National Board Announces Log Cabin Will Focus on Supporting Inclusive Republican Candidates for U.S. House and Senate
(Washington, DC) -- Log Cabin Republicans are withholding their endorsement from President Bush for 2004. "Log Cabin's National Board has voted to withhold a Presidential endorsement and shift our financial and political resources to defeating the radical right and supporting inclusive Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives," said Log Cabin Board Chairman William Brownson of Ohio. The Log Cabin Board of Directors voted 22 to 2 not to endorse the President's re-election.
So let me get this straight-ish.
They're going to use their resources to defeat the radical right.
Which is to say, conservative Republicans. And happens, in their view, to include the current president, our Glorious Shrub.
But they are theoretically Republicans. Working for the defeat of candidates of their own party in what would be a nonprimary situation.
They ought to be terribly welcome at all Republican functions, pot lucks, national conventions and the like, after an announcement like that, wouldn't you think?
Don't get me wrong; I certainly think it's high time they woke up and smelled that particular stench emanating from their party of choice. (I also think they ought to reform themselves into an independent advocacy group -- a more conservative version of the Human Rights Campaign, so to speak -- so that they don't screw themselves over like this again, but that's just me.) But they do seem to have announced things in a way that makes certain that they're going to be complete pariahs within their party, not just the rabid "you're with us or you're agin' us" segments.Posted by iain at September 08, 2004 02:13 PM