RL says last night:
Let me tell you who we conservatives are: We love people. [Applause] When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don’t see groups. We don’t see victims. We don’t see people we want to exploit. What we see — what we see is potential. We do not look out across the country and see the average American, the person that makes this country work. We do not see that person with contempt. We don’t think that person doesn’t have what it takes. We believe that person can be the best he or she wants to be if certain things are just removed from their path like onerous taxes, regulations and too much government.
My reading is this: “People such as this (CPAC) or anywhere (wherever people like CPAC are)”….clever man who wrote this speech.
Update: FA sends us this quote from Madison:
Madison wrote “There are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
(rdan here…I seem to think people on the right and left see this happening…both government in power and corporations in power. Makes sense…humans have a tendency to wield power to personal advantage. I fail to see why one is so exclusive than the other)