Grindr Lights Up at CPAC

CPAC may have banned the Log Cabin Republicans from sponsoring their conference, but that doesn’t mean there was any shortage of gay people at the event. Reason.tv sent a reporter there armed with a Grindr app and got lots of hits at the Gaylord National Resort, where it was held.

Reason.TV wanted to know, so they sent reporter Paul Detrick to the Gaylord National Resort in D.C. to seek out homosexual men with a tried-and-true method: Grindr.

Armed with an iPad, Detrick found a number of same-sex-attracted Republicans at the conference, and asked them what the hell they were doing there (politely, of course).

One unnamed interviewee admitted CPAC was behind the times, “because in order for conservatives to win an election, they’re going to need to get younger voters. To do that they need to start being more socially liberal—essentially they need to shift libertarian.”

Of course that guy was wearing a Ben Carson sticker, so take that with a grain of salt.

He was wearing a Ben Carson sticker. Ben Carson, the guy who thinks same-sex marriage is part of a communist plot to create the evil New World Order. The guy who compares being gay to bestiality and gay people to NAMBLA. The guy who says that same-sex marriage will destroy America just like it destroyed Rome. A gay man is supporting that guy for president.

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  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    The human ability to deal with cognitive dissonance is stunning at times. Tibalism overruling self-interest once again.

  • Donnie

    To do that they need to start being more socially liberal—essentially they need to shift libertarian.”

    This is essentially the target market AA is going after in CPAC. One more reason to avoid American Atheists for CPAC libertarians are not the atheists that i would consider allies in being more socially liberal .

    I suspect his socially liberal is “being gay is a okay” (which it is), but fuck the poor, longer prison sentences (but not for recreational drugs that he would use), screw investing in education, lowering taxes for higher income earners but raising it on lower income earners, and sucking the teat of American taxpayers for his boondoggles.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Gaylord National Resort

    Too easy.

  • Akira MacKenzie

    Donnie @ 2

    And don’t forget the wars. The glorious, profitable, Imperialistic WARS!!!

  • daved

    Seen Carson’s latest hoof-in-mouth remark today? On cnn.com, he was quoted as saying that being gay is clearly a choice, because people go into prison straight and come out gay.

  • http://cycleninja.blogspot.com cycleninja

    A Carson supporter? That closet gets more pathetic all the time.

  • Trebuchet

    This morning’s Carson news: Being gay is a choice because everyone who goes to prison straight comes out gay.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/04/politics/ben-carson-prisons-gay-choice/index.html

  • regexp

    This is not a new thing – in the cities where the GOP conventions are held – grindr and the local gay bars are filled with attendees.

  • llewelly

    I don’t know … aside from a bare handful of vocal examples, it seems to me most libertarians may say they support gay rights, but, in fact, they support people like Ron Paul, whose political choices are entirely the opposite. I am reminded of the phenomenom in which unambigously bigoted Christians (such as the Mormons) constantly remind everyone that they “don’t hate gays” … but, nonetheless, they support deeply homoantagonistic laws, and, in unguarded moments, make homoantagonistic remarks. (And there’s some overlap between Christians and libertarians … )

    I am not seeing how CPAC shifting libertarian is going to help gay people. (As for lbt people – I see it even less there. )

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Yes, clearly the way to shift Republicans to socially liberal is for gay libertarians to go to the Conservative Political Action Conference.

    Socially liberal-fiscal conservatives are called Blue Dogs or Yellow Dogs, and would be even less welcome in the GOP than they are in the Democratic Party.

     

    Maybe later they can get some vegans to try to recruit at a steak house.

  • eric

    I don’t know … aside from a bare handful of vocal examples, it seems to me most libertarians may say they support gay rights, but, in fact, they support people like Ron Paul, whose political choices are entirely the opposite.

    I don’t see how libertarianism supports any form of comprehensive civil rights. The extreme, purist libertarian interpretation of gay rights would probably go something like this: I have no right to tell you who you can or cannot shack up with your property/in your home or in public. But I have every right to not serve you in my business, and heck, I have every right to shoot you for being gay if you walk on my property. Rinse and repeat for all minorities.

  • dingojack

    “the Gaylord National Resort”

    Nominative Determinism in the quest for ‘the younger voter’?

    Dingo

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    “Quisling” is such a handy word, and doesn’t get the use it deserves.