September 17th, 2010
12:49 PM ET

Right wing rips Obama, GOP establishment

Hotly energized social conservatives took aim at Washington's political establishment Friday, gathering to celebrate a string of GOP primary upsets this year and promising a revolution at the polls in November.

Speaker after speaker slammed the Obama administration for advancing what was characterized as a left-wing agenda threatening to undermine the country's economy, security and moral foundation.

The fifth annual Values Voters Summit, held in the nation's capitol, is a veritable "who's who" of rising Republican stars and possible 2012 presidential contenders: Sens. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, among others.

Also scheduled to appear at the two-day gathering is the right's newest celebrity, surprise Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell.


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  1. way to go

    Im done..hope u live long and free.thanks for the interesting point of view..(maybe)i can look at things from another point of view now..if i offended you i apoligize..but it sure is nice to be able to argue the situation( isn't it ? )..i will still be voting republican in the coming elections..thanks again..goodbye for now

    September 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Seethru

    I am so glad we were able to exchange views and open our minds a bit more. It is absolutely ok to vote any candidate of any party as long as you are convinced that that candidate best serves the interest of all of our people. Have a blessed evening.

    September 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. way to go

    I agree goodbye for real..this dam phone isnt keepin up

    September 17, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    You folks are so divided. Looks like most of you have fallen for that centuries old scam used by crooked polticians who want control of your hard earned money. "Divide and Conquer". Didn't you all notice that both (D) and (R) both voted for war? (even tho troops had already been mobilized for weeks) Haven't you noticed the corruption afflicting both parties for centuries? Your comments are not unlike sports fans arguing over their fav team. It's getting to be laughable how you folks carry on in your blindness. After the fed reserve is finally and foor the first time audited, maybe then you will pull your collective heads out of said azzes.

    September 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    The pigs have united. Both (D) and (R) "Leaders" are on the same oage, and only make it appear that they are at odds. Both voted for war ya know. Both go back on campaign promises. Even Ronald Reagan was a lifelong (D) and only attatched an (R) to his name because otherwise he would never have become governor. Wake up already! sheesh!

    September 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    And a hush fell over the crowd?

    September 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. phil

    The pigs are from Orwell's "Animal Farm" in case that confused you all. "Animal Farm 2: the Pigs Unite". It's like an imaginary sequel that came to be horribly true. ~:-|

    September 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. phil

    Hello? Is there anyone left in the barnyard?

    September 17, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. phil

    Get it? "Left" in the barnyard. (pun)

    September 18, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  10. George

    Got into this to late. I am proud of u my soldier friend. I am a vietnam vet. Age 59 paying 2500 a month health insurance. Broke wife as morphine pump implant. I have had cancer 6 years ago house in forcloser bankruptcy around the corner. Why is it the middle and lower class fight all of there wars. this 50 or over would of saved my saving and I wouldn't of been in this condition. Lost it all. U are welcome America for my service to my country where over 50000 have died

    September 18, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. George

    Referring to 50 or over being able to pay into medicare

    September 18, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. BigJames

    People complaining about Obama get ready. Tea Baggers are gonna have the inmates running the asylum. Check O'Donnell and the guy running for gov in NY on youtube. Politically Incorrect and Obama rehearsal for inaugaration keywords. Please if you are "going to take this country back" find some people who aren't former Gong Show contestants. You are making it easier than it already was for me to vote Dem. God Bless the United States of America and OUR President. You are gonna need the help brother!

    September 18, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. mike

    It's a shame no body wants to remember who got our country in this mess. it seems if the president was white maybe we would remember. It's also a shame that the news lies so much, you can't seem to get the truth from anyone. where was the Tea Party when Bush was in ofc. i see we are still a racist country, why can't a black man do something good for us? obama didn't get us into this mess and wouldn't you want everyone to have health Ins. and doesn't the poor matter. Did God say let the rich get richer and the poor starve. Before you blast Obama, isn't he just trying to make America a country for the rich, middle class and the poor. Think about Jesus, what would He do. Love our country, don't hate because of skin color. I believe God is trying to tell us something!!!

    September 19, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. jihn

    Quit blaming Bush! The house and Senate were controlled by the communist Democrats during his whole time in office! The Democrats caused this financial meltdown abd recession, not Bush. Educate yourselves. Geesh. Ever take the time to research Barney Frank(the gay congressman) or Chris Dodd?

    September 19, 2010 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. MIKE

    Don't any of these idiots remember who brought our country to the brink of financial ruin 18 months ago with 8 years of Bush, the associated unregulated lending and tax breaks AND THE FIRST 700 BILLION DOLLAR BAILOUT.. WAKE UP.
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
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