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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 05:39 PM
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Tony Perkins (Family Research Council) urges conservatives to stop giving money to RNC
Edited on Wed Mar-31-10 05:39 PM by brooklynite
Source: Politico

Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council and an influential social conservative, is urging his members to stop giving money to the Republican National Committee, POLITICO has learned.

"I've hinted at this before, but now I am saying it: Don't give money to the RNC," Perkins will tell FRC members in the group's next e-mail newsletter. "If you want to put money into the political process, and I encourage you to do so, give directly to candidates who you know reflect your values."

Perkins' move comes two days after it was disclosed that the committee spent nearly $2,000 at a lesbian bondage club near Los Angeles a revelation that has revived Republican griping about Chairman Michael Steele and the national party.

"This latest incident is another indication to me the RNC is completely tone-deaf to the values and concerns of a large number of people they are seeking financial support from," Perkins writes.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0310/Tony_Perkin...



FRC would probably also be happy if you gave your money to your favorite Religious leader: Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker...
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 05:49 PM
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1. Excellent!
It's always a plus when the conservatives go after each other.
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BunkerHill24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 05:50 PM
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2. Hallalujah!
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Liberalynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 05:51 PM
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3. That's right Tony you tell them.
Edited on Wed Mar-31-10 05:52 PM by Liberalynn
Why don't you just break off and form your own party too. I think that would be an excellent idea. Tell all your followers not to vote Rethuglican. That will fix them. Show them your the boss. :rofl:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 05:56 PM
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4. Tony, you're my new hero. Who'd 'a thunk??
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IthinkThereforeIAM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 06:17 PM
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7. Who would've thunk it...

... was my first thought, too.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 05:58 PM
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5. "Praise Jebus"
It would be awesome to see the church begin to pull away from the GOP!! They can't survive without the "Jesus votes"!!
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Moonwalk Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 06:57 PM
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11. More important (and what I really hope) is that the Jesus folk can't politically survive--
--without the GOP. In fact, I'm hoping that come election time, conservative voters will split themselves into a few political parties (Tea party, Religious, GOP), making sure that no one conservative representative can get enough votes to beat the Dems. Probably too much to hope for, but one can dream.... :smoke:
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 06:04 AM
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15. I share your dream!!!
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 06:02 PM
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6. It... would... be wrong... to
laugh.... Wouldn't it?


:rofl:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 12:17 PM
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20. It's rarely wrong to laugh.
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 06:24 PM
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8. Great idea, Tony! nt
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Rozlee Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 06:34 PM
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9. They're eating their young. Or is it placing their old on ice floes? Either way, I'm for it.


:evilgrin:
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 06:48 PM
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10. Thank you, Tony!
Although I suspect he's mostly jealous he wasn't invited to the bondage club.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 12:20 PM
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21.  I bet that has him all tied up in knots.
:rofl:
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harry_pothead Donating Member (752 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 07:08 PM
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12. Man up and go join the Constitution Party
If Tony Perkins truly means what he says.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 07:19 PM
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13. This from the liar for Jesus...
...who bought David Duke's mailing list.

The Nation claims that in 1996, Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,000 for use of his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was campaign manager for Louis E. "Woody" Jenkins, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana. The Federal Election Commission fined the Jenkins campaign $3,000 for attempting to hide the money paid to Duke.<9>
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 12:23 PM
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22. Gee, a whole $3000 fine for breaking campaign laws?
Wouldn't $5 have been more fair?

:sarcasm:
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 08:52 PM
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14. He would rather money go for real extreme candidates is my guess.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 06:29 AM
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16. (Your Favorite Lefty) urges progressives to stop giving money to DNC
I thought it looked familiar!

--d!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 12:28 PM
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24. Yes. When the national committee of your Party ceases to represent your values, you stop
Edited on Thu Apr-01-10 12:43 PM by No Elephants
giving it your money. Nothing surprising about that. (Duh) Why in hell would you continue throwing your hard earned good money after bad?

What in hell is wrong with giving to individual candidates you hope will represent your values?

Only an idiot would pay money for things they don't want.

ETA: BTW, you do know who the leftys are, don't you? Hint: Republicans are righties.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 12:32 PM
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25. The National Committee deals primarily with State organizations and campaigns...
...which will help determine redistricting after the 2010 Census. Still, no pressure...
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 12:35 PM
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26. The National Committee does a lot more than that with its money.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 09:48 AM
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17. Take the next step and urge them not to vote for the Corp Laissez-Faire Economics of the GOP
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 11:22 AM
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18. The actual reason the FRC is mad at the RNC is not what is presented in the article
The Rude Pundit explains:

"4/01/2010
Family Research Council's Statement on the RNC: It's Really About Gays and Greed:
The mainstream media has been all abuzz with the pronouncement by Tony Perkins of the Christian conservative organization Family Research Council (motto: "About that whole 'judge not lest ye be judged' thing..."), "Don't give money to the RNC." Every article and news report associates the action with the Republican National Committee's expense report showing the expenditure of $2000 worth of drinks and bondage at the douchiest nightclub in L.A. However, only a few mention that what the FRC's action is really about: hating the gays and pumping up its own coffers.

See, the FRC exists at this point for two reasons: forcing women to have unwanted babies and stopping any and all advances in gay rights. So, since abortion isn't part of the RNC's expenditures yet (you never know with Michael Steele), they've got the homosexual agenda involved. Not only was Voyeur offering lesbian bondage acts, but the RNC recently hired lawyer Ted Olson on a campaign finance reform case: "Yes, this is the same Ted Olson that is trying to overturn the results of the marriage amendment in California. The outcome of Olson's challenge to Prop 8 goes far beyond nullifying the votes of nearly 7 million voters in California; his efforts could lead to the overturning of amendments and laws in all 45 states that currently define marriage as the union of one man and one woman." He's also the same Ted Olson who represented Bush in Bush v. Gore, but, oh, fuck that, he supports gay marriage."

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 11:52 AM
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19. What he really means is give it all to...
MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 12:25 PM
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23. Don't give your money to that BLACK guy, Michael Steele...
...give it directly to white politicians so we can get rid of the black president.

That's probably a rough translation.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 12:40 PM
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27. All Republicans are evil, so just hang on to your money.
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