Perhaps the next bit of business we’ll see is American Family Association hate-mongerer Bryan Fischer announcing on his radio program that he’s strapping a compliant Mitt Romney onto the top of his car inside a crate for a road trip of shiz and giggles.
Ever since the GOP’s likely nominee named former Bush official and openly gay man Richard Grenell as his foreign policy and national security spokesman, Fischer has been on the warpath, making it clear that Romney would be sorry for crossing social conservatives.
I called the RNC this morning, had my producer Jan Bryan call the offices of the Republican National Committee, we need some clarification on this. Where is the Republican Party on the issue of homosexual behavior. Do they consider homosexual behavior something that’s healthy or harmful? What is their position on Governor Romney hiring somebody who is a homosexual activist to a prominent spokes position?
So when it was announced on Tuesday that Grennell was abruptly leaving the campaign not for his misogynist, lesbian-hating Tweets, but pressure from forces on the far Right, Fischer was quick to claim credit, grab his boys and declare victory. People for the American Way”s Right Wing Watch:
Today, during the second hour of Fischer’s daily radio broadcast, the news broke the Grenell had in fact resigned from the campaign and Fischer could barely contain his glee, declaring it a “huge win” for the Religious Right because it means that they have forced Romney to back down and taught him that he cannot do anything like this again.
The Republican Party has sealed its fate - Romney, by not coming forth to defend Grenell while people like Fischer gay-bashed away, confirmed yet again just how spineless he is, and desperate to hold onto every fundie vote no matter how much it damages his laughable etch-a-sketch aspirations to attract independent voters by appointing an out gay man in the first place.
Jimmy LaSalvia, the co-founder and executive director of conservative pro-gay rights group GOProud, called Grenell’s resignation a “sad day in America.” LaSalvia stressed that he hadn’t been briefed on the grounds for his departure, but said that the message it sent was a bad one.
“The best and brightest aren’t able to do their jobs because a few on the fringe are so fascinated with their personal lives and make such an issue out of it that they are forced to leave their jobs,” he said. “On a day that national security affairs are front and center, Mitt Romney doesn’t have the best person out there speaking for him, and he has Bryan Fischer [of the American Family Association] and Tony Perkins [of the Family Research Council] to thank for that.”