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Log Cabin Republicans React To Romney's NAACP Speech

RomneytThe Log Cabin Republicans today praised much Mitt Romney's ill-received speech at the NAACP's national conference, but criticized the GOP presidential hopeful for his "gratuitous attack" on marriage equality.

Executive director R. Clarke Cooper's comments, from their press release:

With his opening remarks to the NAACP today, Governor Romney sent a message that he recognizes the importance of an inclusive Republican vision for victory in November. He deserves credit for taking the step to include sexual orientation by name.

That said, it is unfortunate that he countered his outreach to gay and lesbian Americans with a gratuitous attack on the freedom to marry. If Governor Romney truly desires to represent all Americans, Log Cabin Republicans encourages him to avoid divisive social issues and focus on jobs and the economy.

Some are suggesting Romney intentionally threw in a "traditional marriage" remark to gin up controversy that will endear him to conservative voters.

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  1. Surely no one is surprised either by Mittens anti-civil rights remarks or the LCR's praise of him and his right wingnut positions. Same old, same old to my ears. Nothing new at all.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Jul 11, 2012 1:31:56 PM

  2. "He deserves credit for taking the step to include sexual orientation by name."

    Wow. He really went out on a limb there! He knows we exist! I can sleep easier now that I know Twit Romney has our back.

    Posted by: WHAT? | Jul 11, 2012 1:34:14 PM

  3. Sorry but Mitt Romney and Log Cabin Republicans deserve each other.

    Posted by: Fred | Jul 11, 2012 1:53:26 PM

  4. "They’ve got a website, God bless them. It’s always good to put a website up with some black faces on it. Outreach," - Michael Steele, former RNC chair

    Posted by: Gus | Jul 11, 2012 2:06:17 PM

  5. Gay republican. Oxymoron. Emphasis on the moron. Why would anyone want to be included in a group that vilifies you? Even if you want lower taxes and money trumps social values, this is a group that does not see you as equal. At least be an independent?

    Posted by: dms | Jul 11, 2012 2:06:50 PM

  6. RMoney's speech to NAACP was pure political theatre to get video to put up on Fox Noise and lie to his base. It's really pathetic.

    Posted by: Mykelb | Jul 11, 2012 2:07:38 PM

  7. @Mykelb ditto.

    Posted by: hassia | Jul 11, 2012 2:12:10 PM

  8. Poorly acted theater. No stars.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jul 11, 2012 2:38:02 PM

  9. Romney is a rich pariah who simply can’t identify with ANY average American through his fog of lies and network of havened money. He’ll only continue to get booed out of the room by every group of minority and middle class voters he comes across. His religion and wealth is highly elitist and everyone in this country has had it with his kind. We’re telling Mitt he can’t buy this election! Read about the role of his money and his Magic Mormon Underwear are playing in the polls at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html

    Posted by: Brandt Hardin | Jul 11, 2012 2:43:50 PM

  10. Mittens will continue to unravel, his thread will get caught in a wood chipper along with the idiots at LCR who seem to all wear mittens. Ode to those who hate themselves and others...Puhlease!!! Mittens you are the worst of the worst, a Grand Wizard who obscures even David Duke

    Posted by: RxR | Jul 11, 2012 2:50:13 PM

  11. Wow! That was a really coherent release from Log Cabin. Did they finally realize that GOProud will legitimize them if they just don't spiral down to it's crazy bananapants level?

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jul 11, 2012 2:57:09 PM

  12. Wow! That was a really coherent release from Log Cabin. Did they finally realize that GOProud will legitimize them if they just don't spiral down to it's crazy bananapants level?

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jul 11, 2012 2:57:22 PM

  13. I think the Log Cabin Republicans need to have their psych meds tweaked. They're still as bipolar as they always were.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 11, 2012 3:24:52 PM

  14. It's not a "gratuitous attack"...

    anti-gay anti-marriage-equality is THE OFFICIAL REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM.

    You can not be a self-respecting out gay person and be a Republican in 2012. You just can't.

    Posted by: Strepsi | Jul 11, 2012 3:29:11 PM

  15. No, he threw in the remarks because he knows that blacks do not support gay marriage, and many of them are upset that Obama says he supports it. Or the idea of it. Personally, but not his administration. And not by executive order, that needs to be left up to the states.

    Posted by: ted baldwin | Jul 11, 2012 3:40:11 PM

  16. That's right, mitty... just keep creeping over to the right until you lose all your moderate/independent base and screw yourself.

    It's a win-win.

    Posted by: johnny | Jul 11, 2012 3:58:17 PM

  17. Can someone please explain to me how a man who's own great-grandfather practiced polygamy (and fled the country to do so) can use the phrase "traditional marriage" with a straight face?

    Posted by: e.c. | Jul 11, 2012 4:01:18 PM

  18. I knew some LCR apologist would attempt to blame Mitt's bigotry on the "blacks" -- classic! gay Republican deflection. Thanks, Ted. And, the irony, of course is that the anti-gay card probably didn't gain him a single vote. The idea that the black vote would go for Mittens once Obama supported marriage equality was a right wing delusion, and the LCR's and GOProud just seem more and more ridiculous as they try to spin Mittens as something other than completely anti-gay.

    BTW, Ted, ever heard of the DOJ? If you think the Obama administration isn't working to end DOMA, you've got your head buried in the Republican sand.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jul 11, 2012 5:14:12 PM

  19. E.C. - Collagen. Or, perhaps Botox. Mitt Romney's face hasn't changed since 1983. The few times I have seen him laugh, he looked like he was in a lot of pain. Nearly spit my soup!

    Posted by: Jay | Jul 11, 2012 5:53:59 PM

  20. YEARS AGO, a prominent LA member of the Log Cabiners, not realizing I knew who he was, replied to my personal ad. He told me he was masculine in public (a fantasy, in my view) but wanted to be my "Little Maid" in private. I did not call him.

    Posted by: Bob | Jul 11, 2012 7:15:52 PM



    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jul 11, 2012 7:25:15 PM

  22. oddly I like the little maid story ALOT.

    Posted by: David B. | Jul 11, 2012 7:26:13 PM

  23. @ Ted Baldwin, except for the fact that the NAACP where Romney made his remarks has voted as an organization to support marriage equality. So Romney went to an organization that openly supports marriage equality and talks about how he only supports traditional marriage, and expects their votes.

    Posted by: Jay | Jul 11, 2012 11:12:49 PM

  24. I am surprised by those who think Romney had any intent whatsoever in going there other than to look good to himself for having gone .
    Oh yeah, there is also that his father was for civil rights , so it was an obligatory visit

    Posted by: Bob | Jul 11, 2012 11:29:00 PM

  25. The NAACP folks deserve to be condemned for their rude behavior. But you gotta know that Republicans are thrilled by their rude behavior. It will play well with their base. Oh, and do you think any Log Cabin Republican were ever poor? Are they just rich homos who like the inequities in our system?

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 12, 2012 12:55:05 AM

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