Gay agenda, "Thugs", abortion and healthcare reform opposition were the high notes of the Washington-based Values Voter Summit, that featured an appearance by ex beauty queen Carrie Prejean, Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and numerous heroes of the Right.
The object of the vitriol was President Obama as the importance of faith and values, and defeat of the proposed health care reform was top of the list.
“This proposal needs to get killed,” Mr. Pawlenty told the crowd, according to FOX news. “It is a bad idea.”
Pawlenty referenced the late President Ronald Reagan and the Bible to an SRO standing ovation.
The Democratic National Committee quickly responded to Mr. Pawlenty’s speech: “It looks like Tim Pawlenty isn’t even going to offer the pretense of being anything but an extreme right wing radical anymore. At least it’s honest, and if you’ve seen what he’s said on health care lately you know that’s a rare feat,” said Hari Sevugan, a D.N.C. spokesman.
Also appearing at the event were FOX's Bill O’Reilly, reality TV star Stephen Baldwin, Bill Bennett, Gov. Mitt Romney, Dr. Ted Baehr and Gov. Rick Perry among the listed guests. Not appearing at the event were GOP and conservative media favorites Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh.
The agenda posted on the website for the event lists the following workshops:
TRUE TOLERANCE: COUNTERING THE HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS - CONGRESSIONAL B
Candi Cushman--Education Analyst, Focus on the Family Action
THE THREAT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - EMPIRE ROOM
The Honarable Corey Stewart, Chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors; Dr. Jim Edwards, Principal, MITA Group
TURNING THE TIDE IN YOUR GENERATION - CONGRESSIONAL A
Jason Mattera, Spokesperson, Young America's Foundation; Lila Rose, President, LiveAction; Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life
OBAMACARE: RATIONING YOUR LIFE AWAY - PALLADIAN ROOM
Burke Balch, Director, Powell Center on Medical Ethics, National Right to Life Committee; Dr. David Prentice, Senior Fellow and Director for Life Sciences, Center for Human Life and Bioethics, FRC; Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute
MARRIAGE: WHY IT'S WORTH DEFENDING AND HOW REDEFINING IT THREATENS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY - DIPLOMAT ROOM
Charles Donovan, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation; Thomas Messner, Visiting Fellow; The Heritage Foundation; Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President, Ruth Institute
GLOBAL WARMING HYSTERIA: THE NEW FACE OF THE "PRO-DEATH" AGENDA - CABINET ROOM
Dr. Calvin Beisner, National Spokesman, Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
SPEECHLESS - SILENCING THE CHRISTIANS - CONGRESSIONAL B
Casey Smith, Jr., Executive Assistant to the Chairman and President, American Family Association
THE NEW MASCULINITY - CONGRESSIONAL A
Dr. Pat Fagan, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Family and Religion, FRC; Michael Schwartz, Chief of Staff, Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.); Dr. Matthew Spalding, Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Feminism has wreaked havoc on marriage, women, children and men. It is time to redress the disorder it has wrought and that must start with getting the principles and ideals for a new "masculinism" right. Such a "masculinism" will have its dovetailing counterpart in a new "feminism" for they mutually define each other and, in nature, are meant to be complementary. This panel will begin this exploration.
THUGOCRACY - FIGHTING THE VAST LEFT WING CONSPIRACY - EMPIRE ROOM
Terry Jeffrey, Editor, CNSNews.com; Michael Barone*
Political pundit Michael Barone calls it a "thugocracy" and "Gangster Government," how real is this threat and how can we fight it?
DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD - PALLADIAN ROOM
Mark Bucher, Bucher & Palmer, LLP; Lila Rose, President, LiveAction
ACTIVISM AND CONSERVATISM: FIT TO A TEA (PARTY) - CABINET ROOM
Jeff Griffith, Pennsylvania Tea Party Coordinator; Amy Kremer, National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots; Crane Durham, Host, "Nothing but the Truth"
FAITH, POLITICS, AND THE INTERNET: HOW TO CONTEND FOR TRUTH IN A DIGITAL AGE
Dr. Russell Moore, Dean of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Joe Carter, Web Editor, First Things; Hunter Baker, Author and Professor, Houston Baptist University; Jared Bridges, Director of Online Communications, FRC
Interestingly, the crowd turned on the networks that most conservatives tune into, FOX and MSNBC, actually having their reporters ejected from the convention.