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Palin: Obama Incompetent on Ebola. Just Words. Heads Explode on Twitter

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By Isabel Matos

Sarah Palin was on Greta’s show earlier this evening. Shortly afterward, Politico published and tweeted “Sarah Palin: Obama inept on Ebola”.  From the article:

Palin’s comments come as both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have enacted 21-day quarantine policies in their states for medical workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. On Monday, Christie did allow quarantined nurse Kari Hickox to return to Maine.

While Christie has received some backlash for the policy, he continued to defend the decision on Monday.

Palin added that Washington is “trying to call the shots for these governors. There is a void of leadership here and the governors need to step up and step in.”

“We’re going to demand of our leadership in Washington and on the state level to get politics out of this and allow the medical community to tell us factually, what needs to be done,” Palin said.

Palin said she would talk to other governors about enacting a quarantine, if she was still serving that role in Alaska.

“And I betcha we would come to the conclusion that you can’t trust the Obama administration,” she said, adding that liberals are using “Saul Alinsky tactics” to capitalize on crisis.

For a more accurate portrayal of Chris Christie and Governor Cuomo’s motives behind their decisions, check this article out. If you have the chance, too, please go to the thread below and chime in to support Sarah. Just words. Ahem. You can almost see their heads exploding after seeing the article with Sarah Palin’s comments tweeted.

 

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From Defending Jeb’s “Act of Love” to a Beer Summit with Chris Christie ~ Rand Paul Sure Is Schmoozing Our Enemies

Jeb Bush defends his remarks about illegality being an act of love. That’s not news to us that he would make a headline over yet another stupid remark: 

BUT DONT BLAME ME IF I share that Rand Paul defends him

Or that he wants a Beer Summit with Chris Christie (first 35 seconds of the clip)

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Watch CPAC 2014 Live With Us, Speeches (Updated regularly) Schedule

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By Isabel Matos

Live stream coverage OVER Schedule and Links to Speeches:

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m. – Sen. Ted Cruz Speech (R-TX)

9:16 a.m. – Sen. Pat Toomey Speech (R-PA)

9:24 a.m. – Rep. Paul Ryan Speech (R-WI)

9:40 a.m. – Sen. Tim Scott Speech (R-SC)

10:19 a.m. – Sen. Mitch McConnell Speech (R-KY)

10:25 a.m. – John Bolton Speech (Former U.S. Ambassador)

10:38 am-Top 10 Under 40 Conservatives honoree Dan Bongino (@3:13)

11:45 a.m. – Gov. Christ Christie Speech (R-NJ)

12:00 p.m. – Gov. Bobby Jindal Speech  (R-LA)

12:16 p.m. – Sen. Marco Rubio Speech (R-FL)

12:31 p.m. – Sen. Mike Lee Speech (R-UT)

2:45 p.m. – Donald Trump Speech 

FRIDAY

9:00 a.m. – Gov. Rick Perry Speech (R-TX)

9:16 a.m. – Sen. John Cornyn Speech (R-TX)

10:23 a.m. – Former Gov. Mike Huckabee Speech (R-AR)

11:15 a.m. – Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition

11:30 a.m. Dinesh D’Souza Panel of Discussion  Speech

2:26 p.m. – Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)

2:40 p.m. – Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union

2:51 p.m. – Sen. Rand Paul Speech (R-KY)

SATURDAY

12:45 p.m. – Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker

1:12 p.m. – Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation

5:23 p.m. – Straw poll

5:45 pm. – Closing Remarks by The Honorable Al Cardenas, Chairman, American Conservative Union Potomac Ball

5:52 p.m. Chris Cox, Executive Director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action

6:00 p.m. The Honorable Sarah Palin Speech, former Governor of Alaska Potomac Ballroom

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The Difference between Embracing Bipartisanship and Eschewing Obsessive Partisanship

by Whitney Pitcher

 

The recently passed fiscal cliff deal was heralded by the media as a “bipartisan compromise”.  Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein emphasized that the deal needed a “bipartisan basis”. Republican Senator John Boozman called the bill a “bipartisan solution” that would “tackle the financial troubles are country is facing”. The bill ultimately received a total of 125 Republicans and 219 Democrats between both the House and Senate. The bill indeed was bipartisan, but what was the price of bipartisanship? Eighty percent of the revenue from the bill will go to President Obama’s cronies through incentives and subsidies. The Congressional Budget Office ultimately determined that the touted “balanced approach” really meant that there would be 10 dollars in tax increases for every dollar in spending cuts leading to an additional $4 trillion in deficits.Additionally, the payroll tax holiday expired as part of the deal. It is indeed arguable that the tax holiday shouldn’t have existed in the first place, as the holiday could contribute to the insolvency of Social Security. However, allowing that tax holiday to expire while claiming that the deal didn’t “raise” taxes is a disingenuous claim by politicians pretending to champions for the middle class while 77% of Americans see less money in their paycheck. In order to face the political reality of a looming, media declared fiscal cliff that would have meant deep across the board spending cuts and tax increases, Congress ignored the fiscal reality of our present and future to spend more… but bipartisanship!

The media has touted the bipartisanship of both President Obama and Governor Chris Christie in recent months as well. President Obama has chosen to appoint former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Hagel supported Obama 2008 candidacy and has taken some stances on Iran and Israel that have made many leery of him as a Defense Secretary. Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Governor Christie embraced and praised President Obama’s response while more recently trashing Republicans for ultimately waiting a few days to pass a clean bill for Hurricane Sandy aid, rather than the pork laden bill that Christie preferred. Both of these politicians “sacrificed” in their bipartisanship–Obama his partisan stance for his policy stance and political friendship and Christie his party’s purported conservative platform for his political advantage.

Abandoning a party platform (i.e. principle) for the sake of party happens often in politics. It’s called obsessive partisanship. Congressman Paul Ryan joined in the aforementioned “bipartisanship” when he voted for the fiscal cliff deal, noting that he “had the guts to vote for it” and that allowing this plan to pass meant that “now we can finally debate spending”. However, when Congressman Ryan had the opportunity to “debate spending” when President Bush was in office, he didn’t. As I have written before:

He is an intelligent Congressman who has shown leadership in the House on the budget and making strong stances against Obamacare, particularly the IPAB—the unelected board of bureaucrats tasked with managing how Medicare pays. Ryan has served as a Congressman in Washington DC since 1999 and worked for House members for several years during the early and mid 1990s as well. However, despite his strong stance against the Obama administration’s profligate spending, he also supported the TARP bailout during the Bush administration and the auto bailout set in motion during the Bush administration.

Paul Ryan is just one example. Individuals on both sides of the aisle are guilty of obsessive partisanship. When President Bush raised the debt ceiling, then Senator Obama called it “a failure of leadership”, only to raise the debt ceiling himself in his first term. He is poised to raise it yet again. This is obsessive partisanship. It’s one thing for a liberal or a conservative to vote or govern according to his or her principles. It is another thing to abandon one’s alleged principles for the sake of party or political expediency.

Thankfully, there are some individuals who have eschewed obsessive partisanship for the sake of maintaining their principles. Sarah Palin is a prime example:

She had garnered a reputation for bucking her own party– calling out the Alaska GOP chair for doing party business on state time, taking on and defeating an incumbent governor in her own party, cleaning up the ethical mess caused by that incumbent she defeated, and even suing a GOP presidential administration to enable energy development in Alaska.

There are other examples as well. Just this week former Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate, Adam Andrezjewski filed a lawsuit against Republican comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to make the state of Illinois checkbook publicly available. Topinka had earlier denied Andrezjewski’s organization’s (For the Good of Illinois) FOIA request. He is suing a member of his own party for the sake of making a state in fiscal shambles more transparent. Making state spending publicly available was embraced by Governor Palin as well and is an example of obsessive partisanship eschewed. When Governor Palin launched that effort in Alaska in 2008, it was praised by both Grover Norquist and Democrat Ralph Nader. She willing exposed the spending she signed into law at the risk of political criticism.

This why pro market, pro transparency populism needs to be embraced. Americans have become jaded to politics where their kids’ futures are put in jeopardy because politicians in Washington want to play kick the can for the sake of their own political expediency. Politicians too often point the finger of blame and broken promises only to find that when they point fingers they have three pointing back at them. Is a pro market, pro transparency approach to governance idealistic? Perhaps. Do we deserve it? With our propensity to vote the same folks into office election after election, maybe we don’t, but America’s future does deserve it. We can’t continue to sacrifice our fiscal reality for the sake of our bipartisan, but obsessively partisan political reality.

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Report: Hamas Loving Pig Chris Christie Appoints Four Violent Jihadis to NJ’s Muslim “Outreach” Program

By Gary P Jackson

I’ve talked about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s dirty ties to radical Islam, including the fact that as a United States Attorney, Christie intervened on the behalf of a convicted Hamas terrorist, stopping his deportation.

Now it seems Christie has decided he needs further “outreach to America’s sworn enemies, and has picked some real winners to represent New Jersy. From the Paramus Post:

A RadicalIslam.org investigation has discovered that at least four Islamists sit on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Muslim outreach committee, which was formed after Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa concluded in May that NYPD intelligence-gathering operations in New Jersey did not break any laws.

All of the information about the Islamist backgrounds of these four committee members is publicly available, yet the Christie Administration picked them to serve as liaisons to the Muslim community of the state. As a result, they are having private meetings with N.J.’s top security officials. This is just the latest example of Christie’s embrace of Islamists that should be shunned, not exalted.

The discovery that the Islamists were on the committee was made when RadicalIslam.org obtained a previously unreleased list of committee members present at a September 5, 2012 meeting at the Leroy Smith Building in Newark.

The four committee members of concern are:

• Imam Mohammad Qatanani, whose deportation is sought by the Department of Homeland Security for not disclosing on his green card application that he was arrested and convicted by Israel in 1993 for his involvement with Hamas;

• Ahmed Shedeed, a fervent supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and President of the Islamic Center of Jersey City, a mosque with a history of Islamist leadership. Its website currently contains disturbing statements about jihad, the West, wife beating and polygamy;

• Mohammed Younes, the President of the American Muslim Union, a group with Islamist leadership and close ties to Qatanani’s mosque, which was founded by a Hamas fundraiser; and

• Imam Abdul Basit
of the New Brunswick Islamic Center, a mosque founded by a radical cleric. In July, it held a Brotherhood-linked seminar featuring multiple extremist speakers.

Addressing the committee were: Attorney General Chiesa, NJ State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Edward Dickson. These addresses were followed by dialogue with committee members.

Other NJ officials that were present at the meeting were: First Assistant Attorney General Calcagni, Special Assistant Christopher Iu, Special Assistant Paul Salvatoriello, State Police Major Gerald Lewis and Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Community Affairs Chief John Paige.

Profiles of the Four Islamist Committee Members

Imam Mohammad Qatanani

The most notorious of the committee members is Mohammad Qatanani. He was arrested in Israel in 1993 because of his links to Hamas, including the fact that his brother-in-law was a Hamas official in the West Bank. Qatanani told the Israelis that he had been a member of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood but left in 1991 because he had limited time for this project. The Israeli government says he admitted to being a Hamas member and was convicted, but he was released as part of a plea bargain. The Department of Homeland Security is seeking his deportation for failing to disclose this on his green card application.

In 1994, Qatanani moved to NJ to lead the Islamic Center of Passaic County in Paterson, a mosque founded in 1989 by Hamas fundraiser Mohammed El-Mezain. In November 1994, El-Mezain stated that ICPC was collecting money for Hamas, according to an FBI report. The two men jointly led the ICPC and lived together as El-Mezain raised money for terrorism until he stepped down in 1999. In July 2006, the Department of Homeland Security began deportation proceedings against Qatanani.

The DHS says Qatanani “engaged in terrorist activity” and is guilty of “material misrepresentation” and “engaging in unauthorized employment … by allowing an out-of-status alien to reside with him.” It also describes a “highly dubious” transfer of thousands of dollars to the West Bank.

It is certainly suspicious when a person who has been convicted of being a member of, and providing services, to Hamas, who has personal ties to a Hamas militant leader, and a Hamas fundraiser also sends undisclosed cash to the West Bank,” the 2008 DHS court filing states.

Qatanani is the only Hamas supporter identified by name in a July 2008 NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness intelligence report about the Hamas network in the state. His preaching between 2007 and 2009 reflected his radical views, as shown in translations made by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. For example, he prayed for the defeat of “occupation and oppression” in Iraq, Palestine and Chechnya in 2007. The enemies of Islam are the U.S., Israel and Russia in this context.

He also preached that Jews and Christians “will be swiftly punished by Allah” and that Muslims should not speak poorly of Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, a top Muslim Brotherhood cleric that endorses suicide bombings and Hamas. He also defended donations to the families of suicide bombers. Just this September, Qatanani said the U.S. should outlaw criticism of Islam.

Under Qatanani’s leadership, the ICPC has held various Islamist speakers, such as Hamas-supporter Imam Reda Shata, Hamas-linked activist Abdelhaleem Ashqar (who is now in prison for refusing to testify about the Hamas network in the U.S.) and Wagdy Ghoneim, who was voluntarily deported from the country in 2005 for his terror ties and now preaches extremism in Egypt.

The reason why convicted Hamas terrorist Qatanani hasn’t been deported, is because Chris Christie intervened on his behalf.

The other three profiled, including Imam Abdul Basit, a 9/11 Truther, are just as evil as Qatanani. Read more here.

H/T: Pat Dollard.

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Jedediah Bila On Ann Romney and Chris Christie’s Speeches

By Gary P Jackson

Just a short video where Jedediah Bila shares her thoughts on Ann Romney and Chris Christie:

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Chris Christie Loves Dangerous Hamas Terrorists and Says You’re a Bigot if You Don’t!

By Gary P Jackson

Typical liberal behavior. Get caught doing something unsavory, and call those upset bigots.

Christie will be the keynote speaker at the Republican convention in Tampa. What’s wrong with this picture?

Chris Christie has a strong relationship with Hamas terrorists. He’s protected them, he’s even appointed one to New Jersey’s Superior Court. Now Christie, who will give the keynote address at the RNC Convention in Tampa, is calling people bigots if they dare call him out for his terrorist associations.

As a U.S. Attorney, Chris Christie went to war with Homeland Security in order to stop them from deporting a known Hamas Terrorist, Mohammed Qatanani. Once he became Governor, he appointed Qatanani’s attorney, Sohail Mohammed, a Sharia supporting defender of Gitmo terrorists, to New Jersey’s Superior Court. Mohammed thinks Sharia should be the law of the land in America.

From New Jersey Governor Christie’s Dirty Ties To Hamas-linked Islamic Supremacists:

Cross another one off the Presidential timber list for 2012. A tale of yet another clueless or compromised politician: “Governor Christie’s Dirty Islamist Ties,” by Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, January 16 (thanks to Dave):

New Jersey, the Garden State, has just taken its first step toward becoming the Sharia State, with Governor Christie’s nomination of Sohail Mohammed, an attorney to detained terrorist suspects, to a Superior Court judgeship in Passaic County. The Sohail nomination continues Christie’s unfortunate pandering to the American Muslim Union and the Islamic Center of Passaic County.

Passaic County has the second largest Muslim population in the country. And the Islamic Center of Passaic County is the state’s largest mosque, and it’s the only one run by an an Imam who was a member of the Hamas terrorist organization. But when the United States government attempted to deport Mohammed Qatanani, New Jersey’s pols and wannabe pols like Christie, quickly came to his aid. Despite the fact that Mohammed Qatanani was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that is behind both Al Qaeda and Hamas, despite his own guilty plea to being a member of Hamas, and despite the fact that even in the United States, he had defended a charity that provided funds to children of suicide bombers (this is done as an incentive to reassure terrorists that if they die their families will be taken care of), Qatanani was not deported.

This is less a sign of his innocence, then of the power and influence wielded by Qatanani and the American Muslim Union. There was hardly a top New Jersey public official who did not come out for Qatanani. And that included both of the major candidates in the governor’s race, Governor Jon Corzine and Chris Christie.

Christie called Qatanani, a man of great goodwill” and “a constructive force“ and allowed Charles McKenna, one of his associate attorneys to testify on behalf of Qatanani. Afterward Christie tapped McKenna to head New Jersey’s Department of Homeland Security. McKenna had spent a good deal of time on Muslim “outreach” and made numerous statements echoing their talking points.

The pioneering terrorism researcher, Steve Emerson called it, “a disgrace and an act of pure political corruption“. He stated, “I know for certain that Christie and the FBI SAC had access to information about Qatanani’s background, involvement with and support of Hamas.” Defending Qatanani required Christie to pit himself against the Department of Homeland Security, which wanted him deported. But the Department of Homeland Security wasn’t running for office in New Jersey. Christie was.

The first Imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, Mohammad El-Mezain, was convicted of funneling money to Hamas. El-Mezain had actually boasted of raising almost 2 million dollars for Hamas. And his replacement, Qatanani, actually was a member of Hamas. An ordinary politician might have been forgiven for not knowing this, but Christie was the US Attorney for New Jersey. It’s absolutely impossible that he would not have known the background of the Islamic Center of Passaic County. Yet Christie attended a Ramadan dinner, in the same place where terrorists had fundraised, and kissed Qatanani on the cheek.

Now Christie has nominated Sohail Mohammed, Qatanan’s former lawyer, to a Superior Court judgeship. Sohail Mohammed is a board member of the American Muslim Union, an organization that has interlocking leadership with groups that have fundraised for Hamas and hosted a Hamas speaker. The American Muslim Union is closely interlinked with Qatanani’s Islamic Center of Passaic County….

There is much more. Read it all.

More here.

At an Iftar dinner in July, at the New Jersey Governor’s Mansion, Chris Christie once again heaped big praise on Mohammad Qatanani the Hamas terrorist who Homeland Security wanted to deport.

From The Daily Caller:

Christie offered his personal endorsement of the imam Mohammad Qatanani during a July 24 Iftar dinner at the New Jersey governor’s mansion. In the early 1990s Israeli courts convicted Qatanani of being a Hamas member, but he claims he was not a member of terror group and that he was unaware of the conviction.

Qatanani has lived in the U.S. since 1996. In 2005 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security alleged that he had “engaged in terrorist activity,” citing the conviction in Israel, but the subsequent deportation case against him was dismissed by a judge in 2008.

Iftar is Muslims’ evening meal during which they break their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
During the July 24 dinner, the combative governor declared that Qatanani “has attempted to be a force for good in his community.”

I’m glad to have you here,” he said, calling him a “friend.”

Hamas is a jihadi affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have frequently called for the destruction of Israel.

Hamas is working to achieve that goal, and in mid-June launched its latest wave of rockets at Israeli towns. It also backs jihadi attacks against Jews and against Israeli soldiers.

Qatanani has also worked alongside another imam, Mohammed el-Mezain, as his deputy. El-Mezain was convicted in 2008 of raising $2 million for Hamas through a nonprofit foundation. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

At the July 24 dinner, which was attended by many Muslims and supporters of Qatanani, Christie defensively slammed critics of the cleric, but did not criticize Hamas or the brotherhood.

There’s a of breeze of intolerance that is going around the country that is disturbing to me,” Christie complained.

Earlier that day, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal denounced peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which rules Palestinian-inhabited towns on the Israeli side of the Jordan River.

Wake up. Do not allow for these adventures and sins to take place under your name,” Meshaal declared, according to an Associated Press report.

Christie’s praise for Qatanani was first reported by the Clarion Fund in New York.

Chris Christie should be considered a national security risk, and shunned by all. And yet, this is the guy Mitt Romney has chosen to give the keynote address at the convention in Tampa. Mitt Romney is allowing someone affiliated with the enemies of America to represent the Republican Party to America. And the Republican “leadership” [pictured below] is cool with this.

The website Family Security Matters reports Christie is now calling those who dare question his associations “bigots.” This is a long report that not only talks about Christie’s attack on those who actually care about our nation’s security, but also details Mohammad Qatanani, and the acts he’s been involved in. Here are some excerpts:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, often described as a “rock star” in the Republican Party, has finally addressed the criticism of his courtship of Islamists. On July 24, Christie held an Iftar dinner at the Governor’s Mansion, attended by Imam Mohammad Qatanani, a Hamas-linked cleric whose deportation is sought by the Department of Homeland Security. Christie reiterated his support for Qatanani and made the case to his Muslim audience that he is their ally by ridiculing the “bigots” attacking him.

Christie opens by talking about the attacks on “our relationship” (between him and, as he would characterize it, the Muslim community of N.J.) that show a “gaze of intolerance that’s going around our country that is disturbing.

[ ….]

He mocked his critics, saying “You’ll all be fascinated to learn that in many publications around the country, I’m called an Islamist.” No one ever said he is an Islamist himself and only a handful of writers have covered the controversy, including myself,, the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Dr. Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer and my fellow N.J. resident, Andrew McCarthy.

Christie blatantly accused us of having anti-Muslim motivations.

These are the kind of red herrings that people put up who are bigots, who want to judge people based upon their religious beliefs, want to judge people with a broad brush,” he said.

He stood by his support for Imam Qatanani, pointing out that he was in attendance and “I’m glad to have you here.” He called him a “friend” that “has attempted to be a force for good in his community.

To prove to his audience that he is their ally against “Islamophobia,” though he didn’t use that exact word, he cited the controversies surrounding three of his actions: His support for Qatanani, his nomination of Sohail Mohammed as a Superior Court Judge and how he stood against the NYPD’s intelligence-gathering operations in his state. Let’s address these cases one-by-one.

The author, Ryan Mauro, a highly respected terror annalist , goes on to break it all down. Again, this is just a taste of what we are up against:

Imam Mohammad Qatanani

The story begins in 1993. The Israelis detained Qatanani for three months because they believed he was working with the Hamas terrorist group, partially because his brother-in-law was a Hamas leader in the West Bank. He told the Israelis that he had been a member of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood but left in 1991 because of time constraints, not over any ideological split. He admitted to being a member of Hamas as part of a plea bargain and was released. 

Qatanani came to N.J. in 1994 to serve as an imam for the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) in Paterson. The mosque was founded in 1989 by Mohammed el-Mezain, who later was convicted of being a Hamas fundraiser. It was in this mosque that el-Mezain boasted of having raised nearly $2 million in the U.S. for Hamas. Qatanani served alongside el-Mezain, even sharing the same address, until el-Mezain handed the reigns over to him.

Another extremist ICPC official was Esam Omeish, who once was the chairman of the board. He is the former president of the Muslim American Society, a Muslim Brotherhood front. Omeish calls the Brotherhood “moderate” and has expressed admiration for the founder of Hamas and Palestinians who believe “that the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.

ICPC had Abdelhaleem Ashqar as a guest speaker, who was accused of being involved with Hamas and was later convicted for refusing to testify about the terrorist group’s fundraising. Another guest speaker at ICPC is Hamas-supporter Imam Reda Shata. When he was the leader of Brooklyn’s Islamic Center of Bay Ridge, he had El-Mezain as a guest speaker. The NYPD put Shata under surveillance as a “Tier One Person of Interest.

In 1999, Qatanani applied for a green card and did not disclose his conviction by the Israelis as a member of Hamas. The Department of Homeland Security began seeking his deportation in July 2006. A 2008 court filing by the DHS accuses him of “material misrepresentation” and “engaging in unauthorized employment…by allowing an out-of-status alien to reside with him.” It also states that he “has engaged in terrorist activity.” Qatanani sent thousands of dollars to the West Bank and the DHS described his explanation that it was easier than a wire transfer to be “highly dubious.

It is certainly suspicious when a person who has been convicted of being a member of, and providing services, to Hamas, who has personal ties to a Hamas militant leader, and a Hamas fundraiser also sends undisclosed cash to the West Bank,” the filing states.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism translated some of his sermons between 2007 and 2009 that show the radicalism he preaches. Here are some highlights:

2007: He prayed that Allah will help “our brothers and sisters in Philistine [Palestine] and Iraq and Chechnya” to “remove occupation and oppression.” The enemy “occupiers” are Israel, the U.S. and Russia.

June 2007: He teaches that Christians and Jews “will be swiftly punished” with “the hypocrites [who] are in the lower pits of hellfire.”

November 2007: He instructs Muslims not to talk bad about fellow Muslims, using Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi as an example. Qaradawi is the top Muslim Brotherhood cleric who vocally supports Hamas and suicide bombings.

January 2008:You see now that you should do jihad or struggle, to change evil-doing…You know, I mention in so many times that jihad is greater than fighting. It is not only fighting. And you cannot just contain it in fighting.

May 2009: He prays that Allah will release the imprisoned officials of the Holy Land Foundation, who were locked up for financing Hamas. He said that they were the victim of a “political judgment” and that the U.S. government is persecuting the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America by labeling them as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the trial.

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Sohail Mohammed

In his Ramadan dinner speech, Christie boasted of nominating attorney Sohail Mohammed as a Superior Court Judge and blasted the “hysteria” surrounding his decision and “all the nonsense and all this business about Sharia Law.

Mohammed was the General Counsel of the American Muslim Union, which has had at least five common officials with the Hamas-founded ICPC. The organization’s newsletter stated that “Zionist commandos orchestrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks” and supports Neturei Karta, a pro-Hamas, pro-Ahmadinejad Jewish group dedicated to the destruction of Israel. The group also declined to participate in the 2005 “Free Muslims March Against Terror,” which condemned all terrorist groups, including Hamas.

Mohammed also spoke out against the prosecutions of Sami al-Arian, a convicted leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Holy Land Foundation. The evidence against them was enormous. He dismissed it and is now a Superior Court Judge, thanks to Christie.

When the controversy first broke, Christie reacted with: “This Sharia Law business is crap. It’s just crazy. And I’m tired of dealing with the crazies. I mean, you know, it’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.

In his speech on July 24, Christie said he had known Mohammed for years. What he didn’t say is how he knew him.

 Mohammed was Qatanani’s attorney.

The NYPD Controversy

Christie reminded the audience of how he blasted the NYPD when it was revealed that they had gathered intelligence in N.J. He sarcastically referred to them as the “almighty NYPD,” claimed that N.J. was not informed about their operations, which was “stupid.”

It was an open secret that the NYPD operated in N.J. The NYPD says it did inform N.J. about its activity under Governor Codey in 2005. The orders granting the NYPD permission were even on the N.J. state government’s website.

Christie’s Attorney General oversaw a three-month investigation into the matter and concluded that the NYPD did not break a single law. The audience, of course, wasn’t reminded of that part of the story.

After the conclusion was made, the Attorney General knew he had to meet with leaders of the Muslim community to explain it. Who did he meet with?

You guessed it. Imam Qatanani, as well as the executive-director of the ICPC, Mohamed El-Filali and an unidentified official from the N.J. chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group founded by the Muslim Brotherhood and labeled by the government as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the Holy Land Foundation trial. In 2009, a federal judge upheld the label because “ample” evidence proved a relationship between CAIR and Hamas.

Christie concluded his speech with a request to the audience: “Please continue to recommend highly qualified and interested folks for positions in our administration.

Read much more here.

I don’t offend easily, but I am greatly offended that a man of such poor character and judgment is will be allowed to represent the Republican Party to America. I’m offended a man like Chris Christie is even allowed to be part of the Republican Party.

I’m mostly offended by the fact that no one in a leadership position within the Republican Party seems to care.

Some Republicans seem to love it when Christie, a classless lout, calls people who dare challenge him “stupid,” but to me it’s a sign of childish immaturity, and not the way a serious human being would act, let alone a Governor.

Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood are terrorist organizations. They are murderers, barbaric killers. They are sworn enemies of the United States. The ones Christie is fawning over are known to be helping terrorist organizations, funding terror world-wide, and undermining our only ally in the Middle East.

It’s outrageous to me that a man like Chris Christie is allowed to be in elected office. It’s incomprehensible to me that he is embraced by so many in the Republican Party.

It’s an insult that this man will speak in Tampa.

Every American should be offended by this, and every Republican should demand Chris Christie be removed from the speakers list in Tampa.

Chris Christie has more in common with this guy, and if he wants a forum to spew his love for terrorists, should be speaking at HIS convention.

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Romney Disses Sarah Palin But This Fat, Obnoxious Hamas Loving Clown is Keynoting in Tampa?

By Gary P Jackson

Un-flippin’-believeable:

The word is going out quietly to Republican activists across New Jersey: If you’re going to the GOP convention in Tampa next month, be sure to be there by Tuesday night, Aug. 28, because Gov. Chris Christie is going to be giving the keynote speech that night.

We’ve been told that’s the night to be there, that’s when the governor is going to speak. They’re saying he’s the keynoter,” one top party activist told The Post yesterday.

I guess our “betters” in the Republican Party have decided on a theme for this year’s convention: Northeastern Liberals. Good luck with that!

I know the GOP Elite hate Conservatives, and are as tone deaf as humanly possible, but this is a serious WTF moment.

I know some “conservatives” think Chris Christie is all that, and Ann Coulter completely destroyed every shred of credibility she ever had by professing her love for this loud mouth bully, but actual Conservatives have Christie’s number.

While taking Coulter to task, Mark Levin points out Christie’s passive support of ObamaCare and refers to him as a “male Christine Todd Whitman,” not exactly a complement.

Christie is also an open borders, amnesty shill, a gun grabber, thinks “global warming” is real, and supports legislation to “fix” it, and is an all around liberal Republican. Oh sure, some get excited because he took on the corrupt teachers unions, and tried to reform their pension plans. And some people get cheap thrills because Christie is a classless bore who loves to yell at people, especially reporters. The same people who tell me that Sarah Palin is “shrill” and “polarizing” just lap this clown’s antics up.

Why is it I find more photos of these two idiots together than of Christie with actual Republicans?

Let’s get something straight, Christie took on the union thugs out of sheer desperation. New Jersey is broke. He really had no choice. It’s a simple matter of survival. That makes Christie marginally better than California’s Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown. But only marginally.

Sarah Palin reformed her state’s public employee’s pension system. She also slashed spending, reformed a corrupt government, and took on Big Oil. And she didn’t have a proverbial gun to her head like Christie does. No Sarah Palin was a budget hawk during good times, when Alaska was swimming in oil money, thanks to record high crude prices.

Sarah cut her own office’s expenses, spending over a million dollars a year less than the two previous governors, Frank Murkowski and Tony Knowles. She fired most of the staff at the Governor’s Mansion, including the executive chef, opting to do her own cooking. She put the useless jet Murkowski bought on eBay, [later selling it through a broker] drove herself to work, in her own car, and turned down a $25,000 a year raise that was offered to her by the Alaska legislature.

Alaska was swimming in oil money and the legislature was wanting to spend like drunken sailors. Sarah vetoed all of the nonsense, remembering good times never last forever. Instead she managed debt and liabilities, creating a $12 billion surplus, and ended up getting Alaska an upgrade on it’s credit rating to the highest level.

Christie did the right thing, for sure, but only because it was either that, or throw New Jersey into bankruptcy. I’d like to see what he’d do if he had a seemingly unlimited stream of money pouring in. I doubt he’d be as prudent.

This stuff isn’t my only problem with Christie though. There are plenty of loud mouth, obnoxious losers in this world. Can’t waste time being disgusted by them all. No I’m more concerned about his liberalism, and disregard for the rights of his citizens.

We noted in January of 2011 that Christie had cooked up a scheme to steal the private property of New Jersey citizens in order to feed the out of control government beast. In this scenario, right out of Soviet Russia [or communist Cuba] Christie would confiscate private citizen’s unused gift cards and travelers checks, just taking them and putting the money towards paying down debt. This is immoral and probably illegal, but Christie was all for it. Like any good liberal, Christie thinks government is all powerful and the people are merely there to serve government, not the other way around.

The real thing that troubles me about Christie though, and the thing that should disqualify him not only from speaking at the convention, but from ever being considered for anything other than Governor of New Jersey, is his deep ties to the terror group Hamas.

Back when Christie was still at the Justice Department, he intervened on behalf of confessed Hamas terrorist Mohammed Qatanani. Qatanani is a confessed member of Hamas,and the Muslim Brotherhood, which of course has ties to Al Qaeda.

Qatanani had widespread support in New Jersey, despite a record of condemning Christians to eternal hellfire and his attendance at numerous radical conferences in the United States.

For example, Qatanani spoke at the 1999 Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) conference in Chicago. The IAP served as a Hamas propaganda arm in the United States and was part of a secret Muslim Brotherhood committee assembled to help Hamas politically and financially.

One of the groups Qatanani was involved with provides funds to the children of suicide bombers, a recruitment incentive, if you will.

And yet, Chris Christie worked hard to stop ICE from deporting this terrorist.

That’s not all, as Governor, Christie nominated Qatanani’s attorney, Sohail Mohammed to be a New Jersey Superior Court Judge. Mohammed is a piece of work in his own right. He was an attorney for many GITMO terrorist detainees, and Mohammed has ties to the “Fort Dix Six” a group of Muslim terrorists who were plotting to kill “as many soldiers as possible.”

Oh, and Sohail Mohammed thinks Sharia Law should be part of the American justice system.

It goes without saying that Christie supports the Ground Zero Mosque.

Read more about Christie’s many despicable ties to radical Islam here.

Whether Sarah Palin speaks at the convention, or not, it’s an insult and an outrage that someone like Chris Christie would be given a platform there.

Here is a man that represents everything Conservatives are fighting against.

Here’s a man who not only consorts with know terrorists, he appoints people with deep ties to terrorism, and a want to subvert the justice system of the United States, to positions within the courts.

It’s completely unacceptable and a disgrace.

But it’s par for the course. It’s just one more instance of the brain dead GOP Elite clowns not giving a damn about anything but power.

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No Wonder Chris Christie Didn’t Join The Fight Against Obamacare!

By Gary P Jackson

Well, well, well ….

Looks like another myth about Chris Christie [that he’s a “fiscal conservative“] has been busted.

Remember when the You Tube celebrity governor made a point of saying he wouldn’t join in the multi-state lawsuit against ObamaCare? At the time he said it was because he was so busy in New Jersey and he felt he didn’t have the time. Making You Tube videos is hard, evidently.

Conservatives were rather perplexed at the time. It wouldn’t have cost NJ any money to join in the lawsuit and having a state like NJ in the mix would have only strengthened the position of those states suing to have ObamaCare invalidated. Say what you will, but Christies celebrity status, as dubious as it is, would have been seen as a plus for those fighting to stop the Obamacare fiasco.

Many wondered why would the so-called “conservative“, Christie, who never misses an opportunity to grandstand, would shy away from one of the biggest fights, with one of the biggest stages to show off on.

Dan Riehl points out why Christie chose to stay away from the fight of our lifetime. Far from being a fiscally responsible conservative, Christie … like most progressives … looks for the American taxpayer to bail him out, rather than work hard to fix the situation, like Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker has so brilliantly done.

Christie supporters love to point out that Christie “tackled the union problems” concerning pensions and health care. Well, let’s see just how Christie did this:

Is This Why Christie Didn’t Join ObamaCare Suit?

So, Christie “derides” ObamaCare? I honestly didn’t know that. He certainly hasn’t made it a key issue, also failing to join the many states that sued over it. On the other hand, his application for $39 million under it was treated “favorably– and they’re already after another $40 million for this year. Hmm, New Jersey is second only to California in terms of the dollars it received from it to prop up its ailing public worker health insurance fund.

Oh, and the program encourages states to continue the program, apparently. Imagine that. Well, that’s not quite as bad as Mitch Daniels, who expanded public health care in Indiana, I guess. But it’s close. Christie can’t afford to do it, … for now.

New Jersey’s beleaguered public worker health insurance fund got a nearly $39 million cash injection last year from a piece of the controversial federal health insurance law that Governor Christie derides as “Obamacare.

Christie’s administration aggressively pursued the funding, a Treasury Department spokesman said, and is seeking payment for another $40 million already this year.

We had to compete against other employers for the proceeds,” spokesman Andrew Pratt said in an e-mail. Our application … got comparatively favorable treatment because it [was] filed very quickly after the application process began in July.

New Jersey ranked second, behind California, among state governments receiving payouts from the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, according to a recent report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The program reimburses public- and private-sector employers and labor union benefit funds for some of the cost of providing health insurance to early retirees between ages 55 and 65.

The funding was designed to encourage employers that were providing early retiree insurance to keep doing so because coverage for older people who are not |yet eligible for Medicare can be prohibitively expensive, according to an HHS spokesman, Keith Maley.

So, while Christie talks tough about ObamaCare to his You Tube fan boys, he’s actually taking tens of millions of dollars, taxpayer dollars, to shore up his failing state, from the very program he claims to be against. I think the word hypocrite was invented for a guy like Christie!

A lot of people have been fooled by this phony. We haven’t. Stacy Drake, while taking Christie’s fan boys to task, points to the many ways Christie is no Conservative, fiscal or otherwise. Among some of the things she cites:

* His budget passed only after three conservative Republicans were bullied into voting for it and the savings achieved in the budget were done at the expense of new taxes, new fees, federal Stimulus funds and accounting gimmicks; the 2% property tax cap will actually cause taxes to skyrocket; he has yet to propose the “across the board” tax cuts he promised as a candidate; the budget actually INCREASES state expenditures by 6% and the number of staff in the Governor’s office making $100,000 per year increases by ten;

* His confrontation with the unions is pure Kabuki theater with nothing accomplished but acrimony; he has yet to lay off a single state employee and his proposed 2011 state worker reduction plan is little more than window dressing;

* He has populated his cabinet with notorious liberals while firing the only true conservative – after slandering him;

* He has endorsed notorious RINO candidates in the 2010 mid-term election while avoiding (with one notable exception) contact with conservative candidates;

* He supports a multi-state Cap & Trade scheme known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and is so committed to Cap & Trade that he used funds raised from RGGI’s carbon auctions to help balance the budget; he has directed that state funds be appropriated to subsidize “green” technology ventures such as off-shore windmills;

* He has refused to join other state attorneys-general in a joint lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare while accepting federal funds for the implementation of a similar program on a statewide level;

* He is on record saying that he does not believe illegal aliens are here illegally; he has indicated that he supports amnesty for illegals; he generally favors strict gun control and he supports construction of the Ground Zero Mosque even as he condemns those who oppose it.

While Stacy points out Christie’s support for the Ground Zero Victory Mosque, a poke in the eye to every American effected by the 9/11 attacks, we discovered his Dirty Ties To Hamas-linked Islamic Supremacists, which explains just how much Christie is involved with these terrorists and promoters of Sharia Law in the United States. Christie actually appointed someone who believes Sharia should be the law of the land to the NJ Superior Court!

Though Christie may thrill his fans on You Tube, we feel it’s imperative for serious people to take a look at Christie’s actual record. Once you turn off the spin, and celebrity hype, you find this so-called “conservative Republican” is really just an old fashioned liberal democrat, who loves big government and wouldn’t know real conservatism, fiscal or otherwise, if it walked up and bit him.

One more case of style over substance, something that is epidemic in American politics.

We need leaders, not self-promoting media celebrities who can’t deliver anything but hype.

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Chris Christie: “I love collective bargaining”

By Gary P Jackson

From Mercury News:

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J.—Gov. Chris Christie, long at odds with unions over his budget-cutting ways, said that he’s ready to start negotiating with state worker unions—and that he “loves” collective bargaining.

Christie said at a town hall meeting in Hillsborough that New Jersey is very different from Wisconsin, where a debate rages over whether that state’s Republican governor is trying to break unions by getting rid of collective bargaining. Christie said he has never suggested that collective bargaining rights be taken away.

Just the opposite, said Christie, a darling of the Republican Party.

In fact, I love collective bargaining,” Christie told the crowd Wednesday, packed into a room in the municipal building. “I’ve said let’s get rid of civil service and let everything be collectively bargained, as long as collective bargaining is fair, tough, adversarial and there’s someone in that room representing you.

After accusing former Gov. Jon Corzine, a Democrat, of being too cozy with the unions, Christie said there would be a different tone this year.

Let me at them. Get me out of the cage and let me go,” Christie said.

Chris Christie talks a good game to his fans on You Tube, but it seems when the rubber meets the road, he’s just another typical squishy RINO who doesn’t have the cojones to really do what must be done.

Let me at them. Get me out of the cage and let me go,”

Seriously, who is he trying to kid here. Like most bullies, he talks a big game, but again, one of the real issues before us is the out of control public sector unions, and how they are bankrupting the states with outrageous demands through collective bargaining. Governors in Wisconsin, Ohio, and other union states are trying to end the practice, and yet Christie is all for it.

F.D.R. Warned: Allowing Public Sector Unions Collective Bargaining Rights “Unthinkable and Intolerable.” So did early union officials.

This is where Christie’s over-sized ego is about to cause him massive trouble, as well as trouble for New Jersey. Let’s say, for the sake of argument. Christie can actually negotiate something with these unions.

I know, I know, just bear with me.

Let’s say his awesomeness gets it done. As soon as he gets defeated in an election, the next guy can come in and undo everything Christie has done. And with New Jersey’s voting history, that will most certainly happen.

It’s interesting that for all of Chris Christie’s big talk, he seems to be all hat, no cattle. When it came time for New Jersey to join the fight against ObamaCare, he declined. This wouldn’t have cost New Jersey any money, or effort. It would have just added their name to the long list of states suing the federal government, and would have certainly added to that effort. Christie didn’t have the guts to do it.

Now we see that when the heat is on, and while other Governors are standing firm against the unions and WILL end their destructive collective bargaining practices, Christie wimps out.

Maybe if Christie would concentrate less on creating sound bites for his You Tube fans, and more on actually governing, he might get some where. So far the only thing we get from Christie is a lot of bluster, but no results.

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