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Gay Republican Group GOProud to Co-Sponsor CPAC Conference

Gay Republican group GOProud announced today they'll be a sponsor of the right-wing CPAC conference, which takes place on February 18-20 in Washington D.C..

Goproud Said Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia: "GOProud is thrilled to be a cosponsor of the single most important conservative gathering in the country. GOProud's participation at CPAC is one of the most important things we will do all year. This gathering of the nation's most influential conservatives gives us an incredible opportunity to deliver our message. GOProud looks forward to continuing to work with the conservative movement to promote policies that will improve the lives of all Americans - including gays and lesbians."

Among the other co-sponsors are anti-gay groups Concerned Women for America, Focus on the Family, the Alliance Defense Fund, and the National Organization for Marriage.

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  1. One simply can't write comedy like this. This is the perfect punchline, and (sighs) only happens in earnest.

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 8, 2009 6:17:50 PM

  2. And they, my son, are what fuckwits look like.

    Posted by: elcamino | Dec 8, 2009 6:20:44 PM

  3. Hey, if GOProud can influence those groups and that PAC to be less anti-gay, then more power to them. Seriously. But I'm skeptical, and I have a feeling once those other groups figure out what GOProud is about, they will buck and kick until someone gets uninvited...

    Posted by: ColinATL | Dec 8, 2009 6:25:37 PM

  4. I just don't know how any member of GOProud can justify themselves. Their priorities are definitely screwed up.

    Posted by: sharksfansd | Dec 8, 2009 6:36:51 PM

  5. What more can one say (politely) other than "Good luck with that."?
    If they honestly think that they're going to so much as nudge the hearts and minds of those on the Christian end of the hard right, then GOProud is far more delusional than I had given the organization credit for being.

    Buckley conservatives I can see being persuaded over time; they're the kinds of conservatives that can be appealed to on the grounds of keeping government out of people's private lives. The wingnuts we have now couldn't be farther from that classic kind of political philosophy.

    Posted by: Jerry | Dec 8, 2009 6:41:12 PM

  6. I bet it's less than a week until their co-sponsorship is rejected and their money returned to them.

    Posted by: Jon | Dec 8, 2009 6:42:13 PM

  7. Not fuckwits -- KAPOS!!!!!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 8, 2009 6:44:41 PM

  8. These people are doing God's work as far as I'm concerned. So what if they fail, at least they're trying.

    Posted by: Jason (the commenter) | Dec 8, 2009 6:52:58 PM

  9. ...and in other news, the Sherman Oaks "Jews For Hitler" Christmas Fundraiser is slated to be held at....."

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Dec 8, 2009 6:53:34 PM

  10. More like GOCrazy but knock yourselves out and do give Maggie a kiss from all of us.

    Posted by: Ernie | Dec 8, 2009 6:56:11 PM

  11. They obviously just troll these events looking for "ex"-gays and other closet cases to hook up with. GOProud is totally ineffective and kinda sad.

    Posted by: William | Dec 8, 2009 6:56:49 PM

  12. They are just so proud to be 2nd class citizens of the GOP.

    Posted by: Brian from Tucson | Dec 8, 2009 7:05:23 PM

  13. These people are doing God's work as far as I'm concerned. So what if they fail, at least they're trying.

    How is working with people who want to deny you your rights 'God's work'? These douche bags are no different than the gay republicans who gave us shit for fighting Reagan over AIDS.

    "You ACT-UP people are just rocking the boat". I wonder how many of those idiots are dead now, or were saved by the work we did.

    The sad fact is GOProud is anything but, more like GOSelf hate.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Dec 8, 2009 7:10:03 PM

  14. These guys are going to spend money and time fighting to elect people who will oppress them, and who will urge other Americans to do the same?

    Posted by: Drake | Dec 8, 2009 7:20:18 PM

  15. At this point it seems as if the gay conservatives are more interested in pissing off the gay community than effecting any real change. All of our anger at them just makes them hard.

    Posted by: MikeyDallas | Dec 8, 2009 7:26:48 PM

  16. I say to them, "GOFuck yourselves."

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | Dec 8, 2009 7:41:51 PM

  17. Well, they clearly have more patience and hope to bring about change within the party than any of us do - so best of luck to them !

    Also, I'm sure their presence is *extremely* disturbing to many of the "conservatives" there... So it could be argued, they're doing something that even ACT-UP can't manage.

    Posted by: Todd Phillips | Dec 8, 2009 7:46:13 PM

  18. Its the abused wife syndrome. They'll keep their money with no intent of changing!

    Posted by: major707 | Dec 8, 2009 7:51:48 PM

  19. battered wife syndrome.

    Posted by: johnosahon | Dec 8, 2009 7:57:06 PM

  20. They, and the group that spawned them, the Log Cabin Republicans, have been "changing the Republican party from the inside" for over 30 years and yet the Republican party has become more and MORE anti-gay year after year for each and every one of those 30 plus years.

    No matter what you may think of gay Republicans, the LCR or GOProud, and their stated objectives, there is NO denying that the groups have been an utter failure in their mission.

    I would live for anyone from one of these groups to explain why they would belong to and support a group with a 30 plus year record of absolute failure.

    Posted by: Zeke | Dec 8, 2009 7:58:34 PM

  21. live = love

    Posted by: Zeke | Dec 8, 2009 7:59:26 PM

  22. I simply can not respect or be close with anyone who honestly believes that unchecked free-market capitalism, religious traditionalism and a busy, inflated military is the best policy for the well-being of the people.

    Posted by: JeffRob | Dec 8, 2009 8:15:14 PM

  23. The republican party is incredibly fractured right now and lost in agenda and policy, now is likely going to be the best time in and for decades to make substantive changes in our favor. The republican party will be incredibly influential again when it regroups, it would be short sighted and stupid not to use this time of confusion and infighting to not try and make some major inroads to their public policy in our favor.

    Posted by: John M | Dec 8, 2009 8:22:20 PM

  24. These people would hate gays if they weren't gay themselves. KAPOS

    Posted by: Gary | Dec 8, 2009 8:46:41 PM

  25. Gay Republicans are insane. I know first-hand, because I dated one. What a psychological mess.

    Posted by: John | Dec 8, 2009 8:55:18 PM

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