Skip to comments.Romney hires openly gay spokeman
Posted on 04/24/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
Provided courtesy of DefendtheNaturalFamily.com
MetroWeekly.com is exposing the whole truth that Washington Post would not reveal:
Mitt Romney’s campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s “national security and foreign policy spokesman,” according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell’s sexual orientation.
Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and told The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York would have marriage equality soon and that he would one day be able to marry his partner, Matt Lashey. The couple has been together 10 years. . . .
Andrew Sullivan, who had endorsed Obama’s 2008 run, wrote of the news, “For Romney to have an openly gay spokesman is a real outreach to gay Republicans, a subtle signal to moderates, and the Santorum faction’s reaction will be worth noting.”
Grenell is not just gay, but a gay activist who pushes for same-sex marriages.
At the end of Grenell’s service in the Bush administration, he took a notable whack at the administration, telling The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld of his effort to have his partner, Matt Lashey, listed in the United Nations’ Blue Book, which is “a reference guide of contact information for different member states of the United Nations as well as diplomatic personnel and their spouses.”
Grenell had attempted to have Lashey’s name added several times, to no avail. He told The Advocate back in 2008, “What put me over the edge was a friend and colleague who met her spouse after I was already with my partner — they got married and subsequently were put into the Blue Book in a matter of days.”
The State Department eventually told him that the Defense of Marriage Act prevented the listing. Although he protested the decision behind the scenes, Lashey’s name was not ever added, which led to his coming forward to criticize the treatement publicly as he left his post.
HuffPost has noted that since the choice, Grenell has scrubbed his Twitter account and website of offensive material...
Read this story at americanvisionnews.com ...
We agree, basically, but here’s the conumdrum: I do want to give 0 his walking papers, like everyone here and you, but the best conclusion we can hope for is exchanging the devil we know for ... the devil we know.
I don’t know how Romney could be any worse unless one objects on principle to being stabbed in the back (ala McCain) instead of in the chest. So he does this and confirms again that it will be: “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”
At this time that is exceedingly unwise. Remember what the voting public did to Republicans when they thought we were overrun with pedophiles.
Romney could have easily gotten a friend to pick this guy up for later ~ just kept him off the rolls during the remainder of his campaign.
It's stupidity like this that proves that Romney is undeserving of our votes.
Get over it. You idiots are driving me away.
Romney is doing this so the entire Republican party can be brought down in the next election.
What a horribly bitter old man ~ bet his dad made him do girls rather than what he obviously wanted to do ~ dress up in fancy clothes and primp for his boyfriends.
Naw, he’s going to pick up Rubio for that.
Of course. And lets be honest, Mitt wouldn’t be all that great either.
The game has been fixed for a long time.
We are all morally flawed...
Of course we want good people. We also should treat each other respectfully if we want to “show them the light”, so to speak.
Seems like a lot of bitterness around here lately if you asked me
"Maddow certainly didn't think Grenell's tweets were so "tongue-in-cheek" or "humorous," pointing out the ones written about her during Friday night's show, while asking if the Romney campaign sees "any sign that they understand that a long, string of really nasty, sexist tweets about Callista Gingrich's appearance might be alienating to people who might otherwise consider voting for Mr. Romney." -- HuffPo
At some point, this occurred to liberal Democrats:
“Wow, most Republicans with vote for ANY Republican candidate, no matter how liberal that candidate is!”
Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say 'what should be the reward of such sacrifices?' Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!
Pushing their lifestyle on others is an inextricable part of their lifestyle.
Hmmm, politics is not something for saints. Get over it.
Besides, why wouldn't Bishop Romney hire a faggot, transvestite, puppy humper, or anyone else he thought would help his campaign?
Bishop Romney is nothing but a liberal democrat who was too far back in the pack to make it within the fascist democrat party and so has run as a Vichy Republican. His record shouts down everything he says and everything the peanut gallery cheerleaders have to say about him. No one who is anything other than a run of the mill fascist democrat would have pushed RomneyCare and queers being married one to another. Period.
Yep. Get ready for more etch-a-sketch politics. The issue for me is that the guy is a gay ACTIVIST *and* as the old saying goes: “personnel is policy.”
Not to mention he had to delete about 800 or so sexist tweets that targeted conservative women & Jerry Falwell.
Keep smiling and tolerating evil, Mitt. This is you, right?
Regarding conundrums, we all have to make a choice. Obama is a naive puppet of evil and is destroying peoples lives every day. Mitt, for all his less than “conservative” values, is still a believer in the American dream. ABO.