The Log Cabin
Republicans blasted the Democrats' wins in the midterm
election, blaming the results on the mistakes of the
Republican Party. The criticism came in a press
release on Log Cabin's Web site.
President Patrick Sammon said in the release that the
social conservatives' "divisive agenda alienated the
mainstream Republicans and independents who determined
this election's outcome." He also said that GOP
leaders lost their footing with the party's campaign
promises dating back to 1994's Contract With America that
pushed for limited spending and high ethical
release on its Web site dated Wednesday, the group praised
the defeat of the same-sex marriage ban proposed in
Arizona, which was the first state where voters
declined such a ban. The unofficial tally by the
Arizona secretary of state Jan Brewer shows 51.4% of voters
rejecting the measure.
Log Cabin also
approved the defeat of Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania
by Bob Casey. The group called Santorum one of the most
outspoken opponents of basic fairness for gays and
made a career out of marginalizing gay and lesbian
families," said Log Cabin's Pennsylvania state chairman,
Michael Stara. "Pennsylvanians rejected this strategy
and turned their backs on the politics of division.
This should be a lesson to all Republican leaders:
Voters want to support candidates who appeal to their best
hopes, not their worst fears."