December 16, 2004

Gays For Bush

Rich Tafel, former leader of the Log Cabin Republicans, notes that Bush doubled his showing among gays from 2000.

He discusses why:

Gays who voted for President Bush had a simple logic. They recognized that both candidates opposed gay marriage for political purposes. Their primary concern was the war on terror. They believed that we are engaged in a war for the future of our country and our way of life. They believed that the rise of militant Islam is a real and deadly threat. They believed that our country, with all its faults, is a force for good in the world. They believed that our enemy cannot be reasoned with. They believed that we needed a leader who understood the world in terms of moral values, and they didn't scoff when the president used the words "good" and "evil" to describe the battle against terror. They realized we've made mistakes, but also realized that the only thing worse than making mistakes is not even trying. Many gays understood all of this and voted for President Bush, showing that they are people as well as gay people and that they have concerns beside their group interests. They wanted someone who in the difficult months ahead would stand firm in his beliefs.
The whole thing is worth a read not only in re gays, but other traditional minority groups who turned out for the GOP in record numbers in November.

Posted by Mitch at December 16, 2004 06:43 AM | TrackBack

Great read! Tafel just nails it. It's amazing how so many still just do not understand the peril we are in.

Posted by: Paul Carter at December 16, 2004 07:23 AM

A gay friend explained to me his vote for Bush as follows:

"George Bush doesn't really give a sh*t what I do in my bedroom. However, under a regime like the Taliban, I would definitely have a problem."

Beautifully said.

Posted by: Pete (Alois) at December 16, 2004 02:48 PM

If he doesn't care what we do in our bedrooms than why doesn't he sway most of the states with laws against sodomy. He does care, you're blind.

Posted by: cardenio at May 17, 2005 05:47 PM

"If he doesn't care what we do in our bedrooms than why doesn't he sway most of the states with laws against sodomy."

Because he believes that's not a federal issue - and constitutionally, he's right.

" He does care, you're blind."

Hard to argue with reasoning like that.

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