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“Let’s Not Get All Crazy, Now!”
OR “Bruce’s Rebuttal to Dan’s Log Cabin Post”

Dan wrote a post the other day reminding our readers that while he is the mainstay of content here at the blog, I have become “the Twitter guy.” He also underscored and that we are two different people though we agree a lot.

Today, we disagree!

I appreciate Dan’s enthusiasm with the Mitt Romney “qualified” endorsement by Log Cabin Republicans, but I’d like to throw some very cold water onto the parade and express my own views.

First, as always, I fully disclose that I am a founding board member of GOProud — a national organization of gay and straight Americans seeking to promote freedom by supporting free markets, limited government, and a respect for individual rights.

I supported the creation of GOProud specifically because Log Cabin Republicans had become a spokestool of the Gay Left. I’m glad that some are excited by their more recent move to embrace Republican candidates, but that hardly makes LCR a “conservative group.”

To the contrary, from the moment this blog was founded in 2004, I have documented the close ties that Log Cabin Republicans had, and still maintains, with Tim Gill — an ultra-left wing progressive activists whose Gill Foundation is a documented recipient of grants from George Soros.

So while I appreciate Dan’s nostalgia for the ideal of wanting Log Cabin Republicans to be what he and I hoped it would be — the fact remains it is not.

This endorsement of Mitt Romney is about as useful as handleless screwdriver. Sure looks like it will do the job, but you will never get anything done. That’s what Log Cabin promised in their “endorsement” — nothing. No action. Nada. Zip. Sitting on hands. Kaput. Zero.

In fact, the truth is at least one Log Cabin Board Member was threatening to quit if Log Cabin even brought the Romney vote to the board. Further, two local Log Cabin chapters urged their national board NOT to endorse Romney.

So while Dan has an affinity with Clarke Cooper that I don’t understand, the Log Cabin board are still bought and paid for shills of Tim Gill.

This is how Log Cabin’s “qualified endorsement” is being reported by the Associated Press.

A lengthy explanation released by Log Cabin Republicans under the banner “We Are Americans First” was part endorsement, part rebuke to a Republican Party whose standard-bearers the group said “appear to be caught up in an outdated culture war.” The group argued that Americans of all sexual orientations have suffered financially under President Barack Obama, and while Romney may not share all of their views, he could be worse.

“Mitt Romney is not Rick Santorum, and Paul Ryan is not Michele Bachmann. Otherwise, our decision would have been different,” the group said.

Damn. With friends like this, who needs enemies? Also, Log Cabin went out of its way to say it will not lift a finger to assist electing Mitt Romney. So what’s the point?

Far from reaching across differences to align with the conservative movement to defeat Barack Obama, Log Cabin has merely re-ignited the culture war meme that they claim they abhor. Hypocrites.

Let’s cut to the chase, the Log Cabin endorsement of Romney might as well be three words: I Love Lamp.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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  1. I have been waiting for a chance to discuss this very thing for a while now, so what I say is the result of many hours of thoughtful consideration.

    I was a member of the Log Cabin Republicans for a few years, and once I left, I decided I’m never going back. On the other hand, GOProud is precisely what I wanted the LCRs to be.

    I grew tired of doing nothing but slamming fellow Republicans. The Democrats didn’t seem to exist until they won the elections and we just sighed because that was the result of the mean ol’ Republicans.

    I have what I call the 80-20 rule. If I agree with someone 80 percent of the time, I vote for that person. If I only agree with the candidate 20 percent of the time, I’m oughtta there.

    The LCRs are all about taking on other Republicans because of the party’s stance on one important issue. The 20 percent to them is so important to them that they’re willing to let the Dems keep on winning until they can convince the GOP to move with them on one social issue.

    In short, the target for the Log Cabin Republicrats is the GOP. I grew up in a family that was very Republican, and I’d rather take on the Democrats concerning the economy and joblessness (I haven’t been fully employed for more than 3 years, so thank YOU, Mister Obama.)

    I like the fact that GOProud wants to take the fight to the real enemy. I agree with the Republicans 80 percent of the time, and with the economy being the way it is, I don’t want another four years of Obamanomics since that will cost me my home and any chance I can get my life back.

    I heard a speech by Mitt Romney, and he said that “middle-class Americans who never thought it would happen have fallen into the world of poverty, something they never imagined they’d do.”

    I was amazed. It was like he was talking right to me! It’s no good spending time on social issues if the bank is trying to foreclose on my home. If all the work I can get is freelance stuff that won’t pay me until the project is off to the press, whether that takes weeks, months or years!

    Sorry to have gone on so long, but this is something that I’ve contemplated for a long time. The fact that the LCRs have finally decided that Romney has a chance at the White House is what motivated them to endorse him. Where have they been while the economy has been in the dumper? What have they done to improve the economy? Nothing! They will wait until they find “allies” with whom they agree with on one issue, no matter how many of us are unemployed and thrown into homeless shelters.

    The LCRs are targeting their fellow Republicans. GOProud is dealing with the party that can improve the economy, jobs, and other issues we can work with hand-in-hand to make the country better.

    That’s enough, I suppose. This hits close to home and my horrible financial situation, and sometimes I can really only think about that. Maybe if the Dems actually created all these wonderful jobs Obama promised were right around the corner, I wouldn’t feel as I do, but the only hope I have is that Romney and Ryan get in the White House and the GOP wins both houses of Congress to keep Romney from drifting too far into the left. What else can I say?

    Comment by Dottie Laird — October 23, 2012 @ 7:11 pm - October 23, 2012

  2. Romney’s secret promise to gay Repubs: I’ll pass major gay rights law

    http://americablog.com/2012/10/romney-enda-gay-jobs-log-cabin.html

    Comment by rusty — October 23, 2012 @ 8:12 pm - October 23, 2012

  3. Guess what, rusty?

    No one cares.

    Because we know full well that John Aravosis, the Nation, and the other sources you quote are nothing more than sh*t-stirring liars who will say and do anything that Obama tells them to say.

    Quoting proven and malicious liars who openly brag that they propagandize for Obama is hardly credible. Indeed, it reeks of the desperation of Barack Obama, who has failed at leadership, has failed at the economy, has failed at national security, and whose only hope is to try to smear and lie about Romney.

    The fact that you push this sort of propaganda and lies only shows how sick and depraved you are, rusty. It was bad enough when you were saying that people who adopted the children that you and your Obama Party would have murdered weren’t fit parents. Now you’re sinking even lower with your attempts to spin for your wretched Obama, especially when you quote the proven hatemonger and liar John Aravosis who tried to destroy Bruce personally.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — October 23, 2012 @ 10:44 pm - October 23, 2012

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