Have any of you been following the wreckage from the Perry Campaign’s “Strong” ad?
Apparently, the vulgar gay-bashing was too much for even the stooges at GOProud, who’ve shown themselves quite content over the years to take whatever gay-baiting and homophobia the Republicans have to offer because of their love for supply-side Jeebus. This time, however, it was too much, and they went ballistic:
Two gay conservative leaders have blasted Texas governor Rick Perry’s antigay presidential campaign ad while also using a gay slur to out Perry strategist Tony Fabrizio.
Following the release of Perry’s ad condemning the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and calling for more religion in schools, GOProud cofounder Jimmy LaSalvia wrote on Twitter Wednesday, “I’ve just about had it with faggots who line their pockets with checks from antigay homophobes while throwing the rest of us under the bus.” He later added that he was talking about a Perry strategist. His colleague Christopher Barron later clarified that they are taking issue with Fabrizio of Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates, who has a solid history of working for top-tier Republican politicians, as reported in Back2Stonewall. LaSalvia added, “So Rick Perry thinks that the service of tens of thousands of patriotic Americans is what’s wrong. No Governor, it’s you that’s wrong.”
I have no idea what set them off about this Perry ad, because it really is pretty much exactly the same thing the Republicans have been saying for years, and they never flinched. Maybe Perry shouldn’t have recorded the ad in German. At any rate, just to give you an idea of what kind of clowns are in GOProud, the reaction of their leaders to the ad caused this to happen next:
Conservative website mogul Andrew Breitbart has quit the advisory board for GOProud, saying he has a “zero tolerance” policy for outing people.
Trouble started when GOProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron reacted to an antigay Rick Perry television ad by angrily taking to Twitter, attacking pollster Tony Fabrizio.
“I’ve just about had it with faggots who line their pockets with checks from antigay homophobes while throwing the rest of us under the bus,” LaSalvia wrote.
GOProud issued a statement defending itself from the ensuing backlash, but that apparently only contributed to Breitbart’s disappointment.
“I have a zero tolerance attitude toward the intentional infliction of vocational and family harm by divulging the details of an individual’s sexual orientation as a weapon of political destruction,” Breitbart wrote on one of his websites, BigGovernment.com. Breitbart said he’d long ago told LaSalvia and Barron about his opinion on outing, which Breitbart said contributed to his “evolution from the political left to the right.”
Now why, you might ask, was Breitbart on the advisory board when he himself has a history of promoting anti-gay rhetoric? Beats me, but you’ll have to ask the clowns at GOProud. I’m too busy laughing at the carnage Perry has created.