California YAF Chairman Ryan Sorba Attacks YAL at CPAC
Feb 19, 2010 at 8:40 PM
During the students activist forum at CPAC, Students for Liberty's Alexander McCobin openly thanked CPAC for inviting GOProud, a statement which received mixed reactions from the audience and boos from another speaker on McCobin's panel, Ryan Sorba. Sorba, who helped co-found Young Conservatives of California and recently became the California YAF Chairman, used his own opportunity to speak to condemn CPAC for including GOProud. He went on to taunt those booing him, attack YAL, and announce that YAL's executive director, Jeff Frazee, was now his enemy.
The source of his anger at YAL and Frazee is unclear: The topic was brought up by Students for Liberty, not anyone associated with YAL. Moreover, Frazee was entirely uninvolved in the situation (neither booing, taking sides, nor at all involved in gay rights activism) until Sorba out of the blue mentioned him on stage.
Here's a more complete video of the portion of CPAC in which all this occurred:
Barry Goldwater once said, "The big thing is to make this country, along with every other country in the world with a few exceptions, quit discriminating against people just because they're gay," Goldwater asserts. "You don't have to agree with it, but they have a constitutional right to be gay. And that's what brings me into it."