CPAC rejects conservative Pamela Geller & Update

Republicans: Eating our own once again

Pamela Geller is the author and publisher of Atlas Shrugs blog, President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America, and a regular columnist at WND. A dedicated conservative, she has bravely exposed fundamentalist Islamic extremism and taken on encroaching sharia law, here and abroad. In short Geller is wise to the ways of the influence of radicalized Islamism in America and willing to shine a bright light on the issue.

American Thinker shares these thoughts. The Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, has already has earned headlines for narrowing the conservative tent this year. CPAC is refusing to allow Pamela Geller to have a booth or rent rooms to conduct events. This, after five straight years of packed house audiences attending her featured speaker and discussion events.

Breitbart.com also questions CPAC’s actions.  More shock here at Marooned in Marin, which poses the question, “Why Is A Conservative Conference Silencing Pamela Geller?

Geller calls her annual appearance at CPAC is “a must-see event, addressing issues that the Grover Norquist/Suhail Khan cabal refuse to address (jihad, sharia, the war on freedom in the West).”  Norquist, well-known as the president of Americans for Tax Reform, became an outspoken Republican opponent of politicizing the Ground Zero mosque issue, calling it a “distraction.”

CPAC’s three-day conference begins March 14 in Washington, D.C. Some of this year’s featured speakers include prominent figures such as Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry and WND columnist and former presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

In an article titled “Khan Job” this past issue of FrontPageMag provides further information regarding Grover Norquist and his ally Suhail Khan, whose viewpoints have undeniable clout at CPAC. Norquist’s troubling ties to Islamic supremacists and jihadists have been widely known for years. He and his Muslim Palestinian wife, Samah Alrayyes, formerly director of communications for his Islamic Free Market Institute until their 2005 marriage, are very active in “Muslim outreach.”

That would exclude Pamela Geller.

Update-tag

Powerline blog has a powerful post, titled “CPAC’s idea of a worthwhile discussion of immigration reform.” All five of the presenters on the panel “Respecting Families and the Rule of Law: A Lasting Immigration Policy,” support the amnesty scheme masquerading as Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

We urge you to read Powerline’s post. Author Paul Mirengoff concludes, “In short, the fix seems to be in.”

It’s difficult to disagree.

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33 Responses to CPAC rejects conservative Pamela Geller & Update

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    Sorry to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but we must face the fact that not only is our country being invaded, but radical Islamists have their tentacles within the highest reaches of our government and have found their way into the Democrat and Republican parties.

    To find out Grover Norquist’s ties through his Muslim wife is another disappointing reveal, but proves we should stop being so accepting of any and all who talk the talk we want to hear. Obama has done that and has twice been elected President of the US.

    Last November the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal wrote extensively about the twin Khawam sisters, Jill Khawam Kelley and Natalie Khawam, calling them spies for Lebanon and the Arab world. Jill Kelley was seen by Muslim Mid-East nations, especially Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon, as the “go to” woman to push their agenda on top American generals.

    Both women were married to wealthy Americans, and hosted lavish parties with key American military brass, including top generals in the Middle East, David Petraeus and John Allen. The ensuing scandals ruined both of their military careers.

    This was one Washington Post article:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/tampa-woman-was-hostess-to-the-military-but-had-deep-financial-troubles/2012/11/13/45cea33c-2d19-11e2-9ac2-1c61452669c3_print.htm

    This was one of the articles in the Wall Street Journal.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595904578117483761259090.html

    • Kent says:

      It’s clear radical Islam is infiltrating the USA at breakneck speed. It is as vital a national security issue as we face. Yet CPAC chooses to silence the woman who is dedicated to exposing what is at stake. Connect the dots back to Grover Norquist, who is rumored to have quietly converted to the Moslem faith of his wife and best friend.

    • eubykdisop says:

      You don’t sound at all like a conspiracy theorist, Frankly Speaking. Your concerns are based on voluminous factual evidence, some of which you have cited.

      Incidentally, you have hit on a very significant point. There are a lot of wolves in sheep’s clothing! This is part of a calculated strategy. The idea is to be Conservative in every regard… EXCEPT one! The objective is to incrementally nibble away at Conservatism.

      For example, GOProud is a Republican group united by homosexuality. They have been Conservative… with the EXCEPTION of social issues.

      Marco Rubio is Conservative… with the EXCEPTION of amnesty issues.

      If you look around you will notice a host of individuals and organizations who are Conservative… with the EXCEPTION of one issue. That is not an accident. It is an orchestrated, full court press to dilute and to redefine Conservatism.

  2. BPaluch777@aol.com says:

    So why don’t other Conservatives refuse to participate in the event?

    • State Delegate says:

      Because CPAC is considered a plum place to see and be seen in the conservative political sphere. It’s easier to close your eyes to injustice when the opportunity to mingle with the party swells presents itself.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Right on, State Delegate, and it’s also a place where maneuvering for the presidential primaries starts early. You’ll notice that Christie is out but Rubio and “comprehensive immigration reform” are in. Good luck trying to sell that package to Conservatives!

  3. eubykdisop says:

    I have to respectfully take issue with one of your comments in the article, SRAZ. You wrote: “The Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, has already has earned headlines for narrowing the conservative tent this year.” I’m not sure that came across as you intended it to.

    GOProud and Chris Christie were excluded from CPAC and that is what earned the headlines. But GOProud, homosexual Republicans, seeks to redefine Conservatism exclusively in fiscal terms, attempting to exclude social issues like marriage. Chris Christie, aside from his other transgressions, nominated a homosexual man, who supports homosexual “marriage”, to the New Jersey Supreme Court at a time when homosexual “marriage” was actively being addressed by state courts there.

    It is not a “narrowing” of the Conservative tent to exclude those who support and promote homosexual activism. It is preserving the definition of Conservatism just as we seek to preserve the definition of marriage.

    Excluding Geller is not a very bright move but we have to realize that CPAC is not the definer of Conservatives or Conservatism. CPAC is run by the American Conservative Union Foundation and the ACU saw fit to give Jeff Flake it’s highest rating. Ultimately, Conservatives speak for themselves. No group or organization speaks for Conservative American voters.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      euby,
      The comment you refer to was in the context of a quote from American Thinker. If you click on the link, you will see that we omitted the portion relating to GOProud and Chris Christie. Our reference was solely in support of Pamela Geller, We are in full agreement with your thoughts referencing GOProud and Chris Christie.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Got it, SRAZ! :-)

        The statement wasn’t it quotation marks so I thought it was yours.

      • Westnash says:

        When you correct Euby, you take the chance of getting 20 cut n paste comments. Do you really intend for one person to dominate your site with the same blather and comments over and over?

      • eubykdisop says:

        No, Westnah, I intend to prevent you from spreading your Liberal, leftist, Pinko propaganda, like this, with impunity.

        “Westnash says:
        February 14, 2013 at 10:17 am
        I would propose an immediate 10% cut in all military expenditures including salaries. All of us can get by on 9 out of 10…..the govt. can as well…it is nothing but would make a huge dent in the problem.”

        “Westnash says:
        January 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
        There will be some changes in gun regulations at some point in 2013 and the Republicans who only tow the NRA line of “no” will lose. Wouldn’t you rather outsmart your opponent than trying unsuccessfully in throwing up a wall, that is crumbling down around you.”

        “Westnash says:
        January 11, 2013 at 3:41 am
        Obviously, Euby, it is easy for you to blame Marxism, but impossible to offer a solution for the Arizona Republicans. Hopefully there is someone in the party smarter than you.”

        “Westnash says:
        February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm
        What I worry that the Secure Our Borders bunch really wants is to spend Billions more in hiring and fences which do nothing but increase the size of Govt.”

        Every time you post a comment, even those newly visiting SRAZ will immediately realize that your are a Liberal “Trojan Horse Troll” and not be taken in by your comments.

  4. Observer says:

    Pamela Geller is a heroine, but is going against the tide. That’s why she’s being denied access to participate at CPAC. This massive problem she uncovers is not new. The fact that it’s growing and that everything we care about is being undermined at every turn should engage every thinking American as a call to action. We have a President and Secretary of Homeland Security who are determined to weaken our nation. The leftwing media is in collusion with their efforts. Only the voices of conservatives and tea party patriots are raised in opposition and we’re being marginalized as nutcases and bigots for expressing our very real concerns.

    Educate yourselves. Over a decade ago WND wrote about the massive influx of Middle Eastern illegals finding easy access into the United States, within a short time after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
    ‘Arab terrorists’ crossing border: Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico
    http://www.wnd.com/2001/10/11341/

    Now ask yourself what was done to prevent this invasion. The incredible answer is our own elected supposed representatives of the citizens such as Sens. John McCain, Jon Kyl and now Jeff Flake are all committed to joining with liberals in pushing for amnesty and open borders, which they call “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

    Call, write, fax. If they don’t hear from us, they think they’ve worn us down and have our approval.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Absolutely true, Observer!

      The “New World Order” people, who have been around behind the scenes for a very long time, have to destroy America as we have known it in order to bring about world governance on their terms. Think about it, if you had to get America, as a sovereign nation, out of your way, how would you go about it?

      1 – Destroy the language.
      2 – Destroy the culture.
      3 – Destroy the moral values.
      4 – Destroy the Judeo-Christian religious base, which holds values in conflict with those of the “New World Order”.
      5 – Destroy the individual wealth of citizens and make them dependent upon government handouts.
      6 – Control the press and use it as a propaganda machine.
      7 – Dumb down education and turn public schools into indoctrination centers.
      8 – Weaken the military, our line of defense.
      9 – Undermine The Constitution through judicial activism and tolerated unconstitutional actions.
      10 – Eliminate borders and thus eliminate sovereignty.

      These are just a few of the things one would go after to destroy a constitutional, sovereign America. Do we not see every one of these in action? For what purpose? If it were to implement Communism per se we wouldn’t see, at the same time, the amassing of enormous wealth into the hands of a relatively small number of international bankers and multinational corporations.

  5. eubykdisop says:

    “Florida imam convicted of providing support to Pakistani Taliban”

    “Published March 04, 2013
    Associated Press”

    “MIAMI – An elderly Muslim cleric was convicted Monday of funneling thousands of dollars to support the Pakistani Taliban terror organization, which is blamed for suicide bombings and other attacks that have killed both Americans and Pakistanis.”

    “The jury returned its verdict after the two-month trial of Hafiz Khan, the 77-year-old imam at a downtown Miami mosque. Khan was found guilty of all four charges: two conspiracy counts and two counts of providing material support to terrorists.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/04/florida-imam-convicted-providing-support-to-pakistani-taliban/?test=latestnews

  6. eubykdisop says:

    “Egyptian Christians allege torture at hands of Libyan Islamists”

    “Published March 04, 2013″

    “Libyan Islamists detained 48 Egyptian Christians in Benghazi last week, torturing them and using acid to burn off tattoos of the cross, according to family members.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/03/04/egyptian-christians-allege-torture-at-hands-libyan-islamists/

    And Hillary and Barry had no clue about problems in Benghazi! Duh!

  7. eubykdisop says:

    “Forget sequester, $250 million goes to Egypt”

    “Kerry releases U.S. aid to support Cairo’s ‘future as a democracy’”

    “(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday rewarded Egypt for President Mohammed Morsi’s pledges of political and economic reforms by releasing $250 million in American aid to support the country’s “future as a democracy.””

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/forget-sequester-250-million-goes-to-egypt/?cat_orig=world

    Nice to know that B. Hussein Obama has his Islamic priorities in order, supporting the Muslim Brotherhood first and worrying about reducing U. S. debt second!

  8. Sgt. Preston says:

    Here’s some interesting news footage and a report on terrorists setting up operations near the San Diego border. Sure makes for secure feelings, doesn’t it?

    http://www.10news.com/news/terrorist-group-setting-up-operations-near-border

  9. eubykdisop says:

    Regarding the update:

    What we read, following the link to the Powerline blog, is that they aren’t keen on amnesty. At the same time, they advocate for GOProud to participate in CPAC. It’s the same dynamic I described above; being Conservative… EXCEPT for one issue!

    I view the CPAC support for amnesty as nothing more than the Rubio forces trying to sell the “comprehensive immigration reform”, which Rubio supports, as being Conservative. I thinks it’s gaming for the presidential nomination in 2016,

    No one speaks for Conservative American voters. Every alleged “conservative” and “conservative” organization can come out in support of the “New World Order” agenda and that will not sway real Conservatives one iota.

    What we are witnessing is the attempt to “redefine” Conservatism in the same way that we have seen the ongoing attempts to redefine marriage. Those who are not genuine Conservatives are going to come to learn the power of, “No!”

  10. Westnash says:

    Grover Norquist may be many things and is likely full of hubris but an Islamist is not one of them. When all these distractions occur, the Democrats just laugh and register more voters.

    As much as I dislike Bill Clinton…..he was slick enough to invite everyone into his big tent and let them think they had a voice….in the end it was high way but he got their vote.

    When you have a flock of eubyites putting labels on people, and trying to exclude them, you just as well call a meeting of The Flat Earth Society.

    I see Gabby Giffords hubby is making headlines again today…..while you are still squabbling over this he or she will be raising funds and running for office! This is the real threat.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Yes, Westnash, we are already familiar with your Liberal views from these comments you have made:

      “Westnash says:
      February 14, 2013 at 10:17 am
      I would propose an immediate 10% cut in all military expenditures including salaries. All of us can get by on 9 out of 10…..the govt. can as well…it is nothing but would make a huge dent in the problem.”

      “Westnash says:
      January 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
      There will be some changes in gun regulations at some point in 2013 and the Republicans who only tow the NRA line of “no” will lose. Wouldn’t you rather outsmart your opponent than trying unsuccessfully in throwing up a wall, that is crumbling down around you.”

      “Westnash says:
      January 11, 2013 at 3:41 am
      Obviously, Euby, it is easy for you to blame Marxism, but impossible to offer a solution for the Arizona Republicans. Hopefully there is someone in the party smarter than you.”

      “Westnash says:
      February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm
      What I worry that the Secure Our Borders bunch really wants is to spend Billions more in hiring and fences which do nothing but increase the size of Govt.”

      And as regards the use of your favorite word, “hubris”, we have this comment by you about Sheriff Arpaio:

      “Westnash says:
      March 1, 2013 at 9:06 am
      Interesting that when you have someone like Joe who continues to hang on…you have a real vacuum behind them. Their ego just wont let them develop a successor. Joe should retire soon and develop a strong successor…but I am afraid hubris has set in long ago.”

      You will forgive us if we shun the advice of Liberal leftist like you.

  11. LEO IN TSN says:

    It’s WAY past time to stop calling people “a little bit conservative.” They are either conservative (across the board) or they are not.

    GOPROUD is not conservative and they are trying to destroy the GOP & US. If you stand for homosexualizing of K-12 children, the homosexualizing of the American military and the Boy Scouts, churches and their hospitals, ministries and charities, destruction of the family and marriage, persecution of family-owned businesses, churches and citizens in the name of perversion, then you ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE.

    Gov. Christie named a sharia muslim to his state bench, and responded to the opposition of his subjects by telling them to “get over it.” And that was long before his endorsement of our muslim-in-chief. (and Jeb Bush “loves him.”)

    Marco Rubio has to know that amnesty for 40 – 50 million illegal aliens will require exponential increases in the size and scope of all levels of government to take care of their special needs, and huge tax increases and deficit spending to pay for them. It will totally depress our floundering economy and drive unemployment through the roof. That’s conservative? –I don’t think so.

    Ric Perry tried to force mandatory (no opt out) muslim appreciation classes in his government schools, and the TX parents revolted. Then he forced his government school students to memorize, recite and sing the Mexican pledge of allegiance and national anthem. He is now going to court to uphold his expulsion of a high school student (patriot) who refused to recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance. And don’t forget GARDISIL. That’s conservative? –I don’t think so.

    The people who love America, and want to preserve and protect her are conservatives and patriots. Those who want to change her are NOT. God bless Pamela Geller and all patriots who are waging the war to save US.

    God bless America.

    • Matt DeGennaro says:

      LEO IN TSN:
      You couldn’t be more correct in your keen recollections and observations. Neither Marco Rubio nor Rick Perry are conservatives. They both play to specific voting blocs and have abandoned any semblance of adherence to Constitutional principles. I also appreciate you using realistic figures when referencing the illegal population of invaders into the US rather than the 10 million that has been in use for a decade or more. Hispanics have large families, as do Muslims. Native-born American citizens are barely replacing themselves. One need only look to Western Europe to see into our own future. Their illegals are black Muslims coming on rickety boats from northern Africa and invading Italy, Greece, France, Spain, Portugal and moving further north into Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. I travel extensively and have seen the widespread changes in recent years. The rioters in the Paris suburbs and London were uneducated and unemployed ghetto youths whose families have never assimilated. They burned thousands of cars, looting and destroying businesses and had cities under siege for weeks on end, overwhelming the police and government’s abilities to quell the violence.

      Besides Rick Perry’s disturbing allegiance to Muslim instruction in Texas public schools, you also mention Gardasil. After he mandated the virtually untested and fast tracked vaccine for 11 years od girls (and later boys) evidence that Merck Pharmaceuticals PAC gave hefty donations to his campaign emerged. He denied the donations influenced his decision to issue the executive order, in which he bypassed the state legislature. Coincidently, within short order, Perry’s chief-of-staff landed a lucrative lobbying position with the drug company.

      Marco Rubio is young, attractive and well spoken, but his open borders agenda is anti-American. Republicans have now taken the bait and have fallen into the trap advanced by slimy Karl Rove, who advocates for amnesty in order to “grow our party,” and show inclusiveness. This is nothing more than self deceiving madness. Hispanics are not going to become Republicans any more than blacks or the Jewish voters who voted in large numbers for Barack Obama, against their own self interests. My family is Italian. They are successful descendants of proud legal immigrants to the US in the early 1900s. Though they should know better, most of them are still voting for Democrats. So it will be with the Hispanics. Why else would Obama be pushing for their citizenship? Certainly not to help Republicans.

      • Westnash says:

        Calling Rick Perry Islamist is a real stretch. Remember that Ronald Reagan wanted votes from everyone.

      • eubykdisop says:

        What we remember, Westnash, are your consistently Liberal, leftist positions.

        “Westnash says:
        February 14, 2013 at 10:17 am
        I would propose an immediate 10% cut in all military expenditures including salaries. All of us can get by on 9 out of 10…..the govt. can as well…it is nothing but would make a huge dent in the problem.”

        “Westnash says:
        January 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
        There will be some changes in gun regulations at some point in 2013 and the Republicans who only tow the NRA line of “no” will lose. Wouldn’t you rather outsmart your opponent than trying unsuccessfully in throwing up a wall, that is crumbling down around you.”

        “Westnash says:
        January 11, 2013 at 3:41 am
        Obviously, Euby, it is easy for you to blame Marxism, but impossible to offer a solution for the Arizona Republicans. Hopefully there is someone in the party smarter than you.”

        “Westnash says:
        February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm
        What I worry that the Secure Our Borders bunch really wants is to spend Billions more in hiring and fences which do nothing but increase the size of Govt.”

        Support for cutting military spending across the board, support for gun control legislation, concern about “blaming” Marxism and not wanting to spend any money to defend our borders. All Obama, Liberal leftist positions.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Another day, another Westnash story:

      “Westnash says:
      February 14, 2013 at 10:17 am
      I would propose an immediate 10% cut in all military expenditures including salaries. All of us can get by on 9 out of 10…..the govt. can as well…it is nothing but would make a huge dent in the problem.”

      “Westnash says:
      January 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
      There will be some changes in gun regulations at some point in 2013 and the Republicans who only tow the NRA line of “no” will lose. Wouldn’t you rather outsmart your opponent than trying unsuccessfully in throwing up a wall, that is crumbling down around you.”

      “Westnash says:
      January 11, 2013 at 3:41 am
      Obviously, Euby, it is easy for you to blame Marxism, but impossible to offer a solution for the Arizona Republicans. Hopefully there is someone in the party smarter than you.”

      “Westnash says:
      February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm
      What I worry that the Secure Our Borders bunch really wants is to spend Billions more in hiring and fences which do nothing but increase the size of Govt.”

      It’s all just part of your tired old Liberal leftist propaganda pitch, LOL!

      • westnash says:

        Another day, more eubyite blather

      • eubykdisop says:

        Oh, gee, and I forgot your comments about Sheriff Arpaio, Westnash:

        “Westnash says:
        March 1, 2013 at 9:06 am
        Interesting that when you have someone like Joe who continues to hang on…you have a real vacuum behind them. Their ego just wont let them develop a successor. Joe should retire soon and develop a strong successor…but I am afraid hubris has set in long ago.”

    • Marianne says:

      Give us a break from the repetition, Westnash. It’s not euby’s “blather” or anyone else’s. It’s your own words, preserved in quotes.

      • eubykdisop says:

        That’s the great thing about Westnash, Marianne. All one has to do is to quote his own words to expose him for the Obama leftist Liberal that he is! ;-)

  12. Louise Ann says:

    I just started my daily reading, and this was first up. The new gun bill – bipartisan – KirK (IL) Collins (ME). I just called Kirk, McCain, Flake, etc to complain.

    This quote is from Collins.
    “The bill creates … new, specific criminal offenses for straw purchasing and the trafficking in firearms,” Collins said…. these crimes, under our bill, would be punishable by up to 25 years in prison.”

    The only person I know that trafficked, used straw buyers, and killed people with drones is the Obama Administration. The “Republicans” should defend the country (they won’t) from Obama, and not the citizens who are entitled to have guns via the Constitution.

    No one cares about any of this stuff. My own small neighborhood doesn’t care about issues that affect them directly within the neighborhood. I am resigned that I can not protect my children from what will happen. All of this is over, and the “Republicans” joined in the fun.!!!!

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/03/senators_reach_deal_to_make_gun_trafficking_a_federal_crime.html#ixzz2Mg6XZjwF
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    • eubykdisop says:

      You nailed it, Louise Ann! It was Obama’s “Fast and Furious” operation which promoted and facilitated “straw purchases”. Yet not one person has been held legally accountable for that or for the violent murders which resulted from it.

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