WorldNetDaily's Joseph Farah regularly denies that he's a conservative. So why is he so concerned about the purity of the conservative movement?
Well, it's personal. In apparent retaliation for CPAC refusing to allow him to put on a birther panel at last year's convention, Farah is making good on his declaration that CPAC is "dead" by doing what he can to kill it. He and WND have been laboring to undermine CPAC in recent weeks, touting various organizations that are refusing to take part because it is allowing the "homosexual activist organization" GOProud to participate, as well as highlighting (anonymous, of course) allegations of financial improprieties.
Farah's Jan. 12 column takes things a step further. Asserting that "The corruption of the Conservative Political Action Conference, an important American political institution, is widespread,"he then went off on a weird, sexually charged tangent:
Let me try to frame what is happening inside the conservative movement in a way that might sharpen our focus.
Let's pretend that some free-market-loving adulterers got together and formed an organization called "Swing Right." This group says it supports a strong U.S. defense, but that the military should have no rules against promiscuous sex inside the ranks. The group says it supports free enterprise, but that tax policy should be revamped to create equity for those in the "swinging" lifestyle. The group says it supports limited government, but it approves of the intervention of federal judges in state referenda in which citizens approve of marriage as an institution between one man and one woman. The group also calls for special protections of the "swinging" community that will ensure adulterers will not be fired by their bosses because of their behavior and applauds hate-crimes laws to punish those who don't approve of their lifestyle.
Would it be appropriate for conservatives, who are supposed to be about conserving the vital institutions of self-government, to validate such a group's claims being part of the movement?
Yes, Farah just likened people who refuse to be as intolerant as he is to sexual swingers.
Of course, Farah is being hypocritical about that, too. WND was offended when some commentators called tea party activists "teabaggers," declaring it to be "gutter talk" that is "known in the homosexual subculture."
Apparently, not only does Farah have no problem lecturing about conservatism even though he insists he's not a conservative, sexual insults are OK with him -- but only if he's the one hurling them.