Yesterday after Chad Griffin and the Human Rights Campaign were falling all over themselves with faux indignation that Barney Frank stated that the Log Cabin Republicans were a bunch of “Uncle Tom’s” (which they are although Auntie Toms is more appropriate.) R. Clark Cooper, head of the LCR responded issuing this statement .
“As far as Log Cabin Republicans are concerned, it’s a badge of honor to be attacked by a partisan hack like Barney Frank. We understand that Barney has earned his protected place within the Democrat Party by being their attack dog on gay rights issues, demonizing Republicans and undermining efforts at bipartisanship that would actually improve LGBT Americans lives. 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.”
Fronting Mr. Clean self-loathing Kapo say what?
Of course the grossly overpaid head of HRC Chad Griffin (350k+ a year of YOUR donations) had nothing to say in defense of Barney Frank. After all how could he after saying that “The Log Cabin Republicans are good people doing good work”
But Jerame Davis, National Stonewall Democrats executive director did and he let loose.
“Barney Frank is a distinguished and honorable public servant. He has faced nearly 40 years of unspeakable hatred and persecution for being the most prominent and outspoken openly gay elected official in the country. Regardless of what he has to say about Log Cabin Republicans, the notion that they would suggest a man as brave and upstanding as Congressman Frank is either cowardly or a bully is both deluded and absurd.
“The true bullies are the hate-mongers in the GOP who want to strip us of our rights and shove us back into the closet. And ‘cowardly’? Cowardly is making pathetic excuses for the backward and misguided anti-LGBT policies of your Party. The Log Cabin Republicans are the most weak-kneed, sycophantic apologists I’ve ever encountered. After their dismal performance at the RNC convention driving the GOP platform even farther to the right, they should give back all the money they’ve fleeced from their donors and close the doors.”
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Finally someone in the LGBT community that says what needs to be said.
HRC take note.