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At CPAC, if You’re Shown the Door or Shown the Stage Depends on Your Alt-Right Business Model

Security guards just kicked white supremacist Richard Spencer out of CPAC.

New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi:

Huffington Post’s Igor Bobic:

Spencer of course is the man who coined the misnomer “alt-right,” which is a nice 21st century conjoining and rebranding of the terms “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” with neo-Nazism, misogyny, anti-feminism, homophobia, Islamophobia, and many other vile beliefs thrown in for good measure. 

“CPAC spokesman Ian Walters said Spencer purchased his ticket and that his money had been refunded. Walter called Spencer’s views ‘repugnant,'” NBC News reports.

For those blissfully unaware, CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Convention, is an annual conference of devout conservatives, the religious right, Republicans and Libertarians – basically, the right. Every year they get together, listen to top Republicans gleefully mock and trash Democrats with abandon. In other words, mainstream Republicans talking to their base. 

Time was Republicans could give one stump speech to one group and another to another group, without the other knowing what they said. 

Now there’s Twitter and Facebook and YouTube and Periscope and those days are gone.

And as a result, the neo-Nazi “alt-right” fringe must be too.

Which is “amusing,” so to speak, since the head of the group that runs CPAC, Matt Schlapp (you’ve seen him on all the cable news networks, even MSNBC) is the one who invited Milo to speak – then was forced to boot him off the schedule. Milo, of course, is seen as a figurehead for the alt-right crowd.

And oh yeah, Richard Spencer.

Richard Spencer is the guy who got punched in the face, starting the meme, “Is it OK to punch a Nazi?

CPAC has disavowed the alt-right movement, and by literally kicking its leader out the door, is making a statement.

Now, if only Republicans would disavow the alt-right. Perhaps they could start with President Donald Trump saying something, directly to the so-called “alt-right.”

Many Americans would like to see White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon similarly kicked out the door by security.

Bannon bragged not long ago that as the publisher of the far right wing website Breitbart, he had given a home to the alt-right.

Matt Schlapp today bragged that Bannon is speaking at CPAC:

Apparently, at CPAC, if you’re shown the door or shown the stage depends on your alt-right business model.

Video and screenshot via The Washington Post 

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Trump’s Mental Decline Compared to Reagan’s Hidden Alzheimer’s in Brutal MSNBC Assessment

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On Saturday morning a deadly serious MSNBC panel took up Donald Trump’s increasingly erratic behavior of late, which led one panelist to sincerely suggest the president needs to be evaluated by mental health officials because she believes the White House is covering for him.

Speaking with host David Gura, MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley admitted that she is no doctor, but that there are signs of the president’s decline that reminded her of how Ronald Reagan’s White House hid his Alzheimer’s from the public.

“This is the man last week said he was the second coming, the ‘chosen one,’” Wiley began. “It is very, very difficult to not have a conversation about whether or not he’s competent to serve as president. I say that because there were actually objective measures this week.”

“So there’s the possibility, of course, he is just a president without a platform and, therefore, he’s not going to stick to one position and he’s going to waiver based on whoever is influencing him because he doesn’t stand for anything,” she elaborated. “That’s one narrative. The other possibility is, as we saw with Ronald Reagan, who actually did have Alzheimer’s and it was kept under wraps. I just don’t understand why we not actually ask and have a confrontational conversation about whether or not there’s something more going on here with his health, because there are certain statements and behaviors that simply require some analysis because he is the leader — supposedly the leader of the free world.”

“I just want to say that it’s both those things, I don’t know which one is true,” she cautioned. “I’m not making a statement of fact, but this week was a new chapter in bizarre.”

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Former Dem Senator Hilariously Nails Perfect Impression of ‘Pouting’ Trump at G7 Because Nobody ‘Likes Him’ There

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During the “Overtime” segment of HBO’s Real Time, former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) made fun of Donald Trump before he arrived at the G7 summit in France, saying he will pout his way through the weekend because the other world leaders loathe him.

With host Bill Maher asking how the Trump will conduct himself, Heitkamp immediately went into a very recognizable arms-crossed pout, which caused the audience to burst into laughter.

After the two posed as Trump and German leader Angela Merkel from the last get together, Heitkamp had a few things to say about the president.

“Pouting, the president will pout,” she smirked. “Because people don’t like him. and he knows they don’t like him. And when people don’t like him, he pouts.”

“It’s embarrassing, it’s not just ridiculous,” she added. “And it’s dangerous, it’s dangerous with everything that is going on.”

Host Maher added, “He shouldn’t even go, he doesn’t even want to be there.”

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‘A Monumental Fraud and Failure’: Trump Had a Plan to ‘Blow Up’ the G7 and Give the ‘Middle Finger’ to Our Allies: Report

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President Donald Trump’s plan was to bully our G7 allies on a range of issues by touting the strong U.S. economy. As The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent wrote Friday morning, “Trump will proclaim his ‘America First’ agenda a smashing success, and throw that in the faces of our European allies.”

That plan will have to be changed now that his trade war with China just exploded.

China imposed tariffs of $75 billion of U.S. goods on Friday. Trump launched a tweetstorm causing the DOW to drop more than 600 points (at several times during the day more than 700 points.)

The president apparently found wiping out the value of millions of Americans’ 401(k)s amusing:

And just an hour after the markets closed, Trump once again took to Twitter, announcing he is increasing tariffs against China on $250 billion of goods.

“Trump’s appearance [at the G7] will in reality demonstrate that the very nationalist agenda he will be touting is, thus far, a record of deep fraudulence and failure, covered up with lies,” Sargent added. “Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda, particularly the trade war with China, is a key reason the U.S. economy is now at greater risk of tipping into recession.”

“It’s important to appreciate just how heavily Trump’s political mystique relies on the constant middle finger he gives to allies and international leaders. It’s central to the story he told in 2016 and the one he’ll tell in 2020.”

Last year President Trump promised winning trade wars is “easy.”

Read the entire piece at The Washington Post.

 

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