Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Donald Trump Jr told the cult that maybe the organization should now be called “TPAC.” In case you’re slower than Donald Trump Jr, the “T” is for Trump. The should keep it as “CPAC,” but with the first “C” standing for “Cult.”
The Republican Party isn’t about conservatism anymore. It’s not about policy. It’s not even about Republicans. It’s about Donald Trump. His entire strategy to retake the White House is to run on his grievances because it’s all about him. The only policy is subservience to Donald Trump. This is not a party anymore. It’s a cult. And in case you had any doubts, just take one look at the golden statue, seriously, that was wheeled into the convention. They literally brought a golden statue of Donald Trump. Some in attendance at CPAC literally bowed down before it.
Saddam Hussein had statues made of him while he was still alive. He even named Baghdad’s airport after himself. By the way, there’s a movement by the Trump cult to rename a Florida airport after Donald Trump. Typically, leaders die before statues are built in their honor. You know, leaders much greater than Donald Trump like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Ronald McDonald.
Will Republicans soon be required to build shrines inside their homes to Donald Trump, like what’s required North Koreans for Kim Jong Un, his father, and grandfather?
This is what’s become of the GOP, the Grand Old Party. It’s a cult to Donald Trump and after four more years of this shit, worshipping a racist reality TV show host who was this nation’s worst president, who lost the popular vote twice, lost the House and Senate for his party, who continues the Big Lie of the stolen election, who instigates terrorists to attack the government in bloody coup attempts, and refuses a peaceful transfer of power to the president who defeated him in a democratic and free election, there will be nothing left of the Republican Party.
Even Mitch McConnell, who blamed Donald Trump for the attack on the Capitol and suggested he’ll be held accountable in a court of law on criminal charges, said he’ll support Donald Trump if he’s the nominee in 2024.
What’s left of the Republican Party is outrage over a stolen election that wasn’t stolen and Mr. Potato Head maybe not being Mr. anymore.
“The people at CPAC are living in an alternate reality in which facts don’t matter, the Constitution doesn’t matter. They have no principle except whatever their leader says.” Who said that? The former leader of CPAC, Mickey Edwards.
Edwards, who is also a former Oklahoma Congressman said, “The Republican Party really no longer stands for any kind of principles, conservative or otherwise. They’re no different than they are in Hungary…whatever the Great Leader says, they do.”
He also said, “The party seems now to be completely following the lead of one man wherever he goes, which is the definition of a cult. All that matters is ‘Trump is for this, we’re for this.’ And that includes denying truth, denying facts, denying reality.”
Edwards quit the Republican Party after the attack on the Capitol. Speakers at this year’s conference, appropriately being held in Florida, include Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, who helped instigate the terrorist attack. Edwards said the current leader, Matt Schlapp, doesn’t have his job because when Edwards was the head of CPAC, “it was a group that was based on conservative principles. We were strong supporters of the Constitution. We believed in free elections. We believed in democracy. These people don’t believe in any of those things.” Schlapp does not push conservative issues anymore. Instead, he has pushed Donald Trump’s bogus stolen election lie. Removing yourself from reality is now a requirement to be a member of the Republican Party.
The entire conference has been one of lie after lie followed by conspiracy theory followed by conspiracy theory. I can’t wait to hear what policies Trump focuses on during his speech later today.
Are you a still a Republican after the leader of your party has tried to undermine our constitution and encouraged terrorists to attack the government in a bloody coup attempt? Are you still a Republican after it has been co-opted by Qanon?
If you’re still a Republican, congratulations. You’re in a cult.
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What aggravates me about the stolen election bullshit and rabid voter suppression is, what exactly is the objective value of the United States? While making pronouncements in support of freedom, it can’t invade or assemble a coalition against North Korea. Possibly Baby Donny’s (my Autocorrect wanted to write “Baby Donna’s”) restraint from bombing or invading Venezuela was his only favorable inclination. When the U.S. tried to pick sides in Yemen it precipitated a genocide. Putin is suffering anxiety, but defying the U.S. only improves his poll numbers. (His people want to win some damned thing, anything.) Turkey appears to believe Americans are half-wits.
The outstanding value of the United States is as an examplar of free, fair, and orderly elections. Yet Republicans everywhere suppress voter turnout at every opportunity, and cheer the traitorous attack on not one, but both houses of Congress.
I’m sure a drone strike could vaporize the golf addict in a puff of orange Cheetos dust, but that would be wrong. I think. I’m pretty sure. It must be, right?
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I have been reading “the rise and fall of the third reich” by william shirer …intended to for along time and now seemed a good time. I was amazed how much in common Trump has with Hitler. I just finished it when I ran across an article from the Albert Shanker Institute … talk about synchronicity. I could only have related to this article because I read “The rise and fall…” and have a referenced understanding of the Hitler nightmare and a better understanding of the danger Donald Trump presents to our democracy and freedom.
Clay, you hit it dead center about Trump in your line; “It’s about Donald Trump.” In 1933 Germany, “It was all about Adolf Hitler”. Hitler was considered a joke and initially called a clown. He wasn’t taken seriously but Hitler was dead serious and today we know how serious. So is Trump. And he should be taken dead serious. Hitler based his whole political strategy on lies. Fast forward to today and we have Trump. Peruse the article linked below … Trump is dangerous and more so is his ambitious young narcissistic protege Josh Hawley!
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Hitler was fascinated by media and propaganda. Everyone acts like he would never be tolerated today, bur he was behaving exactly as his roaring crowds wanted him to. Probably he wasn’t as badly addicted to drugs until later. He would do just fine on FOX.
When the early Nazi leadership needed a purge of an inconvenient segment of the party, they were charged with homosexual perversion.
June 30, 1934 Nazi Purge where Hitler sent out Gestapo and SS executioners to get rid of loyal Nazis that were no longer useful to Hitler and posed problems or competition to his rule. Brown shirts deemed no longer useful to Hitler’s rise were rounded up and shot among them General von Schleicher shot, Karl Ernst, Gregor Strasser, close long time friend Ernst Roehm and many others. Like Trump, if Hitler felt you were no longer 100% loyal you were purged.
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I couldn’t have said it any better … “The Republican Party isn’t about conservatism anymore. It’s not about policy. It’s not even about Republicans. It’s about Donald Trump. His entire strategy to retake the White House is to run on his grievances because it’s all about him.
The only policy is subservience to Donald Trump. This is not a party anymore. It’s a cult. And in case you had any doubts, just take one look at the golden statue, seriously, that was wheeled into the convention. They literally brought a golden statue of Donald Trump. Some in attendance at CPAC literally bowed down before it.”
Well let’s all hope Trump dies soon so the statues can be historically accurate,
Words are used in CPAC as tools of manipulation of others…not tools for deliberation of thought. A perfect example is Ted Cruz screaming “FREEDOM!” when he, along with most of CPAC is about license to do whatever the dictator wants and the opposite of freedom for everyone else. https://petersironwood.com/2021/02/28/freedom/