Wednesday, September 08, 2004

George Bush is sleeping on the couch.

Although if the Log Cabin Republicans had any sense, Bush would be fishing his underwear out of a tree by now:

Log Cabin Republicans are withholding their endorsement from President Bush for 2004. "Log Cabin's National Board has voted to withhold a Presidential endorsement and shift our financial and political resources to defeating the radical right and supporting inclusive Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives," said Log Cabin Board Chairman William Brownson of Ohio. The Log Cabin Board of Directors voted 22 to 2 not to endorse the President's re-election.

But they still don't support John Kerry:

"At the same time, it is impossible to overstate the depth of anger and disappointment caused by the President's support for an anti-family Constitutional Amendment. This amendment would not only ban gay marriage, it would also jeopardize civil unions and domestic partnerships. For six months, the President has made it clear what he opposes. He opposes civil marriage equality; however he has failed to articulate clearly what he supports. Does he support federal civil unions? Does he support domestic partnerships? Does he support tax fairness for gay and lesbian couples? Does he support employment non-discrimination? Does he support hate crimes legislation? Does he support allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly and honestly?" asked Log Cabin Political Director Chris Barron. "An organization's endorsement means nothing if it does not have to be earned."

Let me answer a few of those questions for you, dumbass: Kerry opposes employment discrimination, as is evident from his cosponsorship of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and his past vote for the same. Kerry supports hate crimes legislation, as is evident from his cosponsorship of the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act and his past votes for the same. Kerry opposes "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," as is evident from his testimony against the ban on gay and lesbian servicemembers and his vote against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

How many "inclusive Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives" can say the same? Is it enough to pass any of the above legislation?

There's no nice way to say it, but Log Cabin Republicans? They're enemies of gay equality. They support candidates who are clearly inferior to their opponents on gay equality - like George Bush in 2000 - and they attack candidates who are clearly superior to their opponents on gay equality - like John Kerry in 2004. Meanwhile, they work to elect "inclusive Republican" candidates, who then turn around and support candidates like George Bush. This clearly helps Republicans. But it does nothing but harm to gays.