Romney Advisor Bay Buchanan Speaks At GOProud’s Unity 2012 Event

Yesterday, senior Romney advisor Bay Buchanan—sister of arch-conservative Pat Buchanan—spoke at a conference of gay Republicans in Washington, DC.

Some 60 people came to Unity 2012, an event sponsored by LGBT conservative group GOProud, which in June endorsed Romney in the November election. “He is a courageous, tough leader who’s willing to take this responsibility on and make those tough decisions,” Buchanan said of Romney.

Bay, who has positioned herself as a sort of neo-con single mom, conceded that some of those decisions “are going to offend me, some are going to offend you, and some are going to offend the left. But the job has to get done.”

Metro Weekly reports that, “although the event was organized by GOProud, there was no mention of LGBT issues.”  But GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia said Buchanan’s presence was an important overture from the Romney campaign: “They know that it’s going to take everyone to come together to win in November.”

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  • Cam

    This is a group where the majority of the board are straight, but they have a gay guy as the spokesperson.

    It is a sham group pretending to be a gay group. It is a group for the GOP to use to try to cover the anti-gay bias and try to get gays to vote for them.

    If it is a gay group why the mostly straight board?

  • Atomicrob

    “He is a courageous, tough leader who’s willing to take this responsibility on and make those tough decisions,” Buchanan said of Romney.”

    Unfortunately, the tough decisions Romney makes will have absolutely nothing to do with civil rights issues regarding the LGBT community. Just ask Julie Goodridge, lead plaintiff in the landmark case sued the Massachusetts Department of Health in Superior Court on behalf of 7 same-sex couples over their right to marry here in the Commonwealth. Goodridge recently said for in interview in ‘Boston Spirit’ magazine . . . ““I looked him in the eye as we were leaving,” recalls Goodridge. “And I said, ‘Governor Romney, tell me — what would you suggest I say to my 8 year-old daughter about why her mommy and her ma can’t get married because you, the governor of her state, are going to block our marriage?’”

    His response, according to Goodridge: “I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.”

    Doesn’t this say it all? We in for a very rough ride if he wins. A very rough ride.

  • 2eo

    Unity through slavery.

    Appeasement and beg they lynch you last. Pathetic.

  • Dinodogstar

    I think, wait, scratch that out, I KNOW gay men, white gay men especially, who feel
    a step away, a boutiful wallet and bank accounts, a Republican value system stuck in a gay man’s body, just a small step away, a slight dictinction that is beginning to be accepted ()or ignored(?), a little difference that still puts put’s others out in the cold, but is now allowing US to get so close to full privilege, OUR OWN personal white male- who happens to be gay-but I guess that’s ok..OUR alienation and stuggles are vanishing. And it becomes easy to not look back, as President Obama did, and put his neck on the line to support other disinfranchised people, lgbts, Latino-American kids, etc. My wish is that depite want I read in my gay mags about the hotest Euro destination this month, the proper fashionalbe look and items to own to present as an elite, the newest trend in body style, etc…That said no amount of assumed or appointed class, no overt statements of acceptance, no Prada, or brownstones or Visa Black Cards *really* separate you from the other masses struggling to be free- that gleeful honor you may feel from an invitation to a party should be tempered with the truth that that party doesn’t fully respect you, a party that only claims to want you to attend. Please don’t sell out, and don’t forget the other’s who can’t and won’t be joining you at the head table.

    ‘My place is of the sun, and this place is of the dark- no one can convince me we aren’t gluttons for our doom…I do not feel the romance. I do not catch the spark, and i will not be a pawn for the price of darkness any longer.”_ INDIGO GIRLS

    “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. Your silence will not protect you. It’s not our differences that divide us; it’s our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate our differences.”_AUDRE LORDE

  • tidalpool

    Having spent much of my life living and traveling overseas, both with my parents, and while in the US Military, I have seen what slavery actualy is. I have seen what true discrimination looks like. Gay men and women can be and many are undectable in the USA, given our ‘metrosexuality’ and our general tolerance for differences between each other.
    Now it seems we have reached a point where our own success has begun to cause us issues with the dominant orientation in our society. We have become the bullies. We are the source of so much hate speak. Example: why are gay men inordinately impacted by the out break of menengitus? Steriod use so our fatuous addiction to hard bodies can be satiated. Why are circuit parties still the center of drug usage, unsafe sex, alcohol and cigarettes? Why do we still lead in HIV disgnosis? Pornography addiction? Why does no one else have ‘bug’ parties? Our cure for all these ills? Why legalize Gay marraige. How do we adress suicide levels with in our community? Gay Adoption. As a young man I wanted and hoped I was not the only one. I found out I was not alone. However to fit, I had to think, act, and vote like every other member of the ghetto. I left the ghetto. I chose to think for myself.
    Today, I can see why gay men will even take the abuse from other gays, if they can just think for themselves. I choose not to hate, not anyone. Ghandi makes sense to me, not a man like savage.

  • Dumdum

    What the hell are you people smoking??? Is it the bath salts or [email protected]Cam: Not you bro you are cool. I do not understand this GOProud crap. Seems more like GOselfhate, GOStoopid, GObraindead to me.

  • Cam


    You can always tell the “Fake” gays that come in here. They do what the right wing always does.

    1. Try to call gays “Bullies” withouut giving the definition.

    2. Try to link all gay behavior to drugs or circut parties

    Generally attack gays and give the impression that we’re lucky people even acknowledge us becuase we are so “Icky”.

    Circut parties a center of Drug use? Gee, you’re right, I guess that straights don’t do that when they go to say….Burning Man. Gays impacted by Meningitis. Funny, I haven’t seen the stats, but you seem to have left off the part that steroids are one of the drugs given to AIDS patentients. BUt you left that part out because it doesn’t fit with your narrative.

    PORNOGRAPHY Addiction? Are you serious? You’ve just given yourself away because outside the Mormon Church nobody is talking about this. But just so you know, the highest consumptions of Pornography in the U.S. are in the states of Utah, and the Bible Belt states.

    So nice try.

    The fact is, nothing in your screed negated anything I said about GOProud. They are not a gay group, the majority of people on their board are not gay. They have a gay spokesperson to give them cover in their job to shill for a currently anti-gay party and fool gays into voting against their own interests.

    But you keep on reciting your little list of the icky gay things that your Ward Leader handed you. You may want to tell them to update them though…Circut Parties? Really? Next you’re going to be talking about how the entire community goes to Toga Parties because of that brand new movie “Animal House”.

  • hephaestion

    With this election, we have the opportunity to vote for first-class citizenship in our home nation (Obama), or we can vote to set-back the possibility of our first class citizenship for another 50 years (Romney).

    It’s as simple as that.

    Nothing is as important to me as living to see first-class citizenship in my lifetime. I am 58 and I know that Romney will kill that hope. His Supreme Court nominees will see to that.

  • JOHN 1957

    A WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING; blah blah blah….

    They don’t work in harmony to fix the problems at hand then they blame the President for not doing his job? They block everything that is fair and humane then say how are a lot of promises were made and not kept? We are tired of the lame lies and excuses and the blame game. If we let Romney into office we’re in for another season of the Bush syndrome. From day one the president said this will take two terms to straighten out, or wasn’t anybody listening. We have had it with the political manure that goes on and many of us have become non-tolerant of the self righteous bigots that want to dominate the world in the name of their religion. Unrest assured if we don’t vote Obama and let Romney into office. If we think things are bad now, we haven’t seen anything yet.

    Star Trek; Beam me up Scotty, there’s no intelligent life down here!

  • Little-Kiwi

    You have to pity Gay Republicans – they’ll never know what it’s like to have parents that love them enough to support parties and candidates that actually support them.

    And they’ll never have the balls to man-up and fight against their own party’s bigotry.

    You wimps have my pity.

    As for Marc Conder, aka Tidalpool – let’s see what your amazing family is doing to promote LGBT Equality to your fellow Republicans. what’s that? you can’t? of course not. because you’re an embarrassment to them.

  • Little-Kiwi

    Cam, you’ll have to forgive tidalpool – he has to distance himself from “those other gays” or else his parents will resume shaming him. he’s not loved and he’s not accepted, he’s tolerated on the condition that he insist he’s not like Those Other Gays.

    and he’s not. Those Other Gays actually have balls.

  • NateOcean

    #1. What does the GOP have to be proud of? Ans: NOTHING.

    #2. I saw Bay Buchanan “Meet The Press” last weekend. She was having a serious meltdown (just Google it). Snipping and snarling at the other guests and host, cutting people off as she plowed thru a disjointed rambling word-salad of GOP talking points. Someone needs to check the date on her Rabies vaccination. Based on the mouth-foam and spittle, perhaps a booster shot is in order.

    #3. Romney: smarmy, arrogant, tax-evading, draft-dodging, liar.

    #4. Mormons hate: Jews, Gays, Blacks, Latinos, Catholics, and Women‡

    ‡Women are fine for fucking, just keep them barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen.

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