So, this happened yesterday. It’s possible you’ve heard about it, or seen it already. To be clear, we are absolutely not painting CPAC as wholly racist, or even the people in this room – that conclusion would be equal parts reductive and unfair. However, the nature of the event this occurred at (seeking to teach conservatives how to avoid accusations of racism), and the shocking callousness of the questioner (he balks at the idea that Booker T. Washington would have anything to forigve his former slave master for, scoffing “for giving him shelter and food?”) deserve the scrutiny, and mustn’t be overlooked. We’d hope CPAC will try to screen out the white supremacists next time. source
I blame the donors who allow themselves to be played for marks. I blame the people in the grassroots for allowing themselves to be played for suckers. …It’s time to stop being marks. It’s time to stop being suckers. It’s time for you people to get real.Pat Caddell • Condemning the GOP donor and activist base in a boisterous speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday. Caddell, ostensibly a Democratic political consultant (in the past he’s worked for George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, and Joe Biden, among others), has been a fixture on Fox News for years, often lambasting Democratic decisions or predicting dire outcomes for the party, and in the process has made himself very familiar to conservative media consumers. “There’s money passing under the table on both parties,” Caddell said. “Don’t kid yourself… If you can’t see racketeering in front of you, God save you.” source
This is really an opportunity for Governor Romney to thank all his supporters and friends.A senior aide to Mitt Romney, on Mitt’s upcoming speech at CPAC 2013, which we hope doesn’t get mixed up with his now-useless inauguration speech.