Right-Wing Freak Show Known As CPAC 2013 Starts Tomorrow

In the wake of losing the White House, their second national election in the past three, seats in the House and Senate, and the popular vote in 5 of the past 6 presidential elections, what's the right-wing response? Double down on crazy and stupid.

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In the wake of losing the White House, their second national election in the past three, seats in the House and Senate, and the popular vote in 5 of the past 6 presidential elections, what's the right-wing response? Double down on crazy and stupid.

Check out the allotted speaking times at CPAC that Conor Friedersdorf spotted.

Ted Cruz: 33-minute keynote speech
Sarah Palin: 16 minutes
Donald Trump: 14 minutes
Bobby Jindal: 13 minutes
Rand Paul: 13 minutes
Rick Perry: 13 minutes
Scott Walker: 13 minutes
Marco Rubio: 11 minutes
Paul Ryan: 11 minutes
Rick Santorum: 7 minutes

So, the first speech is by a guy who claims that Harvard Law School is crawling with "Communists" and dabbles in nutty UN conspiracy theories. Next up, the wildly unpopular former reality show star, half-term governor and loser of the 2008 election. After her, another wildly unpopular reality show star, birther, and failed presidential candidate.

Other speakers include the toxic NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, Teabagger Allen West, who just got bounced out of Congress for his own McCarthyism, and Fox clown Steven Crowder.

Elevating unpopular crazies doesn't seem like a great way to build political movements and win elections, but maybe that's just me.

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