Monday, February 18, 2013

Palin to Headline at CPAC

So despite all that talk about how the GOP was going to re-brand itself as a kinder, gentler, marginally less insane party following the drubbing it took in 2012, it looks like the folks over at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) didn't get the memo.

Or if they did, they're ignoring it. CPAC announced that the veritable incarnation of everything that's wrong with Republicanism -- Sarah Palin -- will be addressing the event. The Hill quoted Palin taking up a stance that is clearly in opposition to Karl Rove's Conservative Victory Project; Palin told The Hill:
“It’s going to be like 2010, but this time around we need to shake up the GOP machine that tries to orchestrate away too much of the will of constitutional conservatives who don’t give a hoot how they do it in D.C.,” Palin said.
While Palin may not "give a hoot" how they do it in DC, one thing that DC knows how to do very well is how to win and keep power. From the sound of CPAC's headliners, Palin will not be the only attendee staring daggers at Karl Rove throughout the event. Also from The Hill:

Among the other speakers who will be participating in this year’s event are House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Sens. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are also listed as speakers.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) will be a first-time speaker, raising speculation about his future presidential aspirations.

So CPAC's vision of the future of American Conservatism is one featuring Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Eric Cantor, and Mitch McConnell with special celebrity guest Sarah Palin and a possible Presidential run by yet another Bush.

What could possibly go wrong?

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