Since there will be no Tammy Radio today as a result my flying to Des Moines for the Tea Party rally, I thought I’d bring this speech of mine to your attention and hope you enjoy it. It’s a 2004 speech at FSU at Tallahassee. Of all the lectures and presentations I’ve given I am particularly proud of this one, and am honored to say it’s a favorite of Tammy readers and listeners as well.

I was invited by FSU to speak about how conservative ideals benefit women, blacks, gays and all minorities. The room has about 200 people in it, and you’ll see the rather lukewarm reception I received at the beginning. The room was, I must say, a bit hostile but I was thrilled to see that as the speech proceeded many seemed to be coming around. After the presentation there’s a question and answer section which brings up a surprise confrontation (which you’ll enjoy, I certainly did πŸ™‚ and at the end the attendees, mostly Political Science students, gave the experience a standing ovation.

Even though this is from 2004 (7 years ago!) you’ll find that everything I discuss remains relevant today. I mention this so you know it’s worthwhile to you now, but also an example that what we work on today will also be relevant years from now. Working on core issues, as we are, means the experience and success will last for generations. This video runs for about 2 hours. Have a wonderful Friday and I’ll check in from Des Moines as soon as I can.

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  1. ah yes! An instant classic!! When I saw this on the CSPAN site back in 04 or 05?? I was amazed. It really open my eyes:) This should be shown in all sociology and poly sci classes on day one. Not that I ever went to college;) Have fun this weekend Tammy and TAMs:) My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  2. imacat says:

    Great choice! I happened upon this speech while flipping through the channels back in ’04, and I was fascinated! I was rather liberal at the time but becoming disenchanted for a variety of reasons. I immediately went out and bought “The New Thought Police” and “The Death of Right and Wrong” and have learned so much from Tammy since then. Her work has truly revolutionized my world view!

  3. trevy says:

    Don’t forget to visit Winterset and pay homage to John Wayne while you’re there.

  4. ecu22331963 says:

    Thanks Tammy, although this is My Friday to TAM Chat……darn it!

  5. Jeffrey says:

    The first time I heard Tammy I was like wow… who is this Chick with a Mic and a Gun! A quick google search to learn more about her brought me to this speech and I was blown away! Needless to say hooked and a happy TAM ever since. Safe travels πŸ™‚

  6. PeteRFNY says:

    This is one of my all-time favorites! Have a safe trip! πŸ™‚

  7. JuanitaDugas says:

    WOW First time I’ve seen this clip of your Florida State U. 2004 speech, and what a great filler for Friday’s Tammy Radio Show while you jet out to Iowa today! I sat mesmerized for the hour long speech and impressed with the way you answered challenging questions from students for another hour. It made me do something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time but never got around to; I went to Amazon and ordered “Death of Right and Wrong” and “The New Thought Police”. Oh yeah, while there, I ordered Cheney’s memoir too. ;JD Have a safe trip, fun rally and TAM meet up and hopefully one on one time with Sarah. I’ll join other TAMs in chat on Sat. and look forward to your special Sunday de-briefing on the Indianola, Iowa Tea Party Rally. GAME ON

  8. RuBegonia says:

    Listened to this years ago when I was “researching” Tammy after having first heard her substituting on Laura I. show, and kept it bookmarked. Agree with Prince of Heft … it is a classic.

    • yojimmy says:

      I just SMH. This woman is so captivating that i actually stood in front of my computer for 2 hrs. But then again, I knew that!! Bravo Tammy first time I have ever seen that video. Have a great time in Iowa!!

    • AD1776 says:

      Ru, how funny I did the same in probably the same time frame it really stands out as to her nature and the truly exceptional person she is.

  9. jeaneeinabottle says:

    I will have to add this to my favorites, I first saw you on BO show right after Gov Palin was introduced to the country. The reaction to her from the left was so foreign to me, you helped me understand that and I was an instant fan. You are right, we will disagree on issues, I think as long as those issues are based in the truth it makes it easier to respect each other and grow as an individual. I’ve learned so much from what you have already experienced, please know I appreciate all you do. I hope you have a great time in Iowa and I can’t wait to hear all about it πŸ™‚

  10. CurliQ says:

    What an incredible discussion. And wow, how things have changed in only 7 years in our country. This will definitely be passed on to my college kids.

  11. ShArKy666 says:

    tammy i think ALL ur speeches are genius!..u’ve gotta natural gift for just speaking from the heart and presenting an idea with logic and reason…keep it up girl!! πŸ™‚

  12. ShArKy666 says:

    tammy has such a great natural gift for communicating in concise, logical ways, i never get tired of watching her πŸ™‚

  13. Servando says:

    Hmmm…. When I wrote my history of how I discovered Tammy Bruce, I mentioned that I had heard her as guest-host for Laura Ingraham and then I caught Tammy Bruce on CSPAN when she gave a speech at an “Ivy League university”. Well, I stand corrected. It was this speech where I first saw her. Now, if someone cares to refresh my memory, did this come BEFORE guest hosting Laura or AFTER? Thanks in advance.

  14. Servando says:

    Oh, and I still love this speech/talk. πŸ™‚

  15. CIVLAKFLT says:

    I think I saw a version of this speech, on C-SPAN, delivered at either Georgetown or George Washington? I couldn’t believe what I was hearing–an honest democrat. It’s like opening a time capsule and finding that every prediction has come true. Thanks for digging this up!

  16. ReardenSteel says:

    I love this speech, seen it a few times. Hit the ball way out of the park Tammy. Makes me proud to be a TAM. I hope you have found a small part of the family you have been looking for in us TAMS. We have your back always. πŸ™‚

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