More Thoughts on CPAC, Conservatism and 2012

It’s been a little hectic lately and I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to comment on some other non-Ron Paul or social issues-related CPAC disturbances. Since Dan Riehl says it perfectly, I’ll excerpt him here and encourage you to visit his site to read the rest:

Watching CPAC play out this year left the distinct impression it has now mostly surrendered, or sold-out to some GOP big tent mentality, as well. That works for elections. I get that. However, for the activist core of an ideological movement, it is potentially disastrous.

While several controversies played out, in some ways, Trump taking the stage at CPAC brought it home the most clearly for me. Looking at Donald Trump’s history of political donations, it totals 31% to Dems versus 23% to the GOP, with the rest undefined. He gave to Anthony Weiner and Chuck Schumer in the last cycle, before stepping up with $50k for Rove’s American Crossroads and $30k for the NRSC. Aside from being a big Hillary fan, he may actually almost be something of a NY Republican. But is that the record of someone to be viewed as ideologically conservative?

I’m not saying he shouldn’t have a seat at the GOP table. But if that’s what CPAC has become, then it’s time to change the name. I’m tired of “conservative” being co-opted by everyone and everything Republican because they want to capitalize on the cache while playing whatever political game it is they have in mind. Republican and conservative are and have always been two different things. By allowing the confusion, when it’s so glaring, all conservatives succeed in doing is weakening their own brand.

To my Facebook friend Peter who tagged me in his Draft Donald Trump note, all I can say is no thanks.

As for Ann Coulter’s disappointing prediction that Chris Christie is the only candidate who can beat Obama, I am somewhat mystified. Surely she knows Christie supports cap-and -trade? That he never publicly supported ONE Tea Party Republican candidate in 2010, but managed the time to endorse uber-RINOs Mike Castle and Meg Whitman — the latter of whom confessed to her admiration for 9/11 Truther-Commie Van Jones and opposed offshore drilling? What about Christie’s refusal to condemn the Ground Zero Mosque, all the more off-putting considering his state bore the brunt of the casualties on September 11?

Here's hoping Chris Christie continues to take on New Jersey Unions as Governor for his full term.

And now this news from

From today forward, I am no longer a fan of New Jersey governor Chris Christie.  In fact, I am afraid of him.   Daniel Greenfield of Sultan Knish blog has exhaustively researched Christie’s ties to radical Islamists.  There is no overcoming this.   I am re-posting his entire blog on this matter, in case the link back to Daniel’s site becomes “broken” sometime in the future.   It is important that we know the REAL Chris Christie.  I am beyond disappointed. This is a deal-breaker.

“Governor Christie’s Dirty Islamist Ties”

By Daniel Greenfield, Sultan Knish

New Jersey, the Garden State, has just taken its first step toward becoming the Sharia State, with Governor Christie’s nomination of Sohail Mohammed, an attorney to detained terrorist suspects, to a Superior Court judgeship in Passaic County. The Sohail nomination continues Christie’s unfortunate pandering to the American Muslim Union and the Islamic Center of Passaic County.

Passaic County has the second largest Muslim population in the country. And the Islamic Center of Passaic County is the state’s largest mosque, and it’s the only one run by an an Imam who was a member of the Hamas terrorist organization. But when the United States government attempted to deport Mohammed Qatanani, New Jersey’s pols and wannabe pols like Christie, quickly came to his aid. Despite the fact that Mohammed Qatananiwas a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that is behind both Al Qaeda and Hamas, despite his own guilty plea to being a member of Hamas, and despite the fact that even in the United States, he had defended a charity that provided funds to children of suicide bombers (this is done as an incentive to reassure terrorists that if they die their families will be taken care of), Qatanani was not deported.

This is less a sign of his innocence, then of the power and influence wielded by Qatanani and the American Muslim Union. There was hardly a top New Jersey public official who did not come out for Qatanani. And that included both of the major candidates in the governor’s race, Governor Jon Corzine and Chris Christie. Christie called Qatanani, “a man of great goodwill” and “a constructive force” and allowed Charles McKenna, one of his associate attorneys to testify on behalf of Qatanani. Afterward Christie tapped McKenna to head New Jersey’s Department of Homeland Security. McKenna had spent a good deal of time on Muslim “outreach” and made numerous statements echoing their talking points.

The pioneering terrorism researcher, Steve Emerson called it, “a disgrace and an act of pure political corruption”. He stated, “I know for certain that Christie and the FBI SAC had access to information about Qatanani’s background, involvement with and support of Hamas.” Defending Qatanani required Christie to pit himself against the Department of Homeland Security, which wanted him deported. But the Department of Homeland Security wasn’t running for office in New Jersey. Christie was.

Read it all.

My friend and co-host Steve noted he saw Coulter’s interview last night on Hannity in which she conveyed her concerns that we’re in for a repeat of 2008 where Rush, Mark Levin and Hannity “hated” all the candidates and we ended up with McCain. Apparently she believes Christie is the “best we can do”. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Christie just another super-sized version of the Maverick — with the added deal-breaker of being a Muslim sympathizer?

If the governor of the state of NEW JERSEY cannot bring himself to speak out against the Ground Zero Mosque, or at a minimum, express some understanding for his constituents’ justifiable outrage over it, then how the hell is he going to lead the entire country and defend us from global jihad?

For this three-legged stool conservative, supporting strong grassroots Tea Party candidates exclusively for the House and Senate will be my plan of attack should the GOP elites saddle us with yet another “moderate” — and that includes Donald Trump and Chris Christie. Ann, you’re still witty, smart and beautiful…but I passionately disagree with you on this one.

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About Diva Daria

Diva Daria was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in the nearby suburb of Media. The youngest of five children in a close-knit family, she earned a B.A. in English from Villanova University before relocating to South Florida at age 27. A passionate wordsmith from a very early age, her professional experience includes copywriting, website content, e-proposal and RFP writing, blogging, book editing and social media marketing. Her first novel, Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal, was released in September of 2008; she is hard at work on a sequel, Sea to Shining Sea. Daria has appeared on numerous internet talk radio programs on BTR, including The Neidner Show, Blurb! Talk Radio, Red State Town Hall, Patriot Action Live, The Catholic Revolver and Young Gun Conservative. After a stint as Premo Mondone's co-host on Red State Talk Radio, she began co-hosting Conservative Republican Forum with local friend and activist Steven Rosenblum in May, 2009, where she remained for four years. In 2013, Daria founded the Writestream Radio Network and co-founded the We Built That Network with Zook Zangsten. When not on the air or blogging, Daria ghostwrites books and provides social media marketing services for a variety of clients.
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