Good As You: Republicans Roundup

07/13/2009

Video: Who is Handsy McGroper (R-IntoDavidBrooks)?

David Brooks: Moderate New York Times columnist. "Newshour" commentator. Fender-offer of Republican Senator's gay advances? Uhm... David Brooks: A Republican senator put ‘his hand on my inner thigh’ for a ‘whole’ dinner party. [Think progress]

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06/28/2009

While we were away: Ensign & Sanford stretched conserva-pocrisy to unexplored lengths

April, 2009: "I believe that marriage should be defined as that between one man and one woman. You want to do what is ideal for children and all of the studies show that the ideal for children is to be...

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06/02/2009

LaBarbera, LaRue, LaSalvia: La Huh?!

These are some of the names who have signed onto a new document that calls on Senate Republicans to filibuster Judge Sonia Sotomayor when her confirmation hearings begin: Gary Bauer, American Values Tom Minnery, Focus on the Family Wendy Wright,...

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Video: That hippity-hop that the kids all love

It's like a scary flashback to this bad trip: But we of course prefer this one: Young Con Anthem [YT]

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05/19/2009

Video: Wherein Keith Steeles Michael's thudder

On Sunday, we told you about/ chastised RNC chair Michael Steele's ridiculous new bottom line-based strategy for opposing marriage equality. Last night, Keith Olbermann took on the same: Olbermann [MSNBC]

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05/04/2009

Right in the loafers: Kirchick examines fight to please the pachyderm

Curious about the inner workings of the gay conservative movement? Lie awake at night wondering how a relatively sizable portion of gays hop aboard an elephant that seems unwilling to toss them any peanuts? Been dying to know what sort...

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04/28/2009

WHOA!

Sen. Arlen Specter (Formerly R-PA) has just announced that he is switching parties! Another Democratic Senator = 60 seats (assuming Franken holds)! SEISMIC political news! Statement by Senator Arlen Specter [Politics PA] *How is Sen Specter on our issues? Well...

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04/22/2009

What about protecting fair-minded lawmakers from feet dragging?

As a way of stalling/killing/bumblef**king LGBT-inclusive hate crimes legislation during today's Judiciary Committee markup, various Republican congressmen proposed amendment after amendment that would've added everything from pregnant women to American nationals who've been the victims of violent crimes committed by...

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Malkin: Obama era sucks because Perez made an asinine comment

It always astounds us when the social conservatives bemoan what they perceive to be unfair debate tactics, but then turn around and trump their own claims by engaging in discourse that's far more unsporting than the form that they're criticizing....

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04/20/2009

Video: Maverick-y Meghan

Meghan McCain's "I'll ride to the gay bar on the back of an elephant" tour rolls on: Excellent. Now if Meghan can just figure out a way to shred that uber-homo-hostile Republican platform, we'll enjoy her even more. Because while...

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Just in time for flip flop season: Rudy's back with more gay-centric political opportunism

After his smug, community organizer-mocking RNC speech, we developed a refined distaste for the shifting political allegiances of one Rudolph Giuliani. Now after seeing his latest, our distaste for his views might have just turned into full-blown disdain: RUDY GIULIANI...

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04/17/2009

Do my lawful job? Nah, I'm gonna call in anti-gay today.

When California began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, one local activist, Randy Thomasson, compared those government workers who were "forced" to issue these licenses to Nazi officers that "had been ordered to gas the Jews." So far we haven't...

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04/10/2009

From logs to kindling: Some gay conservs ready to start from scratch

Interesting: A dissident faction of gay conservatives is launching a rival group to the traditional voice of gay Republicans: the Log Cabin Republicans. GOPROUD, the new 527 group, will launch next week, according to a media advisory. The contact given...

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04/07/2009

Audio: Howard Stern: Specter inspector

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) stopped by the Howard Stern (B-Ababooey) show today. And since it's politics in the 21st century, marriage equality of course came up: (Don't worry, it's SFW) Audio source: The Howard Stern Show for April 7, 2009...

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03/30/2009

Audio: 'Dikes' on mics

Principal Limbaugh presiding over GOP junior high: Oh Rush. Making light of a regional disaster by making fun of a community that you politically oppose. Classy. Plus it's not just glib, juvenile takes on their flooding that should annoy North...

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03/27/2009

Because apparently the far-right's credibility isn't dwindling fast enough for their liking

This is a poster from S.A. Mann Brand, a pro-Nazi propaganda film from 1933 that was made for the purpose of selling the Third Reich to Germany: So if you identified yourself as a Christian "pro-family" group, how might you...

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03/24/2009

Video: Meg the marriage Mctivist

Meghan McCain continues to make her dad's friends nervous: (h/t: Joe.My.God) Bristol Palin says that abstinence-only education isn't realistic. Megs is all about reproductive choice and the rights of gay dudes to have weddings. Ron Reagan Jr. is a longtime...

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03/13/2009

Dent in the tent: Tony threatens to grab sleeping bag and go home

As predicted, the social conservatives are starting to come out against Michael Steele for, among other things, his quasi-positive comments regarding homosexuality. This one comes from the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins (or whoever writes his stuff): Earlier this week...

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03/12/2009

Steele talking, Steele ticking off the far-right

You know how most social conservatives reject comparisons between race and sexuality, and even go so far as to rile up African-Americans with the idea that gays are "hijacking the civil rights movement"? And you know how some conservative black...

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03/09/2009

Pro-gay McCain: Country first, Coulter last

Meghan McCain supports marriage equality. Oh, and she also detests the "offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing" rhetoric of one Ann Coulter: More so than my ideological differences with Ann Coulter, I don’t like her demeanor. I have never been a...

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03/03/2009

LaBarbera wants Falwellian history to rePete itself

With the GOP somewhat lost in the wilderness, far-right activist Peter LaBarbera is continuing to shop for the smallest, most gay-unfriendly, most faith-based tent he can find to house the party. This from One News Now: More than half of...

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03/02/2009

Video: Homophobia/Nixon

That Nixon. What a Dick. The Nixon Tapes: Richard Nixon Hates All in the Family (1971) [WFMU]

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02/25/2009

Cabin made of Log criticizes Chairman made of Steele

Yesterday, in light of Michael Steele's "crazy" talk about civil unions, we criticized Log Cabin Republicans for their prior statements in support of the "inclusive" RNC Chair. But now we must throw a few peanuts to the gay elephants, applauding...

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02/24/2009

A big tent (that shan't be rented for gay civil unions, much less weddings)

In light of Michael Steele's recent comments in which he calls it "crazy" to even suggest same-sex civil unions, we have to wonder if perhaps Patrick Sammon might wish to revise some of his earlier thoughts: (Washington, D.C.)— Log Cabin...

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Steele-ing fairness

Yesterday we delved into the considerable reasons why a cvil unions compromise is an unacceptable stopgap for gay and lesbian Americans. But ever since then, social conservatives have come out of the woodwork to tell us that they would never...

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02/20/2009

Hey Pete: First apologize for your own Nazi comparisons, brother!

Peter LaBarbera is calling on the Republican Party of Georgia to issue an apology for and take action against Georgia Log Cabin Republicans president Jamie Ensley for comparing Pete's anti-gay activism to Nazi party behavior: Call for 'gay' GOP official...

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02/17/2009

Peter burns down big tent, wonders why trapped gay elephant is pissed

After some unfortunate '08 campaign tactics that we found beyond the pale, this site declared a disassociation with the Log Cabin Republicans. However, their latest back-and-forth with familiar G-A-Y side-thorn Peter LaBarbera is just too soapy to ignore. Part 1:...

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02/13/2009

Mike's prominent mic: Queerty sorts through anti-gay noise

Queerty's sending a morning warning to queer progressives. The subject? Mike Huckabee. The problem? The way the once-and-future GOP presidential hopeful hides some of his party's most heated anti-gay rhetoric behind a good ol' boy Arkansas mask. Here's a snippet:...

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02/09/2009

Presidential precedent

1993: Conservatives, with an interest more on their party that on their country, make Bill Clinton's every last fart a "controversy," standing in the way of much-needed work. 2009: Conservatives, with an interest more on their party that on their...

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02/03/2009

Audio: With Steele in his party's spine, Tony shows signs of unease

How do extreme social conservatives feel about new RNC chairman Michael Steele and his potential to undermine their far-right agenda? Well here's what FRC's Tony Perkins told Matt Barber on today's "Liberty Live": *Audio source: "Liberty Live" (4-5 ET) Oh...

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01/20/2009

Video: National Association of W Lovers

We understand that some Republicans are sad today. Fortunately, Bert (a Log Cabin Republican, perhaps?) has started a support group for those who will miss the dear, departed leader: Sesame Street - The National Association of W Lovers [YouTube] **SEE...

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01/12/2009

'Change' Ken Blackwell can believe in

A week ago we told you about Ken Blackwell, strong candidate for Republican National Committee chairman, and the support he is receiving from uber-anti-gay conservatives like Tony Perkins, James Dobson, and Phyllis Schlafly. Now in an unearthed interview, longtim activist...

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01/05/2009

As Dems enter 'change' era, will GOP stick with 'gays can change' error?

You may know that a man by the name of Ken Blackwell is in the running to become the next chairman of the Republican National Committee. In just two links, we will now show you everything else you need to...

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11/24/2008

Sibling rivalry: Former House speaker edition

Whether it's eating the last cookie, skipping out on chores, or trivializing one's life as a "lifestyle" and writing off the idea that they should be equal as part of some sort of "radical agenda," brothers and sisters sometimes have...

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11/20/2008

The 'oogedy-boogedy branch': It's not only gays who are fed up

To be more specific, the evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP is what ails the erstwhile conservative party and will continue to afflict and marginalize its constituents if reckoning doesn't soon cometh. Simply put: Armband religion is killing the...

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10/28/2008

Video: Right faces take on wrong initiative

Republicans Against 8, back with two more ads: Good ads. It's just unfortunate that to so many of the people who need to change their mind on this non-issue, "I'm a believer in one certain interpretation of Leviticus" trumps any...

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10/24/2008

New LCR pitch letter: The last straw for us

With nothing but reason, fact, and informed opinion as our guides, we have so far this election season: -Responded to a pro-McCain commentary from Log Cabin Republican's Patrick Sammon not by throwing insults, but rather by pointing out John McCain's...

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10/22/2008

Video: skcus 8 proP

Usually when we say a GOP ad is filled with backwards logic, the Republicans behind the ad would surely disagree with our lefty butts. But in this case, we can safely say that the ad is based entirely around backwards...

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Jim & Sarah pal around

We've never heard a straight answer about whether or not Sarah Palin supports the Love Won Out "ex-gay" program that her home church was found to be promoting in its bulletin. However, in a new interview lovefest with Dr. James...

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09/26/2008

Why'd Condi 'Palin' comparison?

If it weren't for the completely unsubstantiated rumors that she's a lesbian, might Condoleezza Rice have gotten the GOP's Veep nod? That is the rumor: Condi was a no-go for McCain veep because of lesbian rumors [PHB] Apparently "lipstick lesbian"...

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09/16/2008

Video: Cheney on marriages, no Dick involved

An emphatic "yes, of course!" would be an easier, more direct answer to the question. But at least Ms. Cheney seems to be on the right side of the issue: A clip to which we only wish to say: Republicans...

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09/05/2008

Video: I admire you...for looking adversity in the eye and voting for it anyway

Steve Schmidt, John McCain's senior campaign strategist, met today with the Log Cabin Republicans in order to put forth some vague niceties. At said meeting, Schmidt didn't address the considerable reasons (support for Don't Ask Don't Tell) why (non-support for...

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09/03/2008

Video: Must watch of the day

Republican pundits Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan, once they think the cameras are no longer watching or listening: Oy. Ya know, Sarah, we would be weary of any members of the Republican brass who might tell you to "break a...

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09/02/2008

::sigh::

Log Cabin Republicans endorse McCain [Wash Blade] **UPDATE: Stonewall Democrats respond: Stonewall Democrats on the Gravely Anti-Equality Record of the McCain/Palin Ticket ***ALSO: Here's the complete LCR release: PRESS RELEASE September 2, 2008 For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Tucker Communications...

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Pete at Minn. bash, bashing men who are into men

Prolific "pro-family" dude Peter Labarbera has announced that he will be on hand at this week's Republican National Convention. And why, you ask? Well, so that he can educate folks on Barack Obama's "pro-homosexual advocacy," natch: Obama is 'Radically Pro-Abortion,...

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Sarah vs. the Dems: Her gay rights commitment will 'Palin' comparison

We were getting really annoyed on Friday when, in the aftermath of the Palin announcement, some folks tried to spin the Alaska governor's handling of domestic partnerships in her state as a "pro-gay" move. Some were convinced that since she...

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08/29/2008

Some gays embracing Sarah, driving us to embrace Syrah

Apparently willing to overlook, among other things, the facts behind her handling of DP benefits in her home state, the Log Cabin Republicans are applauding the selection of "moderate" Sarah Palin. LCR president Patrick Sammon released the following statement: “Alaska...

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08/22/2008

And they say bipartisanism is dead

These are the latest two press releases from Westboro Baptist Church: ::sigh:: Will a third party ever be God-hatingly viable in this country? ***NOTE: These full Westboro press releases can be found on their website. However, a link from us...

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08/05/2008

Crist supports marriage ban; Christ remains mum

Florida governor Charlie Crist, a man rumored to be on McCain's short list for Veep, has been noncommittal in the past about a few things, including whether or not he supports a state amendment banning same-sex marriage. However, in a...

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07/01/2008

Anti-gay marriage: Marilyn renews her vows

Apparently feeling she hasn't fully enough connected her political legacy to anti-gay bias through her introduction of a federal gay marriage amendment in both 2003 and 2006, congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO) has now signed on as a co-sponsor of the...

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