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Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Mitt Romney for President

The Log Cabin Republicans have endorsed Mitt Romney for President.

CooperSaid Executive Director, R. Clarke Cooper in an emailed announcement:

"The decision to endorse is the right one for our members, our community, and for the nation as a whole. Despite our disagreement with Governor Romney on the issue of marriage, on balance it is clear that in today's economic climate, concern for the future of our country must be the highest priority. We are Republicans, and we agree with Governor Romney's vision for America in which success is a virtue, equal opportunity is ensured, and leaders recognize that it is the American people, not government, that build our nation and fuel its prosperity. On issues of particular concern to the LGBT community, we believe Governor Romney will move the ball forward compared to past Republican presidents. No matter who is in the White House, it is crucial our community always has a credible voice speaking out on behalf of LGBT Americans. Log Cabin Republicans will be that voice to President Mitt Romney."

In the same release, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the first Republican to co-sponsor legislation to repeal DOMA, and Prop 8 litigator Ted Olson, expressed their support for LCR's endorsement.

RoslehtinenSaid Ros-Lehtinen: "Our country is at a crossroad in its history, and the election of our next President will determine what course it will take. Our nation needs common sense solutions to fixing our economy and creating private sector jobs and Governor Romney will provide us with the strong leadership we need at this critical time. Governor Romney understands that businesses need less government regulation and lower taxes. Romney is the right man for our time. I am pleased that Log Cabin Republicans is endorsing Governor Romney. I know that all of us together will fight for equality for all Americans, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation."

OlsonSaid Olson: "Like the Log Cabin Republicans, I am proud to support Governor Romney for president, and I am proud to be an advocate for the freedom to marry. This endorsement speaks to Log Cabin's principled belief in equality for all Americans, and the pragmatic recognition that our nation is in need of new leadership. Getting our fiscal house in order is more than an economic imperative - it's a moral imperative. Gay or straight, Americans deserve a president who will secure a future for our children that doesn't leave them buried in debt."

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  1. Olsen and Ros-Lehtinen are people of accomplishment who have long been associated with right-wing politics and are entrenched in the Republican parties rhetoric. Despite their efforts at equality, which I respect and value highly, their concept of what is good for the US in general is flawed. Log Cabin, on the other hand is a group of self-hating closet-cases (who got lucky with one court case) and have a history of working against the LGBT community. I couldn't care less whom they endorse. In fact, I couldn't care less if I never hear of them again. They are irrelevant.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Oct 23, 2012 10:35:50 AM

  2. Completely shameless. Not only did Bryan Fischer write their entire section on gay rights (You know, the SAME Bryan Fischer who just last week touted that old saw about how gays are responsible for the Holocaust) Mitt has jumped in bed with NOM and pledged to defend DOMA in court AND amend the US Constitution so we can't get married. So these guys would be right there with us, stripped of rights, second class citizens, possibly heading to internment camps when America becomes a Xtian police state. But at least their MONEY will be safe. Is that how it goes with these self-hating types?

    Posted by: AJ | Oct 23, 2012 10:36:33 AM

  3. Because Republicans are so great at managing finances. It's mostly two decade-long wars and the Bush tax-cuts that crippled America. The economic downturn and the overall debt would have been far more manageable without those. There is nothing fiscally responsible about Republicans

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 23, 2012 10:40:32 AM

  4. Just a shame that their party platform, they have written In black and white that they want to take away rights that already existtoday for lgbt people and womans rights.

    My personal opinion is that that alone is reason not to vote for them, whether you're gay, straigh,twoman,man, and if you have children

    Posted by: nn | Oct 23, 2012 10:42:27 AM

  5. That's what kills me about Log Cabin Republicans. They've basically decided that their own civil rights are less important than the supposed better economic stewardship of the GOP. The problem is, it's Republicans who have the worse record on debt and job creation.



    So these fools basically sublimate their personal rights in order to be worse off economically.

    Posted by: Mikemike | Oct 23, 2012 10:43:50 AM

  6. Do they really believe that when they come for the queers, they will be ignored because they voted Republican? Do they think that a constitutional amendment making gays into second class citizens will not be applied to them? Failure to recognize how hated they really are is simply pathetic.

    Posted by: ***** | Oct 23, 2012 10:46:12 AM

  7. How can anyone still buy into the myth of the fiscally responsible Republican? They took power in Michigan based on that lie and have only worked to screw over groups they despise (gays, women, teachers) while being just as fiscally irresponsible as ever.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Oct 23, 2012 10:46:42 AM

  8. Sad,...very sad.

    Posted by: RC | Oct 23, 2012 10:46:49 AM

  9. Losers endorsing a loser.

    No one wants a sweaty whiner for POTUS.

    Posted by: dc20008 | Oct 23, 2012 10:48:20 AM

  10. I forgot to say that usually there is not anything wrong to be a Republican, but this party now is set with ekstreminisme in the core, in their policies and their written party platform. And that is two very different things

    Posted by: nn | Oct 23, 2012 10:48:57 AM

  11. Their self-loathing is buried so deep the only thing that keeps it from falling out is getting f$%ked by the Republican party.

    Posted by: Trev | Oct 23, 2012 10:49:00 AM

  12. Kapos!

    Posted by: Gigi | Oct 23, 2012 10:50:09 AM

  13. I'd be more impressed with the "change from within" meme if LCR had some teeth in this announcement. "[We] will be that voice to President Mitt Romney" is not nearly as convincing as "We will be the LGBT conscience of President Mitt Romney." If they could reliably claim that, they'd be agents of change within their party. As it is, they're merely agents of their party, and their party is anti-gay to the core.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Oct 23, 2012 10:52:29 AM

  14. Kapos di Tutti Kapi

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 23, 2012 10:54:45 AM

  15. Perhaps the Log Cabin Republicans should change their name to the Uncle Tom Cabin Republicans.

    Posted by: Ron Oliver | Oct 23, 2012 10:54:50 AM

  16. SHAME!!!! SHAME!!! SHAME!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: Dr. C | Oct 23, 2012 11:00:48 AM

  17. Probably coming to this discussion a little late and maybe a little off topic, but does anyone know the actual membership number for Log Cabin and GOProud? It doesn't seem like it can be that big.

    Posted by: Butch | Oct 23, 2012 11:06:01 AM

  18. Jewish Nazis.

    Posted by: Bingo | Oct 23, 2012 11:06:21 AM

  19. My goodness, their endorsement is such a huge surprise. I am totally shocked, shocked, shocked.

    Posted by: Joe in CT | Oct 23, 2012 11:10:12 AM

  20. I've no more respect for the LCRs as I have for the GOProuds. Both organizations, IMHO, are anti-gay in the long run. We don't need them in our struggle for civil rights.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Oct 23, 2012 11:10:53 AM

  21. "Pathetic" was the first word that came to mind.

    Backing a candidate who has sworn to work at writing you out of the U.S. Constitution is just the lowest level of pathetic I can imagine.

    Posted by: K in VA | Oct 23, 2012 11:11:13 AM

  22. Now they're (GOProud) pouring money into Mary Bono's very sleazy re-election campaign.


    Posted by: chasmader | Oct 23, 2012 11:17:26 AM

  23. Olsen has always been up front about being a Republican but I can't help but be a little disappointed. There is a major disconnect between his stated goal of marriage equality and his certain knowledge (because it's obvious) of the kind of Supreme Court justices Romney would appoint.

    And it's not like there is a really GOOD reason to endorse Mitt Romney, the actual candidate. There is nothing about him as a person or leader, no experience or quality, that says, "We really need that in the White House." Nothing.

    So between partisanship and his supposedly core beliefs Olsen chose partisanship.

    Posted by: Caliban | Oct 23, 2012 11:18:44 AM

  24. I just hope I never meet any of these bozos in person; they will get more than just a little piece of my mind. They are a disgrace to gay people everywhere.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 23, 2012 11:23:47 AM

  25. Bravo Log Cabins! Stand up for what you believe in and enjoy your existence as Republican second-class citizens. You will have the distinction of supporting a losing candidate while begging at the table of a dying party for a few scraps. I cannot envision anything more pathetic.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Oct 23, 2012 11:24:44 AM

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