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Gay Republicans Deride Barney Frank's 'Uncle Tom' Double-Down

Here's the gay Republican response to Barney Frank's statement yesterday doubling down on his "Uncle Tom" remarks.

CooperLog Cabin Republican executive director R Clarke Cooper responded:

"Congressman Frank, of all people, should understand the importance of perseverance when working within a party to achieve change - after all, it was not so long ago his party was indifferent at best when it came to respecting gay families. Leaders committed to LGBT equality know that every victory our community has achieved has required bipartisan advocacy and bipartisan votes, and winning support from Republicans will only be more important in the days ahead. Come January, Republicans will maintain a majority in the House and likely secure a majority in the Senate. Without Log Cabin Republicans working with fellow conservatives, LGBT Americans would be left without a credible voice within the GOP. Barney Frank's denial of Log Cabin Republicans success, particularly on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal and the freedom to marry in New York, is sad but unsurprising. It is time for him to pass on the baton to leaders better suited to a world where equality is not a partisan issue."

GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia:

"I don't give two shits what that asshole thinks about GOProud. We don't represent him. We represent gay conservatives and our allies. I'll just be glad to see him out of office because his policies have hurt our country. [Frank is an ] embarrassment to the gay community."

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  1. Well Kiwi...I must admit I love $$$$$ too. I wish I had more of it...lots. My curse!
    BUT...I won't sell my soul for it...end of story.

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Sep 12, 2012 3:19:26 PM

  2. take a very good look at them--like jews for hitler.

    Posted by: sam nelson | Sep 12, 2012 4:17:23 PM

  3. @little kiwi...they certainly do identify with the other racists they identify with, because essentially that is the conservative position on Obama and his policies...the spout nonsensical sound bites that have no basis is reality and reason...they are just racists, ignorant and holding the country back from for the topic of the LCR and GoProud why are we even talking about them...if the left would just ignore their idiocy like the right does their fate would be sealed. As I see it the republican party wants nothing to do with them, why do we keep adding fuel to their fire. how about we just stop paying attention the the preschoolers kicking and screaming in the dirt.

    Posted by: epic | Sep 12, 2012 6:11:20 PM

  4. he's right! he used shock language to-try and wake them up..but naturally the just heard the words...and not the intent...

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Sep 12, 2012 6:27:13 PM

  5. The "uncle Tom" analogy is apt. Perhaps Nancy Pelosi said it more politely when she said gay republicans had sacrificed their dignity for their pocketbooks. Same thing.

    Posted by: Fahd | Sep 12, 2012 7:34:45 PM

  6. uhhhhhh, where is that "voice"?????? I don't see it nor did I see it at the Republican convention in, where is it? Mitt Romney states marriage is between one man and one woman; Ann Romney states that she won't answer about gay marriage because it is a hot button topic; Paul Ryan states the USA is based on god and nature; not the law or constitution; so where is this voice? please enlighten me

    Posted by: Bernie | Sep 12, 2012 8:02:11 PM

  7. The Logs and GoProud are a threat to gay equality. How about some old-fashioned shunning? Do these two groups march in the Nationwide Pride parades? Why?

    Posted by: Socal | Sep 12, 2012 10:00:56 PM

  8. Look at the difference in responses- one totally crass and disrespectful, the other, forcefully dissenting yet calm and reasonable.

    Behold the two types of gay Republicans. At least R Clark Cooper serves his country as an openly gay man in the military- I fail to see how Jimmy LaSilvia and Chris Barron have ANYTHING in common with most gay people- people who need rights, and especially, middle- to lower income gay people. Log Cabin Republicans might have helped some, but GOProuders have stood AGAINST marriage equality, workplace protections, etc.

    God knows why they bother being out.... oh, yeah, cuz their entire membership is comprised of paid hacks for the RNC to trot out to independents and moderates to say, "See we're diverse, we have gay friends." Please.

    Posted by: scott | Sep 13, 2012 12:02:03 AM

  9. You know the really sad thing is that gay repubs do have a legitimate angle, however they never work it- that angle being they need to get the "religious right" the hell out of politics!

    Ever since the american taliban started gaining republican influence the whole concept of the republican party being about greater liberty and smaller government went out the door. Modern republicans are about economic freedom but "smaller government" is not the goal of a party that regularly seeks to dictate what citizens can and cannot do regarding reproductive rights and queer issues, period.

    Perhaps they are working within the party to elicit change, but it isn't working and in fact things are getting worse. I guess it's possible that if LCR and GOProud didn't exist they'd already have the designs drawn up for our gas chambers... but that's not exactly something to get super excited about IMO

    Posted by: MaddM@@ | Sep 13, 2012 7:47:38 AM

  10. I love R. Clarke and Jimmy, two of my favorite people. As you can all see, each man has a delivery style which complements the other.

    Mr. Frank said, "The problem is that it is of no use to us," referring to a victory by gay Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei.

    He thus unwittingly revealed nearly the entire white Liberal project: For them, people are only useful if they help further the goals of the Left.

    Posted by: Jack Blair | Sep 27, 2012 10:01:16 PM

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