Feder: Norquist Is a "One-Man Fifth Column" Working To Undermine Conservative Movement

Don Feder is not happy with the state of things as CPAC and he knows just who is to blame: Grover Norquist:

The trouble with CPAC (the annual Conservative Political Action Conference) can be summed up in six words – gays, Grover, knee-jerk libertarianism and Islamist connections.

That is actually eight words and gives you a sense of the overall "accuracy" of Feder's rant in which he also claims that GOProud is participating "for the third year in a row," which is impressive considering the group didn't even exist until April 2009, and that Mike Hucakbee is among those boycotting CPAC because of GOProud, which is not true either as Huckabee has been skipping CPAC because he considers it pointless and corrupt.

Anyway, aside from all that, Feder is sure that the real culprit behind it all is Grover Norquist, who he calls a "one-man fifth column" out to destroy conservatism:

Antonio Gramsci would have been tickled pink (or red) by the “conservatism” of Keene and Grover Norquist. An Italian Marxist who died in one of Mussolini’s prisons in the 1930s, Gramsci lived through the Bolshevik revolution and the aborted communist regimes in Central Europe.

The Marxist theorist was one of the first to ask why workers didn’t follow their class interests and shrug off their capitalist chains. He answered it was because they had been conditioned by family and church to accept the prevailing order. Thus, said the forerunner of Saul Alinsky, the revolution won’t triumph until these institutions are subverted, co-opted and eventually destroyed.

Enter Grover Norquist – Harvard MBA, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, friend of Newt and Rove, and one of the most powerful members of the ACU Board. If there was ever a mole, burrowing away at the core of the conservative movement, it’s the diminutive, bearded Bay State native.

I met Grover in 1977, when we both were part of the anti-tax movement. For almost 25 years, we were friends and colleagues. That’s when his libertarian gene was recessive and he still had most of his brain intact. Today, Norquist is a one-man fifth column, working to deconstruct the movement with which he’s ostensibly aligned.

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Grover’s message is Taxes-Taxes-Taxes, Spending-Spending-Spending – and don’t be diverted by the illegals pouring over our broken border, the jihadists undermining our republic with Sharia, or the gay lobby taking a sledgehammer to society’s foundation.

If Norquist had his way, the conservative movement would look like a pot party at a bathhouse, located next to an Islamic cultural center.

Lila Rose Is "The Upton Sinclair Of This Generation"

Last night, anti-choice leaders gathered together for a webcast organized around Live Action's latest video hoax attacks on Planned Parenthood and it was pretty much just an hour of Religious Right leaders and Rep. Mike Pence calling for a defunding of Planned Parenthood.

But there were a few interesting points, like when Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood employee who - when she feared she was going to be fired - decided to rebrand herself as an convert to the anti-choice movement, claiming that Planned Parenthood staffers are "required" to coerce women, especially minors, into having abortions to meet their "quotas":

Later, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America and Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life joined the webcast via Skype, during which Yoest declared Live Actions' Lila Rose to be "the Upton Sinclair of this generation":

Lila Rose Is "The Upton Sinclair Of This Generation"

Last night, anti-choice leaders gathered together for a webcast organized around Live Action's latest video hoax attacks on Planned Parenthood and it was pretty much just an hour of Religious Right leaders and Rep. Mike Pence calling for a defunding of Planned Parenthood.

But there were a few interesting points, like when Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood employee who - when she feared she was going to be fired - decided to rebrand herself as an convert to the anti-choice movement, claiming that Planned Parenthood staffers are "required" to coerce women, especially minors, into having abortions to meet their "quotas":

Later, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America and Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life joined the webcast via Skype, during which Yoest declared Live Actions' Lila Rose to be "the Upton Sinclair of this generation":

Right Wing Round-Up

Right Wing Round-Up

Right Wing Leftovers

  • Sarah Palin will, once again, be skipping CPAC.
  • Speaking of Palin, Stephen Stromberg learns just how pointless it is to point out that she has no idea what she is talking about.
  • John Hagee is up in arms over Sen. Rand Paul plan to cut aid to Israel.
  • You can watch tonight's right-wing anti-Planned Parenthood webcast here.
  • On a related note, right-wing anti-choice advocates are claiming that YouTube is trying to "censor" Live Action's videos.  Can we point out that YouTube complete shut down our last channel? So obviously that means YouTube is biased against liberals.
  • Finally, in honor of Ronald Reagan's upcoming 100th birthday, I give you this quote from the book "Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up," written by Iran-Contra Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh:
  • Whatever the intentions, the effects of the political institutions - legitimate and illegitimate - were to prolong the Iran-Contra investigations, to increase its cost, and to frustrate the prosecution of those who had helped conceal President Reagan's willful disregard of constitutional restraints on his power.

    But if Congress made my work more difficult, the root of the problem was the executive branch's strategy. Ronald Reagan's advisors succeeded in creating a firewall around him. He escaped meaningful interrogation until it was no longer of use, and he escaped prosecution altogether, while subordinates suffered. The delay in producing government records and the concealment of personal notes were crucial to the strategy. George Bush's misuse of the pardon power made the cover-up complete.

    What set Iran-Contra apart from previous political scandals was the fact that a cover-up engineered in the White House of one president and completed by his successor prevented the rule of law from being applied to the perpetrators of criminal activity of constitutional dimension.

NOM: “Chafee Wants to Impose Gay Marriage on Rhode Island”

First, the National Organization for Marriage attacked Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee for not winning enough votes in the 2010 election, now NOM slams Chafee for allegedly “wasting time trying to redefine marriage.” NOM is no stranger to aggressive ad campaigns and actively tried to smear politicians and judges who support marriage equality in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Washington DC. After Chafee, an independent who was elected Governor in November and replaced a Republican who opposed marriage equality, has become one of NOM’s top targets. Today, the anti-gay group released a new ad criticizing Chafee for backing marriage equality, which NOM believes would impair his ability to focus on economic issues:

NOM: “Chafee Wants to Impose Gay Marriage on Rhode Island”

First, the National Organization for Marriage attacked Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee for not winning enough votes in the 2010 election, now NOM slams Chafee for allegedly “wasting time trying to redefine marriage.” NOM is no stranger to aggressive ad campaigns and actively tried to smear politicians and judges who support marriage equality in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Washington DC. After Chafee, an independent who was elected Governor in November and replaced a Republican who opposed marriage equality, has become one of NOM’s top targets. Today, the anti-gay group released a new ad criticizing Chafee for backing marriage equality, which NOM believes would impair his ability to focus on economic issues:

AFA and WND Eagerly Reprint Lively's "Revolutionists of Sodom" Rant

Until last year, Scott Lively was perhaps best known as the vehemently anti-gay activist most responsible for the spreading, via his book "The Pink Swastika," the right-wing claim that Adolf Hitler and those who ran his Nazi apparatus were all gay.

That legacy has been overshadowed a bit recently, thanks to Lively's involvement in Uganda and its infamous "kill the gays" bill.  Lively insists that he does not support the legislation's death penalty provision, but has called the effort to criminalize homosexuality "a step in the right direction."

With the murder of Ugandan gay activist David Kato last month, Lively's involvement in the country has once again come under scrutiny and yesterday Lively finally lashed out, claiming that "Uganda is being murdered" by "lavender Marxists" intent on destroying Christianity:

The murderers are the lavender Marxists, the now-global network of sexual revolutionaries bent on remaking the entire world in their own perverted image, whose juggernaut has toppled even once mighty Britain, crushing under their lavender boots after eight centuries the symbol of its Christian power: the Magna Charta, whose first principle had proclaimed “The English church must be free!” These revolutionists of Sodom, who march triumphantly through all the major cities of the western world to flaunt their defeat of moral law, and who hold both Hollywood and the heart of America’s president in their iron grip: These very same zealots have fixed their malevolent gaze on Christian Uganda.

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There is indeed evil in Uganda today, but it is not the reaction of Christian and Moslem citizens to the rape of their culture. It is the pink-gloved hand of western powers that are cutting the throat of Africa’s most God-fearing country, and one of the world‘s most promising Christian democracies.

Both WorldNetDaily and the AFA 's Bryan Fischer are big supporters of Lively's anti-gay work and, not surprisingly, both have approvingly re-posted Lively's rant: 

AFA and WND Eagerly Reprint Lively's "Revolutionists of Sodom" Rant

Until last year, Scott Lively was perhaps best known as the vehemently anti-gay activist most responsible for the spreading, via his book "The Pink Swastika," the right-wing claim that Adolf Hitler and those who ran his Nazi apparatus were all gay.

That legacy has been overshadowed a bit recently, thanks to Lively's involvement in Uganda and its infamous "kill the gays" bill.  Lively insists that he does not support the legislation's death penalty provision, but has called the effort to criminalize homosexuality "a step in the right direction."

With the murder of Ugandan gay activist David Kato last month, Lively's involvement in the country has once again come under scrutiny and yesterday Lively finally lashed out, claiming that "Uganda is being murdered" by "lavender Marxists" intent on destroying Christianity:

The murderers are the lavender Marxists, the now-global network of sexual revolutionaries bent on remaking the entire world in their own perverted image, whose juggernaut has toppled even once mighty Britain, crushing under their lavender boots after eight centuries the symbol of its Christian power: the Magna Charta, whose first principle had proclaimed “The English church must be free!” These revolutionists of Sodom, who march triumphantly through all the major cities of the western world to flaunt their defeat of moral law, and who hold both Hollywood and the heart of America’s president in their iron grip: These very same zealots have fixed their malevolent gaze on Christian Uganda.

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There is indeed evil in Uganda today, but it is not the reaction of Christian and Moslem citizens to the rape of their culture. It is the pink-gloved hand of western powers that are cutting the throat of Africa’s most God-fearing country, and one of the world‘s most promising Christian democracies.

Both WorldNetDaily and the AFA 's Bryan Fischer are big supporters of Lively's anti-gay work and, not surprisingly, both have approvingly re-posted Lively's rant: