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September 22nd, 2009
03:10 PM ET

The Politics of Values, "Values Voter Summit" rallies conservatives

They're mad as heck and they want their political power back.

Whether you call them the base of the republican party or the far right, right now social conservatives are gathering in Washington.

Their goal: To take back the house, the senate, and the white house. They're coming together for the annual "values voter summit." And anyone who hopes to win political office is in attendance and ready to trash all things democratic.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield speaks to's Andy Barr on the politics of values voters.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. alexlyrics

    The last time I checked which was today president Obama had 80 % of America loving him in the polls.

    September 22, 2009 at 7:51 pm |
  2. Tony

    I miss the days of the Christian conservatives. They'd all be behind health care reform – single payer nonetheless. This new batch of atheist conservative (Romney excepted, as the only religious republican in congress) are greed based, not 'conservative'. This is conservatism Mahmoud Ahmadinejad style.

    September 23, 2009 at 12:42 am |
  3. hayol09

    they get to wake up now after decades of slumber. it will be of good if they have something better for america. i guess america is tired of bad policy and lacks of values.

    September 23, 2009 at 3:18 am |
  4. R. Zip Raasch

    How is it those same people who sat silent during the illegitimate Bush era, even in the face of outright law breaking and cronyism, who now with every noble effort that President Barack H. Obama toils for, come forth jumping out of their seats with protests based on falsehoods and misconceptions?

    September 23, 2009 at 7:51 am |
  5. Mike Armstrong TX.

    My comment is a hyphathetical Question Could it be that the republcans created a political bomb to blow up the economy on the democratic watch but detinated too soon blowing themselves up just some food for thought.

    September 24, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  6. Meredith

    What Conservative Republicans consider important –

    Today in a conservative Republican television political commercial a woman claims that in these hard times moms are struggling to feed their families. The young actress hired to play a mom in that commercial also states that she is opposed to the tax on SODA, because as she puts it – that tax on soda will make it hard for her to feed her family.

    Well, I am a housewife, a mother, and a grandmother. I may not be a career actress getting paid good money to appear in commercials, but even I know that *SODA is a carbohydrate and that carbohydrates turn into pure sugar in the human body. And that one 12oz can of SODA is equivalent to one full cup and a half of sugar.

    Why would a mom want to feed her children that?

    September 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  7. Randy N

    Power stuggle? I thought they were working for US? I would use the people to Help fix these problems, there should be no debate just get it done. There is a reason for their stalling I believe. The up coming Elections, they have to fill their war chest so to speak, so while they debate lobbist are dumping cash into their bank accounts. It is worth it to them to stall,but what does it do to the American public? For over 20 years they have talked about healthcare, What has happened? They are getting payed, they have a healthcare plan what's their worry?

    September 24, 2009 at 2:18 pm |