“The people at CPAC are living in an alternate reality in which facts don’t matter, the Constitution doesn’t matter. They have no principle except whatever their leader says.”— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) February 27, 2021
Mickey Edwards, ex-CPAC chair, who left the GOP after the Capitol riot, says the Party is now a cult. pic.twitter.com/4Ebgkp2GLS
Hogan Gidley Talks to Mediaite About the Exclusion of the Liz Cheney GOP at CPAC: 'The Era of the Republican Loser' is Over https://t.co/5es3n8XjAh— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 27, 2021
If I ran for office as a Republican next year, I’d be the most conservative candidate in ANY Republican primary. But because I oppose Trump/Trumpism, I couldn’t win in ANY Republican primary. My own family wouldn’t vote for me.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 21, 2021
So please don’t tell me it’s not Trump’s party.
Here’s the truth: ALL OF US in & around the GOP created Trump. Me, the Tea Party, the GOP establishment, all the NeverTrumpers, we ALL created him. GOP voters needed to be educated. But for yrs, the GOP establishment ignored em, folks like me riled em up, paving the way 4 Trump.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 27, 2021
Instead of voting last night to give relief to the American people, @RepGosar gave a speech to fire up white supremacists. I served with Gosar. The GOP should shun him. But they won’t. Because today’s GOP has no problem with white supremacy. https://t.co/niQIwviVt6— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 27, 2021
Victims. Everyone at #CPAC2021 is being told they are victims. They’re being silenced, they’re being canceled. What a horrible message. You’re a victim. You’re helpless. You should be resentful. https://t.co/DIRVCMob7s— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 26, 2021
Joe Walsh and Bill Kristol were both on MSNBC this morning crying about the death of the Republican Party. Mickey Edwards, one of the founders of the Heritage Foundation who used to be the chairman of the American Conservative Union, was recently on CNN doing the same thing.
The True Cons wing of the Republican Party is upset that it is over. They are finally going extinct like the Bourbon Democrats. They ruled the Republican Party from the Reagan era down until 2020. The Trump presidency was kind of like a transition period where there was an alliance between Trump and Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan that preserved the status quo. In the 2020 election, lots of True Cons voters in the wealthy suburbs voted for Joe Biden and mainstream Republicans down ballot while White Indies peeled away from Trump on the other end of his coalition because he wasn’t populist enough and had catered too much to those people.
Note: The True Cons are people who were satisfied with the status quo before Trump of endless wars, open borders, free trade and virtue signaling.