Andrew Sullivan linked to this excerpt from a Log Cabin Republican e-mail:
"Exit polls show Sen. John McCain received at least 1.3 million votes from gay and lesbian Americans—more than any other Republican Presidential candidate has ever received. He garnered 27% of the LGBT vote, an increase from 19% support for President Bush four years ago."
Interesting stuff... though I can never get past the religious hijacking of the GOP to explain why such things occur, heh.
I mean, this is their statement on Sarah Palin:
"Alaska Governor Sarah Palin can help Sen. McCain win this election by appealing to independent and young voters. She's a mainstream Republican who will unite the Party and serve John McCain well as Vice President. Gov. Palin is an inclusive Republican who will help Sen. McCain appeal to gay and lesbian voters."
On October 20, she said: "I am, in my own, state, I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that that's where we would go because I don't support gay marriage."
Can you find the inclusive message for me? Or how that appeals to gay and lesbian voters? And why don't the Republicans mind when the courts rule in their favor?
The Log Cabiners also seem to think they were voting on the McCain that existed in 2000, rather than the one who embraced the "agents of intolerance" he once fought:
"On the most important issue that LGBT Americans faced in the last decade—the federal marriage amendment—Sen. John McCain stood with us. Now we stand with him,” said Log Cabin Republicans President Patrick Sammon. “Sen. McCain is an inclusive Republican who is focusing the GOP on unifying core principles that appeal to independent voters. Sen. McCain showed courage by bucking his own party’s leadership and the president—twice voting against the amendment. He gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor, calling the amendment 'antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans.' He paid a political price for his vote."
(The political price... being their presidential nominee after 8 years of disaster?)
Here's what he said as recently as June: "I support the efforts of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman, just as we did in my home state of Arizona. I do not believe judges should be making these decisions."
Well, anyway, meant to only post the exit poll stuff, but got carried away. :-)