In fact, they’re so far off the deep end these days, a former CPAC chair even slammed the conference and its slouch into death cultism in an interview on Friday.
Mickey Edwards — who led the American Conservative Union, which organizes the event, for five years until 1983 — ripped Republicans attending this year’s CPAC in Orlando for their devotion to former President Donald Trump.
“The Republican party really no longer stands for any kind of principles, conservative or otherwise,” Edwards told [CNN’s Erin] Burnett on Friday.
“The party seems now to be completely following the lead of one man wherever he goes, which is the definition of a cult,” he continued. “Now all that matters is, ‘Trump is for this, we’re for this.’ And that includes denying truth, denying fact, denying reality. It’s such a disconnect from what’s really happened in the world.”
Watch it for yourself:
Yup. It would be a disconnect from what’s happening in any world—in any timeline—but then these folks are no longer much interested in consensus reality.
Edwards then continued to state the obvious: “You know, they’re no different than the people who flock to other totalitarian leaders in other countries. They’re no different than they are in Hungary, they’re no different than they used to be Germany. Whatever their great leader says, they do, and there’s no underpinning of fact, there’s no underpinning or concern about the norms of free democracy.”
Preach it, Mickey!
Edwards also lit into current CPAC chair Matt Schlapp, a Trumpety Trumper who never saw a shade of orange he didn’t want to vigorously lick like the candy wallpaper at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory: “He doesn’t have the job that I used to have because when I was 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.”
Gee, Mickey, what was your first clue? The fact that they continue to praise the guy who led an insurrection that killed a cop and four of his own supporters? You’re gonna have to scream a lot louder if you want to get through to these folks.
Unfortunately, your megaphone is now gone, and these apostates have taken it and turned up the volume.
RIP, GOP. It’s been real.
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