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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

The right wing finds new life

Minnesota Gov. Tim Plawlenty of Minnesota

Suddenly, conservatives are back in style.

A surge of young, enthusiastic conservative activists, united by opposition to President Barack Obama‘s increasingly unpopular agenda, have invirogated the right wing and they predict Republican wins in November’s congressional elections.

Gathering at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the re-energized right wing promise a full court press on Obama and Democrats and trumpet a political turnaround for their causes, saying public dissastisfaction and failures by the left have fueled their agenda.

With Obama’s approval ratings falling and his legislative agenda stalled amid public unhappiness with a faltering economy, soaring unemployemtn and record budget deficits, the right senses political opportunity

“President Obama has lost his mojo,” U.S. Representative Steve King says. “If we stand our ground as conservatives, he’s not going to get it back.”

This year’s CPAC drew more than 10,000 registrants, making it was the largest yet and forcing a move to a larger hotel.

“A year ago, this meeting was big and scared. Now it’s big and excited,” says anti-tax leader Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform.

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