Putting my personal and political digust of Patrick Guerriero’s Reign Of Ruin at Log Cabin aside, the fact that Governor Schwarzenegger spoke in front of gay Republicans this week is big news.
BoiFromTroy has a very good summary of the speech plus some photos.
“Whether you are gay or straight, everyone needs someone to love,” he told the crowd in Hollywood. “While we may not agree on every issue, we are united in the values of love, understanding and tolerance.”
Lighthearted and joking at the event, the governor was clearly comfortable with the crowd. He started off by saying: “I love the Log Cabin Republicans. I love this organization. I love all of you.”
Yick… just a little too mushy for me. But I get the intent.
Arnold’s speech has also resulted in one unintended consequence. It appears Michael at GayOrbit has come out of the Republican closet!
And while he and I disagree on what Log Cabin should be doing and how far to the Left it has drifted, his follow-up posting has some great points.
On the other hand, believing the Republican Party will change overnight is definitely delusional. Believing it can and will happen, and working to make it happen, is exactly what this country needs. If the American people admit defeat and don’t tell this administration, Democrat, and Republican members of Congress that they don’t represent what is great about this country, then nothing will change.
“low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty”…..That’s a good portion of what this country is all about. And people need to be courageous.
They need to take the insults lobbed at them by ignorant people and do what they need to do to change their party, and by extension their country, for the better. And it will happen. The Republican Party will change, and not because of people on the other side shouting insults and invective at people they believe to be sell-outs.
Great points, Michael. Also, welcome to the sunlight! *grin*
But I also think it is worthy to note that those of us that want real change in the Republican Party also have a duty to speak up when the national organization that represents gay Republicans has become corrupted by those who want power and attention for their own agendas that have nothing to do with positive change within the Republican Party.