Conservatives Finding Their Voice – Great Quotes from Conservatives This Week
Marco Rubio –
“We have a sixteen-and-a-half trillion dollar national debt, and it’s only scheduled to get bigger,” said Rubio on the latter topic. ”That problem has to be solved, and you can only solve it – the only real approach that solves it – is the combination of fiscal discipline and rapid economic growth. There is no tax increase in the world that will solve our long-term debt problem.”
“Just because we believe that life—all life, all human life—is worthy of protection at every stage of development does not make you a chauvinist,” Rubio said to loud applause. “In fact, the people who are actually close-minded in American politics are the people that love to preach about the certainty of science in regards to our climate, but ignore the absolute fact that science has proven that life begins at conception.”
“We don’t need a new idea,” Rubio said. “The idea’s America, and it still works.”
Jeff Sessions –
One of the many clarifying moments today was on the issue of balancing the budget. Republicans offered amendments to require a balanced budget in 10 years, while the majority unanimously opposed this goal.
“I remain astonished that, after four years, the majority would identify no savings, no reforms, and make no attempt to make government leaner, more efficient, or more productive. Just tax-and-spend.
“As the budget moves to the floor, Republicans will continue to outline an optimistic vision and to offer amendments to grow the economy—not the government.”
Rick Perry –
“The popular media narrative is that this country has shifted away from conservative ideals, as evidenced by the last two presidential elections. That’s what they think. That’s what say. That might be true if Republicans had actually nominated conservative candidates in 2008 and 2012,”
“This president’s posture, it’d be laughable if he hadn’t taken it one step too far, dangerously releasing criminals onto our streets to make a political point,” Perry told the crowd at CPAC. “When you have a federally-sponsored jailbreak, and don’t get confused, that’s exactly what that is — when you’ve had a federally-sponsored jailbreak, you’ve crossed the line from politics of spin to politics as a craven form of cynicism.”
Allen West –
”Folks, I’m speaking from experience when I tell you that there is nothing on this green Earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life, and a smaller government,” he said. ”The Republic I love, the Republic I risked my life to defend, the values I hold dear, the integrity that we all share… these do not know prejudice, and they do not accept partiality.”
(President Obama is telling Americans that) “compassion comes not from generosity, but from compliance,” and “kindness means raiding a man’s hard-earned wages and sending it off to Washington D.C., so that they – not you – may dole it out as courtesies and indulgences.”
“I am sick and tired of hearing that it’s our moral duty to serve the State,” said West. ”Because conservatives believe that it is our moral duty to serve our fellow man, regardless of race, sex, affiliation, or creed. And when we serve, we believe that it is the State’s duty to get out of the way.”