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March 30, 2013

CPAC Tidbits for the Future

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CPAC was finished a few weeks ago, but the stories from the conservative convention have become legend, showing the warped attitudes of conservatives toward the real world. Keep in mind that these are people who believe that the voters didn’t oppose their policies, just their “packaging.” We can probably expect quotes from the politicians to appear during the upcoming election–only 30 months from now!

Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA) and Torture: “If the choice was to hear 70 political speeches or to go waterboarding, well, I’d have to think about that.” [I guess it’s a joke.]

Charles Butler and Single-Parent Families: The conservative talk show host blamed women with an agenda “on the booty call” in the session, “Fatherless America: The Headwaters of Poverty, Crime & Social Dysfunction.” He claimed that the problem comes from all women who are tricking men into have children they don’t want.

Pamela Geller and CPAC’s Refusal to Give Her a Speaking Slot: The professional Islamophobe claimed that Grover Norquist was in league with the Muslim Brotherhood, both determined to spread Shariah law throughout the United States. She did get to moderate a panel.

Orly Taitz and the Birther Issue: The Birther Queen attended Geller’s panel about Islam where she repeatedly interrupted the speaker demanding answers to her questions about why Geller’s panel was not addressing her urgent issue of President Obama’s birth certificate. Security guards escorted Taitz out of the room.

Sarah Palin and the Big Gulp: In blue jeans, the former vice-presidential candidate sucked on a huge soda to ridicule Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to start curbing the nation’s obesity problem. Palin has demonstrated food issues for a long time; there was her ridicule of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative with her “s’mores” routine. Even Republicans are disgusted with Palin: Former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd said CPAC “totally diminished its credibility” by inviting Sarah Palin to its annual conference.

Wayne LaPierre and His Guns:  The NRA CEO claimed that government wants to keep records of gun ownership so the Chinese can hack them or the list could be handed over to Mexican government. The Second Amendment isn’t just an American right, according to LaPierre, it’s the right that protects all other rights: “If you aren’t free to protect yourself when the government puts its thumb on that freedom, then you’re not free at all.” In his work to ensure that mentally-ill people have the right to own guns, one wonders if he is afraid he will make that list because of the number of people who call him crazy.

Scott Terry and Slavery:  Although CPAC was not responsible for everyone who purchased a ticket, it did encourage these people in their craziness. This North Carolina white segregationist and self-identifiied descendant of Confederate President Jefferson Davis stated from the audience that slaves should have been grateful for food and shelter. At a session called “Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You’re Not One?”, Terry maintained that white people have been “systematically disenfranchised by federal legislation” and would be fine with a society in which black people were permanently subservient to whites.

Wearing a Rick Santorum sticker, he said, “I didn’t know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public” after a woman in the audience challenged his statements. Several in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst.

Dinesh D’Souza and More Slavery: This outsted Christian college president, filmmaker, and author said, “One problem with liberalism is the notion that slavery involved the theft of labor from African Americans.” He has expanded his wacko theory that the president’s worldview is shaped by Kenyan anti-colonial sentiment against Great Britain to all liberals. [Of course, Newt Gingrich agreed with D’Souza at one time.] Let us not confuse this anti-colonial worldview of the U.S.’s founding fathers who stated in the Declaration of Independence that King George “plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.” D’Souza showed a trailer from his upcoming film that indicates slavery was merely an entrepreneurial exercise on the part of the slave-traders.

Angela Logosmasini and Cloth Grocery Bags:  This senior fellow from Competitive Enterprise Institute explained to her audience that these bags can kill people and that they need to save plastics which are under assault. In a panel discussion, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Plastic Water Bottles, Fracking, Genetically Modified Food & Big Gulp Sodas,” Logosmasini explained how plastic grocery bags saves lives.

Katie Kieffer and Contraception: The columnist at claimed that Obamacare is sexist because it provides free birth control. In a panel, apparently in opposition to Barbara Walters TV show The View, that was called “The Right View…and the REAL Issues,” Kieffer reinforced Butler’s “booty call” comments. “Obamacare is sexist because it puts guys off the hook,” Kieffer explained. “All he has to do is say, oh, that’s not my fault; you should have been using Obama’s free birth control.”

Newt Gingrich and His Candles: The former establishment GOP presidential candidate bashed the “Old Guard” to ally himself with the Tea Party, who he calls the “pioneers of the future.” According to Gingrich, “Republican establishment is just plain wrong.” Holding up a candle, he explained that the GOP establishment is “trapped in the age of candles” and the Obama administration is trying to redistribute the candle wealth. [I don’t know what he means either.] He said that the GOP should invent the light bulb and complimented Sen. Paul Rand (KY) and Gov. Scott Walker (WI). In a bizarre switch, he praised Citizenville, the new book from former San Francisco (Democrat) mayor and liberal Gavin Newsome. In conclusion the man who wants “tax cuts for the rich” is pleased with the new pope who will challenge conservatives on the poor.

Michele Bachmann and the List of Lies: The Minnesota representative threw lots of red meat to the hungry audience, but it was all pink slime from a self-published book that had no sourcing for its claims. Accusing President Obama of spending $1.4 billion for perks in running the White House, including walking the dog, she failed to recognize that the Bush White House cost $1.6 billion to operate in 2008. She also ignored the fact that $1.1 of that was for Secret Service and the chopper fleet. If Bachmann is right, the president has saved the country $200 billion, not counting for inflation. The Washington Post’s fact-checker Glenn Kessler “There really aren’t enough Pinocchios for such misleading use of statistics in a major speech.” [The White House groundskeeper has walked every president’s dog since Nixon because he likes dogs!]

Ann Coulter and the Shotgun Approach: Sandra Fluke doesn’t need to worry about sex because she has a bad haircut, former President Bill Clinton is a “forcible rapist,” CPAC cut out 300 pounds this year (in a covert reference to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie), and on and on. Or Coulter says. The major complaint, however, from not only the CPAC speakers but also House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is that closing the White House tours is saving $2 million.

Daily Kos has a chart that helps identify differences among the radical conservatives. Very well worth looking at!

1 Comment »

  1. Ack! I can’t read any more. These people have liverwurst for brains!


    Comment by Lee Lynch — March 31, 2013 @ 12:33 AM | Reply

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