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Support Virginia Log Cabin’s PAC at 09/22 Fundraiser in Alexandria

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 12:35 pm - September 20, 2006.
Filed under: 2006 Elections,Log Cabin Republicans

As a sign of my commitment to building a new stronger Log Cabin as the organization seeks a new head, I encourage you to attend a the Annual PAC Fundraiser for the club I founded (now nearly ten years ago), the Log Cabin Republican Club of Virginia. Help this great group elect inclusive Republicans to State and Local Office.*

Join Congressman Tom Davis (R-VA), who in 1999, as head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, was the first member of the Congressional GOP leadership to address a gathering of gay Republicans, on Friday, September 22, 2006 from 6:30 until 9:00 PM at the historic Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Old Town Alexandria.

While the minimum donation of $50 entitles you to light fare, you can also support the group at these higher levels–Bronze ($100), Silver ($250), Gold ($500 or more). Contributors at these three levels may bring one guest at no extra charge. They will also be acknowledged at the reception.

RSVP to dclampo@yahoo.com or mail contributions to LCR/VA, PO Box 16611, Alexandria, VA 22302.

*Next year the entire Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate are up for re-election. It is vital that Log Cabin Republicans have the resources to participate in this important election and support those Republicans who believe in a more inclusive Republican Party.

Congressman Tom Davis is asking for a donation of up to $2,100 per election from an individual’s own funds (or up to $5,000 per election from a multi-candidate PAC or a political party committee). He is not asking for funds from corporations, labor unions, foreign nationals or minors. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes.

UPDATE: Please note that this is not a fundraiser for Tom Davis. It is in the words of its organizer, “solely to raise money for the Log Cabin Republican Club of Virginia’s state political action committee,” a group which opposes the pernicious proposal (defining marriage) on the Commonwealth’s ballot this fall.

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18 Comments

  1. Wait…is this a fundraiser for LCR or Tom Davis? You don’t make it clear. Davis is just about the most anti-gay Republican in the House.

    He campaigned and voted for the marriage amendment and even refuses to sign a pledge saying that sexual orientation isn’t a factor in his own hiring within his office.

    Aren’t there better Republicans we should be giving money to?

    Comment by Gregg — September 20, 2006 @ 2:37 pm - September 20, 2006

  2. Gregg, you’re obviously not reading the post. Rep. Davis “was the first member of the Congressional GOP leadership to address a gathering of gay Republicans.”

    How do you justify his supposed anti-gay stance when it comes to who he hires for his office? Shouldn’t that be based upon competence, instead of orientation? Isn’t that the kind of “equality” we all want?

    Furthermore, if you want to look at bigoted hiring practices, look at the offices of people like Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) or Alcee Hastings. Try to find a single white person on that staff. Where’s the affirmative action for those hypocrites.

    Sheesh.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 20, 2006 @ 3:11 pm - September 20, 2006

  3. *Next year the entire Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate are up for re-election. It is vital that Log Cabin Republicans have the resources to participate in this important election and support those Republicans who believe in a more inclusive Republican Party — HELLO! WAKE UP!!! YOU ARE SERIOSULY DREAMING IF YOU THINK THIS -BRAND- OF REPUBLICAN GIVES A SHIT ABOUT GAYS AND LESBIANS, BESIDES FINDING WAYS TO TAKE MORE OF OUR RIGHTS AWAY!

    Comment by SadAmerican — September 20, 2006 @ 3:48 pm - September 20, 2006

  4. Hey, SadAmerican – please name one of these “rights” that you think you have lost. I’m quite curious as I have not experienced any sort of “loss” like this in my entire life.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 20, 2006 @ 4:57 pm - September 20, 2006

  5. Tom Davis clearly stated at his debate last night that he supports Virginia’s constitutional Hate amendment banning gay Marriage, you might want to reconsider this.

    Comment by Nate de la Piedra — September 21, 2006 @ 12:06 am - September 21, 2006

  6. Nate, Davis may be wrong on gay marriage, but all proceeds from this fundraiser (at which he is the special guest) go to a group which opposes the state amendment.

    Comment by GayPatriotWest — September 21, 2006 @ 12:44 am - September 21, 2006

  7. #6 GayPatriotWest — September 21, 2006 @ 12:44 am – September 21, 2006

    …but all proceeds from this fundraiser (at which he is the special guest) go to a group which opposes the state amendment.

    We wouldn’t be at the fundraiser anyway–we’re not even close to Alexandria–but why would anyone in his right mind want to throw away his (presumably) hard earned money contributing to a group that purports to oppose a ballot initiative that is bound to pass, regardless of their efforts?

    It’s like whistling into the wind, tilting at windmills, whatever analogy you want to make.

    Gay people in Virginia should do what the vast majority of Virginians obviously want them to do–leave. They’d be welcome here in Massachusetts.

    Comment by raj — September 21, 2006 @ 6:26 am - September 21, 2006

  8. From the post

    Next year the entire Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate are up for re-election. It is vital that Log Cabin Republicans have the resources to participate in this important election and support those Republicans who believe in a more inclusive Republican Party.

    Do you have one or two Republicans in mind who believe in a more “inclusive” Republican party (whatever “inclusive” means)?

    Just to let you know, in the MA state primary election a couple of days ago, one of the staunchest opponents of gay marriage, Democrat Marie Parente, was defeated by a (not-gay) proponent of gay marriage. (He’s a shoe-in to win in the general election–he may not even have an opponent.) I doubt that you would see anything like that happening in Virginia’s Republican party any time soon.

    Comment by raj — September 21, 2006 @ 6:33 am - September 21, 2006

  9. Raj should learn more about Virginia before blogging about it. Equality Virginia’s own polls show a strong majority if favor of basic rights for gays and lesbians and a modest majority for civil unions. The current support for the “marriage” amendment is at 54 percent in the Mason Dixon poll, which overstated support from men, blacks, and Republicans, i.e., the level is actually lower. So where you get this idea that “a vast majority” of Virginians want us to leave the state is bullshit. Public opinion is changing rapidly in the state, just as it is across the country. So you can move to Mass. We’ll stay here and fight and win.

    Comment by David Lampo — September 21, 2006 @ 3:57 pm - September 21, 2006

  10. Raj should also try to really think instead of relying on cliches for his positions. Yes, Raj, there are Republicans who vote for equality for gays and lesbians. It took Republican support for the health insurance parity bill to allow domestic partner benefits in Virginia; it took Republican votes to allow gay couples to apply for low income housing loans in Virginia; and there are many Republicans in Virginia who have pledged a policy of nondiscrimination in their office hiring. And it’s taken Republican votes in the Senate to kill most of the anti-gay legislation that comes out of the House. So again, please try to know what you’re talking about before you spout off.

    Comment by David Lampo — September 21, 2006 @ 4:05 pm - September 21, 2006

  11. Welcome and nice work, David. Unfortunately, you’ll soon realize that ian/raj/sockpuppet ALWAYS spouts off without coherent facts. So don’t waste time trying to reprimand him. It’s like expecting your dog to know not to go in the house, but he does it anyway just to make you mad.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 21, 2006 @ 4:29 pm - September 21, 2006

  12. Peter, like your dog… I think part of the answer might lay in curbing the raj/Ian sockpuppet.

    All opinions are equal in one respect: they have a right to be offered. We just don’t have to listen… especially if past experience warrants a deaf ear.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — September 22, 2006 @ 10:43 am - September 22, 2006

  13. ##9 & 10 David Lampo — September 21, 2006 @ 3:57 pm – September 21, 2006 and David Lampo — September 21, 2006 @ 4:05 pm – September 21, 2006

    Thank you for telling me that. I’ll keep that in mind when the amendment passes.

    Just to let you know, all of my relatives on my father’s side were from the Norfolk VA area (and on my mother’s side were from Albany GA and Miami FL), and I lived in Arlington VA in the 1970s. Virginia is not unknown to me. I follow Virginia politics a bit (I occasionally glance at the Virginian-Pilot web site). From what I can tell, opposition to the constitutional amendment has, in recent months, increased from something like 34% to 40%, but during the same time period those in favor has only decreased from 56% to 54%, still a majority.

    Irrespective of whether the amendment fails, there is still the possibility that the Virginia state legislature could enact the provisions of the amendment into statute law. The only difference is the fact that it would be easier to repeal the statute than a constitutional amendment–if anyone had the urge to do so.

    As I said, y’all come up here. You’d be welcome in Massachusetts. More than a few anti-equal-rights-for-gay-people legislators (even some Dems) were defeated in the primary election last week, at least in part because they were anti-equal-rights-for-gay-people. I doubt that you’d be seeing that any time soon in Virginia.

    Comment by raj — September 23, 2006 @ 9:04 am - September 23, 2006

  14. Gee, M-Matt, I thought Eva Braun Sockpuppet was German. Maybe she found some American relatives to make her more palatable to the posters on this blog.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 23, 2006 @ 1:46 pm - September 23, 2006

  15. #14 Peter Hughes — September 23, 2006 @ 1:46 pm – September 23, 2006

    Poor dear. It was my partner who was born in Germany and whose parents were German/Bavarian and Ukrainian. And it is his mother who owns property outside of Munich, not mine.

    My parents are from the American South and are (American) Republican apoligists.

    Comment by raj — September 24, 2006 @ 8:17 am - September 24, 2006

  16. Whatever, sockpuppet. Still you are not worthy of debate. Which is why I was addressing my question to M-Matt, if you looked…oh, yeah, I forgot. Reading comprehension is not one of your strengths.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 24, 2006 @ 3:27 pm - September 24, 2006

  17. #16 Peter Hughes — September 24, 2006 @ 3:27 pm – September 24, 2006

    That’s nice. You might want to consider actually using the comment numbers when you are referring to another comment. That’s why they are provided. It helps reduce ambiguity.

    Comment by raj — September 25, 2006 @ 10:24 am - September 25, 2006

  18. Very fitting I think: “God is the inner principle of all movement, the only identity which already fulfils and illuminates the universe. Everything is incorporated in this one principle, because it encloses infinity, it includes everything, and there is nothing that could be outside of it. ” Giordano Bruno

    Comment by Tom in Cala Dor Palma de Mallorca — October 1, 2006 @ 8:23 am - October 1, 2006

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