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Why Are the Log Cabin Republicans So Elated About the Senate’s Newest Anti-Gay Lawmaker Scott Brown?s

The Log Cabin Republicans, also known as the gay conservative group not sponsoring this year’s CPAC, has released its official statement on the election of Massachusetts’ newest U.S. senator, Scott Brown. And it’s uber-cagey!

“The voters of Massachusetts have sent a clear message to the Democrats in Washington that has been echoed across the country,” says the organization in a release. And Chairman Terry Hamilton is sooo ready to schedule a playdate!

“Americans want bipartisan consensus and commonsense approaches to the critical issues facing our nation today,” says Hamilton. “The election of Scott Brown to the US Senate gives the GOP the crucial forty-first vote to stand up for market-based reform and fiscal restraint, especially in the healthcare debate. Brown’s victory was delivered by a growing dissatisfaction among independent-minded voters, who have been turned off by the Democrat’s big government agenda. We saw it in New Jersey and in Virginia recently, and now in Massachusetts. Scott Brown’s campaign was run on mainstream issues, championed by the GOP, that are important to all voters: creating jobs and helping the American economy rebound. We look forward to working with Senator Brown on many critical issues, including market-based healthcare reform, tax relief, supporting the war on terror, workplace non-discrimination, commonsense education reform, and ending the failed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy.”

They do know this man ran partly on his staunch opposition to granting gay Americans their rights, correct? Or maybe they just like a comedian.