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.


  1. HadenoughBS says

    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.

  2. WHAT? says

    “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.

  3. Gus says

    “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

  4. dms says

    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?

  5. says

    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

  6. RxR says

    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

  7. Fenrox says

    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?

  8. Fenrox says

    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?

  9. Strepsi says

    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.

  10. says

    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.

  11. johnny says

    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.

  12. e.c. says

    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?

  13. says

    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.

  14. Jay says

    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!

  15. Bob says

    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.




  17. Jay says

    @ 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.

  18. Bob says

    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

  19. andrew says

    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?

  20. Daniel says

    LCR gave him credit for including “sexual orientation by name”? That’s truly pathetic. LCR got some good press for its work against DADT, and they’re still better than GOProud (which, granted, isn’t saying much) but this is just sad.

  21. Gary says

    I was reading this page:

    nd found this part interesting:
    When running for senate in 1994, Mitt Romney wrote a letter promising a gay Republican group he would be a stronger advocate for gay rights than Ted Kennedy. Romney was trying to get an endorsement from the Log Cabin Republicans. The letter said, “…as we seek to establish full equality for America’s gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent.” Since that time, Romney has made it clear that he opposes gay marriage and he is trying to position himself as a conservative candidate for U.S. president, opposing most rights for gays and lesbians.
    I have found a number of things like this where he has said one thing and done the other.. guess he can not be trusted to keep his word.

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