at CPAC's Big Gay Party: Liberal in Bed, Conservative in the Head

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    Feb 12, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    "Sophie B. Hawkins, Andrew Breitbart, Michael Steele, at the Big Gay Party"

    Has the conservative movement become a champion of gay rights? Is gun-owning, lesbian singer Sophie B. Hawkins of "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" fame a liberal in bed and conservative in the head?

    Last night, Reason's Michael Moynihan dropped by the Big Gay Party, a celebration of the role of the conservative movement in advocating for gay rights, which was hosted by conservative gay group GOProud and new media mogul Andrew Breitbart. The party was part of the festivities surrounding the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which was boycotted by some conservatives because of GOProud's participation.

    The video features interviews with Army Lt. Dan Choi, Gay Activist; Andrew Breitbart,; Fred Smith, president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute; radio host Guy Benson; Evan Coyne Maloney, the director of Indoctrinate U; Michael Steele, former Republican National Committee chair; Liz Mair, GOProud Advisory Council; Bruce Majors, libertarian blogger; Richard Grenell, Capitol Media Partners; Larry O'Connor,; and singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins.

    About 7 minutes.

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    Feb 12, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting this, Riddler. It paints such a clearer picture of the growing acceptance in the Republican Party than many would have us believe. Do we have a long way to go? Absolutely. But times they are a changin'.
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    Feb 12, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    I'm really glad Michael Steele had turned away from his "gay marriage is bad for business" stance of 2009:
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Republicans can reach a broader base by recasting gay marriage as an issue that could dent pocketbooks as small businesses spend more on health care and other benefits, GOP Chairman Michael Steele said Saturday.

    Steele said that was just an example of how the party can retool its message to appeal to young voters and minorities without sacrificing core conservative principles. Steele said he used the argument weeks ago while chatting on a flight with a college student who described herself as fiscally conservative but socially liberal on issues like gay marriage.

    "Now all of a sudden I've got someone who wasn't a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for," Steele told Republicans at the state convention in traditionally conservative Georgia. "So how do I pay for that? Who pays for that? You just cost me money."

    As Steele talked about ways the party could position itself, he also poked fun at his previous pledge to give the GOP a "hip-hop makeover."

    "You don't have to wear your pants cut down here or the big bling," he said.

    Quite hip of him to show up at the party.icon_lol.gif

    Same thing for Breibart:
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    Feb 12, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    LMAO.. its so funny and interesting to watch the foundational failure of the GOP.. maybe someday it will get back to its roots and the nuts will be gone.