
Mitt supporters are OUR best players...
Exactly, this needs to stop.
Because it is natural for me to not just make assumptions. The most common result of that kind of thinking is I learn something (though this time I think learning may have actually decreased my I.Q).
"Wobbly Bob" is in there too. Are you the spoon collector, the brew, or the three legged cat for which the latter is named?
I admit I didn't get all fired up about Giuliani because to me, he didn't present even remotely the danger to the Republic that Mitt did and continues to pose, but deceit, whininess, and ugliness on the part of Giuliani's supporters never came across to me in a big way; it seemed to me not much more than a few indulging in high emotions at an emotional juncture in politics.
And also, though I didn't like Giuliani's politics nor admire certain aspects of his persona life, I absolutely LOVED the fact that he was up front always about who and what he belived. He was real and up-front, it seemed to me.
Romney speaks in platitudes and whenever I have closely examined his words in print or in speeches, and I have done it often, I have discovered that while the platitudes say all the things that conservatives like to hear and make up the "campaign platform" CharlesWayneCT blithely buys as legit and worthy of "conservative" support -- the specifics, when you get down to them, are the opposite of anything to do with conservative principle as it was taught to me by my dear ol' dad. Beyond the platitudes, in Romney's own speeches, the "solutions" he proposes always involve more, bigger government in terms of control, regulation, mandates, or penalties.
To tell you the truth, Giuliani, flawed as he was, was the better man and a smaller danger to the Republic. Giuliani was a misguided too-liberal, well-meaning man; Romney is a bonafide Trojan Horse to conservatism in America, and he needs to be rejected NOW. If Romney is on the ticket, my vote will go elsewhere, ALWAYS, EVERY TIME.
I don't think so. Just transferred them to the same list as Big Tent RINO Central (RNC), NRCC, NRSC and CPAC. Can you say "No more money or support of any kind or nature whatsoever."?
I knew you could...
That is the crux of the problem for many, but if you believe that, then the problem with Keene endorsing Romney is not that Keene is a liberal, but that he is a fool.
However, most people who supported Romney are not attacked for being naive, but for being liberals, because calling a conservative liberal is a much more satisfying attack.
I think 24 years is a long time to head an organization.
Yes, which makes it harder to take this seriously.
His Presidential campaign platform. I don’t live in Mass., so I’ve never had to consider Romney for any other office — and we are all talking about the Presidential elections.
That's funny, because you were one of my favorite Mitt Bashers. You were thoughtful, stuck with the issues, and were willing to discuss things even though you never wavered in your opinion.
But that's just me.
I think that is the reason I was loathed ;-)
Not quit ready to go there yet. I know of too many good folks there who are on our side.
As long as the pixs last, never take me off!
Don’t know about Hewitt, but David Keene’s been wearing a rug for years.
Lets show up at the next one and make all kinds of trouble for these COUNTRY CLUB RINO's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!