McCain Meets With Log Cabin

Timothy Kincaid

June 25th, 2008

Gay Patriot has the scoop:

GayPatriot has exclusively learned that presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Senator John McCain held a personal meeting with the head of the national gay Republicans organization, the Log Cabin Republicans. Log Cabin President Patrick Sammon confirmed his meeting with Senator McCain earlier today.

It is not inconsequential that the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party has met with a leader in the gay community. It suggests that McCain recognizes our community to be a constituency and that we have specific concerns and issues upon which we may be able to find common cause. It also suggests that he is unlikely to be quick to engage in politics based on accusations of “homosexual agenda”.

I hope that Log Cabin is able to get the Senator to clarify his position on certain areas of policy that seem to be nebulous or contradictory. I also hope that the Senator will craft a campaign that actively competes for the votes of gay and lesbian citizens. Such a direction would not only be effective in moving our country closer to equality under law for the members of our community but it would also go far towards healing the rift in the nation caused by culture war and past devisive campaigns.

KipEsquire

June 25th, 2008

“Senator McCain has routine personal meetings that are not shown on the Senator’s public schedule…”

Yeah right. Keep telling yourself that.

Translation: McCain meets with gays, but is too cowardly to tell anyone.

He’s basically engaging in the political equivalent of cruising in the back room, and the self-loathers in the LCR are celebrating?

Plus ca change…

libhomo

June 25th, 2008

“Keating Five” McCain’s record has been overwhelmingly heterosexist. He’s just showing that he believes P.T. Barnum’s truism:

There’s a sucker born every minute.

Evan

June 25th, 2008

Awww, this is cute.

Let’s mend fences after McCain is defeated in November. He’s shown himself repeatedly to be willing to pander to pretty much anyone in his desperate bid for the presidency, and he’s changed his positions in the wrong direction repeatedly.

I don’t even care about the gay issues, specifically, this election — there’s far too much at stake. Luckily, the best candidate on all the issues happens to take a more progressive stance toward gays than any candidate up to this point.

Trevor

June 25th, 2008

What he was probably doing was informing the Log Cabin Republicans that he is going to throw them under the bus. He’s planning to use a two-pronged fear mongering approach to his campaign. To unite the warhawks under his banner: terrorist threats. To unite the fundamentalist morons: Teh Gheys.

He was telling the LCR to shutup and not cause waves or no tax cuts for them.

Duncan

June 25th, 2008

I would like to ask these commenters how they would react to Obama visiting some gay-rights group. He’s pandered much more than McCain has. Ever listened to his substance-free rhetoric on free trade, which he knows is best for the country but can’t dare to support in public?

Evan

June 26th, 2008

Yeah, you’re right, that’s the worst pandering ever.

It’s nothing like the shameless way John McCain plays the “captured war hero” card at every turn, then shameless votes against our troops/veterans at each and every opportunity.

Because you’re right, RHETORIC is what’s really important, not actions.

*headdesk*

Timothy Kincaid

June 26th, 2008

OK, some new rules on this thread going forward:

1. Keep the comments relevant to the thread. ie. this is not a bash-McCain posting, this is about LCR and McCain meeting.

2. Any claims (whether about pandering or what was said or the purpose of the meeting or anything else) will need to be substantiated. Idle speculation, bilious ranting, and wild-eyed accusations will be deleted.

ps. these “new rules” are our same old rules that we require for all comments.

Duncan

June 26th, 2008

I agree with Mr. Kincaid. We should have separate threads for bashing politicians. There could be categories for how they’re done in; on their own, wholesale, by affiliation, by office and whether describing them as politicians is fitting or euphemistic.

Ephilei

June 30th, 2008

There are shades of LGBT support. McCain is better than most Republicans for opposing a federal marriage amendment. Obama isn’t the best or worst either as he supports civil unions but not marriage.

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