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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 03:02 PM

CPAC put death of the Republican Party on full display

If last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference is representative, the formerly respectable Republican Party is done.

CPAC was a festival of white grievance, denialism, big lies and bigger conspiracies, and tortured attacks on liberalism. Pretending that sometimes-stupid but often-appropriate (like when Fox canceled O’Reilly) “cancel culture” is a greater threat to America than covid-19, climate change, or Trump’s sedition. What there wasn’t, except for ways to keep Democrats from voting, was policy. Meanwhile, Democracy-protecting House Democrats passed a bill making voting more accessible to all eligible citizens.

Featuring no actual conservatives, CPAC welcomed heroes of the election-canceling insurrection. Cruz, Hawley, Brooks. Paul Gosar, fresh from speaking to a white supremacist rally. Young Madison Cawthorn, who entered politics Trumpically, with lies, phony accusations and demonizing his opponents. It was a retinue of retrogression.

Then, the big finish: Trump. Caring less for God’s First Commandment than the founders’ Second, the flock idolized him in a much-selfied, gilded, Bob’s Big Boy simulacrum, amusingly made in China. After 90 minutes of unearned boastfulness, repeating his debunked, judicially-rejected election lies, and decrying “cancel culture,” Trump listed political opponents he wants canceled. Standingly, the audience ovated. We love you, they testified. You won, you won. (tinyurl.com/trumpcalf)

They love the lifelong conman who made the pandemic worse, the contrast to whose uncaring mismanagement of vaccine distribution is stark, compared to President Biden’s effective guidance. Who, with his current wife, received the vaccine in secret, presumably to avoid publically debunking his dishonesty about covid-19. The man who told them the lies they wanted to hear and fueled their Foxified resentments since before he was “elected.” Hyping donations to his personal PAC, his control of which is total, he dangled a run in 2024, which will end when he’s grifted enough easy money from the beguiled. In mere days, he’s already garnered millions.


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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 04:00 PM

1. The criminal enterprise takeover of the GOP is now complete.

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