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There’s not a lot of good news Monday, so let’s just tackle the bad stuff on Three Martini Lunch. Join Jim and Greg as they react to the massive Wall Street sell-off as investors are spooked by coronavirus, oil prices, and the bond market, and once again they call out irresponsible figures either whipping up panic or openly cheering for the virus to spell Donald Trump’s political doom. They also wince a bit as Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock launches a challenge to GOP Sen. Steve Daines, adding another race where Republicans will have to work hard to keep a seat. And they react to the news that a CPAC attendee has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar to self-quarantine themselves after interacting with that person.
US Rep. Matt Gaetz, Republican from Florida’s panhandle, darling of Fox News aficionados and star among conservatives active on social media today spoke to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (C-PAC) that is led by my friend and fellow conservative, Matt Schlapp. During his speech to the assembled and enthusiastic throng, Rep. Gaetz briefly took […]
Hello fellow conservatives. I keep hearing that Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk are “grifters” and/or faux conservatives. From where do these accusations stem? My first impressions of Candace Owens were formed from her multiple appearances and interviews with Dave Rubin on his long-form Youtube show, The Rubin Report. I have no idea why she is […]
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud conservative columnist and “Need to Know” podcast host Mona Charen for speaking the hard truth that too many on the right are willing to look the other way on President Trump’s personal behavior – and even the Roy Moore story – in an effort to achieve political goals. They also rip Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for looking at the litany of mistakes and missed opportunities for authorities to stop the Stoneman Douglas shooting and flippantly concluding, “If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, then O.J. Simpson would still be in the record books.” And they shake their heads as NBC interviews Ivanka Trump at the Olympics and asks her whether she believes her father’s accusers.
@Davesussman of the terrific Whiskey Politics podcast will be getting the story and interviewing luminaries and leaders at CPAC 2018 in National Harbor next week. Stop by the booth on Broadcast Row to see Dave in action if you will be in attendance, and be sure to meet us Saturday, Feb. 24th for an afternoon […]
Episode 91: Whiskey Politics welcomes Dan Schneider, Executive Director at CPAC 2018 and the American Conservative Union to discuss the greatest gathering of conservatives in the world. Why do so many college kids attend? Will President Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence return? In today’s divisive politics, can conservatives work toward goals and achieve sound outcomes with “Chuck and Nancy’s” obstruction?
We caught up with the remarkable David Keene, founder of the American Conservative Union (which organizes CPAC). Just a few highlights of Mr. Keene’s incredible life: He served as political and/or campaign advisor to Vice President Spiro Agnew, and Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and as campaign advisor to Bob Dole and Mitt Romney (second run). He also served as President of the National Rifle Association. Currently Mr. Keene is the Opinion Editor at The Washington Times. David shares his wealth of knowledge and wisdom on where conservatism is heading.
Now that Republicans hold the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate, not to mention a slew of state governorships and legislatures, what will activism look like in 2017? Host Teri Christoph and her guests Sean Lansing (Americans For Prosperity) and Robert Kuykendall (2nd Vote) attempt to answer that question.
Another CPAC has come and gone. I have attended the annual Conservative Political Action Conference here in the Washington area since 1993, when I was a producer on “The G. Gordon Liddy Show.” With the exception of President Trump appearing on Friday, this CPAC was not much different than the many others.
One thing that has never changed are the crushing hordes of people following the biggest names in the conservative world. This year, people like Sean Spicer and Ted Cruz were swarmed by reporters, photographers, curious bystanders, and the ubiquitous college students desperate for selfies. I never tire of watching the tight packs of humanity shuffle down the CPAC hallway with their standard, awkward choreography.
Like most people, I am a curious person and usually try to see who is in the center of these impromptu press conferences/Comic-Con fan sessions. On Thursday, I walked by one of the largest gaggles I have ever seen at CPAC. I just had to see who was captivating all of these people. I was immediately disgusted when I realized it was, sadly, a well-known neo-Nazi leader. I will not use his name in this piece, as I refuse to give him more of the attention he so sickly craves.
It’s whiplash-inducing how fast Milo had been tossed under the bus.
Before judging, make sure you know all the facts. Unfortunately too many people on the right (mea culpa, I’m as guilty of this as most) take the liberal headlines at face value and recoil from certain individuals. This happened with Mike Flynn and now it’s happening with Milo. In both cases people have made judgments based on partial information, which is what the other side wants. It isn’t for nothing that the late Andrew Breitbart referred to this as “war.”
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to ‘Face the Nation’ host John Dickerson admitting the media are responsible for their own credibility problem by getting things wrong and engaging in “hysterical” coverage. They also groan as the nation’s largest gathering of conservatives gives the highest-profile speaking slot to Milo Yiannopoulos before rescinding it in a swirl of controversy. And they examine C-SPAN’s rankings of all former presidents and find several curious decisions.
Well, that was quick. A message from ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp:
Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
CPAC has announced that this year’s keynote speaker will be Milo Yiannopoulos, the controversial Breitbart editor whose talk was shut down earlier this month through violence at the University of California at Berkeley.
Yiannopoulos told The Hollywood Reporter that he will discuss his “experiences in America battling feminists, Black Lives Matter, the media, professors and the entertainment industry.”
…According to The Hollywood Reporter, those protests are part of the reason CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp decided to host Yiannopoulos as the meeting’s keynote speaker.
@davesussman is a bit under the weather tonight, but I’m happy to announce that he’s been awarded press credentials to cover CPAC 2017. As he chases down leads and the latest news at the conference, he’ll also be interviewing as many luminaries as humanly possible, aided by his faithful vieographer and producer. Which CPAC star […]