I’m a big tent conservative, and I think that economic, national security and social conservatism go together like ham, eggs and hash browns. So when I see ostensible conservatives whose first priority is to attack or distance themselves from fellow conservatives, I am not impressed. Recently, there has been controversy over this year’s CPAC, because certain social conservative groups have withdrawn from the event rather than share it with GOProud, a group of gay conservatives. Consistent with my general approach to these matters, my instinctive sympathies were with GOProud.
But that was before I saw Chris Barron, the Chairman of GOProud, on the Democratic Party’s house TV network, MSNBC. The goofball liberal host trots out the usual anti-Republican talking points, and Barron shuts him down cold. These are my words, not Barron’s, but liberalism is all about screwing certain people so that others can enjoy a windfall, and trying to cobble together an electoral majority out of that corruption. Conservatism, on the other hand, is all about building a better society for everyone. That is the message that comes through from Barron’s interview.
If Barron speaks for GOProud, as I assume he does, they are a welcome and potentially powerful part of our conservative movement.
The Power Line Picks
Most Read on Power Line
- Thoughts on the Ritual Now Taking Place in Ferguson, Missouri
- This Is Who Texas Democrats Are Defending
- Was David Gregory fired for being "pro-Israel"?
- Report: More than a dozen witnesses say Brown attacked officer [UPDATED]
- The Week in Pictures: Quel Horreur! Edition
- Breaking: Nuclear Sabotage in Europe?
Subscribe to Power Line by Email
Find us on Facebook
“Arise and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.” Winston Churchill
“Proclaim Liberty throughout All the land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof.” Inscription on the Liberty Bell