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Jerk of the Week - CPAC
Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 8, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot

Posted on 03/08/2014 11:56:23 AM PST by rightwingerpatriot

Once again, we begin our weekly awards show to look for viable candidates for our Jerk of the Week honors. The most obvious of choices are liberals, progressives, and others of that ilk, but we must also remain vigilant and look at those who are supposedly on our side. It's hard enough to fight your enemies when your so-called friends are actively working against you. One such entity is the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). As conservatives flock to CPAC to give and hear speeches, an undercurrent of not standing up for conservative values has been prevalent. That is why CPAC is our Jerk of the Week.

CPAC is where grand strategies are mapped out and conservatives can brainstorm on how to promote conservative principles, or at least that's what it used to be. In recent years, it has taken a very progressive turn to where many conservatives can no longer see eye-to-eye with what's going on. CPAC won't even discuss the ramifications of Islamic terrorism. There isn't even one panel devoted to that topic this year, and in years past, CPAC has actively kept those who speak out against Islamic terrorism away from the official conference. That is why Andrew Breitbart started an "Uninvited" panel for those people to have a voice. There are two members that sit on the board of the American Conservative Union (ACU) that have ties with terrorist-friendly groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. These two men are Suhail Khan and Grover Norquist. For those who do not know, the ACU is the group that puts on CPAC.

On another front, CPAC has actively been encouraging illegal immigration. In a time where the economy is the central focus in all of our lives, we all know that illegal immigration has a tremendous impact upon our economy. Jobs are taken away from citizens and given to illegals, and illegals immediately begin to tap into our aid programs. Some argue that illegals come here to work, but many counter that many come here to sponge off the state. In fact, the number of minors that are crossing the border are rising as their parents are sending them to the US as more establishment politicians push for amnesty for illegal immigrant minors.

You would think that CPAC would have several panels devoted to this topic, especially as that the amnesty is extremely unpopular with the American people. However, there is a grand total of one panel devoted to this topic. Even worse, the panel is rigged for pushing for amnesty of illegal immigrants. Out of five panelists, four of them are for immigration reform, and that number includes the moderator of the panel! It's so bad that Representative Lamar Smith has issued a press release blasting CPAC for their pro-illegal immigration bias.

Perhaps its time for conservatives to drop the dog and pony show that is CPAC. Have they been effective in the last decade? It appears that the central body of CPAC is willing to sell out their conservative principles in order to retain a seat at the establishment table. Even when Republicans lose, they can still write papers, go to cocktail parties, and set themselves up as advisors to the next campaign that comes along. CPAC has gone the way of the establishment Republicans, and that's why they're our Jerk of the Week.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: amnesty; cpac; cpac4amnesty; cpacamnestypimps; jerk; terrorism

1 posted on 03/08/2014 11:56:23 AM PST by rightwingerpatriot
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To: rightwingerpatriot

My vote goes to obama for jerk of the week


2 posted on 03/08/2014 11:59:42 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

The guy’s got a point about our ol’ buddy Nover Grorquist. He deserves at least honorable mention.


3 posted on 03/08/2014 12:04:50 PM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: yldstrk; rightwingerpatriot
My vote goes to obama for jerk of the week

Obama is a symptom. Obama isn't the cause of this malaise, and getting rid of Obama won't solve this malaise.

A major contributor to the CAUSE of this malaise is a Republican party that has made functional statist Democrats of Republican voters. When I voted for McCain, for Arnold, and for Meg Whitman, I may have been "Republican" in intention, but in practice, I was a functional Democrat. Everyone here who voted for Romney may have been Republican in intention, but had Romney won, those who voted for him would have reaped the FUNCTIONAL CONSEQUENCES of voting Democrat.

I think rightwingerpatriot is saying that CPAC is continuing that trend of monopolizing the "Republican" label while functionally advancing Democrat policies. That gets my vote for "jerk of the decade."

4 posted on 03/08/2014 12:07:47 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: OKSooner

CPAC, Now .....The ILLINOIS TEA PARTY, have sold their souls to the devil. Il Tea party was bought out and paid off by Gov candidate Bruce Rauner.

Even Conservative organizations are traitors, cannot truct them!


5 posted on 03/08/2014 12:08:39 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Have been for quite a while. Another group of fools.


6 posted on 03/08/2014 12:09:36 PM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: rightwingerpatriot
I agree in your proper identification of "jerk of the week," though I like to think that CPAC also is useful to the cause of limited government Christian conservatism.
7 posted on 03/08/2014 12:10:29 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

I agree.


8 posted on 03/08/2014 12:13:06 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: chicagolady

I’ll crawl thru broken glass to vote for Bruce Rauner


9 posted on 03/08/2014 12:18:10 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: chicagolady

Every political movement is eventually taken over by leaders who have their own interests. The Tea Party is no different. They were very effective when they were grassroots and ticked off about government growth and spending. I said it then and I said it now - they would be weakened as more and more spokesmen emerged and they fractured over smaller issues.

The sentiment still exists and enough people self-identify as Tea Party folks to still have power, but the brand will lose steam for the same reason the GOP is such a mess. We don’t all agree on everything after all.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 12:21:17 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: Finny
Obama isn't the cause of this malaise, and getting rid of Obama won't solve this malaise.

Yeah? But it would be a hell of a good place to start.

11 posted on 03/08/2014 12:21:44 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: rightwingerpatriot
Even when Republicans lose, they can still write papers, go to cocktail parties, and set themselves up as advisors to the next campaign that comes along.

Bingo. The same Republican "consultants" that tell us to abandon social conservatives are the ones that gave us John McCain and who ran Romney's campaign.

If they had any decency, they'd give their conslting fees back. But instead, they just lose more elections.

12 posted on 03/08/2014 12:22:20 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Bullish
I disagree. It's a LOUSY place to start. Getting rid of Obama and replacing him with a functional Democrat accomplishes one thing: IT INCREASES THE POWER OF FUNCTIONAL DEMOCRATS, including Republicans who govern as functional Democrats, such as Romney and Schwarzenegger.

A SMART place to start is within the Republican party, culling functional Democrats who register as Republicans.

That is the ONLY way to begin solving this malaise. STOP confusing symptoms for causes, Bullish.

13 posted on 03/08/2014 12:30:04 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: OKSooner

Old Grover, (muslim brotherhood operative AND a heavy hitter for the islamic terrorist front group, C.A.I.R), Norquist can’t be all that bad......The National Rifle Association has had him seated as one of their board members for years!!


14 posted on 03/08/2014 12:35:10 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: chicagolady
I thank God for your post, thought I was alone in my steadfastness against Rauner. DId anyone on FR who's voting for him look at his campaign contributions to Obama and Rahm Emmanuel as well as countless other Democrats?

Rauner may be running as a Republican, however he's anything but!!

Sadly, everyone running for Governor here in Illinois is either a corrupt career politician, someone faking being a Republican or BOTH!!

I'm staying home, I refuse to participate in this corrupt system in Illinois. I will not allow my vote to legitimize this corrupt, duplicitous political system here. No More.

15 posted on 03/08/2014 12:38:48 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Ping


16 posted on 03/08/2014 2:16:21 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: usconservative

My personal message to you and other Christians

http://vimeo.com/52019467


17 posted on 03/08/2014 4:29:52 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Excellent post.

The Heritage Foundation has the same problem, and it has had that problem since the Clinton era.

Some of the problem, is the Bush [-bot, -RINO] Dynasty, which shills for high-rolling mid-Eastern magnates who spread money around as a magic carpet for Islam Jihad Lite.

PS. Conservative states are BLUE (for Reagan), not red (for communism).


18 posted on 03/08/2014 6:17:19 PM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: usconservative; chicagolady

I miss Cedra Crenshaw.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 6:20:12 PM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: Finny
A SMART place to start is within the Republican party, culling functional Democrats who register as Republicans.

The problem is that Republican means functional Democrat; with respect to Republicans:

  1. They claim to be for government accountability, yet their opposition has been nonexistant on:
    1. Fast & Furious, the easiest treason case in 70 years and easily provable as state-sponsored terrorism.
    2. The DEA laundering money to the drug cartels.
    3. The NSA domestic-spying.
    4. The IRS politically-motivated targeting.
    5. The arbitrary alteration of law via executive fiat (eg: Affordable Care Act).
    6. The arbitrary alteration of law via judicial fiat (eg: Affordable Care Act).
    7. The imposition of laws dangerous to liberty (eg: the NDAA's suspension of Hebeus Corpus and allowance for assassination of citizens).
    8. The constant/consistent raising of the debt ceiling, selling every taxpayer and their decedents into slavery as it is guaranteed by taxes… which you are forced to pay under penalty of law. (Ironically, they could claim that by their position as representatives the incurance of such crushing debt is voluntary and the 13th Amendment therefore does not apply.)
  2. They claim to be for the second amendment — yet they do not fight things like the GCA or NFA, nor other current gun-laws. Instead they buff up their reputation, citing things like Clinton's Assault Weapons Ban… which had a sunset clause and therefore they literally had to do nothing to end it.
  3. They claim to be against abortion — even going so far as to add no exceptions to that party-plank.
    They do not mean a word of it: they nominated, indeed pushed, Mr. Romney, who is well know as being for abortion in the case of rape, incest, or the mother's health*.
    (* The mother's health is actually code-word for at will, both politically and legally.)
  4. They claim to be for fiscal responsibility, yet are willing participants in the ever-increasing government spending. —Moreover, look at how they react to the idea of auditing the Federal Reserve (which would reveal much).
  5. They claim to support the Constitution, yet they support a set of policies that has damaged 90% of the Bill of Rights.
  6. They claim to respect the military — yet have commissioned a literally unwinnable* war: The War on Terror.
    (* There is no victory condition, no way to say "we won".)
So, Haven't they proved that they are nothing but talk and riding on "reputation"/"brand recognition"?
Here's a brochure that illustrates what I mean:
The Tao of Republican Orthodoxy
[Direct Link]

20 posted on 03/08/2014 9:15:33 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: First_Salute
PS. Conservative states are BLUE (for Reagan), not red (for communism).

What are you talking about? Red is for valor and bravery.
From State Symbols USA:

The official national colors of the United States are seen on the American flag - red, white, and blue. Although the colors did not have a specified meaning at the time the American flag was adopted, they did for the Great Seal of the United States in 1782:
Red is a symbol of valor and bravery
White symbolizes purity and innocence
Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice
(Cross-referenced here.)
21 posted on 03/08/2014 9:20:55 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: volunbeer

“Every political movement is eventually taken over by leaders who have their own interests. The Tea Party is no different. They were very effective when they were grassroots and ticked off about government growth and spending. I said it then and I said it now - they would be weakened as more and more spokesmen emerged and they fractured over smaller issues.”

Tat’s why I support the tea party. The Tea Party, not so much.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 9:26:24 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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