CPAC’s Tent Gets Smaller by the Day

Mark Krikorian, National Review, March 1, 2013

After today’s editorial on CPAC’s exclusion of GOProud and Governor Christie was published, organizers of the annual conservative get-together sent an e-mail announcing more speakers:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced a number of conservative leaders who will participate on a panel entitled “Respecting Families and the Rule of Law: A Lasting Immigration Policy” at CPAC 2013, the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. . . .

“We are thrilled to welcome these leaders to the CPAC stage, as they discuss immigration policy reform and its impact on families and the rule of law,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “I am excited to hear what will no doubt be a lively discussion about a very important policy challenge. Each of these participants will add much value to the larger immigration debate in Congress and throughout the United States.”

“Lively discussion,” huh? Sounds interesting. Let’s see who the the panelists are:

Featured speakers who will introduce what their respective organizations are doing to promote the conservative movement and agenda include:

Dr. Whit Ayers, President, North Star Opinion Research

Dan Garza, Executive Director, The LIBRE Initiative

Helen Krieble, Founder and President, The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation

Jenny Korn, Executive Director, American Action Network

Moderator: Helen Aguirre Ferré, Host, “Zona Politica” on Univision Radio

In case you’re keeping score, that’s five supporters of “comprehensive immigration reform” and zero (0) skeptics. Now, I certainly don’t need to be on this panel, but someone does who’s not on board with the Obama/Rubio/Schumer amnesty plan. And I love the intro: “will introduce what their respective organizations are doing to promote the conservative movement and agenda,” which actually means “what their respective organizations are doing to promote President Obama’s amnesty agenda.”


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  • What will really happen with this panel? The “conservative” open borders types will brag about how Republican immigration plans are better than Democrat/Obama immigration plans, and base their reasoning on superfluous fluff. When the reality is that they’re all bad, because they all extend work permits (either right away or eventually) to illegal aliens currently here and maybe those not yet here.

    Remember, all other things are diversions. The work permits are the amnesty.

    • redfeathers

      Coulter recently tried to explain to Hannity that work permits = amnesty and said that his little friend Marco Rubio better pay attention.

      • The__Bobster

        Vanity is a real piece of work who has sold out to the enemy.

        • Felix_M

          Hannity’s audience is walking. We’re tired of listening to a half-witted, overweight Irishman.

          • IstvanIN

            How I wish they would cancel his radio show. His voice alone is nauseating.

  • Extropico

    Favoring a higher percentage of the population to have affirmative action racial preferences and inculcated hostility to a nation’s founding stock is quite anti-conservative.

  • Pelagian

    What’s to be done? I hate to say it, but it’s a reality. You can’t fight a battle on two fronts (ask Hitler). FORM AN ANTI-IMMIGRATION ALLIANCE WITH BLACKS. A third political party featuring whites, blacks and anyone who’s been here for two generations or more. No H1B Visas, no amnesty, no immigration period .. plus a border fence.

    Then once the third-party wins, let’s work on our white birth-rate.

    • ArmenianWN

      sounds good except blacks would probably stab us in the back just as they have done for anyone who has helped them.

    • zimriel

      Wouldn’t work. Black voters are being told they can get money for free just by pulling that lever, and are further being told that illegal immigration is helping their party – the Democrats – consolidate their rule.

      Sure, in the end, the cannibals of all races will turn on each other, but no-one ever accused the African race of being overburdened with foresight.

    • Sounds nice in theory, but it’s a non-starter in reality on the ground. The reason is that blacks who are “hurt” by mass Hispanic immigration don’t feel like they’re being hurt. For while they lose jobs, there’s Barack Claus in the background with gibsmedat welfare.

    • alas

      Spot on! I have similarly suggested this. It always appeared to me it was blacks who were on the forefront of the struggle with Hispanics, in employment, gangs, and even genocide (everyone knows that incident). They would make natural partners. We can’t be choosy. This is our only peaceful option left to us, unless around 90% of whites suddenly woke up which is never going to happen.

      On a side note, I live in Europe and wish to emigrate to the States, so how about we don’t ban immigrants from such coalitions. There are still some white immigrants after all…

      • Pelagian

        If such a third party existed, it would at least break the spell that the words “Diversity is our greatest strength” have on the body politic. At least whites and blacks would come together and say, “The hell it is!”.

  • ArmenianWN

    White conservative Americans no longer have a party representing them. Even though I am in Armenia, it gets me very angry to see that whites worldwide are getting persecuted just because of their race, and white supposedly conservative politicians keep promoting white genocide by encouraging immense amounts of non-white immigration to white countries, even though no one asks this of non-white countries. (none of which are labeled as “melting pot” or “a beacon of immigration”).

    “We are all human!” does not justify White Genocide

    “It strengthens the economy” does not justify White Genocide

    “E Pluribus Unum” does not justify White Genocide

    “Race is a social construct!” does not justify White Genocide

    “We are all from Africa!” does not justify White Genocide

    Anti-racist is a code-word for ANTI-WHITE!

    • “White conservative Americans no longer have a party representing them”

      Fixed that for you.

      • ArmenianWN


    • The__Bobster

      You forgot “There’s only one race, the human race” and “We all bleed red blood”.

    • BernieGoetzFan

      How are things in Armenia? Are they trying to diversify Armenia as well?

      • ArmenianWN

        Yes, but not as successfully, most likely because Armenia isn’t as wealthy or influential as Europe or America.

        • BernieGoetzFan

          Who is moving there? Asians? Blacks?

          • ArmenianWN


  • Barrack Osama

    Of course the tent is getting smaller. Those who actually want the democrats have no use for the democrats-lite.

  • The__Bobster

    I was invited, but I’m not getting under a tent with open-borders traitors, neocon Firsters, RINOS and faux-conservative Bantus.

    • Felix_M

      Good for you.
      There comes a point when it’s better to stand your ground and leave an example to posterity. When our society collapses, people in the future can look back and see that there were people who couldn’t be bought and who refused to compromise their principles.

  • Felix_M

    Read my f***ing lips: NO NEW AMNESTY!

  • bigone4u

    I guess CPAC lost Jared Taylor’s number. And Pat Buchanan’s, and … dang, they lost a bunch of numbers, didn’t they?

  • Snesgamer

    Any Republican response to the problem of immigrant families being separated that doesn’t involve clarifying the 14th amendment to close the anchor baby loophole pretty much amounts to suicide.

    • pawcatch

      So this means that CPAC is more conservative now.Not inviting Christie or GOProud.Tough to call them rinos now.This pretty much destroys claims that Americans conservatives are moving left,unless you’re the type who only cares aboit immigration.This makes me proud to be a conservative and I’m proud of Rubio as well.

  • StillModerated

    CPAC has pretty much become the Debbie Slusser Fan Club. Attendance will be at least 50% yarmulkes. That’s how it was last year. CPAC is officially irrelevant. Real conservatives go to gun shows.