Ba'al comes to CPAC, Ted Cruz jokes about his Cancun trip

Statue of the “other guy” arrives at CPAC, the annual owning the libs festival and meat market.

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is underway in OrlandoFlorida, opening with a 2020 election conspiracy supercut, a video heralding cancel culture “victim” Gina Carano and a gold statue of ousted president Donald Trump raising eyebrows in the Hyatt Regency lobby ahead of his headline speech on Sunday.
Mr Trump is widely expected to announce a 2024 presidential run during his address to the four-day gathering – described as “Woodstock for election liars” by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper – a prospect dismissed by his White House successor Joe Biden, who has said he will not be paying attention.
Friday’s session has already been hit by controversy after members of the crowd booed when asked to wear their Covid face masks by organisers. Florida’s govenor Ron DeSantis kicked off proceedings by declaring his state was “open for business”, Texas senator Ted Cruz mocked Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Josh Hawley and Donald Trump Jr are due to take to the stage later.…


Just as critically, the themes of the conference — that Joe Biden “stole” the election and that conservatives are somehow being “canceled” by shadowy liberal forces that secretly control everything — align with the same themes that drove the insurrection and Trump’s defenses of his behavior.

“The conference, organized and sponsored by the American Conservative Union, will even keep alive Trump’s false claims of election fraud with several panels on the topic with names like ‘Other Culprits: Why Judges & Media Refused to Look at the Evidence,’ ‘The Left Pulled the Strings, Covered It Up, and Even Admits It’ and ‘Failed States (PA, GA, NV, oh my!),'” NPR reports. “One panel will discuss whether tech companies are ‘colluding to deprive us of our humanity.’ One speech will explore what to do when a social media network ‘de-platforms’ a conservative by deleting his account,” David Weigel of the Washington Post reports. Even the theme of the conference is “America Uncancelled.”…



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