We have often faulted Log Cabin for not criticizing the other national gay groups for make broad attacks on Republicans or misrepresenting the stands or statements of individual Republicans. We have also criticized them for failing to take on Democrats as aggressively as they take on their own party.
With their recent release faulting Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean for wondering why sane gay people would join the GOP, that seems to be changing.
To encourage Log Cabin to issue more such statements and to make it an organization policy to take on gay groups’ narrow and distorted views of Republicans in general and gay Republicans in particular, could we introduce resolutions at Log Cabin’s “convention” (which begins later today), I would write one requiring the national office to regularly criticize the heads of national gay groups, the groups themselves and even other prominent gay figures when they attack Republicans, including and especially gay Republicans.
Too often, Log Cabin seems more interested in securing its place at the table of the gay organizations in our nation’s capital than in promoting the party with which it claims affiliation. Yet, this self-proclaimed Republican organization doesn’t seem to recognize that many of those groups see themselves as gay auxiliaries of a broader left-wing movement, promoting an accomodationist foreign policy, pushing for an increasing government role in the lives of individuals and defeating Republicans at the ballot box.
If Log Cabin wishes to regain the credibility it has lost in Republican circles and show its commitment to the GOP, it should more regularly challenge those gay voices which seek to undermine our party and thwart its thwart its electoral success.
And I wish I could introduce a resolution to that effect at the group’s “convention” this week.