Skip to comments.The GOP's dilemma: Winning over gay rights advocates could mean losing part of its base (RINO ALERT)
Posted on 09/28/2010 7:47:12 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
When Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) agreed to attend a fundraising dinner in Washington for the Log Cabin Republicans, many social conservatives were outraged. The group has long urged the GOP to be more accepting of gay rights, and some Republicans worried that the appearance by Cornyn, a party leader in Congress, would further legitimize its views.
The senator not only attended the Log Cabin event at the Capitol Hill Club last Wednesday, he also accepted an award from the group, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to do so. After his speech, though, the group's president, R. Clarke Cooper, privately told Cornyn he still wanted him to back a repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," the policy that bans openly gay people from serving in the military. A day earlier, Cornyn, joined by 40 other Senate Republicans, had blocked a Democratic-pushed bill that would have changed the policy.
The strong views from both sides that Cornyn faced illustrated the complicated politics of gay rights for the GOP. As polls show that growing numbers of Americans back greater rights for gay men and lesbians, some well-known Republican figures, such as former party chairman Ken Mehlman,who recently came out, are calling for the party to shift its stances on such issues. But Christian conservatives warn that the GOP could lose its base if it endorses same-sex marriage or takes other pro-gay-rights stands.
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Do the Log Cabin Republicans reall stan for Conservative Values.
It doesn’t appear that they do.
Like all Hmosexuals they are only interested in advocating their perversions.
The last thing this country needs is flaming homos in the military.
Conservatives don’t care if they’re gay, we just don’t have any desire to hear about it and want no special treatment for anyone.
Gays = 1%, cannot reproduce, and tend to die young (i.e. participation in fewer voting cycles).
Conservatives = 40-42%, tend to have more kids than average (passing on the ideology), and live a lot longer on average.
Cornyn needs to figure it out realy quick - which group has your long-term growth potential?
2% of the population who wouldn’t vote GOP no matter what? or 70% of the party base?
What a quandry. Must keep them up nights.
Damn the torpedo's .. full speed ahead ... no queers, no abortion, no NEA, no ACLU, no UN .. let's just let it all hang out.
Let's rumble and get it over with.
THAT is exactly what I was thinking, and what I believe most conservatives believe. I could give a hoot in hell whether a person is a homo or not.
What I can’t stand is the “in your face”, “look at me, I’m a loud, obnoxious queer” stuff. That’s just poor behavior, regardless of sexual persuasion.
Why don’t we all just keep private matters, private?
“Like all Hmosexuals they are only interested in advocating their perversions.”
So if I am to understand this correctly, The Log Cabin Republicans can believe in a strong military, a secure border, less government spending. less government period, be pro life, go to the religious institution they want, and are even pro civil union and not pro gay marriage, and this still isn’t good enough for you?
Sorry, that isn't true. We want them to turn to Christ.
The GOP should run, not walk, away from the gay issue. In doing so, it should point out that the Democrats are also against most gay rights’ issues, i.e., gay marriage and whatnot.
Sorry, but we believe in Christian values on this board and we don't support the homo agenda. We DO care that they are homo. We want them to turn to Christ.
Being tolerant of gay rights isn’t a play against the gay 2% of the vote.
It’s a play for the libertarians in the 36% MODERATE chunk of the vote. Those same moderates who may be leary of voting alongside social conservatives.
You don’t have to like the gays. In fact, you don’t even have to deal with them.
But we need the moderates.
Cornyn really sucks. Hee hee hee.
To what end? [npi]
I assure you that those same moderates won’t give a hoot about the gays if they are worried they won’t have a job and their children’s children’s children will be saddled with trillions of dollars in debt. They will support conservatives if conservatives stick by their beliefs — lower taxes, smaller government, as well as no special rights for any group. The trouble comes when the “moderates,” aka elites, want to reach across the aisle to please their friends the democrats and don’t care one bit about “we the people.” If the moderates don’t see any difference between republicans and the democrats, they have no reason to vote for them.
A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF THE BIG LIE!!
“The Log Cabin Republicans can believe in a strong military, a secure border, less government spending. less government period, be pro life, go to the religious institution they want, and are even pro civil union and not pro gay marriage,”
This is a false assertion.
They don’t believe any of the above, not very passionately anyway. They are all about their sexual habits. That’s what they organize around. That’s their reason for living. It consumes them.
All they are doing is advocating for the acceptance of perversion.
Otherwise they’d just join the Central Committee and work like the rest of us.