Earlier this month, reflecting on the dismal employment numbers, Log Cabin Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper chided Democrats for pursuing the wrong path to economic health:
It is time the Obama administration got the message. The solution isn’t big government programs, but a strong prescription of spending cuts and tax relief for American job creators. As House Speaker John Boehner said, ‘One look at the jobs report should be enough to show the White House it’s time to get serious about cutting spending and dealing with our ailing economy.
Spending cuts, though, won’t be enough. We also need regulatory relief. That said, it is nice to see Log Cabin taking issue with Democratic policies and standing with Republicans on issues of common concern. On this, at least, Cooper’s leadership represents quite a contrast to the early days of Log Cabin and the middle years of the George W. Bush presidency. Kudos, Clarke.
He recognizes the ideology that is been consigned to history’s trash can. Now, if we could only get more gay people to pay attention.