CPAC 2014 starts at 8:45AM and the first major speaker is Ted Cruz at 9AM. I believe it ends sometime Saturday with Sarah Palin as one of the final speakers. You can download the schedule in PDF form of all the speakers.
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Not off to a great start? They are late and live stream is not working nor promoted on their website?
I have 8:57 – don’t they start at 9?
Ted Cruz was supposed to speak at 8?
At least that is what he posted on his facebook page?
The schedule I have said 9.
Maybe time zone differences?
Here we go.
Sound is a little low for me, and I have the volume up full blast on my headset, computer, and stream
Doesn’t Senator Cruz speak at 9:00? This reminds me a little of that Mitt Romney app on election night, ugh.
Ted Cruz is on fire.
nra reps asked me about streaming their section at 230 and setup a stream for me.
link is https://www.theconservativevoices.com/media/cat/political/cpac-2014-featuring-wayne-lapierre-livestream-r689 if anyone needs it.
JUST ADDED A SECOND LIVE STREAM FOR CPAC.
I pray to God we are looking at the next POTUS
I am a Marco Rubio supporter, but I do agree. Cruz should be president.
is it real low for anyone else even when you have it turned up all the way . or maybe my laptop is just crap lol
Yes, audio is low for all of us.
I have amp’d speakers on 11 and it’s still low 🙁
The second feed is better.
Republicans need to emphasize more Cruz’ hispanic heritage.
Reagan turned my historically demoicrat family republican. We’ve riding on the fumes of his great words ever since. Cruz reminds me of the same energy he had and his ability to make the case is tremendous. I love Rubio too but he’s too young yet. No more presidents under the age of 50., Not enough wisdom earned yet. He needs to learn more about Reagan’s greatest regret……amnesty.
If I am not mistaken, Cruz is under 50 as well.
He seems older and wiser somehow than Rubio. I agree that Rubio is kinda still figuring out his convictions. It felt like the establishment republican progressives were attempting to control him and he was wobbly. Cruz is not wobbly in any way. I don’t want a weeble who wobbles.
just remember this. Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.
Funny. They don’t necessarily fall down, but it scares the heck out of me that they might. I just discovered that Cruz is only one year older than Rubio. Wow, it feels like he’s a decade older in his demeanor. Hmm.
Agreed, Rubio is too young and inexperienced. His heart is in the right place but sometimes it appears the party has too much control over him.
The audio is low and distorted maybe it is just my machine fyi. Thanks.
Mine’s O.K. on second video..one channel only on first.
Are you using a computer? I’m having difficulties on all devices,
I’m using my desktop, yeah.
Thanks; I’m going to try another computer that’s connected to network with a cable versus wireless.
I’m on wireless but yeah, try that. Personally I think it’s just the feed.
It’s not a problem with whatever device you are using, The audio is low. I switched to my tablet that’s linked to a very large speaker system and with volume at max, it’s still difficult to hear.
Ryan isn’t even making an attempt to defend amnesty and his budget that cut veteran’s benefits.
Just pathetic “can’t we all just get along”, “agree to disagree” lines.
Well in reality there is no defense…at least this terrorist Ryan acknowledges that.
Cannot understand why the GOP has not countered “I’m enslaved to my job because it pays for my healthcare.” with “Your job also pays for your food and shelter. Is that slavery as well?”
Nice catch… The D’s/Obuma ilk want you to not eat or breath…period. Unless its as they dictate you eat and breath…period!
Wow! Dramatic volume increase
Personally I’m not sure if Rubio or Cruz can win in a general Election but it i feel it is important for their message to get granted a national stage. But I’m a Democrat so…what do i know?
I don’t know if they can either but I know I’m tired of the progressive era we’re “enjoying” now. And running RINOs hasn’t worked for the GOPe so I’d welcome the chance to vote for one of ’em (preferably Cruz at this point).
I agree RINO’s won’t do well however, a true middle of the rode republican that has a track record of bi-partisanship will clean up in a General election
This is where we possibly disagree. I don’t consider any of the big3 “firebrand conservatives”, Cruz,Paul, or Rubio, as anything but middle of the road. A small federal gov’t, and states rights, basically what the Constitution first established, is their roadmap and how more middle of the road can one be?
I think you are dismissing the main point of my last post that they need to have a track record of bi-partisanship. Also i think we fundamentally disagree on the issue that states rights being absolute. Too many States, in my opinion, are using State policies as a political tactic of discrimination. Because of that I am weary of blanket States rights arguments
Bipartisanship at the federal level was never an objective of the founders. Strength of argument and bargaining were. Otherwise, why set up 3 co-equal branches? A good idea would attract votes from either party. But as to the states rights thing, at least at the state level the opinion of the populace in theory should be able to effect any desired outcome the voters of that state desire. And hey, thanks for keeping this a civil discussion.
Big ups on the civility all around. While the founders may have not intended on bi-partisanship, but in a political atmosphere where people only vote the letter next to their name and campaigns completely dismiss the other party as votes they will not get, bipartisanship becomes necessary. The founders also never planned on a two-party system. They had the idea of multiple parties working for a common good, not the current system we have now of trash your opponents for the purpose of attaining power they stick it to them when you have the opportunity to do so.
By bipartisanship you mean agree with my progressive agenda or shut up, being a democrat.
You are wrong.
Also, Those three actually vary quite a bit in their national domestic policies…That is a pretty wide middle of the rode.
He/she would lose. Period.
Didn’t mean to “vote down” your comment i didn’t realize I clicked on the button
Volume much better now. Thanks.
Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Ann Coulter, Marco Rubio, John Cornyn, Mike Huckabee, Reince Priebus, Grover Norquist…? This is the conservative lineup? Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin are outnumbered by the pro-amnesty rino contingent. This is defining conservatism left-ward.
Yay 2nd feed sound SOOO much better THANKS!
Let’s face it. The Congress is officially impotent. They all but spelled it out for us when they explained why they are not taking up immigration reform. What is the point of attempting to write or pass any legislation whatsoever if the executive branch will rewrite it? In addition, they cannot effectively oversee any agency because they are stonewalled at every turn. We have gone over the cliff and are in denial.
George Will is NO Bill Buckley. Bill created the modern conservative movement while Will opposed conservatism and belittled it – even attacking Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980. I’m insulted by his presence and commentary at CPAC.
Term limits is something state legislators should be fiercely fighting for. They are the ones who stand to gain the most. It clears the way for them to move up the political ladder.
Oh dear God.. McConnell at CPAC? I’m out.
I took the headset off myself. Then too, I had been having trouble as the second stream kept sticking on me now and then
Its Islamic treachery at its finest… All backed by the GOPe and the ACU.
Gotta go to a dental appointment (yuck!). Catch up with ya’ll later. My dental visit may be better than some of what I’ve seen so far. Will and McDonnell…geez……
I just switched to Breitbarts Univited Summit. Phylis Schaffley is speaking. Far more substantial than Mickey McDonnell.
I do believe the Senate Majority Leader was grovelling.
Bolton is speaking. Good.
Even as a Democrat I find Bolton interesting to listen too… I don’t always agree with him but he is an intelligent guy that defiantly has something to add to the debate.
Thank you for not wanting to silence the opposition like most Democrats today. We need a free and open exchange of ideas without slander and lies to come to the right solutions to all of our problems.
It is in the nature of all political groups to attempt to silence the opposition. Don’t act as though republicans are exempt here.
Dan Bongino very impressive. New blood.
He has filled in for a few conservative radio show hosts and he is very impressive indeed. We are watching a star in the making and the media will ignore his speech today.
Never wished for a mom who wore black leather slacks…. until now 😛
I am certainly hoping to hear what GOP leaders will specifically propose that will solve our problems instead of just criticizing what is in place now. Old news.
Ayotte a superstar? Maybe, if you love McLame. Not me.
This Convention should signify the final nail in the ObamaCare coffin
Thanks again for providing the live stream again this year Scoop!
Chris Christie’s speaking. A good time for lunch.
Jindal is on the schedule for noon…maybe he’s just announcing him? I hope.
Then you lost hearing one of the best speeches of the day so far.
Chris Christy sounds like a bully.
I’ll take hearing the truth from a bully anytime over a weak lying President.
Taft always gives a good speech. Why again didn’t he sign NJ onto the lawsuit by the states against O-Care socialism?
I desperately wanted at one time to think he did what he did because he was a red candidate in a blue state. Until the Obama photo op. He’s another in a long line of snakeoil salesmen who promise a cure then sells ya rotgut.
This may not be very popular, but I like Rubio.
I know he slipped on immigration, but I still like hi, and I think he understands his mistake.
Never again will I trust Rubio with my vote here in Florida no matter the office he runs for.
He didnt’ Slip he Wrote the BILL. Rubio did not change his mind on Illegals. His parents Came to the USA illegally. HE was born in the USA to two Illegal Parents. Rubio has NO Character whatsoever and that is proven not just with his push to amnesty but with other things he has been busted on doing. Only When he saw his ratings slip and only when he saw his POTUS aspirations go bye bye, did he say he changed. Then Hannity all of suddenly changed back and became like rubio.
Rubio will never get my support, as many here know that. But I will never let up for not only this he did, but for the other lies and acts of deceit he has been caught in. The man has no Character.
Sorry Howard this is not MEANT for you, this was in response to Echo Mike, i just replied to the wrong person 🙂
Rubio did “slipped on immigration,” as you say. But, that’s not a small slip. It is very significant. Its not like slipping on a budget item to support his State. When he voted for the immigration bill that support amnesty that would change the entire trajectory of the Republican Party to a non active or obsolete party. And to have a republican Senator that would cast a vote and lead the charge as he did on immigration shows his inability to make sound decisions based on conservative principles.
Rubio, Ayotte and Flake—all three were taken under the wing of McCain and Graham and set aside the principles on which they campaigned. That does not show strength of character, but an insider player to the establishment. They quickly abandoned their “conservative” stance on which they campaigned. One wonders what they were promised in return.
On the immigration bit, the bill was so close to what McCain had attempted before. McCain and Graham stuck Rubio out there to push it for them. At a town hall meeting, McCain took credit for the bill which he indicated Rubio was doing a good job pushing.
I completely agree, he would still have my vote should he run for President.
Wish they’d refocus the damn camera. I can’t see who’s speaking.
What happened to the video?
I cannot stand to be lied to…Therefor, I will not be watching or listening to any of the traitors funding the traitorous Islamic ACU by attending the ACU’s Islamic treachery disguised as a conservative rodeo named CPAC.!
Your antidote to the illusions conjured up by clowns like Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, and Van Jones: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878
I’ll be curious to see what Rand Paul says today at CPAC.
He’s been noticeably absent during the discussion of Ukraine while his father has been out there with his “military industrial complex” and “mind your own business” tripe.
If I had any doubts that Rand deviated from his father’s FP views, the noticeable posturing and message control have removed it.
Hopefully it will help others remove their blinders.
turn up the volume!!!
Rick Perry is great.
CPAC – C stands for Conservative. I am waiting on the Conservative to come and speak.
Apparently you missed Dan Bongino yesterday…he’s the next congressman from Maryland…here’s his speech on the Right Scoop from CPAC 2014:
Ted Cruz was yesterday and so was Dan. Who is there today??? Oh Years ago when CPAC first Started as a True staunch conservative forum, my gosh, it was amazing. Now it is so taken over by Republicans, it has become highly disappointing.
and I did Miss Dan’s speech yesterday, I was at the Dr.’s.
Establishment Republicans would have you believe the contest of the 2014 midterm elections is to take control of the US Senate. In reality, it’s the GOP’s establishment cartel politicians, their deep-pocket donors, against their Tea Party and conservative challengers.
2014 may be the year bipartisan cartel politicians break the backs of
outside threats to their authoritarian power. If so, it won’t be their
money that wins the day. It will be the Tea Party’s lack of focus and
organization.The cartel is coming for you. Are you ready?
The problem I have with the government saying they are trying to “protect” us is that it’s the government who refuses to secure the border and it’s the government giving visas to people who are terrorists. I read some time ago the student visas to Saudi Arabians has gone up 500% since 9/11. Do they want to “protect” us or not? Seems if they were serious about that they would be addressing these problems. Instead it looks more like they are allowing the problem to occur to empower the government.
The Governor made a big mistake invoking the memory of the Boston marathon bombers to defend his point. How effective can the NSA really be if we already had advance information from Russia indicating the brothers were were suspected of bad deeds and could be a threat to America, yet we did NOTHING and allowed them to stay and perpetrate their deadly attack?
God bless Oliver North…..a true hero.
I love Ollie North !!! Always have. Since the Media tried to demonize him from the Hearings they showed 24/7 on Television. I will never forget watching those- looking at a man, and said this is someone who is to be respected because he loved the Military and his country so much. He obeyed his superiors. He respected them.
Cpac is good, but it won’t make a difference if we don’t vote. Liberals want Hillary Clinton regardless of Benghazi. People who get something for nothing are always more motivated to vote.
We can’t get up on November 4th and leave it up to our neighbors to vote – If we think that way and our neighbors think that way, we lose.
I hope he doesn’t run. Common Core, Amnesty loving Republican.
Grover Norquist?…..Hmmm. He’s got some connections that I find troublesome. Why is he at CPAC?
Finally, somebody used the word “Impeach.” Good job, RR.
Yay, another panel discussion that would put a rock to sleep
I am curious… these are the men and women of government that can’t even figure out how to balance their spending… clearly shown by our economy, they can’t figure out any better health care for us, Prevent wars by learning how to compromise when it’s needed, Feed the children and older generations, How to get the bankers under control and big biz, and the list can and does go on… So, How in the hell do we think they can ALSO handle topics such as marriage and others for the American people? My thoughts are… they really are not about the people and IF there really is a person in any levels of Government that is actually for the people… I would be stunned. I personally think it’s all show… as we have a person living in our white house that believes he is the almighty and has been allowed to do whatever he pleases without any of them doing anything but stand by and allow it. So far all I hear is BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH… miss othmayer of charlie brown said more than these folks do. Not sure of you folks of government EVER heard the phrase… Walk the talk? not seeing many if any doing that. Do you represent obumma or us?
Government has never worked for the people. That’s your first mistake in reasoning.
There are good, mediocre and poor Republican elected officials, just as some Democrats are better than others. Note that 7 Democrats listened to reason and voted against President Obama’s awful nominee for the Civil Rights division of the Dept of Justice (a misnomer in this administration). IF (and it’s a big if) the Repubs control the Senate, they can stop much of the terrible slide toward tyranny currently underway. That’s not a certainty, but if the Dems remain in control of the Senate, the slide will continue.
The question is, which do you prefer? Certain tyranny or a possible shift toward liberty and freedom? Your vote is important. Use it wisely.
Arlen Specter 2016!!!
That backstabber? He may have been useful in getting Conservative justices onto the supreme court, but he has loooong outlived his usefulness to the conservative cause
Are you crazy?
santorum is a joke
Oh? What part of his speech do you disagree with?
all he did is say what we shouldn’t or should talk about without saying anything with any real substance. seemed like a very boring and empty speech to me
Oh so he’s BORING in your mind. I found him to be the opposite, he helped to lay out a good strategy for conservatives to win elections with.
Don’t surrender our true principles to win elections, just talk to people where they are at and show how our principles helps THEM.
If we want to win elections, we have got to start doing this.
I think its about more then just winning elections, its about winning with the right candidate, Rand Paul 2016!
Indeed, as Santorum said, what does it profit a movement to win the nation, yet lose it’s own soul?
Arlen Specter 2016!!! Santorum would probably pick him as vp
Arlen Specter was useful in getting conservative justices onto the supreme court before turning turncoat. He has long outlived his usefulness to the conservative cause, and Santorum knows it. T_T
I too hope we can nominate Rand Paul. But ANY of the other potential Republican nominees are soooo much better than Hillary or anyone the Dems nominate, we would be stupid not to support the Repub. If Rand does NOT get the nomination, he would be able to get a hell of a lot of positive stuff done with a Republican administration. If he’s in the Senate with a Democrat administration, he would not be able to do much. Let’s think before we make serious mistakes.
Well I do agree anyone will probably be better than Hillary, but picking the lesser of two evils is getting a little old don’t ya think
Oh? Which part of his speech do you find to be idiotic?
That’s the problem. Satan Santorum speaks then the right wing fascist has a solid record of promoting bigger government.
Best speech today Rick Santoruim.
Keep wishing on that fake conservative. He loves the Dept. of Education
I just liked the speech, he said a lot of really good things. I don’t agree with him on everything, but I agree him on his speech and pro life issues.
We have to quit pretending these Neo-Con RINO Socialists are Republicans. How to tell a real Republican, are they talking about Liberty and the Constitution? NO then why listen. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are real Libertarian Republicans and Constitutional Conservatives.
I will not vote for anyone but Paul. If not the nominee, hopefully there is a viable Independent seeker like a Judge Nap. If not, I’m voting Libertarian again as they are the only party that supports liberty, basic civil liberties and against aggressive wars while being against real BIG government which is always oppressive.
It is exactly that attitude that gave us Obama! I like Rand Paul as well, but there are several other potential candidates, ANY ONE OF WHICH WOULD BE FAR, FAR SUPERIOR TO ANYONE THE DEMOCRATS WOULD NOMINATE. I’m a libertarian, but I will not waste my vote on a sure loser!
It is exactly that attitude and actions that have poisoned the well for Rand.
You PaulBots are going to stay home or vote third party anyway. With you it’s “Paul or nothing”. Doesn’t matter if it’s Ron or Rand.
I don’t think your ilk really knows how much bad blood is out there because of your temper tantrums and antics at conventions. Rand has an uphill fight to even sniff the nomination, and if you start spewing that crap before the primary even begins, you can forget him gaining ground.
Wow, really. I don’t see why some people hate Paul so much. It’s a mystery.
As far as antics at conventions it was establishment Republicans who had the tantrums and antics. The Paul people were just following convention rules to gain seats in local parties or elect delegates. The establishment Republicans would illegally arbitrarily change convention rules, change the location of conventions to secret locations, even have the power cut off to local conventions where Paul supporters looked like they might win. They were also locked out of conventions. Now tell me again, what antics did the Paul people do that could compare to that?
Sarah Palin and Michelle Malkin supported the Paul Delegates, and explained how John Boehner and Sununu. I remember when they did that. People also forget that the Governor of Maine supported the Delegates at the convention when they were booted off the floor. The Paul People have done more to work with in the system than Conservatives like myself, and they have made changes that are necessary.
It was NOT THE PAUL SUPPORTERS that ruined anything, it was the ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS that everyone says they will never vote for that keep getting elected causing the problems.
I am not a paul supporter and I WILL NOT SUPPORT HIS SON EITHER FOR LOVING AMNESTY, but Paul Supporters are NOT THE BIGGEST PROBLEM ANYONE HAS TO WORRY ABOUT. It is those that will Continue to throw their votes away on those like McCain and then blame others for getting people like Obama, but yet they agree with the MSM all the time.
I will NEVER WASTE MY VOTE AGAIN. See I will say I will never vote for Christie, but there are many here who will vote for him if he is the nominee. They are the PROBLEM, NOT ME>
Hillary thanks you for your support.
It is people like YOU that gave America Obama- how dumb! Even a person like me from another country can figure that out! You must HATE your country.
On a lighter note:
Presidential level pwnage !!
Rand Paul is one of only 7 in the Senate that voted against the renewal of the National Defense Authorization Act.
And your point is?
My point is not many politicians have your best interest in mind. Unless you don’t give a rats ass about your Rights.
My question was related to the content of your
statement. Why you stated it for instance?
My question was serious. Never mind; I will
research it online and find out who the seven are and why they voted against it.
Here you go! Statement from Rand Paul:
“”I voted against NDAA in 2011 because it did not contain the proper constitutional protections. When my Senate colleagues voted to include those protections in the 2012 NDAA through the Feinstein-Lee Amendment last month, I supported this act,” Sen. Paul continued. “But removing those protections now takes us back to square one and does as much violence to the Constitution as last year’s NDAA. When the government can arrest suspects without a warrant, hold them without trial, deny them access to counsel or admission of bail, we have shorn the Bill of Rights of its sanctity.”
I am sorry I misunderstood the direction your question was leading . Here is the roll call on the renewal of the NDAA. Ted Cruz stance was similar to Rand Paul’s. In the above it should have been several not seven being that there are 15 Nay’s
If Rand Paul did this as a Senator in Kentucky…imagine what he can accomplish in higher office. I am leaning towards Rand Paul for President…will still keep my thoughts open: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/rand-paul-money_n_2733140.html
Rand Paul is the only person brave enough to call out the government for it’s lawless behavior when it concerns rampant violations of the fourth amendment. Rick Santorum is too much a coward and water carrier for the establishment. Rand Paul was even brazen enough to say it’s not about electing Republicans, but lovers of Liberty, i.e. the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Why isn’t it that I NEVER hear Santorum speak about or mention the Constitution or Bill of Rights? What is he hiding?
You evidently missed Cruz’s speech.
Yep, I did unfortunately. I bet it was very good though.
It’s on the second page if you go to the main page.
“Rand and I are 99% the same”—-Ron Paul
No, no, no, hell no will he ever get my vote.
Cruz 2016 !!!!
I’d definitely prefer Cruz. I’m not sure I could make myself vote for Paul. I like him being a Senator though.
I see a guy pandering and measuring. Not a very good candidate in Paul, because you can tell he’s being measured. Not saying he isn’t right about some things, but no way in hell I would want him in charge of national defense.
In Cruz, I see someone comfortable in his own skin and saying what he means and meaning what he says.
I admire both as authentic. I think Paul also says what he means and means what he says.
I just agree with Cruz more often.
Nobody is perfect, even patriots and patriot leaders. In the war of ‘DC vs The People’, I see Paul as an asset on our side.
Watch a tape of Ron Paul talking. The delivery, the method, expressions, speech pattern, body language, wild eyed look, and listen to the substance.
Then play a tape of Rand right after that.
You’ll see the same thing, just more carefully chosen “messaging”. You won’t hear “military industrial complex” , but you will hear “mind our own business”. Same speech pattern, same body language, same sideways wild eyed look, same rambling borderline incoherence.
Darrell, I don’t see any of those things in either man. I think Rand Paul is more articulate than his dad, which should be a good thing. As far as “wild eyed, rambling incoherence” are you sure you’re not projecting your own preconceived feelings when you listen to him. He’s really just the opposite. Calm, measured, very articulate and reasoned. Attack him for his ideas if you want to but stop with the smear campaign.
As far as the “military industrial complex” President Eisenhower warned us of the dangers of that. There is plenty of waste, fraud and crony capitalism in the military budget. That’s why defense manufactures try to spread out manufacturing and assembly among as many congressional districts as possible. So even if the weapon systems are useless congressman will keep them around as a local jobs program. The defense department does the same thing with military bases for the same reasons. It’s also no wonder that those Congressmen and Senators with the largest concentrations of defense installations are also the biggest hawks. Defense manufacturer’s make billions off each war. The bigger and badder the war and more drawn out it is the more profits rain in. I would hardly call these politicians an objective source as far as defense strategy is concerned.
That is the only reason we were in Iraq for a decade.
No one can convince me that a war in which we outnumber our enemy in both manpower and weapon strength needs to last ten years.
And, yes, this is approved by congress on both sides of the aisle.
There’s plenty there if you take the blinders off and examine every potential candidate without rose colored glasses.
Rand Paul would lose the general election. America is not going to elect an isolationist libertarian.
“Doug Wead, a former aide to President George H.W. Bush who advised Ron Paul’s last two presidential campaigns (and authored a best-selling book about the children of presidents), said that Rand Paul’s advisers are “very, very conscious” of the balancing act the Kentucky senator will have to pull off.”
Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/07/02/rand_paul_must_balance_dads_role_differences_in_16_119045.html#ixzz2vOgv1oqj
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“The difference between Rand Paul and his father is that Rand is taking care to massage his message of limited intervention and show Republicans how it fits into their existing worldview. Ron Paul took no such care, content to please his vocal and active base of libertarian thinkers.”
“People view Rand through his father — perhaps as a more refined version of his father. And as much as Rand has tried to distance himself from his father’s more troubling associations and views, there remains a suspicion that it is all just rhetorical gloss.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/27/thedcs-jamie-weinstein-rand-pauls-ron-paul-problem/#ixzz2vOhqP6e8
“But where Ron Paul breaks through the soft interventionist consensus with bracing and sometimes abrasive blasts of convention-defying, anti-imperial purism—witness his Tweet yesterday about murdered Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle dying “by the sword”—Rand Paul (who reacted to Kyle’s killing by telling Breitbart.com that “Chris Kyle was a hero like all Americans who don the uniform to defend our country”) has figured out a way to sell anti-neoconservative ideas to audiences allergic to his father. ”
I learned a lesson a long time ago. It was actually when Newt Gingrich made a statement about
orphanages for orphan children. The media, both left and right, came out screaming against what he said. I then found a video of his speech and what he said was nothing like what the pundits stated.
When it comes to Rand Paul, I find it is best to not read “The Daily Caller”, etc. I watch his speeches
and read his op eds in their entirety. You may disagree with Rand Paul, however, I agree with
him 99% of the time and think it is foolish to think he is a clone of his father and has a hidden agenda.
As an aside, learn another lesson. Just because a site/publication professes to be conservative, just like Chris Christie, doesn’t mean they are.
I am well aware of the sites. I learned the same lesson about the corrupt media in the 90s. I was posting examples you said didn’t exist.
You were saying you “just don’t see it”. I was illustrating that it IS out there if you want to find it. Not just on the DC or WasPoo. On conservative blogs and opinion as well.
That said, if you ignore everything BUT the Rand Paul friendly sites, or view them only from a friendly perspective, you’ll be in for a rude awakening. That’s how the Paulbots came to the delusion in 2012 that somehow he was robbed of the nomination.
Whether fair or not, it is a problem Rand will have to confront. It’s a consideration that anyone outside of that echo chamber does process.
If you truly agree with him 99%, instead of propping him up like a liberal would do, wouldn’t it be prudent to acknowledge potential problems in ANY potential candidate ? Cruz, Paul, or otherwise ?
THAT is what I am doing. I am not a “hater” of Rand, as it were. Paulbots ? Yes, I can’t stand them, and I am not alone. They have built up a lot of bad blood over the last decade or so, and ignoring that or name calling won’t change people to your way of thinking.
You can stay inside your Rand Paul echo chamber and continue to tell yourself all is well, or you can confront reality and realize he has an uphill fight to the nomination…on multiple fronts.
You missed the point. I watch the videos and
read Rand Paul’s op eds. I do not go to “pro
Rand Paul” sites.
I do not live in a Rand Paul “echo chamber” as you put it, other than what I tend to agree with. And I
agree with a lot.
I agree with others also: Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin
(not a candidate, however, an important conservative voice), Mike Lee, etc. etc. I don’t
like untruths applied to them either.
You may want to check the other thread at the top of RS with Cruz. It actually amplifies my points.
I understand where you’re coming from. Don’t think we’d disagree on much. I just think you should step back and see the whole forest is all.
FYI – I make a very good living “seeing the forest
through the trees!”
I feel Cruz is forced when he speaks and has no charisma . Rand is different than Ron and talking heads on both sides don’t tell you what those difference are. I agree with Kurtis Bottke. I also think we have a Gov that is waiting in the wings….
Rand learned in his first campaign not to say everything he’s thinking w/o filter.
Remember the media is looking for a ”word” or ”phrase” to destroy these speakers.
I tend to like each man pretty much equally. In fact I think a Rand/Cruz or Cruz/Rand ticket would rally the base like nothing we’ve seen since Reagan. Philosophically they are not that far apart and each has a huge loyal following. Although I think Rand would be the better fundraiser. Just a thought.
Rand/ Cruz, no. I’ll give the Paulbots a taste of their own medicine.
I don’t know, Cruz did a bang up job raising money for the Senate Conservatives Fund. If he started a PAC I’m betting he’d do pretty well.
I worry about the Boss Hawg Christie PAC, though. There’s gonna be some serious bucks in there, and a lot of broken kneecaps to make sure of it.
Rand Paul – LIKES ERIC HOLDER – He said so on Fox after he lunch with him, and told him he was Suing him for violation of the 4th amendment. So talk about how Brave Rand is, in the same breath remember to mention how much he loves people that are Destroying us. Rand Paul also Loves AMNESTY. I would say Rand is a Hypocrite.
Do you guys think you can post a Vid of Santorum’s speech like you have for just about everyone else?
they only post the good ones:) haha just messing with ya.
I’m sure they will!
Now I see RS did pos tRick. Sorry
I posted Rick’s speech but it hasn’t shown up yet.
After seeing Sarah’s interview with Greta, I’m really pumped to see Sarah’s speech!
Bauchmann just gave a great speech. I don’t know why rs doesn’t have day 3 up.
Dan Hannan is damn impressive. Wish he lived here.
I’m sorry, but Reince is about as inspiring as a piece of dry toast.
Yet another reason I won’t waste my time with this BS show.
Why haven’t Reince Priebus, Pablo Ryan, Chuck Schumer’s boy Marco Rebio, and all the rest of the Comite Nacional Republicano’s amnesty for illegals aliens pushers, addressed the CPAC in Spanish soo all those millions of “CNR” voters in the “shadows” will understand all the wonderful things the RNC will give them.
I am sorry but those are terrible songs.
I hope Daniel Hannan and Michele Bachmann speeches get posted. I think I will be able to see Ben Carson’s before I have to go out today…I will miss Sarah’s live, but hopefully that will get posted here too.
You mean Daniel Hannan the Obama lover that changed from being an Obama worshiping foreigner, to being an open borders foreigner? More reason I won’t have anything to do with this stupid show.
Wow it has been awhile since I heard him speak but when I did he sounded good. Seems like once again we need scorebooks not scorecards.
These are the same people clapping like trained seals for Krispy Kream. Again, CPAC has no credibility.
CPAC has no credibility with me, and I won’t waste my time with it. Any organization claiming to be “conservative”, yet invites the likes of Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Krispy Kream Cristy (and gives Krispy Kream a STANDING OVATION) is not only not Conservative, but isn’t attended by Conservatives, and has no Conservative aims or beliefs. Rove’s got to be behind this organization, now, and I won’t have anything to do with it, or him.
Love Ben Carson!
I am glad someone said it. Ann has said it, now I will say it. TED CRUZ is and will sell out on Amnesty.
Oh I know, no one is perfect. My Gosh you cannot demonize Ted Cruz. That makes you so evil in those eyes of the people that worship him.
But he is going to help destroy the Country. OH he won’t be for that path for Citizenship, but he will grant them Amnesty. As an American Married to a Canadian, who couldn’t be allowed to have her WHITE CANADIAN HUSBAND live in the USA ( i have explained my story on Scoop, many of you have seen it) Who did everything Legally, it makes me feel so good that Amnesty for Criminals is a wonderful thing.
Sessions and King of Iowa will not sell out on Amnesty. Also Bring back Tom Tancredo he will not sell out. He almost won the Governorship of Colorado, running as an Independent, and saying it was time to crack down on the laws and say bye bye Illegals.
Does Carl know he’s on Webcam?
Does Cameron know he is on live?
I’m just gonna get an “RP in 2016 sticker.” I’ll take Rand Paul or Rick Perry and this will cover both.
The GOP men will never stand up for women. If they do it means bye, bye to their easy meal ticket. It means bye, bye to Rove, McConnell, Jeb, and that dude that sounds like a drunk with a tan.
you sound like a stain with a mouth
Go crawl with the rats.
I’m so glad to see Tammy Bruce there in a leadership role, she gets it and we need more leaders like her!! All should go to tammybruce.com and listen to her public podcasts and donate or join to keep her conservative message out there for all>gay, strait, black, white, men, women, for everyone who wants individual freedom and prosperity!!
Rand Paul every year until he is no longer in congress. That crew knows how to rig the voting
Its the marijuana issue. I stand with Cruz!
Would have been nice to see the video on Sarah Palin.
she is on right now.
I am watching her, I wished that the camera person turned the camera to the video. They have in the past and every time I was there and my family was watching from home.
Not hangin’ with the choom gang! LOL!
HAHAHA! “Who coulda seen this coming!”
Not only have the Paul’s stuffed the ballot box every year by busing their supporters to CPAC every year but I wouldn’t pay much attention to the straw poll because it isn’t scientific nor has any winner of the CPAC straw poll become the Republican Nominee.
I stopped going to CPAC about 6 years ago, because it is over run by Paulbots.