March 6th, 2014
09:06 AM ET
5 months ago

The latest from CPAC

(CNN) - The Conservative Political Action Conference – better known by its initials, CPAC – is underway at a major convention center at National Harbor, just south of the  nation's capital. The conference is the largest annual gathering of conservative leaders and activists, and when there's no Republican in the White House, it's a must-attend cattle call for GOP presidential hopefuls looking to pass the conference's conservative litmus test.

Christie touts conservative credentials

11:08am ET

McConnell comes armed to CPAC

By: CNN's Alan Silverleib

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell - under fire from both the left and the right this year - showed up at CPAC this morning brandishing a rifle.

With Bon Jovi's 1986 hit "Livin' on a Prayer" booming in the background, the Kentucky Republican strode onto the stage holding the the firearm above his head. He handed the weapon over to Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn at the podium, saying," This is for you, for your distinguished service over the years."

McConnell was giving Coburn the NRA's "Courage Under Fire" lifetime achievement award.

"Liberals hate it, just hate it when Tom Coburn steps onto the Senate floor," McConnell told the crowd. "He's one of the smartest, most decent men I've ever served with." McConnell is facing a primary challenge this year from tea party favorite Matt Bevin.

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Assuming he survives the primary, the five-term senator will then have to endure what is expected to be a tough general election fight against Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

3:59 p.m ET

Donald Trump on Hillary and immigration

By CNN's Ashley Killough

Real estate mogul Donald Trump, always a crowd favorite at conservative gatherings, argued Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016.

"I think in 2016 you'll probably be running against Hillary Clinton. I think it's going to be a tough race, but I think it's going to be a race, that by that time, will be so bad that the Republicans will likewise take that and then you can actually end Obamacare, which is a total catastrophe."

He also took a shot at Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, for pushing immigration reform last year. He was one of the lead authors of a bill that passed in the Senate with bipartisan support and included a pathway to citizenship.

Trump called it a political damaging move for the party, warning that all 11 million undocumented immigrants, if they became citizens, would fall in the Democratic column.

"Every one of those votes goes to the Democrats," he said.

"We either have borders or we don't," he added. "It's true. I mean, you know, you have a border, you have a country. And if you don't have a border, what are we...just nothing. Nothing."

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12:20pm ET

Jindal: Obama not that smart

By: CNN's Ashley Killough

Hitting President Obama on his response to the crisis in Ukraine, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal questioned the President’s intelligence.

“We have long thought and said this President is a smart man. It may be time to revisit that assumption,” he said.

Jindal joined a number of conservatives who argued Russia was taking action against Ukraine because it feared no consequences from the United States.

Obama is a “president who doesn’t understand that a weak America leads to instability” and “who doesn’t seem to understand that our allies, our enemies alike need and want a strong America.”

Jindal is considered a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

1:15pm ET

Rubio bashes President over foreign policy

By: CNN's Dan Merica

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida delivered a policy heavy speech at CPAC on Thursday, spending much more time on foreign affairs than the other possible Republican presidential hopefuls who addressed the conservative confab.

In front of a moderately receptive crowd, Rubio backed a robust foreign policy agenda for the U.S. while also stressing that an involved foreign policy doesn't mean more wars and foreign entanglements.

The GOP senator bashed the Obama administration for policy on Cuba, Venezuela and Russia.

"We cannot ignore that the flawed foreign policy of the last few years have brought us to this stage, because we have a president who believed but by the sheer force of his personality, he would be able to shape global events," Rubio said. "We have a president who believed that by going around the world and giving key speeches in key places, he could shape the behavior of other nations and other people."

He also talked tough on the United Nations, noting that the United States is the only nation capable of addressing pressing foreign policy issues.

"The United Nations cannot do this, in fact, they can't to anything," Rubio said.

Rubio favors House approach over immigration bill he helped author

But just as much as Rubio focused on foreign policy, he avoided one topic: immigration. And possibly for good reason.

Rubio was the Republican face of an immigration reform bill that was passed by the Senate in 2013. The bill, however, has failed to get any traction in the House and many conservative activists soured on Rubio because of his support for immigration reform.

Late last year, Rubio back tracked on his immigration position and advocated for the House GOP approach to the issue – a set of smaller bills – as opposed to the bill he helped author.

12:27pm ET

Christie: GOP governors 'getting something done'

By: CNN's Ashley Killough and Paul Steinhauser

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, receiving a warm reception from the audience Thursday, said the GOP needs to change the way it shares its message with voters in order to defeat Democrats in this year’s midterms.

“We’ve got to start talking about what we’re for and not what we’re against,” the Republican governor said. “Our ideas are better than their ideas and that’s what we have to stand up for.”

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The pragmatic second-term governor, never popular with many in the party's conservative base, was not invited to last year's conference. CPAC organizers said Christie was snubbed because some of his positions were not conservative enough.

As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Christie highlighted the work of several GOP governors in working toward entitlement reform, pointing to the heads of Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Florida-all of whom are up for re-election this year.

Christie, a consistent critic of Washington, argued that states are accomplishing more progress than lawmakers in the nation’s capital.

“Leadership is about getting in and getting something done and making government work. Leadership is not about standing on the sidelines and spit-balling,” he said. “And that’s all we see all across Washington, D.C. but it’s not what we see in the states.”

Unsurprisingly, Christie said nothing of the controversy he faces at home. Both state and federal investigations are underway over allegations that some of his aides closed access lanes to the George Washington Bridge last September to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, for not endorsing Christie's re-election.

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The governor has denied knowing anything about the gridlock until after it occurred and has said he knew nothing about any political mischief by members of his administration.

Al Cardenas, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, the group that organizes CPAC each year, said the national media coverage of the controversies in New Jersey might help Christie with the party's base, which doesn't like to see Republicans attacked by the media, adding that the episode's made conservatives "kindred spirits with Gov. Christie."

11:45am ET

Who's on the much watched straw poll ballot

By: CNN' s Paul Steinhauser

Here's the CPAC GOP presidential nomination straw poll ballot. There are 25 names listed, up from 23 last year. For a second straight year former Florida Jeb Bush has asked not to be on the ballot.

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Thinking ahead to the 2016 Presidential election, who would you vote for as the next Republican nominee for President?

1.         NH Senator Kelly Ayotte
2.         KS Governor Sam Brownback
3.         Neurosurgeon Ben Carson
4.         NJ Governor Chris Christie
5.         TX Senator Ted Cruz
6.         Former IN Governor Mitch Daniels
7.         SC Governor Nikki Haley
8.         Former AR Governor Mike Huckabee
9.         LA Governor Bobby Jindal
10.       OH Governor John Kasich
11.       NM Governor Susana Martinez
12.       Former AK Governor Sarah Palin
13.       KY Senator Rand Paul
14.       IN Governor Mike Pence
15.       TX Governor Rick Perry
16.       OH Senator Rob Portman
17.       Former Sec. of State Condoleeza Rice
18.       FL Senator Marco Rubio
19.       WI Congressman Paul Ryan
20.       Former PA Senator Rick Santorum
21.       SC Senator Tim Scott
22.       SD Senator John Thune
23.       Business Executive Donald Trump
24.       WI Governor Scott Walker
25.       Former FL Congressman Allen West
26.       Other _______________________

11:20am ET

Cruz: ‘Putin is all but openly laughing at the President’

By: CNN’s Ashley Killough

Speaking briefly with reporters, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, blasted President Barack Obama’s response to the Ukraine crisis and argued the President’s foreign policy past cleared the way for Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action against its neighbor.

“Putin would not be acting with this level of aggression if it were not for the consistent weakness and appeasement of our enemies of President Obama,” he said. “Bullies and tyrants do not respect weakness, and it that weakness that invites—Putin is all but openly laughing at the President.”

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Cruz also said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be a continuation of Obama’s economic policies if she were elected to the White House.

“Hillary Clinton would continue the failed Obama economic agenda and there comes a point where you can’t turn this country around. And that is why, here at CPAC and all across the country, there’s an urgency. People across this country understand it’s now or never,” he said, adding it’s time to “get back to the free market principles (and) the constitutional liberties.”

9:50am ET

Ryan: 'Our side is energized'

By: CNN's Ashley Killough

Rep. Paul Ryan, the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, argued the 2014 midterm elections will turn out better for Republicans than the last presidential cycle.

"So, 2012 didn’t go as planned," the House Budget Committee Chairman said. "And last year, it was pretty tough to be optimistic after a loss like that. But now-a year later-I think there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic: I think the Left is exhausted. Our side is energized. And on Election Day, we’re going to win."

The Wisconsin Republican went on to highlight a number of Republican proposals in Congress that advocate for states' rights and lower taxes.

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"Right now, the tax code is 10 times the size of the Bible and has none of the good news," he joked.

The potential 2016 contender argued the "center of gravity is shifting" in favor of Republicans, thanks to what he described as the failed policies of the Obama administration.

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"The way I see it, let the other side be the party of personalities. We’ll be the party of ideas," he said. "And I’m optimistic about our chances-because the left? The left isn’t just out of ideas. It’s out of touch."

9:30am ET

Cruz kicks off conference

By: CNN's Paul Steinhauser

A conservative rock star kicked off CPAC. And Sen. Ted Cruz lived up to expectations.

The freshman Republican from Texas called for the abolition of the IRS, urged the adoption of a fair tax, and said that "every single word of Obamacare" needs to be repealed.

The energetic speech was well received by the audience. Cruz, who was elected in 2012 with strong support from tea party activists and other grassroots conservatives, also said the GOP needs to stand for something.

"You want to lose elections, stand for nothing. Look at the last four congressional elections - 06, 08, 10, and 12.  Three of the four we followed that strategy; 06, 08, 12 we put our head down, we stood for nothing and we got walloped. The one election that was a tremendous election was in 2010 when Republicans drew a line in the sand. We said we stand unequivocally against Obamacare, against bankrupting the country and we won an history tidal wave of an election," Cruz said.

"Of course, all of us remember President Dole and President McCain and President Romney. Now look those are good men, they're decent men. But when you don't stand and draw a clear distinction, when you don't stand for principle, Democrats celebrate," added Cruz.

Cruz, who's considering a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, also called for a lifetime ban on lobbying for former members of Congress, and urged the passing of a constitutional amendment on term limits.

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6:00am ET

What Christie will say

By: CNN's Mark Preston and Paul Steinhauser

It's one of the biggest questions at CPAC this year: What kind of reception will Chris Christie get when be speaks to the conservative crowd on Thursday. The pragmatic New Jersey governor, never popular with many in the party's conservative base, was not invited to last year's conference. CPAC organizers said Christie was snubbed because some of his positions were not conservative enough.

Here's what a source close to Christie says the Garden State governor will speak about when he addresses the audience. "Governor Christie will be true to his reputation as a no-nonsense executive with a record of getting things done in a blue state. Christie will draw on other Republican governors as examples of executives who have followed this brand of leadership – making tough decisions, not letting politics get in the way of doing the job and focusing on action instead of automatically defaulting to partisan rhetoric – in sharp contrast with the dysfunction and inaction of Washington, DC."

"Governor Christie will also speak about what it means to be a conservative Republican and about the importance of focusing on what we are for and not what we are against. The message: we can't just be against something for the sake of being against it. Christie will call on the audience and the party not to waste time with political arguments that do nothing to turn our ideas into results. Conservative ideas are at work in states all across the country and when we lead with ideas, we win." "Also expect Christie to tell the audience we need to stop letting the media define who we are and embracing the stereotypes perpetuated by political adversaries. To do this, Christie will advocate the importance of doing what is uncomfortable, engaging unlikely allies and listening."

As Christie as Christie speaks this year, his administration's facing both state and federal investigations in allegations that some of his aides closed access lanes to the George Washington Bridge last September to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, for not endorsing Christie's re-election. The governor has denied knowing anything about the gridlock until after it occurred and has said he knew nothing about any political mischief by members of his administration.

Al Cardenas, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, the group that organizes CPAC each year, said the national media coverage of the controversies in New Jersey might help Christie with the party's base, which doesn't like to see Republicans attacked by the media, adding that the episode's made conservatives "kindred spirits with Gov. Christie."

While many conservatives may not be Christie fans, they like the mainstream media even less. "I think Christie is going to get a good reception, maybe even better than he would have before the bridge thing. He's a good, engaging, energetic speaker. He's been under attack by mainstream media and Democrats everywhere. The enemy of my enemy is my friend," added Ana Navarro, a GOP strategist and CNN contributor.

5:00am ET

New numbers troubling for Christie and Bush?

By: CNN's Paul Steinhauser

A new national poll released hours before the start of CPAC indicated that three in ten Republicans say they wouldn't vote for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if he ran for the White House.

According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, 9% of Republicans said they would definitely vote for Christie, with half saying they would consider voting for him, but 30% said they would definitely not cast a ballot for the New Jersey governor.

That 30% figure was the highest percentage for any Republican tested. Next was former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate, at 24%. The survey also indicated that while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is more popular with Republicans, if he runs for president and wins the GOP nomination, his family name may hurt him in a general election.

Fifty-percent of all registered voters questioned said they "definitely would not" vote for Bush. Bush is the brother of former President George W. Bush, who left the White House in early 2009 with very low approval ratings. Jeb Bush spoke at CPAC last year, but is not addressing the audience this year.


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soundoff (114 Responses)
  1. Winning

    God. Are we really going to have play-by-play calling on this festival of idiots?

    March 6, 2014 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  2. Tampa Tim

    Krispy should be welcomed warmly, now that his administration is involved in wrongdoing and coverups.

    March 6, 2014 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Does the following make any sense to you? Three in ten Republicans say that they would definitely not vote for Christie, which is the worst percentage among all of the leading suspects for a presidential campaign in 2016. In other words, the person who Republicans dislike the most, is all the person who polls the best amongst all voters against Hillary Clinton. Does the make any sense to you? Well, it does to when you consider the Jindall comment about "the stupid party."

    March 6, 2014 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  4. Bill

    The annual CPAC conference is nothing but a bunch of bigoted, bible-beating clowns trying desperately to prove they are still relevant in the political debate. More like a comedy show and preview of the coming GOP train wreck for the next presidential election.

    March 6, 2014 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    "it's a must-attend cattle call for GOP presidential hopefuls looking to pass the conference's conservative litmus test."

    Oh, I have no problem with CPAC 24/7 media coverage. It is good to know what they are up to year after year. From what I understand of the previous article President Mitt Romney has won this thing four times.

    Guess you can't be too severely conservative after all when running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.

    March 6, 2014 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  6. lou

    CPAC in a nutshell.....Obamacare,Obamacare, poor people suck,Putin rules, bootstraps, bangazei, obamacare, food stamps bad, tax breaks for us, obamacare

    March 6, 2014 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  7. bcrunner

    Let the clown show continue.... Now it will be Kirspy's turn to show he is severily conservative...

    March 6, 2014 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  8. Tampa Tim

    When do we get to hear Putin addressing his CPAC fan club?

    March 6, 2014 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  9. Enough is Enough

    @ Profile Of The Typical Republican Voter said the following with my responses.

    1. Thinks they themselves are rich. – Nope middle class
    2. Makes less than $100,000/yr. – nope well above that
    3. Has a net worth less than $200,000. – Also well above that not counting my home
    4. Primary residence is on wheels or blocks. – Won't even comment on this stupidity
    5. Probably retired and depending on SS and Medicare or will be the person most likely to need SS and Medicare. – Nope, working 6 days a week 10+ hours a day to support the freeloaders
    6. Thinks they are religious but they should read the book, "How NOT To Be A Republican" (a.k.a The Bible). – I am religious – got me on that one – but I read the bibl daily
    7. Benefits directly from the ACA but really, really hates Obamacare. – Wrong again – my company healthcare policy was considered to be "too good" so I ended up paying more per month with higher out of pocket expenses
    8. Thinks they, "Ned moar gunz 2 pertek dem frum peepl wit moar gunz dan da gaht". – I do love to shoot trap and skeet
    9. Racist. – Another comment right out of the progressive playbook – demonstrates they are a complete idiot
    10. Actually thinks republicans represent THEM! – – Let me guess – you think they only represent the rich Kock brothers, right? Again shows that you don't even keep up with the news and demonstrates a complete lack of understanding even if you do.

    So what does this mean? You have no clue what you are talking about and have just demonstrated it in public. Keep pulling the "D" lever! It's easier than thinking and will work out well for you as long as 51% of us continue to pay income taxes....

    March 6, 2014 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  10. Rudy NYC

    ".....The one election that was a tremendous election was in 2010 when Republicans drew a line in the sand. We said we stand unequivocally against Obamacare, against bankrupting the country and we won an history tidal wave of an election," Cruz said.
    ------------------------
    No doubt that most Republicans and conservatives feel that 2010 was a tremendous election year. I call that election "The Great Sucker Punch." Republicans ran all year on "jobs, jobs, jobs". But then, Republicans rolled out this pledge that they had all signed in late September, which was mostly all about social issues, and quickly rolled it back and resumed their "jobs, jobs, jobs" chorus. They win the election in 2010, hands down.

    Come 2011, Republicans quickly engage into what Gingrich had called "radical right wing social engineering." People across America were dumbfounded. What had happened to "jobs, jobs, jobs"? Republicans claimed that they had campaigned on the social issues, which in fact, they indeed had. Check it out yourself. Boehner rolled out some pledge for half a day in late September 2010, never to be heard from again. That, my friends, was The Great Sucker Punch.

    March 6, 2014 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  11. Silence DoGood

    @Tampa Tim
    When do we get to hear Putin addressing his CPAC fan club?
    --------
    Praising Putin, religious fervor like the Taliban, anti-almost-everyone like Iran. Is the GOP even here in the US anymore?

    March 6, 2014 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  12. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- CPAC(Crazy Pitchfork Apocolyptic Covenant)

    Will Christie gives lessons on how to strong arm political opponents?

    March 6, 2014 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  13. Silence DoGood

    The similarities to the Taliban of the Tea Party cannot be overlooked:
    – religious fervor and intolerance of outside or non-extreme religion
    – attempts to instill moral laws to establish a state religion in the end, ignoring other faiths
    – looking at women as second class so that they can be told what to do with their bodies and how to behave
    – espousing violence at rallies and in speeches threatening to overthrow the popular secular government
    – carrying guns and shooting them in the air to intimidate those with whom they disagree
    – intolerance of racial differences
    – intolerance of private behavior not in line with the one religion i.e. anti-gay, etc.
    – looking to reduce education by removing subjects not in line with the one religion

    March 6, 2014 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  14. jedclampett

    The religious conservatives have a very small tent while the fiscal conservatives have much more broad appeal. CPAC's litmus test is almost completely about religious fanaticism.

    March 6, 2014 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Enough is Enough

    @ Profile Of The Typical Republican Voter said the following with my responses.

    1. Thinks they themselves are rich. – Nope middle class
    2. Makes less than $100,000/yr. – nope well above that
    3. Has a net worth less than $200,000. – Also well above that not counting my home
    4. Primary residence is on wheels or blocks. – Won't even comment on this stupidity
    5. Probably retired and depending on SS and Medicare or will be the person most likely to need SS and Medicare. – Nope, working 6 days a week 10+ hours a day to support the freeloaders
    -------------------------
    1. You are not middle class.
    2. Middle class makes less than $100,000/yer, and you're "well above that" (Romney said something similar once)
    3. I'm glad that you own a home, most people have long faced obstacles, social and economic, to buying homes.
    4. Since you didn't comment, then I'll just say this. Most homes across the south do sit on blocks, or bricks.
    5. Did you know that close to 80% of money spent on Medicare went to freeloaders living in nursing homes who voted for Romeny.

    That should be enough.

    March 6, 2014 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  16. Ali

    Really? The left is "out of touch". I think this is what happens when you get not only your talking points from Fox channel, but also your ideas. The left understands that the GOP is fighting for the top 1 percent. So we will see you at the bolls. "You're not fooling anybody". Everybody except Fox channel is shocked by the support and love and the kind words the Right wing has shown Russian King/Dictator Mr. Putin. Well, you might get the support of the uneducated in the South, but not up in here. 2010 was a fluke, and we will prove it once again.

    March 6, 2014 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  17. Tampa Tim

    It is estimated that only .6 of one percent will pay a higher premium under ACA. How is it possible that everyone of those 2 million affected people watch Fox News?

    March 6, 2014 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  18. Tampa Tim

    To summarize the Republican Party in one sentence, if I may borrow from an earlier poster, is nuttier than a squirrel turd.

    March 6, 2014 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  19. kafantaris2

    George P. Bush for president.
    No baggage, both feet on the ground, and the right mix of everything to win.

    March 6, 2014 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  20. Fair is Fair

    "5. Did you know that close to 80% of money spent on Medicare went to freeloaders living in nursing homes who voted for Romeny."
    --------–
    You're wrong. Medicare covers a maximum of 100 days of nursing home expenses per qualifying admittance. After that, it's self-pay until you've exhausted your assets to the point of qualifying for Medicaid. You're 80% number is so out of the ballpark it's not even in the same city.

    And where did you come up with people in nursing homes voted for Romney? Geez... you're a piece of work.

    March 6, 2014 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  21. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The left isn’t just out of ideas. It’s out of touch."

    "A conservative rock start kicked off CPAC."

    "Liberals hate it, just hate it when Tom Coburn steps onto the Senate floor," McConnell told the crowd. "He's one of the smartest, most decent men I've ever served with."

    Reading through the presentations thus far, perhaps one has to be in the audience to appreciate what is being said?

    March 6, 2014 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  22. The REAL Truth...

    I see the God, Guns and Gubmint brigade is out in force today defending their beliefs. I love the staunch right wingers who say they vote Republican because they believe in personal freedom, smaller government and lower taxes. So I ask them to provide examples, and they can't!! Err...stammer, stutter then get angry because they are in an indefensible position.

    Other than Dubya's UNFUNDED tax cuts, not ONE SINGLE REPUBLICAN administration (not even their Messiah Reagan) has cut taxes across the board (Reagan raised them 18 times, Bush Sr raised them too). Then have NEVER reduced the size of Govt, with Reagan/Dubya more than DOUBLING the National Debt along with their free fall CREDIT spending. Reagan even started the raiding of surplus SS funds to offset budget deficits.. which is why it now holds around $5 TRILLION in Treasury IOU's !! Then factor in their concepts of personal freedoms based on the religious right principles of you can only have those OUR way and it's easy to see why ROOT CANALS have a better approval rating.

    March 6, 2014 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  23. smith

    @Silence-Comparing the tea party to the Taliban just shows how radical and full of hate you really are. When has the tea party killed people? When has the tea party tortured women? When has the tea party given safe haven to terroist networks? and where was this so called tea party rally where they were shooting guns in the air to scare liberals?

    March 6, 2014 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  24. Bill from GA

    "Liberals hate it, just hate it when Tom Coburn steps onto the Senate floor," McConnell told the crowd

    mcconnell failed at his Number One of making Obama a one-term President, so now his goal is to agitate liberals.
    Whatta Guy.

    I hope the gun wasn't loaded. These idiot gunfetish whackos are always killing some innocent bystander. A member of the Press might get shot; probably the only innocent bystanders present.

    March 6, 2014 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  25. smith

    @Rudy-Primary residence on wheels or blocks refers to mobile homes, which are in the north, south, east, and west. Using a brick foundation is not the same as wheels and blocks.

    March 6, 2014 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
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