Texas Conservatives Mobilizing To Bring Back State GOP's Hardline Anti-Immigrant Platform

Just two years after the Texas GOP passed a resolution in support of a national guest-worker program, Republican activists are hoping to scrap the plank at this week’s state party convention.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that several delegates have complained that the provision amounts to “amnesty” and doesn’t send the message that “illegal immigration is illegal and shouldn’t be tolerated.”

While Texas Republicans have pledged to focus on outreach to immigrant communities, their gubernatorial nominee, Attorney General Greg Abbott, has pushed anti-immigrant policies and once described South Texas as a “Third World country.”

The GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Dan Patrick, has railed against the “illegal invasion,” linking undocumented immigrants to rape, murder and terrorism. He also accused immigrants of “bringing Third World diseases with them.”

“They threaten your family. They threaten your life. They threaten your business. They threaten our state,” he said.

One prominent Latino Republican activist blasted Patrick and dubbed him “the Pete Wilson of Texas,” adding: “I don’t know of one Hispanic Republican who isn’t appalled by Dan Patrick.”

Among those advocating for the return to more hardline language is the Texas Eagle Forum, the group led by former state GOP chairwoman Cathie Adams. Its proposed resolution on “amnesty” explicitly opposes reform efforts:

WHEREAS, The United States takes in more legal immigrants than any nation in the world;

WHEREAS, according to recent estimates, 11-20 million people are in the U.S. illegally; and WHEREAS, illegal employment and illegal immigration have a negative effect on American workers actively seeking jobs, and taxpayers who are saddled with paying illegals’ healthcare, education and welfare benefits;

WHEREAS, President Obama and many Congressional leaders are calling for amnesty for the 11-20 million illegal immigrants, thereby negating millions of immigrants who have been patiently waiting to be admitted legally to the United States.

THEREFORE BE IT IS RESOLVED that we reject any and all calls for blanket or incremental amnesty and encourage the enforcement of existing state and federal laws regarding border security, national security, immigration and employment.

Adams is especially worried that immigration reform will bring about the End Times:

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW
U.S. Senator Protests Climate Talks With Activist Who Believes The UN Is The Anti-Christ | ThinkProgress

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), the lead Republican on the Senate Committee on Energy and Public Works, held a climate-denial press conference at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on Thursday. With Inhofe was an activist who believes the UN is starting the apocalypse and a British Lord who was banned from all UN climate conferences for impersonating the representative from Myanmar.

Senator Inhofe’s first guest was Cathie Adams, the President of the Texas Eagle Forum and former Texas GOP chair. Adams must have felt quite uncomfortable speaking at a United Nations function, as she has maintained for over a decade that the UN was the anti-Christ’s vehicle for stealthily taking over the world. From a 1999 newsletter:

The Bible tells us that in the end times there will be a world government headed by a world leader, called the anti-Christ, who will profess a world religion, but did you ever think you would live in the day when these things would come into being? That is exactly what the United Nations is doing behind the backs of most Americans.

Adams has singled out environmentalism as part of the UN’s sinister agenda, suggesting a fictional UN Pledge of Allegiance would require “worship[ping] the Earth.” She also believes, among other things, that the CO2 emissions do not cause climate change and that vaccination is a plot to steal American freedom.

Senator Inhofe’s other guest, Lord Christopher Monckton, has a storied history of making things up, especially with respect to climate science. It’s a pattern Monckton fell into at the Doha negotiations, where he took the platform reserved for the Myanmarese delegation and claimed to be speaking for “Asian coastal nations.” The double pretense got him ejected from the nation of Qatar and banned from every future UN climate summit.

One might think this clown show would embarrass the Senator, but his record suggests otherwise: Senator Inhofe has claimed that climate science is a hoax that contravenes the will of God and is currently working with the Heartland Institute — which suggests that climate change advocates are like the Unabomber — to de-fund the Environmental Protection Agency.

What’s Bringing On The Apocalypse This Week? How About Immigration Reform?

Just in case plain old hating Messicans wasn’t enough reason to oppose immigration reform, Texas wingnut extraordinaire Cathie Adams, the former state GOP chair and current president of Texas Schlafly Rangers Eagle Forum, has found a new reason: on something called “End Times Radio” last week, she explained that the Senate’s immigration bill legislates the Mark of the Beast, and will bring about the End Times. Leaving aside the question of why that’s something Christianists want to delay — after all, it will get Jebus back here sooner — it feels like wingnuts are finding impending signs of the Apocalypse about as often as the House votes to kill Obamacare (which may or may not require you to have an RFID chip implanted in your butt, too).

Cathie Adams Finds Proof Grover Norquist is a Secret Muslim: 'As You See, He Has a Beard' | Right Wing Watch

The Far North Dallas Tea Party posted a video this week of a PowerPoint presentation that Cathie Adams, president of the Texas Eagle Forum, gave recently on “Radical Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Unsurprisingly, Adams sees the influence of “stealth jihad” everywhere in American society – including in the Republican Party. In her speech, Adams claimed credit for personally bringing down the candidacy of Amir Omar, an Iranian-American Republican who ran for Congress in Texas in 2006. She also railed against former Bush administration official and conservative activist Suhail Khan, wondering, “Where did he come from? How did this man get here? Did he overstay a visa?” (The short answer, if she really wants to know, is that he was born in Colorado, so no.)

But Adams saved her true vitriol for anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, who has provoked thewrath of anti-Muslim activists for his marriage to a Muslim woman and his efforts to reach out to Muslim conservatives. Adams warned that although “oftentimes we like what he says about economic issues,” Norquist is in fact “Trouble with a capital T” and is “showing signs of converting to Islam himself.”

Her evidence for Norquist’s secret conversion? “As you see, he has a beard.”


Cathie Adams

I’m glad I stumbled across the legend of Cathie Adams, who was a Republican National Committee member and the Chairwoman of the Texas Republican party for an eight month window from October 2009 through June of 2010 (thus she’s held an office within the past 5 years). She has served since 1993 as the president of the Texas chapter of the Eagle Forum (having been a member since the mid-eighties), which you might remember as the conservative political group founded by legendary kook and CSGOPOTD alumni Phyllis Schafly. So, between that association, and frankly, Texas being involved, you know we’re in for a surefire whackadoo profile with Adams.

Cathie Adams has been to the Republican National Convention as a delegate every year since 1992, when the Bush/Quayle ticket became the last one-term presidency our country has seen. She also has been a staunch anti-abortion activist in the past 30 years, and pushed for the Texas GOP to support more conservative candidates to push the sort of radical agenda the state has seen since… well, the turn of the millennium, frankly. Her brief term as head of the party started with eyebrows being raised, because Adams had previously compared President Obama to Hitler, claimed he wasn’t actually Christian, while warning of the United Nations taking over the globe, fearing that fellow Republicans support for funding for cancer research would lead to scientists cloning human beings, and blaming Texas’ high teen pregnancy rate on illegal immigrants.
That’s hardly her only war against basic science, like how in 2007, she fought against Gov. Rick Perry to try and prevent young girls from being given the new HPV vaccine, claiming that do so was encouraging them to lead “promiscuous lifestyles”. Adams is also a rabid supporter of creationism, including candidates that believe in it, as well as sought to have it taught instead of evolution in Texas Schools. Oddly, for Texas Republicans, none of that was a concern, she was more so clouded by controversy as she refused to release the party’s financial records publicly, and that lack of transparency bothered many, and she was shown the door.

Which isn’t to say she went away quietly. Oh no… she’s still had some shockingly ignorant quotes, among them:

In short, this is a woman who was too crazy for even Texas Republicans, and that’s saying something, considering the state keeps managing to elect people like Louis Gohmert, Rick Perry, and Ted Cruz, who she’s pals with. Hopefully she fades from relevance before too much longer, because her rhetoric is hardly something good for any political environment, even the Lone Star State.

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And folks we’ve got to be very careful about saying “well, that’s not for me but you can do whatever you want.” Folks, we have a rule of law, we have a Constitution and those things must be upheld. We cannot think that, well, if what their trying to do, for example, right now on a ballot in Colorado is legalize marijuana. And if we legalize it, will we empty out our jails and will we be safe for ever more? No. I’m telling you, Barack Hussein Obama has got to have a teleprompter because he fried his brain on drugs.
—  Former Texas Republican Chair Cathie Adams, explaining that if we let people smoke pot they might turn out like the President of the United States
Cathie Adams Claims Muslim-Americans Are Waging 'Stealth Jihad,' Will Shoot You 'In The Back' | Right Wing Watch

Cathie Adams, the president of the Texas Eagle Forum and former chairwoman of the Texas GOP, claimed in speech to a Tea Party group this week that Muslim-Americans practice a “warring religion” and are waging a “stealth jihad.” She warned that you can never know if a Muslim is “going to turn radical,” if they are telling you the truth, or if “when you walk out of their home” you will be “shot in the back.”

The Cleburne Times-Review reports that Adams made the remarks at a meeting of the Texas Patriots Tea Party on Tuesday.

Adams also went after pastors who allow Muslims to speak to their congregations and attacked Republican leaders, including anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist and President George W. Bush, who she sees as too friendly to Muslims. Last year, Adams speculated that Norquist is a Muslim himself because he has a beard.

The government and the culture of the United States are being infiltrated and undermined by “a warring religion,” and the Muslim Brotherhood is behind the drive, conservative political activist Cathie Adams warned those attending Tuesday’s meeting of the Texas Patriot Tea Party.

But Adams said that the Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda includes creating a worldwide Islamic state, including the U.S., by overturning the laws and constitutions of other countries and replacing them all with Sharia law.

It’s motto, she said, is “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Quran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

Adams told her audience on Tuesday not to be taken in by claims that Islam is a peaceful religion, adding that just listening to public statements by Muslim leaders and reading the tenets of Islam provides ample evidence to the contrary.

Sharia law, Adams said, tells Muslims everything on how to live, and that it is “held by every Muslim,” not just extremists. “How do you know who is going to turn radical when every Muslim embraces Sharia law” she said.

Adams said that while Islam teaches Muslims not to lie to other Muslims, on the other hand it demands that Muslims lie to non-Muslims when necessary to protect and promote Islam.

“If it’s a Muslim telling you something, you really don’t know if it’s the truth or a lie,” she said.

And while Muslims are “extremely hospitable when you are under their roof,” as required by their religion, that hospitality ends as soon as you leave their home. “Walk out of their home and you can be shot in the back,” Adams said.

Adams quoted conservative author and investigative journalist Paul Sperry, who wrote in his book “Infiltration” that in Islam, America is fighting “a perfect enemy” that exploits America’s own culture and its tax laws to undermine the government and culture. She said Muslims in the U.S. are staging a “stealth jihad” and waging political and psychological warfare on this country.

Political leaders are being manipulated and Muslim forces are using the schools to indoctrinate young people, Adams said. Even some churches are being taken in, she said, adding that some Christian pastors have allowed Muslims to speak from their pulpits.

“They say, ‘We all worship the same God.’ No, we do not,” Adams said. “Ultimately their god is represented by a black stone. Their prophet is dead and buried in the grave, and he did not rise on Easter. If you want to be kind to Muslims, be kind with the gospel.”

Even some people seen as conservative leaders are playing into the Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda, Adams said, including Americans for Tax Reform founder Grover Norquist and former President George W. Bush.

“We’ve got trouble brewing,” Adams said. But, she added, “I am not discouraged, because he is still on his throne and he will overcome and we will be victorious.”

h/t: Miranda Blue at RWW

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* Gavin Aronsen @ Mother Jones: Was Hitler Really a Fan of Gun Control?

* Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Cuccinelli to allies: ‘Go to jail’ over contraception access.

* Carlos Maza @ Equality Matters: CNN Hosts FRC’s Peter Sprigg To Discuss Anti-Gay Pastor’s Withdrawal From Obama Inauguration.

*  Evan McMorris-Santoro @ TPM: GOP Rep: Todd Akin ‘Partly Right’ On Legitimate Rape.

* Josh Israel @ Think Progress: Right Wing Goes Crazy After Anti-Gay Pastor Withdraws.

* Warren Throckmorton: Bradlee Dean says distorting history is a lie and lying is against the law. Can I make a citizen’s arrest?

* Andrew Kirell @ Mediaite: Alex Jones Blasts ‘Despicable’ Glenn Beck And Goes On ‘Mad As Hell’ Tirade

* TFN Insider: He’s a Marxist! And I Still Can’t Spell His Name!
Grover Norquist is a secret Muslim

President Obama isn’t the only secret Muslim around. According to a recent presentation given by Texas Eagle Forum president Cathie Adams to the Far North Dallas Tea Party, so is Grover Norquist. How does she know? It’s because he has a beard. And married a Muslim woman. But the beard cinches it.

Well, by that standard, so is Abraham Lincoln. They’re taking over our country!

Cathie Adams: Obama Needs a Teleprompter 'Because He Fried His Brain on Drugs'

A little over a week before the election, Texas Eagle Forum president Cathie Adams, delivered a presentation at a Grassroots America We The People “Call To Action” meeting where she spoke alongside then-candidate Ted Cruz. 

Adams’ presentation was largely based on Mark Levin’s book “Ameritopia” as she set out to explain exactly how “Barack Hussein Obama,” as she repeatedly referred to him, was using the so-called “green agenda” as cover to implement Marxism in America.  As Adams saw it, talk of “sustainable development” or “social justice” are just code words for Marxism, leading to an odd claim that the conflicts that plague the continent of Africa would end when the people of Africa learn to “turn their hearts toward their creator.”

Adams then wondered why people are unwilling to admit that there “is a Marxist in our White House” before declaring that when she saw “someone who thinks so narcissisticly as Barack Hussein Obama [glare] at Mitt Romney in that last debate,” it made her “want to go up and just smack his face!”

Finally, Adams warned her audience against thinking that they cannot impose their values on the nation because failing to do so will have dire consequences, saying that the initiative on the ballot in Colorado that legalized marijuana would only make matters worse “because I’m telling you, Barack Hussein Obama has got to have a teleprompter because he fried his brain on drugs”:

At last count, I think there were fifteen wars that were on-going in Africa. And yet, the United Nations has been for years, as well has been the UK and I remember much of the American foreign policy being focused on Africa; “we’ve got to meet the needs of the people in Africa and then there will be no more war.” Folks, fifteen wars the last time I counted. The way that they are going to get out of a warring situation is to turn their hearts towards their creator, it is not going to be by having their needs met by any government.

Who is a Marxist in our White House?  Of course, it’s Barack Hussein Obama.  And I don’t know why we’re not calling him what he is as a Marxist.  It’s as if, when the wall fell that communism died; it didn’t.  Today, it is green on the outside and red on the inside. It is as red as ever and Barack Obama is implementing his green agenda, which is Marxism, and that is exactly why our economy is hurting as badly as it is and why twenty three million people are still out of work. That is exactly what is happening.

So for us to elect a US Senator or elect a President who thinks more of himself than he ought, who thinks so narcissisticly, as Barack Hussein Obama glared at Mitt Romney in that last debate, I was so offended I wanted to go up and just smack his face.

And folks we’ve got to be very careful about saying “well, that’s not for me but you can do whatever you want.” Folks, we have a rule of law, we have a Constitution and those things must be upheld.  We cannot think that, well, if what their trying to do, for example, right now on a ballot in Colorado is legalize marijuana.  And if we legalize it, will we empty out our jails and will we be safe for ever more?  No.  I’m telling you, Barack Hussein Obama has got to have a teleprompter because he fried his brain on drugs. Teaser Image:


                 Notable  ”The West Wing” Guest Actors

( these include both traditional “guest appearances” of a single episode as well as actors cast as recurring characters; others, most notably Mary Louise Parker and Emily Proctor, might have been considered part of the starring cast for extended periods except they were never featured and named in the opening title credits) 

Mary  Louise  Parker  as Amy  Gardner

Ron  Silver  as Bruno Gianelli

Emily  Proctor  as Ainsley  Hayes

Adam  Arkin  as Dr.  Stanley  Keyworth

Christian  Slater  as  Lt. Cmdr.  Jack  Reese

James  Brolin  as

John  Goodman  as  Glenn  Allen  Walken, Speaker

Amy  Adams  as  Cathy

Jane  Lynch  as  briefing room reporter, Lucy

Marlee  Matlin  as Joey  Lucas

Tim  Matheson  as John  Hoynes,  Vice President

Anna  Deveare  Smith  as Nancy  McNally ,  NSA   

Roger  Rees  as Lord  John  Marbury,  British Ambassador

previously in this series of notable guest actors in Great Television Dramas :   S T A R   T R E K  (TOS),  M  A  D    M  E  N,

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Género: terror

Año: 2014

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