Last year was my first and last CPAC. The original plan was to report on the conference and network with others in the blogosphere. That collapsed when I discovered my colleagues down at the booth on the convention floor sabotaged in their efforts to recruit students for their pro-Israel campus campaign. Both college kids and adults with Ron Paul paraphernalia would approach them and spend 15, 20 minutes or even longer explaining why Israel was a fascist state. Thus, I ended up spending most of the conference arguing with antisemites.
CPAC has been infiltrated on so many levels — by the anarcho-capitalists, the stealth Jihadists, and now the misogynists. Yet GOProud isn’t welcome.
It’s time to forget about CPAC. There are plenty of other opportunities for activists to network and hear speakers.
I’m not a movement conservative or a starry eyed groupie, so I’ve never had a desire to go to CPAC. It seems like an Establishment confab with too much internal political side-taking and cheerleading. I don’t like conferences in general, and since no one would ever dare invite me to speak at one, that works out great for me.
I actually don’t mind anarcho-capitalists, and only have a limited time for professional gays AND drunken sluts of both sexes. So, yeah. I can hear the speeches online!