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CPAC 2011 - FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell Discusses Net Neutrality

Saturday at CPAC 2011 Federal Communications Commissioner Robert M. McDowell discussed the FCC's December 21 order for government regulation of the internet. Commissioner McDowell began his remarks with a brief history of internet legislation. McDowell points to the Clinton/Gore legislation from 1994 which put control of the internet into private hands "[the internet] became one of the greatest deregulatory success stories of all time...it became a little bit of libertarian heaven in that regard."

at Feb 23, 2011 9:30 AM
       

Texas GOP Vote Blogger Manny Rosales Discusses Conservative Inclusion at CPAC 2011

TexasGOPVote blogger and former deputy director of Coalitions at the Republican National Committee, Manny Rosales participated in a roundtable discussion at CPAC 2011 Saturday. The topic of discussion? - "Conservative Inclusion."   Read more »

at Feb 15, 2011 8:40 AM
       

Ann McElhinney Rips on Energy Subsidies and the Dangers of Green Energy at CPAC

Conservative documentary producer Ann Mcelhinney participated in a panel discussion titled How Big Agriculture and Environmentalists Conspire to Rip Off American Taxpayers at CPAC 2011 on Friday.

McElhinney, a self-described "recovering European," participated in the discussion to communicate a very, very simple message."  She said that we should beware of "stealth taxes" masquerading

at Feb 13, 2011 10:29 AM
       

CPAC 2011 - Lt Col Allen West Closes CPAC with Rousing Speech

The Right Scoop said, "Ironically I was just looking at the CPAC schedule this morning thinking to myself that Allen West is probably the best choice for the CPAC keynote. He has such passion for America and articulates it better than most, and to me he is the embodiment of what’s best about America" and I couldn't agree more.

Following are my notes about his keynote speech today closing CPAC 2011:

at Feb 12, 2011 5:55 PM
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CPAC 2011 - Gov Haley Barbour Sets Sites on 2012 - Sensible Energy Policy

I heard Gov. Barbour speak at the 2010 RPT Convention.  He learned much from his former boss Ronald Reagan about how to fire up a crowd.  Talk about issues, tell a good story or two, be humerous, but be real. Governor Barbour is real.  He has proven he can cut taxes and reduce spending while balancing a budget.

Here is a recap of his comments at CPAC 2011.

Haley Barbour   Read more »

at Feb 12, 2011 10:23 AM
       

Breitbart at CPAC: shares bar trick to fluster thugs, code pink, community organized crowds

Andrew Breitbart shares trick to fluster community organized thugs, code pinkAndrew Breitbart was first speaker at CPAC on Saturday. He provided insight into the mindless operations of union and ACORN organized crowds and thugs, pointing out they are mindless, follow instructions and use identical, expensive, union-printed signs.  Breitbart shared a "bar trick" to easily fluster, frustrate and redirect these crowds, giving an example of how he instructed a crowd at a rally to go to Applebee's, a directive they obediently followed.  Breitbart discusses Code Pink's appearance at the recent Koch Foundation meeting and that Code Pink's time has passed.  He decries it is vulgar that Obama, a US President, has his fingerprints on organizations like ACORN and the organizers of these mindless crowds.  He says they're not American.

at Feb 12, 2011 9:36 AM
       

CPAC 2011 - Congressman Speaks About Criminal Justice Reform

Congressman Ted Poe (R-2nd District, TX) spoke on the subject of criminal justice reform at CPAC 2011. Congressman Poe talked about the need for reform at both the Federal and State levels. Ted Poe, now a member of Congress, has spent most of his life in the criminal justice system. Poe started out as a prosecutor for 8 years in Harris County, Texas - trying capital murder cases. After that he was a felony court judge for 22 years presiding over cases ranging from theft to murder.   Read more »

at Feb 11, 2011 8:00 PM
       

CPAC 2011 - Ron Paul Speech

Congressman Ron Paul (TX-14) has always been a popular speaker at CPAC. Below are some excerpts from his speech:

I understand we had a few new members sent to Congress and we have you to thank for that, but I do want to take a moment to take a little special privilege and say we also have a new senator from Kentucky, and we like that too!

There's a lot of exciting things going on. There is truly a new revolution going on in this country,

at Feb 11, 2011 7:53 PM
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Sarah Palin Impersonator Shows up at CPAC 2011

There's no question that Sarah Palin is a media star. So when a woman with Sarah Palin's iconic hairdo, dressed in a bright red skirt suit with an American flag pin, oh and don't forget the trendy thin-framed glasses, shows up in the lobby of the very hotel where the Conservative Political Action Conference is being held, there's going to be a mass frenzy!

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at Feb 11, 2011 1:33 PM
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CPAC 2011 - Mitt Romney Delivers a Reagan Style Speech of the Future of America

Gov. Mitt Romney was my choice for the Republican nomination for President in 2008.  So far I have yet to see anyone ready to change that.  In was was clearly designed to be a Reagan style speech of the greatness of American exceptionalism and the optimistic future of our country, Romney received several standing ovations from the CPAC crowd.  Here are some excerpts from his speech.   Read more »

at Feb 11, 2011 10:17 AM
       

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