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At CPAC, Trump Urges Against Complacency, Offers Blueprint for Next Republican Congress

AMAC Exclusive – By Seamus Brennan

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Donald J. Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas. – Photo Credits: New York Post

Following a banner week for Donald Trump’s endorsed congressional and state-level candidates in Arizona, Michigan, and Missouri, the 45th President returned to a hero’s welcome at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, where he once again delivered the event’s keynote address.

In a nearly two-hour speech, Trump railed against the failures of the Biden administration, urged conservatives not to settle into a state of complacency going into the midterm elections, and outlined a robust set of policies for the next Congress and Republican president—which could very well be Trump himself.

“America is on the edge of an abyss—and our movement is the only force on Earth that can save it,” Trump said. “What we do in the next few months and the next few years will determine whether American civilization will collapse or fail or whether it will triumph and thrive frankly like never before. This is no time for complacency.” He then went on to urge Republican candidates to “run aggressive, unrelenting, and boldly populist” campaigns and to make the upcoming midterm elections “a national referendum on the horrendous catastrophes radical Democrats have inflicted in our country.”

In his remarks, Trump offered a novel set of concrete policy measures Republicans should take up as soon as they regain power in Washington. Among his most notable proposals was the abolition of the U.S. Department of Education—which elicited roaring applause from the audience—in response to the Biden administration’s advocacy of Critical Race Theory and gender ideology in K-12 schools. “Across the country, we need to implement strict prohibitions on teaching inappropriate racial, sexual and political material to American schoolchildren in any form whatsoever,” he said. “And if federal bureaucrats are going to push this radicalism, we should abolish the Department of Education.”

But the Department of Education was far from Trump’s only target in his wide-ranging remarks. Following the release of an Axios report last month—which detailed the former president’s plans to fire thousands of federal bureaucrats and reshape the administrative state should he be inaugurated to a second term as president in January 2025—Trump reprised his call to root out Washington corruption. “Another key priority for the next Congress and the next president will be to drain the swamp once and for all,” he said. “To remove rogue bureaucrats and root out the deep state, Congress should pass groundbreaking reforms empowering the president to ensure that any federal employee who is corrupt, incompetent, or unnecessary for the job can be told, ‘You’re fired.’”

Trump also took a moment to hone in on the nation’s soaring inner-city crime rates: “The streets of our Democrat-run cities are drenched with the blood of innocent victims,” he said. “Gun battles rage between bloodthirsty street gangs. Bullets tear into crowds at random, killing wonderful, beautiful little children that never even had a chance. Carjackers lay in wait like predators hunting their prey.” He also repeated his call to execute convicted drug traffickers.

Later in the speech, Trump took aim at the Biden border crisis, urging the next Republican Congress to “stop the invasion” along the southern border. “Never forget every death at the hands of a criminal, illegal alien is entirely preventable. This is all preventable stuff,” he said. “Republicans in Congress must make clear that on their watch, not a single penny of taxpayer money will go to funding Joe Biden’s open-border agenda.”

Just prior to Trump’s arrival in Dallas on Saturday, CPAC organizers released the results of their famous straw poll for the GOP presidential nomination, which Trump won overwhelmingly. Winning 69 percent of the vote—up 10 percent from the previous CPAC in February—the former president’s standing in the GOP is as strong as ever.

“I’ve said the last couple CPACs, I don’t think it can go any higher,” said Jim McLaughlin, who helps conduct the annual straw poll. “Matter of fact, what’s happening is he’s more popular than ever.” To the chagrin of the media, the Democratic Party, and “Never Trump” Republicans, by the time the next CPAC rolls around in February 2023, Trump could very well return as a declared candidate for president with a new Republican majority in Congress. But whether or not Trump launches a third campaign for the White House in 2024, it is becoming increasingly clear that—despite the mainstream media’s best efforts—Trump’s status as the most influential figure in conservative politics is not going anywhere anytime soon.


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Harry Brower
1 month ago

“Never talk about politics or religion. ” That was the beginning of the mess we are seeing today! Yes, we need to use tact in how we bring up our faith. It should be done civilly and with love for each other. But with that said, time is getting short and I fear, at times, that the “love of many “is growing cold! It is time for us followers of Christ to take action and “go and make disciples ” like never before! Jesus was willing to die for us, the perfect, for the imperfect. We need the boldness to warn others that the judgment of God is headed our way if we don’t wake up!

Karen
1 month ago

Still hoping for a coup!

Marie Langley
1 month ago

After the Trump raid yesterday, I am ashamed to be an American. I am disgusted by this country. I feel like I live in Russia.

MJB
1 month ago
Reply to  Marie Langley

You’re not the one who should be ashamed, well except for the wording of your comment. It’s Demonrats, the DOJ, FBI, Homeland Security that should be ASHAMED! America is the greatest and most unique country in the world. This country has followed the principles of documents put together by our Founding Fathers and they’ve worked for 200+ years.
You don’t need to feel ashamed with what happened but you should be ANGRY with these evil power and control hungry people doing all this. I’m angry that one party can inflict so much damage to the people of this country. They have co- conspirators like Gates, Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Bezos, Soros, and Hollywood and several sports professionals. Let’s not forget the lying morons in the news media. All of us have to standup and push back on every level possible. These people are wealthier than most of us even dream of but it doesn’t mean they’re more important than the rest of us. Money doesn’t always solve the problem. Stop supporting their companies, their movies, and most of all their ridiculous, destructive ideology! Don’t be intimidated and more importantly speak out!

Ted L.
1 month ago

What a man. I hope DeSantis is not foolish enough to run against him.

LindaO
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted L.

No but that would be an Awesome ticket!

Bob
1 month ago

It’s true that no matter who is “the new kid in town”, they are groomed away from their honorable ideas for change they ran on. They’re poisoned by the immoral band of slick talkers and shown the ropes of corruption. A total takeover of a Convention of States would right the ship, establish a leaner, stronger representative government of the people (that’s us) and we can work with all volunteers from every responsible group to fairly implement a new, stronger form of self government that helps one another achieve a greater individual prosperity. Together we all belong to God and he wants us to succeed. Helping others should be our priority and we all share the improvement and prosperity that we would be blessed with. The US IS a blessing and the founders knew that it was a precious gift that no other nation had been bestowed upon it by its Creator. The opportunity was as unique as the successes that have piled up since its founding. No other nation has been enriched by its freedoms due to the governance that was created by these blessed men. Their foresight allows for corrective action when an oppressive regime fails to represent the people who they were elected to govern. The Convention of States is the safety valve that can restore the control to the governed.It’s time has come as the Socialist communists disguised as the Democrat Party has lost its way.

Myrna Wade
1 month ago

Unsubstantiated attacks on President Trump make USA angry and afraid. What a way to dive into the mid-terms. Nothing good can come of this.

JEFFREY JONES
1 month ago

Let’s declare a NEW CIVIL WAR AGAINST ALL LEFTIST SCUM IN THE U.S.A.!

CHRIS B GRODHAUS
1 month ago
Reply to  JEFFREY JONES

Good idea.

JEFFREY JONES
1 month ago

Let’s declare a NEW CIVIL WAR AGAST ALL LEFTIST SCUM IN THE U.S.A.!

JEFFREY JONES
1 month ago

It is time to hunt dow all demonrats,libturds, socialists and execute them to save the U.S.A.!!!!!

CHRIS B GRODHAUS
1 month ago
Reply to  JEFFREY JONES

No,No,No. Deport them to Russia, North Korea, China, Cuba and Venezuela. I admit it, I am a S.O.B. Is that a dirty thing to do to those countries. In my opinion. CHRIS

Paul W
1 month ago

Even assuming the “R”s beat the cheat and manage to control both the senate and the house, that old worn out broken record of a party that talks BIG when they’re not the majority and does ZERO when they are will be voted back out by ’24 and we’ll be back to the stalemate that DJT faced in the 2nd half of his term. Everything will need to be accomplished within the confines of EOs (assuming a “R” POTUS wins in ’24…again, the election tampering will be in full force since no accountability has been held for a soft coup in ’20) and the second a dim “POTUS” is seated the pen whipping will begin on Day1, eliminating all of those EOs.
We MUST all vote, but I’m honestly not optimistic a “R” led senate and house will change much of anything. Their track record belies their BIG talk during election runups.
PS I’m not a pessimist…I’m a realist, and the establishment “R” party has let us down repeatedly.

R Henry
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul W

You hit the nail on the head. I became politicaly aware back in Nixion days. I also started listening to Crossfire/Pat Buchanan. Later I ran into Rush… sure miss him. Anyway, the Rs as a whole have been dis appointing. Also, timid and surely out done in 2020. Realist is the right word. We need about 200 Trump types up there with the motto promises made, promises kept.

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  R Henry

Back then, when the Republicans had a chance to change things, the only change they made was to increase taxes after Bush told us there would be no new taxes, then reversed his comment! This indicated to me that there was really not two parties, but only one. Now that the real Conservatives have taken over the Republican party, some change will finally come. The corruption of Washington D.C. cannot continue!

CHRIS B GRODHAUS
1 month ago
Reply to  PIDL

I hope. CHRIS

Paul W
1 month ago
Reply to  R Henry

Agree completely…now more than ever! Looks like the gestapo raided Mar-a-Lago. This country needs to do a complete 180…PRONTO! The parallels with nazi germany are becoming more and more clear, daily. Time for the “R”s to put their BIG words into action. DJT was right; ultimately, they’re coming after him means they’re coming after us. 87,000 new irs employees being hired along with an arsenal full of ammo ordered. “Realistically” speaking…SOMETHING STINKS!!!

George
1 month ago

If Trump had ever had a united GOP like Biden has a united democratic voting block, he could have accomplished miracles. We would not be in the predicament we ae today. Stupid Republicans!!!

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  George

Yes on everything you said! The Democrats, at the end of the day, are all committed to the socialist agenda 100 percent. Some just want a little extra “sweetner” (bribe or payoff) for their vote. Establishment Republicans and RINOs on the other hand, just seem to NOT want to rock the boat. To maintaiin the status quo of letting the Democrats essentially set and control the national agenda in exchange for allowing the Republicans to occassionally pretend to be in charge. There is no fire in the belly of most congressional Republicans to do anything. Just look at the anemic way most of them are campaigning for re-election.

Douglas Creighton
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Not just anemic in Nevada, but comatose. Lombardo for Gov and Laxalt for Senate are straight out of casting for the Living Dead. Even Zombies have more passion than these retreads.

PaulE
1 month ago

That’s the case in many races around the country. Many just seem to be going through the motions and that is about it.

JEFFREY JONES
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

It is time to hunt down all demonrats,libturds, and socialists and execute them to save the U.S.A.!!!!!

CHRIS B GRODHAUS
1 month ago
Reply to  JEFFREY JONES

Deport them to Russia. CHRIS

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  George

The Republicans have to get rid of this “civil” attitude. It is insane to continue to compromise with these Coumminists! It has not worked to be civil with them . So Why continue? That is what Trump brings to the party, the willingness to fight these worhtless POS!

Nobody’s Business
1 month ago

The RHINOS do not like Trump because he wants the illegal taking money by politicians for things that they vote on, including insider trading to stop. Plenty of Republicans are just as bad as Democrats on that count. Trump is correct when he says this country’s problems can easily be solved. No one wants to do it because they don’t want to stop their own gravy train. Or offend criminals. And now we know there are criminals running our FBI, CIA, IRS, and our justice department. Some people like to call his tweets ( mean tweets), he wouldn’t have to tweet at all if it wasn’t because of the phony news media. Answering false claims from the media and Democrats is not mean tweets. It’s time for Republicans with balls to create a narrative not just answering the false narrative the Democrats put out there. It’s time for us to get rid of Democrats who want to ruin this country and Republicans who talk a good game but are every bit as bad as the Democrats. How do we do this by making sure elections are honest and getting rid of the voting machines. The purpose of the voting machines are to make things quicker and now it takes a machine 2 to 3 days to count votes and people can do it quicker. Just look at Arizona’s primary. A big joke it took longer because Democrats didn’t like the outcome. This has got to stop.

Linda Baker
1 month ago

I love what you wrote about the mean tweets. FINALLY someone who understands that Trump defends himself. He can give it back with a punch! Mean tweets indeed.

Rik
1 month ago
Reply to  Linda Baker

Heck, Trump’s “mean” tweets are mild compared to my own! . . . I have no tolerance in dealing with people who are lying, like Jackass Joe “Lyin” Biden!

PaulE
1 month ago

I agree with you that the vast majority of problems currently facing this nation are quite easy to fix. It is just there is NO WILL in Washington to upset the gravy train that has turned many of them from average Janes and Joes into multi-millionaires, who don’t care on bit for the people they supposedly represent.

As for the MSM, when someone from real world has to deal with false claims constantly, as President Trump did daily, they are going to reply back in direct and forceful fashion. If anything, by most standards I’ve seen over the years in the private sector, Trump was down right tame for your typical, highly successful executive. Even restrained by most standards. The MSM of course amplified his responses and blew them all out of proportion to drive their narrative of him and his agenda to repair / rebuild the country. Unfortunately some folks in the public, who don’t know how the real world works in terms of how your typical senior executive in big business responds to attacks, were agast compared to how your typical, mealy-mouthed politician reacts and usually slinks away to curl up in a ball and cry in the corner.

As for counting the votes this midterm, I expect Biden will entend the Covid emergency rules past the midterms to ensure there are as many “opportunities” for Democrats to “win” in tight races. When neither the Justice Department not the FBI will lift a finger to do anything to ensure elections are as honest as possible, that kind of leaves the door wide open for all kinds of behind the scenes activities. Not too many Republican state legislatures took the opportunity to tighten their voting processes up for fear of acknowledging the truth of what President Trump said of the 2020 elections. Yet another example of the “go along to get along” mentality of a LOT of members of Republican politicians.

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Trying to get along with uncompromising Communists is the definition of insanity. It has not worked for decades. Why continue to do the same thing? There is another word I have for these “wimps”. But I will not put it in my reply.

Martin Plecki
1 month ago

Pres Trump is right on all counts.

Patriot Will
1 month ago

President Trump’s ability to talk straight to the patriots who actually care about what happens to this country is a sharp and welcome contrast to the lying and incoherent babble that barely comes out of the mouth of a mentally and ethically challenged Joe Biden.

Barbara Bronars
1 month ago

I hope Congress pays attention to thses common sense reforms, especially to the Civil Service.Also fire all the newly hired IRS agents.

Mary Beatty
1 month ago

His policy on open borders was and is the best.There should be no open border!

PaulE
1 month ago

Unfortunately, congressional Republican leadership doesn’t seem interested in doing anything bold or even moderately inventive in this midterm cycle. As usual, President Trump just highlights the massive contrast between someone actually advocating real solutions versus the “go along to get along” faction of the GOP, that just wants to not rock the boat either way too much.

Both McConnell and McCarthy seem wedded to having all the current congressional Republicans running for re-election rely on the deeply flawed strategy of just coasting to the finish line with minimal effort. All on the hope the general dissatisfaction with Joe Biden will automatically translate into Democrats being willing to vote for Republicans in very large numbers. What both McConnell and McCarthy completely ignore is the fact that most Democrat voters have been conditioned to hate everything they think Republicans stand for. Which of course is NOT a trival issue and why the GOP needs to do a much better job of articulating why Democrats should vote FOR Republicans in the midterms.

Anyway, with just a little over 90 days until the midterms, it appears congressional Republican leadership has managed to squander yet another golden opportunity to convert the reality of what Democrat rule produces into a massive Republican win. Newt Gingrich doesn’t even bother talking about the New Contract with America strategy anymore in interviews. So it is likely either dead or will be so scaled back and vague, as to be meaningless. We will still likely win a small majority in the House and we may even win a one to three seat majority in the Senate, but that is of course far short of the majorities needed in both chamber of Congress to override Biden vetos of Republican legislation for the next two years.

Max
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

You are correct with your comment. What catastrophes are just awaiting over the horizon for the country.

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

Well Max, we’ll see rapidly escalating electric rates as demand increases and we’re forced to rely on more expensive and less reliable “renewable” energy. Compare our electric rates to any western European country and you’ll see where we are going. That will of course impact businesses of types and lead to a much lower annoual GDP than most Americans are used to. Remember, most European economies are either flat or running in the negative when it comes to GDP. Of course both brown-outs and black-outs will become more prevalent, but that shouldn’t be anything new to folks that have seen how “green energy” really works on a national scale.

Our food costs will of course continue to increase amid what I expect either the FDA or the EPA to push the mandate for less fertilizers to used by farmers to mirror both the Netherlands, Sri Lanka and other parts of the world. Crop yields will nosedive to 10 to 20 percent of normal levels. That will of course lead to more empty shelves in the stores and spot food shortages around the country.

That’s just two of the items in our near future with the passge of this bill. I could list you at least 75 different things the enactment of this bill will bring about in various areas of the economy over the next 12 to 24 months here in the United States. They are all what has already occurred in other nations that have already enacted these exact same policies. So the results are quite predictable and verifiable based on recent history. We here in the United States are just doing a bit of catch-up compared with the rest of the world, that has already been living under most, if not all, of these socialist policies for a number of years. The American people have no one to blame but themselves for deciding to sit idly by as America’s Socialist Party, meaning the Democrat Party, did exactly what they said they would do if they ever got control of both the WH and Congress again.

Max
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

As you stated, many more to come. The recession has been here and will turn into ANOTHER GREAT DEPRESSION in the very near future.

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

Think of it as a “quality of life adjustment” for the masses. Sounds a whole lot better than the reality of people losing their jobs in droves or unable to afford the costs of everything escalating as the economy declines into a perpetual state of stagnation. Soon all the folks here that insisted we could never become like Argentina, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and the other socialist paradises will get to experiejce first hand the wonders of what social and economic justice really means. Unfortunately, so will the rest of us.

Max
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Either way, we will be affected by what is coming down the road.

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

But they are not Socialists. They are most definitely Communists. There will always be those in power deciding what is good for the peasants! That is not Socialism. Socialism is a pipe dream.

Edward Lombard
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Republicans have no balls to go up against democrat-voting, braindead union bosses and their braindead members.

Linda Baker
1 month ago
Reply to  Edward Lombard

The rinos and establishment maybe. Not the newbies though.

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  Edward Lombard

The old guard Republicans and RINOs definitely don’t have the spine or frankly the brains to do much of anything but capitulate at the first sign of even a little pushback from the Dems, MSM or anyone else for that matter. Sheep usually get eaten in the end.

Douglas Creighton
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Sheep, YES. Grudgingly, we must acknowledge a near majority of US citizens and ungrateful non-citizens now find comfort in retreat to juvenile fantasy utopias of endless good intentions with bottomless finances. False patriots bloated on a fatal conceit, that no outrage to the body politic will ever end their privileged America.

Empires fail. Ours, a mindless deconstruction, rotted out by among other things, tired gametes, post-graduate education, and an entitlement sickness deviously cultivated in the general population that in turn abets the power lust of a deceiving, deviant, thieving, oppressive overlord class rushing us into their dystopian empire of lies.

Rik
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

As usual, I totally agree with you PaulE! . . . It’s just that if the crooked Democrats could “steal” the last election out from under an extremely successful President Trump first term, common sense tells me that they are perfecting that system while they are in power with no oversight! 90% of ALL CURRENT MEMBERS OF ELECTED DEMOCRATS & REPUBLICANS NEED TO BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE! . . . Not going to happen with today’s politically stupid general public!

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