John Schnatter, pizza tycoon of 2018 step down as president of the Papa John’s franchise after using racial slurs in a comment about Blacks on a conference call, mingling with the crowd, said that he was among those who were unjustly canceled. Senator Rick Scott of Florida has warned of “waking up, everything is run by government.”
And former Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who 2020 Democratic presidential campaign but has embraced right-wing views and has become a darling of the conservative media, labeling the government a “secular theocracy” for its efforts to combat misinformation.
Eight miles away from CPAC, an even angrier right-wing gathering, America’s First Political Action Conference, took place at another Orlando hotel with Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia as the point. main attraction and Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona appeared via video.
Mr. Fuentes, a white nationalist and Holocaust, runs the so-called America First or “salesman” movement, promoting a message that the nation is losing “the core demographic is white”. Last month, Mr. Fuentes was subpoenaed by congressional investigators examining the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.
At CPAC and beyond, focusing on the negative can be strategic as well as substantive. Polls show Republican voters have a more favorable view of Mr. Putin than Mr. Biden, and one lesson of the backlash against the White House-holding party in the past four midterm elections is that intense distaste for an opposition president is more than enough to motivate push the victory far and wide.
Charlie Gerow, a Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, said: “The conservative movement is always evolving and as it evolves and reacts to the radical ideas of the progressive left, the problems arise. Topics that are really important to everyone will change slightly. “The unifying factor for conservatives is Joe Biden and his minions in the states.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/26/us/politics/cpac-trump-republicans.html CPAC focuses on cultural grievances and Trump