Frank Gaffney: Radical Plant Out to Destroy Republican Party?
After reading this post at Think Progress, and the absolute wackiness it attributes to Frank Gaffney, it occured to me that either he’s a radical plant out to destroy the Republican Party from within, or he’s the Party’s worst nightmare. This guy is waging global jihad against, of all people, Grover Norquist! He’s the patron saint of the anti-taxers, fer chrissakes! It just boggles the mind. Here are a few of Gaffney’s choicer comments about this “friend of the Muslim Brotherhood:”
GAFFNEY: “One might ask, how did an organization like this [Norquist’s] with Brotherhood ties and personnel and funding, get into the conservative circles?…This is how that has happened. [Puts Grover Norquist’s picture up on the PowerPoint.] I don’t know how many of you were in the room when he addressed this very meeting earlier today. But I have had it as my personal burden for the past 12 years to have been trying to warn conservatives that one of their own has been actively involved both enabling and empowering Muslim Brotherhood influence operations against our movement and our country. And I must tell you, I think this is time to bring it to a stop.”
Gaffney has long made a name for himself with fabulous claims like the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the federal government and even the conservative movement.
Other than the fact that Gaffney has taken leave of his senses, what is one to make of such lunacy? Is he deliberately trying to destroy the Republican Party? Or is he just another True Believer who’s willing to see the Party commit hara-kiri if it doesn’t endorse his cock-eyed view of the political universe.
Daniel Pipes trumpets the fact that Norquist is married to a Palestinian woman and even produces the marriage certificate, as if Norquist would attempt to deny it. When you think of it, for the loop-de-loop crowd this is the equivalent of race-mixing to a bygone era. Imagine sharing one’s bed with such a she-devil and even mixing bodily fluids! The thought of it is enough to make one faint!
And of course, in the Pipesian alternate political universe, this makes Norquist an “agent of Muslim influence” in Washington. Wow, I though that “agent of influence” crap went out of fashion with McCarthy’s 201 Communists in the State Department around 1953 or so!
Pipes even opines that if his wife was a faithful Muslim she could only marry a fellow Muslim, meaning…you guessed it, that Norquist must be a convert to the religion of the devil himself (though Pipes does generously acknowledge they were married in a church). Norquist’s wife too must be a “radical Islamist” because she worked at the Islamic Free Market Institute. Sounds like a hotbed of al Qaeda, doesn’t it? Proof, you ask for? Since when does Daniel Pipes needs proof of anything to bandy about his lunacies?
And it’s no accident that Gaffney’s legal Sancho Panza in this holy war is David Yerushalmi, an ardent anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-minority, anti-woman, pro-settler Jew with views a white supremacist would love.
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Every person named in this post, if correctly labeled by that four-letter Anglo-Saxonism beginning with an “S”, would be an insult to honest feces.
Gaffney more and more comes to resemble Sen. McCarthy. There’s a tiny silver lining in this though: for all the damage he did to far too many, in the end McCarthy self-destructed without taking either the party or the country with him. With Gaffney’s every step further down into the looney bin that day may be closer.
No, Gaffney does NOT resemble McCarthy and the constant resort to that comparison suggests a significant lack of imagination and intellectual rigor.
Gaffney is his own brand of hate; he has none of McCarthy’s redeeming qualities — McCarthy at least acted to defend what he perceived to be America’s political integrity; Gaffney’s agenda is to destroy Islam, not to uphold the US.
weindeb had the correct label for Gaffney.
A lot of Palestinians are Christians, and likely to marry in churches. Why assume she’s a Muslim? (Of course, she may be! Nothing wrong with that, except, perhaps, in the crazed imaginations of these judgmental bozos.)
According to ‘wiki’, Samah al-Rayyes is a Muslim, but in this recent interview Norquist describes himself as a “boring White bread Methodist”, but then facts have never been a major problem for Daniel Pipes:
Or maybe Norquist converted to Shi’a-Islam that accepts ‘taqiya’ (simulation), i.e. hiding your religion for various reasons. Maybe working for the overthrow of White America and the establishment of the Caliphat is considered legal for simulating being a Methodist. But why did he pick Methodist ?
I’d wondered why there was no Grover Norquist handwringing on the tube for a long while. I started wondering if he’d drown himself in the bathtub instead of the govt he wanted to sink. Nice to know that he’s found a bit of happiness, and also, adopted a Palestinian baby girl from Bethlehem in 2008 as well. Would that this were a ‘trend’ within the Beltway….
I can certainly see why American Muslims would take an interest in anti-tax organizations if their taxes help to bankroll Peter King and his activities.
It wouldn’t surprise me if the Republicans end up disappearing. The Whigs and the Federalists are long gone. The nutburgers who dominate the GOP these days would not disappear, though. They’d just find some other way to make trouble.