If it's anything like the "Occupy" protest of the Americans for Prosperity conference at the Washington Convention Center last fall, CPAC attendees better be prepared for violence.
According to the AFL-CIO's Washington DC Metro Council website, "Actions are currently being planned for noontime andafter work on Friday, February 10."
Apparently, the unions plans to attempt to disrupt the conference with rats, puppets, and more:
WE'VE HEARD ENOUGH FROM THE 1%! Join the rally featuring tents, an inflatable fat cat, puppets, "candidate Walmart," and more to LET THE VOICES OF THE 99% BE HEARD!
There is also a Facebook page for Occupy CPAC, posted by Change to Win staffer, Trina Tocco. It is important to note that Change to Win is the SEIU-led federation that broke away from the AFL-CIO in 2005-which means both union federations are involved in planning the attacks on CPAC.
Unlike the Americans for Prosperity event, where #OccupyDC violently protested outside Washington Convention Center, as well as tried to lock attendees into the building, CPAC's event is at the Marriott Wardman Park, which is on private property and is set back from the street.
Therefore, if the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and their #Occupy goon squads do attempt to storm the hotel, while it may not immediately address any of those union occupiers who are inside the event, DC police should be able to keep them from gaining access from the street.
Those who do not have logic and reason on their side, tend to violence to make up for it. The CPAC attendees are as much a part of the "99%" as the occupy crowd. Same socio-economic caste; same middle and upper middle class upbringing. Even attending most of the same colleges (the CPAC crowd is mostly young college age activists.).
This is will not be an enobling demonstration against "greed" and corruption" but rather a grubby political dispute. The unions and their occupy allies disagree politically with conservatives and will seek to disrupt their gathering.
Their desire for confrontation will no doubt be realized.