Alex Blaze

CPAC Leader Calls GOProud Too 'Aggressive'

Filed By Alex Blaze | April 12, 2011 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Politics
Tags: Chris Barron, GOProud, LGBT, Republicans

The new chair of the America Conservative Union, which runs the CPAC, says that GOProud is too "aggressive" for his tastes, specifically referring to when GOProud's Chris Barron called ACU board member Cleta Mitchell a "nasty bigot" for being a nasty, antigay bigot.

al-cardena.jpgThe thing is, before they're against LGBT rights and women's rights and black people's freedom and full employment and health care, before all that, they're against anyone talking back to the powers that be. While conservatism in Western democracies takes on all sorts of issues depending on the context in which it appears, its fundamental goal is to establish, empower, and perpetuate an aristocracy. Hierarchy and respect as a one-way street are inherent to aristocracy, and Chris Barron and other gay Republicans and LGBT people generally are just supposed to take it without any back-talk. While the First Amendment prevents conservatives from banning LGBT people from advocating for ourselves (for now), they can control the people who want crumbs from their table.

"The ideal GOProud participation would have been, 'You know what, guys? This is an inclusive society. We're as interested in these fiscal issues as you are. Fill your website with fiscal issues that you're for and be a mainstream discusser of issues. We just happen to have a different lifestyle.' And if they'd done that, they would have laid the groundwork for things that would have been pretty good.'"

We will eventually get to the point where being gay is pretty much a non-issue and conservaqueers will have their seat at the table with the people who want to rob 90% of Americans to pay the top 1%. All they have to do, for now, is to debase themselves and not ever, ever respond when someone calls them faggots. To do any less would be to forget their place and upset some people's delicate sensibilities.

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Rick Sutton | April 12, 2011 10:59 AM

I have never, ever seen a more succinct descrpition of 2011 conservatives' MO than your definition. It's absolutely perfect.

IF I were to add anything, it'd be:

"Screw the rest of you. We got ours. Go get yours." (Note: After Lent, scrap "Screw" and insert, well, anything)

I was channeling Glenn beck there for a minute. Sans chalkboards.

It is perfectly clear that the leftover RWPP (Reagan Wealth Protection Plan) is nothing more than shoving the burden for our nation's budget, to ABM (Anyone But Me). That goes double for their corporations, some of whom domicile in Geneva or elsewhere, in name only, to save billions in taxes. They're economic terrorists. It's Edwardian Aristocracy making new money from paper, and passing it to their kids. If we kepe this up, soon cousins will be marrying cousins to keep the blood blue.

Act III of this horrid play: tax cuts NEVER work. History doesn't lie. The last one, continued earlier this year, just continued the redistribution.