So Much For Toning Down the GOP Crazy

Karl Rove’s “Conservative Victory Project” may want to keep the wingnuts out of GOP primaries, but it seems they’ll be the stars of the show at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Here’s a look at some of the invited speakers:

And just recently it was confirmed that Sarah Palin will speak as well. Then there are the various discussion groups and breakouts, such as:

  • NRA University: Learn more about NRA, Second Amendment, gun control debate. NRA-ILA staff will provide tools for effective activism…Participants will receive a FREE one-year NRAMembership.”
  • “The Conservative Intellectual* Movement: Then and Now” [*Oxymoron, I know]

There are the usual movie showings and book signings by Newt and Callista Gingrich, and this year they have both a Panel Discussion: “The Legacy of Andrew Breitbart”, as well as a Cocktail Reception: “Honoring the Life of Andrew Breitbart”.

Don’t know if Karl Rove is attending, but it doesn’t sound like his party’s ready to give up the crazy just yet.

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  • Frank Moraes

    Last week Reed Richardson wrote over at The Nation that it made no sense that there was a Tea Party response to the SOTU address. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are pretty much interchangeable. But he noted that they were both extremist Republicans. I disagree with this. It implies that somewhere there are moderate Republicans. There are among the voters (why they are Republicans, I don’t know). But among the elected Republicans at the national level, it is all extremism and craziness. I don’t see this changing for at least 3 years, and if they do well in 2014, a lot longer than that. Given our “both sides now” media, this is a real problem.

    • http://allthingsdemocrat.com/ Doug Marquardt

      Great points, Frank. Funniest thing I saw in a long time was just the other day, a reaction by S.E. Cupp, that strange person at MSNBC, who complained that the “dueling” SOTU responses by Rubio and Paul looked like the party was tearing itself in two. Her point was that there should be one SOTU response by a united Republican party. Good luck with that! With Rove’s new “keep out the crazies” superPac, the infighting in the tea party (like the FreedomWorks dust-up at gun-point), McCain and Graham’s insistence on some non-existent Benghazi scandal, and the continuing Republican War on Women, Dems will likely be the sane choice for independents and moderates for some time to come.

    • http://allthingsdemocrat.com/ Doug Marquardt

      Great points, Frank. Funniest thing I saw in a long time was just the other day, a reaction by S.E. Cupp, that strange person at MSNBC, who complained that the “dueling” SOTU responses by Rubio and Paul looked like the party was tearing itself in two. Her point was that there should be one SOTU response by a united Republican party. Good luck with that! With Rove’s new “keep out the crazies” superPac, the infighting in the tea party (like the FreedomWorks dust-up at gun-point), McCain and Graham’s insistence on some non-existent Benghazi scandal, and the continuing Republican War on Women, Dems will likely be the sane choice for independents and moderates for some time to come.