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The Log Cabin Republicans Are Thrilled

RyanHappySighFrom their website:

"Congressman Paul Ryan is a strong choice for vice president, and his addition to the GOP ticket will help Republican candidates up and down the ballot,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “As chairman of the House Budget Committee and author of the Republican “path to prosperity” that provided the blueprint for serious spending cuts in this Congress, nobody is more qualified to articulate a conservative economic vision to restore the American economy and stimulate job creation.

At the same time, Congressman Ryan’s 2007 vote in favor of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act and his consistent willingness to engage with Log Cabin on a range of issues speaks to his record as a fair-minded policymaker. Overall, while Log Cabin Republicans have not completed the endorsement process for the 2012 presidential election, this is a choice that all Republicans can be excited about, and which sends a good message about the kind of campaign Governor Romney wants to run, and the kind of president Governor Romney wants to be.

Not to beat the point into the ground, but Ryan did later revoke his support of ENDA. Does that not impact the LCRs opinion of his "fair mindedness"?

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  1. why are they thrilled? either my omelette had hallucinogenic shrooms and not shiitakes, or i hear ryan say that "our laws come from nature and god, not government"


    which is just bats**t insane.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Aug 11, 2012 10:32:52 AM


  2. Well the LCR is batshit insane as well, so I understand why they are thrilled.

    Posted by: Winston | Aug 11, 2012 10:41:30 AM


  3. Until the day comes when they can support a Republican candidate who supports who they are as human beings, they'll always be a bunch of self-loathing faggots to me. I'm not a one-issue voter, but my rights as an American citizen will always trump anything else.

    Posted by: Michael | Aug 11, 2012 10:58:49 AM


  4. They are thrilled because the equate Republican ism with money.

    Not money for everyone of course, just them -- white guys, and their lawn jockey boytoys.
    Solidarity with other LGBTs on issues of import for all LGBTs is anathema to them. They equate money with "Freedom." And to them "Freedom" means getting enough money to walk all over everyone else. They couldn't care less about employment and housing discrimination, marriage equality, you name it. Their motto is "I've got mine -- F***k You!"

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 11, 2012 10:59:49 AM


  5. Let me add that I'm thrilled as well. When all of those old biddies in Florida get wind of Ryan's plans for Medicare, Medicade and Social Security, they'll be forced to vote for, god forbid, the black guy.

    Posted by: Michael | Aug 11, 2012 10:59:54 AM


  6. i think the "one-issue voter" phrase is sort of hilarious.
    it's a sound-bite that skirts the specifics of issues. if that "one issue" is, you know, the rights and freedoms and equality of citizens then it...well...is sort of important.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Aug 11, 2012 11:00:19 AM


  7. Of course they're thrilled. Paul Ryan hates gays (they're omitting that he later changed his mind on non-discrimination) so he fulfills their masochistic need to be punished for being queer.

    Jeez, just HIRE a guy with leather chaps and a riding crop to beat your azz and get it out of your system!

    Posted by: Caliban | Aug 11, 2012 11:05:28 AM


  8. I understand Winston and Kiwi's views, but I'm not sure if makes sense to call the entire Republican party "batshit insane." LCR is an important voice for pro-gay Republicans and is doing what it can to work toward a pro-equality stance (or at least a less ANTI-equality stance) for the Republican party. The electorate may accept the Christian Right or social conservatives being called kooky, but liberals can't delegitimize ALL the opposition. The impression I've been given about Ryan is that he's a social moderate to liberal who takes official positions that are anti-gay because he needs to do this to appeal to the base. But if his heart is not in it he'll switch when it first becomes politically safe to do so. This is far better than having someone like Reagan or Santorum whose positions are anti-gay philosphically. The pro-equality cause is a long-term cause.

    And yes, I'm a "log cabinette" so I have a bias toward defending this group. Check out their DVD "Gay Republicans." It's great and can really help middle of the road people evolve in their thinking on gay rights.

    Posted by: Mary | Aug 11, 2012 11:06:09 AM


  9. GpProud and Log Cabin Repubs have made themselves irrelevant to the LGBT community. I don't know why they even pretend to support the LGBT community. They are self-hating homophobes. They need to grow-up and understand that "Daddy" doesn't love them and never will.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Aug 11, 2012 11:08:19 AM


  10. Just think of it this way, when they lose-and they will lose-Paul Ryan will be out of Congress.

    Posted by: Macmantoo | Aug 11, 2012 11:12:21 AM


  11. he's kind of hot, though, right??

    Posted by: nico | Aug 11, 2012 11:12:56 AM


  12. The LCR's are equally irrelevant in the LGBT community and in the Republican party. They've had virtually zero influence with anyone so, no, they do not qualify as "important."

    There is nothing wrong with gay groups that reach out to Republicans (the best ones to do this are non-partisan groups like Freedom to Marry), but that is not really what the LCR's do: they are apologists for anti-gay Republicans, like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney, and consistently disingenuous about where the Republican party falls on our issues compared to the Democratic party, where the mainstream position is now marriage equality and ENDA support. There is no way to defend Republicans who support a constitutional amendment to void the legal marriages of same-sex couples unless you consider your human dignity not a priority issue.

    Their priority issue has always been coddling the rich.

    Posted by: Ernie | Aug 11, 2012 11:19:31 AM


  13. There is nothing "pro-gay" about the Repubican party.

    Or you for that matter "Mary."

    We'vve won and you're simply scrambling ground.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 11, 2012 11:22:02 AM


  14. There is nothing "pro-gay" about the Repubican party.

    Or you for that matter "Mary."

    We'vve won and you're simply scrambling ground.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 11, 2012 11:22:28 AM


  15. @Nico no not at all, don't be so shallow.

    Posted by: epic | Aug 11, 2012 11:26:47 AM


  16. @ Mary,

    Not all the opposition is crazy, but to find Republicans who are not, you'll have to look at the Republicans in the state legislatures in New York and New England who vote in favor of equality. Monopolies and one-party systems are never good things, and I certainly would like to see genuine philosophical competition between the two parties. At the present time, that's only possible at the state level in New York and New England, which is where the Republicans should be looking for their role models. The national Republican Party is a joke, and the Log Cabin Republicans should be able to understand that, but they don't. I think that's the basis of the criticism from Little Kiwi and Winston.

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Aug 11, 2012 11:40:19 AM


  17. the fact that gay republicans have had ZERO SUCCESS in getting their bigoted party to embrace Equality sort of negates any claims to the "bridge building" they should be doing.

    it's hard to build bridges when the gay republican identity exists solely to save one's own @ss by distancing themselves from "stereotypical gays and liberals", ie gay people with spines.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Aug 11, 2012 11:43:40 AM


  18. The LCR is home masturbating over Ryan and wiping up their cum with 100 dollar bills.

    Posted by: QJ201 | Aug 11, 2012 11:57:42 AM


  19. 1. "LCR is an important voice for pro-gay Republicans and is doing what it can to work toward a pro-equality stance (or at least a less ANTI-equality stance) for the Republican party."

    2."The electorate may accept the Christian Right or social conservatives being called kooky, but liberals can't delegitimize ALL the opposition."

    3."The impression I've been given about Ryan is that he's a social moderate to liberal who takes official positions that are anti-gay because he needs to do this to appeal to the base. But if his heart is not in it he'll switch when it first becomes politically safe to do so."

    4."This is far better than having someone like Reagan or Santorum whose positions are anti-gay philosphically. The pro-equality cause is a long-term cause."

    5."And yes, I'm a "log cabinette" so I have a bias toward defending this group. Check out their DVD "Gay Republicans." It's great and can really help middle of the road people evolve in their thinking on gay rights."

    Posted by: Mary | Aug 11, 2012 11:06:09 AM


    1. LCR Does no such thing if they support the Republican Party, Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan. You cannot support this ticket and claim to be pro-gay.

    2. Yes We Can. And this ticket proves we can.

    3.Your impression is wrong. Just like all your impressions of what the LCR can accomplish within the Republican Party.If you can support a candidate based on some persevere idea that he would vote pro-gay if it were politically acceptable,the rest of you thought process has no basis in reality.

    4. Know thy enemy. Romney/Ryan is more dangerous than either of the two you referenced.

    5.Done that.All Propaganda and words to support a baseless ideology. Actions, at this point, are all that matter.

    Posted by: The Realist | Aug 11, 2012 12:01:14 PM


  20. LOL

    littliwi on the shrooms :-)

    anyway; romney grabbed the third rail......the rail you are never supposed to touch

    Im going to predict a wave election for team dems because the old white people will realize that they love medicare and social security far more than being scared of the black man with the funny name

    + the nuns on the bus are against the immoral paul ryan plan = the nuns always win

    the catholic church couldnt get rid of the vestal virgins so they absorbed them into themselves as nuns....before that rome couldn't get rid of the cave dwelling primitive virgin worship so absorbed them into themselves as vestal virgins....and pre that well

    The vowed celibate women in one form or another have outlasted every empire, every religion, every god and will always in the end win by simply out surviving whatever they are against......and they are against the immoral ryan budget plan

    Posted by: say what | Aug 11, 2012 12:04:35 PM


  21. I will give them this... The guy is hot as f#ck. Excuse me while I go whack off and then come to my senses.

    Posted by: Michael | Aug 11, 2012 12:05:26 PM


  22. Romney needs all right-wing red-neck born-again voters to support him. For that, this is a good choice. For people, who actually think, this is a good choice for Obama's campaign.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Aug 11, 2012 12:05:58 PM


  23. HRC scorecard for the last five Congresses:

    0, 0, 0, 10, 0

    Posted by: Stephen Clark | Aug 11, 2012 12:15:59 PM


  24. @Say What: did you just call him littlewiwi? :)

    Posted by: Winston | Aug 11, 2012 12:21:47 PM


  25. HRC scorecard for the last five Congresses:

    0, 0, 0, 10, 0

    Posted by: Stephen Clark | Aug 11, 2012 12:15:59 PM

    You will find about as much support, here, for a HRC run by joe Solmonese,as you will find for LRC/GoProud.

    New President, Chad Griffin, is an improvement.

    Posted by: The Realist | Aug 11, 2012 12:23:57 PM


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