“Faith and Freedom ‘Coalition’?” Or Snake Oil and Bunkum?

Mild-mannered but steel-willed Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin questions whether Republican Party presidential candidates should be “keeping company” with the acolyte of convicted swindler Jack Abramoff. Martin says he’s a real conservative, not a Ralph Reed huckster-style conservative.

Question of the day: are Republican Party presidential candidates jeopardizing the 2012 election by associating with Ralph Reed?

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Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin says presidential candidates should exercise “extreme caution” when acting as front men for Ralph Reed

Martin said it was Reed’s and Jack Abramoff’s corruption that helped destroy the Republican Party in 2006

Martin says Republican candidates should not act as stooges for Reed’s money-making scams

Listen to Sunday’s KGO-AM two-hour debate (click all, not just underlined segment):

9:00-10:00 A.M. hour:


10:00-11:00 A.M. hour:


(PALM BEACH, FL)(March 9, 2011) I am a conservative. I am probably the only Republican presidential candidate who is actively hammering away at a genuine conservative agenda. Later today and tomorrow I will be supporting Representative Pete King’s efforts to pry loose the truth about the radical Muslim agenda in the United States.

But I am not, repeat NOT, a “Ralph Reed conservative.” Until I saw the mention in Dana Millbank’s Washington Post column (link below) I was not aware that the “Faith and Freedom Coalition” operation was Ralph Reed’s latest front group.

Ralph Reed, of course, was the partner of convicted Republican influence peddler and swindler Jack Abramoff. Reed publicly criticized China while taking pro-Chinese cash under the table (link below). Reed “prayed” for God, and then acted as a front-man for casino swindles. Reed and Abramoff, together with pedophile Mark Foley, cost Republicans control of congress in 2006.

Ralph Reed is back, towing Republican presidential candidates by their noses. I had no idea Reed was behind the FFC event. No doubt Reed would not have been happy to find the Republican Party’s strongest corruption-fighter, me, popping up at his event.

I don’t have to take a back seat to any presidential candidate when it comes to conservative issues or values. Pat Robertson invited me to join the Republican Party. But I also won’t take a back seat to Ralph Reed’s efforts to once again use “faith and freedom” as a ruse to conduct his own moneymaking schemes.

If the best Republican conservatives can do is to once again march in lock-step with Ralph Reed, Barack Obama can look forward to spending another four years wasting the taxpayers’ money.

Either conservatives will take a stand against Ralph Reed’s hypocrisy and profiteering, or they will stand for nothing and are setting up the party for another walloping by the Democrats. Let’s not fool ourselves. Republicans did not win a mandate in 2010. Barack Obama lost his.

I am the Republican presidential candidate with plain talk and straight talk.

The Prophet Jeremiah (5:21) reminds us that “There are none so blind as those that will not see, none so deaf as those will not hear.” Earlier this week, Republican presidential candidates pretended to be blind and deaf in kowtowing to Reed & Co. Pretending to ignore the “real” Ralph Reed is not the way to win back the White House. Reed’s way was the way we lost Congress and the White House on the last go-around.


[Note: We are running two or three days late and behind schedule because of the serous illness of a relative.]

Andy Martin heads for New York City this evening

Andy’s New Hampshire lawsuit is scheduled for mailing this weekend

Andy Martin is heading to Washington, DC April 1-2.

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ABOUT ANDY: Chicago Public Radio calls Andy Martin a “boisterous Internet activist.” Andy is the legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He promotes his best-selling book, “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and his Internet movie “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Martin has been a leading corruption fighter in Illinois for over forty years. He is currently sponsoring http://www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us

Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).


Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; ContrarianCommentary.wordpress.com.

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About Andy Martin

Andy Martin resides in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he is the state's leading corruption fighter (details: www.AndyMartin.com). He is the Executive Editor and publisher of ContrarianCommentary.com. E-mail: AndyMart20@aol.com. Media contact: (866) 706-2639. Andy is America’s most respected independent foreign policy, military and intelligence analyst. He is a Middle East expert who is Executive Director of the Revolutionary War Research Center. He has spent over 45 years in and out of Asia and the Middle East and during much of 2003 lived in Baghdad. Andy created the anti-Obama movement in 2004 and is the author of the bestselling book "Obama: The Man Behind The Mask." Andy has continued to be a leading critic of President Barack Obama.© Copyright by Andy Martin 2016
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