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Bridget Johnson


February 9, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Fans of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) showed up to cheer wildly for his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), but didn’t get the traditional dose of Paul.

There was no decrying interventionism in the younger Paul’s address — his father skipped CPAC because of “travel constraints” — nor of ending the Fed. The address even skipped a topic near and dear to Sen. Paul: invasive TSA searches.

Instead, Paul fired away at President Obama for the class-warfare and fairness themes employed lately by the commander in chief.

“Do you hate all rich people or just those who aren’t campaign contributors?” Paul asked of Obama. “Do you hate poor people or do you just hate poor people with jobs?”

Citing expensive energy-efficient light bulbs, Paul said, “Does your yen for windmills trump your concern for the poor?”

Paul said he didn’t mean to “impute bad intentions” of the president, but slammed the idea of a “fairness czar” imposing equality on America.

“Is anyone out there tired of hearing about Warren Buffett’s secretary?’ he said to cheers.

As if the stress of not hearing Paul Family Themes was too much for the gathered supporters of the presidential candidate, one audience member spontaneously shouted “Ron Paul!”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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