Skip to comments.Biggest conservative names bidding goodbye to CPAC
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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It’s FudgePAC now. A conservative speaker even got boo’d and shouted down last year for his pro-family views.
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.
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.
You should copyright that...LOL!!!
“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.
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.
Nah, I’m sure I remember the term from another FReeper after last yars debacle.
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....
PECAN, too easy to be called NUTS!
It’s too bad. Used to be a great event.
Divided they shall be
SCAPAC Social Conservatives of America
ECAPAC Economic Conservatives of America
Yep...he sure did!
National Union of Conservative Voters? (NUCoVote?) “Nuke the vote!”
American Conservative Organization for Renewing the Nation (ACORN) “Since they want to abandon the name, we might as well steal it”
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.
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.
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.
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I agree!!! Let them wither on the vine and see how much $ they get and attendees when they're 100% RINO and pro-fag.
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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.
Yup. Starve the beast!
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.
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.
Great news IMHO, more conservatives should leave GOPAC and let GOPROUD pound sand or whatever.
Sorry guys meant CPAC no GOPAC.
They just want a bigger tent.....in their pants.
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 were right the first time. They have embraced GOProud.
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.
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.
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. Toomeys 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, Im sure that Romneys 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 shes 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 Keenes bizarre behavior in a post by Tommy Report, which includes video of Keenes 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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Yes. Not a Republican org but a conservative one, like FR.
Agree 100%. CPAC is a fraud. And so is the ACU, apparently.
“Sometimes, you stay and fight a fire. Other times, the house is burning down and collapsing on your head and its 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.
“rimPAC, or felchPAC”
RIMPAC is an annual Navy exercise.
I don’t know what “felch” means, and I don’t want to.
“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.
“What ever happens between 2 consenting adults in a bedroom is a personal matter.”
No, it’s not.
“That doesnt 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.
“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 ....