WASHINGTON - There's a clear link between the dustup in DC over GOProud being ousted as a co-sponsor of the annual CPAC conference and the fracas in the Illinois Republican Party over the state party chairman lobbying lawmakers to promote legalizing gay marriage. Anyone else see the similarity?
[GOP Exec Director Christopher] Barron told Metro Weekly that ACU board member and social conservative Cleta Mitchell was a “nasty bigot” for her continued efforts to rally other board members to expel the group.
Barron also knocked The Heritage Foundation and then-South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint — now Heritage’s president — for boycotting CPAC over the group. “They’re all excited that Jim DeMint is boycotting. And that’s fantastic,” he said then.”I’m glad that he’s willing to be on the Island of Political Misfit Toys with [World Net Daily's Joseph] Farah and the Concerned Women for America.”
Barron would quickly apologize for the remarks, but among conservative critics, the damage had been done.
“GOProud has taken one of the favorite leftist bullet points and brought it straight into CPAC. You oppose affirmative action? You’re a racist. You oppose gay marriage? You’re a bigot,” wrote RedState’s Erick Erickson.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/06/cpacs-big-gay-headache/#ixzz2NKl7XJbu