CPAC: HRC goes to DCThe Harvard Republican Club has headed down to DC this weekend to hang out with, according to advertisements on their email list, "Cheney, Coulter, and all the bigwigs in the conservative movement." CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, is one of the center pieces of this movement, and something liberals should look at very seriously both in order to understand our political opponents and ourselves. The conservative movement is incredibly good at teaching (or indoctrinating, depending on how cynical you'd like to be) and training its foot soldiers, and CPAC is one of the primary ways it does that. I'm not sure the liberal/left movement wants to go exactly that route, but it's something to think about.
I don't have any commentary beyond that (please do share yours), but definitely check out the coverage from CampusProgress, whose writers are there and blogging. I'd love to hear HRC's take on all of this...
UPDATE: The NYTs has an interesting article.
UPDATE 2: Remember how I noted that the HRC advertised CPAC with enthusiasm for Ann Coulter? Check out what their lovely and hateful hero had to say (here and here). I'll give you a hint, it had to do with "ragheads."