• February 28, 2021 11:56 am

    At CPAC, Gun-Toting Rep. Lauren Boebert Rails Against Metal Detectors and Pelosi

    Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado joined her comrades from the so-called Stop the Steal rallies Saturday for a panel on the Second Amendment at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. The American Conservative Union-endorsed congresswoman used the elevated stage as an opportunity to promote her gun-toting image and rail against House Speaker Nancy […]

  • February 27, 2021 1:20 pm

    Rep. Paul Gosar and Former Rep. Steve King Address White Nationalist, Christian Nationalist AFPAC

    Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and former Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, spoke at the America First Political Action Conference Friday night, where they shared the stage with AFPAC founder Nick Fuentes, the leader of a white nationalist youth movement whose record of bigotry and extremism has led to him being banned from social media platforms and […]

  • February 26, 2021 5:32 pm

    Right Wing Round-Up: A Perfect Metaphor

    Zack Beauchamp @ Vox: This golden statue of Trump at CPAC is a perfect metaphor for the state of the GOP. Christopher Mathias @ HufPost: CPAC Canceled An Anti-Semite. Here Are The Extremists They Didn’t Cancel. Dana Bash, Manu Raju, Daniella Diaz and Lauren Fox @ CNN: Several Republicans tell House they can’t attend votes […]

  • February 26, 2021 5:30 pm

    Right Wing Bonus Tracks: Freedom!

    CPAC kicked off today with a four-plus minute video full of debunked claims about voter fraud in the 2020 election, which provided a pretty good sense of what is to come from the rest of the conference this year. Kimberly Guilfoyle confidently told CPAC that former President Donald Trump “from his desk at Mar-a-Lago will […]

  • February 26, 2021 4:24 pm

    At ‘America Uncanceled’ Conference, Matt Gaetz Continues to Cancel His GOP Colleague

    At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida—the theme of which is “American Uncanceled”—Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida railed against so-called cancel culture Friday before turning his wrath on his GOP colleague Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, whom he has sought to cancel. A Trump loyalist who has rubbed elbows with far-right figures and […]

  • February 26, 2021 3:53 pm

    Liberty Counsel Falsely Claims Equality Act Would Force Religious Schools to Hire Pedophiles and ‘Goat Lovers’

    Religious-right fearmongering about the Equality Act, which would add sexual orientation and gender identity protections to federal civil rights laws, has been increasingly extreme around Thursday’s vote in the House of Representatives, which passed the legislation on a 224-206 vote. Today, an email from Mat Staver of the stridently anti-LGBTQ Liberty Counsel declared that if […]

  • February 26, 2021 2:29 pm

    The Red State Heavyweight: How Ron DeSantis Became the GOP’s Dark Horse Candidate

    Addressing a raucous crowd at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis kicked off the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference with a defiant speech that served as a coming-out party for conservatives in the Sunshine state. DeSantis began by boasting about his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, claiming that “instead of locking people down, […]

  • February 26, 2021 11:48 am

    Freedom! CPAC Attendees Boo Organizers Asking Them to Wear Masks

    The annual Conservative Political Action Conference kicked off in Orlando, Florida, Friday morning, with America Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp saying that the conference had been moved from its usual location in Maryland because “that state tried to cancel us because they think it’s unsafe” to hold a large in-person gathering during the ongoing COVID-19 […]

  • February 26, 2021 10:15 am

    At Hearing on Capitol Siege, Sen. Ron Johnson Reads Post from Islamophobe’s Website

    At a Tuesday Senate hearing on the security failures that permitted the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol building by a mob of angry insurrectionists, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., read at length from a column by J. Michael Waller, senior analyst for strategy at Frank Gaffney‘s Center for Security Policy. In his personal essay, Waller recounts his […]

  • February 25, 2021 5:32 pm

    Right Wing Round-Up: A Failure in Record Time

    Aaron Rupar @ Vox: Marjorie Taylor Greene’s dehumanizing attack on Rep. Marie Newman’s transgender daughter, explained. Andy Towle @ Towleroad: Franklin Graham Instructs Followers to Pray Against ‘Equality Act’, Says It’s a ‘Smokescreen’ Forcing Americans to Accept the ‘LGBTQ Agenda.’ Joe Jervis: Log Cabin Republicans Oppose Equality Act: Lesbians, Gays, And Bisexuals Will Become An […]

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