Monday, February 26, 2018

Mona Charin: I'm Glad I Got Booed at CPAC

"I've been a conservative my entire life. I fell hard for William F. Buckley as a teenager and my first job was as editorial assistant at Buckley's National Review, followed by stints writing speeches for first lady Nancy Reagan and then working for the Gipper himself. Looking toward the 1988 race, Vice President George H.W. Bush wasn't conservative enough for me. I went to work as a speechwriter for Representative Jack Kemp in 1986.

"So you'd think that the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, would be a natural fit. It once was. But on Saturday, after speaking to this year's gathering, I had to be escorted from the premises by several guards who seemed genuinely concerned for my safety.


"I'd been dreading it for days, but when it came, I almost welcomed it. There is nothing more freeing than telling the truth. And it must be done, again and again, by those of us who refuse to be absorbed into this brainless, sinister, clownish thing called Trumpism, by those of us who refuse to overlook the fools, frauds and fascists attempting to glide along in his slipstream into respectability."


Welcome to the fight, Mona. I know that this time we will win.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-26 07:25 AM

A conservative with compassion and a conscious will not be tolerated.

Hate or leave.

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-02-26 07:27 AM

I wonder if she felt like they wanted to "Burn Her"?

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-02-26 09:33 AM

This thread exists already.

Rcade should merge this.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-26 11:33 AM

I wonder if she felt like they wanted to "Burn Her"?

Citation please

#5 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-02-26 12:41 PM

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