Freepers Attack Log Cabin Republicans

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


When will these silly Log Cabin Republicans get the message?

The Republican party of Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, John Cornyn, and Mitch McConnell want nothing to do with them.

Freepers at the Free Republican blasted the gay Republican group recently alleging Democratic influence over the GOP organization and its search for a new president.

The dust-up centers around Tim Gill, founder and chair of Gill Action, known for funding the campaigns of pro-gay politicians, many of them Democrats. Gill, a wealthy entrepreneur and founder of Quark, donated tens of thousands of dollars to various Democratic causes and candidates, including to the campaigns of Sens. John Kerry, John Edwards and Chris Dodd, as well as New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. Gill is viewed as publicity shy, but made a rare public appearance at last year’s Democratic National Convention in Denver where he lives.

According to the Free Republic, sources familiar with Log Cabin, who spoke to the Blade on the condition of anonymity, said Gill Action’s contributions in 2008 amounted to $250,000 of Log Cabin’s $750,000 budget, making Gill as “the largest single contributor to Log Cabin.”

What appears to have rankled the Freeper brain trust most is a controversial TV commercial Log Cabin Republicans aired targeting former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2007 for his antigay posturing before the Iowa caucuses. The ad was allegedly written and funded by Gill Action, but executed through Log Cabin to ensure the GOP organization’s name was attached to it.

Log Cabin Republicans are almost extinct. The group has no full-time staff and no president. Part-time staffers are handling preparation for their National Convention in April in Washington, D.C.

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13 Responses to Freepers Attack Log Cabin Republicans

  1. kellybelle says:

    Log Cabin Republicans should join with the Plantation Conservatives and see what they can comeup with, LOL.

    Find me on facebook under my gov’t name Lisa Langford

  2. VicoDANIEL says:

    I patently detest the Log Cabin Repukes.

    For 8 years, I watched them put their wallets ahead of the struggle for gay and lesbian equality and saw them suck up to George Bush and Dick Cheney, even when Bush advocated a Constitutional amendment to outlaw gay marriage.

    I have zero tolerance for these assholes.

  3. bradfrmphnx says:

    I don’t have any love for the Republican Party or their ideals. At least as long as Limburgher is their voice of choice.

    And if a Republican happens to be gay…then I don’t like his/her ideals either. Gayness has nothing to do with the fact that I don’t advocate their political beliefs. If they wanted their voice to be heard in the first place…they sure as hell shouldn’t be Republicans.

  4. Aunt Peg says:

    I think I lived under a rock because until last year, I had never even heard of a “gay Republican.”

    Isn’t this akin to a black Klan member or a Jewish Nazi? Makes no sense to me.

  5. Panasit (the real one) says:

    A country needs to have at least a two party system. And a balance of conservative and liberal values is needed. Too much conservatives and the rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer. Too much liberals and there is really no drive to compete, something that is needed in a capitalist system.

    Is it wrong to be a conservative? Is it wrong to want to rise to the top and drive out your competition? Is it wrong to want to preserve old values? (as long as it is not homophobic and racist). Is it that wrong to want to censor some things? Is it wrong to want to kill enemy soldiers and criminals? Do you have to want to give money to poor kids wanting to get free lunch and people who lose their jobs?

    I think there are rooms for people who think that way in our society, even though I disagree. Just because they think that way doesn’t mean they are evil. It’s not a sin to be a selfish hypocrite. I’m sure a lot of liberals reading this have parents, teacher, and people they love and respect, who are conservatives.

    So why can’t there be gay conservatives?

    That said, there is nothing conservative about the Neo-Cons, or the NEW Republican. You can be conservative and gay, but there is no excuse good enough to lie about war, smear people who are against them, breaking international laws, ignore a group of people in need of help during disaster, appoint idiots with no credit to important positions in the government, let oil companies destroy our natural resources and did what can equate to pretty much rob every single one of his own citizens at gun point to buy expensive gas, and… rape the constitution. That’s right. They abused it, used it to hate, used it to spread their bigotry.

    There’s nothing conservative about it. I am a liberal and conservatives are my enemy. But Neo-Cons are definitely different type of beasts.

    So Log Cabin Republican is not a stupid institution. You can be a conservative gay person.

    But somebody should tell them to change their name to whatever, and that they no longer have a political party they belong to.

  6. JollyRoger says:

    If they’re going to be Goppers, they’re going to have to get with the program-like Gannon/Guckert and Drudge (and old Oxy-Moron himself) have. To believe that they can actually influence policy is insanity. I’ll bet Michael Steele might have thought that HE could influence policy-but he got his comeuppance real quick, didn’t he?

  7. Estacada says:

    I still can’t find a conservative who is able to tell me what the Republican party stand for today.

    When they say, smaller government, I ask then how do you justify the size of the military? What does it return? What about the waste? They look at me like I’m speaking a foreign language.

    When they say, less taxes, I ask then how do you plan to pay-off our obligations to China and other nations who funded Bush’s Iraq war? Again, crickets.

    Apparently, even conservatives are clueless about what they stand for today.

  8. libhomo says:

    I had wondered where Gill foundation money was going. What a tragic waste.

  9. MacDaddy says:

    I’m beginning to view Lob Cabin Republicans in the same way I view Michael Steele: unprincipled, weak and cowardly. They should close shop and help Pres. Obama turn things around in this country. They’ll be in company, because the Obama administration contains a high number of openly gay employees.

  10. proudprogressive says:

    panasit asks a question about feeding children.

    – ze asks is it so wrong to rise from key word competition – (thus ascribing to a world view that does not realize that humans indeed enjoy work . we seek to create , to participate, (there have been many specious memes about the less well off , poor in this country – everything from having more chidren, to driving pink cadilliacs. – ( what he is missing is the inherent violence of social injustice , economomically in particular ) – he wants a dog eat dog world. Not a co oporative world. The lgbtq republican , wants power , that is their first love. And they have a bunch of fear and mis understanding of how they are being played.

    If one looks at the fundamental values in the budget – that is how our tax money to be returned to the country. We pay them , with the social contract , that they will bring the most good for the most people, thus making the whole place a much more lovely place to live – in peace, privacy and freedom. yes our Bill of Rights to a government BY and FOR the PEOPLE.

    NOT just those who can buy an ear – (here i refrain from gratuitious sexual inuendo – but what has gone on , on the national stage with gay republicans/”conservatives” what ever the fuck that means. Consurving for me and mine, alone ? mebbe.

    How surreal the open closet cases. on that national stage has been over the decades. and lately –

    Al Pacino – sums up as Roy Cohn in HBO’s Angels in America pretty succinctly what the gay insider repubican is like – scarey selfish.

  11. The only gay republicans I know are the ones tapping their feet in bathroom stalls and going home to their loving wives who forgive them all their sins.

    Have you ever met a Lesbian who was a Republican? How many Lesbians voted for McCain? Did they start a chapter? Oh wait, wasn’t that the Puma’s? Yeah that worked out real well for them didn’t it?

    The Log Cabin Republicans are just about as relevant as the Puma’s were, they have just been around a little bit longer. Nothing but a bunch of self hating queers if you ask me.

    I can say that, as a queer myself, thankyou very much.

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  13. Tengrain says:

    Cry me a river if the Uncle Tom’s Log Cabin Club vanishes in a puff of smoke.



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