Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bush speechwriter attacks Hannity, Corsi

From WorldNetDaily
Worries that GOP is filling with 'anger, paranoia, extremism' By Drew Zahn Posted: January 19, 2010 ~ 9:53 pm Eastern © 2010 WorldNetDaily David FrumHow do Republican leaders view the tea partiers – as allies in the fight for smaller government or loudmouths threatening to upset the GOP applecart? As the burgeoning movement has put political pressure on the Republican Party to abandon its centrist ways, some in the GOP establishment have begun to push back – as evidenced by former George W. Bush speechwriter and Rudy Giuliani adviser, David Frum, who yesterday added an attack on WND's Jerome Corsi to his argument that the right is being taken over by "anger, paranoia and ideological extremism." The self-described "alleged RINO" (which stands for "Republican in name only") blasted both Corsi – over his new book, "America for Sale," which warns of global trade agreements and deficits that threaten to undermine both the dollar and American sovereignty – and radio talk host Sean Hannity, for inviting Corsi as a guest. Sean Hannity"This week [National Review Online] provides space to Daniel Griswold of Cato to apply a mild but firm rebuke to Fox's Sean Hannity for showcasing, well, my phrase 'anger, paranoia and extremism' serves pretty well," Frum writes. "Griswold is concerned that Fox helped to launch a new book by conspiracy fantasist Jerome Corsi." Frum continues, "As an NR alumnus, I've been waiting hopefully for the moment when NRO would resume its historical vocation of countering 'anger, paranoia, and extremism' on the right. It's good to see these positive signs, however tentative." Griswold is the director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, a think tank dedicated to "individual liberty, free markets and peace." His review warns tea partiers to stay away from Corsi's book for targeting, among other things, trade deficits with China, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization. Jerome CorsiCorsi, however, told WND the tag-team attack by Griswold and Frum is just further evidence that the establishment doesn't get it. "It's obvious the free-trade Republicans have no understanding of why tea party protesters are against globalism or loss of sovereignty," Corsi said. "We are attacked as 'extremists' because we don't agree with a centrist Republican Party that includes open borders, globalism and accommodation with the Democrats, including Obama. "The attack on me helps explains why McCain ran such a poor campaign," he added. READ FULL STORY >
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