Thursday, June 14, 2007
California GOP...what the future GOP will be like.
The future of the GOP are not from the USA . The California GOP chairman, Ron Nehring, is a protege of Grover Norquist . Grover Norquist has argued for years that Muslims should be a vital part of the Republican party. In a June 2001 article in The American Spectator, he wrote that Muslims are "a faith-based, naturally conservative community," noting, for example, that majorities of Muslims oppose abortion and support school choice. Grover Norquist was a supporter of a Florida college professor, Sami al Arian. Sami was later indicted on conspiracy charges as the alleged head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad in America. As a protege of Norquist does Ron Nehring believe that Muslims who support radical Islamists should be a vital part of the Republican Party? In addition to hiring people to fill some top posts in the party from Australia and Canada he also prefers to hobnob with the former president of Iran instead of attending California GOP fundraisers. Ron Nehring explains as follows: "This trip is part vacation, visiting with family in Germany, and part participating in the St. Gallen Symposium in St. Gallen, Switzerland next week, as I have every year since 2003."
Maybe the California GOP chairman has the party on the right track, but I personally agree more with another Californian, Karen Hanretty, a political commentator and former state GOP party spokeswoman who said "In the nation's most populous state -- which has produced a roster of nationally known veteran political consultants -- "it's insulting but also embarrassing ... to bring people from the outside who don't know the difference between Lodi and Lancaster ... and who can't even vote.''
In case you don't click on the link, the real shock for me was seeing that the Canadian's name is 'Chris Matthews. Chris Matthews was hired as full-time deputy political director, with responsibility for handling campaign operations and information technology for the country's largest state Republican party operation. OUCH!