The Log Cabin Republicans are throwing quite a tissy over John McCain’s gay-baiting. In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Republican presidential candidate came under fire after allegedly organizing a robo-call denouncing Mitt Romney’s gay friendly ways.
The right wing bent boys (and girls) posted a hypocritical rant on their website in which they blast the “left wing” bloggers for attacking McCain. They write:
The attacks on Sen. John McCain by the gay Left are completely out-of-bounds and don’t reflect the facts.
Let’s look at those facts:
Had anyone bothered to reach out to the McCain Campaign, they would have realized Sen. McCain immediately stopped the calls. The campaign told us Sen. McCain never saw the script and never approved it, which is why he stopped the calls ASAP.
Of course, those facts won’t satisfy the left-wing who pounces on these kinds of things. But where were these same left-wingers when Democrat Barack Obama, who has never introduced a single piece of pro-gay legislation in his Senate career, paraded around on stage with an anti-gay religious leader who believes in so-called “conversion therapy”?
Actually, loads of “left-wing” bloggers – including ourselves – came out against Obama after the McClurkin scandal.
The Log Cabin Republicans are missing the point of the McCain episode. The fact that his campaign – with or without his knowledge – ran such a tasteless ad not only taints the political pool, but speaks volumes about how the Republicans consider queer citizens. The fact that the Log Cabin Republicans can’t see that makes us wonder whether they understand liberal democracy – period. Unless, of course, they’re more concerned with self-interest and would rather ignore their party’s institutional homophobia.