The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was called out on March 4, 2023, by conservative activist Laura Loomer for allowing a huge, inflatable Trump rat to be present at the conference. Before Trump’s address on March 4, the Trump rat was set up.
“What the hell is wrong with @CPAC,” Loomer tweeted? “Before President Trump speaks, there is a huge Trump rat there.”
She said, “The Trump RAT that was permitted into @CPAC and put up at CPAC was done so by a Leftist political operative called Claude Taylor who leads a PAC called MadDogPac. Why did CPAC let this individual in? This appears intentional.”
Ironically, when nationalist activist Nick Fuentes attempted to attend the CPAC on March 2, he was turned away. On March 3, CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp reaffirmed this development.
Schlapp said in a tweet that Fuentes was denied entry because of his “hateful racial words and conduct,” which were inconsistent with CPAC’s goals.
Schlapp said, “We are delighted that our conference invites a wide variety of conservative viewpoints from individuals with various backgrounds, but we are worried about the increase in antisemitic rhetoric in our nation and around the world, whether it is in the academic and political establishments or through the online insane ramblings of bigots like Fuentes.”
CPAC still remains a joke. It is astounding how conservative organizations penalize purportedly right-wing people more severely than cultural Marxists. The Right will eventually have to accept that its most effective and motivated activists will be associated with the most divisive aspects of the America First movement.
So be it. In an existential conflict with the Left, it is especially important to not be choosy about your supporters. Any attempt to destroy such alliances would only strengthen the Left’s position and enable it to inflict greater harm on the Right.
Author: Steven Sinclaire