Alex Blaze

The Log Cabin Republicans aren't fiscally responsible

Filed By Alex Blaze | June 02, 2007 2:20 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Log Cabin Republican, personal finances

The Republican queers at Gay Patriot (part of the homo-bashing Pajamas Media blog empire) took a break from dissing the "leftist" HRC to give the inside scoop on the Log Cabin Republicans:

My inside source from Log Cabin (Republicans) tells me that the legacy of Patrick Guerriero continues....

LCR had their phones turned off last Friday [May 18] for non-payment. They had to suspend the latest payroll as well.

So while the organization lives hand-to-mouth.... that apparently doesn't stop them from showing off the glitz factor. (From Log Cabin email)

Join us for a fun-filled weekend in the California Wine Country July 20-23, 2007!
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A. J. Lopp | June 2, 2007 3:48 PM

Alex, since you are learning German (remember zeitgiest?), perhaps you should also learn, if you don't know them already, the words schadenfreude or schattenfreude (they are synonymous expressions, and mean, literally, "damage-joy" or "shadow-joy").

See how useful? You could have titled this post as Repug Sodomite Zeitgiest Schadenfreude ...

Auf Wiedersehen!

I'm full up for the making fun of LCR's getting the phone shut off. Now I'll be able to say, "I tried to call and give you money too, but..." *grins*

Wilson46201 | June 2, 2007 5:15 PM

Careful Alex! Your German prof prefers "zeitgEIst" to be spelled my way ... luckily, German is remarkably phonetic nowadays!

A. J. Lopp | June 2, 2007 10:54 PM

Wilson46201 is right ... I mis-spelled zeitgeist and hope my error did not do too much schaden... but I did check the spellings of the other two against the German version of Wiktionary, and I am freude that I did.

Wilson, how do you say, "Your German sucks!" in German? ... Dein Deutsch trinken ein douchebag ...

When I was in Germany, I kept saying ich spreche kein deutsch, but then everyone would ask me if I was Dutch. Something about my accent?

Zach Adamson | June 3, 2007 7:55 AM

hehe...
I think its another example that fiscal conservatism isnt really what they're about. Why is it the Dems seem to do the most budget balancing and fixing of the deficit? Why would we think it would be different outside Washington? And now that were on the topic, small government isnt one of their strong points either. Nothing more invasive than telling people who they can marry and who they cant. It seems the one thing they never deviate from, as a party, is their undying neglect of those less fortunate or their fear and persecution of those who are different. But its still funny about the phone.

A. J. Lopp | June 3, 2007 3:32 PM

Well, Zach, while we are discussing "fear and persecution of those who are different" let's be careful that this phrase does not apply to the way the GLBT mainstream treats the LCR faction.

Briefly, in the late 80's to early 90's I aligned with the LCR groups in southern California. Eventually I found the compromises required to be a "good LCR member" became untenable. But that's just me. I do believe there is a valid niche for the LCR in the political landscape. Also, I believe that America's LGBT population will make progress faster if pressure is being applied to and within both parties.

(On the other hand, there is a certain element of cultural distaste --- I can't stand the comments that the LCR people in San Francisco make about the homeless in that city, they really should be saying such things only in German.)

True, most GOP candidates are our political nemeses, but occasionally there comes along an Arnold or even a Mitch Daniels who can be partnered with on some issues in a reasonably civilized manner. In those instances, a structure such as LCR can be quite advantageous.

So if the LCR is on the brink of collapse, yes, it is privately and informally amusing, but a serious political strategist will acknowledge that gay Republican groups can be useful at times, and see such a demise as an unfortunate development.

Perhaps the LCR should look into Voice-over-IP, or VoIP --- telephone service directly over the Internet, which is extremely cheap. Try www.skype.com to start (but you do need an Internet connection and a credit card). I know how Republicans love new developments in efficiency ... hee ... hee ... hee ...

Allen~ I'm not going to shed any tears over this group of compromisers. I think this incident speaks volumes of their strategic value. And the GOP (nationally) will always ignore them because it knows that for every gay person there is (of any political stripe) there are 10 more people out there who would hate for us to be free and equal. Even the Dems know that, but they also have our allies to deal with.

And thank Daniels for me, you know, for publicly opposing SJR-7 and shepherding the IN hate crimes bill through the House and Senate.

A. J. Lopp | June 5, 2007 2:15 PM
And the GOP (nationally) will always ignore them because it knows that for every gay person there is (of any political stripe) there are 10 more people out there who would hate for us to be free and equal.

I respect your opinion, Alex, but I also think that focusing on the observation above is self-defeating --- even if it is true, and it is. But conversely, having a majority support is one thing, and having that tiny sliver of voters who can tip a close election is another. The gay vote, the black vote, the Latino vote --- none of these sit within the GOP political base, but the GOP does not exactly ignore any of these groups, because the GOP knows that sometimes such groups can tip an election one way or the other.

And thank Daniels for me, you know, for publicly opposing SJR-7 and shepherding the IN hate crimes bill through the House and Senate.

You are absolutely correct, Alex --- Daniels sat on his hands. And so did a good handful of Democrats, too.

I did not say such GOP members are perfect on all issues --- I said they, quote, can be partnered with on some issues in a reasonably civilized manner, unquote. For Daniels, unfortunately, SJR-7 and Hate Crimes was not among those "some" issues this time around. But conversely, Daniels has said he would sign an employment nondiscrimination bill if it comes to him out of the legislature --- and that's surely better than a GOP governor who might promise to veto it!

Admittedly, Alex, I doubt that I will move your viewpoint on LCR/GOP, and it looks like we need to respectfully agree to disagree. And that is fine.