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LIVE FROM THE CPAC BLOGGERS’ BASH!

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 6:43 pm - February 10, 2011.
Filed under: CPAC

UPDATE: SORRY GANG! The show had to be stopped because they were showing the preview of “Atlas Shrugged” and their folks pulled our plug. It’s all good though.

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-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Last Night’s Stage Right Show with GayPatriot

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 6:31 pm - February 10, 2011.
Filed under: CPAC

Here’s part of the interview with me by Larry O’Connor on The Stage Right Show last night.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Palin Derangement Syndrome Runs Deep

This is just too rich to pass up, Oops! Sarah Palin Didn’t Call Christina Aguilera an ‘Airhead’:

Whoops! One comedian’s attempt to spoof Sarah Palin has been blown way out of proportion after one media site decided to report the former vice presidential candidate’s fabricated comments as fact.

In Palin’s comments, which were crafted by an Onion-like satirical website, she supposedly blasts Christina Aguilera‘s disasterousperformance of the national anthem at Super Bowl XLV. In the satire, Palin calls Aguilera a “demanding beauty queen who’s clearly in over her head.” The Palin impersonator also talks about wanting to “deport” Aguilera, after having “to suffer through a performance by a foreigner with a poor grasp of the English language.”

But as Gossip Cop points out, the quotes were all fake — even though Us Weekly reported them as fact.

Emphasis added.

Has Arianna Huffington overcome her case of Huffingtonitis?

Several years ago, I defined a condition known as Huffingtonistis, in honor of that ubiquitous political celebrity Arianna Huffington:

Huffingtonitis, when one defines his political views and makes public statements in order to win social approval and/or acceptance.

Blogger Roger Simon, whom I cited in that post, offers a different spin on Ms. Huffington’s motivations to sell her eponymous Post to AOL:

Arianna Huffington is a brilliant businesswoman with an extraordinary sense of timing — first riding the feminist wave to write a best seller accusing Picasso of womanizing, then going conservative to marry a multi-millionaire Republican, and then switching to the liberal/progressive side and founding the most successful new media news and opinion site extant. . . .

Arianna has read the tea leaves. Progressivism, which was riding the crest of popularity on the election of Obama, is over. It is no longer good for business. And just as the stock market is said to be a leading indicator on business cycles, I submit Arianna’s track record has shown her to be a leading indicator on the zeitgeist. She knows when to get out. Obama, and by extension progressivism, is fini.

Read the whole thing.  Is Ms. Huffington then more interested in following the zeitgeist (as is the pop star Madonna in following the latest musical fads) than in currying favor with the liberal social and cultural élite who dominant her current hometown?

In such case, she defines her views not in order to win social acceptance, but to head whichever way the wind blows.

Coulter joins Palin in welcoming gay conservatives into movement

Reader Peter Hughes alerted me to Ann Coulter’s latest column, one of the simultaneously funniest and most insightful commentaries on current events I’ve read all year.  Currently finishing her next book and is thus

. . . only able to catch bits and pieces of the news this month, but, based on what I’ve heard from the mainstream media, I’m pretty sure the conservative movement is now being led either by Jared Loughner or GOProud’s president, Chris Barron.

Pretty  much sums up their coverage of the first six weeks of this year.   A deranged Tea Party member shot up a rally featuring a Democratic Congresswoman while CPAC is all about GOProud.  Then, she joins Sarah Palin, albeit in a much different tone, in welcoming gay conservatives into the movement:

No, we don’t generally care for identity politics of any sort, much less hearing about people’s sex lives, even Nino Scalia’s. (And judging by the number of children he has, it’s pretty active.) Conservatives believe in individual rights, low tax rates, fighting terrorism and punishing criminals — so do gays! They also happen to believe Judy Garland was the most underappreciated and misunderstood person in the history of show business. I don’t think most gays care about gay marriage; they like going to the gay marriage meeting because it’s a good way to meet other gays.

Read the whole thing.

Liveblogging from CPAC

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 4:10 pm - February 10, 2011.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America

Hey gang. My apologies… I had too much Ambien last night and woke up this afternoon. (Truth and very embarrassing!)

Sen. Rand Paul just finished speaking from main stage and I’m anxious to hear Donald Rumseld, then Rep. Paul Ryan.

DEVELOPING….

Correcting the Problem Log Cabin Created:
A Response to Erick Erickson’s comments on GOProud & CPAC

The reason Log Cabin had such a problem establishing its credibility within Republican circles was that too often it gained media exposure by attacking fellow Republicans and dwelling on gay issues.  For all too many years national office did not regularly take stands on the small-government agenda pushed by Reaganites or the ideas of judicial restraint long championed by Republicans.

They didn’t come around to endorsing the Contract with America until long after Congress voted on its provisions nor did Log Cabin leaders remind voters of the Republican focus on fiscal issues in 1994 and national security matters a decade later.  No wonder some on the right remain skeptical of a gay conservative group, even a new one like GOProud without the baggage of Log Cabin.

One of our readers, my occasional sparring partner and friendly correspondent Lloydletta alerted me to Erick Erickson’s piece on GOProud’s participation in C-PAC.  While that conservative blogger finds it “well and fine” that many on the right are willing to give this fledgling group “a seat at the table”, he remains skeptical of their goals, noting particularly their opposition to a federal amendment defining marriage, their support of DADT repeal and of legislation giving “health benefits to gay couples.”

Perhaps, Erickson has also expressed skepticism about former Vice President Cheney’s commitment to conservatism, given that he holds near identical positions to those of GOProud, particularly on same-sex marriage where he (like this new group) favors a state-by-state approach.

Finally, Erickson notes the group’s silence on a number of key conservative issues: (more…)

So, did these Democrats ask Barney Frank to “recuse” himself from matters related to Fannie Mae?

Glenn informs us that 73 House Democats are trying to get U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself in the ObamaCare case. You see, Thomas’s wife has worked “on behalf of efforts opposing that healthcare law.”

Well, well, now, back in the 1990s, Barney Frank’s partner Herb Moses worked at Fannie Mae while the Massachusetts Democrat served on the House Committee (which he would later chair) which oversaw that government-sponsored enterprise (GSE).

I will only take seriously those Democrats calling for Justice Thomas to recuse himself from any case on the constitutionality of Obamacare if said Democrats asked that Mr. Frank refuse to participate in deliberations of the House Banking Committee (later renamed House Financial Services Committee) when it deliberated matters related to Fannie Mae.

Did any of those 73 Democrats raise the issue of Mr. Frank’s conflict of interest?