Friday, August 17, 2007

John Birchers and Swift Boaters and Minutemen, oh my!

On Monday, Jack McManus, President of the John Birch Society, Swift Boater Jerome Corsi, and Howard Phillips, Chairman of The Conservative Caucus, are scheduled to hold a press conference in Ottawa in solidarity with activists against the SPP, reports The Canadian National Newspaper
They will supposedly also be joined by Connie Fogal of the Canada Action Party.

Time: Monday, August 20, 2007 at 10 a.m.
Location: Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street, Ottawa
Sponsor: Coalition to Block the North American Union

- "with others to be confirmed"

The Coalition to Block the North American Union, founded by Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum, Jerome "ragheads are boybumpers" Corsi, and paleo- paleo Howard Phillips, is an interesting mix of Minutemen, Birchers, Constitution Party members, advocates for bible curriculum in public schools, ...and rightwing media hitman and Ann Coulter apologist Brent Bozell III.


It's not enough that we already have Ibbitson and Reynolds of the G&M writing editorials attempting to smear Maude Barlow and all other Canadian resistance to SPP with the extremist John Birch Society brush, but now, if The Canadian National Newspaper is to be believed, the Birchers et al are bringing their own brand of New World Order anti-government anti-immigrant paranoia up here "in solidarity with activists against the SPP".

Thanks. Ever. So.

Chet Scoville from Vanity Press has a brilliant post up at Shakespeare's Sister.
Responding to Orcinus in the comments below it, Chet said :"Canadians who've been doing work on this issue have absolutely nothing to do with the Birchers or anyone else of that kind. I'm not sure how to distance ourselves from them when we already have nothing to do with them."

Connie Fogal's alledged attendence here notwithstanding, I think Chet has this right.
But guys like Ibbitson and Reynolds are going to have a field day with this and any other muck they can find come Monday.

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