I wanted to make a thread for Turning Point USA, because I know we don’t have one, but I live off of the stupidity that is the right wing grift that is TPUSA.
For those un-initiated
Turning Point USA is a right wing NPO focused on getting young conservative engagement on college campuses. They are there to combat the “liberal bias” in higher education, and provide conservative students with a way to get involved politically. This was definitely a gap in most higher ed institutions, and the founder Charlie Kirk continues to grift rich marks promising a change in the politics of those with higher education degrees, who have historically been more liberal than those with no higher education.
What this has resulted in? Gaffe after gaffe after gaffe.
Accusations of Racism and Illegal Campaign Activity
More Racism (I don’t have enough space to post them all)
The founder, Charlie Kirk, knows so much about college campuses, that he didn’t even attend one before starting TPUSA.
He is not an idiot, he is a man who knows his grift well, he is exceptional at selling something to the older conservatives with deep pockets who fund his non-profit. Have they been effective? Who knows? This is essential to his grift, there is no way to know if they are being effective or not, unless there is a significant demographic change in college educated voting preferences, who can say?
But, that brings me to the reason I have created this thread. Candace Owens. She is a young politically minded African American female voice who was a college student who founded a website, degree180, which posted many anti-conservative and anti-trump memes and opinion pieces. This will come as no surprise, but she also did not complete her college education. (A trend in TPUSA)
In a 2015 column that Owens wrote for the site she criticized conservative Republicans, writing about the “bat-shit-crazy antics of the Republican Tea Party”, adding, “The good news is, they will eventually die off (peacefully in their sleep, we hope), and then we can get right on with the OBVIOUS social change that needs to happen, IMMEDIATELY.”
This is ESSENTIAL to the grift, and truly shows the content of her character and despicable nature. She has only one allegiance, to the grift. When anti-trump memes and opinions weren’t getting her the money or attention she needed. She left college and joined a private equity firm, and her politics changed drastically to meet her career and financial goals. She is now the director of communications of TPUSA
We have an organization, founded and run by people who never completed a college education, collecting money from conservative donors to engage with young adults in college with hilariously tacky memes and catchphrases (and diaper rallies).
This is an organization that can only survive on the conservative grift market that exists today, because anyone in their right mind would not be donating any money towards an organization that has had their director of communications quoted thusly:
“Globalism is what I don’t want. Whenever we say ‘nationalism,’ the first thing people think about, at least in America, is Hitler. You know, he was a national socialist, but if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK, fine."
And while I do think her quote is a bit misconstrued, and she was trying to make the point where Germany went wrong by going on its conquest of Europe, rather than fixing things at home… it came out a mess.
And this is your DIRECTOR of communications. Self-godwinning, on the internet.
Also Kanye is a fan, so you know you have done nothing right.
So, any TPUSA news I find to rant about will be here, feel free to join in!