The cover of a book by David Horowitz being handed out at CPAC 2011.

CPAC 2011: A tour in fliers

From "Boycott AOL!" to "Obama and the war against Jews," a look at the hottest literature at the right's big event


Justin Elliott
February 12, 2011 10:32PM (UTC)

It's impossible to walk around CPAC without getting all manner of pamphlets, books, and bumper stickers thrust upon you. They give a good taste of where the conservative movement is right now, as well as the range of views represented here.

Here's a quick tour of some of the most interesting flyers I've seen. Click the thumbnails to see a full-size image.

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This is the pitch from some young Republicans calling for a boycott of AOL because of its purchase of the Huffington Post. The flyer quotes HuffPo writings that are offensive to conservatives:



This one was handed out by Ron Paul fans protesting the presentation of the Defender of the Constitution Award to Donald Rumsfeld: 



A representative of The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property gave this flyer to me with the exhortation to "protect our military." It is headlined "To KEEP OUR HONOR CLEAN!" and includes a section refuting "the myth that homosexuality is genetic."



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Finally, here is a flyer from the "American Tradition Partnership" attacking Newt Gingrich for his "left-wing environmental record."


Justin Elliott

Justin Elliott is a reporter for ProPublica. You can follow him on Twitter @ElliottJustin

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