Jebus, you can get away with anything in the Republican party

Matt Gaetz has been lying low, sensibly enough, but he’s about to make his first public appearance since the storm of accusations broke over his head.

He’ll be a headliner at a women’s conference.

Even as a federal investigation into sex-trafficking allegations looms over him, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is set to headline a pro-Trump conservative women’s gala held at a Trump-owned Florida golf resort this week.

The Save America Summit, organized by the Women for America First group, is set to be held at the Trump National Doral Miami. Gaetz is expected to be one of the event’s keynote speakers.

“Rep Matt Gaetz has been a fearless leader in DC. Few members of Congress have been more willing than Matt to stand up & fight on behalf of President Trump & his America First Agenda,” tweeted the Women for America First group. “We are honored to have @RepMattGaetz speak at the #SaveAmericaSummit!”

Maybe they figure it’ll be a safe choice since none of the women attending a conservative Republican conference will be 17 year old girls?

Tickets are between $500 (you are allowed to be there, peon) and $5000 (we’re gonna PAR-TEE!), plus $199/night for the hotel. Unfortunately, I have to take care of my spiders those days.


  1. kome says

    The Republican party, over the past 60 years, has become a conspiracy death cult.

  2. says

    “The Save America Summit, organized by the Women for America First group,”
    There are so many red flags in that. “Save America” from what? Brown people? And “America First”. Just because they’re women doesn’t mean they can’t be white nationalists too.

  3. nomdeplume says

    This may be relevant. The Cooperative Election Study of the 2020 election finds that support for Trump actually increased between 2016 and 2020 essentially among all religious groups. Increased!! They point put that he lost support among the less or non-religious. But figures that jumped out at me were – “ What is clear is that Trump lost a good amount of ground among the religious unaffiliated. Trump’s share of the atheist vote declined from 14% in 2016 to just 11% in 2020; the decline among agnostics was slightly larger, from 23% to 18%.” But wtaf are atheists and agnostics voting FOR Trump at all?

  4. microraptor says

    It sounds like an event that would be very improved by the presence of several thousand spiders.

  5. says

    @4 Nom
    “But wtaf are atheists and agnostics voting FOR Trump at all?”
    They’re greedy bastards who only care for money? It’s as good an explanation as any.

  6. PaulBC says


    But wtaf are atheists and agnostics voting FOR Trump at all?

    Well, probably not voting in favor of his absurdly unconvincing shows of piety, nor his pandering to the religious right.

    But could they be anti-immigrant, racist, generally resentful… or on the flip side, maybe just rich and greedy and voting for any Republican for a tax cut? On the last one, [former guy] and Congress did deliver after all. It’s a mixed bag in high-SALT areas like mine, but it raised after-tax corporate profits to a new level and goosed the stock market that way.

    Simply being aware of the paucity of evidence for a deity is far from a guarantee that you’re not a miserable individual in entirely unrelated ways. [former guy] has plenty going for him to assholes of all creeds or none at all.

  7. says

    Gaetz’s favourite game to whole away his time on the Florida legislature involved an elaborate points scheme for sexual conquests. Naturally aides, presumably over 18?, were on the list but so were female lobbyists, female politicians and the wives of legislators. So, even if there are no underage girls there the young lecher still has plenty of targets for his predatory behaviour.

  8. hemidactylus says

    The Florida Legislature looks on the inside to have been a simmering hot mess. But I think there is something very symbolic about the outside of the Capitol. I had it in my mind that it was a big dick with balls after visiting a friend who was attending FSU in the early to mid 90s. He might have pointed that out to me. Well…

    No surprise it’s a temple of lust and lechery then. It looks like a big dick and balls. Fitting place for a bunch of scumbags that birthed Gaetz onto the national scene.

  9. hemidactylus says

    Of course the state of Florida itself is the geographic fromunda of the US, the panhandle being the sack hanging from Alabama. We are a terrible state with a horrible governor, phallic capitol, and we’re brewing COVID variants like toilet hooch. And now Gaetz.


  10. cartomancer says

    This strikes me as explicable along the same lines as the poor writing and grammar in those Nigerian email scams.

    The reason the scams are written in such mangled English, and come across so obviously as scams, is to weed out anyone who is not extremely gullible from the pool of marks. Anyone who has a modicum of critical thought is not going to fall for it, so it’s sensible to scare them away at once.

    Likewise, this conference clearly only exists to funnel money into Trump’s bank account. Why else would they be charging outrageous prices to go to a golf course in Florida that the badly painted husk owns? As such, only the sort of addled, mouth-breathing morons who would think Matt Gaetz a reasonable speaker at a women’s conference are going to cough up for a ticket.

  11. Kagehi says

    @4 Apparently this “increase” may also have to do with the “checkbox” for, “Make this donation recurring monthly.”, was set by default on his donation site(s) and he has already been repeatedly sued by people who realized that he pulled a, “Give me your credit card to pay for X, I promise I won’t keep stealing money off of it later.”, scam.

  12. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    re 13:
    Isn;t it cool how next to the checked box is the statement, Only DEFECTORS uncheck this box, all patriots will keep this box checked
    Looks straight out of The Simpsons, how the bullies get lunch money from Milhouse

  13. says

    Gaetz is now using the extremist medium “The Political Insider” to beg for money to defend himself from supposed leftist smears. Here’s the extremely unpersuasive babble:

    A brand-new smear campaign has been launched against me, but I am fighting back to expose the truth.

    The far-left New York Times has been publishing salacious allegations against me in an attempt to end my career fighting for the forgotten men and women of this country.

    But the truth is, the mainstream media is publishing lies to try to take me down while covering up real scandals like Hunter Biden’s deals in Ukraine and Governor Cuomo’s assault against seniors in nursing homes. It is a shame that the Left tries to drag my dating life into their political attacks, but it’s no surprise – when your ideas suck, you have to stoop this low.


    While the Left cheers and spreads these lies, I am going to need our support to fight back.

    I have always had a target on my back for being an American First conservative and for draining the swamp.

    These lies against me come as no surprise after I decided to take on the most powerful institutions in the Beltway: the establishment; the FBI; the Biden Justice Department; the Cheney political dynasty; even the Justice Department under Trump.

    I won’t back down and roll over like Republicans have for decades. I will stay and fight the Establishment…but I need your help.

    I am fighting against some of the most powerful institutions in the world that are bankrolled by globalist billionaires. I need every patriot to stand with me.

    Can I count on your support?


    Thank you for standing with me,

    Matt Gaetz


  14. says

    It’s an unfortunate truism that one of the greatest dangers to young conservative women is old conservative women.

  15. birgerjohansson says

    Microraptor @ 5
    Both Tallahassee and Mar-a-lago would be immensely improved by the presence of the shape-shifting critters of the anime “Wicked City”.
    At least those are proper tentacled monsters, not the trivial evil bipeds that rule the state today.
    Another idea: this is the perfect venue for “patient zero” of the zombie apocalypse. Except, when they get turned, survivors will not get tricked into getting them close enough to get bitten. Those MAGA signs will be warning enough.

  16. birgerjohansson says

    It may be cynical to adopt the language of collateral damage – the people of Palm Beach have never done me any harm- but isn’t this a case of “nuke the place from orbit” ?
    With a bit of luck the major GOP ass-kissers will be there, too. As they helped T***p kill off half a million countrymen I say “good riddance to bad rubbish”.