New RNC Chair Is Becoming Voice For Inclusion

  • metta

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    Oct 14, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    New RNC Chair Is Becoming Voice For Inclusion

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/10/13/new-rnc-chair-is-becoming-voice-for-inclusion/
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Oct 15, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    You know, it would be really nice to see the Log Cabin Republicans grow a pair, find their voice and start shouting down the ultra conservative tea baggers that infest their party.

    If they were to do that and believe it is best to work with, instead of against the other side, we could really accomplish more.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 15, 2011 4:33 PM GMT
    This is great news for the GOP. They are going to have to become more accepting of all people or the GOP will weaken and decline because it has been made too ignorant and intolerant by the fundamentalist lunatics.
  • TrentGrad

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    Oct 15, 2011 4:48 PM GMT
    It's ironic isn't it...Log Cabin Republicans may have a hand in fund raising for a GOP presidential nominee and Congress may in turn seek to strip us of any marriage equality gains we've made within the USA.

    Oh wait...it's not ironic...it's expected!

    Transcend away, conservative gays!
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 15, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    While I applaud their mindset, and I think what is particularly interesting is that in this time of turmoil when the bipartisan system appears to be broken that we are kind of seeing the evolution of both parties, I am somewhat skeptical of the actual outcome.

    I'd hate to see the Log Cabin Republicans duped into playing for their side and get fucked over, because I think there's a lot of truth to what they are saying. I think the Republicans need to start rejecting and dropping the fundie/crazy elements of the party fast before anything else.
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    Oct 15, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    turtleneckjock saidYou know, it would be really nice to see the Log Cabin Republicans grow a pair, find their voice and start shouting down the ultra conservative tea baggers that infest their party.

    If they were to do that and believe it is best to work with, instead of against the other side, we could really accomplish more.


    I don't know if "it would be really nice to see the Log Cabin Republicans grow a pair," is entirely accurate. After all it was LA Log Cabin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Log_Cabin_Republicans_v._United_States regarding DADT.

    But yes instead of hurling epithets at one another it would be helpful to attempt to work together. IMO it's not so much the Tea Party that's the issues as much as it is the Southern Baptists in the Tea Party.
  • BeingThePhoen...

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    Oct 15, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    dancedancekj said
    I'd hate to see the Log Cabin Republicans duped into playing for their side and get fucked over, because I think there's a lot of truth to what they are saying.


    Yet nobody gives a second thought to the fact that the "we love the gays" party (i.e. the Democrats) controlled Congress and the Presidency for 2 years (January 2009 - January 2011) and they didn't grant "we gays" the "gay marriage rights" that we constantly hear Democrat candidates promising to give us "should we vote for them and they get elected."


    Come on SB. You know as well as I do that no Democratic President can do anything like that until their 2nd term...if then. Republican would use it as the ultimate reason why we need a Republican President...You know, to return America to the center of morality in the universe. icon_biggrin.gif
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 15, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
    Yet, Obama's administration has done quite a bit for the advancement of GLBT rights. And nobody promised to bring about gay marriage, although there has been quite a bit of activity leading in that direction. Social progress takes time because of social conservatives being dragged kicking and screaming in the inevitable march towards equality for homosexual people icon_smile.gif
  • BeingThePhoen...

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    Oct 15, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    Of course... Politicians don't care about Americans, as much as they care about their careers. If they did, we would be SOOOO much better off.
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    Oct 15, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
    BeingThePhoenix saidOf course... Politicians don't care about Americans, as much as they care about their careers. If they did, we would be SOOOO much better off.


    On the contrary, I shudder to imagine the country in which all politicians actually "cared". To see that terrible power on the Hill directed at its citizens for their own good... Better that they fritter away their time on nonsense.

    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C.S. Lewis
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    Oct 15, 2011 9:39 PM GMT
    Larky,

    Your "small government" leanings are disturbing.
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    Oct 15, 2011 10:58 PM GMT
    I guess no matter how slow it is, among Republicans you have to take progress where you can find it. Too bad that in these times when major victories for glbt make the news such as DADT repeal, the fact that among the 65 Senators voted for repeal, 8 of them were Republican is itself a news story and now the fact that one of the cosponsors to repeal DOMA is a Republican is by itself a new story is telling.
  • KissTheSky

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    Oct 15, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    Both the headline and the story linked are very misleading.
    This is a classic example of bait and switch propaganda.
    Name one thing in the entire story that Reince Priebus (the RNC Chair) did or said that makes him a "voice of inclusion."
    So he wrote in Forbes Magazine that "young voters deserve better." That's nice...who wouldn't agree with that? Unfortunately that means nothing. And it certainly doesn't refer to any kind of gay issues.
    I guess the point of the story is that he hasn't specifically said a bunch of gay-bashing stuff, so gay Republicans are supposed to be jumping for joy.

    The other main point of the story is that a Log Cabin Republican has been named to a prominent fundraising post for the Republicans. Wow, now that's acceptance -- they're actually going to let a gay guy raise a bunch of money for them.


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    Oct 16, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    Don't believe it. Republicans will say anything to get a vote. Kind of the same way pedophiles will say anything to get into a child's pants.

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    Oct 16, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    Larkin_PLR said
    BeingThePhoenix saidOf course... Politicians don't care about Americans, as much as they care about their careers. If they did, we would be SOOOO much better off.


    On the contrary, I shudder to imagine the country in which all politicians actually "cared". To see that terrible power on the Hill directed at its citizens for their own good... Better that they fritter away their time on nonsense.

    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C.S. Lewis


    Sounds an awful lot like the right wing Christians...
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    Oct 16, 2011 12:42 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidSounds an awful lot like the right wing Christians...


    And Communists. Because Theocrats and Communists aren't polar opposites. They're two gangs fighting over the same turf.

    Lostboy saidLarky,

    Your "small government" leanings are disturbing.


    Haha, perhaps. I think of it this way. As a gay man, I'm supposed to protest the government legislating what I do in the bedroom (gay marriage, sodomy laws, etc). Fine: I'm fully supportive! But while I'm keeping them out of my bedroom, I'd like to keep them out of my bathroom, my kitchen, my living room, my garage, my closet, my clothes, and my body.
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    Oct 16, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
    " I'd like to keep them out of my bathroom, my kitchen, my living room, my garage, my closet, my clothes, and my body. "

    MEANING?

    Are you feeling the burden of government regulations in your kitchen, bath and garage?

    Examples please.
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    Oct 16, 2011 3:58 PM GMT
    PresentMind said" I'd like to keep them out of my bathroom, my kitchen, my living room, my garage, my closet, my clothes, and my body. "

    MEANING?

    Are you feeling the burden of government regulations in your kitchen, bath and garage?

    Examples please.


    In my kitchen: light bulbs, trans fats, sodium, fresh milk, 4Loko...
    In my bathroom: low flow toilets, "water saving" showerheads, "efficient" appliances...
    In my garage: fuel efficiency standards, Ethanol subsidies (also effects my kitchen), a range of market manipulations to prop up General Motors...
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    Oct 16, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    Larkin_PLR said
    PresentMind said" I'd like to keep them out of my bathroom, my kitchen, my living room, my garage, my closet, my clothes, and my body. "

    MEANING?

    Are you feeling the burden of government regulations in your kitchen, bath and garage?

    Examples please.


    In my kitchen: light bulbs, trans fats, sodium, fresh milk, 4Loko...
    In my bathroom: low flow toilets, "water saving" showerheads, "efficient" appliances...
    In my garage: fuel efficiency standards, Ethanol subsidies (also effects my kitchen), a range of market manipulations to prop up General Motors...


    I thought he said "burden."icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 16, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    It's a burden to flush a toilet 3 times (and waste twice as much water, btw) because the city ordinance forces you to basically install a broken one.
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    Oct 16, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
    Larkin_PLR saidIt's a burden to flush a toilet 3 times (and waste twice as much water, btw) because the city ordinance forces you to basically install a broken one.

    Don't take such a large dump then. icon_lol.gif
    You're welcome to move to Europe China or Russia or Somalia.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 16, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    Someone should tell this RNC chair ... HAS HE HEARD HIS PARTY's Constituency lately???

    Like Comon Dude ... get a friggin clue
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 16, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 said
    Larkin_PLR saidIt's a burden to flush a toilet 3 times (and waste twice as much water, btw) because the city ordinance forces you to basically install a broken one.

    Don't take such a large dump then. icon_lol.gif
    You're welcome to move to Europe China or Russia or Somalia.


    LMAO.
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    Oct 17, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    "In my kitchen: light bulbs, trans fats, sodium, fresh milk, 4Loko...
    In my bathroom: low flow toilets, "water saving" showerheads, "efficient" appliances...
    In my garage: fuel efficiency standards, Ethanol subsidies (also effects my kitchen), a range of market manipulations to prop up General Motors... "

    UNDER SUCH OPPRESSION...HOW do you get through your day?....and keep that lovely smile on your face???

    You're feeling screwed by your light bulbs; starved of the trans fats and sodium you crave; forced to drink milk without enjoying the challenge of a good dose of pathogens. Then you have to mix your own blend of caffeine and alcohol...........shower in a trickle.....and then flush and flush and flush to get your shit downstream.

    How do you have the energy to wipe your own butt?