February 22nd, 2010
11:32 AM ET

Video: Republicans rally at CPAC

Anderson Cooper | BIO
AC360° Anchor

Filed under: 360° Radar • Anderson Cooper • Republicans
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    This guy is the face of an angry old white man who can't stand not being in power. He's just a washed up old man who sees the movement of the young and progressive groups.

    February 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  2. John Davidson

    The solution for curbing lobyist input is simple. Make it illegal for any financial concern to solicit favorable (or unfavorable) treatment for any company, charity, or organized concern without a stenographer, camera, or recording device present with such documentation being readily available to the news and/or general public. Violation of such prohibitions to be cause for immediate dismissal, and loss of pension rights.

    To make this work even better, disband organized political parties and their influence. Truck drivers are no longer permitted to engage in collective bargaining. Why should our elected officials be allowed to do this? Does someone really think that the trucking industry wields more influence on commerce than those elected officials who prohibited truckers from being allowed to strike? The recent inactivity of our elected body of congressional members has been a form of strike activity, and our country is paying the price. They have been in control of their own paychecks, and now are about twice the average pay of the private sector. I know I did not authorize a pay hike, did you?

    February 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  3. John Davidson

    The recent attention being given to our broken government is long overdue. As their pays outpace inflation, or even the best investment portfolio, they have become elitists. They have completely lost touch with "we the people", and have set course to a world "of the elected, by the elected, and for the elected". The only entity that has, control is "the party" to which they swear allegiance. This is wrong on so many levels, and I believe it is now time to outlaw political parties. Nobody will ever convince me that ALL of the people in the republican senator's states agree with their activity. The same holds true for the democrats. If the elected officials performed as their constituents wanted, the votes could not be as predictable as they have been of late. Bottom line; elected officials must return to doing "we the people's" business, and stop being political all the time.

    February 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  4. Tim Gibson

    The real problem, that goes beyond the party line, is that there is no leadership in Washington designed by and for the people.

    February 22, 2010 at 11:54 am |