Days after barking to protest Obama’s stimulus, Glenn Beck drew howling cheers as the keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Saturday.
“Beck says it’s still morning in America: a head-pounding, hangover morning,” the Associated Press reports. “The conservative commentator drew cheers from conservative activists Saturday night in a speech that implored Republicans to renounce profligate ways in Washington, let big banks fail and honor true conservative principles.”
The AP article adds, “The TV and radio host said the GOP should confess its adherence to big government in the way golfer Tiger Woods admitted a problem with women – and show the same remorse.”
“In a winding speech that touched as much on his personal turmoil as his policies and politics, Beck had the packed auditorium at CPAC captivated from the start. Using hand gestures, multiple impersonations and his infamous chalkboard, he took the usual swipes at Democrats. “Progressivism,” he declared, “is eating the Constitution.” Moreover, it “was designed to eat the Constitution.”
“Dick Cheney a couple days ago… says it is going to be a good year for conservative ideas,” Beck told the crowd, Stein notes, as he was seen “wiping the sweat from his brow.”
Beck added, “It is going to be a very good year. But it is not enough just to not suck as much as the other side.”
The Fox host, who is often derided as a clown by critics, embraced the analogy.
“We need a big tent,” Beck told the crowd. “Can we get a bigger tent? How can we get a big tent? What is this the circus? America is not a clown show. America is not a circus. America is an idea. America is an idea that sets people free.”
The following videos of Beck at CPAC were posted by Mediaite:
Rick Wilson hilariously ridicules the ‘formal flip-flops’ and ‘dress cargo pants’ worn by Florida Trump supporters
Republican strategist Rick Wilson mocked the attire of the Donald Trump supporters who were bused in from around Florida for his official campaign kickoff in Orlando.
Wilson, a Florida man himself, joined MSNBC's Brian Williams for post-rally analysis on "The 11th Hour."
Williams played a clip of a Trump supporter with sleeveless Trump T-shirt identifying her as a "proud member of the basket of deplorables" explaining why she'll vote to re-elect the president in 2020.
"The main reason? Because he’s one of the best presidents we’ve had for a very long time," the woman argued. "Very long time."
Trump’s ‘tired and lazy’ re-election message ‘is not working’ at his Orlando kickoff: Florida Republican David Jolly
President Donald Trump's re-election is "in trouble" in Florida, a former Republican congressman who represented the state explained on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell on Tuesday.
"As we’ve been reporting the president officially kicked off his re-election campaign tonight in Florida, where he was greeted by a Quinnipiac poll released today showing he is losing the state of Florida to six Democratic presidential candidates in one-on-one match-ups," O'Donnell reported. "President Trump won the state of Florida by 1.3% of the vote so he cannot afford to lose any support in Florida."
Here is the mega-list of the biggest promises Trump made — but never kept
President Donald Trump launched his 2020 campaign Tuesday, touting the campaign slogan "Promises Made, Promises Kept." Unfortunately, for the campaign, they'll likely spend a lot of time swearing that they've been able to accomplish things that quite simply haven't happened. Promises seemed easy for Trump make, but it likely won't be easy to convince Americans he's kept them.
Here's the list of Trump's "Promises Made, Promises Broken":
It's the one issue that Trump could actually get accomplished, but he's refusing to do it. While Americans grapple with tire-bursting potholes and crumbling bridges across the country, the president has put aside his plan to yell at Democrats. During the scheduled meeting, the president spent just three minutes reprimanding them before leaving the room and holding a press conference to tell Americans he’s on strike and nothing will move forward until investigations stop.