Forum: What Are Your Impressions from CPAC?

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Crews prepare for CPAC 2015 Feb. 25, 2015 at Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, MD. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Crews prepare for CPAC 2015 Feb. 25, 2015 at Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, MD. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question : What Are Your Impressions From C-PAC?

GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD : Aside from Jeb being a target with all the asides and overt HRC tackles, it was still a disappointment that Sen Paul won his third time win at the Straw Poll. Good news that Gov Walker came in a really strong 2nd. Impressed that GOP has a great bench to pick from with all the Governors on hand like Govs Jindal, Bush, Walker and Christie as well as other serious cats like Ambassador Bolton, Sen Cruz, Sen Rubio and an almost Senator – Fiorina.

May not have been the appropriate venue for a thorough Foreign Policy discussion (which may explain why Senator Paul keeps winning the Straw Polls) yet am personally checking Gov Walker and I really liked Carly Fiorina. If Bolton runs – he’ll be my 1st love no doubt.

Kinda schadenfreudish perhaps, yet I laughed out loud at Gov Christie and the near empty room. Strikes me as a cat who would relish tinkering around the edges without ever going for the jugular.

Totally changed my mind about Dr Carson. His low intensity speech may not be so great on the campaign trail and his professorial monologue was kinda monotonous.

Bookworm Room : I haven’t paid the least bit of attention to CPAC. I’ve never found that it provides useful information. Every year, it supports a Ron or Rand Paul. Everything else…. Meh!

Rhymes With Right : CPAC? I guess I have to be honest and admit that I haven’t paid much attention to it. I suppose the one real interesting thing to come out of CPAC for me is the decisive manner in which Paul Walker skunked Ted Cruz (once you take Rand Paul out of consideration — he, like his father, will never be president). Beyond that, who cares?

The Right Planet : I gotta admit, I just haven’t been that fired up about CPAC this year, either. I soured a bit on CPAC following their “black sheep” treatment of Pamela Geller, Frank Gaffney and Robert Spencer back in 2013. Additionally, I have major issues with CPAC’s relationship with Grover Norquist and Suhail Kahn.

Laura Rambeau Lee,Right Reason :Watching bits and pieces of the speeches and interviews at CPAC and the final straw poll vote left me with mixed impressions. One has to wonder how we define a “conservative”. The potential presidential candidates are all Republicans but there are very few who could be called true conservatives.

This is Senator Rand Paul’s third win in as many years, mostly due to his overwhelming support from young voters. While Sen. Paul defines himself as a constitutional conservative, his young supporters rally behind his libertarian leanings on social issues. Senator Paul strategically ducks these issues by deferring to states rights. When interacting with “Paulseys” I find many are open to comprehensive immigration reform and amnesty, legalizing marijuana, and giving convicted felons the right to vote. They advocate for same sex marriage and other issues outside traditional conservative values. They embrace the idea of personal freedom while not fully grasping the personal responsibility that goes along with it.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush came in fifth in the straw poll, and even that poor showing was the result of his campaign resorting to bussing in supporters. Laura Ingraham had a great comment about Jeb being the same as Hillary. She is right, they are both progressives and support comprehensive immigration reform and the federalized Common Core State Standards of education. Bush will never get the vote of true conservatives in the primary, as proven by the straw poll results.

Governor Scott Walker came in a close second to Senator Paul in the straw poll, and continues to impress and increase his chances for a viable presidential campaign as he garners more support and the ability to raise the funds he will need to compete against GOP sweetheart Jeb Bush. As I have said before, he has been tested as governor of Wisconsin and has shown the strength of will and character needed to compete against the Democrats and their complicit media.

 The Razor : My impression is that the GOP leadership is happy for the Democrats to choose their nominee for them as witnessed by the writeups in the Washington Post and New York Times. Why are these guys still in power again?


 Ask Marion : The who’s who in Conservative Republican and Libertarian politics gathered this past weekend at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference; an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States.. CPAC is hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU) and more than 100 other organizations contribute in various capacities.

It is a weekend for potential presidential candidates and others to test the waters with the Conservative and Libertarian Republican base, who often see things a bit differently than the GOP Establishment.

CPAC is a three day event. Day one and day two were filled with speakers, panels and Q&A. The opening as well as the clean-up spots on either day are coveted. This year’s event was opened by Dr. Ben Carson and day one was closed by crowd favorite Governor Sarah Palin, doing a little repair work after the Iowa Freedom Summit. Day two was opened by Newt Gingrich and closed by Governor Mike Pence. The highlight of day three is always the straw poll which was won in 2013, 2014 and again in 2015 by Libertarian leaning Senator Rand Paul, son of Libertarian and Tea Party favorite, Representative Ron Paul. Scott Walker came in 2nd and Ted Cruz followed in 3rd place. This is Rand Paul’s crowd; much due to the large number of young people and Libertarians who attend. Plus, Rand has always spoken about widening the Republican tent and CPAC made an attempt at doing that this year.

It is far too early for CPAC or any event to make much difference for the primaries or the 2016 Election, but it is a good practice ground for potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates.

I was impressed with Sarah Palin. She gave a very un-Palin like speech; eloquent, heart-felt, and with energy. Sarah’s speech told me she is running, Palin2016. And I believe she can win if conservatives have the guts to stand-up and fight for what and who they believe in, instead of bending to the media brainwashing of the past 7-years! Many CPAC attendees did not vote for Palin in the straw poll because they are not sure she will actually run and because they are afraid of the possible effects of media damage. I was also impressed with Scott Walker, who is the conservative favorite at the moment. I always love Ted Cruz’s honesty and courage of conviction. And I think people need to take a good hard look at Rand Paul after a third consecutive CPAC win. I also always like to hear Donald Trump’s input from the perspective of all his connections around the world.

Neither Chris Christie nor Jeb Bush sold me on their sincerity or that they have embraced the conservative values that America needs to turn our country around. And per the website Gateway Pundit, it was confirmed that Jeb Bush Bussed in Supporters to CPAC 2015. Let the Bush-Clinton games begin. Laura Ingraham said Jeb and Hillary Can Run On The Same Ticket and most people in the know would say that Hillary and Obama are two sides of the same coin. So if you want change… neither Jeb nor Hillary are what you are looking for.

The Republicans have a deep bench of potential presidential candidates for 2016. The Democrats have yesterday’s politician, Hillary Clinton, and possibly Elizabeth Warren. Let us all hope for America’s sake that the final 2016 candidates will not be Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton. Americans deserve better. They deserve new ideas, new political blood and a choice.

See and hear speeches from CPAC day one and day two <—HERE.

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Remembering Breitbart Three Years Later

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Videos from ‘America’s Enemies in Hollywood Then and Now’

By: Cliff Kincaid
America’s Survival

Hat Tip: Noisy Room

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Videos from “America’s Enemies in Hollywood Then and Now” February 24, 2015 Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Common Core’s Communist Programming Exposed: Chinese Immigrant Speaks Out [Video]

By: Brent Parrish

Recently I posted a video by a Chinese-American woman, Lily Tang Williams, who emigrated to the U.S. from Red China. She is very concerned and troubled by the current national education standards known as “Common Core” because she says it reminds her of the communist core education she received in China. She wants her children to be “independent thinkers,” not compliant little “workers” unable to think for themselves.

I was able to contact Lily Tang Williams via her website. She is a true patriot for this country. Ms. Williams has been actively fighting against Common Core and for parental rights.

Lily wrote:

I am very upset about the direction this country is going. I feel it is my moral duty to tell my story of growing up under Mao’s regime and how much I hate Communism and tyranny.

Well, I let Lily know just how much I hate communism and tyranny too. So I’ll be posting more from Lily Tang Williams. I hope some of you out there will get in touch with Lily and offer your support.

FOLLOW Lily Tang Williams:

Facebook: Lily4Liberty
YouTube: Lily Tang Williams
Website: www.lily4liberty.com

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Chinese Immigrant Mother Fights for Parents’ Bill of Rights [Video]

Lily Tang Williams’ Testimony:

My name is Lily Tang Williams, I am here to represent Our America Initiative, a non-profit grassroots organization and myself to strongly support SB15-007 Parent’s Bill of Rights.

As a Chinese immigrant mother who grew up in Communist China under Mao’s regime, I can tell you parental rights did not exist. Children were State Properties, they did not belong to their parents. During “Cultural Revolution”, Chairman Mao used the Red Guards to purge his political enemies and schools were shut down. After Mao finished using the Red Guards, he ordered all urban educated youth from middle school age to high school age to “up to the mountains and down to the villages” to be educated by peasants. My grandmother had no choice but to let my three uncles to leave home. If they stayed home, the whole family would be subject to benefits loss, political criticism, or persecution. My favorite uncle was only 17 years old when he was sent to a remote area of Yunnan Province and wasted 10 years of his life there.

My parents had no parental rights when they were raising my two younger brothers and me. We had only public schools with everything mandated by the government, 8 hours per day schooling, and 6 days per week. We had nationalized education standards and curriculum. One of the subjects we must to take was politics which was total Communist indoctrination. All the students were controlled and tracked by individual Student File where the school documented everything about each student. The file followed each student to college and future jobs until death, and it was shared with all the government agencies and employers. We also had mandatory vaccinations in schools. Privacy and school choices were the concepts we never heard of.

Today’s parents in China have a choice to send their kids to a private school or overseas to study, but most of the parents cannot afford it. Their children are still stuck to the centralized education system with nationalized standards and curriculum.

I came to America because it is the “Land of Free, Home of the Brave”. I have a right to raise my children without government interference. But I feel I am losing my parental rights every day. My daughter’s doctor told me that my 15 years old daughter is required to have mandatory depression screening and I must pay for it. Then they mandate doing STD lab test without my consent, and my daughter did not know what was going on. They told me it is the state law. Common Core is going to test my child and collect data without my permission… the list goes on and on.

What happened to America I love as the “shining city on the hill”? I did not come to this country so I could end to be like my grandma and parents without rights and control when it comes about the upbringing, education and healthcare of my children. My children are not state properties unless America is becoming like China. I understand there are some parents who are not responsible and not capable to do their jobs, but it is not justified to use that excuse to take away my parental rights and control. Do not assume I am a guilty bad parent without proof first. Do not tell me that you love and care about my children more than I do.

There is a famous Chinese quote: “One Rat Poop Ruins the Whole Pot of Soup”. Please do not let that happen here. I urge you to support Parent’s Bill of Rights as a State Senator and a parent. Thank you.

Facebook: Lily4Liberty
YouTube: Lily Tang Williams
Website: www.lily4liberty.com

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Paper: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down Israeli Jets

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By: Mark Langfan
Arutz Sheva 7

The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Following Obama’s threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.

According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel’s back.

The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister who has good ties with the US administration revealed the attack plan to Secretary of State John Kerry, and that Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Read more at IsraelNationalNews.com …

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In Case You Missed Him — Trevor Loudon on the Radio

Hat Tip: Gulag Bound

In case you missed this critically important broadcast with Trevor discussing The Betrayal Papers – Under Obama: The U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood:

https://soundcloud.com/the-john-mcculloch-show/jmsair021915thu

Please share this with your friends and family and offer comments. Watch for next week’s Part 2 of the Betrayal Papers.

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Also, tune into the Andrea Shea King Show for her incredible interview with Trevor:

THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW – TREVOR LOUDON

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Podcast – Betrayal Papers 2 – National Security Smoking Gun

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Listen to the interview by Detroit radio host John McCulloch with William Palumbo https://soundcloud.com/the-john-mcculloch-show/jmsair022515wed

William is the founder of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, a distinguished group of retired military, counterterrorism researchers, and national security bloggers that are issuing a 5-part series which documents the treasonous acts of the Obama administration.

William and John discuss Part 2 – In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun

(Also see Part I: The Betrayal Papers – Under Obama: The U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood.)

After listening to this 30-minute interview with caller’s Q&A, see if you agree with John,
“It’s frightening!”

The Betrayal Papers is a collaborative effort by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, which includes: Andrea Shea KingDr. Ashraf RamelahBenjamin SmithBethany BlankleyBrent ParrishCharles Ortel, Chris Nethery, Denise SimonDick ManasseriGary KubiakGates of Vienna, Hannah Szenes, IQ al RassooliJeff BayardLeslie BurtMarcus Kohan, Mary Fanning, General Paul E. VallelyRegina ThomsonScott Smith, Terresa Monroe-HamiltonColonel Thomas SnodgrassTrever LoudonWallace Bruschweiler, and William Palumbo.

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Sultan Knish Daniel Greenfield Paints Israel in 50 Years [Video]

YouTube/Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors: We read the headlines and each day brings the news that Israel appears to be standing over an abyss, between terrorism, nuclear weapons, international delegitimization, social problems and a host of other challenges, it’s not unreasonable to wonder whether Israel will survive.

But to look back at Israel’s history is to recognize that its situation has always been precarious, that it has always faced existential challenges that seemed on the verge of tearing it apart.

Israel has faced destruction time and time again, and while today’s threats are of a different character than in the past, they are a continuation of a small country’s long struggle against the historical imperatives of the West and the East.

Israel exists in defiance of history. In defiance of Longfellow’s exclamation in The Jewish Cemetery at Newport that, “What once has been shall be no more”. It is predictably unpredictable. There is no one set future for the Jewish state, only many possible futures.

On March 20, 2012, Daniel Greenfield, the inimitable blogger Sultan Knish – explored these possible futures, both the good and the bad, in relation to the trends in Israel and the world. Through these possible futures we began to see whether the Jewish state will be able to defy the prediction in Longfellow’s poem or whether it will once again become a Jewish cemetery.

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Suspect Identified in Indiana’s ISIS-Related Terror Arrest [Video]

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