At this very moment, the GOPers are having their annual hate-fest in Washington - the yearly Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) -Click here: CPAC 2008 - where all the leading wingnuts gather to praise Ronald Reagan and the Royal Bush Family. Unlike the crazy-hat wingnut party that's coming later this summer to annoint McWalnuts heir, this one is where the "movement conservative" folks get their fill of red-meat, and learn how to hate in a positive way.
One of the early crowd pleasers was the vivacious Ann Coulter, queen of the trash-mouth gobbleheads. She gonna support Hillary in order to drive Democrats into voting for McCain.
There's plenty more, of course, including Dick "Dr. Evil" Cheney, snarling and growling to the cheers of the crowd: "Cheney said that he supported President Bush's national security decisions, which included the approval of waterboarding along with other harsh interrogation tactics. "I've been proud to stand by [Bush], by the decisions he's made," said Cheney, who then asked aloud, "Would I support those decisions today?" "You're damn right I would," he answered himself, to loud cheers."
Not to be outdone by his vice, Dim Son stirred the crowd with his rendition of "It's An Upside Down World" with his best line: "Prosperity and peace are in the balance," the president said in speech excerpts the White House released on Thursday night. "So with confidence in our vision and faith in our values, let us go forward ... fight for victory ... and keep the White House in 2008." One thing you've gotta say about Dim Son, his cognitive dissonance is consistent. He doesn't let little things like a busted economy and perpetual war into his lil'head.
To LA01 none of that crapola matters, except for the laughs; and an observation that none of the GOPers running for the seat abandoned by Lil'Bobby were in attendence. Instead, they were all prancing before the River Region Republican Women, a newly formed Nancy Reagan hair-do look-alike group. [It's always amusing to check the Mandeville section of the Times-Picayune each week to see the latest full-page spread on a recent GOPer get together.] None of the candidates said anything new or unexpected. They're for securing the borders and a "free-market" health care system; devoted to "traditional conservative values"; and, of course, cuttin' back on all that government spending, which is caused by them Democrats. Blah, blah, blah . . .
Come'on boys, you can do better than that. Remember you've got an in-house primary coming up in March to see who makes the cut and has to stand against Gilda Reed in May. You've already lost the "moral highground", so you might as well sharpen up on the red meat wingnut crapola coming out of CPAC.