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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:17 PM

Videos show closed-door sessions of leading conservative activists: 'Be not afraid of the accusation

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/council-national-policy-video/2020/10/14/367f24c2-f793-11ea-a510-f57d8ce76e11_story.html
As the presidential campaign entered its final stages, a fresh-faced Republican activist named Charlie Kirk stepped into the spotlight at a closed-door gathering of leading conservatives and shared his delight about an impact of the coronavirus pandemic: the disruption of America’s universities. So many campuses had closed, he said, that up to a half-million left-leaning students probably would not vote.


dang paywall...one sec

can't get past paywall this time.

There's a video at the link

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Reply Videos show closed-door sessions of leading conservative activists: 'Be not afraid of the accusation (Original post)
Roland99 Oct 2020 OP
Grins Oct 2020 #1
genxlib Oct 2020 #2
Roland99 Oct 2020 #3
genxlib Oct 2020 #6
renate Oct 2020 #12
genxlib Oct 2020 #13
Beaverhausen Oct 2020 #4
Roland99 Oct 2020 #8
LuvLoogie Oct 2020 #10
Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 2020 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2020 #5
Trailrider1951 Oct 2020 #7
underpants Oct 2020 #14
bigtree Oct 2020 #9

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:23 PM

1. Every time they show their ass...

....they show it again!!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:25 PM

2. Amazon has a deal right now.

Four months digital subscription for .99 cents. I think it ends today. Might only be for Prime subscribers

https://www.amazon.com/Washington-Post-Kindle-Ad-Free/dp/B000HC48T0/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=washington+post&qid=1602696123&sr=8-1

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Response to genxlib (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:27 PM

3. thanks...that might be worth it. I can't use my usual tricks to bypass the paywall on this one

btw, amazon deal:

After your free trial, you will be charged $0.99 for the first 3 months of your subscription. After that, your subscription will automatically renew at $5.99 per month until you cancel.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:32 PM

6. Yeah I do hate those "have to cancel" deals

But considering that 4 months will get me the most important 4 months of political information in history, I figured it would be worth it.

Let's hope I don't regret it.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 02:18 PM

12. Thanks!

I just subscribed!

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Response to renate (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 02:36 PM

13. Your welcome

Someone else here on the board actually posted it yesterday so I can't take any of the credit.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:29 PM

4. Slightly beside the point but what is the deal with all these young stupid republican operatives...

...getting so much attention and such big followings?

Charlie Kirk, Ben Shapiro, Jacob Wohl, etc.

Any ideas?

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 01:00 PM

8. they appeal to the lowest of the low

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 01:37 PM

10. They rhetorically give trumpniks cover

for their bigotry.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 01:42 PM

11. Our lazy ass media promotes these very well financed ass clowns. It

was the same, when years ago every blonde lunatic who would go on Bill Maher was taken seriously. And their moronic litanies would be given the same weight as scientists, experts, pretty much anyone who actually knew what the fuck they're talking about.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:30 PM

5. Here's the starting four paragraphs:

As the presidential campaign entered its final stages, a fresh-faced Republican activist named Charlie Kirk stepped into the spotlight at a closed-door gathering of leading conservatives and shared his delight about an impact of the coronavirus pandemic: the disruption of America’s universities. So many campuses had closed, he said, that up to a half-million left-leaning students probably would not vote.

“So, please keep the campuses closed,” Kirk, 26, said in August as the audience cheered, according to video of the event obtained by The Washington Post. “Like, it’s a great thing.”

The gathering in Northern Virginia was organized by the Council for National Policy, a little-known group that has served for decades as a hub for a nationwide network of conservative activists and the donors who support them. Members include Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and Leonard Leo, an outside adviser to President Trump who has helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars from undisclosed donors to support conservative causes and the nominations of conservative federal judges.
Charlie Kirk speaks at Council for National Policy meeting
Charlie Kirk speaks at Council for National Policy meeting (Obtained by The Washington Post)

Videos provided to The Post — covering dozens of hours of CNP meetings over three days in February and three in August — offer an inside view of participants’ obsessions and fears at a pivotal moment in the conservative movement. The videos, recorded by CNP to share with its members, show influential activists discussing election tactics, amplifying conspiracy theories and describing much of America in dark and apocalyptic terms.



These people are serious and dangerous.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:37 PM

7. Here are the next 4 paragraphs:

“This is a spiritual battle we are in. This is good versus evil,” CNP’s executive committee president, Bill Walton, said on Aug. 21, addressing attendees at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City. “We have to do everything we can to win.”

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told attendees that same day that the left is “war-gaming” a plan to delay the election tally until Jan. 20, 2021, and enable House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to become acting president. “This is kind of like crazy talk” among political people, Fitton said. But he added: “This is not an insignificant concern.”

Expressing concern about voter fraud and disenfranchisement, Fitton called on the audience to find a way to prevent mail-in ballots from being sent to voters. “We need to stop those ballots from going out, and I want the lawyers here to tell us what to do,” said Fitton, whose organization is a tax-exempt charity. “But this is a crisis that we’re not prepared for. I mean, our side is not prepared for.”

In an interview with The Post, Fitton elaborated on his remarks. “The left has war-gamed this out,” Fitton said. “And it could cause civil war.”

I subscribe to the WP, instead of the NYT

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 02:40 PM

14. They actually believe this BS or were there donors there?

If this was a strategy or cheerleading meeting - that’s really sad. It’s sad that someone like Charlie Kirk has so much standing in your operation that he OPENED the RNC.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 01:16 PM

9. k&r

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