A Glimmer of Hope at CPAC

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    Mar 16, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/03/15/a-banner-day-for-gay-marriage-on-the-right/

    It’s not just Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), the conservative favorite who announced that learning his son is gay caused him to rethink and reverse his opposition to gay marriage, who is changing direction on gay marriage. Thursday evening, in a packed room at the CPAC gathering in Maryland (a state that voted for gay marriage), a pro-gay-marriage panel hosted by the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute evaded CPAC’s decision to exclude the conservative gay organization GOProud by hosting an event titled, “A Rainbow on the Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing Tolerance Out of the Closet.”
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    Mar 16, 2013 6:42 PM GMT
    I wish I was there as I generally am, but this year I couldn't go.
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    Mar 16, 2013 10:06 PM GMT
    Also in CPAC...

    An attendee (Scott Terry) questions why Frederick Douglas would need to forgive his former slave owner, considering that slave owners provided their slaves with food and shelter.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/15/cpac-panel-on-race_n_2886132.html?ir=Politics

    Terry told Think Progress following the panel discussion that he believed that whites have been “systematically disenfranchised” by the federal government. He also told Think Progress he'd "be fine" with a society with blacks subservient to whites. African Americans, he said, should vote in Africa. He claimed the tea party agrees with him.
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    Mar 16, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
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    Mar 16, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
    BUZZFEED, Slate and TheDailyBeast have all done good coverage of CPAC this year. The rightwingers seem crazier and the moderates seem emptier than ever.

    Sarah Palin was a big hit as she gave her political nightclub act. She had a good line about her tits,
    to describe what she and her husband exchanged for Christmas, “Todd got the rifle and I got the rack.”

    So along with some dumb humor and variations on "The South Shall Rise Again",

    we had a few more younger Republicans getting on the obviously right side of history.

    That's a SMALL GLIMMER OF HOPE.
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    Mar 17, 2013 12:29 AM GMT
    I hope that glimmer of hope doesn't include Sarah Palin downing a Big Gulp every day. icon_lol.gif

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    Mar 17, 2013 3:47 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidI hope that glimmer of hope doesn't include Sarah Palin downing a Big Gulp every day. icon_lol.gif



    Relax, it wasn't in NYC and Bloomberg wasn't there.
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    Mar 17, 2013 4:17 AM GMT
    Speaking from a country with complete equal rights for some years now, I find it awful this word is necessary. They should not, under any civilized circumstance, have to evade anything. icon_cry.gif

    " a pro-gay-marriage panel hosted by the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute evaded CPAC’s decision to exclude the conservative gay organization GOProud by hosting an event titled, “A Rainbow on the Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing Tolerance Out of the Closet.”
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    Mar 17, 2013 6:47 AM GMT
    rkyjockdn saidhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/03/15/a-banner-day-for-gay-marriage-on-the-right/

    It’s not just Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), the conservative favorite who announced that learning his son is gay caused him to rethink and reverse his opposition to gay marriage, who is changing direction on gay marriage. Thursday evening, in a packed room at the CPAC gathering in Maryland (a state that voted for gay marriage), a pro-gay-marriage panel hosted by the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute evaded CPAC’s decision to exclude the conservative gay organization GOProud by hosting an event titled, “A Rainbow on the Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing Tolerance Out of the Closet.”


    I don't understand why conservatives who are for family values oppose gay marriage. What better way for gays to become assimilated then for them to get married and have families just like straight people? Marriage may not be for everyone whether they are gay or straight however I don't see how any rational person could deny someone else the right to marry.
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    Mar 17, 2013 11:59 AM GMT
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    rkyjockdn saidhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/03/15/a-banner-day-for-gay-marriage-on-the-right/

    It’s not just Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), the conservative favorite who announced that learning his son is gay caused him to rethink and reverse his opposition to gay marriage, who is changing direction on gay marriage. Thursday evening, in a packed room at the CPAC gathering in Maryland (a state that voted for gay marriage), a pro-gay-marriage panel hosted by the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute evaded CPAC’s decision to exclude the conservative gay organization GOProud by hosting an event titled, “A Rainbow on the Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing Tolerance Out of the Closet.”


    I don't understand why conservatives who are for family values oppose gay marriage. What better way for gays to become assimilated then for them to get married and have families just like straight people? Marriage may not be for everyone whether they are gay or straight however I don't see how any rational person could deny someone else the right to marry.


    That's because their support of "family values" is just a front. Much like the way they hijacked the word "Christian," so that they can appear to be morally, upright citizens. But as you listen to them and see their actions, you realize they are anything but.