Unlike his predecessors at Log Cabin, R. Clarke Cooper, the current executive director, has distinguished himself by regularly defending Republicans who hold firm to Reaganite principles. It does seem the success of GOProud has reminded the older group it needs do a better job establishing its Republican bona fides.
They still alas have retained a residue of the old organization, with occasional paeans to the statist ideology of the gay left and a noticeable failure to consider gay issues in light of conservative ideals, where the government neither serves as the agent of social change nor acts as a barrier to such change.
Yesterday, however, Log Cabin did join the mainstream conservatives in heralding the debt deal as a start, not a solution, a notion which tracks nicely with Datechguy’s description of the deal as turning “the ship so it is facing in the right direction” without yet steaming forward in said direction.
“Speaker John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell,” Cooper said
. . . set a clear goal, refusing to approve President Obama’s request for blank check unless it was accompanied by spending reforms and cuts larger than the amount of the debt limit hike. That goal has been achieved, but nobody should believe that this is more than a stopgap measure. The culture of spending in Washington must fundamentally change going forward. This is only the first step in a course that will dramatically alter how our government approaches the budget and will provide fiscal stability for Wall Street and Main Street.
Nice to see Log Cabin standing firm against the culture of spending in Washington and reminding gay people of Republican efforts to contain the growth of the federal government.