Why Are Log Cabin Republicans Defending McCain's Gay Bashing?
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Oh my. There's a really poorly-thought-out post on the Log Cabinette blog defending John McCain's use of an anti-gay robocall in Florida chastising Mitt Romney wavering on social issues. First, let's take a look at that call again, which was first reported on The Politico, hardly a lefty site.
"I'm calling with an urgent Mitt Romney [unintelligible]"
"We care deeply about traditional values and protecting families. And we need someone who will not waver in the White House: Ending abortion, preserving the sanctity of marriage, stopping the trash on the airwaves and attempts to ban God from every corner of society. These issues are core to our being.
"Mitt Romney thinks he can fool us. He supported abortion on demand, even allowed a law mandating taxpayer-funding for abortion. He says he changed his mind, but he still hasn't changed the law. He told gay organizers in Massachusetts he would be a stronger advocate for special rights than even Ted Kennedy. Now, it's something different.
"Unfortunately, on issue after issue Mitt Romney has treated social issues voters as fools, thinking we won't catch on. Sorry, Mitt, we know you aren't trustworthy on the most important issue and you aren't a conservative
"Paid for by John McCain 2008."
Log Cabinettes' defense is so weak, considering we're speaking about Mr. "Straight Talk". They say he didn't know about the script and didn't approve it.
Had anyone bothered to reach out to the McCain Campaign, they would have realized Sen. McCain immediately stopped the calls. The campaign told us Sen. McCain never saw the script and never approved it, which is why he stopped the calls ASAP.
Of course, those facts won't satisfy the left-wing who pounces on these kinds of things.
Oh really? Eva at Lloydletta unloaded this:
Did the campaign go on the record with Log Cabin Republicans? Or was this going on background. The robocall said "Prepared and Paid for by McCain for President." Does that mean there are other robocalls by the McCain campaign that don't get approved by John McCain? How many of these are they by Mr Campaign Finance Reform? Log Cabin Republicans didn't get a named McCain spokesperson saying these calls had been pulled. The Atlantic found out from an unnamed McCain spokesperson that the calls had been pulled. So there is still a question: why won't a named McCain spokesperson go on the record on this?
The whole matter was sleazy because, of course, by the time the call was pulled, how many homes were dialed up and delivered that message? Please. You have to own it when your candidate craps on you.
The next passage of the LCR post is unbelievably laughable. More after the jump.