A Turning Point for Conservatives

I got back from a long night shift to see some of the best news I could have heard all week. Via GayPatriot and HotAir, Ryan Sorba – a member of California Young America’s Foundation – took the podium to talk about something completely unrelated to what he actually said. First, Alexander McCorbin stood and thanked CPAC for inviting GOProud. While he did this, one lone member of the crowd booed while everyone else cheered in an effort to drown him out. Minutes later, the loudmouthed heckler took the podium to answer a question, and instead of answering the question, went on a rant in which he attacked CPAC for allowing GOProud to cosponsor the event, then when they started booing him off the stage he deliberately insulted everyone there.

From Lee Doren, here’s the two clips of both young men speaking, then an interview where he simply let Sorba talk. Take a look:

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I find it interesting that Sorba didn’t want his face shown, despite the fact that he’s already very well-known within some conservative circles. He’s apparently a member of Young America’s Foundation, a group I have previously suggested to conservative friends whose kids want to get into journalism and/or politics. Depending on the response I receive from that organization, I may or may not support them in the future, though I have a hard time believing that YAF really supports Sorba’s odball statements and complete alienation of much of CPAC.

What gets under my skin the most, though, is that the clip of Sorba’s original comments has been uploaded by nearly every liberal on YouTube. Air America members, followers, any liberal with the capability to upload – they’ve all put it up in an effort to prove their belief once and for all that conservatives really are hatemongers and need to be defeated at every turn.

That is the silliest thing I’ve heard so far. Why? Because Sorba isn’t cheered for his comments, he’s booed off the stage by everyone in attendance. I can’t hear anybody cheering his idiocy in this clip. Then, when Doren talks to him, he goes on some bent about being rational as if common sense includes never allowing oneself to feel.

I will post a video response later today, but I wanted to post this for everyone to see. Let the discussion begin.