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    Bob Barr Addresses CPAC

    First of all, kudos to CPAC for letting Barr speak, and to the moderator at the event, who kept things civil.

    Yes, Bob Barr addressed CPAC. He was also booed when he declared that waterboarding is torture. However, he is right. America is better than her enemies, because we DO adhere to the rule of law. Barr is the kind of honest Conservative whose voice needs to be heard. So listen to what he says in this video clip. It makes perfect sense.

    And about CPAC itself? Whether or not you agree or disagree with what ANY of the speakers are saying there, you cannot deny that they are giving the floor to Conservative speakers from ALL schools of Conservative thought, and not just any one segment. Now, I might not like everything that is being said, but EVERYTHING is being said, and CPAC is not being hijacked by fringe elements, like what has happened at other recent events. This is out and out honesty, and a breath of fresh air. I don't agree with some of it, but at least Conservatives of my stripe are being represented, and I very much appreciate that.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXdV0yiwjlQ"]YouTube- CPAC audience boos Bob Barr for condemning waterboarding as torture.[/ame]
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    Kudos to Barr for speaking the truth. He is not my cup of tea, but he is spot on. We are a nation of laws. Let's follow them.

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    OMG, just a Barr was going to get slammed, the video ends.
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    Being unfamiliar with the abbreviation, I had to look up CPAC. Why are all these old people discussing politics at the Castle Point Astronomy Club?
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    Another reason why Im glad I voted for him in 2008.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Another reason why Im glad I voted for him in 2008.
    Me too.....
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    Re: Bob Barr Addresses CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    First of all, kudos to CPAC for letting Barr speak, and to the moderator at the event, who kept things civil.

    Yes, Bob Barr addressed CPAC. He was also booed when he declared that waterboarding is torture. However, he is right. America is better than her enemies, because we DO adhere to the rule of law. Barr is the kind of honest Conservative whose voice needs to be heard. So listen to what he says in this video clip. It makes perfect sense.

    And about CPAC itself? Whether or not you agree or disagree with what ANY of the speakers are saying there, you cannot deny that they are giving the floor to Conservative speakers from ALL schools of Conservative thought, and not just any one segment. Now, I might not like everything that is being said, but EVERYTHING is being said, and CPAC is not being hijacked by fringe elements, like what has happened at other recent events. This is out and out honesty, and a breath of fresh air. I don't agree with some of it, but at least Conservatives of my stripe are being represented, and I very much appreciate that.
    Don’t kid yourself. CPAC is just another attempt by the extreme right wing of the Republican party to hijack the party and turn it due right. They’re trying to throw as wide a net as possible to capture as many Republican votes as they can.

    Now they’re allowing the John Birch Society (yes, THAT John Birch Society!) to wiggle back into mainstream Republican ideaology.
    ABC's Jonathan Karl reports: This week’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington has a co-sponsor from the far-right fringe of American politics: The John Birch Society.

    According to Ian Walters, a spokesman for CPAC, it’s the first time the John Birch Society has sponsored the conference. That’s not surprising, considering that the Birch Society has long been considered wacky and extreme by conservative leaders.

    William F. Buckley famously denounced the John Birch Society and its founder Robert Welch in the early 1960s as “idiotic” and “paranoid. ” Buckley’s condemnation effectively banishing the group from the mainstream conservative movement. Welch had called President Dwight D. Eisenhower a “conscious, dedicated agent of the communist conspiracy” and that the U.S. government was “under operational control of the Communist party.”

    Buckley argued that such paranoid rantings had no place in the conservative movement or the Republican party.

    Two years after Buckley’s death, the John Birch Society is no longer banished;
    it is listed as one of about 100 co-sponsors of the 2010 CPAC.
    Why is the Birch Society a co-sponsor?

    “They’re a conservative organization,” said Lisa Depasquale, the CPAC Director for the American Conservative Union, which runs CPAC. “ Beyond that I have no comment.”

    On its website, the Birch Society describes it mission as to “to warn against and expose the forces that seek to abolish U.S. independence, build a world government, or otherwise undermine our personal liberties and national independence. The John Birch Society endorses the U.S. Constitution as the foundation of our national government, and works toward educating and activating Americans to abide by the original intent of the Founding Fathers. We seek to awaken a sleeping and apathetic people concerning the designs of those who are working to destroy our constitutional Republic.”
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    Do normal, every day Republicans really want their party to go in the direction of the John Birch Society? Do you accept anything being shoved in your face as long as it is labeled "Republican"? Do you denounce anything?
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    Bob Barr is a loser and a traitor to the ideals of Conservatism...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Bob Barr is a loser and a traitor to the ideals of Conservatism...........
    Why? Because he believes waterboarding is torture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Don’t kid yourself. CPAC is just another attempt by the extreme right wing of the Republican party to hijack the party and turn it due right. They’re trying to throw as wide a net as possible to capture as many Republican votes as they can.

    Now they’re allowing the John Birch Society (yes, THAT John Birch Society!) to wiggle back into mainstream Republican ideaology.

    Do normal, every day Republicans really want their party to go in the direction of the John Birch Society? Do you accept anything being shoved in your face as long as it is labeled "Republican"? Do you denounce anything?
    William F. Buckley must be rolling in his grave.

    Courting those loons is will only drive away the moderates and independents. Indeed, who wants to be associated with that group?

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