So the Road to the Majority conference is an annual event in which all the big-name conservatives come to bend knee at the altar of Crookedness for Jesus. Some highlights so far:
- Chris Christie was there, probably to fill out the yearly not in jail yet quota. His contribution was to say pro-life a few times, push for charter schools and to say that the "war on drugs" needs to focus on treatment over incarceration, possibly in a bid to remind news organization that he's the "moderate" one.
- Ted Cruz has never been called moderate about anything. He was there to provide the red meat.
“We have an IRS who is asking citizen groups, ‘Tell me what books you are reading, tell me the content of your prayers.’ Let me tell you something, the American government has no business asking any American that,” Cruz said, repeating one of his standard lines of attack on the administration. [...]Also a popular symbol for Nevada cop-killers these days, but they still call themselves "patriots". Note that Cruz had correctly discerned that the purpose for the gathering was to say the most paranoid things you can think up, facts be damned; when the audience consists of people who still believe Ralph Reed, they will believe anything you throw at them.
The first term senator received a warm reception from a crowd of around 150. A man dressed as an early American settler, complete with a canteen at his side, yelled “Texas, Texas” as Cruz took to the stage and waved a yellow Gadsen flag, a popular tea party symbol.
- Plastic Obama heads in the men's bathroom urinals. Again, because Jesus.
- The head crook himself laid out an ambitious plan Because Jesus.
Ralph Reed declared that after Republicans gain total control over Congress in the midterm elections, conservatives "are not going to stop" until they completely abolish the IRS and raze its headquarters to the ground "and build a monument on the rubble so that future generations will know that we stood up and stopped tyranny"Sure you will, Ralph. Sure you will.
- Rand Paul wants to see more Jesus in public life. Bold stance there, Paul.
- Rick Santorum—oh gawd, who cares. Something about wanting more socialism.
And so on. It lasts through tomorrow, so still lots of opportunity to top "putting president's face in public urinals for laughs."