Proven irrelevant for decades:
Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, David Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin among "conservative luminaries" appearing.
"Event info" link: "Join Conservative Review and host Michelle Malkin for the inaugural Conservative Convention. Two days before the South Carolina GOP Primary, this historic multimedia event showcases Presidential candidates as they showcase their campaigns. Top conservative luminaries including Mark Levin, Mike Lee, and Sean Hannity round out this all-star conservative line-up."
Thurs., Feb. 18, 7-10pm, "Conservative Review Conservative Convention," Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
"Self-appointed conservative potentates...have been hanging around and chattering for decades, and some are active cogs in the Conservative Entertainment Complex, deriving their income by pandering to conservative anger."...All of the empty talk...got us eight years of Barack Obama, and a loss in pretty much every conservative battle there was to lose."
1/22/16, "National Review just handed Donald Trump the Election," Republican Newswatch, by Doug Ibendahl "Doug Ibendahl is a Chicago Attorney and a former General Counsel of the Illinois Republican Party.
"National Review’s publication of the collective anti-Donald Trump missives from 22 self-appointed conservative potentates has caused quite a stir in Republican circles.
The Gang of 22 have officially become parodies of themselves. One would have to reach back to the days of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew to lift an adequate quote to describe them.
“Nattering nabobs of negativism,” “vicars of vacillation,” “pusillanimous pussyfooters,” “the decadent few,” “ideological eunuchs,” “the effete corps of impudent snobs,” or “the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history” – take your pick, because they all apply about equally well to each and every one of them."...
Precious time wasted:
"Many of us feel we were living with someone who was cheating on us all along. We lapped up their talking points. We bought their books. We went to their events. We tuned in and hung on their every word. But it was all an act."..............
2/3/16, "Trump…Rush…And The End Of Conservative Talk," David Spuria, Scorched Earth News
Continuous flood of so-called unaccompanied minors from Central America was ensured by Dec. 2008 William Wilberforce Act "enacted quietly" by George Bush ("ties Obama's hands"):
7/7/2014, "Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking," NY Times, Carl Hulse
"It was one of the final pieces of legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush, a measure that passed without controversy, along with a pension bill and another one calling for national parks to be commemorated on quarters.
“This is a piece of legislation we’re very proud to sign,” a White House spokesman, Tony Fratto, told reporters on Dec. 23, 2008, as the president put his pen to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, named for a 19th-century British abolitionist. “This program has been very effective around the world in trying to stop trafficking in persons.”
Now the legislation, enacted quietly during the transition to the Obama administration, is at the root of the potentially calamitous flow of unaccompanied minors to the nation’s southern border.
Originally pushed by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers as well as by evangelical groups to combat sex trafficking, the bill gave substantial new protections to children entering the country alone who were not from Mexico or Canada by prohibiting them from being quickly sent back to their country of origin.
Instead, it required that they be given an opportunity to appear at an immigration hearing and consult with an advocate, and it recommended that they have access to counsel. It also required that they be turned over to the care of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the agency was directed to place the minor “in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child” and to explore reuniting those children with family members.
Image caption: " Credit Charles Dharapak/Associated Press"
6/6/2014, "Unaccompanied minor"
6/6/2014, "Sickening Photos Of The Humanitarian Crisis At US Border Detention Centers," Business Insider, Brett LoGiurato
Ed. note: "Tiny text" above is courtesy of my longtime google hackers.