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March 16, 2013 in Campaign 2012, Campaign 2014, Campaign 2016, Capitalism, Christianity, Economy, Family values, patriotism, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Campaign 2016, CPAC, CPAC Straw Poll, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul | 2 comments
In the first CPAC conference since the 2012 Presidential election, Kentucky’s junior Senator, Rand Paul, took the honors as the winner of the annual straw poll. On the heels of his epic filibuster, Rand Paul addressed the group earlier in the week. Sen. Marco Rubio, like Paul, is being touted as a potential candidate for POTUS in 2016, took second in the straw poll.
Sen. Paul is showing a “principled” approach, as evidenced by his filibuster. Perhaps it is time for principle over party politics.
February 13, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Allen West, Barack Obama, conservatives, CPAC, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood | 2 comments
West is introduced at about 8:25
February 9, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: CPAC, Lt. Col. Allen West, Rep. Allen West, Twitter | 6 comments
April 16, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Connor Lanser, conservatives, CPAC, Joyce Kaufman, Youth In Government | Leave a comment
February 20, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, CPAC, Mitt Romney, No Apology, ObamaCare, Scott Brown | 1 comment
For most of the past year, Mitt Romney has been off the stage. While Sarah Palin has commanded headlines, while other Republicans have jumped into intra-party controversies over purity and as GOP leaders have vied with one another to bash President Obama the loudest, Romney stayed largely out of the fray.
That is about to change. The former Massachusetts governor has spent much of the past year working on a book called “No Apology” that will be published next month. He is now preparing to reemerge, with an eye on a possible 2012 presidential campaign. The question is what he learned from his failed 2008 campaign.
He marked the beginning of his reemergence with an appearance at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which wrapped up three days of rhetoric Saturday. There he delivered a full-throated attack on Obama’s policies, offered praise for former president George W. Bush and former vice president Dick Cheney.
For that he drew an enthusiastic response from an audience that has become emblematic of the party’s most conservative wing. It didn’t hurt that he was introduced by the newest darling of Republicans, Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.), whose victory in the special election for the seat once held by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy dramatically changed the political calculus in Washington and around the country.
February 19, 2010 in Uncategorized, Politics, Family values, Campaign 2008, Economy, socialism, Capitalism, Campaign 2012, Campaign 2010 | Tags: CPAC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida 22nd Congressional district, Lt. Col. Allen West, Rep. Ron Klein | 3 comments
Over the past few months, JAMES has posted several of Lt. Col. Allen West’s videos, as well as his story of service to this great country. He is a candidate for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District.
Lt. Col. West will address the CPAC Convention on Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at 4 PM.
Full Saturday schedule: http://www.cpac.org/agenda_20908.html
February 19, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Charlie Crist, conservatism, CPAC, Florida US Senate race, Marco Rubio | Leave a comment
Marco Rubio speech at CPAC conference brings conservatives to their feet
“an impassioned defense of American exceptionalism”
RUBIO ROCKS THE HOUSE AT CPAC
“Receiving a thunderous applause, Rubio blasted the Obama administration’s decision to try some of the suspects linked to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in civilian court.”
Rubio vows to fight ‘every step of the way’ for conservative causes
“Rubio vowed to fight big government and “radical Islamic terrorists” while promising to lower the tax rate and prevent the United States from becoming a “submissive member of the international community.”
Rubio, Armey excite conservatives at conference
“He may not be a household name across the USA, but Marco Rubio was the hero of the morning at CPAC.”
Senate hopeful Rubio rises from unknown to darling
“Rubio received several standing ovations from more than 3,000 people gathered for the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Conservative Political Action Conference as he criticized the country’s Democratic leadership and called for more policies that benefit free enterprise.”
In DC debut, Florida’s Rubio wows conservatives — CPAC shouts ‘amen’ to calls for less government
“He is already a giant slayer, a favorite of Tea Party activists, the guy who has toppled Florida Gov. Charlie Crist from his front-runner perch in the Republican primary for Senate. Thursday, in his debut on the national stage, Marco Rubio showed why. Turns out it wasn’t just that infamous photograph of Crist embracing President Obama and his $787-billion stimulus bill a year ago. At the Conservative Political Action Conference, the 38-year-old son of Cuban immigrants attacked Obama’s fiscal and foreign policies, drawing repeated standing ovations and shouts of “amen” from a crowd hungry for new conservative leadership.”
Washington Post: Marco Rubio hands out the red meat
“How big a deal was Marco Rubio’s speech to CPAC Thursday? If you are asking, as former president George W. Bush did jokingly the other day, “Who the hell is Marco Rubio?” you probably won’t be for long.”
Rubio delivers a bracing call to arms
“…brought attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference to their feet when he declared: “The U.S. Senate has one Arlen Spector too many.” His opening speech was a bracing call-to-arms to conservatives and a sharp rebuke to the Obama administration, charging the president with “not trying to fix America, but trying to change America.”
A ‘Friendly Crowd’ for Marco Rubio
“But Rubio’s humor wasn’t the real highlight. It was his tough rhetoric on national security that electrified the attendees.”
Marco Rubio cheers ‘political pushback’
“Rubio, using the keynote speech kicking off the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, heralded the “greatest political pushback in American political history.”
Rubio Speech Draws Standing Ovations at CPAC
“…brought the house down with a powerful speech on American exceptionalism before thousands of conservatives”
Rubio: 2010 ‘referendum on the very identity of our nation’
“…opened the annual Conservative Political Action Conference with a series of harsh attacks on the Obama administration and a familiar-sounding ode to smaller government”
Here comes Rubio: Rising star, Crist challenger rallies the right
“The star of CPAC continued his rise in the Republican Party on Thursday with a story about his American Dream.”
American Spectator: Rubio Touts American Exceptionalism
“Rubio framed the issue around his own life story as the son of immigrants from Cuba who came to America with “no English, no money, and no friends.” He recalled that an early age, he would sit on the porch with his grandfather, who instilled in him the idea that he was privileged to grow up in a country where anything was possible through hard work.”
- Los Angeles Times: In DC debut, Florida’s Rubio wows conservatives — CPAC shouts ‘amen’ to calls for less government
- ABC News: Rubio Says American Identity is on 2010 Ballot
- The Washington Post: Marco Rubio speech at CPAC conference brings conservatives to their feet
- USA Today: Rubio, Armey excite conservatives at conference
- The Washington Examiner: CPAC: Rubio delivers a bracing call to arms
- Newsweek: Rubio Hits the Mainstream With CPAC Opener
See speech at: http://www.marcorubio.com/watch-marcos-speech-at-cpac/
February 18, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Charlie Crist, conservatives, CPAC, Marco Rubio, ObamaCare | 1 comment
See the full speech @ http://www.therightscoop.com
February 17, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: conservatives, CPAC, George Washington, Mount Vernon, The Mount Vernon Statement | 1 comment
They gathered at the Library near the famed and beloved home of our nation’s first First Family. Washington’s Mount Vernon served as the backdrop for the event. Together they signed what is called The Mount Vernon Statement:
The Mount Vernon Statement
We recommit ourselves to the ideas of the American Founding. Through the Constitution, the Founders created an enduring framework of limited government based on the rule of law. They sought to secure national independence, provide for economic opportunity, establish true religious liberty and maintain a flourishing society of republican self-government.
Each one of these founding ideas is presently under sustained attack. In recent decades, America’s principles have been undermined and redefined in our culture, our universities and our politics. The selfevident truths of 1776 have been supplanted by the notion that no such truths exist. The federal government today ignores the limits of the Constitution, which is increasingly dismissed as obsolete and irrelevant.
Some insist that America must change, cast off the old and put on the new. But where would this lead — forward or backward, up or down? Isn’t this idea of change an empty promise or even a dangerous deception?
The change we urgently need, a change consistent with the American ideal, is not movement away from but toward our founding principles. At this important time, we need a restatement of Constitutional conservatism grounded in the priceless principle of ordered liberty articulated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
The conservatism of the Declaration asserts self-evident truths based on the laws of nature and nature’s God. It defends life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It traces authority to the consent of the governed. It recognizes man’s self-interest but also his capacity for virtue.
The conservatism of the Constitution limits government’s powers but ensures that government performs its proper job effectively. It refines popular will through the filter of representation. It provides checks and balances through the several branches of government and a federal republic.
- It applies the principle of limited government based on the
rule of law to every proposal.
- It honors the central place of individual liberty in American
politics and life.
- It encourages free enterprise, the individual entrepreneur, and
economic reforms grounded in market solutions.
- It supports America’s national interest in advancing freedom
and opposing tyranny in the world and prudently considers what we can and should do to that
- It informs conservatism’s firm defense of family, neighborhood,
community, and faith.
If we are to succeed in the critical political and policy battles ahead, we must be certain of our purpose.
We must begin by retaking and resolutely defending the high ground of America’s founding principles.
February 17, 2010
Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America
Edwin Feulner, Jr., president of the Heritage Foundation
Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at the Heritage Foundation, was present at the Sharon Statement signing.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council
Becky Norton Dunlop, president of the Council for National Policy
Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center
Alfred Regnery, publisher of the American Spectator
David Keene, president of the American Conservative Union
David McIntosh, co-founder of the Federalist Society
T. Kenneth Cribb, former domestic policy adviser to President Reagan
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform
William Wilson, President, Americans for Limited Government
Elaine Donnelly, Center for Military Readiness
Richard Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com
Kenneth Blackwell, Coalition for a Conservative Majority
Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring
Kathryn J. Lopez, National Review
February 5, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Arianna Huffungton, Barack Obama, CPAC, Erick Erickson, Huffington Post, RedState, Sarah Palin, Tea Party Movement | Leave a comment