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Friday, September 07, 2007

The Real Fred Thompson

FOR RELEASE September 6, 2007

Richard Viguerie: Thompson's Newest Hollywood Role--
Playing a Conservative

(Manassas, Virginia) Following are the main points made by Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006), in his new paper, "Fred Thompson, the Faux Conservative."

The full article is on-line here. It supplements Viguerie's July report, " Conservatives, Beware of Fred Thompson."

Fred Thompson is a Washington insider.

"Fred Thompson has spent more years in Washington as a lobbyist than as a U.S. Senator," Viguerie's paper points out.

His client list included Haitian tyrant Jean-Bertrand Aristide--the leftist murderer who called the United States "the great Satan" and defended "necklacing"—the gruesome torture of fastening a tire around a victim's neck, filling it with gasoline, and setting it on fire. Thompson's defense? "President Clinton supported Aristide too."

Fred Thompson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. CFR is the liberal foreign policy Establishment personified. This is the club for Dean Acheson and Henry Kissinger wanabees.

Fred Thompson is a Big-Government Expansionist.

Fred Thompson has quietly voted for George W. Bush's massive expansion of Big Government's intrusion into American citizens' personal lives. Thompson voted, for example, to allow government eavesdropping on presumed innocent citizens through "roving wiretaps."

He was a key water-boy for one of the most unconstitutional pieces of legislation in American history—the McCain-Feingold Incumbent Protection Act. Apparently there's something "dirty" about grassroots lobbying—unlike his lobbying for billions in corporate pork and welfare.

"Fred Thompson the political actor is very adept at delivering his lines about the need for fiscal responsibility, putting an end to pork and corporate welfare, and the rest of the conservative litany. Fred Thompson the lobbyist and Washington insider, however, sees pork as a juicy way to make a living," says Viguerie's paper.

Fred Thompson is no principled conservative.

He's voted 14 times against the Constitutional right to bear arms.

He's voted to grant amnesty to illegal aliens.

He's voted to squander billions of taxpayers' hard-earned dollars on subsidies to gimme-groups like tobacco farmers, the Peace Corps, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

As Viguerie's earlier paper, " Conservatives, Beware of Fred Thompson ," points out, Thompson provided legal services for a pro-abortion group—and then claimed that he couldn't remember the work he did.

The July report also notes that Thompson has never walked among conservatives or fought in the trenches with us, preferring the company of big-government establishment Republicans like Howard Baker and Lamar Alexander. "Tell me who you walk with," Viguerie says, "and I'll tell you who you are."

"Playing a conservative is just another acting job for Fred Thompson," Viguerie concludes.

That's why Viguerie used satire yesterday to show what's really going on— click here to read "Fred Thompson under contract to play 'The Conservative.'"

"Conservatives, keep your powder dry," Viguerie advises. "None of the four top-tier Republican candidates appears to be a true, principled conservative because none of them opposed the Republicans' massive expansion of government during the last ten years. The GOP has taken us for granted for too long. Conservatives should make the GOP and its candidates come to us and prove that they are worthy of our support."

Many more details about Fred Thompson's conservative charade are contained in the paper, "Fred Thompson, the Faux Conservative," available on-line here.



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