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Quotes from CPAC

Right Wing News has the top 20 quotes from CPAC. Some of the better ones:

18) It’s interesting how Obama’s adorers in the press keep comparing him to Lincoln and Reagan. Apparently they can’t think of a Democrat president worthy of being compared to. — Ann Coulter Read the rest of this entry »

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Support for Gay Conservative Groups

John Hawkins at Right Wing News calls for support for gay conservative groups:

Is the attitude supposed to be, well, he agrees with me on tax code, personal savings accounts in social security, free market health care reform, concealed carry, and he’s a fan of Tom Coburn — but, he’s gay and favors same sex marriage so he’s not welcome? So, are prominent lesbians in the movement like Tammy Bruce and Liz Cheney not welcome either? Give me a break. That’s ridiculous. Read the rest of this entry »

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Constitutional Conservatism

Jacob Sullum at Reason Magazine weights in on the “constitutional conservatism” advocated at CPAC and by the Mount Vernon Statement. This appeal to constitutionalism seems to signify a more libertarian emphasis among the Republican Party, which I think is a good thing, but Sullum questions just how dedicated some Reopublicans may be to the notion of constitutionalism when it goes against their moral and religious ideals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mike Huckabee Blasts CPAC as “Too Libertarian”

Apparently Mike Huckabee was not very happy with the libertarian tone of CPAC. Or, he was happy because he didn’t win the straw poll. Or because he wasn’t invited to speak. Or play his guitar. Or whatever.

Others cover Huckabee’s hissy fit:

Mike Huckabee Blasts CPAC as ‘Too Libertarian’.”

Mike Huckabee, Sore Loser.”

Ron Paul wins, Mike Huckabee loses in CPAC straw poll.”

I’m very pleased with the CPAC’s libertarian tone. It shows that conservatism is a political position, and not a religious one. Perhaps Huchabee isn’t cut out for a 2012 presidential run?

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Take Me to Your Leader

Erick Erickson at Red State seeks to answer the elusive question of who is leading the conservative resurgence by examining the atmosphere at CPAC:

Many, many reporters have asked me who the leader of the conservative movement is right now or who the leader of the tea party movement is.

They rarely report the answer, though they should be paying attention to it. In the CPAC straw poll, one name dominated the pack. With the highest favorable ratings (73%) and lowest unfavorable ratings (8%), Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina led the field — scoring higher popularity than Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mike Pence, John Beohner, Mitch McConnell, or Michael Steel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Glenn Beck Rocks CPAC

Glenn Beck delivered the keynote speech at CPAC. A few takes on his speech:

Glenn Beck: Our Hope is to Abolish Progressivism – Right Wing News

The Good, The Bad, The Discordant, and the Uncomfortable – Red State

Glenn Beck Delivers Keynote Speech to Enthusiastic CPAC – NewsBusters

The NewsBusters link includes a video of the speech. It is worth watching.

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