2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans

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    2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans

    Romney, Gingrich, Santorum to be keynote speakers but Paul not invited.

    Despite winning the event’s annual straw poll for the last two years running, Ron Paul has seemingly been excluded from this year’s CPAC conference, with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich announced as keynote speakers but Paul appearing nowhere on the roster.

    The exclusion of Paul is likely a maneuver by GOP insiders to re-align CPAC, the biggest annual conservative confab, with the Republican establishment and prevent an embarrassing straw poll defeat for likely presidential pick Mitt Romney, who Paul beat in 2010 and 2011.

    According to the CPAC website, fellow presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum will all address the event scheduled to take place Feb. 8-11 in Washington, but Ron Paul will be absent.

    “Although a combination of factors might be at play, including Paul’s focus on the Maine caucuses, a changing of the guard at the top of CPAC’s management team is likely behind Paul’s exclusion,” notes Stephen Woodward.

    Indeed, the selection of former chairman of the Florida Republican Party Al Cardenas to lead CPAC has brought with it a decidedly neoconservative flavor to the 2012 event.

    Besides Romney and Gingrich, the likes of Ann Coulter, John Bolton, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Herman Cain and Rick Perry will all speak at the conference.

    During a post CPAC 2011 interview, American Conservative Union (ACU) chief Cardenas put Ron Paul supporters on notice by warning them that they would not be invited to the 2012 event if they failed to act with “civility” after previous speakers Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld were booed by Paul activists.

    The change in direction seemingly stems from a revolt, characterized by Politico as a “conservative civil war,” that preceded last year’s conference fueled by concerns expressed by establishment Republicans that the conference was turning “libertarian”.

    Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who boycotted the 2010 and 2011 conferences because of the attendance of Ron Paul and his supporters, is set to return to speak at the 2012 event.

    CPAC’s move to marginalize true conservatives like Ron Paul also stems from concerns that the rival Values Voter Summit is gaining more prominence within establishment Republican circles.

    Paul has won the CPAC straw poll for the past two years running and has spoke at the last three conferences.

    Following his victory last year, Fox News erroneously reported that Paul had been booed by the audience when his win was announced. In reality, Fox played footage from the previous year’s event when Mitt Romney supporters had loudly booed the result and Paul supporters had been absent due to a Campaign for Liberty meeting running late.

    Although Ron Paul supporters have presumably been uninvited because they booed Cheney and Rumsfeld, Romney fans who booed Paul will be in attendance at CPAC 2012, highlighting the hypocrisy behind Paul’s exclusion.

     
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    Re: 2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans

    Paul is not a conservative, ergo, he is not invited to a "conservative confab."

    Really, this isn't rocket science. It's not even "are you smarter than a fifth grader?"

    If it makes you feel any better I'm sure that Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum won't be invited to the next big Libertarian conference. Kay?

     
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    Re: 2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans

    I would like to think kindly of Ron Paul's candicacy ... but when I think of the likes of "matrix" who support him....forget it.
    Ron Paul...kook magnet.
     
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    Re: 2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans

    In Response to Re: 2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans:
    [QUOTE]Paul is not a conservative, ergo, he is not invited to a "conservative confab." Really, this isn't rocket science. It's not even "are you smarter than a fifth grader?" If it makes you feel any better I'm sure that Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum won't be invited to the next big Libertarian conference. Kay?
    Posted by StalkingButler[/QUOTE]

    Why do you continue to embarrass yourself?

    Ron Paul won the F'n thing the last two years, numbskull. You and the whoore media are the very LAST people to determine what a conservative is.

    You have to be politically illiterate not to know that Gingrich and Romney are both left wing RINO's.

    But a clown like you doesn't have the slightest clue about their voting records. All you do, is swallow media propaganda and regurgitate it.

    I see you still have that assinine post script that I've debunked several times now. That really shows what a political
     
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    Re: 2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans

    This just shows the lengths that the establishment republicans will go to in their attempt to stop Ron Paul from winning the nomination.

     
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    Re: 2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans

    But a clown like you doesn't have the slightest clue about their voting records

    I know that Ron Paul places spending earmarks in the budget bill and then, knowing that it will pass, votes against it so that he can say that he doesn't vote for pork.

    I know that Ron Paul's foreign policy ideas are in line with those of both the American Nazi party and those of the American Communist party.

    That's really all I need to know.

     
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    Re: 2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans

    I see you still have that assinine post script that I've debunked several times now.

    Seriously, do you really think that I read your B.S.?
     
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    Re: 2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans

    In Response to Re: 2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans : Well, he is a libertarian. Would you be scandalized if the Democrats tried to stop Gingrich from running as a Democrat? 
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]

    You and the whoore media don't define anything, let alone what a conservative is.

    Barry Goldwater had very similar positions to Ron Paul and the whoore media instructed the sheep that he was a far out, right winger.

    It's all BS of course. All so that gutless suckers, can regurgitate their lies to make themselves feel better about beinggutless suckers.

     
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    Re: 2010 & 2011 CPAC Winner Ron Paul, Banned From 2012 CPAC Event by Establishment Republicans

    News Flash!

    Roseanne Barr, who has announced that she will be seeking the nomination for the Green party, has been banned from the Democrat convention!!!111!!!

    This just shows the lengths that the establishment democrats will go to in their attempt to stop Roseanne Barr from winning the nomination.

    Ralph Nader had very similar positions to Roseanne Barr and the whoore media instructed the sheep that he was a far out, left winger.
     

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