Conservative Summit: Ladies’ Night

posted at 9:49 am on January 29, 2007 by Bryan

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I caught the last 30 minutes of this on CSPAN, saturday morning. One of the few things that could make me watch that channel….Conservababes!!

TugboatPhil on January 29, 2007 at 9:57 AM

I watched this live and I was so proud of these strong articulate conservative women! I have such respect for each and every one of them.

I would love to see them debate a group of leftwing women. That would be something every woman in America should be required to watch.

What was clear was that these women understand that we need strong conservative leaders that aren’t afraid of the media.

What we need is leaders like these women!!

Rightwingsparkle on January 29, 2007 at 10:00 AM

Will the left find a way to discredit these fine women like the left calls black conservatives ‘Uncle Toms”?

Ladies, keep up the good work and do you best to get your word out albeit it difficult because of the MSM socialist views.

Wade on January 29, 2007 at 10:07 AM

YOU GOOOOoooooooooooooooo GIRLS!

We need more Conservative women’s voices in the Blogosphere.

That crowd of bra-burning noisy old NAGS is sooooo yesterday.

Join together and let your voices be heard!!!

seejanemom on January 29, 2007 at 10:18 AM

Wow. That looked like a great evening. This could be the makings of a female conservative ‘Justice League.’ They could take out any liberal group they encountered. ;)

Malpaso on January 29, 2007 at 10:20 AM

Ever since Capital Gang went off CNN, I haven’t seen Kate O. or Mona C. in a long time.

Obviously, this was edited down for the website, but I especially liked Laura I., and disliked Mona C. I applaud people like Laura who can point out when someone on the other side of the aisle does something well, like with her comments regarding Webb. Charen gives the (to me) embarrassing knee-jerk conservative response and just smacks it down.

Don’t they realize that you have little credibility when you NEVER find anything positive from someone who doesn’t think exactly the way you do?

Although I have a specific belief system (which is why I read/watch Hot Air and agree with the vast majority of it), I’d like to think that I’m also able to think for myself, and don’t just follow everyone lockstep just because they’re “on my side.”

asc85 on January 29, 2007 at 10:21 AM

LOVE IT!!

Theworldisnotenough on January 29, 2007 at 10:23 AM

I agree with Rightwingsparkle, I want a SMACK DOWN with Michelle and Laura against the prettiest and smartest Lefties they can scrounge.

May take a while …OK, a LONG while, to find Lefties to meet both criteria.

So we win by default! SWEET!

seejanemom on January 29, 2007 at 10:31 AM


Don’t they realize that you have little credibility when you NEVER find anything positive from someone who doesn’t think exactly the way you do?

I also think it shows a lack of credibility to see Webb get a free ride all the way through a campaign where he was allowed to not state his position on anything but Iraq. Laura does our cause much good on her show and TV appearances. But I think Jim Webb is getting more than his share of fawning from the MSM. We need to focus on what is going wrong with us, rather than trying to make champions out of libs, or whatever Webb happens to be this month.

TugboatPhil on January 29, 2007 at 10:31 AM

The only thing wrong with this was the sound. I couldn’t make out a lot of what was said. It sounded like there was one microphone, right in front of the moderator. Next time you do one of these, can you get a mike on each participant, recorded to its own audio channel, and have someone MIX the thing so it’s all intelligible?

The Monster on January 29, 2007 at 10:37 AM

I also think it shows a lack of credibility to see Webb get a free ride all the way through a campaign where he was allowed to not state his position on anything but Iraq. Laura does our cause much good on her show and TV appearances. But I think Jim Webb is getting more than his share of fawning from the MSM. We need to focus on what is going wrong with us, rather than trying to make champions out of libs, or whatever Webb happens to be this month.

TugboatPhil on January 29, 2007 at 10:31 AM

True…except I wasn’t commenting on how Webb is treated by the MSM. I was commenting on a comment that Laura I. said about Webb that although I may not have agreed with it, I appreciate that she points out something that may not jibe with conservative orthodoxy.

You don’t like Webb and how the MSM has treated him? Good for you…but that had nothing to do with my post.

asc85 on January 29, 2007 at 10:39 AM

Good for Michelle actually criticizing the GOP/Bush side, alone (at least in these clips). If you can’t point out what a disastrous place the current GOP establishment has brought conservatism to immediately after losing an election and just as the presidential primaries are effectively getting under way, when can you talk about it? Because the next thing you know, it’ll be election time again and every one will be on us to swallow the lesser of two evils.

So you’d think now would be the time…and yet mainly the leading lights of conservative punditry have to stick to the usual “good speech given his poll numbers” and “ha ha what a dork Kerry is” partisan cheerleading nonsense. That’s how we got Bush in 1999.

Alex K on January 29, 2007 at 10:50 AM

Agree with Monster’s comment. And it’s common to many episodes of The View: the sound quality is terrible. MM, you need a good sound engineer, or at least invest in a half dozen lapel mics.
That’s meant as constructive critique – you all have a lot of good things to say, but if if you can’t hear the message (or it’s garbled) it does our cause no good.

SicSemperTyrannus on January 29, 2007 at 11:12 AM

The only thing wrong with this was the sound.

Agreed. The hotel’s audio staff had some major sound issues that night, so this was the best we could do in the circumstances. And no, we can’t mic each participant ourselves. It wasn’t our event.

Bryan on January 29, 2007 at 11:14 AM

I recorded the whole thing on CSPAN … and then accidentally deleted it yesterday. The sound was perfection.

I have another copy but not of the entire event. Maybe 45 minutes’ worth.

Allahpundit on January 29, 2007 at 11:20 AM

In the meantime, with Islam closing in, the mentally ill liberal mind STILL sees those evil christians as their REAL enemy…

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20070128_christianists_on_the_march

NRA4Freedom on January 29, 2007 at 11:23 AM

Very cool to see the conservative ladies having a soapbox type setting like that to talk about issues.

I do have to say that I disagree with MM though. The Republicans lost because of their corruption, not because of Iraq and the exit polls reflected that. Iraq was also an issue but if stories like Abramoff (sp?) and Foley hadn’t been around, they would have retained control of both houses IMO.

Benaiah on January 29, 2007 at 11:33 AM

Great Vent Michelle!

It was good to hear the thoughts, and humor, of people with good judgement and keen insight.

omegaram on January 29, 2007 at 11:56 AM

They stole that comment about Bill Clinton in the White House with time on his hands from me. I been telling people for months now that the scariest thing about Hillary being President is Bill Clinton in the White House with “nothin’ to do.”

CyberCipher on January 29, 2007 at 12:16 PM

Would’ve been “interesting” if KP could’ve been there, too.

kevcad on January 29, 2007 at 12:27 PM


You don’t like Webb and how the MSM has treated him? Good for you…but that had nothing to do with my post.

Perhaps it did. I was saying that Laura’s patting him on the back for his response (she was doing it on the radio last week too) was not that great a thing, which you seem to think. Should Michelle do a Vent on the good things that Hillary might say. Should MKH spend video time telling about what she found good about Obama?

I’m saying that the folks on the left get enough atta boy time from everyone else. I don’t think it’s a good thing, which you seem to. You also characterized Mona as giving the “(to me) embarrassing knee-jerk conservative response and just smacks it down.”

Is her response (to you) embarrassing because you don’t agree with it, because it’s knee-jerk or conservative? Are you saying that we should strive to be more like Sen. Webb? Are you saying that most conservatives are just knee-jerk reactionaries?

Maybe you didn’t think my comment had anything to do with what you said because you didn’t explain it clearly enough (for me) to understand.

TugboatPhil on January 29, 2007 at 1:05 PM

I thought I saw Michelle’s eyes start rolling when Laura started complimenting Webb, although she did recover.

But maybe I’m projecting, because my eyes started rolling as well. Don’t get me wrong – I’m definitely a fan of Laura, but complimenting Webb for saying nice things about our country is like complimenting a parent for giving their child lunch money before school or helping them with their homework afterward – it’s something they should be doing anyway.

thirteen28 on January 29, 2007 at 1:37 PM

I recorded the whole thing on CSPAN … and then accidentally deleted it yesterday. The sound was perfection.

I have another copy but not of the entire event. Maybe 45 minutes’ worth.

Allahpundit on January 29, 2007 at 11:20 AM

Is it being replayed anytime soon? I’d Tivo it.

But maybe I’m projecting, because my eyes started rolling as well. Don’t get me wrong – I’m definitely a fan of Laura, but complimenting Webb for saying nice things about our country is like complimenting a parent for giving their child lunch money before school or helping them with their homework afterward – it’s something they should be doing anyway.

thirteen28 on January 29, 2007 at 1:37 PM

True, but they (liberals) don’t, and I think that was Laura’s point. Webb is doing something the Left should have been doing all along but hasn’t and is doing it well. I didn’t take her statement as a compliment to Webb personally but just to his tactic, which may or may not have been genuine.

I think her point is that with Democrats like Webb, the Right is in jeopardy. And let’s face it, with his speech, he’s certainly more Right-wing than some of our elected Republicans. That being the case, why would the Right continue to vote for a party that won’t listen to its base?

Esthier on January 29, 2007 at 1:46 PM

True, but they (liberals) don’t, and I think that was Laura’s point. Webb is doing something the Left should have been doing all along but hasn’t and is doing it well. I didn’t take her statement as a compliment to Webb personally but just to his tactic, which may or may not have been genuine.

I don’t think Webb’s an America-hater like many of the democrats, but I don’t see that as a compliment to him so much as I see it as a negative for the rest of the Democrats.

I think her point is that with Democrats like Webb, the Right is in jeopardy. And let’s face it, with his speech, he’s certainly more Right-wing than some of our elected Republicans. That being the case, why would the Right continue to vote for a party that won’t listen to its base?

Esthier on January 29, 2007 at 1:46 PM

I do agree with that, 1000x over. Our current crop of elected Republicans by and large sucks. There are some exceptions, but that (the fact that they are exceptions) is what really drives the point home.

thirteen28 on January 29, 2007 at 2:13 PM

I agree, it was great to hear the “conservababes”! Encouraging comments from all. I agree with The Monster, my thoughts exactly about the sound. Bryan, I understand your predicament. Would it have been possible to get an audio feed from their system? Or were you too far away? Understandable frustration. Hope for better conditions next time. I would also suggest a banner at the bottom of the screen giving the name of the person speaking in each bite. I only know Mona, Michelle and Laura. Didn’t know the other ladies and would like to have known their names when they were speaking. Great Vent, as usual.

Roger Brown on January 29, 2007 at 3:20 PM

TugboatPhil,

Clearly, we view this very differently. You said, “Should Michelle do a Vent on the good things Hillary might say? Should MKH spend video time telling about what she found good about Obama?”

My answer would be, “Why not?” What would be so wrong with that (assuming Michelle and MKH had something profound to say)? The fact that there are people on the Left that wouldn’t do something like that isn’t a reason for me to do the same thing. Let others be blinded by their left-wing/right wing doctrine and/or be intellectually dishonest. I’m certainly not going to do that. I’m going to call them as I see them, which is something I respect in others as well.

You also asked me:

Is her response (to you) embarrassing because you don’t agree with it, because it’s knee jerk, or conservative?

Answer: Because I perceive it to be knee jerk. I thought I made that clear in my first post. Perhaps not.

Question from you: Are you saying we should strive to be more like Sen. Webb?

Answer: I have no idea what you’re trying to get at here. I am saying we should strive to be more statesman-like and less partisan.

Question from you: Are you saying that most conservatives are knee-jerk reactionaries?

Answer: Nope. However, there certainly are some. Just like I’m sure there are liberals who are knee-jerk radicals. I don’t like them either. By the way, I’m not suggesting that Charen is a knee-jerk reactionary

Clearly, you and I view this issue quite differently. I respect your views and I respect your right to make them. I just expect to have the same respect afforded to me.

asc85 on January 29, 2007 at 3:51 PM

NRA, I went to that link. WOW, the most ignorant post(s) I’ve seen in 4 years.
Example:

“Surely by now a majority of Americans have realized that the Media is owned and controlled by the Republican party. Actually it ought to be called the Plutocratic party and instead of Media, rightfully called the Ministry of Lies and Propaganda. Media Moguls are millionaires and billionaires whose primary intent is profit, while maintaining the Establishment status quo..”

comment by rabblerowzer , who might be only 7 years old, but still.
Go read a few of these, it is truly astonishing. I would actually guess they were written by UBL.

CONSERVATIVE LADIES- We really , REALLY need you on air, often.

shooter on January 29, 2007 at 4:01 PM

“..I think we all have seen, those of us with our eyes open anyway, what religous fundementalism brings. Whether its islamic fundementilism or christian. It brings a halt to progress, it brings the replacement of learning with dogma and it fosters bigotry and hatered for everything you don’t understand. . ..”

Don Knutsen wrote this one, all misspelled words are his as well.
go here, laugh , or cry.

shooter on January 29, 2007 at 4:14 PM

Yeah, couldn’t really hear much of anything, unfortunately.

To make a positive technical point, I really love your video quality, especially the wide screen ratio. To echo the others, an improvement in sound quality in general would really bring Hot Air to another level.

freakagriep on January 29, 2007 at 5:53 PM

Just finished watching… nice summary, would love to see hear the entire discussion.

You can tell (by the coffee cup) who the professional blogger is…

Thank you, great Vent, like others here, I would love to see more of this type of setting.

Zorro on January 29, 2007 at 7:07 PM

Sound sucked. That’s life. Conservibabes are always worth watching.

However, I have to disagree with the Boss. We didn’t lose in November over Iraq. We didn’t lose over bad message spreading either. We lost because a Republican congress went on a porkfest. We lost because Duke Cunningham and Bob Ney deserved to go to prison. We lost because conservatism was sent to the dustbin for political expediency.

Things great in Iraq? Nope. Was the communication of what we were doing in Iraq competently communicated? Nope. But a party that abandons its principles is what loses elections. The Dems won because their principles demand American defeat.

And they stuck to ‘em…..

HerrMorgenholz on January 29, 2007 at 7:11 PM

A virtual popurri, of beauty, brains and talent. It is a formidable combination when coupled with ethics, morals and sound judgement like these Conservababes. Wouldn’t these ladied look and sound better at a podium than the goon squad of weekend past ? They could team up with Rush or Glen Beck, mabey Mark Steyn at the first anual I love The U.S.A. festival at Gettysburg, PA. C’mon guys?

sonnyspats1 on January 29, 2007 at 9:24 PM

Very enjoyable, but what was said before the big laughter moment? Maybe it’s on your recording, Allah?

insomni on January 29, 2007 at 9:31 PM

but complimenting Webb for saying nice things about our country is like complimenting a parent for giving their child lunch money before school or helping them with their homework afterward – it’s something they should be doing anyway.

This was my reaction as well. The Democrats have done their best to paint the President as a bigger enemy to this country than the terrorists. So one comes forward (finally) and says some positive things about America. He makes an effort to sound like a human being rather than some wild eyed 60′s radical with the hygiene of a billy goat. Whoop ti do. I like puppies, and clean water and breathing air too. Wow. We have so much in common. Personally, I think it’s bullsh*t. Webb is a new face with a decent pedigree so they trot him out there rather than one of the usual suspects that no one would believe anyway. Given his acting like a jackass when he met the President after his win, I think he’s got the potential to be an even bigger douchebag than John effing Kerry. Why Laura I. is wasting breath on complimenting him I have no idea. Maybe she’s ashamed of campaigning for Senator Macaca and she’s trying to say something nice about Webb. As far as saying nice things about Democrats as one poster mentioned above, I’ll say nice things when they start doing things based on what’s good for the country rather than what’s politically expedient and beneficial. Don’t get me wrong. The Republicans have started thinking and acting that way too; part of the reason why their base spanked them last November.

austinnelly on January 29, 2007 at 10:13 PM

When Michelle mentioned why she thought the Republicans lost was the War in Iraqi, I think she forget an issued that is being swept away again – - illegal aliens and “out-of-control” spending. Many folks on both sides of the aisle want the illegals out of here, and want spending brought under control. That requires leadership.

Wuptdo on January 29, 2007 at 11:02 PM

Jim Webb really sucks. if he steps out of the line, we will show him the true way.

Ouabam on January 30, 2007 at 12:42 AM