Quote of the Day on the “Chris Christie was snubbed by CPAC” controversy

In response to the dust-up and infighting amongst conservatives and Republicans over CPAC’s decision not to invite New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to their annual gathering next month, Florida-based GOP media guru Rick Wilson had the best reaction: (via @DinaFraioli)

“The essential element that’s missing in the Acela corridor kerfuffle on Christie not being invited to CPAC is the ‘C’ in CPAC stands for ‘Conservative,’” said Florida-based operative Rick Wilson.

“You have a guy who stung the base very badly in the closing days of the 2012 election and who last week says he agrees with Cuomo 98 percent of the time. He’s done some fine work in New Jersey, but he’s also handled relationships with the base with what a lot of conservatives view as contempt. On guns, global warming and a host of other issues, he’s not exactly asking for an invitation to the dance. “

I’ll admit, I’m irked over the continued insistence of CPAC to disallow the gay conservative group GOProud  from active participation at CPAC, considering their goals pretty much line up with straight Republicans and conservatives, but the decision not to invite Christie didn’t bother me one bit.  What he’s done the last several months, in my opinion, is nothing more than election year posturing, which is something all politicos do – but Christie was supposed to be different.  In reality, he’s not.  It’s great he supposedly “doesn’t give a damn” about what either party thinks of him, but when he conveniently starts p*ssing on conservatives on a regular basis – the cave on ObamaCare was the last straw, IMO – well, then I say enough is enough.

Your thoughts?

#WhineAlert: Democrats upset over existence of Capitol Hill debt clock

You can’t make this up:

During a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday on the budget, two Democrats complained after House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling instructed that two monitors in the hearing room display a real-time running national debt clock.

California Rep. Maxine Waters and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison both issued complaints about the displays, according to video of the hearing.

“Clearly it is a political prop designed to message ideologically,” Ellison said.

Waters asked that the debt clock not be on display whenever Democrats spoke, Hensarling said during the hearing.

“At the request of the ranking member, the national debt clock will not be put on the screens during Democratic time,” said Hensarling, a Texas Republican.

I dunno. If I were Waters or Ellison, I’d be more upset that I’d contributed all I did to cause the debt to skyrocket in the first place than I was over the existence of the clock itself. Oh wait, maybe that’s why they didn’t like it there to begin with, because they understand it’s a stark, glaring reminder of their rampant culpability. In reality, they’ll never openly admit to their role, which is – of course – part of the problem. They actually don’t care about their part in this at all. As far as they’re concerned, “the rich” should solve all of our debt problems via higher taxes. There is no such thing as “too much spending” to far leftists like Ellison and Waters.

And speaking of Ellison, if you didn’t watch Hannity last night, you missed Ellison at his absolute worst. Click here for the fireworks.