7 Things You Won’t Believe People Said At CPAC

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when all of the social conservative players in the country meet up, pat each other on the back and discuss just how much liberals are destroying America. This year the attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, didn’t pull any punches, either.

They weren’t shamed by a leader who very well may be a puppet for the Russian government, by their dismal popularity number or even by the fact that most Americans are blaming them for giving massive handouts to the rich, allowing school shootings to flourish or trying to bankrupt them by taking away their health care.

Nope, the far right had a fine old time talking about how they really are Making America Great Again — and how much further they intend to go.

Here are some unbelievable points made by CPAC attendees.

1. Yes, a wall is still coming.

Mike Pence has long been a CPAC attendee and speaker, and this year for he got to bring the shiny prestige of vice president to the event the second time. While praising the work of President Donald Trump and his administration, Pence also promised — once more — a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

“President Trump promised to enforce our laws, secure our borders, and today illegal crossings at our southern border have been cut nearly in half and make no mistake about it, we’re going to build that wall,” he told the crowd, according to Fox News Insider.

2. The mainstream media just loves a good mass shooting.

The NRA was in full self-defense mode at the event, where they essentially preached to the choir about just how important guns are to the American fabric of society. Sure, they’ve been getting some bad press recently after the Parkland, Florida, massacre, but that’s not really their fault, claims NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

Loesch argues that the media is hyping the shooting for the ratings. “Many in legacy media love mass shootings,” she said, according to Talking Points Memo. “Now I’m not saying that you love the tragedy, but I am saying that you love the ratings.” She added later that “[The NRA] will not be gaslighted into thinking that we were responsible for a tragedy that we had nothing to do with.”

3. The Socialists are coming!

Loesch wasn’t the only NRA spokester in attendance, either. NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre also had some time to address the conservative audience, where he warned them about impending socialism. The New York Times reports:

He raised the specter of mass gun confiscation. He accused federal agencies like the Justice Department of weaponizing their power to punish political enemies. He warned darkly that “our country will be changed forever” at the hands of socialist conspirators. “History proves it. Every time in every nation in which this political disease rises to power, its citizens are repressed, their freedoms are destroyed and their firearms are banned and confiscated,” he said, reading slowly and deliberately from his prepared text.

4. Political correctness is over.

If there is nothing else that has made the right sing the praises of President Donald Trump, it’s the fact that he has ushered in a golden age of bigots being allowed to act as racist, sexist and homophobic as their little hearts desire — and get cheered on for their efforts.

“The era of political correctness is over,” crowed young conservative pundit Ben Shapiro. “Political correctness is dying a slow, painful, bloody, agonizing death. And all I can say is hell, yeah.” He later rallied his audience into the rousing GOP favorite “Lock her up!”

Ironically, Eric Trump later came on stage and claimed the problem with Americans is that they are “losing manners.” How these two contradicting ideas fit together is anyone’s guess.

5. Democrats for Lisa Simpson

Maybe he was watching a different show than the rest of us, but I’m not sure how someone could see Homer and Bart as the role models in “The Simpsons.”  Apparently Texas Senator Ted Cruz sees it that way, as he attempted to belittle the left by calling Democrats the “party of Lisa Simpson.”

“The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and Republicans are happily the party of Homer, Bart, Maggie and Marge,” he challenged, forcing one Simpson’s showrunner to suggest that he pull a Maggie and stick a pacifier in it.

6. I’m the best first year president, ever.

The second day of CPAC opened with a visit from President Trump, who tossed his prepared remarks, spent some time admiring his hair in the TV monitors and then went on to brag about how much he accomplished in just one year in office.

My administration has had the most successful first year” of any other president, Trump said, According to NY Daily News. “I really believe it, I mean judges, regulations, everything.”

He followed up by telling Republicans that if they don’t vote in the midterms they will lose their “massive” tax cuts and their guns, and that the best solution to fixing school shootings is increase the number of armed guards on campuses to “150 real guards.”

7. It’s time to get Biblical!

Not on stage but invited to attend and table at this year’s CPAC was the Constitution Party — the folks who believe that the GOP has gotten a little too Godless and aim to return the U.S. to its “Biblical” roots. But, of course, they want one nation under Jesus — none of those other pesky religions will do.

And that means no same-sex anything, no birth control or abortion, no women in the public sphere and absolutely no rearing from traditional gender roles at all. “The word theocracy originates from the Greek θεοκρατία meaning, ‘the rule of God.’ So, if you’re asking whether the Constitution Party wants our nation to be subject to the rule of God, then the answer is ‘yes,’” Constitution Party member Robert Peck once stated.

Well, at least they’re being honest about their intentions.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore, via wikimedia commons

56 comments

Marie W
Marie W6 months ago

Thank you for sharing

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Angela G
Angela Gabout a year ago

and of course CPAC demands that their meeting be a gun-free zone....those pesky guns are ok for other areas but not for them

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MilliSiteProbs M
MilliSiteProbs Mabout a year ago

No 7. QUOTE "And that means no same-sex anything, no birth control or abortion, no women in the public sphere and absolutely no rearing from traditional gender roles at all."
The writer is way out in left fields as per normal, just wants to get a rise out of the Lefties, get'em up in arms, stir up the hate, get it rolling, makes more for her to write her un-researched fabricated so called facts on. Might do her some good ta actually read the Bible and provide the exact Verse she found that BS in.

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MilliSiteProbs M
MilliSiteProbs Mabout a year ago

Mark Spiegel is way out in left field also. I repeat, there is nothing in the Christian way of life in anything you state. Muslims are not Christians, neither are the religious cults or some of the evangelist born-again groups. I was brought up as a Christian, having generations of Christians before my parents, never heard of such idiotic nonsense as you and Amanda claim. My father supported us in anything we chose to do, even things termed as men's jobs, we wore bikinis to the beach, blue jeans to school and did the dress up thing to go to Church and had a short or long hair, our choice. Even an abortion, although illegal at that time (1960's), if required, would have happened. We were brought up to be open-minded, accept and respect other persons choices in matters that would have an impact on the rest of their lives. Nothing like you Left-wing so call anti-Christian groups, what a bunch of BS, but like everything else you expound on, you do not research the facts before you condemn, and 90% of the time have no idea what you are talking about, reading myths somewhere online maybe?

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Sue L
Sue Labout a year ago

These people do not represent the normal, loving Christians I know, respect and love. When they get to heaven God will tell them "I don't know you."

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Annabel Bedini
Annabel Bediniabout a year ago

Amanda M
I think you are confusing the Old Testament with the New. The whole point of the New Testament was to go beyond Old Testament teachings. Jesus never suggested any of the rules you quote. What is worrying is that the extremist so-called evangelicals call themselves Christian but are NOT Christian in any recognisable way. Blame them, and let's recuperate the term 'Christian' for those who follow the teachings of Jesus, not Leviticus.

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MilliSiteProbs M
MilliSiteProbs Mabout a year ago

Amanda M
Are you sure it is Christians you refer too? Sounds more like a cult or the Islamic culture. I know tons of people that are "Christians", mostly Catholic , United, Lutheran, Mennonites, etc., in my neighborhood, and none of them do any of the things you claim they do. The only females that are covered from head to toe are Islamic Muslims, the females I see down town are in groups and do not look at or speak to anyone.

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Amanda M
Amanda Mabout a year ago

Mark Spiegel, let's not forget the other "joys" of Religious Reich-type thinking, all directed at women! Want a career? Forget it-God wants you to be happy with your sole destiny of nonstop housework, childbearing and child-raising, and nothing but that! Their deity also demands that we grow our hair long (it's our "crowning glory," after all!), and we gotta keep it covered at all times because you never know when you might need to stop everything and kowtow to "Big Brother!" Oh yeah, and no tomboy stuff allowed-wearing pants or shorts falls smack in the category of Don't Even Think About It, because pants are considered MENSWEAR to the RRR! Don't even get me started on how women have to isolate themselves during their moon times because their cycles are considered unclean (these knuckleheads just LOVE the rules in Leviticus, don't they?) and we're considered "unclean" for longer after having a girl baby than after having a boy for some weird reason. And let's not forget that the Sabbath has to be kept No Matter What. Yeah, right! Housework doesn't stop just because it's a certain day of the week, so taking Sunday off means TWICE as much work on Monday. And their God doesn't consider it a REAL job anyway, so either way WOMEN get the fuzzy end of the lollipop! And people wonder why I'm not Christian!

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Brittany E
Brittany Evansabout a year ago

Maybe it's because I'm literally sick and very tired right now, but this is just more grumbling, murmuring, and complaining. Sometimes I feel like no matter who you are, in today's world, you're always damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

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Jetana A
Jetana Aabout a year ago

UGH! What atrocious insanity!

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