CPAC has become the hangout for the far right, but Sen. Rick Scott was so outspoken that he lost the audience.
Rick Scott is giving a crazy speech at CPAC pic.twitter.com/cIHcB92gRO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 5, 2022
clip Scott it starts with him talking about being cancelled, which is typical far-right culture that was red meat, and got kind of a bored applause, but then Scott started talking about socialism, and things went downhill fast.
Scott said: “Socialism is not a new idea. It’s one of the dumbest, oldest, most discredited ideas of the 20th century that resulted in the deaths of 100 million people.”
Scott paused for applause and nothing.
Senator Scott: “These Democrats who have no idea how the real world works are acting like they just invented socialism. (Pause for applause, and nothing.)
Scott continued, “The modern wacko Left Democrat has never read George Orwell. They don’t know they are coming true with his predictions. Let’s be clear, what the militant left is proposing now is not just wrong, it’s evil.”
At this point, Scott has totally lost the audience.
Rick Scott is in charge of the US Senate Republican campaign effort. After hearing his comment, it’s clear it was his idea to run ads attacking Democratic Senate candidates for being socialists across the country.
The problem is that the message is so boring that not even the CPAC believed it.
If the Republicans fail to gain control of the Senate, it will be for many reasons, but one of the most important will be that shouting socialism all day is a losing strategy.
Mr. Easley is the editorial director. He is also a member of the White House Press Group and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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