Jimmy LaSalvia — a conservative, a former GOP activist, former Log Cabin Republicans staffer, co-founder of GOProud, former leader of GOProud, etc. — has left the Republican Party.
As reported by the Washington Times:
“I am every bit as conservative as I’ve always been, but I just can’t bring myself to carry the Republican label any longer. You see, I just don’t agree with the big-government ‘conservatives’ who run the party now.”
“The other reason I am leaving is the tolerance of bigotry in the GOP. The current leadership lacks the courage to stand up to it — I’m not sure they ever will,” he said.
This is sad. Jimmy is a friend of the Republican Party (and a friend of this blog). Best of luck with life as an independent Jimmy, and I hope that the Republican Party is soon worthy of your return.