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Kellyanne Conway said it as a joke, by the end of the week CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference will be know as T-Pac, The Trump Political Action Conference. Joke or not I wouldn’t be surprised if the ACU officially change the name of their annual conference.

This CPAC is very different from the previous eight. There is a Republican in the White House and there is no presidental election around the corner. And while a year ago the CPAC crowd seemed to throw scorn at Donald Trump as being only a pseudo-conservative, in 2017 the crowd celebrated at the fact the president is a conservative named Trump. Any time the president was mentioned, there was a roar of approval in from the crowd.

The star of the CPAC Day 1 morning sessions was Ted Cruz. The CPAC afternoon belong to the team of Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.

Ted Cruz, the winner of last year’s CPAC straw poll was generously tossing the red meat into the crowd. With tongue firmly in cheek Cruz even thanked Harry Reid for helping President Trump get a conservative cabinet:

Many times since Jan. 20, I have raised a glass and toasted Harry Reid, because Harry Reid employed the so-called nuclear option, broke the Senate rules to change the Senate rules. Lowered the confirmation from 60 to 51 votes, and it is a direct result of Harry Reid that we now have the most conservative cabinet in decades.

And so if I could be a little presumptuous, let me on behalf of CPAC, thank Harry Reid. Harry Reid: Thank you for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. And also we should be thanking Harry Reid for EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and very, very soon I look forward to thanking Harry Reid for Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch.”

Cruz described the anger and protests coming from the democrats as “batcrap Crazy.” Senator Cruz’s most controversial statement was a prediction that the will be another supreme court opening this summer. “I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer. If that happens, as much as the left is crazy now, they will go full Armageddon.” Which raises the question, how does the senator know there will be an opening? (Perhaps he is planning to off one of the justices, or maybe he believes that justice Ginsburg is going to keep her promise and movie to New Zealand).

The afternoon session was highlighted by a discussion between Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus. Now if one were to believe the MSM, these two guys hate each other, but unless they are actors on the level of Lawrence Olivier, or Marlon Brando, President Trump’s closest advisers actually like each other.  “In regard to us two, I think the biggest misconception is everything that you’re reading,” said Priebus.

The other big surprise was despite how he is described in the liberal media, Steve Bannon does not have horns, or a pointed tail. And unless he was keeping it in a safe spot back stage, the presidental advisor does not walk around with a red pitchfork.

Bannon talked about the president as someone who is committed to carrying out each one of his campaign promises.

And he’s maniacally focused on that [his promises] and I think that’s one of the powers of the transition where many, many people try to come in and try to convince President Trump, hey, you won on this but this is what you want to do.

And he’s like, no, I promised the American people this, and this is the plan we’re going to execute on. And Reince said — and by the way that’s what you’ve seen; the executive orders, what the Supreme Court — the way he’s gone through the Supreme Court. And by the way the other 102 judges that we’re eventually going to pick, it’s just a methodical — and that’s what the mainstream media won’t report.

Just like they were dead wrong on the chaos of the campaign and just like they were dead wrong in the chaos of the transition, they are absolutely dead wrong about what’s going on today because we have a team that’s just grinding it through on President Donald Trump promised the American people. And the mainstream media better understand something, all of those promises are going to be implemented.

And they both took their shots at the mainstream media:

Priebus:

I think there’s hope that it’s [the media] going to change. I mean we — we sit here, every day and — and the president pumps out all of this work and — and the executive orders and the punching through of the promises that he made to the American people.

So we’re hoping that the media would catch up eventually. But we’re so conditioned to it, I’m personally so conditioned to hearing about why President Trump isn’t going to win the election. Why one — why a controversy in the primaries going to take down President Trump.

I lived through it, as chairman of the party. And — and it really hit me because it was maybe the summer of 2015 and you remember, the media was constantly pounding President Trump. And the polling kept getting better and better and better, for President Trump.

But it was when I went home and got out of this town. And I went back to Kenosha and I talked to my neighbor and I said, “Bob, what do you think?” And he goes, “Man, I really love that Trump.”

And I said, “Sandy — Sandy, what do you think?” She says, “We’re for Trump.”

And it was, as you all lived through it too, because you all had different people you were for, but you kept running into your neighbors and you kept running into people that you know. And what did they keep telling you? They kept telling you “Trump, Trump, Trump.”

Bannon’s shot was more like a grenade

President Trump, when he was running, he made a — and this is the other thing that the — the mainstream media or opposition party never caught is that if you want to see the Trump agenda it’s very simple.

It was all in the speeches. He went around to these rallies, but those speeches had a tremendous amount of content in them, right? I happen to believe, and I think many others do, he’s probably the great public speaker in those large arenas since William Jennings Bryan. This was galvanized.

And remember, we didn’t have money. Hillary Clinton and these guys had over $2 billion. We had a couple hundred million dollars. It was those rallies and those speeches, all he’s doing right now is, he’s laid out an agenda with those speeches for the promises he made. And our job every day is just to execute on that. It’s to simply get a path to how those get executed.

And he’s maniacally focused on that, and I think that’s one of the powers of the transition where many, many people try to come in and try to convince President Trump, hey, you won on this but this is what you want to do.

And he’s like, no, I promised the American people this, and this is the plan we’re going to execute on. And Reince said — and by the way that’s what you’ve seen; the executive orders, what the Supreme Court — the way he’s gone through the Supreme Court. And by the way the other 102 judges that we’re eventually going to pick, it’s just a methodical — and that’s what the mainstream media won’t report.

Just like they were dead wrong on the chaos of the campaign and just like they were dead wrong in the chaos of the transition, they are absolutely dead wrong about what’s going on today because we have a team that’s just grinding it through on President Donald Trump promised the American people. And the mainstream media better understand something, all of those promises are going to be implemented.

Bannon, the former head of Breitbart issued a warning to the crowd

Here’s the only — here’s why it’s going to get worse: Because he’s going to continue to press his agenda. And as economic conditions get better, as more jobs get better, they’re going to continue to fight. If you think they’re going to give you your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken. Every day — every day, it is going to be a fight. And that is what I’m proudest about Donald Trump. All the opportunities he had to waiver off this; all the people who have come to him and said, “oh, you’ve got to moderate.” Every day in the Oval Office, he tells Reince and I, “I committed this to the American people; I promised this when I ran; and I’m going to deliver on this.”

The afternoon belonged to these two non-enemies, the reformed party head, and the man liberals call evil who didn’t bring his devil costume.  Perhaps…just perhaps the media’s characterization is wrong?  Watch the video below and you decide.

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