Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!





Recent Entries
Top Headline Comments 12-30-10 | Main | WaPo Op-Ed: Don't Let ROTC On Ivy League Campuses And Oh Yeah...American Soldiers Are The Same As The Taliban
December 30, 2010

CPAC: It's Not a Schism; Social Cons Still Attending

I hate to do another CPAC post for the second day in a row, but instead of doing another "Year in Review" post last night, I played Civ5 and watched the OK State game. So you're getting this instead.

One thing overlooked by some, but not everyone, is that while the groups boycotting CPAC this year are socially conservative, not all socially conservative groups are boycotting CPAC. A glance at the list of participating organizations reveals many are involved, including:

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property
Americans United for Life
Conservative Party USA
Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
Christians United for Israel
David Horowitz Freedom Center
Let Freedom Ring
Prison Fellowship

In short, social conservatives are still welcomed at CPAC. Though the Left is gleefully snickering about a conservative crack-up (when are they not?), as usual, reality looks nothing like their claims.

The other thing I want to repeat from yesterday (because I keep seeing this places): Family Research Council did not "pull out" or "quit" CPAC over GOProud, notwithstanding its protestations to WND that it has been involved "for a decade." It hasn't been involved in CPAC for a few years and, in fact, now operates a rival conference, the Values Voters Summit. Though I'm certain FRC genuinely opposes GOProud's participation at CPAC or any other conservative event, FRC wasn't going to participate this year anyway. FRC's role in the boycott appears simply to be to draw groups away from its major competitor.


digg this
posted by Gabriel Malor at 08:05 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Carol: "Good Morning! ..."

Old Paine: "Styx - Renegade ..."

CPT. Charles: "Morning everybody :)I decided to add a security sc ..."

Anna Puma (+SmuD): "*hands Cthulhu a kewpie doll*Or - "I'd hit that!" ..."

Vic[/i]: " ..."

cthulhu: "566 Cthulhu, lets see how the Horde interprets th ..."

Anna Puma (+SmuD): "Cthulhu, lets see how the Horde interprets this ph ..."

cthulhu: "Last night was scratching my ragtime itch, so it n ..."

Anna Puma (+SmuD): "Ohayo gozaimusHappy Thanksgiving.  Everyone t ..."

Golfman in NC: "Happy Thanksgiving all.Linc. Like the lie that is ..."

Lincolntf: "Leftism is comprised of two parts, Stupid and Evil ..."

MountainTurtle: "Good morning every one, happy Thanksgiving ! Proba ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64