By Melanie Nathan, 2/19/10 . The three-day CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) convention started Thursday at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The Conference features the usual suspects and hence the overt anti-gayers such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, media ‘whorerer’ Ann Coulter, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Conservative media whacko Glenn Beck is the event’s keynote speaker. Several prominent social conservatives have bailed out of this year’s CPAC convention because of the presence of a group of gay Republicans, called GOProud.
Anti-gay groups such as the Christian-based Focus on the Family Action, Phyllis Schlafly‘s Eagle Forum and the Catholic Advocate will speak on a range of social issues, including one panel titled Saving Freedom from the Enemies of our Values.
Earlier this year when it was announced that the conservative gay group GOProud would be serving as a co-sponsor of this year’s CPAC conference, some Religious Right groups threatened to boycott. However, only Liberty University Law School the Christian-based university founded by the late Jerry Falwell, actually followed through. Maybe they are still hosting Ms. Lisa Miller and were truly too busy to attend and are simply using GOProud as a crutch.
Well if all those courageous gay Republicans succeeded in accomplishing was to keep the Liberty crew away – I say job jolly well done! But no, I for one appreciate the visibility, albeit adorned in a cloak of oxymoron visibility.
So can someone please explain to me, since I am thousands of miles from the real action, sitting here in PJH blogger mode, with license to “SKILL!” What were the GOPRIDES trying to do – convert the ‘other’ conservatives to the unfathomable depths of acceptance? Hey gay GOP’s it will take a lot more than a cute name, and a few Million bucks to do that.
.On the exhibition floor, the gay Republicans have set up their Little Shop of Whore-rers mere booths down from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation’s most ferocious opponent of gay marriage.
So to illustrate the fun, here are two Video representations of the show – all drama! Did I say drama? I say yes, GO drama GO, because ‘drama is as drama does’.
California Young American’s for Freedom’s Ryan Sorba better hold on to his tuchus after his display of fundamental inaccuracy - and maybe I was wrong, maybe the OXY- is no longer Moron…. And the GOPriders were welcome in some way, anyway….. you be the Judge…
thought i would use my conservative picture for this one not the cute lesbian one!