That beacon of truth and honesty Fox News reports:
Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes to energize the economy and create jobs.
The document opens by warning that while the American Dream has long been of equal opportunity for everyone, “Today that American Dream is at risk.” It pledges that the GOP will “begin anew, with profound changes in the way government operates; the way it budgets, taxes and regulates.”
AlterNet‘s Peter Montgomery hung out with the Log Cabin Republicans the day before the platform’s approval at a “surprisingly upbeat” reception co-hosted by the Log Cabinites and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund. “Talking to people at the reception made me wonder at the fine, fuzzy line dividing optimism from delusion,” Montgomery writes.
The LCRs were obviously aware that the platform would pass and took out an ad in today’s Tampa Tribune directly aimed at Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, whose sadistic voice shaped the platform’s marriage and abortion issues:
The Log Cabin Republicans generally see this as (about) the last year that they’ll be pushed into the shadows and beaten mercilessly with legal language thanks to all the ornery, homophobic conservatives dying out and a more progressive generation rising up to take their place.
“You can’t demagogue gay people forever,” Sarah Longwell, a Leadership Committee member of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, told Montgomery.
Since the economy has been proven the issue voters — LGBT et al. — care about most, LCRs are still standing firm with their party, which would repeal Obamacare, further extend the Bush tax cuts from 2001 and 2003 and reform Medicare and Medicaid.
They just hope they’ll be standing firm and on equal footing at some indiscernible point in the near future…
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