Paul Ryan supports nothing pro-gay. He once – once – voted for ENDA, years back, then guess what he did? A few moments later he reversed his vote and helped kill ENDA. Funny the Log Cabin press release doesn’t mention that little fact when they tout Ryan’s support for ENDA.
I’m not asking Gay Republicans to endorse Democrats. But if they’re actually in the game to make their party better, they need to stop supporting the worst anti-gay elements of that party. This is no better than what that other self-loathing GOP group would do. Log Cabin once pretended to be better.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: CASEY PICK
Congressman Paul Ryan Strengthens the GOP Ticket
(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans statement in response to the announcement that Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) will join Governor Mitt Romney as the presumptive vice presidential nominee for the Republican Party.
“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,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “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 economic vision to restore the American economy and stimulate job creation.
At the same time, Congressman Ryan’s 2007 vote in favor of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act and his consistent willingness to engage with Log Cabin on a range of issues speaks to his record as a fair-minded policymaker. Overall, while Log Cabin Republicans have not completed the endorsement process for the 2012 presidential election, this is a choice that all Republicans can be excited about, and which sends a good message about the kind of campaign Governor Romney wants to run, and the kind of president Governor Romney wants to be.”
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