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.

It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

Watch the full special presentation below:

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

Read the whole article HERE

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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