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Friday, July 21, 2006

The Elusive Pimpernel pushing Gingrich for President.

Run, Newt, Run! (he’s back, and he’s doing the kicking)
Posted by PDR 7/21/06

Ending the Dishonesty: The Way Forward Border Control & Patriotic Immigration| April 26, 2006 | Newt Gingrich ^ [snips]

"I am giving you this framework because I now want to talk about immigration, because the number one characteristic of immigration debate in America is how dishonest it is.

The American people are fed up with being lied to by their elites. They are fed up with being told they shouldn’t worry about the border"

To: All
If you want a campaign based on ideas, he's your guy. If you want to beat Hillary, he's your guy. Check out
77 posted on 07/21/2006 7:35:46 AM PDT by PDR

I knew I'd find you here!
79 posted on 07/21/2006 7:38:49 AM PDT by Rex Anderson

To: Rex Anderson
They seek me here, They seek me there, The Frenchies seek me everywhere.
- Am I in heaven? — Am I in hell? Me, the dammed, elusive Pimpernel.''
81 posted on 07/21/2006 7:40:42 AM PDT by PDR

You ask, so what's so interesting about this?

First, the duplicity of New Gingrich. Today, Newt wants a crackdown on the border and honesty to the people! He doesn't like the way the president has handled the immigration crisis.

Here is a portion of the letter Gingrich signed in June, 2004 along with some of the best known open border republicans, published in the Wall Street Journal. Yes, Newt, some of us read out here in the hustings.

As conservatives, we believe that the only solution is a more honest immigration policy: an approach that acknowledges international labor markets and seeks to manage the migrant flow, not simply pretend it doesn't exist. Only a more honest policy can hope to provide the workers we need, while restoring the rule of law and helping us secure our borders against genuine national security threats.”

Other voices, also claiming to be conservative, propose a very different approach. They suggest we seal the border or radically cut back on the number of foreigners we admit. Some talk of using military means; others would go so far as to try to deport the 8 million to 10 million illegal immigrants already here. These suggestions can sound appealing, particularly in a border state like Arizona. But they aren't solutions–they're wishful thinking. How, exactly, would we as a nation seal our borders, and how would we man our economy if we did? Who would labor in the fields to get our crops out of the ground? Who would take the low-paying jobs in our hotels and hospitals?

Conservatives, both in the White House and Congress, have a better answer...... in January, Bush outlined a set of principles that picked up on several of their best ideas. The centerpiece of both packages: a guest worker program combined with a transitional provision for those already here and working–a measure that would allow them to come in out of the shadows and earn the right to a legal job."

It is signed by an impressive array of leading " conservatives", including Cesar Conda, former assistant for domestic policy to Vice President Dick Cheney; Francis Fukuyama, dean of faculty, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives; Tamar Jacoby, senior fellow, the Manhattan Institute; Jack Kemp, 1996 Republican vice presidential nominee and co-director of Empower America; Steve Moore, senior fellow, Cato Institute; and Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform.

Second, is just another "behind the scenes" political operative on FR being "objective".

Meet Peter Roff, AKA PDR, Journalist, VP of Free Enterprise Fund, associate of Newt Gingrich and Grover Norquist . PDR has all the open border arguements down pat:

"so its not immigrants that bother you, its spanish speakers from mexico and south america"

"Perhaps you would like it better if we put them all in camps until we could deport them -- or should we just stad them up in a line and frog march them back across the border?"

"why does it bother you so much. what do you care if they cut in front of a line that you will never have to stand in?"

"and they [sic] idea that immigrants, particularly Latinos, are not being cultural assimilated is also nonsense... just go to the mall and look. there are larger issue to be settled here that go well beyond the idea of securing the border, issues that many of the folks who post here could not care less about."

"I don't think it is people like JD Hayworth and Jeff Sessions who are the problem... its the lunatics who are pontificating and panhandling on the border with their private war against the Mexicans who are causing the trouble and making it harder, not easier, for responsible people like our friends in Congress to resolve the issue..

"This is George W. Bush's Washington and this is George W. Bush's Republican Party." Peter Roff--Cited in the May 4, 2003, Boston Globe


To: All Hey! How about some bumps for the brilliant and prescient reporter who wrote the piece. (Peter Roff )

34 posted on 02/04/2002 1:54:52 PM PST by PDR (since 1999)

Tidbits from Sourcewatch

Other Affiliations (Peter Roff): Jeff Gannon, White House Correspondent, Talon News

According to his Free Enterprise Fund profile (link inactive) (, "Peter Roff is vice president for the Free Enterprise Fund and prior to FEF Peter was UPI's senior political analyst. Peter Roff has spent most of the last 20 years participating in or covering politics in the United States.

"Roff is highly regarded for his knowledge of the American political system, gained through his first hand experience in electoral, grassroots and partisan campaigns. Roff understands the U.S. government, elections and the development of public policy as only someone who watched the process from the inside can. His relationships with decision-makers and his access to the people who make things happen in U.S. make his take on the American political scene a must read for those who really want to know what's going on and, more importantly, why."

Note that in July 1993, Roff was Executive Director of Americans for Tax Reform.

Grover Norquist is “the person who I regard as the most innovative, creative, courageous and entrepreneurial leader of the anti-tax efforts and of conservative grassroots activism in America . . . He has truly made a difference and truly changed American history.”-- Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA)

Peter Roff, vice president of the Free Enterprise Fund (FEF), is a "political strategist and former Political Director of GOPAC, the controversial political committee once headed by House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Mr. Roff is a frequent commentator on politics and culture for MSNBC and the Fox News Channel." [1] ([2] (



The Senate Indian Affairs Committee earlier this year subpoenaed the conservative advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), headed by Grover Norquist, requesting information for its investigation of alleged lobbying abuses by Jack Abramoff. Citing his right to privacy, Norquist enlisted an unlikely ally in the American Civil Liberties Union.

ATR Chief of Staff Christopher Butler said a nonprofit involved in political advocacy must closely guard its fundraising and tax records.

“It’s important to preserve the integrity of donors,” Butler said. “People make donations to an organization with the understanding that they’re going to be treated with confidentiality, and that confidentiality needs to be preserved.”

Roff declined to draw direct parallels between ATR and the Free Enterprise Fund, which was founded in January by current Club For Growth President Stephen Moore. But Roff suggested that both groups’ subpoenas were part of a pattern.

“There has been an increasing tendency to criminalize legitimate political activity in this country, and it is the established political class seeking to use the power of the state to inhibit the free exercise of political rights guaranteed by the Constitution,” Roff said.


Fellow journalist Judith Haney wrote in a letter to Roff in Dec. 2001 [snips]:

Dear Peter Roff,

Now before you get your hackles up about this very public letter, let me assure you that I have nothing but the best intentions in mind, i.e., to 'enlighten'. Further, I will remind you that I am not anonymous, I am an accredited investigative journalist with 30+ years of experience. Therefore, if, in response to this letter, you undertake to discredit me as you have others in your piece entitled The Blame Game, be assured you that you will have serious legal problems. Therefore, be warned. If you take cheap, dishonest, shots at me, I'll shoot back!

Peter, when a journalist such as yourself works for a religious cult leader such as Sun Myung Moon, Mr. Moon expects, nay, requires, you to follow the "cult" line. In a review of your work, I have discovered that you have, indeed, followed the Moonie cult line. In exchange for a paycheck, you have written what is expected of you, selling your illegitimate propaganda as objective journalism. Further, in an effort to gain credibility, and further Mr. Moon's psychotic visions of world domination, you have aligned yourself with legitimate right wing organizations.

Peter, you are no journalist. You are a propagandist and nothing more. And, in truth, you are worse. You use your skill to harm and harass other journalists who do not follow the "cult" line. And you malign Democrats to rack up brownie points with your boss, Mr. Moon. So what does that make you Peter? In my opinion, your actions on behalf of Mr. Moon renders you unprincipled."


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