October 30, 2006, - 12:59 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Connecticut RINO (Republican In Name Only) Congressman Christopher Shays is one of those Republicans you’d never know was a GOP’er without the R after his name. He votes with the Democrats often and has been a thorn in the side of conservatives.
He’s one of those guys who votes against the President and against common sense and decency so often, you’d hardly miss him if he was replaced by a Democrat. Given a choice between a fake liberal and the real thing, you generally go for the real thing. That’s why Chris Shays may lose his seat in November and is locked in the toughest, tightest race of his career against Democrat Diane Farrell.
When it comes to extremist Islam, Shays is also on the wrong side. He went on a trip to the Middle East paid for by the Islamist government of Qatar and conveniently forgot to mention it in required public filings of federal financial disclosure forms, in violation of House rules. When he got caught by The New Republic, he lied about the sponsor of the event, the Islamist Emir of Qatar.
So why was Shays so evasive about his trip to Qatar?
Well, it might have something to do with the fact that the trip was ostensibly paid for by the Islamic Free Market Institute. (Quick, can you name an Islamic Free Market? Me, neither–unless you count Muslims in Israel. The name of the group is an oxymoron.)
The Islamic Institute, as it is known for short, is supposed to be the Republican outreach group to Muslims. But it’s really the extremist, pro-caliphate arm of Islamofascist influence on the Bush White House, founded by Islamofascist apologist and sleazy Jack Abramoff associate, Grover Norquist. We’ve heard about these extremist anti-Israel trips Grover organizes to Qatar in the name of phony “free trade” (there isn’t any in Qatar). We’ve even heard reports of Congressmen going on the trip and getting bricks of cash. And we’ve read how Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) went on one of these trips and praised the Taliban.
If I were running for re-election in the race of my life, I wouldn’t want anyone to know about that trip either. Especially since, in the wake of the Abramoff scandal, Shays still had the gall to take the trip. And especially since it was funded by extremists who support HAMAS, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, etc.
If I were Diane Farrell, I’d be all over this like white on rice. And if I were a voter in Shays’ Congressional district, this is one of those rare times I’d probably vote for the Democrat. Like I said, I’d rather have a real liberal, then one who pretends he isn’t one and takes money from extremists who want to Islamicize America.
Read the entire New Republic article. Very enlightening.
Best part of the article–Shays’ laughable claim that Qatar, an Islamist monarchy without free elections, is just like Connecticut:
“This nation, like my small state, has always played a large role in advancing participatory democracy, civil discourse, and stable commerce.”
Gee, where’s Connecticut’s Al-Jazeera? Have they stopped allowing Jews and those holding Israeli passports into Connecticut? Can’t wait to see his opponent’s campaign commercial on this.
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