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April 1st, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Perkins: RNC 'tone deaf' to supporters

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee has come under fire in the past for its lavish spending on limousines and private jets, and more recently for picking up a nearly $2,000 tab for an outing at a strip club near Los Angeles.

Tony Perkins, a prominent conservative and president of the Family Research Council, is now urging people not to donate to the RNC. He writes, in part:

"...the RNC is completely tone-deaf to the values and concerns of a large number of people from whom they seek financial support. ... If you want to put money into the political process ... give directly to candidates who you know reflect your values."

Perkins joined us on Thursday's American Morning to explain more about why he is urging people to stop giving money to the RNC.

Read more: Conservative leader tells donors to stop giving to RNC

Filed under: Controversy • Politics
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  1. Art Anderson

    Last night the history channel showed a wonderful piece on America's, extreme radical group that formed post "Civil War." Under the leadership of their "Grand Wizard," Governor Stevenson, of Indiana in 1925, he was able to get 100 Republicans, elected to congress. This was done by the KKK, recruitment in the south. This effected a guaranteed outcome 4 politicians who mirrored their ideology, which was cloaked in Christianity. This is the origin, from which the "RNC," comes from.

    Makes plenty of sense!

    April 2, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  2. Art Anderson

    OMG! If you are a Christian, there should b no dicussion of were you worship. Both old and new testement states "when 2 or more come together in my name, that's Church." Jesus worship outside! He probably decided to feed the poor w/ the million $ temples.

    April 2, 2010 at 8:37 am |
  3. Mitchell

    If it were democrats spending money watching strippers in a gay bar it would not even have been reported by you. No wonder the latest ratings that came out a few days ago have you even lower than before.

    April 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm |