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    Report: Karl Rove has been funding Grover Norquist - advocate of path to citizenship

    November 26, 2013

    Report: Karl Rove has been funding Grover Norquist


    Thomas Lifson

    Students of the GOP establishment take note: new documents revealed by ProPublica, the George Soros-funded "investigative journalism" outfit that supplies free content to media outlets, reveal that Rove's fundraising behemoth Crossroads GPS supplied $26.4 million of the approximately $31 million Norquist's outfit, Americans for Tax Reform, spent in 2012. That's about 85%.

    In the corporate world, if one company owns 85% of another, that company is properly called a subsidiary.



    Grover Norquist, a veteran conservative since his college days, is best known for his group's Taxpayer Protection Pledge, offered to candidates for office, in which they promise to "oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and to oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."

    CBS's 60 Minutes dubbed Norquist "the most powerful man in Washington
    " because of the large number of GOP candidates who used to sign his pledge, but starting in 2012, the number signing it has been declining.

    In 2010, Norquist startled many conservatives with his outspoken advocacy of the lower Manhattan 911 victory mosque, which some related to his acquisition of a Palestinian Muslim wife and adoption of a child born in Bethlehem. More recently, Norquist has emerged as an advocate of a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, also troubling to many grass roots conservatives.

    Norquist's Wednesday morning breakfast meetings at Americans for Tax Reform remain what John Fund has called "the Grand Central station of the conservative movement," bringing together leaders of major organizations and political operatives. ATR also offers use of its meeting space in DC to many other conservative groups, building goodwill and influence for the organization and Norquist.

    For conservative in flyover country, the news is troubling that the webs of influence are so complicated and centered on Karl Rove's fundraising.

    Hat tip: Mark Levin


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    Well, Well, Well.... look at this Gold Nugget that just fell from the Heavens above

    Get to work People; what you thought was a Conservative Ally turns out to be a RINO in Sheep's Clothing

    If Rove is Funding the Crack Head ... get away and withdrawal all support
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    DOCUMENTS: KARL ROVE GAVE GROVER NORQUIST $26 MILLION IN 2012



    by MATTHEW BOYLE 26 Nov 2013, 6:06 AM PDT 862 POST A COMMENT
    Tax documents from Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS show that Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) is largely funded by Rove, ProPublica’s Kim Barker reports.

    “Social welfare nonprofits, also known as dark money groups because they don't have to report their donors, are allowed to spend money on politics as long as their primary purpose is social welfare,” Barker wrote on Monday. “The groups often count so-called issue ads that stop short of advocating for or against a candidate and grants toward that social welfare mission. Since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision allowed corporations and unions to spend directly on election ads, these nonprofits have turned into the vehicle of choice for anonymous spending, dumping more than $254 million into the 2012 elections. Of the 150 or so social welfare nonprofits that reported spending to the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 election cycle, Crossroads was king, the biggest anonymous spender by far. Americans for Tax Reform came in fourth, with $15.8 million.”
    On its 2012 tax return, Barker reported, the biggest grant Rove’s Crossroads GPS gave to anybody was a $26.4 million grant it gave to Norquist’s ATR for “social welfare.”
    There are also questions about the legality of Rove’s and Norquist’s arrangement, Barker noted throughout her piece, questioning the use of the money for politicking.
    “On its 2012 tax return, GOP strategist Karl Rove's dark money behemoth Crossroads GPS justified its status as a tax-exempt social welfare group in part by citing its grants of $35 million to other similarly aligned nonprofits,” Barker wrote. “The return, signed under penalty of perjury, specified that the grants would be used for social welfare purposes, ‘and not for political expenditures, consistent with the organization's tax-exempt mission.’”
    But, Barker reports, “that is not what happened.”
    Barker notes that the tax return documents, which were made public by Rove’s group last week, show that $11.2 million worth of the funding Rove’s group gave to Norquist’s ATR were spent on “political activities expressly advocating for or against candidates.” That means that $85.7 million of Rove’s group’s 2012 activities were political, instead of the $74.5 million it reported to the IRS.
    Marcus Owens, the former head of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations division, told ProPublica that because of the way Norquist’s ATR operated with Rove’s Crossroads GPS’s money last year, Norquist is a “bad grantee.”
    "They have a bad grantee here," Owens said. "My question would be, What has Crossroads done to recover that money?' That's what the IRS would expect."
    ATR spokesman John Kartch and Rove spokesman Jonathan Collegio both declined to answer specific questions from ProPublica about the grant.
    But Collegio did suggest to ProPublica, however, that perhaps the money Norquist’s group spent with Rove’s grant on politicking had been carried over from 2011. “Were resources carried over from 2011?” Collegio asked in an email to Barker.
    “But after consulting with tax experts, ProPublica determined Americans for Tax Reform couldn't have used resources from 2011 for the political spending,” Barker wrote in response to Collegio’s attempt to spin her on Rove’s behalf.
    “That's called bullshit with a serving of horseshit on the side,” Owens, the former IRS official, said in response as well.

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    What a pair. Both endorse the lunacy of amnesty and other destructive ideas for the Republican Party and the nation.
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    But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
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    I've been preaching for years that Rove was not a friend of working Christian conservatives, hopefully the American people are beginning to come awake. Look for the Rove group to push for Jeb Bush/Rubio in 2016 another losing team for real conservatives.
    I'm old with many opinions few solutions.

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