March 1, 2019

WHAT ABOUT THE GUY WHO BITES THE HEADS OFF CHICKENS?:

CPAC: This Is Definitely the Bad Place: A travel diary from day one at CPAC. (MOLLY JONG-FAST  MARCH 1, 2019, The Bulwark)

If you're of a certain age, you may remember Ollie North for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal, which involved the covering up of selling weapons to people America wasn't supposed to be selling them to. Well, Ollie is now the head of the National Rifle Association and, by total coincidence, the NRA now seems to have taken money from people they weren't supposed to, also. Life is funny that way in Conservatism Inc.

Ollie told the audience to "pray for the NRA." Which is a little strange. Apparently, his God cares about the well-being of non-profit organizations dedicated to political lobbying. But they need it! Donors showered the NRA with $163 million in 2015. That total dropped to $128 million in 2016 and then $98 million in 2017. If things keep going like this, then NRA TV might have to cut back from the 18 people it currently lists as programming "hosts" to 17, or maybe even 16. And then, how will the Second Amendment survive?

Because this is all about the Constitution, people! [...]

Kirk was followed by the dragon of Budapest, Sebastian Gorka, who lectured the crowd about how socialism is bad and how Democrats love to kill babies. But the best part of Gorka's rant against the evils of liberalism was when he said "They want to take your pickup truck, they want to rebuild your home, they want to take away your hamburgers. This is what Stalin dreamt about but never achieved." I know you should never argue with a doctor--even a fake doctor--but I'm pretty sure Stalin's dreams were a good deal bigger and that he achieved pretty much all of them.

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