Friday, February 24, 2017
CPAC and The Camp of the Saints
CPAC thinks that the Republicans won the last election and that they are the Republican Party writ large. In a way, unfortunately, that’s true. What CPAC is doing is celebrating the victory of the man who refused to attend their last meeting, and whose nomination they opposed. In this meeting they showed they are the Party of the Small Tent. The Party of the Green Eyeshade. The Tax Collector for the Welfare State.
CPAC views itself as the distilled, pure, unsullied core of the Republican Party.
That's the core that has been losing the culture and the country for generations. Trump represents a rougher, tougher core tired of losing and willing to do what it takes to win rather than lose gracefully.
When I heard Dan Schneider read the altRight out of the Party, I immediately knew who they were: The Camp of the Saints.
Spoiler alert: at the end of the book, the Saints died.