Cathy McMorris Rodgers reminds conservatives how to keep making America great at CPAC 2013

Cathy McMorris RodgersRep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers ignited crowds at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference as she spoke of moving conservatism forward, yet keeping their values in place.

“More Americans are conservative than liberal,” the Washington Congresswoman said. “We have to remind the American people what it is that we stand for, and why conservative principles offer the best opportunities for a better life.”

After she recalled beginning her career by working in her family’s business and working up the proverbial ladder to become Chairman of the Republican National Conference, she added, “Working hard, getting ahead. That’s the American dream.”

McMorris Rodgers said that instead of liberalizing values in order to gain popularity – like some conservatives have suggested – the group needs “to modernize.”

“We are successful when so many conservative principals are applied to the challenges of the time,” the Congresswoman said. “And that’s what we need to do today.”

Modernizing is not the only part of the movement that conservatives need to change, she said, but actually showing Americans that conservative principles are best for the future of the country. Conservatives need to start acting like leaders, and not just standing on the sidelines, waiting for something to happen.

“We need to show that conservative principles offer the best opportunities for everyone, men and women, young people starting out and those ready to retire, for people of every race and every region of this great country,” McMorris Rodgers said.

“We need to be the party of the 100 percent,” she added, alluding to former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s infamous 47 percent comment.

McMorris Rodgers said leadership, mixed with sincerity is the right path that will encourage more Americans to jump on the conservative bandwagon. That’s how America will recapture its former greatness.

“That’s the way we’re going to reach men and women, when we start speaking from our hearts, as well as our heads,” McMorris Rodgers said. “That’s how we’re going to bring about a new, modern, conservative vision to America.”

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  1. Wallace says:

    Please tell Rodgers to keep dreaming.

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