CPAC Day One

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Kick-off day one today of Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington -- Dick Cheney makes surprise appearance (bravo!) -- Marco Rubio wows crowd -- NRA's Wayne LaPierre at CPAC brings down house (double bravo!!) -- good day had by all....

CPAC 2010: Live video, highlights from Day One
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/02/cpac-2010-live-video-highlight.html?wprss=44

Rubio addresses conservatives at CPAC
BY LESLEY CLARK
Miami Herald
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/breaking-news/story/1487314.html
WASHINGTON -- Marco Rubio wowed a crowd of influential activists here Thursday, criticizing his U.S. Senate primary rival -- Gov. Charlie Crist -- without mentioning him by name, and promising not to compromise his conservative principles for political expediency.

Dick Cheney: 'Barack Obama is a One-Term President'
By HUMA KHAN
Feb. 18, 2010
ABC News
Former Vice President, Scott Brown Make Surprise Appearance at CPAC to Rally Conservatives
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/tea-party-activists-republican-leaders-gather-conservative-conference/story?id=9873498
Former Vice President Dick Cheney rallied conservative activists today during a brief yet surprise appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "I think 2010 will be a phenomenal year for the conservative cause and I think Barack Obama is a one-term president," Cheney said to a standing ovation.
 

.Andy

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Anything you were interested in discussing or is this just a link dump?


The crowd greeted the onetime long shot warmly, rising for several standing ovations and, at one point, threatening to interrupt his speech by chanting his name.

``That `Marco' cheer always worries me because I'm afraid someone is going to start cheering Polo, and it will ruin the speech,'' Rubio said, laughing.
Sounds amazing.
 

IntheNet

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Anything you were interested in discussing or is this just a link dump?
Naww... CPAC is the annual conservative gathering... we realize the minority party is suppose to shut up and sit in the corner but we're active, networking, and planning for 2010 and 2012 revolution...
 

Rt&Dzine

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LaPierre wasn't scared (for his life) that Cheney could be packing?

Naww... CPAC is the annual conservative gathering... we realize the minority party is suppose to shut up and sit in the corner but we're active, networking, and planning for 2010 and 2012 revolution...
With the ultra powerful gun lobby present who needs anyone else to speak.
 

.Andy

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Naww... CPAC is the annual conservative gathering... we realize the minority party is suppose to shut up and sit in the corner but we're active, networking, and planning for 2010 and 2012 revolution...
So what was the culmination of all this exciting activity? Anything particularly new and interesting that might form the basis of a discussion? Or is the fact that a political party is "active, networking, planning for a revolution" the hook?
 

NT1440

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Naww... CPAC is the annual conservative gathering... we realize the minority party is suppose to shut up and sit in the corner but we're active, networking, and planning for 2010 and 2012 revolution...
You consider the possibility of Republicans making a comeback worthy of the term revolution? Damn, you must have less confidence in them than we do :p
 

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So what was the culmination of all this exciting activity? Anything particularly new and interesting that might form the basis of a discussion? Or is the fact that a political party is "active, networking, planning for a revolution" the hook?
Hike on over to the Headquarters here...peruse the agenda.... for three-day event and list of honored speakers... I find it fascinating...

One thing I noted from today was the striking number of women, both young and old, getting involved in conservative events; women organizing neighborhood tea parties; women volunteering for GOP and Republican telephone banks; women bloggers; and women getting involved in 2010 state campaigns... really surprising and heart warming... The conservative cause sure is attracting some nice Americans... Not an old man's party no longer....
 

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Not if the revolution is against liberals. I think the word "revolution" is pretty stupid in this situation though.
How do you revolt against a minority with barely any power? There aren't many actual liberals in American politics.
 

Zombie Acorn

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How do you revolt against a minority with barely any power? There aren't many actual liberals in American politics.
Minority? Really? Last I looked the dems have been in power of congress since 2006 and have had a large majority (supermajority part of the time) in congress and control of the presidency since last year.

This argument is about as good as Christians whining that they are being oppressed in the US.
 

abijnk

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Naww... CPAC is the annual conservative gathering... we realize the minority party is suppose to shut up and sit in the corner but we're active, networking, and planning for 2010 and 2012 revolution...
Why do you have to be so rude? It was a completely legitimate question. This is the second time you've posted a bunch of links in a thread and not said anything else. That is neither the purpose of this forum, nor how it has worked for at least the last two years. As you should know by now people post articles when they have something to talk about, so what do you want to talk about? Give us some direction or don't post it, and certainly don't be rude when people don't understand what you are wanting to discuss.

Minority? Really? Last I looked the dems have been in power of congress since 2006 and have had a large majority (supermajority part of the time) in congress and control of the presidency since last year.

This argument is about as good as Christians whining that they are being oppressed in the US.
That's why he said actual. You are hard pressed to find any actual liberals in government, just the same way you are hard pressed to find any actual conservatives. The labels are severely outdated.

How do you revolt against a minority with barely any power? There aren't many actual liberals in American politics.
 

Thomas Veil

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Minority? Really? Last I looked the dems have been in power of congress since 2006 and have had a large majority (supermajority part of the time) in congress and control of the presidency since last year.
What has that got to do with liberals?

Kick-off day one today of Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington -- Dick Cheney makes surprise appearance (bravo!) -- Marco Rubio wows crowd -- NRA's Wayne LaPierre at CPAC brings down house (double bravo!!) -- good day had by all....
It's disturbing that you seem to get your rocks off listening to a collection of crooks and liars. I mean, the speakers at this thing are the bottom of the bottom, some of the most absolutely dishonest politicians around. Kind of reminds me of a political Batman's rogues' gallery.

Oh, and apparently it closes with Glenn Beck. Because apparently the message the GOP wants to send is: we're not only dishonest, we're crazy as well.

But please, go ahead...have your revolution. Continue the work of Bush and Cheney. The country's down, but it ain't dead yet. Please do finish it off.
 

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Minority? Really? Last I looked the dems have been in power of congress since 2006 and have had a large majority (supermajority part of the time) in congress and control of the presidency since last year.

This argument is about as good as Christians whining that they are being oppressed in the US.
What is wrong with you guys? Since when is Democrat equivalent to liberal?
 

NT1440

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Who did you vote for in this most recent election? President and congress.
And neither and very liberal in their views at all. Obama has been playing centrist most of his term so far.



Edit: Bush said he was a conservative, he ran on that.

Who can you think of that actually ran under the term liberal other than just being assigned that label by their opponents to discredit them? I personally can't think of anyone but I've only been into politics for a few years now.
 

Zombie Acorn

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And neither and very liberal in their views at all. Obama has been playing centrist most of his term so far.



Edit: Bush said he was a conservative, he ran on that.

Who can you think of that actually ran under the term liberal other than just being assigned that label by their opponents to discredit them? I personally can't think of anyone but I've only been into politics for a few years now.
Obama. Pelosi. Pretty much anyone else who is in congress except for a few from centrist states like nebraska.
 

NT1440

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Obama. Pelosi. Pretty much anyone else who is in congress except for a few from centrist states like nebraska.
Can you point me to a link or something? I don't remember them running saying they were liberals, but my memory may be a bit hazy....
 

Sydde

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What a handy label "liberal" is. So evocative. I can just see those people dancing in the meadows with flowers in their hair, carelessly tossing greenbacks around like handfuls of leaves in the wind. Meanwhile, the dour, scowling conservatives sit in shaker chairs grumbling about how sinful it is to cavort in meadows when you should really be consumed with guilt at even considering the idea. In fact, that gets my dander up, it is time to grab the blunderbuss sitting by the umbrella stand and give those irresponsible hippies something to think about. And maybe deal with the revenuers, too.