CPAC 2010 Day 2

Posted February 20th, 2010 by Jim Ettwein

Selected quotes… by rr

A surprise appearance by Rush Limbaugh… well, not in person, but a live broadcast from his radio show… on the big video screen.  The reaction was instantaneous and raucous… he presented an award to the blogger of the year and gave a short speech.

Herm Cain – “Healthcare has been moved to the back burner, but we can’t stop until it’s out the backdoor.”  “We need a revival, and that’s what’s happening.”  “Where are the defending fathers?” “My kids became conservatives the day after I told them that their Mom and I were spending our money to be comfortable in our old age… and, to the extent the government doesn’t take the rest in taxes, there will be an inheritance.”  “Liberal SIN: S – shift the subject; I – ignore the facts; N – name call”  (If you can find Herm’s video on youtube… watch it!)


Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor – “The average salary in the Dept of Education is > $100K.”  “Are we going to become Greece?” “There are 4 million more government jobs today than several years ago!  All union jobs.”

Tim Pawlenty

Tim Pawlenty – “As Rebublicans, this time we need to do what we say we were going to do.” “Four Ideas: 1. God’s in charge; 2. We can’t spend more than we have; 3. People spend money differently when it’s their money (alluding to giving people more control over their own spending in healthcare); 4. Bullies prey on weakness, not strength.” “A message to liberals: We’re planting the flag on Constitutional ground and if the liberals try to take it, we will fight back!”


Mike Pence

Mike Pence – “A recession is when your neighbor loses his job.  A depression is when you lose your job.  A recovery is when Nancy Pelosi loses hers.”  “Has heard someone in the administration has said that the job of the administration is to manage America’s decline.”  “Dealing with China: have one hand extended in the interest of trade, the other hand resting on the arsenal of democracy.”

I met Campaign Carl Cameron from FNC at the entrance to the men’s room.  We chatted for a bit and he said he had been to the Acton Town Fair several times.  I didn’t press him for details.


Michelle Bachman

Michelle Bachman – Showed the billboard from Minnesota with the caption: “Miss me yet?”  “We are the majority in waiting.”  She cited Charles Krauthammer’s article “Decline as a Choice.”  Also cited and ASU study that the government has now taken control of 30% of the US economy.


In the evening we went to an excellent reception sponsored by the Tea Party Express.  (We didn’t win the drawing for a trip to NV for the start of the trip.  The Tea Party Express  starts from Harry Reid’s hometown in NV!)

Tomorrow (Saturday): Hon. Rick Santorum, Andrew Breitbart (intro’d by Hannah Giles), Hon. Bill Bennett, Jonah Goldberg, Monica Crowley, Amity Shlaes, Hon. John Bolton, Ann Coulter, Brent Bozell, Newt Gingrich, Bob McDonnell (VA), and, of course, Glenn Beck. (day starts at 0830 and ends at 1845)

We had a lot of fun today and met many nice people, gave out a lot of rr business cards and several buttons to current and new honorary MA residents.  (Buttons with the text: “I’m from Massachusetts… thank me.” With a big #41 and the outline of a truck.)


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