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  • It’s time to start taking Rand Paul seriously

    03/18/2014 2:55:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/18/2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Two things happened over the weekend in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. 1. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul led the field in a national poll conducted by CNN/ORC International. 2. Paul won the straw poll at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference. 3. Those two events come just a week after Paul cruised to another 2016 straw poll victory at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Add those things up and it's quite clear that Paul is the candidate of the moment on the Republican side. There's no one -- not even Ted Cruz or Jeb Bush -- who has...
  • CPAC 2014: Why anarchy fails

    03/16/2014 8:40:40 PM PDT · by SincerelyAmanda · 9 replies
    Brenner Brief ^ | March 13, 2014 | Amanda Read
    The 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference drew a fairly international swarm of conservatives possessing a variety of ideas about limiting and specializing the role of civil government. The obfuscations of a (to use Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s term) plus sized, overreaching bureaucracy have made some young people wonder why we need a civil government in the first place and why we can’t have anarchy instead. How do you respond to the statement: ”The system isn’t broken; the system never worked”?...
  • Christie, Cruz and Paul — CPAC’s distinct trio

    03/12/2014 2:21:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Though Karl Rove, Ronald Reagan, and Barry Goldwater weren’t in attendance at the 2014 edition of the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, the contrasting visions each had for the Republican Party were well represented. Championing Rove’s cynical realpolitik wing that believes in winning simply for winning’s sake was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who essentially told the CPAC audience the GOP should keep doing what lost the last two presidential elections — but do it even worse. Showing he’s either out-of-touch with reality or really just a liberal, Christie even said Republicans have lost because they’ve been nominating candidates...
  • Libertarian at CPAC Says Government Violating Rights of Religions That Support Same-Sex Marriage

    03/12/2014 11:34:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 8, 2014 - 7:17 pm | Rodrigo Sermeńo
    At a panel discussion on CPAC’s main stage Friday, libertarians and social conservatives agreed that while they share some core beliefs, they remain at odds over the issue of same-sex marriage. Tom Minnery, president and CEO of CitizenLink, said there are many things that social conservatives appreciate in the Libertarian Party’s platform. “Libertarians have led the way in helping us understand the need to cut back wasteful government and to get government out of our lives,” Minnery said. “But we also find this in that party platform: Government does not have the authority to license personal relationships. Consenting adults should...
  • Inside the Beltway: A new interest in Rahm Emanuel for 2016?

    03/11/2014 8:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The recent Conservative Political Action Conference provides a forum for big names. But it’s also a platform for the murmurs and asides from political strategists who’ve been everywhere and done everything, and like to speculate. Such is the case when the potential presidential candidacy ofHillary Clinton was parsed by a pair of insiders. Would she run? Maybe, if her health and vigor remain strong. But is she holding a place for someone else? Could be. The take-away suggestion: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seriously being groomed as a White House contender. “Maybe in the lead role, maybe the running mate....
  • Gun Girls of CPAC – Killing the Stereotype

    03/11/2014 9:32:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    bulletsfirst.net ^ | 3/10/2014 | Unknown
    Gun controllers and gun grabbers of the intolerant left have long tried to promote this idea that gun owners are a fraternal order of good ole boys. That ALL gun owners can be encapsulated in a caricature of being a bunch of old fat white guys. Nothing could be further from the truth. Personal protection, freedom from tyranny; these are sentiments that translate regardless of age, gender or color.
  • No Political Fix to America’s Death Spiral

    03/11/2014 6:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 11, 2014 | Matt Barber, Vice President, Liberty Counsel Action
    The question is not, “Is America falling?” but, rather, “Why is America falling?” I’m currently writing from CPAC 2014, the nation’s largest gathering of conservative political junkies. The event is being held at the beautiful Gaylord National hotel, adjacent to the scenic shoreline of the historic Potomac River. We’re just a few short miles from Washington, D.C., which, at least for now, remains the modern-day equivalent of the Roman Empire. I say “at least for now” because America finds itself skipping along the primrose path to Rome’s ill-fated finale. I needn’t trouble you with evidence to that effect as this...
  • Liberals and the “Discrimination” Ruse

    03/11/2014 10:45:12 AM PDT · by enn247 · 2 replies
    ENN ^ | March 11, 2014 | Walter Myers III
    This weekend I was listening to a talk radio show discussing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where the subject of “women’s rights” came up. Sirius XM radio host David Webb had a liberal and a conservative guest providing opposing perspectives on the purported pay disparity between men and women. While it has been conclusively discredited that, as of current, women are being paid less than men as a matter of systematic discrimination, what never ceases to amaze is how liberals continue to parrot the charge that this is indeed the case. It appears that no matter what evidence is...
  • Young Republicans Find Fault With Elders on List of Social Issues

    03/11/2014 9:26:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jonathan Martin
    It was difficult to miss Ian Jacobson at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Known as Rooster, he was 33, with an ample beard, earrings and a towering orange-and-aqua spiked Mohawk haircut. But he also sported a pinstriped suit, French cuffs and a natty contrast collar. Mr. Jacobson’s sartorial contradictions matched those of his politics: He is among the young Republicans who are pro-free market on fiscal issues and libertarian on social ones. While his views represent a potential growth wing for a party that is losing among other demographic groups, they also show an emerging tension with the older social...
  • Sarah Palin, Superstar, Rocks Conservative Faithful

    03/10/2014 6:38:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Alaska Public Media ^ | March 10, 2014 | Liz Ruskin, APRN - Washington DC
    Sarah Palin fired up thousands of conservative activists who came to hear her give the closing speech of the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C. this weekend. Palin hasn’t held elected office since she resigned as Alaska governor in 2009. But at this gathering of 11,000, she was an A-list star. The wind-up included a video montage of her greatest hits and tributes, and an introduction by NRA Executive Director Chris Cox. “Does anybody here love Sarah Palin?” Cox asked, getting a loud cheer. “Now, if I walked out there and asked 100 of you why you love Sarah...
  • 24 graphics and memes that could be considered the "crazy test" for America

    03/10/2014 5:30:11 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    A liberal blog surmising why the media always covers CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) to the point of obsession described the conference (and conservatives) as "These f***ing people are delivering crazy to the crazy."...LOL...oooooookay!There are thousands upon thousands of graphics out there, but I rounded up 24 that make arguments against liberals or for conservatism that no reasonable person would deem "crazy."In fact, only crazy people (liberals) would disagree with them...
  • It's About Time to Start Giving CPAC the Media Coverage It Deserves

    03/10/2014 3:20:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 10, 2014 | Kevin Drum
    CPAC, that great annual gathering of conservative red meat and can-you-top-this condemnation of President Obama, came to an end Saturday (with a petulant, syntax-challenged stemwinder from Sarah Palin, natch). In passing, Lexington mentions something that's long puzzled me: "It is traditional for journalists to be a bit sniffy about CPAC straw polls, and with reason…CPAC attracts a very specific slice of the conservative movement, and its straw polls have a woeful record of predicting actual presidential nominees. Half the voters in this year’s effort were aged between 18 and 25, and two-thirds were male. Many seemed keen on Mr Paul’s...
  • Don't Forget About Sarah

    03/10/2014 2:15:33 PM PDT · by Noremac · 40 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | March 10, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    > Sarah may not be running in 2016 - but she's still a potent force in the Liberty movement, likely to pull some good Congressional candidates across the finish line this year. We are now in the process of evaluating this year's CPAC, and that's something I intend to properly address in a day or two, but meanwhile, I was doing a little housekeeping, cleaning out old emails and email drafts and found one about a person that has been enormously influential, but of whom, very little discussion has been made lately. The main reason perhaps, is that it seems...
  • MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski calls Sarah Palin a ‘multi-million dollar moron’

    03/10/2014 2:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | March 10, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Agitated by the “rousing reception” Sarah Palin received at CPAC 2014 over the weekend, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski called the former governor of Alaska a “multi-million dollar moron.” As keynote speaker, Palin brought down the house Saturday with a speech that featured her very own rendition of Dr. Suess’ “Green Eggs and Ham,” proving that when it comes to firing up the conservative base, she stands alone. Brzezinski’s slur was in response to MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle, who asked: “What does it say about CPAC, where the most popular speaker they had, the one who received the most rousing reception is...
  • American, Warrior, Patriot, and Conservative -- Allen West 2016

    03/10/2014 9:02:58 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 44 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10 March 2014 | areukiddingme1
    I like what Allen West said; "What I saw missing from CPAC was an understanding that Americans hunger for a particular image. Americans thought Obama possessed it — an image of concerned and caring leadership. It is an image that exemplifies the best of America and reflects the triumph of the indomitable American individual spirit. It does not spring from numbers and detailed calculations. It is conveyed by someone Americans believe they can invite into their homes who cares for them and their future. The image should not be of someone who offers handouts, but if there is no compelling...
  • Rick Santorum at CPAC: Republicans Need to Be More Like Pope Francis

    03/10/2014 8:41:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/09/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    Republicans should learn from Pope Francis how to better communicate their message, Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, argued Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Republicans focus too much of their message on attracting business owners rather than workers, attacking President Barack Obama and explaining what they are against rather than what they are for, Santorum claimed. Instead, Santorum urged Republicans to reach out to those who are hurting and to talk about how their policies will help them. And to do that, learn from Pope Francis. "I think we need to take a lesson...
  • Why Rand Paul Is Winning

    03/10/2014 7:36:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/09/2014 | Roger Simon
    Count me as one who was not suprised at the size of Rand Paul’s victory [1] in the CPAC straw poll. I’m only surprised it wasn’t bigger — even though he nearly tripled the votes of his nearest rival Ted Cruz.You could almost say that Paul is the ONLY interesting candidate on the immediate horizon — Republican or Democrat. I’m not going to badmouth the Republicans (I may have to vote for them), but Hillary is as dull, predictable and reactionary as Obama, if that’s possible. Neither of them has evidenced an ounce of creativity, or even an original...
  • CPAC Update: Sarah Palin shines, Rand Paul wins piece of straw

    03/09/2014 9:19:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | March 9, 2014 | Eric Golub
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2014 — The third and final day of CPAC brought everything full circle. Most of Radio Row leaves after Friday, and the vendors pack up early Saturday afternoon. Yet all is not quiet on the CPAC front. Two events conclude the event, one meaningful and one meaningless. The meaningful event is the keynote speech. In recent years, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck have brought the crowd to its feet with rousing closing remarks. This year offered Sarah Palin as the grand finale. The meaningless event is the straw poll, won virtually every year by retired congressman and...
  • On notice: Mitch McConnell is ready to “crush” the Tea Party

    03/09/2014 6:41:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    What with all the sweetness and light going on this weekend at CPAC, there really hasn’t been much room set aside for the Hawt Media Topic of the Conservative Civil War. Well, let’s wrap up the weekend with a bit of mudslinging from upper chamber. Doing an interview with the New York Times, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the issue of three high profile Republican senators who are facing primary challenges from the Right. His conclusion?We’re going to crush you like the worms that you are, peasants. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the GOP establishment will destroy...
  • Peter King: Rand Paul ‘Unfit to Be a Leader of a Party’

    03/09/2014 5:28:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 09, 2014 1:48 PM
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) was on “America’s News Headquarters” today, where he discussed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. In his speech, Paul said that the NSA monitors all phone calls. […] “I think it’s an ignorant strategy which shows that he’s unfit to be a leader of a party. To say that the NSA is monitoring people’s phone calls—the NSA does not listen to anyone’s phone calls, cannot record the conversations of anyone’s phone call, unless there’s a court order, and that can only be obtained after [they’ve] shown direct contact with a terrorist...
  • CPAC-alypse 2014: Overdosing On Conservatism, A Contradiction In Terms?

    03/09/2014 4:47:04 PM PDT · by IChing · 8 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 3/8/14 | Donald Joy
    “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson On this final, frenetic afternoon of the 3 day binge-orgy of conservative politics (an oxymoron if there ever was one) that is the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, there I was, poverty-stricken cheapskate that I am, trying to figure out whether I’d have to try sneak in to the main event hall, or cough up just enough clams for access to the last day’s central attractions/speakers. Then I happened into the revelation that my status as a Clash columnist gets me a media access badge. Eureka. So...
  • Vanity: CPAC pumping money into Prince George's Co., Maryland...

    03/09/2014 11:58:44 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 42 replies
    SELF | SELF
    Personal Observation: For the second consecutive year, CPAC has held its annual conference at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, about 5-7 miles away from the U.S. Capitol. Oxon Hill is in Prince George's County, Maryland -- which is heavily Democrat and majority black in residents. CPAC attendees, legislators, staff, radio & TV personalities & their staff have been at National Harbor spending their money there for the past few days at restaurants, bars, pharmacies, gift shops, etc. Is the mainstream media going to report on how "mean, racist, bigot & homophobe Republicans and conservatives" are spending money in...
  • Sarah Palin riffs on “Duck Dynasty”: “We won”

    03/08/2014 11:33:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 8, 2014 | Lindsey Boerma
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) OXON HILL, Md. -- Looking out on a ballroom full of friendly faces, former Alaska Gov. and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin closed the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday with a 34-minute soliloquy on the state of American politics - including a riff on what has become one of her favorite topics of late: "Duck Dynasty."Attempting to drive home a point about the "perpetual 'panties-in-a-wad people'" who go after firebrands like her, Palin thrilled the crowd of activist conservatives when she reminded them about the time the media got "their skirts all tangled up over their...
  • Palin gives Cruz control as CPAC closes

    03/08/2014 10:55:56 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 8, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may have won the straw poll, but runner-up Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won the biggest endorsement on the final night of the Conservative Political Action Conference. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the closing speaker at the three-day gathering of activists, touted Cruz and urged conservatives to challenge the GOP’s inside-the-beltway establishment. “Thank you Texas because liberty needs a Congress on Cruz control,” Palin told an audience that erupted into raucous cheers. Cruz, who was elected to the Senate after beating Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst — the candidate favored in 2012 by the GOP establishment —...
  • ANN COULTER: I'VE NEVER SEEN EVIDENCE GOP HATES BLACK PEOPLE UNTIL I READ RUBIO'S 'AMNESTY' BILL

    03/08/2014 3:24:55 PM PST · by shepardspie33 · 115 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | March 8, 2014
    Ann Coulter at Saturday at CPAC on Saturday: "I mean my whole life I've heard Republicans hate black people, I've never seen any evidence of it until I read Marco Rubio's amnesty bill. We are the party that has always stood up for African-Americans. Who gets hurt the most by amnesty, by continuing these immigration policies it is low-wage workers, it is hispanics, it is blacks."
  • CPAC to Palin: ‘Run, Sarah, Run!’

    03/08/2014 5:44:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | March 8, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The crowd here at the Conservative Political Action Conference gleefully embraces the political figures Democrats and the media love to hate, and it is full of adoration for Sarah Palin. “You love her because she drives liberals crazy,” the National Rifle Association’s Chris Cox said as he introduced the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee. Palin delivered the closing remarks at this year’s conference and, in a speech that touched on topics ranging from Obamacare to the Republican establishment to Ted Cruz to the war on women, she brought the audience of approximately 11,000 to its feet repeatedly...
  • I Do Not Like This Uncle Sam, I Do Not Like His Health Care Plan’: Palin Blasts Dems At CPAC

    03/08/2014 5:23:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 8, 2014 | Stafff
    <p>Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin delivered the keynote address at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, which she described as "the place where the future of conservatism always starts."</p> <p>The former vice presidential candidate blasted the Obama administration in her address.</p>
  • • Sarah Palin • CPAC • 2014 • [Keynote address to end CPAC 2014]

    03/08/2014 5:19:46 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    CSPAN/You Tube ^ | 3/8/2014 | Sarah Palin CSPAN
    In true fashion, Sarah Palin brought the house down in her keynote address to end #CPAC2014 and you can watch the full speech below:
  • NYT Launches Coverage of 'Strident' CPAC 'Conundrum' With Usual Loaded Labeling

    03/08/2014 3:48:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 8, 2014 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times covered the latest annual gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with its usual mix of suspicion, overloaded labeling bias, and anti-GOP doomsaying. The paper's skeptical coverage of the three-day conservative confab, held this year at National Harbor on the Potomac, opened with two stories in Friday's edition, one on the organizers's attempts to put "a less strident face on the convention and the party."
  • Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll, Ted Cruz finishes a distant second

    03/08/2014 2:52:54 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 337 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 03-08-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Rand Paul demolished his competition in the 2014 Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll on Saturday, winning 31 percent of the vote -- nearly three times the total of second-place Sen. Ted Cruz. Mr. Cruz's 11 percent was still a big improvement for the freshman senator, who won just 4 percent in last year's straw poll. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson was third with 9 percent and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was fourth with 8 percent in results that signal growing discontent with the GOP establishment in Washington. Indeed, CPAC voters now have an unfavorable view of Republicans in Congress,...
  • Jindal calls Obama worst president of his lifetime

    03/08/2014 1:53:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Advocate ^ | March 08, 2014 | Michelle Millhollon
    Governor gives him ‘worst president’ label at conservative D.C. event“It is no longer fair to say he (Carter) was the worst president of this great country in my lifetime. President Obama has proven me wrong.” Gov. bobby jindal, during the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday Speaking to a conservative crowd in the Washington, D.C.-area Thursday, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s use of five words brought the specter of the segregationist South to his stinging criticism of the nation’s president. The governor used his 15-minute allotment at the Conservative Political Action Conference to continue his attack...
  • Perry: ‘Time for a Little Rebellion’

    03/08/2014 2:06:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | March 7, 2014 9:31 AM | Andrew Johnson
    (Texas governor Rick Perry at CPAC) Perry took jabs at targets including New York, California, and the Department of Education, noting that common-sense governance has been absent not only from blue states but from Washington, D.C. “It’s time for a little rebellion on the battlefield of ideas,” the Texas governor said, paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson. “We don’t have to accept recent history — we just need to change the presidency,” Perry continued. “We must elect the right kind of leaders to represent us to Washington.”
  • The CPAC Speeches

    03/08/2014 12:05:03 PM PST · by TheMantis · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | 3/8/14 | Robert Elliott
    Mike Huckabee - "These are the things that I know. I know there is a God, and I know this nation would not exist had he not been the midwife of its birth. And I know that this nation exists by the providence of his hand, and if this nation forgets our God, then God will have every right to forget us. I hope that we repent before we ever have to receive his fiery judgment."
  • Jerk of the Week - CPAC

    03/08/2014 11:56:23 AM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 21 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 8, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Once again, we begin our weekly awards show to look for viable candidates for our Jerk of the Week honors. The most obvious of choices are liberals, progressives, and others of that ilk, but we must also remain vigilant and look at those who are supposedly on our side. It's hard enough to fight your enemies when your so-called friends are actively working against you. One such entity is the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). As conservatives flock to CPAC to give and hear speeches, an undercurrent of not standing up for conservative values has been prevalent. That is why...
  • A YouTube Poll of CPACK speech views. (Vanity)

    03/08/2014 8:26:06 AM PST · by Varmint Al · 12 replies
    YouTube Search of CPAC | 3/8/2014 | Al Harral
    Youtube view poll. The number of views of CPAC speeches as of 3/8/2014 @ 8:00 AM Conservative Views Ted Cruz...........18,264 Rand Paul..........11.884 Marco Rubio........ 7,985 Global Warming..... 1,213 Chris Christie..... 4,593 Paul Ryan.......... 5,580 Mike Lee........... 5,736 Bobby Jindal....... 8,836 Donald Trump....... 4,473 Tim Scott.......... 3,570 John Bolton........ 7,794 Rick Perry......... 301 OK. OK. Chris Christie is a RINO. The drive-by media is trying to promote Christie.This is probably mostly conservative people voting by their interest in what is being said. I have to admit that I liked Rick Perry best but Ted Curz was great too. Good Hunting... from...
  • DINESH D'SOUZA: WAIT UNTIL PRESIDENT OBAMA SEES MY NEW FILM

    03/08/2014 6:43:04 AM PST · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Mar 2014 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza,director and co-writer of the highly successful documentary 2016: Obama's America, told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that "after we did 2016, President Obama was very upset... If he was upset about that film, wait 'til he sees the new one." D'Souza's new movie, America, produced by Oscar winner Gerald Molen and John Sullivan, will debut in July. D'Souza was indicted for violating federal election laws in January by the Department of Justice. Many saw the move as pure political payback against an outspoken critic of President Obama. On Tuesday, D'Souza appeared in court with...
  • Is Rick Perry the GOP Dark Horse for 2016?

    03/07/2014 10:47:55 PM PST · by This Just In · 123 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 3.7.14 | 9:50PM | Aaron Goldstein
    I caught a bit of Rick Perry's CPAC speech today and, boy, does he have a fire in the belly. Had we seen this fire in 2012, then perhaps he would have won the GOP nomination. Of course, Perry underwent back surgery which significantly contributed to his lackluster campaign.
  • CPAC Audience: Legalize It!

    03/08/2014 6:12:42 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-07-2014 | John Sexton
    There are things you expect to see at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and there are things you don't. One of the things you probably don't is an audience cheering and applauding arguments for legalizing pot and bemoaning the war on drugs. A panel titled "Rocky Mountain High" held Thursday afternoon started out as a debate between Mary Katherine Ham of Fox and Hot Air and Christopher Beach a staffer for former Drug Czar William Bennett's radio show. But as the debate wore on it became clear the real disagreement was between Beach and the overwhelming majority of the...
  • Andrew Wilkow UNLOADS during radio show...GREAT!

    03/07/2014 7:02:52 PM PST · by halo66 · 19 replies
    Not sure who heard Andrew Wilkow on his radio show today...he gave a speech (unloads!) that he would give if he had been invited to CPAC. Click on the audio link at the website: http://www.wilkowmajority.com/ Great stuff! Enough of the tip toeing around and just come out and say it!
  • CPAC MAKES NO ROOM FOR PRO-LIFE PANEL

    03/08/2014 4:57:24 AM PST · by rhema · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/5/14 | Austin Ruse
    Pro-life leaders have noticed that not a single panel or specific speaker on life issues has been scheduled for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which is supposed to be the preeminent annual gathering of conservatives in America. Pro-lifers note there are important panels on the IRS scandal, immigration, Common Core, privacy, gun control, and criminal justice reform--issues in which pro-lifers would be keenly interested. Pro-lifers generally pride themselves on being “full spectrum conservatives”; that is, supporters of the three-legged stool: economics, national security, and moral issues. So they would not complain about panels covering these issues. But they note...
  • Rick Perry At CPAC - Red States vs. Blue States

    03/08/2014 4:47:47 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 48 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/08/14 | LD Jackson
    The major news in the conservative world this week has been the goings on at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee meeting in Washington, D. C. It seems to have become a sounding board for possible future presidential candidates to stretch their legs, testing the wind beneath their wings, so to speak. Many of the speakers may be in the running for the 2016 Republican nomination for President. Since I am nowhere close to deciding who my favorite will be, I have not listened to any of the speeches, before now. I suppose I have just not been in the...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin goes OTR with Greta 3-7-2014

    03/07/2014 7:09:00 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | March 7, 2014 | sarahnettoo
    Sarah with Greta On the Record. Very interesting. She gearing up for her speech tomorrow. Video here.
  • Where The Action Is

    03/07/2014 4:41:48 PM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | March 7, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    People keep asking me whom I favor for the 2016 Republican nomination. I politely demur — and not just because it's almost three years till Election Day, and at this stage in the 2008 cycle I'm not sure I'd ever heard of Barack Obama. As a resident of a New Hampshire township with more than 37 people, I don't have to seek out presidential candidates; they're there at the inn and the general store and the diner and the Grange. I've seen enough next-presidents-of-the-United-States for several lifetimes: Phil Gramm, Pete Wilson, Bob Dornan, Elizabeth Dole, Orrin Hatch, Gary Bauer, Lamar...
  • Rand Paul Is the King of CPAC

    03/07/2014 2:06:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    http://www.nationaljournal.com ^ | 03-07-2014 | By Sarah Mimms
    One year after his filibuster, the Paul love at CPAC is stronger than ever. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—A year after his 13-hour filibuster won the hearts of young conservatives just a week ahead of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference, the fandom for Sen. Rand Paul here has only grown. Paul gave a speech Friday before the first standing-room-only crowd at the conference so far, asking a cheering audience, "Will you, America's next generation of liberty-lovers, will you stand and be heard?" Following his typical style, Paul's speech focused largely on personal freedom, the Fourth Amendment, and rights he alleged are...
  • CPAC 2014: maybe the Republicans aren't so insane after all

    03/07/2014 2:33:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 7, 2014 | Ana Marie Cox
    From the corners of the conservative movement to the main stage, signs of hope. Or at least that the GOP is grasping at reality again. The Conservative Political Action Conference has gotten more conservative. It hasn’t moved to the right, exactly – there’s not a lot of room remaining on the visible spectrum – but it’s definitely gotten more sedate. A little more self-contained, a lot more self-conscious, and maybe even a bit serious. Don’t get me wrong: CPAC is still very much a circus. You can’t book sideshow acts like Donald Trump, Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter and then...
  • Tea Party Still Winning GOP Debate

    03/07/2014 2:23:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 7, 2014 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro
    Why the Tea Party is still winning… And why GOP incumbents are going to have to fight tooth and nail to hold on to their jobs… Attitudes about the health-care law are more nuanced than the political debate might suggest… February jobs report is better than expected: 175,000 jobs created last month, unemployment rate ticks up to 6.7%... Ukraine: Not as divisive of a political subject as you might think… Previewing CPAC’s Day 2 and recapping Day 1… And best of luck, Domenico -- we’re going to miss you. FIRST THOUGHTS. Why the Tea Party is still winning: Yes, some...
  • Oliver North Tears Into Obama White House’s ‘Leadership Deficit Disorder’ (CPAC)

    03/07/2014 12:59:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Baze ^ | March 7, 2014 | Becket Adams
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Former Marine Corps. Lt. Col. Oliver North said Friday that Ukraine is paying the price for America’s lack of leadership under President Barack Obama. “The people of Ukraine are at this very minute paying the terrible price for America’s leadership deficit disorder and the Obama organization’s utopian rush to unilateral disarmament,” North said at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference held outside Washington, D.C. He continued, ramping up his criticism of President Obama’s approach to national defense and foreign policy. “We don’t need a head of state who guts our defenses and draws phony red lines...
  • Video: Rick Perry brings down the house at CPAC

    03/07/2014 9:30:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2014 | AllahPundit
    Watch it all if you have time — it’s shorter than most CPAC speeches — or skip to around 10:00 for the big, and I mean big, finish. Nearly every media observer who watched it was taken aback by the crowd’s reaction. He’s firing some very, er, hot gas at the end here.It’s not too late, you know. “I’m comfortable that we’re leaving [the governor's office] at an appropriate time,” he says. “I still think I’ve got a passion for what I do. I’ve got 11 months left. I’ve got a deal that I’m working on. I got lots of...
  • Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Currently Top-Two In CPAC Straw Poll

    03/07/2014 9:06:37 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 53 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03-07-2014 | Howard Mortman
    #CPAC2014 reports 1st day results of straw poll (ongoing): Rand Paul 29%, Ted Cruz 17%, Ben Carson 10%, Marco Rubio 10%, Chris Christie 10%
  • Perry: "Time for a Little Rebellion"

    03/07/2014 7:37:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 7, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Touting the contrast between red states and blue states, Rick Perry kicked off the second day of CPAC by spiritedly urging his audience to help bring back those successful conservative policies that have been absent in Washington for the last several years. “It’s time for a little rebellion on the battlefield of ideas,” the Texas governor said, paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson. “We don’t have to accept recent history — we just need to change the presidency,” Perry continued. “We must elect the right kind of leaders to represent us to Washington.”