Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Grenell Jumps Ship

Well THAT didn't last long.

It’s not that Richard Grenell suddenly realized he was working for the wrong side.  If only.  No, what Grenell realized is that some conservatives couldn't see him as anything more than a walking, talking affront.  The homo in their midst.

"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," Grenell said in a statement.  "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."

The Advocate noted how virulently social conservatives reacted to Grenell's hiring.  Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association tweeted that Romney was telling the allegedly pro-family activists to "drop dead."

Again, if only.

In the National Review, Matthew J. Franck wrote, "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?"

All together now:  If only.  These folks don't get that gay conservative politicos like Grenell are Republicans first, gays second.  Of course, a lot of us don't get it either.