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Scott, Rubio, West highlight strong Florida presence at annual conservative blowout in D.C.

by George Bennett | February 7th, 2012

Gov. Rick Scott will speak at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, joining a lineup that includes encore performances by Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation.

CPAC is the conservative movement’s premiere annual showcase. Rubio’s status as a rising star of the right was confirmed when he was booked for a featured 2010 speaking gig while former Gov. Charlie Crist was still the establishment favorite for Florida’s GOP Senate nomination. Tea party megastar West keynoted last year’s conference.

Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential bid arguably began four years ago at CPAC when he chose the venue to announce he was dropping out of the 2008 Republican nomination hunt. Romney, who has had his troubles firing up the GOP conservative base this year, was considered the conservative alternative to John McCain in 2008.

Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are all scheduled to speak at this year’s CPAC, which begins Thursday and ends Saturday.

10 Responses to “Scott, Rubio, West highlight strong Florida presence at annual conservative blowout in D.C.”

  1. T 4 2, 2 4 T Says:

    What a great group to brand the State GOP party on; a Theif, a Tortuer, and a Liar.


    I’m thinking of passing around a collection to raise money to buy Allen West some psychiatric examinations.

    As for his role in the GOP, I mean, c’mon, the guy is clearly a token. The Republicans cannot help their racist selves. It is sickening.

    Whatever district he winds up running in, ALLEN WEST MUST GO!

    (And that includes any sorry fascist who accepts his endorsement… I’m looking at you Adam Hasner.)

  3. OSCAR Says:

    Darn a perfectly good opportunity for another Predator drone malfunction!!!

  4. Same Ole, Same Ole Says:

    This cannot be preached too often this election year:

    It is all very simple basic politico/economics (academically called the Austrian school of neoclassical capitalism) that has proven to be the best option to produce wealth and a higher standard of living for most people all over the world for thousands of years.

    Think about it! That is a very aggressive and staggering claim to make – but is amply evidenced with billions of instances of one-on-one trading proofs over those centuries.


    Start by reading, or re-reading Atlas Shrugged.

    “When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion– when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – you may know that your society is doomed.”


    “So you think that money is the root of all evil?” said Francisco d’Aconia. “Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?

    “When you accept money in payment for your effort, you do so only on the conviction that you will exchange it for the product of the effort of others. It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper, which should have been gold, are a token of honor – your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money. Is this what you consider evil?

    “Have you ever looked for the root of production? Take a look at an electric generator and dare tell yourself that it was created by the muscular effort of unthinking brutes. Try to grow a seed of wheat without the knowledge left to you by men who had to discover it for the first time. Try to obtain your food by means of nothing but physical motions – and you’ll learn that man’s mind is the root of all the goods produced and of all the wealth that has ever existed on earth.

    . . . .”

    And the beat goes on!


    “Same Ole, Same Ole” = SPAM

  6. Fladude Says:

    For all his tough talk, Allen West proved he is the biggest coward. It’s not even like CD22 is going to be 75% blue or anything. It tilts a little over 50% blue and this guy runs with his tail tucked between his legs. What a chicken.

  7. OSCAR Says:

    @ same ole same ole

    1. Its the Austrian school of economic thought not neoclassical capitalism….that is the first lie.

    2.It is considered a “fringe” philosophy by all mainstream economics.

    3. It has repeatedly FAILED to work as they claim it should.

    4. Its failures are responsible for 1/3 of our federal debt.

    5. Your first paragraph tells us we are doomed by the conduct of the Republican party!

    6. I see you are just copying other peoples stuff with no idea what it is talking about. AGAIN and AGAIN!!!!


    It is also known as supply side economics. It just doesn’t work. This has been proven over and over. It is being proven again right now in our present financial dificulties. The GOP adopted it as their pet economic policy back in the early 80′s for one reason only. One of its theories is that Tax breaks for the wealthy will pay for themselves by resulting in an increase in production and GDP. Its a matter of convenience. They use this to try to justify always wanting to give tax cuts to the wealthy. Both times it has been tried it failed miserably!!!
    And in reality Austrian economics teaches that this only works if the tax burden is excessively high to begin with. But they seem to drop that part and just keep the part to try to justify more tax cuts for the wealthy.
    The goal is for the wealthy to eventually pay no taxes and the rest of society to shoulder the full tax burden.

  8. OSCAR Says:

    @same ole same ole

    “living for most people all over the world for thousands of years.”

    Thousands of years?? Really????
    Funny, because it wasn’t created until the 1880′s! Thats a pretty neat trick. You have to show me how that works one day! ROFLMAO!!!!

  9. Same Ole, Same Ole Says:

    It is always pleasurable to be ignorantly chastised by some on this forum – those who do not read carefully and cannot match the organized logic and reasons I and others like me enjoy setting forth to justify assertions and conclusions.

    It always satisfies and makes me smile to read ad hominem, post hoc, and/or other spurious replies.

    I love it!

    Keep ‘em coming!


  10. OSCAR Says:

    Figures one of same ole’s canned responses he uses when he doesn’t know how to respond or knows he has be proven wrong. The funniest part is he uses several big words but actually says nothing. A lot like some politicians who talk for 20 min. and never actually say anything.
    **Newsflash same ole, most people are smart enough to realize your silly little word games. Of course most are smarter than you are to begin with.

    And he needs to find a dictionary and look up the meaning of ad hominem. He obviously doesn’t know what it means.

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