CPAC Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 03/15/2013, 10:43am
The NRA's Wayne LaPierre spoke at CPAC today, where he was introduced by a video full of clips of people in the media calling him a radical lunatic before launching into a speech where he repeatedly called everyone else crazy for thinking that his positions and views are crazy. And he proved how reasonable he is by saying that any effort to create a database of gun owners would either be hacked by the Chinese government, handed over to Mexican government, or used by the American government to confiscate them: MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 03/15/2013, 10:00am
At the sparsely attended panel on liberal bullying, we learned that anti-gay activists, conservative “journalists,” supporters of laws combating mythical voter fraud and the Koch Brothers are the victims of unfair attacks. Ben Shapiro of Breitbart News, sitting alongside Brian Brown, Hans von Spakovsky and Cleta Mitchell, went through his usual talking points about how conservatives are too nice to their left-wing bullies. He said that the progressives are “keeping millions of children in poverty” and “are trying to impoverish the country” while at the same... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/14/2013, 4:42pm
The new "The Bible" miniseries is so important that God was present on the set. Ken Cuccinelli will not sign Americans for Tax Reform's pledge not to raise taxes. This might be the lamest contest we've ever seen. Saying that "adoption in families headed, like Chief [Justice John] Roberts' family is, by a heterosexual couple, is by far the second-best option" is probably not a good way to win support for NOM's anti-marriage equality position. Finally, Bryan Fischer and Cliff Kincaid discuss the "homosexual infiltration of CPAC": MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/14/2013, 4:19pm
Anti-Islam activist Robert Spencer was supposed to receive the "People's Choice Blog Award" at CPAC this year for his efforts at Jihad Watch, but the whole thing fell apart when Spencer refused a request not to attack Grover Norquist or Suhail Khan for being Muslim Brotherhood facilitators at the ceremony. Today, Spencer appeared on Bryan Fischer's radio program where, just like his colleague Pamela Geller, he proclaimed that the fact that anti-Islam activists are unwelcome at the event is evidence that Norquist and Kahn have managed to turn CPAC into a "sharia-... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Josh Glasstetter, Thursday 03/14/2013, 3:38pm
Last year we wrote about how CPAC allowed notorious white nationalists to speak on multiple panels but banned the gay conservative group GOProud. This year the CPAC organizers, who aren’t entirely oblivious to the 2012 election, are trying to emphasize diversity. There’s even a panel entitled, “Conservative Inclusion: Promoting the Freedom Message to all Americans,” which boasts a racially diverse lineup of conservative activists. “Conservative inclusion” is a nice idea, but it doesn’t go very far at CPAC. For the second year in a row, the gay... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/14/2013, 9:56am
While speaking on a panel entitled "Too Many American Wars? Should We Right Anywhere and Can We Afford It?" at CPAC, Rep. Louie Gohmert kicked off his remarks by railing against the handling of the Vietnam War, asserting that "Vietnam was winnable but people in Washington decided we would not win it!" Gohmert went on to declare that if the US had made just one more week's worth of bombing runs over Vietnam, the Viet Cong would have surrendered unconditionally: If that sounds familiar, it is because David Barton makes the same claim. MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/14/2013, 9:08am
Former Rep. Allen West was one of the first speakers scheduled to kick off CPAC 2013 and he wasted no time firing up the conservative crowd by proclaiming that "there is nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government." Later, West ran through a litany of obstacles over which this nation has triumphed, including the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Depression, the battle against Nazism in World War II ... and the presidency of Barack Obama, declaring that just as this... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 03/13/2013, 4:39pm
Michael B. Keegan @ Huffington Post: The New March Madness: CPAC's Guest List. Towleroad: Obama: I Cannot Imagine That Laws Banning Gays from Marrying Will Pass Constitutional Muster. Dan @ TFN Insider: These People Sound Like Nuts. Zack Ford @ Think Progress: Author Of Fraudulent Gay Parenting Study To Speak At NOM Conference. Alan Colmes: Romney ’47%’ Tape May Not Have Leaked If He Had Been Nicer To Staff. MORE >
Five Conservatives Who Don't Understand Net Neutrality…But Are Definitely Against It!
11/14/14 @ 10:57am
Beck: 'Revolutionaries Will Come And They Will Pull You Out Of Your Car And Shoot You'
11/13/14 @ 2:42pm
Texas Approves Textbooks With Moses As Honorary Founding Father
11/21/14 @ 3:35pm
Kobach Wonders If Hispanic Majority Would Conduct 'Ethnic Cleansing' In U.S.
11/20/14 @ 12:53pm
Alex Jones Has Net Neutrality Meltdown: This Is What The Nazis Did!
11/13/14 @ 5:00pm