The end message of the event was very simple -- surprisingly so, given that other political events tend to try to have a little substance attached (policy prescriptions, etc.), while the only conservative policy goal that can stand up against the slightest breeze seems to be the goal to get themselves back in power. The takeaway message from the event is that any basic competence whatsoever in government is equivalent to socialism.
Oh, and any level of taxation equals socialism, and any attempts to save America from economic depression are socialism, and bailing out capitalism is socialism, and not bailing out capitalism is socialism, and high speed rail is socialism, and energy independence is socialism, and any attempts to make fun of Rush Limbaugh's ever-ballooning sense of self importance is socialism, and pointing out that all of the events that led to the current mess happened under not just Bush, but with willing and supplicating conservative support... well, that's socialism too. The things in America that aren't socialism or incipient socialism are so few that they can be neatly packaged in a gift bag, available for sale in the lobby.--Hunter at daily Kos