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11 Feb 2012 14:11


Politics: Roaring applause: Allen West energizes conservatives at CPAC

  • “It is not the public good that matters, it is the personal good.” Representative Allen West (R-FL) fired up the crowd, during his speech at CPAC Friday night, saying that conservatives have allowed “the other side to paint us as racist” for too long. Rep. West reminded voters that proof of that statement’s inaccuracy stood before them saying, “today, as a conservative black Republican and former soldier, I’m here to set that record straight.” His comments drew roaring applause. (photo by Flickr user markn3tel) source

15 Feb 2011 00:13


Politics: Max Headroom: Ron Paul’s feeling pretty good after CPAC, guys

  • Ron Paul makes his victory lap: If there was one guy who came out of CPAC looking better than he did going in, it was Paul, whose straw-poll win gave him some momentum as he went on “Morning Joe” this morning. Paul, always one to speak his mind, interestingly puts many Tea Partiers in the same camp as traditional Republicans for not going all the way with their anti-tax beliefs. Our favorite part of the clip is where Joe Scarborough brings up military spending, with Paul being very careful to emphasize that “defense spending” is a misnomer.
  • Barbara Bush mocks John Boehner Nothing like looking back at family history to get the waterworks going, which Jenna Bush Hager and her famous grandparents, George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, are more than happy to do. But what wasn’t expected is Barbara’s goofy rip on the house speaker, where she says to George, during one emotional scene, “You could be Speaker of the House!” LOL.
  • Did she have a stroke?In one of the more unfortunate clips to go viral in the past week or so, KCBS reporter Serene Branson had an unfortunate post-Grammy moment where she started talking in gibberish live on the air. Unfortunately for those who made fun of her, she was possibly having a stroke-like medical crisis, so now you should feel guilty for making fun of her, monsters.

14 Feb 2011 22:05


Politics: Poll: Ron Paul’s support is miles deep, inches wide

  • first Ron Paul’s well-publicized placing last week in the CPAC straw poll of Republican voters
  • -7% Ron Paul’s net favorability rating amongst GOPers in a recent Public Policy Polling tally source

11 Feb 2011 20:33


Politics: Dead-on Sarah Palin impersonator causes scene at CPAC

  • Here at ShortFormBlog, we have instituted a standing no-Sarah-Palin policy until she actually announces she’s running for political office again. But that doesn’t mean we can’t post anything about Sarah Palin impostors hilariously storming CPAC. She’s not technically Sarah Palin. So, there you go guys … a Sarah Palin impostor hilariously storming CPAC. It’d be much funnier if it was a dude in drag, but we’ll take it. source

10 Feb 2011 08:35


Politics: Which dark-horse 2012 candidate is coming to CPAC today?

  • YES Donald Trump just added to the CPAC lineup source

09 Feb 2011 11:19


Politics: Hey, everyone excited for CPAC yet?! WHOO!!! FAMILY VALUES!

  • 10,000 righties descend upon DC Thursday
  • coming Most of the GOPerazi, including Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and John Thune. Oh yeah, gay-rights-pushing GOProud will be there, too.
  • skipping Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. Oh, and some groups –the Family Research Council and the Heritage Foundation – are boycotting because GOProud will be there. Will Ryan Sorba make it? source

24 Jan 2011 16:40


Politics: CPAC’s GOProud invite fractures social conservatives

  • cause The ultra-conservative CPAC conference has invited GOProud,  an organization for LGBT conservatives, to attend.
  • effect Following the lead of some socially conservative groups, Sen. Jim DeMint and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan will not attend.  source
  • » Last year at CPAC: Virulently anti-gay activist Ryan Sorba condemned the 2010 event over the acceptance of GOProud into the fold, and was booed off the stage. This will, it seems, be an ongoing issue for the conference.

26 Feb 2010 11:02


Politics: Obama gives Dick Cheney a “get well soon” call. Awwwwww.

  • last week Dick Cheney, while speaking at CPAC, calls Obama a one-term president, which seems like kind of a mean thing to say.
  • this week Dick Cheney, while sitting at home resting after a heart attack, takes a call from Obama, who was nice enough to offer well wishes. source
  • In other Cheney news: The latest article in our continued working relationship with AOL News is about Cheney, actually. We compared his heart ailments to Bill Clinton’s in terms of sheer popularity in both the media and the social media. Who won? Find out here!

21 Feb 2010 11:37


Politics: More from Ryan Sorba, the gay-bashing conservative at CPAC

  • I think it’s the result of a complex process of social and environmental factors, but that it’s reversible.
  • Conservative gay-basher Ryan Sorba • Regarding his opinion on homosexuality. He was confronted about the issue by Alex Knepper, an American University student who is a gay conservative. Sorba was pretty much a jerk to Knepper, saying that Knepper had a lisp and went on about how homosexuality wasn’t a part of natural law. Sorba is a bizarre little part of the conservative movement, one who probably will be forgotten after CPAC. But man, he and his fringe opinions are so much fun to criticize now! source

21 Feb 2010 11:10


Politics: Glenn Beck: The GOP just as bad as Democrats on spending

  • Hello, my name is the Republican Party, and I have a problem! I’m addicted to spending and big government.
  • Glenn Beck • Speaking at CPAC last night as if the Republican Party was at an AA meeting. The Fox News and radio host noted that both parties had big problems with spending during his speech – Democrats tax and spend, while Republicans just spend. Beck said that as a result, people were losing faith that things would improve. Beck’s comparison holds weight – between this and the Debbie Medina thing, he’s actually starting to sound smart! How did this happen? Is there hope for Glenn Beck yet? source