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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...