Follow Friday: CPAC, Gay Marriage, Contraception

Friday, February 10, 2012

A view of t-shirts for sale at an exhibition booth during the final day of the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 12, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty)

It's Friday, the time we spend time with our most valuable minds here on The Takeaway to look at the week's stories. Is the Conservative Political Action Conference a right-wing Star Trek convention? How will the gay marriage issue play out? And why has contraception become a political issue? Our panel tackles these stories and more.

Ron Christie is a Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist. Jeff Yang writes the Tao Jones column for The Wall Street Journal and blogs for our co-producer WNYC's It's a Free Country. Farai Chideya is a journalist and blogger at


Farai Chideya, Ron Christie and Jeff Yang

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They "don't like Mitt Romney" (chortle)
because President Obama has done so much damage to this economy and has filled the federal bureaucracy with his minions with most of the media in lock step support of his policies, the conservatives know the nation needs someone with the will to take all of that including the repeal of Obamacare.

Conservatives are not in thrall of "the one", a messiah who will fix out souls, heal the planet and fundamentally transform the nation and "boldly go where no man has gone before" but a chief executive on a four year contract who will turn the economy around with proven policies in keeping with the US Constitution.

Go back and look at the 2008 Obama campaign if you want to see an unserious cultural event that some of us realized would signal our nation's decline three years and trillions of dollars later.
Does that call for a chortle or a gasp?

Feb. 10 2012 10:28 AM

What about Tiger Woods- cableasian- is he not asian enough to count.

Feb. 10 2012 09:21 AM

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