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As I write, Sean Hannity is interviewing birther Donald Trump, and I’m trying really hard to resist making a “Dumb and Dumber” joke.
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As I write, Sean Hannity is interviewing birther Donald Trump, and I’m trying really hard to resist making a “Dumb and Dumber” joke.
Ben Terris, a reporter for the Washington Post noticed this morning that CPAC’s webpage for Dr. Ben Carson in fact featured a photo of Senator Tim Scott. On cue, the giggles of CPAC’s inability to recognize two different African American men began in earnest.:
CPAC Website Apparently Mixed Up Two Black Republicans
The website for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) appeared to have mistakenly posted a photo of Sen. Tim Scott (R-NC) in a biography for conservative activist Dr. Ben Carson, both of whom are scheduled to be speakers at the event this week.
It seems, this was not the first time CPAC’s mobile site had made a photo-related error…
CPAC is currently having its annual shindig in Maryland. CPAC is run by the American Conservative Union, and the event needs lots of money to happen. But it’s not grassroots organizations that are funding this event. It’s heavy hitters and deep pockets.
It’s big energy companies, tobacco, and the NRA.
Rarely seen and previously unreported tax filings for the ACU and ACU Foundation, the group responsible for staging CPAC, reveal that in the 2010 tax year, the National Rifle Association provided $225,000 of the ACU Foundation’s overall revenue. In 2010 the ACU Foundation reported $288,670 in grant revenue and $1,063,103 in “program service revenue.” The NRA’s executive vice president and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, has been a regular featured speaker at past CPAC events and he again spoke at the gathering on Thursday. The 2013 CPAC included an event titled “NRA University” at which CPAC attendees could “learn more about NRA, Second Amendment, gun control debate.” It even offered participants “a FREE one-year NRA membership,” according to the conference schedule. The NRA is a “presenting sponsor” at the 2014 conference—a sponsorship level requiring a $110,000 contribution.
In 2010 the billionaire Koch brothers’ companies contributed a total of $50,000 to the ACU and the ACU Foundation. In the same year, cigarette giant Altria contributed $25,000 to the ACU, and the conservative Anschutz Foundation contributed $25,000 to the ACU Foundation.
So, if you’ve wondered why Wayne LaPierre gets to scowl and complain and cajole the audience to buy guns before the President takes them away, it’s because the NRA paid for the spot.
Here’s the list of other sponsors, and lots of familiar names.
Presenting sponsors require a contribution of $110,000 or more. They include: the NRA, One America News Network, Tea Party Patriots, Townhall Media/Regnery Publishing, and the Washington Times.
Associate Sponsors, which require $60,000 contributions are Koch Industries and a movie scheduled to come out May 9, 2014 “Persecuted”.
Supporting Sponsors require $25,000 contributions, and include: Citizen Link (Focus on the Family), Heritage Foundation, How Money Walks, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Liberty Alliance, MPAA, National Review, Red Alert Politics, and Tea Party News Network.
Contributing Sponsors, who pony up $18,000 include: The Blaze, Citizens United 25th Anniversary, Leadership Institute, Run Ben Run, and Red Card Guest Worker Permit.
Participating Sponsors, which is the lowest tier at $9,000, include: Americans for Prosperity, chooseenergy.org, Ashbrook Ashland University, Sarah Palin’s new tv show, AECR, 60 Plus, BDMR, College Republicans National Committee, Christians United for Israel, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, Eagle Forum, Eberle Associates, Empower Action Group, Fabrizio Lee, Facebook, Gravis Marketing, Convert! Integrated Marketing, GWU Graduate School of Political Management, Freedom Alliance, Let Freedom Ring, Policy Issues Institute, Justice Fellowship, TMA Direct, Turning Point USA, unfairmovie.com (aka the anti-IRS movie), 780 WAVA 105.1, 1260 WRC talk radio, and Young America’s Foundation.
[Live event concluded…]
You know how the right wing has always despised New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as a RINO, someone who’s willing to make deals and compromises; in other words, a total loser?
Well, suddenly Christie is back in the good graces of the right, and all it took was a massive corruption scandal: Bridge-Gate: Why Conservatives Are Now Embracing Chris Christie.
After being snubbed last year, embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been invited to speak next month at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC - the biggest conservative confab of the year.
Governor Christie, under intense pressure over the ongoing “Bridge-gate” scandal, was also embraced over the weekend by top Republicans appearing on Sunday talk shows. On ABC News, Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin called Christie a “fantastic governor.” And both he and Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) of Louisiana (appearing on CNN) said Christie should stay on as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Even some of the most conservative lights, who typically ridicule Christie as a “RINO” - a Republican in Name Only - have managed at times to come down on Christie’s side since Bridge-gate broke last month. Fox News host Sean Hannity has defended Christie’s use of hurricane Sandy relief money.
Just more evidence that the overriding principle driving the conservative movement in 2014 is a sort of base, mean-spirited contrarianism.
With anyone else, you’d probably think this is a joke. But Jim Hoft, the legendary Dumbest Man on the Internet, is not kidding. He honestly believes that President Obama is causing long lines at Reagan Airport, just to hassle people like him.
Paranoid right wing derangement, combined with epic stupidity. An award-winning combination!
When the news broke yesterday about the white supremacists who crashed a CPAC panel on minority outreach and defended slavery, I wrote:
What this guy says is no different than the rhetoric you can find in the comment sections of almost any right wing blog or news site.
And today, they’re proving me right. A lot of right wing websites seem to be afraid of the story and are trying to ignore it, but at every site that does cover it, commenters are spewing shocking torrents of outright white supremacism, racism, and antisemitism.
The article is a fairly straightforward account of what happened, but the comments are jaw-dropping.
What George Lincoln Rockwell spoke about 60+ years ago is coming to fruition, this is America’s future when it becomes “48% black & 47% Hispanic”
Let’s pause for a reminder, in case you didn’t recognize the name: George Lincoln Rockwell was the founder of the American Nazi Party.
For over a century, the millstone of white guilt hung around our necks, retribution for slave-owning predecessors. In the 60s, American liberals began yanking that millstone while sticking a fork in the eye of black Americans, exacerbating the racial divide to extort a socialist solution. European Americans made this country the richest and greatest in the world and are the only ones who can save it, if given the chance..
I don’t agree with the white supremacists, BUT you have to see that your supposed to be embarrassed to say your white and proud of your heritage. This has long passed equality, imagine for a second a group called the National Association for the Advancement of White People, and the outrage that would follow it. Yet it’s acceptable for this group if they are colored. I never owned slaves, nor have any of the black people in America been slaves…
White heritage is the sum total of all achievements by Caucasoids the world over throughout history, beginning with Indo-Europeans in 5000 B.C. onward.
Caucasoids are a race and a race is a division of humanity that is regarded as an extended family sharing the same basic traits, as well as the same or nearly the same, DNA which sets them apart from other races who do not. Sub groups are identified as ethnicities.
White heritage in America considers the collective accomplishments of all white ethnicities, their victories, trials and tribulations, since they first populated this country.
The Era of White Guilt is indeed over. Barack Obama showed the country that “his people” are completely racist and bent on revenge. I truly believe this young man was just trying to stick up for himself.
Slavery happened. No one can deny that. Time to move on people. Make a life for yourself. Anyway you can.
If Minorities don’t stop “using” the race card and this history they are going to get the “push back” they deserve.
Lorianne - Many White Cultures were enslaved throughout history - the difference is the “White” races didn’t feel pity for themselves and try to bilk the system for every penny they could. Even here in America look at what races were forced into labor and belittled - The Chinese, The Irish, The Italians and the Japanese were even rounded up and placed in concentration camps during World War II. My own father was forced to go out to the desert and Witness Atomic bomb blasts that exposed him to radiation. Not once did I hear him complain or feel sorry for himself or demand special treatment. Yes , I am proud of my heritage and anyone who takes offense to it can kiss my Rear End ! I feel no guilt whatsoever ! If that’s Racist then so be it - I have no regrets !
I will say this about slavery and I will tell you I’m neither white nor a racist. Let’s turn the clock back and ask this common sense question:
If during the period of slavery, if all the slaves had been gathered and given a choice of either staying in this country as slaves or returning to their home land, which one would they have chosen?
I would argue that the majority would have chosen to stay here as slaves.
Let’s look at this hypothesis as it could be proven as well today.
If we travel to every third word nation in the world and made an open offer to their citizens of a pass to come to America in exchange for 10 years of slavery, I guarantee we could not get enough airplanes, boats, buses to bring all the takers.. I would have been thankful to my ancestors for coming here and enduring hardship so I can enjoy the greatness of this nation. A lot of our ancestors endure hardship maybe not slavery but other hardships to come to America so that we can have a piece of the dream.
I wish liberal progressives would stop spinning the past to separate us instead of unite us.
To all you White “Conservatives” “clutching the pearls” over Scott’s truthful and honest statements - WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? Your deranged reactions to the most normal feelings on Earth indicate the depths to which you have sunk. You’ve become so denatured that you immediately react by rearing back in horror, and denoucing one of your own young men, who is trying to prevent you from destroying yourselves.
This “Conservative” Black Host is the worst sort of Race huslter. He’s telling telling you clueless Whites what YOU want to hear, and attempting to keep the richest mine in history- the White Guilt Mine - open and operating. Why on EARTH you you think you to have anything to do with Blacks, as well as any member of any other Race? Why on Earth do you think you to cossett them, and appease them, and expend all your time, energy, and resources on them - when they only want you to PAY for them? When they attack you and try to kill you off as fast as they can? City after city has fallen to the destruction that Blacks wreak - Detroit, Birmingham, Atlanta, East St Louis, Philadelphia…..you feed and breed them - and they kill you, in gratitude. Why don’t you care about your OWN people, who are being systematically geneocided? What’s wrong with you?
africa 95% black
asia 95% asian
the middle east 90% arab
and White Countries? Well, “jews” use brown people as cultural, political, economic, and biological weapons of mass destruction to wreck White, Western countries and to further their lust for global communism completely devoid of any Natural Law/Rights.
We nee to control the Media like the Marxists do. Then we could control the debate..
As much as I disagree with Beck over his shilling for the Jewish people I’d like to see him get a platform on Cable/Sat TV. I view the Jews as extremely dangerous to the Republic however Beck is still far to the right of the Marxist Jewish Media on almost ever issue.
Absolutely horrifying. It goes on and on like this, for hundreds of comments.
At CPAC, the incredibly dense Jim Hoft won the “Accuracy in Media” award, and today he’s demonstrating the peerless skill that led to this honor with a post desperately trying to spin away the embarrassing little white supremacist incident at yesterday’s festivities:
The liberal media today are reporting on an incident yesterday at CPAC 2013. K. Carl Smith, founder and President of Frederick Douglas Republicans, held a break-out session on minority outreach. During the question and answer period a young man identified as Scott Terry suggested that blacks should be grateful for the clothing, shelter and food provided by their slave masters.
Here is how Think Progreess [sic] reported on the incident…
Of course, Hoft never gets around to explaining the “Big Media Lie.” Here’s the punchline to his stupid post:
Now here’s the rest of the story…
I spoke with K. Carl and his brother Karnie this morning at the Tea Party Patriot Live booth in the main hall.
K. Carl Smith said how he was so impressed with the CPAC audience who immediately came to his young man defense during thee [sic] breakout session.
Possibly the weakest spin ever by a right wing moron. He’s not even trying. But Hoft’s commenters quickly leap into action, making his pathetic attempt to excuse this eruption of blatant racism look even more ridiculous — by spewing racism and white supremacism all over the place.
So where’s the beef? Blacks ARE grateful for the clothing, shelter and food provided by their slave masters so much so that they vote for them every election cycle.
Has the whole situation degenerated to the point where progressives and their media cohorts must plant people to create a controversy? If so, I guess it means the cries of racism and sexism and ism-ism can no longer be supported naturally.
Scott Terry’s Liberal message was on point. That’s the entire platform for the Democratic party. You won’t leave the Dem Party plantation if we keep giving you “free” stuff.
The average black Sub-Saharian African IQ is about 70 and the average brown “hispanic” IQ is about 80. In comparison, the average White European IQ is about 100. And anyone who’s read “The Bell Curve” knows that there’s a very strong correlation between race, IQ and general quality of life statistics.
From a purely scientific point of view, how does it make sense to flood high IQ White societies with low IQ brown people? So much so that White babies are now racial minorities in America, Whites of all ages are estimated to become racial minorities in about 20 years and brown “hispanics” are estimated to become the new racial majority by about 2050.
Wake up. This bipartisan supported demographic ethnic cleansing of Whites will not only completely destroy the Republican Party but also completely destroy Western (White) civilization this century. Stop being spineless politically correct cowards that are too afraid of being called racists to stop the libtard schemes of mass importing generations of low IQ left-wing voters in order to stay in perpetual power and spread global socialism.
So, if we’re going to allow immigration to America, it should primarily be Whites and Northeast Asians with high IQs, spotless criminal backgrounds and advanced college degrees. And if they go on welfare or commit a violent crime within 10 years, they should be deported back to their native countries.
But even though Northeast Asians have IQs close to Whites, I still don’t support allowing them to mass immigrate to White countries since I want to preserve our racial majority.
And before you denounce these policies, keep in mind that Japan and South Korea already implement similar policies. If they can do it, why can’t we?
As to the study which showed that people with “conservative”, religious and racist views tend to have slightly lower IQs than “tolerant” “liberals” and atheists; I’d have to look at the demographic data to come to an objective conclusion. But regardless, even if racists did indeed have slightly lower IQs than “anti-racists”, that still doesn’t debunk peer reviewed scientific facts that bolster racist views - like the widely observed racial IQ gaps making it idiotic to allow low IQ races to mass immigrate to your society.
I support creating a White Nationalist state where non-Whites are denied citizenship. Or at the very least non-White immigration is severely restricted. And before you reject such policies, what’s the alternative? To allow the demographic genocide against Whites to continue?
slaves in America could have been instead shipped east to muslim nations where all the males are castrated before arrival killing 80% of the males, and the females are sent to hard toil and random rapes and torture.
I feel so sorry for the blacks that were captured in Africa by Arabs and African rulers and shipped out as property.
The luckiest 5% of of the total of just the Atlantic slave trade (not the larger Arabian trade) ended up in North America.
I say lucky because food, shelter and the ability to continue to have children and raise families is an anomaly in the history of world slavery while it was legal in America.
Black Slaves in America had it better than the 1.5 million whites slaved by the Barbary muslims in north Africa.
Today, Twitter and the internet were abuzz about some questions and comments delivered by a participant at CPAC during a session sponsored by Tea Party Patriots called “Trump The Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Called A Racist When You Know You’re Not One?”
Talking Points Memo reported:
CPAC Event On Racial Tolerance Turns To Chaos As ‘Disenfranchised’ Whites Arrive
by Benjy Sarlin
March 15, 2013
A CPAC session sponsored by Tea Party Patriots and billed as a primer on teaching activists how to court black voters devolved into a shouting match as some attendees demanded justice for white voters and others shouted down a black woman who reacted in horror.(L-R) Tina Brown, Matthew Heimbach, and Scott Terry
The session, entitled “Trump The Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Called A Racist When You Know You’re Not One?” was led by K. Carl Smith, a black conservative who mostly urged attendees to deflect racism charges by calling themselves “Frederick Douglass Republicans.”
Disruptions began when he started accusing Democrats of still being the party of the Confederacy — a common talking point on the right.
“I don’t care how much the KKK improved,” he said. “I’m not going to join the KKK. The Democratic Party founded the KKK.”
Things got heated…
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