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A Dirt That Just Won’t Wash Clean: Log Cabin Republicans

24 Oct

I fear I have to lambaste the loathsome, lethal, lugubrious, loony Log Cabin Republicans.  Is it just greed, or a combination of stupidity, self-loathing, and greed that make up the character(less) folk in the Log Cabin Republicans?  Today, a foul stench wafted over the country from the LCR as they endorsed the Romenybot.  What will be next? Will African-Americans propose  David Duke as a write-in candidate?  Will Native Americans propose we have a national holiday celebrating Andrew Jackson as Planned Parenthood pursues an Akin/Schlafly ticket? What can explain this bat shit crazy behavior?

They say that the endorsement has something to do with improving the economy. Need we revisit that the Romney/Ryan economic plan is not worth the paper it was printed on? That his plan mirrors the eight horrific years that got us into the mess that our current president has actually started to reverse? Oh, and how about that pledge Romney signed to REVOKE all rights gained by the LGBTQ community and WASTE tax payer money defending DOMA? He may dance around it in public, but it’s still front and center on his website…

Please, I eagerly await some type of intelligent response from an LCR spokesgibbon.  I know this group is sharing a brain, but whoever has it currently, could you get back to my readers and me on this one?

P.S. Thanks to the always thought-provoking and bracingly honest Rep. Barney Frank (D – Sorry to see you retire!) for taking the time to demolish the lame mediocrities included in the LCR endoresment.

Bigot of the Week Award: May 10, Right-Wing Response to Presidential Courage

11 May

Bigot of the Week

The dominant story in this week’s news has been President Obama’s clear, principled statement in support of marriage equality on Wednesday. Beyond the media frenzy, it is interesting to see how those on the other side of the political spectrum have responded. Setting aside the predictable shrieks from the professional haters like NOM, Tony Perkins, Bryan Fischer, Bill Donahue, and their ilk, what do the key politicians and pundits say? Well, that’s sadly predictable too.

Mitt Romney:

[I have] indicated my view, which is I do not favor marriage between people of the same gender, and I do not favor civil unions if they are identical to marriage other than by name.

Still sounding like a broken robot, Romney stakes out a move-the-rights-backward stance, just like his signing a pledge that makes it legal to discriminate against the LGBT community. And he wants to lead this nation?

House Speaker John Boehner:

I think he made his position very clear. I’ve always believed marriage was between a man and a woman. But Republicans here on Capitol Hill are focused in on the economy.

Nicely put, since it avoids the fact that they are focused on destroying the economic recovery.

Faux News shrieked that the President had declared “War on Marriage!” I don’t think they were listening to the same interview I was. Radio semi-personality Mike Huckster — oops, Huckabee — used the announcement to raise funds for his PAC. Misogynist blowhard Rush Limbaugh, drawing on his four-time success with heterosexual marriage, echoed the Fox WAR talking point. How pathetic that they think they can take our focus off of the real War Against Women and create a war that does not exist. It echoes of the war in Iraq because of those mythical weapons of mass destruction!  I could have entitled this article, “Lies Told By the Republican Party.”

Easily the most tragic responses came from the two LGBT Republican (just typing that nearly set my keyboard on fire) advocacy groups. The Log Cabin Republicans:

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.

and GOProud:

It is good to see that after intense political pressure that President Obama has finally come around to the Dick Cheney position on marriage equality.  I am sure, however, the President’s newly discovered support for marriage is cold comfort to the gay couples in North Carolina.

What kind of Big Ball of Crazy do we have here? It takes more than a little gall to use Dick Cheney as your model for civil rights. How sad that these groups cannot celebrate a victory for LGBT rights, even coming from the other side of the aisle. What a tragic display of self-loathing, internalized oppression, and toxic political blindness.

Special dishonorable mention to CNN, by the way, for continuing to go to a certified hate group for “balanced coverage.” Wolf Blitzer brought on Tony Perkins to respond to the President…

Now if you will excuse me, I have to put on my battle fatigues and get on the front line of War, as per the gay agenda to destroy all hetero marriages. BWAHAHA!

Even Gay Folk Can Be Crazy

20 Jan

I will be the harshest critic of the activist gay left, who I fear more than al-Qaida

As I was reading Jeremy’s blog this morning, I stumbled upon a link that took me to an  article in The Atlantic Wire. The article was about Republican Andrew Breitbart.  I read several articles on Breitbart, all of which make him look like a rich, entitled white boy.  What I found distressing is his language about including gays in the Republican party:

We’re going to have a big ol’ gay party,” he said on a radio show Wednesday. Breitbart says gays deserve a place within the Republican Party and he’s been “offended” by efforts to exclude them. Therefore, he’s throwing an 80’s-themed gay party to welcome them on board.

Well, that sure is mighty white of you Mister Breitbart.  Oh wait, you followed it up with these comments:

I am not endorsing gay marriage, I’m not endorsing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. I will be the harshest critic of the activist gay left, who I fear more than al-Qaida.

So you have just now said you fear gay folk more than extreme terrorist.  Help me again how any self respecting gay person can be a Republican.  See the full article here.

Perkins and Fisher, the Real Terrorists

20 Dec

Even with DADT soon to be relegated to history books, we must not let our guard down.  The Family Research Council (FRC) and The American Family Association (AFA) are spewing such venom, the likes of which are not just shameful, but embarrassing on a global stage. You may remember that the President of FRC, Tony Perkins, blamed gay suicide victims for being “abnormal.”  You probably also remember Bryan Fisher, of AFA, calling on Christian conservatives “to breed gays and progressives out of existence.”  I would like to just ignore these vicious haters, but as a gay man I don’t have the luxury of ignoring them.  These men and their organizations wield a great deal of power and influence.  Their hate and fear SELL.  Their money speaks to the conservatives in congress, the very conservatives that fought against the repeal of DADT, the very conservatives that want to protect and preserve an elite, white, super wealthy class.  The LGBTQ community must remain vigilant and continue to speak truth to power.  Unlike the idiot Log Cabin Republicans who vote against our best interest and the interest of civil rights in general.  None of us can rest while some of us are oppressed.  To see the entire article, click here.

Annie Besant

17 Dec

I did a birthday wish a while back on Annie Besant.  Besant was the woman that was kicked out of her home by her “Christian” husband for not sharing his religious views.  In fact, Besant went on to be a social reformer and was an atheist.  Here is a great quote by this wonderful woman:

Not out of right practice comes right thinking, but out of right thinking comes right practice. It matters enormously what you think. If you think falsely, you will act mistakenly; if you think basely, your conduct will suit your thinking.

I wonder if she was talking to the Log Cabin Republicans, or all of the people that gave into the Republican blackmail that protects the 2% of the wealthiest in the United States.

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