#NCSEN: Pro-amnesty, pro-gay marriage national group backs Tillis

XGR02-NE-072413-RTWErick Erickson, over at RedState, has issued the clarion call:

Put the American Opportunity Alliance on your radar. Conservatives need to be wary and need to follow money from this group to Republican candidates.

A group of billionaires and multi-billionaires intent on pushing gay marriage and amnesty has started an effort to pump money into the Republican Party. The Politico report makes clear as well that these guys want to align Republican interests to Wall Street. As we see more and more every day, Wall Street’s interests are not the same as Main Street’s interests.

This group will push social liberalism within the GOP. They’ll start with gay marriage, but no doubt over time will transition to abortion rights. That’s the way these things typically happen. They’ll push amnesty too. And they’ll want to convince the GOP that what is good for Wall Street is good for America, which is less and less true these days. […]

Politico has more on this group.  And LOOK at who has earned their blessing:

[…] Sources say the genesis for the American Opportunity Alliance can be traced to a late September meeting in New York City. That gathering, which drew roughly 20 major donors whose views spanned the GOP political spectrum, was organized by Singer, Ricketts and energy executive Joe Craft.

They were among dozens of donors who forked over checks for a December fundraiser in New York for Friends for an American Majority. Its beneficiaries were three highly competitive Republican Senate candidates: Reps. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Steve Daines of Montana, as well as Alaska’s Dan Sullivan, the former head of the state’s Department of Natural Resources.

The joint committee routed nearly $530,000 to those three candidates combined last year, according to recently filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. The contributions came from many of the top names in the Republican donor community. In addition to Ricketts, Asness, Schwab and Crow, donors included Craft, hedge fund managers John Paulson and Ken Griffin, and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts. Along with his son Todd, who has worked with Singer on gay rights issues, Joe Ricketts leads a deep-pocketed political outfit — a linked nonprofit and super PAC both called Ending Spending — that is focused on fiscal issues.

Also listed as contributors on Friends for an American Majority’s FEC report are Dan Senor, the former adviser to Mitt Romney who is now a counselor to Singer, and two-time Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon and her husband, Vince McMahon, the co-founders of pro wrestling behemoth WWE.

The three Senate candidates who have already benefited from their largesse are expected to join the gathering in Colorado, along with a fourth Senate contender set to receive the group’s seal of approval: North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, the establishment-favored challenger to first-term Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan.

The Senate hopefuls are slated to participate in a discussion moderated by Ayotte, according to a Republican source.[…]

11 comments for “#NCSEN: Pro-amnesty, pro-gay marriage national group backs Tillis

  1. Sarah Weaver
    February 20, 2014 at 2:31 am

    A friend told me about this website on Facebook and I’ve seen links to it on several comments on the online newspaper sites. I was a Thom Tillis supporter in the past but there is no way I would vote for him now that I know the truth. This website is very informative and I was shocked! I never knew all this. Is there anyway that you can get your website address out to a larger audience and everytime Tillis opens his fat lying mouth, post this website address on the newspaper sites and facebook so that any remaining Tillis kool-aid drinkers can know the truth about him. I can’t trust him anymore and don’t know about the other candidates really I’m just going to vote against Thom Tillis. I’m that upset by being so misled. I did learn this though and its kind of telling when the other candidates are endorsed by Freedom Works – Dr. Greg Brannon and The Family Research Council – Mark Harris and then there’s there’s the huckster Tillis supported by a pro-amnesty, pro-gay marriage national group. Thom Tillis fooled alot of people once but he won’t fool us again.

  2. Mack Robinson
    February 20, 2014 at 3:26 am

    So Tillis (R) is pro-gay marriage and pro-amnesty. Many already knew that. Richard Burr (R) is for a pro-gay military. Figures. Listen to what the Republican said about Obamacare. Blocking a government funding bill over ObamaCare is “the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard,” Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.)

    and then there is the Republican Governor Pat McCrory (R) and Republican Speaker of the House Thom Tillis (R) wringing their hands feigning we can’t fight it, it’s the law of the land. If it’s good enough for President Obama, it’s good enough for us. “We are the great compromisers, the adults in the room. He’s the President and we can’t fight him.”

    I doubt these small business workers would agree and 53 y/o Judy at the end of this tape, her premiums went from $929 to $1360 a month (42% increase) Ju-dy, Ju-dy, Ju-dy it’s not just Obama that’s doing it to you it’s the Republicans too. Roll tape!

    https://grabien.com/file.php?id=13543&searchorder=date

    Tillis, Burr, McCrory “We’re for you until about 15 minutes after the polls close and then it’s “Thanks for the votes suckers!”

    Don’t let them get away with it again.

  3. RJ Matthews
    February 20, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I see the Republican Party exploding, and hopefully, after all the dusts settles, a new strong conservative party will emerge.

    • jweaks
      February 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      I wish.

  4. jr cooper
    February 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    The Tillis candidacy is starting to attract many supporters and it is good that he appeals to a broad base. His campaign is obviously gaining momentum and we will replace Kay Hagan.

    • VIC Specials
      February 20, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      Titles for Sale, Board seats for sale, Get Your Titles. 2 for 1 Special, Get Your Titles right here. Thom Tillis Board of Governors special 1 seat only $100,000. They caught Jim Black but they won’t catch me. I’m Thom Tillis and I’m smarter than the Feds. Imagine what I can do in DC.

      http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/26/3061081/tillis-pushed-several-major-political.html

      When his fellow Republicans questioned why House Speaker Thom Tillis backed a Democrat to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors in March, the speaker had a simple reason:

      R. Doyle Parrish had raised a lot of money.

      “I would estimate he is directly responsible for more than $100,000.00 in financial support through personal contributions to my campaign committee and other candidates and through the Hospitality Alliance,” Tillis wrote in a March 21 email to House leaders.

      Tillis also strongly supported G.A. Sywassink for the board, even after the Republican caucus rejected Sywassink because he lives in South Carolina. The House narrowly elected Sywassink after Tillis circulated a list of his preferred candidates that included Sywassink.

      Sywassink, owner of a Charlotte freight company, had given $7,500 to Tillis’ campaign for the state House. In June, Sywassink gave $25,000 and Parrish gave $20,000 to the super PAC supporting Tillis’ bid for the U.S. Senate next year.

      Tillis was not available for comment Friday, an aide said.

      http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/26/3061081/tillis-pushed-several-major-political.html

      • Duffy Knows Best
        February 20, 2014 at 1:27 pm

        If I vote for Tillis will they swipe my debit card at the polls or do I need to bring cash? I didn’t think that we had to pay. What is the fee to vote for him. I can’t afford a $100,000 board of governors seat or a seat on the transportation board. I have heard that I don’t need to pay for the oppotunity to vote for Brannon though.

      • jr cooper
        February 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

        “They caught Jim Black but they won’t catch me.”

        You need to lead the investigators in the right direction. Get him in front of a jury and maybe they will deliver yet another “guilty verdict.”

        And if he does not speak in his defense then I will drop him as a candidate too.

        • Raphael
          February 21, 2014 at 12:38 am

          The liberal media is sitting on the dirt on Tilli$. They want to push the more minor dirt on Brannon now, so that they can get Tilli$ to beat up on for the general election. Tilli$ is as corrupt as the day is long. He is nothing but a rent boy of the $pecial Interest$.

          Tilli$ is a good example of the old political saying that ”if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything”. His only political philosophy can be summed up in the pursuit of power and money.

    • Raphael
      February 20, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      How do you defeat someone when your candidate is no different from the candidate you are trying to defeat? The issue oriented voters will stay home or skip that race. The only difference I can see between Tilli$ and Hagan is that one wears a skirt, and one does not, at least that we know of (and after this endorsement, who knows, he might!).

      A Big Government Republican like Tilli$ is simply no different from a Democrat. They both need to be defeated.

    • Ed
      March 22, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Absolutely he needs a broad base. And I see nothing wrong with a equal rights for all americans. Even supporting gay marriage and amnesty for immigrants that go through a fair process that he supports.

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