Ok, I’m sure you’re tired of my endless posts about CPAC and conservatives. I’m sorry; I know it’s painful, but please bear with me. Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees in the wild; I observe conservatives with equal interest. So, back to blogging about conservatives--yes, we know that Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll. He had a strong base of supporters and he delivered a sold speech at this year’s meeting (see video below). To be honest, he’s starting to sound like a broken record, BUT he’s one of the few republicans who actually says something worth listening to. I love that he isn’t afraid to take on other republicans.
I’ll end this post by briefly talking about Andrew Breitbart, the man who edited video of Shirley Sherrod giving a speech at an NAACP dinner. We all know how that ended; so let’s not go there and just move on. Andrew once suggested something to the effect that conservatives have to somehow (can’t remember his exact words) break into the mainstream, which includes Hollywood. I think he’s one of the most interesting individuals in the conservative movement right now. While other conservatives are trapped in a bubble (see Sarah Palin and Bill O’Reilly), Breitbart seeks out liberals, with his trusty camera in hand. It was difficult for me to watch his CPAC speech, which is posted below. He was so close to calling liberals a bunch of brainless sheep. And he really doesn’t like community organizers and union members. Although I do agree that there is some corruption and questionable behavior within some liberal organizations, Breitbart’s obsessive focus on liberals is problematic. He should direct some of his contempt toward other conservatives. And if he thinks that conservatives are immune to being “brainless followers,” well, he’s got another thing coming.