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Friday, February 26, 2010

"Hey, jackass, get your government off my freedom!"

We could use a man like William F Buckley again:

Jason Mattera was seven minutes into his speech yesterday to the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference when he raised his rallying cry: "We must be that generation that stands athwart history yelling, 'Hey, jackass, get your government off my freedom!' " Sure, it was just a lowbrow reworking of William F. Buckley's famous phrase. But the crowd loved it, just as they had loved his mockery of President Obama's one-time cocaine use, his ridicule of feminists, his gay joke about Rep. Barney Frank, and his description of the "Obama girl" as "slutty."

Say what you will about WFB, but at least he had manners. Now we've got screaming idiots duelling. 

Posted by Richard Anderson on February 26, 2010 | Permalink



They are called grass roots for a reason. If you want spin-doctored, Ivy League, elitist spokesmen go for David Frum. Just don't expect him to draw a crowd.

Posted by: John Chittick | 2010-02-26 10:18:55 AM

We need elitism. The grassroots are just too stupid.

Posted by: Cytotoxic | 2010-02-26 11:28:16 AM

What we need, gentlemen, is sense. The source matters far less than the content.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2010-02-26 11:34:48 AM

Mattera is just appealing to his parties voter base. He is an idiot, as he has proven time and again. He is just setting himself up to be the next Rush(Gimme Heroin)Limbaugh. This is how he gets into the news. Its all about money, once again.

Posted by: Steve Bottrell | 2010-02-26 12:59:24 PM

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