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Barney Frank slams ‘intellectually dishonest’ Log Cabin Republicans

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, September 13, 2012 21:37 EDT
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Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on Thursday night continued his altercation with America’s largest gay and lesbian Republican organization, accusing the Log Cabin Republicans of being intellectually dishonest.

“This year in particular, we have an extraordinary gap between the two parties,” he said on Current TV. “You have this completely anti-LGBT Republican Party, with Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, they’re opposed to everything,” he said. “On the other hand, you have the Democratic platform, which is better than people thought it was going to be [and] the Democratic Convention making it very clear we are for full equality for LGBT people.”

“If someone wants to say to me, ‘Look, I’m more worried about the taxes I would pay, and I don’t believe in global warming, and I want to spend more on the military — and therefore I’m going to vote Republican, despite gay rights,’ I accept that,” the openly gay congressman told Eliot Spitzer. “But when they tell me that voting for Mitt Romney with his anti-gay platform is a way to advance gay rights, that’s misleading. That’s going to deceive people.”

Frank has been engaged in an ongoing feud with the pro-LGBT Republican group, after he said their “role model is Uncle Tom” earlier this month.

The Log Cabin Republicans responded by saying Frank was trying to “divide, distract and deceive the American people.” The group said it was “a badge of honor” to be attacked by Frank, who they described as a “partisan hack” and the Democratic Party’s “attack dog.”

But Frank refused to back down, saying the Log Cabin Republicans confused voters into thinking they could help LGBT rights by “supporting Mitt Romney and his Rick Santorum platform.”

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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