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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. The LCR are evil scum.

    Posted by: MaryM | Oct 23, 2012 11:26:20 AM

  2. Shouldn't be the Log Cabin Libertarians? At least that party stands for true conservative values. The Republican parties version of "conservative" values includes the government in your bedroom, deregulating Wall Street, and once again increasing our defense budget unnecessarily so. They aren't conservative, they are greedy, which means that the Logs have chosen greed over equality. At least pick a party that is truly conservative.

    Posted by: Opinionated | Oct 23, 2012 11:43:29 AM

  3. Core values should always trump political allegiances. Realistically, the chances of Mitt Romney turning around our economy are minimal. Indeed, the President's hand in managing the economy is, I'd argue, far less significant than his hand in judicial appointments, agency head appointments, and executive branch policies. Gays and gay allies who vote for Romney are voting to certainly set back individual liberties in this country on the off chance the economy might improve. Wake up!

    Posted by: Stefan | Oct 23, 2012 12:01:27 PM

  4. Their pro-Romney and pro-GOP positions are absurd in the extreme. They were not permitted to speak, nor contribute to their party's platform. Its not dissimilar from the bizarre incidents of Jews actually backing Hitler. It did happen. Humans are funny that way..

    Posted by: rapture | Oct 23, 2012 12:01:51 PM

  5. I guess their ransom was finally met.

    Posted by: John | Oct 23, 2012 12:04:00 PM

  6. May they be first in line when they start shoving us in the ovens.

    Posted by: anachro1 | Oct 23, 2012 12:10:18 PM

  7. R. Clarke Cooper, honey, maybe it's time you pull your head out of your republicon ass and get real.

    The republicons have always mismanaged the economy. The republicons have always tried to sustain white mail privilege. The republicons have always tried to disempower working and middle class Americans. And, especially, republicons have ALWAYS disparaged, demeaned and through its evangelical storm-troopers, succeeded in denying LGBT Americans our civil liberties as guaranteed by the Constitution.

    In fact, R., honey, the republicons have this thing against the Constitution. It's just too damned liberal so republicons have to kick, cry, scream, wet themselves to keep any good, decent legislation from getting passed that will help those icky working- and middle-class Americans you disdain and despise, and to constantly appoint narrow-minded, mentally-unbalanced, bigoted and unqualified men to federal courts.

    R. Clarke Cooper, you are a vile cretin, an absolute disgusting and immoral person. You disgrace yourself and gay people everywhere by your constant ass-licking of your republicon masters.

    I hope you enjoy what you've got now, R., honey, because once Mittens gets in the White House, you can bet that your republicon masters and their evangie-fundie fascists are going to hunt your gay ass down and kick you to the curb and then into the basement, where they will firmly shut the door, lock it tight and throw away the key.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 23, 2012 12:18:39 PM

  8. Yes in addition to Mitt considering Gays second class citizens,
    Uncle Tom Cabin GOP wants a return to Bush Era economic policy.
    That worked out so well last time.

    As a side note: why are these self haters always ugly white guys?
    Can't they at least find one attractive self loathing guy for their
    photo ops???

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Oct 23, 2012 12:40:53 PM

  9. I simply do not understand how or why any person who is gay can support the Republican party in its current form. Period.

    Posted by: Hunter | Oct 23, 2012 12:51:36 PM

  10. ladies and gentlemen, this is the power of anti-gay prejudice. LOOK at what it reduces a human being to.

    these aren't young at-risk teens in tiny little towns, terrified of being thrown out of their homes. these are grown-adults, mostly men and MOSTLY white, white money and privilege at their disposal who are STILL terrified of losing the favor of their Right-Leaning families, so they're gonna neuter themselves and hope it buys them another day of tolerance.

    pity them for all the joys they'll never know.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 23, 2012 1:01:38 PM

  11. Totally predictable hysteria in these comments, evidence of why so many gay people turn off to activists and vote for Republicans (Romney will probably get more than 35% of the votes of gay men).

    "Self-hating, self-loathing, Uncle Toms, slaves, Jewish Nazis.....", all because they are supporting a candidate who is opposed to gay marriage, the EXACT SAME POSITION that Barack Obama ran on 4 years ago and the exact same position he had until a few months ago and the exact same position that Hillary Clinton still does have.

    I don't want Romney to win, but I swear it would almost be worth it to see him win and to see data that indicated the votes of gay men put him over the top in several key swing states......just to see all of your Far Left extremist hysterical woman-like heads explode.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 23, 2012 1:03:54 PM

  12. Did you all notice how I pretended that the only difference between Obama and Romney and McCain was "Marriage"? Did you notice how I intentionally had to avoid the factual realities that it's about much more than marriage? That's because I'm a complete wimp who is not Out and doesn't have the balls to ever do it.

    But don't worry. One day soon enough I'll die, and I'll finally make my family proud.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 23, 2012 1:29:09 PM

  13. Double fail from LCR. First, they endorse Romney, even though Romney failed to meet their already low standards. Second, they use the ridiculous term "LGBT Americans." There is no such thing as LGBT.

    Posted by: Dana | Oct 23, 2012 1:32:36 PM

  14. Without a doubt, I am confused (at best) by this announcement. However, I am unsure whether this group is actually relevant in any way.

    As for Rick ("Totally predictable hysteria...") I suppose he is trying to urge us to oppose homophobia regardless of its source--RNC or DNC. That, I guess, is admirable, but his post contains some errors. For example, Obama's positions on marriage equality/homophobia 4 years ago are not equivalent to Romney's now or last time. For instance, Obama opposed Proposition 8, and he has never ever supported anti-gay marriage amendments at either the state or federal level.

    Perhaps it is worth remembering that Romney repeatedly boasted about using a segregation-era law to prevent Massachusetts from becoming "the Las Vegas of gay marriage."

    In any event, it sounds like Rick concurs that a second term for Obama is the best realistic outcome for the upcoming elections.

    Posted by: Matt | Oct 23, 2012 1:34:58 PM

  15. Why endorsing someone who doesn't even want it. Mitt certainly won't tout the endorsement on his web site. It would be interesting if Mitt's campaign rejects the endorsement and tell them to f**k off.

    Posted by: simon | Oct 23, 2012 1:41:07 PM

  16. Listen -- strange men lying in bushes distributing advice is no basis for your choice in Presidents. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not some delusional maniac!

    Posted by: parkrunner | Oct 23, 2012 2:19:42 PM

  17. Queer Quislings!

    Posted by: vquack | Oct 23, 2012 3:27:36 PM

  18. Matt, all Rick is trying to do is troll. He's not here to make a point. He just wants to incite a comment war because he gets a kick out of it. That's what pathetic trolls do.

    Posted by: MateoM | Oct 23, 2012 3:44:06 PM

  19. I assume Olsen is doing this primarily to maintain his conservative credentials.

    He's a smart guy, and there's no way he can believe Romney or Ryan are remotely capable of being president, regardless of what he thinks of their policies.

    Posted by: Randy | Oct 23, 2012 3:46:12 PM

  20. Four years ago, the economy was going over a cliff. Lehman Bros and AIG collapsed and banks needed the government to bail them out. It's improving very slowly but according to these idiots going back to the Bush practices of deregulation and corporate tax cuts is the way to bring prosperity.

    Save me a place on the bread and soup line if Romney gets elected.

    Posted by: Eddie | Oct 23, 2012 3:51:36 PM

  21. Dear Log Cabin Members,

    You have lost all credibility with anyone in the LGBT community with endorsement of Mitt Romney. I was a an OUT Republican for 30 years serving President Ford, Governor Bob Ray of Iowa, Congressman Jim Leach of Iowa, The Iowa Republican Party, The California Republican Party (2X -- once on staff, once as a member), Congressman Tom Campbell of California AND as Log Cabin Member in three States.

    Your bizarre endorsement of Romney will only further your isolation within the LGBT community. I know the routine, try and tie LGBT votes to the extreme elements of MY new Party. The Democrats. But that would be foolhardy given that anyone that can read only has to peruse each partys platform regarding LGBT rights to know that the DEMOCRATS are the party of equality.

    And with that, all will know that Log Cabin is but a tool to further inequality.


    Louis Bonsignore
    Soquel, CA

    Posted by: Louis | Oct 23, 2012 4:18:28 PM

  22. Some Jews supported Hitler as well. This isn't a shock.

    Posted by: topdawg | Oct 23, 2012 5:09:46 PM

  23. I wouldn't expect a Republican to endorse Obama, so why is this news, and why does anybody even care ?

    Honestly, I'm embarrassed for most Republicans nowadays, they have very little viable leadership and even less coherence; as a group they've squandered so many opportunities...

    Posted by: "The Gay" | Oct 23, 2012 7:03:55 PM

  24. Hardly any group is as pathetic as the LCR.

    Posted by: JT | Oct 23, 2012 7:44:29 PM

  25. Romney supports a constitutional amendment to undo all the legal marriages of gay couples, he will defend DOMA in court, and he doesn't even support CU's, so, no, his position is not the "exact same" as Obama's 4 years ago or any mainstream Democrat's now.

    And the LCR's have no stature, no clout, and no importance inside or outside the Republican Party so who they endorse--surprise, another anti-gay Republican--means diddly squat.

    Posted by: Ernie | Oct 23, 2012 8:03:32 PM

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