They Want to Take Away your Hamburgers

A selection of some of the jaw-dropping contributions from the American Conservative Union CPAC 2019 event this week, in which Trump spoke for over two hours.

 

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  1. Mark Bevis says:

    The trouble with living in an alternative reality (that this bunch of crazies certainly do) is that real reality will one day turn round and bite you in the ass.
    If the IQ of the listeners who lap this stuff up as gospel is so low that it leads to their own self-extinction in some fossil-fuel driven neo-liberal immolation, then all for the planet’s good really.
    The predicament of course, is how much damage they to other innocents on the way down.

  2. Chris Connolly says:

    I have a friend in the USA who is a philosophy professor. I emailed him this week & innocently asked whether Michael Cohen’s testimony might lead to impeachment proceedings beginning against Trump, and whether some of Trump’s team might think “Hang on a minute. Cohen & Manafort are going to prison. Perhaps I’d better jump ship now before it happens to me”.

    He replied thus:

    “If you’re a Trump crony in trouble, you have two choices: a) turn Kings evidence and beg for mercy (Cohen); or stick defiantly with Trump and hope for a pardon (Manafort). But the thing is, while Republican congressman are sticking with Trump politically, that’s just to save their jobs; they aren’t his cronies, and many of them privately despise Trump. Trump will only be impeached if the Republicans in congress decide to abandon him. And they’d only do that if the polls showed that doing so would serve their self-interest. And for the polls to change to that extent, at least 30 to 40 percent of Trump’s base would have to turn against him. And there are absolutely no signs of that happening.

    As I’ve said before, the single biggest force in American politics is Fox News. This is the only TV station that the base watch. And it offers 24/7 pro Trump, anti-immigrant, anti-Democrat, anti-environmentalism, anti-anything decent sewage. It’s as if 40 percent of the electorate in Britain were to get their entire world view from The Sun (where The Sun offered nothing else but extreme right wing political commentary).

    In your prayers every night you should express thanks for Theresa May and the Tories. They are paragons of intelligence and decency compared to DT and the GOP.”

    There. Doesn’t that make you feel better?

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