Hate Groups Represented at Republican’s 2012 CPAC Conference

The Conservative Political Action Conference presently going in DC is what some describe as the “Woodstock” for Republicans. It is a very family friendly event and sponsored by many types of organizations. There was a dust-up last year though when one of the sponsors was GOProud, a gay conservative group. Because of their participation, there were several organizations that chose to withdraw from the event. 

Numerous prominent organizations, including the Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, the American Family Association, and the Media Research Council, among others, joined a boycott organized by the American Principles Project, which said GOProud stood in “diametrical opposition” to core principles of the conservative movement. Senator Jim DeMint also announced he was boycotting the conference. Mike Huckabee declined to attend the 2010 and 2011 conferences, citing his concern that because of the inclusion of GOProud. 

At the same time they were opposing participation of pro-gay conservative groups, beginning in 2010 they did allow The John Birch Society back into the conference. If you are not familiar with them, in the past they have opposed things like the civil rights movement. 

I have been reading about this year’s lineup and the various presentations that will be given, and I was surprised to see that the lineup includes many leaders/founders of hate groups. It has been apparent that with the rise of the Tea Party, the Republican party has been forced to move more to the right, but the fact that they are now openly welcoming these type of individuals tells me just how radicalized this party is becoming. I have listed some of the participants and presentations that will be given below. You can view the entire list of events here.    

Hard-line conservative participants. 

Peter Brimelow, founder of VDARE, a race-baiting hate group that warns against the pollution of America by non-whites, Catholics, and Spanish-speaking immigrants. Brimelow, an unabashed white nationalist who argues that white Americans should demand U.S. immigration law be changed to allow in mostly whites.   

Bob Vandervoort.  Vandervoort is an executive director of ProEnglish—an English-Only outfit founded by John Tanton. He was also the organizer of the white nationalist group, Chicagoland Friends of American Renaissance .  

Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney.  In 2011 he called for the resurrection of the McCarthy-era House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) – this time to target Muslims.    

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who among other things spreads the lie that pedophilia is “a homosexual problem,” gave an untitled presentation.  

Pam Geller of the anti-Muslim hate group Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). Geller is a birther who made a spectacle of herself last Thanksgiving when she accused Butterball Turkey of “stealth jihad,” and last month crossed yet another line by celebrating the U.S. soldiers who were caught on video urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Robert Spencer, a member of SIOA. HE is an entirely self-taught “expert” in the study of modern Islam and the Koran. His writings were cited dozens of times in the manifesto of Anders Breivik, the terrorist who slaughtered 77 people in Norway.   

Kris Kobach, authored a series of draconian, anti-immigrant “enforcement-only” laws, including Arizona’s S.B.1070 and Alabama’s H.B. 56.  

Presentations that will be given. 

The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity.  Sponsored by: ProEnglish 

Nullification: The Rightful Remedy  
Presented by the Tenth Amendment Center and Foundation For A Free Society 

Sneak Peak of “Runaway Slave” Documentary with C.L. Bryant – Wilson C 
Sponsored by FreedomWorks 

Rules for Radicals – Wilson A 
Sponsored by the Leadership Institute 

Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America – Conservative Book Nook 
Book signing with Author Ann Coulter 

Islamic Law in America: How the Obama Justice Department Is Selling Us Out – McKinley 
TheTeaParty.net Red Carpet Event  

Special Session – Nullification Documentary Q/A – Harding 
Sponsored by: The Tenth Amendment Center and the Foundation for a Free Society 

The 10th Amendment vs. Centralized Power: Thomas Jefferson vs Barack Obama – Harding 
Sponsored by: The Tenth Amendment Center and the Foundation for a Free Society 

Special Preview Reception of Jeffrey Bell’s new book: The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism  – Taylor 

Why are U.S. taxpayers spending billions to promote abortion and homosexuality worldwide? – Wilson C 
Sponsored by: Human Life International 

Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution – Conservative Book Nook 
Book signing with Author Mark Meckler & Jenny Beth Martin


5 responses to “Hate Groups Represented at Republican’s 2012 CPAC Conference

  1. Well-researched and informative Angela.

    • Thank you. These were just the most offensive. I was surprised at some of the other people I found participating and the issues they felt were worth discussing.

  2. Amelia Starker Mai

    Very informative article. Thanks

  3. Does anyone qualify the term “hate group” it seems to me that is something democrats say to their political opposition.

    Is this Hate Speech?

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