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Paul Supporters Hijack Cheney-Rumsfeld Reunion (Video)
TPM ^ | February 10, 2011, 4:52PM | Evan McMorris-Santoro

Posted on 02/10/2011 8:47:16 PM PST by pillut48

Dick Cheney just popped up here at CPAC to introduce his old pal and Bush administration colleague Donald Rumsfeld. Fans of Ron Paul turned what should have been a friendly moment before an audience of fellow conservatives into a screaming match and protest action that resembled what a Cheney-Rumsfeld hug at the Netroots Nation convention might look like.

Rumsfeld is being given CPAC's "Defender Of The Constitution" award, a concept that apparently rankled Paul supporters in the crowd. Many of them got up and walked out en masse at the mention of Rumsfeld, though some stayed behind in the conference hall to heckle the architects of the invasion of Iraq.

One shout of "where's Bin Laden?" rang out as Cheney spoke of Rumsfeld.

That led to the pro-Cheney contingent (which it should be said greatly outnumbers the opposition) to shout the hecklers down with the familiar "USA, USA" chant.

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Bradfield said the moment showed that "half" of CPAC this year is libertarian, which means his side is winning in the civil war between "libertarians and right-wing conservatives."

"We're loud," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheney; cpac; dickcheney; donaldrumsfeld; donrumsfeld; idiocy; libertard; paul; paulbots; ronpaul; rumsfeld
Between this shameful behavior and GoProud endorsements, etc. guess this should not be called "CPAC" anymore! "LPAC" might be more descriptive...
1 posted on 02/10/2011 8:47:20 PM PST by pillut48
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To: All

Sorry, forgot to add this is via Matt Drudge.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 8:48:09 PM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: pillut48

Second CPAC in a row that Sarah had “scheduling conflicts” with.

She is wise.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 8:49:43 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: pillut48

Political meltdown?


4 posted on 02/10/2011 8:54:44 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: pillut48

Wow. Was it really only last year that El Rushbo keynoted at CPAC? How the mighty fall.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 8:54:50 PM PST by Huck (one per-center)
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To: pillut48

When the hell did CPAC become a leftist group. If I didn’t know this was a supposedly Conservative group I would have thought I was watching a Code Pink protest


6 posted on 02/10/2011 8:58:26 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Huck

No, Rush skipped last year, too.
Glenn Beck was the keynote speaker.


7 posted on 02/10/2011 8:58:26 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: NoLibZone

Third year for Sarah Palin. She’s never attended.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 8:59:45 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: pillut48

The Ron Paul group is embarrassing.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 9:07:35 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: pillut48

LPAC is befitting such lunatics. Have their own moonbat PAC with GOProud. Palin is smart enough not to attend this circus.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 9:08:04 PM PST by max americana
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To: Huck

Year befor last for Rush. Last year was Glenn Beck.

Both were spectacular speeches.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 9:09:43 PM PST by Tailback
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To: onyx

Third?

Good to know.

Thank you.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 9:16:04 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: pillut48

The comments at that website would be comical if not for the fact that these people claim to be Americans who love this country. Pathetic losers.


13 posted on 02/10/2011 9:18:07 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: pillut48

FR sure has changed in the past 10 years.


14 posted on 02/10/2011 9:18:36 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: taxtruth
FR sure has changed in the past 10 years.

Meaning...??
15 posted on 02/10/2011 9:33:59 PM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: pillut48

CPAC has become a non-conservative group. Too bad but a symptom of today’s society and beliefs. No longer a group to look toward for political aspirations (endorsements).


16 posted on 02/10/2011 9:45:09 PM PST by Deagle (t)
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To: pillut48

Sounds like Code Puke has infiltrated the Paulson gang.
When we going to dump those clowns?

Pray for America


17 posted on 02/10/2011 9:54:01 PM PST by bray (Vote Palin to make heads explode on both sides of the aisle.)
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To: pillut48

How much more pathetic and embarrassing can CPAC get? I reckon we’ll find out next year. First there’s GOProud. Then there’s the Paulites. Erickson from Red State — who is THERE ripped them a new one today. Sarah (smartest of the bunch!) wasn’t there. Rush hasn’t been in two years. Almost NO Social Conservatives darken the door of CPAC anymore. And don’t forget the outgoing longtime leaders [ex]-wife having embezzled multiple thousands of $$ from the ACU/CPAC, and the successor they just named supported Charlie Crist in Florida against Marco Rubio. REALLY?!? Conservative?! Puh-lease!!!


18 posted on 02/10/2011 10:15:58 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: pillut48

Oh very nice, our very own Code Pinkistas


19 posted on 02/10/2011 11:40:48 PM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: pillut48

Cheney isn’t going to be with us much longer I’m afraid. Out of respect for him, I would have forgone any personal vendetta to grant him his moment.

Paul comes off as an angry little man, with followers that seem to have taken a group lunch when good manners were handed out.

Rumsfeld made some mistakes, but he isn’t a vile man. He doesn’t deserve to be treated this way either.

As for the war in Iraq, I suppose the Paulites think the world would be a better place with Saddam and sons still in charge of Iraq. And as for Iraq and Afghanistan, I’m sure they lament every terrorist that is now toes up, outside our nation’s borders.

Count me out of that group for the duration.

I used to have some respect for Paul on Constitutional issues. He’s since soiled himself so pathetically in public, that I can’t stomach the guy.

Can’t wait to see his hoodlums antics next spring in the primaries. NOT.


20 posted on 02/11/2011 1:06:19 AM PST by DoughtyOne (There once was a man named Barack, whose pediatrition refused to talk...)
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To: DoughtyOne
Typical LeftyTarianism....these Paulistas give libertarians a bad name. The Paulist I've met have been rabid racist, rude and mostly leftist thinking with a heavy dose of dope decriminalization and display behaviors similar to the antics of the GOProud/Code Pink bunch. CPAC is infested with Islamist, Gays and these LeftyTarian AH’s.
CPAC will morph into something else and fade away.
21 posted on 02/11/2011 1:28:22 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: pillut48

>> One shout of “where’s Bin Laden?” rang out as Cheney spoke of Rumsfeld.

Hell yeah! Where the # is that bastard!!! That g-damn mo-#er killed nearly 3,000 Americans.

Let’s not be pedantic pussies in the face of the obvious.

Cheney and Rumsfeld rock - to each with their own I’m not necessarily supportive.


22 posted on 02/11/2011 1:36:55 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: NoLibZone

Yup. The CPAC conference is good overall, there’s too much politicizing among the ranks for my taste. Watched Rush’s speech last time, it was great. It appears that these days it has a big lib media target on it to highlight any dissention. To boo Cheney and Rumsfeld is very bad form, especialy in that forum.


23 posted on 02/11/2011 3:41:59 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: iopscusa

To my way of thinking, CPAC has imploded. It’s too bad. About a decade ago I enjoyed attended for several years. Today I’m not even moved to attend.


24 posted on 02/11/2011 10:03:53 AM PST by DoughtyOne (There once was a man named Barack, whose pediatrition refused to talk...)
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