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DiabloViejo
05-05-2012, 09:13 PM
Gay Bush Ambassador Slams Romney Campaign For Indifference To Anti-Gay Attacks On Grenell
By Josh Israel on May 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm
Think Progress (http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/05/05/478699/gay-bush-ambassador-slams-romney-campaign-for-indifference-to-anti-gay-attacks-on-grenell/)

Despite efforts by Mitt Romney and his campaign to put to bed the controversy over their roles in the resignation — which occurred under pressure (http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/05/01/474811/grenell-resign/) from right-wing groups — of openly gay foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell, the flap continues.

Yesterday, the Washington Post published an op-ed (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-grenell-and-the-republican-partys-anti-gay-bias/2012/05/04/gIQApxgL2T_story.html) by Michael Guest , an openly gay diplomat who was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Romania by Republican President George W. Bush. Guest laments in the piece that the Republican Party’s leadership allows “principles of fairness and equality” to be “hollowed out.” While he dismisses the idea that Romney himself is to blame for the way Grenell we treated, he writes:

Romney’s slowness to comment amid the noise since Grenell’s resignation raises questions about his principles, as well as the quality and depth of his leadership. That’s what should concern us most in this sad affair. We should expect Romney to go further in making clear that issues of sexual orientation will have no bearing on any personnel decisions he makes, whether in his campaign or, should he be elected, in the administration he would lead.

Jimmy LaSalvia, executive director of GOProud — a group more focused on encouraging LGBT voters to back Republicans than on encouraging Republicans to back LGBT equality — echoed these criticisms. In a break from the group’s usual GOP unity message , he told the Post’s Greg Sargent on Thursday:

The Romney campaign should have spoken up publicly in defense of Rick against the attacks over the past two weeks… This was an opportunity to send an important message that Mitt Romney wants everybody to get behind him and to support his campaign. They let that opportunity pass.

Log Cabin Republican Executive Director R. Clarke Duncan and former Bush adviser Mark McKinnon have also called out the Romney campaign for not standing up for Grenell and have encouraged the apparent GOP nominee to take steps to stop employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

In 1994, Moderate Mitt Romney promised to co-sponsor a federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act — and claimed he’d be a better advocate for gay and lesbian citizens than Sen. Ted Kennedy . But by 2007, Severe Conservative Mitt Romney etch a sketched his position and no longer saw a need for a federal employment non-discrimination law.

Now, Guest, LaSalvia, Duncan, and McKinnon are left lamenting that 2012 General Election Mitt Romney and his campaign’s cowardly (http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/05/03/475950/romney-campaign-misled-reporters-grenell/) handling of the Grenell situation is much more 2007 Mitt than 1994 Mitt.

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Qtec
05-06-2012, 02:04 AM
Shame on him to be intimidated by a bunch of extremists.

The Hollow man has just earned a new title, 'The Appeaser".


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Qtec
05-06-2012, 03:55 AM
Wow, the RW agrees with me!!!!!!!!!!!!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer led the right-wing charge against Mitt Romney’s ousted foreign policy spokesman Ric Grennell, lambasting the presumed GOP nominee for hiring the openly-gay aide. When Grennell resigned under pressure from social conservatives this week, Fischer declared it a “huge win.”

But today, Fischer himself backtracked a bit. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>On his radio, the far-right activist noted what many liberals have, asking, why should voters trust Romney to confront Russia or North Korea if he can’t even stand up to a “yokel” talk show host?</span> Right Wing Watch flagged the clip:

FISCHER:<span style='font-size: 23pt'> If Mitt Romney can be pushed around, intimidated, coerced, co-opted by a conservative radio talk show host in Middle America, then how is he going to stand up to the Chinese?</span> How is he going to stand up to Putin? How is he going to stand up to North Korea <span style='font-size: 26pt'>if he can be pushed around by a yokel like me? I don’t think Romney is realizing the doubts that this begins to raise about his leadership.</span> </div></div>

Can't wait for the Obama 'Romney is a pussy' ad. LOL

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Qtec
05-06-2012, 03:57 AM
This is huge. This should be the only TP by the Dems for the next 3 months.

<span style='font-size: 23pt'>Romney, no guts.</span>

LWW
05-06-2012, 04:31 AM
Why do leftists such as yourself always feel the need to identify people along racial and sexual preference lines?

Why do y'all feel the need to further Balkanize America?

Qtec
05-06-2012, 04:43 AM
No comment then.

Q.....?...LOL...no surprise there.

Qtec
05-06-2012, 04:51 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why do leftists such as yourself always feel the need to identify people along <u>racial and sexual preference lines?</u> </div></div>

In this case dummy, that would be the Religious RW!

The ONLY reason this RW Religious onslaught came about was because the person in question was openly gay. ie. along <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> sexual preference lines?</div></div>

You can spin it as you will but the fact is that Romney appointed this guy.

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Under pressure from some RW nutjobs he caved. He never came out in support of this guy and he never condemned his critics.</span>





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LWW
05-06-2012, 04:51 AM
Are you incapable of reading?

Qtec
05-06-2012, 04:53 AM
Are you incapable of understanding?

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Qtec
05-06-2012, 04:54 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Are you incapable of reading? </div></div>

On the scale of smack downs from 1-100, that was a -10.


LOL


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LWW
05-06-2012, 04:55 AM
Your drivel requires no more than that.

Gayle in MD
05-06-2012, 07:16 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why do leftists such as yourself always feel the need to identify people along <u>racial and sexual preference lines?</u> </div></div>

In this case dummy, that would be the Religious RW!

The ONLY reason this RW Religious onslaught came about was because the person in question was openly gay. ie. along <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> sexual preference lines?</div></div>

You can spin it as you will but the fact is that Romney appointed this guy.

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Under pressure from some RW nutjobs he caved. He never came out in support of this guy and he never condemned his critics.</span>





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And he never made any effort personally to call the guy and try to talk him into coming back!

Word up, Romney put a gag order on this guy, wouldn't let him address the press at all, and instead of protecting the guy, Romney gave right in to the radical RW nutsey Republican dictators, AND pandered to them in spite of their usual vicious attacks.

No Guts, no honor, no core decency, no principles.

The invisible man.

Will the real Mitsey Romney please stand up?

There isn't one!



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eg8r
05-06-2012, 06:14 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">On the scale of smack downs from 1-100, that was a -10.
</div></div>LOL, qtip the idiot who likes to show graphs here to prove a point shows us in one sentence that he doesn't even understand how to read a graph. LOL, he gives the scale and then pics a data point out of the scale. LOL, what douche. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r

Qtec
05-07-2012, 07:15 AM
<span style='font-size: 23pt'>Oh Boy, the graph NERD strikes again. LMFAO</span>

For the millionth time, you ignore the topic and just make a personal attack,.....<u> HOW predictable.</u>

If you have nothing to say, why flap your mouth ?

You are a self confessed flip flopper, why should anyone listen to you???

Q..just going to change my sign. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

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Qtec
05-07-2012, 07:23 AM
Here it is,



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eg8r
05-07-2012, 07:52 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">For the millionth time, you ignore the topic and just make a personal attack,..... HOW predictable.
</div></div>The topic of the post I respnonded to was an attack on lww. It was only a sentence or so long and I responded directly to it. Again, if you don't want people to think you are stupid quit opening your mouth and proving it.

eg8r

hondo
05-07-2012, 03:06 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">For the millionth time, you ignore the topic and just make a personal attack,..... HOW predictable.
</div></div>The topic of the post I respnonded to was an attack on lww. It was only a sentence or so long and I responded directly to it. Again, if you don't want people to think you are stupid quit opening your mouth and proving it.

eg8r </div></div>

More personal attacks!

hondo
05-07-2012, 03:10 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">On the scale of smack downs from 1-100, that was a -10.
</div></div>LOL, qtip the idiot who likes to show graphs here to prove a point shows us in one sentence that he doesn't even understand how to read a graph. LOL, he gives the scale and then pics a data point out of the scale. LOL, what douche. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r </div></div>


More personal attacks!