Thursday, May 03, 2012

BREAKING: Candidate Cowed by Wingnuts Continues to Be Cowed by Wingnuts

As everyone knows by now, Mitt's attempt to pivot to the center by hiring a misogynist neo-con* who happens to be gay didn't work out so well. Instead of looking tolerant, the Romney campaign just comes off as haplessly incompetent.

There are various versions of Grenell's departure out there (including a heavily spun version from the campaign), but this New York Times article sums it all up in a single paragraph:
“It’s not that the campaign cared whether Ric Grenell was gay,” one Republican adviser said. “They believed this was a nonissue. But they didn’t want to confront the religious right.” Like many interviewed, this adviser insisted on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. [emphasis added]
That's it right there. The lunatic fundamentalists objected, and Romney caved.

As Steve has been pointing out all along, president Romney would be a captive to the teabagger and religious bigot factions; as Steve puts it, He'll slavishly follow whoever sets the tone in his party.

Which is why anyone who thinks he could govern as a 'moderate' is severely delusional (I'm talkin' to you, Peanut Boy). Anyone who has been paying attention should know this by now. If they didn't, the Grenell saga should make it painfully clear.

*Former spokesman for John Bolton.


BH said...

Exactly so. And thanks for noting and calling out Carter on what must be one of his dumber public pronouncements. (Helps me remember why I voted for Teddy in the '80 primary.)

Libby Spencer said...

Also saw today that Grenell was listening in on the campaign's foreign policy congerence call that he set up himself but was informed moments before it started that he wasn't allowed to talk on it.

You're so right. Crazy base owns Mitt. He'll do whatever they say.

Tom Hilton said...

Yeah, that was one of the more appalling bits in the story. As much as I despise Grenell, neither he nor anyone else should be subjected to that kind of targeted bigotry.

Victor said...

Even on a conference call, where the gay person couldn't be seen, they didn't want to hear him either.

Ok, Log Cabin R's, what do you say now?

How anyone is gay, and a R, is beyond me.
Women and minorities, too.

If you have that much self-hatred, kill yourselves.
Especially if you're not able to sell your soul, and profit off of selling out people like yourselves.

And yeah, Mitt will be a puppet for corporations, and the religious right.
He'll help usher in The Dominionist Christian Corporate (read: Fascist) States of America.