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EXCLUSIVE: Richard Grenell hounded from Romney campaign by anti-gay conservatives
The Washington Post ^ | 5/01/2012 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 05/01/2012 12:53:34 PM PDT by DesertRenegade

Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman recently hired to sharpen the foreign policy message of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, has resigned in the wake of a full-court press by anti-gay conservatives.

In a statement obtained by Right Turn, Grenell says:

I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign. I want to thank Governor Romney for his belief in me and my abilities and his clear message to me that being openly gay was a non-issue for him and his team.

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KEYWORDS: gayvote; grenell; homosexualagenda; logcabinrepublicans; rino; romney; sodomite
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This is good news in my opinion. This Grenell character is 'married' to another homosexual and was way too militant on that issue. If Romney wants to get the conservative vote, he needs to surround himself with people who have values, not perverts.
1 posted on 05/01/2012 12:53:42 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

...aaaaand so it goes. We’ll be seeing backtracking on all sorts of liberal/moderate stuff from now through November, and who really knows what kind of leader we’d have if he gets elected?


2 posted on 05/01/2012 12:56:55 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: DesertRenegade

Wonder how many other wolves in sheep clothing are hiding amongst Romney’s ilk. I’m sick to my stomach over the coming elections.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 12:57:32 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Mitt must have suggested a particularly comfy bus for him to jump under.

At least the Mitt campaign has some people on it who still have their sanity. Or at least know that the political wind is blowing against the gay marriage crap. (It always fails when put to a plebiscite.)


4 posted on 05/01/2012 12:58:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (To the devil with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Too little, too late.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 12:58:44 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (BO Threat Stream: http://blogsofwar.com/threatstream/index_barack_obama.html)
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To: jagusafr

Maybe Mitt has a side that’s willing to listen to his constituents? This had to be a skunk’s turd in a punchbowl for him.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 1:00:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (To the devil with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Great news. Now if Mittens would only withdraw.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 1:02:36 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: DesertRenegade
This is all about the Willard.

Fact is if you want to run as a Republican and you want to win if you have too close a relationship to any homosexual politicians YOU WILL LOSE.

The Democrats rode Senator Craig hard in 2006, as they did Mark Foley, and as they were prepared to do Ken Mehlman ~ and others.

When a subordinate of Michael Steele, the previous RNC chairman wanted to try to bring some Hollywood lesbians over as Republican donors, the Washington Post was beating down the doors all over town hollering about that one ~ even louder than the folks at Washington Times and the New York Times.

To the Democrats bringing GLBT people into contact of any kind with the Republican party is just more raw meat for nasty campaigning.

They know the public will reject Republicans with gay affiliations ~ although they'll tolerate the same stuff from the Democrats.

If gay people want to participate in the Republican side of politics please send money, don't ask for a job, and no public meetings ~ or really private meetings either.

Else the Democrats will beat the Republicans about the head and shoulders with that stuff ~ and NOT A SINGLE GAY PERSON WILL RISE TO THEIR DEFENSE

Romney would not have made this mistake if he'd bothered finding out what Real Republicans think ~ the Conservatives, the TEA Partiers, the Establishment, the Country Clubbers, the elected officials.....

Guess he doesn't know enough Republicans ~ just the money men.

I"ve been trying to think of something that would be more stupid to set us up like we were set up in 2006 and just can't do it. Does MItt have a tin-ear when it comes to homosexuals?

8 posted on 05/01/2012 1:03:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Well brace yourself for the next screaming from the Barack campaign: MITT DECLARES WAR ON GAYS!!!


9 posted on 05/01/2012 1:07:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (To the devil with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: muawiyah

Well brace yourself for the next screaming from the Barack campaign: MITT DECLARES WAR ON GAYS!!!

... and if I were Mitt, I’d be grinning from ear to ear about this. The Barack campaign would be my own best advertisement.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 1:08:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (To the devil with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: jagusafr

If r0mney gets elected in November, we’ll have the kind of leader whose first choice for “spokesman” on foreign policy is a militant faggot.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 1:11:35 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DesertRenegade; P-Marlowe; wagglebee; little jeremiah; Alamo-Girl; betty boop
This is good news in my opinion. This Grenell character is 'married' to another homosexual and was way too militant on that issue. If Romney wants to get the conservative vote, he needs to surround himself with people who have values, not perverts.

So....it's ok to acknowledge that Romney has a soft spot in his heart for the gay agenda, gay marriages, and counter-conservative ideologies, BUT it's also ok to hide that so you can get conservative votes.

Is that what I'm hearing?

Make no mistake. Romney is a radical liberal. The bad thing about a wolf in sheep's clothing is that the sheep mill about saying, "Wolf, there's no wolf in our midst. All I see is sheep."

In fact, my FRiends, I'd classify Mr Romney as a 3rd Way Social Corporatist. I think that just about nails it.

12 posted on 05/01/2012 1:13:38 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: xzins
I'd classify Mr Romney as a guy who wants to take our money at gunpoint to pay for abortions.

I'd classify Mr Romney as a guy who thinks faggotry is just peachy.

I'd classify Mr Romney as a guy who wants to ban guns.

I'd classify Mr Romney as a guy who thinks industry works best when controlled (if not owned outright) by government.

13 posted on 05/01/2012 1:17:38 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DesertRenegade
This is what happens when we end up with a 'moderate' Republican presidential candidate well-connected to the RNC establishment that, behind closed doors, sneer at conservatives and their values.

Romney is going to find out that he can't have it both ways. He can't profess to be a conservative yet hire an openly gay man living in an ersatz 'marriage' as his foreign policy spokesmen to demonstrate his tolerance and 'moderation' (on social issues) and expect actual conservatives to just play along. That won't work.

Frankly, Romney should work to avoid getting enmeshed in these kinds of wholly unnecessary situations and stop trying to be all things to all people. That is a path to guaranteed failure. Run against Obama as a conservative with a laser-like focus on the economy, not pandering to gays or other groups that wouldn't vote for any Republican even if their life depended on it. Mitt needs to quit worrying about what The New York Times says about him today and start worrying about how he can defeat Obama, who will have a lot of tricks up his sleeve during the campaign intended to distract voters and ridicule Romney.

14 posted on 05/01/2012 1:21:11 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: DesertRenegade

I’d say it’s bad news, made worse by the resignation, for two reasons: #1 Grenell, an individual with a well known history of gay activism, was selected by the Romney campaign in the first place, #2 When challenged, Romney folded rather than stand up for his team and decision. In other words, he threw Grenell under the bus for political expediency, even though he would almost certainly hire someone like Grenell again (when Mitt no longer needs our votes).

I think Mitt Romney governs as a social liberal who takes great pride in separating private moral/religious beliefs from public action. In other words, while he may be personally opposed to homosexuality on some level, he will do absolutely nothing to stop or slow its advance politically. As governor, in fact, he seemed to make it a point to demonstrate how open minded (politically) he was about homosexuality. I think he’s one of those “while personally opposed” types.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 1:21:49 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: jagusafr

Look at his statement too. “Me being openly gay was not an issue” to the Romney folks etc. etc. Playing the victim card.

The issue was that a National Review article said the man had an “unhinged devotion” to gay marriage, and made himself all about his sexuality—not to mention the 800 or so tweets he had to delete that trashed Newt & Callista Gingrich.

So, the left wing media will cry homophobia, and the Romney camp, who apparently tried to convince him to stay, will back them up.

Where’s the conservatism?


16 posted on 05/01/2012 1:21:49 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: DesertRenegade

I try to keep off these threads because I get banned for using words like backside and poo-poo......


17 posted on 05/01/2012 1:25:12 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: DesertRenegade

I think you hit the nail on the head. The media (and apparently, Grenell) will blame it on him being gay, when in reality it is because he was a militant activist who someone on National Review said had an “unhinged devotion” to gay marriage.

He also fed the victim card mafia a few bones with it too.

Not to mention the guy had a history of trashing conservatives like Newt. Did the Romney people even vet him?


18 posted on 05/01/2012 1:32:19 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: DesertRenegade
I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign. I want to thank Governor Romney for his belief in me and my abilities and his clear message to me that being openly gay was a non-issue for him and his team.

"Openly Gay" = Promoting the normalization of the homosexual disorder = Promoting the Homosexual Agenda = Promoting government mandated immorality and promoting an individual and social self destructive disorder. All this in addition to attempting to normalize and promote values contrary to the GOP platform.

Good riddance I say! However, the job is not quite complete --what about the elephant still in the room, the homosexual agenda promoter Romney the RINO?

19 posted on 05/01/2012 1:34:28 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: DesertRenegade
Somewhere Ann Coulter is wiping her tears away.

The queers still luv you Ann, no worries.

20 posted on 05/01/2012 1:36:08 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: DesertRenegade

I’m sure he was let go with a promise that he’ll be back on board after the victory—when conservatives are no longer wanted or needed. That’s how Romney works.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 1:40:34 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: DesertRenegade

22 posted on 05/01/2012 1:53:40 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: ArrogantBustard; Alamo-Girl; betty boop; P-Marlowe; wmfights

Excellent post, AB!

Your last point is the essence of social corporatism. It is a type of socialism, and it is a great grandchild of the economic views of Benito Mussolini’s fascism.

Your initial points all fall under the “3rd Way” ideology which is focus on economy and not on social issues.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 2:10:49 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: DesertRenegade

This guy perfectly represents Romney’s “values” though.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 2:32:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rarestia

The Person he choses as V.P. will be very telling.

We don’t need a “Vanilla” RINO Gop-Er. What he needs to do to win the hearts of Conservatives is to Pick a Jim DeMint type.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 2:33:21 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Antoninus

He was not “let go”. He quit and made a fuss. I bet the Romney campaign did everything it could think of to keep him.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 2:38:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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27 posted on 05/01/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: DesertRenegade

Is he really gone or is he a “kitchen cabinet member” ala andrew jackson?

Hopefully Romney will get the message and cut the BS regading social and fiscal balkanization.

conservative is conservative, there is no nuance.


28 posted on 05/01/2012 3:02:25 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ArrogantBustard

That’s ridiculous.

Along with most of the comments here.


29 posted on 05/01/2012 3:02:36 PM PDT by altura
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To: DesertRenegade

I want to thank Governor Romney for his belief in me and my abilities and his clear message to me that being openly gay was a non-issue for him and his team.


That’s bad news, way overshadows any “good” news. Romney still likes perverts, this one got caught, that’s all.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 3:05:30 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: GeronL
He was not “let go”. He quit and made a fuss. I bet the Romney campaign did everything it could think of to keep him.

Of course, the real question is--why was he there in the first place?
31 posted on 05/01/2012 3:14:35 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: longtermmemmory

“Is he really gone or is he a “kitchen cabinet member” ala andrew jackson?”

He’ll probably have a seat under the table.


32 posted on 05/01/2012 3:23:09 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: Antoninus
Of course, the real question is--why was he there in the first place?

A trial balloon. Romney and the RINO establishment he represents were taking a measure of the resolve and strength of their conservative opponents.

33 posted on 05/01/2012 3:23:27 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: DesertRenegade

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Grenell hounded from Romney RINO campaign by anti-gay actual conservatives

There, that's better...

34 posted on 05/01/2012 3:30:56 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: DBeers

he was hounded, outed, by the MSM actually


35 posted on 05/01/2012 5:00:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: JSDude1
What he needs to do to win the hearts of Conservatives is to Pick a Jim DeMint type.

What he needs to do is withdraw. I know, fat chance.

36 posted on 05/01/2012 5:01:03 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: CountryClassSF

is there a link to that National Review girly man magazine article??


37 posted on 05/01/2012 5:02:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Yeah, but do you think that’s very likely? This would be the second best thing..


38 posted on 05/01/2012 5:15:17 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: little jeremiah; All

Are you people nuts. The Obama administration is rife with gays and lesbians in many positions. Most of us think that Potus himself is gay.

Yet here you are trashing Romney because one gay adviser resigned.

Do you really want Obama for four more years or have you just totally lost touch with reality?


39 posted on 05/01/2012 5:17:27 PM PDT by altura
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To: JSDude1

I think it’ll never happen.

Personally, I don’t care who Mutt’s VP pick is. The problem with putting earrings on a hog is that, in the end, it’s still a hog.


40 posted on 05/01/2012 5:24:09 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: altura

“Yet here you are trashing Romney because one gay adviser resigned.”

Romney should be trashed for hiring one in the first place.


41 posted on 05/01/2012 5:30:49 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: altura

I want a revolution at the convention. Romney is a lying liberal and on top of that a delusional Mormon who thinks he’s fulfilling a prophecy. He’s not conservative about anything unless maybe it’s illegals and who knows where he really stands on that.

I’m not saying I will refuse to vote for him if he really becomes the candidate. I just hope with every fibre of my being that he winds up NOT being the candidate.


42 posted on 05/01/2012 6:14:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: GenXteacher

You totally missed my point. You may think it was ill-advised to hire a gay advisor, but my whole point was that this is spit in the ocean compared to Obama.

His regime is rampant with gays. Most of the women surrounding him, or a lot of them, seem to be militant lesbians. A lot of the men around him and in his administration are gay. He’s gay (or so it would seem).

So why are we wasting time trashing Romney over a trifle when we should be looking at what we’ll be facing if we don’t get behind Romney.

Fact: Romney is the nominee.

Fact: If he isn’t elected, Obama will be.

Nuther fact: Obama, the press and all obama’s minions will spend the next few months maligning Romney. Why should we help them????

Anybody?


43 posted on 05/01/2012 6:45:08 PM PDT by altura
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To: altura

Romney is NOT the nominee. If he becomes it,
Obama will win.

It is that simple


44 posted on 05/01/2012 6:58:13 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: altura

What ... are you trying to assert that r0mney’s first choice for a foreign policy spokesman was NOT a militant faggot?

Or maybe you’re OK with folks who like to hang out with militant faggots?

“Don’t ask, don’t tell” was repealed, so you’re free to tell us what’s really going on with you ...


45 posted on 05/01/2012 7:06:25 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: GeronL
I have a link to the one where they said he had an "unhinged devotion" to gay marriage, yeah. This is my first try posting a link on this page so I hope it works. lol

National Review Article.

46 posted on 05/01/2012 7:30:27 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: CountryClassSF

Thanks, you could just post the URL without using any html and it would be a link automatically. As long as there is no html anywhere in the post.


47 posted on 05/01/2012 8:23:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
What he needs to do is withdraw. I know, fat chance.

RINO POTUS INTERRUPTUS?

LOL!!!!

48 posted on 05/01/2012 8:29:54 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: xzins

Thanks for the ping. dear brother in Christ!


49 posted on 05/01/2012 8:30:11 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ArrogantBustard

If you vote for Obama, you will be the one hanging out with homosexuals.

Don’t even try to kid yourself about it or change the subject.

Nobody has responded to my point.


50 posted on 05/01/2012 9:54:23 PM PDT by altura
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