While many have been enjoying themselves at #CPAC2021, this is what the “Proudly Jewish” Oren Jacobson had to say:
The stage at #CPAC2021 is in the shape of a famous Nazi symbol. The Odal rune was used heavily by the SS, including on their uniforms. Maybe a coincidence, but white nationalists will see this as yet another overt signal from the @GOP (stand back & stand by). pic.twitter.com/rVEAyB7jQg
— Oren Jacobson 🔯 (@Oren_Jacobson) February 26, 2021
The jokes write themselves. Is Oren Jacobson even here? If so, I wonder has he run into these guys?
The yarmulkes kind of give it away, but in case you didn’t notice, they’re Jewish. And these gentlemen are not the only ones. David Malka of the South Florida Jewish community opened the first day of the conference with the Shemah. There has been a Jewish Prayer Service every morning of the conference. I suspect that our Jewish brothers and sisters do not give a rip about the stage, and maybe Oren Jacobson is on crack. For sure on the former–the latter is yet to be determined.
The trend continued on Twitter, with this “expert” on iconography weighing in:
Having worked with Norse and Elder Futhark iconography for years, I’m quite alert to the glyph shapes and their associations in the modern world and history.
— Hami (@hami) February 26, 2021
Of course, CNN and MSNBC contributor Dean Obeidallah had to get in on the stupidity, as well as self-described former conservative David Weissman.
In 1923, Hitler attempted a coup in Germany and failed. By 1933, Hitler became the absolute dictator of Germany. The lesson from that is people who attack a democracy should be punished. Instead CPAC is celebrating Trump this weekend. #CPAC2021 is embracing FASCISM
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 25, 2021
Conservatives at #CPAC2021, I'm a former conservative who is informing you that you are being lied to. Democrats are not taking your religious freedom & guns away. The election was never stolen & Joe Biden is your legitimate President. #BlackLivesMatter& trans people exist.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) February 26, 2021
This is the second CPAC conference that I have had the opportunity to cover. The last one was 2016. Just in that five-year span, I have noticed the increased diversity not only among the participants, but the panelists.
My colleague Kira Davis also noticed this, and tweeted out this revelation:
I’ve seen more black folks at #CPAC2021 than any other year I’ve attended. That’s the Trump Effect and don’t try to tell me otherwise. GOP better learn.
— Kira (@RealKiraDavis) February 26, 2021
I concur. So many of our people are here, along with Jewish (as mentioned above), Hispanic, Asian, gay, transgender, disabled, young, elderly. That diversity that Democrats like to crow about and assume they own, exists in Florida this weekend thanks to CPAC. Republicans, the Big Tent is here—take advantage of it.
You’ve heard it straight from the horse’s mouth, because you won’t hear it from Jim Acosta.
Young cons Jerris Johnson and McKenna Davis told me why they chose to be here. Yeah, it’s about Trump, but it’s also so much more.
Ric Grenell said it best in his terrific CPAC speech:
“Real progress does not take place in Black and White, but in living colors.”
We have to have the power of every person to further the movement. So the Left may want to paint CPAC and anything conservative as “white supremacist”, but as long as the policies and outreach are to every person, no matter what their race, ethnicity, religion, or orientation, they’ll continue to be proven wrong.