It is particularly delicious that I would be invited to speak at CPAC at the invitaton of the Breitbart organization. The Breitbart event, "The Uninvited," is a special two-hour session of hot button issues, including Global Jihad, the ongoing global persecution of Christians, and the gutting of the American Military. Breitbart is here, indeed.
The theme of my remarks is "The War on Free Speech." And it gets better. Robert Spencer will be speaking at the same event, on "Why I am not a Conservative."
How delicious. Since the story broke of Grover Norquist's and Suhail Khan's successful Geller ban, good and decent freedom loving folks have been up in arms. Because it's not about me. It's about the subject matter -- that discussion of sharia and jihad has been effectively banned at the largest Conservative gathering in the country. And now thousands of Conservatives know too, Grover, your days as the most powerful influence peddler in Conservative circles are numbered.
CPAC chief Al Cardenas called me Tuesday to he tell me how much he admired my work. He wanted to meet with and join him for lunch and/or din with him. He spoke of working collaboratively together. What that means and where it will go is anyone's guess.
I did accept Breitbart's invitation to speak for the same reason that I hold events at CPAC every year. To address thousands of conservative activists who come to CPAC to get educated and activated. They don't know they have been sold out by Grover Norquist and his ridiculous but dangerous sidekick, Suhail Khan.
Larry Solov, CEO and President of Breitbart News Network, said, "Andrew Breitbart never shied away from tackling controversial issues. He also understood that people need vigorous and sustained discussion and debate to make their own informed decisions. It is in Andrew’s spirit that we are proud to host this event.”
Stephen K. Bannon, Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network, said, “This session is not simply about speakers and panelists, but about direct engagement and participation by the CPAC audience. Andrew Breitbart believed in more voices, not less, and that is what this session will be about. We will get as many people as possible to the microphone to ask their questions and engage our speakers.”
The session will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in National Harbor Rooms 4 and 5, from 1:00-3:00PM. So come on down -- Saturday 1 - 3 pm. We are taking on all comers.
I speak last -- bring the popcorn and champagne, kids. Oooorah!