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Wingnut Victory: Romney's Gay Aide Successfully Bullied Out of His Job

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Your Wonkette has been too lazy to filter through the daily deluge of homophobic outrage pouring ever forth from the most ferociously closeted segment of the Internet to sift for the conservative hollering about Mitt Romney's hiring of an openly gay campaign adviser to advise him on that most holy dominion of political manliness, forever wars. Apparently the yelling was very loud! So now the adviser, Richard Grenell, has resigned because Mitt Romney responded to the yells with a forceful decision to simply hide Grenell from the press and hope for it go away.


From WaPo:

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.

Let's go ahead and replay an excerpt of Grenell's recent op-ed calling out Barack Obama for his cowardice in failing to stand up for the rights of gay people:

President Obama reiterated his opposition to gay marriage in New York City one day before New York politicians passed marriage equality for their state. He did it again a few days later at the White House. The president and his political advisers surely must have calculated the con$equences for taking such a timely stand.

Mitt Romney got the memo! This must be why he declined to take any stand of any sort in defense of his gay foreign policy adviser. Or perhaps we are wrong, and Mitt Romney finally took to heart this brilliantly argued other memo, from the fevered nuts over at National Review Online:

It seems pretty plain that, whatever fine record he compiled in the Bush administration, Grenell is more passionate about same-sex marriage than anything else. So here’s a thought experiment. 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?

Let's say it was this that convinced Romney. You cannot argue with logic of this caliber. [WaPo]

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ProPublica released a recording yesterday of children in a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention facility crying for their parents after being subjected to the tender mercies of the New Cruelty.

The children are distraught, sobbing, inconsolable (not that the Border Patrol agents seem especially interested in consoling them). As ProPublica notes, "They scream 'Mami' and 'Papá' over and over again, as if those are the only words they know." You do not want to listen. But maybe you must.


One Border Patrol agent makes a very amusing joke as he hears all the children crying: "Well, we have an orchestra here [...] What's missing is a conductor."

Can anyone doubt that SS guards made similar jokes as children were unloaded from boxcars?

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Mark Sanford is all mopey because he just lost his cushy Congress job after Donald Trump said mean things about him on Twitter. This was not the expected ending of a distinguished career, which involved lying to his constituents as governor about his whereabouts because he was conducting a clandestine affair.

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