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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 10:38 AM

Excellent!! Members are Leaving after Log Cabin Republicans' Romney Endorsement

article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/log-cabin-republicans-mitt-romney_n_2039834.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

WASHINGTON -- The Log Cabin Republicans have been important in Kevin and Don Norte's lives. They run a blog called "BlogCabin: Our Life As Gay Republicans," and their affiliation with the group is mentioned in the second line of their Wikipedia page. They figure they've been members for about a decade, with Kevin winning a "Grassroots Leadership Award" from the group in 2009. At one point, Kevin served as a California trustee, and Don was on the board of the Los Angeles chapter. A fellow member was one of the best men at their wedding.

But on Oct. 25, Kevin and Don tweeted from their joint Twitter account that they were leaving the group:

"@LogCabinGOP Please accept our resignation from #LogCabin effective immediately." The reason? The group's endorsement of Mitt Romney.


"Leaving them is kind of like a divorce," Kevin said sadly in an interview with The Huffington Post that night.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 10:40 AM

1. I have never understood how one could be gay AND a republican...

...that's like a person of colour being a member of the KKK...what is it about "They fucking HATE you" they don't understand??

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 10:44 AM

2. I can understand being gay and Republican, what I can't understand is

being gay and VOTING republican.

However, as a lesbian I've supported the Democratic party since I was 18 and it wasn't until this year that they made equality as a plank in their platform. So, it's not like we have had a lot of options.

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 10:54 AM

6. I don't understand how anybody can be a Republican.

In terms of gay rights, the Democratic Party has only recently begun officially supporting equal rights for gay people. During the 2008 campaign Obama noted that he was not in favor of equal marriage rights. His position has "evolved" on that, as has the official party platform. There are plenty of Democrats who still hate gay people, and we know it.

Nevertheless, approximately 70% of gay people vote Democratic. As a group we are one of the most loyal supporters of the Democratic Party. Our support for President Obama will help to reelect him.

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 11:24 AM

11. They are probably gay and conservative.

Which is conceivable.
Since we only have two parties they have no choice but to be Republican if they want to support a Conservative party.
The prejudiced views of Republicans is not essential to being conservative but in the past decades the GOP has made it a requirement that members have to embrace all their views without any individual variation.

Ideally the Republicans could have members that accept abortion rights, gun control, etc but the current climate doesn't allow for individuality so if you are conservative you have to agree with everything, including gay prejudice, without question.

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 11:29 AM

12. It made more sense 20 or 30 years ago

Back when, at least on paper, the Democratic party frankly wasn't much better.

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 11:31 AM

13. I think many Repubs at the top don't care; for them it's just red meat to use for getting elected.

That's why you see so many Republican hypocrites elected. They don't really care about abortion, same-sex marriage, etc. They just use them to get elected. Look at Poppy Bush, who was pro-choice and against trickle "down" until he was picked to be Reagan's running mate.

Being gay doesn't prevent someone from being greedy, a hypocrite, or anything else. Same thing goes for race -- look at folks like Michael Steel. If you're willing to support the GOP power structure, that's really all they care about (at the top...at the bottom, they actually do care).

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 10:44 AM

3. I don't get it. Have the Log Cabin Republican's endorsed a Democrat in the past?

I admit I'm not educated on that group but they have Republican in their name. Who else but Romney would the endorse?

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Response to marezdotes (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 10:46 AM

4. I don't think they've ever endorsed a Democratic candidate

but they have withheld Republican endorsements.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Log_Cabin_Republicans

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Response to marezdotes (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 10:50 AM

5. Option would've been going for a 'no endorsement' vs. Romney endorsement... they went Romney

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Response to marezdotes (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 11:01 AM

8. No one nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 10:57 AM

7. if you care about gay rights

how can you vote for romney?!
i don't get it. sigh.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 11:07 AM

9. Interesting they used the word "divorce" b/c Log Cabin Republicans are

basically battered spouses who stay with their abuser (the GOP) for financial reasons.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 11:13 AM

10. I'm gay and....

fairly politically and socially active in the gay community. I don't know ANYONE in this group. I'm 51 and have a wide circle of gay friends and acquaintances in all age ranges. I live in Pittsburgh. Not in the first tier of American cities population wise but still a top 25 US market.

This is a group that loves to get their attention from press releases. I think their membership extends about as far as the people in their national office.

Please don't worry about this group, the effect on any election or any other future statements they may make.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 11:44 AM

14. I remember in CA years ago

The local gay republican-owned free weekly - I forget the name now - endorsed republican Pete Wilson for governor. A few weeks after his election he signed some kind of anti-gay legislation and the week after that the paper had a picture of Wilson on the front with the huge headline FUCK YOU.

I just had to laugh at that - the faux surprise and outrage. Were these people really that clueless to not understand the kind of person they were endorsing? I rather think they knew all too well but their greed and selfishness trumped everything else. The fuck you headline wasn't some outburst of shocked hurt surprise but only a CYA in a heavily gay community.

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