Amazing what can change over a weekend. Just last Friday we were telling you how the Log Cabin Republicans had been denied participation – yet again – in the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. According to Edge Boston today, however, that stance has been reversed and not only have the LCRs been allowed to attend, but have even been invited to speak on a panel titled "Putin's Russia: A New Cold War?" and will take place this Saturday, February 28th at noon.
Among the many right-wing luminaries scheduled to speak at this year's CPAC are: Sam Brownback, the pig farmer turned governor of Kansas who recently stripped LGBT state workers of employment non-discrimination protections, Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon turned professional Obamacare basher who compares marriage equality advocates to supporters of bestiality and pedophiles, and half-term Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin who is well, Sarah Palin.
The only way the party will change is when that change starts coming from within. One has to offer a certain amount of respect to a group that's willing to meet with the fanatical dogmatic lunatics that comprise far too much of the Republican Party and threaten to rot it completely from the inside out when the rest of us would rather – and justifiably so – completely wash our hands of them.
GOProud was never, ever, ever - like, seriously? omgwtflolno – going to affect any kind of positive change within the Republican Party, so quixotic as it may be, here's hoping that LCR getting their foot in the door is something that helps eventually move the GOP to a party of educated politicians from the circus of crazy-eyed, dominionistic, hateful, paranoid nutbags that it has become.