Skip to comments.Log Cabin Republicans rip Rick Perry ad
Posted on 12/07/2011 1:22:14 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
The Log Cabin Republicans, a gay Republican group, on Wednesday criticized a new ad from Rick Perry in which the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate suggests "there's something wrong" when gays can serve openly in the military but kids "can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school."
"Our nation was built upon individual liberty and individual responsibility, and open service by gay and lesbian servicemembers is directly in line with the vision of our Founding Fathers," said R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans. "It is wrong for Governor Perry to assume being a person of faith does not afford one to support equality."
Perry's new ad, seemingly designed to appeal to far-right conservatives, includes a call by the candidate to end "Obama's war on religion."
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Nothing about the Log Cabin Republicans ever struck me as Christian.
Sure, it would be nice. I wish we could go back to the way campaigning was done in the Lincol -Douglas race.
And we would all probably like a president as "ordinary" and plain-spoken as Truman (if we could magically transform him into a constitutionalist Republican).
But that's not reality anymore, and we can't go back. Today a candidate, no matter how honest and philosophically true to the constitution, can get go nowhere unless he or she is also capable of cultivating a media-savvy persona and a quick wit. He or she will also be left in the dust without a comprehensive knowledge of issues both foreign and domestic, that the candidate is capable of drawing on, articulately, in front of the tv lights, and in an instant.
What are you saying? From all reports on the Huckabee forum, Governor Rick Perry gave his strongest performance. When Perry said that he would wipe Obamacare off the face of the earth with an executive order, that’s when Cuccinelli questioned how he could eliminate a law of Congress with executive action. Perry gave all a lesson in his executive expertise by saying that an executive order could stop parts of the health care law which would render it ineffective. He also said, But also, as I said earlier, having men and women in those agencies who are going to share your philosophy I think thats an important message.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi: “Perry is the one that lived up to being the 10th Amendment Purist Tonight”
Tweet from Ann Coulter to David Limbaugh: “I thought ole Rick Perry did very well.”
“I THINK RICK PERRY HAD HIS BEST DEBATE TONIGHT, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS WAS HIS FINEST HOUR, HE HAD SOME TOUGH QUESTIONS, AND HE ANSWERED THEM WELL, HE KNOWS THE CONSTITUTION, AND STICKS TO IT, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY HE STUCK OUT AS THE MOST CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE IN THE DEBATE TONIGHT !” ~ MIKE HUCKABEE
Perry didnt say there was something wrong with gays serving openly in the military (although we know he thinks it). He said theres something wrong when gays can serve openly but kids cant pray openly in school or celebrate Christmas openly in school.
This goes back to the commandment 'Thou shalt not take the Lord's name in Vain'.
What that commandment really meant is DON'T USE THE LORD'S NAME TO PROFIT YOURSELF IF YOU ARE A POSER CHRISTIAN. AND YOU POSER CHRISTIANS KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
It has nothing to do with swear words. /quix
Oh, no, do not be offended - that was for Huckabee, a poser Christian. I was just quoting your quoting of him.
It’s all good. Perry will make a great POTUS. :)
He will. Every FReeper needs to feel him and he needs to feel the serious support from us. ‘Feel’ meaning understanding and protection on both sides, not a gangsta phrase.
Onward we go.