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  • Jeb Bush Fails CPAC, Can’t Even Stack Straw Poll Successfully

    02/28/2015 6:26:34 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Matthew Boyle
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Republican voters rejected former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in the straw poll, as he earned only 8 percent of the vote and came in fifth. That came as, according to reports and several other campaigns, Bush attempted to rig the straw poll by busing in “supporters” from Washington, D.C., and K Street. So, after subtracting out those his campaign packed into the Gaylord hotel in National Harbor, his support among conservatives is even more smaller than it appears. Bush faced a round of ridicule from pretty much everyone across...
  • Who killed at CPAC, the GOP's red meat 2016 auditions?

    03/01/2015 2:44:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 29, 2015 | Doyle McManus
    "...What was missing from CPAC? Any sign of the intellectual ferment in conservative think tanks about how to address the stagnant incomes of the American middle class. Most speakers stuck to more traditional fare: smaller government, lower taxes, less regulation. There are new ideas in the Republican Party, but this, it seems, was neither the time nor the place..."
  • Remembering Breitbart and His Message: Don't Make Nice, Make Enemies

    03/01/2015 7:52:49 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-1-2015 | MOTUS
    “America has finally awoken to your Saul Alinsky bull**** tactics, and we’re coming to get you.” Andrew Brietbart, 2012 CPACThree years after his death, and we’re still missing Breitbart. Why? Many reasons: because he was so good at exposing lies, half-truths and obfuscation, because nobody has stepped in to fill the void. Butt mostly because he was such a symbol of what we inherently know we need to beat back our generation’s evil empires, both foreign and domestic: a fighter, a no-holds-barred, take no prisoners sort of warrior.Because he was everything we don’t see in the vast majority of those-who-would-be-leaders:...
  • Shattuck: CPAC straw poll favors Rand Paul But Walker is real victor at CPAC

    03/01/2015 4:37:34 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/01/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Rand Paul has won the CPAC straw poll for the third year in a row — but the real winner was Scott Walker. Paul got 26 percent of the vote in a field of 17 in the annual presidential preference survey, while Walker was a close second at 21 percent. That means one in five young attendees here on the convention floor found the balding, unhip and often monotone governor of Wisconsin to be exciting and inspiring. Almost as inspiring as “Fonzie” himself — Rand Paul.
  • What I Learned at CPAC

    02/28/2015 7:04:26 PM PST · by ziravan · 152 replies
    Freeper in Attendance. | 22/28/15 | Self
    So. I flew from Texas as a guest of Ted Cruz' PAC to attend CPAC. I'm in my hotel room in Crystal City getting ready to go back home in the morning. This was my first time to attend CPAC. My observations: 1. Three types of pepole in attendance: college intern type, political operative type, and far fewer: average people. 2. The Paul people were everywhere. Judging by the idiot sitting behind me at the "Big Government Sucks" rally, I'm not impressed. This college kid was trying to explain, very patiently, to his buddy that the problem isn't really big...
  • Breaking: Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

    02/28/2015 2:24:47 PM PST · by NRx · 58 replies
    FOX News ^ | 28 Feb 2015 | FOX
    Paul wins. Walker 2nd.
  • Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll; Cruz Finishes Third

    02/28/2015 3:18:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | February 28, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll Saturday, his third victory in as many years. This year he carried 26 percent of the vote. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz placed third, with 11.5 percent, while former Gov. Rick Perry came in eleventh, with 1.1 percent. Both Paul and Cruz openly campaigned at the event. Cruz volunteers distributed custom-made buttons that said "Cruz Crew." Perry had a smaller get-out-the-vote operation at the conference. The contest comes after three days of speeches from presidential contenders and noteworthy conservative activists. On Thursday, Cruz touted his battles within...
  • How Conservatives Are Readying Their ‘Grassroots Army’ For 2016

    02/28/2015 2:55:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KPBS-TV ^ | February 28, 2015 | Emily Martinez, NPR
    This week's Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, brought all the expected on and off the main stage in Washington D.C. — speeches by presidential hopefuls, debates and the annual straw poll. But there was one big addition: hundreds attended the conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp, which trained attendees in the best practices of do-it-yourself campaigning. The boot camp, powered by American Majority, a nonprofit conservative organizing group, was split into two tracks: the "Candidate, Campaign Manager & Campaign Operative" track and the "Activist" track. It featured lessons on social media, fundraising, organizing and data and technology. Ned Ryun, American Majority...
  • Jeb ‘de Blasio’ Bush addresses CPAC

    02/28/2015 12:15:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | February 27, 2015 | Stephen Z. Nemo
    Jeb Bush reminded a CPAC audience what a conservative isn't; Ted Cruz of Texas reminded them what a conservative is. Friday, Governor Jeb Bush began to speak before the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., when a sudden shuffling of feet signaled the exodus of conservative Tea Party activists from the Patomac Ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Bush now knows what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio feels when an army of police officers turn their backs to him at every speech. William Temple, a Tea Party organizer from Brunswick, Georgia, led...
  • 25 Takeaways From America’s Biggest Conservative Conference

    02/28/2015 11:16:30 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 24 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rob Bluey / @RobertBluey /
    The Daily Signal made its CPAC debut this year, closely following the 2016 contenders and hot policy debates at America’s largest conservative conference. We’ve pulled together a quick take on the highlights of the first two days. 1) Scott Walker Casts Himself as Champion of ‘Hard-Working Taxpayers’ ...
  • Mark Levin Takes on GOP Estab: ‘In Order to Defeat Democrats, We Have to Defeat Republicans’

    02/28/2015 10:51:21 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    br ^ | 02/28/2015 | Tony Lee
    After his riveting address at Saturday’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Mark Levin declared on Breitbart News Saturday that conservatives will never defeat Democrats without first defeating the Republican establishment. The conservative icon, scholar, and talk radio host earlier told CPAC attendees that, “we’re here today because we are losing our republic and we’re the Sunshine Patriots who seek to restore it.” Levin has urged Republicans to nominate a true conservative in 2016 for the first time since Ronald Reagan, and he noted that “in order to get a Reagan we had to defeat the Bushes.”
  • LEVIN: ‘WE ARE NOT A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS, WE ARE A NATION OF CITIZENS

    02/28/2015 8:28:50 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/28/15 | by PAM KEY
    LEVIN: ‘WE ARE NOT A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS, WE ARE A NATION OF CITIZENS Saturday at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, nationally syndicated conservative talk show host Mark Levin gave an rousing speech hitting on the topics of Obama’s executive overreach, immigration and the threat of ISIS. Levin opened by quoting the early American patriot, Thomas Paine saying, “These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and...
  • Lying About Benghazi Sole Hillary Accomplishment

    02/28/2015 8:48:27 AM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 28, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Documents from Judicial Watch show that Hillary Clinton's closest advisers knew from the onset, before she launched an inflammatory video lie, that Benghazi was a terrorist attack for which Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility. 'Mrs. Clinton, name an accomplishment," Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and prospective 2016 GOP presidential candidate, asked Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Last year, when ABC's Diane Sawyer asked the former secretary of state that question, Mrs. Clinton changed the subject, not even bothering to mention dodging sniper fire in Bosnia. Nor is she likely to mention Benghazi, a place now synonymous with...
  • Jeb Bush’s CPAC Debacle Wasn’t Saved By Bussing In Supporters

    02/28/2015 6:15:00 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Steve Berman
    Jeb Bush’s campaign is calling Dick Tuck to see if he’s behind the debacle he suffered at CPAC 2015. Gateway Pundit confirmed that Jeb bussed in supporters so it wouldn’t look like everyone in the room hated him (or worse, left). But it didn’t matter, because they booed him anyway. And they left. And Slate got hold of the emails from Fritz Brogan telling his K-street astroturf crowd, We strongly recommend arriving as early as possible to get a seat,” wrote Brogan in an email sent to undisclosed recipients. “Our ‘Early Rise’ team will be there at 7:30am onward helping...
  • Shattuck: Walker walks the walk at CPAC

    02/28/2015 7:02:45 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 02/28/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Big Government Sucks.” That’s the slogan of the hordes of young people at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The lesson from this year’s CPAC was that if you wanted to win over this energetic crowd it behooved you to be succinct and rebellious — like that three-word slogan — when taking the stage. Chris Christie used tough talk. Scott Walker used down-home exuberance. Ted Cruz called out every party save for the Tea Party for talking the talk but not walking the walk. And they received tepid passing grades from CPAC’s most energetic demographic. Jeb Bush, however, missed the mark,...
  • Mark Levin Speech at CPAC 2015 – Video 2/28/15

    02/28/2015 6:57:52 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Freedoms Lighthouse ^ | 2/28/2015 | Freedoms Lighthouse
    Here is video from this morning of Mark Levin speaking at CPAC 2015. Mark was the first speaker of the day. “Mr. Obama, you may have a pen and a phone – an Obamaphone I’m sure – but we have the Constitution of the United States.”
  • ‘PRESIDENT PAUL’: Rand Paul Gets Standing Ovation At CPAC

    02/28/2015 6:19:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/15 | Patrick Howley
    Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul earned a standing ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, with members of the conservative activist crowd chanting “President Paul” at one point. Paul made clear overtures to a presidential run. The video of his speech is below. Here are some highlights: “Your rights are in your DNA and the government, quite frankly, can get over it.” “I say that your phone records are yours! I say that the phone records of law-abiding citizens are none of their damn business.” “Hillary’s war made us less safe. … As Hillary was declaring victory in...
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson gets CPAC standing ovation as he slams hippies

    02/28/2015 4:58:04 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 Feb 15 | Chris Spargo
    <p>The most popular speaker at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference was not a politician, but rather Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.</p> <p>Robertson received a thunderous applause that brought the audience to their feet Friday as he accepted the Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award.</p>
  • Can Paul's straw poll streak be stopped? CPAC

    02/28/2015 4:41:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2015 | Cameron Joseph with Jonathan Easley
    Rand Paul’s likely White House foes are looking to end his Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll hot streak. The Kentucky senator is still the frontrunner to win the annual measure of grassroots support after claiming victory for the past two years. But how deep other potential rivals — most notably Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — cut into his support will show who is on the rise in the 2016 GOP field. “Every year serious candidates come to CPAC and organize and get people to come here for the specific purpose of voting...
  • Jeb Bush was very, very good at CPAC today ("He looked ... presidential")[Hurl warning]

    02/27/2015 11:32:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix Blog ^ | February 27, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Did people walk out when Jeb Bush started speaking at CPAC today in Maryand? Sure. Did he get heckled and booed at times during his q and a with conservative commentator Sean Hannity? Sure. Did Bush more than hold his own with an audience that was ready to embarrass him in front of every national reporter in the country? Yes. Bush was energetic -- maybe due at least in part to nervousness in facing a testy crowd -- and informed. He refused to back down -- particularly on immigration -- from positions that he knew would be unpopular with the...
  • Confirmed: Jeb Bush did bus in supporters to CPAC

    02/27/2015 8:49:15 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 41 replies
    Just as I suspected. Jeb Bush via his Right to Rise PAC suppose in supporters to sit at CPAC during his Q and A with Hannity earlier today. The people who didn’t walk out of Bush’s Q/A stayed and booed. But there were a smattering of applause. Now we know where it came from. Just like a leftist progressive, Jeb Bush had to bus in supporters to make it appears as if the crowd was in his favor. George Soros would be proud.
  • Mike Pence delivered the keynote address at CPAC annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. (HE GETS IT!!!)

    02/27/2015 8:15:31 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mike Pence
    CPAC Reagan Dinner Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. http://www.c-span.org/video/?324558-20/indiana-governor-mike-pence-r-cpac-reagan-dinner-remarks
  • Jeb Bush to CPAC: Yes, I support a path to legalization for illegal immigrants

    02/27/2015 8:03:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 27, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Seeing some oohing and aahing online this afternoon among political media that Jeb didn’t pander to CPAC’s very conservative crowd on Common Core or immigration (“he stuck to his guns!”), but what would he have gained by doing that? Remember, for all the hype in 2012 that Romney was shifting to the center to run as a technocrat instead of as the culture warrior he ran as in 2008, he was still a fairly doctrinaire righty on most issues, the notable exception of RomneyCare aside. That’s what the “severely conservative” nonsense was all about in his CPAC speech three years...
  • Christie, Walker, and Cruz's CPAC speeches, decoded

    02/27/2015 7:42:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | February 27, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    On Thursday, several likely 2016 Republican presidential contenders filed in to the Conservative Political Action Conference to make their pitches to activists on the right. Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, and Carly Fiorina all touted their conservative credentials, in hopes of impressing the faithful. But the subtext of several appearances wasn't the hopefuls' strengths — but their weaknesses. Each of the likely candidates has at least one major flaw — and some have several. Their CPAC appearances provided a window into how they're trying to address those flaws. Some tried to show that the seeming problems with their candidacies...
  • VANITY: There's a rumor the audience will walk out on Jeb Bush's speech at CPAC

    02/27/2015 8:16:41 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 86 replies
    2/27/15 | ME
    Chris Plante reported this last hour doing his show at the convention. Can anyone confirm? Thanks...
  • CPAC Can’t Quit Palin. Neither Can I.

    02/27/2015 3:48:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 26, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The Sarah Palin who returned to the GOP stage Thursday had no props, few Palinisms, and just a ghost of her former folksy twang. So what if there were still falsehoods? Palin 2016! Failed reality television star and mistress of liberal America Sarah Palin is strutting out onstage at CPAC, clad in a white blazer and black skirt. She places her water bottle on the floor next to the podium and opens a binder. A typical Palin speech usually involves props: Dr. Seuss books or Big Gulp sodas. This year, she has none. A typical Palin speech is usually an...
  • SESSIONS VS. JEB: BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE GOP

    02/27/2015 3:22:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — In a surprise speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) unloaded on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—systematically dismantling Bush’s push for amnesty and a massive increase in guest workers from around the world. “Right now, there are two conferences—one of them in public where candidates are out there having to speak and defend and answer questions on their views and on their positions on important issues facing America,” Sessions said to open up his remarks to the Breitbart News-sponsored meet-and-greet with CPAC activists. “Many people at this conference here and watching...
  • 'For crying out loud, America!': Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson steals show at CPAC

    02/27/2015 2:39:44 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/27/2015
    Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson stole the show Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, taking the conservative crowd through a spirited history lesson which included advice for GOP presidential hopefuls (“keep the scandals down”), quotes from and about President John Adams (‘He was your second president, people!"), and a lengthy warning about sexually transmitted illnesses. Robertson’s speech, which went over the time limit by about 20 minutes, got the largest crowd applause at the annual conservative gathering known as CPAC, held just outside Washington. . Robertson also received the “Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award” at the event....
  • Cruz, Walker fire up conservatives at CPAC, lay foundations for 2016 bids

    02/27/2015 2:26:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski -
    Sen. Ted Cruz fanned the flames of right-wing rebellion Thursday, telling thousands of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that they are being betrayed by Republican leaders in Congress over immigration. The Texas Republican, who is running in the middle of presidential polls, also sent a clear message to the rest of the field that he is still a favorite of the grass-roots activists who populate the country’s largest annual conservative gathering, and signaled that he would fight to claim the conservative mantle in the presidential nomination race. A trio of governors pondering White House bids also addressed CPAC....
  • Where's the Vision? The tone at this year's CPAC is resoundingly negative.

    02/27/2015 2:11:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | February 27, 2015 | Susan Milligan
    Cruz channels his inner televangelist.If the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting is a sort of “American Idol” for would-be GOP presidential candidates, the contenders aren’t learning from the mistakes of previous losers. After the 2012 elections – when Republicans lost the White House to an incumbent under fire for the still-struggling economy – some sensible people in the party (South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is one of them) uttered an important truth: The Republicans, to be successful, can’t just be against things. They have to be for something, have to present a positive and innovative vision for America. We’re not...
  • What Do Conservatives Want For 2016? We Asked

    02/27/2015 1:17:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | February 27, 2015 | Amita Kelly
    Josh DiNatale (left) and Zachary Burns, St. Joseph's University students and members of their College Republicans chapter, get ready to pose for a photo with a cutout of Sen. Rand Paul at CPAC 2015. The Conservative Political Action Conference, held this week in Washington D.C., is prime time for 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls trying — yes, already — to win over a key part of their base. Former Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Gov. Scott Walker and others paraded on and off the main stage, trying to fire up the crowd with their ideas for America's next,...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson just gave an epic speech about Jesus and STDs

    02/27/2015 1:14:43 PM PST · by onedoug · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 27 FEB 2015 | Colin Campbell
    "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson gave the most unusual speech at the conservative activist gathering CPAC on Friday.
  • Dozens of CPAC Attendees Walk Out on Jeb Bush

    02/27/2015 12:15:43 PM PST · by C19fan · 112 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 27, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Scores of CPAC attendees began to file out as soon as Jeb Bush started speaking with talk show host Sean Hannity this afternoon,which did eventually garner plenty of applause. After exiting the main auditorium at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the protesting attendees began chanting “USA, USA” and “Stand with Rand.” Despite the sign of defiance, the main ballroom was as packed for Bush’s talk as it had been for any other 2016 contender, including Scott Walker and Rand Paul. Bush’s comments attracted cheers from some parts of the ballroom, which was more packed than it had been at any...
  • CPAC Can’t Quit Palin. Neither Can I

    02/27/2015 9:11:20 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 2/26/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The Sarah Palin who returned to the GOP stage Thursday had no props, few Palinisms, and just a ghost of her former folksy twang. So what if there were still falsehoods? Palin 2016! Failed reality television star and mistress of liberal America Sarah Palin is strutting out onstage at CPAC, clad in a white blazer and black skirt. She places her water bottle on the floor next to the podium and opens a binder. A typical Palin speech usually involves props: Dr. Seuss books or Big Gulp sodas. This year, she has none. A typical Palin speech is usually an...
  • Ted Cruz lights up CPAC with speech pushing ‘real’ conservatism

    02/26/2015 12:40:38 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:34 PM | Adam Edelman
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) finished second in last year’s CPAC Straw Poll and delivered another wildly popular speech this year. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, in a rousing and well-received speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, drew a proverbial line in the sand between true conservatives like himself and “squishy moderate” Republicans who may also decide to seek the party’s 2016 nomination. In a speech focused on the divides among the prospective 2016 candidates, the Tea Party populist threw bombs at Washington, at Hillary Clinton and, most frequently, at his fellow Republicans. “If you’re really a conservative, you’d be...
  • Laura Ingraham: Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton Should Run on the Same Ticket

    02/27/2015 8:12:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 27, 2015 | Emma Roller
    Jeb Bush will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference this afternoon. But Laura Ingraham wasn't going to let him have an easy welcome. In her speech Friday morning, the conservative talk-show host opened with a warning shot at Bush, asking attendees to raise their hands if they were skeptical of another Bush presidency. The crowd applauded. "Jeb and Hillary could run on the same ticket," Ingraham continued. "The idea that we should conduct any kind of coronation ... because 50 rich families decide who will best decide their interests? No way, Jose." She went on to jab at Bush...
  • Newt Gingrich Remarks at CPAC

    02/27/2015 7:52:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    C-Span2/27/2015 ^ | 2/27/2015 | C-Span
    Newt Gingrich spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union.
  • Ingraham uses CPAC speech to bash Bush

    02/27/2015 6:33:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | David McCabe
    Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham used her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to slam moderate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R). The influential talker suggested that Bush, who is quickly becoming a favorite of the Republican establishment, could even run on the same ticket as likely Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton because of their policy similarities. "Why don't we just call it quits, and Jeb and Hillary can run on the same ticket," she said to applause. Ingraham's criticism reflects the way that conservative base is skeptical of Bush, who has locked down the support of many establishment...
  • Bush in the conservative hot seat

    02/27/2015 5:08:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jonathan Easley 216 84
    Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to more than just the GOP establishment. Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to...
  • Ted Cruz CPAC Speech

    Just released-Ted Cruz speech from CPAC Feb 2015 16 hours ago
  • Sen. Ted Cruz at CPAC 2015: Stand With the People, Not Washington

    02/27/2015 1:06:33 AM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Ted Cruz Youtube ^ | 2/26/2015 | Ted Cruz
    Includes both his speech and questions from Sean Hannity. 24 minutes.
  • Scott Walker 'wants to make America great again' [link to all CPAC talks]

    02/27/2015 12:07:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker electrified the CPAC conservative audience on Thursday afternoon by asserting the victories he has achieved in his home state can be achieved on a national level. ...“Today in Washington, we have a president who thinks we grow the economy by growing Washington,...We believe in an America that is growing the economy in cities and towns all across America.”...“..true freedom and prosperity does not come from the mighty hand of the government,..It comes from empowering people to live their own lives and to determine their own destinies..."...“there is a reason we celebrate the Fourth of...
  • GOP’s Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

    02/26/2015 10:32:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2015 10:47 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Thomas Beaumont
    As Florida’s governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation’s most conservative state chief executives. He’s quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House. Eight years removed from office, Bush is viewed by some conservatives as a squishy moderate: a member of the GOP’s most established family with toxic positions on immigration and education standards.For that reason, perhaps none of the likely 2016 candidates has more to gain than Bush at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation’s largest annual conference of...
  • Ted Cruz’s CPAC Televangelism

    02/26/2015 10:00:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 26, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    Ted Cruz, CPAC’s favorite travelling salesman, was back and selling his favorite product: himself.Ted Cruz is onstage at CPAC. As is his custom he has declined to stand behind the podium and is instead pacing methodically around the stage with a microphone pinned to his blue striped tie. “To turn this country around it will not come from Washington; it will come from the American people,” he yells. “And so I will ask every one of you if you will join our grassroots army. Take out your cell phone and text the word ‘Constitution’ to the number 33733. Let me...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin Honors Veterans at 2015 CPAC

    02/26/2015 9:01:11 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 16 replies
    Convservatives4Palin ^ | February 26 2015 | iizthatiiz
    Governor Sarah Palin brought focus onto the military veterans who have served this nation in a powerful speech delivered at this year’s CPAC conference. Palin focused on the sacrifice veterans and their families have given to this country, and how our D.C. politicians and the current Obama administration have failed their service. It was a well received emotional speech that resonated strongly with the audience. After her remarks, Palin took a few questions from the event moderator. Palin was introduced by Medal Of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer to a packed audience at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, Maryland.
  • Ted Cruz Calls Out Hillary, His Own Party During Fiery CPAC Speech: ‘Talk Is Cheap’

    02/26/2015 3:51:35 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 21 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2/26/2015 | Zach Noble
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — He knew all the right things to say to rile up the conservative base. Ted Cruz, the junior Republican senator from Texas, received waves of standing ovations, cheers and whistles as he addressed the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. “Hillary Clinton embodies the corruption of Washington,” Cruz told the assembled conservatives. ”We need to run a populist campaign standing for the hardworking people of America.”
  • Christie tells CPAC crowd he shouldn’t be counted out

    02/26/2015 4:01:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2015 2:58 PM EST | Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sold himself to a room of conservative activists Thursday as a fighter who shouldn’t be counted out as he mulls a run for president in 2016. The Republican, who has struggled in recent weeks to gain momentum, was interviewed by talk show host Laura Ingraham onstage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. The three-day event features a parade of potential presidential contenders. Christie has faced a slew of negative stories and a formidable fundraising challenge from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. But he made clear Thursday he’s not dissuaded. “Is the election...
  • Walker Thrills a Packed House at CPAC

    02/26/2015 3:41:05 PM PST · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2015 5:26 PM | The Corner
    Scott Walker hit all the right notes when he took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday to address a standing-room-only crowd — even gamely handling a heckler. Walker was talking up Republicans’ push to pass a right-to-work law in Wisconsin, a measure to weaken labor unions, when a heckler stood up and began shouting in the packed ballroom. What he said wasn’t clear, but Walker handled it like a pro: He quipped, “Apparently the protesters come [here] from Wisconsin as well.”
  • Ann Coulter excluded from speakers at CPAC

    02/26/2015 1:19:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/26/2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Author and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter was not invited to speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, marking the first time in several years that she was not scheduled to attend in an official capacity.Coulter is usually a popular speaker at the annual conference -- it's the largest gathering of conservatives in the U.S. held this weekend just outside of Washington, D.C. -- where she has delivered well-received speeches and signed her books for fans."I wasn't invited," Coulter confirmed in an email Thursday to the Washington Examiner media desk. "I might just show up anyway just to piss them...
  • CPAC attendees plan to walk out on Jeb Bush

    02/26/2015 11:55:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is not scheduled to appear here at CPAC until Friday, but there is already a movement underway to stage an informal protest when he hits the stage..... ....“We are going to get up in mass, and we are going to walk out on him,” the 64-year-old said. “We are not going to interrupt anyone’s speech, but we are all going to exercise our right to the bathroom at the same time.”...