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Rauner nod was GOProud’s last act before dissolving

Monday, Jun 2, 2014

* The pro-gay rights tea party group GOProud is shutting down, just days after endorsing Bruce Rauner for governor

In 2004, GOProud was born when Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron split from the Log Cabin Republicans. Fast forward to today: both have stepped down from the organization and it is shutting down for good.

GOProud has been mired by several controversies since the departure of their founders. The group has bled donors since the widely reported departure of Jimmy LaSalvia from the Republican Party earlier this year. […]

Finding it difficult to continue without securing more funding, GOProud will be shutting down immediately - an homage to an era gone by. The shuttering is undoubtedly necessary as the organization’s full effectiveness has been tarnished.

The organization may rebrand and regroup later, but for now, the organization will no longer be functioning. Co-director Matthew Bechstein stated in an interview that the “brand is broken” and a rebrand is necessary.

* More

After Andrew Markle’s story yesterday that the far-right conservative LGBT group GOProud was shutting down, the organization’s leadership took to Facebook to deny the reporting saying, “Nothing could be further from the truth” and “GOProud is not closing. It is growing.”

Today, however, the group confirmed it plans to kill the GOProud brand and will attempt to reorganize as a grassroots online organization with a new name.

A “grassroots online organization” is not a political committee.

So, is the Rauner endorsement now essentially worthless? Seems so.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


22 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 2, 14 @ 6:04 pm:

    Usually Rauner gets “something” out of a “Bust Out”.

    Rauner could have floated them some cash, to keep up appearances and all…

    “Right? Exactly right.”


  2. - MrJM (@MisterJayEm) - Monday, Jun 2, 14 @ 6:07 pm:

    So, is the Rauner endorsement now essentially worthless? Seems so.

    Bruce couldn’t slip ‘em $100k to keep their lights on until November?

    – MrJM


  3. - Wensicia - Monday, Jun 2, 14 @ 6:21 pm:

    So, they knew they were going to fold and decided to endorse Rauner before pulling the plug? Why?


  4. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 2, 14 @ 6:56 pm:

    These are unrelated events to a normal person. To a political person, anything can be read into it. That is why folks find politics so ridiculous most of the time.


  5. - MrJM (@MisterJayEm) - Monday, Jun 2, 14 @ 6:59 pm:

    “These are unrelated events to a normal person.”

    And the striking of a bell is totally unrelated to the ringing sound that follows.

    – MrJM


  6. - Precinct Captain - Monday, Jun 2, 14 @ 7:45 pm:

    VM, why would we listen to a political group’s endorsement that can’t even engage in keeping itself politically relevant, i.e. active and operational? The events are related. The endorsement is a last desperate grab for media attention as the ship is sinking.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 2, 14 @ 8:16 pm:

    I love that Rauner gets an endorsement from a group that folds days later. So it’s like a “hedge fund investment” that went south?


  8. - Kevin/Chicago - Monday, Jun 2, 14 @ 8:29 pm:

    This group was a joke with no support in the LGBT community. It was a collection of a few people, happy to be treated as lapdogs by the far right for appearances, when they weren’t booting them out of GoPAC because they were gay. Sad and pathetic with zero constituency. Rauner either knows this and is still craven enough to trumpet a fake endorsement by a fake group, or his organization is so disconnected from the LGBT community that there is literally no gay in the village to ask. Either choice should be an eye opener for anyone who cares about equality.


  9. - rahms roomate - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 2:09 am:

    The press seems over concerned with gay issues.


  10. - NoBody's Perfect - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 6:48 am:

    Down here at ShakeyMitt Rauner HQ we are wondering if a phony defunct group endorsement still counts? Perhaps we will ask Mr. Shrimp to opine
    Meanwhile there are still about 395 funding scams to check out and only 150ish days to our defeat.


  11. - NoBody's Perfect - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 6:50 am:

    Hey let’s ask Mr. Shrimp if Mitt Rauner will support any wing nut idea to repeal or put a bunch of roadbloacks in place to suppress gay marriage — photo ideas, special taxes, AIDS tests, literacy tests, etc.


  12. - Mittuns - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 8:42 am:

    Was this a political action committee or a Rauner nursing home?


  13. - Louis G. Atsaves - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 8:46 am:

    Adios to another political vampire group.


  14. - Just Observing - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 9:14 am:

    === So, is the Rauner endorsement now essentially worthless? ===

    Not any more so than prior to dissolving. If the “endorsement” helps Rauner with more liberal Illinoisans… he could still truthfully trumpet the endorsement.


  15. - Langhorne - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 9:21 am:

    Maybe they could come back as a township


  16. - DuPage Bard - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 9:25 am:

    He’ll still use the endorsement. No one will even notice that they aren’t there anymore.


  17. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 9:32 am:

    –These are unrelated events to a normal person.–

    Define normal, lol.


  18. - siriusly - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 10:00 am:

    Good one Langhorne!!!


  19. - Apacolypse Now - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 10:03 am:

    “Rauner could have floated them some cash, to keep up appearances and all…

    “Rauner could have floated them some cash, to keep up appearances and all…”
    Then Rauner would have been criticized by some for buying support. Dope.


  20. - Walker - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 10:15 am:

    Get a few of your buddies together. Pick a great and unlikely political name. Make the news.

    Dissolve when golf season comes around.


  21. - A guy... - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 10:19 am:

    This is worth 2 minutes of a 24 hour news cycle. A tree fell in the forest and no one was there to hear it. Not much relevancy a week ago, even less today.


  22. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 3, 14 @ 10:20 am:

    - Apacolypse Now -,

    ===Then Rauner would have been criticized by some for buying support. Dope.===

    It’s called…Snark

    Learn. Thanks.


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