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Eight years ago, a very sensible and prescient conservative friend of mine said Trump would destroy the conservative movement. I laughed at him then, but I'm not laughing now. Trump needs to make a good VP choice, like he was forced to with Pence in 2016. Either Haley or DeSantis, for example, would be fine. But an unfettered Trump will probably go with a crackpot like Vivek or a hottie like Noem or Gabbard. Trump has no wisdom or discernment. I truly fear the Republicans will go down in flames this November...

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Nailed it Mr Erickson!!

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Both parties need to hose out their wackos. They're all stinking up the joint.

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Said, but necessary to point out.

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JaPro didn't just originate the Taylor Swift nonsense, he was the primary behind Pizzagate. Someone DIED because of him, but his clicks went up.

Maybe now Fox News will finally ignore this stupid event. The last time it was relevant, the date definitely start with a 22, maybe not even with a 21. It's just a place for young activists to get laid who can't get any action out in the real world.

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Erick - This is off topic, but I am really anxious to read your thoughts on the veep sweepstakes. The VP will be asked about what they would have done vs. what Pence did in 2020 and they will obviously have to show Trump that they are willing to shred the constitution for him (probably in the form of a word salad of bs but that will be the gist).

What kind of lipstick are we gonna put on that pig?

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All the more reason for Erick to keep having 'The Gathering'

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Fact is she took money and is a pro-war Rino. Taking money from Reid Hoffman and Dems tells us all we need to know. She’s worn out her welcome and will never be President or VP. Never.

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Just yesterday I got a text that said if we can just get 50,000 signatures on a petition we can get Trump back on the ballot. And the best part? That there are people who are that dumb.

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We let corruption run our government with liars cheats thief’s for so long that a lot of institutions and organizations assume this is the norm so they help themselves to the cash on hand the msm has helped cover for all of this hopefully the new media will have the guts to point this out and avoid the grift but I don’t hold breath on that

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Meanwhile, democrats are arresting and firing anyone who they perceive poses a threat to them, and confiscating any property or documents that might shed light on their nefarious acts. But republicans are going to sit around hollering about who is and is not a "genuine" conservative. I, at least, won't be shocked or disappointed at the results in November.

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Perhaps "The Gathering" is poised to emerge as the sane alternative to CPAC, et al?

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I looked at the list of speakers yesterday and the only ones I really recognized were Mark Levin and Michael Knowles. CPAC used to be something that I would watch a number of speakers on the live stream over the course of the weekend.

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Never doubt a political party's ability to go nuts. The Democrats have gone hard socialist left. The Republicans have gone hard grifter right. People are leaving the parties and becoming independent. What's left in the parties is slowly becoming extreme and turning off those in the middle. If I vote Republican, it's not because I want to vote the party. It's because the Democrat is too extreme for me as compared to the Republican who might only be a flake. Or I just sit the vote out because I find both candidates nauseating.

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Your globalist biases are showing Erick. As someone at the forefront of the Tea Party movement this is sort of surprising. I remember CPAC as a staid boring conference run by a different older set of “grifters”. From what I understand, CPAC is doing conferences in Japan, the EU, South America, etc. not sure about your accusations regarding their leader, but from my vantage point, they seem to be drawing the folks driving national populisms forward and exposing the underbelly of corruption.

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True conservatives that believe in the Constitution do not have a home in the Republican or Demacrat parties. I know Erick has thrown ice water on the idea of a thrid party, but it would be nice to have that choice. Personally, I am sick and tired of being offered two dung piles and being told to stand in one because the other one stinks.

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