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It Is About Sex

By: SayNoToTea , 6:44 PM GMT on May 03, 2012

First the far right denegrates and alienates women and now they do the same for gays.

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Grenell hounded from Romney campaign by anti-gay conservatives
By Jennifer Rubin
Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman recently hired to sharpen the foreign policy message of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, has resigned in the wake of a full-court press by anti-gay conservatives.

In a statement obtained by Right Turn, Grenell says:

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 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.

According to sources familiar with the situation, Grenell decided to resign after being kept under wraps during a time when national security issues, including the president’s ad concerning Osama bin Laden, had emerged front and center in the campaign.

Pieces in two conservative publications, the National Review and Daily Caller, reflected the uproar by some social conservatives over the appointment.
In the National Review, Matthew J. Franck wrote late last week: “Suppose Barack Obama comes out — as Grenell wishes he would — in favor of same-sex marriage in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. How fast and how publicly will Richard Grenell decamp from Romney to Obama?”

The argument that Grenell could essentially not be openly gay and serve on a GOP presidential campaign was belied by the fact that Grenell has been a loyal Republican for many years, working for esteemed foreign policy figures including former Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton.

The ongoing pressure from social conservatives over his appointment and the reluctance of the Romney campaign to send Grenell out as a spokesman while controversy swirled left Grenell essentially with no job. The Romney camp has not responded to my request for comment.

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8. unclemush
6:10 AM GMT on May 09, 2012
Link Tea Party Activist Declares Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill “An Evil Monster We Have To Kill”
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6. SayNoToTea
5:41 PM GMT on May 04, 2012
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5. SayNoToTea
2:29 PM GMT on May 04, 2012
I agree with you on that one Original, but I also understand the compromise that lead to our electorial college system and as such I do not have a problem with it.
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4. originalLT
3:09 AM GMT on May 04, 2012
Tea, maybe you are right. One hope I do have is that we do not have a repeat of the 2000 election, where the person who wins the popular vote, does not get the Presidency.
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3. unclemush
9:28 PM GMT on May 03, 2012
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2. SayNoToTea
7:05 PM GMT on May 03, 2012
Original, it's this close at a time when Romney should have an overwhelming lead after all the attention he has received during the nomination process. If you remember correctly after Kerry got the nod for his party he was for a few months consistantly a 4 to 5 point favorite over Bush 2 in 2004
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1. originalLT
6:56 PM GMT on May 03, 2012
Interesting post Tea. Just heard on CBS News this morning, the race is razer thin, up for grabs in the important swing states of FLA and OHIO. Obama has an 8 point lead over Romney in PA. It's going to be very close in Nov. LT.
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