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GOProud Co-Founder Jimmy LaSalvia Suddenly Thinks Gay Marriage is an Important Republican Issue: VIDEO


GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia, who has called same-sex marriage a "distraction" issue while trumpeting his group's allegiance to Mitt Romney, suddenly thinks it's a Republican issue.

Said LaSalvia to the WSJ in a post-election interview about marriage:

“Singer Kelly Clarkson, a single woman who was asked while she was on her tour who she was voting for. She said well I'm a Republican at heart but I'll probably vote for Obama because I have a lot of gay friends. And so I think that [marriage equality] is an issue that everyone is considering. And especially because everyone has gay friends and family."


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  1. really, why does anyone care what this guy thinks? why give him any attention at all?

    Posted by: peter | Nov 9, 2012 10:03:04 AM

  2. He lives in an alternate universe sprung from his own imagination.

    Posted by: Lucas H | Nov 9, 2012 10:03:21 AM

  3. There are no words to describe just how pathetic these guys are.

    Posted by: Mike | Nov 9, 2012 10:06:00 AM

  4. Taking the GOP back from its base of religious nut-jobs, racists and illiterate white trash (i.e. the Tea Party Patriots) and returning to Barry Goldwater's core values is essential. The party cannot survive if it continues to pander to those who truly OUGHT to be disenfranchised.

    A true republican views SSM as a live and let live and less government issue.

    Posted by: ByTheBay | Nov 9, 2012 10:08:16 AM

  5. Ms. Girl's a fan of Kelly! You just know she likes to run around her apartment in a pair of yellow-stained tightie-whities singing "Since You've Been Gone" at the top of her lungs.

    Posted by: endo | Nov 9, 2012 10:18:17 AM

  6. *poof*! *swirls of smoke*! More Republican "presto-change-o" transforming magic.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Nov 9, 2012 10:20:45 AM

  7. Jimmy LaSalvia is a sad individual for supporting a political party that doesn't want him as a member!

    Posted by: Kucklehead | Nov 9, 2012 10:24:29 AM

  8. fangirl.

    Posted by: doug | Nov 9, 2012 10:29:37 AM

  9. Ugh. What a craven, lying POS. I'm no fan of Republican policies but at *least* the Log Cabin Republicans have a spine and will criticize the GOP and its candidates for their homophobia. They withhold endorsements or give qualified endorsements like they gave Romney- if gay rights are important to you you might want to vote for someone else.

    GOProud, on the other hand, would endorse Brian Brown of NOM or Tony Perkins of the AFA if they ran for office as Republicans. GOPround is just pink-washing for the worst homophobic excesses of the Republican party.

    Posted by: Caliban | Nov 9, 2012 10:33:26 AM

  10. " Attract gay voters to the GOP....."

    Ha ha ha.........what do you think we are, turkeys ?
    The Republicans have nailed their colours to the mast........we don't want or respect more of these traitors.......they supported a candidate who sought to deny us civil rights.........I for one will never forgive the Republicans, never.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Nov 9, 2012 10:34:28 AM

  11. I wouldnt have voted Romney If Romney offered me a Million bucks...my integrity and self-respect are MORE Important.

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Nov 9, 2012 10:36:44 AM

  12. You know I am sure a lot of gays voted for the President not only because he is gay friendly but also because they believe in health care, safety nets for the poor, education, caring for the elderly, etc. A lot of, but not all gay people have compassion. I think some of this comes from knowing first hand the sting of discrimination.

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Nov 9, 2012 10:58:45 AM

  13. translation: "Our own families don't care about us enough to vote for candidates or policies that treat us as equal human beings, and we dont' like being reminded of it, so we pretend it isn't an issue. We don't want what we haven't got."

    piss off, you racist sack of s**t.

    or, like some troll-y posters on here, continue to make up stories about how "blacks attacked you"

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 9, 2012 11:06:37 AM

  14. What??? Just What? GoProud is delusional. (They are suffering from Romnesia.)

    GOProud's position was that gay rights are a "distraction" during the last election. Furthermore, they made a decision to endorse Romney who would have gladly turned back the progress made during the Obama administration on LGBT rights.

    At the very least, to hold an ounce of credibility within the LGBT community, GOProud needs to first establish not only why they held their previous "distraction" position. Then they need to follow up regarding the truth behind their recent epiphany.

    Finally they need to make an sincere heartfelt apology to the millions in the LGBT community that they have hurt by siding with bigoted, hateful, and ignorant SOB's.

    They have serious credibility issues for one because they are liars, manipulators, and deceivers. Unfortunately, they can do nothing but embrace the coattails of those who would not even give them the time of day ... unless of course they needed their vote.

    Posted by: Javier | Nov 9, 2012 11:17:55 AM

  15. @JACKFKNTWIST: Ditto and I add Ken Mehlman to the list. Never forgive. Never forget.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Nov 9, 2012 11:47:10 AM

  16. We're Republicans we're queer, get use to it.

    Posted by: Mitt | Nov 9, 2012 11:47:38 AM

  17. "we're republican, we're queer, we have no balls, we exist only in anonymous form on internet messageboards because we don't have the balls to actually stand up to be counted"

    there. corrected it for ya, "Mitt"

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 9, 2012 11:54:57 AM

  18. Yes, LITTLEKIWI, an excellent correction!!

    Posted by: Goodcarver | Nov 9, 2012 12:10:43 PM

  19. Hey Jiminy, 1993 called - they want their Janet Jackson-esque headset back...

    Posted by: Tre | Nov 9, 2012 12:26:43 PM

  20. @ JAMAL49 :

    Snap ! I was actually going to mention Melman......who thinks he can throw a party and we'll all forget his treachery and betrayal of our community.

    It's not long ago that people like this would not eat near us in case they'd catch something;
    it's not long ago that people like this wanted to round us up and put us in quarantine as a threat to society;
    it's not long ago since they jailed us, beat us up or like Romney and his bully thugs held us down to cut our "faggot" hair.

    Hell will reign before I ever compromise with a Republican.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Nov 9, 2012 12:46:14 PM

  21. Can we just say that this jerk and the rest of the GOProud crowd are worse than any Uncle Tom? They're just pure evil. They didn't give a crap about the discrimination and hate that the average gay person experiences. They only care about themselves. This pivot to the importance of gay civil rights is just some pathetic attempt at relevance.

    Like the rest of the GOP thugs, they should be shunned.

    Posted by: Mark | Nov 9, 2012 1:42:53 PM

  22. GOProud doesn't do any work at all, even on a State level, to advance LGBT Equality.

    check out this nonsense from one of their wimps from CPAC:

    so. he shows up to represent The Gays to fellow republicans, and he.... decides to talk about how much he hates gay people? and that he loves Sarah Palin because she reminds him of his mom?

    wow. his mom, then, is just like other GOProud parents - resentful of having a gay kid.

    then he talks about hating "stereotypical gay people" - but watch the video. what, pray tell, does he think a "stereotypical gay" person is?

    this is the pot calling the kettle sparkling pink in a tutu.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 9, 2012 3:15:59 PM

  23. Scum!

    Posted by: Jim | Nov 9, 2012 4:10:28 PM

  24. Yeah, here's the snarky "congratulations" they posted on their web site. They need to just go away.

    "(Washington, D.C.) –Tonight, President Barack Obama won re-election as President of the United States. In response, GOProud – the only national gay group to fully endorse Mitt Romney – issued the following statement:

    “We congratulate Barack Obama on his win. The President performed a spectacular political sleight of hand in this election,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud Executive Director and Co-Founder. “Instead of this election being a referendum on his failed record on jobs and the economy, Obama and his campaign successfully made this about side-show issues and the culture wars.”

    Posted by: KC | Nov 9, 2012 11:09:08 PM

  25. I love that he takes his political cues from Kelly Clarkson.

    Posted by: MrRoboto | Nov 9, 2012 11:58:23 PM

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