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GOProud Endorses Tammy Baldwin's Opponent, Tommy Thompson

Gay conservative group GOProud has endorsed Republican Tommy Thompson in the U.S. Senate race from Wisconsin, where he is running against lesbian congresswoman Tammy Baldwin.

Writes GOProud: T_thompson

“Tommy Thompson is a common-sense conservative who will focus on creating jobs and growing the economy for all Wisconsin,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud.  “The GOProud Board is thrilled to endorse Governor Thompson.”

Tommy Thompson is the former Governor of Wisconsin.  During his tenure as governor, Thompson championed innovative, conservative reforms to solve some of the biggest problems facing the state: entrenched unemployment, entitlement spending and inadequate public education. Thompson ended welfare, dramatically cut taxes, reduced unemployment to record lows and instituted a first-of-its-kind School Choice program. His compelling leadership enabled these reforms to take hold despite working with a Democrat-controlled Legislature for much of his 14 years in office.

Governor Thompson also served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.

“Governor Thompson’s experience and leadership uniquely qualify him to serve in the U.S. Senate,” continued LaSalvia.

Thompson is happy with the endorsement: “I appreciate the support of GOProud and look forward to the growing coalition of broad support joining me on the pathway to victory in November.”

ThompsonYesterday, Think Progress pointed out Thompson's virulently anti-gay record:

Thompson ran for governor opposing his predecessor’s pioneering efforts to protect gay and lesbian people from discrimination. Thompson said it should be legal to fire someone for being LGBT — and then said it shouldn’t. Thompson opposes marriage equality and strongly supports DOMA. Thompson has proudly promoted his anti-LGBT backers. Thompson lead the Bush administration’s failed “abstinence-only” programs.

Also, they posted a video of Thompson arguing for the right of businesses to fire gays.

Watch, it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Douchebags.

    Posted by: Chris | Aug 22, 2012 11:03:48 AM

  2. Go proud = self loathing sell outs!

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Aug 22, 2012 11:04:46 AM

  3. The GOProud Board is majority straight people, remember?

    Posted by: Chris | Aug 22, 2012 11:04:47 AM

  4. Aaand once again the GOProud proves they are nothing more than collaborators. Good job GOProud, way to support a man who doesn't believe in safe-sex education. And you call yourselves gay men and women GOProud? Pathetic.

    Posted by: Opinionated | Aug 22, 2012 11:11:22 AM

  5. All three people in this group are contemptible.

    Posted by: Mikemike | Aug 22, 2012 11:13:44 AM

  6. All three people in this group are contemptible.

    Posted by: Mikemike | Aug 22, 2012 11:13:47 AM

  7. I wish conversion therapy were possible, because it irks me that these ass-wipes can actually call themselves gay... I would way rather they were able to be straight and got the hell out of our lives! What a useless bunch of self-hating oxygen-thieves!

    Posted by: CKNJ | Aug 22, 2012 11:16:45 AM

  8. Completely utterly pathetic...they should be ashamed of themselves but they are too blinded by the size of their pocketbooks. How can they walk down the street with their heads held high?

    Posted by: excy | Aug 22, 2012 11:32:04 AM

  9. We have to pity the members of GOProud. SO many of us grow up facing outright prejudice and in-your-face hatred for being gay. Each and every member of GOProud never grew the spine needed to stand up to it

    They're really sad people who never learned to stand on their own. Still sucking up to bigoted Mommy and Daddy.

    ever notice how gay republicans don't "Come Out" - they get Found Out or outright busted?

    *le really big sigh*

    this isn't news. this is the same old same old. insecure moneyed racist testicle-deprived white boys beg for one more day of pithy tolerance by licking dog s**t from the boot of their bullies, hoping they'll show their families that they're Real Men.

    boys...if it aint worked so far what makes you think it's gonna work today? ;-)

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Aug 22, 2012 11:32:46 AM

  10. GOProud is like the kid who befriends the playground bully thinking that it offers protection against attack.

    Posted by: Robert | Aug 22, 2012 11:37:32 AM

  11. More and more I'm convinced that GOProud is some kind of elaborate prank.

    Posted by: Tintin Malfoy | Aug 22, 2012 11:49:29 AM

  12. GOProud is a parody of the Log Cabin Republicans as performed by the troupe of Christopher Guest. Their president is Corky St. Clair who calls liberals 'bastard people'.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Aug 22, 2012 11:55:20 AM

  13. Quislings and if Romney wins, soon to be Kapos.

    Posted by: Bob R | Aug 22, 2012 12:01:36 PM

  14. Gregoire, sheer brilliance. To GOProud I say, "I just hate you and your ass faces!"

    Posted by: Larry | Aug 22, 2012 12:17:24 PM

  15. What does "common-sense conservative" mean?

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 22, 2012 1:18:42 PM

  16. Jack: It mean he doesn't follow fact or even logic. He uses his GUT to make decisions. Like REAL MEN (puke puke puke).

    Posted by: Solomon | Aug 22, 2012 2:35:52 PM

  17. Anyone else notice that the more anti-gay the person Go-proud endorses, the more glee that shows in said endorsment

    Posted by: Mikey Dallas | Aug 22, 2012 2:41:39 PM

  18. GOProud is like Jews for Hilter.

    Posted by: timothyjames24 | Aug 22, 2012 2:51:02 PM

  19. Traitors

    Posted by: Mighty | Aug 22, 2012 3:46:01 PM

  20. I can't even try to muster surprised outrage at GoProud's traitorousness anymore. At this point GoProud is synonymous with self-loathing, greed, and disloyalty to the LGBT community.

    Posted by: MateoM | Aug 22, 2012 4:55:16 PM

  21. Is GOProud an actual organization, like with members?

    Or is it just a board of directors putting out press releases?

    The whole enterprise seems like trolling to me.

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 22, 2012 6:29:24 PM

  22. yea, i'm beginning to think they're really just a joke

    at least lcr (who are pretty disgusting themselves) expressed outrage at the homophobia of the rnc platform

    Posted by: t | Aug 23, 2012 5:27:12 AM

  23. After being on Towleroad for almost a year ,I'm starting to see how GOProud can start to seem like it's name should be GOProstrate.

    It seems as if every statement of theirs come down to "We support candidate A even though he's voted against every gay rights bill that ever came before him, and oppose candidate B who is a reliable ally on gay rights. Candidate A, despite his social views, was polite when he met with us last month and assured us that depite opposing our rights he truly respects us and welcomes us into the Republican party. Candidate B holds the same failed economic views that make it difficult for everyone, gays included, to build up his bank account. We are "SOProud" of our endorsement!"

    Posted by: Mary | Aug 23, 2012 10:08:28 AM

  24. Disgusting, I wish for the day when these pandering gay men and women get "it"! Can you spell, "USED"?

    Posted by: R. Alcott | Oct 15, 2012 2:29:46 PM

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