The Right-Wing Freakshow That is CPAC Begins
I’ve been listening to all the speeches so far, and basically, they ca be summarized thusly: “Obama’s a socialist, taxes are evil, freedom is good, Reagan is teh awesome. Also, U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!”
My favorite line so far was from Ron Johnson (T-WI) who bragged about how much Reagan cut taxes for rich people. I’m paraphrasing here, but it was something like, “The highest tax rate went down to 28%! We were 72% free!”
Pat Toomey’s wingnut version of “The Little Red Hen” was just painful.
Here’s a couple more highlights:
“…we have seen President Obama usher in socialism under his watch over the last two years.”
Raul Labrador, on being a US citizen:
I have the birth certificate to prove it.
Meanwhile, CNN’s Erick Erickson sulks because CPAC let the gays in.
Those groups and people who have sat out CPAC this year have done so not because they hate the gays, as Grover Norquist and GOProud would have you believe, but because GOProud is not a conservative organization and its agenda is not a conservative agenda.
For that, they are called losers and nasty bigots.
These losers and nasty bigots have done a lot more for the conservative movement than GOProud. And I am very happy to call them my friends.
This week, I’d much rather be with them than be at CPAC.
Barry Goldwater weeps.