Dan Choi Defends Attending CPAC To Michelangelo Singorile… MASSIVE FAIL!

Dan Choi appeared on The Gist hosted by Michelangelo Signorelli today to defend attending the Conservative Political Action Conference with GoProud, the waaaaaay far right fringe Republican gay group it’s President the ab obsessed Chris R. Barron who seems to happily bash the gay left. “The American Taliban” as he calls them and whose group stands against many gay rights issues.such as the fact that Barron and GOProud stand with the the GOP saying that gay marriage should be up to individual states only . GOProud also opposes ENDA. GOProud opposes the DOMA repeal. GOProud opposes partnership inclusion in UAFA.  That a really good gay rights agenda there so it just makes sense Choi would defend them, right?

You can listen to Choi’s excuses by clicking HERE

Personally I think they are all bullshit.  I was actually holding judgement until I heard this interview and I will go on record as calling Choi a media whore right now.  Not even he could be so naive to believe that his presence will “change” anyone there.  And so everyone knows just to be fair I also have feel the same way about Choi going to receive an award from “The Task Force” aka NGLTF which had to rebrand because people were beginning to realize that Rea Carey and NGLTF do jack shit and messed up our entire fight for rights during Obama’s first two years in office by kissing ass and doing nothing.

For Dan Choi, who I once though was a LGBT hero to attend CPAC with a gay group that seems hell bent on hurting us and to accept an award from a group that at one time called him dangerous to cause is an insult to those of us who once believed in him and proves that the INTEGRITY that he once had is gone.

So fucking pathetic.

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4 thoughts on “Dan Choi Defends Attending CPAC To Michelangelo Singorile… MASSIVE FAIL!”

  1. Choi is an Uncle Tom. Everything he says and does, along with GoProud is addressed c/o the GOP's assholes. What do you expect? I just hate he's openly gay now. That makes us sort of socially responsible for this lunacy.

  2. I didn't get that from Dan's interview. He said plainly that he doesn't agree with GOProud on a host of issues, and that he wasn't going to just take Chris R Barron's word for it. He committed to reporting back on his experience at CPAC. We only have a week to go before we'll know one way or the other.

    I know we're always told to be patient, but I think this is one time we TRULY should. Think of how potent the gay community's vote will become when we FINALLY have the Dems and Reps competing for it instead of just assuming it will go to Dems.

    This, if played well in the future, can be a BOON to the gay community's political influence….of course that depends on GOProud AND the gay community holding them accountable.

    On gay marriage and DOMA, I agree with GOProud that they should not take a position on it, because if it's going to SCOTUS anyway (which it is), why waste their energy on an issue that isn't even going to be decided by the states ultimately anyway?

    On ENDA, GOProud needs to step up. But on taxes and health care ….especially with so many gay men who are HIV, I think it's worth giving them a second chance to forge their relationship with the gay left in a more productive manner.

    All relationships must remain flexible, or they will be too brittle to withstand the inevitable tension that will rise from time to time.

    For now, I think we should stand behind GOProud's mission, even if we don't fully agree with their message. It can only help, as I say, to have BOTH parties realize that the gay vote is no longer going to be a "given" or taken for granted.

  3. Because the GOP is NEVER going to change. Not in our lifetime or that of the next generation. It's a waste of time and effort.

    One of the reasons we have so much trouble making headway is because the whole "hearts and minds" is never going to work. It hasn't in the past. It;s not going to in the future. Look at the DADT Vote. Should have been the easiest pass in the world. 2 Republicans voted for it. TWO. After over 20 years thats how many changed thier mind.

    We need to FIGHT them. NOT be nice to them. Plain and simple.

  4. I'll say what I said on twitter this morning: singing kumbaya and trying to reason with bigots isn't doing anyone any good…
    They had the right idea at Stonewall. Time for another riot. Do SOMETHING. Fundies and their allies won't change, and they care for no one but themselves. These Uncle Tom queers be damned. WTF are they doing? Delusion and denial at its worst is what this is.

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