It may only last four days but the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, is the gift that keeps on giving.
We’ve gotten to see the My Pillow guy preach about Trump being God’s champion, Don Jr. prove that he will never get his own standup special, and Donald Trump try to get to second base with the American flag.
It can’t get weirder…can it?
One of the greatest threats to the conservative agenda of enriching the already-rich at the expense of poor people and the health of the planet is political newcomers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez coming along and proposing bold, progressive policies that actually get people excited about improving the world.
They can’t have that. No that makes conservatives very nervous.
The latest absurdity, courtesy of America’s first replicant Congressman, Ted Cruz, is the claim that Democrats…”want to kill all the cows.”
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 1, 2019
AOC was quick to point out just how desperate conservatives are becoming in their attempts to deny that climate change is real and to stop any environmental protections that might affect their bottom line.
When you’re trying to justify to yourself + others that we should ignore one of the greatest threats to humanity and imperil all children by denying, deflecting, and delaying action on climate change, you say ridiculous nonsense like this. https://t.co/Q03R5lj1kB
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 2, 2019
Judging from the number of Republicans hitting the same note it appears to be a new conservative strategy to convince Americans that liberals want to take, not just their guns away, but also their burgers.
Rep. Mark Meadows at #CPAC: "With this Green New Deal they're trying to get rid of all the cows. But I've got good news: Chick-fil-A stock will go way up because we're going to be eating more chicken." pic.twitter.com/MlVyKyFLi4
— The Hill (@thehill) March 2, 2019
Trump has mentioned it and there was even a recent FOX panel where a speaker rose to decry the liberal’s anti-cow agenda and to explain that it would affect not only cows but all…”beef animals.”
Fox & Friends audience member on why he opposes the Green New Deal: "Many environmentalists, and 'OAC' being one of them, do not realize that America is covered in grass. And 75% of a cow or a beef animal's body weight is made up of grass, which we cannot eat." pic.twitter.com/RCxs0gEOq6
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) March 1, 2019
this is … he's not seriously … i mean, when he says "beef animal", he's just … i'm saying, he's … he's playing around and … he can't really … oh my god … https://t.co/wew8lMEp5p
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) March 2, 2019
The internet had more than a few thoughts about this latest dumb thing.
I have to say this is one of the DUMBEST misinformation tactic they've come up with. And anyone who believes there's a lick of truth in this claim that Dems want to take away your hamburgers or get rid of cows is an IDIOT. People that dumb should not vote.
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) March 2, 2019
CPAC=Conservative Panic Accusations Conference
— Tom Bayley (@benthos4) March 2, 2019
— Derrick Knight (@knight427) March 2, 2019
Sebastian Gorka: Hamburger genocide!
Scott Walker: Abortion is the same thing as taking a baby home and killing it!
Sara Cater: Dangerous Skittles parties!
Either everyone at CPAC is having a bad acid trip or the entire conservative movement now sounds like Alex Jones.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 1, 2019
Sebastian Gorka says CPAC attendees are on "the front lines against communism" and that socialism has gripped the Democrats. "They want to take your pick-up truck. They want to take away your hamburger. This is what Stalin dreamt about but never achieved."
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) February 28, 2019
Soooooo, we don’t have to give up hamberders?
— Dream Hoarder (@WokeDon) March 2, 2019
This nonsense is all they got. Their children's children will curse them.
— MuchOlderFlowerChild (@robjeny) March 2, 2019
Trump saying that the Green New Deal will eliminate all cows, planes, cars, and buildings is why Democrats should never make policy based on what we think Republicans will say. They will never criticize the policy on the merits. They will always tell the craziest lies.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) March 2, 2019
Another bright bulb at CPAC went beyond cows and hamburgers to claim that Democrats were taking America down a road where there would soon be no suitable human food left at all…
DOG FOOD! THE LIBERALS WANT YOU TO EAT GODDAMN DOG FOOD! IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT, AMERICA!?
Dog food has cow parts. So I think this contradicts Mark Meadows’ claim democrats are going to take away the cows. https://t.co/VyDSUbDthz
— Hesiod Theogeny (@Hesiod2k11) March 1, 2019