Clouds in My Coffee
What do you get when bottom dweller bloggers of the liberal persuasion and Matt (I see schisms) Lewis expound on the decision of two conservative/family values groups – Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America – to boycott CPAC.
A whole lot of unnecessary hyperventilation expended on a non-issue. Gabe Malor writing at Ace of Spades makes an important point glossed over in this pseudo controversy:
Whether CWA and FRC are taking a “noble moral stand” is somewhat questionable anyway. FRC says in WND that it has been “very involved in CPAC for over a decade.” In fact, FRC stopped participating in CPAC a few years ago and now operates a rival conference, the Values Voters Summit. Encouraging people to skip CPAC and wait for its own conference is fine, but let’s not pretend FRC doesn’t have this self-interested motive in making CPAC look bad in the papers.
Self interests can be a biatch at times. Conservatives need to stop navel gazing and look at the larger picture in play. If these two groups chose to self segregate themselves from the largest yearly gathering of self described conservatives, so be it. It is to their detriment, not ours. Some (mostly liberals) see this as evidence of a schism between ficons and socons; they couldn’t be more wrong. This is a disagreement between GOProud and CWA & FRC. I, along with many bloggers on the right, refuse to feed into this non-issue and look forward to attending yet another amazing CPAC.
The only thing that would make this nonsensical kerfuffle marginally wonderful would be Campaign for Liberty joining the boycott – please, oh, please may it be! Seriously, J/K