Saturday, March 16, 2013

GOP CPAC: We still want to be the party of stupid!

FINALLY, after weeks of blogger technical issues -- this is the 21st century? -- I am able to post again.

Where do I begin?

CPAC 2013 (Conservative Political Action Conference): Last summer, I called the Tampa GOP convention the Loony Tune Convention -- well this conference, featuring conservative political activist, is even Loonier (how can that be possible?).

For one, Governor Chris Christie along with other GOP leaders who are not coo coo for cocoa puffs have been exiled for crimes of showing bipartisan support. These charges include: His steadfast refusal to drink the Rush Limbaugh/FOX News kool-Aid.

Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie are two of the Republican Party’s big success stories: popular East Coast governors who have enacted conservative policies in states that President Barack Obama won twice. Elected together in 2009, the pair formed an advance guard for the 2010 Republican revolution.

And during the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, both governors find themselves on the political ash heap.

Neither McDonnell nor Christie was invited to speak at CPAC, one of the premier showcase events for national Republicans. The snub of Christie was more heavily covered —perceived as punishment for his post-Hurricane Sandy embrace of Obama — but both governors have run afoul of CPAC organizers in related ways. source

To be a VIP guest, one needs to have a visceral disregard and hatred for Obama. Enter the Queen of Bloviators, Sarah P. Yes, the hockey mutha -- I mean mother -- from Alaska was on stage sharing her political insight:

Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin mocked President Obama, GOP consultant Karl Rove and the mainstream media in a folksy speech to a gathering of conservative activists outside Washington Saturday.

During her address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, Palin accused Obama of failing to lead, instead maintaining a permanent campaign approach of demonizing the opposition.

True leadership, she said, means "ending the poisonous practice of treating members of different social, ethnic and religious groups as different electorates, pandered to with different promises." If all men are created equal, as the Declaration of Independence states, Palin said, then there are "no Hispanic issues or African-American issues or women's issues — there are only American issues."

The former Alaska governor also mocked Obama's proposals for stricter gun rules, tying the issue to conspiracy theories about the president's own citizenship. "More background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President — should have started with yours." source

Once again, the party of no -- no outsiders, no immigrants, no gays, no compromise and look folks we have no sense -- can not resist the temptation of being the Party of Stupid.