The Right-Wing Freakshow That is CPAC Begins

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 10:30 am

I’ve been listening to all the speeches so far, and basically, they ca be summarized thusly: “Obama’s a socialist, taxes are evil, freedom is good, Reagan is teh awesome. Also, U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!” My favorite line so far was from Ron Johnson (T-WI) who bragged about how much Reagan cut taxes for rich people. I’m [...]


Donald Rumsfeld, Defender of the Constitution (Really)

By: Tuesday February 1, 2011 5:10 pm

Here’s what I thought when I heard the Conservative Political Action Conference has decided to honor former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with something CPAC calls the “Defender of the Constitution Award.”

Tucson Shooting Widens Cracks in Right’s Coalition

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 2:10 pm

You have an establishment at least somewhat concerned about the vituperative Tea Party movement, and not just their rhetoric but their ideas. In another corner of the conservative coalition, you have this contretemps over CPAC allowing a gay group to participate in its annual conference. Yesterday the first actual member of Congress pulled out, Rep. Jim Jordan, joining multiple conservative groups, including the Family Research Council and the Heritage Foundation, in boycotting the event.

Right Wing CPAC Crackup over Gay Rights Group

By: Wednesday December 29, 2010 11:30 am

CPAC, the venerable right-wing gathering, has a problem over its welcoming of the conservative gay group GOProud, fomenting into a full-fledged revolt by several right-wing fundie groups, who are now boycotting CPAC over GOProud’s participation.

Michael Gerson on the Radicalism of Today’s “Conservatives”

By: Friday February 26, 2010 10:30 am

I really can’t believe I’m writing this, but Michael Gerson hits the nail on the head this morning. Stopped clock, and all that.

Ron Paul at CPAC Exposes the Incoherence of the Modern Republican Party

By: Sunday February 21, 2010 11:30 am

Two very revealing snapshots from CPAC yesterday.

Your Worst Nightmare; Conservative Success

By: Sunday February 21, 2010 8:30 am

The conservatives are trying very hard to scrape the remains of their perfected ideology off the windshield before voters recognize it. The extent to which they succeed is another catastrophe that will foul up the scene, and this country. We need to make the point as much as possible; the worst president ever, George W. Bush, was a real conservative, and succeeded in his ambition to achieve conservative principles. We are barely surviving the effects of conservatism now, if, that is, we do survive as a nation.

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