"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
Richard Grenell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaRichard Grenell (born September 18, 1966) is an American political consultant and media commentator who briefly served as national security spokesperson for Mitt Romney in his campaign for President of the United States. In April 2012, he became the first openly gay spokesman for a Republican presidential candidate, after being hired by Mitt Romney. Less than one week later, on May 1, he resigned after pressure from anti-gay conservatives.
heh, I knew it. He was in for 1 week. This is a false flag operation, Romney hired him only so he could resign to make Romney look like he supports gays without actually supporting gays.
Richard Grenell Flap Had 'Blown Over,' Mitt Romney Campaign Staff Thought
So Romney was pressured by a Socon he has already had disagreement with? That doesnt make sense."The main source of the criticism was from a person on the far right that Romney had taken on before," the Romney source said.
The "far right" figure is Bryan Fischer, with the American Family Association, whom Romney had condemned in October for "poisonous language."
Gary Bauer (a socon with some real power in the party) says gays have been serving in gop admins before so its not a big deal and policy is more important.Around the same time, Gary Bauer, the founder of American Values, became the most serious political figure on the Christian right to publicly criticize Grenell's hiring. Bauer wrote in a letter to supporters that he worried that Grenell's hiring might signal some support by Romney for gay marriage. But he added, "We should not exaggerate this. Homosexuals were part of the Reagan Administration and the Bush Administrations. Our concern is policy."
In a Wednesday interview with HuffPost, Bauer said, "I never called for [Grenell] to be replaced and I think the most important thing here is the policies."
I dont give a crap about this story to any real extent but I get an overriding feeling that there is quite a bit we dont know about why Grenell really stepped down.
At least Im honest enough to say I dont know the whole story, wish everyone else were doing the same and posting something or anything to support their ideas. We might *gasp* all learn something.
Can you prove this? The article stated he'd worked for various Repubs ,made some twitter remarks about various Demo women, had some opposition from Christian conservatives and you've chosen to go with "conservatives" as the reason.
It doesn't seem to me, by the article, that Romney or Bush, he had worked for both, were surprised because they all knew he was gay. It wasn't like this he was "John NewGuy" in the Repub Party.
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