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Log Cabin takes a stand for fiscal discipline

Perhaps current Log Cabin Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper’s background in Republican politics will serve to save the organization.  Before helming the ostensibly Republican organization, he served in the George W. Bush Administration.  Unlike all previous heads of the organization, he had actual experience working with Republicans outside Massachusetts.  He at least has experience working with more mainstream Republicans.

Alas that most heads of gay conservative organizations, particularly Log Cabin, have had little background in the conservative movement.  The Bay State (until recently) was hardly a hotbed of small-government activism (well, at least not in the Twentieth Century).

Well, despite the “pro-equality” rhetoric in its releases and on its web-page, in recent days, Log Cabin has been sounding a lot more Reaganite than it had under its first two executive directors.  In a largely anodyne release on CPAC, the organization did at least celebrate conservatism.  Then, on Monday, Cooper showed his teeth, lambasting the president for his spendthrift budget:

Our nation is at a breaking point and the president’s budget proposal simply isn’t a serious response to the challenges facing our country today. . . . The American people are facing a Federal debt of over $14 trillion dollars, and the President needs to join with Congress to make significant cuts.  His proposal adds $8.7 trillion in new spending over the next decade—that’s not just irresponsible, that’s reckless.  Americans are tightening their belts and making difficult decisions, and it is time that our government does the same by addressing the real problems dragging down our economy – overblown entitlements, wasteful government spending and a tax code that stifles small businesses and innovation. Republicans in the United States House of Representatives, led by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, have taken the first step at addressing this crisis by cutting $100 billion this year.  Ryan’s proposal is a great first step, but if we are serious about getting our house in order, there’s more we all need to do.

Whoah, sounds a lot like your humble blogger!  Nice to see a Log Cabin leader issuing releases on issues other than gay ones and showing his commitment to core conservative principles.

Perhaps, GOProud’s prominence pushed Cooper to speak out on such issues.  Whatever the case, it’s welcome sign that Log Cabin leaders are becoming more outspoken on issues of concern to all conservatives.



  1. How nice. LCR managed to take the same stance as Andrew Sullivan at exactly the same time, thus ensuring it wasn’t in the least bit racist or homophobic to criticize the Obama budget.

    I think this is less about LCR suddenly discovering the value of conservativism than it is about rodents bailing off SS Teh Won.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — February 16, 2011 @ 1:37 pm - February 16, 2011

  2. So goproud is booted from CPAC but white supremacists are allowed to stay?

    Comment by Dooms — February 16, 2011 @ 1:55 pm - February 16, 2011

  3. Remember, folks, that according to trash like Dooms, “white supremacist” means anyone who opposes or criticizes Barack Obama.

    It’s hilarious to watch pigs like Dooms talk about others being racists when you can see the racism that he and his Obama Party endorse, support, and practice right out in the open.

    Not to mention how gay and lesbian people like Dooms were screaming “N****r” and other racist insults at black people on the night that Proposition 8 passed in California.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — February 16, 2011 @ 2:28 pm - February 16, 2011

  4. Wrong Northy (you may want to take your meds)

    I mean this

    Comment by Dooms — February 16, 2011 @ 3:01 pm - February 16, 2011

  5. I believe the Log Cabin Republicans do not want to share with GOProud; hence, ironically, now the Log Cabin Republicans sound more like GOProud to become relevant again. GOproud essentially pushed the Log Cabin Republicans into their stance. GOProud & the Log Cabin Republicans can co-exist as long as the Log Cabins do not become GOProud in all but name. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery or it could be the Log Cabin Republicans own desperation showing.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — February 16, 2011 @ 3:05 pm - February 16, 2011

  6. I mean this

    I knew exactly what you meant. And also what happened in full.

    You leftists are pretty dumb, Dooms. You think we don’t know how you’re just repeating your talking points from the Advocate and Joe Jervis? It’s all about spreading the lies and smears because you want to attack conservatives. No one seriously believes you were intelligent enough to check what happened; you’re just saying what your puppet masters told you to do. Every day you demonstrate that the vast majority of gays and lesbians like you are mentally and intellectually inferior, incapable of even doing the most basic of research and going solely on your bigotries and prejudice.

    And you know what’s even funnier? Let’s look at what gays and lesbians like you are supporting, shall we? Or better yet, how about your statements about how black people who disagree with white liberals are “ignorant” and need to be taught racial hatred?

    THAT’S what the gay and lesbian community supports. The hypocrisy is obvious and blatant — they scream about the mere presence of a racial supremacist while endorsing, supporting, and promoting endless racial bias, hatred, and hate speech themselves.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — February 16, 2011 @ 3:38 pm - February 16, 2011

  7. Northy have you been to Free Republic? Do you see what they say about you? They want you dead, they want to see you burning in hell. You are nothing but a useful idiot to these people. You give them votes and then they crap on you once in office.

    You keep repeating the same blog posts from blogs no one cares about, whats the matter, can’t find something recent? Please man go to any fox news/free republic/NYpost article about gays and see the hate flow.

    Comment by Dooms — February 16, 2011 @ 3:47 pm - February 16, 2011

  8. Can anyone rational (that leaves Dooms out) cite GOProud being ‘booted out’ anywhere besides WND?

    Of course that CPAC members booed out a white supremacist isn’t mentioned by the little boy.

    Comment by The_Livewire — February 16, 2011 @ 3:51 pm - February 16, 2011

  9. Northy have you been to Free Republic? Do you see what they say about you? They want you dead, they want to see you burning in hell.

    How about gay blogs where you and yours, Dooms, wish me infected, wish me dead, and wish the children of gay conservatives dead?

    Or how about blogs where you and yours, Dooms, say this sort of thing about gay conservatives, with the full endorsement of gays and lesbians like Evan Hurst?

    This is nothing more than the game that sociopathic child rapists like yourself invariably play, Dooms, the whole “everyone else hates you, your only choice is to put up with my abuse” game.

    That might have worked for the typical intellectually and emotionally stunted gay like you, Dooms, but it doesn’t fly here. You and your fellow leftists are psychological cripples who are hell-bent on making everyone else as miserable as you are. No sale.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — February 16, 2011 @ 4:10 pm - February 16, 2011

  10. Sorry Doop. Y’all own racism and hate.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — February 16, 2011 @ 4:24 pm - February 16, 2011

  11. GOProud vs. Log Cabin Republicans… competition is a great thing!

    I’m a strong believer that competition doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Good, tough competition will force both organizations to reveal who they are, what they believe, and whether they have the capabilities to do more than issue press releases.

    May the best team for America win!

    Comment by DaveO — February 16, 2011 @ 10:15 pm - February 16, 2011

  12. Project much, Dooms?

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — February 17, 2011 @ 10:49 am - February 17, 2011

  13. Glad to see this!

    Comment by pinkelephant — February 17, 2011 @ 4:44 pm - February 17, 2011

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