CPAC – the annual right-wing circle jerk where politicians, propagandists and pundits all meet up and try to out conservative each other – has been taking place this week at, of course, the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Maryland.
Naturally, our old pal Senator Senile decided to stop by and give a rousing speech to the janitors:
Sen. Jim Inhofe has just taken the stage and there's almost literally no one in the room as people have left for scheduled breakout sessions. Just rambling. pic.twitter.com/Finn28xWKM
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) February 28, 2019
Yikes. Here’s another photo:
CPAC weirdness: Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe is speaking to an empty ballroom. They're are literally fewer than 20 people here. It's like a special order speech to an empty chamber. (Inhofe isn't even listen in the program.) pic.twitter.com/UNF15UAep3
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) February 28, 2019
We all know Senator Inhofe is old and senile, but that’s kind of embarrassing. Telling a long-winded story to your tuned-out grandkids while they watch TV in the living room is one thing, but walking to a podium and giving a speech to no one would get any other person put in the Shady Gardens Retirement Center. Maybe it’s about time Jim Inhofe’s family has a little talk with grandpa.