CPAC is even more of a hot mess this year than usual, because the MAGA people are having a tough time picking a lane and staying in it. Do they support Putin or nah? Are they vaccinated or leading anti-vax chants? Do they openly align with Trump or are they putting some distance between themselves and his touch of death? Are they Democrats disguised as Republicans? Let’s unpack some of this Qrazy, shall we?
Imagine all of your grade school bullies assembled in one place with no one to fact-check them, that’s essentially CPAC. It’s also fun to make up different meanings for CPAC, like Compromised Puppets Acting Crazy. Remember when they painted an old Bart Simpson statue gold to make it look like Trump, but they didn’t fix the feet? This is the level of intelligence we’re working with, and it brings me no joy to remind you so much of it is literally inside the House.All of the Whitest Kids U (Don’t Want to) Know are doing extra treasons along with their hate speeches in Florida this weekend, including Nick “Our Secret Sauce Is Young White Men” Fuentes. Strangely, “surprise guest” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) was also there (I mean, it’s not like she had any work to do) and told reporters she didn’t know Nick Fuentes at all but then she was onstage with him soon after that. There’s so much lying going on, Madge can’t keep them all straight. Receipts:
— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) February 26, 2022
If you did Nazi this kind of rhetoric coming, you haven’t been paying attention.
"Now they're going on about Russia and Vladimir Putin is Hitler they say that's not a good thing." pic.twitter.com/6vvyNGO2m7
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) February 26, 2022
But wait! Fuentes did more antisemitisms!
To the people who are trying to brush it off as "just a joke", here's another clip in which Nick Fuentes brags that his speech will be "the most racist, the most sexist, the most antisemitic, the most Holocaust-denying." pic.twitter.com/s9kgHyN6ry
— KnowNothing (@KnowNothingTV) February 26, 2022
And also this.
It's not about race at all… Nick Fuentes praised "our secret sauce…young white men." Then asked for a round of applause for Putin. Pause and read chat at your own risk. Oh, and Marjorie Taylor Green was the speaker up next, in front of this crowd! pic.twitter.com/0qcdjRl0jQ
— 🥀_Imposter_🕸️ (@Imposter_Edits) February 26, 2022
There was a lot more “Because Florida” type behavior going on along with the right-wing rhetoric, deadly COVID misinformation, and QAnon Qidiocy, and they haven’t even hit the keynote yet. It’s enough to make a smart person’s brain cry. This is why we need to be louder than the stupid people, I beg of you all.
We watched it so you don't have to. CPAC day one in 105 seconds. pic.twitter.com/gNYEUFnEsL
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) February 25, 2022
Pretty stunning that the cpac audience doesn’t know who to applaud here
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 26, 2022
The CEO of Papa Johns, John Schnatter, said Biden caused Russia to invade Ukraine to "distract" from problems in America at CPAC.
Apparently, Biden is an incredibly weak man w/ dementia, who can also control a vicious dictator like Putin.🤷♂️
— The Jewish Ginger Resister (@JewishResister) February 26, 2022
AFPAC audience members chanted “poison” after Marjorie Taylor Greene said “the covid vaccine should not be FDA-approved.” pic.twitter.com/z9t0tdpcAt
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) February 26, 2022