(A letter I submitted awhile back but forgot about)....
A couple of weeks ago the Republican Party held one of their most important annual meetings, CPAC, Conservative Political Action Conference, or due to the Extreme Right Wing members that have been invited to speak in recent times, now better known as CPACY WHACY. Making it more of a circus side show than a serious gathering of Conservative minds, people like Chris Christi, the most popular Conservative in the Republican Party, who wasn't even invited to attend much less speak, presumably because he dared to pal around with President Obama during a NJ Emergency (Sandy). Just look at some of the comments made by some of chosen speakers invited instead:
Sarah Palin, who sipped on a Big Gulp, apparently in defiance of the New York initiative to ban large soft drinks. Maybe someone should have told her "Big Gulps" were not included in the ban, but there she stood, reading from the same teleprompter when she announced President Obama should "...step away from the teleprompter and do his job". Apparently forgetting she quit her Governor job before it was even half over. Sister Sarah didn't stop there, she was just full of one liners, like the one slamming Gun Control, "Todd Got The Rifle, I've Got The rack". How classy..
Mitch McConnell had this opening statement: “It may not seem like it now, but we’re actually winning.” Pretty much how he opens all his speeches, I assume.
Willard Romney, you know the guy who will never be President: "I may be a little biased, but I applaud the clear and convincing voice of my friend Paul Ryan." Ignoring the fact that Ryan did NOT mention him earlier, not even in passing.
NRA’s Wayne LaPierre had this jewel: “The one thing a violent rapist deserves to face is a good woman with a gun.” Apparently he was inspired having just viewed "Annie Get Your Gun".... for the tenth time that day.
Michele Bachmann said Conservatism is "The movement of Love, the movement of Care". Apparently before she voted against increasing aid to the poor.
Rep. Steve King, apparently taking a trip back in time announced "I'm going to re-think America's involvement in the first World War."
Grover Norquist, the real GOP leader, had arguably the oddest line of the day when he said "“Republicans who vote for tax increases are rat heads in a Coke bottle". Wonder if that was a 16 ounce Coke...
After Mark Rubio, who was called the RGIII of American politics by Pollster Whit Ayres, (I have no idea why), made his speech, a 20-somehthing woman was heard to remark "What the F.... is up with this music"? One Direction was playing as Rubio exited. How appropriate is that?
I wonder why Ron Paul called the GOP “stale and moss covered.” Sounded pretty lively to me but all that Circus Side Show has nothing on our apparent local fans of their own CPACY WHACY views. The other day, our own Frank Aquila rambled on about America's spending problem and the National Debt while at the same time denouncing the possible shut down of essential services and furlough workers. News Flash there Frank, that's what happens when spending is cut, and that was why President Obama warned what the Sequester would do. It wasn't stopped, so now deal with it. You did want cuts right? http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/37/article/69802/
Then today, there was this gem from another of our local extreme Right friends, complaining about more spending, namely foreign aid, and namely Far East countries like Iraq, Libya, Egypt, etc...http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/37/article/70160/.. Even after admitting that he spent "..several hours arguing with myself..." over this idea, he seems to think it is a good plan: Pull out of Afghanistan and "..nuke 'em" just to "let the world know we can do it again.." An hours long argument with ones self should have been his first clue. Maybe that Moss Covering Ron Paul spoke about would be a good idea locally.
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