Monday, March 10, 2014

Three Cheers For CPAC - It's Over!

I didn't watch all of it but from what I did watch, the best thing that could have happened to those who would be President on the Republican ticket was to not be invited.  There were a few.

Ah, yes, this soiree is designed to showcase the Conservative candidates, not those establishment types Sarah Palin was so eager to dismiss.  I don't know that she did them much harm though.  She was so cloyingly "cute" I had trouble following her point.  If she even had one other than to get back in the public eye.

I didn't listen to all the speeches either, but from what I heard the only one who said what needed to be said was bad boy Chris Christie as he tried to make the point that in order to govern you have to be in power.  What is so hard to understand here?

Ted Cruz didn't disappoint.  He's still shilling for over turning Obamacare without a hope in the world until 2017 at the earliest.  But by golly, he's standing on principle.  He's not accomplishing anything, but to him and like minded thinkers, that doesn't matter. Now, this is hard to understand.  At least to me.

Rand Paul is an interesting mix of Libertarianism and Conservatism.  I don't think he has quite figured out where he can separate from his Dad yet not lose old Dad's supporters.  I wouldn't worry too much.  Dad never won.  He just formed a strong cult like following for idealism from a different point of view.

Then there were those who don't have much of a chance once the earliest primaries are over but there will be a lot of nail biting waiting to see who of the less Conservative types can survive those fanatical early votes.  Huckabee will survive them but what about Perry?  Oh, to have had a few new faces like Scott Walker. Maybe they could have even offered up some solutions.

The panels weren't particularly inspiring.  The usual defense of the second amendment and Ann Coulter holding court with a giggle so irritating it was hard to concentrate on the subject at hand.  There were a lot of empty seats within camera range and young mothers carrying around their babies.

As is usual for Republicans there was more talk of what they're against than what they're for.  It's time, fellas, to start coming out with some specifics.

I see today that Darrell Issa is going to be challenged for his position as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Depending on who wins the battle, it could be encouraging.  We need some challenges to a lot of the leadership positions.  Sarah Palin seems to think the leadership thinks the American public are the ones asleep. We may be, but we share the bed with the them.

How else could Palin have slipped in with her version of Green Eggs and Ham, her condescending tone and her willingness to rip her own party from head to tail? It wasn't the stuff from which dreams are made.  Try nightmares!

1 comment:

marlu said...

It's hard for me to believe that these folks in Washington (and I include both parties) are adults.