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Pathetic, Weak Willard Caves to Right-Wing Bigots, Ditches Gay Staffer

by: lowkell

Tue May 01, 2012 at 20:34:30 PM EDT


How much more pathetic and weak can Willard be than this?
Jennifer Rubin reports that Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman on foreign policy issues for the Romney campaign, has now stepped down after an uproar from anti-gay conservatives over the appointment.

Grenell, who sparked controversy with a series of tasteless tweets about women, was said to have been kept under wraps by the campaign ever since the appointment began creating controversy. But the Romney campaign has insisted that Grenell was not pushed from his post, and that Romney advisers tried to get him to stay on.

But all this raises a question: Why was Grenell completely absent from the public stage in the last few days, when his subject area - foreign policy issues - were front and center in the political conversation?

Good question, although the answer is obvious based on the sequence of events. First, Willard's campaign hires a former Bush Administration official, Richard Grenell, as its national security and foreign policy spokesman, even though (or is this a PLUS among Republicans these days?) Grenell is one of the most viciously nasty and misogynstic (e.g., Rachel Maddow should "put on a necklace;" Hillary Clinton "is starting to look liek Madeline [sic] Albright;" etc.) politicos around. Brilliant. Second, Romney and his team know that Grenell is openly gay when they hire him, but when Grenell is (predictably) hounded by the right-wing bigots for this fact, the Romney campaign totally caves to the bigots - throws Grenell under the bus, fails to defend him, won't let him do the job they just hired him to do, and ultimately gives him no real choice but to resign.

All this is not only pathetically craven and disgusting on almost every level, it also demonstrates monumentally bad judgment, not to mention utter idiocy, by Willard et al. I mean, seriously, what WERE they thinking in hiring this misogynist (strikes 1 and 2) who worked in the Bush Administration (strike 3!) in the first place? Then, why wouldn't they stand up to the "social conservatives" (aka, rabid homophobes like this raving lunatic) in their party (aka, "the John Birch Society")?

Sadly, none of this is surprising coming from Willard "Mitt" Romney. I mean, what else would we expect from a guy who's pandered to the far right and flip flopped on just about every single issue,  who can't tell the truth on anything, who is one of the most awkward and out of touch human beings ever to run for president, all because he so desperately wants to BE president and will say or do anything to achieve that goal? Are those the personality traits we'd ever want in a president? Hint: that was a rhetorical question.

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In fairness to Willard . . . (0.00 / 0)
Willard has a huge problem with women voters and this guy wasn't helping.  Gay or not, he is a huge misogynist with a history of anti-woman hate speech, and I think that had as much to do with Mr. Grenell's departure as anything else.  I think the Romney folks read all those Tweets that you, me, and every other Democratic blogger downloaded before Grenell was able to delete his account.

Just goes to show that Republicans still haven't learned the lesson they were supposed to learn in 2008 with Sarah Palin:

Vet first; hire second.

The Richmonder


So, they're either utterly incompetent in not vetting him (0.00 / 0)
or they DID vet him but didn't give a crap about his vicious women hating, until the blowback began and they realized it was a political problem?  Wonderful.

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I'm guessing they didn't vet (0.00 / 0)
Republicans don't vet, they vouch.  Someone said, "Hey, he's a good guy; give him the job."  Lazy; they never checked him out.

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Can you imagine these morons trying to fill up (0.00 / 0)
an entire administration? It would be a complete fiasco.

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I think I can imagine it . . . (0.00 / 0)
 "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."

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