CPAC and Idiocracy

March 1, 2009 at 10:40 pm

CPAC (the Conservative Political Action Conference) has been going on this week and interestingly enough, I happened to rent the movie Idiocracy on Friday.

The narrator has one of my favorite quotes as Joe, the hero of the movie, explores 500 years into the future for the first time:

Unaware of what year it was, Joe wandered the streets desperate for help. But the English language had deteriorated into a hybrid of hillbilly, valleygirl, inner-city slang and various grunts. Joe was able to understand them, but when he spoke in an ordinary voice he sounded pompous and faggy to them.

I couldn’t help thinking of the CPAC conference and some of the crazy things people at it have been saying this week.

1) If you disagree with someone, call them a socialist or a communist and repeat a lie that they weren’t born in the United States.

2) Excuse away the past 8 years with a “my bad.”

“Tonight, we tell America: we know the past, we know we did wrong. My bad. But we go forward in appreciation of the values that brought us to this point.” – Michael Steele, No hiphopopotamus.

3) “I got to get through this speech before federal officials come and arrest me for practicing capitalism.” – Mitt Romney, (“Sure, Mitt. Poor guy. The government showed it was out to get financial people like him by handing them a check for $750 billion.)

The folks at CPAC claimed that the conference was about ideas, but most of it sounded like the same old “if you’re not with us you’re a communist” propaganda conservatives used during the election.

The dittoheads go wild.

Communism bad. Rush say they communist. Obama has funny name. He communist.

And whenever anyone spoke in rational voices to them, the conservatives at CPAC booed them as faggy, communist, and liberal.