Q: Wondering how many of the people cheering the banning of Robert Stacy McCain and his views on Feminism look like this:

Louis Winthorp: He was wearing my Harvard tie. Can you believe it? My Harvard tie. Like, oh sure, he went to Harvard. If he’s being driven around in my car, he could actually be living in my house. Maybe he’s even taken my job. For all I know, right at this moment he could be fondling my fiancée.And Coleman – after years of service, this betrayal. I don’t understand it. There’s going to be retribution. Oh, he’s going to pay. The things that I…

Ophelia: Shut up, Louis. Taxis cost money, food costs money and rent costs money! Now, you want me to help you out, I expect a lot in return.

Trading Places 1983

As you are likely aware I’m a friend of Robert Stacy McCain and have actively promoted the Free Stacy movement lamenting the attempts of people like @fremfreq and their feminist Star Chamber at Twitter Safety to silence said Stacy McCain for fearlessly presenting both the facts of feminism and expressing opinions that would likely send students in the University of Pittsburgh into a catatonic state and I intend to continue to do so as much as possible.

 

Meanwhile Stacy McCain, far from being silenced continues to not only pound away at the people who have unfairly targeted him but continues to cover stories like the special snowflakes in Pittsburgh, the sentence first verdict afterwards mob at Yale, Notice a series of crimes, many against young women that our feminist friends have not found newsworthy,  While at the same time covering and BEING COVERED at CPAC.

This is because Unlike the Pittsburgh students that fell apart at the very presence of Milo Yiannopoulos, thus providing a handy list to employers everywhere of who not to hire upon graduation, Stacy McCain for all his recent trouble, understands that he’s a very lucky man.  He lives in the greatest country in the history of the world, he has a fine wife, six fine (and honorable) children and a pair of healthy grandchildren with likely more to come.

And that doesn’t even count his friends and his fans.

While annoyed by Twitter’s actions and taking steps to hold them accountable Stacy understands that this is a “first world” problem that people safe enough and rich enough not to have to worry about daily safety or their next meal can worry about, as opposed to the feminists who believe Stacy’s words are the most oppressive  and evil things a woman can find themselves confronted with.

However I strongly suspect these women might disagree:

According to Reuters, “scores” of young Bangladeshi women have been trafficked to Syria and forced into both domestic and sex work.

The news agency’s report cited a senior Bangladeshi official from the Rapid Action Battalion, an elite police agency, who claimed that his unit came across about 45 cases last year involving women who had been taken to the war-ravaged Middle Eastern country, tricked, exploited and, in some cases, raped and abused.

The difference between Stacy and his opponents is Stacy that while he will of course continue fighting his battle:

The #FreeStacy hashtag campaign continues. I had people ask me, basically, “What’s next?” To which I answered, basically, “We’ll see.” There are people more influential than me who are working behind the scenes to try to correct the situation. Some of these people are lawyers.

You can figure out what that means.

he will regularly report on these kind of outrages and be outraged, not only because it’s wrong, but because he appreciates how easily life’s fortune could have turned.

His Feminist friends will, as they have for all the various outrages committed by our islamic friends in both the Muslim world be silent, because when it comes right down to it.  It’s always been about them, and always will be.

Rather pathetic isn’t it?

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This story has manged to generate two wows from Instapundit:

According to the CPAC twitter feed, presidential contender Donald Trump will not show up for his scheduled appearance at the 2016 conference.

The Trump campaign is claiming that this is because of rallies in primary states and under normal circumstances that might make sense.

But with the general consensus that he was beaten up pretty badly at that debate and there was not the friendliest reception waiting for him thanks to a large anti-trump contingent this looks like a retreat.

As I said back when the dropped out of the last debate before Iowa, a strong man can’t afford to look like he’s running away

Donald Trump has been playing the Alpha Male but the reality is that his events are low risk and well controlled. He doesn’t take a lot of questions from people, he holds his press conferences BEFORE events so that press that wants to follow up on what he says had to wait the next day.

Backing out makes “Strong Man” Trump look weak but Dave Weigel, whose opinion I respect thinks has mixed feelings on the subject:

even a glance around the halls of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., suggested that Trump was heading for a disaster. He was scheduled to speak at 8:30 a.m., kicking off a day often sapped of energy by activists straggling in after sleeping off their Friday nights. He was likely to confront a protest or walkout from some activists, including one led by William Temple, a tea party activist who had led a buzzy walkout of Jeb Bush’s 2015 speech.

“We planned one,” said Ben Howe, a contributing editor at RedState. “Looks like he heard about it.”

He was also more than likely to face an unfamiliar sight on the Trump trail: a half-empty room.

His thought is that the heat from backing out of CPAC hurt less that showing up and having trouble

In effect Dave says Trump is what GOP voters might had to do in November, given two bad choices take the least bad one,

But there are rour problems with this idea.

#1 The Ron Paul people made one day registration an art form, nobody is telling me Trump’s team couldn’t have managed to bus in and pay for say 200 pro-trump folks to attend the speech, the cost would have been minimal and given the size of his crowd he draws Trump fans might have been fighting for the chance, even at the last minute to show up.

#2 Given that there is a plethora of closed primaries coming up it might be a good idea, particularly after a rough debate, to shore up one’s conservative credentials. Cancelling at CPAC does exactly the opposite.

#3 Trump could have always played against the crowd, portraying it as stacked with Establishment types. While it’s true that such an argument is absurd on it’s face to anyone who knows CPAC most voters have never been and it’s likely he would have been able to sell that story to them.

#4 He ceded the floor to his opponents and Ted Cruz took advantage of it in spades:

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas led off his address at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday by highlighting the absence of 2016 GOP presidential rival Donald Trump, who has cancelled his planned Saturday appearance.

“So Donald Trump is skipping CPAC. I bet somebody told him Megyn Kelly was going to be here. Or even worse, he was told there were conservatives that were going to be here,” Mr. Cruz said.

Cue Leonard Duran

Now as I said this was a mistake, but it’s been a long campaign season and Mr. Trump has already proved he could recover from a mistake once.

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At the Other McCain friend Robert Stacy continues to note that Twitter’s problems are not going anywhere.

The headline number? What @Jack has lost for @Twitter investors:

Twitter has lost over $2bn (£1.4bn) since the social network was first launched 10 years ago, with $1.6bn of the deficit happening since it went public two years ago.
According to the Form 10-K annual report filed by Twitter, which gives a comprehensive summary of a company’s financial performance, Twitter’s total accumulated deficit as of 31 December 2015 was $2.09bn, largely due to stock-based compensation awarded to employees.

Basically, Twitter investors have been throwing away $800 million a year since 2014 paying Jack Dorsey and other executives to live large.

And he and the #Freestacy movement continues to be one of those problems.  Bloggers like Camp of the saints continued to cover the story, not only has he been getting support from the National bloggers club, he has been making the rounds of Podcasts like Yid With Lid’s but it’s being covered by Fox News and has he notes is finding space on Drudge.

And now it’s CPAC time again:

If you want to see someone thoroughly enjoy CPAC, look no further than this Washington Times-turned-American Spectator scribe, whose weathered face (he likes to call himself a “skinny redneck”) gets a new glow this time of year whenever CPAC comes to town. He calls it “Mardi Gras for the right.” After years of attending, he knows most virtually everyone and occupies the Marriott Wardman like a mayor (or “an epic schmoozer” or a “cruise director”). And he loves the rare opportunity in Washington of surrounded by his conservative pals, since he normally just annoys liberals. How can you find McCain? If the chain smoking and fedora don’t tip you off, he’ll be the guy in the press section who brings his family and boisterously laughs at Ann Coulter’s jokes, to the chagrin of mainstream types. And how do you know he’s pumped for this year? He’s already dubbed it the “best CPAC ever” and has planned how to “be in seven places simultaneously.”

That was Politico describing Stacy as one of the five non-politicians to watch at CPAC.  And now this year we have press releases like this:

#FreeStacy
On February 19, Twitter suspended the account of award-winning conservative journalist Robert Stacy McCain. His supporters immediately launched the #FreeStacy hashtag campaign as a protest against this censorship.
McCain’s suspension came 10 days after Twitter had announced the creation of a “Trust and Safety Council” that included radical feminist Anita Sarkeesian and many left-wing progressive organizations. McCain had been using Twitter since 2009 and his account (@rsmccain) had tens of thousands of followers. In addition, Twitter also suspended @SexTroubleBook, an account McCain created in 2015 to promote his book Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature. When he appealed his suspension, McCain received a cryptic message from Twitter accusing him of “participating in targeted abuse,” without providing any evidence for this accusation. In a statement to San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders, Twitter officials refused to explain their decision to suspend McCain’s account, citing “privacy” to justify this silence.
This controversy has attracted media attention from Breitbart.com, FoxNews.com, Reason magazine and BuzzFeed, among others. Conservative activists have created a petition at PublicStatus.org, seeking to fight the threat to free speech posed by the one-sided agenda of Twitter’s Orwellian “Trust and Safety” policies.
In his 2015 book, Sex Trouble, McCain warned that the feminist movement’s goal – “to destroy the structure of culture as we know it,” as Andrea Dworkin said – is “incompatible with the principles of democratic government”:
In order to obtain the androgynous “equality” that is the objective of feminist ideology, religious freedom will have to be abolished, along with the free speech rights of feminism’s critics. Unless we are willing to oppose feminism now, we may find ourselves eventually living in a totalitarian society where such opposition is prohibited by law.
That was written a year before McCain’s suspension from Twitter, which could be seen as a fulfillment of his prophecy about feminism’s totalitarian agenda. McCain has spent nearly two years researching feminist ideology, including the radical “gender theory” that defines so-called Third Wave feminism. Because of their powerful influence on college campuses, where more than 90,000 students annually enroll in Women’s Studies classes, young feminists are unaccustomed to defending their extreme ideology against well-informed opponents. Feminists refuse to debate their critics, and those who disagree with feminism are accused of “misogyny” and “harassment.” As McCain has said, “Feminism is always a lecture, never a debate, and the First Rule of Feminism is ‘Shut Up!’”

As a rule everyone at CPAC knows it’s a smart idea to stay near Stacy McCain at CPAC.  He has a nose for news and it’ always a good time.   How much more will the plethora of media, conservative & otherwise at CPAC have an incentive to do so when Robert Stacy McCain can give them a story of social media silencing conservatives in an election year?

They say that no publicity is bad publicity.  For Twitter and it’s Trust and Safety Counsel the hundreds of media people gathered at CPAC looking for a story will put that to the test.

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It’s the Tuesday before CPC and since 2010 the Tuesday before CPAC has been a day on last minute prep.

A year ago today was finishing my packing, double-checking my battery supply, testing my broadcast equipment and confirming that the Dutch Kitchen Cannoli were ready to be picked up the next morning on the way to logan and confirm my ride to the airport (unless my son was driving).

I’d arrive in DC around noon and catch a cab to the hotel near the CPAC hotel (saving over $100 a night even before sharing the room with a friend.)    Then I’d start scoping out a spot in the Press and while I”m at it starting to do the short 3 minute interviews that I’m known for and pretty much work till Saturday evening when I’d pack for the flight back either Sunday afternoon or sunday morning depending on if I attend Mass in DC or catch the 6 PM back home.

Not this year.

This year I’ll be waking up just as early and getting an early post up, but instead of heading to the hotel at CPAC I’ll be driving to a contact job for the day, hitting mass in the evening then heading home.

Why will I be skipping CPAC this year and depriving my friends of Cannoli?  The answer can be given in three words.

I’m a Conservative.

Now before some of my friends take this to mean that I think CPAC has gone soft, or that I’m objecting to Mitch McConnell, Jeb Bush or even Grover Norquist or to they way some groups are treated vs others or perhaps because of the party acting as if social conservatives have the plague.

Nope my decision has to do with fiscal conservatism.

Last year was a bad year financially for the blog.  We regularly missed our monthly goals by $800 to $1000 and this year has not been better.  with 17% of the year complete we have raised 2% of our annual goal of $22,000.

Put simply the money isn’t there and even if it was the priority is to pay down the debts that were built up from last year.

Of course I actually have plenty of available credit on my Visa.  If I really wanted to I could tell the contract fellow that I’m unavailable for a few days, pick up a last minute ticket and head on down, or I could check with a friend and hop on a bus for a one day visit.  Either one could be done without coming anywhere near my credit limit on my card.

And while that would be enjoyable,  productive, and lead to plenty of solid web content for a month do you know what that wouldn’t be?

Conservative.

Conservatives don’t believe in spending money they don’t have.  They don’t believe in building up debt when it’s not necessary and just as important conservatives believe in setting an example of these principles

Unlike the federal government I don’t have a printing press & nearly unlimited credit and even if I did, what’s the use of going to a conservative event, making conservative arguments, holding interviews with conservative pols if one is going to borrow & spend like a liberal.

Barring the end of the world I strongly suspect CPAC will still be there next year, so I think I’ll spend the next 11 months working hard, paying down my bills and watching my spending.  If I do then it’s highly likely that 12 months from now I’ll be doing the final check of my bags for an election year edition of CPAC.

As any conservative will tell you, that’s how it’s done.

 

 

The last Pol I interviewed at CPAC 2014 was Mike Steinberg who is running in the GOP primary against Congressman Robert Pittenger

His web site is here.

No Democrat has filed for the 9th district so baring something totally unexpected The May 6th primary will determine who will representing the 9th district in November.

Next to my setup at CPAC 2014 for my live broadcast was the World Power Gospel Radio. I talked to the owner Dr. Anthony Mason

I watch them all day as I prepared for my show, these people are faith filled and fearless. You can find his web site here.

There are a lot of people who are out there fighting the good fight in tough districts throughout the country. One of them is Mark Zeiter running in Ohio’s 11th.

Guys like Zeiter deserve more attention than they are getting.

I’ve mentioned the scarlet “M” that we bloggers have to face at CPAC these days but one of the places where that doesn’t apply is at the NBC’s blogger briefings.

Because of my commitments I was only able to attend their Friday events. John Hawkins of Right Wing News played MC

and started by introducing Lauren Bouton of the Franklin Center who talked about her blogger outreach

Tabitha Hale of Rare came up next and talked about what they are doing:

But the big speech came concerning the IRS’ attacks on free speech and fighting back

and I snuck in a question (really more of a suggestion) at the end

If there is anything we have learned from recent events such as the Leland Lee non coverage is that winning the argument is about getting the story the media wants to suppress out there and groups like this will make the difference.

The world is watching and when When the world senses a weak america you will always have those people dictators, theocrats, autocrats who are going to look to challenge us.

Col Allen West CPAC 2014

One of the events at CPAC 2014 was a speech by Former congressman Col Allen West sponsored by Citizens United

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As he entered the room he was instantly swamped with admirers

which delayed him reaching the dias

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And posed for plenty of pictures when his speech was done.

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Once he reached the stage he was introduced by the head of Citizens United

Then rose to speak:

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The speech was only ten minutes long but it was memorable

He advanced the importance of having veterans, already with a record of service, representing us in congress.  He made the parallel between the ramping down of the military after both World War and 2 and aggression we were unprepared for that followed.   He stated US military strength is the greatest deterrent to evil and our foes and a source of confidence to our friends. When Col West declared:

“Vladimir Putin is looking and laughing at us right now, I say that somehow we here as conservatives wipe that smile off his face.”

the veteran rich crowd gave him a standing ovation.

I spoke to George Miller the US Navy vet that he singled out during his speech:

It’s people like George who served on the Carrier USS Randolph who really understand the wisdom of Col West’s words about being prepared, they lived the consequences of thinking otherwise.

Closing thought:  If Putin & the Russians weren’t laughing at us over Syria & Crimea the spectacle of thousands of US soldiers on one of the largest military bases in the country ordered to “shelter in place” (ie duck & cover) because of a single armed guy likely has them rolling on the floor.

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You don’t think of CPAC as something you give someone as a gift but that was the case with Martha.

I ran into Martha several times at CPAC 2014 and she was able to give me a hand in a crisis the day of my broadcast. In that short time she went from interview to acquaintance to friend.

I look forward to seeing her at CPAC next year and hopefully meet her husband and shake his hand for being almost as lucky as I am.

Not all of CPAC takes place at the hall Congress Louis Gohmert had an event across the street and I had the pleasure of recording Phyllis Schlafly there.

Listen to this speech carefully and keep them in mind the next time someone tells you how we have to abandon your principles for the sake of expediency.

Jenny Beth Martin was at that event too,

she has learned Mrs. Schlafly’s lessons well.

Before she talked to me at CPAC 2014 about the quality of Dutch Kitchen Cannolis Scottie Neil Hughes of the Tea Party News Network gave me an interview about covering CPAC.

It’s very easy to be impressed by the beauty of a Scottie Hughes but if you want to be really impressed go to TPNN.com and see her interviews or watch her on any location doing her job, you’ve never seen a person work harder.

I really didn’t record any humorous videos at CPAC 2014 that would be considered April foolish. The closest thing I shot to it was this follow up interview with Scottie Hughes after she tried Dutch Kitchen Cannoli the OFFICIAL cannoli of DaTechGuy on DaRadio.

Let the record show that her opinion of Dutch Kitchen cannolis is shared by Kurt Schlichter Katie & Michael, Luke from Ground Floor video Harriet Baldwin and Michael Isenberg.

 

UPDATE:  Now Elizabeth Scalia, She knows how to do April Fools day:

 

 

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I may be kicked out of the sabermathamatics union for saying this but it seems to me that we’ve got to start taking Ryan a little more seriously as a great pitcher.

Bill James 1988

In the five years I’ve been going to CPAC the one constant has been the Ron/Rand Paul crowd nicknamed the “Paulians”.

Very early on the Paul people started sponsoring young people at CPAC.  It’s been going on for so long that now those young people have grown up, become successful and have sponsored a 2nd generation of young people who share the same values.  Fiscal responsibility and a hands off foreign policy.

 When Rand Paul came to speak at CPAC 2014 it seemed that every single one of those people were there.

Every single seat was filled and I counted over 200 people standing. And when Senator Paul came to the stage the crowd went wild

But as much as they cheered the man they cheered the principles he was espousing such as:

If you think I’m interestecpac last 032d in electing Republicans, I’m not, I’m interested in electing lovers of liberty.

There were a lot of speeches about winning elections at CPAC, this was not one of them, this was one about principles and he he pounded on constitutional principles invoking William Lloyd Garrison and not being the least bit shy about hitting the president for giving those principles only lip service.

When the speech was done the crowd poured out and I interviewed people for their take on the speech

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I talked to Richard from Tenn.

Kevin from California

and Mark from Ohio

The next day I talked to Vickie Washington and Madaline from Virginia.

Those people were not there when Rand Paul spoke the day before at BlogBash where he noted what Washington does to people.

One of the problems I think we’ve got in Washington is that the longer you’re here, the more you’re are beaten down by the system, the less likely you are to ever figure out any answers.

But while Washington tends to beat people down it is in fact the Pauls who have to some degree beaten Washington down. Consider this interview I shot with Senator Paul in 2012 in NH while his father was running for president for the last time:

While the left with their majorities were able to push astronomical spending increases from 2008-2010 the conversation has been all about cutting and offsets. That like the 2nd generation of Paul fans, father and son is a tribute to the tenacity of their efforts and the reality of our fiscal situation.

But just as important for Senator Rand Paul is he has also built up chits outside the Paul universe, consider:

1.    He has built up chits with the establishment with his pragmatic support of Mitch McConnell.

2.   He has made a point to make his pitches at Berkeley and at Howard taking his message directly to people who have been sold the Republican=evil message.

3.   As everyone knows I was a Santorum man and much more interventionist than the Paul crowd, yet in my GOP poison poll with over 6000 votes cast from 1688 different voters only 29 people at this site consider Rand Paul unacceptable as a GOP nominee.

These actions and results are not a coincidence, from courting the power structure to selling his brand of conservatism outside of the box Paul has made the case in a way his father has not been able to and because of this people like the readers of this site who might not agree with Paul on foreign policy find him acceptable.

In 2012 during the primaries I spoke to plenty of Paul people who bluntly said the transport of their support from Ron to Rand was not a given.  Now two years later not only has Rand answered that question conclusively he has expanded his pitch beyond a niche market.

Bottom line Rand Paul is not only a viable candidate for the GOP nomination but I submit and suggest that his presence on the ticket will make victory more likely in 2016.  Furthermore Big money donors and closed door meetings not withstanding the GOP can not and will not win in 2016 without the imprimatur of Rand Paul and the support of his people, period.

This is reality and the sooner the party figures this out, the better our chances in 2016

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I spoke to Author John Hovat of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family & Property.

This is a Catholic Group that fights fearlessly in the front lines of the culture wars. Their web site is here.

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At CPAC one of the busiest spots in the Vendor area was the Draft Ben Carson table.

Mr. Robinson certainly did his job as Ben Carson finished 3rd in the CPAC straw poll

Ironically I ran into him a week later in NH at the North Eastern Republican Leadership Conference in New Hampshire

You can find out more about the Draft Ben Carson movement here and here

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I spent some time in the Vendor area at CPAC but because of the scarlet M it was rather tough to get interviews.

One group that did talk to me was the National Taxpayers Union Foundation.

Their web site is here.

I spoke to Author Michael McCarthy at CPAC 2014

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The final in my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism
Day 12: Liberated Much?
Day 13: Boldly Go Forth
Day 14: Why We Fight
Day 15: We Know America

In the close of her CPAC speech Sarah Palin talked about the thing most lacking in America today, optimism.

The left was awash with optimism in 2008 5 years ago.

For the first time in our history Americans believe their children will not do better than them, a huge chunk of the population has dropped out of the work force, records numbers are on assistance, our credit has been downgraded and the media has gone from celebrating The One™ who was going to change the world to arguing that the presidency is too big for any one man to handle and ignoring the targeting of those who would disagree although there were signs of what was coming this even the day before he came into office.

The problem for the left and the media is their optimism was based solely on the color of Barack Obama’s skin and what it meant to them.  So when the first black president turned out to be just as unqualified as his thin resume would suggest he was, they became defensive because the first black president can’t be allowed to be exposed as a failure.

Because their optimism was based on a false idol, it failed/

Contrast that to the optimism that Sarah Palin expresses in the close of her CPAC speech.

We have documented the critiques of both the policy and the people left and right that Governor Palin described in her speeches yet she still expresses optimism in the future of America.

Why, because that optimism isn’t based on a leader, or a policy or even a party.

Her optimism is based on her faith in the American people.

A Closing thought, the optimism of Sarah Palin mimics the same optimism of a different American who once spoke at CPAC

There is, in America, a greatness and a tremendous heritage of idealism which is a reservoir of strength and goodness. It is ours if we will but tap it. And, because of this — because that greatness is there — there is need in America today for a reaffirmation of that goodness and a reformation of our greatness.

If you don’t know who that speaker was I’ll give you a hint. Sarah Palin spoke at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birthday.

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This is the 15th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism
Day 12: Liberated Much?
Day 13: Boldly Go Forth
Day 14: Why We Fight

One of the most interesting things about the rise of the tea party movement was just how much it took the left and the MSM by surprise.

When the movement exploded across the country they were dumbfounded. They tried to explain them away, laugh them off, pretend they were dangerous and finally promote alternate movements to try to drown them out.

Why didn’t they see the Tea Party for what it was?

It’s quite simple. The media, so confined to the Washington/NYC centers and so used to promoting the left’s paid astroturf movements couldn’t comprehend an actual grass-roots movement of regular Americans because they don’t know or understand average Americans.

Sarah Palin does. She knows the tea party members don’t have to be paid to show up.

Media Propaganda not withstanding when you go to the small tea parties events all over the country you won’t find a bunch of Koch money, in fact you will see very little money period. What you will find are a lot of regular people trying to make a difference.

And as Sarah Palin knows and reminds this audience, it is those small gatherings and the people who got involved on local and state campaigns which come from them, that are going to be critical in 2014 and will still be there long after the media continues to pronounce the tea party dead.

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It’s Monday and with 8 days left to the month I am over $800 short of the Mortgage that’s due in a week.

That’s why you don’t see the weekly goal this morning, because if I make that goal I’ll still be nearly $700 shy to pay the bills this month.

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I spoke to Don Smith of the Don Smith show at CPAC 2014 both about his show and a panel he was having there:

You can find out more about the movie Silent Conquest here and the Don Smith show here. I only had time to briefly drop in to his panel and shoot this brief clip

That’s the thing about CPAC you simply can’t be everywhere you want to be.

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It’s Monday and with 8 days left to the month I am still over $850 shy of the Mortgage that’s due in a week.

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This is the 14th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism
Day 12: Liberated Much?
Day 13: Boldly Go Forth

One of the things that our friends in the GOP have never seemed to figure out is what motivates the Tea Party / Conservative movement.

Lee Stranahan’s reporting not withstanding the vast majority of the people who got involved in the Tea Party movement did not have an interest in making a career out of politics nor were out to make their fortune and it certainly wasn’t a sign of love for the GOP

“Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up, but people over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democrats they would be back to throw them out too. No wonder the GOP is scared of the tea party.

…it was because of the problems that people saw and wanted to solve. Which is exactly the point that Sarah Palin is making

The key line

We’re not here to re-brand a party, we’re here to rebuild a country

The GOP perception of the Tea Party is like the CSA perception of England during the Trent Affair. It wasn’t until after Mason and Slidel’s release that the Confederates realized England only acted to protect their own interests.

At the NLRC both Mark Steyn & John Fund noted that thanks to the two-party system the GOP will likely win by default in 2014 as they did in 2010 but as Fund said, they will only keep power if they use that power to act according to the interests of the people who elect them.

Sarah Palin understands this, would that the GOP did.
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It’s Sunday and this is the worst position we’ve ever started a week in.

We could make our entire weekly goal today and still be over $600 shy of the mortgage payment.

There is no way to sugar coat it, after missing our weekly goal for the last 3 weeks and six out of the last seven we are a full $1015 shy of the mortgage payment with 9 days left to the month.

we need a minimum of four $25 tip jar hitters every day for the next nine days simply to come up a mere $100 short.

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This is the 13th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism
Day 12: Liberated Much?

One of the arguments I’ve been making for years is that selling conservatism is not hard.

Conservatism has a virtue of a history of success both fiscally and socially that our liberal friends can not match.  Unfortunately due to the left dominating the educational system if you are 40 or under you wouldn’t know it.

Think of it if you told people of an era when such things were common they might think it was ancient history:

Teen suicide was practically unheard of,

Intact families were the norm rather than divorce

Schools taught facts rather than ideology

Cities & the country built great things

Parents and the elderly were held in esteem

Kids could feel safe in their neighborhoods

It was safe to walk streets

There were no police in schools nor need for them

Kids actually played tag and ran during recess without fear

College was not about getting drunk or high

All of these things are in living memory but our society & culture would not only have us forget them but pretend that it all came from a goal of keeping women down.

Consider this Morning Joe Clip from Friday:

Mika might be shocked, but I’m not. This didn’t happen in a vacuum it’s the inevitable result of abandoning conservative vales. Values that Sarah Palin reminds conservative women that are worth advancing as a grand legacy handed down from the giants who came before.

Start evangelizing

Sarah Palin understand the appeal of conservatism, the sooner we start going on offense, taking the fight to the culture and taking on the left on ground of our own choosing the sooner we will win.

Would that the rest of the party figured that out.

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Michael Corleone: Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind.

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During my first day at CPAC 2014 I was greeted by Steven K Bannon, who amazingly recognized me sans fedora & scarf. He informed me that he was having a new “Uninvited” panel at the Westin where I was staying and suggested I drop on by.

The next day, dead tired after an early start and a lot of running around I headed back to my hotel for a midday nap when I remembered Steve’s panels. I inquired at the Westin front desk about an “Uninvited” panel. While they knew nothing about it there was a sign in the lobby concerning a daylong National security event. When I went over to see what it was it turned out to be Breitbart’s Uninvited 2.

In one of the conference rooms I found Steve sitting looking even more bushed than me, nevertheless he agreed to an interview on the spot.

The panels were covering topics from Benghazi to Ukraine to radical Islam, topics that were, coincidentally being ignored by at CPAC.

Senator Ted Cruz was not inclined to ignore them. He came down to a panel and spoke at length on Ukraine and Venezuela. It was quite a coup for Steve & Breitbart.

I was tired but given how much work Steve had done I couldn’t go back to the room without seeing at least one the panels so I stopped in to see one on the Ukraine crisis.

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I had missed opening remarks and some speakers but I recognized Frank Gaffney & Claire Lopez who I had covered before. I sat in the front and turned on the camera to catch Ariel Cohen’s speech:

I was still ready to drop as Sebastian Gorka was being introduced.

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So I turned off my camera and prepared to leave but the Mr. Gorka said this…:

“Why should we care about Ukraine?” he asked simply. “Because we are Americans.” The issue of helping freedom-loving people was one of “morality, and what this nation stands for,” he asserted. “If we don’t care about Ukraine, 1776 means nothing.”

So moving were his words I sat back down and turned on my camera to catch the rest of what he had to say.

It was good stuff.

By the time he was done I was simply too exhausted to continue so I didn’t stay for Claire Lopez remarks or the James O’Keefe event so I can’t bring you video of what was said, but I can inform you the Steve’s efforts, while tiring, made a difference:

As late as Monday, the topic was missing from an agenda released by the American Conservative Union, which hosts the event. But, according to an email from ACU Chairman Al Cardenas reviewed by Breitbart News, the group is scrambling to put together a panel on the topic.

“Moving quickly to implement your Ukraine/Russia panel: would you like to host it? Any suggestions re panelists?” Cardenas wrote to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

It’s amazing how a little light on a subject can get others to notice.

I don’t know if there will be an Uninvited III next year at the Westin, but if there is I’ll make it a point to be there.

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It’s Friday the tip jar sits still at $155 for the week.

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I talked to blogger extraordinaire Kurt Schlichter on day one of CPAC

The lesson of this interview. If you want to get interviews with A-list blogger bring Cannoli!

You can buy his books here

FYI if you are wondering why I’m still posting day one videos form CPAC two weeks later, keep in mind I shot 85 short videos there and would like them all to get some attention.

Have no fear, I will be playing your interview & or event.

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It’s Thursday and the tip jar sits at $128 for the week.

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This is the 10th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it

Yesterday we talked about how unexpected the win in Fl-13 was, today lets remind folk about 2010.

If you are new to the story you might not remember the days before 2010 when GOP stalwarts told us our only chance was to cooperate with Barack Obama, to refuse to fight back against Barack Obama, to accept the changes that Barack Obama was offering.

The only two people who seemed to be in a fighting mood were Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin.

It wasn’t til the Brown win that any of this started to change and as late as January 8th 2010 (the election was the 19th) the Boston Phoenix ran this story which said (emphasis mine)

In less than two weeks, when Massachusetts voters elect Martha Coakley to the US Senate — let’s not pretend that Republican state senator Scott Brown has any chance of pulling off the monumental upset — they will trigger a massive domino effect that has the state’s political class buzzing with anticipation.

Even after Scott Brown won in Massachusetts shocking the entire country the MSM was in denial. As late as October 2010 we were seeing stories like this:

And posts like this from Politico

Top Democratic officials are convinced, and even some Republicans privately concede, that what’s happening is that party loyalists are coming home and other voters are beginning to assess both candidates in individual races.

“The early polls were really a gauge of people’s anger, but more recent polls are a gauge of people’s options,” Delaware Gov. and Democratic Governors Association Chairman Jack Markell told POLITICO.

What’s driving Democratic optimism is improving polling numbers — both in individual races and in generic indicators — ramped-up fundraising and their field efforts.

It wasn’t until the One Nation & Jon Stewart Rally crashed and burned that the MSM tuned their narrative the day before the election:

That’s why these remarks by Sarah Palin’s remarks are so important

Sarah reminds us that you advance by moving forward and being unafraid to fight.

In 2010 the GOP stepped back and let the Tea Party carry them over the finish line, in 2012 the decided that the Tea Party was not needed for victory and lost.

It’s 2014 and the GOP needs to decide if it wants to dance with the Tea Party that gave them the House majority. There is no reason why the GOP & the Tea Party working together should not guarantee huge GOP victories winning seats in the house and capturing the Senate.

If the GOP doesn’t realize this and decides it’s more important to defeat the Tea Party then the Democrats then will foolishly get their wish.

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It’s Wednesday and yesterday a pair of tip jar hits moved us to $87 toward our goal of $365 to pay the mortgage and the writers.

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I interviewed Lisa DePasquale on the first day of CPAC 2014 about her book Finding Mr. Righteous.

You can buy her book Finding Mr. Righteous here

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It’s Wednesday and yesterday a pair of tip jar hits moved us to $101 toward our goal of $365 to pay the mortgage and the writers.

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This is the 9th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation

Nothing is more certain that the Democrats are in trouble as illustrated by the results of election in Florida 13.

Wherever you turn you hear about how that vote is a harbinger of doom for the left both because that was a district that Alex Sink won when running for Governor and because she, unlike  incumbents in congress never cast a vote for Obamacare.

But while this conventional wisdom has become a lock in the last seven days 10 days ago this wasn’t the case.

A lot of people are forgetting that the GOP candidate was written off by the establishment and all the buzz a few days before the election was about the GOP establishment laying the groundwork of blame for the defeat they were anticipating. It was going to be due to a bad team, a bad message, his unambiguous opposition to illegal immigration all contrary to the GOP mantra, look at this segment from MSNBC the day before:

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He won anyway.

That willingness of the establishment to play the Democrats game is exactly what Sarah Palin addressed here.

To be sure there were last minute issues & factors that helped in FL-13 but If Jolly had followed the establishment advice and ran farther away from his base, would the conventional wisdom be different today?

Sarah Palin knows that answer.

One of the nicest people in the blog world is Mary Katherine Ham

It was a great pleasure to see her win that blog award but the real pleasure is to see the path that took her to where she is today.

It gives us all something to shoot for.

This is the 8th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin

We are at the half way point of my posts on Sarah Palin speech. As we hit this point it’s worth reminding those new to the series why I decided to do this in 16 parts.

I was watching Morning Joe the Monday after CPAC and fellow Fitchburg native Mike Barnicle rather than talking about anything Gov Palin actually said simply called her a “moron”

Given the skill the Democrats who have held the White house & senate for the last six years that’s an amazing statement and nothing answers those critics better than the applause line of this thirty five second clip.

If you don’t remember why that line is so telling lets take you back to 2008

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It was a laugh line for the left

As we’ve said before, this is an extremely far-fetched scenario.

but as Sarah Palin tweeted out a few days ago.

As CNN noted

Saturday Night Live parodied her remarks in a now-famous sketch with Tina Fey, who played Palin on the show, saying “I can see Russia from my house.”

I doubt we’ll see SNL invite Tina Fey back for a “told you so” skit. Doesn’t fit the show’s worldview.

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It’s Monday and we’re $47 toward our goal of $365 to pay the mortgage and the writer.

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Without 13 $25 tip jar hits we will have no prospect of making mortgage this month.

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This is the 6th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5 Playing Prevent

I was at the NRLC conference in New Hampshire today and the subject of winning the argument came up.

Steyn talked about the need to win elections but to win the argument every single day in order to set the stage to win as he put it, winning the argument is necessary before winning elections.

In making that case he talked about the incredible amount of debt that has been built up and what that means, he made the case that in some ways we are already gone far beyond the danger point.

And that the point Sarah Palin made.

It’s important to win elections to make the changes to save the country but one simply can not sit back and let the ship sink to the point where it can’t be salvidged.

The second half of the clip might simply seem like comedy concerning John Kerry’s appearance but again she makes a point while doing so that Democrats have become the political victums of President Obama.

Oddly enough it is something that Maureen Dowd has also noticed:

The state of relations between congressional Democrats and the administration has been deteriorating every week, but now it’s hitting a new bottom — and not only with the extraordinary open feud between the C.I.A. and the Senate intelligence committee. Hill Democrats are seething at Obama, fearing that the onetime messiah is putting them in a slough that will last until — or through — 2016.

Top Democrats who were fans of the president and prone to giving him the benefit of the doubt now say they’ve completely lost confidence in the White House’s ability to advance an agenda and work with them in a way that’s going to give Democrats a fighting chance in November.

Palin’s remarks gave everyone a chuckle but the real joke is on the Democrats who invested their reputations in Barack Obama

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It’s Saturday night and sinking ships is an apt example.

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This is the 5th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss

Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good

One of most rightly criticized stratagems in football is the Prevent defense.

The principle for those who don’t know football is pretty basic, with a large lead late in the game a team plays a loose defense guarding only against the big play and the sidelines.  The idea it to “prevent” a mistake or a big play that could result in scoring although it tends to allow an awful lot of yardage.

What it also tends to do allow an opponent to build momentum and get back into a game.  There is example after example of prevent defense leading to teams regaining confidence and roaring back in games that had looked safely in the bag.

This is pretty much the plan of the GOP as Sarah Palin describes it. The GOP is convinced their best plan is to simply let the president’s healthcare plan, economy and foreign policy implode on their own.

Sarah however notes that unlike a football game, allowing Barack Obama to be a weak president things like this happen:

With a referendum on secession looming in Crimea, Russia massed troops and armored vehicles in at least three regions along Ukraine’s eastern border on Thursday, alarming the interim Ukraine government about a possible invasion and significantly escalating tensions in the crisis between the Kremlin and the West.

If you don’t have a strong defense in football you give up yardage and point, if you don’t have a strong defense in America, real people all over the world suffer.

Sarah knows this cost, does the GOP?

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