Skip to comments.Robert Spencer: Why I am not a conservative
Posted on 03/13/2013 9:14:53 AM PDT by AuntB
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[snip]So if Mitt Romney is a conservative, which he undoubtedly is, then I must not be one. And then there is Grover Norquist, who is even more of a conservative than Mitt Romney. Norquists conservative bona fides are impeccable: as the leader of Americans for Tax Reform, he has a huge base of supporters among fiscal conservatives and the politicians who want their votes. But he also has extensive ties to Islamic supremacists. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) called Norquist out for this on the House floor in October 2011, saying of the anti-tax hero: Documentation shows that he has deep ties to supporters of Hamas and other terrorist organizations that are sworn enemies of the United States and our ally Israel. He pointed out that around the years 2000 and 2001, Mr. Norquists firm represented Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was convicted two years later for his role in a terrorist plot and who is presently serving a 23-year sentence in federal prison.
Despite this, however, Norquist remains such a powerful force among conservatives that he is a feared eminence gris at CPAC. Last year, his protege (and another conservative with extensive ties to Islamic supremacist Muslim Brotherhood groups) Suhail Khan boasted to me that I had been barred from speaking at CPAC because I dared to question the Muslim Brotherhood ties of some of its foremost figures.
>> “Since the far right is the label generally given to advocates of authoritarian government and racist discrimination, this label, as common as it is, is a sheer calumny, as we are not only opponents of both of those things, but foes of a system that advances both.” <<
Anyone that has a modicum of understanding of politics knows that ‘Authoritarian government’ is a far left position, and that it is the leftists tha cherish racial issues.
Etch is a conservative? ROFLOL!! Only if conservatism is statism.
Leftists and RINOs (statists).
I think there is more than a bit of irony here. Not funny enough to be called satire, but definitely irony.
“So if Mitt Romney is a conservative, which he undoubtedly is, then I must not be one.”
Oh, yeah, sure.
And Grover Norquist. Well, perhaps he’s a fiscal conservative, but he sure isn’t a political conservative, unless you consider it conservative to be a friend and spokesman for Muslim terrorists. And somehow or other, he’s set up his fiscal conservatism in such a way that it never seems to actually accomplish anything—much like Ron Paul. Paul claimed to be a fiscal conservative, but he never accomplished anything in that line, while he constantly gobbled up pork for his constituents.
No question about it, Grover Norquist has to be exposed and broomed out. He is a big contributor to the constant splitting and division of conservatives that leads to the nomination and election of RINOs and liberals.
Mitt Romney defines what is a conservative? As does creating a Palestinian state? As does being hateful and racist? No thanks, Dr. Spencer; don’t define me that way.
Not just conservative, but “severely” conservative.
“Mitt Romney defines what is a conservative? As does creating a Palestinian state? As does being hateful and racist? No thanks, Dr. Spencer; dont define me that way.”
THAT is exactly Spencer’s point.
You can count the true conservatives in Wasington on one hand. As far as Islam, I have since 9-12-2001 advocated that a modern crusade be waged. It’s basically kill or be killed. And these bastard muzzies want to eradicate anything non-moslem world wide. Our society is too PC to admit it, and it will be our undoing.
Looking for a new label...
Mitt Romney is a liberal and always has been a liberal. Norquist, at the very best, is a neo-con but is probably another liberal plant like Romney. The Republican party has a dearth of liberal RINOs but that doesn't mean that the party still doesn't have some conservatives in it. It certainly doesn't change the concept of conservatism. Conservatism is greater than party affiliation.
By my definition, Conservatism starts and ends with the written meaning of the constitution as explained by our founding fathers.
Personal pet peeve of mine as this right-left paradigm is based on the old European standards that is almost the opposite of the US view. What they were 'conserving' in the 19th Century Europe when this right-left labeling came in style, was the old monocrachy, authoritarian system. The 'left' were those of the enlightenment promoting individual liberty.
In the US, it was opposite as we were founded on the enlightenment basis of individual liberty. That Constitutional foundation is what we were trying to 'conserve'. The left here want to move away from that foundation back to a centralized ruler class like Europe.
I have to admit I had no idea that Grover Norquist was a muzzie supporter. Just knew about His fiscal thoughts.
But thats why I come here.
So basically this guy is just crying that he's not getting awards and speaking fees?
He’s also an NRA board member which gives me pause.
Spencer is a hero. God bless him. One of the few with courage to speak uncomfortable truths to his fellow man. He is hated, mocked, slandered, threatened and abused and still he stands.I wish I had a sliver of this man’s courage.
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