Say what you want about Joseph Farah the gadfly founder of popular internet news and commentary site WorldNetDaily. To Obama supporters he is that rock in the shoe that just won’t go away with his birther conspiracy claims. But one does not need to agree with him to know that he is a man of principle. So it is not surprising that he take what could be considered a bold stand in opposition to what is surely the most influential corporate front group leader in Washington, D.C. Grover Norquist.
In today’s column titled ‘It’s time to dump Grover Norquist’, Farah lays out his reasons for not simply disagreeing with Norquist on fundamentals but considers him an enemy.
Farah states that he has established a clear case in the past saying,
that Norquist represents the gravitational center of an effort at Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the conservative movement and politics in America more generally – especially Republican politics.
Norquist is considered an enemy to progressives for his bold statement that “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.”
With his anti-tax pledge and ability to influence the media narrative Norquist at times has even some on the Left cowed. When this reporter challenged Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) to a debate in response to his slander of those who serve in uniform as a part of the Transportation Security Administration his office called on Norquist to step up. The Director of the Norquist anti-union front group The Alliance For Worker Freedom (sic), accepted the challenge and the debate was on.
A representative for American Federation for Government Employees President John Gage asked that the debate be canceled. AFGE Membership & Organization Director Sharon Pinnock wrote and asked that I ‘feign illness if necessary to stop the debate” considering it too controversial and possibly damaging to the Obama Administration’s attempt to confirm a leader for TSA.
So Farah is taking on a powerful inside-the-beltway player by taking such a bold stand.
Farah closes his column stating his case:
Here’s the scorecard you should consider:
He’s shockingly pro-Islamist and has used his well-developed connections in Washington to spread the tentacles of stealthy jihad through the corridors of power, including the White House.
He’s is unashamedly pro-perversion, given his position on the advisory board of GOProud.
And he is a phony economic conservative who helped mislead tea-party Republicans in control of the House of Representatives this year giving Obama all the money he needed to keep destroying the free-enterprise system through the end of his term.
Only time will tell if this is a family feud on the Right or a growing disconnect between right wing corporatists and right wing ideologues.