Except for its leadership’s insistence in aping the “equality” rhetoric of the gay organizations, under the helm of Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin is sounding more and more like a Republican organization. Like us, he took the Courage (sic) Campaign to task for demanding that Orbitz pull its ads on FoxNews and defended that “most trusted news source” in his statement:
If these armchair activists ever actually watched FOX News, they would know that there is a vibrant debate on the issue of LGBT equality occurring, with conservative champions like regular commentator Margaret Hoover speaking out in favor of freedom for all. FOX News’s legal analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, has argued against DOMA and ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ Even Glenn Beck, speaking on The O’Reilly Factor, expressed his opinion that gay marriage was not any sort of threat to American values. These tactics are short-sighted, uninformed, and unfair to corporations who have stood by our community through thick and thin. Our friends deserve better than to be condemned for simply doing what is best for their businesses by advertising on some of the most watched media available.
And he defended the House GOP economic plan — while taking a swipe at Washington Democrats:
Republicans have put forward a plan to kick-start the private sector engines of our economy by fostering innovation and investment. By contrast, Senate Democrats remain A.W.O.L. on the economy, having failed to pass a budget for a mind-boggling 757 days.
Nice to see a Log Cabin executive director actually taking on another gay organization and standing up for conservative ideas. It helps that Log Cabin tapped a guy with an actual background in Republican politics — in a state where the GOP is right of center. Cooper worked with such Republican stars as Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ambassador John Bolton and my guy for 2012, Governor Jeb Bush.
And it also helps to have another right-of-center gay group around. GOProud has shown that gay conservatives can get mileage in criticizing the gay left — and standing up for unifying conservative principles.