While we all know the Republican party is broken there seems to be a big disagreement about having LGBTs part of the GOP. We all know that the Religious Reich is the remaining base and they do not want the Log Cabin Republicans part of the Republican Party. We know the Peter has been out front on this.
A few weeks ago, Peter LaBarbera unleashed a pre-emptive attack against new Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele, warning him not to even consider meeting with the Log Cabin Republicans, whom he called “homosexual activists whose agenda would restrict our precious religious and First Amendment freedoms by using the government to promote aberrant sexual lifestyles.”
We also have seen the direction the governor of Vermont has decided to go threatening to veto Marriage Equality.
Continued on the flip side, I wonder if governor Jim Douglas might want to rethink his position. The head of the RNC Michael Steele pissed off the faithful religious right,
Asked about his views on homosexuality in an interview with GQ, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele responded that he does not believe being gay is a choice:
I think that there’s a whole lot that goes into the makeup of an individual that, uh, you just can’t simply say, oh, like, ‘Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being gay.’ It’s like saying, ‘Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being black.’
Then there is Megan McCain who came out in favor of Same Sex Marriage.
Well now here comes Steve Schmidt, chief strategist for U.S. Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) presidential campaign,
“I’m personally supportive of [marriage] equality for gay couples and I believe that it will happen over time,” he said. “I think that more and more Americans are insistent that, at a minimum, gay couples should be treated with respect and when they see a political party trying to stigmatize a group of people who are hardworking, who play by the rules, who raise decent families, they’re troubled by it.”
The Republican party knows it needs to do something to win elections. But there is a huge difference of ideas from the old school Limbaugh, Hannity, Gingrich types and the younger generation of Americans.
Popcorn is popping.