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Crazy stuff Republicans said at this year's CPAC

By Richard K. Barry In March, American Bridge, a Democratic PAC, put together a short video of some of more obnoxious things leading conservatives said at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which took place earlier this year. This clearly speaks for itself.

Finding Mr. Righteous: Lisa De Pasquale on Dating Conservative Men

last weekNews : Reason

Given the overabundance of men who show up, says Lisa De Pasquale, the odds are good for women trying to find a date at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). But, cracks the former CPAC organizer, "the goods are definitely...Show More Summary

Ann Coulter: Romney Will Lose in 2012 But Let’s Nominate Him in 2016 (Video)

At CPAC 2012 Ann Coulter said Romney will lose in 2012. “If we don’t run Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we’ll lose.” But that was 0212. Now Ann Coulter is pushing Mitt Romney to run again. Real Clear … Continue reading ?

American Conservative Union Releases 2013 Scorecard

The American Conservative Union, the people who bring you the CPAC conference every year, has released its scorecard for 2013, ranking each House member by comparing the way the member voted on 25 bills, and comparing it to the ACU position. By voting in line with the ACU position, a congressman would have a score […]

CPAC's Music Infusion Gives Conservative Ammo for Future Culture Battles

Now that the dust has settled from all the excitement of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC 2014), and we’ve had a chance to reflect on the event and how things went for those of us who were there, one thing is...Show More Summary

‘Persecuted:’ Christian Conservatism Is Now A Movement Of Querulants (via Breitbart Unmasked)

‘Persecuted:’ Christian Conservatism Is Now A Movement Of Querulants (via Breitbart Unmasked) Hollywood conservatives offer something new every year at CPAC. This year’s hot new film stars Fred Thompson, Dean Stockwell, Bruce Davison, and Natalie Grant. According to Peter Montgomery of Right Wing Watch, who endured the film so that we do not… Now read […]

Chris Christie’s Problem With Personal Responsibility (Guest Voice)

Chris Christie’s Problem With Personal Responsibility by Rob Tornoe Earlier this month, Chris Christie appeared at CPAC, the notorious get together of gun-wielding conservatives angry about Democrats and their do-gooder progressive policies. Show More Summary

What Is #UpForDebate in the Secular Community?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, David Silverman of American Atheists incited a firestorm when he said at CPAC this year that there was a secular argument against abortion rights. He’s not the only one: Disappointingly, my Patheos colleague Friendly Atheist gave a platform to an anti-choice atheist earlier this month and then declined [Read More...]

Would Rick Santorum Have Voted For Arizona's Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill? 'Absolutely' — VIDEO

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rick Santorum sat down with the National Review after CPAC a few weeks ago to talk about Arizona's "religious freedom" bill that would have allowed the "sincerely held beliefs" of business owners to legally discriminate against homosexuals. When asked whether...

Santorum ‘Absolutely’ Would Have Voted For Arizona’s Discrimination Legislation

Speaking to the National Review at CPAC a few weeks ago, Rick Santorum was asked about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of legislation that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays. Santorum declared that religious liberty was of the utmost importance because the freedom of conscience is “the trunk upon which all other branches […]

Fox's Empathy For Malaysian Airliner Victims: "Feels Like The Families Of Benghazi"

From the March 20 edition of Fox News' The Five: Previously: Right-Wing Media At CPAC Have No Plans To Move On From Benghazi Obsession 5 Things Conservative Media Think Are About Benghazi Fox News Credits Itself For Furthering New Benghazi Hearing Based On Myths

Liberty in the Belly of the Beast

Rand Paul traveled to Berkeley to give a speech yesterday, where he received a standing applause ( likely becoming the first person to get this reception at CPAC and at Berkeley) As Carla Marinucci (SFGate) notes: Cheered by a youthful audience in one of the country’s most liberal enclaves, Sen. Rand Paul – one of […]

After Winning at CPAC, Rand Paul Took his Show to Berkeley

Robert Reich, the labor secretary during the Clinton administration who watched Paul’s speech Wednesday, said there are few candidates “who […] The post After Winning at CPAC, Rand Paul Took his Show to Berkeley appeared first on Taylor Marsh.

How Rand Paul can win the 2016 presidential nomination

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently reinforced his emerging status as a legit 2016 contender, electrifying the base at the Conservative Political Action Conference and for the second time winning the CPAC straw poll. And like another freshman...Show More Summary

Reclaiming Conservatism

This month, the American Conservative Union's Conservative annual Political Action Conference, or CPAC, convened in Washington, D.C. This year's conference featured many of the GOP's presumed up-and-comers, people like Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Bobby Jindal.

The Last Reason Not To Vote For Chris Christie

If there's anyone out there still looking for a reason not to vote for Chris Christie for anything, Lee Fang has handed you one on a satin pillow. A couple weeks ago, addressing the CPAC wingnut hootenanny, Chris Christie started with a talk about ho...

What the GOP just doesn't get about Christian voters

Christian leaders at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year had an interesting message for religious voters: Don't take your values too seriously at the voting booth. Tom Minnery, president of Focus on the Family's...Show More Summary

Socialism, Kshama Sawant, and Town Hall

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Huffington Post:Listening to conservatives at the CPAC conference last week is a remarkable experience. It might make you laugh, it might make you cry, or most likely both. It will probably give you a headache and raise your blood pressure if you listen too long, so do be careful. Show More Summary

Our Stupid Political Spring Break

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

A make-or-break fight for a House seat for… eight months, the CPAC straw poll’s awesome predictive powers, and Eric Holder’s dizzying logic....

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