Through a series of press releases, GOProud has “praised” former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton for telling the Conservative Principles Conference that America needs to fight radical Islam, and has “praised” the U.S.-led involvement in Libya. And that’s on top of turning all the headlines about this year’s CPAC into riffs on homosexuality, and co-opting Ann Coulter’s vitriol for their own purposes. All of which has Al Cardenas, the new head of CPAC’s parent organization, furious that GOProud is getting a little too prideful.
Reviewing the recent national CPAC, Cardenas addressed the controversy surrounding participation [with a booth in the exhibit hall] by the Republican gay group GOProud. He feels “the problem is that GOProud didn’t help us any in being inclusive, because they used that platform to be quite aggressive [outside CPAC]. They started taunting some of our board members. 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.’”
Translation: Al Cardenas wants the GOProud gays to act more like pussies. Or else they’re gonna get banned.