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CPAC turns away Pamela Geller, focuses on its central purpose which like the GOP’s is just being a bunch of slimy parasites

March 3, 2013

3/1/13, “CPAC Turns Away Pamela Geller,” Breitbart News

For the last four years, Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com and the American Freedom Defense Initiative have held events at CPAC featuring guests she invites to discuss the influence of Islamism on America. But this year, the American Conservative Union (ACU) has no room for Geller or her message.

In 2009, she brought Geert Wilders, who is the head of the third largest party in the Netherlands and has spoken out against the Islamization of his country.

In 2010 she held an event that her organization, The American Freedom Defense Initiative, hosted, titled “Jihad: The Political Third Rail”, with speakers like Allen West, Wafa Sultan, Simon Deng, Anders Gravers, and Steve Coughlin. 

In 2011, she hosted an event discussing the Ground Zero Mosque with 9/11 families. In 2012, the event was titled “Islamic Law in America.”

In years past, the events were standing room only thanks to their popularity, but that apparently was not enough to counter pressure brought to bear from somewhere to exclude Geller’s message.

Geller and her coworkers recently won a court battle allowing them to post ads that countered the #Myjihad ad campaign that posited that jihad was a peaceful word. Yet despite the law’s defense of her rights, the ACU will not stand up for her against critics.

Geller explained the intention of her advertisements in a statement to Breitbart News:

Hamas-CAIR’s ad campaign is a psyop.“#MyJihad” is a cynical, misleading, and deceptive campaign designed to distract from and obscure the true meaning of jihad that Muslims the world over understand and all too many act upon. They’re attempting to fool Americans into thinking that jihad is about getting in your exercise and making friends.

My ads, in contrast, tell the truth about the jihad that too many Muslims believe in and act upon, and the only jihad that Americans need to be concerned about. They’re designed to tell the truth about jihad and lay bare CAIR’s deceptions and lies.

There have been over 20,000 jihad attacks since 9/11, each one with the imprimatur of a Muslim cleric. And so I created a jihad campaign speaking about the true meaning of jihad. Our new campaign focuses on how jihadists really use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism. It uses actual quotes by jihadis and Islamic supremacists, including Osama bin Laden and Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as statements from Hamas TV and one of the victims of the Fort Hood jihad massacre. 

One ad depicts Osama bin Laden and the burning Twin Towers along with a bin Laden quote explaining why he took down the Twin Towers: “The first thing we are calling you to is Islam.” Another quotes an eyewitness to the jihad mass murders of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, noting that he was shouting “Allahu akbar” as he murdered 13 Americans at Fort Hood. Another quotes a Hamas TV music video including the lyric, “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah.” A fourth quotes Times Square jihad car bomber Faisal Shahzad saying that jihad involving “weaponry” was “an obligation and duty in Islam on every Muslim.”

This usage of jihad as killing non-Muslims is much more influential and widespread among Muslims worldwide than the benign and whitewashed understanding of it being pushed by Hamas-CAIR. Also, the fact that some Muslims don’t think of jihad as involving violence does not cancel out the fact that many do. Our AFDI campaign shines the light of truth to break through the fog of CAIR’s deceptions.”” via Mark Levin twitter, “CPAC is wrong about this.”

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2/7/12, “CPAC for Sissies: Self-Censoring for Sharia,” Pamela Geller, American Thinker

“Once again, CPAC is avoiding and ignoring the greatest national security threat to our country: jihad. Year in, year out, the puppetmasters, Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan, have managed to keep jihad and sharia off the CPAC schedule. The American Conservative Union, the political right’s largest and most influential grassroots umbrella organization — and sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) — has abandoned conservative principles and morphed into some fleshy, ambiguous, compromised political machine doling out money and favors for cronies, when it is doing anything at all.

This is why I organize an event every year at CPAC to educate the upwards of twelve thousand conservatives who come to D.C. to get activated. Do you think that they know that CPAC has been utterly corrupted by the likes of Grover Norquist, the most powerful Muslim Brotherhood-linked influence-peddler in the country? Hardly. Has it been easy going up against the most corrupt and powerful conservative in America? Hardly. I lost my Newsmax column because of it, as I have repeatedly called for an insurgency at CPAC.

And to all the old establishment bulls who know about but sanction this infiltration with their silence: shame on you. It is no accident that Grover is featured in a fawning cover story at Newsmax as we enter CPAC week.”…

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12/26/11, “Grover Norquist Aiding Iran’s Bloody Mullahcracy Through Group Tied to NIAC,” Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs

Grover Norquist almost singlehandedly ushered Islamic supremacist leaders into America’s highest levels of government….”A recent CBS “60 Minutes” program states that Grover Norquist is “the most powerful conservative man in Washington.””…

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2/9/12, “The American Conservative Union: now neutralizing the conservative movement,by James Lampe, exclusive to Atlas Shrugs, “Corruption at the ACU” (American Conservative Union)

The American Conservative Union (ACU) was started by conservative icon William F. Buckley, Jr., in 1964, and soon became an influential conservative think tank. However, the ACU has been liberalized, and is no longer anchored by Mr. Buckley’s Christian conservative roots. Likewise, you don’t have to possess Mr. Buckley’s intellect to realize that when your “conservative” leadership is featured on Jihad Watch, your mission of conservative advocacy is pretty much toast.

The American Conservative Union has been grading Congress for years, but in February 2011, after Al Cardenas became ACU’s president they expanded their ratings to include the state legislatures of Florida, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina. However, their FL legislative ratings offended me, which is what prompted this little investigation. …

in 1999, Al Cardenas was the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida while Senator Latvala was the Senate Republican leader. They know each other, and share the same proclivity for raising taxes to pay for their beloved big government bankrupting rail systems.

While Chairman of ACU, Mr. Cardenas even registered as a lobbyist for the High Speed Rail project in Florida, despite that fact that Republican Governor Rick Scott opposed the project. This lobbying appears to be outside the limits of the ACU’s first principle.”…

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Everyone knows Establishment groups ACU and CPAC scorn the real Tea Party. Grover Norquist is a CPAC board member:

4/14/11, “ACU’s Cardenas Questions Tea Party’s Grasp Of Principles,” RedState.com, Tom in Florida

2/14/11, Rush: ‘Tea party was under assault at CPAC’, World Net Daily, Drew Zahn

2/11/12, “The American Conservative Union: neutralizing the conservative movement,” Jim Lampe, RedState.com

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This fake TP group even sponsors a CPAC cruise with Norquist among featured passengers:

7/27/11, “ACU and TheTeaParty.net Announce Two New Speakers for CPAC Alaskan Cruise
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OpenSecrets.org FEC records show this self-proclaimed TP group took in over $1 million and gave almost none of it to federal Tea Party candidates in 2012:

TheTeaParty.net Leadership Fund

2012 Total Receipts: $1,021,463

Contributions to federal candidates: $12,500

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From TheTeaParty.net regular website:

“About us”

TheTeaParty.net is a division of Stop This Insanity Inc. and is a national non-profit 501(c)(4) organization created in 2009 for the education and advancement of the constitutional conservative values of the Tea Party movement.

What TheTeaParty.net Donations Are Used For“…

6. “TheTeaParty.net is a major sponsor of the CPAC convention every year in Washington D.C. This sponsorship enables us to connect the Tea Party movement with our conservative legislators in Washington.”…

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Norquist is a CPAC board member
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2/14/11, Rush: ‘Tea party was under assault at CPAC’, World Net Daily, Drew Zahn

Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh, himself considered a conservative icon, blasted this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference for drowning out tea partiers and those concerned with social issues, lamenting, “That’s not the CPAC that I’ve always thought of or known.”

Saying he was concerned that “I might just drum myself out of a movement,” Limbaugh blamed the “ruling class” at CPAC for missing the message of the 2010 election, namely that there is “an

unmistakable conservative ascendancy happening in this country,”

evidenced most prominently in the tea-party movement.

“But at CPAC, you didn’t get the impression here that there was a conservative ascendancy going on.

You had a lot of people saying, ‘We gotta do something about that faction,’” Limbaugh said on his program today. “The tea party was under assault in its own way at CPAC. And you in the tea party understand full well

the ruling class is not happy with you.

And it was clearly obvious.””…

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11/28/12, “Grover Norquist is the problem with Washington DC, not the solution,” PJ Media, Patrick Poole

In Sept 2003, Norquist was the main cheerleader and defender of the increases in government spending under President Bush and the GOP-controlled US House and Senate, claiming that these spending increases were to “make government more effective.“…

His record also shows that he has no real regard for the conservative movement he tries to wrap himself up in, as demonstrated following the investigation, arrest and conviction of his pal Jack Abramoff, where the investigation showed that Norquist whored out the conservative movement to a wide variety of interests, including Indian casinos, Marianas Island sweat shops and nefarious foreign governments.
Let’s also not forget Norquist’s lobbying on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to continue the homeownership tax credit, which as Erick Erickson noted directly contributed to the housing bubble and collapse at the expense of billions to the American taxpayers….

Nor were there any apologies, but rather a cover-up, when one of his lobbying firm’s clients, Abdurahman Alamoudi, came under fire for his terrorist associations. In response to those news reports, Norquist’s firm altered their lobbying disclosure forms naming Alamoudi as their client to try to conceal the relationship….

The Treasury Department later identified Alamoudi as one of Al-Qaeda’s top North American fundraisers.
One of the organizations that Alamoudi funded was Norquist’s Islamic Free Market Institute, which was also funded by the Saudis and the governments of Qatar and Kuwait….

And yet Norquist continued to push Alamoudi, even arranging for the Al-Qaeda financier (who was funneling money for Osama bin Laden since as early as 1993) to appear with President Bush just days after the 9/11 attacks.

And when other Norquist lobbying clients (and donors to Norquist’s organizations) were raided by the US Customs Service in the Operation Greenquest terror finance investigation, Norquist immediately sprung into action, arranging a meeting for his clients with then-Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill. With considerable money being directed to a number of GOP candidates, the investigation was quietly shut down by the Bush administration over the strong objections of the federal investigators on the case….

Norquist’s record is that he will cheer unfunded government spending increases when it suits his own interests, and will shift his interpretation of the ATR no-tax pledge depending on who is lobbying clients are or what special interests he is protecting.”…

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Norquist ran his own lobbying company, Janus-Merritt from 1997-2002. Prior to that he was a registered foreign agent for the government of Angola.

11/24/11, “Grover Norquist: The Billionaires’ Best Friend,” Rolling Stone, Tim Dickenson, “How the anti-tax activist hijacked the GOP on behalf of the rich.”

Ed. note: I included this link because it incorrectly connects Norquist to the Tea Party. Any apparent connection on Norquist’s part was to neuter and preempt the TP. Norquist’s survival in the Beltway depended on the TP’s destruction. Norquist hooked up with a fake Tea Party establishment front group to burnish his TP bona fides. Had Norquist and the GOP not defeated the Tea Party, they would’ve been gone. Rolling Stone quotes some establishment guy from the Reagan admin. claiming the Tea Party takes orders from Norquist which of course is false but getting the media to print or say things like this is how you co-opt and diffuse.

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