Log Cabin Republicans and John McCain

Cindy and Meghan McCain — the Arizona senator’s wife and daughter — will attend a Log Cabin reception at the home of former Republican representative Jim Kolbe tonight, while Meghan McCain is scheduled to attend the convention’s national dinner Saturday night [4/18/2009]

Although John McCain opposed California’s Prop. 8, it seems his close advisor Steve Schmidt as well as his self-described Progressive Republican daughter Meghan have other ideas.

In fact, according to Steve Schmidt,  “There is a sound conservative argument to be made for same-sex marriage,” this from a speech Schmidt gave today during the Log Cabin Republicans convention today.

Is Meghan McCain the new voice of John Shadegg’s Republican Big Tent?


Comments

  1. Kenny Jacobs says

    Senator McCain supported Prop. 8 in California:

    “Blade: What is your position on California’s Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriage there?

    McCain: As I did in my home state of Arizona, I support the effort in California to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. However, the people of California will ultimately decide this issue, and I’ll of course respect the decision of the voters.”
    http://washblade.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=21367

    Nice work with photoshop. I’m sure you enjoyed looking for that image.

  2. Veritas Vincit says
  3. Kenny Jacobs says

    “On the campaign trail, McCain said he supported Proposition 8, a ballot measure in California banning gay marriage that voters narrowly approved.”

    http://blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics/2009/04/report-mccain-adviser-backs-gay-marriage.html

    You contradict yourself with your own link. Facts trump attitude, V.

  4. Can definitely see where this is going… Straight from the horse’s mouth:
    From FoxNews.com:
    “McCain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming ‘Religious Party’
    Steve Schmidt urges Republicans to begin voicing more support for civil unions and gay rights.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/17/mccain-strategist-warns-gop-risks-religious-party/

    I really have to wonder if things would be any better for the GOP if McCain had pulled it off.

  5. Tom Buggeln says

    McCain is little more than Obama with vasoline!

  6. How dare a gay or hispanic vote for a Republican. Who do they think they are?

  7. Veritas Vincit says

    smart voters?

    Kenny I’m worried about you … in post #1 you quote me as, “… Senator McCain supported Prop. 8 in California”

    then in your post #3 you fully validate my statement in the first place. Whatever are you drinking?

  8. Veritas Vincit says

    Joe, smart voters?

    Kenny I’m worried about you … in post #1 you quote me as, “… Senator McCain supported Prop. 8 in California”

    then in your post #3 you fully validate my statement in the first place. Whatever are you drinking?

  9. Kenny Jacobs says

    V, your story states Senator McCain as someone who opposed Prop. 8.

    “Although John McCain opposed California’s Prop. 8, it seems his close advisor Steve Schmidt as well as his self-described Progressive Republican daughter Meghan have other ideas.”

    That is false. If you can’t get something that basic correct, why bother? My posts on this topic on this blog are accurate, yours are self-contradictory. Try a proof-reader, please, you’re embarrassing yourself. And posting twice doesn’t help.

    It just occurred to me that you don’t have a clue as to what you’re posting on this topic.

  10. McCain-Palin 2008 campaign strategist, Steve Schmidt, on Friday urged his party to join him in endorsing same-sex marriage.

    Jon Huntsman Jr., the governor of Utah, in February endorsed civil unions for gay couples, a position seemingly indistinguishable from Obama’s. He’s a Mormon presiding over what Gallup ranks as the reddest state in the country.

    “We must embrace all citizens as equals,” Huntsman said. “I’ve always stood tall on this.” Has he been hurt by his position? Not remotely. “A lot of people gave the issue more scrutiny after it became the topic of the week,” he said, and started to see it “in human terms.” Letters, calls, polls and conversations with voters around the state all confirmed to him that opinion has “shifted quite substantially” toward his point of view. Huntsman’s approval rating now stands at 84 percent.

    — from Frank Rich’s NY Times column

  11. If you thought this photo was funny, you’ll love this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAhuPJV0A4Y&feature=related

  12. Barry Goldwater 2012 says

    I’m a conservative. I believe in strong fiscal management, very low taxes. I oppose the Nanny State. I believe in ending welfare and a ballooning federal government.

    I also believe the government has NO PLACE in our bedrooms and I support same-sex marriage equality. Why is it that one can’t be a strong conservative with conservative values if they don’t support bigotry against gays and lesbians?

    Republicans (I’m a conservative first, Republican last) can rant about their victories. This is a dying issue. Our side is losing this battle quickly. In a few years California will overturn Prop 8 by popular vote and every argument for the FMA and DOMA will be crushed.

    After CA it won’t be long before OR, CO, and yes even Arizona undo their marriage amendments. At some point in the next 20 years same-sex marriage will likely be recognized in a majority of states with many of the old marriage amendments overturned or done away with.

  13. Average Voter says

    Weddings cost money, including the gay ones. Marriage licenses raise revenue. Maybe we should legalize gay marriage to get us out of this economic mess. Instead of raising taxes, legalize gay marriage.

    Think people will spend as much money on civil unions?

  14. Why is it, that when you can get pretty much the same benefits of a civil marriage with a good lawyer and some planning, is it so important to a minority within a minority to obtain something that no civil society in history has ever granted?

  15. “WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour”- G. Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination…”

    “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens.… And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.… Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”- George Washington, Farewell Address

  16. Thank you for your input on the subject!

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