The Log Cabin Republicans, an LGBT political club, endorsed President Donald Trump’s re-election.
Log Cabin’s leaders – Robert Kabel and Jill Homan – wrote Trump has ‘met his commitments to LGBTQ Americans.’ Theendorsement, published in the Washington Post on Aug. 15, cites Trump’s plan of eliminating HIV/AIDS within 10 years and his appointment of Richard Grenell as U.S. Ambassador to Germany as proof of such commitments.
The Advocate called the endorsement proof Log Cabin Republicans are “morally bankrupt racists” while The Daily Beast labeled it “Reality-Defying Shame.”
Closer to home, South Florida Republicans gathered at the Polo Club of Boca Raton recently to hear from former presidential advisor Roger Stone. Not all were satisfied, as a source tells WHW.
“I would have rather heard from Gov. DeSantis, who has had a more successful, consequential 2019 than any other governor in the U.S.,” said Murry Stegelmann, a Boca Raton hedge fund manager. “Although Roger Stone is a Floridian, his involvement is in DC and I, like most Americans, have disdain for DC. Roger Stone reminded us why we hate DC. I would rather talk about something that works for the State of Florida.”
Stone was indicted in January on federal charges of obstruction of justice, false statements and witness tampering. His participation at “Lobsterfest” – a fundraiser for Palm Beach County Republicans created a circus-like atmosphere.
“I was in the presence of PT Barnum,” said Stegelmann.
Meanwhile, nine Democrats have qualified for the next debates. They are: Former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and venture capitalist Andrew Yang.
On the outside are names like Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, spiritual author Marianne Williamson and New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio. Gabbard is onactive dutywith the Army National Guard, participating in a joint exercise mission in Indonesia. As for the others: Inslee doodled climate change artwork for children, Williamson proposed a “Department of Peace” during a stop in San Francisco and de Blasio sparred withFox Newspersonality Sean Hannity over watered down cops.
Other candidates still in the running include former Housing & Urban Development secretary Julian Castro, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Michael Bennet and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.
ABC News is moderating the debates, Sept. 12-13, in Houston.
Elsewhere, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper withdrew from the presidential campaign last week, acknowledging his campaign “didn’t have the outcome we were hoping for” but was a worthwhile endeavor. Hickenlooper sought to position himself as a moderate in the large Democratic field, advocating for rural communities with business friendly rhetoric. He was highly critical of President Trump’s trade tariffs on China.