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    Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Richard Grenell, whom Mitt Romney chose last month as his presidential campaign’s national security and foreign policy spokesman, stepped down from his post Tuesday, suggesting that the conservative backlash over his sexuality prevented him from being effective in his role.
    In a statement provided to The Washington Post, Grenell, who is openly gay, said: “While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s 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.” He added: “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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    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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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

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    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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    Sounds to me like the ever so tolerant liberals were attacking him.


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

    Richard Grenell, whom Mitt Romney chose last month as his presidential campaign’s national security and foreign policy spokesman, stepped down from his post Tuesday, suggesting that the conservative backlash over his sexuality prevented him from being effective in his role.
    From the link above.
    Liberals are now conservatives?
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Sounds to me like the ever so tolerant liberals were attacking him.


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    Sounds like someone didnt read the article...


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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.
    Did you read the story linked?
    But it was social conservatives who balked most over the choice.

    Matthew J. Franck, director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute, called Grenell a “loose cannon” with a passion for the “gay agenda.”

    “My problem is that by his own description he is an ardent activist for same-sex marriage who went to go work for a candidate who wants to defeat same-sex marriage. It doesn’t look good to the people that Romney needs support from to have an advocate for same-sex marriage in such a high-profile position,” Franck said. “The Romney campaign needs to be unequivocally opposed to same-sex marriage and to appear to be. The campaign has remedied a problem that was bound to get worse.”
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    From the link above.
    Liberals are now conservatives?

    Well, it is the WaPo...could be a lie.


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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?
    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

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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
    Sorry, I misunderstood and I agree.
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    Re: Gay Romney aide steps down, citing backlash over sexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    Sorry, I misunderstood and I agree.
    No problem. no one screws up more than me on here..

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