Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Barney's Right-The Log Cabin Republicans ARE Uncle Toms

Lord knows I've had my issues with The Purple One and have called him out for throwing transpeople under the civil rights bus on various occasions ever since I started advocating for trans people's human rights in 1998.  My most notable rants slamming him occurred in 2007

But I have no argument with him this time.  Rep. Frank was right on target in terms of his recent criticism he has leveled at the Log Cabin Republicans that also applies to GOProud.

Rep Frank (D-MA) originally made the scathing comment on Michelangelo Signorile’s Sirius OutQ radio show Wednesday, saying, “I now understand why they call themselves Log Cabin: Their role model is Uncle Tom.” 

He repeated it when addressing the Democratic National Convention’s LGBT Caucus last Thursday: “I am again inclined to think that they’re called the Log Cabin club because their role model is Uncle Tom.”

Some rainbow community orgs have distanced themselves from the comment, but this is another instance in which he told the truth and shamed the conservadevils.

As I and others on the liberal-progressive side have said more than a few times, yes we need people on both sides of the political spectrum and no political philosophy has a monopoly on good ideas.    

But what we don't need is people on that conservative side of the spectrum regurgitating the same language as our oppressors and actively working against the overall human rights aims and advancement of the community either.

That's when you're stepping into Uncle Tom territory, and we got to call you out on it when you do. 

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