Richard Grenell is the openly gay
conservative hack political consultant Mitt Romney hired to be his national security spokesman. After one week on the job, Grenell resigned over pressure exerted by homophobes within the Republican party. Here’s what he had to say in a piece he wrote in the Wall Street Journal titled Marriage, Gay Republicans and the Elections.
The claim that gays should be barred from conservative activism is not only bigoted but is a bipartisan view. The intolerant assault comes from the far right, who object to Republicans who are gay, and the far left, who object to gays being Republicans. When the extremists on both sides are the only ones speaking up, the majority suffers.
What a load of crap. This ‘both sides do it’ bullshit is getting tiresome.
First of all, the intolerance is not coming from the “far right.” It’s coming from the mainstream part of the Republican party. Intolerance, bigotry and homophobia are required staples for anyone hoping to attain office as a Republican. Grenell’s own choice for the White House is a guy named Mitt Romney who has pledged to support a constitutional amendment making same-sex marriage illegal.
I believe we should have a federal amendment in the Constitution that defines marriage as a relationship between a man and woman, because I believe the ideal place to raise a child is in a home with a mom and a dad.
Polls also indicate that Democrats and liberals favor same-sex marriage by a huge percentage over Republicans and conservatives.
You got that, Grenell? Seven out of ten Republicans hope you are never able to marry your partner.
And lastly, liberals have no objection to gays being Republicans. The LGBT community can support any party they wish. Liberals are simply asking why the hell would any sane gay person vote for a party that hates their very existence and views them as sexual perverts? A political party that strives to deny them the same civil rights afforded heterosexuals? Why would anyone want to do that to themselves?
Bottom line is that Richard Grenell is simply another conservative who needs to justify his party’s indefensible policies by spreading the blame over to liberals and Democrats.
Not this time buddy. On this issue, as on most issues, the assholes are all on your side.