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  • Abortion on Demand Reconsidered

    03/11/2010 8:18:49 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 133+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | March 11, 2010 | Tilla Bradley
    Abortion on Demand Reconsidered Tilla Bradley, March 11, 2010 One strong advocate the casualties of the pro-choice agenda have is the ever-present pro-life movement. These activists oppose the legalization of abortion while offering pregnancy counseling. “Real freedom is never death.” Kristan Hawkins, the executive director of Students for Life, said recently at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “We only have the rest of our lives to end abortion.” Charmaine Yoest, the head of American United for Life, saw encouraging signs of progress during the past years, noting that the movement is “maturing and becoming more sophisticated.” Fellow activist, Carrie Gordon...
  • Huckabee’s Snark Can’t Rain on CPAC’s Parade

    02/26/2010 11:27:40 AM PST · by AJKauf · 31 replies · 492+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 26 | Andrew Ian Dodge
    I suspect his remark about CPAC and its sponsorship practices is in reference to the criticism social conservative groups have leveled for the inclusion of GOProud as a sponsor. GOProud is a homosexual conservative group that added its name to the sponsor list. You have to wonder if, in fact, Huckabee did not attend in order to comply with the call for a boycott of CPAC by Liberty Counsel and other Christian extremists. Huckabee strongly disagrees with GOProud’s views on homosexuality, which was made obvious in his confrontation with John Stewart....
  • My Fight With Ryan Sorba, the Kid Who Denounced GOProud

    02/21/2010 12:37:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 1,732+ views
    race42008.com ^ | February 20, 2010 | Alex Knepper
    This kid is deep in the closet, people. My colleague Nate Gunderson caught me as I was nearly out the door. I was walking back from the bloggers’ lounge with a friend in the Virginia newspaper business, and Nate tapped my shoulder to tell me that Ryan Sorba, the kid who embarrassed himself in front of the world by denouncing GOProud to a round of boos, was standing twenty feet away from me. He had a few people near him, probably curious about who he was and what he stood for.After deliberating for a few seconds, I decided to let...
  • CPAC sells out? Sodomy, the ACLU, Ron Paul and the conservative movement

    02/26/2010 6:50:09 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 58 replies · 914+ views
    http://www.worldtribune.com ^ | February 26, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media
    <p>But what many people don’t realize is that Sorba’s “outburst” was provoked by a speaker who preceded him, Alexander McCobin of Students For Liberty (SFL). McCobin went out of his way to use valuable time from the podium to thank the American Conservative Union, the main CPAC organizer, for making the controversial decision to approve GOProud’s participation.</p>
  • Mike Huckabee Rips CPAC For Becoming ‘More Libertarian’ (Yay mike)

    02/26/2010 11:44:15 AM PST · by presidio9 · 126 replies · 1,677+ views
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | February 26, 2010
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has criticized the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), whose recent conference he refused to attend, alleging it has departed from its conservative principles. Speaking on Fox News last weekend, Huckabee said that CPAC has become "more libertarian and less Republican over the last few years, one of the reasons why I [did not attend the event] this year." The former GOP presidential candidate also suggested that the popularity of the Tea Party nation movement and its events all over the country have caused the influence of the CPAC to rapidly decline, and the organization is...
  • Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP?

    02/24/2010 1:44:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 962+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 24, 2010
    Feb. 24, 2010 Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP? Dramatic Moment at Conservative Confab Could Be a Sign of Change Within Republican Party When It Comes to Gay Rights A memorable moment at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference could mark a turning point in the long-fraught relationship between gays and the Republican Party. CPAC is perhaps the nation's premiere conservative gathering, a convivial opportunity for impassioned right-wing activists to network, plan for upcoming elections and listen to the biggest names in the conservative movement. It's the sort of atmosphere in which the casual observer might expect someone...
  • Free Men or Property of the State?

    02/24/2010 8:11:47 AM PST · by truthnomatterwhat · 1 replies · 228+ views
    The Voice magazine ^ | February 24, 2010 | Jonas Clark
    Are you a free man or property of the State? Samuel Adams, Father of the American Revolution wrote, “If the liberties of America are ever completely ruined...it will in all probability be the consequence of a mistaken notion of prudence which leads men to acquiesce in measures of the most destructive tendency for the sake of present ease.” To acquiesce for present ease means to give up today’s God given liberties for tomorrow’s serfdom. Liberty can be exchanged for bondage. As a liberty loving free man you have the
  • Glenn Beck, Performer and Provocateur

    02/23/2010 3:42:45 PM PST · by raptor22 · 67 replies · 1,349+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 23, 2010 | Alan Caruba
    I watched Glenn Beck mesmerize the audience at the CPAC meeting that had begun so well with serious conservative speakers such as former Vice President Dick Cheney. However, it ended as a libertarian fun fest and Beck strikes me as the clown prince of libertarianism. (snip) Beck is, above all, a performer. He made his bones on talk radio, migrated for a while to CNN, and then to Fox News where he is enormously popular. His manner is that of the smart kid in high school who secretly wishes he was the captain of the football team, but has to...
  • Has CPAC Gone Gay?

    02/23/2010 8:57:15 AM PST · by publius321 · 64 replies · 1,379+ views
    http://www.ThurstonHowell.NET ^ | February 22, 2010 | Thurston Howell
    When I attend many conservative functions in my early 20's, I was usually the young "whipper snapper" in the room. Now that I am 39 years of age, one troubling thing that I have noticed is that I am -STILL- the young Whipper Snapper in the room. Morality is dying off with the “greatest generation”. As I look into this CPAC audience I noticed something a little different than the conservative functions to which I am accustomed. I see allot of...
  • The Gay Infiltration of the Conservative Movement

    02/23/2010 6:18:36 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 290 replies · 2,901+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 22, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    California Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chairman Ryan Sorba generated a media controversy when he was shown at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) denouncing the organizers for inviting a homosexual Republican group, GOProud, into the event as an official sponsor. In "controversial" remarks, Sorba said homosexuality was unnatural and that he welcomed more debate and discussion about the subject from his political adversaries. But what many people don't realize is that Sorba's "outburst" was provoked by a speaker who preceded him, Alexander McCobin of Students For Liberty (SFL). McCobin went out of his way to use valuable time from...
  • The HomoCon Tipping Point: Why CPAC Was a Milestone Weekend for Gays

    02/23/2010 12:24:11 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 139 replies · 1,801+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | Bruce Carroll
    (excerpt) This moment at CPAC is even more important for the conservative movement as it happened at an important time when there is already a generational change going on in America. Boomers are fading, Xer’s are ruling, and Millenials are finding their way. Forty-eight percent of those who participated in the CPAC straw poll last week identified themselves as students. They are the future of conservativism. And they shouted down an anti-gay bigot. There will surely be other homocon-related clashes within the conservative movement, just as the Democrat Party has regularly used the gay community as pawns in their re-election...
  • Tea Party Backlash Unites CPAC 2010

    02/23/2010 10:53:52 AM PST · by Fenix Guy · 23 replies · 611+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | February 22, 2010 | Rachel Alexander
    The few controversial parts of CPAC 2010 were outweighed by the momentum driving the various factions on the right together - opposition to the federal government's spending, bailouts, and attempted takeover of healthcare. 10,000 turned out for CPAC 2010 this year, 1500 more than last year. With Republicans out of power in Washington and Tea Partiers revolting against the Obama administration's massive spending and bailouts, conservatives are coming together stronger than ever. Although there was a National Tea Party convention earlier this month in Nashville featuring Sarah Palin, attended by 1500, it was clear that Tea Partiers were unified with...
  • Glenn Beck is no Ronald Reagan (but Rand Paul is a lot like his father)

    02/23/2010 10:12:38 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 147 replies · 1,874+ views
    Mark Levin Fan ^ | February 23, 2010 | Tim Sumner
    "Ronald Reagan would never have loosely generalized about conservatives and the Republican Party because like a surgeon, like a real thinker, and like an activist, he wanted the distinctions to be known, he wanted the distinctions to be clear, he wanted to promote our principles, and he wanted to contrast them with those who either had no principles or were promoting something else. Carpet-bombing the Republican Party takes out an awful lot of good people, too many good people." -- Mark Levin, February 22, 2010 Mark Levin took great issue last night with "carpet-bombing" the Republican Party: Mark had some...
  • Code Pink – Mission Aborted @ CPAC

    02/22/2010 10:12:13 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 859+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-21-10 | Skye
    The drama did not end with Breitbart slamming all comers at CPAC. Susie (Medea) Benjamin was called out as she and her partner Tighe Barry snuck into the ballroom while Beck was finishing up his speech. Towards the end of Glenn Beck's keynote speech while I was busy tweeting on my @#$%@# netbook, Doug Welch (Stix Blog) mentioned to me that he just saw Code Pink walk through Bloggers Lounge towards steps leading to the floor of the ballroom. I immediately grabbed Doug, notified Caleb Howe and encouraged other bloggers to head out into the ballroom in search of Code...
  • CPAC Update #1 Breitbart VS Liberal Media Midgets

    02/22/2010 10:26:43 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-21-10 | Skye
    I'm back from CPAC and I see Curt and Mike have been busy posting videos of choice main ballroom speeches from CPAC. I will be eternally grateful to them.Let me tell you the most important lesson I learned covering CPAC - Netbooks are terrible for blogging, video editing and photo editing. I found to my great dismay that the best I could do was Twitter and check email with this #$@^$% netbook.That being said I've got loads of exclusive videos, photos and stories to share with you now that I'm back home with access to a real computer. Let's start...
  • Glenn Beck's Wrong-Headed Sppech To CPAC, Says Bill Bennett

    02/22/2010 2:09:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies · 916+ views
    National Review ^ | February 22, 2010 | Bill Bennett
    February 21 Saturday Night Beck There’s a lot to say about CPAC. This morning the major papers are highlighting Glenn Beck’s speech. I like Glenn a lot and I think he has something to teach us. But not what he offered last night. Analogizing his own struggles with alcohol to the problems of our polity and in our politics, he said, “Hello, my name is the Republican party, and I have a problem!” “I’m addicted to spending and big government.” ”It is still morning in America.” ”It just happens to be kind of a head-pounding, hung-over, vomiting-for-four-hours kind of morning...
  • Ron Paul People (Southern Avenger)

    02/22/2010 11:33:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 99 replies · 1,606+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-02-22 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    When Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was censured by various GOP county committees in his own state recently, Graham dismissively blamed it on “Ron Paul people.” When Florida governor and U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Crist was defeated in a Republican straw poll by challenger Marco Rubio in December, Crist complained it was nothing more than “Ron Paul people” At this year’s 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C/, there were plenty of “Ron Paul people,” enough to deliver the congressman a first-place victory in the annual CPAC straw poll, long considered a decent gauge of conservatives’ mindset. But...
  • The Gay Infiltration of the Conservative Movement

    02/22/2010 9:06:23 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 347 replies · 3,439+ views
    Right Side News ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    California Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chairman Ryan Sorba generated a media controversy when he was shown at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) denouncing the organizers for inviting a homosexual Republican group, GOProud, into the event as an official sponsor. In "controversial" remarks, Sorba said homosexuality was unnatural and that he welcomed more debate and discussion about the subject from his political adversaries. But what many people don't realize is that Sorba's "outburst" was provoked by a speaker who preceded him, Alexander McCobin of Students For Liberty (SFL). McCobin went out of his way to use valuable time from...
  • Has CPAC Gone Gay?

    02/22/2010 7:36:29 PM PST · by publius321 · 45 replies · 1,121+ views
    http://www.ThurstonHowell.NET ^ | February 22, 2010 | Thurston Howell
    When I attend many conservative functions in my early 20's, I was usually the young "whipper snapper" in the room. Now that I am 39 years of age, one troubling thing that I have noticed is that I am -STILL- the young Whipper Snapper in the room. Morality is dying off with the “greatest generation”. As I look into this CPAC audience I noticed something a little different than the conservative functions to which I am accustomed. I see allot of...
  • The Face Of Alinksy At CPAC (Ron Paul and Gay Rights)

    02/21/2010 8:45:57 AM PST · by Three if by government · 48 replies · 1,206+ views
    feb 21 2010 | TSM
    When I began hearing headlines out of CPAC about the gay rights activist and the support for Ron Paul in the straw poll which is being trumpeted by the left media with such joy I began to think back to something I heard regarding Alinky tactics in "Rules For Radicals". Dont send out people to events to protest against the opposition send out people in support that will undermine their beliefs and divide their supporters. In this example I believe they sent out people in KKK outfits in support of a republican cadidate to undermine him and make him look...
  • Ron Paul Wins Over the Tea Party Movement: Why Incumbents Should Worry

    02/22/2010 6:28:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 286 replies · 2,991+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | February 22, 2010 | Mary Kate Cary
    Over the weekend, Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll for president. Many pundits immediately dismissed the win, for a lot of reasons. (The Atlantic did a roundup of all the "he's irrelevant" comments.) My take on Ron Paul is this: He says a lot of off-the-wall stuff, but his bottom line is that he's a limited-government libertarian. And he's not Mitt Romney, the establishment GOP choice. I think that's why he won. Joe Scarborough likes to say that if you look at where Ross Perot did well in 1992, those are the same places that tea party candidates are...
  • Where's the rest of me?

    02/22/2010 4:56:35 PM PST · by LSUfan · 12 replies · 361+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 22 Feb 10 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    Ronald Reagan the actor once famously screamed on screen "Where's the rest of me?!" after waking in a hospital to discover that a sadistic surgeon had amputated both of his legs. My guess is that Ronald Reagan the national leader would express similar horror at what is happening to his beloved conservative movement as some in its ranks seek to sever from its agenda the priority "the Gipper" consistently gave to the national security. One need look no further than the various functions held in the Washington area last week to see why Mr. Reagan would be so alarmed. On...
  • Allen West Speech in DC

    02/22/2010 3:24:44 PM PST · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Freedom Defense Innitiative ^ | Feb 22, 2010 | Hilaryrhymeswithrich
    Allen West's brilliant speech and Jon David's love song to America....
  • CPAC organizers hit back at Huckabee (Actually, I think Huckabee nails it).

    02/22/2010 3:14:40 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 95 replies · 1,549+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-22-10 | Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) - The organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference are hitting back at former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who argued over the weekend that the annual convention's influence among conservatives is waning. CPAC is becoming "increasingly libertarian and less Republican," Huckabee told Fox News on Saturday, one reason he said he decided not to attend this year....
  • George Will Delivers Big at CPAC

    02/22/2010 2:18:03 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 31 replies · 1,331+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Commentary’s Peter Wehner rightly draws attention to George Will’s superb speech at CPAC last week. Although the speeches of other speakers, such as Newt Gingrich, Andrew Breitbart, Glenn Beck and, yes, even Ron Paul were covered extensively in the blogosphere, Will’s speech has largely been ignored. This is, as far as I’m concerned, a shame, because Will truly “knocked one out of the park,” as Wehner puts it. Will’s main point was that the Left’s main goal is to make Americans dependent on the government for pretty much everything. He succinctly called this “the dependency agenda.” I strongly encourage you...
  • Mark Levin Hammers Beck Speech And Agrees With Bill Bennett

    02/22/2010 2:19:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 62 replies · 1,501+ views
    February 22, 2010
    AT NRO, Mark Levin hammers Beck too: See full text of Levin's Comments here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2457009/posts ________________________________________________________ I want to commend Bill Bennett for his wise piece this morning on the Corner. http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YzM5OTJkYWE1ZTA5OTI1NWJiMjYwNDI4ZDg0NmQ3MGQ= I agree with him. I have no idea what philosophy Glenn Beck is promoting. And neither does he. It’s incoherent. One day it’s populist, the next it’s libertarian bordering on anarchy, next it’s conservative but not really, etc. And to what end? I believe he has announced that he is no longer going to endorse candidates because our problems are bigger than politics. Well, of course, our problems...
  • Bigotry and Bumperstickers: “Real Men Marry Women”

    02/22/2010 8:25:00 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 47 replies · 3,047+ views
    The New Civil Rights Movement ^ | February 19, 2010 | David Badash
    Bigotry and bumperstickers. The American way… more...
  • CPAC's Odd Ending

    02/22/2010 2:44:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 42 replies · 903+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 22, 2010 | C. Edmund Wright
    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...
  • Huckabee slams CPAC: It was too libertarian for me this year

    02/22/2010 10:03:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 97 replies · 1,573+ views
    Hot Air ^ | February 22, 2010 | Allahpundit
    I’m resisting the idea that he said this purely out of personal pique but I can’t come up with a good alternative strategic explanation. What political benefit is there, in this year of all years, to knock CPAC for being “more libertarian” and “less Republican”? Libertarianism has never had more cachet within the GOP than it has right now; it’s not perfectly synonymous with the tea-party movement (of which Huckabee is predictably complimentary) but it’s close enough, especially with Beck in the role of TPers’ patron saint. Maybe Huck thinks finding any reason to knock an “establishment” event like CPAC...
  • (Videos)CPAC 2010 wrap up: Planned and unplanned CPAC happenings make news this year

    02/22/2010 2:55:22 AM PST · by paltz · 4 replies · 349+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 2/22/10 | Kerry Picket
    The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), hosted by the American Consrvative Union (ACU), at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C., offered events for conservatives from all over the country to look forward to as well as a number of surprises. Here is a wrap up of CPAC 2010 happenings that made news this weekend.
  • Questions for Doug Hoffman at CPAC

    02/21/2010 8:18:17 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-21-10 | Skye
    Doug Hoffman stopped by Red State's Bloggers Lounge to talk with the bloggers. I was fortunate enough to work with another brilliant conservative blogger - GenMom - and snagged an interview with Doug.The video was shot in a busy hallway, please turn up your speaker volume to better hear this interview with Doug.[VIDEO AT SITE] Doug is currently running for Congress - Hoffman for Congress 2010Read more at floppingaces.net...
  • Absurd!! Mike Huckabee Rips CPAC Conference He Did Not Attend

    02/21/2010 8:54:10 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 28 replies · 971+ views
    The Lid/Politico ^ | 2/21/2010 | The Lid
    You can't really understand CPAC from what you see on TV. First of all only some of the speeches were covered. Even if they were all covered, the speeches in the main ballroom are only part of the program. There are other speakers, movies and presentations going on throughout the building. To really understand the mood and tone of CPAC, you really need to walk the halls, speak to the attendees watch the movies etc. Its one of the things most of the people who covered the event tried to do. Mike Huckabee, however is special, he didn't attend the...
  • With Palin as Inspiration, More Conservative Women Making Voices Heard

    02/21/2010 10:33:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 374+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2010 | Kelley Vlahos
    What motivates conservative women hasn't changed much since mavens like Phyllis Schafly took on the feminists as a pro-life torchbearer in the 1970s, and the Conservative Political Action Conference this week has shown that their roles in the conservative movement have only grown. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter delivered a rousing speech Saturday, and Sarah Palin, though not in attendance, has been a constant reference point at this week's annual conference in Washington, D.C. One panel discussion, "Going Rogue: Women Changing the Face of Conservatism," took its name from Palin's recent book about her experience on the campaign trail as the...
  • CPAC's Odd Ending

    02/22/2010 2:11:01 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 130 replies · 2,479+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 22 2010 | C. Edmund Wright
    Ron Paul out-polled Sarah Palin almost 5 to 1 and keynoter Glenn Beck got huge ovations as he disavowed any conservative ascendency 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...
  • VIDEO OF RON PAUL AT CPAC

    02/21/2010 10:58:32 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 36 replies · 746+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2/20/2010 | Mox News
    Video of Ron Paul at CPAC.
  • Michael Steele picks up a copy of Ron Paul’s “End the Fed” at CPAC

    02/21/2010 7:41:46 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 42 replies · 930+ views
    Liberty Maven ^ | 2/21/2010 | Marc Gallagher
    Michael Steele, Chairman of the RNC, visits Ron Paul at the Campaign For Liberty booth at CPAC 2010 to pick up a copy Paul’s most recent book, “End the Fed“. I wonder if Steele voted for Paul in the Straw Poll? Nah… couldn’t be, or could it?
  • George Will's Speech At CPAC 2010 (Excellent)

    02/21/2010 7:25:48 PM PST · by StopObama2012 · 48 replies · 1,346+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/21/2010 | Real Clear Politics
    Speech by George Will to CPAC 2010.
  • US conservatives prefer Paul to Palin: poll

    02/21/2010 7:20:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 1,458+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/21/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A straw poll of US conservative activists saw Texas congressman Ron Paul emerge as the preferred Republican presidential candidate to run against President Barack Obama in 2012. Some 31 percent of the more than 2,000 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendees who participated in the poll voted for the outspoken libertarian. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate in 2008, came in third with 7.0 percent, some way behind former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (22 percent), who had won the CPAC poll for the last three years. There were boos among the crowd as the...
  • Republicans throw up a rival for Sarah Palin (CPAC/GayPAC's Ron Paul)

    02/21/2010 12:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 1,192+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 22, 2010 | Brad Norington, Washington correspondent
    SARAH Palin may be a darling of the political Right, but another outspoken critic of big government has emerged as the favourite of many mainstream US conservatives for the Republican Party's presidential candidate in 2012. Ron Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas known for his strong libertarian views, won the annual straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington yesterday with 31 per cent of the 2400 votes cast. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who has topped the poll three times previously, finished second with 22 per cent. Ms Palin, the Republican vice- presidential candidate in 2008, came...
  • Ryan Sorba is an Arrogant Tool

    02/21/2010 3:55:54 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 18 replies · 1,171+ views
    For those of you that don’t know, Ryan Sorba is the pompous genius who decided to wreck his big debut at CPAC by getting himself booed off stage. Watch the video below: ... What a likeable guy. “Bring it, I love it, I love it!” It’s pretty ironic that this guy who likes to show off his toughness is making a career out of attacking homosexuals. He even said to gay Republican Alex Knepper (who, in all fairness, didn’t exactly confront him politely—only click the link if you are ready for some crude remarks) that he’d fight him if his...
  • Ron Paul Emerging as Ross Perot’s Doppelganger

    02/21/2010 3:20:54 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 40 replies · 1,150+ views
    Ron Paul’s straw poll “victory” at last weeks American Conservative Union’s CPAC convention was surprising. It leads one to believe conservatives retain the ability to snap defeat from the jaws of victory this coming Fall. Ann Coulter reflects the opinion of many conservatives when she claims agreement with Ron Paul on almost all issues except for foreign policy goals. Paul, who has Pat Buchanan isolationist tendencies, claims to be an economic libertarian and has many credentials, which support that claim. He is a member, for example, of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute. Von Mises and, later, F.H. Hayek, contributed greatly...
  • Glenn Beck's Rousing,Inspiring CPAC Speech

    02/21/2010 1:44:57 PM PST · by amabokcarab · 74 replies · 2,511+ views
    WatchGlennBeck.com ^ | 2-20-10 | Glenn Beck
    I hate to beat a dead horse, but I just invited my friend over here to watch the CPAC speech. He is black (and so am I). Not surprisingly, he has been a democrat all his life. I asked him to watch the Glenn Beck speech as a favor to me..he owes me several. It wasn't 20 minutes into the speech when Glenn started talking about being down on his luck and because of his failure he could be there at CPAC..my friend teared up. I'm telling you- I might not have him yet-but eventually I'm going to convert him....
  • Mark Levin: I have no idea what philosophy Glenn Beck is promoting. And neither does he

    02/21/2010 1:14:06 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 1,266 replies · 15,623+ views
    Mark Levin Fan ^ | February 21, 2010 | Mark R. Levin
    I was invited to be the opening speaker at Saturday's CPAC session. I had accepted but then, to my amazement, I learned that the John Birch Society would be one of many co-sponsors. This takes the big-tent idea many steps too far for me. So, I withdrew. Apparently, others were not so moved. That's fine. But it wasn't for me. Bill Buckley and Barry Goldwater, among others, chased the Birchers from the movement decades ago. And they're not a part of the movement. So, to give them a booth at CPAC was boneheaded. I want to commend Bill Bennett for...
  • Dont Fall For The Results Of The CPAC Straw Poll (Left Co-opted To Make Us Look Like Them)

    02/21/2010 6:52:51 AM PST · by Three if by government · 66 replies · 1,213+ views
    feb 21 2010 | TJ
    All I am hearing now from this wonderful conference at CPAC where many patriots came out and spoke to the heart of how we can work together to stop the Obama agenda are the results of this straw poll. These people dont represent a bunch of kooks like the left and to see that a man like Ron Paul win a poll that represented this event is all a bunch of nonsnese (results were booed) that is intended to undermine us. I dont know how they came up with the numbers but my gut tells me that the left co...
  • LA Times: The GOP's 'tea party' dance

    02/21/2010 4:27:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 765+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 21, 2010 | by Jacob Heilbrunn
    In September 1960, several dozen young conservative intellectuals descended on National Review editor William F. Buckley Jr.'s estate in Sharon, Conn., to draft a manifesto. Terse but sweeping, it demanded victory over rather than coexistence with "international communism," and declared that when "government interferes with the work of the market economy, it tends to reduce the moral and physical strength of the nation." Known as the Sharon statement, it helped forge the modern conservative movement. Half a century later, many of the movement's elders -- including former Reagan administration Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner Jr....
  • Col West's CPAC speech (video)

    02/21/2010 12:02:13 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 12 replies · 673+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/20/10 | staff
    Col. West starts speaking at about the 3 minute mark. His speech is about 12 minutes long. Hope I posted this correctly!
  • Musket-wielding reenactor a hit at conservative events

    02/21/2010 12:06:00 AM PST · by kingattax · 6 replies · 923+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/20/10 | Alex Pappas
    The Tea Party movement has a mascot, and his name is William Temple. Temple, whose day job is preaching to an African-American congregation in Georgia, has been popping up at conservative events around the country, including the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville earlier this month and the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington this week. He’s easy to spot, no matter which of his 12 historical costumes he’s wearing, or which olde accent he’s adopted for the day. On Friday at CPAC, when Gov. Tim Pawlenty addressed a blazers-and-khakis-clad crowd, Temple stood on a balcony in full Revolutionary...
  • Bob McEwen speech at CPAC on economics (video)

    02/21/2010 12:31:41 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 4 replies · 717+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/20/10 | staff
    Man, this was a tremendous speech. I'm going to forward it to all of my friends who just refuse to understand economics. (and they know who they are! lol)
  • Newt at CPAC 2010 5 minute video.

    02/20/2010 8:13:25 PM PST · by freemike · 9 replies · 423+ views
    libertas ^ | 2/20/10 | freemike
    Here it is. 5 minutes of Newt. CPAC
  • Glenn Beck- CPAC 2010 Keynote Speech Video(FULL)

    02/20/2010 9:04:12 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 52 replies · 2,966+ views
    WatchGlennBeck.com ^ | February 20, 2010 | Joe Seales
    I put Glenn's CPAC speech on YouTube, but it's in 6 parts- so I decided to combine them together into one video..let me know if you have any problems with the video. Watch The FULL Speech in ONE Video at http://www.watchglennbeck.com/CPAC2010