The CD Media team is enjoying CPAC. I thought it might be useful to share some of the facts, ideas, and sound bites from CPAC 2020 sessions today. In the case that I don't record a direct quote with quotation marks, it's because I'm not the fastest typist. I do vouch for the spirit of what the speaker said. There's a lot of news out there, here are some talking points:
The term "woke" was coined by singer Erykah Badu in 2008. It's a language of code words with a purpose:
"It's a way to persecute people who speak normally."
--Jon Miller, Blaze TV
The Trump 2016 campaign utilized 600,000 trained volunteers. Trump 2020 will have 2 million.
Biggest reaction so far this morning: standing ovation for Kimberly Guilfoyle: "We are going to rip the gavel out of Nancy Pelosi's hand!"
"Delete Tik Tok now." (It's a Chinese spying device)
--James Carafano, Heritage Foundation
The Dept. of Transportion is one of the top agencies in deregulation, 63 deregulations in three years.
Trump has helped us reach the lowest levels of unemployment--due to deregulation.
--U.S. Labor Sec Eugene Scalia
Stats: 7 million jobs created under Trump. 6 million Americans off of food stamps. Veteran unemployment lowest in 20 years. Deregulations have saved taxpayers $33 billion. --Kimberly Guilfoyle
Time to call out the left. "You're no longer the silent majority. You're the un-silent majority."
Brandon Straka, #WalkAway Campaign
Bernie Sanders is changing the idea of freedom. In his ads, he has young actors ask, "Am I free?" The ads then frame "freedom" as the state of economic freedom--freedom from student debt, freedom from "dead-end jobs just to get healthcare."
--Morgan Zegers, Young Americans Against Socialism
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