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  • Abortion and Gay Marriage: Separate Issues: America today is more pro-gun, pro-life and pro-gay

    03/22/2013 7:16:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/22/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Just because things can be put on the same list doesn’t mean they are necessarily similar. My attic contains within it thousands of comic books, an inflatable bed, a few jigsaw puzzles, some family pictures, and a Frampton Comes Alive! album. These things are, roughly speaking, in the same location, but they’re hardly of equal value, importance, or utility. I bring this up for the simple reason that we’re hearing a lot about how the GOP must deal with “abortion and gay marriage” as if they are almost the same issue. Well, in my house, I hear about my dog...
  • The GOP’s Complicity in the Spread of Gay Marriage

    03/21/2013 3:49:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 21, 2013 | George Neumayr
    Proponents of gay marriage, as they eagerly anticipate the Supreme CourtÂ’s examination of the issue next week, are chortling over recent polls that suggest the American publicÂ’s resistance to it is fast eroding. They pointed this week to a Washington Post-ABC News poll in which 58 percent of Americans support gay marriage and 37 percent oppose it. This is an almost exact reversal from a decade ago, they say, when polls then showed 55 percent of Americans opposed gay marriage and 37 percent supported it.Meanwhile, establishment Republicans, who have always been ambivalent about the issue, appear ready to wave the...
  • Republican senator reverses his opposition to gay marriage after his 21-year-old son comes out

    03/15/2013 5:04:58 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 161 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 15, 2013 | Katie Davies
    A respected Republican senator has announced he is reversing his stance against gay marriage after his 21-year-old son came out to him and his wife. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican considered as a running mate by the Romney campaign, said the discovery that his son Will, 21, was gay had given him a 'new perspective' and understanding of why equal opportunities matter. Will, a junior at Yale University, came out to his politician father and mother, Jane, two years ago, The Plain Dealer reports. Portman, who backed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, says since his son's announcement he has...
  • The GOP's enormous, gaping 2012 vacuum (The Left cares for us, they really do!)

    02/14/2011 5:01:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Salon ^ | February 14, 2011 | Steve Kornacki, news editor
    When Ron Paul starts winning straw polls, you know there's a problem on the Republican side. If you want to declare a winner from CPAC, the annual conservative convention that wrapped up over the weekend, a good case could be made for Barack Obama, mainly because the proceedings underscored the degree to which every likely GOP presidential candidate has serious deficiencies. Mitt Romney, in typical style, stuffed all the red meat he could find into a speech excoriating the president, but still ended up finishing second in the straw poll to Ron Paul. Granted, this says as much about the...
  • He's no Sarah Palin...Liberal Congressman Ron Paul becomes conservatives' surprise top choice

    02/14/2011 2:21:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 14, 2011 | Daniel Bates
    Liberal GOP congressman Ron Paul has become the surprise choice by conservative Republicans to be the party’s presidential candidate for next year’s elections. The Texan took 30 per cent of the votes cast by the American Conservative Union, beating Mitt Romney into second place on 23 per cent. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich got a mere five per cent - but that was more than Sarah Palin, who managed just three per cent of the ballots. It was the second year in a row that Mr Paul had topped the CPAC vote, suggesting that support for him could be building...
  • Obama Is Channeling Reagan And Conservatives Are Infiltrated(CPAC dir "no Muslim Brotherhood in US")

    02/13/2011 1:38:02 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 1-13-11 | Skookum
    Khan is on the board of directors of the American Conservative Union, the ACU hosts and directs the annual conference for the Conservative Political Action Committee. He has come under fire for his alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood and has now flatly denied the existence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States during the CPAC convention in Washington DC.
  • The Trouble at CPAC & the Real Dividing Line for Conserving America (re. Grover Norquist)

    02/13/2011 4:07:10 PM PST · by cj in tx · 33 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 12, 2011 | Arlen Williams
    There is a lot of buzz in the conservative air this week, over what may be considered either corruptive or divisive in the ranks, at the current CPAC conference. From any moment to the next, it may be about one group’s promotion of homosexuality, or another man’s, Grover Norquist’s, apparent Islamist activism, in conjunction with his Muslim wife. Norquist has done much good, but his aims and influence are exemplary of what is has been harmful and corruptive in conservatism for a very long while. That is not because of his marital relations, but because he is married to unbalanced...
  • Biggest conservative names bidding goodbye to CPAC

    12/28/2010 9:36:52 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 92 replies · 13+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 27, 2010 | By Brian Fitzpatrick
    Two of the nation's premier moral issues organizations, the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America, are refusing to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference in February because a homosexual activist group, GOProud, has been invited. "We've been very involved in CPAC for over a decade and have managed a couple of popular sessions. However, we will no longer be involved with CPAC because of the organization's financial mismanagement and movement away from conservative principles," said Tom McClusky, senior vice president for FRC Action.
  • Obama honors Sarah Palin's short & tweet advice on Iran [w/video]

    02/12/2011 6:20:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 12, 2011 | Devonia Smith
    Today, President Obama's honored Sarah Palin's short and tweet advice following the overthrow of Mubarak in Egypt. That's another a testament to her fans belief that Palin has a keen presidential mastery of common sense policy directives. In a mere 140 word Tweet, Sarah Palin challenged both the sitting American president, Barack Hussein Obama and the national media. Certainly, Palin has demonstrated the executive power of the value of just a very few words, well placed - from her tweet to the president's ear. A transcript of events follows. From Sarah, short and tweet to Obama: SarahPalinUSA Sarah Palin Media:...
  • STRAW POLL WINNER : Ron Paul

    02/12/2011 5:25:00 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 114 replies
    drudgereport.com ^ | 2/12/2011 | Drudge Report
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2012 presidential preference straw poll of 3,742 activists, the chairman of the huge annual gathering of conservative activists announced on Saturday.
  • Ron Paul Wins 2011 CPAC Straw Poll, Sarah Palin Finishes a Distant 9th Place

    02/12/2011 3:47:57 PM PST · by speciallybland · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/12/2011 | Michael Falcone
    There more things change the more things change the same. For the second year in a row, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., emerged as the potential presidential candidate that an active group of conservative activists want to see at the top of the Republican ticket in 2012. Paul won this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll by a healthy margin, getting 30 percent of the vote. His nearest competitor was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who won 23 percent of the vote. Most of the other possible candidates wound up in the low single digits. Still, Romney's finish was relatively...
  • Ron Paul Continues CPAC Straw Poll Dominance (Palin loses to nearly everybody)

    02/12/2011 4:33:54 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 194 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.12.11 @ 5:40PM | By Philip Klein
    Ron Paul has pulled off a reapeat, winning the CPAC presidential straw poll once again with 30 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney finished second with 23 percent ... Newt Gingrich at 5 percent; Tim Pawlenty, Michelle Bachmann and Mitch Daniels at 4 percent, Sarah Palin at 3 percent, and everybody else at 2 percent or less.
  • Coulter at CPAC: If we don’t run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee — and he’ll lose

    02/12/2011 3:19:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 12, 2011 | Allahpundit
    An amazing clip considering Romney finished second, way ahead of the rest of the major GOP candidates (but behind predictable winner Ron Paul), in the CPAC straw poll. Plenty of grassroots righties would agree with the second part of Coulter’s statement (and some with the first part too), but for someone of her “true conservative” stature to drop it on a frontrunner at CPAC is shocking. And Mitt gets off relatively easy here, I think: Remember who it was who wrote the piece at Human Events in 2008 crowning Palin “conservative of the year”? Sarahcuda’s an afterthought in her formulation....
  • GOProud Party Breitbart’s Proudest Hour

    02/12/2011 12:42:10 AM PST · by Nickname · 182 replies
    PajamasMedia ^ | February 10, 2011 | Roger L Simon
    The party staged by Andrew Breitbart for GOProud — the gay Republican and conservative group — was as close to a game changer as things get and the most interesting event at CPAC by far, at least to this point — and that’s meant as no insult to CPAC. With sexy Sophie B. Hawkins singing to a boisterous, supportive crowd, the party almost obliterated in one night the conception that Republicans are anti-gay and gave the impression that young libertarians — and some not so young — are taking over the GOP. Pretty soon it may be cool to be...
  • In Palin's Absence, Romney Plays Front-Runner at CPAC (Good for a chuckle)

    02/12/2011 10:07:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2011 | Erin McPike
    The presidential field may be wide open, but one candidate is playing the role of the inevitable front-runner, as his performance at the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference this weekend shows. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney brought with him to the event a large entourage that stayed for several days, while most other potential candidates dropped in and out of the conference to make their speeches and headline a reception or two. Other serious contenders brought just a few key staffers, but many didn't even have their top political aide in tow. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas...
  • Mitt Romney Supporters Working To Paint Him As The Anti-Palin

    02/11/2011 3:00:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post | February 11, 2011 | Sam Stein
    Link only, due to copyright issues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/11/mitt-romney-supporters-anti-sarah-palin_n_821957.html
  • CPAC Straw Poll Ballot lists 15 potential candidates

    02/10/2011 10:20:01 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 33 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | February 10, 2011 | CPAC
    Lists 15 names: Thinking ahead to the 2012 Presidential election, who would you vote for as your FIRST CHOICE to be the next Republican nominee for President? 1. Michele Bachmann, MN Representative 2. Haley Barbour, MS Governor 3. Herman Cain, Former Godfather Pizza CEO 4. Chris Christie, NJ Governor 5. Mitch Daniels, IN Governor 6. Newt Gingrich, Former House Speaker 7. Mike Huckabee, Former AR Governor 8. Jon Huntsman, Former UT Governor 9. Gary Johnson, Former NM Governor 10. Sarah Palin, Former AK Governor 11. Ron Paul, TX Representative 12. Tim Pawlenty, Former MN Governor 13. Mitt Romney, Former MA...
  • Bachmann Will Be the First Potential 2012 GOP Candidate to Speak at CPAC

    02/05/2011 2:49:58 PM PST · by pissant · 65 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 2/5/11 | Chris Good
    Next Thursday marks the start of the Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as CPAC, where conservative activists gather every year in Northwest Washington, D.C. It's a chance for bigwigs to make speeches to a ballroom full of influential types, which makes it a particularly choice venue for Republican presidential aspirants, which speak there regularly. It's a packed three-day schedule from Thursday through Saturday, so there's room enough for most of them. Tea party hero Michele Bachmann, whose office indicated in January that she's considering a 2012 run, will be the first of the 2012ers to speak. Bachmann, many will...
  • Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda

    01/19/2011 11:18:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2011 | Kelley Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- Allegations of a pro-gay takeover, boycotts, embezzlement and terrorist-loving board members. Sounds like a Hollywood version of a conspiracy thriller, but it's not. It's the buzz around this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation's single largest annual congregation of conservative leaders. Conservatives riding a new wave of momentum thanks to the strength of the Tea Party movement and big wins in the November midterm election should be riding high ahead of this year's CPAC,scheduled to take place in Washington on Feb. 10-13. But the conference, which has met for 38 years, has found itself beset by conflict...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gay Republicans Rankle Conservatives At CPAC

    02/20/2010 1:07:12 PM PST · by onyx · 124 replies · 2,088+ views
    On Top Magazine ^ | February 19, 2010 | By Carlos Santoscoy
    Several prominent social conservatives have bailed out of this year's CPAC convention because of the presence of a group of gay Republicans. The three-day convention got started Thursday at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC and will feature such anti-gay figures as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, media personality Ann Coulter, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Conservative media personality Glenn Beck is the event's keynote speaker. Liberty University Law School, the Christian-based university founded by the late Jerry Falwell, backed out of the event after it was...
  • Gay Republicans draw support, concern at CPAC

    02/20/2010 12:36:18 PM PST · by USALiberty · 51 replies · 690+ views
    (State-controlled) CNN.com ^ | February 19, 2010 | Brianna Keilar
    An unlikely sponsor at this year's annual conservative conference is hoping to not only promote the issues that set it apart from many Republicans, but also draw attention to the beliefs they share. The group is called GOProud -- a name that combines GOP and gay pride. So far, the group is getting a mixed response at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
  • Fake “Conservatives” Embrace Homosexual “Monster”

    02/19/2010 6:56:12 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 621+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 18, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Fake “Conservatives” Embrace Homosexual “Monster” AIM Column By Cliff Kincaid February 18, 2010 Kathleen Parker is the "conservative" columnist liberals can count on to bash conservative personalities and causes. This is why her column is syndicated by the Washington Post and why she is featured on the Chris Matthews show. Now, Parker has done her best imitation of lesbian MSNBC-TV commentator Rachel Maddow by writing a column bashing Uganda's Christian majority for considering passage of a bill to toughen laws against homosexuality. This has been a Maddow cause for months, and Parker is now on the bandwagon. When the MSNBC-TV...
  • CPAC Speaker Condemns CPAC For Allowing Gay Conservative Group (VIDEO)

    02/19/2010 6:06:35 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 57 replies · 1,415+ views
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | February 19, 2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    During a CPAC segment to recognize student conservative activists from across the country, one particular conservative, Ryan Sorba of the California Young Americans for Freedom, denounced CPAC for allowing the gay conservative group GOProud to co-sponsor the event and host a booth. After finishing his short speech against homosexuality as being contrary to the concept of natural rights -- amidst booing from the crowd -- he walked off the stage. "Just to change the subject for just a second, I'd like to condemn CPAC for bringing GOPride (sic) to this event," said Sorba. The young activist crowd erupted into booing,...
  • Glenn Beck will be Closing Keynote Speaker at CPAC 2010

    01/13/2010 9:10:37 AM PST · by nutmeg · 200 replies · 4,601+ views
    CPAC 2010 website and Facebook page ^ | January 13, 2010 | CPAC 2010 / American Conservative Union
    "CPAC is my kind of people...I'm truly honored and flattered to be able to speak at CPAC as their keynote speaker on February 20th" -- Glenn Beck, 1/13/10 Glenn Beck will be Closing Keynote Speaker at CPAC 2010! Glenn Beck is the Keynote Speaker at CPAC 2010 (YouTube video runs 2:41 minutes) Also...Marco Rubio To Speak At CPAC
  • CPAC keeps GOProud, loses other sponsor (Liberty Law School Withdraws Sponsorship)

    01/13/2010 9:43:02 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 39 replies · 2,424+ views
    One News Now ^ | 01-13-10 | Jim Brown
    Liberty University Law School has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of next month's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington because a Republican homosexual activist group is being allowed to co-sponsor the event. ---snip---- Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently rejected an invitation from David Keene to speak at CPAC. According to a source close to Palin, the event is a forum that will put "special interests over core beliefs" and "pocketbook over policy."