November 18, 2008, - 12:54 pm

Sad Non-Joke of the Day: Michigan GOP Chair Who Pandered to Hezbos, Helmed Mass GOP Losses Wants to Run RNC

By Debbie Schlussel
It’s been front-page news here in Detroit that Michigan Republican Chair Saul Anuzis is running for the Chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.
But if you care about freedom and about the Republican party standing up against Islamic terrorists, Anuzis ain’t your guy. And beyond that, if you want to win elections with candidates possessing core conservative values–or win any elections at all with any candidates at all–Anuzis is the last guy you want.
In fact, if the Republicans elect Saul Anuzis as Chairman of the Republican National Committee, they clearly want to lose more elections and get wiped off the political map.


RNC Chair Candidate Saul Anuzis: Recruited Hezbos to Michigan GOP

Anuzis, in his several years atop the Michigan Republican Party has lost control of the Michigan Senate (in 2006), lost a Gubernatorial election with a billionaire candidate who spent about $35 million of his own money, and lost just about everything else. And don’t forget Anuzis’ own hand-picked candidate for the Michigan Supreme Court–liberal, pro-choice trial lawyer and Geoffrey Fieger associate Marc Shulman. Shulman barely beat the Libertarian candidate for Supreme Court Justice.
When John McCain pulled out of Michigan, an inept, unprepared Anuzis had almost no money to give his candidates, despite two years of warnings that the state GOP was in debt and needed cash for campaigns. What kind of Republican chairman relies on an out-of-state campaign’s cash to rise the tides of all of its candidates?
A bad one. And not one you’d wish on the national Republican party. Unless they want to go the way of the Whigs. Or the LaRouchies.
And then, as I’ve repeatedly noted on this site, there’s Saul Anuzis’ “outreach” to extremist Shi’ite Muslims who openly support Hezbollah and are tied to its finance. Anuzis recruited anti-war activist, open Hezbollah cheerleader, and vocally anti-Israel Nasser Beydoun to run as Michigan’s U.S. Senate candidate. Anuzis bragged about this to a Detroit Newsistan columnist and to Lincoln Day dinner audiences throughout Michigan.
But Beydoun openly praised Hezbollah as “the martyrs” and “the freedom fighters” at several pro-Hezbollah rallies. And Beydoun was openly anti-war well before Anuzis pandered to and recruited him. That’s not to mention Beydoun’s foundation, which sends hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hezbollah’s stronghold of Bint Jbeil. The foundation is directly tied to Hezbollah financing and fugitive indicted Hezbollah financier Talal Chahine, whom Beydoun eagerly defends in the Detroit media.
I asked Saul Anuzis if he would end his open “outreach” a/k/a pandering to Shi’ite Muslims who openly support Hezbollah. He refused.
You really want this guy running for RNC Chairman?
Anuzis claims he should be RNC Chair because he embraces the web, has a blog, and uses e-mail. Big whoop. So does everyone. And yet, he still loses elections. Why would Republicans reward and promote a loser?
Don’t rule his chances out. Despite the hype about Michael Steele (who’d be an excellent choice) and others, Anuzis has the inside track to the 100 representatives to the RNC who vote on this.
Make sure your state National Committee people vote no on Hezbollah “outreach” and Michigan Republican ineptitude and say no to Saul Anuzis. Or you might see a lot of Nasrallah fans lunching with him at the Capitol Hill Club.
One other thing: Saul Anuzis is also a liar. I’ve known him for many years, and when I was general counsel for the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative–Ward Connerly’s victorious ballot proposal to rid Michigan of race-, sex-, and ethnicity-based affirmative action in public admissions, hiring, and promotions, I called Saul on behalf of our campaign. Saul made a commitment to me that he would not only not oppose us, but that he’d eventually embrace our initiative and promote it. Instead, he opposed us. You cannot trust this guy. Period.

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6 Responses

Saul Anuzis is the Granholm of Michigan’s Republican Party.

P. Aaron on November 18, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Unfortunately, stories like this are more and more common. If the Republican Party does not wake up soon, it will go the way of the Whigs.

c f on November 18, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Why would this guy have the “inside track to the 100 representatives to the RNC who vote on this”?

I_am_me on November 18, 2008 at 4:01 pm

I honestly believe the Republican party has become a permanent minority party, and will eventually cease to exist altogether. I can tell you with certainty that my state of Nevada will never be Red again. Ditto for Colorado and New Mexico. As Texas turns blue over the next 10 to 15 years, the Republicans will have no choice but to fold up the tent.

sonomaca on November 18, 2008 at 6:59 pm

It’s time for the GOP to go away, and make room for the real opposition to America’s enemies – the Loyalist Party!

Infidel Pride on November 19, 2008 at 4:42 am

It doesn’t matter, he doesn’t stand a chance. He’s just looking for his next political job–he never has had a real job.

GOPDC on January 5, 2009 at 5:18 pm

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