CPAC 2021: The GOP Gathers to Share Alien Abduction Stories & Worship Golden Trump Idol
The Conservative Political Action Conference [CPAC] was never a place to discuss serious policy prescriptions, but at least it didn't seem like a gathering of all our "crazy uncles" exchanging alien abduction stories. But such is the state of the GOP in the Trump era. It's not to be taken seriously.
At CPAC 2021, Trump didn't lose the election; he's simply taking a break [a hiatus as they say in television] until his return in a few days if you listen to QAnon, or four years if you ask the Trumpsters gathered in Orlando. And, as if to demonstrate their continued fealty to Trump, the attendees had a golden Trump idol to worship, outfitted with a magic wand and spandex flag shorts.
1. Former Republican congressional candidate Angela Stanton King promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory from the event’s main stage, "shortly before Donald Trump was scheduled to appear." She is apparently still concerned Democrats are drinking the blood of children when not fighting for a fair minimum wage.
2. Governor Kristi Noem of S. Dakota slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci and rational pandemic restrictions despite her state having the second highest per capita coronavirus rate in the nation.
3. Convicted felon Roger Stone danced outside CPAC next to Trump-loving rapper Forgiato Blow. Stone is still pretty happy about the pardon.
4. After his Saturday speech at CPAC in which he tried to defend Trump's disastrous foreign policy record, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo popped over to Fox News on Sunday to criticize President Joe Biden for declassifying the report on Saudi Arabia's involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo said he would not have released the report because it embarrasses Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and God forbid we embarrass a psychopath that orders the dismemberment of American journalists.
5. Sen. Josh Hawley [R, MO] got some applause at CPAC for challenging the election results and arguing that Americans should be proud of our treatment of Blacks, his logic being that it could have been much worse had we decided never to free them from slavery. His home state newspaper absolutely roasted him after his nonsensical speech.
6. And, of course, Donald Trump made the keynote address, still denying his election defeat and hinting that he might run again to fleece the "rubes," as his former communications director Anthony Scaramucci speculated last week. Trump took predictable shots at Dr. Anthony Fauci, Rep. Liz Cheney, immigration, "Big Tech," voting rights, and vowed revenge on any Republican that challenged his insane election fraud conspiracy theories.
And, when it was all over, the managers at the Hyatt hotel in Orlando seemed disgusted with the entire mess, issuing a public apology for the event and CPAC's oddly shaped stage.
The Daily Beast: "In an unusually honest corporate statement issued late Sunday, after Donald Trump took to the stage at the conference’s finale, the hotel group said it was “extremely disappointed by the disrespect many individuals involved in the event showed to our colleagues” following reports that attendees became abusive when asked to wear masks and socially distance. The hotel group also called symbols of hate “abhorrent” after the design of the CPAC stage was compared to a Norse rune used by Nazis during World War Two. Hyatt clarified that it had no involvement in the stage design, adding: “We take the concern raised about the prospect of symbols of hate being included in the stage design at CPAC 2021 very seriously as all such symbols are abhorrent and unequivocally counter to our values as a company.”
And the gathering reminded America that we should never again turn over the keys to this great nation to such morons. Never again.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content