The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

CPAC: The Rev. Cruz Preaches It

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Ted Cruz was on stage in the Potomac Ballroom when I turned to Dave Weigel and said, “He can really preach it, eh?” Weigel said, “Well, that’s what his father did.” Indeed, the Texas senator’s father, Rafael Cruz, is an evangelical pastor, and the son’s sermon was the straight-up Tea Party gospel […]

Best. CPAC. Ever.

Every year, the question is, “How can this CPAC possibly better than last year’s?” I’m not sure, but every year they try: As soon as attendees at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) check into their hotel rooms, they will see evidence that the 2016 presidential campaign has already begun. Room keys at […]

Are You Ready for CPAC?

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland The 40th Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) begins Thursday, and I’m here early, with nothing to report so far but this: That’s the room key that CPAC guests at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort Hotel receive, and the National Draft Ben Carson for Committee reportedly paid $100,000 for this publicity. These folks […]

#BlogBash Nominations Are Open

Wow, time flies: The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is now barely a month away — it convenes March 6 at National Harbor near Washington, D.C. — which means it’s time for you to nominate your favorite blogs for the Blog Bash Awards. In case you don’t know it, Blog Bash is the hottest […]

We Need Cassone To Rock @CPACnews

by Smitty We need Chris Cassone to play this in the main ballroom at CPAC in front of a the full house (including YOU!) somewhere on March 6th or 7th: I just got off the phone with Chris, and he’s at the point of deciding if he’s going to attend at all. Apparently he brought […]

Rainy Day D.C. Getaway: Did Kimberlin Send a Photo-Stalker to CPAC Blog Bash?

Brett Kimberlin could have been sentenced to 230 years in federal prison WASHINGTON, D.C. The piped-in music in this taco shop seems to be set to ’80s punk-pop — currently “Rock This Town” by the Stray Cats — which isn’t an ideal working environment. Of course, I’ve filed from enough bars, McDonald’s and airport terminals […]

The Huffington Post Lies About Steven Crowder’s CPAC Monologue

by Smitty I happened to be in the ballroom for the remarks made by Crowder, as mis-reported by the Puffington Host:               Steven reports: So HuffingtonPost is outright lying and trying to slander me, and I could really use support. As you know, Ashley Judd has recently been heard […]

Some People Like To Go To CPAC, But Other People Like Us We Gotta Work

– by Wombat-socho Even before it became public knowledge that Pam Geller and Robert Spencer had pointedly not been invited to CPAC, I had been leaning hard in the direction of not going this year due to the requirements of work. To be more specific, I am busy in the tax mines this time of […]

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