At CPAC 2016 the tenor and tone towards the GOP candidates has been generally mild. On Friday morning that tone shifted and it shifted powerfully.
Governor John Kasich (R-OH) has little to no support among the CPAC attendees but the other three major candidates; Ted Cruz , Donald Trump and Marco Rubio each have vocal factions in attendance. This split in the crowd has ensured that the speeches had remained fairly vague in their attacks on the candidates until Tea Party Patriots leader, Jenny Beth Martin took to the stage. In her short but powerful speech, Martin ravaged Donald Trump and explained in detail why he should be anathema to any one who considers themselves a Tea Party conservative.
But Jenny Beth Martin wasn’t the only Friday speaker to take Donald Trump to task, so to did conservative talk radio star, Mark Levin. Levin was not as direct in his speech, refusing to name Trump directly, but he was completely clear in what he was saying.
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