About the author: Donald Joy

Following his service in the United State Air Force, Donald Joy earned a bachelor of science in business administration from SUNY while serving in the army national guard. As a special deputy U.S. marshal, Don was on the protection detail for Attorney General John Ashcroft following the attacks of 9/11. He lives in the D.C. suburbs of Northern Virginia with his wife and son.

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  • JohnnaCal

    The writer puts too much of himself in the story and comes off punk smug.

  • ShotGlass

    Never been to one of these political rub fests; nor do I care to go; but thanks for
    bumping and grinding your way through the crowd, to paint a personal picture of
    your take on what it is all about and giving a small sense of what it was like
    to be there, (now a days, I hate crowds) I will look up and listen to
    the speakers that draw my interest, later on YouTube or Clash…THANX

  • David Blodgett

    Now get to the meat of the meet market…..

  • Guest

    How neat is that! You got to attend on someone else’s nickel, didn’t you?
    My, my, how the liberal mentality of getting a free ride has invaded the one’s you’d least expect it to happen to!
    And then complains about the setting it’s all in.

  • Toastertreat

    Palin was great with her usual low key barbs that always hit the target. I could feel the energy from afar.

  • grannylake

    Conservative does not mean not spending money.
    It means not spending someone else’s money.
    I worked hard to get an education. I worked hard to build a career. I worked hard all of my life and I taught my children that if they work hard, they can have money to live as they choose. That independence is what being an American is all about.
    I have no guilt about having money and spending it as I choose.

    • http://ClashDaily.com/ Donald Joy

      Fine points, I agree, however conspicuous consumption and extravagance aren’t really conservative values, but oh well. Honestly, I just wish the Republican establishment would at least TRY to disabuse the general public of the whole “country club Republicans” meme; with CPAC, and other GOP events being literally held AT country clubs, it’s as if they actually are trying to send a message of exclusivity instead of inclusiveness. The average working Republican cannot afford to go to CPAC, the tickets and environment are so expensive. Student access tickets are comparatively cheap, though.

      • grannylake

        Republicians are very generous.
        If people of wealth are generous to their community, their favorite charities and special projects, and support their families, why shouldn’t they enjoy the fruits of their labor without criticism or guilt?
        If people enjoy their wealth without without an attitude of superiority, I say let them. They earned that right and just maybe their good fortune from hard work might inspire others to do the same.

  • Lynx Eye

    Well, what can one say? Everybody likes a party. I just hope they had the sense to leave the booze alone, as excess can give the Commiecrats ammunition to use against them. Remember, the Commiecrats have the best opposition research there is.

  • teaman

    Mr. Thompson, I gather you’ve never been to a perverted liberal communist dummycratic outing before. This Repub-A-Flub shindig was mild compared to a pervert loving drug using socialist candy grabbers convention! I have been to both and both make me sick, so, I’d rather attend a Repub-A-Flub mess. As and Independent, regurgitation is something we do all the time when looking at the stupid stupidity of those in politics today!

    • http://ClashDaily.com/ Donald Joy

      Thompson is who I quoted, but as for the rest of your comment, you’re right.

  • Mr Nobody

    Good Read Mr.Giles. the best to you Bud.

  • Rob Erta

    Ultimately, it is knowledge that is power: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

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