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Romney’s openly gay spokesperson resigns due to anti-gay backlash

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  1. Thats why you dont accept a job offer from an outspoken homophobe.

  2. I have no idea why he would want to work with a homophobe like Romney!

    1. I don’t think Romney’s a homophobe, to be a homophobe you’d actually to have some principles (however distasteful they may be!)

      1. David Waite 2 May 2012, 4:27am

        Hear! Hear!
        Damien has described the non-character of Mr. Etch-A-Sketch perfectly.

  3. Paddyswurds 1 May 2012, 9:50pm

    Too too convenient. I smell a rat. i wonder how much moula he accepted for this little charade to show ultra homophobe as a gay friendly candidate……just sayin like.

  4. And the tiniest fiddle in the world plays for Richard Grenell. What did he really expect? (Although a lot of commentators have been suggesting that his methods are deeply suspect).

    The GOP keeps eating its own. They don’t like Romney but are stuck with him. And Romney had to swing hard to the right to secure delegates, and now it is biting him at every turn. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so alarming that an empty suit like Romney has got as far as he has.

  5. America is screwed. It has no money.

    It is trillions in debt to the middle east and china.

    These so called political wannabes are nothing more than place men.

    Romney being the last GOP candidate has ZERO chance, him being a Mormon in a country awash with christian goons.

    At least we wont have Palin or that other odious bitch with their religious fingers on the button.

    1. Scott Lovely 2 May 2012, 11:02am

      Actually the three biggest creditors are Japan, China and the UK, but they are all relatively small percentages.

  6. Mumbo Jumbo 1 May 2012, 10:07pm

    From the Washington Post comments:

    “Next week’s headline: “Mitt Romney’s deputy Campaign Manager, Katie Packer Gage, and senior advisor Beth Myers have resigned from the Romney campaign after intense pressure from social conservatives. ‘I deeply regret this decision,’ Ms. Packer told the AP, ‘but it’s clear that my existence as a woman who chooses to work outside the home and show my ankles in public is a threat to the religious freedoms of the core constituency of the Republican Party. I look forward to supporting President Romney in the best way a woman can, pregnant and barefoot in my husband’s kitchen.'”

    Priceless.

  7. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2012, 10:11pm

    Obama’s failed foreign policies? Really? Ending the war in Iraq, killing Osama Bin Laden and regaining respect for America around the world?

    Typical bloody conservative (republican) gays, rewriting history and distorting the truth. Romney, arguably the next president (I shudder to think)who wants to make equal marriage illegal, invalidate all same-sex marriages already performed and ban abortion.

    Once again, bloody religion rearing it’s ugly head and interfering in secular government. Does that remind of us something already happening in the UK?

    I have no sympathy for this man kissing the arse of his oppressors. Typical bloody gay republicans.

    1. Spanner1960 2 May 2012, 11:28am

      There is that old saying “When America sneezes, Europe catches a cold”, but I think in this case it might actually be going the other way. Americans are in the main, either very gullible or obsessively religious, (over 90% believe in God) – whereas atheism/agnosticism is certainly becoming the norm over here, and that may start to affect America and its belief structure in time.

      1. Oh I hope you’re right, um, correct. And the sooner, the better.

  8. Bella Brahms 1 May 2012, 10:15pm

    Seems like he liked tweeting put downs about other people, mainly about women. He didn’t sound terribly grown up. Not much integrity. No big loss.

  9. Keith Sitges 1 May 2012, 10:20pm

    There can be no such thing as a gay republican can there. This man has previously worked with
    neo-conservatives and now Romney and wonders why as soon as Romney wins his nomination he is out on his ear. If you lie down with dogs…….

  10. Werner Nieuwoudt 1 May 2012, 10:37pm

    I find it rather amusing that the USA is regarded as a first world ‘country’ yet politicians, behave like neanderthals.

    Even though in South Africa we have a lot of problems of our own, sexual orientation isn’t one of them, and we are considered a ‘third world’ country yet we have the most liberal constitution.

    It’s rather frightning to read about one of the most influential countries on the globe, debating matters about human rights. It seems like the USA is still living in a world of Apartheid, with the convenience of not labeling it.

    1. Paddyswurds 1 May 2012, 11:06pm

      There are, believe it or not a large number of people in the US
      who would bring back slavery tomorrow if they had their way. Also in America there are a large number of people who believe the Earth IS flat and that it is only 5.7 thousand years old. A similarly large number of people believe that the mythical Jesus Christ will “return” to the Earth and America in particular in their life time. This is in the, or one of the most powerful nations on the Planet. However it is already on the road that destroyed a superpower on which the USA based it’s whole ethos and being, right down to its architecture, Ancient Rome, which also had the Bald Eagle as its figurehead or emblem. The next 100 years or so will see the complete breakdown of the USA and a reformation of smaller States, the main and most powerful being what is now New England or the 9 NE seaboard states and possibly Ohio and Illinois. Texas will go it alone as will California , then a group of Midwestern farming states……..

      1. Paddyswurds 1 May 2012, 11:16pm

        ….the south will attempt a consolidation but will fail because of infighting and differences over theological intolerance. The rest will straggle along with the populations gradually migrating to more stable states leaving the remnants to slowly die and become once again wilderness. There will be some threats or indeed use of nuclear war but this will diminish when it is realised that the majority of nuclear weapons have deteriorated to a point where they are unusable because of neglect and lack of resources.
        how the rest of the world fares during this upheaval is anyone’s guess but I’m guessing it wont be good for the planet and civilisation may well become impossible ……. The main cause of this terrible catastrophe will be Abrahamic cult conservatism and the total breakdown of the Education and political system ….

        1. Thank you Nostradamus

          1. Paddyswurds 2 May 2012, 10:58am

            @Gav…
            ….You don’t have to be Nostradamus to see what is glaringly obvious even to a blind man…. America is on it’s hands and knees and in debt to most of the world especially China and has very little chance of fixing that.

        2. Christopher 2 May 2012, 2:49am

          Margaret Atwood did it best in THE HANDMAID’S TALE – the Republic of Gilead where women and men are infertile and women are blamed for it – John Wyndham’s THE CHRYSALIDS also…

          1. Indeed. And if the Southern States had their way, they would make Handmaid’s Tale a reality.

        3. Oh, if only. We could use a little excitement around here. But I’m not getting my hopes up again like I did after Supervolcano and Megatsunami.

          1. Paddyswurds 2 May 2012, 11:00am

            Believe me you wouldn’t like it……

      2. Robert in S. Kensington 2 May 2012, 12:08am

        Mormons, of which Romney is an avowed member, actually believe Jesus Christ visitied America of all places.

        1. Spanner1960 2 May 2012, 11:29am

          You are kidding me!
          *hoots of derision*

          1. It’s true. And they believe that they will receive a special planet all of their own when they die. If you look it up, it’s a potty as Scientology. Which makes sense given that they are both the nonsensical fiction of one man who wanted to make buck.

          2. Robert in S. Kensington 2 May 2012, 12:31pm

            They also believe when they die, they become gods, of all things. Another whopper is that they also believe “Satan” is the brother of Jesus. Don’t you just love it? This is the same cult that up until the tail-end of the 19th century practiced polygamy.

        2. >>Mormons, of which Romney is an avowed member, actually believe Jesus Christ visitied America of all places<<

          And all he got was a lousy tshirt.

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 2 May 2012, 12:11am

      South Africa, no way a third world country, Werner. I don’t think western Europe views your beautiful country as such. In fact, yours is a shining example for the rest of the continent. If only they were all like South Africa. Be proud of it. You’ve beaten the UK to marriage equality.

    3. Even though in South Africa we have a lot of problems of our own, sexual orientation isn’t one of them, and we are considered a ‘third world’ country

      I agree that at many stages of its existence the USA has been comfortable with various form of Apartheid without the honesty of the label.

      When you talk about the acceptability of minority sexual orientations in SA though, I take it you’re speaking only of white people? The accounts we hear (“corrective” rapes and so on) suggest it isn’t really true of the population as a whole.

  11. The Mormon and Christians pushed him out, tell the truth.

  12. They tried to stick a little meat on the bone to hopefully win some LGBT voters but now the meat has fallen off! He best out of that homophobic back stabbing den. I hope the rest of the Romney set up falls apart in the same way. Get your own back and switch to the Democrats. You may not agree with Obama on everything, but hey, neither do we.

  13. Hiring a gay spokesman gives Romney “legitimacy” with moderate conservatives and undecided voters. Tokenism at its very worst. Looks like he finally (finally!) woke up and smelled the coffee.

    But don’t think that this will change his politics. Anyone foolish enough to put their fellow gay countrymen through hell will continue to put himself forward as whipping boy for the Republican party until that itch of self-hatred has been thoroughly scratched, and he feels sufficiently punished enough to be accepted by the more-worthy masters of the “Grand Old Party” (which, obviously, will never happen. Thus continuing the cycle of abuse).

    A revolving door should greet gay Republicans on the way in, slapping their foreheads with a post-it as they’re spat back onto the sidewalk:

    “Look, it’s not your fault that daddy doesn’t love you. That’s HIS s__t. You’re better than this. GET THERAPY (but not the ex-gay kind!) Love, your self-esteem.”

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 2 May 2012, 12:36pm

      I’m convinced that any gay American voting for and supporting the republicans is suffering from an acute case of Stockholm Syndrome, no question about it. They’d rather sacrifice their equality at any cost just as long as NO democrat ever occupies the White House or has control of the Senate. They’re only interested in their portfolios, tax loopholes and to hell with the rest of their countrymen.

  14. “because he had superior qualifications for the position he was hired to fill”??

    Why, I had NO idea that there were qualifications for “token gay person”! Obviously, I must be seriously over-qualified.

  15. Well, at least the Republicans can now drop the inconvenient pretence of any degree of gay-friendliness and go back to business as usual.

  16. He is a coward and a traitor to the LGBT community. Good riddance. We wouldn’t want a spineless rat like you trying to represent us!

    Viva a la Anarcho-queers!

  17. Now, if I was cynical, I would be saying that he was set up for a fall.

    Wait, hang on………………………

  18. I have little sympathy for any right-wing neocon, but I can’t imagine that this guy found a pleasant working atmosphere inside the fetid hole that is the modern GOP. I bet ‘toxic’ doesn’t begin to cover it.

  19. As a supporter of the conservative “values” Grand Old Party for many years, he should be ashamed for something that would wipe him off the face of the Earth if given the chance.

  20. I’m looking forward to Obama’s second term in office.

  21. no surprises here… i mean why on earth would you even accept the job in the first place? Romney is a known homophobe and a complete liar. How much did he pay this dude?

  22. Clearly self-loathing.

  23. Americans – whatever your political inclinations – please don’t elect this predatory sexual attacker.

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