Brent Bozell encourages candidates to ‘go Reagan and watch what happens’

@ananavarro Some internal pressure is helpful. Many take it too far. If you believe Brent Bozell, conservatives do not exist

— Jonathan Godoy (@jag449) March 16, 2013

Did Media Research Center president Brent Bozell take it too far in his speech at CPAC today? Bozell called out a number of elected officials from the GOP by name, but perhaps his strongest rebuke was against the House leadership for not defunding Obamacare (along with the “utterly useless agencies” NPR, PBS and the NEA, not to mention the “evil” Planned Parenthood).

@brentbozell is right I hope we all know, we could just defund these progressive policies. #CPAC2013

— Richard Baris (@RichBaris) March 16, 2013

Paul Ryan’s budget is not conservatism, said Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center. #CPAC2013 #tlot #tcot

— S. A. Harvard (@sarah_harvard) March 16, 2013

Bozell says of Paul Ryan:”You’re a good man and you mean well.” Then slams him for budget including “Obamacare” taxes #CPAC2013

— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) March 16, 2013

RT@ginthegin: Bozell slams Ryan for budget including “Obamacare” taxes, wishes he hadn’t voted for Gov. McDonnell, and spanks Karl Rove

— Mary Mauldin (@marymauldin) March 16, 2013

Bozell wants House of Representatives to refuse to fund HHS and appropriate any money to implement Obamacare #cpac

— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) March 16, 2013

Bozell: Paul Ryan your budget has the fed gov’t spend $41T over the next 10 yrs, that’s what liberal #Dems do, it is Democrat lite

— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) March 16, 2013

Perhaps the only Republican of note to escape Bozell’s criticism was Ronald Reagan, and Bozell encouraged Jeb Bush to “be the first Bush to go Reagan – and watch what happens.”

@brentbozell tellin’ it like it is. Go Reagan and see what happens….#CPAC2013

— irritatedwoman™ (@irritatedwoman) March 16, 2013

“Thirty years ago was the last time we had a conservative in the White House.” #Reagan #cpac2013 (@ Brent Bozell, Founder & Pre…

— Peter A. Finocchio (@PeterAFinocchio) March 16, 2013

Quite a few remembered that even Reagan would have trouble meeting the “true conservative” test these days.

Hope Brent Bozell knows that Reagan raised taxes. #CPAC2013 #tlot #tcot

— Dan Cronin (@djcronin) March 16, 2013

No one tell bozell that Reagan raised taxes. A lot…

— Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) March 16, 2013

Would we trade just about any of our current “establishment” conservatives for another Reagan, though?

L. Brent Bozell: “Get over Ronald Reagan? Let me suggest we need to get over men like David Brooks.” Wham! Pow! #CPAC13

— Andy Kroll (@AndrewKroll) March 16, 2013

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