“What kind of America do you want your children to inherit?”

Asked Marco Rubio at the CPAC.   Larry Thornberry hits the highlights at Amercian Spectator:

Rubio praised America as the greatest country in the history of the world. He said our greatness, our exceptionalism, comes from our commitment to limited government, personal freedom, and the free enterprise system, all things our predecessors chose, fought and bled for, and that are being attacked now by the current leftist administration and Congress. He said we need to send people to Washington who will offer and fight for a clear alternative to what is nothing less than a threat to America’s continued greatness.

“What kind of America do you want your children to inherit,” Rubio asked. “We must decide. Do we want to continue to be exceptional? Or do we want to be like everyone else?”

Rubio said our personal freedoms and the material bounty Americans have enjoyed are threatened by a clueless political class, too many of whose members believe the free enterprise system is unfair, who believe that America’s enemies exist because of something we did, who believe the answer to everything is more government, and who while they frequently invoke “democracy,” are in fact contemptuous of personal freedom.

The same question birthed this blog and has propelled hundreds of thousands into action across the country.  And not that I claim to have my finger on the pulse of the American public or anything (heck, I thought  it impossible for so many people to be so duped by Obama-ade in ’08), but I’m likely to be a few steps closer to reality than the President and his circle, now doubling down on health care

Veteran Democrat pollster Charlie Cook thinks the Obami are so far out of the loop that Obamacare is an unshakable albatross. H/T: Jennifer Rubin.  All the more reason to cram it down our collective throats, right?  We’ll love it all the more later!

Democrats piled all this cotton candy and pork and junk and pet projects into [the Stimulus], so it discredited [it] in the minds of a lot of voters and at the same time, it wasn’t big enough. It was totally insufficient, yet they wanted to keep it under a trillion dollars because they didn’t want to spend a lot of political capital on a really big stimulus package because they wanted to save it for cap-and-trade and health care. And so we start off with the original sin of a very imperfect and inadequate economic stimulus package and then moving off the economy almost entirely going into cap-and-trade and health care.

And then when unemployment numbers started proving to be much, much tougher and it started becoming more clear that the stimulus package hadn’t worked properly, they just kept plowing ahead on health care. And this isn’t a communications problem. This is a reality problem. And I think they just made some grave miscalculations and as it became more clear that they had screwed up, they just kept doubling down their bet.

And so I think, no, this is one of the biggest miscalculations that we’ve seen in modern political history.

The comments make interesting reading, too.  Some folks got their knickers in quite a twist regarding Cook’s comments.  Truth hurts, doesn’t it?


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