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'Huge blow to CPAC': More Big Guns Say Bye (Media Rsearch Center boycotts CPAC)
World Net Daily ^ | Thursday, January 6, 2011 | Brian Fitzpatrick

Posted on 01/07/2011 9:40:19 AM PST by kristinn

WASHINGTON – Two more big guns of the conservative movement confirmed today they are not participating in the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because of the continued participation of the homosexual activist organization GOProud.

The Heritage Foundation, the largest think tank in Washington and not known as part of the religious right, confirmed that it is not taking part in what has been the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the country. Heritage has been an active participant in CPAC every year for the last 10.

"We have withdrawn," said Mike Gonzalez, vice president of communications for the Heritage Foundation. "We have been there for many, many years at the highest level of participation.

"We believe in the traditional definition of the family," Gonzalez explained. "We believe in defending the family against any threats that come against it. We're not for gay marriage. We don't think institutions that have existed for millennia can be done away with at the drop of a hat."

Gonzalez emphasized that the "three pillars" of conservatism, economic liberty, national defense and social conservatism, are "indivisible."

In addition, the Media Research Center, led by Brent Bozell, a longtime associate of the hosting organization, the American Conservative Union, announced it was dropping out.

"We've been there 25 years, since our inception," said Bozell. "To bring in a 'gay' group is a direct attack on social conservatives, and I can't participate in that."

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservative; cpac; gopound; heritage; mrc; norquist; notconservative
And to think some ACU muckety-mucks got bent out of shape several years ago when I helped man the D.C. Chapter's CPAC booth costumed as a blogger in pajamas.
1 posted on 01/07/2011 9:40:22 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

good, let the homosexuals have a big meeting by themselves


2 posted on 01/07/2011 9:42:32 AM PST by gthog61
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To: gthog61
What a way to self destroy...follow the Dems and pander to 1% of the population.
3 posted on 01/07/2011 9:46:05 AM PST by Debi911
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To: kristinn

Will the DC Chapter have a booth there this year?


4 posted on 01/07/2011 9:48:55 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: kristinn
CPAC has been going off the conservative reservation and pushing back against traditionalist values for several years now.

Obviously, libertarians and neocons are attempting to re-set the rightwing agenda within the DC power structure.

This is not Ronald Reagan's CPAC. No thanks!

5 posted on 01/07/2011 9:50:39 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Debi911

My feelings are this: If a given religious group wants to sanction gay marriage, and if a given insurance company wants to acknowledge said marriage, fine by me. However, for the government to legislate based on sexual preference is unconscionable.


6 posted on 01/07/2011 9:52:02 AM PST by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: kristinn
I remember. I stopped by and said hello. I had a picture of you in your jammies on my old Laptop, but it got stolen.

Did they really give you a hassle? I had a disagreement with Keene's Assistant a few years ago when they banned Ann Coulter from the main stage the year after she made the John Edwards “faggot” remark. I felt like I was arguing with a Democrat.

Keep up the good work!

7 posted on 01/07/2011 9:55:05 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Happy New Year!)
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To: Debi911

My feelings are this: If a given religious group wants to sanction gay marriage, and if a given insurance company wants to acknowledge said marriage, fine by me. However, for the government to legislate based on sexual preference is unconscionable.


8 posted on 01/07/2011 9:55:29 AM PST by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: kristinn

Republican party voters, leaders, pundits, and mainstream right of center media, ALL are in search of good press from the massive, all-powerful leftwing media/Hollywood/Academia.

It is all but impossible not to succumb. The exclusive goal now is too run only media darlings, with ZERO battle scars.

But, there is still a small contingent of like-minded to try and build something new....without MSM approval.

The GOP is dead, they just don’t know it yet.


9 posted on 01/07/2011 9:55:29 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: kristinn

Second Amendment Sisters will not be having a booth there this year.


10 posted on 01/07/2011 9:56:25 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: pissant; AuntB

Anyone happen to know if Michele Bachmann is among the speakers this year - she was a speaker at last year’s CPAC.


11 posted on 01/07/2011 9:57:17 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: kristinn

Good


12 posted on 01/07/2011 9:58:16 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kristinn

Well sounds to me like the homos at GOPROUD are happly little fairys today.


13 posted on 01/07/2011 9:58:28 AM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: kristinn

Startin’ to look a little lean inside that big tent.


14 posted on 01/07/2011 9:59:21 AM PST by bereanway (I'd rather have 40 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters)
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To: nutmeg
Do you by any chance happen to know if Glenn Beck will speak again at this year's CPAC?

Thanks.

15 posted on 01/07/2011 10:01:45 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No. The D.C. Chapter stopped having a booth at CPAC a few years ago. It was getting more expensive each year and the new exhibit space (a drafty parking garage) sucked.


16 posted on 01/07/2011 10:03:19 AM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: gthog61
"good, let the homosexuals have a big meeting by themselves"

I'd say it differently ..

... that GOProud should just play with themselves ...

... but they might like it.

17 posted on 01/07/2011 10:03:59 AM PST by BlueLancer (Nuke Austin from orbit .... it's the only way to be sure.)
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To: kristinn

18 posted on 01/07/2011 10:05:16 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: hennie pennie; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...

As a women of integrity Michele Bachmann would avoid it.

It is a Romney kind of place.

CPAC/ACU is run by David Keene, involved in scandal after scandal.
“”Palin-bashing CPAC/ACU Chair donated $2,000 to Arlen Specter, endorsed Mitt Romney-care””

“”Exclusive: Conservative group offers support for $2M (Shame on Keene)”

“”Palin rebuffs CPAC, Keene””


“Washington Insider David Keene Disses Governor Palin, Claims to Speak for Grassroots
In the last three years CPAC has devolved into nothing more than
an annual love fest for … Mitt Romney. It should come as no surprise that David
Keene supported Mitt Romney-care in 2008. “


“David Keene Endorses Mitt Romney-care“

19 posted on 01/07/2011 10:08:24 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: kristinn

Wow, when you’ve lost The Heritage Foundation...

- JP


20 posted on 01/07/2011 10:11:37 AM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Kickass Conservative

It’s too bad. CPAC was very supportive of FR in FR’s early years, and likewise FR supported CPAC. The last time I attended CPAC was as a guest. Those days are gone for now.


21 posted on 01/07/2011 10:11:43 AM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Reagan Man
This is not Ronald Reagan's CPAC.

Exactly. This is Grover Norquist's CPAC. A 'big tent' of the gOp establishment, radical homo and islam activists pretending to be moderates.

22 posted on 01/07/2011 10:13:04 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: basil

This is the culmination of several years of grumbling about CPAC’s direction away from conservatism. Good call by SAS.


23 posted on 01/07/2011 10:13:47 AM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Josh Painter

...and Brent Bozell.


24 posted on 01/07/2011 10:14:44 AM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn
I go where Sarah Palin goes. And it ain't there if I remember correctly.
25 posted on 01/07/2011 10:16:46 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Servant of the Cross
>>>>>A 'big tent' of the gOp establishment, radical homo and islam activists pretending to be moderates.

same same... DC neocons, beltway libertarians and liberal Republican elitists. In the 70`s we called them Rockefeller Republicans. The Romney's, Giuliani's and Scott Brown's of todays GOP.

26 posted on 01/07/2011 10:23:55 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: kristinn
Good call by SAS.

I can't resist linking the 'good call' by JimRob last year to these threads: Free Republic Founder Joins Boycott Of CPAC.

"I’ll join that boycott. If CPAC is no longer for conservative family values then I want nothing to do with them. They’ll have to change their name to HOMOPAC."

27 posted on 01/07/2011 10:24:56 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: kristinn
GOProud - Real "Government Pork" since 2009.


28 posted on 01/07/2011 10:28:56 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Damn it, Jim! I'm a doctor - not a Community Organizer!")
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To: hennie pennie

No, neither Michele Bachmann nor Glenn Beck are appearing. Here’s how it looks so far:

CONFIRMED Speakers include:
Gov. Haley Barbour*
Andrew Breitbart*
Arthur Brooks*
Liz Cheney*
Ann Coulter*
Gov. Mitch Daniels*
Hon. Newt Gingrich*
David Horowitz*
Rep. Jim Jordan*
Wayne LaPierre*
Sen. Mitch McConnell*
Col. Ollie North (Ret.)*
Rep. Ron Paul*
Gov. Tim Pawlenty*
Gov. Rick Perry*
Hon. Mitt Romney*
Rep. Paul Ryan*
Hon. Rick Santorum*
Sen. John Thune*
Herman Cain*


29 posted on 01/07/2011 10:36:10 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: ObamaMustGo2012
I frankly don't care what they do, as long as its not shoved in my face, and that is not the case with the gay agenda. Its not recognized as a group of Conservatives, which is how I identify myself. Its always “gay” conservatives, “gay” rights, its identity politics and I frankly am sick of it.

I feel the same way about anyone that uses that ploy, like its a special marker of some sort.

I do not say I am a female Conservative. Or a baby boomer Conservative, or a Mommy Conservative. Or a hyphenated Conservative...I'm sick of it all.

30 posted on 01/07/2011 10:38:27 AM PST by Debi911
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To: lonevoice

Thanks much!!


31 posted on 01/07/2011 10:42:11 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

You’re very welcome


32 posted on 01/07/2011 10:49:56 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: lonevoice

I’m not going to condemn any one for speaking there. Thanks for the list though.

Say No to RINOs in 2011 - Senate Conservatives Fund (DeMint’s Senate conservatives fund)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2651290/posts


33 posted on 01/07/2011 10:55:03 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: Josh Painter
Wow, when you’ve lost The Heritage Foundation...

And Bozell.
I would say CPAC is toast. It committed suicide.

34 posted on 01/07/2011 11:06:04 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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