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tv   Conservative Political Action Conference - Dana Loesch  CSPAN  February 26, 2018 10:40am-10:57am EST

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a series of discussions on the federal budget process. participants include chairs and ranking members of house and senate budget committees. live coverage at 12:35 p.m. eastern on cspan3. this week on the communicators. >> i thought the internet was borderless? >> that's really interesting. it can be borderless but what we've seen and the thing we need to focus on right now is it turns out that this medium we thought gave voice to the voiceless and in many cases did and power to the powerless can also be used by dictators, by terrorists, by dark political money to undermine democracy and we have got to address that problem. >> from the state of the net conference held in washington, d.c., we discuss the impact of technology on democracy and voting. watch tonight at 8:00 p.m.
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eastern on cspan2. radio and tv host dana loesch was speaker thursday at the cpac conference last week. the gathering heard from national rifle association ceo wayne lapierre. their remarks are just under an hour. good morning, cpac. good morning you guys. i love seeing all of you people here. i love seeing the youth here. i want to thank the acu and everybody at cpac for making this possible every single year. this is the time we fellowship, make those connections, exchange ideas, and we realize we have taken some ownership. i want to say really quickly this past election has proven more than anything that we are
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the big tent party. we are the big tent party. you have to think this last election, we have been able to pull stall wart democrats from hillary clinton because they were tired of hearing how they can afford health care premiums, pay for the roof over their head with pronouns on which bathroom they can use. that's what they were told all throughout the election. if anything, what the last election has proven to us is that your 80% friend doesn't have to be your 20% enemy. we learned that this past election. we are conservatives. we have the superior product. we don't have to modify our views. we don't have to rationalize why we believe what we believe. we don't need platitudes and red meat because we have the superior product, the proven superior product. we saw this with tax reform.
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did we not? you cannot lie to people about what's in their 401(k). you can't lie about what's in their paycheck, although the media tries very hard to do that. i want to say one more thing about the conservative movement and then we're going to have a little conversation about last night. we don't need to look for the next conservative messiah because that spirit, that spirit, that fire that was in buckley, that fire that was in reagan is in each and every one of us. we are the power of this movement. and my dear friend, late mentor said if you can't sell liberty, you suck. and that's true. so let's have a conversation about last night, shall we? because the conservative movement, we've been so incredibly successful, we saw that when we expanded the tent, when we took over social media
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and status had to innovate to outsmart us, change their algorithms to suppress our speech on social media platforms. they tried to ignore us and change google rankings because we are a voice that they can no longer ignore. and try as they might to spin it, they're unsuccessful. and they have been. now, i'm going to say something that some people are going to say is controversial. so i'll say it really slowly so all the people on the platform in the back can hear me loud and clear. many in legacy media love mass shootings. you guys love it. now, i'm not saying that you love the tragedy. but i am saying that you love the ratings. crying white mothers are ratings
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gold to you and many in the legacy media in the back. and notice i said crying white mothers because there are thousands of grieving black mothers in chicago every weekend, and you don't see town halls for them, do you? where's the cnn town hall for chicago? where's the cnn town hall for sanctuary cities? where was the cnn town hall for jam eel shaw senior whose son was murdered by someone who illegally entered the country and had been deported repeatedly? where was his voice? where was the voice of the junior rotc members last night, cnn?
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if it bleeds, it leads, doesn't it? and i don't mean to ignore you all here, but i really, i'm really looking at a lot of legacy media on the platform. you can write whatever you want, find me in the hall ways, scream at me, try to confront me. but i'm here, we're here, we're not going anywhere. i call bs. if it bleeds, it leads, but it has to be the right people from the right communities at the right time. let me just explain something to you all. i think it was insane that i was the hardest questioner on the broward county sheriff last night. how is that possible? washington navy yard, garland
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texas, fort hood, charleston, boston, san bernardino, orlando, park land, do you know what all of these mass tragedy incidents involved? fbi dropped the ball. they dropped the ball. now i'm allergic to universal statements like i'm allergic to people that think green day is punk. but let me just be clear. in charleston, this murderer passed a background check, even though he was prohibited possess or, comey said it was a paperwork error. sutherland springs, this murderer mowed down a church, because why? the air force did not report his conviction. the fact he was mentally unstable to the system, which by the way, the organization that i
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represent 5 million plus members, average, everyday americans, moms and dads, they do the school run, they go to the grocery store, they're students, they're hunters, they're people like me that simply don't want to be assaulted in the parking lot, if i go to the grocery store to get a gallon of milk at night, there are people like us. and we will not be gas lighted into thinking we're responsible for a tragedy that we had nothing to do with. it is not our job to follow up on red flags. it is not our job to make sure states are reporting to the background check system. it is not our job. a failure of law enforcement is not a failure of the law. it is a failure of enforcement.
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now, if all of those in the legacy media are arguing for the nra to give us the authority and the resources to go and follow up on red flag events, i'll volunteer right here and now to do it. we have resources available at anyone's disposal if they want to reinforce their schools. but i'll say it again loud and clear, we're parents too. and i believe as the millions of members that make up the nra, and millions of people just in the united states in general, don't you think our kids deserve the same protection as our celebrities? don't you all think that our kids deserve the same protection as our athletes? as our banks? as our businesses? but yet we leave them the most
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unprotected. my condemnation is for those at the fbi. i know there are some good agents there, but for those at the fbi that dropped the ball, 8 separate eight separate times with catastrophic consequences. james comey, when he wasn't busy taking direction frs lore s fro lynn much or writing himself memoirs, they said they made a mistake. maybe if you politicized your office yes, we wouldn't have these problems. i want to make this super obvious point. the government has proven that they cannot keep you safe and yet some people want all of us to disarm. you heard that town hall last night. they cheered the confiscation of firearms, over 5,000 people.
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i had to have a security detail to get out. i wouldn't have been able to exit that if i didn't have a private security detail. there were people rushing the stage and screaming burn her. i came there to talk solutions and i still am going to continue that conversation on solutions as the nra was doing before i was alive. the government can't keep you safe. some people want us to give up our firearms and rely slowly on the government that has failed to keep us safe. they call trump a tyrant and they want the president to confiscate our firearms. fry to figure that one out. after the parkland tragedy media was rushing to identify who this person was and politico ran a headline that said, a white nationalist said he is one of us. here is a message for people in the legacy media, not all but a
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lot of you. don't trust white nationalists. don't use them as sources. don't trust them. senator byrd's legacy lives on, i guessment. if you take anything from my remarks today, i say this to the reporters in the media, to the people at slate and think progress and media matters, the people we keep cloethed and fed because their beats are us. that's some job creation. ask yourselves where are the stories about how only 38 states submit less than 80% of criminal convictions to the background check system? it is only as good as what is submitted to it. why isn't dianne feinstein calling for that? i have to question whether or not they want this system to sfa fail? where are those headlines? do you realize that those are
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millions of people who have been adjudicated mentally jupfit or criminally dangerous because they are able to get a firearm right now. the politicians that have given the most lip service have done the least. they could change it tomorrow. they are exploiting a tragedy for an agenda. same on you. we call b.s. where are the stories about how -- here is a stat for you. from 1950 to july of 2016, 98.4% of mass shootings have taken places in gun-free zones. that's a fact. you are welcome to go john plin. the there is this thing called
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google. be careful about your sources, fake news and all. one of the things you saw on this video before i came out. a lot of people have been asking what i do next. god bless america that i can stay in dallas, texas. god bless america that i am able to join a group of people at the nra and nra tv to bring you an hour long program every day beginning in march, no commercial breaks, none. we are going to show the media how fisking is done. fisk those in the legacy meetd media that insist on ignores the real headlines, what is the cause of tragedy. i was sitting on the stage with the broward county sheriff. the toughest question, i was asking this man, how did you fail 39 times in they had law enforcement go to this murderers house 39 times. he was caught taking bulletings
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a and knives and a backpack. he was out there in plain sight sending messages to students that violated a florida state statute that meant that sheriff could have gone to his house and had him unvoluntarily committed. why didn't he? that's not the nra's job. that's yours. i'm joining nra tv. i'm excited about bringing you stories that matter. by the way, if anybody at slate or "new york times" or anyone else needs a refreshing on what fisk needs, i'll be at the nra tv booth later on. we can explain to you what anglo-saxon heritage means and the discussion of law enforcement and sheriffs and all of that. that was a big obstacle for a lot of people in media. i do not want to cut into the vice-president's time. i'm going to leave you with a couple of points of advice here. always remember, always,
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specially for you younger, awesome activists, who are the future of our movement, politics is downstream from pop culture. if it happens, it will happen in culture first before policy. a very good friend, mentor of mine said, god rest his soul, never, ever compromise your principles ever. it is your job to change hearts and minds, not the government. a free people have the right to criticize and hold accountable our free press. we are free. we are conservative. our principles are proven. to anybody out there who says that conservatism is dead, i declare here and now that we are just getting started and it will be you who is left in the dustbin of history. god bless you all. god bless the second amendment. have a great week!


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