UPDATE: here are some thoughts on this subject from Donald Douglas over at American Power. Prof. Douglas brings up some great points worth reading and thinking about.
Today, the newest political sensation, Meghan McCain, "wrote" an opus of idiocy over at the Daily Beast saying that the Republican party must embrace the agenda of the gay Log Cabin Republicans and even endorse same-sex marriage.
For those that do not know a thing about this brain surgeon, she is product of the former Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain and wife Cindy. Among her other accomplishments, Miss McCain voted for John Kerry in 2004 and just became a Republican this past year in support of her father's failed presidential run.
It appears that Miss McCain is one of those Republicans from the David Frum school of how to keep the Republican party in a minority for the foreseeable future.
That is why she touts this notion that the Republican party should just give up all that it stands for to attract people like her.
Sorry, I do not really want people like you lecturing me, a proud life-long Republican, on how to attract any group. It appears that you really believe that you are the Little Maverick, just like to old man. What, should I expect an "F--- You" because I do not agree that the party should not abandon principle just to be cool? I wait with bated breath, Miss McCain.
The problem is that Miss McCain touts that she will be speaking to the Log Cabin Republicans as part of her "outreach".
Miss McCain should do a wee bit o' research for she will find that the LCR's are but a fifth-columnist front group that is now bankrolled by Democrats. If anything, Miss McCain should stop over at Gay Patriot if she wants to know real, gay and lesbian conservative Republicans.
If Miss McCain would stop with the clap-trap and realize that the LCRs gave up on the principles they claim to be for a long time ago. What the LCRs are promoting is not any different from the Stonewall Democrats in terms of gay, lesbian and so-called "transgender" issues.
When the lines blur between the two major political parties, here is the Right View From The Left Coast theory. The people will vote for Democrats over Republicans. And, that is where this approach will take the Republicans.
I appreciate that Miss McCain is bringing up the issue, but I want you to think about the way that she ends her opus of idiocy:
At the end of the day, speaking at the Log Cabin Republicans' convention isn’t just about reaching out to the gay community—although I believe doing so is vital to the future success of the party. It’s also about reaching a wider base and redefining what it means to be Republican, and leaving labels, stereotypes, and negativity by the wayside. That more and more people are discussing gay rights speaks positively for the millions of young and progressive Republicans waiting for our party to return to its roots. Personal freedoms are what makes this country the greatest country in the world. And just like the civil-rights and feminist movements before this, the movement toward gay equality and gay marriage is one I have absolute faith will triumph over prejudices. Moreover, I believe the Republican Party has, at this moment, the opportunity to come forward and play an instrumental role in securing gay rights. That's why I'm speaking at the Log Cabin convention and couldn't be prouder to be doing so. And yes, I'm still a Republican. Get used to it.
Here is a clue for the young Miss McCain.
One, stop listening to the old man. He is a loser and you will be too if you embrace his inner Maverick.
Two, please stop telling people you are a "progressive" Republican. You have no idea what that even means.
Three, take a breather and really read up on the issues before you bloviate about them.
Otherwise, I stand by my headline. The bad apple does not fall far from the tree.