Monday, February 22, 2010

Kathleen McKinley at CPAC!

Kathleen McKinley, my co-blogger at Right Wing News, is back from CPAC and she has a fabulous report, with tons of great pictures:

Glenn Beck best summed up the feelings of the people at CPAC. He blasted the Republican party. He said the Democrats were the party of "Tax and Spend," while the Republicans were just the party of "Spend," and it's got to stop. He said the Republicans better wake up and get it. He was cheered throughout. He brought his blackboard. He explained that "progressivism" is a disease eating away at our country. In both parties. He told the story of how we got the Statue of Liberty. He spoke of how the Statue of Liberty's feet have chains around them, broken, and she is stepping forward into freedom. He read the part we all know.."Give me your huddled masses," but he read much more and it was...beautiful. In the end this is all about love for our country. It is about loving the idea that our founding father's had of a country of freedom and opportunity for all. In the end, we see our country as diminishing into something we don't recognize. I honestly didn't hear Obama's name much at all. He is only part of a much bigger problem. The problem of seeing the government as the answer, instead of understanding that it is the problem. I hope Republican politicians got it. I hope they got the message. Because understanding it means a big win this year. Understanding it means we take our country back ...

RTWT.

One of the best posts out of CPAC this year! Yo go, Kathy!

6 comments:

Matt said...

Even though you weren't actually at CPAC, your coverage is pretty amazing! Great work, Don!

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Matt. I meant to go, but didn't plan for it effectively. But I've already start a "CPAC fund" for next year. Hope to see you there!

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

"Glenn Beck best summed up the feelings of the people at CPAC. He blasted the Republican party. He said the Democrats were the party of "Tax and Spend," while the Republicans were just the party of "Spend," and it's got to stop. He said the Republicans better wake up and get it."

Glenn Beck is SPOT ON. He confirms my high school civics teacher's theorem (massively liberal as he was): "Democrats don't win elections, Republicans lose them."

And I am far from convinced that the GOP "gets it" yet.

BZ

Rusty Walker said...

Glen Beck underestimates the GOP and is ignoring the constructive regrouping currently going on from Tea Parties to new Republican faces now threatening Democratic seats. Glen Beck is too excitable to really “get it.” In fact, Glenn Beck is all about Glen Beck. His calling for the GOP to admit its failures is last year’s business. This year’s business is already happening: the intelligent conservative political voices are in unison: don’t make the mistake of spending like we did during the Bush years; keep American interests first in dealing with Foreign countries; don’t allow big government to mortgage our kids future by a government controlled healthcare bill, but, revise the health care system and include tort reform; give small businesses a break on taxes.

Beck just is to busy listening to himself.

A Conservative Teacher said...

Nice looking people.

Rusty Walker said...

while, I appreciate Glenn Beck's patriotism, most of us can match his, and we do not need black board reminders of what we already know regarding the Statue of Liberty. My point: The Republican party will thrive on unity of purpose now, not shaming derision from TV personalities.