Grover Norquist Attempting to Smear Anti-Amnesty Groups as Leftist Eugenicists

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


The pro-Amnesty crowd has taken a break from claiming that legalizing 11 million illegal aliens in the only hope for the Republican Party to target their critics, not with facts and arguments, but with a smear campaign.

Another testy moment occurred recently at the weekly conservative strategy session hosted by Norquist when Lopez stood to present his arguments. Hans von Spakovsky, a former Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration who now works at the conservative Heritage Foundation, spoke up to defend the credibility of the Center for Immigration Studies.

“I haven’t heard folks take on the substantive arguments CIS is making and saying why they’re wrong,” said von Spakovsky, who declined to discuss details of what happened in the off-the-record meeting. “Instead you just get these scurrilous attacks.”

The very fact that the pro-Amnesty gang is not dealing with the facts put out there by the Center for Immigration Studies, FAIR and Numbers USA, but is instead trying to smear them, is already ample evidence of which side in this argument is correct.

If one side is putting information out there about the consequences of the Obama/Gang of 8 amnesty for illegal aliens, while the other side is accusing them of being eugenicists, then it’s clear that the pro-Amnesty side knows it’s wrong and has to resort to smear campaigns rather than debating the issues.

At the heart of the attack is the accusation that the leading members of some groups critical of immigration policy were or still are environmentalists and liberals. This attack piggybacks on earlier work by the Southern Poverty Law Center that used some of the same information to accuse those groups of being tied to Neo-Nazi and White Supremacist groups.

There’s something rather strange when “conservative sites” not only begin advocating for illegal alien amnesty, but begin repeating the claims that the Center for American Progress, Mother Jones and the Southern Poverty Law Center were making about anti-immigration groups 5-10 years ago.

The irony of “conservative” groups accusing other conservative groups of compromising their purity by using arguments from the left, while using arguments from the left to make that accusation is obvious. It was the Southern Poverty Law Center that used the eugenics angle in attacking groups critical of immigration policy and tried to tie that in to Nazism. Now the pro-Amnesty crowd is using the eugenics smear to call them radical environmentalists.

Grover Norquist, whose own Islamist alliances have been widely documented, is a particularly unfit figure for conducting such an attack. Norquist was the vehicle for Islamist infiltration of the Republican Party is pushing for immigration as part of that agenda.

Some groups critical of immigration policy have drawn support from environmentalists. Limiting immigration used to be an environmentalist platform, until the environmentalist movement, like the feminist movement and every other wing of the left, became drawn into a rigid multicultural orthodoxy. And some of these groups continue to make environmentalist arguments in the hopes of reaching out to the other side. Some of their board members are even pro-choice. The question is whether that disqualifies their research on immigration policy, their facts and figures, from being heard.

CIS and FAIR aren’t airlifting birth control products to Mexico. They are not calling for immigrants to be equipped with mandatory IUDs at the border. They are urging that we take a serious look at immigration policy. Calling that eugenics is a tactic of the left.

I have never accepted the idea that there is no room for working together with liberals on major threats to our country. In Europe, it has sometimes been the liberals who have emerged as the strongest opponents of Islamic terrorism. The same Norquist tactics being used to attack the anti-immigration movement can and will be used to attack the Counterjihadist camp.

The real question that we should be discussing is whether the United States and the conservative movement will benefit from the mass legalizing of illegal aliens.

The pro-Amnesty camp is attempting to equate anti-amnesty with pro-abortion and urging pro-life groups to avoid challenging illegal immigration amnesty. But if 11 million illegal aliens are legalized, will this help or harm the legislative agenda of the pro-life movement? The math on the added Democratic legislative power is easy enough to do.

How can anyone who supports turning red states blue really claim to be the true voice of conservatism?

  • cathy

    Marco Rubio – Firm Position – March 2009:
    “I am strongly against amnesty. The most important thing we need to do is enforce our existing laws. We have existing immigration laws that are not being adequately enforced. Nothing will make it harder to enforce the existing laws, if you reward people who broke them. It demoralizes people who are going through the legal process, its a very clear signal of why go through the legal process, if you can accomplish the same thing if you go through the illegal process. And number two, if demoralizes the people enforcing the laws. I am not, and I will never support any effort to grant blanket legalization/amnesty to folks who have entered, stayed in this country illegally.”
    http://shark-tank.net/2013/01/28/marco-rubio-the-

    Marco Rubio – Flip Flop – 2013:
    Sen. Marco Rubio’s immigration plan earned a measure of praise from the White House. And why not? It looks a lot like a White House plan from 2011.
    http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/16/3185077/rub

    • Amberteka

      numbersUSA says in writing..that RUBIO BROUGHT LOPEZ IN TO SMEAR THE ENFORCMENT GROUPS. RUBIO NEW TO THE PUBLIC..OLD TO FLORIDANS IS A LYING AMNESTY GUY..TAKES ORDERS FROM LARAZA..JUST LIKE GUITEREZ AND MENENDEZ.

  • Ziggy Zoggy

    The whole amnesty program is an attempt to import foreign cultures and not foreign immigrants, even though many of the people hastening it are too stupid to realize it.

    Norquist knows. That token little beard of his is not a fashion statement. He is a stealth muslim waging cultural jihad and he thinks of the border jumpers as weapons against the Great Infidel.

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      You are indeed correct.
      Norquist is a Muslim Brotherhood Mafia operative, Allah-bent on multiculti implanting by ANY means possible. He will support ALL third world infiltrators, understanding full well it will eventually assist the breakdown of the US as a super power. At such time, the "miserable House" will implode from within, making room for the Sharia States of America – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/25/the-muslim-ma

      By the bye, his wife is a Muslim and he is a convert to Islam. Moreover, he implanted himself on the "fiscal austerity" side in order to gain a foothold into the Repub party. It worked like a charm. All credit to Karl Rove. Hmm. Does anyone wonder why the Repub convention had this to say in its platform – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/29/republican-na

      Foxes in both houses.

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • AmberTeka

      I think he is with the Gay group to be fair to him. I don't like him..but I don't think he is jehadist. I remember when TheBlaze..a gay paper..used to print stories about him being at Gay Parties…partying a lot too. There was on story about how everyone who went in checked their pants at the door.

      Stuff like that I think he has done..he never sued anyone and these days..it is protected behavior by law..so….I dont' think he is Muslim. Just gay.IMHO. And thatis almost boring these days.

  • cathy

    What part of "illegal" does Rand Paul not get!! What part of "illegal" does Marco Rubio not get!! What part of "illegal" does Grover Norquist not get!!

    Considering Barack Obama's position on "illegal immigration" … if would appear the Progressives wing of the Republican Party has "evolved" … has moved to the left … not Conservatives.

    Rand Paul: GOP must ‘evolve’ on immigration
    1/31/13 6:20 AM EST
    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/paul-gop-ev

    • JacksonPearson

      They get it more than you think.
      In many ways, both political parties mirror each other, and are agenda driven. The establishment Pubs are no longer conservative, and that's why the chasm with the Tea Party Movement. If an amnesty bill is ever passed, the Southern flood gates will burst.

      • cathy

        … and the gates from the Middle East. Why not? If I were a Muslim … I would take full advantage of the open border that is afforded to Hispanic … take full advantage of the stepping stone to further the Islamic worldwide agenda to take over the infidels on their own territory through infiltration..

        • Indioviejo

          This is precisely what has been going on for many years. Grover Norquist knows this and he is no stranger to abetting illegal Muslims into our country.

        • JacksonPearson

          When 9/11 hit, Bush should have shut down our Southern borders squeaky tight, but no, that didn't happen, and in spite of the "it's secure rant," is still a porous sieve. I'll always hold that against Bush.

          I lived in three Southwestern states, and the BS of 11/12mil illegals is exactly that BS. There's more like 35/40mil scattered throughout the country. And don't ever believe for one moment that the government don't know exactly where they're at, or where they can be found. They have all the info to round them up, and deport….but won't.

        • BS61

          It has already happened. " Homeland Security officials were holding inmates from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, and the Sudan."
          http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_central_sout

    • Bobby

      I hear you cathy. The whole Congress and Senate is bought and paid for, Rand included. We American citizens need to stop pretending as if these people had our best interests at heart. They have the best interests of arrogant foreign nationals at heart. The Congress and Senate our electing a "new people". Eurpean-Americans might as well get used to it. I mean, how much more proof do people need? Do they have to have their homes taken away and given to illegal aliens? Good God!!

  • cathy

    Would Front Page's Mike Finch be advocating a pathway to citizenship for eleven million Muslims who chose to bypass established legal procedures for entering the United States? In other words … a pathway to 11 million Democratic votes in 2016 … a pathway to destroy the American Way from within.

    A Pandora’s box is being open in regards to amnesty for illegals from Mexico. A precedence is being established. All nationalities are going to be demanding equal treatment.

    Also … think about it. Those worldwide waiting in line attempting to enter the country through the legal process are now placed behind eleven million illegals. What an ultimate betrayal for doing right.

    Respectfully … what part of "illegal" does Mike Finch not understand. Is he really speaking on behalf of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. I feel like I have entered the Twilight Zone.

    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/frontpagemag-com/pol

    • Indioviejo

      A while back there was a newspaper article on the complicity of the Mexican government in aiding and abetting Muslims through our southern border. I think it said it cost a Syrian, Iraqi, Iranian, or others up to $25,000 per body smuggled. I bet up to half a million are Muslim illegals and the DemonRats will vouch for them.

  • Ar'nun

    Where did this Grover clown come from and why does anyone give crap what he thinks? And don't give me that nonsense that rich politicians who could bankrupt this clown with a simple piece of pork in a bill need his money.

    Yet one more reason Conservatives need to break away from Republicans.

    • Questions

      Grover has been a major hardcore conservative movement figure since the mid-80s. (In Washington, everyone knows him by his first name.) Regrettably, he's not going to go away. He's one of the key organizers, in fact, of annual CPAC conferences. His American for Taxa Reform wields a lot of power. He's a regular columnist for The American Spectator.

      With all due respects, Ar'nun — where have you been all these years?

  • cathy

    LTC Allen West on Illegal Immigration (and the Islam Connection)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmn0mFV7xFs

  • JacksonPearson

    Grover Norquist is a punked Dhimmi.

    • Ziggy Zoggy

      Jackson,

      Norquist is a muslim. Muslim women are only allowed to marry muslim men and his wife is a lifelong muslim. (Most muslim men can marry Christians or Jews.)

      • Bobby

        No wonder.

  • JacksonPearson

    So that explains why he's been a Muslim echo chamber. He's really a weakling, and not as strong as he's unperceived to be! http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/04/is-grover

    • Jeff Bargholz

      Norquist is also a traitor.

      • JacksonPearson

        That goes without saying!

      • Bobby

        Oh, excuse me, my last post might possibly have been off topic, since the only relelvant thing in this article is that yes, Norquist is a TRAITOR.

  • Bobby

    The average American citizen,(most people) is on the average the most dupped person in the western world. Think about it. Europe has free, absolutely free health care, (so does Canada) for its citizens whether they are employed or not. Gasoline in the U.S., is now starting to come close to the cost of fuel in Europe. Yet, we were told for years that Americans can't have free health care like in Europe, because then the cost of gas would be as terribly high as Europes. YOU, mr. and mrs. American citizen have been duped, abused, and taken for granted by The SENATE AND CONGRESS AND WHITE HOUSE, FOR THE PAST FORTY YEARS. Please don't talk about Reagan, he gave millions of foriegn nationals of the most arrogant kind, the first amnesty. Good luck young Americans. Good luck with finding jobs, health care, or a safe place to live. Your parents and grandparents have LET YOU DOWN, BIG TIME.

  • get_involved

    PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST AN AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS!

    WHY SIGNING THIS PETITION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHERS!

    While every petition, fax, email and phone call against the amnesty is important, signing this petition is by far the most important single thing one of your friends or relatives can do.

    The reason is that signing this petition puts a person into an email system at NumbersUSA that will alert them every time one of their elected officials needs to hear something specific about immigration. Nobody else but NumbersUSA runs a customized grassroots mobilization system like this that constantly gathers information on Capitol Hill about your Members of Congress and then lets you know what they are doing, saying and thinking about immigration policy.

    The New York Times and other mass media have repeatedly stated that NumbersUSA's mobilization network led the efforts that defeated the close-call amnesty efforts of 2007 and 2010. But the forces for open borders are far more powerful today. It will take hundreds of thousands of additional people on the email list to push back the amnesty this time. Please help us by referring the petition widely.
    https://www.numbersusa.com/sendfax?id=14372

  • Bobby

    Let's stop pretending. Grover Norquist, is a traitorous SWINE.

  • Dutch Renitent

    @Daniel Greenfield
    "In Europe, it has sometimes been the liberals who have emerged as the strongest opponents of Islamic terrorism."

    Who do you mean? Tony Blair?

    And the link to 'Grover Norquist Islamist alliances' isn't working.