Sen. Cornyn finds “common ground” with Log Cabin Republicans

Timothy Kincaid

September 23rd, 2010

Texas Sen. John Cornyn, a social conservative who does not support marriage equality or repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, headlined a cocktail fundraiser for gay group Log Cabin Republicans last night. (Standard Times)

Texas Sen. John Cornyn told a Republican gay and lesbian group that he was amazed at some of the controversy surrounding his appearance at the group’s fundraising event Wednesday evening.

“I guess perhaps it speaks to the times we find ourselves in where people are so unwilling to find grounds of commonality where we do agree despite some honest differences and firmly held differences of opinion,” Cornyn told about 60 guests at the Log Cabin Republicans Political Action Committee.

Cornyn spoke on the issues on which he agrees with the group.

And he said he knows they all agree, as loyal Republicans, on the importance of limited government, lower taxation, free trade and common-sense laws that facilitate economic development, economic growth and job creation.

Cornyn was not scheduled to stay for the subsequent dinner, which featured five Congresspersons who are allies of Log Cabin. Rep. Pete Sessions, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict. He sent an aide with a speech he recorded for the group, which was played at the dinner.

The funds raised at the reception featuring Cornyn will be used to further Log Cabin’s goal of advancing the message of gay equality within the Republican Party.


September 23rd, 2010

“And he said he knows they all agree, as loyal Republicans, on the importance of limited government…”

Yeah, it’s “limited”, except when it comes to what we do in our bedrooms and with whom. Then the Republicans want government ALL over that!


Rob San Diego

September 23rd, 2010

“And he said he knows they all agree, as loyal Republicans, on the importance of limited government, lower taxation, free trade and common-sense laws that facilitate economic development, economic growth and job creation.”

Um, isn’t that what a Republican is suppose to be? Instead now you have to add baby saving, gay bashing, and believing Obama is an evil communist socialist to being a Republican. Isn’t the Texas Republican party platform one of the worst when it comes to dealing with gay equality?


September 23rd, 2010

Unbelievable. They were too embarrassed to even show up. I could live to be 800 years old and I’ll never understand the pathology of the gay Republican.

Lindoro Almaviva

September 23rd, 2010

Common growund: Does that mean his hatred for mexicand, Muslims and Obama are bigger than his hatred for gays?

Timothy Kincaid

September 23rd, 2010


You misread. Cornyn showed up


September 23rd, 2010

He didn’t go to the dinner. You keep saying he “wasn’t scheduled” like it was some sort of clerical error. You don’t invite someone to a dinner to give them an award, and then kick them out before dinner starts. That’s absurd. He clearly declined to come. He accepeted the award from people he thinks are no better than those who fornicate with animals, and then he ducked out before anyone saw him.

Timothy Kincaid

September 23rd, 2010


On August 10, Log Cabin announced:

Log Cabin Republicans is proud to announce that National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions will be speaking at the National Dinner this September 22nd. … Representative Sessions joins an already exciting line-up. His Senate counterpart, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn will be headlining a VIP Reception to raise money for Log Cabin Republicans PAC. And don’t forget about Reps. Biggert, Ros-Lehtinen, Cao and Djou, along with Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and openly gay Tory Minister of Police, Nick Herbert!

Sessions was to speak at the dinner and Cornyn to mingle at the fundraiser. These were distinct events and were designed to maximize financial contributions. If you have the same draw to both events, people only pay for one.

Cornyn did not fail to show or duck out. He went exactly where he had promised for over a month to go.

This may not fit well with your presumptions or biases, but I’m going to stick with the facts.


September 24th, 2010

It just makes no sense to me for the LCRs to “find (the) common ground” that works for Cornyn and the Republicans, essentially giving the Repubs What They Want, but to getting NOTHING in return. No DADT, No Gay Marriage, No ENDA; nothing.

“We get ours but you get nothing!”

Makes absolutely no sense.

The LCRs are OBVIOUSLY being paid or personally profiteering somehow to take this (despicable) self demeaning, and damaging to Gay Society position.

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