Trump CPAC Open Thread

2021 February 28
by bc3b

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  1. 2021 February 28 1:25 pm
    bc3b permalink

    If you prefer live TV, this will be carried by; Newsmax TV, CSPAN and (if you have the stomach) FNC.

    Livestreaming options include:



  2. 2021 February 28 1:57 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    LeVell = ‘RNC surrogate’

  3. 2021 February 28 1:59 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I am going with CSPAN so I can watch and post \at the same time.

  4. 2021 February 28 2:02 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  5. 2021 February 28 2:05 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    When does it start? Not seeing Trump yet

  6. 2021 February 28 2:17 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Getting back to the previous thread, I think Biden is doing everything the left wants (including tanking the economy so more people will depend on the government). Of course, the left doesn’t want the blame for tanking the economy so it will blame Biden after he is kicked to the curb. It wants Harris to look good going into 2024, even 2022.

  7. 2021 February 28 2:19 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Obviously, as always, things are running behind.

  8. 2021 February 28 2:23 pm
    bc3b permalink

    A Trump rally is always worth the price of admission.

  9. 2021 February 28 2:49 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Starting ….

    “Proud to be an American, where at least I can be free”

  10. 2021 February 28 2:50 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Finally he’s on.

  11. 2021 February 28 2:53 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I can’t figure out who is going to be Trump’s biggest critic today – JimNorCal or drdog09. lol.

  12. 2021 February 28 3:01 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Jimmy Carter was the first ex-president to attack a sitting president. I think the Dems will wish he hadn’t.

  13. 2021 February 28 3:03 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Bringing in thousands of illegals in the midst of a pandemic: the “China Virus” 🙂

  14. 2021 February 28 3:24 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Endless wars.
    Successful vaccine production in “warp speed”.
    Middle East peace initiatives….

    Nothing much on fake media or stolen election …. yet. That has to be where he’ll go, yes?

  15. 2021 February 28 3:24 pm
    justrand permalink

    just got back…been out all day. What’d I miss? 🙂

  16. 2021 February 28 3:28 pm
    bc3b permalink

    He hasn’t lost it.

  17. 2021 February 28 3:37 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    16, do any Repubs talk about this stuff? It’s all so obvious. Maybe they’re making the same points as Trump but not getting coverage. Maybe.

    Still just touching on the fraud election results. Will he get into it?

  18. 2021 February 28 3:47 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Stand up for Judeo-Christian values, oppose propagandizing our children with false history, oppose cancel culture, for free speech, support the written Constitution.

  19. 2021 February 28 3:51 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Repub Party needs to ensure fair elections.
    Well, OK then.

  20. 2021 February 28 3:54 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    SCOTUS were cowards not to look into election irregularities.

  21. 2021 February 28 4:04 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal – You got your wish on elections.

  22. 2021 February 28 4:04 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Heh. Yeah, it was the obvious top-of-mind topic to cover.

  23. 2021 February 28 4:07 pm
    bc3b permalink

    He just declared war on RINOs.

  24. 2021 February 28 4:11 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    He listed all the RINOs and especially singled out Liz Cheney.

  25. 2021 February 28 4:18 pm
    bc3b permalink

    One hour and a half and still going strong. It went about1:35 with no Bidenesque gaffes.

  26. 2021 February 28 4:18 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Yep, let’s see the Joe Biden* do a SOTU that’s longer than 60 min.

  27. 2021 February 28 4:22 pm
    bc3b permalink

    It was a barnburner!!

  28. 2021 February 28 4:23 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Just ending.
    RSBN is playing “YMCA” on the run out

  29. 2021 February 28 4:24 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    OK, time to go do some stuff! 🙂 🙂

  30. 2021 February 28 4:25 pm

    26 – I thought he was going written or skipping it all together?

  31. 2021 February 28 4:27 pm
    bc3b permalink

    CSPAN is rerunning the entire speech.

  32. 2021 February 28 4:33 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Mpt what you reading or listening to now?

  33. 2021 February 28 4:45 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Sad to disappoint there BC, it was a pretty good speech.

    * Sticking with the GOP.
    * Hinted he was going to run again.
    * Will support GOP candidates in ’22.
    * Pointed out Biden* screw ups.

    If there was anything weak it is the fact that we are no longer a country of laws. Yes he hit SCOTUS hard. But at this juncture, I hate to say it, we are at the ‘win at all costs’ stage. The courts are closed. Its time to fight fire with fire.

  34. 2021 February 28 5:02 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  35. 2021 February 28 5:11 pm
    Eph permalink

    33 DR,


    4 days left folks!

    Dig in now…

  36. 2021 February 28 5:21 pm
    justrand permalink

    haven’t had a chance to listen to it all yet…but have it recorded for replay.

    He stands out as a REAL leader…and a powerful one. God bless him. Now I gotta go finish listening.

  37. 2021 February 28 5:38 pm
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #33 –

    Bad news for Democrats and RINOS. Unlike W., Trump won’t be fading into the sunset, ever though Trump is much richer and has a much hotter wife. Trump has always been big on payback. He has a list and, unlike Santa, he doesn’t need to check it twice.

    The biggest challenger in defeating RINOs is multiple candidates splitting the conservative vote.

  38. 2021 February 28 6:05 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    We’re on our second retracement of BTC this bull market. The 2017 one peaked right after the fifth retracement.


    Look at this 2025 stock-to-flow ratio, and how much better it will look at that point than gold

    This thing is just going to go parabolic again in 2024. If central banks don’t stop it it’s literally going to eat the entire world financial system.

    I know that sounds hyperbole, but it’s all preprogrammed into the way this thing has been set up.

  39. 2021 February 28 6:16 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    “It is no secret that large corporations prefer people w/ families; those with downside risk are *easier to own*, particularly when they are choking under a large mortgage”

    – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  40. 2021 February 28 6:50 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “choking under a large mortgage”
    Well, companies should stay in the SF Bay Area then 🙂

  41. 2021 February 28 6:51 pm
    justrand permalink

    Trump was Trump…I loved it.

  42. 2021 February 28 6:51 pm
    mpt permalink

    Mpt what you reading or listening to now?

    I’ve been listening to some Lyn Alden videos on YouTube. Never ran across her before, but a number of other things I’ve been listening to for the last few weeks have referenced her (as I believe you have as well) so I thought I would hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. Also, ran into a Peter Schiff video last night that I listened to. Doesn’t seem his message has changed one bit since 2008, but he’s a little less unhinged these days — probably getting mellower in his old age. The funny thing is, both Lyn and Peter are negative on the dollar and diagnose the same problems with central bank abuses of fiat, but they draw different conclusions on how to play it. Still bewildered by what we little guys should do in face of a looming dollar crisis.

    Made number 3 of 10 purchase of BTC/ETH today. I must have really started this at just the wrong time as my first two purchases from the previous weeks were down 25%. Ouch. Needless to say, my wife is NOT impressed at all with crypto. However, I’ll continue to stick to my long-term plan and see how it plays out over the next few years. If 1% of my portfolio grows to 10%, that will be a big win. If 1% stays out 1%, no sweat. If 1% turns into 0%, then I’ll be a little sore about it, but lesson learned.

  43. 2021 February 28 7:06 pm
    mpt permalink

    Unlike W., Trump won’t be fading into the sunset, ever though Trump is much richer and has a much hotter wife.

    This is good news, but will we be getting a Trump that is more savvy to ways of Washington, DC?

    For instance, let’s say Trump stages a comeback and gets elected again in 2024. Would he go back to selecting the likes of Jeff Sessions, Nikki Halley, Rex Tillerson, James Mattis, and other weak cabinet positions who would once again handicap him before he even gets out of the gate?

    If Trumps just brings in another cabinet of swap creatures, what’s the point?

  44. 2021 February 28 7:09 pm
    mpt permalink

    4 days left folks!

    Keep going Eph. I know someday you’ll say to us “See, I told you earlier in the week we only had a few days left. You guys should have listened to me.” 🙂

  45. 2021 February 28 7:12 pm
    bc3b permalink

    about once every 2-3 months, I check out and end up cursing myself for wasting the time.

  46. 2021 February 28 7:18 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    The title of the site should be the big clue, ya know?? 🙂

  47. 2021 February 28 7:56 pm
    Eph permalink

    43 mpt

    Yes sir. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  48. 2021 February 28 7:58 pm
    Eph permalink

    45 BC

    Havent been there in 10 years.

    Ed is a complete joke.

  49. 2021 February 28 8:12 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I’ll be buying a little more BTC soon, too, mpt.
    We seem to have reached similar positions.

    Regarding Trump, it was a good speech and I enjoyed it. My conclusion is that
    1) he’ll be a power in the GOP for some time to come
    2) he won’t be running in 2024

    Trump did lots of positive things, a really enormous number of positive things. But he could not counter the Swamp. And he could not counter election shenanigans. From the speech, it’s clear to see he hasn’t figured out how to refute those things so he won’t hit his head on a wall. He’ll be a power behind the throne. My 2c.

  50. 2021 February 28 8:49 pm
    mpt permalink

    He’ll be a power behind the throne.

    Without running himself, this may be tough to pull off. Money certainly can be soft power, if he is willing to invest in a chosen candidate. Hard power would be successfully finding a worthy successor and transferring the great majority of the MAGA movement to this successor. Such a person would instantly become the GOP front runner for 2024. Very possible, but lots can go wrong. Particularly with RINOs, NeverTrumpers, Democrats, and the media looking to instantly tar and feather any candidate who looks to be taking the mantle of the MAGA movement.

    I’m not certain Trump could find a person who could successfully take up the mantle. Trump is a very unique personality with just the right combination of toughness (goes after Democrats), sensitivity (sympathetic to Joe Sixpack despite being a billionaire), and media savviness (keeps himself in the headlines day-after-day). Potential contenders so far seem to be lacking such a balance.

  51. 2021 February 28 10:48 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    50, can’t argue with a word you’ve said but I still think a 2024 run is not in the cards.
    Age is one factor. Another is not having a solution for electoral fraud and criminal collusion between various power centers.
    But time will tell.

  52. 2021 February 28 11:21 pm
    mpt permalink

    51, I agree with you. I don’t see Trump running in 2024 because of age as well. Particularly if Biden poops out in a few months because of age — which is looking more and more likely. I’m just not optimistic that a younger, worthy successor will be found. I sincerely hope that I’m wrong. Perhaps there is a populist waiting in the wings that hasn’t appeared on our radar yet.

  53. 2021 February 28 11:22 pm
    mpt permalink

    Hmmm, Don Jr. for 2024? Don’t know much about him, but his tweets seem to indicate he’s a chip off the old block.

  54. 2021 March 1 3:29 am
    Eph permalink

    I can see Don Jr as VP

    No doubt

  55. 2021 March 1 4:16 am

    “This is good news, but will we be getting a Trump that is more savvy to ways of Washington, DC?”

    Judging by the last 2 years and the speech no, I suppose that could change but I wouldn’t count on it, since it didn’t change after his first year in the job, or his 2nd or most of his 3rd, only in 4th it did seem to finally start to learn the lesson – or at least do anything about it and it was way to late being boxed in by snakes, some of his own choosing and making – and refusing to dump.

    51/52 – I’m thinking the same way.

  56. 2021 March 1 6:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Want to make changes? Then you need a Donald Trump avatar as Senate Majority leader. That tenure has to be for a very long time — order of 30 years at least:

    * Senate shapes the Judiciary not POTUS. Took me years to learn that one. POTUS my select, Senate Majority leader as a member of the Judiciary committee ‘elects’.
    * Has the guts to buck the Speaker on budgets.
    * Has the brains to recommend and confirm cabinet members from outside the beltway.

    Sadly McConnell has many of those attributes but the one that counts, he’s a wuss.

  57. 2021 March 1 6:45 am
    drdog09 permalink

  58. 2021 March 1 6:59 am
    justrand permalink

    good read by VDH, as always

    the “neutron bomb” affect is happening. The cities are shrinking, and as they shrink it will become harder for the Left to control the masses. The Left knows this, and is starting the effort to FORCE dense housing in the suburbs…which I hope will lead to huge pushback.

  59. 2021 March 1 7:01 am
    justrand permalink

    p.s. gonna be traveling (again), so posting will be intermittent for as some of the campsites don’t have great (or any) WiFi.

    p.p.s. I finally finished watching Trump at CPAC. I thought he did great. Yes, I would have a little more or less of this or that. But on the whole I thought he rocked it!!

  60. 2021 March 1 7:15 am
    bc3b permalink

    As of March 1, the three primary contenders (if Donald Trump doesn’t want to run) as DeSantis, Kristi Noem and Donald, Jr.

    Expect the media to push Romney, Kasich and sASSe.

  61. 2021 March 1 7:17 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #58 –

    the “neutron bomb” affect is happening. The cities are shrinking, and as they shrink it will become harder for the Left to control the masses. The Left knows this, and is starting the effort to FORCE dense housing in the suburbs…which I hope will lead to huge pushback.

    You are already seeing this in California:

    Don’t forget the flashing amber lights, oversize load sign (you can borrow one from Mooch) and the police escort. An 85-foot fifth wheel requires special precautions.

  62. 2021 March 1 8:52 am
    bc3b permalink

    Trump driving the left nuts again:

    Isn’t it strange how interested leftists are in saving the Republican Party … just as the Harlem Globetrotters are in saving the Washington Generals.

    With Allisyn Camarotta on CNN every morning, Mr. Ed may make a comeback.

  63. 2021 March 1 8:58 am
    bc3b permalink

    A tribute to Allisyn Camarotta:

  64. 2021 March 1 9:02 am
    fight on permalink

    Marie Bartarolo destroys dingbat Debbie Dingell

  65. 2021 March 1 9:05 am
    fight on permalink

    Enjoyed the Trump speech. I tend to agree with Jim and MPT Trump not running but will be very involved.

    I am hoping when the RNC tries to jam the primary fields Trump comes out strongly and quickly for one candidate and force it to be a two person race.

  66. 2021 March 1 9:20 am
    bc3b permalink

  67. 2021 March 1 9:22 am
    bc3b permalink

    fight on #66

    I am hoping when the RNC tries to jam the primary fields Trump comes out strongly and quickly for one candidate and force it to be a two person race.

    You are 100% correct. The RINOs strategy is to flood primaries with so-called conservatives. One may receive 40% of the primary vote while others receive 6%, 4%, 3%, etc. The RINO wins with 42% in states that don’t require run-off elections.

  68. 2021 March 1 10:22 am
    mpt permalink

    Interesting observation on Trump at CPAC:

    They managed to take away the one thing from Trump that most of his supporters wanted taken away anyway.

    By robbing Trump of his Twitter feed, could it actually amplify his message to the masses? Something to ponder.

  69. 2021 March 1 1:19 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Another small-ish detail on the Trump speech. He made a point of talking up Jim Jordan quite vigorously. What was that about?

    When Trump asked several times “I wonder *who* will be the Repub nominee in ’24?” was he hoping the crowd would ignite in shouting “YOU! YOU!”?
    They didn’t.

    Good speech. Best President of my lifetime. But I think it’s time for someone else to take on the fight (I could be wrong).

  70. 2021 March 1 6:13 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

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