Alex Blaze

GOProud May Not Be Welcome at CPAC 2012

Filed By Alex Blaze | February 15, 2011 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: American Conservative Union, Chris Barron, cleta mitchell, CPAC, GOProud, republican

WND is reporting that the dream of sodomites taking over the Republican Party so that both parties will be full of filthy homosexuals and Real Americans will have no more electoral choice may be over:

ChristopherBarron.jpgIn addition, the board of American Conservative Union, CPAC's host organization, shook up the leadership and staff of the event for next year. David Keene, longtime chairman of the group, is moving on, to be replaced by Al Cardenas, who promised days ago a "comprehensive vetting process on each CPAC participant."

He said he wanted to make certain that longtime supporters of the conservative movement, such as those at the Heritage Foundation, are brought "back into the fold."

Now a source has confirmed that a board vote has been taken that will realign plans for those who participate next year to exclude homosexual advocacy, although details had not been released.

Lots of big conservative orgs pulled out for several reasons, and I'd imagine that the conference would like to keep their position as the center of movement conservatism and will be more than willing to kick out a relatively small player like GOProud.

But I apparently missed something WND mentions, where GOProud's fearless leader got into a tiff with the American Conservative Union chairman Cleta Mitchell:

"I think there's a couple people in Heritage who, at the behest of Cleta Mitchell - who is just a nasty bigot ... she got some of the people at Heritage early on fired up about this," Barron says. "We tried very, very hard to smooth this over and to avoid any public fight with Heritage and then when Heritage came up with their excuse about how this wasn't about GOProud - first of all, we knew it was, we knew it was six months ago - but we were willing to publicly let them."

That was after a 6-month campaign in which Mitchell kept on trying to get GOProud out of the CPAC because they're gay. As expected, conservatives took her side, and Barron apologized:

"For the past six months, we have watched as unfair and untrue attacks have been leveled against our organization, our allies, our friends and sometimes even their families. Everyone has their breaking point and clearly in my interview with Metro Weekly I had reached mine. I shouldn't have used the language that I did to describe Cleta Mitchell and for that I apologize," said Chris Barron.

Kiss kiss kiss Mitchell's feet. I'm so sorry, Madame Mitchell, to have offended you! Mwah mwah mwah!

Many groups also cited "fiscal mismanagement" as a reason they pulled out of the CPAC. WND calls it "embezzlement"; I call it "a real-life enactment of conservative me-first ideology." Tomay-to, tomah-to.


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Mitchell truly is "a nasty bigot," but she chairs the ACU. Barron's lashing out at her did his cause no favors. Which suits me fine.

Love this: "a real-life enactment of conservative me-first ideology."

Conservative "me-first ideology." As opposed to...?

The sad part is that Cleta Mitchell is a bigot, but you're not allowed to say that under Reagan's 11th Commandment - Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of a Fellow Republican.

... unless that Republican is a gay or lesbian Republican.

Look, the point is that CPAC was always going to figure out a way to get rid of GOProud. GOProud (and Log Cabin) love to complain that they feel much more prejudice from gays for their political affiliation, than from fellow Republicans for being gay.
Yeah, right.