"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Thursday, March 21, 2013

CPAC 2013 - Brent Bozell - Founder and President Media Research Center

NOTE from RG (WJF): This speech was one of my favorites.

"After three long days the moment has finally arrived. They’ve saved the best for last. Me.

Now, since those disastrous elections in November there’s been a whole lot of gnashing of teeth, beating of breasts, whipping of backs and all sorts of other rather silly machinations as one so-called expert after another tells us how we need to re-think our movement.

No we don’t. We need to stop listening to the advice coming from the professional politicians and consultants most responsible for those political train wrecks.

If you need someone to pilot your ship, you don’t hire the captain of the Titanic.

So what do we do? The answer is so simple, really.

If the Republican Party wants to arrest its slow, steady slide into the abyss of political oblivion, it can do so by once more embracing its conservative foundations.

A couple of months ago I was on NPR discussing this topic with NPR’s token conservative, David Brooks. Inevitably the name Ronald Reagan arose, to which he said with exasperation, “WHEN are you people going to get over Ronald Reagan? He was THIRTY YEARS ago!”

To which I replied that 30 years ago was about the last time we had a conservative in the White House. Get over Ronald Reagan? Let me suggest that we need to get over faux conservatives like NPR’s David Brooks."
Brent Bozell

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