CPAC Reviews

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Former UN Ambassador John Bolton speaking before CPAC, February 27, 2015.

Mrs Crucis and I watched several speakers via CSPAN3 at the annual CPAC meeting yesterday. We watched Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson. Sean Hannity lead the Q&A sessions. This morning, John Bolton speaking with Reince Priebus, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush coming up.

Rumor has it that there will be a ‘small’ protest when Jeb Bush speaks. It won’t be disruptive as it would if libs and dems were protesting. No, just a number of people will all make rest-room visits at the same time. I have to admit, if I were attending CPAC today, I’d have to get up and go as well when Jeb has his 20 minutes and attempts to explain his liberal dogma on Common Core and allowing illegal aliens to remain.

Laura Ingraham took Jeb Bush, his family and the Washington elites to task earlier this morning. Of course, the liberal MSM via their HuffPo and Media Matters propaganda outlets claimed she was attacking Jeb Bush’s wife. The MSM must have been listening to some one else speak because when i watched the video of Ingraham speech, she did not attack Mrs Bush. The MSM is lying once again.

Sean Hannity is up now to help loosen the crowd. You can tell he’s not running for any office. He’s loose and relaxed and is speaking off-the-cuff. He’d be a formidable speaker if he ever decided to run for office.

CPAC will continue today. More speakers will mount the podium. More speakers will rouse the crowd and receive ovations. The libs will hate every second of it and that, folks, makes me smile.

Marco Rubio, one of the possible candidates for Prez in 2016 made a Mea Culpa admission when he spoke before CPAC. He apologized for his earlier views on illegal immigration. He said, in essence, that he had a “come-to-Jesus” revelation.

Rubio: I’ve learned lesson on immigration

By Cameron Joseph,

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told the Conservative Political Action Conference that he’s learned he was wrong on his approach to immigration reform.

Rubio, a onetime Tea Party favorite whose support for a comprehensive immigration reform package hurt him with the base, told the conservative crowd that he now understands U.S. borders must be secured before anything else can be done.

“It wasn’t very popular, I don’t know if you know that from some of the folks here,” Rubio said with a smile, earning laughs from the crowd, when asked about his earlier support for the bill by Fox News host Sean Hannity.

“You have 10 or 12 million people in this country, many of whom have lived here for longer than a decade, have not otherwise violated our law other than immigration laws, I get all that,” Rubio said. “But what I’ve learned is you can’t even have a conversation about that until people believe and know, not just believe but it’s proven to them that future illegal immigration will be controlled.”

That tone is a big change from his support for the 2013 bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill that badly wounded him with the GOP base, though it’s a return to the views he held before he joined the bipartisan group.

Rubio said recent border issues had proven his earlier approach was wrong, calling a border security first approach “the only way forward.”

“You can’t just tell people you’re going to secure the border, we’re going to do E-Verify, you have to do that, they have to see it, they have to see it working, and then they’re going to have a reasonable conversation with you about the other parts, but they’re not going to even want to talk about that until that’s done first. And what’s happened over the last two years, the migratory crisis this summer, the two executive orders, that’s even more true than it’s been

Rubio’s shift on the issue is the latest sign he’s leaning towards a presidential run, as he looks to repair relations with conservatives. It’s also a marked split from his former mentor and likely opponent, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who has doubled down on his support for immigration reform. 

Rubio isn’t my first choice for 2016. He’s not even my second nor third choice. He still has a lot of work to do to rebuild his credibility among conservatives. This admission, slight though it is, is a first step. I note he still thinks massive immigration is a good thing. Maybe, but only if it is through legal means, WITH QUOTAS, and strictly managed. Plus, anyone found in the US illegally must be sent back to wherever then came from…after a year or two at hard labor to repay the benefits they received without payment while in this country. Contrary to liberal myths, illegals don’t pay taxes. They’re parasites.