Romney’s New Gay Spokesman Already Apologizing For Catty Comments

Ooh, girlfriend, out flack Richard Grenell was just named Mitt Romney’s spokesperson for foreign policy and national security and he’s already apologizing for sniping at Newt and Callista Gingrich on Twitter.

Among the various bitchy tweets that Politico dug up:

  1. “do you think callista’s hair snaps on?”
  2. “Calista stands there like she is wife #1”
  3. “let’s have Newt rate all his wives….”
  4. “what’s higher? The number of jobs newt’s created or the number of wives he’s had?”

Sexist/misogynist attacks on Newt’s wife/wives? She’s a sassy little gay man, isn’t she?

Her decidedly unsassy apology: “my tweets were written to be tongue-in-cheek and humorous but I can now see how they can also be hurtful. I didn’t mean them that way and will remove them from twitter. I apologize for any hurt they caused.”

We’re sure Callista was sobbing on her divan when she saw the tweets, Grenell. But if this is the way he’s going to backtrack when he insults people, we’re sad. We really could use a diva who refuses to back down.

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  • Veritable Virgo

    Hiring Grenell is such an obvious transparency (and insulting) ploy by the Romney camp to appeal to the LGBT community. If any of us fall for this we deserve what we get come election time.

    I believe Romney’s time as Governor of Massachusetts tells us what a President Romney would be like. I personally don’t want any part of it. He’s not vested in the interests of the common man (or woman). Electing him as President would be a colossal mistake, America.

  • MikeE

    honestly, number 4 isn’t that bad. its a question I’d LOVE to have seen brought up seriously during the debates.

  • Texndoc

    Oooh, a bitch gay man! I never heard of such a thing! Poor Callista!

    Seriously, dude, do you realize to attack this guy you are feigning outrage for NEWT GINGRICH and his trophy mistress?

  • jason

    At least Romney has appointed an openly gay man in a prominent position. What has Obama done? Appoint a gay man to the position of White House kitchen-hand?

    Romney is at least choosing people who are qualified for the job rather than making tokenistic appointments.

  • Randy

    Let’s see… A gay man who’s job it is to propell hate and discrimination against gay men, women and young people.
    Yeah, he’s got 4 tweets to appologize for.

  • Gary Indiana

    These tweets aren’t Sexist/misogynist.

  • mc

    Here are his other tweets complete with misspellings:

    “rachel maddow needs to take a breath and put on a necklace

    Hillary is starting to look liek Madeline Albright

    note to children: when your mom is a grandmother DO NOT let her wear backless dresses

    if only air-brushing was permanent @viewofadam MT Jessica Simpson naked & pregnant requires too many words to write:

    the media outlets that aren’t reporting on the first daughter should remember that when obama talks about them on the campaign trail”

    I’d call it bitchy , stupid & sexist. Looks like Romney has hired another winner.

  • Robert in NYC

    @jason: Oh sure, hires an openly gay man while opposing marriage equality and supports DOMA and who wants a federal ban on marriage equality in all states. Maybe you can’t see through it, but the rest of us can. Name one piece of equality legislation Romney will pass or intends to pass for LGBT people once elected? If you’re self-loather, the GOP is the perfect place for you.

  • Ryan

    @jason: Obama appointed Shaun Donovan as Secretary for Housing and Urban Development. If I’m not mistaken (and I could be) this is the first openly gay cabinet member and , therefore, the highest ranking openly gay individual in terms of order of succession in US history. I think that’s slightly higher than a campaign spokesman.

  • BillCooney

    Just remember that when Mittens and his cronies gather in their “quiet room”, they still call this a**hole a “Faggott!”

  • Riker

    @Robert in NYC: Name one piece of equality legislation Obama has passed? There isn’t any.

    Sure, he signed DADT repeal and Matthew Shepard Act, but he didn’t actually do anything to get them passed. He invested zero political capital into any gay cause. Compare and contrast with his fight to get Obamacare shoved through. He stumped for it heavily, held town hall meetings all over the country, and cashed in a ton of favors to force it through.

    THAT is passing a bill. Obama hasn’t passed anything for us.

  • Chipsy

    So Mr Grenell, when are you inviting your boss to your wedding?

  • Larry

    just read these posts…especially jason and riker and take a guess why gay issues are always one step forward…two steps back. we are our own worst enemies. if you are dumb enough to vote republican then you will deserve getting no where

  • Jack Jett

    If he is a gay Repuke Morm…..bitchy comments are the last thing he should worry about. It is clear he suffers from extreme emotional S&M. However, I would spit fuck his ultra white ass and leave him begging for more if the time were right.

  • Robert in NYC

    @Riker: I didn’t say Obama passed anything. If Romney and the GOP are so great, name one piece of equality legislation it will support if elected. Even if Obama had tried to pass any piece of equality legislation, the republicans would have filibustered it as well you know. They don’t want anything passed to make Obama look good even if it benefits the country. Obama wants ENDA passed, the republicans say NO every time. Obama could have vetoed repeal of DADT but he didn’t

  • Bob

    Gay people should be happy for Obama. Gays are the only constituency Obama has done anything for. I think Obama hates gay people now because of all the political capital he wasted on homos and now they’re not even supporting him. He’s not going to do anything for gays in his second term now.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    @jason: Well let us see:

    Obama ended DADT, Romney wants to reintroduce it. Yeah, jason, keeping pulling that GOP elephant out of your ass.

    And, for the record, the first four, appointed in the first year:

    Chair, Export-Import Band of US, Fred Hochberg (not well known, but extremely important and powerful position)

    Director, OMD, Brad Kiley (you don’t get much higher in the WH)

    Director, WH Council of Environmental Quality, Nancy Sutley

    Deputy Director, White House Office of Public Liason, Brian Bond (a public face of the administration)

  • Alan brickman

    Where did it say that all lesbians had to dress like men?…..Rachel Maddow used to look like a blonde barbie doll!…He may have a point….

  • Bi-Coastal

    I strongly suspect that if Romney publicly embraced homosexuality and Obama publicly condemned it, the automatons in Gayville would still be pounding the drums for Obama and cat-scratching at Romney. You guys have been so brainwashed into believing everything the left throws at you that your “opinions” are no longer your own. You’re like Jon Stewart/Bill Maher’s audience: You’re a mirror that applauds itself for its own reflection.

  • Robert in NYC

    @Bi-Coastal: There’s no way Romney or any republican running for the highest office would embrace homosexuality as well you know, so “if” doesn’t come into it.

    We’re not brainwashed, but people who vote for a Mormon for president are when you consider the really weird stuff they believe such as life before life, the fact that Jesus is not god, that every mormon will have his/her own planet after death and that each of them becomes a god when they die. Oh, and don’t forget the bit about satan being Jesus’s brother! And let’s not forget that the god of the earth cursed one of the two lost tribes of Israel in north america because they didn’t accept Christ – he made them black! As for gay mormons, they shun, ostracize and make the lives of former mormons a living hell. You should read about who the Mormons really are and what they believe in.

    I dare any journalist or commentator to ask Romney if he really believes in that nonsense? I can just imagine him squirming or trying to avoid the questions.

  • Bi-Coastal

    @Robert in NYC:
    Hey, I’m not defending religion—it’s all nuts to me. But, as usual, you’re picking and choosing what religion is acceptable and what is not. When Obama is accused of being a Muslim and adamantly defends his Christian roots, do you likewise ask yourself, “How is it this intelligent man believes that the world is only 5,000 years old? How can he possibly believe that women came from a man’s rib”? No, of course you don’t, because you don’t really think that Obama believes every line of the bible. And yet, in your mind, Romney’s Mormonism is grounds for a declaration of insanity. And also, I’ve never even heard Romney mention his religion, whereas I clearly recall Obama stating his “belief in the lord Jesus Christ” during the 2008 election. So I’m with ya: I dare any journalist to ask Obama how much biblical nonsense he believes in.

    ps – And you’re right: No Republican running for national office would publicly embrace homosexuality. And you’d also be right if you stated that no Democrat running for national office would publicly embrace homosexuality. It’s too divisive a subject. But don’t be all high and mighty in your self-assurance that Romney hates us and Obama loves us, especially since Romney has shown us no hate and Obama has shown us no love.

  • mc

    @Bi-Coastal: I think Romney saying that he will defend DOMA and supports a marriage amendment is showing a little hate.

  • Riker

    @mc: Of course he says things like that, just like Obama says nice things about ENDA. Actions speak louder than words, and Obama has spent no political capital on us. Romney says that to get money/votes from the evangelical base, and Obama says things to fire up the Democratic base. Once elected, President Romney won’t actually try to push the Federal Marriage Amendment.

  • Robert in NYC

    @Bi-Coastal: Obama refused to defend DOMA, Romney wants to keep it! And that’s not about hate? He signed Bachmann’s pledge, Obama didn’t. That’s not about hate?

  • JP

    You didn’t mention the nasty comments about Hillary Clinton…saying she is starting to look like Madeliene Albright. Madeleine is a fine lady, but if you know what she looks like, that’s is certainly not a compliment.

  • B

    No. 23 · Riker wrote, “@mc: Of course he says things like that, just like Obama says nice things about ENDA. Actions speak louder than words, and Obama has spent no political capital on us.” In addition to opposing DOMA (see No 24), what about DADT repeal, various hate-crime laws, etc.?

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