February 19th, 2010
05:16 PM ET
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Price welcomes 'Party of No' label

 Rep. Tom Price, who is the leader of the conservative Republican Study Committee, rallied the CPAC crowd by ticking off a number of Democratic initiatives that he has voted no on.
Rep. Tom Price, who is the leader of the conservative Republican Study Committee, rallied the CPAC crowd by ticking off a number of Democratic initiatives that he has voted no on.

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Tom Price on Friday welcomed the "Party of No" critique that has been leveled at his party by national Democrats, but added he thought the label is "a little silly."

"This charge of saying no doesn't really bother me at all," Price told conservative activists gathered in Washington for the Conservative Political Action Conference. "In fact, I actually vote no a lot," the Georgia Republican said to applause and cheers.

Price, who is the leader of the conservative Republican Study Committee, rallied the CPAC crowd by ticking off a number of Democratic initiatives that he has voted no on.

"When Democrats borrow a trillion dollars for a pork filled stimulus, we stand up and shout 'No!'" Price said. "When they want to raise our taxes, increase our debt, take over our health care, what do we shout?" The crowd didn't hesitate: "No!"

Price, an adamant critic of the expansion of the federal government and of the Obama administration, echoed a sentiment oft-uttered at Tea Party rallies around the country: "We must take our country back."

"Take it back from a vile liberal agenda that is threatening everything we hold dear as Americans," Price said.

Price's remarks had a familiar echo. Earlier on Friday, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, also tried to rally conservatives around the "party of no" label.

"Some folks like to call us the 'Party of No,' Pence said during his CPAC speech. "Well, I say 'No' is way underrated here in Washington, D.C. Sometimes 'No' is just what this town needs to hear."


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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Crooked Bridge

    Take our country back, to what? I guess it is easier to just say "no" than it is to say anything insightful, helpful, thoughtful or useful. What an unimaginative little man from a state which has nothing to boast about.

    February 19, 2010 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  2. annie against biased news

    Should be the party of 'HELL NO' with all the crazy country destroying schemes obama keeps coming up with.

    February 19, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  3. Texas Jack

    I am just so thankful that we have enough people in place to override anything the Obama regine is trying to put over on the American people. They will lead us to destruction. The shame of it is that we have let this country sink so low that such a thing as 2009 took place. But no more. Either correct this situation or if you're an incumbent you will be on your way out starting with the elections of this year. Goodbye to all you no goods that have been there for a lifetime and led us down the road to ruin.

    February 19, 2010 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  4. Hugo

    "When Democrats borrow a trillion dollars for a pork filled stimulus, we stand up and shout 'No!'" Price said. "When they want to raise our taxes, increase our debt, take over our health care, what do we shout?" The crowd didn't hesitate: "No!____________________

    Talk the talk now walk the walk or else we'll cook you in our Pot! Get ready for the tax increases coming libtards, but don't worry Obarrybama is using the old bipartisan committee move to recommend tax increases to the middle class to hide behind....

    February 19, 2010 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  5. waheid

    How does the country move on when the only thing the opposition can offer is "No.?" The conservatives have no ideas, no philosophy, and their only policy is to vote "No" on everything. And they want to run the country? (Beam me up, Scotty. There's no intelligent life down here!)

    February 19, 2010 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  6. Jim

    The only "Vile Agenda" is yours, Congressman. You are a lying, deceitful, spiteful racist who can't stand to see someone who doesn't look like you in power. Go hide your head in the sand.

    February 19, 2010 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  7. Ryan

    Tom Prince looks like a less fabulous Tim Gunn.

    February 19, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  8. m smith

    Yup and no new ideas. How long can these people run with out saying anything constructive? A vote for a republican is like going back in time and not in a good way. Providing better health care is not taking it over. These right wing nuts will have us in another war,the middle class will have to pay more taxes to compensate for the upper 10% who will see the tax breaks. Freedom of religion will be out the window. The races will be more divided. Look at who these people think are great the Rush Limbaughs of the world. They are one scary group.

    February 19, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  9. Tried of waiting time is up

    Everybody made mistakes in the big house we all must pay for the crimes we commit so why not give something to show you ll appreciation that you did not want to use and why not of the greatest help ever even better than anything that man can create on earth or in the skies yes i would

    February 19, 2010 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  10. so rich even obama couldn't hurt me but you middle class folk should worry

    right on! I laugh at the libtards who try n use it as an insult... that's all we independents wanna hear right now is NO ! NO to the liberal policies that this administration is pushing!

    February 19, 2010 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  11. broderick

    Hey price u and the gop is the party of no look until the party of no find a way to get blacks@ latio to truth u guys are done!!

    February 20, 2010 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  12. Preston kk

    Pkm prise and all the rups are all the same moRons if it does not help the rich they will cry in the corner

    February 20, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
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