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  • A conservative civil war over the Conservative Political Action Conference

    01/08/2011 9:45:54 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2011 | BEN SMITH & BYRON TAU |
    Friction between parts of the social conservative and libertarian wings of the conservative movement has escalated into a shooting war in the run-up to the 28-year old Conservative Political Action Conference, with accusations of embezzlement (true), homosexuality (true), and creeping sharia (disputed) hurled against the 28-year old conservative institution. CPAC’s leaders respond that its foes’ real gripe is that it won’t give a platform to their lunatic conspiracy theories about presidential birth certificates (disputed). But however esoteric the disputes, the fracas has led to real-world repercussions: a move by a group of conservative figures to begin organizing a move to...
  • A conservative civil war over CPAC

    01/08/2011 9:41:24 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/08/2011 | Ben Smith and Byron Tau
    Friction between parts of the social conservative and libertarian wings of the conservative movement has escalated into a shooting war in the run-up to the 28-year old Conservative Political Action Conference, with accusations of embezzlement (true), homosexuality (true), and creeping sharia (disputed) hurled against the 28-year old conservative institution. CPAC’s leaders respond that its foes’ real gripe is that it won’t give a platform to their lunatic conspiracy theories about presidential birth certificates (disputed). ...Two of the heavyweight groups of the broader right, the Heritage Foundation and the Media Research Center, have dropped out of CPAC and are expected, planners...
  • 'Huge blow to CPAC': More Big Guns Say Bye (Media Rsearch Center boycotts CPAC)

    01/07/2011 9:40:19 AM PST · by kristinn · 33 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Thursday, January 6, 2011 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    WASHINGTON – Two more big guns of the conservative movement confirmed today they are not participating in the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because of the continued participation of the homosexual activist organization GOProud. The Heritage Foundation, the largest think tank in Washington and not known as part of the religious right, confirmed that it is not taking part in what has been the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the country. Heritage has been an active participant in CPAC every year for the last 10. "We have withdrawn," said Mike Gonzalez, vice president of communications for the Heritage...
  • Now look who else is infiltrating CPAC

    01/06/2011 4:53:13 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 25 replies ^ | January 04, 2011 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    "....Gaffney, deputy assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, is founder and president of the Center for Security Policy and co-author of the new book "Shariah: The Threat to America." He told WND that Islamism has infiltrated the American Conservative Union, the host of CPAC, in the person of Washington attorney and political activist Suhail Khan and a group called Muslims for America.
  • White House Reads Palin Least on Tax Cuts Deal

    12/08/2010 5:52:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 8, 2010 | Kimberly Schwandt
    The White House apparently follows Sarah Palin's writings and opinions on Twitter. Wednesday at a White House briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded to a question about reaction to the Bush-era tax cut deal. He was asked if it seems off to them that Democrats are mad, but Republicans aren't and if that signals an imbalance to them that it wasn't exactly a compromise. "Well, I don't know if you guys get Sarah Palin's tweet, but it does not appear she likes this deal. I don't know where [Senator] Jim DeMint is at the current moment but it does not...
  • Job Requirement: Stronger than Steele

    12/01/2010 5:14:55 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/1/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    The era of Michael Steele’s chairmanship of the Republican National Committee appears to be nearing its end. At least some of the men and women who aspire to Steele’s job will meet Wednesday for a debate before conservative activists and some RNC members sponsored by FreedomWorks and the Conservative Steering Committee, a group of RNC members who are worried about ideological drift in the national party organization. At least one more debate will be held in January, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform. The first oddity in the crowded field is how many former allies of the current RNC chairman...
  • Palin rallies GOP in Fla., says time to dig deep

    10/23/2010 6:08:59 PM PDT · by onyx · 76 replies
    Kansas ^ | Sat, Oct. 23, 2010 03:53 PM | By MIKE SCHNEIDER
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks to supporters at a Republican National Committee rally in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 The momentum of the midterm elections is with the GOP, but now is not the time for supporters to let up, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told a jubilant crowd of Florida Republicans on Saturday. "Now is the time to dig deep," Palin said with 10 days to go until the elections. Hundreds of Republicans with "Fire Pelosi" and "Listen to Me!" signs clapped, hooted and waved American flags in the ballroom of an Orlando hotel near...
  • Grover Norquist Is Living in Candyland or Daniels is Right About the Need for a VAT

    10/18/2010 2:27:21 PM PDT · by curiosity · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/18/2010 | Kevin D. Williamson.
    So it turns out that the cure for “epistemic closure” is great quantities of crystal meth. The things you learn from Grover Norquist. In case you missed it, Norquist came down like a runaway gravel truck on Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, a favorite around these parts. Governor Daniels’s offense was declaring himself open to the possibility that a value-added tax might be an acceptable part of a wide-ranging reform of the federal tax system. Norquist replied, in a Politico interview: “This is outside the bounds of acceptable modern Republican thought, and it is only the zone of extremely left-wing Democrats...
  • Latinos Launch 42-City Bus Campaign to Get Out the Vote for Fiorina

    09/25/2010 9:22:17 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 32 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, a leading voice on Latinos and conservatism, announced a 42-city bus tour of California that will span 32 counties and more than 2,500 miles. The tour, which starts on September 27 and runs through October 6, will encourage Latinos to vote their values and support California Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina. "For too long, Latinos have supported candidates who spurn their core values," said Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. "Candidates like Barbara Boxer, an outspoken advocate for abortion who opposes the protection of...
  • Republicans Raise Money for Gay Agenda (Palin Sabotage, CATO Inst, Grover Norquist, John Podesta)

    09/20/2010 12:32:37 PM PDT · by unspun · 44 replies reposted on Gulag Bound Blog ^ | September 20, 2010 | Clilff Kincaid
    <p>The civil war in the Republican Party takes another turn on Wednesday night when Sarah Palin basher Nicolle Wallace lends her name to a fundraiser for a pro-homosexual group called American Foundation for Equal Rights. Wallace, an adviser to the 2008 McCain for President campaign, figures prominently in Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue, as someone determined to get her on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric so that she could be sandbagged by the left-wing anchorwoman.</p>
  • Top GOP Party Strategists Attending Log Cabin Event

    09/01/2010 6:54:28 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | September 1, 2010 | Marc Ambinder
    Suddenly, it's becoming less of a stigma for bigwigs to associate with gays in the Republican Party. Not only has former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman's 9/22 fundraiser for gay marriage rights attracted numerous high-octane Republican donors and activists, but Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Rep. Pete Sessions, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee will help the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay GOP group, raise money for its political action committee. A glossy pamphlet advertising the Log Cabin Republicans' national dinner at the Capitol Hill Club highlights an hour-long cocktail gathering with...
  • Is Grover Norquist a Jihaddist Mole?

    09/03/2010 10:03:53 PM PDT · by joeblough_freerepublic · 11 replies
    Most of us are taught to believe that religion is a good thing, that family matters, that one must respect tradition, that the laws of heaven supercede those of men — and you know what, you wouldn’t get a single word of argument from Osama bin Laden himself. But the law of nature’s god, or rather perhaps of God’s nature, are such that if you don’t look deeper than that, you lose, and you lose big-time.
  • The Ground Zero Mosque’s Conservative Supporter

    08/23/2010 5:10:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 8-23-10 | Ryan Mauro
    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and proponents of his plan to build a 13-story Islamic center near Ground Zero are now being helped by Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform and conservative Republican activist. Norquist and his associates are calling on the Republican Party to drop its opposition to the plan, arguing that the GOP is threatening the rights of Muslims and that its criticism will backfire politically.Norquist and his friends are distributing a letter saying that the Republicans fighting Imam Rauf’s plan are infringing upon religious freedom and are “alienating millions of Arab American and Muslim American voters...
  • Sarah Palin is one screwball who could upset the US apple cart

    08/20/2010 11:32:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies · 1+ views
    The London Evening Standard ^ | August 20, 2010 | James Fenton
    Whenever I hear Democrats consoling themselves with the notion that Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, is a secret plus for them, because the mere thought of her succeeding is enough to “energise the base”, I think of Neil Kinnock in his younger days, when he was the brightest of backbenchers and Margaret Thatcher was the new leader of the Tories. “Margaret Thatcher,” Kinnock would say, “is our secret weapon.” She was a secret weapon that blew up in Labour's face. It's never a good idea to assume that because a candidate seems wildly improbable, unqualified or in some other...
  • Norquist and Gingrich: Debating a Mosque Near Ground Zero

    08/18/2010 2:12:21 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 18, 2010 | Peter Wallsten
    Most political experts believe the opponents of the Ground Zero-area mosque and community center are on the safest ground when it comes to public opinion. While President Barack Obama has supported the Muslim community’s right to build the mosque as a matter of religious freedom, every major potential 2012 GOP White House contender has expressed strong opposition to the project. Now, some in the party, such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, are expressing doubts about whether focusing on the mosque is appropriate. In remarks to Washington Wire, two leading GOP voices — Newt Gingrich, a vocal critic of the...
  • Muslim and Arab Republicans Take Issue With G.O.P. on Mosque

    08/18/2010 1:35:22 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 73 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 17, 2010 | Bernie Becker
    A half-dozen Republicans have signed a letter criticizing the way some members of their party have responded to the proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan. The letter – whose six signers include officials from both the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations — takes issue with Republicans who have called the proposed location of the center insensitive. The letter also says that, while the signers want the G.O.P. to be successful in the midterm elections, “we cannot support victory at the expense of the U.S. Constitution or the Arab and Muslim community in America.”
  • Grover Norquist's Jihad

    08/09/2010 10:15:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 04, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    Grover Norquist's ties to Islamic supremacists and jihadists have been known for years. He and his Palestinian wife, Samah Alrayyes -- who was director of communications for his Islamic Free Market Institute until they married in 2005 -- are very active in "Muslim outreach." Just six weeks after 9/11, The New Republic ran an exposé explaining how Norquist arranged for George W. Bush to meet with fifteen Islamic supremacists at the White House on September 26, 2001 -- to show how Muslims rejected terrorism. It was Norquist who ushered these silver-tongued jihadists into the Oval Office of an incurious president...
  • Norquist To Testify Before Obama Fiscal Commission (Watch Norquist vs Simpson Live 3:00 Eastern Now)

    06/30/2010 11:55:17 AM PDT · by Andrea19 · 18 replies
    ATR ^ | 6/30/10 | John Kartch
    Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist will testify before the Obama fiscal commission today between 3 - 4 pm Eastern Time... Read more:
  • Video: Grover Norquist Proposes Obama Tax Hike Exemption Card

    06/29/2010 4:20:53 PM PDT · by careyb · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/10 | Grover Norquist
    This is actually pretty funny.
  • Not-So-Super, Grover (Norquist joins homosexual activist group)

    06/18/2010 8:16:34 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 31 replies · 783+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | 6/18/2010 | FRC
    I was somewhat surprised to see that Americans for Tax Reform's president, Grover Norquist, has decided to join the Advisory Council of the homosexual group GOProud. Grover is usually a masterful Republican strategist and coalition builder -- but in this case, he seems prepared to compromise a unified conservative movement in order to appease a tiny minority of the overall population. GOProud is not a conservative organization that happens to be gay. It's a homosexual organization that's marginally conservative. GOProud's own website explains just how radical its priorities are. This is a group that opposes the death tax and ObamaCare...
  • Guns and Free Speech (The NRA sells out to the Dems and aids their re-election)

    06/15/2010 6:43:01 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 61 replies · 923+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2010 | Editorial
    The National Rifle Association is suffering a sudden onset of amnesia this week, as the gun lobby cuts a deal to exempt itself from the latest Congressional attempt to repeal the First Amendment. NRA members may soon regret the organization's bid to ingratiate itself with Democrats at the expense of its longtime free-speech allies. The campaign finance bill, sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Chris Van Hollen, is the Democratic response to the Supreme Court's January decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which restored the First Amendment right of corporations, unions and nonprofits to make independent campaign expenditures. At...
  • GOP Peaceniks?

    03/19/2010 9:36:05 PM PDT · by molybdenum · 2 replies · 312+ views
    The Nation ^ | 3-19-10 | Robert Dreyfuss
    Last December, when President Obama launched his second escalation of the Afghan war, he did so with the unflinching support of the Republicans, the right, and neoconservativies. But a small group of conservatives, libertarians and assorted contrarians on the right has opposed the war, and yesterday I journeyed to the Cato Institute to find out whether that nucleus of anti-war opposition is significant or not. The answer: maybe, but probably not. The Cato conference was entitled "Escalate or Withdraw? Conservatives and the War in Afghanistan," and it brought together several ultra conservative members of Congress: Tom McClintock (R-CA); Dana Rohrabacher...
  • Calling out Grover Norquist

    03/12/2010 10:45:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 654+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 11, 2010 | Robert Spencer
    Last week Pamela Geller wrote this at [1] The American Thinker: The Freedom Defense Initiative, a new organization I started with author and scholar Robert Spencer, hosted its inaugural event to an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 19. But this event was at CPAC, not of CPAC. Could this be because of the influence of conservative kingmaker and power-broker Grover Norquist, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union, which hosts CPAC? The only event concerning the war on America at CPAC was worse than nothing at all:...
  • A Hidden Tax On Cap Gains In ObamaCare?

    03/11/2010 5:14:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 841+ views ^ | March 11, 2010 | GROVER NORQUIST
    Investors who have been paying close attention to the tax provisions of ObamaCare for the past year are no strangers to its new tax increases. There are tax hikes on medical device manufacturers, health insurance company CEOs, families of special needs children and (strangest of all) tanning salons. Yet the White House's "compromise" health care outline released in February contains a damaging new tax hike on investors — a 2.9% surtax on "unearned income." There is a high probability that this surtax will apply not only to interest and dividends, but also to capital gains. The tax rate on investment...
  • Frank Gaffney Needs Our Support...Getting the Right Back on Track in the Battle with Islamofascism

    03/11/2010 1:34:14 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 11 replies · 398+ views
    Newsreal ^ | 2010 March 11 | David Swindle
    Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we have a problem. Let’s review the evidence:Exhibit A: Conservative icon Sarah Palin endorses Rand Paul for one of Kentucky’s Senate seats. The son of notorious non-interventionist Congressman Ron Paul is on record as describing his foreign policy views as “very, very similar” to his father’s. Exhibit B: Ron Paul wins the Straw poll at CPAC. (More a symbolic victory than a substantive one given that he netted the votes of less than 10% of CPAC attendees but never the less the victory becomes a tool for his cult of unhinged, online evangelists.)Exhibit...
  • GOP's Job #1?

    03/08/2010 6:04:51 PM PST · by LSUfan · 8 replies · 115+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 8 March 10 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    One of the most influential conservatives in America this weekend gave a sneak peek at a soon-to-be-published book he has written calling for a "New Republican Party." (The ground rules of the meeting were off the record; the book will be out soon, though, so stay tuned for much more about it.) The author underscored that for the sort of improved GOP we need, "national security must be Job #1." Unfortunately, as noted in this space two weeks ago, it seems that for a some prominent Republican/conservatives, to paraphrase the "Open Borders" crowd, national security is a job Americans don't...
  • Grover Norquist: Sarah Palin for President 2012 Looks Unlikely

    03/04/2010 12:17:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1,170+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | March 4, 2010 | Robert Schlesinger
    Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist, one of the conservative movement's top leaders, sat down with U.S. News editors and reporters recently to talk about the lay of the political land. When talk turned to 2012 prospects, he had interesting takes on a number of contenders, but one name he didn't include on his list of those running was former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. When asked about a potential Palin candidacy, Norquist said he didn't think she's in it. He said: I don't think Palin's running. She didn't go to CPAC. She had $100,000 to go speak to 600 people...
  • CPAC, Libertarians And Ron Paul - What A Conservative Isn't

    03/03/2010 7:14:12 AM PST · by massmike · 61 replies · 1,050+ views ^ | 03/03/2010 | Don Feder
    This is not about the libertarian freak-show that the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has become. (“See the bearded lady pushing gays in the military and fighting the war on terrorism the way the French fought World War II.”) Nor is it meant to be an indictment of Congressman Ron Paul — who is to serious political debate what Comedy Central is to philosophical inquiry. Neither is it about Grover Norquist’s attempts to make the conservative movement jihad-friendly. Norquist — who sits on the board of the American Conservative Union, CPAC’s parent organization — is the godfather of the Islamic...
  • Grover Norquist Explains Why He Endorsed John McCain In Race Against Conservative Opponent

    03/02/2010 6:56:51 PM PST · by theanchoragedailyruse · 20 replies · 562+ views
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | March 2, 2010 | Geoff Holtzman
    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist tells Talk Radio News Service that he endorsed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is his Senate re-election race against conservative Republican J.D. Hayworth because McCain has been staunchly opposed to raising taxes throughout his career in politics. (:24)
  • Sinking By The Stern

    03/01/2010 5:07:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 539+ views ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Union Influence: The White House picks its most frequent visitor to sit on its deficit commission. He believes in big government, in big spending, and that the workers of the world should unite. What could go wrong? Computer security firms have been known to hire the best former hackers because they know best how to stop others like them. But the appointment of Andy Stern, president of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), to a bipartisan commission to come up with ways to deal with the rapidly rising federal budget deficit is like having a serial arsonist organize Fire Prevention...
  • Conservatives target their own fringe

    02/27/2010 8:38:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 89 replies · 2,267+ views
    politico ^ | February 27, 2010 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    After months of struggling to harness the energy of newly engaged tea party activists, the conservative establishment — with critical midterm congressional elections on the horizon — is taking aim for the first time at the movement’s extremist elements. The move has been cast by some conservatives as a modern version of the marginalization of the far-right, anti-communist John Birch Society during the reorganization of the conservative movement spearheaded by William F. Buckley Jr. in the 1960s and 1970s. “A similar effort will be required today of conservative political and intellectual leaders,” former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson wrote in his column in...
  • Muslim leader implodes on air

    02/28/2010 1:55:48 AM PST · by bogusname · 40 replies · 2,751+ views
    WND ^ | February 28, 2010 | WorldNetDaily
    A Muslim leader who has tried to portray the founder of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus in Washington as an extremist "hatemonger" was himself exposed as an extremist on a popular radio program. For years, Jibril Hough has represented himself and his North Carolina mosque as "moderate," while putting Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., on the defensive as an anti-Muslim fanatic who "shoots from the hip" when sounding the alarm about homegrown Islamic terrorism. Myrick, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, co-founded the Capitol Hill caucus after 9/11 to educate Americans about the growing threat from jihadists. But during an in-studio...
  • Mike Huckabee Rips CPAC For Becoming ‘More Libertarian’ (Yay mike)

    02/26/2010 11:44:15 AM PST · by presidio9 · 126 replies · 1,677+ views
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | February 26, 2010
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has criticized the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), whose recent conference he refused to attend, alleging it has departed from its conservative principles. Speaking on Fox News last weekend, Huckabee said that CPAC has become "more libertarian and less Republican over the last few years, one of the reasons why I [did not attend the event] this year." The former GOP presidential candidate also suggested that the popularity of the Tea Party nation movement and its events all over the country have caused the influence of the CPAC to rapidly decline, and the organization is...
  • Huckabee’s Snark Can’t Rain on CPAC’s Parade

    02/26/2010 11:27:40 AM PST · by AJKauf · 31 replies · 492+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 26 | Andrew Ian Dodge
    I suspect his remark about CPAC and its sponsorship practices is in reference to the criticism social conservative groups have leveled for the inclusion of GOProud as a sponsor. GOProud is a homosexual conservative group that added its name to the sponsor list. You have to wonder if, in fact, Huckabee did not attend in order to comply with the call for a boycott of CPAC by Liberty Counsel and other Christian extremists. Huckabee strongly disagrees with GOProud’s views on homosexuality, which was made obvious in his confrontation with John Stewart....
  • CPAC sells out? Sodomy, the ACLU, Ron Paul and the conservative movement

    02/26/2010 6:50:09 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 58 replies · 914+ views ^ | February 26, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media
    <p>But what many people don’t realize is that Sorba’s “outburst” was provoked by a speaker who preceded him, Alexander McCobin of Students For Liberty (SFL). McCobin went out of his way to use valuable time from the podium to thank the American Conservative Union, the main CPAC organizer, for making the controversial decision to approve GOProud’s participation.</p>
  • Huckabee's Snark Can't Rain on CPAC's Parade

    02/26/2010 9:07:02 AM PST · by KippLanham · 6 replies · 189+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 26, 2010 | Andrew Ian Dodge
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is over and almost everyone is describing it as one of the best in years. People left feeling invigorated and enthusiastic. Most people had quite a bit of fun as well. Those who attended are now recovering and reflecting on four great days for the conservative movement. It has been described as a conservative Mardi Gras, and even the left called it a “Woodstock for the right.” Read more:
  • Dear President Bush: Grover Norquist Snowed You And Sold Out His Country

    02/26/2010 8:26:01 AM PST · by JLWORK · 20 replies · 1,108+ views
    David Horowitz's ^ | February 26, 2010 | John L. Work
    Behold a traitor to his country, American millionaire businessman Grover Norquist. If you did not see Jamie Glazov’s interview with author and AtlasShrugs blogger Pamela Geller in Front Page Magazine yesterday, you must go back and read it. If you ever wondered, as I did many times, why George W. Bush told us for eight years that Islam is a religion of peace, and you could not figure out why The President of The United States of America could not see what was plainly in front of all of our eyes, look at the photo above. There’s your answer. This...
  • CPAC's Grover Norquist Joins Obama Push For Illegal Alien Amnesty

    02/25/2010 4:48:08 PM PST · by JLWORK · 28 replies · 756+ views
    David Horowitz's ^ | February 25, 2010 | John L. Work
    Here’s a first-hand story of the effects of illegal immigration. Both my parents died of cancer. Toward the end of my mother’s life, my brothers and I took her to hospitals more times than we care to remember, for life-prolonging procedures – until there was nothing more that could be done. During her final month I took her to the local Hospital Emergency Room one night. We arrived at about 10:30 p.m. and found the waiting room literally filled with non-English-speaking Latinos. None of the people ahead of us appeared to have an emergency or to be in great distress....
  • CPAC Shills for Islamic Terrorists

    02/25/2010 4:13:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies · 962+ views
    CPAC Shills for Islamic Terrorists Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Pamela Geller, founder, editor and publisher of the popular and award-winning weblog She has won acclaim for her interviews with internationally renowned figures, including John Bolton, Geert Wilders, Bat Ye’or, Natan Sharansky, and many others, and has broken numerous important stories — notably the questionable sources of some of the financing of the Obama campaign. Her op-eds have been published in The Washington Times, The American Thinker, Israel National News, Frontpage Magazine, World Net Daily, and New Media Journal, among other publications. She is the co-author (with...
  • CPAC betrays America on immigration

    02/20/2010 3:43:54 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 39 replies · 1,383+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 20, 2010 | Tom Tancredo
    It's that time of year again. Pundits, pollsters and lobbyists are gathering in the nation's capital to tell conservative activists how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. ... This year, the Beltway leaders of conservatism are racing hard to catch up with a parade they did not launch and cannot control. Across America, grass-roots patriots and anti-Obama protests have changed the political landscape in ways conservatism's entrenched Beltway Politburo did not anticipate. ... The greatest threat in 1960 was international – how to deal with the threat of Soviet communism and the "missile gap" – and anti-communism was...
  • An inconvenient question about the Mount Vernon Statement

    02/18/2010 6:37:27 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 29 replies · 1,094+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 18, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Today is the opening of the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) — the storied annual gathering of the Right. As I noted the other day, it’s also the season for a bumper crop of conservative manifestos, action plans, and ideological contracts. The Mount Vernon Statement, which lays out broad principles for “constitutional conservatism,” has garnered the most buzz. An elegant tribute to limited government and the Founding Fathers, the document carries the signatures of movement leaders, Beltway heavyweights, and veteran activists. Two of the most prominent backers: the American Conservative Union’s David Keene and Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist....
  • Conservative manifesto coming soon

    02/12/2010 10:47:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 1,505+ views
    Conservative manifesto coming soon By: Kenneth P. Vogel February 12, 2010 12:54 PM EST With conservatives grappling among themselves for control of their movement — and the Republican Party — a group of more than 80 prominent conservative thinkers are set to unveil their version of a mission statement for the right. What they are calling “the Mount Vernon Statement” in homage to George Washington will be unveiled and signed Wednesday — on the eve of the annual gathering in Washington of the establishment right, the Conservative Political Action Conference. The big names attached to it include former Attorney General...
  • Odd Couple Of Norquist, Hamsher Call For Investigation, Rahm's Resignation

    12/25/2009 11:47:09 AM PST · by The Comedian · 5 replies · 629+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 23, 2009 | Chris Good
    Grover Norquist and Jane Hamsher are not often on the same side of anything, beyond both usually being in the Western Hemisphere. Norquist is a leading voice of fiscal conservatism as head of the anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform; Hamsher is a leading voice of the digital left, whose blog Firedoglake has taken on influence in speaking up for progressives during the health care debate and in pressuring lawmakers through its activist arm, FDL Action. But the two have united to level serious allegations at White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and demand his resignation.
  • Noted Liberal and Conservative Go After Rahm Emanuel (Also an Online Petition)

    12/24/2009 4:22:20 PM PST · by parsifal · 24 replies · 1,070+ views
    Naked Capitalism ^ | December 24, 2009 | Jane Hamsher and Grover Norquist
    Dear Attorney General Holder: We write to demand an immediate investigation into the activities of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. We believe there is an abundant public record which establishes that the actions of the White House have blocked any investigation into his activities while on the board of Freddie Mac from 2000-2001, and facilitated the cover up of potential malfeasance until the 10-year statute of limitations has run out. The purpose of this letter is to connect the dots to establish both the conduct of Mr. Emanuel and those working with him to thwart inquiry, and to...
  • U.N. push for world government, advocates approval of key building block: Law of the Sea Treaty

    09/05/2005 8:59:17 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 58 replies · 2,126+ views
    The Center For Security Policy ^ | August 31, 2005 | Frank Gaffney
    Decision Brief No. 05-D 44 2005-08-31 On eve of U.N. push for global government, advocates urge Senate to approve a building block: The Law of the Sea Treaty (Washington, D.C.): As concern grows that the United Nations is intent on replacing what the National Security Guidance calls "an orderly arrangement of sovereign states" with a proto-world government - complete with the ability to impose international taxes, a new push is being made for a treaty that would advance that purpose: the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). This sovereignty-sapping agenda is at the heart of a dispute now playing...
  • Serve, Don’t Dictate: Long-Time Conservative D.C. Insiders Need To Go

    11/19/2009 7:38:22 AM PST · by AJKauf · 14 replies · 631+ views
    PAjamas Media ^ | November 18 | Adam Graham
    In a men’s room in Minneapolis, former Senator Larry Craig indignantly asked an undercover police officer: “Do you know who I am?” The cop didn’t know who Craig was, and many beltway bigshots should learn a lesson from that: time to lose the ego and take a hard look at how little you matter to the American voter. I thought of Craig when reading how Grover Norquist has issued orders to potential Republican presidential candidates. Mike Huckabee is supposed to make sure that Republicans defeat Senator Blanche Lincoln or Arkansas, and Rudy Giuliani needs to run for governor of New...
  • FBI probe biggest plot since 9/11

    11/19/2009 9:39:39 AM PST · by AuntB · 60 replies · 2,553+ views
    BBC ^ | Nov. 18, 2009 | Sima Kotecha
    The FBI is worried a group linked to al-Qaeda is training up a new generation of terrorists. They're thought to be targeting young Somali immigrants, radicalising them to carry out attacks on their home country and possibly the US in the future. The grey high rise flats in Cedar-Riverside, Minneapolis, are clustered together and are home to hundreds of Somali immigrants. It's not clear why teenagers like these are giving up their comfortable lives in America and returning to their war torn homeland. But over the past three years, authorities believe 20 young Somali men have gone back to fight...
  • Norquist Warns Candidates Would-Be Presidents Should Focus on 2010

    11/16/2009 6:36:31 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 46 replies · 1,171+ views
    Roll Call ^ | November 16, 2009 | John Stanton
    “After 2010 you can have a polite conversation about who should be president in 2012,” Norquist continued. “But until then the only thing you’re doing is sucking oxygen out of the room. And you’re not being helpful. If you’re the governor of Indiana and you want to be presidential, don’t send me a press release about how you didn’t raise taxes. Beat [Sen.] Evan Bayh [D-Ind.]. Then I’d say, ‘Hey, there’s a guy to talk to.’” But Norquist also had an equally strong message for conservative activists — warning that they should not look to enforce ideological purity tests on...
  • Rally Reflections: Grover Norquist's thoughts on the 9/12 rallies

    09/14/2009 10:46:59 AM PDT · by U of IL Conservative · 5 replies · 747+ views
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | 09/12/09 | Grover Norquist
    POLITICO’s Arena features Grover Norquist’s thoughts on the 9/12 rallies: This past week I travelled to the center-right coalition meetings in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and North Carolina and then this morning back to DC. I took my daughter out with stroller and walked for two hours against the flow of the 9/12 march to the taxpayer rally along Pennsylvania Ave. How many? Dunno. But two solid hours of marchers going past. Lots of great signs. One group of Obama fans standing off to one side. They were huddled around their sign "billionaires for tax cuts" and dressed in tuxes....
  • Kevin Spacey's Abramoff is Tight With Bush & Cheney in 'Casino Jack'

    08/16/2009 9:02:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 861+ views
    Filming just wrapped on "Casino Jack," in which Kevin Spacey plays jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Having gotten a peek at Norman Snider's deft script, we can tell you that some of its real-life characters have cause for concern. The screenplay paints George W. Bush and Karl Rove as much chummier with Abramoff than they've acknowledged. ("How you doing there, buff guy?" Bush asks the black-hatted con artist in one Oval Office scene.) Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay comes off worse. Cigar-smoking DeLay, played by Spencer Garrett, is seen golfing with Abramoff on that infamous junket to Scotland. He also...