Conservative Political Action Conference". The Cirque du Silly of American politics, kicked off today in Washington D.C. But not before the "eating their own" purge-fest, that is the modern "conservative movement" managed to bang its own head into the wall a few times.
First, as always, it was the Gays. A gay GOP group called "GoProud" is one of the groups sponsoring CPAC this year. For everyone's favorite American Taliban spokesbigot Tony Perkins, that was a bridge too far...
Then there was Sarah Palin. Or, more accurately there WASN'T Sarah Palin. She was invited to deliver the coveted end of conference keynote address, but declined citing scheduling conflicts. Which prompted this little teabagger tantrum from WingNut Presidential Wanna-be Rick Santorum:
Not one to take any criticism lying down. "Caribou Barbie" was quick to pop up on Sean Insanity's show to respond to defend "Palin, Inc." in true "mama grizzly" fashion:
I have often said that nobody excels at turning victory into defeat quite like liberals, but when it comes to in-house cat fights, and attacking your own, you gotta love the Conservatives, they are masters at self-annihilation.
Earlier today, Santorum was uh... 'frothing" it up at the podium espousing his beliefs that all Americans are in fact not equal in the eyes of the law but only (his) God can say who is equal.
Then in true American Taliban style, Santorum went on to say he wants Government (the judiciary) to get out of our lives by ..(wait for it...) having the Government (the executive and legislative) totally control our lives! In Santorum's America, the Federal Government has no business regulating Banks, but every right to control what a woman can go to the doctor for.
Because after all, America actually belongs to (his) God.
If this year's CPAC is any indication of the state of the modern "conservative movement", the Obama's really don't need to worry about moving out of the White House come January, 2013.