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  • Gay conservative group GOProud closing its doors

    06/09/2014 2:53:09 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2014 | Rick Moran
    The current leadership sounds hopeful about continuing the organization under a different name with a different mission, but, as the Advocate explains, that's probably unrealistic. Bilerico reporter Andrew Markle initially reported that GOProud was shuttering on Sunday, and following initial denials on social media from members of the group, key organizers confirmed to Bilerico founder Bil Browning Monday that the group is indeed planning to close up shop. GOProud executive director Matthew Bechstein told Browning that the mixed messages were an attempt to calm members and stave off any problems with fundraising efforts. Nevertheless, "We're leaving GOProud behind and re-branding...
  • Hatch: gay marriage will become law of the land

    05/29/2014 6:51:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2014 7:31 PM EDT
    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch conceded Wednesday it’s only a matter of time before gay marriage is legal across the country, even though he doesn’t think that’s the right way to go. Hatch said people who can’t see what’s happening aren’t living in the real world. He made the remarks during an appearance on KSL-Radio’s Doug Wright Show. […] Hatch also questioned whether judges should be able to tell states how to handle an important matter like marriage. He said he believes nobody should suffer discrimination, and said religious people should try to understand other people’s beliefs. …
  • Stop Being Stupid!

    02/27/2014 5:22:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 27, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Wouldn’t it be nice if conservatives could go a week without some group or individuals doing or saying something embarrassing? At least, I think it would be nice, but I have no proof because it hasn’t happened in ages. There’s been so much stupidity in the last couple of weeks it’s hard to keep track of it all. Here are just a few examples and how they should have been handled. Ted Nugent called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel.” Ted is Ted. I get that. And Ted’s going to be Ted no matter what you do. He’s not going to...
  • CPAC Welcomes Gay Rights Groups After Years of Exclusion

    02/19/2014 8:42:04 AM PST · by kristinn · 122 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | Beth Reinhard
    Meet the kinder, gentler Conservative Political Action Conference. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, snubbed last year after palling around with President Obama, is coming. So is GOProud, the gay rights group that was banned for the past few years amid noisy boycotts from critics and supporters. There's even a panel debating the merits of medical marijuana. "CPAC is about finding conservative solutions to every challenge in America and not just saying 'no'," said Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, which runs the conference in Washington, D.C. "We're determined to win the majority of American support." The annual debate...
  • Hope you didn’t give money to GOProud because Breitbart told you to or anything

    01/17/2014 12:07:27 PM PST · by DesScorp · 14 replies
    Five Feet of Fury ^ | 1-17-2014 | Kathy Shaidle
    Earlier this week, GOProud founder Jimmy LaSalvia announced that he was leaving the Republican Party because of its “tolerance of bigotry,” but in an interview with liberal radio and television host Thom Hartmann, LaSalvia went a good bit further in denouncing the GOP. On Thursday night’s The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, LaSalvia said that the party is the “last place in America” where the “forces of intolerance” are left. LaSalvia and GOProud co-founder Chris Barron stepped down from their leadership positions in the gay conservative organization last April, and Barron recently blasted the group as a “sad shell of...
  • GOProud Founder Officially Leaves Republican Party over ‘Tolerance of Bigotry’

    01/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 14th, 2014 | by Andrew Kirell
    Jimmy LaSalvia, the founder of the conservative gay advocacy group GOProud, has officially announced his departure from the Republican Party. “Today, I joined the ranks of unaffiliated voters. I am every bit as conservative as I’ve always been, but I just can’t bring myself to carry the Republican label any longer,” LaSalvia wrote. “You see, I just don’t agree with the big-government ‘conservatives’ who run the party now.”
  • Goodbye, Graham? Blogger Bruce Carroll (The Gay Patriot) to announce final decision on Senate run

    03/27/2013 1:24:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    LIVE TONIGHT AT 9PM EASTERN -- a special "announcement" edition of The @gaypatriot Report on @the405radio #tcot #SCsen #GP14— Bruce Carroll (@BruceCarrollSC) March 27, 2013 To campaign or not to campaign? Earlier this month, Carroll, the Twitterer formerly known as @GayPatriot, resigned his position at GOProud to focus on a potential run against Sen. Lindsey Graham. It looks like he’s finally made a decision, once and for all.
  • Ann Coulter berates GOP for their divisions on immigration policy in CPAC speech

    03/16/2013 7:25:51 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 140 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 3-16-2013 | Laine Milam
    March 16, 2013 Ann Coulter berates GOP for their divisions on immigration policy in CPAC speech Laine Milam As she has done many times before, bestselling author Ann Coulter delivered an uncensored critique of the Republican party at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. Her criticisms this year were harshest when it came to the party’s current divide on the topic of comprehensive immigration reform.Following up on her column from last month, Coulter argued that the GOP needs to have a tough but cohesive message on immigration policy, but not the one that many party leaders have touted lately.“One public...
  • Conservatives, Republicans and Self-Inflicted Wounds

    03/10/2013 5:51:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | March 10, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Circular firing squads are about as helpful as they sound, yet they are something at which some Republicans excel. I do my best to avoid engaging in them. To paraphrase President Reagan, my 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy. But sometimes my 80 percent friends do something 100 percent stupid, and pretending they didn’t could cause more damage than calling them out on it. Consider Sen. John McCain. Few have honed their circular firing squad skills to the level of the senior Senator from Arizona. McCain fancies himself a lot of things – a conservative, a leader,...
  • Ask Siri About CPAC 2013

    03/04/2013 9:10:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 4, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Ask Siri: “What is CPAC 2013? There is an app in the iTunes store called CPAC 2013. You must know something about this event!” Siri is a smart woman. She responds: “CPAC 2013 is the largest annual gathering of conservative activists in the country and is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Washington, D.C., March 14-16, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. CPAC’s organizers expect to meet or exceed last year’s attendance record—meaning over 10,000 activists. This is a big feat considering that this is a year after an election where conservatives suffered some major losses. This indicates that...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: I don’t think Chris Christie and GOProud should be excluded from CPAC

    03/01/2013 11:48:04 PM PST · by Bratch · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via the Andrea Tantaros Show, I assume his point here about the urgency of economic renewal will form the core of his CPAC speech so consider this a sneak preview. Interesting little exchange between him and Tantaros: She seizes on his message about opposing political correctness to steer him towards criticizing Christie’s and GOProud’s exclusion on those grounds, that it’s a form of conservative PC. But that’s not really where he takes it. He comes back at her, essentially, with something similar to Mitch Daniels’s idea of a “truce” on social issues. We need a big tent right now because...
  • S. E. Cupp Withdraws from CPAC in Support of Same-Sex Marriage (video)

    02/26/2013 1:18:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 202 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Following in fellow MSNBC co-host Chris Hayes’s footsteps, the network’s conservative pundit S. E. Cupp has withdrawn from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference next month over the issue of same-sex marriage and the exclusion of GOProud. Cupp announced her decision to back out on The Cycle earlier this afternoon.
  • GOProud’s exclusion from CPAC sparks burst of support for gay conservatives

    02/17/2013 11:52:06 PM PST · by Bratch · 20 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 17, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is less than a month away and the now-annual kerfuffle over the participation of gay conservative group GOProud was in full swing on Twitter this weekend. When GOProud co-sponsored CPAC in 2011, several conservative groups boycotted the conference. Later that year, the American Conservative Union’s board of directors voted to exclude GOProud from formal participation in 2012 and the welcome mat is still rolled up. Naturally, the liberal media presented this as unimpeachable evidence of the Right’s “H8″ and intolerance. But among conservatives on Twitter, there’s little controversy over whether to embrace gay conservatives as...
  • US pundit says gays have ‘no business’ being Republican[UK Gay site]

    08/27/2012 9:23:52 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 18 replies
    Gay Star News ^ | Aug 27 2012 | Joe Morgan
    American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has slammed gay right-wing groups such as Log Cabin Republicans A homophobic pundit has said gay people have ‘no business’ being Republican, saying they undermine the ‘pure morals’ of the GOP. American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, who supports the criminalization of homosexuality in the US, said gay right-wingers ‘undermine and subvert’ the ‘moral foundations’ of the Republican Party. Speaking ahead of the Republican National Convention, he slammed the rise of gay groups like the Log Cabin Republicans. In an interview with Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Fischer said: ‘They have no business being there. Our message to them...
  • Republican Gay-Rights Group, GOProud, to Throw Party at RNC

    08/22/2012 12:38:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Broward/Palm Beach New Times ^ | Fri., Aug. 17 2012 | Chris Joseph
    The 2012 RNC is about to get faaaaabulous! The gay conservative group GOProud will hold its Homocon 2012 event following the Republican National Convention in Tampa. "Homocon 2012 will be the must have ticket for the RNC," the executive director and cofounder of GOProud, Jimmy LaSalvia, says on the group's website. The event will include a number of conservative guest speakers, including Grover Norquist; contributors Dana Loesch and Mike Flynn; and a former chair of the American Conservative Union and vice chair of CPAC, David Keene. GOProud proudly proclaims on its website that it is the only gay conservative...
  • Homosexual Groups Vie for Bragging Rights Over RNC Platform Process

    08/10/2012 7:51:14 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 33 replies
    America's Party News ^ | Aug. 10, 2012
    Two separate Republican homosexual groups are arguing over who made the first inroads into the GOP platform-drafting process. From the Washington Blade [a 'gay' news source]: GOProud disputes Log Cabin’s ‘first’ at GOP convention Two gay Republican groups disagree over the claim that the participation of Log Cabin in the 2012 Republican platform drafting process is a “first” for the organization as claimed by its executive director. On Wednesday, the Washington Blade reported that Log Cabin would have four members of its organization credentialed to take part in the platform drafting process, which will happen in Tampa, Fla., the week...
  • GOProud's Barron says President Obama's same sex marriage endorsement 'overtly political'

    05/10/2012 12:18:28 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 4 replies
    Starting Point ^ | May 10, 2012 | Soledad O'Brien
    Video clip shows Chris Barron, leader of activist homosexual group GOProud advising fellow Republicans to support Gary Johnson because he endorses full sodomite marriage. What is so revealing is that GOProud is the same front group that claimed to endorse Trump and then Herman Cain. Now they are finally admitting they are solely voting on homosexual special rights and demanding gay 'marriage'.
  • Romney campaign reckons with gay rights after aide's exit

    05/04/2012 8:35:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    MSDNC ^ | 05/04/2012 | Michael O'Brien
    Mitt Romney’s campaign was weathering a minor controversy by week’s end related to the resignation of a foreign policy aide who was gay, forcing the campaign to deny it had caved to fringe social conservatives who’d pressured Romney to fire the aide.“We wanted him to stay with our team. He's a very accomplished spokesperson, and we select people not based upon their ethnicity or sexual preference or gender, but their capability,” Romney said Friday on Fox News of the aide, Richard Grenell, who stepped down from the Romney campaign on Tuesday. Grenell was hired to act as Romney's spokesman on...
  • Source of Etch A Sketch gaffe is trusted and loyal Romney adviser (Mehlman/Rhoades/Rove mafia)

    03/24/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/23/12 | Philip Rucker
    -snip- Although Fehrnstrom is one of Romney’s longest-serving aides, he, like his boss, has no roots in the conservative movement. Fehrnstrom started out as a reporter covering alderman meetings in Boston and lives in liberal Brookline, Mass. His work as a GOP operative has been confined to New England — a region, as he often notes, that’s “pretty rocky terrain for Republicans.” To some influential conservatives, Fehrnstrom is an enigma. It’s not that conservatives don’t trust him. It’s that some don’t even know him. “I’ve never heard of him. I’ve been going to conservative meetings since I was knee-high to...
  • Pro-Ron Paul SuperPAC is funded by global hedge fund manager [also GOProud supporter]

    02/27/2012 9:50:23 AM PST · by Antoninus · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | February 27, 2012 | Florentius
    Ron Paul, who claims to be a fierce opponent of globalism and big money interests, as well as a strong proponent of traditional morality, is receiving millions of dollars in political support from global hedge fund manager, Peter Theil. An article that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday detailed the $2.6 million in donations made by Thiel, co-founder of Pay Pal, to a Pro-Paul super-PAC, Endorse Liberty, that has produced videos attacking Rick Santorum. Newt Gingrich, and Rick Perry. You will note that Mitt Romney is not among those the SuperPAC has attacked. Thiel also counts himself a libertarian,...
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC (Peter Thiel, homosexual, GOProud fundraiser)

    02/27/2012 6:27:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham,Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012. But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy. Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.
  • CPAC 2012 moves away from gay conservatives and closer to the politics of hate (BARF ALERT)

    02/09/2012 7:53:35 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 20 replies ^ | February 10, 2012 | Margaret Hoover
    snip.... "Mr. Goldberg’s denunciation of right wing bigotry is timely as the American conservative movement’s movers and shakers gather this week for the annual CPAC convention. snip... Unfortunately, despite their conservative agenda, GOProud has been excluded from CPAC 2012 thanks to the very bigotry that Bernie Goldberg spotlighted on "The O'Reilly Factor." snip.... A handful of social conservative organizations and individuals that participate in CPAC have bullied the new leadership of the American Conservative Union (ACU) – the organization that puts on CPAC – into excluding GOProud from participating in this year’s convention. For the last two years CPAC, under...
  • Andrew Breitbart Steps Down From GOProud Board After it Outs Perry Advisor

    12/10/2011 2:20:25 PM PST · by rintense · 146 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 12/9/2011 | Andre Tartar
    It's not all that surprising that, in the wake of Rick Perry's much-maligned anti-gay ad the other day, the gay conservative group GOPRoud ended up at the center of the ensuing media storm, fielding requests from reporters left and right. Except it seems that the group's director and chairman (inadvertently, they claim) created a gay-bashing brouhaha of their own by letting slip the true sexual orientation of Tony Fabrizio, a top strategist on the governor's presidential campaign. In an e-mail to the rest of the board — acquired by the Daily Caller — GOProud leaders Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSavlia...
  • GOProud to hold "Ho Ho HOMOCON" Just In Time For Christmas (Thanks CPAC)

    11/09/2011 2:45:18 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 49 replies
    GOPROUD ^ | 11/9/11 | GOProud
    Celebrate the holidays GOProud style at our Ho Ho HOMOCON party on Capitol Hill! Join us at 8 pm on Monday, December 5 at Sonoma Restaurant, 223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC. More details coming soon.
  • Republican Gay Rights Group Demands Apology from Santorum

    09/23/2011 10:01:23 AM PDT · by lbryce · 220 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 23, 2011 | Lucy Madison
    Members of the conservative gay rights group GOProud are demanding an apology from Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum for what they call his disrespectful comments directed at a gay soldier in Thursday night's GOP presidential debate. "Tonight, Rick Santorum disrespected our brave men and women in uniform, and he owes Stephen Hill, the gay soldier who asked him the question about Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal, an immediate apology," said GOProud's Christopher Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia in a Thursday night press release. During the Fox News/Google-sponsored debate, which took place in Orlando, Florida, a gay soldier deployed in Iraq asked...
  • Ann Coulter Beats Andrew Breitbart in “Gay” Butt Kissing Contest!

    08/25/2011 7:43:58 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 62 replies
    Redstate ^ | August 24, 2011 | Ryan Sorba
    In an August 10 article appearing on the front page of the world learned that Ann Coulter –the “Queen of Conservatism”– was one-upping Andrew Breitbart and Grover Norquist in their “gay” butt-kissing contest by accepting a new position as Honorary Chair of the pro-sodomy organization GOProud. Said Coulter about her new position: I am honored to serve in this capacity on GOProud’s Advisory Council, and look forward to being the Queen of Fabulous. If GOProud advisory board member and Gay-Stream Media (GSM) mogul Andrew Breitbart were any happier about this turn-of-events he’d be “gay”! Shortly after appointing their...
  • Ann Coulter joins board for homosexual group: GOODBYE, ANN, SEEMS WE BARELY KNEW YOU!!

    08/11/2011 4:18:33 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 103 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/11/2011 | WND
    Ann Coulter joins board for homosexual group I 'look forward to being the queen of fabulous' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 10, 2011 7:36 pm Eastern © 2011 WND Ann Coulter Columnist Ann Coulter, whose work appears weekly on WND, is joining the advisory board of GOProud, the Republican homosexual activist organization whose leaders say they are "conservative." The move comes after her controversial decision last fall to speak to the group prompted another conservative conference to withdraw its speaking invitation. Coulter said in a statement, according to Chris Moody of the blog The Ticket, "I am honored to serve in...
  • Ann Coulter Joins Board of Gay Conservative Group GOProud

    08/09/2011 10:03:00 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 40 replies
    Pundit Ann Coulter has joined gay conservative group GOProud as Honorary Chair of its Advisory Council, the group announced today: Coulter’s official title will be “Honorary Chair and Gay Icon.” “Ann Coulter is a brilliant and fearless leader of the conservative movement, we are honored to have her as part of GOProud’s leadership,” said Christopher Barron, Chairman of GOProud’s Board. “Ann helped put our organization on the map. Politics is full of the meek, the compromising and the apologists – Ann, like GOProud, is the exact opposite of all of those things. We need more Ann Coulters.” “I am honored...
  • Ann Coulter joins Board of Gay Conservative Group GOProud

    08/09/2011 10:10:05 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 65 replies · 1+ views ^ | 08/09/2011
    Pundit Ann Coulter has joined gay conservative group GOProud as Honorary Chair of its Advisory Council, the group announced today: Coulter’s official title will be “Honorary Chair and Gay Icon.” “Ann Coulter is a brilliant and fearless leader of the conservative movement, we are honored to have her as part of GOProud’s leadership,” said Christopher Barron, Chairman of GOProud’s Board. “Ann helped put our organization on the map. Politics is full of the meek, the compromising and the apologists – Ann, like GOProud, is the exact opposite of all of those things. We need more Ann Coulters.” “I am honored...
  • Openly Gay Anchor’s Extraordinarily Harsh Words About Michele Bachmann

    07/23/2011 4:47:16 AM PDT · by massmike · 42 replies ^ | 07/23/2011 | Jack Mirkinson
    Openly gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts had some very harsh words for Michele Bachmann and the GOP on Friday. Roberts was speaking to Jimmy DeSalvia, the head of GOProud, a gay Republican organization, about Bachmann. DeSalvia said it was important to "replace" a "failed president," and that his organization had reached out to all the GOP presidential candidates. "You will replace [Obama] with a person who would extinguish you," Roberts said to DeSalvia. He added that Bachmann is someone who "doesn't believe that you have a right in this country to get married, that believes you don't even have a...
  • GOP leadership opens door to homosexual rep

    07/01/2011 2:28:17 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 163 replies ^ | 6/30/11 | Fred Jackson
    Homosexual Republicans are celebrating what they see as a major victory for their cause. According to the Log Cabin Republicans, the Republican National Committee -- which is the central arm of the Republican Party -- has named the homosexual group's executive director to the RNC's Finance Committee. That committee is the fundraising arm of the RNC. The Log Cabin group says R. Clarke Cooper will play a "critical" role in raising funds for the party's efforts to elect Republicans to the White House and across the country. Cooper says he will be working to elect what he calls "pro-equality Republicans."...
  • The Trump Effect on Birtherism (Dave compares birthers to truthers, Trump to Ron Paul)

    04/01/2011 12:12:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | April 1, 2011 | David Weigel
    Chris Barron, chairman of GOProud, writes at length about Donald Trump's newfound obsession with Barack Obama's citizenship. You'll recall that GOProud was at least partly responsible for Trump's buzzy appearance at CPAC; the tycoon/pundit/punchline's slow descent into birtherism had been raising questions about the gay group. "Let me be 100% clear – I am not a birther. I have never said I don’t believe Barack Obama was born in this country. Quite honestly, I haven’t spent much time worrying about or thinking about this issue, because I just don’t care about it. But there are a lot of issues that...

    02/16/2011 2:42:35 PM PST · by Syncro · 76 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Febuary,16, 2011 | Ann Coulter
    DEMOCRATS: EMBOLDENING AMERICA'S ENEMIES AND TERRIFYING HER ALLIES SINCE 1976 February 16, 2011 The Middle East is on fire again, and crazy Muslims with funny names aren't helping things -- Mahmoud, ElBaradei, al-Banna, Barack ... The major new development is that NOW liberals want to get rid of a dictator in the Middle East! Where were they when we were taking out the guy with the rape rooms? Remember? The one who had gassed his own people, invaded his neighbors and was desperately seeking weapons of mass destruction? The guy who emerged from a spider hole looking like Charlie...
  • Is Palin just a politician, after all?

    02/15/2011 11:51:25 PM PST · by pissant · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 2/16/11 | Linda harvey
    Sarah Palin told reporters that she would have no problem with the porn lobby being cosponsors and holding respected seats at the table at last week's CPAC meeting. Nor does she have a problem with Planned Parenthood. After all, these are "different, diverse groups involved in political discourse" – so why not allow them all to crowd in under the "conservative" umbrella? Actually, she didn't say these things, but instead told Fox News "gay" groups had a right to be at CPAC. But, why not these others as well? Don't they fit her broad qualifications, as stated above? Why not...
  • 'Conservative' joins homosexual lobby

    02/15/2011 5:19:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 14, 2011 | WorldNetDaily
    The former executive director for the American Conservative Union has agreed to serve on the advisory council for GOProud, a homosexual lobby that has approved of same-sex "marriage" and the repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that allowed homosexuals to serve in the military if they didn't make an issue of their lifestyle choice even though the law banned that. According to an announcement today from GOProud, Chuck Muth, the former executive director of the ACU, is joining the GOProud leadership team. Christopher Barron, chairman of GOProud's board, said in a prepared statement the organization was honored to...
  • GOProud out at annual summit of conservatives

    02/14/2011 12:29:36 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 14, 2011 | WND
    GOProud, the advocacy organization for homosexuals that also portrays itself as "conservative," reportedly will be left out of the annual summit for conservatives in the United States, the CPAC meetings, next year. Its inclusion last year and this year by David Keene, the outgoing chief of the American Conservative Union, which sponsors the Conservative Political Action Conference, had prompted a long list of major players in the movement, including the Heritage Foundation, the Media Research Center, Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America, to boycott. That left Al Cardenas, the new chairman, promising just days ago a "comprehensive vetting...
  • Tammy Bruce Resigns GoProud

    02/14/2011 1:33:52 AM PST · by pissant · 164 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/12/11 | Ben Howe
    Tammy Bruce, columnist, radio host & conservative gay activist, announced on her website today that she will resign her position as advisory board member to GoProud. I want to let you know that after being a supporter and serving as Chair of the Advisory Board since May of 2010, I gave Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia my resignation Saturday night. If you search GOProud here at the blog you’ll see the affection with which I’ve held both Chris and Jimmy, and I wish them well. I spoke with Tammy at the CPAC convention and when asked for comment on the...
  • He's no Sarah Palin...Liberal Congressman Ron Paul becomes conservatives' surprise top choice

    02/14/2011 2:21:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 14, 2011 | Daniel Bates
    Liberal GOP congressman Ron Paul has become the surprise choice by conservative Republicans to be the party’s presidential candidate for next year’s elections. The Texan took 30 per cent of the votes cast by the American Conservative Union, beating Mitt Romney into second place on 23 per cent. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich got a mere five per cent - but that was more than Sarah Palin, who managed just three per cent of the ballots. It was the second year in a row that Mr Paul had topped the CPAC vote, suggesting that support for him could be building...
  • The Trouble at CPAC & the Real Dividing Line for Conserving America (re. Grover Norquist)

    02/13/2011 4:07:10 PM PST · by cj in tx · 33 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 12, 2011 | Arlen Williams
    There is a lot of buzz in the conservative air this week, over what may be considered either corruptive or divisive in the ranks, at the current CPAC conference. From any moment to the next, it may be about one group’s promotion of homosexuality, or another man’s, Grover Norquist’s, apparent Islamist activism, in conjunction with his Muslim wife. Norquist has done much good, but his aims and influence are exemplary of what is has been harmful and corruptive in conservatism for a very long while. That is not because of his marital relations, but because he is married to unbalanced...
  • In Palin's Absence, Romney Plays Front-Runner at CPAC (Good for a chuckle)

    02/12/2011 10:07:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2011 | Erin McPike
    The presidential field may be wide open, but one candidate is playing the role of the inevitable front-runner, as his performance at the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference this weekend shows. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney brought with him to the event a large entourage that stayed for several days, while most other potential candidates dropped in and out of the conference to make their speeches and headline a reception or two. Other serious contenders brought just a few key staffers, but many didn't even have their top political aide in tow. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas...
  • GOProud Party Breitbart’s Proudest Hour

    02/12/2011 12:42:10 AM PST · by Nickname · 182 replies
    PajamasMedia ^ | February 10, 2011 | Roger L Simon
    The party staged by Andrew Breitbart for GOProud — the gay Republican and conservative group — was as close to a game changer as things get and the most interesting event at CPAC by far, at least to this point — and that’s meant as no insult to CPAC. With sexy Sophie B. Hawkins singing to a boisterous, supportive crowd, the party almost obliterated in one night the conception that Republicans are anti-gay and gave the impression that young libertarians — and some not so young — are taking over the GOP. Pretty soon it may be cool to be...
  • Why the “Issue” of Morality Will Always Matter, and Why it Must Never be Suppressed or Denied

    02/11/2011 7:35:14 PM PST · by TCH · 23 replies · 1+ views
    TCH | February 11, 2011 | TCH
    Why the “Issue” of Morality Will Always Matter... And Why it Must Never be Suppressed or Denied: I expect the “libertarians” will never “get it”... since they possess no objective principles, but only subjective standards... and those can always be lowered. The craven materialistic humanism of those possessed of self-centered egos will not substitute for genuine liberty—no matter the "high-sounding words in their mouths." The moral relativism of the simple-minded has placed America on a fast track to socialism. You see, libertarians are actually closet socialist—they just do not yet comprehend the irony of their atheistic philosophy. As Sir Edmund...
  • New CPAC chief: We might have to dump GOProud for taunting the boycotters

    02/11/2011 4:55:38 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    HotAir ^ | February 10, 2011 | Allahpundit
    This smells like a pretext to drop them from next year’s conference, thereby clearing the way for socially conservative boycotters to return. Even so, although I support GOProud, I admit to cringing a bit at Chris Barron goofing on boycotters as having exiled themselves to the “Island of Political Misfit Toys” or whatever. It’s not that DeMint et al. can’t take it — Barron himself, I’m sure, could offer a few insights from his formative years about dealing with taunts and name-calling — but doing an end-zone dance over such a contentious disagreement is foolishly and needlessly alienating. And as...
  • GoProud Dissent Among the Ranks

    02/11/2011 2:42:58 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | Feb 11, 2011 | Ben Howe
    There appears to be more fallout as a result of the recent remarks made by GoProud Chairman Chris Barron in which he referred to ACU Foundation Chairman Cleta Mitchell as a “nasty bigot.” Barron later apologized for the remark after raising the ire of newly selected ACU chair Al Cardenas who indicated the possibility that the organization may distance themselves from GoProud. Said Cardenas: “I have been disappointed with their website and their quotes in the media, taunting organizations that are respected in our movement and part of our movement, and that’s not acceptable. And that puts them in a...
  • What Will GOProud Bring to the Conservative Table?

    02/11/2011 2:05:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 44 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2011 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    There's been a whole lot of talking going on regarding GOProud's participation and sponsorship of this year's CPAC convention. There've been numerous pundits spouting off about it. There've been interviews galore on the subject. There've been memos. There've been boycotts. There's been a lot of liberal drooling over the prospect of a conservative split of gigantic proportion. Yet, there is something fundamental missing in this big, fat heap of internecine squabbling. What will GOProud bring to the conservative table? So far, fiscal conservatives of the libertarian bent have sought to shame social conservatives into silence and forced acceptance of GOProud....
  • This is Too Much For Me (RedState rips into GOProud)

    02/10/2011 7:47:31 PM PST · by DesScorp · 4 replies ^ | 2/10/2011 | Erick Erickson
    I have, for me, shown an amazing amount of restraint in keeping my mouth shut on an issue about which I can stay silent no longer — GOProud and CPAC. RedState’s parent company, Eagle Publishing, Inc., is a long time sponsor of CPAC. RedState itself is helping FreedomWorks sponsor Bloggers Row. We were the sole sponsor of Bloggers Row last year. I will be speaking at CPAC at the Young America’s Foundation luncheon named in honor of Tom Phillips, my friend and also the big boss at Eagle Publishing, Inc. I have done my best to stay out of this...
  • Tammy Bruce - Sarah Palin Didn't Say She Supports Go Proud, She Said All Voices Are Welcome

    02/10/2011 7:08:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Smart Girl Politics ^ | February 8, 2011 | Timothy Donovan
    Tammy lays it all down about what Sarah Palin said and that this isn't all about the Gays but freedom, because with out freedom it doesn't matter if you're straight or gay, I can't put into words all that Tammy said but I do understand freedom and with out it nothing matters. (VIDEO AT LINK)
  • Partial Apology from GOProud

    02/10/2011 5:45:27 PM PST · by DesScorp · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2/10/2011 | Quin Hillyer
    'Asked for GOProud’s response, the group’s chairman apologized for his comments about Cleta Mitchell. “For the past six months, we have watched as unfair and untrue attacks have been leveled against our organization, our allies, our friends and sometimes even their families. Everyone has their breaking point and clearly in my interview with Metro Weekly I had reached mine. I shouldn’t have used the language that I did to describe Cleta Mitchell and for that I apologize,” said Chris Barron.' Still no apology to Sen. Jim DeMint or others for saying they belonged on the "island of misfit toys." No...
  • New CPAC Head Distances Group From GOProud

    02/10/2011 5:43:55 PM PST · by kristinn · 12 replies
    FrumForum ^ | Thursday, February 10, 2011 | Tim Mak
    The new chair of the American Conservative Union, Al Cardenas, today distanced his organization from GOProud, telling FrumForum in an exclusive interview that “it’s going to be difficult to continue the relationship” with the gay conservative organization. The ACU, which annually organizes the Conservative Political Action Conference, has faced some criticism for including GOProud as a co-sponsor for the second year in a row. Socially conservative organizations have denounced the move, and the Heritage Foundation claimed that GOProud’s inclusion was part of their decision to opt-out. Cardenas, who was selected yesterday to replace outgoing chairman David Keene, told FrumForum that...
  • The Stalwart Fiscal Conservative Who is Socially Liberal? Non-Existent

    02/10/2011 11:54:16 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 02/10/11 | Daniel
    As our annual CPAC gathering kicks off today with the sponsorship of the gay Republican GoProud organization, it is important to understand something about socially liberal "conservatives".  They don't exist. Period. (O.K. there is Jeff Flake on DADT, but he is still 100% pro life). American conservatism is comprised of three indissoluble principles; social values, national defense, and classic economic liberalism.  A movement that includes those who categorically reject one of those ethos is not a big tent.  It is a circus.  That is because those who reject social values or national defense will indubitably reject fiscal conservatism as well. ...