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 »

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    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 »

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    CPAC 2011: Chris Barron.

    Yes. That Chris Barron. Probably one of the trickier interviews I’ll be doing this weekend (I should end up with a bunch, if today was any indication). Moe Lane (crosspost)

    CPAC 2011: Chris Barron.

    Yes. That Chris Barron. Probably one of the trickier interviews I’ll be doing this weekend (I should end up with a bunch, if today was any indication). Moe Lane (crosspost)

    The Stalwart Fiscal Conservative Who is Socially Liberal? Non-Existent

    As our annual CPAC gathering kicks off today with the sponsorship of the gay Republican GoProud organization, it is important to understand something about socially liberal “conservatives”.  They don’t exist. Period. (O.K. there is Jeff Flake on DADT, but he is still 100% pro life). American conservatism is comprised of three indissoluble principles; social values, national defense, and classic economic liberalism.  A movement that includes | Read More »

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    This is Too Much For Me

    I have, for me, shown an amazing amount of restraint in keeping my mouth shut on an issue about which I can stay silent no longer — GOProud and CPAC. RedState’s parent company, Eagle Publishing, Inc., is a long time sponsor of CPAC. RedState itself is helping FreedomWorks sponsor Bloggers Row. We were the sole sponsor of Bloggers Row last year. I will be speaking | Read More »

    This is Too Much For Me

    I have, for me, shown an amazing amount of restraint in keeping my mouth shut on an issue about which I can stay silent no longer — GOProud and CPAC. RedState’s parent company, Eagle Publishing, Inc., is a long time sponsor of CPAC. RedState itself is helping FreedomWorks sponsor Bloggers Row. We were the sole sponsor of Bloggers Row last year. I will be speaking | Read More »

    Reciprocal Courtesy On a Bridge Too Far

    Maybe had the libertarians done a better job of preventing their party from being overrun with libertines — a group of people who couldn’t care less about the size and scope of government as long as their desires for one night stands with a bag of weed and a tranny from 7th and Broadway are unimpeded by government — we wouldn’t be having these issues | Read More »

    Reciprocal Courtesy On a Bridge Too Far

    Maybe had the libertarians done a better job of preventing their party from being overrun with libertines — a group of people who couldn’t care less about the size and scope of government as long as their desires for one night stands with a bag of weed and a tranny from 7th and Broadway are unimpeded by government — we wouldn’t be having these issues | Read More »

    GOProud, Conservatism and the Definition of Words

    We are at a turning point as conservatives. And quite frankly, we are a movement saved by the tea party-a plain spoken, salt of the earth movement that refuses to get wrapped around the axle by the Republican Party and the conservative establishment inside the Beltway. Even the word “conservative” itself was co-opted by the Bush Administration and elements of the Republican Party so much | Read More »

    Should Libertarians Be Banned From CPAC?

    Maybe it’s time to define Conservatism. People throw around the term and it’s getting almost as used, abused, caricatured and feigned-persecuted as the term RINO–everyone’s favorite fallback when they choose political expedience over principle. Republicans are NOT necessarily Conservatives, although many Republicans are conservative. So, envision the Venn Diagram above as having Republicans all around. Some Republicans are incoherent. That is, the slide between the | Read More »

    Should Libertarians Be Banned From CPAC?

    Maybe it’s time to define Conservatism. People throw around the term and it’s getting almost as used, abused, caricatured and feigned-persecuted as the term RINO–everyone’s favorite fallback when they choose political expedience over principle. Republicans are NOT necessarily Conservatives, although many Republicans are conservative. So, envision the Venn Diagram above as having Republicans all around. Some Republicans are incoherent. That is, the slide between the | Read More »

    No Truces, No Trucers

    The word truce is defined as “a suspension of hostilities for a specified period of time by mutual agreement of the warring parties; cease-fire; armistice.”  In recent months, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has turned this word “truce” into a rallying cry for libertarians and a curse word for social conservatives by calling for the next president to forge a “truce” with social conservatives on the | Read More »

    No Truces, No Trucers

    The word truce is defined as “a suspension of hostilities for a specified period of time by mutual agreement of the warring parties; cease-fire; armistice.”  In recent months, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has turned this word “truce” into a rallying cry for libertarians and a curse word for social conservatives by calling for the next president to forge a “truce” with social conservatives on the | Read More »