“Homo-Hating Republican” is a Log Cabin City Council Candidate

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


It’s good to know gay Republicans are every bit as crazy as their straight counterparts. Case in point, a Palm Springs Log Cabin Republicans chapter said Monday its endorsement of Drew Sweatte, an openly gay candidate for Palm Springs City Council, remains intact, despite the fact that Sweatte once described himself as a “proudly anti-homosexual Republican” to a Washington state newspaper.

Homo-hating queers aren’t new but Drew Sweatte seems to have internalized the very worst homophobic elements of the dominate, heterosexual society.

The controversy came to light in 2005 in a letter of support to the editor of the Spokesman-Review, and then-Spokane Mayor Jim West, who was recalled from office that year amid a sex scandal. In the letter, Sweatte described himself as a “proudly anti-homosexual Republican” and said, “I acknowledge that he has admitted to leading a personal life that is very much against my values, but his personal life is just that, personal.”

But, here’s the real kicker. In response to the revelation of Sweatte’s letter, the local Palm Springs chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans responded with this statement:

“The endorsement of Drew Sweatte was extended based on several different issues, such as a commitment to low taxes, thoughtful growth, a pro-business climate and an efficient, effective local government. Log Cabin Palm Springs makes many endorsements to candidates, both gay and straight, based on their commitment to conservative issues of the preservation of personal freedoms, individual liberty and limited government.”

Got that? The Log Cabin Republicans enthusiastically endorse a homo-hating queer just as long as their candidate embraces such cherished conservative issues as low-taxes and limited government.

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17 Responses to “Homo-Hating Republican” is a Log Cabin City Council Candidate

  1. feminazi says:

    I’ve heard of the Log Cabin Republicans. I thought they were a parody group at first but learned they are serious and endorsed Reagan and both of the Bush cretins. I guess they’re much like Jewish Nazis or African American Klansmen.

  2. VicoDANIEL says:


    In many ways, the Log Cabin Repugs are all about parody. Just as the local chapters of the Republican party are parody groups.

    Think about it. Palm Springs Log Cabin Republicans endorse Drew Sweatte even after he called himself a “a “proudly anti-homosexual Republican.” The Virginia state Republican party endorse George Allan even after he spit on a woman’s shoe and called someone a “macaca.”

    These people have not values and no shame.


  3. Conejo1982 says:

    This is a genuine comment on the lack of viable conservative candidates this organization has to run in the Palm Springs city council race.

    It’s one thing to be a Republican — even a gay or a lesbian Republican but it’s something else entirely to hate yourself for being gay and have a political organization rally around you. Very troubling.

  4. Harry says:

    I love Palm Springs but there are a lot of older, wealthy gays living out there who might embrace this guy. Never under estimate pocketbook politics.

  5. Brigadoon says:

    Drew Sweatte looks like a little Nazi recruit if you ask me. Extremely dangerous and no one we would want in political office. I hope the Westside gays fund his Democratic opponent. Sweatte can’t get into office.

  6. joost says:

    The LCR lost all credibility in the LGBT community when they endorsed the great Ronald Reagan. Remember, this was at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic and despite the pleas from doctors and activists for Federal help to mount a campaign to fund an appropriate response, Reagan refused to get involved. Yet, these idiot conservative gays backed him and his bid for reelection. I spit on them.

  7. Walk on Socks says:

    I don’t think Drew Sweatte has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning election to the Palm Springs city council.

    Palm Springs is a very liberal city. Now, were he running in say, Rancho Mirage, he might have a chance but not in Palm Springs.

    All I know is, the Log Cabin Repugs are about as nauseating as it gets in politics.

  8. Pechanga says:

    These men (and women) have internalized society’s homophobia and this is the result.

    Very tragic.

  9. PoliShifter says:

    2009 has demonstrated to me that the more absurd something is the more it is taken seriously by the media.

    For example Orly Taitz and the birther movement, Glenn Beck, Rick Perry and the secessionists, “death panels”, etc etc.

    Thus a gay hating gay Republican sort of makes sense in the bizarro world we live in and the tenthers, birthers, tea baggers, and deathers would likely get behnind him if Glenn Beck and Limbaugh say so…he is at least white after all.

    While most sane people can see the hypocrisy and irrationality of it all, to a large part of the public it all makes sense.

    And Obama is a Kenyan Socialist Fascist whose Father set him up to destroy the U.S. We’ll believe and push anything in this country if it makes a buck, gets on TV, or gets one elected.

  10. jimmy says:

    This is what it looks like when someone sells their soul to the god they worship, the almighty greenback dollar. With enough money, one can make their own rules, essentially telling everyone else to go to hell. Utter nihilism.

  11. JollyRoger says:

    We know that self-loathers from all walks of life embrace the Rushpubliscums. They absolutely have serious personal issues that they need to seek professional counseling for.

  12. woyoyo says:

    Chris! Gay Republicans?

    I mean, WTF? The world is screwed up. Maybe it’s the water? All the mercury and lead? Folks brains are rotting from the inside out.

  13. Estacada says:

    This clown sounds like a real piece of work.

    Not exactly who you would want to attract votes to your party.

    Besides. I read that in Palm Springs, one-in-seven households are gay or lesbian and gay people are almost uniformly Democratic, so I can’t imagine little Drew having a chance of winning election.

  14. majii says:

    Another example of GOP hypocrisy. What dummy would be part of a political party in which the majority of the members disapprove of his/her lifestyle? Fiscal conservatism, family values, and the rest of the crap the GOP pushes wouldn’t be enough for me to join up with them. It’s pitiful when an individual has such a yearning to be a part of something that he/she will align themselves with others that they KNOW do not like them. The Log Cabin Republicans are just another example of a group that allows itself to be used by the Republican Party, just like the Tea Party gang.

  15. Nothing like self-loathing Republicans to give me a laugh. I wouldn’t say he doesn’t have a chance in hell. Sonny Bono got elected as a Republican, didn’t he?

  16. libhomo says:

    This is hardly suprising. Log Cabin always has been homophobic.

  17. this actually would be quite funny if it was so pathetic.

    the LCRs are a bunch of assholes – period

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