Tag Archives: R. Clark Cooper

Homocons Join GOP Prop 8 Brief

Yesterday we learned that about 75 GOP figures had signed onto a joint Supreme Court brief supporting the overturn of Prop 8.  Today we get the full list of names and note that a number of  well-known homocons have signed on. Most notable, of course, is that the brief itself bears the name of former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman, the ...

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New Log Cabin Head Gregory Angelo Backed Newt Gingrich For President

Today the Log Cabin Republicans announced that executive director R. Clarke Cooper will be stepping down next week, apparently as planned. Taking Cooper’s place as interim head will be Gregory T. Angelo, who announced his support for Newt Gingrich’s presidential bid just weeks after Gingrich signed NOM’s hate pledge to destroy LGBT rights on the federal level. From the LCR’s ...

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Log Cabin Cheers Newt Gingrich

“Log Cabin Republicans welcome former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s remarks calling for a Republican reality check on marriage. Gingrich speaks for many Republicans who are concerned about our party’s future, and who are ready to accept the freedom to marry matters to many Americans, gay and straight. As Gingrich noted, LGBT people are part of every family and every community, and ...

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Log Cabin Head Vs Chris Matthews

Last night MSNBC host Chris Matthews called out Log Cabin head R. Clarke Cooper for supporting a party that opposes LGBT rights. Cooper wasn’t having it and points out that his group fought to have anti-gay language removed from the 2012 platform during the Republican Convention. That attempt actually made the platform worse, according to one Log Cabin member.

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The Log Cabin Story That Won’t Die

Over at the Washington Blade, Chris Johnson reports that Mitt Romney met with Log Cabin head R. Clark Cooper last week in a Virginia farmhouse. R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin’s executive director, said workplace non-discrimination protections were the focus of the meeting, which took place Oct. 17 at Greenwood Farm in Leesburg, Va., which was a precursor the organization’s endorsement ...

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Did Romney Secretly Promise To Support ENDA In Return For The Endorsement From Log Cabin Republicans?

Tonight the LGBT corner of the web is heating up due to a post from Nation blogger Ben Adler, who finds the Log Cabin Republican’s endorsement of Mitt Romney to have a curious sticking point, particularly this passage: We are confident that there will be no retreat from the significant gains we’ve made in recent years, most importantly on repeal ...

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Barney Frank Vs Homocons, Part 2

Metro Weekly’s Justin Snow has the latest round of quotes. Rep. Barney Frank: “I am not surprised that members of the Log Cabin Republicans are offended by my comparing them to Uncle Tom. They are no more offended than I am by their campaigning in the name of LGBT rights to elect the candidate and party who diametrically oppose our ...

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Log Cabin Hits Back At Barney Frank

“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 ...

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Log Cabin: You Didn’t See The Good Work We Did On The GOP Platform

“Tony Perkins may be boasting today about having written an antigay marriage plank into the Republican Party platform, but it will be a hollow and short-lived victory. The obsessive exclusion of gay couples, including military families, from the rights and responsibilities of marriage, combined with bizarre rhetoric about ‘hate campaigns’ and ‘the homosexual rights agenda’ are clear signs of desperation ...

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Log Cabin: Romney Should Back ENDA

“As a candidate, Barack Obama vowed to sign an executive order adding LGBT people to the list of groups federal contractors are barred from discriminating against. The White House then made it clear that no executive order would be signed, leaving 1.8 million Americans unprotected. It is wrong that federal contractors who are paid with taxpayer money are allowed to ...

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Log Cabin Loves Paul Ryan

“Congressman Paul Ryan is a strong choice for vice president, and his addition to the GOP ticket will help Republican candidates up and down the ballot. As chairman of the House Budget Committee and author of the Republican ‘path to prosperity’ that provided the blueprint for serious spending cuts in this Congress, nobody is more qualified to articulate a conservative ...

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HomoQuotable – R. Clark Cooper

“Turning a chicken sandwich into Public Gay Enemy Number One makes LGBT people look superficial, vindictive and juvenile — everything that we as a community have worked hard to overcome. Remember, employers don’t want drama queens on the payroll, military service is serious business, and marriage is not a right society grants to spoiled children. While in a perfect world ...

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Log Cabin On Romney At NAACP

“With his opening remarks to the NAACP today, Governor Romney sent a message that he recognizes the importance of an inclusive Republican vision for victory in November. He deserves credit for taking the step to include sexual orientation by name. That said, it is unfortunate that he countered his outreach to gay and lesbian Americans with a gratuitous attack on ...

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Quote Of The Day – R. Clarke Cooper

“Governor Mitt Romney’s statement in opposition to not just marriage but civil unions jeopardizes his ability to win moderates, women and younger voters, especially as a large majority of Americans favor some form of relationship recognition for their LGBT friends and neighbors. Ultimately, the response of the Republican candidates this election cycle will determine not just endorsements by Log Cabin ...

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Log Cabin On Grenell’s Resignation

“It is amazing how fast our community can forget that it was Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) who resurrected DADT repeal in the 2010 lame duck session, and it was New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R) who fulfilled a promise to Log Cabin Republicans to allow a vote on marriage in the GOP-led chamber. If it is true – ...

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Bryan Fischer Tangles With Log Cabin
Head Over Romney’s New Homocon

American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer took to CNN today to continue his campaign against Mitt Romney’s new spokes-quisling, Richard Grenell. Defending Romney was Log Cabin Republicans head R. Clarke Cooper, who actually did rather well when it came to Fischer’s attacks on homosexuality itself. Think Progress has the video.

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Quote Of The Day – R. Clarke Cooper

“In refusing to sign this executive order, President Barack Obama has turned his back on 1.8 million LGBT workers who need these protections for their livelihood. This President has been all about making promises and spouting empty words, but here he has failed to deliver on a policy that has broad, bipartisan support among the American people. It is a ...

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Brian Brown Vs Log Cabin Republicans

“NOM did not create the divide between blacks and homosexual marriage advocates, and standing for marriage is not standing for division or discrimination. Nor is it patronizing for media leaders to treat the heroic stand of the black church against homosexual marriage as a product of hateful politics. Reaching out to blacks and Hispanics who share our view is something ...

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Log Cabin Republicans: NOM Is A Cancer

“In addition to crude racial tactics, NOM has also engaged in a clear campaign of intimidation against any Republican official or candidate who dares to agree with Vice President Dick Cheney that ‘freedom means freedom for everyone.’ From threatening billboards to promising to pour millions of dollars into local elections to punish pro-equality Republicans, NOM’s leadership has set their sights ...

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JMG Vs LCR At Haas Convention

Fellow blogger Joe Mirabella tweeted my too-brief questioning of Log Cabin Republicans head R. Clark Cooper at this weekend’s Haas Convention for LGBT journalists. Timeline is from the bottom up.Jeremy Hooper summed up the room’s mood afterwards.UPDATE: Somebody is feeling ignored.

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