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(Huffington Post)   Log Cabin Republicans come out against Chuck Hagel for defense secretary for his views on homosexuality, ignore the entirety of their own party   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-01-07 03:00:05 PM  
In 1998, Hagel called James Hormel, then President Bill Clinton's choice for U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg, "openly, aggressively gay." He characterized Hormel's sexual orientation as an "inhibiting factor" that would prevent him from doing "an effective job."

Hagel recently apologized, saying his 1998 remarks were "insensitive." Hormel has said the former senator's remarks seemed politically timed but accepted them as a "clear apology."

The Log Cabin Republicans' ad says Hagel's apology is "too little, too late," and includes a timeline of the senator's record on gay rights. It points out that in 1996, he said he would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages. In 1999, he also said he opposed repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the ban on openly gay men and women serving in the military that was repealed in 2010.


Surely you can't be serious.
 
2013-01-07 03:07:06 PM  

Former Log Cabin Republican Political Director --> RT @chrisrbarron: This Hagel is "anti-gay" smear campaign is disgraceful and a damn lie.

- Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 7, 2013
 
2013-01-07 03:22:51 PM  
Wow. They're really bending him over and giving it to him good.
 
2013-01-07 03:33:39 PM  
So the Log Cabin Republicans no longer want people with anti-gay agendas to hold power?
 
2013-01-07 03:34:43 PM  

DeaH: So the Log Cabin Republicans no longer want people with anti-gay agendas to hold power?


Party above personal beliefs?
 
2013-01-07 03:35:30 PM  
Just because you're gay doesn't mean you can't suffer from cognitive dissonance, I guess.
 
2013-01-07 03:35:56 PM  
It points out that in 1996, he said he would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages

Isn't "defending traditional marriage" part of the GOP platform? Yet these people remain republican, so...
 
2013-01-07 03:35:57 PM  
This is the first time I've ever heard complaints from that lot. How convenient.
 
2013-01-07 03:36:08 PM  
Log Cabin Republicans sound a lot like Jews for Jesus to me.
 
2013-01-07 03:36:33 PM  
GO"Proud" is concern trolling like the rest of the Republicans. They endorsed Romney, for christsake. Not only was Romney against DADT, but he pledged to push for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The Hagel thing isn't about the gays, it's about Israel, and Republicans are attempting to play Dems for fools, suddenly pretending to give a good goddamn gay rights. It's pathetic and transparent. It's enough to make me support Hagel, despite the fact that he's anti-gay.
 
2013-01-07 03:36:34 PM  
Who cares what they think about him?  The GOP will vote against him simply because Obama wants him.  It's the Democrats that could potentially create a problem with regard to Hagel's remarks.

This hissy fit just further demonstrates how bad an embarrassment the Log Cabin Republicans are to the gay rights movement.  Party first.
 
2013-01-07 03:38:29 PM  
He may be a Republican, but Obama nominated him, so by God, he must be the wrong choice.
 
2013-01-07 03:38:45 PM  
Those Log Cabin Republicans need to adopt a wide stance when it comes corn fed men from the Dakotas.
 
2013-01-07 03:41:12 PM  
Log Cabin Republicans. They're nihilists right? How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm once they've seen Karl Hungus?
 
2013-01-07 03:41:42 PM  
In 1998, Hagel called James Hormel, then President Bill Clinton's choice for U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg, "openly, aggressively gay." He characterized Hormel's sexual orientation as an "inhibiting factor" that would prevent him from doing "an effective job."

Dear Log Cabin Republicans,

Just so you guys know, a lot of people have changed their opinions on gays in the last 15 years. Rather than mock, deride or doubt them, why not applaud them?

Hugs,
~Lenny
 
2013-01-07 03:42:59 PM  
Imagine what sort of derp there'd be for someone actually not qualified for the position.
 
2013-01-07 03:43:36 PM  
These clowns are a retarded farking joke. Are they really oblivious to how farking stupid they sound??
 
2013-01-07 03:44:17 PM  
Take notes people: this is what happens when you cross the Likudniks.
 
2013-01-07 03:45:19 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Log Cabin Republicans sound a lot like Jews for Jesus to me.


Actually, more like Jews for Hitler.
 
2013-01-07 03:45:26 PM  
Apparently the leader of the Log Cabin Republicans wrote a defense of Hagel as a great pick for Secretary of Defense two weeks before they put out an ad denouncing him, which that guy now backs. Interesting, huh?
 
2013-01-07 03:45:33 PM  

DeaH: So the Log Cabin Republicans no longer want people with anti-gay agendas to hold power?


Not when they're appointed by Obama.
 
2013-01-07 03:45:36 PM  

GoodyearPimp: Imagine what sort of derp there'd be for someone actually not qualified for the position.


Well, the GOP rallied behind Harriet Miers.
 
Ant
2013-01-07 03:45:59 PM  
I thought gay Republicans were called libertarians. Why would a gay person put up with such a bass-ackwards party?

(not that libertarians aren't bass-ackwards too)
 
2013-01-07 03:46:22 PM  
At least they aren't Mrs. Butterworth Republicans...

/got nuthin'
 
2013-01-07 03:46:27 PM  

Cymbal: Trivia Jockey: Log Cabin Republicans sound a lot like Jews for Jesus to me.

Actually, more like Jews for Hitler.


My New Years Resolution is no more Godwinning.
 
2013-01-07 03:46:45 PM  
Okay, the important thing here is to realize that Log Cabin Republicans are not evil. Or stupid. Perhaps some of them are. It will certainly help when Evil becomes a protected moral orientation. My point is that while Log Cabin Republicans appear to be working against their own interests, the fact is that they merely prefer interests in the Republican party platform to having full human rights. It certainly looks stupid from the perspective of those who lack both the advantage of human rights and wealth, but the fact is that class will always trump race, sexuality, and other special interests. Class is, one could say, a general interest in that everyone has a class, and being in a higher class lends one both a natural advantage to be exploited, and a defense against lower-hierarchy needs.
 
2013-01-07 03:46:46 PM  
Every time I read the words "Log Cabin Republicans," my brain parses it as "Black Gay Jewish Klansmen."
 
2013-01-07 03:46:54 PM  

Grungehamster: Apparently the leader of the Log Cabin Republicans wrote a defense of Hagel as a great pick for Secretary of Defense two weeks before they put out an ad denouncing him, which that guy now backs. Interesting, huh?


Actually, Chris Barron left the LCR right before the Hagel story broke.
 
2013-01-07 03:48:06 PM  
Wait, but this...I... oh, farking forget it. These people have flat out lost their farking minds. It's just that simple.
 
2013-01-07 03:49:58 PM  
Well now I've seen everything. Not that it's surprising.
 
2013-01-07 03:50:36 PM  

Grungehamster: Apparently the leader of the Log Cabin Republicans wrote a defense of Hagel as a great pick for Secretary of Defense two weeks before they put out an ad denouncing him, which that guy now backs. Interesting, huh?


Windsock Republican.
 
2013-01-07 03:51:22 PM  
Well he did endorse a Democrat for Senate, so he clearly hates America.
 
2013-01-07 03:53:28 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Cymbal: Trivia Jockey: Log Cabin Republicans sound a lot like Jews for Jesus to me.

Actually, more like Jews for Hitler.

My New Years Resolution is no more Godwinning.


It's not godwinning if the comparison is apt, which in this case it is.
 
2013-01-07 03:54:14 PM  
Makes sense to me. Hagel isn't running for an office that will give the LCRs more money, so they don't have any reason to like him.

Whores.
 
2013-01-07 03:54:57 PM  

Ant: I thought gay Republicans were called libertarians. Why would a gay person put up with such a bass-ackwards party?

(not that libertarians aren't bass-ackwards too)


Let me clarify for you:
Log Cabiners are republicans that think gays should have civil rights - as long as it doesn't contradict with the party platform, including the bits about not letting gays get married or serve in the military.

Libertarians are republicans that think weed should be legal. They at least don't let the rest of the party override their opinions on that matter.
 
2013-01-07 03:55:19 PM  
The original Log Cabin Republican.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-07 03:56:04 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: Wait, but this...I... oh, farking forget it. These people have flat out lost their farking minds. It's just that simple.


Obama Derangement Syndrome will do that. It's pathological. They can't help themselves anymore.
 
2013-01-07 03:57:16 PM  
So I imagine all you liberals would be happier if Chuck just peed on his Bible and took up with another man? As much as he may love gays personally, he has to follow God and has no choice in the matter. Another man burned at the stake for his religious beliefs is all this is.
 
2013-01-07 03:57:20 PM  

eddiesocket: Grungehamster: Apparently the leader of the Log Cabin Republicans wrote a defense of Hagel as a great pick for Secretary of Defense two weeks before they put out an ad denouncing him, which that guy now backs. Interesting, huh?

Actually, Chris Barron left the LCR right before the Hagel story broke.


This wasn't Barron, it was Clarke Cooper. Here is his defense of it.
 
2013-01-07 03:58:08 PM  

Karac: Ant: I thought gay Republicans were called libertarians. Why would a gay person put up with such a bass-ackwards party?

(not that libertarians aren't bass-ackwards too)

Let me clarify for you:
Log Cabiners are republicans that think gays should have civil rights - as long as it doesn't contradict with the party platform, including the bits about not letting gays get married or serve in the military.

Libertarians are republicans that think weed should be legal. They at least don't let the rest of the party override their opinions on that matter.


So they think they shouldn't have any civil rights then?

They just seem like a bunch of morons who have so much self-loathing, yet don't want to fully commit to offing themselves. Rare bird indeed.
 
2013-01-07 03:58:34 PM  
Ah, Log Cabin Republicans. Rear guard motherfarkers. They exist so that when gay rights is finally a settled issue, thanks to the radical left, they can turn around and take credit for it. Bastards and collaborators, all of them.
 
2013-01-07 03:58:36 PM  

eddiesocket: Grungehamster: Apparently the leader of the Log Cabin Republicans wrote a defense of Hagel as a great pick for Secretary of Defense two weeks before they put out an ad denouncing him, which that guy now backs. Interesting, huh?

Actually, Chris Barron left the LCR right before the Hagel story broke.


But you are right that Cooper announced he was leaving the LCR right as this broke.
 
2013-01-07 03:58:42 PM  

Gosling: The Dog Ate My Homework: Wait, but this...I... oh, farking forget it. These people have flat out lost their farking minds. It's just that simple.

Obama Derangement Syndrome will do that. It's pathological. They can't help themselves anymore.


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2013-01-07 03:58:45 PM  
I don't think that word means what you think it means. Hagel is a Republican.
 
2013-01-07 03:59:02 PM  

Brian Ryanberger: So I imagine all you liberals--


Stopped reading there. Nothing good can come of whatever follows a phrase like that.
 
2013-01-07 04:02:15 PM  
Oh good, another opinion of theirs for no one to ever care about.
 
2013-01-07 04:03:14 PM  
There is one and only one reason that Republicans are opposing Hagel - he wants to cut "defense" spending.
 
2013-01-07 04:03:15 PM  

Crunch61: Grungehamster: Apparently the leader of the Log Cabin Republicans wrote a defense of Hagel as a great pick for Secretary of Defense two weeks before they put out an ad denouncing him, which that guy now backs. Interesting, huh?

Windsock Republican.


Gymsock Republican. For when there isn't any tissue around.
 
2013-01-07 04:03:56 PM  

lilbjorn: There is one and only one reason that Republicans are opposing Hagel - he wants to cut "defense" spending Obama nominated him.


Let's be honest, here.
 
2013-01-07 04:05:25 PM  

Grungehamster: eddiesocket: Grungehamster: Apparently the leader of the Log Cabin Republicans wrote a defense of Hagel as a great pick for Secretary of Defense two weeks before they put out an ad denouncing him, which that guy now backs. Interesting, huh?

Actually, Chris Barron left the LCR right before the Hagel story broke.

This wasn't Barron, it was Clarke Cooper. Here is his defense of it.


Whoops. I mixed up my sellouts. I figured Cooper would at least have the good sense not to defend the LCR attacks on Hagel after he himself lauded Hagel's record just two weeks prior. But Republicans have no shame, as always.
 
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