Rock Star!

For years now, the CPAC convention — that would be the Conservative Political Action Committee — has served as the gold standard of Donald Trump pep rallies. But this year there was something different. Argentina’s Javier Milei, a foreign leader, speaking a foreign language, held the crowd spellbound for an hour with a LECTURE ON ECONOMICS. Why such a euphoric reaction from American Conservatives? Answers in this episode of Right Angle.

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Davey Packer
March 4, 2024 4:13 PM

It’s interesting that here in the UK the MSM almost only talk about Milei with reference to his stance on the Falklands. As if an Argentinian politician talking tough sounding BS about the Falklands is news. Gosh, it’s almost like they’re trying to keep us from seeing how damn sound the man is in general. Of course, I’m never going to agree with him on “Las Malvinas”, but I like the man. He’s sound on economics without disappearing down the libertarian rabbit hole. He is, so far, doing what he said he’d do. Buena suerte Señor Milei As for the… Read more »

Keith Jackson
March 4, 2024 6:11 AM

This is akin to all the people who cheer for a new diet that will tone them up, promising a new body if you’ll just stick to their rules. Even better, if you’ll buy their mail-to-you products and check in with their caring, supportive coaches, and subscribe to their podcasts. Until you turn down that cookie, fresh out of the oven, and all the other carbs you love, you cheer and cheer. The diet’s great until reality hits. Hence, all of the fat people you see everywhere. And, as soon as they “F” with social security, Medicare, Obamacare, and “cut… Read more »

Ron Swansons Alter Ego
Reply to  Keith Jackson
March 4, 2024 9:40 AM

The max benefit this year if you retire at 70 is $4800 per month.
I am sure he will need that. /sarc

What Sean is not realizing even with his accountants is that if he continues to earn any income, even at 10% of what he makes now, that number would get reduced to $0.00 pretty quickly.

I have often wondered why they don’t just increase the maximum $$ figure for additional payments into Social Security. Currently it is $168,000, or roughly the top 10% earnings. Probably because their friends would squawk.

Brother Bob
March 4, 2024 6:04 AM

I’m a local who had to miss CPAC this year (got to hang with Bill & Steve one evening a few years ago – I believe it was 2019), but damn I wish I could have seen this speech live

Blaise Archis
March 4, 2024 5:23 AM

The essential difference is that the Argentine electorate didn’t go to US public schools and was never very far from hardship. They can vote for a politician who acknowledges that his policies will make things worse in the short run.

No American politician would propose such a thing. And if one did, his opponent would propose ‘tax cuts for everyone!’ and our hero would get hosed.

Social Security will face an agonizing reappraisal in the next decade or so, but even Trump won’t touch it.

John Sullivan
March 3, 2024 4:04 PM

Walker ran in 2016, but it really bugs me that our rock stars always quit, Walker, Nunes, Gowdy Mitch Daniels and a few others they make us love them and then they just quit. I understand that being on this side of the fence means that they take a tremendous beating from the ‘objective , take no sides’ press. For the leftists politics is life itself, they never leave, they never retire, they never quit Pelosi, Schumer, Hillary!,Byrd, Kennedy, Jerry Brown! Slapsy Macy Waters, Biden himself on and on they never leave until the reaper takes them. It frosts the… Read more »

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David Pimentel
Reply to  John Sullivan
March 4, 2024 3:31 AM

Well, one could also consider that public service in any elected office is supposed to be TEMPORARY. George Washington’s example makes that very obvious. The problem with the Leftits (sp) that you mention is that they are in the “game” for the accumulation and retention of personal power and wealth. This is contrary to the conservatives’ motivations for assuming public office, so one could alternatively conclude that it’s not quitting as you suggested.

P.S. please excuse the typographical error that I’ve intentionally left in-place and indicated, since it seems fitting for the subject at-hand.

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Brother Bob
Reply to  John Sullivan
March 4, 2024 6:02 AM

Gowdy was never serious. He was the king of throwing out sharply worded but substanceless words during hearings. Crenshaw took the mantle briefly, and now it’s Cruz. Actually, Cruz throws down some substance but secure that it will never have any substantial action behind it

Ron Swansons Alter Ego
Reply to  Brother Bob
March 4, 2024 9:47 AM

but secure that it will never have any substantial action behind it

Thank, Mitch McConnell
I wonder who takes Mitch’s place as GOP Senate Leader? Certainly not Cruz, they don’t like him.
The next two on leadership are from small states, so probably not.

Rubio? or Scott from FL. Or Scott from SC? Need someone who will make a few waves.

Brother Bob
Reply to  Ron Swansons Alter Ego
March 4, 2024 2:13 PM

It’s the GOP – expect another Vichy Republican

Brother Bob
Reply to  John Sullivan
March 4, 2024 6:04 AM

…And Walker was my first choice in 2016 for exactly the reasons Bill gives. Damn, what a disappointing campaign

Karl Schweitzer
Reply to  Brother Bob
March 4, 2024 1:25 PM

Yup, I think the consultants burned his money too fast. See also Ron Johnson in his last campaign. People were ready to throw in his towel for him but he just went back to the basics and won his race.

Karl Schweitzer
Reply to  John Sullivan
March 4, 2024 1:24 PM

Yeah I think Walker got done dirty by the consultants, he blew through money way to fast and that was, iirc, why he had to bow out of the race early. I don’t remember how he did in Iowa but I don’t remember him being around that long after.
From what I’ve been seeing following him he is working behind the scenes as such with the Young Americans Foundation. Hopefully training up the next batch to be ready soon.

Brother Bob
Reply to  Karl Schweitzer
March 4, 2024 4:12 PM

I’d love to see Walker as Sec. of Labor for Trump

March 3, 2024 3:07 PM

Whenevver you run into a Leftist who believes in Leftist economics, ask him:

  1. Have you ever taken an economics course. If yes,
  2. Did you pass it? If yes, tell them to
Ron Swansons Alter Ego
March 4, 2024 6:03 AM

I would add between 1 and 2: Have you read Thomas Sowell’s “Basic Economics”? If no, then go back to #1.