The Obama administration's response to the financial crisis has provided fodder for conservative activists.
The Conservative Political Action Conference held its annual meeting in Washington D.C. Friday.
It's the largest gathering in CPAC history, with more than 8,500 attendees.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich didn't disappoint those at the event with his view of what President Obama and Democrats in Congress have done over the last month.
"They have shared openly and honestly with us there vision on higher taxes, bigger government, more bureaucracy, greater corrpution, more political power by people unworthy of doing it," Gingrich said. "They have every right to have that vision and we have every right to go to the polls to defeat it now that it is clear who they are."
He also call the President's budget plan "a job-killing budget."