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Is the RNC SOL?

The Republican National Committee has canceled all scheduled events of the Young Eagles club — the donor group in attendance at the Voyeur night club in West Hollywood — pending an official RNC review of the club. But that hasn’t quelled a growing backlash against the RNC from social conservatives.

Most notably, Tony Perkins, head of the influential Family Research Council, has told his members to stop donating to the RNC:

“I’ve hinted at this before, but now I am saying it: Don’t give money to the RNC,” Perkins will tell FRC members in the group’s next e-mail newsletter.  “If you want to put money into the political process, and I encourage you to do so, give directly to candidates who you know reflect your values.”

. . . “This latest incident is another indication to me the RNC is completely tone-deaf to the values and concerns of a large number of people they are seeking financial support from,” Perkins writes.

As the story notes, the RNC is already facing cash problems, and if the revolt among social conservatives spreads and the lost funds are not replaced through other channels, it could have serious consequences for the 2010 election season.


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