Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This is an example of what we thought Log Cabin stood for. Log CabinRepublicans Release Anti-Romney Ad



@ariannahuff This is an example of what we thought Log Cabin stood for. Log Cabin Republicans Release Anti-Romney Ad



Log Cabin Republicans Release Anti-Romney Ad


In one of Mitt Romney’s early TV spots, an announcer described how, “In one of the most liberal states in the country, one Republican stood up” for various conservative issues, such as “traditional marriage and the sanctity of human life.” Not so fast, say the Log Cabin Republicans, the major gay Republican group. It has put out a new ad today featuring a very liberal sounding Mitt Romney. The spot comes off as pro-Romney, boasting of his “Massachusetts values,’’ which is a fairly brutal thing to say considering that the Log Cabin Republicans plan to run the spot not only locally in Iowa for two weeks, but also on Fox News (!!).
To be fair, most Mr. Romney’s quotes – “I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country,’’ and, “I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years that we should sustain and support it” – come from his 1994 Senate race. And Kevin Madden, a Romney spokesman, has responded with a list of various conservative moves and statements by Mr. Romney, though most of those are from within the last two or three years.
Even so, a fight with a gay group may not be such a bad thing for Mr. Romney. Even those conservatives who will buy into the flip-flop claim may take heart that he has “flip flopped’’ to their way of seeing things.
The group, which says it wants to put out the “truth about Romney,’’ says it will run the spot for a couple of weeks but for now, depending on what Mr. Romney says and does after that, does not necessarily see it as a sustained campaign.
See the ad for yourself (Script and Romney push back are below):
TV Ad Script, notated and provided by Log Cabin Republicans:
Narrator: For years he’s fought conservatives and religious extremists, Mitt Romney.
Romney: I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years that we should sustain and support it. (Massachusetts Senate Debate, October 25, 1994, Boston, Faneuil Hall.
Narrator: Mitt Romney opposed the gun lobby.
Even Ronald Reagan.
Romney: I was independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush. (Massachusetts Senate Debate, October 25, 1994, Boston, Faneuil Hall.)
Narrator: a record fighting the religious right a pro-choice record Massachusetts valuesMitt Romney.
And the Romney push-back (or enough of it for you to get the idea):
FACT: In Massachusetts, Governor Romney Repeatedly Sided With Life:
Governor Mitt Romney Is Pro-Life And Believes “Abortion Is The Wrong Choice.” (Governor Mitt Romney, Op-Ed, “Why I Vetoed The Contraception Bill,” The Boston Globe, 7/26/05)
Governor Romney Vetoed Legislation That Would Have Provided For The “Morning After Pill” Without A Prescription. (Governor Mitt Romney, Op-Ed, “Why I Vetoed The Contraception Bill,” The Boston Globe, 7/26/05)
FACT: In Massachusetts, Governor Romney Repeatedly Sided With Gun Owners And Sportsmen Over Burdensome Bureaucratic Regulation:
In July 2006, Governor Romney Signed Legislation Reversing Burdensome Regulations For The Makers Of Customized Target Pistols. (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Governor Romney Approves Exemption For Target Pistols,” Press Release, 7/26/06)
In July 2004, Governor Romney Signed Legislation Supported By Gun Owners That Reformed The State’s Onerous Gun Laws. “The bill enjoyed the support of Massachusetts gun owners because it also encompassed several measures they favored including a lengthening of the terms of firearm identification cards and licenses to carry.” (Scott Helman, “Romney Retreats On Gun Control,” The Boston Globe, 1/14/07)
FACT: Governor Romney Is The Only Major Republican Candidate Supporting A Federal Marriage Amendment:
Governor Romney Is The Only Major Republican Candidate Supporting The Federal Marriage Amendment. MSNBC’s JOE SCARBOROUGH: “Any other major Republican candidates support the marriage amendment?” GOVERNOR ROMNEY: “You know, I don’t think that Rudy or Fred or John McCain support the marriage amendment and I think they’re in error on that one.” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” www.youtube.com, 9/14/07)
FACT: Governor Romney Believes Our Party Must Return To The Principles Of Ronald Reagan:
Governor Romney: “Now, I wasn’t always a Ronald Reagan conservative. Neither was Ronald Reagan, by the way. And perhaps some in this room have had the opportunity to listen, learn, and benefit from life’s experience and to grow in wisdom, as I have. My life experience convinced me that Ronald Reagan was right. I’m a conservative that gets the job done. And you don’t just have to take my word for it, you can just look at my record.” (Governor Mitt Romney, Remarks At Awakenings 2007, Sea Island, GA, 1/607)
Update: More From Kevin Madden:
“As Governor Romney has repeatedly made clear, like many other Republicans including Ronald Reagan, he wasn’t always pro-life. Governor Romney has said he was wrong and hopes he never stops learning from his mistakes or trying to do what’s right.
“This personal, negative attack was launched and paid for by a group recognized as having Mayor Giuliani as their ‘favorite’ candidate. Governor Romney supports a federal marriage amendment and so it makes sense that a national gay rights group would attack him. The advertisement misrepresents Governor Romney’s courage to admit that he had been wrong on this issue and the fact that he is proud of his strong record of defending the sanctity of life.”