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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    I claimed nothing of the sort. What I actually did say, I supported.

    Really, what's wrong with you?
    For ****'s sake, it's not like your quote isn't right there for everyone to see!
    "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."

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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Richard 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.
    Richard Grenell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    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.

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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    Richard Grenell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    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.
    Or maybe him making hateful non PC comments all over twitter might have something to do with it as well. Its more complicated than JUST his social orientation.

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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Oho. Spoke too soon.

    Now we know why the campaign asked him to lay low:
    NYT: Romney campaign overlooked Grenell’s controversial Twitter postings when they vetted him « Hot Air
    The twitter situation had been handled and was not the big issue with him.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Oh, well, you just did it again, slugger.

    "It's a huge stretch to say he was forced out by anyone" does not in any way, shape, or form equal "he took a powder for no reason."

    Self-ownage. You has it.
    you insist our explanations for his departure from his new job as spokesmodel for romney are wrong
    yet you refuse to tell us what caused his exit
    how can you assert that anyone's account is in error when you have no idea what prompted his exit?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The twitter situation had been handled and was not the big issue with him.
    So say you. Im not buying that however. Considering he had to go and erase some 800 messages, it sounds as though it was a factor.

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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    you insist our explanations for his departure from his new job as spokesmodel for romney are wrong
    yet you refuse to tell us what caused his exit
    how can you assert that anyone's account is in error when you have no idea what prompted his exit?
    The same way all the liberals are insisting it was the socons that forced him out. Assumption.

    Richard Grenell Flap Had 'Blown Over,' Mitt Romney Campaign Staff Thought
    "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."
    So Romney was pressured by a Socon he has already had disagreement with? That doesnt make sense.

    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."
    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.

    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.

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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    The same way all the liberals are insisting it was the socons that forced him out. Assumption.

    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.



    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.

    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.
    but harshaw must, to be able to discount the explanations provided
    which is why i continue to ask him for his explanation of basis for the exit of romney's new, gay spokesmodel
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    but harshaw must, to be able to discount the explanations provided
    which is why i continue to ask him for his explanation of basis for the exit of romney's new, gay spokesmodel
    Oh Shut Up. Im seeing liberals do the same thing in this thread, dont see you calling them out. Get a new set of standards yours are left biased.

    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.

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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    No kidding. I never claimed otherwise. He stepped down because he was being frozen out by the campaign. They wanted to keep him in the closet so as not to offend the Christian conservative homophobes.


    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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