Skip to comments.Mitt Romney’s Appointment of Gay Aide Richard Grenell Signals New Attitude [April 2012]
Posted on 08/18/2012 6:34:23 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Last week, Mitt Romney hired Richard Grenell as his new foreign policy spokesman. Grenell was President Bushs communications director at the United Nations for eight years, and has been a spokesman for a handful of prominent Republicans such as George Pataki and Dave Camp.
Along with his qualifications, Grenell is also gay.
When the campaign announced the hire, Grenells sexual orientation wasnt noted in media coverage, nor, arguably, should it have been. He got in a bit of a tangle for scrubbing his Twitter profile to erase messages he wrote about Newt Gingrich and his wife, but that was about the only newsworthy development in the hiring announcement.
That is, until a gay-bashing radio host at the American Family Association wrote in his blog that by appointing Grenell, Romney was telling the so-called pro-family community to drop dead. CNN amplified that message from Bryan Fischer by inviting him on for an interview.
The homosexual agenda represents the single-greatest threat to religious liberty and freedom of association in America today, Fischer declared.
The problem, gay Republicans say, is not that homophobes like Fischer are still around but that a persons sexual orientation is still newsworthy enough to provide a cheap story or mini-controversy.
Grenell isnt the first gay person Romney has hired, and he probably wont be the last.
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All I’ve got to say to all the people cheering the democrats getting on board with Romney is, “This is what you wanted, hope your “win” was worth it.”
That guy did not last 1 week:
What an idiotic thing to do. This issue has become one of the most controversial issues of the times, and he sides with the flaming homos?
Typical back stabbing politician. Throw the American people under the bus for the sake of a few dollars in campaign contributions.
Get rid of him, Romney. Outside the Washington belt way, things are different in the real world.
I find Romney to be absolutely repulsive. THIS is the real Mitt Romney. Liberal to the core.
Your Dear Leader thanks you for spamming the board with a 4 month old article about a man who lasted exactly one week with the Romney campaign.
You signed Michelle Obama ‘Free Happy Meal’ voucher is in the mail.
You know the cycle of RINO betrayal.
Good. Romney would have taken a huge, huge hit for that mistake. He'd have lost millions of moral voters if the word got out he was "homo sensitive." Real men don't bend over under pressure.
LOL I can’t even watch the news anymore.
Between FOX rubbing themselves raw over Romney and the lefty media rubbing themselves raw over Obama I just want to vomit.
yup, this really does not move political discussion forward.
That needs to be in capitols so everyone who is bitching will see it; THE FRUIT IS GONE. HE ISN’T THERE ANYMORE. HE RESIGNED!
Oh, no! He's severely conservative! He said so himself! [stifled laugh]
I’m getting physically ill .....
AND MITT PICKED THIS FRUIT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
The only good thing I can think of to say about Romney is that he’s not obammy.......
Therefore, he gets my vote.
Anyone have any idea Who his pick for US Attorney General might be?
The date of the article is from April.
I agree with AFA that this is “in your face” to social conservatives/Christian conservatives on the part of Mitt Romney.
I’ve changed my viewpoint on his strategy, though.
First, I do think Mitt is pro-homosexualism. I’ve no doubt. It wouldn’t surprise me to read future history and discover that Mitt was himself a closet AC/DC.
Next, I do not think he is trying to hide his homosexualism by sliding it under the radar.
I’ve decided that Romney WANTS us social conservatives screaming bloody murder about his pro-gay agenda while his public personna is saying he is pro-natural marriage/family.
His best credential to fence-sitting pro-gay independents and log cabinists is OUR indignation, OUR screaming bloody murder that he is HIDING his true feelings.
He is playing both ends against the middle.
We, of course, must continue to call him on his comments and on his record. We must also make clear, however, that the strategy of using our indignation to convince the pro-gay independents/youth/democrats that he is subtly on their side will be called out.
And the best way to do it is remind EVERYONE how duplicitous is this man, this Romney character. He will sell them “for a bowl of pottage” if it suits his immediate needs.
Would that Paul Ryan were the nominee instead of Mitt Romney! Lord, hear that prayer. Amen.
Leave it to soconbpubbie to post “news” from months ago. He couldn’t even be bothered this time to post that the guy was already dead and gone. Out of the campaign.