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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:02 AM
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http://www.washingtonblade.com/2008/11-28/news/national...

AMY CAVANAUGH
Friday, November 28, 2008

In the wake of Sen. John McCains failed presidential bid, Log Cabin Republicans are trying to reshape and redefine the Grand Old Party.

But the gay partisan group must do so without the help of its national leader, Patrick Sammon, who announced this month that he would leave his post in January.

Sammon, who spent five years at Log Cabin and two years as its president, said he would use his final months at the organization to help influence the debate going on about the future of the GOP.

We need to focus on the 90 percent of things that Republicans agree on, he said. Pursuing divisive social issues is a strategy for defeat. We need to present a relevant view to become a party of the future, not a party of the past.

Theres an opportunity going forward out of this defeat to rebuild a stronger party.

Log Cabin National Board Chair Pete Kingma agreed with Sammons assessment.

There is a unique opportunity for Log Cabin to play a role in the redefinition of the Republican Party, he said. Log Cabin has a critical role to play in that discussion, by pointing to places where candidates were successful, like Gov. Mitch Daniels in Indiana, who won with a campaign that was conservative fiscally but not socially. Thats what we hope to advocate, and we want to try to engage the party in that dialogue.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:07 AM
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1. Log Cabin needs to face reality and accept that their Party won't change......
n/t
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:33 AM
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6. exactly what i thought when i first read the post--wake up--log cabin!!!!
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:09 AM
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2. Well, I'm A Log Cabin Democrat


Not that it has anything to do with log cabin republicans, but I'm just sayin'.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:15 AM
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3. I'm a total city guy, but that house is fantastic.....
n/t
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:22 AM
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4. Thank You
It's smaller than it looks, about 1600 sq. ft. total (not basement), but it's cozy, and I like it, especially now, with it snowing outside and a fire in the fireplace, and our son and daughter-in-law here :)
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:34 AM
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7. i second those thoughts!!!!
what a sweet abode!!!!!
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:32 AM
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5. Wowee
That's some beautiful house.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:40 AM
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8. Yo dumbass - you are the "divisive social issue" to the rest of them
at least supporting the Democrats when you're GLBT gives us the illusion that they're really about making our lives better and equal - your group spits right in your face as they take your money and votes.

To put it simpler, ours is the boy that lies about calling you once he's gotten what he wanted - for a few moments, we can believe those sweet kisses as we're slowly getting fucked. Yours is just an abusive rape.
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gaiilonfong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:45 AM
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9. maybe they should get Mark Halperin to come out gain
Edited on Sun Nov-30-08 09:46 AM by gaiilonfong
and be a voice of the DC log cabinites like he was in the 90's

We are watching the END of conservatism, the log cabins are irrelevant and LOSERS....they are a bunch of self hateful idiots
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 10:16 AM
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10. Gay Republican, Union member Republican, Jewish Nazi
All delusional and suicidal.
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:26 PM
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11. I agree
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:31 PM
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12. Just thought of this - The Savage Weiner is at least 2 of the 3 !
That ought to tell you something

:crazy:
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:37 PM
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13. Who will be the last survivor of
the "Chickens for Col. Sanders Fan Club"?

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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:41 PM
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14. The Log Cabinettes are so delusional they endorsed noted homophobe RON PAUL
Edited on Sun Nov-30-08 12:48 PM by Double_Talk_Express
just because he voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment. He is a virulent homophobe and evangelical but they have such low standards it doesn't make a difference to them.

They're completely hopeless.

Their endorsements:


U.S. House of Representatives



Judy Biggert (R-IL)

Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)

John Campbell (R-CA)

David Cappiello (R-CT) challenger

Mike Castle (R-DE)

Charles Dent (R-PA)

Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

David Dreier (R-CA)

Phil English (R-PA) - closet case

Jeff Flake (R-AZ) - Mormon; only pro-gay vote was mysterious vote for ENDA

Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)

Jim Gerlach (R-PA)

Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) challenger

Mark Kirk (R-IL)*

Joseph Knollenberg (R-MI)

Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) - Voted for Federal Marriage Amendment

John McHugh (R-NY)

Candice Miller (R-MI) - Voted for Federal Marriage Amendment

Ron Paul (R-TX) - Noted homophobe

Todd Platts (R-PA)

Jon Porter (R-NV) - Voted for Federal Marriage Amendment

David Reichert (R-WA) - Voted for Federal Marriage Amendment / voted for ENDA and hate crimes protections however

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)*

Paul Ryan (R-WI) - Voted for Federal Marriage Amendment

Christopher Shays (R-CT)*

Steve Stivers (R-OH) open

Pat Tiberi (R-OH)

Sandy Treadwell (R-NY)

Greg Walden (R-OR) - Voted for Federal Marriage Amendment
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:46 PM
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15. Wasting their lives worrying "How do we get all these rich people to LIKE us?"
I feel sorry for them. But most of them are probably greedy, self-centered jerks, so it's not like they'd ever fit into the Democratic Party.
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