Michael Crawford

What Do the Log Cabin Republicans Have Against Mitt Romney?

Filed By Michael Crawford | December 02, 2007 3:23 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: campaign 2008, gay Republicans, Log Cabin Republicans, Mitt Romney

Probably not the same things I do, but they have a new radio ad taking Romney to task for "Mitt Flops."

Mitt Flops — sounds like something you’d wear to the beach, but they could cost you. Let’s see. Running for governor, Mitt Romney said he’d balance the budget without raising taxes. So what’d he really do? He raised taxes on some New Hampshire residents who worked in Massachusetts, taxing their income and their pensions.

Taxes are not the issue I would have chosen to go after Mitt, but if it helps to expose Romney for the major league flip-flopper he is I'm okay with it.


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You would not have chosen it because you're not a Republican. What the LCR has done in this ad, in Republican perspective, is complete character assassination.

I'd rather the LCR shut the hell up. They don't have the balls to openly support Giuliani, for they know it will kill him in the primaries (heck, the Giuliani campaign probably asked them to saty in the down low until general elections, and they acquiesced).

I really can't understand gay Republicans. Voting for a gay-friendly Republican? Sure, understood.But favoring a Republican over a gay-friendlier Democrat in general elections? Absolute madness and disregard for LGBT plight, selling their souls for lower taxes.

Wow. I had seen this in a few blogs but hadn't bothered to play it because I thought that it was just about Mitt's, um, bigger, more obvious, and more gay flip-flops. I didn't think it was about the tax code, which, generally, when a politician says that another "raised taxes" even after s/he promised s/he wouldn't, it's a whole lot more complicated than the accusation sounds.

This ad pretty much disgusts me, but as Lucrece pointed out, raising taxes is the biggest sin in GOP land.

I actually support LCR on this one. Gay people aren't just interested in "gay issues." Taxes affect us too - as evidenced in my recent campaign and the state of affairs here in Indiana. Tax issues my directly decide whether or not Indiana passes it's proposed constitutional amendment to take away the right of the legislature to recognize same-sex marriages and civil unions.

We often bitch that HRC should take on other social justice issues. Why can't LCR?

Besides, anything that kills Romney's campaign is fine with me. I don't think they needed to highlight his record of flip-flopping on LGBT issues - most people already know about that!

Oh, Bil, the issue here isn't that the LCR takes on other issues, rather the fact that it takes other issues over LGBT ones, as they are afraid that if they're vocal, they might marginalize themselves further from their already inhospitable party.

The LCR has achieved near NOTHING in the Republican party because of their meek approach. They will not openly endorse Giuliani or the Republican of their favor(for fear that person will lose as a result of the endorsement, talk about not serving its members' interests), they won't openly and vocally participate in their own party's conventions and events, and whenever their representatives show up in TV debates, their first step is to try to validate themselves to their precious religious community over dispersing the falsities these communities spread.

The organization is pitifully insignificant. I don't know why it exists besides the purpose of gathering their self-defeating, masochistic members in a bunch.

Oh, Bil, the issue here isn't that the LCR takes on other issues, rather the fact that it takes other issues over LGBT ones, as they are afraid that if they're vocal, they might marginalize themselves further from their already inhospitable party.

I agree with you, Lucrese - that's what the issue should be. It just didn't seem like that was the focus to me as much as just denigrating the organization entirely. If they can help take out Romney, Huckabee or the like, fine by me.

If they would quit their nonsense and bring that 20% of blithering idiots with them to vote for Democrats, we'd be even better, though *grins*.