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

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I agree his sexuality should not impact his job...thats just wrong....I do believe the liberals were attacking him over statements he had made about women....not positive but thats what I thought i had read on him...he got in trouble as a news reporter in the UN...he was accused of doing alot of lieing.
    Typical nonsense from you. The article clearly states it was the conservative backlash.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    What I find humorous is that anyone thinks that Willard "Mit" Romney is against same-sex marriage.
    Can't imagine where anyone would have gotten the idea that he is against gay marriage. Well other than the fact that he himself has said so countless times.

    There's this thing called Google. There's this thing called Youtube.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality - The Washington Post

    As much as I dislike his views its still a damn shame he has to step down just because he is gay... I wish we could get over this issue in our country already..

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    You apparently didn't read your own source, and you didn't bother to check the things it linked to.

    He has a long history in Republican leadership, and these were the most bountiful complaints against him, having nothing to do with being gay and coming from the left:

    Shortly after Romney announced that Grenell would join his team, the former spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations was forced to remove entries from his Twitter account that some considered offensive. Grenell came under fire for a series of snarky tweets aimed at women, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow; and Callista Gingrich, the wife of GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

    The tweets included posts about Clinton’s appearance, Gingrich’s hair and Maddow’s lack of jewelry, but Grenell was forced to address complaints that his comments were sexist even before he moved into his new role.

    And some longtime reporters openly complained about Grenell’s confrontational style, which sometimes included calls to editors and freezing reporters out of stories. Among Romney’s biggest champions in the twitterverse, Grenell often used his Twitter account to call out reporters and to criticize U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
    And then the piece asserts:

    But it was social conservatives who balked most over the choice.
    But in support of the idea that they "balked most," it only links to a blog post by one guy, Matthew Franck.

    In it, that one conservative said:

    I agree that Grenell’s being openly gay is, in itself, of no consequence for his service in the Romney campaign. Nor is the fact that he supports same-sex marriage — if, that is, we were assured that this view would have no influence on American foreign policy. But Grenell has made a particular crusade of the marriage issue, with a kind of unhinged devotion that suggests a man with questionable judgment. And when the Obama State Department is already moving to elevate the gay-rights agenda to a higher plane than religious freedom in the foreign policy of the United States, it is reasonable to wonder whether Grenell, after taking such a prominent place in the Romney campaign’s foreign-policy shop, would be in line for an influential State posting where he could pursue his passion for that same agenda.
    And the ORIGINAL source had this to say:

    Right Turn has learned from multiple sources that the senior officials from the Romney campaign and respected Republicans not on the campaign contacted Ric Grenell over the weekend in an attempt to persuade him not to leave the campaign. Those were unsuccessful.
    So 1) it wasn't about him "being gay"; 2) it's a HUGE stretch to say he was "forced" out by anyone, and 3) the biggest ruckus about him came from the left.

    You would do well to look deeper into these things and not stop once you've read only what you want to believe.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Yes and I can link another if you want me too...

    Grenell drew harsh criticism from reporters during his tenure as a spokesman for the United Nations. Former Reuters reporter Irwin Arieff told HuffPost that Grenell "often lied," adding that he was the "most dishonest and deceptive press person" he'd worked with in over two decades on the job.

    The Huffington Post recently reported that days after joining the campaign and coming under fire for numerous sexist and impolitic statements he had made about prominent women and members of the media, Grenell scrubbed over 800 tweets from his Twitter feed and deleted his personal website.

    Now that is from Huffington post a more liberal site...quoting exactly what ive quoted...he came under fire for his statements about women and he was accuse of being an incredible liar at the united nations.

    I did not state liberals had him fired...Anti Gay conservatives did that...and I strongly disagree that he should have been fired for his sexuality...but if he was lieing and made comments about women he should have been fired for that..

    Richard Grenell, Controversial Mitt Romney Spokesman, Resigns

    From you link:


    "Hours after Grenell's resignation was announced, competing stories emerged as to what had caused it. The initial report suggested that pressure from social conservatives had forced Romney's hand. But that same report, written by the Post's Rubin, later clarified that aides to Romney had urged Grenell to stay. He left, the piece added, in part because he hadn't come on board at a time when foreign policy issues were dominating the campaign. "

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I am well aware of the means for it becoming legal here in the Communistwealth. I am also well aware that he chose not to force the issue through the higher courts and other means. He sat by and allowed it to happen rather than seriously fighting against it. He refused to put anyof his personal or political life on the line to fight it; therefore he at least passively supported it so far as I'm concerned. Just as his passiveness on the gun control issue does NOT equate to support of gun owners.

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    Posted by Tigger
    What I find humorous is that anyone thinks that Willard "Mit" Romney is against same-sex marriage. All you have to do is look at his record as Governor of Massachusetts to know that isn't true. He was Governor when Same-Sex Marriage became legal in the State.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Can't imagine where anyone would have gotten the idea that he is against gay marriage. Well other than the fact that he himself has said so countless times.

    There's this thing called Google. There's this thing called Youtube.
    You can keep your Google and Youtube. He can spout whatever words he wants, every day for the rest of his life. The fact is that when he became Governor of Massachusetts gay marriage was NOT allowed in the state and when he left office it was. Case Closed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    You can keep your Google and Youtube. He can spout whatever words he wants, every day for the rest of his life. The fact is that when he became Governor of Massachusetts gay marriage was NOT allowed in the state and when he left office it was. Case Closed.
    When Obama came into office many bad things were happening that are no longer....case closed.

    Unless you are a conservative

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    When Obama came into office many bad things were happening that are no longer....case closed.
    Yep; and even more that weren't happening are happening now. Actually there's an interesting symetry between the two situations. Two men who were not qualified for the position take over their respective jobs and in four years correct a smattering of things while overall making things much worse than when they took office.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Yep; and even more that weren't happening are happening now. Actually there's an interesting symetry between the two situations. Two men who were not qualified for the position take over their respective jobs and in four years correct a smattering of things while overall making things much worse than when they took office.
    I had no idea you had the education, resources, and time to vet our presidential Candidates so completely and accurately. One is left to wonder why McCain did not request your services when he most certainly could have used them.

    It is always interesting to read the comments of those who seem to think they know more than the Pros...Sideline Tiddly-winks.

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

    Yet another gay guy screaming for attention It's grown tired already.

    Why is it that minorities and gays never leave or get fired on their own merits? It's always because they are gay or a minority. Because mindless sheep with fall for anything. That's why.

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