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Gay-Fearing Righties Swing, Miss -- Big Boycott Flops [retread zot]
New York Magazine ^ | 2/4/11 | Chris Rovzar

Posted on 02/08/2011 10:51:15 AM PST by falkayn

When the Conservative Political Action Conference launches on February 10, the mood will be uncharacteristically flamboyant. Not only because the gay caucus GOProud will be prominently participating, but because the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council, and other "values" organizations won't be. Together, they've mounted a CPAC boycott, an effort to strip the newish homosexual element from the conservative coalition and part of a larger bid to forcibly remarry social and fiscal conservatives. The bet was that distaste for gay people themselves—as opposed to lightning rods like gay marriage or adoption, which aren't included in GOProud's platform—is still a strong right-wing motivator. It's a bet they seem to have lost.

The split between the fiscal and social right is on the minds of Republicans as they gear up for the 2012 presidential campaign. But if the party Establishment is nervous about its fractured coalition, social conservatives are shaking in their bucks. The tea party is now the most electorally potent portion of the GOP base: Exit polls indicated that 41 percent of voters in the midterm House races supported the movement, and 87 percent of those people voted Republican. At the same time, only 50 percent of tea partyers self-identify as socially conservative. That's got to worry anti-gay groups, who suffered significant losses in 2010, culminating in the bi-partisan repeal of "don't ask, don't tell."

If groups like NOM are to have their agenda influence the coming presidential election, they'll need candidates to think tea partyers care about their issues. This is why they drew a line in the sand at CPAC—a line that potential GOP presidential candidates like Haley Barbour, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, and front-runner-for-now Mitt Romney promptly crossed. So far, the only leading Republican to join the boycott is South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint. (Marco Rubio and Sarah Palin are skipping for what they say are unrelated reasons.) DeMint's the guy who once said gay people shouldn't be teachers. He's also said that a person "can't be a fiscal conservative and not be a social conservative." Half the tea party would disagree.

A general fear of gay people—that they are out to change the American way of life—was a force in the 2004 and 2006 elections, thanks to Karl Rove, who worked with the GOP to put gay referenda on local ballots as a way to boost right-wing turnout. In 2008, gay-marriage bans again appeared on state ballots. In tea-party 2010, the Republicans didn't need to try the move again. Now, with the fizzling of the CPAC boycott, it seems this brand of fear-mongering has lost its usefulness. Even "family values" champion Rick Santorum will speak at CPAC, willing to let the issue slide in the interest of wooing a larger voting bloc.

In perhaps the most telling indication that the tactics of the anti-gay right have failed, conservative-website mogul Andrew Breitbart recently joined GOProud's advisory council. He's also announced that he'll host a dance party for gay CPAC attendees that he's dubbed the "Roy Cohn CPAC Breitbart Homocon Welcoming Eighties Extravaganza." Breitbart says he fears the LGBT-activist left "more than Al Qaeda," because he so disagrees with their agenda. But surely to the disappointment of some on his side, he's not afraid of gay people themselves.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boycott; cpac; goproud; homoagendaalert; homosexualagenda; troll; trublew; zot
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1 posted on 02/08/2011 10:51:24 AM PST by falkayn
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To: falkayn

Welcome to FR. What is your opinion of this article?


2 posted on 02/08/2011 10:53:59 AM PST by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: falkayn

I don’t care what turd burglars do but I won’t conform to what they want.


3 posted on 02/08/2011 10:55:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: whinecountry

Sounds a bit presumptuous and wishful-thinkingy.


4 posted on 02/08/2011 10:55:23 AM PST by falkayn
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To: falkayn

Well America, it was good while it lasted.


5 posted on 02/08/2011 10:55:36 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: falkayn
The bet was that distaste for gay people themselves

Liars. The issue is not hatred for gay people. The issue is allowing gay ACTIVISTS to take over a supposedly conservative organization.

In any case, I'm sure the mood at CPAC will, indeed, be "uncharacteristically flamboyant." Perhaps they can stage a gay pride parade, and frolic to their hearts' content.

6 posted on 02/08/2011 10:55:44 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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7 posted on 02/08/2011 10:56:17 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: demshateGod
Well America, it was good while it lasted.

Why so little faith in America?

8 posted on 02/08/2011 10:56:46 AM PST by falkayn
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To: falkayn
The New Yorker? How utterly strange ~ they don't really care what's going on in conservatism ~ just their own britches.

Now, for the real issue ~ CPAC is dead. They allowed the homosexuals to counsel their own agenda.

End of story.

Politically the American voting public is loathe to vote for Republicans who are soft on gays. We lost 2006, and possibly 2008 over that issue. $5 trillion more in national debt should convince your "anti-social conservative" crowd that, in fact, BUCKS and BOOTY CALLS are related, and you'd best take care to be astemious as required to get the votes.

9 posted on 02/08/2011 10:57:30 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: falkayn
A general fear of gay people

Fear, no. Reluvsion, yes.

10 posted on 02/08/2011 10:58:06 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: falkayn

This is all about deviants normalizing their behavior. Imagine they are shocked to realize rimming, felching, and consuming fecal material is disgusting to some people.


11 posted on 02/08/2011 10:58:55 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: falkayn

IBTZ.


12 posted on 02/08/2011 10:59:45 AM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: falkayn

In before the ZOT.


13 posted on 02/08/2011 11:00:06 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: falkayn

Social conservatives don’t fear anyone.

Thats just stupid. One of the most biased articles I’ve seen.

If the GOP thinks it can win without social conservatives, let them try.


14 posted on 02/08/2011 11:00:49 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: falkayn

If even the “conservatives” embrace people who define themselves by their perversions, we’re doomed. But you’re just here to stir the pot (troll) and won’t be on FR for very long.


15 posted on 02/08/2011 11:00:59 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: falkayn

I don’t care what they do to each other. I do care when they are shoving their “lifestyle” down the throats of children or demanding government approval for it.


16 posted on 02/08/2011 11:01:51 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: falkayn

There’s some staged deception going on here.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 11:02:13 AM PST by bvw
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To: GeronL

The poster has already been banned. I thought it’d take longer than that.


18 posted on 02/08/2011 11:02:35 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

fear no, putting a fist up a mans arse, women wearing strap ons pretending to be men, men poking crap up another man yes it’s sick.

Maybe if they took the time to think for a change then they would know that it is disgusting and then on top of that they want rights based on sexual preference, hell lets go all out and not discriminate, animals, consenting incest, 9 wives the while shebang can have marriage, kids etc.

CPAC infiltrated who would have thought it , until you read their manifesto and the rules of around 25

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm.


19 posted on 02/08/2011 11:03:17 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: demshateGod

“Gay fearing Righties” was probably a big red troll flag


20 posted on 02/08/2011 11:04:15 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: falkayn

Retread suicide.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 11:04:18 AM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: whinecountry

Welcome to FR. What is your opinion of this article?

__________________________________________________________

He really can’t say. He’s been zotted.

I do recall some previous posts here. I think others have called for the zot.

And, as we all know, zot happens.


22 posted on 02/08/2011 11:04:23 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: falkayn

you’re new to FR and you post this so why not tell us where you stand on this.

o BTW, there is no such thing as conservative and fofr the homosexual agenda.
conservatism is fiscal and socially.

If one is fiscal but liberal on social then they’;re libertarians not conservatives.

Seems the writer is a little dumb and thick hey.


23 posted on 02/08/2011 11:05:11 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: falkayn

oh and this article is pure B/S and full of lies, distortions and propaganda so again where do you stand on this issue as we do not know seeing as your new


24 posted on 02/08/2011 11:06:36 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: manc

You cannot be a social liberal and a fiscal conservative. To be a social liberal requires you to take peoples money and spend it on things people do not need or want.


25 posted on 02/08/2011 11:08:16 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: bvw

another pro homo troll looking to split the conservative cause and normal traditional views.

They really need to get a life but now I expect the personal messages to start again like last time


26 posted on 02/08/2011 11:08:38 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: falkayn
Zotted? A shame..I'm sure you were such a good boy.
27 posted on 02/08/2011 11:10:34 AM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: Darksheare

Awww man...the best part of the zot (besides ridding the site of a maggot) are the graphics and getting a chance to see the viking kittehs!

Where are they????


28 posted on 02/08/2011 11:12:42 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: falkayn; sand lake bar

This is the cut of his jib, mate.


29 posted on 02/08/2011 11:13:51 AM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: falkayn

It isn’t “gay”. It’s nasty and against the laws of God. This most likely cynical “gay” co-opt of the conservative agenda is most likely generated in order to attempt to destroy the conservative movement and FORCE them to make allowances UNTIL they, in fact, become liberals. I’m not trying to “boss” the homosexuals, and I’m not going to mistreat anyone - but, “required” approval from me is not mine to give. They don’t want to associate with me, and I don’t want to associate with them if I must pretend to approve of their so-called “lifestyle”. Never the twain shall meet.


30 posted on 02/08/2011 11:14:52 AM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Uh.. we’re going graphicless today.
Saves electrons nd computer screen phosphors.
What?
Most screens don’t have phosphors anymore?!


31 posted on 02/08/2011 11:15:31 AM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: manc

Well, I meant all organized SPIN “coming out” of CPAC these days. Organized homosexuals should realize this — there’s a real self-interest in staying IN the closet, economically speaking. Just some advice to our fellow humans.


32 posted on 02/08/2011 11:22:04 AM PST by bvw
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To: falkayn

IATZ!


33 posted on 02/08/2011 11:25:16 AM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: JPG
Zotted? A shame..I'm sure you were such a good boy.

....and he was trying to turn his posting history around...

34 posted on 02/08/2011 11:35:53 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: falkayn
A general fear of gay people...
Oh please, Chris, get a grip and drop the tired shibboleths!
People don't "fear" gays. People are repulsed and disgusted by the actions of gays! That isn't fear!

And of course anyone doing even the most preliminary research into you understands why you were chosen to write this particle article and why you've worded it in the manner in which you have...
You Have Voted, and He is the Hottest Gay Journalist in New York
In a very close second, with 21% of the votes, is New York Daily News derring-doer Chris Rovzar
More like derriere doing Chris Rovzar.

35 posted on 02/08/2011 11:35:53 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: falkayn
Homosexual sex -what is it good for?

Absolutely nothing.

36 posted on 02/08/2011 11:36:00 AM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: Darksheare

I had never thought of it that way before.


37 posted on 02/08/2011 11:36:16 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 50mm; darkwing104

For the VK ping list!


38 posted on 02/08/2011 11:37:21 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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particle = particular


39 posted on 02/08/2011 11:40:41 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: falkayn

See, if you oppose the homosexual political agenda or even just major parts of it, you are a “Gay-hating” person.

It is like talking to a two year old.


40 posted on 02/08/2011 11:43:08 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: trisham

LOL, troll got an ‘atta boy’ from the guy I pinged over on another thread using the words “I like the cut of your jib, mate”.


41 posted on 02/08/2011 11:43:14 AM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Persevero; falkayn

Emotionally, many homosexuals ARE two year olds.

The latest talking point homosexuals use is the one of ‘civil rights’ where they equate what they do in the bedroom and in public in San Fran with race.
So they’ve been using the ‘racism’ card against people who rightly state that homosexuality is deviancy.


42 posted on 02/08/2011 11:46:42 AM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: cripplecreek
Another Non-Sequitur drive-by retread post.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

43 posted on 02/08/2011 11:47:31 AM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Oy vey.


44 posted on 02/08/2011 11:57:27 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cripplecreek
The Establishment Republican Party is being outed as no more Conservative than the Progressive/Socialist Lefty's.

Faggots and dykes are welcome, as if that will gain these guys a few votes. When a Party has no Principles, it's no longer a Party, but just a bunch of politicians whose only purpose in life is to buy peoples' votes with other peoples' money to keep their jobs.

45 posted on 02/08/2011 12:06:18 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: falkayn; 50mm; darkwing104; Darksheare; Old Sarge; Allegra

46 posted on 02/08/2011 12:09:21 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: Darksheare

I know. From now on, that saying is going to have a special, “festive” meaning for me. :)


47 posted on 02/08/2011 12:09:32 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

“Jibba Jabba” *wincing*


48 posted on 02/08/2011 12:10:54 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: trisham; Darksheare

Hey! You stay away from other people’s jibs! ;-)


49 posted on 02/08/2011 12:11:36 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: falkayn

Someone want to enlighten me on what the hell is up with Breitbart?

After stalwart conservative chops from the belly of the beast, looks like he is off the tracks.

Thanks.


50 posted on 02/08/2011 12:14:44 PM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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