The narrative is being set out that ‘crazy- fringe’ Trump supporters don’t like Mike Pence because of Jan. 6th at the US Capitol. Consider Raw Story’s reporting about CPAC Straw Poll from Sunday: “Former Vice President Mike Pence has been the least favorite Republican since voting to accept the electors for President Joe Biden as the president in January.”
Along with news outlets like CNN, the message is that crazy Trump supporters chased poor Mike Pence out of CPAC.
But the truth is that Pence never had a following, to begin with. No one knew who he was before President Donald J. Trump chose him as a running mate. Pence did not speak at CPAC that is true, but he was in town, and he did speak at an event hosted by a political pac. No one went, no one covered it, and no one cared.
And no one voted for him at CPAC’s straw poll. So did the scary Trump supporters also chase Nikki Haley away?
“Each year, CPAC does a straw poll for the next election, which generally gives bragging rights to the winners to fundraise. More than three years out from the 2024 election, the CPAC voters have agreed that they want President Donald Trump as their GOP nominee. But Trump only got 55 percent in the poll. That said, it is a dramatic shift from the 2016 straw poll won by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at 40 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at 30 percent.”
“This year, the poll also showed who the top Republican candidates are without Donald Trump. Among those, Gov. Ron Desantis (R-FL) leads,” left-leaning Raw Story reported.
Mike Pence got 1%, Haley got 3%
CPAC straw poll results. Former VP Mike Pence got 1%. pic.twitter.com/tToTlfUQpj
— lulubird (@lulubir67298641) March 1, 2021
That is a weird “Civil War,” isn’t it? But the media’s narrative goes on.
The one thing that the entire establishment can not lie about or hide is that Republican voters favor Trump and then other pro-American candidates. Try as they might, they can not get us to stop loving America First policies.
What they can do is influence others to make Trump supporters look crazy. So the establishment talks about a “Civil War” in the GOP. But there literally is no Civil War. There is no division. There is a tiny bit of support for the establishment.
I just got back from a very busy CPAC, and one thing I can promise readers is that there is no Civil War in the Republican Party over the leadership or candidacy of President Donald J. Trump.
And people who support Trump do so because of his America First platform, not because they are crazy. Period.
But the propaganda media and the event planners will help push that very storyline out, enabled by some fame-seekers who unwittingly fuel the nonsense.
HERE IS HOW THE RIGHT MAKES IT EASY FOR THE LEFTIST MEDIA
“There is a Civil War in the Republican Party over President Trump, and a small fringe group of people who will get almost violent, if you mention it,” Jim Acosta told his audience on Saturday about his Kabuki Theater at CPAC.
I was there, standing right by Acosta. I saw the whole thing. Few can report on what really happened during that incident. For example, numerous outlets at CPAC this year were denied access because of “COVID,” we were told.
Jim Acosta of CNN was obviously admitted. His audience is a fraction of what many others can get on their Twitter account.
While there, Acosta became the story, and a so-called Trump supporter Media pundit became the story. Something journalists should never do.
I saw Acosta taunt some very inexperienced ‘citizen journalist’ types into a confrontation while Matt Schlapp literally watched from around the corner. It was a total setup. That might be part of why CPAC admitted some very inexperienced people with zero web presence, like Citizen Media News, and gave them media passes while shutting out numerous experienced freelance journalists, who would never get into a shouting match at CPAC or stalk another journalist.
Citizen Media News, who has a reputation for sloppy work and fame-seeking, proudly engaged in the bombastic shouting match with Acosta and proudly bragged on their social media that they had fought with Acosta as a “fearless Trump supporter,” furthering the establishment’s messaging that somehow Trump supporters are sloppy, lazy, and rage-filled.
The media wants the message out that Trump supporters are fringe, weird, and scary, and the establishment wants that message out in the party because they are getting beaten at the polls badly.
The establishment “Pence types” want the message out there that Trump’s policies are rage-inducing and need to be marginalized. Unfortunately, there are some self-centered “shock jocks” out there who will play that role for them like trained monkeys, and act rage-filled.
Just remember, that act is not a true representation of Trump or his supporters.
It is generally understood within media circles that we have numerous grifters and fame-seekers out in the arena trying to get their attention, feeding the Acosta’s, and establishment GOP the footage they need to further the message.
Trust me that just like Jan. 6th, the shock media do not represent the voters, the news, or Trump or the policies that make Trump successful.
Just go back and read those straw poll results. The GOP is Trump’s party, and it is perfectly sane and easy to understand why.
Because of Trump’s “America First” policies.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Cultural Marxism, grassroots activism, music, IndyCar racing and political campaigns. @Saorsa1776