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CPAC 2013 - Open Thread

The 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference – an annual gathering in Washington, D.C. where members of the GOP meet to cement their ideology and try out potential presidential nominees for the coming years.

Today's lineup included Sen. Ted Cruz and Dr. Ben Carson!

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Will Rand leave the Republican Party?

His father was willing to do so, and if Rand runs for the Presidency as a Libertarian Party candidate in 2016, I will put all of my energy into making sure that he gets as many votes as possible. It's time to exit the Dem/Rep territory and enter America again...

Not great audio,

Spotted at CPAC


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Ed thank you for putting the thread together

Are you there, live on location?

Who is behind that effort to draft the Judge?

He's the man.

rEVOLution PAC

((( Hey Stand for Rand !!! ))))

Would you Budge for Judge???

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

(((((NO)))))) !!!

I think it would be great for The Judge to run as an Indy, I will always stand for more voices and choices; However, I am aware of the rEVOLution mission in the GOP, and right now times are good, yea!, but they will get bad again, and then good again, I expect at least three more times before 2016.... Judge can run for those who just can't see past the MSM veil to join the GOP and get in the real game.

No I am not at the convention...

I saw that picture on Twitter (looks like it's from the CPAC convention) and I thought it fit here nicely...And why not? We need to have all the options on the table...

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I would like to know too.

I am hearing that there is momentum to draft Judge Nap. There is nothing in writing and I do not belong to fb, so there is nothing for me to link. But I have been talking to people in different parts who tell me that this is so.

That website [ http://andrewnapolitano.com/ ] is from 2012, there does not seem to be much going on there, other than to sign a petition.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

You never pay any attention to me apparently

take this and don't ever whine to me about me not bumping your posts ever again! http://www.dailypaul.com/265457/draft-the-judge


(((( Granger ))))

Oh sure, AFTER the fact!

Well I will have you know that I ALWAYS look for your posts! Who else would I have to ruffle up feathers :-)

Granger, I am hearing through grape vines that there is a huge push for Judge Nap. That petition is from 2012, there is little movement on that site, therefore it leaves me confused. Though I believe sometimes 'the less said the better', I also believe only in hard facts.

What are your thoughts on this? Is there anything out your way in rumor or movement?

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

(((((((((PAF))))))))) RE: The Judge

I can see The Judge and Ron Paul teaming up and continuing Liberty Fest events where they invite guest speakers, have panel discussions, debates on issues and candidates.. maybe even a TV production.. maybe you can engineer that?

I'm not hearing anything about Judge Nap.. is he speaking at CPAC? Maybe he would run as an Indy? I'm still standing with Rand. :))

Where can I find Rand's speech now?


There's a Zionist talking right now

He just said this:

"Rand Paul's heroic filibuster comes with only one fault: terrorism cannot be put on hold on U.S. Soil. If we cannot protect ourselves from the 'terrorist sitting in a cafe' (Rand had used this as an example in his filibuster), then we cannot protect ourselves from terrorism at all."

May God have mercy on members of AIPAC.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

just more

just more fear mongering. "You had better do this.. or the bad guys will get us!" Just like "we had better go into Iraq without any plan whatsoever because terrorism will win.. don't pay any attention to the halliburton war/oil contracts and psychopath war contractor Cheney".. Sad.. looks like the GOP will be at war for the next 4+ years with Rand at the helm of liberty. Hopefully there will be more to join our side.

Imagine if predator drones

Imagine if predator drones started bombing "terrorists" on US soil. Would dead Americans be considered "collateral damage" like the innocent kids killed in the ME? Please tell me no one cheered for that neo-nut!?

Rand did a great job. It

Rand did a great job. It wasn't as powerful as a Ron Paul CPAC speech though. *sigh* I miss Ron at CPAC.

it's 2013 and this is Rand's

it's 2013 and this is Rand's first CPAC while running for president ... Ron's first CPAC while running for president wasn't great at all ...

compare the two on equal footing.

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

Rand didn't disappoint - put Rubio to shame

I watched some of the older audience members, they seemed to be listening very intently, maybe in awe. The place certainly cleared out when he left the stage!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Rand Paul doing well

Rand doing well, but Rubio will be a tough competitor in 16'. We need our people in positions of power in the Republican Party throughout the nation. Join up, Get Involved, Take over the party. Together we can beat the machine

During Rand's filibuster,

During Rand's filibuster, Rubio got up and started quoting JayZ and Michael Corleone....He looked really really dumb.

Cut back to Rand quoting Hayek and Mises.

Rand just got up

Dick Morris??!

I think of Dick Morris getting caught stuffing exhibit documents down his pants in the National Archives building during the Clinton era!

i think you are confusing him with Sandy Berger

Dick Morris had to resign from Clinton admin. b/c of a toe sucking prostitution scandal

Did Rubio just say we don't

Did Rubio just say we don't need to be everywhere in the world? Lol I almost feel like he's ripping off some of Paul's talking points.

yeah he is .. but what he is

yeah he is .. but what he is doing is saying we don't need to be everywhere but we need to stay where we are ...

while mentioning that china tortures and engaged in the process of searching for runaway citizens through extraditions ... um the united states does both of those things too buddy

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Live stream link


"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Live stream anywhere?

Anybody have a link to a stream somewehere? I read that Rand is supposed to speak at 1:30 ET.