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Posted on 02/22/2010 2:44:35 PM PST by Steelfish
February 22, 2010 CPAC's Odd Ending By C. Edmund Wright What a Saturday at CPAC! Ron Paul out-polled Sarah Palin almost five to one, and keynoter Glenn Beck got huge ovations as he disavowed any conservative ascendancy within the Republican Party.
So someone please tell me -- just what the heck happened to a convention that was off to such a wonderful conservative start? Where is the momentum from the Marco Rubio speech and the Dick Cheney "Obama is a one-term president" moment?
Perhaps David Keene of the American Conservative Union will be a bit more careful when picking keynote speakers from now on. What happened was predictable, given that the man he picked uses a daily TV show to make it clear that he blames Republicans, Democrats, the left and the right, and politics in general all equally for America's woes.
While Beck has a huge audience, some of these thoughts are not exactly the consensus among American conservatives. They are not consistent with reality, either. Besides, CPAC stands for Conservative Political Action Committee.
Oh, I realize that in a ballroom jammed with a disproportionate share of Paul-supporters and Beck groupies, Keene is likely not aware of how conservatives across the country viewed this soiree. Not yet. I am also not swayed by the audience emotion. The keynote speaker had a lot to do with who did -- and did not -- show up.
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I’m more interested in the message rather than the messenger at this point.
It was an obscene display of elitism with a touch haven’t we seen this chit before.
The *message* is, put us back in power for more of the same. We haven’t changed and you’re still a sucker.
If Ron Paul gets the nomination, I’ll be scratching my head wondering how the hell that happened just like I was when John McCain got it.
The progressive Republicans don't want the ignorant conservatives to sully their elitist halls.Well they just may be dooming this nation to fascism.EFF THEM EVERY ONE.
Especially Beck and Ron Paul.Both effing fascists like Obama and his ilk.Turn coats made in the mold of McCain.
The RINOS still want to stiff America with another version of McCain.Its laughable. Wicked funny. They want that even if it means Obama until 2016.
How sick is that? No wonder Palin didn't go to CPAC.
More Beck bashing from the Republican ostriches...
“What happened was predictable, given that the man he picked uses a daily TV show to make it clear that he blames Republicans, Democrats, the left and the right, and politics in general all equally for America’s woes.”
Washington Insider David Keene Disses Governor Palin, Claims to Speak for Grassroots
Keenes ACU also puts on the annual CPAC conference in Washington.
.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.
The author isn’t very clear about what Glenn Beck did wrong. Plus, he gives Beck no credit for injecting some spirit into the conservative resistance.
The author is confused and confusing.
He challenged the conservatives to take back their party.
Same thing you hear on FR 365 days a year.
I agree completely. And I smell a rat, Willard that is. ACU President David Keene Endorsed Romney in 2007 and has been in Romney's back pocket since. A Google of David Keene and FedEx tells you all you need to know. This is a status quo establishment elitist (Keene) bought off by a status quo establishment elitist nonconservative socialistic statist (Willard).
Beck has his limits.
A good man knows his limits.
Beck does NOT know his limits.
Beck is a HORRIBLE political strategist. He should stick to investigative reporting and broadcasting.
The message I got was Republicans are not conservative enough.
Did I miss something?
Beck is a more articulate Ross Perot, with all those down home analogies, and personal tales.
People don’t want to be lectured by a reformed drunk liberal Christian whose best analogy is that America is on a bender.
He doesn't even come to a Tea Party in his own state of Connecticut.
Beck is a Mormon!
Uh, no. Never let accuracy get in the way of a cathartic rant, Mr. C. Edmund Wrong. CPAC = Conservative Political Action Conference, a project of the American Conservative Union Foundation. There is no "committee" in CPAC.
So he wasn’t a Christian before?