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George Will Delivers Big at CPAC
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Michael van der Galien

Posted on 02/22/2010 2:18:03 PM PST by Michael van der Galien

Commentary’s Peter Wehner rightly draws attention to George Will’s superb speech at CPAC last week. Although the speeches of other speakers, such as Newt Gingrich, Andrew Breitbart, Glenn Beck and, yes, even Ron Paul were covered extensively in the blogosphere, Will’s speech has largely been ignored. This is, as far as I’m concerned, a shame, because Will truly “knocked one out of the park,” as Wehner puts it.

Will’s main point was that the Left’s main goal is to make Americans dependent on the government for pretty much everything. He succinctly called this “the dependency agenda.”

I strongly encourage you to watch the 3o-minute video. I know you’re busy and that thirty minutes is quite a long time for the average blogreader, but please, watch it nonetheless. It will help you understand the Left’s agenda and the threat it poses to the American way of life better than ever before. In other words, as far as I’m concerned it’s well worth your time.

Watch it:

(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: cpac; cpac2010; elitist; georgewill; softballprogressive; vichyrepublican; will4dnc; will4obama; willservesobama

1 posted on 02/22/2010 2:18:03 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

Pardon my laziness- but is there a transcript?

I heard George Will in the background of a FOX braodcast and they casually mentioned that he was bringing down the house. Then I hunted for comments, transcripts, reactions... and found nothing.


2 posted on 02/22/2010 2:21:11 PM PST by getitright (If you call this HOPE, can we give despair a shot?)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Did he endorse Rudy Giuliani for President again?


3 posted on 02/22/2010 2:21:24 PM PST by TitansAFC (The Left does not devote so much effort into attacking Sarah Palin because she's a weak candidate.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Didn’t he vote for 0?


4 posted on 02/22/2010 2:24:23 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: Michael van der Galien

I already knew that the Democrat agenda is to make us all dependent on big government. Did George say something new in addition to that?


5 posted on 02/22/2010 2:29:34 PM PST by RoadTest (Wealth isn't obscene. Poverty is obscene. - Thomas (man of few but dynamite words) Sowell)
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To: All
We want you young man!... Be a "conservative" queer... that's the future...


6 posted on 02/22/2010 2:35:24 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church (...Actually I'm hearing MORE from RCC now! ....) ** DEAFENING **)
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To: onyx; penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

MUST HEAR!!!

The cackling laugh gets annoying, but
ignore her .. it’s worth it.

http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/02/22/george-wills-awesome-speech-at-cpac/


7 posted on 02/22/2010 2:37:02 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: ElPatriota

LOL!


8 posted on 02/22/2010 2:40:04 PM PST by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: STARWISE

Too bad he wouldn’t say some of these things on the Roundtable. Great speech.

Pray for America’s Freedom


9 posted on 02/22/2010 2:42:32 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: All

Will is a pompous azz.

Giuliani boy...

He has a Mitt Tatoo on his backside for his buddy to view at certain times.


10 posted on 02/22/2010 2:42:56 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll vote 4 conservatives...Mitt won't get my vote)
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To: STARWISE

I heard Will’s speech last night. Trying to think if this is the same link. The one I heard was crystal clear.


11 posted on 02/22/2010 2:44:38 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: getitright

It’s not laziness for me...I can’t hear these blasted videos people keep posting because I’m almost deaf.


12 posted on 02/22/2010 2:48:29 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I'm Ellie Light!)
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To: ABQHispConservative

I think not.


13 posted on 02/22/2010 2:56:45 PM PST by DB
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To: TADSLOS

:)


14 posted on 02/22/2010 2:56:54 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church (...Actually I'm hearing MORE from RCC now! ....) ** DEAFENING **)
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To: DB

I thought I read that somewhere. I could be mistaking him for some of the other pundits. Thanks.


15 posted on 02/22/2010 3:01:49 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: onyx; bray

Is it skipping?

Here’s Newsbusters .. in 3 segments

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/02/20/george-wills-spectacular-speech-cpac

I agree, he’s a little less ‘conservative’
and forceful at the roundtable, isn’t he.


16 posted on 02/22/2010 3:04:59 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: onyx

Didja just hear Carl Cameron say that
Sen. Scott Brown WILL vote for the jobs bill?


17 posted on 02/22/2010 3:06:29 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: rbmillerjr

I don’t get all this constant criticism of George Will. He is a solid conservative and one of the most important conservatives in the country since before Ronald Reagan became President. The mentality of bashing people like George Will is the same mentality that has brought us people like Obama and Al Franken. You don’t have to agree with every single thing the man says, but my God, he more than deserves to be listened to. If anyone disagrees with me, go and listen to the CPAC speech and tell me all the parts you disagree with. George Will is also an astute observer of baseball which creates even more goodwill as far as I am concerned.


18 posted on 02/22/2010 3:22:42 PM PST by Sam Clements
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To: Michael van der Galien
Republicans need to remind people how welfare turned people into Government dependents for genertion after generation. Many realize what being on welfare did for the hearts and minds of the people on it. It caused them to forget what it meant to have a work mentality. It caused generations of fatherless homes so that mother's could get more assistance from the government. Welfare did so much damage to families and individuals it would take pages to begin to touch upon it. Ask our people is that the mentality we want for all of us?
19 posted on 02/22/2010 3:23:07 PM PST by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
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To: STARWISE

Yes, I heard that also.
Ben Nelson is voting with GOP.
Collins and Snowe with the democrats and they gave Brown cover, for his vote to please the democrats back home. UGH.


20 posted on 02/22/2010 3:26:09 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for posting. Actually the cackling laugh woman is kind of funny—it’s making me laugh.


21 posted on 02/22/2010 3:28:10 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

;)


22 posted on 02/22/2010 3:31:43 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Will mentions the Washington D.C. schools. Stossel did a good program on his show about public schools/teachers’ unions the other day:

John Stossel: Teachers’ Unions and US Education (Videos 1—6)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2456292/posts


23 posted on 02/22/2010 3:39:06 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Michael van der Galien; All

He is talking about HSA’s. I wish my husband’s employer would have those. He had it at his last job—grew to love it.

Health Savings Accounts Are The Answer
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2456711/posts


24 posted on 02/22/2010 3:43:50 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Michael van der Galien; All

Will talking about silly warning labels for the stupid and to prevent lawsuits:

Pediatricians urge choking warning labels for food
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2456646/posts


25 posted on 02/22/2010 3:45:55 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: whatisthetruth

Ping to George Will’s speech at CPAC. It’s very good.


26 posted on 02/22/2010 3:47:23 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Sam Clements

I agree. I don’t agree with him on the death penalty, but I’m going to agree with him on more things than not. I’m not a huge fan of his, but his speech is clever and entertaining and spot on.


27 posted on 02/22/2010 3:50:35 PM PST by beaversmom
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It’s well done, informative and entertaining. Here is part one on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhFBWw8bsAA&feature=related


28 posted on 02/22/2010 5:04:22 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: onyx; Liz; maggief; Bahbah; hoosiermama; GOPsterinMA; jhw61; Sparky1776; Madame Dufarge; nutmeg; ...

Interesting analysis of Brown’s vote

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Oh my: Scott Brown to vote with Dems on Obama’s jobs bill
posted at 6:09 pm on February 22, 2010 by Allahpundit

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No crying. We knew this day would come.

“I came to Washington to be an independent voice, to put politics aside, and to do everything in my power to help create jobs for Massachusetts families,” Brown said in a statement issued by his office. “This Senate jobs bill is not perfect. I wish the tax cuts were deeper and broader, but I will vote for it because it contains measures that will help put people back to work.

“I was disappointed with the continuation of politics-as-usual in the drafting of this bill, as it was crafted behind closed doors, without transparency and accountability. I hope for improvements in that process going forward. All of us, Republicans and Democrats, have to work together to get our economy back on track. I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington.”

Well, look. Obviously he needs to signal the left-leaning indies back home who voted for him that he’ll break their way sometimes.

Even armed with a huge war chest for 2012, he ain’t getting reelected as a party-line Republican. In which case, two reasons why this might not be a bad time to throw a vote to the Dems.

One: The bill might not pass, even with Brown’s vote. Because of Frank Lautenberg’s illness, Reid only has 59 at the moment with the roll coming up later tonight. If Brown can prove his “bipartisanship” on a bill that’s going down in flames anyway, sweet.

Two: Even if it does pass, Reid already had to pare the bill all the way down from $85 billion to just $15 billion to keep the heat from fiscal conservatives off of his caucus ahead of November. What’s left won’t do much to create jobs, but then, that’s not really the point; the point is to give Dems some sort of cosmetic measure to point to in the run-up to the midterms so that they can say, “See, we’re trying to create jobs!”

Brown’s strategy, essentially, is to use that logic against them by throwing them a vote he can use to try to keep the seat red in two years.

Stand by for an update once the floor vote begins. All eyes, as usual, are on Ben Nelson. Exit question: On a scale of one to 10, what’s the heart-ache rating on this one?

Update: Cloture passed, with Snowe, Collins, and Voinovich also voting yes. No surprise, really. Like I say, this was a (relatively) cheap way for moderates to purchase bipartisan cred. Or rather, most moderates: Ben Nelson voted no.

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/02/22/oh-my-scott-brown-to-vote-with-dems-on-obamas-jobs-bill/


29 posted on 02/22/2010 9:21:04 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE
Pretty good analysis, I think.

Well, look. Obviously he needs to signal the left-leaning indies back home who voted for him that he’ll break their way sometimes.

Even armed with a huge war chest for 2012, he ain’t getting reelected as a party-line Republican.

I was born and raised in Massachusetts, surrounded by people steeped in Republican Derangement Syndrome. My own mother (lifelong Democrat) once explained that she was raised to believe that Republicans were born with horns coming out of their foreheads. Yet she was a conservative and a huge Rush Limbaugh fan. This is the political schizophrenia that Republicans from Massachusetts must deal with.

Anyone who expected Brown to conform to the standards of Republicans from solid red states has probably never experienced a lifetime behind enemy lines.

I'm not ready to panic (yet).

30 posted on 02/23/2010 5:31:27 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: beaversmom

Health Savings Accounts are the answer, if your question is addressing the concerns that the left is SAYING they are concerned about.

HSAs are NOT the answer if your question is “how do we control the most amount of people”.


31 posted on 02/23/2010 5:33:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Madame Dufarge

I’m also from MA ... my high school friends,
with the exception of 2, are brainwashed,
and my sis and hubby are missing rational
political thought glands. My 92 yr old Mom
awakened to the chicanery and thievery,
God bless her, and my godson and wife see
the light .. but the majority are Dem programmed
or indifferent.

Damn embedded generational Camelot psychosis.


32 posted on 02/23/2010 8:34:24 AM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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