The Conservative Political Action Conference is like Woodstock for people who hate non-straight non-whites, and also three of their token minority besties. Yes, it's just that much fun! But alas, some of its most conservatiest conservatortionists are pissed about this year's "big tent (of crazy)" philosophy…
Prominent elected officials, including Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, as well as several powerful right-leaning groups such as the Family Research Council, the Heritage Foundation, Concerned Women for America, the Media Research Center and others plan to boycott this year's conference in protest of the involvement of the gay conservative group, GOProud.
Not to worry, though! As Talking Points Memo observes, there's still plenty of haterade to sip on at the big party!
If anti-gay events are more your cup of tea, there's "How Political Correctness is Harming America's Military" in the Marshall Ballroom on Thursday, featuring Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness (which supports the continuation of Don't Ask Don't Tell). There's also "Traditional Marriage and Society" featuring (among others) Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL) and Bishop Harry Jackson of the Hope Christian Church.
After one of these godly hatefests, you can mosey on over to one of two Ground Zero mosque freakouts! Yes, it's sure to be an action-packed couple of days, the perfect sorbet to clear the palate before that wussy mushy love-fest where everybody acts all nice and stuff.
Bleccch, love is booooo–rrrring!
Tags: Conservatives, CPAC, Jim DeMint, LGBT, Republicans