Sunday, March 04, 2007

CPACers show their "civil" side

Following up on my previous post, this just in. Max Blumenthal of The Nation goes to the CPAC convention so we don't have to and delivers seven minutes of delicious footage that documents the delightful civility of those zany compassionate conservatives. Malkin, she who will not be named, Horowitz, Norquist, Young Republicans and more - Max captures them in their full glory.

Well worth the time to view in full. Thanks Max.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your cute reference to those attending the CPAC meeting as "compassionate conservatives" shows you have not done your homework.

George W. Bush's description of his political philosphy is the exact opposite of a majority of those at CPAC, who deplored the Big Government policies of the Bush Administration and the previous Republican-controlled Congress.

Next year, maybe you should read some of the news accounts of CPAC from the Washington Post, Washington Times, Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle, and other mainstream media. Better yet, watch some of it on C-SPAN.

9:35:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

What was I thinking? You're so right anon, it was silly of me to use the word compassionate to describe people whose idea of civilized discourse is to bash a liberal in the head with a rock. But I might note that I'm pretty sure you voted for Bush, if you bothered to vote, and the term wasn't used to describe "his" political philosophy. For the first four years you couldn't say enough good things about him and you all used the phrase when it suited you.

And what makes you think I didn't read any MSM accounts of the conference? I don't link to every single thing I read.

10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw some of it. It wasn't bad. tom tancredo was alright. Sam Brownback was okay.

One thing you couldn't not notice was that NO ONE mentioned the war. none of the candidates or speakers.

2:58:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I didn't realize CSPAN was covering it but in any event between my work schedule and losing my television in the power surge last week, it wasn't an option for me anyway.

It is very interesting that they avoided mentioning the war though. Not that you could blame them. I'm sure they all supported it for a long time and they must feel rather sheepish about it now.

4:02:00 PM  

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