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FOX News: CPAC leader blasts 'alt-right,' as conservatives define agenda under Trump

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posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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FOX News Oct. 23 2017
CPAC leader blasts 'alt-right,' as conservatives define agenda under Trump


OXON HILL, Md. – Organizers kicked off conservatives’ annual Washington summit Thursday with a clear message to the so-called “alt-right”: you’re not with us.

In an unmistakable bid to split from the movement that has been accused of espousing bigotry, American Conservative Union executive director Dan Schneider ridiculed its “anti-Semitic” and “racist” ideology.

“We have been slapped in the face,” said Schneider, whose group sponsors the annual Conservative Political Action Conference now underway just outside Washington. “There is a system out there that’s trying to worm its way in. … They are anti-Semitic. They are racist. They are sexist. They are not an extension of the conservative movement. They are nothing but garden variety, left-wing fascists.”

The alt-right was seen as playing some role in boosting President Trump’s 2016 bid, even as he won over millions of mainstream Republicans, independents and even Democrats. Toward the end of the campaign, Democrats including presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sought to portray the alt-right as having an outsized influence on the direction of the Republican Party itself.

But Schneider used the CPAC forum, held at Maryland’s National Harbor just outside Washington, to make clear that from their perspective the alt-right has no place in conservativism.


Nice to see Fox getting back to its roots.

THIS is conservatism. Limited government. State rights. Freedom to do whatever you want without the government breathing down everyone's necks. Lower taxes. Belief in the individual over collectivism. The right to believe as you please. Peace through strength - especially against those who attack our most cherished institutions.

Thankfully CPAC hasn't forgotten.

The alt-right is nothing more than unprincipled rabble.

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posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: ThingsThatDontMakeSense

We're entitled to think whatever we'd like. That is the beauty of this country.

Make no mistake though, the alt-right isn't as big as theyd like us to believe. Also, the amount of bigots in that group are probably comparable to any other organization of people.

What I see is a war on anyone who isn't a "Democrat" or "Republican" (establishment).

Bush,Clinton or Obama they all did they same things, aimed for the same goals, and got funding by the same people.

This is a war on independents.

If you like Bernie you're a socialist and if you liked Trump you're a bigot. What a joke.
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posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:34 PM
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The alt-right is nothing more than unprincipled rabble


Hey, when we said that during the election we got attacked as "elitists", marxists, anti-American, anti-liberty, etc.

Now that a conservative says it it's suddenly true?

Oh, and alt-right is not left-wing, regardless of what some CPAC moron says.
They hate the left and we can't stand them.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: CB328

The Hillary Clinton for President Campaign set the standard for "alt-Right".

That set the pace for the Democrat disaster election results.




posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: ThingsThatDontMakeSense

My impression is most whom might say they're "alt-right" have notions of a new path than where the Republican's / Neocon's have kept 'conservatives' marching.

Of course there is the Spencer / Red Ice brand. According to them they'd get the "Alt-Right" capitalized designation. It doesn't quite look like the 'CTRL-Left' just yet, but the seeds I can see them in that kind of noise.


That all sounds like hyper-tribalism to me. I say we need an 'alt/alt'.
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posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: CB328

You'll never agree with all of someone's politics.

Most people generally want the same thing but see different ways of achieving them. But if the normal citizens want to take back this country we have to work together. The parties are manufactured to create division so we can never get what we want while the elites bribe the politicians.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:39 PM
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I think both the left and right have lost their damned minds. Its pushed so many people out... even if they still have a d or r near their names or use the affiliation in conversation.I hope to see a 3rd party centrist movement in the future, because the right isnt what its claiming to be any more than the left.
Ive never seen more unhinged people in government and their unhinged followers than I have in the last 20 years.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:40 PM
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I think people confuse the Diet Coke or as Richard Spencer says the "Alt-Light" with the actual Alt-right movement that thy themselves have defined and bases a lot of its ideology on Julius Evola, a white ethnostate, white nationalism and, traditionalism.

Exactly how did that equate that with "Garden variety Left-wing fascism" ?



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:44 PM
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Dumbasses still think hardline conservatism will win elections...

Disavow a spectre, start getting all preachy, alienate new voters. Who didn't see this coming?



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: ThingsThatDontMakeSense


Thankfully CPAC hasn't forgotten.

The alt-right is nothing more than unprincipled rabble.


You don't find it at all ironic that this man is attacking the Alt Right at a conference where one of the key speakers is Steve Bannon?



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

The conservatism of Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley Jr. and Ronald Reagan was about ideas, not emotion and exclusion. Reagan was an optimist. I haven't seen a single new idea presented by the alt-right, just a bunch of angry people waving their ugly red hats about like lunatics. If Milo Yiannopoulos is a representative of the alt-right I am glad the flagrant bullsh*t artist was brought down by his own garbage, and I hope it topples the whole pathetic movement.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:49 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: ThingsThatDontMakeSense


Thankfully CPAC hasn't forgotten.

The alt-right is nothing more than unprincipled rabble.


You don't find it at all ironic that this man is attacking the Alt Right at a conference where one of the key speakers is Steve Bannon?


Steve Bannon is a lot more than what he gets portrayed as. Try watching one of his documentaries before rushing to crucify the man.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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I'm not crucifying him at all. You misinterpreted my post.

My point was that Steve Bannon is the so called architect of the Alt Right, and then you have some loon at CPAC complaining about the Alt Right with Steve Bannon speaking at the same conference.

It's ironic.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: ThingsThatDontMakeSense

I wouldn't call Reagan a conservative.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: Bobaganoosh
Dumbasses still think hardline conservatism will win elections...


Not all of us are looking to win people by bowing to populism. For some of us ideas and maturity matter.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 06:58 PM
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originally posted by: ThingsThatDontMakeSense

originally posted by: Bobaganoosh
Dumbasses still think hardline conservatism will win elections...


Not all of us are looking to win people by bowing to populism. For some of us ideas and maturity matter.


Elections are a popularity contest though. And to sneak a hard-core through by pandering then repositioning after a win would be disingenuous like the rest of politicians.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 07:02 PM
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I've been saying that for years and no one was ever even interested enough to comment.

Now I've seen two people say the same thing in two days, so maybe people are waking up.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: ThingsThatDontMakeSense
Ideas and maturity do matter to some extent, however, if you never win, you will have no podium from which to express those ideas.

Winning matters. If the hard right thinks they ever had a chance without the centerist upswell that bolstered their campaign, then they are as delusional as the progressives.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

Exactly. The conservatives believe that most people agree with them and oddly enough liberals make the same claim.

Many people are independent and don't like giving blind loyalty to the two parties with the same donors and agendas.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 07:31 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: ThingsThatDontMakeSense

I'm not crucifying him at all. You misinterpreted my post.

My point was that Steve Bannon is the so called architect of the Alt Right, and then you have some loon at CPAC complaining about the Alt Right with Steve Bannon speaking at the same conference.

It's ironic.


Bannon capitalized on the movement, but he has core beliefs that I don't see shared with the alt-right. The common thread of the alt-right is the nationalistic tone and the appeal to conspiracy. I attribute this more to Trump than I do Bannon. Watching the conference I think a number of CPAC members feel the United States needs to keep its irons in the fire if we hope to enjoy as much power as we currently do in world affairs, but focusing on the issues at home does make sense. The United States has problems and they need attending to. Nothing wrong with shoring up our infrastructure and clearly the country wants to go in that direction, but that isn't the tone of the alt-right. The alt-right wants to rip everything apart and spit in everyone's faces. See Milo for an example. It is infantile. Bannon is plain spoken, but far from a belligerent. He is actually a rather thoughtful person when you listen to his arguments. The country is regressing into a state of infantilism, right and left, mostly due to everyone seeing conspiracies in everything. It's shameful to watch.

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