Sunday, November 18, 2012

Log Cabin Republicans - What's the Sense?

Now that the election has been over for a while Republicans have been looking for reasons for their stunning loss. They seemed to be still shell shocked at how they lost the election, which I really cannot understand. I suppose if the only news you watch is Fox News, then you can't be blamed for being totally out of touch with reality.

Most pundits agree that Romney lost all of the minorities in this country. These included, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, women, gays and anyone who wasn't old, white and male. To me it is no mystery why gay people would not vote for Romney or any Republicans, as they are totally against anything that would benefit the life of a gay person.  But one astounding fact is that the Log Cabin Republicans, which is a group of gay Republicans, endorsed Romney.

I do not see the sense of having a group of gay people within the
Republican party. This makes as much sense as having a Jewish faction of the Nazi Party or a Black faction of the Ku Klux Klan in charge of lynchings. Election after election the masochists of the Log Cabin Republicans fight for the Republican candidates, who in turn fight them at every step of the way.

Some of the Log Cabin members say they are more concerned about financial and economic concerns than they are about their rights. Again I can't understand their lack of logic or common sense. If gay people do not have the rights of protection at the work place, the rights not to be discriminated against in areas of employment, housing, adoptions, insurance and the rights to spend their lives with the person they love and consider their family, money will mean nothing. They will not be able to achieve economic freedom and security without being granted the same rights and opportunities that every other American enjoys.

I was interested to read some analyses regarding the gay vote in this past election. Apparently 5% of voters polled in exit polls identified themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual and 76% of these people voted for Obama. Some pundits even say that if the GOP had carried the gay vote, the outcome would have been much different. Who knows! Romney successfully alienated every single minority in this country. He tried, as the GOP always does, to divide and conquer, but he divided and failed miserably.



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