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CPAC 2012: Extremely Controversial!

Posted on | February 9, 2012 | 8 Comments

Grover Norquist (right) interviewed on WMAL radio
by Brian Wilson and Mary Katharine Ham

WASHINGTON, D.C.
It is inevitable: Every year, left-wingers find something on the CPAC agenda that they can “expose” as controversial, so as to suggest that the entire conference is irredeemably tainted through this guilt-by-association method:

Following speeches from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Michele Bachmann, CPAC is hosting the panel “The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity” with Peter Brimelow, the founder and head of VDARE.com.

Shock! Horror! Because Brimelow and his Web site have been labeled a “hate group” by . . . the Southern Poverty Law Center! And if you know anything at all about SPLC, you’re laughing at the designation, because they have deployed the “hate” designation so promiscuously in the past 15 years as to destroy their own credibility.

Peter Brimelow is no more a hatemonger than I am, although we’ve both been smeared as such by SPLC, as have, inter alia, the Family Research Counci, the American Family Association, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. The list of the defamed is long. In 2003, the SPLC published a report in which they named such respectable organizations and individuals as the American Enterprise Institute and David Horowitz as part of a right-wing conspiracy to “mainstream” extremist views.

Being denounced by the SPLC is like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for conservatives: You’re nobody in the movement until you’ve been labeled a dangerous extremist by those bozos. Here are a few photos of my radical, far-right friends at CPAC:

Notorious extremist John Hawkins of Right Wing News and extremely notorious Tiffiny Ruegner of TheTeaParty.net.

Extremely controversial Pete Dingledey and controversial extremist Joseph Farah of World Net Daily.

Radical right-winger Joel Mowbray of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and right-wing radical Elicia Huffaker of Cain Solutions.

Obviously, these people are all very dangerous — a hate crime waiting to happen. And they must be relentlessly exposed as known accomplices!

Comments

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/2012/02/obama-to-wall-street-i-am-going-after.html  Obama says he is going after Romney, but not Wall Street (he needs their donations and those OWS folks are so cheap!).  

  • Anonymous

    What? No extremist hobbits? What kind of pansy-assed establishment has CPAC become?

  • http://www.redstateeclectic.typepad.com AngelaTC

    Stacy, have you even read some of the stuff VDare publishes?  You’re always one of the first to use the anti-semetic (and usually by  association, imaginary even)  label to slander people who disagree with you on foreign policy, so I’m doubly surprised to see you laugh this off.  

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Attention rightwing extremist dudes: it’s no good not wearing the necktie.  We KNOW you have it in your jacket pocket for when the cameras leave.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

     I’ve not seen Stacy do as you describe, but VDARE is hardly mainstream conservative, and I bet a very large majority of the attendees at CPAC would cover their faces to avoid being associated with it if they were familiar.  Joe Farah isn’t exactly far from the edge himself.

    SPLC is a scam to extract money from rich white liberals, and it has worked well for 40 years for Deese and his hangers-on.  But just because he’s denounced and slandered dozens of mainstream conservatives over the years doesn’t make everyone he denounces mainstream.  He started out against the KKK – granted, he milked his lawsuit against a single group to build his fraudulent empire, but that doesn’t mean we should endorse and defend them.

  • Quartermaster

    Vdare is in no way a whack job site. It is certainly not PC, but no good conservative site will be PC. If they are pushing something so bad as to be worthy of the Raaaaacist label, then post it. We’ve seen the same trash about the Paul newsletters only to find out they are just not liked by the leftwing weenies because they don’t fit with their racist ways.

    Farah and WND is the same. They deal with teh facts as they are, not as the extreme left wishes them to be.

  • K-Bob

    “He started out against the KKK”

    That’s a neat trick.  I think you just discovered the Charles Johnson mystery tactic.

    Forty years from now, when he’s a world-renowned, famous, person-of-renown, he’ll look back and say “it all started with me exposing the Conservatives as the evil, hate-mongers they really are.”

    That way, his footnote in history will include an extra 1/3 inch.

    Mostly though, it’ll read: “ibid”

  • K-Bob

    Come on, man. When do you get on with exposing all the raaaaacism at CPAC?