CPAC Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Saturday 03/16/2013, 11:19am
Rep. Michele Bachmann delivered a typically incoherent speech at CPAC this year which revolved around the theme of caring; specifically, conservatives care and liberals do not. To demonstrate her point, Bachmann claimed that people cared back in the 1950s, which was why Dr. Jonas Salk found a vaccine for polio and then gave it to President Eisenhower who, because he also cared, then gave it to all Americans. Contrast that to today when the nation is facing the costs associated with treating Alzheimer's Disease when "a much smarter strategy would be to develop a cure. That's... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Saturday 03/16/2013, 10:51am
We may never be able to trust the integrity of the annual CPAC straw poll again now that we know that rampant voter fraud is actively promoted by organizers, as this morning's emcee openly encouraged attendees to just make up user IDs in order to cast as many votes as possible in the poll because the results often make national news and "we need to make sure that people understand the conservative message and where we want to take this movement in the future." "Make sure that your voice is heard," the emcee said ... by voting dozens and dozens of times in the CPAC... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Saturday 03/16/2013, 10:31am
Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, kicked things off at the final day of CPAC by comparing Washington, DC to The Capitol in "The Hunger Games" and declaring that "our country's equivalent to the Hunger Games' tribute will be the patients who die" under health care reform: ; MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Josh Glasstetter, Friday 03/15/2013, 6:09pm
As we noted yesterday, the American Conservative Union, which runs the annual CPAC conference, banned the gay conservative group GOProd for the second year in a row. They had previously been allowed to sponsor, and speak at, the conference. Meanwhile, CPAC has thrown open its doors to white nationalists and other extremists. Last year’s CPAC featured three prominent white nationalists, including Bob Vandervoort. This year, his anti-immigrant group ProEnglish is supporting, and participating at, CPAC as an exhibitor. And it late February, the ACU posted an article by yet another white... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 03/15/2013, 5:50pm
Jonathan Chait @ New York Magazine: Rob Portman, Gay Marriage, and Selfishness. Jillian Rayfield @ Salon: CPAC panel likens Roe v. Wade to 3/5 compromise. Steve Benen @ Maddow Blog: Romney sees ‘jihadists’ as possible global superpower. Tim Murphy @ Mother Jones: Climate Denier at CPAC: Trust Me, I’m an Astronaut. Benjy Sarlin @ TPM: CPAC Desperately Tries To Square the GOP’s Circle With Latinos. Scott Keyes and Zack Beauchamp @ Think Progress: CPAC Participant Defends Slavery At Minority Outreach Panel: It Gave ‘... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 03/15/2013, 5:00pm
At a conference which literally banned a gay group from participating, blogger Crystal Wright during CPAC’s panel on women’s issues called on right-wing activists to “come out of the closet” as conservatives and fight the liberal elites. Following Wright’s bold declaration, author Kate Obenshain said that the entire education system, “pre-school all the way to college to post-graduate work,” is one big “liberal indoctrination camp” that convinces women to reject marriage in order to go about life “determined to find evidence of... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 03/15/2013, 3:50pm
At CPAC today, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) argued that climate change is a myth and doesn’t need to be addressed, noting that President Obama was cold during the inauguration. “He talked about global warming at his inauguration, I found it ironic that the President was wearing a trench coat it was so cold but he’s talking about global warming,” Scalise said. He also noted that a snow storm later cancelled a congressional hearing on climate change, “you can’t make this stuff up.” Of course, climate change is actually leading to more incidences of... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 03/15/2013, 3:35pm
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) warned today at CPAC that America has started to “reject the sanctity of life” and the “rights set forth in the Constitution.” Speaking during a panel focused on undermining reproductive rights, Forbes warned that we are “dangerously close as a nation to rejecting the God that gave us that life” and who “gave us those rights.” Watch: MORE >
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8/19/14 @ 5:15pm
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8/19/14 @ 10:35am
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Pat Robertson: Healing Prayers Sometimes Don't Work Because People 'Enjoy Their Sickness'
8/19/14 @ 11:45am