Friday, September 17, 2004

Log Cabinites Shoot Selves in Collective Feet

Hi All!

I am disappointed with my good friends in the Log Cabin Republicans for withholding their support for President Bush's re-election.

We Republicans have always welcomed disparate factions, ie, we are truly the "Big Tent" party, but as the great Ronald Reagan believed, we need to focus on what we agree on, rather than single issues where we might not.

Republicans embrace a gamut of individuals, versus specific organized influence groups whom the Democrats increasingly rely upon to grasp their slipping hold on political power.

If the Log Cabin Republicans agree on more conservative issues than they agree with the Democrats, they should support the Party and work from within to try to influence its future direction.

By it's non-endorsement of President Bush, the Cabinites risk queering the mainstream Republicans who are willing to accept the gay lifestyle as a natural fact of life, but are not willing to promote or legally sanction it.

Change takes time. Quitters never win.



Blogger lloydletta said...

PK... We are not quitting. Log Cabin Republicans has just decided to withhold endorsement from President Bush. Individual members of LCR will make different voting decisions.

The Bush campaign decided to exploit anti-gay bigotry for political gain. This doesn't come without political cost.

Dale Carpenter, Professor of Law (who debated Glenn Stanton of Focus on the Family on gay marriage at the U of MN), has some very good commentary on the LCR decision to withhold endorsement.As Log Cabin Republican ED Patrick Guerriero states:

Log Cabin is more committed than ever to its core mission to build a stronger and more inclusive Republican Party. There is a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party, and that fight is bigger than one platform, one convention, or even one President.

12:38 PM  
Blogger lloydletta said...

PS: I'm not exactly sure what the gay "lifestyle" is. I tend to think of Robin Leach who is very campy queen on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Gays are individuals - and we live our lives. Is there "lifestyles" for other demographic groups...

Generally I tend to find the term "lifestyle" in reference to homosexuality on sites like the American Family Association, Focus on the Family or the Family Research Council.

1:32 PM  

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