CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, winds up today, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) set to give the keynote address. CPAC is a favored target of the mainstream media, and they will no doubt have fun making fun of some of the featured speakers (e.g. Donald Trump and Sarah Palin).
On that point, it is not unusual for those who lack ideas of their own, or whose ideas have been tried and failed, to resort to personal animonsity and ad hominem attacks. After all, if you can’t argue the facts, destroy your opponent. It is the Alinsky Way: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
Sen. Cruz is a favored target of the Left, for a lot of reasons. Firstly, he is Hispanic and conservative. Doesn’t he know that he’s part of a permanently oppressed minority? He must’ve skipped school when that truism of the Left was taught.
Secondly, Ted Cruz does not seem to know who his betters are. Why, that arrogant pup had the audacity to school the sage of San Francisco, Dianne Feinstein, that the Second Amendment to our Constitution might actually mean what it says.
In what should become a classic show of hubris, Feinstein went into full “Don’t you know who I am?” mode when Sen. Cruz just would not kowtow to Her Royal Highness. You may, or may not agree with Sen. Cruz. On the matter of the Second Amendment, I certainly do.
But if you don’t agree with him, a suitable response isn’t what Feinstein did. It would have been to address the point made, cooly and logically. This is apparently not possible with some liberals.
Speaking of impressive Cuban Americans (Cruz), check out this CSPAN segment featuring another impressive Cuban American Al Cardenas. He is the Chairman of the American Conservative Union, the sponsor of CPAC, and here he fields calls from the informed and the clueless. I especially liked the caller on the Democrat line (one self-identifies as Democrat, Republican, or independent by using the appropriate phone number). This obviously uninformed person told Cardenas and the rest of us that opposition to Obama is racist. Why, it must be racist, ’cause, after all, Obama is black and a lot of Republicans are white.
Yep. That must be it. It couldn’t possibly be because Obama’s policies are bad? Not even possibly? Count me as a racist then, if that’s what it means to be supporting limited government and liberty.