Unions Plan Siege On Conservative Political Action Conference [CPAC]
Next weekend, political conservatives from all over the nation will be descending on Washington, DC to attend the annual Conservative Political Action Conference—better known as CPAC. Across town, however, union bosses and their adopted #OccupyDC progeny are planning to disrupt and lay siege to the conservative conference. According to the AFL-CIO’s Washington DC Metro Council website, “Actions are currently being planned for noontime andafter work on Friday, | Read More »
On GOProud and CPAC
I’d like to put something out there about GOProud, conservatives, and the Republican party. I’m seeing some people having very strong reactions to the ACU’s decision to disallow future Conservative Political Action Conference sponsorship by GOProud. Some of these reactions are coming from people I respect in the greater Republican coalition of right-wing politics. Make no mistake: I have no desire to kick anybody out | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Ted Cruz (R PRIMARY, TX-SEN).
Again, this should have been up last week. Ted’s running for Senator in Texas: he’s the former Solicitor General for Texas and a friend of the site. We caught up with him at CPAC this year: Ted’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
CPAC 2011: Michael Williams (R PRIMARY, TX-SEN)
This should have been up last week, except that I came down with the plague, more or less. Mike Williams is a former Railroad Commissioner for Texas*, an old friend of the site, and running for Senate: we spoke briefly at CPAC about the cycle in general. Mike’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost) *Which has nothing to do with railroads: it’s an elected position | Read More »
The Return of Tech at Night: Net Neutrality, Internet Kill Switch
I’m back. CPAC week came and went. Then another week came and went after the horrible cold I got at CPAC. But now I’m healthy again and it’s time to start catching up. Though there’s no way I’m going to post on every tidbit I’ve run across in the last two weeks, I can try to hit the highlights. And let’s start with the fact | Read More »
Tags: Anna Eshoo
, Collin Petersen
, conflict of interest
, fred upton
, Greg Walden
, Internet Kill Switch
, Joe Lieberman
, Julius Genachowski
, Level 3
, Net Neutrality
, Susan Collins
CPAC ’12 Prediction: Boycotts!! (or, ‘Will Ron Paul be Disinvited from Next Year’s Conference?’)
I won’t waste your time rehashing the lengthy, and more often than not completely inane, arguments over many conservatives’ effective “boycotts” of CPAC, which included derogatory comments toward non-attendees, asinine commentary, and idealistic statements about “inclusion” from many folks who’d never attended a CPAC before in their lives. The fact is, these were in many cases carried out through the simple decision not to attend | Read More »
Obamacare and the Need for Reform at the FDA
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Benjamin Zycher to discuss Obamacare, the FDA and the importance of competition in health care, then Pejman Yousefzadeh talks about Mitch Daniels and CPAC. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Steve King (R, IA-05).
This was probably the most informal one that I did, and (not unrelatedly) the most fun. I generally get along perfectly well with the politicians and legislators that I talk to, but usually the time constraints alone are significant. Your average Congressman or Senator is generally running around things like CPAC with a staff of at least two, both of which he or she legitimately | Read More »
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) And Freedom Works’ Matt Kibbe Talk Tea Party And Balanced Budget Amendment
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Matt Kibbe, President of Freedom Works, joined me at CPAC for a joint interview, last Friday. We talked about two things: The future of the Tea Party and the Balanced Budget Amendment. Both topics are subject to lots of controversy. In fact, there’s been much discussion that a Balanced Budget Amendment would mean, axiomatically, that taxes would increase. When I | Read More »
Fox reporter embarrasses Think Progress dolt at CPAC.
If you are not reading this on a computer that can show you YouTube videos, GO TO A COMPUTER THAT CAN SHOW YOU YOUTUBE VIDEOS. Lakeshore Laments described this video as “Fox News reporter [Jesse Watters] messing with the Think Progress clown” (at CPAC), which is accurate, but not nearly an epic enough description. Which is not Lakeshore Laments’ fault: some things needs to be | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Allen West (R, FL-22).
I may have gloated a little over the “Congressman” bit: but then, FL-22 was one of the ten or so that most of us really, really, really wanted to get last November. Pleasant to have gotten this one, then. Rep. West did a blogger availability and the CPAC keynote speech shortly afterward; you can see part of the first and the whole of the second | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Peter Roskam (R, IL-06).
He’s the Chief Deputy Whip, and we talked a bit about the budget, budget cuts, and why they’re not ripping off the bandage in one go. Also, a bit on the REINS Act, which (if passed) would effectively give Congress veto power over any federal regulations that would cost more than $100 million a year. This is, of course, an idea that the Left absolutely | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Alex Mooney.
Alex is the current chair of the Maryland GOP, and we talked for a bit on how to go about the work in a Blue State. Answer, of course: start from the bottom and work your way up. The Maryland GOP site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Allen West speaks to bloggers at CPAC ’11
Promoted from the diaries by Caleb The highlight of my day at CPAC (and I’d guess many other bloggers would share that opinion). Before giving the keynote speech, Rep. Allen West (FL-22) stopped in to talk about diversity within the GOP, the GOProud controversy, the Middle East, libertarianism, the Congressional Black Caucus, motorcycles, defense spending cuts and more. Here’s the video, thanks to FTR Radio:
Tammy Bruce Resigns GoProud
Tammy Bruce, columnist, radio host & conservative gay activist, announced on her website today that she will resign her position as advisory board member to GoProud. I want to let you know that after being a supporter and serving as Chair of the Advisory Board since May of 2010, I gave Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia my resignation Saturday night. If you search GOProud here | Read More »