Barney Frank vs The Log Cabin Republicans – ROUND 2: They Are Still Uncle Toms
Last week I posted about how during the Democratic National Convention’s Lesbian and Gay Caucus Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) laid it all out on the table and stated quite frankly in my opinion and may others the Log Cabin Republicans is bunch of “Uncle Tom’s” for backing the GOP, a party that despises the LGBT community.
Well that sent Gay Inc into a politically correct tizzy. With GLAAD, The Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Human Rights Campaign releasing statements DEFENDING the Log Cabin Republicans including this little bon mot by the new and seemingly ineffectual President of the Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin “The Log Cabin Republicans are good people doing good work.” (Way NOT to go there Chad. I see you are filling Solmonese’s overpaid shoes nicely)
To make a long story short the head of the LCR, R. Clark Cooper responded to Frank by saying in part: “We understand that Barney has earned his protected place within the Democrat Party by being their attack dog on gay rights issues, demonizing Republicans …blah, blah, blah …..We expect this kind of bile from Barney, especially when it plays into the Obama campaign’s efforts to divide, distract and deceive the American people.”
Crickets from Gay Inc. of this of course.
Well yesterday Barney fired the next salvo.
The damaging aspect of the Log Cabin argument, to repeat the most important point, is that they may mislead people who do not share their view that tax cuts for the wealthy are more important than LGBT rights into thinking that they are somehow helping the latter by supporting Mitt Romney and his Rick Santorum platform. [snip]
The argument Mr. Cooper and the others in the Log Cabin Republicans have put forward in their defense is that they have succeeded in getting the Republicans to reduce the extent to which they denounce us, and, in Mr. Cooper’s phrase, the fact that Paul Ryan is “willing to engage” with gay Republicans. That is where Uncle Tom comes to mind. They are urging people to vote for the anti-LGBT candidate over the most supportive LGBT candidate and platform imaginable because the “antis” are calling us fewer names and are willing to talk to some of us. It is this willingness to acquiesce in a subordinate status as long as the masters are kinder in tone, although in substance, that emulates Uncle Tom. [snip]
Some have complained that in comparing the Log Cabin Republicans to Uncle Tom, I was ignoring the fact that they are nice. I accept the fact that many of them are nice – so was Uncle Tom – but in both cases, they’ve been nice to the wrong people.”
BAZINGA! +1000 points for Barney Frank.
As for GLAAD, The Gay and Lesbian Task Force , the Human Rights Campaign and other LGBt activists who and others in the LGBT Community who think that being “politically correct” and rushing to defend the Log Cabin Republicans, GOProud and other HomoCONS and will work with them regardless of the fact that whatever they say and do now on a specific LGBT issues that in the end will STILL vote for the anti-gay GOP politicians who wants to stop us on our path to full equality and take what few rights we do have away. I honestly say to you that you prove that “INTEGRITY” in the LGBT civil rights movement died in the 1980’s along side so many of our original LGBT activist heroes and you all should be ashamed.
*You can read all of Barney Franks recent statement by CLICKING HERE