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Conservatives are meeting this weekend. It's time again for the annual CPAC (conservative political action committee) convention.
If I'm not mistaken, last year's CPAC convention had Rush Limbaugh as it's keynote speaker.
It seems that this year's convention will mark the return of Bush-Cheney to the good graces of the conservative movement, if indeed, they were ever not under their good graces.
Plasticman, Mitt Romney, spoke yesterday at the CPAC. There's a bit of irony in what he said. Senator Scott Brown won election in Massachusetts just a little over a month ago by never mentioning the word Republican. Brown, recognizing the distaste that Americans have for Republicans because of Bush-Cheney, refused to even identify himself with Bush, Cheney or the GOP. But here's Romney from yesterday....
"When it comes to shifting responsibility for failure, however, no one is a more frequent object of President Obama's reproach than President Bush," Romney said in a campaign-style speech this afternoon. "I am convinced that history will judge President Bush far more kindly."
The Reverend is convinced otherwise. When history finally strips our corrupt media's phony veneer of respectability away from G.W. Bush, he will, without doubt, be seen as the worst president America has ever had.
It's interesting that Bush AND Cheney are now back in the saddle with the conservative movement.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney just made a surprise appearance at CPAC after his daughter, Liz Cheney, finished her speech.
The crowd went wild, standing up and cheering for several minutes before he began talking. One man yelled, "Four more years!"
"Knock it off!" Cheney said. "A welcome like that is almost enough to make me want to run for office again. But I'm not gonna do it."
He spoke briefly and offered his predictions for the November mid-terms.
"2010 is going to be a phenomenal year, and I think Barack Obama is a one-term president," he said to wild applause.
American conservatives can do as they wish, of course,.....but, I think, there's something very odd about a political movement that welcomes and adores a war criminal and national traitor, like Dick Cheney. Listen to the esctatic reception that The Dick gets yesterday....
Last year at CPAC it was Rush Limbaugh waving his arms like a madman repeating along with the conservative crowd..."Rush, Rush, Rush." This year it's the return of Mr. 18%, Richard, The Dick, Cheney, to a gushing and raucous standing ovation.
Which leads me to this question....
What in the hell is wrong with today's American conservatives?