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FRC's Perkins asks conservatives to stop funding RNC

By Perry Bacon Jr.
An influential social conservative, angry about the Republican National Committee spending nearly $2000 to entertain young donors at a risque nightclub in West Hollywood, is encouraging fellow Republicans to stop giving money to the party committee.

"I've hinted at this before, but now I am saying it -- don't give money to the RNC. If you want to put money into the political process, and I encourage you to do so, give directly to candidates who you know reflect your values," wrote Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, in a message to his group's supporters on Wednesday.

Perkins joined a group of RNC critics that also includes former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), another leading Christan conservative, who said he was "disgusted" by the controversy, and Mark DeMoss, head of a Christian public relations firm in Atlanta, who had already said he would stop giving to the RNC following the leak of a fundraising appeal last month that depicted President Obama as the Joker character from the Batman movies.

"It contributes to the lack of trust that people have in the whole political system," said Demoss of the spending at a bondage-themed nightclub. "We as Republicans have contributed to the lack of trust by not setting a higher standard than those we like to criticize."

Doug Heye, a Republican National Committee spokesman, said he would not comment on Perkins' criticisms. And it's unclear if Perkins' remarks will have much influence on either fundraising for the RNC or the job security of party chairman Michael Steele.

Party strategists say that even before this week's news, previous gaffes by Steele ledencouraged many donors to direct contributions to the Republican Governors Association and House and Senate Republican election committees rather than the RNC. And Steele has not yet faced any calls to resign from prominent Republicans in the wake of the night club controversy.

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GOP SELF DESTRUCT MODE COMMENCING IN -- T- Minus 10....9....8....7....6....5....4....3....2....1 KABOOM!

meltdown complete.

Posted by: Hillary08 | April 4, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Please! Please! don't stop giving. The more money these perverts have the deeper hole they did for themselves. I love it.

Posted by: SWAMPYPD | April 2, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

You guys have got to stop trying to make the news. Just report it!!

Posted by: spetrick | April 2, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

You guys have got to stop trying to make the news. Just report it!!

Posted by: spetrick | April 2, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: LukeSassypants | April 2, 2010 11:58 AM

My brother works 6 days a week in construction. His employer does not provide healthercare so he has to go out and get it on his own. He pays an arm and a leg. He is not a free loader and he supports HCR reform.

I did like the way you portray those that supposrt HCR in the worst possible light and those against in the best. The reality I bet does not match your post nor your narrow beliefs.

Posted by: ModerateVoter | April 2, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Hey law_dog, Ever hear back from rick390?

To all of you liberals who say that conservative are mad about the passage of the Healthcare bill, you're dam right we are mad, we're the one that will be footing a majority of the costs. We also are the ones that already have healthcare, because we choose to take care of ourselves and keep a job. You would be mad too if someone took something from you just to give it to someone else because they were too busy living life for today instead of preparing for the future. This sense of entitlement runs deep through the Democratic party and its supporters.

Isn't it ironic that you will condemn the Republicans for holding a fundraiser at a risque nightclub, but have no guilt at all about same sex relations and abortions.

Yes as a Republican I want my party to have moral values and to stand up for them. Unfortunately neither party is perfect, but at least I apprecaite the fact that my party of choice at least takes a stand on issues like this. What does your party stand for? Cheaters, OK. Homosexuality, OK. Killing innocent unborn babies, OK. Redistribution of wealth, not taking into consideration work ethics and actaully having to show up for a job, OK. Keep rationalizing, pretty soon, if it hasn't happened already, you will convince yourself you are right.

Posted by: LukeSassypants | April 2, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

The RNC and its "leaders" are feeling a bit low and beaten up over the fight that they lost on the health care issue. A lot of doing nothing went into that and saying NO and HELL NO takes a lot out of you. You must teach the new guys how to relax, unwind, and unload the stresses of a politicians day. You have to know how to go to a "dance club" (not a strip club) to watch half-naked women behave like lesbians in sex bondage to release all of the pent-up anger and stress. IF they didn't do that, they might end up acting like Michael Steele, John Boehner, John McCain, or Rush Limbaugh. One of each of those is enough, already.

Posted by: ronjeske | April 2, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

"What are you going to run on now that you've destroyed family values--taking away health care from Granny, tickle fights..."

Actually, it was the Democrats that are cutting Medicare to pay for the reform package and Congressman Massa (Mr. Tickle Fight) is a liberal Democrat, not a Republican.

Posted by: law_dog | April 2, 2010 1:37 AM | Report abuse

I don't think this RNC incident is about hypocrisy. Stupidity maybe, but not hypocrisy.

If you take a look at someone like Congressman Rangel who personally votes for tax increases while dodging taxes himself. That's hypocrisy.

Let's face it, the young RNC operatives hanging out at LA nightclubs probably aren't Republicans for the same reason that southern religious conservatives are Republicans.

My guess is that the young operatives are more concerned about fiscal issues than social issues. I don't think the young operatives are hypocrites. They just don't have the same core beliefs as some of the GOP's "family value" voters.

I think that's part of the RNC's problem. The current RNC doesn't really reflect the positions of the party's grassroots supporters. And it looks like the social conservatives are turning off the cash spigot as a result.

ozma said, 'when you parade around as the party of "family values" you're shooting yourself in the foot with these kinds of situations.'

Totally agree. It was a totally stupid move on the RNC's part. As was the decision to hold an event in Hawaii during the worst recession since the Great Depression and the decision to hold yet another conference in the party town of New Orleans.

I'm just waiting for the RNC to announce that Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton will be keynoting the 2012 GOP convention....

Posted by: law_dog | April 2, 2010 1:34 AM | Report abuse

"Yet the same people who think all of the incidents above are OK are OUTRAGED that Republican operatives spent Republican donor dollars at a risque nightclub.

GET REAL"

I'm a Democrat and, quite honestly, I don't mind a bit if the Republican National Committee wants to give themselves a black eye WITH THEIR OWN POTENTIAL DONORS with something like this. In fact, please do. I have no idea but it's certainly conceivable that Democratic National Committee staffers have done the same thing. However, no one that I've heard of broke the law. If politicians or their staffers break the law, it's not okay regardless of what their affiliation is. However, when you parade around as the party of "family values" you're shooting yourself in the foot with these kinds of situations.

Posted by: ozma1 | April 2, 2010 1:09 AM | Report abuse

Astonishing hypocrisy. To be caught at this and then to say only that they should have set "a higher standard than those we like to criticize." About time the Republicans stopped casting stones. Nothing smells worse than hypocrisy, and this year we've seen quite enough of them caught with their pants down. What are you going to run on now that you've destroyed family values--taking away health care from Granny, tickle fights, bondage nightclub vouchers, and Argentinian mistresses? The bright side of this is that it shows, as David Frum wrote, that the Republican party did it to themselves, in so many ways. Quite the train wreck, guys. :) As Obama says... Go for it. More!

Posted by: sjohnston1 | April 2, 2010 1:08 AM | Report abuse

rick,
There was no inference. I made an explicit statement based on the hypocrisy of liberal commenters on this blog.

Studds stayed in office after admitting a sexual affair with an underage intern.

There was a gay prostitution ring that was run out of Barney Frank's townhouse. While you may claim this charge is "bogus", it is not. Frank's old boyfriend is on the record as saying he was fully aware:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/tours/scandal/gobie2.htm

Yet Frank continues to serve in leadership.

Even if Frank didn't know that his house was the center of a gay prostitution ring, "common" people are still held responsible for illegal activities that occur on their property.

Massa was ultimately forced to resign a few weeks ago, but there are documented reports that senior Democrats such as Rep. Kildee knew about sexual assault allegations as far back as 2006, when Massa was still a candidate and that Speaker Pelosi was aware of the subsequent charges back in October.

And yes, Rangel has "temporarily" given up his chairmanship. Not exactly what I call punishment.

Accountability would be doing with the RNC did with its' staffer: immediately firing the person involved.

Try doing some research and then comment.


Posted by: law_dog | April 1, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

An earlier poster had raised issue with some Democrats who had been allegedly involved in questionable activities. The inference was that the Democrats were not held accountable for their actions. The poster was totally wrong or just lying. Firstly Jefferson was found guilty of bribery, Massa was forced to resign, don't know about the allegations against Studds, believe you are making a bogus accusation against Frank and finally Rangel temporarily gave up his committee chairmanship and remains under investigation. They are being held accountable try and be more accurate in the future.

Posted by: rick390 | April 1, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

I love all these liberals that seem to think it's OK for:

Congressman William Jefferson to keep bribes in his freezer;

Congressman Eric Massa to sexually harass his aides;

Congressman Gerry Studds to have a sexual affair with an underaged page;

Congressman Barney Frank to run a gay prositution ring from his DC townhouse;

Congressman Charlie Rangel, who hypocritically votes to raise taxes on everyone else, but fails to pay them himself;

and of course, there are many more.

Yet the same people who think all of the incidents above are OK are OUTRAGED that Republican operatives spent Republican donor dollars at a risque nightclub.

GET REAL

Posted by: law_dog | April 1, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Never heard of 'em....who cares what they think.

Posted by: nimbo | April 1, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Republicans call themselves Christians, what a bad joke. They should be thrown to the Lions. Isn't it funny how they keep self destructing ? No surprises this November for the party of Hate.

Posted by: wasaUFO | April 1, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Sadomasochism SHOULD be part of the Republican National Platform. It is one form of entertainment that would cost the taxpayer next to nothing.

Posted by: Martial | April 1, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

@praetorian-guard....

You honestly don't understand why the GOP gets more grief when they spend money in lesbian bondage strip clubs, get caught DUI coming from a gay bar, get caught playing footsie in the Minneapolis airport, get caught doing stuff they shouldn't with their Pages, etc. etc.??????

Really, you don't get it????

It's called Hypocrisy. The "FAMILY VALUES" party is just as likely if not MORE LIKELY to be living against what they preach. The party that thinks it's wrong for people who love each other but happen to be of the same sex is as likely (or moreso) to be enjoying a kinky sex life as anyone.

It's called Hypocrisy. GOP hypocrisy.

Posted by: cantwait2008 | April 1, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans are working a pretty nice self-destruction without any help from the other side.

Posted by: cantwait2008 | April 1, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Not to worry RNC.

It turns out the Young Eagle Republicans are continuing to donate to the party.

They show up at RNC headquarters bringing a handfull of $dollar bills and ask to be able to stuff them in Michael Steele's thong underwear.

Go with what works and be happy!

Posted by: benighse | April 1, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

just a family spat

the republicans, tea party and frc

all united by opposotion to obama

obamacare and its mandatory abortion coverage

whats the difference between media coverage

of the dnc paying for lesbian bar tabs

and rnc lesbian bar tabs?

trick questions

false premise--there would be NO coverage of dnc paying the bar tab in the media

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Posted by: fudsiaodfjk | April 1, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who gives to the RNC should have their head examined anyway.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | April 1, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: paulflorez

"Wow, sounds like a SWELL guy. SOME people express that there might be justification for a progressive tax system.."

Adam Smith came up with the idea of a progressive tax system, and why it is needed. Market Anarchists and the ignorant right wing like to ignore that fact.

Posted by: plaza04433 | April 1, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Yawn.

It always amazes me that almost no one has ever seen the movie "Elmer Gantry"

Posted by: plaza04433 | April 1, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Wait??

So there is ONE weird submission about some member going to a weird party and the RNC REJECTING his request to be refunded?

And THIS among something like a Democrats fathering an illegitimate child, LYING about it, USING ILLEGAL FUMDS to pay her off in the MILLIONS.

And the coverage is on the RNC for this?

ARE YOU SERIOUS!!?!

Posted by: jabberwolff | April 1, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Now the RNC sends out a fund raising letter with an 800 number that takes the caller to a sex line. What in the freak is going on at the RNC?

Posted by: merrylees | April 1, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

time to strip steele of rnc job

or in the dc tradition–assign him to utter irrelevance until contract is expired

review the previous memo suggesting a mainstream african american preacher to the rnc as director of voter turnout or some similar title–must be the real deal not a hypocrite

someone who will not only realize going to strip bar is bad but exactly how foolish using the rnc credit care is

then banish steele to irrelevancy and get someone else to head rnc

achieves 3 objectives:

1. evangelicals will embrace as he speaks fluent bible–evangelical churches are extremely racially integrated and will welcome this leader

2. african americans will be responsive to his voter registration and anti abortion themes–many african american women are already realizing that african americans are targeted disproportionately for abortion already

3. it is NOT a coincidence that the moses generation of african american leader in the civil rights movement were african american preachers.

obama’s policies are evil–just look at obamacre funding for abortion-- and oppose what most african americans believe and hear every sunday–they just need leadership to say so.

Posted by: praetorian-guard | April 1, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

I think We need to get more REpublicans into the strip clubs , it might turn those boys into men , nothing else seems to be working !

Posted by: beenliedto | April 1, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

They spent 150,000 on the sin of vanity for Palin's wardrobe, and the RNC is mad about 2,000 for the sin of lust at a strip club?

They be sinnin' fools!

Posted by: Grant_x | April 1, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse


As many Republicans are showing up to spout their usual delusional rhetoric –here’s the straight skinny: Democrats talk like conservative Republicans at election time. Once elected they govern as socialists. Republicans talk like Libertarians at election time. Once elected they govern like liberal Democrats. Anyone that doesn’t admit to this absolute fact is either a fool or a liar!
Free Market Economics! Secure Borders! No unlawful foreign interventionism! Tea Party! – Libertarian Party!


Posted by: sosueme1 | April 1, 2010 6:54 PM

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Yeah - Obama gave us a taste of his but-kissing Republican side this week. But I'm not to sure about the socialist free market part. We all know the free market is not free. It's set up to make the rich richer. So what are we supposed to do, let them suck us dry till there's nothing left? You ask anyone that knows Wall Street and don't take sides - they are set up to win. We can't continue like this.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | April 1, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

BTW sosueme1, "Secure Borders" is an element of a CONTROLLED market. In a FREE MARKET, any willing person, be they citizen or non-citizen, is free to exchange their labor for pay. That means not preventing foreign workers from working for domestic companies.

Posted by: paulflorez | April 1, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

"The story I remember best happened at the initial Mont Pelerin meeting when he [Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises] got up and said, 'You're all a bunch of socialists.' We were discussing the distribution of income, and whether you should have progressive income taxes. Some of the people there were expressing the view that there could be a justification for it."

Wow, sounds like a SWELL guy. SOME people express that there might be justification for a progressive tax system and he gets up and says "You're all a bunch of SOCIALISTS!" Yes, SHUT DOWN THE DEBATE with McCarthy-like tactics. Sounds QUITE familiar.

This quote from The Economist sums von Miser up quite nicely: "Professor von Mises has a splendid analytical mind and an admirable passion for liberty; but as a student of human nature he is worse than null and as a debater he is of Hyde Park standard."

Free Markets as an ideology completely IGNORE the realities of human nature. Any vacuum of power will be filled and aggressively protected by the largest entity that can fill it, a corporation for example. The difference between corporations and government is that we actually have a SAY in government while we have NO say in a corporation. We also have the option of LEAVING if we do not agree with our government.

There is no benevolent free market force that ensures that global economic catastrophes do not happen. It is economic ANARCHY, plain and simple.

Posted by: paulflorez | April 1, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

I am still a Republican but won't give money to the RNC until the leadership changes their behavior. I don't however, change "my" conservative beliefs because of that behavior anymore than I stop believing in God because of the behavior of some folks like Pastor Fred Phelps (funeral protesting, independent Baptist and registered DEMOCRAT)who do detestable things. They are who they are and I am who I am.
By the way, I haven't seen much attention given to the fact that old Freddy is a Democrat. Does that actually mean anything?

Posted by: woks-90093 | April 1, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

All - the Democrat and Republican bosses are corrupt in one form or another. It looks like the Big Bro got enough $..t on all of them, and just uses this information as needed. :)
I'll bet that all of our Senators and Congressmen have a skeleton in the closet, so to speak.
I don't think one would be gravely mistaking if he pulled a cattle car to the Capitol steps, loaded those guys in, and sent them to the "rehabilitation labor camp" like Russians and Chinese used to do....LOL

Posted by: valbmet | April 1, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Any boycott of the hypocrites called the Republican party has my support.

GOP = got odd perverts

Posted by: abbydelabbey | April 1, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

I agree. But I'd go further and say don't support the Democratic Party either. The two party system is strangling this country. The idea of career politicians is sickening to me and is against the spirit of the Constitution that gave us the power to protect ourselves against a ruling class - nobility. I will never, ever, again vote for an incumbent.

Posted by: quark1 | April 1, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

As many Republicans are showing up to spout their usual delusional rhetoric –here’s the straight skinny: Democrats talk like conservative Republicans at election time. Once elected they govern as socialists. Republicans talk like Libertarians at election time. Once elected they govern like liberal Democrats. Anyone that doesn’t admit to this absolute fact is either a fool or a liar!

Free Market Economics! Secure Borders! No unlawful foreign interventionism! Tea Party! – Libertarian Party!

Posted by: sosueme1 | April 1, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

To lunetrick to you really buy that dems care? Please dems care about turning the country into a socialist nation where they can be the liberal elite. Republicans care in this country we have the oppourtinity to become anything we want to be it just requires time and effort stop expecting those who have put the time and effort into creating their wealth to support you! You think wealth redistribution is so great what will you do when the wealthy move elsewhere because they do not wish to be leeched off of anymore?
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The wealth redistribution is happening alright, but it's us that are feeding them. You just don't know where to look. How do you think this country got so far down-hill? Take a look at our tax policy, all these multi-nationals get to keep their profits off-shore paying ZERO tax bleeding our country dry. Then there's that free market you think is free. Yeah - free to rob us at every turn. With those blinders on I'm sure to missed it. And that's not the half of it. You need to grow a brain. The REPUBLICANS are playing you people for suckers. You can't name one thing they've done for the people of this country. Whatever they do serves corporate interests. And you show me where Democrats are taking away your ability yo be whatever you want.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | April 1, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Being a republican is not just about family values and in the world outside of D.C it is the liberals I see lacking values and the ability to take personal responsability. Being a Republican is about smaller government not government entitlements. You are not entitled to anything go out there and earn it in this country everyone has the oppourtinity to go and earn money do not continue to steal what others have earned for yourselves it is not the governments job to take care of you or your family with tax payers money.

Posted by: Ladymissysnow | April 1, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

BigTunaTim – we have been a Keynesian economy (following the principles of John Maynard Keynes - interventionist economic policy, by which governments would use fiscal and monetary measures to mitigate the adverse effects of business cycles, economic recessions, and depressions) for decades. You are confusing “Trickle Down” theory (which is nothing but a republican catch phrase for their version of Keynesian economics) with Arthur Laffer’s (actually, Jude Wanniski’s, but who’s counting?) “Supply Side” economics…Which still doesn’t get us to the only thing that actually works, true free-market capitalism as envisioned by Ludwig von Mises.

Go to the following links (just basic primers on the various economic theories) and get at least a modicum of education, or continue to spout leftist catch phrases and display your ignorance…it’s up to you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maynard_Keynes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supply-side_economics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_von_Mises

Posted by: sosueme1 | April 1, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

It is unbelievable how hateful you liberals are. When conservatives make errors or moral mistakes, you can't wait to point it out. When they apologize about it, you condemn them for that also. The reason I will never be a liberal is because you are just like the hypocrites who live life on your own term disregarding the consequences on others while justifying your immoral behavior. At least there is a core group of conservatives that stand for something and have a backbone. I don't want or need you degenerates as members of my constituency.

Posted by: LukeSassypants | April 1, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I think a marriage between the Good Old Boys of the GOP and social conservatives was doomed to divorce from the start. It's time for the Blue Dog Dems to stand up and take their place as the real conservative party. Time for the GOP to retreat to its heavily armed bunker and wait for people to forget what a hypocritcal joke they've been -- 40 years ought to do it.

Posted by: bh4099 | April 1, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Ah - you guys don't have to worry about the RNC screwing up, Republican voters will forget all about it in a day or so. Their storage capacity is 3 days tops. Besides - when it comes to getting rid of Obama, they don't care how low you have to go.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | April 1, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

To lunetrick to you really buy that dems care? Please dems care about turning the country into a socialist nation where they can be the liberal elite. Republicans care in this country we have the oppourtinity to become anything we want to be it just requires time and effort stop expecting those who have put the time and effort into creating their wealth to support you! You think wealth redistribution is so great what will you do when the wealthy move elsewhere because they do not wish to be leeched off of anymore?

Posted by: Ladymissysnow | April 1, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Family values = the republicans............

Limbaugh - married and divorced 3 times. About time he admitted he is gay.

Gingrich - On his third wife. He cheated on #1&2, including the first while she was in the hospital with cancer.

Rove - looking for his third wife, or who knows.......


Everything they say is a lie. Their mouths are open graves...........

From a protestant Psalm. The republicans are the worst hypocrites on earth, though that word hardly beins to describes them in their vileness

Posted by: SJames6621 | April 1, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I was a republican until that monstrosity - George W Bush tried to sell the country to the Christian Taliban, eg the FRC and the evangelical extremists bible thumpers of the south, still fighting the civil war.

I've seen FRC 's #2 guy - Peter Sprigg at state house hearings. By his body language and his temperment, the guy is awfully close to a religious version of hitler. They have called for jailing all gay people, and of course their real meaning of "Jail" is an Auschwitz death camp.

The Republican party, with its selling of its soul to the religious zealots really is a taliban wannabee, and there are only a few republicans left I would ever even consider voting for, eg the Maine Senators, Collins and Snowe. And a lot of good democrat fiscal conservatives, whom I would accept even though I may not agree with them. That is democracy in action.

But maybe my prayers are being answered. These maniacs, who have actually called for eg Civil War etc re the health care bill, and they support the deregulation of Wall street and the banks that almost collapsed our and the world economy. They are now splintering into a race to the bottom of hatred and viciousness. They hate everyone, and now they hate each other. To hell with all of them and the republican party.

The only crime is that we don't have hate speech laws. Canada does, Germany does, England has a new version. etc. If we did have hate speech laws, lots of the real extremists would be in jail, and we could prevent what I fear will happen - that the destruction of our own taliban wont happen until there have been some mass murders by the repubs and the evangelical extremists.

And lets remember that if Germany had and enforced hate speech laws in the first half of the 1930s, Hitler and his gang would have rotted in jail, and WWII would not have happened, along with 50 million deaths.

Posted by: SJames6621 | April 1, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Well, met with your damn rep... for crying out loud!
Give monies where it does some good.

Posted by: wannabersc | April 1, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Funny, Rick Santorum was one of many Republicans who voted for the $500 billion boondoggle that was Medicare Part D.

Now not only are Republicans not really fiscal conservatives, but I guess they're not social conservatives either?

Posted by: paulflorez | April 1, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I stopped funding GOP, when I realized there was NO FREAKIN DIFFERENCE between DNC and GOP!
They bith hate the Constitution.

Posted by: wannabersc | April 1, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

hey, wait a minute... TONY PERKINS? wasn't he in PSYCHO? no wonder he's an influential social conservative.

Posted by: marcawodey | April 1, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Repeal and Replace the Republican Party instead of the Health Care Reform!
Democrats Care!
Republicans Don't!

Posted by: lunetrick | April 1, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

This only shows the arrogance of the Republicans. They talk of landslide victories in November and yet they are only up in the polls by about 2%. Is it really any surprise that a party completely dominated by white males would have an event at a strip club.

Posted by: joe_oclon | April 1, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

@sosueme1: "Liberals are idiots but social conservatives are morons."

Wait, lemme guess: it's the fiscal conservatives who will inherit the earth, right? Because three decades of trickle down economics and deregulation have done such a bang-up job for the middle class...

Posted by: BigTunaTim | April 1, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Let's not be so harsh on the RNC this time. They are finally helping to create jobs in America's critical sex industry; jobs which were hard hit when Gov. Mark Sanford outsourced his adultery to Argentina.

Think of the visits to these clubs as a sort of stimulus plan; one that works both ways.

Posted by: dldbug | April 1, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Peole like Tony perkins.. aren't they the one's "hiking in the Mountains" while they're screwing their mistresses in another country?

Posted by: newagent99 | April 1, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

It's too late Tony. Now that you helped the Republican get the pro-corporate Catholics on the Supreme Court, they don't need you or your money anymore.

The SCOTUS has endowed Corporations with all the rights and freedoms of flesh and blood human beings. They now have the unfettered 'freedom of speech' that all human citizens of the USA have and, as a result, can donate as much money as they like to campaigns. Passing the bucket at church can't compete with the political contributions of a Major Corporation.

Good job, you were used. Why don't you and your soiled 'Family Values' selves go get cleaned up. Thanks again for the 'good time'.

Posted by: thebobbob | April 1, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Perkins is easily dismissed as a complete hack but Steele, as the head of the RNC seems to be in a bit over his head... If he is the resluglican's token hip-hop guy then he's doing and incredibly bad job...

Posted by: rbaldwin2 | April 1, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Why would anyone donate money to a group that includes Palin, Gingrich, Cheney, Limbaugh & has Fox News for the head of it's propaganda dept. The so called born again Christians, the pro-lifers & the party of family values are all a bunch of perverts & liars.

Posted by: wasaUFO | April 1, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

As soon as the RNC gets a white guy in there, they'll start taking money again.

This is a way to stop Steele from spending, without firing Steele.

The trouble is, Steele learned about all this spending he's doing from his predecessors, and like I said, as soon as Steele is gone, they'll begain again.


Posted by: lindalovejones | April 1, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

"Christian public relations firm"
What is a "Christian public relations firm"? How Christian is it to be a professional liar?

Posted by: quadpharma | April 1, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

It is amusing how angry and hateful the intolerant religious moralists are. Perhaps the best thing would be for those whom they dislike to direct the same amount of disgust, vitriol, moral superiority and anger back towards these intolerant fools who have confused theie beliefs with what God wants. The Bible is only a book of which there are many versions, and disputes about the authenticity and transalations and the doctrines and so on. And each sect believes theirs is the true God and version of God's will. Brainwashed fools, in my humble opinion.

If we lined up all the gods that humans have worshipped over the millennia we be able to fill the shelves in thirteen big box doll stores and five action figure collections. Ask a devotee of any other religion about how firmly they believe and know that their god is the true god, and you'd get similar levels of conviction and loyalty. Christians just never seem to live up to their professed creeds, along with those of most other religions (can you say Pope Benedict, or Imam Sadr?)

Don't give your money to any party, rather spend it on good works, as Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and Ghandi would have it. Stop believeing in fairy tales!

Posted by: enough3 | April 1, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I think they should donate the money to Freedom Alliance a veteran group and neocon scam set up my Hannity and Oliver North.

They use money gathered in the name of helping needy war vets and their families and use it to further their narrow conservative causes. Hey it is a scam that does not have sex attached to it.

Posted by: ArchieHaase | April 1, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Republicans...a laughing stock...but so is the Democratic party...both screw up...both are the first ones to throw stones at the other...a third party or even a forth party is what is needed and get the existing bums out from both sides. Gotta laugh though...sex lines for the GOP....tsk tsk...and they bagged on Billy and Monica...lol

Posted by: tsoitawodi4u | April 1, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Something is terribly amiss in America. Birthers and racists are not just dim-witted rednecks. Who are these people who advocate righteousness in speech but do not follow through with behavior. ......


http://thefiresidepost.com/2010/04/01/racists-andbirthers-are-not-just-dim-witted-rednecks/

Posted by: glclark4750 | April 1, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Well, hell's-bells, where else are they gonna' go? The Libertarians?

Bwahahahahahhaha!

Liberals are idiots but social conservatives are morons.

Posted by: sosueme1 | April 1, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I whole-heartedly agree. Stop giving money to the RNC! (give it to the DNC instead :)

Posted by: dc1020008 | April 1, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Any one who would give money to the RNC to pay for Michael Steele to fly on a chartered aircraft gets the kind of results that deserves. Michael Steele has no idea what his value is if he thinks he is winning elections. Candidates win elections and elections are won on ideas. He has won nothing. Wake up. Republicans will continue to win and loss elections in spite of Michael Steele.

Posted by: HelloNewman1 | April 1, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised the FRC would be against leather clad lesbians and bondage as it seems the natural inclination of their policies...

Posted by: Geopolitics101 | April 1, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

The problem with republicans is the same as with religions and that is they are so intolerent of each others differences they would rather argue than fix anything while screaming as loud as possible how right their side is. Perhaps a little less hot air and more effort to understand the issues would aleviate some of the human effects contributing to global warming!

Posted by: anOPINIONATEDsob | April 1, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

It might be better for them to oppose Steele and the RNC over things that have a much greater impact:

http://24ahead.com/n/9886

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | April 1, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

RNC Real Time Implosion

Posted by: dmscontractor | April 1, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

The Republican party lost its way long ago. I became a Libertarian when George H.W.Bush was nominated.

Posted by: brattykathyi1 | April 1, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

It is obvious that Tony Perkins and the FRC dedicate their every working hour trying to make other people miserable.

It is just refreshing to see them target Republicans for a change.

Posted by: MarcMyWords | April 1, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

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