"Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson to address Republican Leadership Conference

When it comes to broadening its outreach, here's a wonderful choice to represent the party

By Ian Blair
Published May 28, 2014 9:01PM (EDT)
Phil Robertson in "Duck Dynasty"                 (A&E/Karolina Wojtasik)
Phil Robertson in "Duck Dynasty" (A&E/Karolina Wojtasik)

The Republican Leadership Conference has announced the speakers for its New Orleans weekend shindig, which kicks off tomorrow:

Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Robertson family and star of the series “Duck Dynasty,” will address the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, Thursday May 29th at 6pm. Also speaking on Thursday evening are RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Ron Johnson and Ben Sasse.

Other Speakers at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference include Governor Rick Perry, Governor Phil Bryant, US Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, & David Vitter; Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Allen West! The Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans has become one of the premier political events in the country.

The Republican Party has been frantically hiring black and Latino outreach specialists and desperately crafting a platform to appeal to minority voters. With a truthers, birthers, people who believe black children were better off during slavery than now, and celebrities who called homosexuality a “sin” (and compared it to bestiality), it looks like Republican leadership is positioning the party quite nicely to make good on their goals.

Ian Blair

Ian Blair is a writer living in New York City. Follow him on Twitter: @i2theb.


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