Highlights from CPAC

CPAC 2012 has officially come and gone. There were a lot of great speeches, insightful panels, and a few really bad occupy CPAC chants ...seriously, "hey hey, ho ho, CPAC has got to go" ...really?

Despite the terrible chants of the (paid) Occupy CPAC protesters, the majority of young people at CPAC were actually attendees. Every year the number of young people at CPAC grow, and if it they aren't already, college students will soon be the majority of CPAC attendees. From college students to young adults, the crowded speeches, panels, and hallways of CPAC are full of young conservatives ready to get the message out--something that gave CPAC a very optimistic vibe. As much control as the left has over the universities and the entertainment industry, the number of young conservatives are not only growing, but these young adults are much more active in this movement.

CPAC appears to be coming more grassroots every year ...that, or grassroots is becoming more establishment. The organizations that sponsor the event, the new media panels, and the media used to cover the event is a product of new media activism, most often used by those in the tea party. This is an event where people are often recognized by their twitter handles, YouTube videos, or blogs before they are recognized for their name or their face--it's all about content. As much as the CPAC crowd probably loves Fox News, this conference was primarily covered on the internet with live streams, blogs, and twitter.

Regardless of which candidate has the most support or who gave the most engaging speech, one thing was blatantly obvious at CPAC--the media is changing. iPhones, iPads, Wi-Fi and 3g can be thanked for the growing number of young people that are politically aware and active. There is a media power shift in the works--the power of messaging, facts, relevance, even who, where, and when you want to get your news from is all coming back to you, the individual.

Here are a few highlights from this year's CPAC.

Highlights from Thursday, February 9th at CPAC

Read about Marco Rubio’s speech: “Marco Rubio: Is America Still An Exceptional Nation?”

Rick Perry on the border

Blog Bash: Video of the Year goes to… Attaaaaack Waaaatch

Highlights from Friday, February 10th at CPAC

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum addressed CPAC this morning. See a recap and watch the full speech.

Congressman Allen West (FL-R) took some time to visit Bloggers Row…

In case you missed it… Earlier today on radio Glenn caught up with SE Cupp live from CPAC

The image that silenced bloggers row…

SE Cupp asks CPAC attendees who they would like to see run against Obama in November: GBTV’s Straw Poll

Highlights from Saturday, February 11th at CPAC

Joe the Plumber is back, and looking for a different job title. SE Cupp checked in with everyone’s favorite plumber to see what his big plans are for 2012.

Chuck Woolery took a few minutes at CPAC to talk to SE Cupp about an upcoming appearance on The Glenn Beck Program to make a big announcement.

Scott Rasmussen breaks down the CPAC Straw poll

What does the GOP presidential nominee have to do to make Grover Norquist happy? Find out in his interview with SE Cupp…

Daniel Hannan, Member of European Parliament, quotes the founders and warns America.

Occupy CPAC was no match for Sarah Palin during her keynote speech.

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

Read the full story from TheBlaze News here.

'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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