Those damn Log Cabin Republicans pissed off the wrong Gay Congressman! Democratic Representative Barney Frank blasted a group of LGBT Santorum lovers for backing Money Mitt.
Rep. Barney Frank released a scathing statement Tuesday defending his recent comparison of the Log Cabin Republicans to Uncle Tom, saying the LGBT group is “on the wrong side of the election” by pushing Mitt Romney’s “Rick Santorum platform.”
“I am not surprised that members of the Log Cabin Republicans are offended by my comparing them to Uncle Tom,” Frank wrote. “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 rights against a president who has forcefully and effectively supported our rights.”
The openly gay Democratic congressman made the comparison at least twice last week, according to the Advocate, including in an address to the Democratic National Convention’s LGBT Caucus. “I am again inclined to think that they’re called the Log Cabin club because their role model is Uncle Tom,” he said Thursday.
In his statement Tuesday, Frank defended — and expanded on — what he admits is “very harsh criticism.”
“[M]y use of “Uncle Tom” was based not simply on this awful fact that they have chosen to be actively on the wrong side of an election that will have an enormous impact on our right to equality,” he said, later adding that the group “may mislead people who do not share their view that tax cuts for the wealthy are more important than LGBT rights into thinking that they are somehow helping the latter by supporting Mitt Romney and his Rick Santorum platform.”
In conclusion, he wrote, “Some have complained that in comparing the Log Cabin Republicans to Uncle Tom, I was ignoring the fact that they are nice. I accept the fact that many of them are nice — so was Uncle Tom — but in both cases, they’ve been nice to the wrong people.”
LLS…if saying ‘Uncle Tom was nice’ is their best defense there’s no way in hell they can even begin to relate to real LGBT issues.
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