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  • A Dash of Independence

    06/03/2016 7:53:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 3, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When we had the pleasure of co-hosting actress, and first time author Stacey Dash at our first author's night this year, I noted that she frequently stressed her pride in being independent-minded in interviews. As she shows in her newly published memoirs, the industry she works in has tried to stifle her independence and doesn’t give her credit for having much of a mind. The powers-that-be in Hollywood are wrong on both counts. Hollywood was never a particularly conservative place nor was the industry it is famous for especially right-leaning. Yet and still, in days of yore there was a...

    05/26/2016 8:04:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 24, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp turned down the chance to visit Facebook last month, telling Greta von Susteren at “On the Record" that he thought the conservative confab over political bias allegations was merely a political PR stunt after they got caught. Schlapp noted during the CPAC 2016 conference that the most important conservative message for millennials was one that stressed American exceptionalism, and an excellent vehicle for transmitting that message was the annual CPAC event with over 10,000 attendees. However, Facebook’s refusal to publicize CPAC's message to its millions of millennial users spoke volumes, and led Schlapp to nix the...
  • Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

    05/09/2016 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 55 replies ^ | 9 May 2016 | Michael Nunez
    Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the site’s users. Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module, even if they weren’t popular enough to warrant...
  • Conservative Student Warriors vs. the Snowflake Rebellion

    03/28/2016 9:35:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 26, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has never been known as a venue for self-help seminars, but in 2016 it happened. A session called Campus Crackdown focused on practical steps that conservative students could take to counter the growing epidemic of protests known as the "snowflake rebellion." Launched by these students' anxiety-ridden counterparts, posing as fragile little snowflakes unable to cope with the mere idea of viewing unsavory Halloween costumes, the movement that has been successfully covered up by politically correct campus administrators, was exposed as another left wing attempt to censor free speech. Princeton University senior and panelist Josh...
  • BUSTED: Erick Erickson's Website Caught Taking Paul Singer Money To Bash Trump

    03/21/2016 8:17:32 AM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 58 replies ^ | March 21, 2016 | Charles C. Johnson
    Pundit Erick Erickson's The Resurgent website got 10K from anti-Trump, Paul Singer-funded Our Principle PAC in their latest FEC reported, can report. The funding from the neoconservative billionaire wasn't disclosed to Erickson's readers at the new venture. Singer, who is a pro-gay marriage establishment billionaire, was one of the major financial donors for Marco Rubio. Singer is also a major supporter of National Review which was dispensing the #NeverTrump at CPAC.
  • Malkin to PJM: I Would Pick Trump Over Rubio

    03/09/2016 2:45:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 9 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Author and political columnist Michelle Malkin told PJM she would choose real-estate mogul Donald Trump over Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) because Trump is surrounding himself with particular people she trusts. Malkin was asked which candidate she thinks is the strongest on immigration issues: “Unfortunately, Marco Rubio has been the worst. Now, unfortunately in an oversaturated 24/7 sound bite media culture you get coverage of these issues that’s half of a centimeter deep, so all you hear about is the ‘Gang of 8’ amnesty and you get the sense that all we are talking about is allowing 11-30 million people to...
  • The Real Message from CPAC2016

    03/06/2016 5:29:45 PM PST · by MLL · 49 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/06/2016 | Sara Gonzales
    Right now, the Republican Party is in despair. Those of us who are actual conservatives are left feeling frustrated, depressed, and somewhat hopeless at the thought of a wolf in sheep's clothing winning the party nomination (and likely going on to lose in the general election, to add insult to injury). We understand the dangerous territory we would find ourselves in should our party elect a Republican nominee who is neither a Republican nor a decent human being. But after attending CPAC this year, I feel encouraged. Of course, you are supposed to leave feeling inspired and renewed from the...
  • Marco Rubio CPAC 1016

    03/06/2016 2:38:03 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 21 replies
    CPAC ^ | March 5th 2016 | Rubio
    CPAC 2016 - Sen. Marco Rubio
  • CPAC 2016 - James O'Keefe's CPAC speech. (Video)

    03/06/2016 2:03:21 PM PST · by Syncro · 20 replies
    CPAC/You tube ^ | March 6, 2016 | James O'Keefe
    #CPAC2016: Full @JamesOKeefeIII Speech @ACUConservative @CPAC #tcot #p2 #cpac— BigGator5 (@BigGator5) March 6, 2016
  • Golden Oldie - Rush at CPAC

    03/05/2016 2:33:11 PM PST · by concentric circles · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | February 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    If you haven't listened to Rush Limbaugh's speech at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, in 2009, you should put it at the top of your must do list. If you have listened to it but not recently then do yourself a favor and listen to it again. It is an inspirational definition of conservatism. He begins with this gem: "Let me tell you who we conservatives are: We love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans....
  • Cpac frauds give speaker Paul Ryan a standing ovation but were planning walkout protest for Trump.

    03/05/2016 1:34:51 PM PST · by ncalburt · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundut ^ | March 5 2016 | Jim Hoft
  • [FULL VIDEO] CPAC 2016 Sen. Ted Cruz

    03/05/2016 10:41:53 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 60 replies
    The American Conservative Union ^ | March 5, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz’s full CPAC 2016 speech, below.
  • Shattuck: Trump is wise to skip conservative confab CPAC

    03/05/2016 10:31:27 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 34 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 3/05/16 | Tom Shattuck
    It’s morning again in America. On the wintry banks of the Potomac, throngs of conservative millennials shake off their hangovers and embark upon day four of CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) — but today’s is a hollow pilgrimage. After Thursday night’s ambuscade during which Donald Trump was jumped by the Fox News triad of Megyn Kelly, Brett Baier and Chris Wallace to the delight of the cackling mob, he made the decision to blow off today’s 8:30 a.m. appearance and fly to Kansas to campaign instead. Sorry GOP establishment. You don’t have Trump to kick around anymore.
  • Ted Cruz says stopping Donald Trump at a brokered convention would lead to a 'revolt' ...

    03/05/2016 7:06:52 AM PST · by snarkpup · 173 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 08:23 EST, 5 March 2016 | Nikki Schwab and Chris Pleasance
    Ted Cruz has rejected the idea of stopping Donald Trump's presidential campaign at a brokered convention, saying the move would lead to a 'revolt' among voters. ... Cruz likely has his own reasons for wanting to avoid a brokered convention, however, as it is unlikely that he would receive the backing of many superdelegates, once released from the candidate they are now tied to. ... In the case of a brokered convention, Rubio and Kasich likely have the most to gain - and unsurprisingly they are the two candidates thought to be preparing for just such an event.
  • CPAC jumps into the cesspool of politcal obscurity!!! (Vanity)

    03/05/2016 6:38:03 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 44 replies
    CPAC laid an embarrassing trap for Donald J. Trump...but the Trump team got wind of it, and wisely & rightfully so, opted out of the Trump speech & attendance to the now failed CPAC, in order to correctly continue campaigning for his GOP POTUS nominee slot!!! CPAC is now 100% controlled by the GOP Establishment, who now have both Ted Cruz & nutcase, Glenn Beck (who wants to endlessly stab Donald J. Trump...a thousand times (what a guy Ted Cruz has hanging on to him), in their corner. These evil political actions, all should suffice to say enough about now...
  • Donald Trump's CPAC Speech-Activist plans walkout-National Review Online [twitter]

    03/04/2016 6:54:37 PM PST · by Syncro · 67 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/4/2016 | HouseCracka
    The @cpac ambush was set up in advance. #cpac #cpac2016— HouseCracka (@HouseCracka) March 4, 2016
  • Behind Trump's CPAC deal gone bad

    03/04/2016 5:36:46 PM PST · by Innovative · 302 replies
    Politico ^ | March 4, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Donald Trump spent five years building a mutually beneficial relationship with the organization that hosts the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, filling its coffers with at least $150,000 in cash and scoring coveted speaking slots that started him on a course towards winning the Republican presidential nomination. But he ended up canceling what would have been his biggest CPAC speech at the last minute amid plans for protest and disruptions, apparently deciding that his surging presidential campaign no longer needed any boost from the once-storied group.
  • Cruz Mocks Trump’s CPAC No-Show, Slams His ‘Flexible’ Immigration Stance

    03/04/2016 5:25:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | March 04, 2016
    Cruz Mocks Trump’s CPAC No-Show, Slams His ‘Flexible’ Immigration Stance ( by BRENDAN BORDELON March 4, 2016 National Harbor, Maryland — Ted Cruz ripped Donald Trump’s decision to back out of his scheduled speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, mocking the billionaire real-estate mogul during his own CPAC address before slamming the Republican front-runner for his claim during last night’s debate that he was “flexible” on immigration. “So Donald Trump is skipping CPAC,” Cruz said just moments after taking the stage Friday afternoon, prompting a chorus of anti-Trump boos from the crowd. “I think somebody told him Megyn Kelly...
  • Trump Supporters Walk Out on Ted Cruz at CPAC - VIDEO!

    03/04/2016 5:04:09 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 181 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    So this happened. Trump supporters today walked out on Senator Ted Cruz during his CPAC speech.
  • Cruz: Trump Skipped CPAC Because He Heard Megyn Kelly Was Coming

    03/04/2016 4:50:41 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 87 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 3/4/2016 | KRISTIN SALAKY
    During his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) joked that Donald Trump had canceled his scheduled speech at the confab because he didn't want to face Fox News host Megyn Kelly. "Donald Trump is skipping CPAC. I think somebody told him Megan Kelly was going to be here," Cruz said to cheers from the crowd. "Or even worse, was told there were conservative that were going to be here. Or even worse he was told there were libertarians that were going to be here. Or even worse, they were told there were young...
  • Ted Cruz at CPAC MAGA (protestors walk out on him)

    03/04/2016 4:20:08 PM PST · by Marie · 87 replies ^ | 3/4/2016 | C-Span
    "MAGA" is part of the C-Span title. I did not add it.
  • Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump Right To Skip CPAC ('the votes are in Kansas, not Washington')

    03/04/2016 4:43:05 PM PST · by drewh · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Harper Neidig | March 04, 2016, 03:30 pm
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Friday praised Donald Trump for his last-minute decision to skip the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). CPAC organizers announced Friday that the GOP presidential front-runner had dropped out of his commitment to speak at the conference on Saturday morning. The real estate mogul's campaign issued a statement shortly after saying he would instead be campaigning in Kansas and Florida. “Because of this, he will not be able to speak at CPAC as he has done for many consecutive years,” the statement read. “Mr. Trump would like to thank Matt Schlapp and all of...
  • Trump Pulls Out of CPAC – Foils Cruz Supporters Planned Walkout Protest!

    03/04/2016 3:50:07 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 113 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump abruptly canceled his scheduled speech at CPAC Saturday morning as his campaign announced an appearance in Wichita, Kansas the day of that state’s caucus. Likely factoring into Trump’s decision was a planned protest walkout during his speech at CPAC and the need to have a campaign presence in Kansas. The organizer of the walkout, William Temple, who parades around CPAC in colonial garb, told BizPacReview he expected one thousand CPAC attendees to participate in the Trump walkout. Temple organized a similar walkout last year during Jeb Bush’s speech at CPAC that drew around 300...
  • Trump Pulls Out of CPAC – Foils Cruz Supporters Planned Walkout Protest!

    03/04/2016 3:47:39 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/04/16 | Jim Hoft
    Ted Cruz supporter William Temple was planning a walkout protest during his speech.More from Kristinn: Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump abruptly canceled his scheduled speech at CPAC Saturday morning as his campaign announced an appearance in Wichita, Kansas the day of that state’s caucus.Likely factoring into Trump’s decision was a planned protest walkout during his speech at CPAC and the need to have a campaign presence in Kansas. The organizer of the walkout, William Temple, who parades around CPAC in colonial garb, told BizPacReview he expected one thousand CPAC attendees to participate in the Trump walkout. Temple organized a...
  • Carson suspends presidential campaign

    03/04/2016 2:48:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2016
    BREAKING: Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson dropped out the 2016 presidential race Friday, days after declaring there was “no political path forward” for his campaign. In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Carson said “I am leaving the campaign trail,” but promised he would remain heavily involved “in saving our nation.” The announcement was widely expected. On Wednesday Carson sent a message to supporters saying, “I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results” and he did not attend Thursday’s Fox News debate in Detroit. In Friday's wide-ranging speech, Carson warned...
  • Ted Cruz Won the Debate … at CPAC

    03/04/2016 1:47:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Slate ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jim Newell
    “I want to get to the elephant in the room, and I’m not talking about the Republican Party,” Sean Hannity told a slightly rowdy, tipsy crowd at the CPAC pre-debate party on Thursday night.The Fox News host had warmed up the audience with his usual mixture of throwing foam footballs into the crowd...And now it was time to get to what truly was the “elephant in the room” on the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference: the extraordinary race for the Republican presidential primary.The word Trump was uttered maybe two or three times throughout the opening day of...
  • CPAC: Jan Brewer, former Arizona governor, says it’s time for GOP to back Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 11:14:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday it’s time for Republicans to coalesce around GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and stop their divisive plans to deride the business mogul’s path to the nomination. “I hate to see this happening to the Republican Party. We’ve always been the party of the big tent and shouldn’t be eating our own,” Ms. Brewer told The Washington Times at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “Everybody needs to come together and coalesce behind our candidate.”
  • Donald Trump Drops Out of Scheduled CPAC Appearance

    03/04/2016 10:38:26 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 73 replies ^ | 4 Mar 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    Through a verified Twitter account Friday, the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) announced, that at the last minute, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump dropped out of his scheduled Saturday appearance. “Very disappointed @realDonaldTrump has decided at the last minute to drop out of #CPAC,” CPAC tweeted, “his choice sends a clear message to conservatives.” The Trump campaign released a statement: The Donald J. Trump for President Campaign has just announced it will be in Witchita, Kanasas for a major rally on Saturday prior to Caucus. He will also be speaking at the Kansas Caucus and then departing for Orlando, Florida...
  • CPAC 2016 - Dennis Prager (video) (4:43)

    03/04/2016 10:14:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 3, 2016 | The ACU
    Published on Mar 3, 2016 Join the conversation at #CPAC
  • Trump cancels on CPAC

    03/04/2016 9:12:20 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 190 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/04/2015 | twitter
    CPAC ‏@CPAC Very disappointed @realDonaldTrump has decided at the last minute to drop out of #CPAC -- his choice sends a clear message to conservatives.
  • CPAC Turns Left with Pro-Homosexual, Pro-Atheist Groups

    03/04/2016 8:31:25 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    TPS ^ | 3/3/2016 | John Ritchey
    Washington, D.C. -- March 3, 2016: The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is under fire this year for accepting the sponsorship of Log Cabin Republicans, an LGBT activist group that promotes Bruce Jenner, same-sex "marriage," and open homosexuality in the U.S. Armed Forces. CPAC has also welcomed Atheist Voter as an exhibitor at its March 2-5 event at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center south of Washington, D.C. "It pains me to say this, but CPAC is turning left. It's alienating true conservatives and shattering the cohesion of the conservative movement," said Preston Noell III, director of the American...
  • Levin Jabs Breitbart: "Mad At Me Over There"-"They're Nationalists,Populists,Agrarians"

    03/04/2016 5:37:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 216 replies ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on his radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin discussed a couple of awards he was set to receive, including a Talkers magazine award and an award honoring him as the 2016 Weyrich media person of the year.
  • CPAC allows LGBTQ group as sponsor for first time, risks pro-family backlash

    03/03/2016 1:27:51 PM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/3/16 | Pete Baklinski
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland, March 3, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- As the Conservative Political Action Conference got underway Thursday, they faced strong criticism for welcoming a Republican homosexual activist group as a sponsor for the first time. The Log Cabin Republicans state on their website that their group exists solely to “make the Republican Party more inclusive, particularly on gay and lesbian issues.” “Working from inside the Party—educating other Republicans about gay and lesbian issues—is the most effective way to gain new Republican allies for equality,” the group’s website states. “We believe equality for LGBT Americans is in the finest tradition...
  • Trump speech roils CPAC: Rubio's supporters protest appearance by the GOP front-runner

    03/03/2016 8:47:16 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 47 replies ^ | 03/02/16 11:16 PM EST | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Trump speech roils CPAC Marco Rubio's supporters protest appearance by the GOP front-runner, who has donated more than $100,000 to the event's host. By Kenneth P. Vogel 03/02/16 07:10 PM EST Updated 03/02/16 11:16 PM EST Donald TrumpÂ’s speaking slot at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday is prompting an acrimonious backlash from the conservative critics desperately trying to mount a last-ditch campaign to block the GOP presidential front-runner from winning the partyÂ’s nomination. A top aide to Trump rival Marco Rubio has accused CPAC organizers of being in the tank for Trump and clearing the way for his...
  • Trump Speech Roils CPAC

    03/03/2016 2:58:51 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 53 replies ^ | March 2
    Marco Rubio's supporters protest appearance by the GOP front-runner, who has donated more than $100,000 to the event's host. Donald TrumpÂ’s speaking slot at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturdayis prompting an acrimonious backlash from the conservative critics desperately trying to mount a last-ditch campaign to block the GOP presidential front-runner from winning the partyÂ’s nomination. A top aide to Trump rival Marco Rubio has accused CPAC organizers of being in the tank for Trump and clearing the way for his acceptance into mainstream conservatism, while an anti-Trump super PAC is pressuring organizers to rescind their invitation to the...
  • Glenn Beck Expects To Be 'Banned From CPAC For Life' Following His Speech On Saturday

    03/01/2016 12:51:03 PM PST · by drewh · 64 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 3/1/2016 2:53 pm | Kyle Mantyla
    It has long been a point of pride for Glenn Beck that he was never invited back to CPAC following his 2010 speech at the conservative conference in which he railed against the GOP for supposedly allowing itself to become infested with "progressives" who are destroying the party, the Constitution and the country. After a six year hiatus, Beck will be returning to CPAC this weekend where he is scheduled to deliver the final speech of the conference and he is promising that it'll be a "barn burner" that will probably get him banned from CPAC for life. "I would...
  • Switch! John Kasich Will Now Attend CPAC

    02/23/2016 11:45:58 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 23, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Ohio Governor John Kasich will be attending CPAC next month, after initially turning down the high profile opportunity to speak with conservative activists... All of the other Republican candidates had confirmed an appearance at CPAC except for Sen. Marco Rubio... In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News, Schlapp indicated that Rubio was making a "rookie mistake" by skipping the event...
  • Exclusive - Marco Rubio Plans to Skip CPAC, Pre-Eminent Conservative Gathering, in 2016

    02/23/2016 10:23:44 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 23, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio plans to snub the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year.. That Rubio is skipping the pre-eminent annual conservative gathering of thousands of activists in a presidential election year is extraordinarily telling about the direction of his campaign as the entire Washington establishment aligns behind him in a last-ditch desperate bid to stop billionaire frontrunner Donald Trump... The theme of CPAC this year is based upon President Ronald Reagan's 1981 CPAC address: "Our Time Is Now."
  • Glenn Beck vs. C. Edmund Wright

    02/23/2010 10:34:38 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 32 replies · 947+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2010 | C. Edmund Wright
    In the spirit of FOX News: I report, you decide. Glenn Beck acknowledged on his Monday afternoon television show that some folks did not approve of his keynote address to CPAC. The example he chose to express that displeasure was our Monday piece, " CPAC's Odd Ending." Beck claimed on his show that my words made his case. I respectfully disagree and in fact submit the opposite. Here's why: In response to this article, Beck came right out and said words I have never heard him say before. His wording indicates that he does in fact think of the GOP...
  • Exclusive — Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina Confirmed to Speak at CPAC 2016

    11/04/2015 9:50:32 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    Republican presidential candidates billionaire Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will speak at the American Conservative Union (ACU) Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in early 2016, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. Trump, Cruz, and Fiorina will each speak at the conference—which is the pre-eminent annual gathering of conservatives and happens just outside Washington, D.C., at National Harbor--in early March. The conference takes place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland--just outside Washington, D.C.--from March 2 to March 5. ACU chairman Matt Schlapp said in a release provided to Breitbart...
  • Ben Carson: Welfare Perpetuates Poverty, Buys Votes

    10/12/2015 1:55:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson used a Sunday campaign stop in Georgia to accuse politicians of using poverty to bolster their voting constituencies. In his eyes, open-ended welfare has not only perpetuated poverty, its sustained a loyal voting bloc for certain politicians.“False compassion is patting them on the head and saying, ‘You can’t take care of yourself and I’m going to give you food stamps, a housing subsidy and free health care,'” Carson said according to the Gainesville Times. “And all the things you need so you can stay dependent and vote for me.’”His criticism of welfare is not new....
  • Ann Coulter has fallen from grace — and the reason why is terrifying

    06/29/2015 12:28:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    Salon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    ... [Ann Coulter] was riding high, perhaps the most famous polemicist of her day, the scourge of liberals everywhere and the fantasy of young conservative men's dreams. And then suddenly, she was nowhere. After having been relegated to a "debate" with her friend Mickey Kaus the year before, she was excluded from CPAC in 2015 where she'd been featured for 17 years. It seems that conservative organizations have been trying to have her dropped for a while but friends in high places had intervened. But the planners had had enough. She was very bitter about it, telling the Washington Examiner,...
  • Glenn Beck to NRA: It’s Norquist or Me

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

    03/11/2015 6:32:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 11, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The media have developed a predictable and equally annoying habit every presidential election cycle. We hear the Republicans are going to be crushed by pandering too much to conservatives. The Democrats are firmly moderate and need a push from the left so they don't forget their "compassion." So it was with Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter 35 years ago. So will it be in 2016, no matter who is nominated. Republican primary voters have nominated moderates in every election cycle since Reagan '88, but not because they are moderates. Instead, the moderates survive the usual conservative circular firing squad exercise;...
  • Jeb Bush's strongest support from 'zombies'

    03/08/2015 11:59:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 8, 2015 | Garth Kant
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – Something wasn’t right here. Not only was the hall suddenly overflowing, these were a different breed. Something subtly amiss grew increasingly creepy by the minute. Unthreatening enough not to cause panic but perceptibly subversive and sinister enough to trigger alarms. Then it became clear. It was an invasion. By an entirely alien invasive species. The polyester-blend nation of Stepford Republicans had seized control of the conservative conference known as CPAC. It was obvious the crowd for Jeb Bush had been imported. It wasn’t just the overflowing hall. Or the suspicious number of Bush stickers on lapels...
  • Sarah Palin hits it out of the park at CPAC and the media is irritated

    03/06/2015 2:02:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Some weeks after delivering what many pundits believe was a “disastrous” speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit, former governor, former vice presidential candidate, and still the current most powerful female politician on the planet Sarah Palin took to the podium at CPAC on Thursday and hit it out of the park. Most of her speech concerned veterans’ issues, both heartfelt and filled with policy suggestions. She also took some swings against the Obama administration’s ISIS policy. The media, typically, reacted with irritation. Typical of the reaction from the left side of the media were the accounts in both the Daily...
  • Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan

    03/05/2015 8:03:40 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 5, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    As soon as a conservative Republican emerges as a serious presidential contender, liberals in the media suddenly yank out the microscopes they’ve been keeping away from Barack Obama since 2007. They could care less what Obama did in college, how he got into college, who paid for his college, who wrote his letters of recommendation, what his grades were, and on and on—but we already know everything about Scott Walker and college. Obama’s media protectors could give a rip that the current president once had a mentor who was a literal card-carrying member of the Communist Party under Stalin. But...
  • CPAC Journal, Part IV

    03/05/2015 7:19:44 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/5/2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    Wayne LaPierre has an extremely important job, as head of the NRA. He is de facto the No. 1 spokesman for gun rights in the country. And gun rights are widely misunderstood. They have to be defended, or explained. The Second Amendment has to be explained. There are lots of people irreconcilably hostile to gun rights, that’s true. But plenty of people, believe me, are confused, or simply ignorant. They are reachable. Pro-gunners should not write them off. Here at CPAC, when LaPierre speaks of gun rights, he is on very solid ground. He knows the subject, definitely. (He’d better!)...
  • Ted Cruz stands out at CPAC

    03/04/2015 1:34:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | March 4, 2015 | James Richard Edwards -
    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – This past weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, every possible candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination laid out his case on why he should be for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. As could be expected, every speaker from Jeb Bush to Rand Paul to Ben Carson used the opportunity to burnish his conservative credentials and sound like he was the most conservative person alive. Sen. Ted Cruz was one of the few individuals who gave the audience more than just conservative platitudes and anti-Obama rhetoric. Cruz gave the...
  • It's Prime Time for Scott Walker, Whether He's Ready or Not

    03/04/2015 6:11:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Any chef will tell you that you need great ingredients to pull off a great meal. Less discussed but just as true: You need to cook the ingredients in the right order. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has nearly all of the right ingredients to win the GOP nomination. He is popular among both anti-establishment activists and the big donors of the establishment. He has working-class appeal (desperately needed for the GOP), and he's battle-tested in his home state -- a state many believe the Republicans could finally pick off in a presidential election. The question is whether his timing is...