CPAC hosted a panel this morning on immigration, but most conservatives responded with frustration and anger.

Indeed:

Many conservatives found themselves irritated with the panelists’ calls for a more “moderate “approach to immigration (in other words, amnesty):

https://twitter.com/BonillaJL/status/312229672958189568

Their penchant for pussyfooting:

And, of course, their desire for a softer tone:

Nothing, last time we checked.

Technically, no. But the audience was treated as it were.

And if these “conservative” voices believe that caving on immigration will benefit the GOP, they’ve got another thing coming:

  • $23629333

    Folks, you’ve got two choices. Either try to restore America to some semblance of sanity and solvency – which means first of all flushing the RINOs out of the GOP, or replacing that party – or begin work on a firewall between the reddest states and the rest of the USA.

  • $23629333

    Folks, you’ve got two choices. Either try to restore America to some semblance of sanity and solvency – which means first of all flushing the RINOs out of the GOP, or replacing that party – or begin work on a firewall between the reddest states and the rest of the USA.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    One of the many reasons that the organizers of CPAC no longer have our best interests, more interested in cowing to liberal rhetoric and moderate apologists in order to get the votes of people who are not going to vote for us anyway than promoting conservatism. If you saw the loss in 2012 as a call to become more moderate when a moderate just lost then you really need to tighten those screws loose in your head.

    • V the K

      #CPAC2013 Anti-Gay, Pro-Illegal

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Also Anti-Christie, Pro-Trump

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    One of the many reasons that the organizers of CPAC no longer have our best interests, more interested in cowing to liberal rhetoric and moderate apologists in order to get the votes of people who are not going to vote for us anyway than promoting conservatism. If you saw the loss in 2012 as a call to become more moderate when a moderate just lost then you really need to tighten those screws loose in your head.

  • FFlintstone

    This is a few people trying to centrally plan the Republican Party. Romney lost because he didn’t get conservatives to vote for him. He would have won if he had the same turnout as McCain. There used to be a difference between conservative and Republican. Maybe not any more.

    It looks like people who believe in the rule of law are no longer welcome in the Republican Party. The Republicans are gravely mistaken if they think they can ram through amnesty and still get the Tea Party vote.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      To me true conservatism IS the Tea Party in which case conservatives and the Republican establishment are the farthest apart they have ever been. 2014 will be the true test to see if RINOs like Lindsey Graham are pissing enough of us off to lose their seat to the Tea Party, which I have a feeling they will.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      To me true conservatism IS the Tea Party in which case conservatives and the Republican establishment are the farthest apart they have ever been. 2014 will be the true test to see if RINOs like Lindsey Graham are pissing enough of us off to lose their seat to the Tea Party, which I have a feeling they will.

  • FFlintstone

    This is a few people trying to centrally plan the Republican Party. Romney lost because he didn’t get conservatives to vote for him. He would have won if he had the same turnout as McCain. There used to be a difference between conservative and Republican. Maybe not any more.

    It looks like people who believe in the rule of law are no longer welcome in the Republican Party. The Republicans are gravely mistaken if they think they can ram through amnesty and still get the Tea Party vote.

  • Scott Carroll

    Conservatives have been suckered into committing political suicide by liberal concern trolls for too long. Time to set the record straight on immigration “reform” and the Hispanic vote.

    Firstly let’s dispel this notion that Hispanics are “natural conservatives” just breathlessly eager to vote Republican the moment amnesty is passed. In a recent poll Hispanics were given a choice between less government services and lower taxes and more government services and higher taxes. They chose the latter by 75%. 75%! Not exactly a burgeoning population of Edmund Burkes now is it? They are a liberal ethnicity. A solid block of leftist lock-steppers. And that won’t change until the fourth or fifth generation when, similar to the Irish and the Italians, they stop thinking of themselves as a “group” and start thinking of themselves as individuals.

    Secondly let’s tackle the idea that amnesty, or some derivation thereof, will win Republicans an extra 10-15% of the Hispanic vote. The next Republican Presidential candidate to run after Reagan’s amnesty in 1986 was Bush the Elder and he outperformed Romney among Hispanics by, wait for it…….2% points. If the strategy here is to increase the Democrat voter rolls by millions and then wait 20 years or so for those millions to become disenchanted with liberal policies and decide to vote Republican then bravo! You guys are obviously playing some sort of Double-Secret Jedi Mind-Meld chess match that has everyone in the liberal AND conservative movements confused.

  • Scott Carroll

    Conservatives have been suckered into committing political suicide by liberal concern trolls for too long. Time to set the record straight on immigration “reform” and the Hispanic vote.

    Firstly let’s dispel this notion that Hispanics are “natural conservatives” just breathlessly eager to vote Republican the moment amnesty is passed. In a recent poll Hispanics were given a choice between less government services and lower taxes and more government services and higher taxes. They chose the latter by 75%. 75%! Not exactly a burgeoning population of Edmund Burkes now is it? They are a liberal ethnicity. A solid block of leftist lock-steppers. And that won’t change until the fourth or fifth generation when, similar to the Irish and the Italians, they stop thinking of themselves as a “group” and start thinking of themselves as individuals.

    Secondly let’s tackle the idea that amnesty, or some derivation thereof, will win Republicans an extra 10-15% of the Hispanic vote. The next Republican Presidential candidate to run after Reagan’s amnesty in 1986 was Bush the Elder and he outperformed Romney among Hispanics by, wait for it…….2% points. If the strategy here is to increase the Democrat voter rolls by millions and then wait 20 years or so for those millions to become disenchanted with liberal policies and decide to vote Republican then bravo! You guys are obviously playing some sort of Double-Secret Jedi Mind-Meld chess match that has everyone in the liberal AND conservative movements confused.

  • Steve_J

    Amnesty will enable GOP victory in 2016? They really are the party of stupid. Not only will it ensure defeat in 2016 it will also ensure defeat in 2014.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Yes, but remember they are trying to get the vote of people who can’t vote. A winning strategy if there ever was one.

      • Steve_J

        General Honore must have had the GOP in mind when he was talking about “stuck on stupid”.

      • Steve_J

        General Honore must have had the GOP in mind when he was talking about “stuck on stupid”.

      • OneThinDime

        Don’t kid yourself, no matter what the GOP wants, Obama will EO them a legal right to vote, not that many aren’t voting illegally just like they are in our country illegally, not paying taxes illegally, and on and on.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          True, we still don’t need to pander to them since they aren’t going to vote for us anyway.

          • OneThinDime

            I agree with you. Anyone thinking they won’t vote are mistaken, they are illegally voting already. The only solution is internment and deportation and ensure we have the most severe and immediate punishment if someone crosses our border.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Yep, basically the laws we already have.

          • OneThinDime

            In my state, you serve more time in jail for unpaid tickets that you do for entering or remaining in the country illegally. We need severe punishment, even tougher than Mexico!

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            I’d be surprised if they notice at all here

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Yes, but remember they are trying to get the vote of people who can’t vote. A winning strategy if there ever was one.

  • sqeptiq

    Man, do a lot of older white conservatives get tripped out over immigration! I’ve heard a number say they’re glad they won’t live to see the day when whites are a minority.

  • sqeptiq

    Man, do a lot of older white conservatives get tripped out over immigration! I’ve heard a number say they’re glad they won’t live to see the day when whites are a minority.

  • SalMoanella

    There is nothing conservative about amnesty and censoring accurate language by calling it harsh. Et tu cpac?

    These faux conservatives should realize that any Hispanic vote gains they derive from amnesty will be lost multiple fold in the form of a deserting base.