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CPAC 2014 – Can Libertarians And Social Conservatives Get Along?

 

 

 

Published on Mar 7, 2014

” Is there common ground between the two most energetic wings of the movement?

  Tom Minnery (President & CEO, CitizenLink) moderates the discussion with Dr. Matt Spalding (Associate Vice President and Dean of Educational Programs for Hillsdale College, The Allan P. Kirby Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship); Matt Welch (Editor in Chief, Reason Magazine); Michael Medved (Host, “The Michael Medved Show”); and Alexander McCobin (Co-Founder & President, Students for Liberty) at CPAC 2014 on March 7, 2014.

  Recorded at the American Conservative Union (ACU) Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2014, March 6-8, 2014, Washington, D.C.

  Follow the ACU and CPAC on Twitter: @CPACnews #CPAC2014. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rand Paul, Rubio Poke At Their Own Party

 

 

 

 

” “The GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered,” Paul told the Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington.

Paul and Marco Rubio, Republican senators being measured as 2016 presidential possibilities, gave campaign-style speeches at the annual conservative gathering: soaring rhetoric and a quick rundown of policy positions. Paul attacked wasteful government spending, advocated a flat tax and suggested eliminating the Department of Education. He appealed to young voters – a big part of the CPAC audience – calling them “the core of the ‘leave me alone’ coalition.”

“If we’re going to have a Republican Party that can win, liberty needs to be the backbone of the GOP,” he said. “We need a Republican Party that shows up on the South Side of Chicago and shouts at the top of our lungs … ‘The GOP is the ticket to the middle class.'”

 

 

 

 

 

CPAC Turns Away Pamela Geller

 

” For the last four years, Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com and the American Freedom Defense Initiative have held events at CPAC featuring guests she invites to discuss the influence of Islamism on America. But this year, the American Conservative Union (ACU) has no room for Geller or her message.

In years past, the events were standing room only thanks to their popularity, but that apparently was not enough to counter pressure brought to bear from somewhere to exclude Geller’s message.”

 

 

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