National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) - Under a large banner that proclaimed "America's Future: The Next Generation of Conservatives," the Oak Ridge Boys and Lee Greenwood belted out tunes such as "The Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Elvira" over back-to-back nights at the just-wrapped Conservative Political Action Conference.
Hardly Justin Bieber or Carrie Underwood.
GOPers are so SQUARE.
Was this journalist even in attendance at CPAC? Trying to undermine the strong patriotic message of freedom for all of American's citizens by citing musical choices not only exposes the ignorance of the journalist, but criticizes the composers and musicians. Good music is meant to be enjoyed by generations – just as our freedoms were intended to be timeless from our founding fathers. That's what CPAC is about. Not trends, not pop culture. Something much greater.
They are circling the wagons around a group of fearful, bigoted, and delusional white right-wingers. The future is far too challenging to engage, the present is too complicated to comprehend, and the past a delusion of "good times" that never really existed. It would be pitiful if it wasn't so damaging and destructive.
CPAC does its political interpretation of an old campfire song:
"Second verse, same as the first. A little bit louder and a little bit worse."
Using this smirk, and the stance where one finger is pointed up, kinda makes him look more the rube than usual. Standing with arms extended downward he looks like he's longing for that 4 prong manure fork he left behind on the farm. The stance pictured above makes one think he's found it, and it's sticking where the sun refuses to shine.
Note to CPAC (pronounced greedy) entertainers – don't give up your day job. You are about as funny as a rubber crutch in a pediatric orthopedic clinic.