As this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, just ended, it seems as if some people attended with more devious intentions in mind. Bringing together a wide variety of those with political and journalistic interests of all shapes and sizes, some may have shown up to the biggest Conservative get together for nothing more than sex.
Being that Conservatism is strongly centralized on, keeping the nation the way it is (or was), religion, and decency, it’s hard to imagine someone attending for anything else rather than hearing some of the country’s leading politicians speak about what’s wrong and how we can fix it. Although this may be the ultimate reason the majority of the population shows up, it may not be the only.
Throughout the conference, The Mirror had the chance to interview several people, of all different opinions, on the appropriateness of sex at CPAC. Although many of them said that it was in no way their purpose for being there, several, all under the cover of anonymity said that they wouldn’t mind having a romp in the sack with a fellow Conservative.
Although it would seem that the practice involves the younger population in regards to the conference, it isn’t unheard of throughout the older folk too. A several year attendee dressed in a suit explained, “Two last year, two the year before. It’s my Mardi Gras. One was random, the other three I knew over the years.”
Shockingly, others seem to share the same message of convenience as 21-year-old Joe callously relayed, “Last year I got blown at the back of a bar.” Further explaining that the random happening with the stranger was the result of too much booze, he stated that it was done in the back of a bar, pretty much out in the open for the world to see. His reasoning? “Kids getting drunk. Things happen.”
RedState’s editor-in-chief, Erick Erickson, recalled that back in 2005 a bunch of college guys were at a local CVS, still wearing their CPAC badges, picking up a couple boxes of condoms. While author of Meeting Mr. Righteous, Lisa de Pasquale, also shared that a while back, one of her CPAC “sexcapades,” resulted in a couple racy photos being sent to the man’s wife back home.
It would seem highly unlikely that any Conservative would take advantage of a gathering such as this and use it for such sleazy alternatives. After all, one day, one of these people could be your boss, or worse, could destroy your career. Think about if you had slept with someone all those years ago, and you began to come into a position of authority, when that someone you slept with came forward to air your dirty laundry.
Luckily for us, it appears that there are some Conservatives left with a shred of decency after all. A 23-year-old Catholic college guy conveyed, “I think it’s unfortunate that CPAC has come to that. I think the hook-up culture is real. I think there is still a place for morality and God.”
An Arizona student went a little deeper into the matter stating, “Not everyone who is conservative is religious. But for me personally, I think physical intimacy is for someone you care about. I won’t be doing that. I’m happy to socialize with people in a PG way. It’s possible to have a good time without doing that. Except free hugs – free hugs all day!”
Others went on to share the it wasn’t their, “first priority.”
The Mirror makes the irrefutable point that the actual atmosphere of the conference isn’t necessarily that “sexy” in and of itself. A journalist echoed that point saying, “No one is going to say, ‘That was a rousing speech. Let’s f***.”
In all, there has to be some room left for the several people, especially those in college, expected to act in such a way. There is no shame in sex, just in the way it is conducted, and being at a conference, especially one centralized around Conservative ideals, it seems unfortunate to say the least.
Let us know what you think – can politics and sex mix? Leave us your answer in a comment below.