Katie Kieffer

As TownHall editor Dan Doherty points out, the same Christie who once used the word “extortion” to describe the Affordable Care Act, is now accepting optional Medicaid expansion funds from the federal government that will put his state in millions, if not billions, of long-term debt. How is this fiscally responsible?

Lately, Christie seems to be more interested in hugging Obama than helping out his state. He pushed hard for Hurricane Sandy relief funds that in reality will cripple his state without providing much immediate relief to victims. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that only seven percent of the $50.5 billion in the Senate’s disaster relief bill went toward the immediate needs of Sandy victims. The rest goes toward pork and future spending, not immediate disaster relief.

Some may argue that Christie would be an energizing personality at an event like CPAC. But what young activist wants to hear from a person they partially blame for Obama’s win? Christie needs to re-brand himself as consistently fiscally responsible if he hopes to energize conservatives in the future.

Why won’t GOProud be at CPAC?

After talking to a CPAC spokesperson, I learned that GOProud (as well as some other organizations) were asked not to attend this year because of unprofessional behavior exhibited by these particular groups. According to CPAC, the unprofessionalism of these groups was an issue entirely distinct from their political positions or the sexual orientation of their members. Furthermore, all individuals who are gay are welcome to attend CPAC.

Some conservatives are voicing frustration over CPAC’s decision on GOProud, but, as I have written here, in order to preserve your own freedom, you must respect the right of private organizations like CPAC to include—or not include—whomever they choose.

If you are looking for a fun and motivating way to energize yourself to become a leader in society and meet like-minded friends, CPAC 2013 is for you.

Will you be at CPAC 2013? If you will, I look forward to seeing you, and, if not, you will miss out! Just ask Siri.


Katie Kieffer

Katie Kieffer is the author of a new book published by Random House, LET ME BE CLEAR: Barack Obama’s War on Millennials and One Woman’s Case for Hope.” She writes a weekly column for Townhall.com. She also runs KatieKieffer.com.