In the midst of a hugely divided Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta leading many liberals to threaten to break from the party in a #DemExit, this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was a celebration of where conservatism stands in the current political spectrum. The conference was headlined by a speech from President Trump tripling down on his agenda from the campaign highlighting that his administration has already taking steps within the first 30 days to fulfill the majority of its campaign promises. President Trump received a standing ovation on every point as he addressed the wins of his populist movement as well as deliver another round of lighting jabs to the media he identifies as the opposition party. President Trump, once again called out members of the media saying, “A source says that Donald Trump is a horrible, horrible human being.” Let ’em say it to my face.” referring to his repeated criticism of media leaking negative information of his administration given by what they call “anonymous sources.” Trump’s attendance at the conference also marked a milestone as he was the first first-year President to attend the Conference since Ronald Reagan.
The day prior to President Trump’s speech was highlighted by a joint sit down discussion with the President’s two top advisers, Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus. The discussion was of high interest to many for two main reasons. First being that, many people had never actually seen Steve Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart, speak in public. We have all heard the recent rumors of his vocal altercations with members of the mainstream media off camera, as well of the rumors of President Trump’s arch nemesis Rosie O’Donell’s attempt to petition to character Bannon on Saturday Night Live. O’Donell’s suggestion left many scratching their heads, wondering how she would be able to pull off a comedic parody of someone most people have never even seen talking in public before. Secondly, this joint sit down came in between tons of leaked info in the media from the so-called “anonymous sources” stating that there were conflicts in the White House between its head advisers Bannon and Priebus. The two assured the conservatives in the audience the White House was working as a well oiled machine as the President recently stated and that the two actually shared an office in the White House and had been spending more than 16 hours a day working together side by side.
Other highlights from the conference include speeches from famed conservatives such as Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Ted Cruz, Ambassador John Bolton, Lou Dobbs, Dana Loesch, David Webb, Mark Levin, Carly Fiorina, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Betsy DeVos, Kellyanne Conway, Matt Schlapp, and #Brexit’s own Nigel Farage just to name a few. Milwaukee Sheriff, David Clarke Jr., gave an incredible speech addressing the importance of Americans finally coming together to be proud of their country, the strong leadership of President Trump, and a look into the future of the rule of law and order in America from the perspective of an active law enforcement agent.
According to surveys taken at CPAC, 86% of the conservatives in attendance say they approve of President Trump’s job performance thus far. This is a vast difference from the 44% approval rating currently given by the Gallup poll, proving again just how divided the country is at the current time. Which is why I strongly suggest liberal progressives take sometime to view these videos here as well as any others you can find from this year’s CPAC to clearly understand the conservative view on key issues plaguing politics in America right now. Before we can compromise and agree we must be willing to listen to the other side of the aisle.
Written by Ronald Massenburg