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Top 5 Speakers from CPAC
The Band Of Patriots ^ | 2/13/12 | Bryan Thomas

Posted on 02/13/2012 1:05:42 PM PST by bthockey

I had such an amazing time at CPAC. I met amazing people, heard great conservative speakers, and spent a great deal of time with our blog team which was a lot of fun in and of itself! I wanted to take some time to list my favorite speakers that I heard at the conference. I decided to leave out all of the GOP candidates as I didn't get to see two of them so I don't want to give a biased answer or make anyone think I'm endorsing someone. If you wanted to go to CPAC or you missed any of these speeches I would urge you to watch them! They are extremely good.

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: allenwest; cpac; marcorubio; sarahpalin

1 posted on 02/13/2012 1:05:53 PM PST by bthockey
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To: bthockey

Was any of them severely conservative?


2 posted on 02/13/2012 1:08:08 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - so severe, it hurts him to be conservative!)
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To: bthockey

Can’t view site from here.
My guess:

Rubio
Ryan
Gingrich
Palin
???


3 posted on 02/13/2012 1:12:23 PM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: bthockey

I still trying to figure out why Ann Coulter was there being that she had a sex, I mean party change, and became a liberal. I was half expecting Keith Olbermann to show up next after that, but I guess there was no need being that Ann spoke for him.


4 posted on 02/13/2012 1:13:29 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: bthockey

So the author would choose the not a natural born citizen Rubio over the one who got the most standing ovations???

As Sarah said....WTF?


5 posted on 02/13/2012 1:17:46 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: bthockey
Sorry Brain but Newt hit it out of the park.

GINGRICH: Now, I am going to give you a series of solutions that are big enough to get America back on the right track. And I think this has been the greatest challenge of this campaign.

We have lots of bickering; we have lots of arguments about this and that. We have virtually no discussion of what does it really take to take the most complicated society in the world, the largest economy in the world, and move it back to being the most successful, most prosperous, safest and freest country in the world.

So I am going to try this afternoon to set the stage for that.

And we have tons of details at Newt.org — any of you want, to just go to my first name dot org. You will see an immense amount of material.

But the standard here is that solutions big enough to get America working again — and the principle is to unleash the American people to rebuild the America we love.

Let me start with jobs: If I am the nominee, with your help, I will ask the entire Republican ticket to campaign with me on the pledge that when the Congress comes in on January 3, it will stay in session, and by January 20, when I am sworn in, it will have repealed Obamacare.

GINGRICH: It will have repealed Dodd-Frank.

GINGRICH: It will have repealed Sarbanes-Oxley.

GINGRICH: All three of those are job killing bills, which centralized bureaucracy in Washington DC and increased the corruption of the political system. All three should be repealed and held at the desk until I am sworn in. That afternoon, on the very first day, we should sign the repeal of all three. That's a reasonable start.

GINGRICH: Two hours after the Inaugural Address — that was just the hors d’oeurve. We haven't got around to serious work, yet.

After the Inaugural Address, I will spend it signing executive orders and presidential findings. All of them will have been published by October 1. The country will know precisely what this campaign is about.

The very first executive order will abolish all of the White House czars, as of that moment.

GINGRICH: We will sign, that day, an executive order, which as of that moment, approves of the Canadian pipeline to Houston, period.

GINGRICH: My message to Prime Minister Harper and the Canadian government is simple: You do not need a partnership with the Chinese. Give the American people a few months. When we beat Obama on election night, you can start buying equipment because we will approve it on January 20th.

GINGRICH: There will be an executive order to move the State Department, to put the embassy in Jerusalem as of that day, period.

GINGRICH: We will, that day, reinstate Ronald Reagan's “Mexico City Policy” — No money for abortion overseas, period.

GINGRICH: And we will have an executive order to repeal every act of religious bigotry by the Obama administration period.

My goal, with your help, is that by the time President Obama lands in Chicago, we will have repudiated at least 40 percent of his government on the opening-day.

6 posted on 02/13/2012 1:21:31 PM PST by McGruff (Think in bold colors not pale pastels.)
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To: G Larry

Rubio (whom the male author admits he’s in love with)
Allen West
Sarah Palin
Andrew Breitbart
Daniel Hannan


7 posted on 02/13/2012 1:22:05 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
>> I still trying to figure out why Ann Coulter was there being that she had a sex, I mean party change, and became a liberal <<

Ann Coulter and CPAC are both friendly with Mitt Romney and GOProud. It makes sense for her to be there since the organizers of CPAC feel the same way. What I wonder is why any real conservatives bother showing up. Didn't FR join the boycott of the CPAC last year? What happened to that this year?

8 posted on 02/13/2012 1:22:35 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; seekthetruth; freekitty; flat; Forty-Niner; mazda77; rodguy911; ...

Breitbart was awesome, IMO.

Who were the morons who voted in the Straw Poll and picked the RINO, Mittens??? They bought into Mittens BS?


9 posted on 02/13/2012 1:27:33 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: nutmeg; Trueblackman; bthockey

I’ll ask two FReepers who were there.

I have my own opinions from watching at home.


10 posted on 02/13/2012 1:28:32 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

How was Ann received by the CPACers when she was on the stage?


11 posted on 02/13/2012 1:32:56 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: onyx

Palin

Gingrich

Breitbart

Ryan

? ? ? All the rest but Romney and Colter fall in here.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 1:33:37 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

I didn’t see Ryan’s.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 1:35:32 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Aria
What are you talking about? Which one got the most standing ovations? Marco Rubio wasn't put in front of anyone because the list isn't ranking them. The solider that got the longest standing ovation didn't give a speech, he was merely accepting an award.
14 posted on 02/13/2012 1:43:20 PM PST by bthockey
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To: McGruff

I know, I was there. Again, I didn’t put in any candidates because I didn’t see all of them so I didn’t want to be biased. But I still disagree. I don’t think Newt gave that great of a speech. He didn’t bring anything new to the table. He has said all of that before.


15 posted on 02/13/2012 1:45:54 PM PST by bthockey
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To: ExTexasRedhead
"They bought into Mittens BS?"

Maybe they were just "bought."

16 posted on 02/13/2012 1:57:00 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: bthockey

What I read was that the author wants Rubio on the VP list and also said that even though he likes Sarah that she is not a VP or POTUS choice.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 2:02:26 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: bthockey

Saw Bobby Jindal’s and Rick Scott’s speeches after Palin spoke on c-span and they were two of the best ever.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 2:11:43 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: bthockey

No, you’re no biased!!! Go Newt.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 2:32:20 PM PST by nurse-rn
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To: bthockey

Gov. Bobby Jindal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiAtSEQGcd8

Gov. Rick Scott:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRvmTqfdRFE

The Tea Party Panel on Occupy Wall Street:
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/304376-8

Gov. Scott Walker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOcjxT8ZAuU

Rep. Paul Ryan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek2v_SyRBR8

Fmr Ambassador John Bolton:
http://www.therightscoop.com/full-speech-john-bolton-at-cpac-2012/

Dana Loesch Leaves CPAC to Yell At Occupy Protesters:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5hmKClXqA

Dana Loesch Confronts Occupiers Run Out Of CPAC:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRlEw4gafnk


20 posted on 02/13/2012 2:56:31 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: bthockey

Comedian Brad Stein:
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/304339-3

Republican Representatives Steve King (IA), Michele Bachmann (MN), and Jim Jordan (OH) spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC):
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/ConservativeIssues20


21 posted on 02/13/2012 3:08:44 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; onyx; ExTexasRedhead
How was Ann received by the CPACers when she was on the stage?

Pretty much the same as every year at CPAC... she was and still is a Rock Star. The room was pretty much densely packed as when Sarah Palin spoke on Saturday. And that Marriott ballroom is massive - biggest venue I've ever seen.

When Ann mentioned her "fondness" for Romney, there was some grumbling in segments of the audience, but overall the crowd absolutely loved her.

Just my observations after attending the entire conference for the full 3 days (and part of Wednesday night): The crowd seemed to be pretty evenly split 30-30-30 between Romney, Gingrich and Santorum supporters. 10% Ron Paul supporters.

Also... My husband and I and our friends did take part in this year's straw poll at CPAC. FReepers aren't going to like hearing this (yes, I know Romney won - we didn't vote for him), but this was the first of our 10 consecutive years attending CPAC where we felt that the straw poll was (finally) conducted in a scientific, legit manner - as far as we could tell anyway - so the results are most likely correct.

We were each given a special PIN number so we could only vote once - no stuffing of ballot boxes with stupid paper ballots for the first time in 10 years, so no hijacking of the poll by Paul-bots, or Romney-bots, etc. If you tried to vote again with that PIN number, you couldn't do it.

22 posted on 02/13/2012 4:48:18 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: Mozilla; onyx; ExTexasRedhead; Jack Hydrazine

Wow, thanks for all those CPAC links on this thread, Mozilla! Dana Loesch is a treasure... I’m SO glad she’s on our side! She could (and probably should) overtake Ann Coulter as “Rock Star babe” of the conservative movement! She’s a big hit at every CPAC.


23 posted on 02/13/2012 4:52:54 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg

Interesting. At home, her applause sounded dulled.
One loud cheer near the end. Q 7 A.


24 posted on 02/13/2012 4:54:58 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
I'll have to get back to you later with my Top Five list (and hubby's as well). The Top Two, just off the top of my head:

1. Sarah Palin

2. Daniel Hannan (UK)

25 posted on 02/13/2012 4:55:14 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg

Sarah’s speech rocked.


26 posted on 02/13/2012 4:56:52 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
Interesting. At home, her applause sounded dulled.

Ann Coulter's speech? No, the place was rockin'. But as I said, at least 1/3 of the audience was pretty anti-Romney, so there were a few boos, and a lot of grumbling that probably didn't pick up well on the video.

27 posted on 02/13/2012 6:09:37 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg; Mozilla

I didn’t get to hear/see all of the speeches, but these were my 2 favorites from the ones I saw. I thought Newt did well, too.

I’ll watch more from the links above - thanks to Mozilla for posting them!


28 posted on 02/14/2012 6:05:36 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Mozilla

Adding Link to Col West’s speach. I’ve always liked him and he was FABULOUS at CPAC!!

http://www.therightscoop.com/allen-wests-keynote-speech-for-cpac-2011/


29 posted on 02/14/2012 8:06:33 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Mozilla

BumpForLaterListening ; )

May God guide our course.
Tatt


30 posted on 02/14/2012 8:15:25 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Seattle Conservative; onyx
I didn’t get to hear/see all of the speeches, but these were my 2 favorites from the ones I saw. I thought Newt did well, too.

Yes, Newt always brings the house down at CPAC each year! His speech this year was extra good.

Also... like her or not, Ann Coulter always rocks the house at CPAC - she did it again this year. Wayne LaPierre delivers a kick-ass CPAC speech each year as well.

31 posted on 02/14/2012 9:35:44 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: onyx; Mozilla; NautiNurse; Nick Danger; StarFan; Seattle Conservative; ExTexasRedhead; ...
OK, finally made up my mind, although it was difficult. So many great speeches at CPAC this year (and every year!). My Top Five CPAC 2012 Speakers were:

1. Gov. Sarah Palin

2. Daniel Hannan (Member, European Parliament)

3. Rep. Allen West

4. Sen. Marco Rubio

5. Speaker Newt Gingrich

And I have many on my "honorable mention" list (in no particular order):

Herman Cain
Andrew Breitbart
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North
Ann Coulter (like her or not, she always rocks the house)
Sen. Rand Paul
Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President, NRA
Laura Ingraham
Amy Kremer (Chairman, Tea Party Express)
Dana Loesch (conservative talk radio host and also Editor-in-Chief for Breitbart's "Big Journalism")
Rep. Steve King
Rep. Michele Bachmann
Gov. Bobby Jindal
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA)
Gov. Scott Walker
Rep. Paul Ryan
Sen. Rick Santorum (surrounded by his lovely family as he spoke!)
John Bolton
Phyllis Schlafly
Gov. Rick Perry (he gave a MUCH better speech this year than at CPAC 2011)
Ken Cuccinelli, Atty General of Virginia (he choked up at the end of his speech as he said "...someday we may be telling our children how we used to be free here in America..." - my paraphrase)

View many of the CPAC 2012 speeches here:

http://www.therightscoop.com/?s=cpac

Also, check Mozilla's posts for more links to CPAC 2012 speeches. Thank you again, Mozilla!

32 posted on 02/14/2012 9:59:38 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: McGruff

Newt, Newt, NEWT!


33 posted on 02/15/2012 3:37:41 AM PST by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: G Larry

Mine:

West
Hannan
Breitbart
Gingrich
Rubio

maybe Palin, too.


34 posted on 02/15/2012 4:20:11 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: nutmeg

Dana was awesome. You’re right, I glad she is on our side, she is vicious.


35 posted on 02/15/2012 8:26:15 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: bthockey

bumbed, i cant find Allan West’s speech from this year.


36 posted on 02/15/2012 8:27:31 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Mitt loaded the wagons with his guys and drove them to the convention to vote. An old technique. That is the way that Wilkie won in 1940.


37 posted on 02/18/2012 12:21:19 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: nutmeg

Hannan’s speech got to me. Like when I hear Charles’ Laughton’s renditiion of the Gettysburg Address on You Tube. Check that out if you haven’r hear it. Laughton makes Lincoln’s words sing.


38 posted on 02/18/2012 12:26:37 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I agree with the list.


39 posted on 03/08/2012 10:32:10 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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