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  • Sarah Palin Throws Support Behind GOProud Participation at CPAC

    02/07/2011 8:03:55 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 74 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | February 7, 2011 |
    "...the question is should the GOP, should conservatives not reach out to others, not participate in events or forums that perhaps are rising within those forums are issues that maybe we don’t personally agree with? And I say no, it’s like you being on a panel shoot, with a bunch of the liberal folks whom you have been on and you provide good information and balance, and you allow for healthy debate, which is needed in order for people to gather information and make up their own minds about issues. I look at participation in an event like CPAC or...
  • Palin defends GOProud participation at CPAC (misleading headline)

    02/07/2011 7:21:00 AM PST · by pissant · 262 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/7/11 | Morrisey
    No great surprise here, really; Palin has quietly backed the end of DADT and expressed support for conservative gays and lesbians in the past. Speaking here with David Brody from the Christian Broadcast Network and excerpted by Breitbart TV, Palin doesn’t endorse GOProud but does defend their attendance at CPAC, and argues that the value of events such as CPAC is to debate the issues and provide as much information as possible to attendees:
  • CPAC 2011: Boycott Deters Few Potential Presidential Candidates

    02/07/2011 1:13:15 AM PST · by · 12 replies ^ | 2/7/11 | David Shedlock
    Various factions are developing among GOP groups over whether the American Conservative Union (ACU), headed by Tom Keene, should have accepted a “homosexual rights” group (GOProud) to be a co-sponsor of its annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which begins February 10th.  Several groups are boycotting the event, such as the Heritage Foundation, the Family Research Council, The American Principles Project, and the American Family Association.  In addition, politicians Mike Huckabee and Jim DeMint have declined invitations. Past keynote speakers have included Ann Coulter, President Ronald Reagan (14 years in a row!) and Glenn Beck. Last year, shouting matches erupted...
  • Bachmann Will Be the First Potential 2012 GOP Candidate to Speak at CPAC

    02/05/2011 2:49:58 PM PST · by pissant · 65 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 2/5/11 | Chris Good
    Next Thursday marks the start of the Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as CPAC, where conservative activists gather every year in Northwest Washington, D.C. It's a chance for bigwigs to make speeches to a ballroom full of influential types, which makes it a particularly choice venue for Republican presidential aspirants, which speak there regularly. It's a packed three-day schedule from Thursday through Saturday, so there's room enough for most of them. Tea party hero Michele Bachmann, whose office indicated in January that she's considering a 2012 run, will be the first of the 2012ers to speak. Bachmann, many will...
  • STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: Breitbart Is Throwing an '80s-Themed Gay Party

    01/22/2011 11:09:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | January 19, 2011 | John Hudson
    For months, the family values wing of the Republican Party has been protesting the inclusion of GOProud, a right-wing gay group, at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). You won't hear any protesting, however, from conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart. "We're going to have a big ol' gay party," he said on a radio show Wednesday. Breitbart says gays deserve a place within the Republican Party and he's been "offended" by efforts to exclude them. Therefore, he's throwing an 80's-themed gay party to welcome them on board. If this sounds like uncharacteristic behavior for Breitbart, his additional remarks should...
  • DeMint to skip CPAC

    01/22/2011 9:48:40 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | January 22, 2011 | CNN
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint is opting out of an appearance at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), making him the latest Republican to the criticize what some have seen as a pro-gay tilt to the prominent conference. "With leading conservatives organizations not participating this year, Senator DeMint will not be attending. He hopes to attend a unified CPAC next year," DeMint spokesman Wesley Denton told CNN. Conservative groups including the Heritage Foundation, Tony Perkins' Family Research Council and Brent Bozell's Media Research Center are boycotting the event over the inclusion of GOProud, a gay conservative group. Other...
  • Andrew Breitbart joins advisory council for gay conservative group (GOProud)

    01/19/2011 12:38:27 PM PST · by Hawk720 · 227 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 19,2011 | Chris Moody
    California-based media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart became the latest high profile conservative to officially align with GOProud, a group that represents gay conservatives. GOPround Board Chairman Christopher Barron announced Wednesday that Breitbart would join the group’s advisory council, calling him a “fearless, committed advocate for conservative principles.” “Andrew Breitbart is one of the most influential voices in the conservative movement today,” Barron said. “We are thrilled to have him as part of the GOProud team.” Breitbart joins anti-tax activist Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, talk radio host Tammy Bruce and political strategist Margaret Hoover on the council. GOProud has...
  • Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda

    01/19/2011 11:18:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2011 | Kelley Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- Allegations of a pro-gay takeover, boycotts, embezzlement and terrorist-loving board members. Sounds like a Hollywood version of a conspiracy thriller, but it's not. It's the buzz around this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation's single largest annual congregation of conservative leaders. Conservatives riding a new wave of momentum thanks to the strength of the Tea Party movement and big wins in the November midterm election should be riding high ahead of this year's CPAC,scheduled to take place in Washington on Feb. 10-13. But the conference, which has met for 38 years, has found itself beset by conflict...
  • A conservative civil war over the Conservative Political Action Conference

    01/08/2011 9:45:54 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2011 | BEN SMITH & BYRON TAU |
    Friction between parts of the social conservative and libertarian wings of the conservative movement has escalated into a shooting war in the run-up to the 28-year old Conservative Political Action Conference, with accusations of embezzlement (true), homosexuality (true), and creeping sharia (disputed) hurled against the 28-year old conservative institution. CPAC’s leaders respond that its foes’ real gripe is that it won’t give a platform to their lunatic conspiracy theories about presidential birth certificates (disputed). But however esoteric the disputes, the fracas has led to real-world repercussions: a move by a group of conservative figures to begin organizing a move to...
  • A conservative civil war over CPAC

    01/08/2011 9:41:24 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/08/2011 | Ben Smith and Byron Tau
    Friction between parts of the social conservative and libertarian wings of the conservative movement has escalated into a shooting war in the run-up to the 28-year old Conservative Political Action Conference, with accusations of embezzlement (true), homosexuality (true), and creeping sharia (disputed) hurled against the 28-year old conservative institution. CPAC’s leaders respond that its foes’ real gripe is that it won’t give a platform to their lunatic conspiracy theories about presidential birth certificates (disputed). ...Two of the heavyweight groups of the broader right, the Heritage Foundation and the Media Research Center, have dropped out of CPAC and are expected, planners...
  • Gay group in, values groups out at CPAC (Heritage, FRC, AFA, CWA, etc)

    01/06/2011 2:54:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/6/2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Social and economic conservatives have worked together under the mantle of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan made them the core of his 1980 coalition, but the alliance may now be fraying. Some of the nation's most prominent social conservatives are sending a message to their economic brethren by dropping out of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in response to the decision to include GOProud, a gay conservative group, as a participating organization. "The base-line reason is that homosexuality is not a conservative value," said Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association's director of issue analysis. "It's the conservative PAC,...
  • Tea Party battle re-ignites over pressure to abandon "social issues"

    12/12/2010 8:23:38 PM PST · by massmike · 175 replies ^ | 12/12/2012 | n/a
    Ever since July when a Tea Party planned for the historic Lexington Battle Green was shut down by RINO Republicans who objected to the pro-family, pro-morality message, a battle has flared over whether so-called "moderates" have the right to silence social conservatives. This re-ignited the following month when one of the same RINO activists attempted to stop a South Boston Tea Party from taking place. Recently the homosexual "conservative" group GOProud has raised the stakes by mounting a campaign to try to persuade national Tea Party leaders that the movement should avoid social issues completely. However, as the homosexual news...
  • GOProud plays Wormtongue to GOP’s King Theoden

    11/23/2010 2:49:48 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 12 replies
    How many movies have you seen where the bad guy sends a saboteur into the good guy’s camp. This person pretends he wants the same end result as the good guy when all the while he’s working to bring him down. Wormtongue of “Lord of the Rings” fame comes to mind with his evil whisperings into King Theoden’s ear as he leads him astray with lies and persuasion. Recently according to Politico, GOProud, the conservative homosexual group, along with various segments of the Tea Party stated in an open letter that they want to table social issues in favor of...
  • Tea Party Nation [pro-life, pro-military, anti-homo agenda] Letter to the GOP!

    11/22/2010 12:50:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies
    received via email | November 22, 2010 | Signed by over 180 Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists
    Today, Tea Party Nation, along with over 180 other Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists released a letter to the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill. Last week, GOProud, a non-Tea Party group, sent a letter to Senator McConnell and Speaker to be Boehner, claiming to speak for the Tea Party movement. It was signed by 16 people. We decided to send a letter that speaks for the mainstream of the Tea Party movement. This letter is going Senator McConnell and Congressman Boehner today. It has been signed by over 180 Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists. Here is the letter:...
  • GOProud 'never' a part of tea party

    11/20/2010 3:39:45 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Nov. 20, 2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    Tea Party Nation founder and CEO Judson Phillips plans to set the GOP congressional leadership straight about the tea party's legislative demands, after a handful of Tea Party Patriots and a homosexual activist group, GOProud, released an open letter last Monday urging Republicans to ignore social issues. This coming Monday, Phillips plans to release an open letter of his own urging the GOP to address several fiscal matters and at least three social issues, including the preservation of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy banning open homosexuals in the military. "There is a battle going on for the heart and...
  • There's No Such Thing as a Pro-Gay-Agenda Conservative

    11/17/2010 11:37:04 AM PST · by DesertRenegade · 10 replies
    Human Events ^ | Nov. 17, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Not so long ago, the prevailing political fashion dictated that a Republican elected official who spent his entire career advancing big government -- while also advocating such things as legalized abortion -- should insist on describing himself as a "fiscal conservative." In reality, no such creature ever existed. Examination of the actual voting records of professional politicians who called themselves "fiscal conservatives" invariably produced copious evidence they were anything but conservative. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania exemplified the type. When he appeared on CNN in 1995 to tell Larry King he would be seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 1996,...
  • CPAC under fire over gay conservative group

    11/17/2010 11:29:42 AM PST · by DesertRenegade · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov. 16, 2010 | Ben Smith
    A conservative group has backed out of the annual CPAC conservative political conference, citing the participation of a gay Republican group. The American Principles Project president Frank Cannon wrote an open letter yesterday to CPAC chair David Keene, saying that his group could not participate in the conference because of GOProud's role in the event. "Having now examined closely GOProud’s mission and its behavior since its inception, we can only conclude that the organization’s purposes are fundamentally incompatible with a movement that has long embraced the ideals of family and faith in a thriving civil society. They have further defined...
  • Avoid Social Issues, GOP Urged (Homosexualists, Pro-Aborts Co-opt Tea Party Movement)

    11/14/2010 3:38:40 PM PST · by kristinn · 688 replies · 3+ views
    Politico ^ | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Ben Smith and Byron Tau
    A gay conservative group and some Tea Party leaders are campaigning to keep social issues off the Republican agenda. In a letter to be released Monday, the group GOProud and leaders from groups like the Tea Party Patriots and the New American Patriots, will urge Republicans in the House and Senate to keep their focus on shrinking the government. "On behalf of limited-government conservatives everywhere, we write to urge you and your colleagues in Washington to put forward a legislative agenda in the next Congress that reflects the principles of the Tea Party movement," they write to presumptive House Speaker...
  • Gay Conservatives to Run Ads Against Democrats

    10/25/2010 5:23:49 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 111 replies
    cnn ^ | 25 October | Evan Glass
    A political group of gay conservatives will begin airing ads against a handful of Democratic candidates on Monday, including a spot against openly gay congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts. In a statement, GOProud declares that this is "the first time ever a national gay organization is airing a television advertising campaign going after Democrats." "Barney Frank is an absolute embarrassment," said Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of GOProud's Board of Directors. "He represents the worst kind of Washington politician." In addition to Frank, the $50,000 purchase of airtime by GOProud will pay for ads against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen....
  • Gay Conservative Group Targets Barney Frank And Friends

    10/21/2010 9:14:05 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 2 replies ^ | 10/22/10 | CaroleL
    GOProud, a political organization of gay conservatives, has produced a new ad that targets Congressional Democrats including openly gay Representative Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts). The ad is the first by a national gay organization that goes after Democrats and, according to GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia, "highlights the embarrassing and arrogant approach of Democratic leaders in Washington and reminds voters that the record of this Democratic Congress is a dismal one."