Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Hissy Fit

The Log Cabin Republicans have decided not to endorse Bush for re-election:

“It is impossible to overstate the depth of anger and disappointment caused by the president’s support for an antifamily constitutional amendment. This amendment would not only ban gay marriage, it would also jeopardize civil unions and domestic partnerships,” Log Cabin political director Chris Barron said.

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Log Cabin executive director Patrick Guerriero said the administration shifted from initial reluctance over a ban on gay marriage to full support after the campaign decided to focus its re-election efforts on persuading evangelical Republicans who stayed at home in 2000 to go to the polls this year.

“Log Cabin’s decision was made in response to the White House’s strategic political decision to pursue a re-election strategy catered to the radical right. The president’s use of the bully pulpit, stump speeches and radio addresses to support a constitutional amendment has encouraged the passage of discriminatory laws and state constitutional amendments across America. Using gays and lesbians as wedge issues in an election year is unacceptable to Log Cabin,” Guerriero said.

The group also denounced what it called “the continued flip-flops on gay and lesbian issues” by Democratic nominee John Kerry. It said Kerry has repeatedly made clear his opposition to civil marriage equality and has supported discriminatory constitutional amendments in Massachusetts and Missouri.

Now they have no one to support in the election. Well, boo-hoo. I’ve always thought that the LCR’s were sycophanitc along the lines of “Jews for Hitler” and the idea of Gay Republicans was oxymoronic, especially after the Religious Reich took over the party. What the hell did they expect? And coming off as a bunch of prissy queens hastens their already-rapid descent into irrelevancy. Buh-bye.