WASHINGTON — In a hotel conference center outside of Washington, D.C., the Conservative Political Action Committee’s 2014 conference (or CPAC 2014) hosted a bevy of speakers and attendees.
The likes of Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and others like Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal spoke at the conference yesterday. However, the hardest-hitting remarks came from the National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre and current New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
LaPierre, in his remarks which were carried by us on our homepage www.aim.org, said, “The liberal media can keep hating on me. But I’m still standing, unapologetic and unflinching in defense of our individual freedom.” He blasted the liberal media for their anti-Second Amendment tactics and said:
“But they insult, denigrate and call us crazy for holding fast to that belief. In their distorted view of the world, they are smarter than we are. They are special and more worthy than we are. They know better than we do and if we dare disagree, they scorn us, demonize us and try to shut us up. We will not be demonized, we will not be silent.”
He continued and said:
“It’s time for a sane look at the insanity that has consumed all too much of the media and the political class in this town. They wag a condemning finger at the NRA. They call US crazy. But no one — no other organization in the world — has spent more millions, over more decades, to keep Americans safe.”
You can find the full transcript of his remarks at The Daily Caller.
Christie echoed the same theme, and as ABC News reported, he said, “We have to stop letting the media define who we are and what we stand for.”
The liberal mainstream media has been put on notice by conservatives, at least at CPAC.