Talk:National Republican Trust Political Action Committee

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I've temporarily removed the poorly sourced controversy section to the talk page. If it can be improved with stronger sourcing, please add it back in. Viriditas (talk) 03:32, 18 March 2012 (UTC)


This is mentioned in The Nation, Nov. 10, 2008. Will add back after more research.The group sparked controversy during the 2008 United States Presidential election when they alleged that candidate Barack Obama's plan on illegal immigration would help terrorists carry out attacks. In the ad, the group asserted that Obama's plan would give driver's licenses to "any illegal who wants one." The ad then shows a United States driver's licence with a picture of Mohamed Atta, the organizer of the 9/11 attacks, on it. In addition, the group claimed that Obama would give the illegal immigrants health care and social security benefits, which would cause citizens to pay higher taxes. The ad was first run in Ohio, and was then run in an additional four swing states.[1] [2] criticized the advertizement as "one of the sleaziest false TV ads of the campaign." [1][3]

Merged with improved sourcesIn 2010 the group made headlines again for producing a controversial ad entitled "Kill Ground Zero Mosque" aimed at stopping mosques being built near the Ground Zero site, calling them a monstrosity and implying that building them would provoke more terrorist attacks. NBC and CBS both refused to air the ad.[4]

In November 2010, five Fox affiliates and one ABC affiliate owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group -- all in swing states vital to the 2010 elections -- broadcasted an infomercial critical of President Obama, Breaking Point: 25 Minutes that will Change America, which was sponsored by the National Republican Trust.[5] The infomercial painted Obama as an extremist, in which, during the 2008 presidential campaign, claimed he received some campaign money from the Hamas terrorist group, and claimed to have said in a speech, "You want freedom? You’re gonna have to kill some crackers! You gonna have to kill some of those babies." The special also discusses Obama advisers Van Jones and John Holdren, as well as Obama staff Anita Dunn, Kevin Jennings, Carol Browner, and Cass Sunstein -- all in an unflattering light; in once case, the special claimed that Holdren said that trees should be permitted to sue humans in court.[6][7]

Press releases[edit]

The information contained within Pediatrics Week and Biotech Week appear to be press releases by the group. Viriditas (talk) 09:21, 18 March 2012 (UTC)