The GOP just won its biggest victory in half a century, we've had the highest attendance ever at CPAC and yet the faces are so long, you'd think we were in a roomful of John Kerry imitators. How can so many people be so upset about CPAC when things are finally going in the right direction? Here's what you have to realize, folks. Most of the issues CPAC had this year are "high quality" problems, especially compared to the ones we had back in 2008. Let's take a look at some of the complaints we've heard about CPAC this year and it'll start to become a little clearer.
1) Donald Trump was allowed to speak? How ridiculous! So, we have a rich, famous, exciting celebrity businessman who's toying with the idea of running for President and he feels compelled to do a speech in front of 11,000 conservatives at CPAC to test the water? This is supposed to be a bad thing? Conservatives didn't call up Donald Trump and say, "We'll abandon all our beliefs if you just please come and speak to us." Instead, he came to OUR CONVENTION and he talked about issues that he hoped would APPEAL TO US. When you consider that the audience seemed to really enjoy Trump's talk and the fact that it increased the buzz around the convention, allowing Trump to have one of the many, many speaking slots that were available seems like a no-brainer.
2) How did CPAC go so gay? So GOProud, a group that's generally conservative on everything except gay marriage, is making a lot of waves. We've heard that they can't be gay and conservative, that they're infiltrators, that they're closet liberals, that they're trying to subvert conservatism, and that this is part of some secret plot to make us all like Elton John and dance theater. That's all just horseflop.
Once you understand that they're conservative and gay, it shouldn't shock anyone that they're pro-gay marriage. Guess what? If for some reason, there were tens of thousands of conservative illegal immigrants in the United States, mysteriously, you'd find that a large percentage of them support amnesty. If conservative think tanks started to get most of their funding from the government, guess what? Suspiciously, you'd start to notice that they'd become much friendlier to government spending. The truth is that a lot of people vote their interests and then figure out how to justify it later. So, if gay Americans think gay marriage is in their interest, they're probably going to support it even if they're conservative in every other area. It doesn't require a plot. It's just human nature.