Barney Frank on Log Cabin Republicans: Endorsing Discrimination

  • metta

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    Oct 23, 2012 6:11 PM GMT

    Barney Frank on Log Cabin Republicans: Endorsing Discrimination



  • sportsjockla

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    Oct 23, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    It's no dumber then anyone that's not a millionaire endorsing GOP. Anyone who is willing to give up more, so Romney can take more needs their head examined.
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    It's true that the LCR and GoProud need to stop acting as though they have been achieving some sort of "victories" for gay Americans...I mean, I suppose economically they can claim that but they shouldn't really be praising candidates that aren't firmly coming out in support of equal rights.
  • TheBizMan

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    Oct 23, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    Log Cabin and GOProud are a laughing stock. They try feverishly to spin their way into support of Mitt Romney on the grounds that somehow gays are doing a disservice to themselves by voting for Obama.

    They know that they do not have enough substance to show that Romney/Ryan are for equal rights. That's the end of it.
  • metta

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    Oct 23, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    Married, But Not Married

    "There's an old maxim that says if you use the word "but" in a sentence, everything that came before it was a lie. As in, "We think you're amazing, but you're just not right for this position" or "I think you're gorgeous, but you're just not my type." As a director of a university writing program, I usually find such observations about language fun."

    "Some friends tell me that they support gay marriage, but will vote for the other guy anyway because the economy is more important. Others claim to be socially liberal, but fiscally conservative. (See what the "but" reveals?)

    When I hear this, I wonder: Even if you could be certain that a particular candidate would be better for the economy, would you still vote for him if he threatened to put an end to your marriage, prevent you from receiving survivor benefits, and risk your losing your home?

    If you think gays and lesbians should have the right to marry, then here's what I would like to say: I appreciate your sentiment, but it's your actual vote that will likely decide if my marriage is safe and real."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/glenn-michael-gordon/same-sex-marriage-rights_b_2006764.html
  • metta

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    Oct 31, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    Log Cabin Republicans' Mitt Romney Endorsement Prompts Los Angeles Couple To End Membership

    "The Log Cabin Republicans have been important in Kevin and Don Norte's lives. They run a blog called "BlogCabin: Our Life As Gay Republicans," and their affiliation with the group is mentioned in the second line of their Wikipedia page. They figure they've been members for about a decade, with Kevin winning a "Grassroots Leadership Award" from the group in 2009. At one point, Kevin served as a California trustee, and Don was on the board of the Los Angeles chapter. A fellow member was one of the best men at their wedding.

    But on Oct. 25, Kevin and Don tweeted from their joint Twitter account that they were leaving the group: "@LogCabinGOP Please accept our resignation from #LogCabin effective immediately." The reason? The group's endorsement of Mitt Romney."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/log-cabin-republicans-mitt-romney_n_2039834.html
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    Oct 31, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    metta8 said"Some friends tell me that they support gay marriage, but will vote for the other guy anyway because the economy is more important. Others claim to be socially liberal, but fiscally conservative. (See what the "but" reveals?)

    If you think gays and lesbians should have the right to marry, then here's what I would like to say: I appreciate your sentiment, but it's your actual vote that will likely decide if my marriage is safe and real."

    Wonderful! I'm going to use this with others. And also with the biggest political "but"-head on RJ, CuriousJockAZ. icon_biggrin.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 31, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    Wonderful! I'm going to use this with others. And also with the biggest political "but"-head on RJ, CuriousJockAZ. icon_biggrin.gif


    Now, now bubbles...you be nice icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 31, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    metta8 said Others claim to be socially liberal, but fiscally conservative. (See what the "but" reveals?)

    I tend to be pretty fiscally conservative but socially liberal, however for me social issues will win EVERY time. I don't care if a candidate promises to make me a millionaire, civil rights always wins.

    BTW, your observation on the usage of "but" was really interesting and spot on. I enjoyed that.