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#RLC2014 N’Awlins, Y’all

Posted on | May 30, 2014 | 104 Comments

After a busy first day at the Republican Leadership Conference, we headed to Daisy Dukes on Chartres Street for a midnight breakfast. Yesterday, Sarah Palin was a surprise speaker here at the Republican Leadership Conference, introducing Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, who made news:

In a speech he delivered Thursday, Robertson did just that, telling the GOP to “get Godly” and decrying some of the White House’s recent actions as “downright embarrassing.”
At the heart of Robertson’s message — a half-hour speech that was delivered at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana — was the notion that Republicans need to get back on track by reconnecting with the Lord.
“GOP, you can’t be right for America if you’re wrong with God,” Robertson told the crowd, according to the Washington Post’s Post Politics blog. “You want to turn the Republican Party around? Get Godly.”
He later quipped, “I guess the GOP may be more desperate than I thought to call somebody like me.”
As for President Barack Obama, Robertson said some of the things coming from the White House are “downright embarrassing,” the New Orleans Advocate reported.
“We’re up against evil like I’ve never seen in my life. I’m sitting there and I’m thinking, ‘What’s coming out of the White House?,’” he said. “The only thing I can tell you folks is it’s just downright embarrassing.”
Robertson also spoke out against racism, noting that one’s skin color has nothing to do with a person’s character.
“There’s one race on this planet, and it’s called the human race,” Robertson added. “Therefore you have no right to color-code anyone. We’re all the same family.”

Today: Haley Barbour, Donald Trump, Allen West, Mike Lee and Newt Gingrich.





104 Responses to “#RLC2014 N’Awlins, Y’all”

  1. rsmccain
    May 30th, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

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  2. commonpatriot
    May 30th, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

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    May 30th, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

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  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 30th, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    Sarah and Phil are a good tag team combo for enthusiasm.

  10. Anon Y. Mous
    May 30th, 2014 @ 2:29 pm

    When he says “get Godly”, I wonder what specific actions he has in mind. If he means means GOP politicians need to start quoting scripture or using the name of God as reason to pursue a particular policy, that is a path to disaster. Although some might want politicians sounding like preachers, I think most of us do not.

    On the other hand, if he is talking about morality, both in their personal life as well as in their approach to public service, I would be thrilled to have more politicians conducting themselves in a moral fashion instead of just going for whatever advances their selfish quest for more power.

  11. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 30th, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

    I was not there, but I suspect he means get your own personal house in order first.

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  13. David R. Graham
    May 30th, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    There is also one God, He has many names. And one language, the language of love. And one caste, the caste of humanity.

  14. NeoWayland
    May 30th, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    I don’t agree with all of Robertson’s comments. But that bit about only one race, well, I’ve been saying something similar for years.

    It makes the politicos and technocrats mad.

    I really like how Jindal sounds too.

    And I still think Palin was a better candidate than the other three combined that year.

  15. NeoWayland
    May 30th, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

    I disagree.

    That’s why I believe that religion can’t be allowed the coercive power of government and government can’t be allowed the moral justification of religion.

    It always seems to come down to whose belief comes first, who presumes to speak for the Divine, and what happens when someone disagrees.

  16. JeffS
    May 30th, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

    I would have preferred that Phil Robertson horse whipped a number of GOP officials before, during, and after his speech. But this is a good start.

  17. CrustyB
    May 30th, 2014 @ 5:16 pm


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  19. Quartermaster
    May 30th, 2014 @ 6:32 pm

    JUst because you don’t agree doesn’t mean you get to choose the way things are done. I don’t know of anyone that is trying to set religion (at least not what you call religion) up to have coercive power in the US, except the left and people like yourself.

    Yeah, I pointed at you. Your religion is one of the most hateful around, and currently, it has coercive power in government.

  20. Quartermaster
    May 30th, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    As far as the way we treat people, he’s correct. From the standpoint of biology there is more than one race and anyone denying that is anti-science.

  21. Quartermaster
    May 30th, 2014 @ 6:34 pm

    If it had been advertised that Robertson was going to bull whip Barbour and Priebus, they could have sold a million tickets and been forced to turn away millions.

  22. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 30th, 2014 @ 6:40 pm

    He could have also fired bird shot at Barbour and Priebus’s feet (and if a few pellets got lodged in their legs…well that is what tweasers are for).

  23. Quartermaster
    May 30th, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

    Rock Salt! The yowling would be sooooo therapeutic.

  24. NeoWayland
    May 30th, 2014 @ 7:09 pm

    Read closely.

    “Why does your enlightenment require my sacrifice?”

    Normally I don’t quote myself, but if you think about that you’ll understand more about what I am and what I stand for than all your accusations could possibly tell anyone.

    You don’t know much about me or my beliefs. The really sad part is that you don’t understand how condescending statements like “There is also one God, He has many names,” can sound.

  25. NeoWayland
    May 30th, 2014 @ 7:17 pm

    Funny thing about that word “race.”

    Most of it doesn’t have that much to do with biology. Certainly it doesn’t mean that one “race” can’t mate with another.

  26. thatMrGguy
    May 30th, 2014 @ 7:59 pm

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  27. Steve White
    May 30th, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

    “There’s one race on this planet, and it’s called the human race,” Robertson added. “Therefore you have no right to color-code anyone. We’re all the same family.”

    Wonder if that will be reported in the MSM tomorrow.

    No, I don’t wonder…

  28. Steve Skubinna
    May 30th, 2014 @ 9:38 pm

    Slay the infidel!

    Ulululululu! Aloha snackbar!

  29. Steve Skubinna
    May 30th, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

    Blatant hate speech, which must be suppressed at once.

    Because, tolerance!

  30. NeoWayland
    May 30th, 2014 @ 10:06 pm

    I’ve been called worse. Not necessarily by Christians. Try telling the “climate disruption” crowd that they need better science before they can force their faith on everyone.

    I just finished a tuna melt, so I’ll let you have the snack bar.

  31. David R. Graham
    May 31st, 2014 @ 1:17 am

    Growl you may, march you must. You don’t give a damn about my soul or religion. Your goal is disruption.

  32. Paul H. Lemmen
    May 31st, 2014 @ 8:02 am

    Aloha Snackbar
    Been there, hated it. The Spam burger was too greasy.

  33. NeoWayland
    May 31st, 2014 @ 8:44 am

    My goal is freedom.

    Your soul and your religion are between you and the Divine. I will not take responsibility for your choice.

  34. Cube
    May 31st, 2014 @ 9:27 am

    There is only one human race but there are many human cultures. And some are definitely better than others.

  35. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 31st, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    It is more like one racial spectrum and people fall along it at various points.

  36. Moneyrunner
    May 31st, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    “There’s one race on this planet, and it’s called the human race,” Robertson added. “Therefore you have no right to color-code anyone. We’re all the same family.”

    Do you really want to get effing pendantic about this statement?

  37. NeoWayland
    May 31st, 2014 @ 10:52 am

    Honor requires that I point out that from their perspective, many human cultures consider that they are the superior ones.

    Practically speaking though, I prefer certain neighbors to others based on the way they treat others.

  38. Moneyrunner
    May 31st, 2014 @ 10:56 am

    Let’s see if I get your point: philosophy, sex, race economy, water, air, dirt and any damn thing you can think of can get the government to interfere on its behalf … but if any of these subjects are informed by
    religious faith they suddenly become illegitimate? Do I have your right?

  39. Moneyrunner
    May 31st, 2014 @ 10:58 am

    Yeah, that quoting scripture bit is so 19th Century. Old Abe Lincoln couldn’t get elected to the shool board today.

  40. Moneyrunner
    May 31st, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    I’m always somewhat surprised and not a little ashamed that the Party of Lincoln is as determined as the party of Jefferson Davis to stay as far as possible from faith based morality. “Don’t enforce your beliefs on me” they shout, having been informed by the culture that there’s no fundamental difference between Presbyterians and Muslims on Jihad. “Keep your faith away from government power” as if Baptists are about to make you attend church twice on Sunday and force your women to wear their skirts below the knee.

    When I hear or read this kind of drivel, I am in wonder how fundamentally that Hollywood and the cultural Left have convinced even people who are for free markets and free expression have been captured by the zeitgeist.

    This country was culturally stronger and freer when politicians were not afraid to make reference to biblical passages or to Shakespeare to make a point. Because these were part of our heritage and everyone knew that there was no chance of setting up a “Church of America” because everyone revered the Constitution. Tody we have “scholars” and even a president who believes that the Constitution is not just outdated by fundamentally flawed. THAT ought to scare the poop out of people. But mention faith or God and people who claim to be on our side shrink from it in fear like Superman from Kryptonite.

    To people who are cowed by the culture, grow a pair. To people who fear Christians, realize that you are in the same place as Winston Smith, who in the end “loved big brother.”

  41. NeoWayland
    May 31st, 2014 @ 11:47 am


    I want a government that is smaller than absolutely necessary.

    I believe that people are perfectly capable of making their own choices and that society is the better if people do exactly that.

    I believe that faith and religion can be a tremendous source of individual morality and a dangerous tyranny in society.

    There is more but that will do for a start.

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  44. David R. Graham
    May 31st, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

    You prove my point. You are as cold as a frozen mackerel. Your goal is disruption.

  45. Quartermaster
    May 31st, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

    Race is determined by biology. DNA alone will tell you the race of the person it’s from. Race is perpetuated by biology. I could go on but won’t.

  46. Quartermaster
    May 31st, 2014 @ 5:31 pm

    I didn’t say what your quoting, but it’s truly sad you find that condescending. That tells me that you are simply someone wearing their feelings on their sleeve.

    I have no desire for your version of enlightenment and people in Government seem to be on the same wavelength as you and have no qualm when it comes to coercing my type.

  47. Quartermaster
    May 31st, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    A better analogy would be to refer to the various breeds of canis familiaris. Each breed has certain characteristics in appearance and temperment, and we see this sort of thing in humans as well.

  48. Quartermaster
    May 31st, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    If you think that’s pedantry, then you won’t be very comfortable in these parts for long.

  49. NeoWayland
    May 31st, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

    And I could point out that most of the “racial” differences that people use today are sociological and cultural. What’s more, it’s this side of “race” that is more likely to divide people than the biological differences you could name. Oh wait, I already did point that out.

    Me, I’ll stick with the human race.

  50. Quartermaster
    May 31st, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

    You can stick with what you wish things to be, I’ll stick with the facts.

    While some things are as you think, a ton of what we see are not. People stick with those that are like themselves. That’s why people naturally segregate.