Speakers at 2018 CPAC

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  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    This isn’t a joke, though I wish it was. CPAC has turned into a complete joke. :oops:

    CPAC Agenda is out. Among the speakers

    1. POTUS
    2. VPOTUS
    3. Marion Le Pen
    4. Don McGhan
    5. Rick Perry
    6. Betsy DeVos
    7. Sean Hannity
    8. Ajit Pai
    9. Ted Cruz
    10. John Bolton
    11. Sheriff David Clarke
    12. Wayne La Pierre
    13. Dana Loesch
    14. Nigel Farage
    15. Gov Gary Johnson

    16. Ben Shapiro
    17. Eric Bolling
    18. Sebastian Gorka
    19. Judge Jeanine Pirro
    20. Laura Ingraham
    21. James O’Keefe

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    Oh, I'm sure this will a serious discussion of modern conservatism and not a clown show of epic proportions.

    Awards for seething at liberals, and bashing immigrants hardest will be given out, along with wards for best non-sequitures and the longest, most arcane way to blame Obama for every bad act since the Bronze age.
     
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    I'm surprised Shapiro is on the list, I've heard him speak and although I don't always agree with him he appears reasonable and not WAY out there.
     
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    From the agenda it looked like there wasn’t one speaking slot for a member of Congress. An interview with Ted Cruz and a few breakout sessions with house members is it. It really has turned into a clown show.
     
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    David Clarke is the worst. Some talking heads are bad enough, but Clarke is as bad as Arpaio, some truly disgusting allegations from his tenure and no remorse on his part.
     
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    Shapiro's a little nuts, but he comes across as sage compared to the rest.
     
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    I suppose because he previously worked at Breitbart.
     
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    You mean Captain Participation Trophy complete with Urban Cowboy accessories. Yeah, he's awful.
     
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    Clarke, Gorka, & O'Keefe invited to the same place makes me think of these guys...
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    What? I like Clarke, he’s a straight shooter who doesn’t mince words and tells it like it is. Now, all those Fox News personalities and James O’Keefe, what’s up with that?!
     
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    So when his inmates dies from lack of nutrition, what does his boy scout badge stand for? What does his cowboy hat in in Milwaukee mean? Cheese farmer?

    He’s the same as Arpaio. Illegal and fearless thanks to Trump. If there’s a massacre or hurricane on the horizon, Trump will pardon him.
     
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    It sure looks like a joke. A bunch of gaslighters for the most part. The mainstream American conservatives are going to have to do their own thing in 2018. You know, like maybe vote for blue dog Democrats that the Dems will coveniently offer in some purple districts...
     
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    All this event is missing is Steve Bannon, Milo and Sarah Palin. Trump’s hardcore base were/are huge Palin supporters.
     
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    Some of the sessions at CPAC:

    - James O'Keefe is holding a book signing
    - There is a talk called "Kim Jong Un-iversity: How College Campuses are Turning into Reeducation Camps"
    - Byron York is appearing on a panel called "#TrumpedUp: Unmasking the Deep State"
     
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    Newsflash: the Republican Party is dead and has been replaced by Koch operatives who genuinely don’t believe in the concept of a government for anything other than protecting the property of the obscenely wealthy.

    This is not the party of 10 years ago, this is an insurgency that is actively working to dismantle the government from inside. Every major cabinet appointee is driven by this extreme ideology.
     
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    Is it Koch or Mercers? Mercers are behind Bannon, Breitbart and the alt-right.
     
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    And the White House Director of Legislative Affairs is Marc Short, a guy who spent five years as president of the Koch-funded 501(c)(6) Freedom Partners operation in Arlington, Virginia. That's in addition to his having worked with or for election of assorted current and former GOP members of Congress and the current VP, Mike Pence.

    The mainstream Rs need to just walk away if they cannot or will not wrest their banner from these guys in 2018. Their mainstream voters are halfway out the door... the female half anyway.

    Extreme is extreme...
     
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    The rest of the list:

    22. Moe
    23. Larry
    24. Curly
     
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    One of my more educated friends came out this week as supporting the removal of all borders. That comes across like they have been re-educated and haven’t learnt to make up their own mind.

    If they’d read anything to the right of the Canary they’d have realised their position was insane.
     
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    Why can't someone make up their own mind and come to that conclusion?
     
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    Universities should be about exploring a range of viewpoints and coming to a sensible opinion on that basis, so even if you read Clintonesque sources as your 'right wing' I think you should be reaching a considerably more moderate answer. Certainly in the arts (and the softer sciences) that should be the case.

    You can see the groupthink in terms of the University educated left's obsession with transgender bathrooms and making up new terms for genders (which is actually very elitist) - rather than focusing on issues affecting poorer whites which are more serious.
     
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    You didn’t answer the question of why you couldn’t look at a range of viewpoints and come to the conclusion that we should have completely open borders without being told to think that. In addition even if you were told to think that someone had to come to that conclusion independently to begin with or else no one would tell you to think that.
     

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