CPAC is the Conservative Political Action Conference and traditionally the roster reads like an Academy Awards show of wingnuttia. Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage used to headline and plan world domination together, back in the days when they were relevant enough to matter. Actually, Farage is still in the mix, his billing pecking order has gone down several notches, though. ‘
In 2017 Bannon put his hand on Reince Priebus’ leg and Priebus swatted it away, an image which went viral, remember that? You thought Melania doing it to Donald was trippy, watch Reince doing it to Steve. You can’t un-see it, let’s put it that way.
Last year Donald Trump Jr. was the keynote speaker at CPAC and Ted Cruz was the honored guest. Are you jizzing yet? I thought not.
In all events, this year’s monster ball will be held February 26 through 29. Invitations were sent and one of them was retracted just a few hours ago, and that was to Mitt Romney. He’s not welcome on the same dias with Mike Pence, Lindsey Graham, Laura Ingraham, Diamond and Silk, and Jerry Falwell, Jr. If Mittens has a lick of sense he’ll say blessed be to God.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) January 31, 2020
The Sacred Code of Wingnuttia dictates that the tribe is the thing, and you never betray the king, which is Trump, or else you they rip off your wingnut merit badge and banish you to the wilderness to roam in eternal darkness without Fox News on your cable package. The price of being on the right side of history is to be on the wrong side of the RWNJs and that’s how it is. Romney will probably have to surrender his Devin Nunes secret decoder ring, disguised as a piece of cow pucky. The Cult of Trump doesn’t it like it when you de-program, not one damn bit.