November 6, 2012, - 3:53 pm
Attn, Daniel Pipes: Only Morons Vote Straight Tickets; the Few Hezbo/HAMAS Repubs Don’t Deserve Votes
Over the weekend, Daniel Pipes wrote a ludicrous column published on National Review Online, some Jewish newspapers, and elsewhere urging people to vote a straight Republican ticket because, he claims, Republicans are better on the Middle East and the fiction he calls “Islamism” (because he’ll never be honest and acknowledge that the problem is Islam). That’s moronic. In fact, as I’ve pointed out on this site, while most Republicans are good on the Middle East and the Islamic threat, there are several who are horrible, and voters should split tickets whenever that’s the case. Rewarding ALL Republicans because some are decent is ridiculous and tells Republicans they can do whatever they want and they will be rewarded so long as there is an R after their names on the ballot. It’s the same thing so many liberals do when they vote straight Democrat tickets. These are the Coke drinkers who liked “New Coke”–and would have liked sugary dish detergent–just because it said “Coke” on the can.
Does Daniel Pipes support voters re-electing Palestinian Congressman Justin Amash, who repeatedly votes to continue funding HAMAS and is very anti-Israel? Yes, because he urges voters to go for a straight Republican ticket, despite the fact that Amash’s challenger, Democrat Steve Pestka, is pro-Israel and recognizes the Islamic threat to America.
Does Daniel Pipes support voters re-electing Hezbollah and Arafat fan Darrell Issa, who called Israel an “apartheid state,” praised Hezbollah for the “humanitarian things that they do,” and gushed over Yasser Arafat as his minions were blowing up Jews at Passover seders, pizza shops, and bars? The same Darrell Issa, who introduced legislation to make it illegal to use classified evidence against Islamic terrorists in our justice system and other legislation to make it illegal to profile Muslims? Yup, Daniel Pipes–who pretends he’s against this kind of thing–wants you to re-elect Issa?
Does Daniel Pipes support voters re-electing Republican Oakland County, Michigan Sheriff Mike Bouchard, who believes that honoring his Christian Arab heritage means holding fundraisers with and gushing over Hezbollah agents in Dearbornistan, including Osama Siblani whose family members work for Al-Manar a/k/a Hezbollah TV? Yup, when Pipes tells you to vote a straight Republican ticket, this is the kind of candidate he’s endorsing. The same goes for Brian Zahra, the Michigan Republican Arab Supreme Court Justice, who sought and got the endorsement of the openly pro-Hezbollah/HAMAS, openly anti-Semitic Arab American PAC, and also got tons of Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah cash for his campaigns for judge over the years. That’s Pipes’ candidate, apparently.
Does Daniel Pipes support voters electing Marty Knollenberg, Republican candidate for Oakland County Treasurer, who got campaign contributions from Hezbollah agents and Arafat supporters, after his father, a former U.S. Congressman, sought and obtained millions in U.S. taxpayer funds to go to Hezbollah? Uh-huh, that’s Daniel Pipes’ man.
This is the same Daniel Pipes who said he opposes sharia and Chris Christie’s embrace of extremist Muslims. And, yet, Pipes doesn’t want you to give a second thought to voting for Chris Chrispie Creme and his ilk.
And there are many other Republicans in the back pocket of jihad-enabler Grover Norquist. But Pipes wants you to reward them for this behavior, so that they’ll continue it.
Anyone who says he or she will always vote a straight ticket for this party or that party and urges others to do so is an idiot. When you engage in blind partisanship, you’ll always get screwed. You have to force candidates to compete for your vote, or they won’t. It’s not rocket science or brain surgery. Or, in Pipes’ case, brain science or rocket surgery.
Blind blanket endorsements like his and blind GOP embrace are the reasons why, for example, the Oakland County Republican Party feted and used the offices of jihadist former CAIR board member and American Muslim Council chief, Yahya Basha, as their campaign headquarters. But apparently we must look the other way on this stuff because, hey, they’re Republicans. Huh?
Americans must demand better from BOTH sides of the aisle and not reward Republicans (or Democrats) when they side with jihadists. Doing anything else means your vote will always be taken for granted and you will always get mush in return. It’s just insanity to vote a straight party line and not think for yourself and choose those who oppose jihad and sharia instead of those who embrace it and dhimmitude.
The few pan-jihadist Republicans around America, including those I’ve noted above, don’t deserve our votes. If they get them anyway, they will know they can embrace extremist Muslims and their favorite terrorist groups without consequence. They will know that they can continue the two-party strange love with illegal alien amnesty, Islamic immigration, and the like.
Don’t listen to Daniel Pipes. He clearly hasn’t a clue.
Voting a straight party is just plain stupid.
Tags: Daniel Pipes, Islam, Israel, Jews, Republican, Steve Pestka, Straight Republican ticket