Dan and I were both mindboggled at the choice of Andrew Sullivan, labeled by the Log Cabin press release as a “conservative”, to be one of the featured speakers at the upcoming LC(R) Convention. We were both wanting to do a post on the subject. But earlier today I sent an email to Patrick Guerriero, Log Cabin Chieftain, that is snarky enough to serve as a post on its own! Yeah… killing two birds with one e-stone!
I think you guys could have picked a better conservative speaker than Andrew Sullivan??? Calling him a conservative is like saying Pope Benedict is gay-friendly. Here are two examples of Sullivan as a not-so-conservative. (The “Bruce” he refers to is Bruce Bartlett by the way)
That’s why I think Bush’s ratings won’t go much below 25 percent; because 25 percent is about the proportion of the electorate that is fundamentalist and supports Bush for religious rather than political reasons. They are immune to empirical argument, because their thought-structure is not empirical; it is dogmatic. If the facts overwhelm them, they will simply argue that the “liberal media” is lying. Bruce poignantly thinks the GOP is still the secular, empirical, skeptical party it once was. It’s not: it’s a fundamentalist church with some huge bribes for business interests on the side, leveraged by massive debts. So all criticism is disloyalty; and disloyalty is heresy. The facts don’t matter. Obey the pastor. Or be damned.
(Hat tip to Gryph on this one!)
How do you explain the many others in the Republican Party who you and I both know are not “obeying the pastor or be damned” ??? This is an insult to my Republican Party and should be to you. Come on!
And though Andrew protesth loudly today, I think the emailer to him in this posting is spot-on.
“Your blood-and-thunder, hateful tirades against our commander-in-chief in time of war and at a vulnerable point IN that war has at last marked a watershed in your ‘evolution’ from long-ago conservative to current leftist-in-just-about-everything-name [sic].
Your language, your attitude and your position have finally placed you pretty firmly in the camp of Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin and the Hollyweird left in general.
It confirms my ‘bigotry’ from the get-go: Gays cannot sacrifice enough of their sexual self-interest to adhere to an ideology as austere as conservatism. The pull to the left is too strong for homosexuals to resist for very long. So formalize and render legit your new political ‘awakening’: declare conservatism behind you.
There is a long, proud history of betrayal in the homosexual community, whose most celebrated example – the locus classicus, if you prefer – is Philby and his crew.
Congratulations on joining that fine tradition!”
Well, upon second thought since Andrew’s reader is so astute… I guess he is the perfect speaker for your convention given Log Cabin has also abandoned all things Republican and now firmly milks at the teet of the anti-American Gay Leftists now.
-Bruce Carroll (GayPatriot)