When faced with a non-homophobic actual LGBT person to endorse in the race for a Wisconsin Senate seat, GOProud, a supposedly gay organization, has officially said, "No thank, you. Give us the straight, white, homophobe, please."
So, what does GOProud have to say about giving the finger to the openly gay Tammy Baldwin and endorsing former Gov. Tommy Thompson for Senate?
Tommy Thompson is a common-sense conservative who will focus on creating jobs and growing the economy for all Wisconsin,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud. “The GOProud Board is thrilled to endorse Governor Thompson.”
Tommy Thompson is the former Governor of Wisconsin. During his tenure as governor, Thompson championed innovative, conservative reforms to solve some of the biggest problems facing the state: entrenched unemployment, entitlement spending and inadequate public education. Thompson ended welfare, dramatically cut taxes, reduced unemployment to record lows and instituted a first-of-its-kind School Choice program. His compelling leadership enabled these reforms to take hold despite working with a Democrat-controlled Legislature for much of his 14 years in office.
Governor Thompson also served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.
Governor Thompson’s experience and leadership uniquely qualify him to serve in the U.S. Senate.
Here's a little background on GOProud's latest champion:
-He's against marriage equality and supports the Defense of Marriage Act
-He's supported the workplace discrimination of LGBT people
-He proudly plugs his anti-gay supporters (like Mike Huckabee)
Here's Thompson arguing in favor of discriminating against gay people:
Thompson is thrilled to receive GOProud's endorsement. “I appreciate the support of GOProud and look forward to the growing coalition of broad support joining me on the pathway to victory in November.”