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#CPAC2017: Kellyanne Conway, Ted Cruz, Mark Levin, Dana Loesch, Steve Bannon

Posted on | February 23, 2017 | 2 Comments


A big agenda of speakers today at the Conservative Political Action Conference, although the President doesn’t speak until Friday:

Just less than a year ago, Donald Trump decided to skip CPAC – a decision the organization said he would come to regret, since it “sends a clear message to conservatives.” The Trump campaign said he would be back in 2017, “hopefully as President of the United States.” (How many in the room in 2016 thought that would really happen?) Now comes this year’s CPAC, with Vice President Mike Pence and President Trump both in the speakers’ lineup. That’s just a hint of the extent to which the conservative movement has been adopted and co-opted by Team Trump. Conservatives – even those who insisted Trump was never one of them – have, for the most part, gone along with it. Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, and Kellyanne Conway have all been CPAC fixtures in the past. Now they will be CPAC rock stars, appearing on behalf of the leader of the conservative movement, the man in whose administration they serve.

Speaking of fixtures, last night I saw Evan Sayet and reminded him that it was CPAC ten years ago we met. That was Andrew Breitbart’s first time attending CPAC and it seems like just yesterday to me.

UPDATE: Kellyanne clobbered it:

Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway gave a simple reason why she doesn’t label herself a “feminist” in her speech this morning at CPAC.
“It’s difficult for me to call myself a feminist,” she said, because modern feminism is “anti-male and pro-abortion. I am neither.”
Conway is a staunch pro-life activist who was the first woman to successfully run a presidential campaign. She was responding to a question about the pro-abortion Women’s March and Democrats claiming to speak on behalf of women. . . .
On the main stage, Conway discussed the importance of her four children in her life. The 50-year-old empowered Catholic mother irked feminists and leftists while running the Trump campaign.

My CPAC roommate Pete Da Tech Guy talked to Mrs. Conway last night. He gave her a cannoli. She loves cannoli.

UPDATE: Interview with Joe the Plumber.



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