August 10, 2007, - 6:52 pm

Mitt the Hezbollah Twit/Steven Tyler Wannabe, Fred T’s Backtrack on Jihad Spence & NRO’s Islamist Predilections

By Debbie Schlussel
While Hillary “Friend of Suha Arafat” Clinton is sounding unduly tough against terrorism, Republicans can’t afford to oppose her with candidates who are wimps when it comes to terrorism. Or “conservative” websites that are equally wimpy.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly the case on far too many important issues in the war on terror.
First, there’s Walter “Mitt” Romney. Mitt Happens. And keeps happening. Last week, liberal blog Crooks and Liars‘ Logan Murphy reported (and somehow it ended up being plagiarized as a “World Nut Daily Exclusive” by ripper-offer, er . . . “writer” Aaron Klein) that Mitt Romney told a town hall meeting in town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa, how much he admires Hezbollah:

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Did you notice in Lebanon, what Hezbollah did? Lebanon became a democracy some time ago and while their government was getting underway, Hezbollah went into southern Lebanon and provided health clinics to some of the people there, and schools. And they built their support there by having done so. That kind of diplomacy is something that would help America become stronger around the world and help people understand that our interest is an interest towards modernity and goodness and freedom for all people in the world. And so, I want to see America carry out that kind of health diplomacy.

The audio is on Crooks & Liars. I knew about it before Klein and the World Nuts ripped it off from C&L because C&L–a frequent critic of mine–had the professionalism to link to my work on Hezbollah and I received a Google Alert from it.
When I read Romney’s statement, the first person I could think of is his fellow Massachusetts resident Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. As I’ve written, right after 9/11, Tyler made the same absurd comments about Al-Qaeda, claiming that Al-Qaeda provided social welfare, infrastructure and healthcare for the people of Afghanistan. Tyler claimed that we didn’t give the Afghans any money, and that’s why we were attacked on 9/11. But the statements are ignorant and false. Because, as I’ve written, we gave hundreds of millions to the Afghans, including right before 9/11, and they sheltered Bin Laden so he could attack us, anyway.
And, as I’ve also written, we’ve given millions to Hezbollah, too. “Their” healthcare program is really from monies and goods WE have given them via the Red Cross and directly from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Through both, we’ve given hundreds of millions, and Hezbollah ends up getting the credit. Truly, Mitt Romney is completely clueless and not deserving of a Presidential slot. Since then, late last week, Romney retracted, and every gullible conservative bought it. But not me. Romney told us what he really thought in that town hall meeting in Iowa. And we’ve already seen RomneyCare. Now, he’s flip-flopping because he knows the Hezbollah thing will kill him. Not because he really disagrees with what he originally said. Still, now and forever, Romney’s candid admission that he admires Hezbollah will make a great campaign commercial from his opponents in the Republican primary (and if he’s picked for VP, a great Hillary ad).
Then, there’s National Review. I already know that they are squishy on Islamism. In 2002, Editor Rich Lowry admitted to me that he removed my completely truthful piece (which was also posted here) on pan-Islamist Grover Norquist, Republican Congressman and Hezbollah fan Darrell Issa, and prominent Bush Administration Islamist employee Suhail Khan (whose father brought Al-Qaeda’s Ayman Al-Zawahiri into the country and raised money for him at his mosque; Norquist got him the job), at the request of the Bush White House, his friend Grover, and Khan, himself (even though Lowry admitted the piece was entirely true). When I asked Lowry why he’d do that, he became enraged and out of control. I found out the article was pulled, not from him but from CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper while we were on the Sean Vannity radio show. When I asked why, Lowry became conniptive. (Don’t forget when Lowry pulled a book “The Truth About Mohammed” and the ad for it–written by the great Robert Spencer–from the NRO site, under pressure from CAIR. The guy is spineless for Islamists.)
Today, Lowry’s National Review endorsed an absurd $40 billion arms sale to the Saudis and other Gulf States. Sadly, Democratic Congressmen–most of them behind Hillary–are the brave leaders speaking out against this sale. Then, there’s National Review’s endorsement of tax-funded Muslim foot baths at the University of Michigan-Dearbornistan–a story I broke. The immature writer who wrote several entries on NRO endorsing them took to toddler-esque name-calling against me to “bolster” the rest of his moronic rant. And he claimed that Dearbornistan has the most Arabs outside the Middle East as one of his excuses for the footbaths. Wrong. It has the second most. Greater Los Angeles has the most. And so what. Not all Arabs are Muslims. Or don’t you need to use the tiniest bit of REAL facts at NRO, these days?
And finally, there’s National Review’s excoriation of me because I dared raise questions about the pan-Jihadist behavior of Fred Thompson’s then-campaign manager Spencer Abraham (who lasted a week until the Thompson campaign saw its attack on me was not going to help and hired a new campaign manager). The inane NRO writer called it “hyperventilation.” One wonders why National Review didn’t call the same “hyperventilation” when, in 2000, conservatives complained that Al Gore’s Senior Campaign Advisor was similarly pan-Jihadist Jim Zogby (from whom Spencer Abraham took marching orders).
And that brings us to Fred Thompson. The Thompson people didn’t do much for the image of their “Roseanne” co-star candidate when they attacked me, since they couldn’t refute anything I’d written on Abraham. It didn’t help them much on Thompson’s official MySpace page when Thompson attacked me, saying he didn’t know anything about any “money laundrying.” The phrase “money laundrying” was used several times. I can understand that a multi-millionaire former lobbyist and Hollywood actor might not do his own laundry and know that the word is laundering, not laundrying. But it–and the rest of his nonsensical, illiterate “denial”–sure makes him sound like a stupid dope. Same for his calling me “racist,” since I was not aware that pan-Islamist dhimmi is now a “race.”
And speaking of stupid dopes, that brings us to those who are now saying I was wrong about Thompson because, this week, he hired someone else–not Abraham, who was his acting Campaign Manager until I exposed him–to be the Thompson campaign manager. He replaced him only because he had no choice–because of what I wrote about Thompson. And those who believe that this changes anything are stupid dopes.
Ditto for those (that means you, Mark Levin) who excused Thompson because he was “just hiring Abraham for his political experience.” Again, where were those conservatives when Al Gore was “just hiring Jim Zogby for his political experience”? They were correctly screaming about it. FYI, Abraham’s political experience was being a horrid liberal Republican U.S. Senator, losing as an incumbent after only one term, and frankly not being able to get arrested in Michigan these days. Too bad Fred didn’t keep him on for a certain loss.

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Spencer Abraham:

Former Bush Energy Secretary, Current Pan-Islamist & Eternal Fred Thompson Advisor

If you believe that the new hire means that Spencer Abraham won’t remain a good friend and advisor to Fred Thompson, with Thompson’s ear, I have some land in Bint Jbeil, Lebanon to sell you. (That’s Hezbollah Country.) He will be like James Baker is to George W. Bush, an informal advisor and he will be very influential.
You can bet Spencer Abraham’s big Mid-East lobbying fees and Mitt Romney’s HezboHealthcare, er . . . your bottom dollar, on it.
When the Republicans and the “conservatives” are aced by Hillary and the liberal Democrats on the only issue in which they still lead–national security and fighting terrorism–we can also bet our bottom dollar that come this time, two years from now, Air Force One will be transporting First Lady William Jefferson Clinton . . . along with President Rodham, of course.

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Thank you again for providing information that would otherwise never see the light of day. I am shocked at Rich Lowry’s behavior and poor character. I thought he was a good guy. I keep getting emails from “I’m With Fred” and I send them back with my comments about his Spencer Abraham blunder. The good thing is that it exposed Fred’s cluelessness. Fred is not fit to be president.

lexi on August 10, 2007 at 7:41 pm

The following was posted earlier today at the site of Monica Crowley (ABC Radio) Monicamemo.com in response to Pete who commented on gringoman’s comment on Monica’s post about Fred (she sounds a bit warmer to Fred today after saying on air weeks ago that Fred will fizzle.)……..
Gringoman:
This linked article claims that FRED THOMPSON has tapped his THIRD CAMPAIGN MANAGER, BILL LACY.
The article says that the SPENCER ABRAHAM appointment was “TEMPORARY”.
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070808/D8QSU5IO2.html
Posted by: PETE | August 10, 2007 at 06:43 AM
Pete,
It sounds good, doesn’t it? No more of Fred’s good buddy, arguably Islam’s top lobbyist in America (and Open Borders dude to boot) the nominally Christian Lebanese, Spencer Abraham? Should calm the folks in Peoria and Kalamazoo?
But wait. No more Spencer Abraham?
1. Item. My sources indicate that Abraham, despite the currrent Peoria spin, remains part of the Thompson fold. Do you think that does not mean “very much” a part of the fold, whatever his title or non-title is?
2. Item. Was Abraham ever going to be “Campaign Manager’? Heh. Why? That’s a real nuts and bolts job, something for a Lacy type, who has run real campaigns. Abraham is a lobbyist, apparently a master schmoozer. He brings pols, so-called “moderate” muslims and boobacrats together, not American voting blocs—except for the MIchigan Islamic enclave, which attorney Debbie Schlussel (unmentionable by Monica) calls “the heart of Islamic America.”
3. As for titles, my sources report that S. Abraham has got one. CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN. Do you have any refutation of this? In the reports, obviously meant to placate Peoria, have you seen any mention of Abraham’s continuing influence over the Tennessean, or how this Abraham, who has helped to cripple American programs designed to keep close tabs on Islamic infiltration across the Mexican border and elsewhere, will NOT influence Thompson in any of the many ways specified in the Debbie Schlussel report (like Monica, they don’t want to mention her name) and the gringomanic ‘THAT FRED FILE’?
4.Or do you accept the claim by golf course Republicans—and some who I’ve jostled with at Fred’s site— that Spencer Abraham, even as Campaign CHAIRMAN, is just a “moderate” apparatchik, a Beltway force the “heavy breathers” are making too much of, as if he were just a useful Fred appendage, like an elbow?
GOP MIND:
Thanks, but the gringomanic repertoire tends to avoid back-flips. I’d better not describe the yoga positions.
courtesy gringoman.com, The art of leadership without readership.
AS I’VE NOTED ON THIS SITE BEFORE, MONICA CROWLEY IS A BONA FIDE PLAGIARIST (THE WALL ST. JOURNAL WILL NOT RUN HER WORK B/C OF IT) AND CANNOT BE TRUSTED OR BELIEVED ON ANYTHING. THERE IS SPECULATION THAT SHE EVEN PLAGIARIZED HER PH.D. THESIS AND HER BOOKS. AND BASED ON HER RIPPING OFF PAUL JOHNSON’S COMMENTARY ARTICLE ON NIXON AND SUBMITTING IT TO THE WALL ST. JOURNAL AS HER OWN WORK, I DO BELIEVE HER THESIS AND BOOKS ARE ALSO RIPPED OFF FROM OTHERS. PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY OF HER BS AND BROWN-NOSING ON THIS SITE. THANKS.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

gringoman on August 10, 2007 at 8:11 pm

Isn’t it about time you guys accept the fact that Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to be the next president?

Norman Blitzer on August 10, 2007 at 9:11 pm

Norm, it may be headed in that direction but Hillary sets a VERY “HIGH BAR”!!!

feralcat9 on August 10, 2007 at 9:49 pm

Norm,
I will accept Her Rotteness as best presidential candidate when this kisses this “special interest” group’s butt like she is all the others.
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WillPower on August 10, 2007 at 10:24 pm

A lot of conservatives are in denial… and it says something about Republican spinelessness to see the Democrats lead the fight against the arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Which is not only financing the jihad in Iraq but which is sending hundreds of its own citizens to that land to fight and kill American troops. We want to reward them with a multi-billion dollar arms package? We must be out of our minds! Then again the Democrats are wrong in the War On Terror but even a broken clock is right… once in awhile. So for conservatives to remain silent and excuse the presence of Islamists in their party’s upper reaches and on National Review means throwing away the GOP’s only real issue with which they can beat Hillary Clinton – national security.

NormanF on August 11, 2007 at 12:45 am

I knew that Hannity was an empty suit, but Mark Levin?
I think that Spence got canned due to Michele Malkin piling on him for his immigration record, not because of his Islamic ties. As far as Grover Norquist goes, looks like he does have Newt’s ear. I guess that leaves only Giuliani to support, although if one must vote on principle alone, my choice is Tancredo. Hope he does well tomorrow.

Infidel Pride on August 11, 2007 at 12:50 am

America is over, you people are still clinging to ‘America’?? Haven’t you seen the 3rd world invaders in every city? Whites are too chicken-sh*t to say anything while the entire world waltzes into their formally White country, after most of them have made a mess of THEIR racial countries, and then call US racists. With a few exceptions, most of you are too frightened of being called ‘racist’ or ‘hateful’ to notice your country WAS great because it was founded and built by RACIST WHITE EUROPEANS, not by everybody else in the damn world. So live with your fallen empire, chickens.
These rat bastard Republicans are just going to say anything to get power, they don’t care about your precious ‘America’, stupid.

steve ventry on August 11, 2007 at 2:07 am

Further evidence of White Madness. I was in a Kansas City Wal-Mart just a little while ago, I saw no fewer than SEVEN white pigs with little dark-skinned babies. Who do you people think built this country, hispanics? Asians? Africans? No, it was English, French and other Western Europeans. If White women won’t even have babies with their own men, you people think you’re going to elect some Republican to restore your country?? Our people are SICK, and none of you even have the courage to admit it. You’d waste all your time calling ME names for saying it.

steve ventry on August 11, 2007 at 2:19 am

Good grief. And Romney’s being hailed as a great expert on Jihad!
Hopefully, sites like yours will cause the politicos to get their acts together on this important issue!
Check out this scary site:
The Truth About Islam
http://islamwatchers.blogpost.com
Frightening!

Suziq on August 11, 2007 at 2:51 am

Great article, Deb.
I also love the tone.

Thee_Bruno on August 11, 2007 at 9:42 am

Dang, DS — They are crawling outta the woodwork to respond to this post!!
While I don’t share your “extension” of Mitt’s comment on the Hezzie campaign in Lebanon, I concur with your assessment of Fred’s blunder(s) in trying to rename a rose.
Whoever rises to the top of the conservative ticket will likely receive my support (now strongly with Mitt), but I pray it is not ole Fred. Sound bytes and g.o.b. addages may “fly” in local (state) elections, but this nation doesn’t need a reincarnation of Paul Bunyon or Will Rogers at its helm — any more than it needs billy-bob/harpie redux.

gull on August 11, 2007 at 9:56 am

So for conservatives to remain silent and excuse the presence of Islamists in their party’s upper reaches and on National Review means throwing away the GOP’s only real issue with which they can beat Hillary Clinton – national security.
Posted by: NormanF [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 11, 2007 12:45 AM
What I like about a MIchelle Malkin and Debbie Schlussel: they’re willing to be party poopers. Somebody, with readership, has got to do it. I noticed at the Fred site that a bare mention of such names makes you very suspect. It’s like saying you’re not a Fredhead, and maybe never were, and maybe never will be.
As for conservatives turning a blind eye to Fred’s good buddy Abraham, I’ll just report that after ‘THAT FRED TRAIN’ (a gringo post featuring and linking to Debbie’s expose)was posted at AMERICAN DAUGHTER (Nancy K. Matthis), the reaction was immediate. Call it instant disillusion over The Tennessean Fred Thompson, what they were going to have instead of Ronald Reagan.
Nancy K. Matthis, incidentally, worked at the Pentagon as a nuclear physicist. I was “impolitic” enough to mention this at the Fred site. One of the leading female Fredheads there huffed and puffed. Her so-called point: She knows nuclear physicists, and they’re not like this Nancy K. Matthis, so who cares?
What’s that river in Egypt called? De Nile?
via gringoman.com, The Art of Leadership Without Readership.

gringoman on August 11, 2007 at 12:08 pm

Debbie, don’t be too hard on Rich Lowry. It must be embarrasing for him walking around with no balls. Also, I’d like to see an organized boycott of the Red Cross, who are historically supportive to anyone trying to kill Jews.

Anonymous1 on August 11, 2007 at 1:35 pm

I would not worry too much about that, uh, fellow from Law and Order. He has enough on his plate. Nixon was not happy with him joining his Watergate team (he thought Mr. Thompson was not bright) and he also had an operative or two from his payroll with DeLay’s trabants and others to disrupt the Florida recount (that is to say, a treasonous felony of the worst kind, but somehow Pollard is considered more of a devil) and Thompson neither rebuked or tried to remove the offending parties from their salaried positions.
It is ‘all about’ credibility and Thompson can blow and rage as he will against you and others from either party, and the most he will win is an emmy.

Rote on August 11, 2007 at 7:21 pm

Lawrence of Arabia
Sometime after the Crusades there’s been a homoerotic fascination with all thangs Arabian…and don’t forget—Mitt’s sons are serving their country by campaigning for HIM!!!
Fortunately, the next president will be coming out of New York…even though he’s a Yankees fan

EminemsRevenge on August 11, 2007 at 8:39 pm

What is disturbing is that political correctness and the notch higher ass kissing is worse than it was on 9/10.
I’m not impressed by any of the Republican Candidates. Of course I’m less impressed with the Democrats.
The question for me is will it be “a lesser of two evils” or “sit this one out” election year in ’08.

jpm100 on August 12, 2007 at 1:44 pm

– to Steve Ventry:
I’m not calling you any names, Bro, but you’re just factually wrong. Sure, the guiding genius was our Founding Fathers and the legacy of English common law. But Asians built plenty of stuff, the railroads for instance. And Africans, Christ, waddya think centuries of slaves did if not work and build. Somebody said we’re like an alloy, like the way traces of chromium and nickel and vanadium makes steel stronger and more corrosion-resistant. And y’know today I was listening to an infomercial for some soul music CDs, snippets of the Temptations, Gladys Knight, Al Green, the Delfonics, Mary Wells, etc. Think about how important those rhythms are to our American culture, which the whole world has now imported. Without them we’d be all flat and whitebread and boring, like Czechoslovakia or Poland or some other place people can’t wait to get out of. You wouldn’t like that, Bro, and neither would I…

John West on August 12, 2007 at 8:12 pm

John:
I think you overestimate Steve. I think he would very much like all non-white influences to leave the country.
I’ve had this argument with him before, and you won’t get very far. He seems unwilling to admit that there’s a difference between white skin and Western values.
But whatever. He can stew in his anger all day for all I care, and the rest of the country will keep on getting married to people of different skin colors. The best part about this is that Steve will get even angrier. I think it would be funny just to see him walk down the street, on the verge of having a heart attack because not everyone is the way he wants them to be.

LibertarianBulbasaur on August 12, 2007 at 9:35 pm

Why didn’t Chinese connect THEIR continent with railroads in the 19th century? Because Whites did that, not Chinese, albeit with some Chinese labor. (It’s funny how people point to ‘the railroads’ when they pretend that America was built by Chinese, too.)
Why didn’t Africa become the bread basket, or textile supplier, to Europe in the 19th century? Because Whites did that, AUGMENTED with Black labor. And the White traitors who brought slaves here destroyed the ability of average Whites to make a living in the South, just like they’re doing with Mexicans today.
But those were White accomplishments, not everybody’s.
And, nobody’s taking anything away from black music from the 40s to the 70s or so, but I don’t buy the notion they invented everything in that regard. No one calls it ‘stealing’ when blacks borrow from whites.
This country was built by White Racists, who weren’t nice to people who got in their way. And equally rude racists, from all around the globe, are now going to take the land for THEIR people. The muslims, which may as well be a race, are taking land for them. The hispanics are taking land for them. Asians, Chinese, are taking land for THEM. Blacks have territory. None of these groups are homogenizing, diversifying, ‘melting’, apologizing for being racist, or pretending they don’t exist. Only DUMB WHITES do that.
I’m sure I WILL die of a heart attack caused by the complete destruction of the White race. And choosing which phoney-baloney Republican to support to save your country is a waste of time. If we let the entire world invade, and can’t even recognize what OUR people built, it doesn’t matter who we vote for.

steve ventry on August 13, 2007 at 7:27 pm

Hey Eminems Revenge!
It was the Turks that ram their members into T.E. Lawrence. The Arabs are “catchers” except for camels.
Fred is not even going to get to the dance, he’s toast. As for Spencer: Californians, Texans, New Mexicans, and Arizonians should remember when he dismissed their objections to illegal immigration with some flippant remark along the lines of “Its a big country there is plenty of room.” Yeah, since so many Michigan citizens fled south.
Fred is no Ronald Reagan, Mitt is Dan Quayle with lipstick, and Cain got bumped in the head too many times. Earth to the Republicans, you are toast unless you can come up with a female nominee that actually likes men and can carry California and Florida both.

code7 on August 14, 2007 at 7:05 pm

This column of Debbie’s is a jumble of accusations, insinuations and conspiracy theories long enough to make my head spin. I’ll comment only on Romney’s statement and the Saudi arms sale.
I agree with Romney that it was very smart of Hezbolla to win hearts and minds in Southern Lebanon by opening schools and clinics. It’s good strategy. That doesn’t mean I don’t think Hezbolla aren’t a group of scummy, bearded terrorists. They are.
I was rooting for Israel big time last summer while it seemed half of American Jews were too busy leading the charge against traditional American values via the ACLU, PAW, NARAL and others to support Israel.
I agree with Debbie that we must remain vigilent against “islamists” but this column seems to crying “WOLF” to a great extent.
Regarding the Saudi arms sale. I think it’s a good idea. Most of the weapons are NOT the type of things that would be used against us by Jihadists like sophisticated anti tank missles or mobile anti aircraft systems. They are high buck items like aircraft. Remember the Saudi’s already have major US weapons systems in place and have for over 20 years. As far as I know the technology has not been transferred to 3rd countries (unlike Israel selling US missle tech to the Chinese) I say sell ‘em the stuff for their puny military for the 40 billion. It will help our trade deficit.

Samoyed on August 16, 2007 at 1:15 am

So they could put on Steven Tyler, and not Harry Connick Jr.

Pinkie Pendergrass on August 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm

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