Posted Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at 1:37 PM
The libertarian media entrepreneur, who has previously said he's holding a party for gay conservatives at CPAC, is joining the group that so irritates social conservatives. From his statement, announcing his new gig on the GOProud advisory board:
I applaud GOProud's strong, principled conservatism and admire their courage to defy the left's stifling demand for group conformity. As a fierce opponent of the cultural Marxism and political correctness that divides Americans into different identity groups, I embrace the American motto E Pluribus Unum as an antidote to the Democratic Party's divide and conquer strategy.
For several months,
a few social conservative groups
, led by Robert George's American Principles Project, have been needling their peers about getting out of CPAC to protest GOProud's inclusion. The protest, notably, has not been joined by presidential hopefuls. Last week at an event at GWU, Tim Pawlenty made a point of telling conservative students to attend CPAC; and, obviously, to vote for him in the straw poll.