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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    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.
    So you're saying without ANY doubt it's NOT because he is gay? You know this situation that well to say that?

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

    Quote from the OP link from the Romney folks:

    “We are disappointed that Ric decided to resign from the campaign for his own personal reasons,” campaign manager Matt Rhoades said in a statement. “We wanted him to stay because he had superior qualifications for the position he was hired to fill.”


    So what's the problem? Has Grenell changed his mind or story?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Quote from the OP link from the Romney folks:

    “We are disappointed that Ric decided to resign from the campaign for his own personal reasons,” campaign manager Matt Rhoades said in a statement. “We wanted him to stay because he had superior qualifications for the position he was hired to fill.”


    So what's the problem? Has Grenell changed his mind or story?
    What would you expect them to say? "we're glad that dirty f_g is gone"
    Of course they're going to try to play the bigger man.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    What would you expect them to say? "we're glad that dirty f_g is gone"
    Of course they're going to try to play the bigger man.


    All I can go on is what is in the article. That's what the article said. And . . . . . I asked - "Has Grenell changed his mind or story?".

    I'm, evidently, not as gifted as some are in reading between the lines. Thanks.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    What would you expect them to say? "we're glad that dirty f_g is gone"
    Of course they're going to try to play the bigger man.
    From the article, it doesn't mention anything about the Romney campaign asking him to step down even from the aides own words.

    Me personally, after seeing other articles on this, I think it has to do more with the actions of the aide then the aide just being gay. It also has to do with pressure from outside the Romney campaign if anything, not within.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Quote from the OP link from the Romney folks:

    “We are disappointed that Ric decided to resign from the campaign for his own personal reasons,” campaign manager Matt Rhoades said in a statement. “We wanted him to stay because he had superior qualifications for the position he was hired to fill.”


    So what's the problem? Has Grenell changed his mind or story?
    Also quoted from the OP link:

    But it was social conservatives who balked most over the choice.
    AFA, one of the more powerful Fundamentalist Conservative groups, had this to say about the appointment(Bryan Fischer: Re: Richard Grenell: Romney has some):

    Since, as the saying goes in D.C., personnel is policy, this means Gov. Romney has some ‘splaining to do. This clearly is a deliberate and intentional act on his part, since he was well aware of Mr. Grenell’s sexual proclivities and knew it would be problematic for social conservatives. It’s certainly not possible that there are no other potential spokesmen available, men who are experts in foreign policy and who at the same time honor the institution of natural marriage in their personal lives.
    So this has all the appearances of a deliberate poke in the eye to the pro-family community, and a clumsy one at that, coming right on the heels of endorsements from Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas and the National Organization for Marriage, and right after the governor accepted an invitation to deliver the commencement address at Liberty University.
    As I explained in a much-discussed Tweet over the weekend, the message Gov. Romney appears to be sending to the pro-family community through his Grenell appointment is “drop dead.”
    Whether the backlash among far right conservatives was the cause or not, we cannot know, but what you can't do is pick and choose what part of a story to pay attention to and ignore the rest. Romney, who is like a leaf in the wind, blown whatever way the prevailing wind is blowing, has certainly made no effort to back up Grenell or publicly state that his orientation was not an issue for him. Instead, as soon as the heat began to pile up, Grenell was held back from even doing his job, oddly at a time when his area of expertise and the reason he was hired was at the forefront of the campaign.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So you're saying without ANY doubt it's NOT because he is gay? You know this situation that well to say that?
    I just find it repetitiously funny how groups that claim they want to be treated like everybody else constantly label themselves at every opportunity.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    All I can go on is what is in the article. That's what the article said. And . . . . . I asked - "Has Grenell changed his mind or story?".

    I'm, evidently, not as gifted as some are in reading between the lines. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    From the article, it doesn't mention anything about the Romney campaign asking him to step down even from the aides own words.

    Me personally, after seeing other articles on this, I think it has to do more with the actions of the aide then the aide just being gay. It also has to do with pressure from outside the Romney campaign if anything, not within.
    You are both correct. I apologize for being snappy this morning.
    I do believe that it was outside the campaign, but the comments regarding his sexuality have nothing to do with his ability, or lack of ability to do a job.
    I'm not even going to vote for Romney, but the chatter about this man orientation is not needed.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
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    AFA, one of the more powerful Fundamentalist Conservative groups, had this to say about the appointment(Bryan Fischer: Re: Richard Grenell: Romney has some):



    Whether the backlash among far right conservatives was the cause or not, we cannot know, but what you can't do is pick and choose what part of a story to pay attention to and ignore the rest. Romney, who is like a leaf in the wind, blown whatever way the prevailing wind is blowing, has certainly made no effort to back up Grenell or publicly state that his orientation was not an issue for him. Instead, as soon as the heat began to pile up, Grenell was held back from even doing his job, oddly at a time when his area of expertise and the reason he was hired was at the forefront of the campaign.
    romney did not throw him under the bus
    he stood by and did nothing to help while the bus crushed him
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