Last week I had the opportunity to attend CPAC 2012 in Washington DC. I got the chance, while there, to meet several people who have fought long and hard for the conservative cause. Besides hanging out with Dana and Chris Loesch, Stacy Washington and Kane, I had the chance to meet Dr. Alveda King, Christine ODonnell, COL Allen West, and Stephen Baldwin (just to name a few)
By far the most exciting part of the weekend came around noon on Friday. Mitt Romney was speaking, and since I hadn't wanted to fight the crowd trying to get into the main ballroom for the speech, I opted instead to stand outside the ballroom and watch the speech on one of the monitors. Midway through the speech, however, people in the hallway near the monitors began to be jostled by passersby. Within seconds, however I realized that something was off. (perhaps it was the smell?) The people pushing themselves to the front were all wearing the same shirts which read "silence is poverty." They wore stickers over their mouths that read "we are the 99%."
Once they had gotten into position, they stood directly in front of the monitors, pushing back anyone who tried to get to where they could see Governor Romney, much less hear him. They ignored the fact that by effectively silencing Mitt Romney they were inflicting their definition of poverty on us... The hotel staff threw them out shortly after.
Of course, later we learned that the Occupy DC crowd had been funded to protest CPAC by SEIU, to the tune of $60 per day...