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Sigh: Donald Trump to Speak at CPAC

RiffRaff Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 12:51 PM
All of these conferences and conventions have entertainment. What's the big deal? Trump IS welcome under the big tent isn't he? Establishment Republicans are all over diversity, aren't they? It seems a little off-color to fault the ACU and CPAC when the establishment Republicans have just about ruined the Republican brand. How about some more big government republicanism out there? How about a Republican Amnesty!?!
will_8080 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 1:00 PM
It's too bad that CPAC is destroying the conservative brand.
RiffRaff Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 1:04 PM
Too bad you're destroying the homosexual brand.

Pretty much all of the controversy in advance of this year's CPAC has revolved around who's not invited, rather than who is.  That all changed late yesterday, when conference organizers blasted out a triumphal press release hailing the addition of Donald Trump to the main stage program:
 

The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Donald Trump will address CPAC 2013, the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists to be held Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16, 2013. “Donald Trump is an American patriot and success story...