It’s CPAC time! CPAC stands for Conservative Political Action Conference, though the days of being conservative seem to be over and the only political action coming from this year’s event is the promise to keep Donald Trump as GOP cult leader for as long as he wants the job. (See picture above. Trump is wearing his signature long red tie, Ronald McDonald pants that must have shrunk in the wash, and gladiator sandals for lord knows why. Screams ‘Dear Leader’, right?)
The conference has been held every year since 1973 but I confess I didn’t start paying attention until I began blogging after Barack Obama was elected president in 2009. When I did pay attention, getting way too close for comfort, I was Alice and CPAC was Wonderland, where up is down and in is out and nothing–I mean nothing–made any sense. Still, it looked like they were having fun, though ‘owning the libs’ seemed to be a pattern, even then.
I wrote about CPAC in 2009
, in 2013
, in 2014
, and in a recap in 2015
. You can read click on the links and read them, and I hope you do. It’ll make what happens this year at CPAC a little easier to bear. Maybe.
The conference was held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida instead of the usual location in National Harbor, Maryland. (No coincidence that Donald Trump now resides in the Sunshine State.) The theme (and I’m not kidding) was “America Uncanceled”.
Here is the schedule
. Programs began on Thursday, February 25, the conference ending on Sunday, February 28 with the lollapalooza Grand Finale: a speech by Donald J. Trump, obvious current president of the United States, regardless of decisions to the contrary by every single state and more than 60 courts across the land, and the fact that Joe Biden was inaugurated as POTUS on January 20 and now lives in the White House Trump vacated the day before Joe took the oath.
But what did Twitter have to say about CPAC? Plenty! I’ll just pull a few choice tweets, reminding you that we’re all going to be biased and probably make fun of the festivities. Okay?
The Lincoln Project grabbed a selection of CPAC moments and put them together in short enough segments where we can get the gist without getting sick. It ends with Ted Cruz’s “Freedommmmm” scream, but doesn’t do it justice. Watch this