Dan Riehl at Riehl World View makes a provocative point.
But it occurs to me that what Barron (GOProud Founder) was doing – and what some libertarians do today – is precisely what Reagan was criticizing and stressing as so important here. If that’s to be called “progress,” how is it not “progressivism?” I suspect the bused in Paul-bots would boo Reagan were he to give this speech today.
After witnessing the atrocious behavior of the GOPoofs and the Paulbots this weekend I think Riehl is spot on target.
Reagan was a staunch anti-Communist, intervening in Grenada, supplying arms to the Contras in Nicaragua and the the Afghanis as they fought back the scourge of international Communism. I suspect that Ron Paul probably despises Reagan and his legacy.
I’ll admit that I was not paying much attention to the GOProud CPAC debate leading up to the event, thinking that although gayness was not really a conservative lifestyle, if they agreed with us on everything else they could be helpful to the movement.
After all, the Democrats are a group of competing parasites that don’t have common cause, don’t even like each other for that matter, but look the other way in order to attain a majority of the voting block.
Plus, I’m a live and let live kind of guy.
I was very wrong.
The GOProuder’s have unleashed a series of attacks against longtime mainstream conservative groups and conservative icons.
The Paulbots have lashed out at everyone who they disagree with and their ties to the legalize pot movement and the anti-war movement disqualify them as allies.
Both groups need to be expunged from the conservative movement. They’re anything but conservative.