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  • Dan Schneider [CPAC]: The Alt-Right Are 'Nothing But Garden Variety, Left-Wing Fascists' [ed]

    02/23/2017 9:10:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 23, 2017 | Tyler O'Neal
    In a blistering CPAC speech following Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, the Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, American Conservative Union (ACU) Executive Director Dan Schneider attacked the alt-right, claiming that those who identify with that term today have hijacked it for a philosophy fundamentally at odds with conservatism. "Just a few years ago, this hate-filled left-wing fascist group hijacked the very term 'alt-right,'" Schneider declared. "They did it intentionally because they want to deceive the media, they want to deceive you all about what they stand for, so they can try to become normalized,...
  • CPAC-ACU: Trump's Cabinet the most conservative, surpassing Reagan

    02/23/2017 9:55:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/9/17 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump has succeeded in picking the most conservative Cabinet of the modern era, and possibly ever, even besting the team put together by former President Reagan, according to a scorecard from the American Conservative Union, host of the annual CPAC convention. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp told Secrets that Trump's team, made up in part with House and Senate lawmakers graded by the group over the years, has a 91.52 percent conservative rating, significantly surpassing Reagan's by 28 points.
  • ACU Chief: Zuckerberg Meeting Just a 'PR Stunt'

    05/18/2016 11:30:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 10:26 PM | Greg Richter
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said after a meeting with a group of conservatives Wednesday that he values their point of view and that people on the right are important to the social network. […] Daily Signal Editor-in-Chief Rob Bluey was among the group who met with Zuckerberg and told Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” that the meeting was a “positive step.” But Matt Schlapp, chairman of American Conservative Union, declined the invitation, saying that Facebook had no interest in talking to him when he asked them how he could best use the platform in conjunction...
  • CPAC 2016 - Dennis Prager (video) (4:43)

    03/04/2016 10:14:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 3, 2016 | The ACU
    Published on Mar 3, 2016 Join the conversation at #CPAC
  • AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION VOTE ANALYSIS: MARSHA BLACKBURN BEST VIABLE CANDIDATE FOR SPEAKERSHIP

    10/11/2015 7:52:28 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 63 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10/11/15 | M. Boyle
    American Conservative Union (ACU) Ratings of potential candidates for Speaker of House: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) at 97% Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN 92% Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) 88% Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 82% Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) 79% Rep. C McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) 77%
  • The Faithful of Australia Work to Open a Catholic University in Erbil [Iraq]

    07/24/2015 6:31:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 7/23/15 | L’Osservatore Romano
    Catholics in Iraq are 'challenging' the Islamic State not with weapons or violence but through education and teaching, thanks to the contribution and support of Australian Catholic University. This October courses will begin at the Catholic University of Erbil, which was desired by the Chaldean Church in Iraq as a concrete way to aid the Christian youth in the Middle East. In recent days, Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil for Chaldeans met with representatives of Australian Catholic University (ACU) and the President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Archbishop Denis James Hart of Melbourne in order to better...
  • Virginia's False 'Centrist' Advertising

    05/27/2015 9:26:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The latest scorecard from the American Conservative Union is out, and the voters of Virginia might want to file a complaint about truth in advertising with the press corps. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner have routinely been portrayed in news reports as "moderates" and "centrists." But after two years in the Senate, Tim Kaine has a perfect zero on the conservative scale. Mark Warner has a lifetime score of 10.33 percent conservative, but his last two annual scores have been a 4 and an 8. They could be mistaken for Barbara Mikulski. Far-left is middle of the road on...
  • Glenn Beck to NRA: It’s Norquist or Me

    03/16/2015 5:26:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 16, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Glenn Beck to NRA: It’s Norquist or MePosted By Robert Spencer On March 16, 2015 @ 12:21 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments Glenn Beck has declared that he will leave the National Rifle Association (NRA) if Republican Party kingmaker Grover Norquist remains on the Board of Directors.This is long overdue: it has now been over eleven years since FrontPage Magazine first published revelations about what David Horowitz described as Norquist’s “alliances with prominent Islamic radicals who have ties to the Saudis and to Libya and to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and who are now under indictment by U.S. authorities.”...
  • CPAC - Proving It Is Possible to be Too Popular in New Media

    03/03/2015 11:42:43 AM PST · by LizHarrison · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3-3-2015 | Liz Harrison
    CPAC has become the “see and be seen” event for conservatives in new media. There is no debate about the fact that everyone – bloggers, media, internet radio talk show hosts, and everything in between – wants to take advantage of the opportunity to get close to all the conservative superstars at that conference. And the American Conservative Union (ACU) discovered this year how that can be a very bad thing.
  • Heritage Action a Better Measure of Conservatism Than American Conservative Union

    06/13/2014 1:24:54 PM PDT · by Woodland · 4 replies
    BarbWire ^ | John Biver
    The learning curve for those who don’t work in politics or who are relatively new to politics can be steep. Often that learning is never accomplished because of the time needed to digest the huge amount of data that’s important. Even many people within the informed “choir” regularly misjudge things because they’re unfamiliar with the players behind the scenes. “Personnel is policy” is not a cliché, it’s a reality. There are organizations which are well known, have a great name and mission statement, but don’t necessarily deserve the reputation they have. RedState.com’s Erick Erickson made an important point this week...
  • ACU endorses Mitch McConnell (exposing ACU fraud!)

    04/28/2014 9:58:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 4/26/14
    <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The American Conservative Union's Political Action Committee has endorsed Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell for re-election.</p> <p>ACU Director of Government Affairs Larry Hart cited McConnell's lifetime ACU rating of 90 out of a possible 100 as demonstrating McConnell's consistent support for conservative principles.</p>
  • Reagan Was Right, ACU Wrong: Atheism Is Enemy of America

    03/05/2014 8:17:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Are atheism and promoting atheism consistent with American -- let alone conservative -- values and principles? The operational policy of the American Conservative Union now appears to contradict Ronald Reagan's view on this. Reagan believed atheism was not merely wrong, but the enemy of freedom. The ACU has functionally adopted the position that groups promoting atheism can be featured at its annual Conservative Political Action Conference -- so long as they promote godlessness with civility. In the same 1983 speech in which he declared the Soviet Union an "evil empire," Reagan unapologetically spelt out the "ideals and principles" that...
  • Four Women Among Confirmed Speakers at CPAC

    02/26/2014 4:54:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 26, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Four women and 22 men are among the confirmed speakers for next week's Conservative Political Action Conference, taking the stage at a time when conservatives are putting more effort into attracting women to the movement. The American Conservative Union, which sponsors the annual event in Washington, has confirmed that former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin, and American Conservative Union Foundation Chairwoman Carly Fiorina will take the stage, The Huffington Post reports. Conservative columnist Ann Coulter is on the lineup March 8, the ACU reports. She is scheduled to debate...
  • Atheist Booth Approved for CPAC, Then Yanked by ACU Hours Later

    02/26/2014 7:53:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/26/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    This morning, American Atheists announced the group would have a booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference beginning March 6 in Washington. “‘Conservative’ isn’t a synonym for ‘religious’,” said American Atheists president David Silverman in a statement announcing the booth. “In fact, a fifth of conservatives seldom or never pray, and the same number state religion is not important in their lives.” “If conservatism doesn’t embrace religious neutrality, its influence will wither and die,” Silverman said. “Atheists are a growing constituency—an increasingly united constituency—and conservative legislators ignore our vote and our voice at their own peril. We demand equality and...
  • Bozell Denounces CPAC: ‘No Conservative Should Have Anything to Do With This’

    02/25/2014 9:53:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 25, 2014 - 3:33 PM | Craig Bannister
    Media Research Center Pres. Brent Bozell today denounced the CPAC conference, saying “no conservative should have anything to do with this conference” because it is giving voice to groups, such as American Atheists, that attack conservative principles. […] “American Atheists is an organization devoted to the hatred of God. How on earth could CPAC, or the ACU and its board of directors, and Al Cardenas condone such an atrocity?” …
  • Gay Republican Group to be Allowed at CPAC Event

    02/25/2014 1:40:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/25/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A conservative LGBT organization will be part of this year's Conservative Political Action Conference event in Washington, DC after long being banned from the event. GOProud, a pro-gay group that holds several politically conservative views, will participate in CPAC next month as a guest organization. CPAC is an annual gathering of conservative groups held at the nation's Capital and organized by the American Conservative Union. The ACU provided The Christian Post with a statement by their executive director, Dan Schneider, regarding the matter. "We had a constructive meeting with GOProud's leadership last week. The directors have a new vision for...
  • October 14, 2013: The Army’s $5 Billion New Uniform Already Being Replaced

    02/15/2014 7:48:03 PM PST · by Red6 · 45 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 14, 2013 | Caitlin Dickson
    In 2004, the Army decided to scrap the two traditional camouflage uniforms that had long been used by the military—one meant for woodland environments, another for the desert—and claimed to have come up with a universal pattern that could be worn anywhere and blend in with any environment. The $5 billion dollar experiment with the universal pattern is over as the Army is phasing out the uniform after less than a decade of use. But many soldiers and observers are wondering why it took this long and cost this much to replace an item that performed poorly from the start...
  • Respected Leaders Present Info Linking Muslim Brotherhood to American Conservative Union

    02/14/2014 4:48:40 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 9 replies
    Politichicks ^ | February 13, 2014 | by Ann-Marie Murrell
    Late Tuesday, February 11, a group of respected former national security leaders and officials presented evidence against Grover Norquist (President of Americans for Tax Reform) and Suhail Kahn (Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union (ACU) of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Breitbart, the 45-page dossier was issued to ACU lawyer Cleta Mitchell, “who in 2011 cleared Norquist of the allegations initially brought by former high-ranking Reagan official Frank Gaffney”. Signatories include Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former CIA Director James Woolsey, former Florida Rep. Allen West, retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, and former chief assistant...
  • American Conservative Union issues statement supporting immigration reform

    05/09/2013 1:16:46 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/9/13 | Charlie Spiering
    The American Conservative Union has just released a statement in support of Sen. Marco Rubio’s bipartisan effort on immigration reform, suggesting that there was widespread conservative support for the bill. “It is an honor to bring together fellow conservatives who feel strongly that we need to act now to fix our broken immigration policies and our borders,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas in the statement. “I congratulate my friend Senator Marco Rubio for his leadership on this issue and believe that conservative support for his efforts is growing.” Cardenas clarified that the bill was “not perfect” but that Rubio was...
  • Fools to the left of us, Fools on the right - stuck in the middle with Amnesty!

    03/22/2013 9:25:43 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | Mar 22, 2013 | TheTownCrier
    We would all do well to acknowledge just who the power brokers are who are pushing amnesty. Please note below from Open Secrets, Microsoft's big issues. Gates gives most of his $$$ to democrats, except for lobbying. He supported Obama, is a fan of amnesty. He likes cheap labor. Microsoft - TOP ISSUES LOBBIED, 2012 1. Taxes 2. Immigration 3. Telecommunications 4. Computers & Information Tech 5. Copyright, Patent & Trademark Do you know who his biggest lobbyists are.....The K St. goons who facilitate his liberal agenda? That might surprise you. [SNIP]”Yesterday, Grover Norquist’s weekly Americans for Tax Reform conclave...