Conservative Columnist Endorses Extremist C-PAC Rival

dublinbay z6 (KS)

Conservative Repubs. are being recruited by even more extremist groups? Maybe, if the example of well-known conservative columnist Michelle Malkin tells us anything. She is the speaker at the White Supremacist conference this year!

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". . . the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual mega-confab for all things Trump . . . will face a racist rival conference at an undisclosed location nearby: the “America First Political Action Conference,” featuring two speakers who marched in the white supremacist Charlottesville rally in 2017.

Ordinarily, a gathering this fringe wouldn’t mean much for the right—except for the fact that Michelle Malkin, one of the most prominent conservative columnists in the country, is also speaking. . . .

The backstory here is that a particularly online section of the right has been riven for the past few months between “groypers”—the white nationalist activists and their fellow travelers—and more establishment conservative elements like Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA and the organizers of CPAC.

Organized around white nationalist Nick Fuentes, the “groypers”—who take their name from an obese toad version of Pepe the Frog—started showing up at Turning Point events. . . . They claimed that Crenshaw and his allies aren’t conservative enough. . . .

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Now Malkin, who had a headlining speech at CPAC just last year, is positioning the racist AFPAC variation as the real conservative conference. She’ll appear at the event alongside Fuentes, a Holocaust denier, and Patrick Casey, the leader of a white nationalist group that rebranded after its internal chat logs leaked. Malkin’s appearance at AFPAC raises the embarrassing possibility that plenty of CPAC attendees will head over to AFPAC on Friday night, linking the conservative movement’s leading conference with white nationalists."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/michelle-malkin-endorses-racist-cpac-101427756.html

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So, the conservative movement may be splintering up. I'd dismiss that news with a dismissive "too bad," were it not for the possibility that it is moving further right--towards White Supremacism--which Trump has already been dabbling in, via Steve Bannon and others. We don't need this country leaning more and more right--and further right yet!

Kate

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

CPAC has been described in the past as a right-wing looney-tunes aggregation of characters.

Evidently there are even more extreme right-wingers skating around in white hoods on their flat earth -- hello, AFPAC!

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catspa_zone9sunset14

Well, that is beyond odd, considering that Malkin is of Filipino descent and obviously so, appearance-wise. Are the white supremacists diversifying?

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catkinZ8a

Exactly, except Michelle's an American born to parents of Filipino descent.

Leftists always default to skin color--one way or another.


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patriciae_gw(07)

Stephen Miller is Jewish. Go figure?

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Here is some information on the conservative "civil war" that is going on. The far-right group Malkin will be addressing calls itself the "dissident right."

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"The civil war raging within the conservative movement in America is only growing stronger, as a younger, high-energy populist movement strictly dedicated to an America-first ideology continues to challenge the establishment GOP and mainstream conservative movement in a major way.

Frustrated with the current mainstream conservative movement, derisively referred to as “Conservative Inc.,” a younger generation of American populists and dissidents has been making major gains over the course of the past year. Led by outspoken activists and pundits such as Michelle Malkin and Nick Fuentes, the America-first movement recently announced the first ever America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC), scheduled to take place on the same weekend as CPAC, which has long been the top political event for the conservative movement.

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All announced speakers have faced censorship and ostracization from the mainstream conservative movement, largely for their loyalty to the America-first ideology, critiques of globalism, mass immigration, and America’s blatant subservience to the pro-Israel lobby, and general hostility toward political correctness, multiculturalism, and other dogmas promoted by the left, which are largely embraced by mainstream conservatism. Both Fuentes and Casey were banned from last year’s CPAC conference for their politically incorrect views and unwavering America-first ideology.

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Malkin openly supported the America-first uprising, much to the chagrin of the Conservative Inc. establishment. She was soon after canceled as a speaker at YAF [Young America’s Foundation] events and was denounced and banished from the mainstream conservative movement.

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“It’s about time for a real alternative to Conservative Inc’s annual pay-to-play confab,” Malkin told conservative news and commentary website “The Gateway Pundit” following her announcement."

https://americanfreepress.net/america-first/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=america-first

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You are right--"America First" doesn't sound like a white supremacist PAC, but it obviously is a "Nationalist" group of some kind. They are too far right for your regular run-of-the-mill conservative, is all I can determine for sure.

Anybody have any idea what kind of ideas a nationalist group to the right of the "mainstream conservative movement" might espouse? Malkin evidently strongly opposes "mass migration," "multiculturalism," and support for Israel, among other things.

The article source above also refers, with no explanation, to America's "disastrous foreign policy in the Middle East and the unending wars being waged there." Hmm--I know a number of "lefties" that share some of those positions also. But I don't think they would be welcome in a far-right nationalist group that believes the conservative movement is not conservative enough.

Kate

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Nick Fuentes, associated with Michelle Malkin and the America First PAC, is described as follows in Wikipedia:


"Nicholas J. Fuentes is an American far-right YouTuber and podcaster based out of Chicago. He describes himself as a nationalist and paleoconservative and has expressed white nationalist and antisemitic views."

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQctMeLPlPW-xZBzqg-Cz36GVNVdg%3A1581457099517&ei=yx5DXtGZH8WQsAWD2qSQBA&q=Nick+Fuentes%2C&oq=Nick+Fuentes%2C&gs_l=psy-ab.12..0l10.6912.6912..9478...0.1..0.109.109.0j1......0....2j1..gws-wiz.......0i71.C_axUmmoJGQ&ved=0ahUKEwiRq5PlusrnAhVFCKwKHQMtCUIQ4dUDCAs


Don't ask me why a white nationalist (Fuentes) and a woman of American-Filipino descent (Malkin) are hanging out together and speaking from the same platform. I don't know.

Kate

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

If Tranquilli and Tancredo can be anti-immigrant, why not Malkin and Fuentes too?

There are more than a few ahistorical bigots with obvious immigrant roots, and I'm related to some of them.

Ugh!

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