GOProud undeniably won one. But what about ‘one-two?

GOProud-11GOProud has given CPAC more press than it’s ever had. And our gay conservative friends might want to enjoy it while they can:

The new chair of the American Conservative Union, Al Cardenas, today distanced his organization from GOProud, telling FrumForum in an exclusive interview that “it’s going to be difficult to continue the relationship” with the gay conservative organization.



Cardenas, who was selected yesterday to replace outgoing chairman David Keene, told FrumForum that he disapproved of GOProud’s response to the furor.

“I have been disappointed with their website and their quotes in the media, taunting organizations that are respected in our movement and part of our movement, and that’s not acceptable. And that puts them in a difficult light in terms of how I view things,” said Cardenas.



Asked if someone who supported gay marriage could be a conservative, Cardenas replied, “Not a Ronald Reagan conservative… I will say this: we adopted a resolution unanimously at ACU advocating traditional marriage between a man and a woman, so that answers how we feel on the issue.”


New CPAC Head Distances Group from GOProud [FrumForum]

It’s like when my parents decided to come home early from vacation before I’d had the chance to clean the beer cans that I may or may not have underaged-ly consumed at a house party I may or may not have had their blessing to throw. My defense went all like, “But people had fun and some even expanded their minds.” But ma and pa were all like, “No, doesn’t matter — these aren’t our values.” So then I was all kinds of, “But I was fiscally responsible, was really good on defending our homeland security, and told that uninsured kid down the street that healthcare isn’t a right.” But they were still like, “We run this Grand Old house and you will follow the morals, values, and rules as prescribed by our platform, or we’ll ship you off to the other side of the isle!

So I guess what I’m saying is that GOProud is basically teen me. Except, of course: I supported the independent judiciary’s role in civil rights, even then.

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(Pic: Amanda Terkel)

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*SEE ALSO: Chris Geidner’s Metro Weekly cover story with the media quotes in question.




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Christine O’Donnell: ‘One of My First Dates with a Witch Was on a Satanic Altar’

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"There was a little blood there and stuff like that."

Delaware GOP Senate candidate and Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell's past continues to unspool. This clip, in which O'Donnell admits she "dabbled in witchcraft" was played by Bill Maher on his HBO show last night.

Mediate writes: "Maher used his first show of the season to remind O’Donnell that 'I made you,' and warn that he would release an old clip of her weekly until she came to Real Time. This week’s was of O’Donnell admitting to going on dates to Satanic altars! Maher seemed to remember her visits to the show fondly, sending her good wishes and predicting that she may be more successful than Sarah Palin because 'Sarah Palin is mean and Christine is not.'"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP



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And by *straw* poll, they mean ‘one that could easily facilitate gays’ suckage’

This from FRC:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Next week, Family Research Council Action will hold its 2012 presidential straw poll during its fifth annual Values Voter Summit. The ballot will feature 17 possible presidential candidates, several of whom will be speaking at the Summit – Michele Bachmann, Jan Brewer, Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels, Jim DeMint, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Bob McDonnell, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mike Pence, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Rick Santorum.

And if none of these 17 are conservative enough for attendees, we hear Values Voters honoree Michelle Duggar will simply give birth to a few more options.




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