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Biggest conservative names bidding goodbye to CPAC
WorldNetDaily ^ | December 27, 2010 | By Brian Fitzpatrick

Posted on 12/28/2010 9:36:52 AM PST by US Navy Vet

Two of the nation's premier moral issues organizations, the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America, are refusing to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference in February because a homosexual activist group, GOProud, has been invited.

"We've been very involved in CPAC for over a decade and have managed a couple of popular sessions. However, we will no longer be involved with CPAC because of the organization's financial mismanagement and movement away from conservative principles," said Tom McClusky, senior vice president for FRC Action.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: colonpac; cpac; cwa; davidkeene; frc; fudgepac; homosexualagenda; seeya
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Don't know what to say about this one. If true, sad!
1 posted on 12/28/2010 9:36:59 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s FudgePAC now. A conservative speaker even got boo’d and shouted down last year for his pro-family views.


2 posted on 12/28/2010 9:39:46 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: US Navy Vet

Yeah. CPAC is gay. Conservative means to CONSERVE America, not to allow it to descend into faggotry and death.

But we have to be careful though. Names are everything. And these CINOs are dominating a very important namespace.

People take a name like CPAC & assume that they are the standard bearer, when they are NOT.

There MUST be a well-named CPAC to steal the thunder back.


3 posted on 12/28/2010 9:40:27 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: GeronL

“FudgePAC”

Nice.


4 posted on 12/28/2010 9:40:52 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: US Navy Vet

C(olon)PAC


5 posted on 12/28/2010 9:41:33 AM PST by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: US Navy Vet
Good. The winnowing must be done.

Given the current economic situation, I personally emphasize fiscal conservarism -- but I will not turn my back on social conservatism. If CPAC is extending a hand to homosexuals, then that is a bad move.

The reality is that government needs to do less. We need less special legislation for special groups, and we need drastically less government spending. That kind of fiscal conservatism will lead inevitably to social conservatism. We can get there, but not if organizations like CPAC try to act like Liberal Democrats.

6 posted on 12/28/2010 9:42:18 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: GeronL

FudgePAC

You should copyright that...LOL!!!


7 posted on 12/28/2010 9:47:16 AM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“The winnowing must be done.”

It should be done not by running, but by standing up and refusing to allow conservative organizations to be perverted.


8 posted on 12/28/2010 9:49:17 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: GeronL
CPAC has been FudgePAC for several years now. Romney will be there, as will many of his Gay Brigades® of internet trolls/consultants.
9 posted on 12/28/2010 9:54:31 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: dsc

That doesn’t work. GOProud was at CPAC last time even though some organizations objected. A few pulled out. The ONLY way to get the message across is to make CPAC a skeleton left with nothing but liberals and Rinos.


10 posted on 12/28/2010 9:56:08 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: hattend

Nah, I’m sure I remember the term from another FReeper after last yars debacle.


11 posted on 12/28/2010 10:09:08 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

We should create a real conservative organization. I have no idea what to name it, but maybe we can find something that would fit the acronym PECAN.

People, Enterprise, Community and Nation... I dunno....


12 posted on 12/28/2010 10:11:39 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: GeronL

PECAN, too easy to be called NUTS!


13 posted on 12/28/2010 10:13:29 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: Balding_Eagle

lol.


14 posted on 12/28/2010 10:15:08 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s too bad. Used to be a great event.


15 posted on 12/28/2010 10:17:35 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: US Navy Vet; Al B.; onyx; Lakeshark; Brices Crossroads; Clyde5445; All
Sarah Palin helped expose these CPAC skunks for what they are last January...

Palin rebuffs CPAC, Keene

16 posted on 12/28/2010 10:18:23 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Divided they shall be

SCAPAC Social Conservatives of America
and
ECAPAC Economic Conservatives of America


17 posted on 12/28/2010 10:21:14 AM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
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To: GeronL
A conservative speaker even got boo’d and shouted down last year for his pro-family views.

Yep...he sure did!

Anti-Gay CPAC Speaker Booed Off The Stage (Video)

18 posted on 12/28/2010 10:22:07 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

National Union of Conservative Voters? (NUCoVote?) “Nuke the vote!”

lol

American Conservative Organization for Renewing the Nation (ACORN) “Since they want to abandon the name, we might as well steal it”

hehe

or my favorite....

Freedom Clubs of America (FCA) with “autonomous” local chapters. Maybe charge an annual dues with 25% of it going to the national organization and most of it staying at the local and state affiliates.

or something like that.


19 posted on 12/28/2010 10:22:34 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: US Navy Vet

If there identity is defined by being gay that they have an agenda driven by their identity.

I don’t blame the other groups from being offended.

If Gays want to be in the GOP, why not join a group that isn’t defined by their sexuality and instead join a group that they feel respected within?

I know the answer, they want to use their group to push for the Gay agenda. I wouldn’t be surprised if many in this group are Fiscal Conservative or even double agents that are working both sides of the line.


20 posted on 12/28/2010 10:24:53 AM PST by dila813
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I think we FReepers should start forming local Freedom Clubs all over the country. I think it would make a great force if we stayed out of their organizations since they NEED our votes.

I’d put up a $100 to help get one off the ground locally. Of course, I might not have that money next week. lol.


21 posted on 12/28/2010 10:24:53 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: US Navy Vet; 185JHP; AFA-Michigan; Abathar; Agitate; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; Antoninus; ...
Excellent news, CPAC had become a joke and their decision to pander to the homosexualists was the last straw.

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22 posted on 12/28/2010 10:29:04 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: DJ MacWoW
That doesn’t work. GOProud was at CPAC last time even though some organizations objected. A few pulled out. The ONLY way to get the message across is to make CPAC a skeleton left with nothing but liberals and Rinos.

I agree!!! Let them wither on the vine and see how much $ they get and attendees when they're 100% RINO and pro-fag.

23 posted on 12/28/2010 10:36:40 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: US Navy Vet

CPAC, Libertarians And Ron Paul - What A Conservative Isn’t...

http://www.grasstopsusa.com/df030310.html


24 posted on 12/28/2010 10:36:46 AM PST by massmike (DADT repeal: the Boy Scouts now have tougher membership requirements than the Army!)
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To: GeronL

I agree that it absolutely needs to be something grassroots on the local level and work our way up. On the same pattern as the Tea Party. Take over local and state governments.


25 posted on 12/28/2010 10:43:07 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: little jeremiah

Yup. Starve the beast!


26 posted on 12/28/2010 10:44:23 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: GeronL
I think we FReepers should start forming local Freedom Clubs all over the country.

Check your local Craig's List and Meetup - there probably already is one. One of the founders of our local one had never even voted, IIRC, but she'd had enough.

27 posted on 12/28/2010 10:56:27 AM PST by nina0113
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To: US Navy Vet

Those who have been following the news know that David Keene of CPAC/ACU/NRA has been deeply involved in corruption and bribery for some years now. It is not primarily about homosexuality.


28 posted on 12/28/2010 11:15:23 AM PST by iowamark
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To: US Navy Vet

Great news IMHO, more conservatives should leave GOPAC and let GOPROUD pound sand or whatever.


29 posted on 12/28/2010 11:16:31 AM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: stockpirate

Sorry guys meant CPAC no GOPAC.


30 posted on 12/28/2010 11:17:26 AM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: GeronL

They just want a bigger tent.....in their pants.


31 posted on 12/28/2010 11:20:54 AM PST by SERKIT (We need more of Barry's "Wet Diaper" news conferences. He gets smaller and smaller each time.....)
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To: dsc

Sometimes, you stay and fight a fire. Other times, the house is burning down and collapsing on your head and it’s better to get out of there and build a new house.


32 posted on 12/28/2010 11:24:30 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: stockpirate

You were right the first time. They have embraced GOProud.


33 posted on 12/28/2010 11:31:26 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: iowamark

Keene gave Specter (now a key Democrat) $2,000 as late as the 2008 election cycle.

managing associate at the Carmen Group Lobbying, a lobbying firm based in Washington, D.C. In December 2007, Keene endorsed Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign

adviser to Senator Robert Dole’s 1988 and 1996 presidential campaigns

Keene, who lives in Alexandria, Virginia, writes a regular column for The Hill

He also serves as a lobbyist with The Carmen Group, a governmental affairs and legislative relations firm based in Washington, DC.


34 posted on 12/28/2010 11:35:05 AM PST by kcvl
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To: US Navy Vet

This is a sad day! Why is there a homosexual group to begin with? This big tent stuff is outragous! What ever happens between 2 consenting adults in a bedroom is a personal matter. Why does the GOP need to promote a homosexual choice??? The big tent should be conservative values and if you don’t agree, then don’t show up to CPAC.


35 posted on 12/28/2010 11:35:44 AM PST by MeSpikeLibs (Wake me when the Obama nightmare is over.)
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To: US Navy Vet

November 1, 2009
Washington Insider David Keene Disses Governor Palin, Claims to Speak for Grassroots

Ramesh Ponnuru noted in National Review that Keene, inexplicably, supported Specter in his primary contest with real grassroots conservative Pat Toomey in 2004. Toomey had the full support of the conservative base in 2004 (as he does now) yet Keene supported Specter. David Keene is chairman of the American Conservative Union (ACU), an organization which, among other things, rates public officials on how conservative they are. In 2004, Specter received an ACU rating of 47. Toomey’s rating? 97.

In the last three years CPAC has devolved into nothing more than an annual love fest for the most established of establishment Republicans, Mitt Romney. It should come as no surprise that David Keene supported Mitt Romney in 2008. However, I’m sure that Romney’s three consecutive victories in the CPAC straw polls is entirely coincidental. After all, the conservative base loves Romney, right? Readers may recall that Keene’s CPAC invited Governor Palin to speak in February, then falsely claimed she backed out when she had never agreed to attend in the first place.

David Keene, of course, has a history of Palin Derangement Syndrome (PDS). In July, Mitt Romney sycophant Ron Kessler “interviewed” fellow Romney supporter David Keene in an article for Newsmax. The general thrust of the article is that Governor Palin is not ready to run for president because, well, because she’s not Mitt Romney. Keene cited all the usual discredited talking points made by liberals and Republican elites to back up his assertion.

John Ziegler, famously, attempted to question Keene about his irrational hatred of Governor Palin at the Western CPAC conference (WCPAC) a couple weeks ago. Keene became agitated, peppering Ziegler with profanity and even threatening violence during the interview. You can read more about Keene’s bizarre behavior in a post by Tommy Report, which includes video of Keene’s encounter with Ziegler.

The notion that ultimate Washington insider David Keene considers himself a voice of the grassroots is delusional. I doubt more than a handful of those hard-working volunteers on the ground in NY-23 are even aware of the long time Washington lobbyist.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:AHckNz-VYEkJ:www.conservatives4palin.com/2009/11/washington-insider-david-keene-disses.html+David+Keene&cd=69&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


36 posted on 12/28/2010 11:45:24 AM PST by kcvl
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To: GeronL

FistPAC might be a better descriptor of the eaters of fecal matter. Or maybe, rimPAC, or felchPAC. All describe acts that don’t generally appear on the Will and Grace show.


37 posted on 12/28/2010 12:10:44 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: US Navy Vet
How can one be a conservative republican while at the same time embracing big central government defining morality in opposition to the will of the people in individual states and communities?

How can you be a conservative republican while at the same time promoting homosexual sex premised rights, benefits and societal recognition ALL paid for against the will of the people in individual states and communities?

YOU CAN NOT!

IF CPAC does not eradicate the leftists within it THEN -they may as well just just stick a fork in it -it's done -just as sure as Romney is a spineless RINO devoid of moral foundation -the white empty suit...

38 posted on 12/28/2010 12:30:45 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: US Navy Vet

This is actually good news. We are getting down to our fighting weight.

Cut out the infil-traitors. A pro homosexuality platform isn’t, nor can it ever be part of conservatism.


39 posted on 12/28/2010 12:35:24 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

A little more organied than the TEA Party and one that does not ally itself with the GOP. Make the GOP actually deserve our support.


40 posted on 12/28/2010 1:18:07 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: nina0113

These clubs should create a naitonal umbrella, even if its just a fifth of the effort. Something a little bit more organized than the TEA Party but with local clubs that have the freedom to raise their own funds and act independently.


41 posted on 12/28/2010 1:20:13 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: GeronL

Yes. Not a Republican org but a conservative one, like FR.


42 posted on 12/28/2010 1:24:23 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

right on.


43 posted on 12/28/2010 1:33:17 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: US Navy Vet

Agree 100%. CPAC is a fraud. And so is the ACU, apparently.


44 posted on 12/28/2010 1:53:33 PM PST by Antoninus (Fair warning: If Romney's the GOP nominee in 2012, I'm looking for a new party.)
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To: Lancey Howard

“Sometimes, you stay and fight a fire. Other times, the house is burning down and collapsing on your head and it’s better to get out of there and build a new house.”

You are correct, of course, but there is only one United States and it is on fire. We have to start fighting it somewhere.


45 posted on 12/28/2010 3:45:20 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

“rimPAC, or felchPAC”

RIMPAC is an annual Navy exercise.

I don’t know what “felch” means, and I don’t want to.


46 posted on 12/28/2010 3:47:19 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: kcvl

“The notion that ultimate Washington insider David Keene considers himself a voice of the grassroots is delusional.”

It’s beginning to look to me like the way you “become” something—voice of; heavy hitter; influential leader—is just to claim you are and try to get enough people to go along with you.


47 posted on 12/28/2010 3:50:17 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: MeSpikeLibs

“What ever happens between 2 consenting adults in a bedroom is a personal matter.”

No, it’s not.


48 posted on 12/28/2010 3:52:10 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

“That doesn’t work. GOProud was at CPAC last time even though some organizations objected.”

Clearly they failed to object strongly enough.

There’s something the left has always had that conservatives don’t: a willingness to go to jail. The left will physically obstruct entrances, throw bottles, beat people, and riot, even if they go to jail for it. Conservatives walk on eggshells to avoid “behaving badly.”

I submit that those tactics got them where they are today, and our refusal to use them is sending us down to dusty death.

It is said that Samuel Adams instigated a number of illegal events, including the Boston Massacre.


49 posted on 12/28/2010 4:01:16 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

“It should be done not by running, but by standing up...”

It is highly unlikely that FRC or CWA made their decisions without lengthy discussions with the CPAC organizers. The latter apparently refused to budge. You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em ....


50 posted on 12/28/2010 4:39:13 PM PST by EDINVA
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