The Other McCain

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

#CPAC2017: Draft Sheriff Clarke

  NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Saturday night, I spent about 15 minutes talking to Jack Daly, a longtime conservative activist who is a leader of the Draft Sheriff David Clarke for U.S. Senate committee. They want the Milwaukee County sheriff, who has attracted a nationwide following from his appearances on Fox News, to challenge Wisconsin Sen. […]

#CPAC2017: Witches vs. Trump

“[Feminism is] a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” — Pat Robertson, 1992 NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland While thousands of Conservative Political Action Conference attendees were celebrating their movement’s success here — the Breitbart luau was among the many parties Saturday […]

Second Amendment and @LogCabinGOP: Because Survival Is the First Natural Right

Gregory Angelo of Log Cabin Republicans at CPAC. NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland An armed society is a polite society, as Robert Heinlein observed, and no right is more important your right to defend your own life. All other rights are meaningless to a dead man, and last year’s terrorist attack in Orlando, where a radical Muslim […]

In The Mailbox: 02.24.17

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM EBL: #RepealObamacare Twitchy: CNN Whines About Being Excluded From White House Media Gaggle Louder With Crowder: Chris Cuomo Says Dads Protecting Their Daughters From Trannies Are Bigots According To Hoyt: Of Plate Tectonics And Unknown Carbon Reservoirs Vox Popoli: Black Bloc Cries RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES Adam Piggott: […]

#CPAC2017 Donald Trump Redefines Rhetoric; George Will Hardest Hit

by Smitty [View the story “The Trump Stream of Consciousness” on Storify] Hinderaker offers the video and a slightly more favorable take.

#CPAC: The Trump-Haters Arrive

A policeman instructs protesters not to block the sidewalk. NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland “So much security,” the young well-dressed woman remarked to her similarly dressed friend as they crossed the road to enter the Gaylord Hotel. “It’s almost as if there’s somebody important here.” Indeed, President Trump is speaking this morning at the Conservative Political Action […]

#CPAC2017 Undeserved Victory Lap

by Smitty Lukas and I swung by so that I could check in at CPAC. This is the bumper on the truck made famous by Stacy in an earlier post. We were at CPAC seven years ago  (Feb 19, 2010) when I got to ask now-VP Pence a question on Paul Ryan’s Roadmap Plan. What […]

#CPAC2017: Seen on the Scene

‘The Official Trump Truck’ is, as the president would say, yuuuge. NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland CPAC is like family reunion for bloggers. When I went down to breakfast Thursday morning, the first person I saw was Ed Morrissey of Hot Air.   After breakfast, I went outside for a post-meal smoke, which was where I ran […]

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