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1 iceweasel  Jul 8, 2010 7:20:15pm

WOW. Thanks for posting that DF. That is some high-octane crazy there. “camel urine”?

Where’s Gus802? I bet there’s loads of dirt to be found on this Scott Wheeler guy.

Thanks again. :)

2 Varek Raith  Jul 8, 2010 7:22:26pm

That email is downright scary.

3 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Jul 8, 2010 7:24:24pm

That reads like a combination of Ron Paul, Lyndon LaRouche, Bircher, and Stormfront material.

4 Dark_Falcon  Jul 8, 2010 7:25:26pm

re: #2 Varek Raith

That email is downright scary.

The sad thing is that the NRT started honorably back in 2008, running ads to help Saxenby Chambliss win his runoff in Georgia. But then they got into the whole “Obama’s czars as a Shadow Government” theme and since then its all been down hill. And I’m sadly certain that they haven’t hit bottom yet.

5 freetoken  Jul 8, 2010 7:26:03pm

That PAC and website is run by Scott Wheeler. Here is what SourceWatch has to say about him:

Scott L. Wheeler is executive director of the National Republican Trust PAC.[1] He was previously a contributing writer (2002-2004) for Insight, a national biweekly newsmagazine published by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s News World Communications.

Yup, that’s right, another weirdo who got his start with the Moonies.

Further on Scott Wheeler:

At Reporter’s Journal out of Johnstown, Colorado, “Wheeler was eventually replaced by an infomercial. He has gone on to a position with Paul Weyrich’s National Empowerment Television and [Christopher] Ruddy’s handlers have made him a minor media star.”[3]

Anyone backed by Weyrich and Ruddy ought to be shunned. Those two are simply in the business of hate, in order to bring themselves more money and power.

6 Dark_Falcon  Jul 8, 2010 7:27:01pm

re: #5 freetoken

That PAC and website is run by Scott Wheeler. Here is what SourceWatch has to say about him:

Anyone backed by Weyrich and Ruddy ought to be shunned. Those two are simply in the business of hate, in order to bring themselves more money and power.

Quite Concur. Thank you for that info, FT.

7 Stanley Sea  Jul 8, 2010 7:42:05pm

Wow. Yep, mad hate. Thanks for posting DF.

8 Bklynkid  Jul 8, 2010 8:01:14pm

I guess you don’t mind a mosque adjacent to ground zero.
never saw/read complaints re the hate spewed forth by liberals during Bush administration

9 Gus  Jul 8, 2010 8:17:28pm

re: #1 iceweasel

WOW. Thanks for posting that DF. That is some high-octane crazy there. “camel urine”?

Where’s Gus802? I bet there’s loads of dirt to be found on this Scott Wheeler guy.

Thanks again. :)

I was able to locate this article from The American Prospect:

NEW CONSERVATIVE PAC: OBAMA WILL GIVE DRIVER’S LICENSES TO TERRORISTS

A newly formed political action committee, the National Republican Trust PAC, is buying up e-mail blasts to the readers of conservative outlets like Newsmax and Townhall to raise money for what it calls a “shock and awe” advertising blitz against Barack Obama in key states in the last weeks of the campaign. One of the e-mails uses the screamer headline, “Obama’s Plan: Mohammed Atta Gets His Drivers License,” while another says Republicans should “employ Hillary Clinton’s strategy” to “expose Obama for the dangerous radical he is.”

The PAC was founded by Scott Wheeler, a former correspondent for the Moonie-owned Insight magazine, and Peter Leitner, a former Pentagon adviser and president of the Higgins Counterterrorism Research Center, which trains law enforcement personnel on counterterrorism.

Wheeler has a history working for anti-Democratic, scandal-mongering conservative publications. Before working for Insight, Wheeler was a correspondent for the “American Investigator,” a syndicated monthly television program that conservative activists hailed for fueling the fires of the numerous Republican investigations of the Clinton administration in the 1990s. When Al Gore was running for president in 2000, Wheeler produced the documentary “Trading with the Enemy: How the Clinton Administration Armed China.” Using Leitner as a source, that documentary charged that Gore illegally pressured the Pentagon into selling military equipment to China. In late September 2000, other conservative outlets touted the documentary as “Another Scandal for Al Gore.”

During the 2004 campaign, writing for the big boys of conservative smear journalism like Cybercast New Service and Newsmax, Wheeler tried to discredit John Kerry as he had Gore, and now, Obama. In early October 2004, he published a story that claimed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and ties to al Qaeda and the 9/11 attacks. “The presidential campaign is currently dominated by debate over whether Saddam procured weapons of mass destruction and whether his government sponsored terrorism aimed at Americans before the U.S. invaded Iraq last year,” the article noted. “Democrat nominee Sen. John Kerry has repeatedly rejected that possibility and criticized President Bush for needlessly invading Iraq… . But the documents obtained by cnsnews.com shed new light on the controversy.”

In one of his National Republican Trust fundraising pleas, Wheeler ties Obama to terrorists — and barely takes a breath before he reminds you to “never forget that Obama is a Harvard educated elitist,” too.

—Sarah Posner

He also wrote some crazy book titiled: Shadow Government:
What Obama Doesn’t Want You To Know About His Czars

10 Gus  Jul 8, 2010 8:29:38pm

re: #5 freetoken

That PAC and website is run by Scott Wheeler. Here is what SourceWatch has to say about him:

Anyone backed by Weyrich and Ruddy ought to be shunned. Those two are simply in the business of hate, in order to bring themselves more money and power.

Here’s the Wiki on the magazine he worked for:

Insight on the News

Owners: News World Communications and Unification Church

Insight on the News (also called just Insight) was an American conservative online and print news magazine. It was owned by Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, which also owns the Washington Times, United Press International, and other media through News World Communications.

[…]

Controversies

Arlington National Cemetery controversy

In 1997 Insight reported that the administration of President Bill Clinton gave political donors rights to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This charge was widely repeated on talk radio and other conservative outlets; but was later denied by the United States Army, which has charge over Arlington Cemetery. Spurred on by the report, a subsequent flurry of media investigations turned up the burial of Larry Lawrence, a former United States Ambassador to Switzerland at Arlington, which in turn sparked a congressional investigation.

Abraham Lincoln misquote

In 2003, Insight misquoted President Abraham Lincoln as saying during the American Civil War: “Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs, and should be arrested, exiled or hanged.” By 2008, this statement was being repeated as if it were true, although Lincoln never said or wrote it.

Clinton/Obama controversy in 2008 Presidential Campaign

On January 17, 2007, Insight published a story which claimed the campaign staff of American presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton had leaked a report which said that Senator Barack Obama had attended a “so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary” (Insight’s words) during his childhood in Indonesia and that the Clinton campaign was planning to use this against him in the 2008 primary campaign. The article began: “Are the American people ready for an elected president who was educated in a Madrassa as a young boy and has not been forthcoming about his Muslim heritage? This is the question Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s camp is asking about Sen. Barack Obama.” Though based on an unsourced claim, Insight’s presentation of the word “madrassa” appeared to describe an Islamic school, which the magazine went on to imply might have had an intrinsic anti-American bias, although in fact “madrassa” in Arabic simply means “school.”

Soon after Insight’s story, CNN reporter John Vause visited State Elementary School Menteng 01, which Obama had attended for one year after attending a Roman Catholic school for three, and found that each student received two hours of religious instruction per week in his or her own faith. He was told, “This is a public school. We don’t focus on religion.” Interviews by Nedra Pickler of the Associated Press found that students of all faiths have been welcome there since before Obama’s attendance.

11 Dark_Falcon  Jul 8, 2010 8:32:19pm

re: #8 Bklynkid

You simply missed my comments about the liberal Bush Haters. I’ve been clear in opposing them since I got here.

And as for the mosque, I’m not a fan of it, and I’d rather it were not there. But that does not make it a memorial to terrorists. Absent a valid issue related to its construction, it must be allowed. If it turns out to have dirty funding, that’s an issue. But the fact that it is a mosque is not a reason to prohibit it.

12 Stanley Sea  Jul 8, 2010 8:35:46pm

re: #10 Gus 802

Ah the origin of the “madrassa” claim. People still harp about it. Very scary shit what the press is doing/allowing right now.

13 Gus  Jul 8, 2010 8:38:34pm

re: #12 Stanley Sea

Ah the origin of the “madrassa” claim. People still harp about it. Very scary shit what the press is doing/allowing right now.

Yeah, he’s had his tentacles in a lot of things including Clinton conspiracies. Dirty tricks for sure and he’s one of many that’s feeding the hysteria.

14 freetoken  Jul 8, 2010 8:39:07pm

re: #11 Dark_Falcon

He didn’t “miss” anything. The poster has few comments still in the database, including this stupidity about tele-prompters.

15 Gus  Jul 8, 2010 8:49:34pm

Lawrence O’Donnell: Scott Wheeler ups the hate, because we didn’t have enough

Youtube Video

Scott Wheeler is in this video (regarding Sotamayor). He begins at 2:30.

16 Gus  Jul 8, 2010 8:50:07pm

Top 50 PACs By Receipts Through December 31, 2009

#24
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN TRUST PAC, THE
$2,584,842

17 iceweasel  Jul 8, 2010 9:55:16pm

re: #8 Bklynkid

I guess you don’t mind a mosque adjacent to ground zero.
never saw/read complaints re the hate spewed forth by liberals during Bush administration

LOL @ hater.

18 iceweasel  Jul 8, 2010 9:56:21pm

re: #16 Gus 802

re: #15 Gus 802

re: #13 Gus 802

re: #10 Gus 802

re: #9 Gus 802

:)
I missed you.
:)

19 ex-dem  Jul 9, 2010 9:21:39am

I’m running out of political parties.

20 CuriousLurker  Jul 11, 2010 1:10:03am

Thanks for posting this DF. I know how difficult it was for you to overcome your initial emotions about this, so it really means a lot to me to see you standing up for the free exercise of religion for all Americans despite your discomfort. You’ve got heart.

21 Dark_Falcon  Jul 11, 2010 1:14:18am

re: #20 CuriousLurker

Thanks for posting this DF. I know how difficult it was for you to overcome your initial emotions about this, so it really means a lot to me to see you standing up for the free exercise of religion for all Americans despite your discomfort. You’ve got heart.

Thanks. You right about my emotional reaction, since it was a very hostile one. My thanks to and to Bagua, Lawhawk, and Iceweasel; All of whom helped remind me what is really at stake and to keep my priorities straight.

22 CuriousLurker  Jul 11, 2010 1:34:37am

I know this has been said here countless time already, but it never ceases to amaze me that these people run around squealing about their Constitutional rights, yet they don’t hesitate to demand the revocation of the Constitutional rights of people they fear or dislike. What a pathetic bunch of sniveling, self-righteous hypocrites.

23 Quant  Jul 11, 2010 5:16:51am

re: #21 Dark_Falcon

Thanks. You right about my emotional reaction, since it was a very hostile one. My thanks to and to Bagua, Lawhawk, and Iceweasel; All of whom helped remind me what is really at stake and to keep my priorities straight.


This is one of the things that I appreciate about many of the lizards - you’re not afraid to listen to opposing views or even to change your own beliefs or views where necessary. Sadly, it seems to be a rare these days.

24 Quant  Jul 11, 2010 7:05:48am

re: #23 Quant

Sorry, a badly worded post … and PIMF.

This is one of the things that I appreciate about many of the Lizards - you’re not afraid to listen to opposing views or even to change your own beliefs or views where necessary in response to new evidence or a persuasive argument. Sadly, it seems to be a rare these days.

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