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2021-02-27 3:36:10 PM  
Dems have Burning Man
 
2021-02-27 3:40:02 PM  
It's sorta-like political NASCAR, and they don't have a Fox News Sponsorship
 
2021-02-27 3:43:42 PM  
The first C stands for Circlejerk.
 
2021-02-27 3:44:23 PM  
Markos of Daily Kos tried to get one going, but I don't believe it's still active (might just have been for the pandemic, though)...no one talks about it because there's just not enough derp coming out of it...
 
2021-02-27 3:50:12 PM  
Anyone know why it started? Was there a ing need for a "conservative" convention? And why don't they call it "Republican Political Action Conference"? Everyone knows it's for the GQP, what's with the euphemism?
 
2021-02-27 3:58:28 PM  
Much of liberal politics is local. National conferences happen by topic, usually. There's a Socialist conference every summer in Chicago, I believe.

Act Blue would be the place to find conferences.

https://twitter.com/actblue/status/13​6​5456619211952132
 
2021-02-27 3:58:53 PM  
 
2021-02-27 4:13:00 PM  
Democrats don't put their crazies front and center
 
2021-02-27 4:32:35 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Anyone know why it started? Was there a ing need for a "conservative" convention? And why don't they call it "Republican Political Action Conference"? Everyone knows it's for the GQP, what's with the euphemism?


Pressing need.

Was there a pressing need for an annual beer hall putsch "conservative" conference?
 
2021-02-27 4:41:45 PM  
CPAC is a clean, polished, respectable-looking face of extreme rightwing and racist policies, marketing itself to the Republican party with increasing success.
 
2021-02-27 4:43:03 PM  
More like QPAC.
 
2021-02-27 4:51:54 PM  

Znuh: More like QPAC.


Nice.
 
2021-02-27 4:56:12 PM  
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It's an annual self-own disguised as a convention
 
2021-02-27 5:13:01 PM  
Because Democrats wants to lose and they like eating shiat.
 
2021-02-27 5:25:17 PM  

the unabomber was right: Because Democrats wants to lose and they like eating shiat.


It's like Miss Manners mated with Mr. Grammar.
 
2021-02-27 5:30:09 PM  

IlGreven: Markos of Daily Kos tried to get one going, but I don't believe it's still active (might just have been for the pandemic, though)...no one talks about it because there's just not enough derp coming out of it...


Netroots Nation

I've never heard of it either.
 
2021-02-27 5:31:06 PM  
Cross burning
 
2021-02-27 5:32:24 PM  
CPAC is Coachella for genocidal maniacs and terrorists.

Everyone attending is daring the government to freeze their bank accounts.

If you vote for a CPAC politician, you hate Americans.
 
2021-02-27 5:58:04 PM  

evilsofa: IlGreven: Markos of Daily Kos tried to get one going, but I don't believe it's still active (might just have been for the pandemic, though)...no one talks about it because there's just not enough derp coming out of it...

Netroots Nation

I've never heard of it either.


The "liberal media" doesn't bother with it because the convention isn't in DC. At least that's been the excuse - but they're all over the shiat show in Orlando.
 
2021-02-27 6:36:57 PM  
Talking vs doing?
 
2021-02-27 6:52:52 PM  
They have public radio pledge drives. They have tote bags. They have kale.

The ones near me demand money so that Alan Chartock will shut up about the old days with Pete Seeger, before he figured out Stalin was a douche.
 
2021-02-27 7:09:37 PM  

Gubbo: Democrats don't put their crazies front and center


What Democratic "crazies" want is making FDR's proposed Second Bill Of Rights reality.

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2021-02-27 7:17:41 PM  

thorpe: the unabomber was right: Because Democrats wants to lose and they like eating shiat.

It's like Miss Manners mated with Mr. Grammar.


Weird.  Just the other day, I was thinking someone could start a reboot of Miss Manners (not that I think they should; I like her just as is) and call it "Miss Demeanor"
 
2021-02-27 7:17:41 PM  
It's called 2PAC and it features much better music.
 
2021-02-27 7:22:09 PM  

IlGreven: Markos of Daily Kos tried to get one going, but I don't believe it's still active (might just have been for the pandemic, though)...no one talks about it because there's just not enough derp coming out of it...


It used to be a Daily Kos gathering called "Yearly Kos", but from there it expanded to other center-left and progressive blogs and sites and became Netroots Nation.  Their last conference, which was online, took place on August 13-15, 2020.

I found nothing about a Netroots Nation for 2021. 

https://www.netrootsnation.org/
 
2021-02-27 7:33:48 PM  
Why should Democrats have their own version?  It's a performative propaganda event for rubes.  Nobody asks why Democrats don't have their own version of Rudy Giuliani or Ted Cruz.
 
2021-02-27 7:51:31 PM  

recombobulator: Why should Democrats have their own version?  It's a performative propaganda event for rubes.  Nobody asks why Democrats don't have their own version of Rudy Giuliani or Ted Cruz.


This.
 
2021-02-27 7:59:48 PM  
My guess is the best reason for CPAC existing is that there are right-wing billionaires with more money than they know what to do with, so they throw some cash around to drag discourse and politics and the overton window as far to the right as they can
 
2021-02-27 8:04:45 PM  

Gubbo: Democrats don't put their crazies front and center


They store them in the Fark Politics tab.
 
2021-02-27 8:08:07 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: What Democratic "crazies" want is making FDR's proposed Second Bill Of Rights reality.

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They want to turn us into farmers and unskilled labor?

That didn't work out in Cambodia.  Hard pass.
 
2021-02-27 8:11:43 PM  

BMFPitt: Gubbo: Democrats don't put their crazies front and center

They store them in the Fark Politics tab.


You.  Delete this post so I can make the exact same post and get credit for it.  I won't stand for this.
 
2021-02-27 8:12:29 PM  
It's a Nuremburg Rally with just barely enough plausible deniability that the "liberal" media will take them at their word when they say they totally didn't know that the stage is an SS insignia.

The Democrats don't have their own version because the racists were kicked to the curb like the trash they are back in the 1960s.
 
2021-02-27 8:22:03 PM  

Mike_LowELL: You.  Delete this post so I can make the exact same post and get credit for it.  I won't stand for this.


I am honored to hear that from the great Mike_LowELL.
 
2021-02-27 8:26:36 PM  

BMFPitt: Mike_LowELL: You.  Delete this post so I can make the exact same post and get credit for it.  I won't stand for this.

I am honored to hear that from the great Mike_LowELL.


Anyone who posts in the Poltab that the Poltab smells like Poltab is a friend of mine.  If the Poltab were a human being, I would openly endorse bullying it and making fun of his parents for raising a degenerate.  Please keep up the fine work.

I now notice that this was posted in the Discussion Tab, but I'm going with it, anyway.
 
2021-02-27 8:31:07 PM  
Every time I hear about CPAC I think of my idiot former co-worker who liked the Facebook page for the Central Philadelphia Athletic Center or someshiat because it was abbreviated CPAC and he confused the two. This was in American Samoa. Last I saw he was a diehard Trumper spouting any pro-Trump lie he could get his hands on and had become the chairman of the territory's GOP.

/Weird coincidence is he actually was from PA.
 
2021-02-27 8:32:03 PM  

Mike_LowELL: BMFPitt: Mike_LowELL: You.  Delete this post so I can make the exact same post and get credit for it.  I won't stand for this.

I am honored to hear that from the great Mike_LowELL.

Anyone who posts in the Poltab that the Poltab smells like Poltab is a friend of mine.  If the Poltab were a human being, I would openly endorse bullying it and making fun of his parents for raising a degenerate.  Please keep up the fine work.

I now notice that this was posted in the Discussion Tab, but I'm going with it, anyway.


Discussion Tab is the Pol Tab wearing a monocle.

/or a fedora.
 
2021-02-27 8:35:56 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Discussion Tab is the Pol Tab wearing a monocle.

/or a fedora.


Excellent.  As long as my scorn and disdain is directed towards individuals who deserve it, I feel good about what I'm accomplishing here.
 
2021-02-27 9:12:51 PM  
The Democrat version of CPAC is held in the basement of Comet Pizza in D.C. on alternating Saturday nights.
 
2021-02-27 9:22:17 PM  
Considering this is in Orlando, I would rather trust a Z-Pak given to me by VKM, that anything coming out of CPAC. Hey, as least Vince's pills would occasionally work on some things. Not staph though...not staph.
 
2021-02-27 10:12:19 PM  
Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) is a giant funnel through which super rich fascists and their corporations and suckers, er, evil minions, can funnel unlimited amount of money anonymously. It is courted by right wing politicians because it is the primary source of campaign funds for all reactionaries, extremistss and racists, bigots and loonies in favour of supporting the hegemony of the rich, the white, the "Christian", the right-wing and the few who really own, govern and exploit America and the World.

When right wingers say that America is a Republic, not a Democracy,  they ain't just whistling Dixie. The Republic of Venice was more liberal, free and progressive than the US Senate or the RNC.
 
2021-02-27 10:20:14 PM  
The Liberal version of CPAC is called the Tony Awards.

Robert de Niro's 'Fuck Trump' speech at Tony awards
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2021-02-27 10:29:39 PM  
it helps you to breathe at night
 
2021-02-27 10:56:43 PM  

Purple_Urkle: CPAC is Coachella for genocidal maniacs and terrorists.

Everyone attending is daring the government to freeze their bank accounts.

If you vote for a CPAC politician, you hate Americans.


You are an idiot
 
2021-02-27 10:58:55 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Gubbo: Democrats don't put their crazies front and center

What Democratic "crazies" want is making FDR's proposed Second Bill Of Rights reality.

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Oh great idea. Lets enshrine the failed economic ideas that made things worse, continue to make things worse, and are only celebrated by people who don't understand that we emerged from the depression by being the only industrial economy not obliterated by WWII.
 
2021-02-27 11:00:35 PM  
Why? For the same reasons that FDR didn't hold Nuremberg-style rallies in DC.
Unless you're a dictator or followers of a dictator you don't need that shat.
 
2021-02-27 11:09:49 PM  

nunyabidness: Bith Set Me Up: Gubbo: Democrats don't put their crazies front and center

What Democratic "crazies" want is making FDR's proposed Second Bill Of Rights reality.

[Fark user image 850x1275]

Oh great idea. Lets enshrine the failed economic ideas that made things worse, continue to make things worse, and are only celebrated by people who don't understand that we emerged from the depression by being the only industrial economy not obliterated by WWII.


Huh, I didn't see trickle down mentioned anywhere in there.
 
2021-02-27 11:12:13 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Mike_LowELL: BMFPitt: Mike_LowELL: You.  Delete this post so I can make the exact same post and get credit for it.  I won't stand for this.

I am honored to hear that from the great Mike_LowELL.

Anyone who posts in the Poltab that the Poltab smells like Poltab is a friend of mine.  If the Poltab were a human being, I would openly endorse bullying it and making fun of his parents for raising a degenerate.  Please keep up the fine work.

I now notice that this was posted in the Discussion Tab, but I'm going with it, anyway.

Discussion Tab is the Pol Tab wearing a monocle.

/or a fedora.


At least pants
 
2021-02-27 11:18:10 PM  
I think it would be great to have an annual Progressive Political Action Conference to leverage separately from the Democratic Party. I seem to be in the minority on that view, however. A lot of these kinds of conferences are local in nature when they happen. Especially involving mainline and liberal Protestant churches.
 
2021-02-27 11:30:29 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: nunyabidness: Bith Set Me Up: Gubbo: Democrats don't put their crazies front and center

What Democratic "crazies" want is making FDR's proposed Second Bill Of Rights reality.

[Fark user image 850x1275]

Oh great idea. Lets enshrine the failed economic ideas that made things worse, continue to make things worse, and are only celebrated by people who don't understand that we emerged from the depression by being the only industrial economy not obliterated by WWII.

Huh, I didn't see trickle down mentioned anywhere in there.


I fail to see how anything I said is relevant to your response.
 
2021-02-28 12:00:39 AM  
It's kinda like how we never see stuff about a "Round Earth Society" or "Provaxxer" memes making the rounds...
 
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