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This satirical RNC website appeals to the "Modern QAnon Republican"

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The 2020 Republican National Convention wraps up its four-night-long train wreck tonight, and if you’ve paid attention to any of it, you could be tempted into thinking their candidate for reelection is a sociopathic narcissist running on a platform of fear, intolerance, and authoritarian, conspiratorial doublespeak. Like, just check out the “official” Republican Nationalist Convention website, which is chock-full of legitimate facts about this year’s RNC attendees...

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Alright, so it’s not the actual RNC homepage, but c’mon. How far off is it from reality, really? Created by the progressive Jewish organization, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, the parody “Republican Nationalist Convention” site invites likeminded red-blooded (white-skinned) patriots to their Trumptastic meetup and QAnon info sessions. The site’s “Who We Are” page even gives a rundown of such party clowns like Rep. Matt Gaetz (“Replacement Theory Promoter”), Rep. Dan Crenshaw (“Racist Facebook Admin”), and the Trump-endorsed House candidate shoe-in, Marjorie Taylor Greene (QAnon supporter). What a lineup.

The best part, however, is arguably the site’s FAQanon section, an early-2000's Geocities-esque page with a handy-dandy primer on the rapidly spreading conspiracy theory embraced by a genuinely shocking amount of Republicans.

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Andrew Paul is a contributing writer with work recently featured by NBC Think, GQ, Slate, Rolling Stone, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He writes the newsletter, (((Echo Chamber))).

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