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:
And then the piece asserts: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.
But in support of the idea that they "balked most," it only links to a blog post by one guy, Matthew Franck.But it was social conservatives who balked most over the choice.
In it, that one conservative said:
And the ORIGINAL source had this to say: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.
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.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.
You would do well to look deeper into these things and not stop once you've read only what you want to believe.
Last edited by Harshaw; 05-02-12 at 03:27 PM.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
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. "
Seriously....you can pedal backwards all you want....You're still not moving.
The internets never lie....
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.
It is always interesting to read the comments of those who seem to think they know more than the Pros...Sideline Tiddly-winks.
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.