Skip to comments.McCain Daughter to Address 'Log Cabin' Group
Posted on 02/17/2009 7:26:09 PM PST by Big_Monkey
John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, 24, has agreed to headline the annual convention of the Log Cabin Republicans, a GOP group which advocates on behalf of gays and lesbians.
"Her willingness to reach out to organizations like ours shows her commitment to growing the Republican Party," Log Cabin convention manager Christian Berle told ABC News. "The title of Meghan McCain's speech is 'Winning the Next Generation -- How can the Republican Party attract more young voters.'"
Joining Meghan McCain at the conference will be Steve Schmidt, her father's top 2008 strategist. The topic of Schmidt's address is "Moving Forward."
The Log Cabin Republicans are scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., on April 17th at a time when the GOP is seeking to rebound from an election which left the party out of power on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
In addition to Meghan McCain and Schmidt, the Log Cabin Republicans will also hear from former New Jersey Gov. Christie Todd Whitman (R), who will discuss her work with the moderate Republican Leadership Council, and former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., who will share his perspective as a former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Michael Steele, the newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, has also been invited to address the Log Cabin Republicans.
He has not yet, however, committed to speak.
The Log Cabin convention is being held in conjunction with the Liberty Education Forum National Symposium.
The registration fee for the conference is $395 per person.
I’ll second your good grief.
Barf - O - Rama
Look, I don’t go around telling people what the wife and I do in private. It’s anybody’s guess. But we ain’t tellin.
But homos and lesbos and the other pervs ... c’mon.
Ignore the PERVERTS!
Won’t these people please go away. Hey McCain daughter, our first order of business is to stop listening to people with mindsets such as yours or your dimwitted, sellout father.
She’s a hoodwinked fool ...like dear old dad.
I see your grief, and raise you a hissyfit.
And there are those reptards who will pay this to attend...
In retrospect, not a very good title for a speech to use at a homosexual club...
All I have to say to the LCR is “Vote Republican based on conservative ideals if you wish but don’t attempt to change the GOP to fit your agenda.”
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?
LOL NAMBLA (North American Marlon Brando Look Alikes) Agree.
With the libs completely controlling public education and forcing marxist propananda into the fragile eggshell minds of students, good luck with that.
> Michael Steele, the newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, has also been invited to address the Log Cabin Republicans.
He has not yet, however, committed to speak. <
Well, there’s hope for the party if Steele doesn’t show up.
“Ignore the PERVERTS!
I agree with you, and we shouldn’t support politicians that support the homosexual agenda.
I am more convinced than ever before that as we seek to establish full equality for Americas gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent.
I am not unaware of my opponents considerable record in the area of civil rights, or the commitment of Massachusetts voters to the principle of equality for all Americans. For some voters it might be enough for me to simply match my opponents record in this area. But I believe we can and must do better. If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.
We have discussed a number of important issues such as the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which I have agreed to co-sponsor, and if possible broaden to include housing and credit, and the bill to create a federal panel to find ways to reduce gay and lesbian youth suicide, which I also support. One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clintons dont ask, dont tell, dont pursue military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nations military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share.
As we begin the final phase of this campaign, I need your support more than ever. By working together, we will achieve the goals we share for Massachusetts and our Nation.
W. Mitt Romney
The GOP, which is the one US political party that claims (at least) to be trying to maintain traditional Judeo-Christian values, should not be welcoming open homosexuals into its ranks.
How is this exactly “growing the Republican Party”? That is a stupid statement.
Yeah sure it’s great to reach out to groups that are in diametric oppostion to their party’s platform (and the grass-roots): THE MEDIA ONLY TRUMPETS THIS BECAUSE IT IS ABOUT IDEOLOGY, THEY WANT TO DE-CONSERVATISE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY! We must not let this happen..
I’m still waiting for liberals to show me the passage in the Constitution that says we have a right to others’ unconditional approval of our sexual behavior.
Is Lindsey the keynote?
Captain light in the loafers would be a big draw.
McLame is just trolling for cash for 2010.
I pray that fool is CRUSHED. (Again)
Joining Meghan McCain at the conference will be Steve Schmidt, her father's top 2008 strategist. The topic of Schmidt's address is "Moving Forward."
Chip off the old block I see.
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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: there are good conservative homosexuals. I’ve known at least one: a man I worked with who was fiscally and, as far as I know, socially conservative.
He did NOT flaunt or put his sexual behavior on open display, he stood firm when it came to his poltical choice, and he was an all around decent fellow. He knew me, a Christian, and did not disdain or sneer at my religious convictions.
How much he wrestled with his sin I do not know, we never got close enough to discuss. He was NOT a “pro-gay marriage” or “special rights for gays” person. He came to work and did his job and left his home life at home.
I have no problem with conservative gays helping the Republican party. The RP doesn’t need to “change” for them.
My tagline still fits, no matter what the first name is.
You’re right, of course. If Republicans spent more time espousing conservative ideals and their benefit to individual liberty and society as a whole, they’d grow the party.
Reach out. Reach out and touch someone...anyone...for a vote.
ABC is reporting it (they behind the camera people are infested with alternative lifestyle types)
GOP Chair Steele is pushing it for out reach,,,
HOWEVER the real reason:
McCain wants to get homosexual money for his “country first” pac.
this is ONLY about money for mccain.
ZERO credibility for actual principle.
McCain wants money and he is willing to bend forward and prostitute his own daughter.
this is for MONEY.
McCain is prostituting his daughter because the MEME in DC is that homosexuals give money.
The homosexuals of this 5th column group push the LIE that they will support republicans with money in exchange for support of homosexual recreational sex acceptance.
He speech on behalf of mccain’s pac should be used to end mccain’s senate career.
Governor Romney: "Some argue that our principles of federalism and local control require us to leave the issue of same sex marriage to the stateswhich means, as a practical matter, to state courts. Such an argument denies the realities of modern life and would create a chaotic patchwork of inconsistent laws throughout the country. Marriage is not just an activity or practice which is confined to the border of any one state. It is a status that is carried from state to state. Because of this, and because Americans conduct their financial and legal lives in a united country bound by interstate institutions, a national definition of marriage is necessary." ("The Importance of Protecting Marriage", Letter from Gov. Romney to U.S. Senators, 6/02/2006) Governor Romney: "A lot of people get confused that gay marriage is about treating gay people the same as treating heterosexual people, and that's not the issue involved here."
"This is about the development and nurturing of children. Marriage is primarily an institution to help develop children, and children's development, I believe, is greatly enhanced by access to a mom and a dad."
"I think every child deserves a mom and a dad, and that's why I'm so consistent and vehement in my view that we should have a federal amendment which defines marriage in that way." (George Stephanopoulos, "Mitt Romney: The Complete Interview," ABC News This Week, 2/18/2007) (Mitt TV Clip)
Governor Romney: "I oppose discrimination against gay people. I am not anti-gay. I know there are some Republicans, or some people in the country who are looking for someone who is anti-gay and that's not me." (Brendan Farrington, "Romney: I am not anti-gay," The Associated Press, 5/24/2007)
When the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in the case of Goodridge v. Department of Public Health legalized same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, Gov. Romney identified and enforced a little-known 1913 state law that forbids nonresidents from marrying in Massachusetts if their marriage would not be recognized in their home state. This prevented gay couples living outside Massachusetts from flocking to MA to be married and then returning to their home states to demand the marriages be recognized, thus opening the door for nationwide same-sex marriage. Implementation of the 1913 law was contested in court by same-sex couples from outside MA, but the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in March, 2006 to uphold the application of the law. (Jay Lindsay, "Mass. high court says nonresident gays cannot marry in state," The Associated Press, 3/30/2006)
Gov. Romney provided active support for a citizen petition drive in 2005 that collected 170,000 signatures for a state constitutional amendment protecting marriage, breaking a 20-year-old record for the most certified signatures ever gathered in support of a proposed ballot question. He rallied citizens to place pressure on the Legislature for failing, through repeated delays, to fulfill their constitutional obligation to vote on placing the marriage amendment on the ballot. Gov. Romney filed suit in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) asking the court to clarify the legislators duty to vote on the issue of the amendment, or place the amendment on the ballot if the Legislature failed to act. The SJC declared that legislators had a constitutional duty to vote on the petition in a ruling handed down on Dec. 27, 2006. The suit was successful in pressuring the Legislature to vote on the issue of the amendment. A vote was taken on January 2, 2007 and the measure passed. Through Governor Romneys considerable efforts and leadership, a state constitutional amendment defining marriage to be between one man and one woman passed a critical hurdle to get it placed on the 2008 ballot where voters in Massachusetts would have the power to restore traditional marriage in their state.
Update: Democrat Governor Deval Patrick, a proponent of gay marriage, lobbied Massachusetts lawmakers to kill the proposed constitutional amendment. In a vote of the MA Legislature on June 14, 2007 the amendment received 45 votes, failing to get the required 50 votes necessary to place the amendment on the 2008 ballot. The measure needed 50 votes in two consecutive legislative sessions to advance to the ballot, and it had passed with 62 votes at the end of the last session in January. Commenting on the latest vote, former Gov. Mitt Romney said, "Today's vote by the State Legislature is a regrettable setback in our efforts to defend traditional marriage. Unfortunately, our elected representatives decided that the voice of the people did not need to be heard in this debate. It is now even more important that we pass a Constitutional amendment protecting traditional marriage. Marriage is an institution that goes to the heart of our society, and our leaders can no longer abdicate their responsibility." (Steve LeBlanc, "No Gay Marriage Vote for Massachusetts," The Associated Press, 6/14/2007)
Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on the court decision issued August 30, 2007 striking down Iowa's Defense of Marriage Act:
"The ruling in Iowa today is another example of an activist court and unelected judges trying to redefine marriage and disregard the will of the people as expressed through Iowa's Defense of Marriage Act. This once again highlights the need for a Federal Marriage Amendment to protect the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman."
(Romney for President, "Governor Mitt Romney On Iowa's Defense Of Marriage Act," Press Release, 8/30/2007) Mitt Romney does not favor action at the national level to sanction civil unions and would leave it to the several states to define the permissible contractual relationships between two people. Romney would not seek to impose, at the national level, a prohibition on contractual relationships between two people.
(George Stephanopoulos, "Mitt Romney: The Complete Interview," ABC News This Week, 2/18/2007) Governor Romney strongly defended the right of Catholic Charities in Massachusetts to deny placing adoptive children in the homes of gay couples; saying it was unjust to require a religious agency to violate the tenets of its faith in order to satisfy a special-interest group. Romney filed "An Act Protecting Religious Freedom" in the Legislature, a bill to exempt Catholic Charities of Boston and other religious groups from the state anti-discrimination law. (Brooke Donald, "Romney files 'religious freedom' bill on church and gay adoption," The Associated Press, 3/15/2006)
Mitt Romney served on the Boy Scouts of Americas National Executive Board from 1993 to 2002. Whereas Romney believes sexual orientation should not preclude joining the Boy Scouts, he supports the right of local Councils of the Boy Scouts of America to decide and enforce their policy regarding homosexuals in their organization and leadership.
Governor Romney responded to a question about the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and gays in the military during an NRO interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez in December, 2006:
Lopez: And what about the 1994 letter to the Log Cabin Republicans where you indicated you would support the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and seemed open to changing the "dont ask, dont tell" policy in the military? Are those your positions today?
Gov. Romney: "No. I dont see the need for new or special legislation. My experience over the past several years as governor has convinced me that ENDA would be an overly broad law that would open a litigation floodgate and unfairly penalize employers at the hands of activist judges."
"As for military policy and the "dont ask, dont tell" policy, I trust the counsel of those in uniform who have set these policies over a dozen years ago. I agree with President Bushs decision to maintain this policy and I would do the same." (Kathryn Jean Lopez, "A Primary Factor," National Review Online, 12/14/2006)
Still helping the Democrats/socialists I see.
No, I fight socialists no matter their party label.
no pics yet of Meghan? comer on folks , she’s kinda hot...
So the entire Republican party is socialist?
“Governor Romney: “I oppose discrimination against gay people. I am not anti-gay. I know there are some Republicans, or some people in the country who are looking for someone who is anti-gay and that’s not me.” (Brendan Farrington, “Romney: I am not anti-gay,” The Associated Press, 5/24/2007)”
Mitt Romney: “One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clintons dont ask, dont tell, dont pursue military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nations military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share.”
In 2007 at the CNN debate, Romney still waffled and threw in a lie that he used to laugh at DADT because he thought it would never work, but he would not take a stand against his original goal of removing DADT as unfair and truly opening the military fully to homosexuality even though Cooper pressed him on the issue.
No. Just those who actually control it.
No one group controls the Republican party. It is a constant power struggle.
Do I always agree with the his public statements about that issue? NO! However, I very much agree with what he DID regarding that issue as governor. It isn't what a politician says...it's what he does, as we have pointed out ad nauseum since the beginning of his campaign. My last post to you highlights the actions Governor Romney took regarding gay marriage while holding that office, and I applaud his efforts.
I’ll be generous and chalk your post up to naivete.
I’ll be generous and say your a sincere fringe conservative and not an undercover democratic operative. : )
Well, you’ve advanced in the course of this thread, then.
Looks like the horse-apple fell close to the fruit-basket.
Just another McWeevil groveling for the rainbow swing vote in 2012.
BTW, fruit-basket is a slang term that's synonymous with another word beginning with the letter “P”; and that's what I think John McWeevil behaved as.
When Obama focused on “8 years of [economic] policy” The fruit-basket shoulda hammered Penny Pritzker.
If Republicans want to win young voters, try telling the truth! Explain why conservatism is the way to live, hands down! Explain what Freedom means, and to everyone, not any specific group. Separating people into voting blocks is divisive and stupid. We all have the same Freedoms and the same desire for it.
AND get them interested in the Constitution, so they know what the heck they are voting for.
“Like all politicians, Mitt Romney is conscious that unless he wins, he has no real power and thus there are issues about which he may be reluctant to speak out about, lest the MSM make an issue of them resulting in loss of votes.”
Well, this isn’t one of them. He may be as slippery and dishonest and unknowable as you say, but even he is evidently capable of making something very clear if it means enough to him.
Mitt Romney: One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clintons dont ask, dont tell, dont pursue military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nations military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share.