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.
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.