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

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    Did you read the story linked?
    The base is pulling the GOP down. I wonder what will happen the day the GOP acknowledges gay people should be equal... will the base change or go completely off the ledge? The GOP has a real dilemma on this issue and immigration...

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

    Anyone read that guy's twitter account?

    Total jackass. Especially since it was mostly attacks on women. Including the wives of Republicans.

    Anyone know if some of the backlash was for that? Or just being gay? It would be supremely hilarious to find out the gop radical elements wanted him gone not for being a misogynist but for being gay.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Obviously no one in the Romney camp is going to say that for attribution, but it's seems pretty clear from the circumstances. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/us...ewanted=1&_r=1


    Okay, then this is just what you "think" was the reason. I got it.

    Hey - if this story was about a Libby I might jump on the the "reason" I liked best too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    This whole incident is really disturbing. Romney had the choice of doing the right thing: standing up for a valued staff member. He choose to backstab him and sacrifice him to the radicals within his own party.

    I ask you a simple question:

    If Romney cannot stand up for his own campaign staff, how can we expect him to stand up for everyone else in this nation?
    As best I can find out, there is no evidence that Romney fired or otherwise backstabbed the guy. At worst what he did was not publically defend him from the fundamentalists.

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Anyone read that guy's twitter account?

    Total jackass. Especially since it was mostly attacks on women. Including the wives of Republicans.

    Anyone know if some of the backlash was for that? Or just being gay? It would be supremely hilarious to find out the gop radical elements wanted him gone not for being a misogynist but for being gay.
    The twitter issue was thought to be taken care of and no longer an issue.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    As best I can find out, there is no evidence that Romney fired or otherwise backstabbed the guy. At worst what he did was not publically defend him from the fundamentalists.
    I never said he fired him. I said he backstabbed him. He thought he was a valued member, hired him and then refused to stand up for him when it mattered. Romney has no spine at all. Whatsoever. Hell, if Mittens cannot stand up to the crazies in his own party, how the **** can we expect him to stand up for anyone in this country?

    All political policies aside, Romney just showed he is completely unfit for the office. You don't come out and stand up for your guy after it's way too late. You do it when it matters. Romney utterly failed.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    This story kind of reminds me of Dick Cheney and his gay daughter. When it was politically convenient he was totally against gay marriage but had a "sudden change of heart" a couple of months after being out of office.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Anyone read that guy's twitter account?

    Total jackass. Especially since it was mostly attacks on women. Including the wives of Republicans.

    Anyone know if some of the backlash was for that? Or just being gay? It would be supremely hilarious to find out the gop radical elements wanted him gone not for being a misogynist but for being gay.
    let's look at this, because no circumstance surrounding it is flattering for romney

    was the guy hired despite his twitter history, which then proved to be a problem. well, that scenario would tell us that romney does a sorry job selecting and vetting his appointees
    not a good trait for someone who wants to be president
    (this happens to be one of Obama's major flaws. he brought into government those who got him elected. problem was, they were clueless how to manage a government)


    and if the guy was tossed because of his homosexuality, then that tells us about the degree of "tolerance" a romney administration would exhibit


    and what is especially telling is that romney needs a backbone implant. he did nothing to support his new hire, when that aid came under fire by the reich wing of the GOP. romney is a pussy. if he cannot stand up to the reich wing of his party then how can we trust him to stand up to those who would do our country harm
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Yes, that Romney should really stand up to poor behavior from his party. Now here let me use the term "reich wing." It will really help make my point.
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