Democrats were routinely vilified at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference for the "insult" of acknowledging that women might have sex for non-procreative purposes and therefore would like things like abortion rights and contraception coverage. Show More Summary
It seems the Young Americans for Liberty types are up in arms over Raheem Kassam's reflection on the party at Casa de Liberte that occurred over the CPAC weekend. One YALer even went as far as to claim that Mr. Kassam "attempted at smearing [sic] an ideological movement over the events taking place at a private house party". Show More Summary
It was in Congressman Steve Stockman's 'bath party' on Saturday night that the Brits and Europeans who ventured to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) really made their mark. Okay that's probably not fair, since Daniel Hannan, Syed Kamall and others rocked the show for the entire weekend. Show More Summary
Oh, it’s that time of year again? CPAC time? Why yes, yes it is time for the annual gathering of conservatives some call “Woodstock for right-wingers.” And while nothing notable usually comes out of CPAC — other than a Paul winning a straw poll and maybe someone making a controversial speech — it does make excellent Daily Show fodder.
Maybe Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell should stop trying to brag about how big his gun is. Consider our first piece of evidence, his Dukakis-in-a-tank moment while holding a rifle over his head at CPAC last week: And let's not...Show More Summary
This year's CPAC convention offered plenty of material for Jon Stewart to dig into, and throw some shade upon, from Paul Ryan's dubious "brown bag" anecdote to Wayne LaPierre's intro music (Huey Lewis' "The Power of Love"). To sum up...Show More Summary
Rep. Steve Stockman, who barely showed up to campaign against John Cornyn in the just-concluded primary for Cornyn’s Senate seat, did manage to appear in a bathtub with some booze and a bunch of young Republicans. [Stockman] apparently spent Saturday night sipping on brown and clear liquor and offered partiers $20 to jump in the […]
Like at a family reunion, the infighting at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) started long before anybody arrived. First, the group American Atheists announced that it would be sponsoring a booth at the conference,...Show More Summary
What do full stomachs, empty souls, and filthy Denny placemats have in common? They're all on the minds of the wingnuts at CPAC, and Jon Stewart thoroughly relishes the opportunity to shred GOP heirs apparent, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Paul...
In response to Senate Dems Pulling an All Nighter To Draw Attention To Climate Change: The perfect rebuttal to the Democrats' "all night talkathon" that took place in the Senate last night "to wake up Congress to the disturbing realities...Show More Summary
In his remarks at the conference over the weekend, the chairman of the group that runs CPAC said that conservatives and establishment Republicans should not spend "one more minute" fighting about candidates, policies, and for the soul of the party. Show More Summary
"It's like Burning Man for people who don't do drugs and are afraid of fire." Many more gems within.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart treated his audience to a good portion of the craziness that was CPAC 2014, from "oops" Rick Perry to HuckaJesus, to McConnell and Ted Cruz. Stewart hit up Paul Ryan and his tall tale about the kid with the...Show More Summary
Most of the press coverage of the just-completed CPAC conference focused on Rand Paul's victory in the straw poll for the second year in a row. But I'm far more interested in and concerned about the man who moved up from a seventh place showing a year ago to a runner-up position last weekend: Texas Sen. Show More Summary
On Monday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart started out by laughing at the description of CPAC as the "Woodstock for right-wingers." That's like saying the "Lilith Fair for dudes," he suggests, or "Burning Man for people who don't do drugs...Show More Summary
“There aren’t many things that the president of the United States and his attorney general and I agree about – you know what I mean?”
CPAC was a boon for gay hookups. Like clockwork, CPAC attendees have posted personal ads on Craigslist looking for love while they’re in town. Some seem harmless enough, like the “six foot one, conservative, awesome” guy looking for a conservative woman to check out some sights in D.C. Others get pretty racy, like the “super […]
My latest column for Townhall is called, The Twenty Best Quotes of CPAC 2014. Here’s an excerpt from the column. 20) The president graduated from one of the best schools in the country. If I were him, I’d consider suing Harvard Law School to get his money back because I’m not sure what he learned in three years. Show More Summary