Feb 23, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel
Excerpted from The Daily Caller: You might have heard that CPAC invited liberal MSNBC host Chris Hayes to speak on a panel at CPAC this year.
This morning, Hayes took to the air (and his blog) to give the organizers his demands, err, conditions for accepting this honor.
According to Hayes, his initial instinct was to accept the invitation,
“But then I remembered, thanks to a number of conservatives in my twitter feed, a pretty gross episode from 2011.
That year the board of the American Conservative Union, which sponsors CPAC, voted to ban the gay conservative group GOProud from sponsoring the 2012 conference. GOProud was founded in 2009 by two former Log Cabin Republican staffers and its co-founder Chris Barron told me that one of the first things they did was send a check to the ACU to co-sponsor CPAC. They were accepted as sponsors in 2010 and in 2011, but social conservatives mobilized against them and ultimately prevailed.