Category: Conservatism

What Are Conservatives Conserving?

What Are Conservatives Conserving?

| March 30, 2010 | 1 Reply

Once in a while, we conservatives will get asked, “Okay, Mr. Smarty Conservative…what, exactly, is it that you’re trying to conserve?” It’s a fair question. Conservatives too often fall back on the hackneyed slogans (Low taxes! Individual liberty! Free Markets!) without explaining why those things are important. In truth, low taxes and the rest are […]

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Three Days in the Life of a CPAC Blogger

Three Days in the Life of a CPAC Blogger

| February 23, 2010 | Reply

John Hawkins is, for my money, the hardest working political blogger on the internet. He hustles like no one I’ve ever seen to line up interviews with people most other bloggers never touch (like Thomas Sowell) and runs not just one heavily-updated blog but two. He’s also generous with his time (he frequently guests on […]

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I Told You CPAC Was Like Mardi Gras

I Told You CPAC Was Like Mardi Gras

| February 22, 2010 | 3 Replies

I want to share a couple post-CPAC reports with you that almost completely summed up the experience for me. This was a different jamboree than last year in nearly every way. The venue was markedly different (and, to my thinking, worse), the Bloggers’ Louge was bigger and better, and the crowd was livelier and far […]

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Breitbart Goes to the Mattresses

Breitbart Goes to the Mattresses

| February 21, 2010 | 5 Replies

One of the reasons I dig Andrew Brietbart as much as I do is that he takes the fight to the disingenuous, smirking progressive left. For too long, conservatives have allowed the progressives to throw whatever smears they wished without ever really pushing back. Well, Breitbart pushes back. Hard. Here is a case in point. […]

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Ed Morrissey Wins Award, Is Introduced By Some Radio Guy

Ed Morrissey Wins Award, Is Introduced By Some Radio Guy

| February 19, 2010 | 2 Replies

I mentioned yesterday that I had it on good authority there would be more surprises at CPAC, and so there was another one today. Ed Morrissey was voted the 2009 CPAC Blogger of the Year, one of the any prestigious awards I have not yet won (one day, though…one day). Ed is a good man […]

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Liz Cheney, Scott Brown, and Mitt Romney: Conservatism’s Future? Could Be, And I’m Good With It.

Liz Cheney, Scott Brown, and Mitt Romney: Conservatism’s Future? Could Be, And I’m Good With It.

| February 19, 2010 | 1 Reply

Here’s the video of the Scott Brown surprise appearance at CPAC as well as Mitt Romney’s speech. Most of the media attention will, I’m sure be on Brown, who I call “Senator Hunky Pants”, but don’t zone out and miss Romney. he was different today, more relaxed and confident, aware that he was in front […]

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CPAC ’10 Comes In With a Bang, Goes Out With a Twist

CPAC ’10 Comes In With a Bang, Goes Out With a Twist

| February 19, 2010 | 3 Replies

Thanks to a little slip on some ice while going to my car in the parking lot of my friendly neighborhood Metro Station I know have a pretty painful ankle. As a result, I may be a no-show for tomorrow’s full day of events at CPAC. I didn’t actually sprain my ankle, but I gave […]

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Dick Cheney Appears at CPAC. Horns and Forked Tail Not Visible.

Dick Cheney Appears at CPAC. Horns and Forked Tail Not Visible.

| February 18, 2010 | Reply

So, I went to this little political convention this morning and you’ll never guess who showed up. Yep, the Evil One Himself, Our Dark Lord Dick Cheney. He walked to the stage at the end of his daughter’s speech with a notable lack of sulfurous smoke nor the tortured cries of the damned. Nevertheless, the […]

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It’s Official. I’m Official!

It’s Official. I’m Official!

| February 17, 2010 | Reply

Tomorrow morning I’ll be at CPAC, as one of the credentialed bloggers rampaging around covering the goings on with decorum and impeccable manners. As long-time readers will remember from last year’s venture into the Conservative Woodstock, I probably won’t hit many of the speeches and panel discussions. However, I will be meeting quite a few […]

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The Rookie’s Rough Guide to CPAC

The Rookie’s Rough Guide to CPAC

| February 16, 2010 | 20 Replies

If you’re a conservative, and haven’t been living in a dank cave far from a WiFi signal, you know that the Conservative Political Action Conference, also known as CPAC, is the biggest and baddest gathering of political conservatives in the country. CPAC is a mix of Woodstock, Mardi Gras, and ComicCon and features an All-Star […]

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