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Barney Frank Calls Gay Republican Group “Uncle Toms”
Washington Examiner ^ | September 6, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 09/06/2012 6:27:55 PM PDT by lbryce

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told the Huffington Post today that the gay rights group the Log Cabin Republicans model themselves after “Uncle Tom,” the servile black slave character in the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

The liberal, openly gay congressman told the website he was “appalled” by the group’s support of Republican Party:

Frank then laced into the Log Cabin Republicans, who spoke highly of the GOP last week in Tampa, with its executive director, R. Clarke Cooper, commenting that gay GOPers felt more welcome than any time in the past.

“Frankly I’ve been appalled to see the Log Cabin club, in the face of this worse and worse record on public policy by Republicans on our issues,” Frank said. “Cooper said, ‘Well at least they’re not saying bad things about us.’ That’s just extraordinary. Again, 30 years ago when we were emerging from the vice of prejudice, I understood that. But no, we shouldn’t be accepting a kind of second class citizenship, [and saying], ‘You can treat us badly as long you don’t yell at us.’”

“They’re accepted on [the GOP's] terms,” he continued. “They’re willing to be accepted with no rights — no right to marry, no right to serve in the military, no right to be protected against hate crimes, no right to be protected in employment. I’ll be honest: For 20 years now I’ve heard how the Log Cabins are going to make Republicans better, but they’ve only gotten worse. I now understand why they call themselves Log Cabin: their role model is Uncle Tom.” (emphasis added)

The Log Cabin Republicans fired back in a press release, noting that they instigated the case that resulted in the overturning of the military’s “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” policy, among other efforts at advancing gay rights.

“As far as Log Cabin Republicans are concerned, it’s a badge of honor to be attacked by a partisan hack like Barney Frank,” said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper. “We understand that Barney has earned his protected place within the Democrat Party by being their attack dog on gay rights issues, demonizing Republicans and undermining efforts at bipartisanship that would actually improve LGBT Americans lives. We expect this kind of bile from Barney, especially when it plays into the Obama campaign’s efforts to divide, distract and deceive the American people.”

Cooper continues, “Frank calls us ‘Uncle Toms’ and pretends that Log Cabin hasn’t been on the front lines of the fight for equality. The truth is, by speaking conservative to conservative about gay rights, Log Cabin Republicans are doing some of the hardest work in the movement, work that liberals like Barney are unwilling to do and couldn’t do if they tried.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; depravity; gay; uncletoms
This is my very personal opinion and others may feel differently. The political spectrum is filled with all sorts of individuals that go from white to black and all the shades of gray in between in terms of the positions they espouse as candidates. Some of the uncommon political variants work as an acceptable political platform to run on and to vote for. A right-of-center Democrat who opposes abortion is one example of what I refer to as a political chimera. Someone who espouses certain political views that are generally not part of their own party's platform but is a socially acceptable alternative as part of the many political variants candidates run on in whatever combination of policies they espouse.

Then there are the the political chimeras, candidates who run on a platform that espouse Republican, conservative ideals on fiscal matters, taxes, crime, abortion, medical benefits, medicare, universal health care but differ in matters of gay rights regarding special privileges, matrimonial rights, others, otherwise known as Gay Republicans.

It is my firm belief that the term 'Gay Republican' is an oxymoron in the most extreme way, a contradiction in terms, politically,socially, personally that can, will never be ameliorated. In my political lexicon the political chimera of 'Gay Republican', gays who for whatever reason gravitate towards the Republican, conservative perspective, viewpoint on all issues other than their gayness may do so as they wish but as far as any gay group earning the title of 'Gay Republican', I firmly believe that such a combination of diametrically opposite points of view, Republican ideals and gay rights are mutually exclusive as a political entity, to be stillborn.

Gay rights are an utterly egregious anathema to all things Republican and yes,I absolutely agree with Barney Frank that Gay Republicans are "Uncle Toms" to the fullest extent.

1 posted on 09/06/2012 6:28:00 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

shut up and wipe your chin


2 posted on 09/06/2012 6:31:08 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Hmm. So we agree to disagree.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 6:34:24 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: lbryce

Marvelous. You admit you agree with Barney Frank. That pretty much disqualifies you from everything.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 6:35:30 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: lbryce

My boy lollipop!


5 posted on 09/06/2012 6:35:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: All

Uncle? Aunt maybe but Uncle?


6 posted on 09/06/2012 6:35:53 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: lbryce

So is the gay Democrap group called Auntie Mames?


7 posted on 09/06/2012 6:39:49 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Doogle

MS. Piggie Frank


8 posted on 09/06/2012 6:41:33 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: lbryce

Barney Frank calls Sandusky his hero and best recruiter.


9 posted on 09/06/2012 6:42:21 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: lbryce

I have to disagree with you. First, let’s be crystal clear: the “gay agenda” drives me mad; I’m sick of them and everything they stand (or bend over) for. Those who espouse it disgust me.

Like it or not....and you and I don’t, along with millions of others.....gays identify with each other; their identities are informed by their sexuality; their choice of sexual partners (choice, genetics, I won’t go there....).

Are there gay Republicans? Hell yes. I’ve met quite a few, many of whom you would never, EVER guess were gay unless they told you. Point is, a belief in small government, the principles of the founding fathers of this country, fealty to the Constitution.......and yes, a strong belief in God and a personal relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ....are not limited to straights, gays, whites, blacks, purples, browns, Catholics, evangelicals.....doesn’t matter whatever label one wishes to self-attach.

We can, and should, be drawn together as people who share such key, core beliefs. We can fight together, watch each others’ backs, and when we go home afterward.....who we sleep with is NONE of the others’ business, as long as those who claim to espouse the above beliefs do NOT try to follow the gay agenda mantra by shoving that garbage down my, my neighbors’, or our children’s throats (no pun intended).

So yeah, I’ll take ‘em and welcome them to the fold of God loving, America loving, freedom loving, Constitution loving Americans.


10 posted on 09/06/2012 6:47:26 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: lbryce

I would suggest that those who don’t agree with most of a parties plank become independent voters.

Why would a gay be republican?
Why would a gay be Catholic?
Why would a fiscal conservative gay be republican?
Why would a fiscal conservative be a Democrat?
Why would a pro-lifer be a Democrat?
Why would anyone who believes in our system of government be Democrat?

It never ends.


11 posted on 09/06/2012 6:48:04 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: lbryce

Barney is such a normal guy:

http://charlotte.johnlocke.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/barney-2012.gif


12 posted on 09/06/2012 6:51:28 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Doogle

Barney is recalling the good old days when a gerbil would do the trick. Now, he’s sticking cats up his ass and I’m pretty sure I saw a sad looking porcupine being delivered to his room.


13 posted on 09/06/2012 6:51:49 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: lbryce
Couldn't he have been the least bit original and called them "Uncle Thteves" or "Uncle Bruthes"?
14 posted on 09/06/2012 6:55:30 PM PDT by Bob
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To: lbryce

Sounds like Barbara Frank has been hitting the cocaine pretty hard.


15 posted on 09/06/2012 6:56:01 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: lbryce
Barney Frank Calls Gay Republican Group “Uncle Toms”

I'm sure the GOP gays think Frank is nothing more than a boorish, fat, uncultured homosexual.

16 posted on 09/06/2012 6:58:34 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

For my third same comment in 5 minutes,,,,,,
Barney Fag is an infected, suppurating butt wart!


17 posted on 09/06/2012 6:58:55 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Joan Kerrey

the man is mentally sick just as he and his ilk and supporters are.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 7:01:32 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: lbryce

Using homosexuality as an excuse to belong to a socially aggrieved minority looking for political sanctuary is bad enough without pushing the gay agenda. If Log Cabin gays want to be part of conservatism and the Republican Party, get out of the cabin, and come on. No one is stopping you, and we would all love to not care about your sexual preferences, and preferably not know about them. Don’t come with a politically and demographically insignificant group, trying to twist our arms. That’s what the Democratic Party is for. Barny has a neck collar, so you can pull him around.


19 posted on 09/06/2012 7:01:32 PM PDT by pallis
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To: lbryce
It is my firm belief that the term 'Gay Republican' is an oxymoron in the most extreme way, a contradiction in terms...and yes,I absolutely agree with Barney Frank that Gay Republicans are "Uncle Toms"...

Is this really an issue that is so at the forefront of what it means to be a Republican, that you feel that this group must be excluded? And if you're going to exclude this group on this basis, you'd then have to argue that one cannot be an alcoholic, drug addict, convicted felon, atheist, agnostic, womanizer, adulterer, etc. etc. etc., and still be a Republican.

Here's another thought. You know the group Jews for Jesus, and the fact that it greatly upsets many in the group that these folks try to continue to identify themselves as being Jewish, despite the fact that ONE on their fundamental beleifs runs contrary to what almost every other Jew believes (sound familiar). However, if every other way they follow the traditions of Judaism.

Would you argue that these Jews should not be able to call themselves Jewish ... that they should be forced, by the majority who rejects this one belief, to cast aside their affiliations with the traditions, associations, and identity of being Jewish?

And, just as a practical matter, when some group, whether it be homosexuals, libertarians (fiscally conservative, socially liberal), or even constitutional atheists, support most of the Republican platform, and therefore want to align themselves with and vote Republican, then why on earth would you want to alienate those voters?
20 posted on 09/06/2012 7:01:38 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Sounds like Barbara Frank has been hitting the cocaine pretty hard.

Actually, given him parading around with a belt on his neck earlier in the week, I think it's probably the result of him getting his rocks off via near-asphyxiation sex (how David Carradine managed to get himself killed).
21 posted on 09/06/2012 7:02:01 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: FlingWingFlyer

if the voters in his area would have had some common sense then this pervert would never have been in cngress


22 posted on 09/06/2012 7:02:52 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: RightOnline

I agree with you.

I’m also kind of loving how big that Democratic tent is. They love gay people...who vote the right way. Are you gay but not a Democrat? Who told you that gay people were allowed to have their own opinions on things? Only straight people are allowed to think for themselves, duh.


23 posted on 09/06/2012 7:04:54 PM PDT by lymelady (Pro-life: Because I passed biology and history.)
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To: lbryce

Uncle Tom was a hero. Barney Frank isn’t fit to shine his shoes.


24 posted on 09/06/2012 7:05:27 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: lbryce

Time for Barny Fag to tighten th leather belt around his neck a few more notches.


25 posted on 09/06/2012 7:05:36 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: lbryce

As Ronald Reagan himself pointed out when he opposed Proposition 6, gay people are not defined by their sexuality. There are many gay people who just want to live their lives and do not want anything to do with militant homosexual rights. I know and am friendly with several gay people who want nothing more than to live in peace. I have a good friend who is gay who is as conservative as they come — his main concern is the deficit and the economy and he can rail against government spending with the best of them.

You are buying into the Dem BS. Gay people are not defined by a political agenda any more than blacks have to support a political agenda or Hispanics need to support a political agenda. I welcome any gay person to the conservative movement who does not define themselves by their sexuality or support the gay agenda, and there are a number of them.


26 posted on 09/06/2012 7:06:13 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: lbryce
“Uncle Tom,” the servile black slave character in the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

For whatever it's worth, I've actually read the book, and Uncle Tom was not in the least servile. He was a true Christian hero and martyr.

I understand that a whole bunch of "Tom plays" portrayed him differently throughout the 19th century, but that is most definitely not how he was portrayed in the novel.

27 posted on 09/06/2012 7:07:34 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: lbryce

As far as I’m concerned they all deserve each other.

I’m done with this cap and anyone who wants to welcome the turd burgling deviants into the fold.


28 posted on 09/06/2012 7:14:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: lbryce

Actually, Barney is trying to scare pro-free market conservative homosexuals back onto the Democratic plantation. (A lot of homosexuals are self-employed and apparently resent the “You didn’t build that” line from Obama.

There was a poll recently, according to the Washington Blade, where the share of homosexuals supporting Romney has risen into the 30 percent range. Obama got more than 75 percent of the gay vote in 2008, according to the article. Barney is worried that these voters — who are more concerned about the economy than gay issues — will help Romney win.

Indeed, if I recall correctly, the vast majority of homosexuals in the survey said that gay marriage was of little or no consequence in their vote. Imagine that. If I can find the story I’ll post a link.


29 posted on 09/06/2012 7:15:13 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
You are buying into the Dem BS. Gay people are not defined by a political agenda

You might want to tell them that because they seem to define themselves that way.
30 posted on 09/06/2012 7:17:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: lbryce

I can live without the homosexual influence of the gays in the RNC.


31 posted on 09/06/2012 7:28:44 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Uncle Tom, the book, is free on Amazon Kindle. Uncle Tom died rather than take a position as lead slave and beat other slaves. Typical that Democrats would slander such a character.

It is a must read if you haven’t read it.


32 posted on 09/06/2012 7:29:04 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Uncle Tom’s Cabin has been continuously in print since its publication.


33 posted on 09/06/2012 7:32:15 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: lbryce

The irony is that the slave master who beat Uncle Tom to death was definitely a Democrat.


34 posted on 09/06/2012 7:36:38 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: lbryce

maybe the log cabin republicans SHOULD go join the democrat plantation.


35 posted on 09/06/2012 7:52:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

slavery was the fly that made dixie’s ointment stink.


36 posted on 09/06/2012 7:53:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: All

Sorry, I don't care if they agree with us on most issues. They are intrinsically disordered.

37 posted on 09/06/2012 8:00:01 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The good ship lollipop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_XjXeWyfxM


38 posted on 09/06/2012 8:06:19 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: lbryce

Bawney, go suck on something.


39 posted on 09/06/2012 8:18:21 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Was Barney wearing his belt around his neck when he attacked the Log Cabin Republicans? If anyone wanted to know where the S&M party was being held at the DNC, all they had to do was follow Barney....


40 posted on 09/06/2012 8:21:04 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: lbryce

Frank is a homosexual pervert which renders anything he says meaningless...........


41 posted on 09/07/2012 1:53:01 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: lbryce; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; wagglebee

Shouldn’t that be Uncle Mary?


42 posted on 09/07/2012 2:13:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now canÂ’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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