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A well-funded leftist group is targeting 10 Tea Party-backed congressmen because they believe in the Constitution, limited government, and fiscal responsibility and oppose President Obama’s socialist juggernaut.
But Becky Bond, president of Credo Super PAC, puts it another way.
“They are anti-woman. They are anti-science. They are hypocritical, bigoted, and have said and done things that are downright crazy,” says Bond, a Saul Alinsky-inspired community organizer.
What exactly have these Republican lawmakers done to stir up this kind of hatred among leftists? Answer: they’ve acted like conservatives.
Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is being targeted because he’s unapologetically pro-Israel and pro-life, positions that got him labeled “racist” and “sexist” by Bond’s group. Because West backed Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) very modest budget-balancing proposal Credo has falsely accused him of voting “to abolish Medicare.”
An Iraq war veteran, West calls Islam “a totalitarian theocratic political ideology.”
Pretty crazy, huh?
Credo is especially afraid of West because he’s “a national rising star in the Tea Party,” who “is going to start to define” what the Republican Party stands for.
“And he’s a freshman,” Bond said June 18 at the Campaign for America’s Future’s Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington, D.C. “If we don’t take him down now, he’s raising millions of dollars, and he’s going to set what the new normal is for the Republican Party.”
Credo Super PAC was created by Credo Mobile, the wireless reseller that donates part of its profits to left-wing groups such as the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America, ACORN-affiliated Project Vote, Color of Change, and the Sierra Club Foundation.
Credo Mobile president Michael Kieschnick, a member of George Soros’s Democracy Alliance, boasts that his company’s activist network has given upwards of $70 million to left-wing groups since 1985. Credo Super PAC has raked in nearly $2 million so far, according to the Federal Election Commission database. Patricia Richardson of TV’s “Home Improvement” and movie actress Stockard Channing have given the PAC $1,000 and $750, respectively.
West is one target of Credo Super PAC’s “Take Down the Tea Party Ten” campaign. Eight enemies have been selected so far. The other Tea Party-friendly Republican congressmen with bullseyes painted on them are Steve King (IA), Dan Lungren (CA), Mike Fitzpatrick (PA), Joe Walsh(IL), Frank Guinta (NH), Sean Duffy (WI), and Chip Cravaack (MN). It is not clear when the final two members of the Tea Party Ten will be named.
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