Dear Log Cabin Republicans: STFU

Oh fer fuck’s sake. Someone needs to explain to me why the Log Cabin Republicans even exist. Within minutes of President Obama telling an interviewer that ..

“…for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married…”

… the Log Cabin Republicans responded thusly:

“That the president has chosen today, when LGBT Americans are mourning the passage of Amendment One, to finally speak up for marriage equality is offensive and callous,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “Log Cabin Republicans appreciate that President Obama has finally come in line with leaders like Vice President Dick Cheney on this issue, but LGBT Americans are right to be angry that this calculated announcement comes too late to be of any use to the people of North Carolina, or any of the other states that have addressed this issue on his watch. This administration has manipulated LGBT families for political gain as much as anybody, and after his campaign’s ridiculous contortions to deny support for marriage equality this week he does not deserve praise for an announcement that comes a day late and a dollar short.”

Oh really? And which party has brought shit like Amendment One into existence? Would it be the Republican Party? Why yes it would. Here’s an idea: stop supporting Republicans who hate you! Idiots.

Here’s another idea: stop blaming the Democratic president for shit that’s more your fault than his.

And here’s a final thought: maybe you should rethink your reason for existence. Really. I don’t get you people, in the same way I didn’t get the black Confederate dude marching through Dixie a few years ago.

Seems like if your interest is free market lollipops and a muscular national defense, you’d have a better chance of achieving those goals with the party that lets you have a seat at the table, not the party who tells the presidential candidate’s gay spokesman to “shut up” in a media conference call before he’s sent packing. Just sayin’ guys.

And you dare reference “leaders” like former Vice President Dick Cheney? How many public statements supporting marriage equality did he make in his eight years as vice president? That would be zip. Nope, he never showed any “leadership” in support of his gay daughter’s civil rights, but whoo boy the Cheneys sure called for the fainting couches when John Kerry mentioned Mary’s orientation at a debate. Then it was all, “how dare you!” What a hideous bag of hypocrisy.

I mean, seriously. If you want all of those bipartisan unicorns and a “divided government” where right and left are forced to come together to hash out a happy compromise, well by all means, ignore the Republicans. They’ve established their position, and it ain’t budging a whit. The Republicans wear cement shoes with soles of super glue. If you want give and take, compromise, I’ll-accept-some-of-what-you–want-if-you-accept-some-of-what-I-want, then what you want is to ditch the Republicans. Because the Democrats have a big tent and they’re undisciplined and loyalty is not synonymous with a life sentence for them. Progressives have been thrown under the bus so many times we have tire tracks permanently tattooed on our asses.

But no. The Log Cabin Republicans care more about the “Republican” part than the Log Cabin part. They are either completely divorced from reality, believing they can somehow change the ossified GOP, or else they really don’t give a shit about gay issues.

You will never, ever change the Republican Party, folks. This is the party still fighting birth control, fer crissakes. You think they’re going to welcome you with open arms?


And this is somehow Obama’s fault? Get a clue, folks.


Filed under gay equality, gay Republicans, GLBT, President Barack Obama, rants

12 responses to “Dear Log Cabin Republicans: STFU

  1. Joe

    It struck me, as I saw this story first appear, that Log Cabin Republicans are almost like a battered wife whose incapable of leaving their abuser. Am I off in that assessment?

  2. Randy

    Anecdotal Evidence. Chatted with a Log Cabin Repug once. He liked money more than freedom.

    P.S. It’s about damn time BHO acted like a liberal.

    • ThresherK

      Does he have enough money to not worry about it?

      Because I can see the schism of “my station in life affords me the luxury of not worrying” at work there, the same way that Dick Cheney’s daughter or Rick Santorum’s wife (who had an abortion) swims in so much privilege that they don’t know it.

      • GREAT POINT, ThresherK! I have come to suspect that Gays who support Rethugs are NOT rich, just have another agenda…there is NO logical explanation about why they would actively vote and support the dimwits who HATE them for being gay…same goes for Gays who still go to Mass on Sundays in spite of the POPE’s public hatred of who they are ! And meanwhile, the Church continues to hide pedophiles…this makes them total hypocrites!

  3. The best I have ever grasped on the Log Cabiners is they are just not single issue voters and it is very bizarre since the single issue in question would appear to be so important to them. To some extent, it is kind of noble of them to try to change the right from within on gay rights while upholding their other positions but it’s hard not to scratch your head occasionally when seeing some of the vileness towards gays coming from the right at times and they continue their support of these candidates.

    • …it is very bizarre since the single issue in question would appear to be so important to them…

      Well, yeah. Why have a gay Republican group if you’re more concerned about other stuff than the gay stuff? Just … be a Republican then. I truly do not get it.

  4. Min

    “Someone needs to explain to me why the Log Cabin Republicans even exist.”

    Really. What I can’t figure out is why the hell these people aren’t Libertarians.

  5. AMEN, SB! And this Clark Dude was on Hardball, talking a completely different tune…they are a bunch of clueless morons who claim they are republicans because of “the economy”….OXYMORONS.

  6. I used to work with a gay gent (he was in the closet, but it was no secret to anyone). He was vocal and strident about his hatred of liberals and others who didn’t share his worldview. He was also a two-faced sycophant who sucked up to management when they were pressent and then said a lot of truly vile shit about them behind their backs. He was likely a LCR but I doubt, given his parsimony, that he was into donating any money.

    Being a Log Cabin Republican makes about as much sense as being a gay catholic.

    • Just like a black female Rethuglican, these folk are politicking against ALL their own interests…jobs (and discrimination in the workplace) protecting their families, medical care, rights to visit their partners in medical facilities. THEY ARE THE oxymorons in politics.