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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.
    Oh so in his case just disregard everything he says. Got it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Oh so in his case just disregard everything he says. Got it.
    In the case of the vast majority of politicians you can just disregard everything they say. The idea is to check out their VOTING/ACTION RECORD. That will tell you where they really stand on issues.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Also quoted from the OP link:



    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.




    As much as I love reading the thoughts and comments of newspaper columnists and listening to the talking heads on TV; I'd much rather hear this gentleman give his reasons for leaving. It's always better from the horse's mouth, don't you think?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    romney did not throw him under the bus
    he stood by and did nothing to help while the bus crushed him
    This is correct, yes. I think it was a lost opertunity for Romney since he could have actually shown himself superior to Obama in an area. One complaint many of us liberals have had with Obama is he was quick to bow to political pressure.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    As much as I love reading the thoughts and comments of newspaper columnists and listening to the talking heads on TV; I'd much rather hear this gentleman give his reasons for leaving. It's always better from the horse's mouth, don't you think?
    Oddly, that was supplied in the OP article too:

    I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obamaís foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign. I want to thank Governor Romney for his belief in me and my abilities and his clear message to me that being openly gay was a non-issue for him and his team.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Oddly, that was supplied in the OP article too:

    Read that part too. But it seems there is some talk about him leaving due to his being gay. Am I wrong on that?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Read that part too. But it seems there is some talk about him leaving due to his being gay. Am I wrong on that?
    That is what he was referring to in the bolded part. He was subject to attacks from many fundamentalist organizations for being gay.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is what he was referring to in the bolded part. He was subject to attacks from many fundamentalist organizations for being gay.

    If everyone knows he's gay, and he seems to be outspoken about it, why would he say - "my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign"?

    It seems a little too late to be coy about your gayness when everyone knows and has known for years in the Repub party.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    If everyone knows he's gay, and he seems to be outspoken about it, why would he say - "my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign"?

    It seems a little too late to be coy about your gayness when everyone knows and has known for years in the Repub party.
    What he's suggesting is that regardless of what topic or policy he was speaking on, a certain segment of the audience was reacting only to his sexual orientation rather than the message he was putting out there on topics unrelated to his sexual orientation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    What he's suggesting is that regardless of what topic or policy he was speaking on, a certain segment of the audience was reacting only to his sexual orientation rather than the message he was putting out there on topics unrelated to his sexual orientation.
    Oh my gosh. I agree with you Tigger. That's it precisely.

    I had not heard of him before this, but from what I've read of him, he is really good at what he does. It's a shame his sexual orientation overshadowed his talents, no matter how I might have disagreed with his political leanings. Or the crud on his twitter feed.
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