Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:35 PM
Newsjock (11,301 posts)
Ben Shapiro (Breitbart) to speak at California Republican Party convention
Source: Sacramento Bee
Conservative commentator and writer Ben Shapiro has been added to the agenda for the California Republican Party convention.
Shapiro, who is the editor-at-large of Brietbart.com, will fill a dinner speaking slot that was originally set to feature GOP strategist Karl Rove. Rove's talk has been moved to the Saturday luncheon because of a scheduling conflict.
... The party had been seeking to book a speaker who would appeal to conservatives in light of a rift caused by Rove's newly announced Conservative Victory Project, a super PAC that has come under fire from Tea Party supporters. Former GOP Senate leader Jim Brulte, who is expected to be elected chairman at next month's convention, told The Bee this week that the party extended an invitation to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, but that a scheduling issue prevented the freshman senator and Tea Party favorite from accepting.
... The Saturday night keynote speech was the subject of some confusion this morning, after an initial email to members identified the guest as Ben Stein. That email, which led with a riff on the actor's role in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," was soon followed by a message clarifying the actual lineup.
Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/02/ben-shapiro-to-speak-at-california-republican-party-convention.html
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Ben Shapiro (Breitbart) to speak at California Republican Party convention (Original post)
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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)
Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:12 PM
KansDem (27,237 posts)
5. They could have had it at the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park...
...but it closed in 2005.
They could have expanded "The 3 Stooges" set...
...to include the 37 Republicans.
They could have called it "The 40 Stooges."
Response to Newsjock (Original post)
Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:31 PM
geek tragedy (44,618 posts)
7. "Enemy civilian casualties okay by me"--Ben Shapiro. July 25, 2002
I am getting really sick of people who whine about "civilian casualties." Maybe I'm a hard-hearted guy, but when I see in the newspapers that civilians in Afghanistan or the West Bank were killed by American or Israeli troops, I don't really care. In fact, I would rather that the good guys use the Air Force to kill the bad guys, even if that means some civilians get killed along the way. One American soldier is worth far more than an Afghan civilian.
Read the restat your own risk.
Response to Newsjock (Original post)
Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:36 PM
alp227 (28,724 posts)
8. This guy's latest book:
Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Are Silencing America
Summary from amazon.com:
From the editor-at-large of Breitbart.com comes a galvanizing and alarming look at the strategy and tactics of leftist thuggery.
While President Obama and the left like to pretend that they oppose bullying with all their hearts and souls, the truth is far darker: the left is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the left’s go-to tactic, as they attempt to quash their opponents through fear, threat of force, violence, and rhetorical intimidation on every major issue facing America today.
Ben Shapiro uncovers the simple strategy used by liberals and their friends in the media: bully the living hell out of conservatives. Play the race card, the class card, the sexism card. Use any and every means at your disposal to demonize your opposition—to shut them up. Then pretend that such bullying is justified, because, after all, conservatives are the true bullies, and need to be taught a lesson for their intolerance. Hidden beneath the left’s supposed hatred of bullying lies a passionate love of its vulgar tactics.
The left has created a climate of fear wherein ordinary Americans must abandon their principles, back abhorrent causes, and remain silent. They believe America is a force for evil, that our military is composed of war criminals, and that patriotism is the deepest form of treason. They incite riots and threaten violence by playing the race card, then claim they’re advocates for tolerance. Disagree with Obama? You must be a racist. They send out union thugs and Occupy Wall Street anarchists to destroy businesses and redistribute the wealth of earners and job creators. No target is off limits as liberal feminists declare war against stay-at-home moms, and gay activists out their enemies, destroy careers, and desecrate personal privacy.
These are the most despicable people in America, bullying their opponents while claiming to be the victims. Shapiro takes on the leftist bullies, exposes their hypocrisy, and offers conservatives a reality check in the face of what has become the gravest threat to American liberty: the left’s single-minded focus on ending political debate through bully tactics.
Here's what I think is the most informed 1-star review of the book.
Shapiro's past bibliography:
Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth (WND, 2004)
Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future (Regnery, 2005)
Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House (HarperCollins, 2008)
Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV (Threshold, 2011)