A conservative complains about Romney

Bryan Fischer is not happy that Mitt Romney did what he wanted

A conservative complains about Romney
06 May 2012

Bryan Fischer is no fan of consistency.

The American Family Association spokesman was extremely upset when Gov. Mitt Romney picked Richard Grenell to be his foreign policy spokesman.

‘Romney picks out [and] loud gay as a spokesman. If personnel is policy, his message to the pro-family community: drop dead,’ Fischer noted on his Twitter feed, as reported by Buzz Feed.

Grenell is gay, but has conservative credibility few can match. As reported by the New York Times ‘he had served as a United States spokesman at the United Nations under four ambassadors during the [George W.] Bush administration.’

The conservative Republican backlash against Grenell was so intense he stepped away from the Romney campaign. Fischer now wants to know why the Republican’s presumptive nominee did not push back against him.

‘If Mitt Romney can be pushed around, intimidated, coerced, co-opted by a conservative radio talk show host in Middle America, then how is he going to stand up to the Chinese,’ the activist asked on his radio program, as reported by Think Progress. ‘How is he going to stand up to Putin? How is he going to stand up to North Korea if he can be pushed around by a yokel like me? I don’t think Romney is realizing the doubts that this begins to raise about his leadership.’

Fischer has an infamous track record of saying unflattering things about gays and lesbians. He has opined  Adolf Hitler was gay and, as reported by Think Progress, wants the government to treat the LGBT community like ‘intravenous drug users.’

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Gay marriage will happen in Australia, new Deputy PM promises

Forced to answer in only one word, Anthony Albanese says Labor will push for same-sex marriage in Australia
Years & Years: 'It's sad gay popstars don't use male pronouns'

Years & Years: 'It's sad gay popstars don't use male pronouns'

Band's gay frontman tried to change that on debut album
No thumbnail available

Mormon Church says it has not announced backing for LGBTQ non-discrimination bill

The Church of Latter Day Saints has acted quickly to amend a statement that led some to believe it was backing a nondiscrimination bill to protect gay people
No thumbnail available

Suze Orman is finally getting a little personal

'I always wanted to be known as the Money Lady, not, you know, the Money Lesbian'
No thumbnail available

Gay marriage bill passes first vote in Colombia

A bill to legalize same-sex marriage passed the first of four votes in order to become law in Colombia
Woman who received $43,000 for her 'relentlessly gay' yard accused of being a hoax

Woman who received $43,000 for her 'relentlessly gay' yard accused of being a hoax

The self-described bisexual mother-of-four says she will not withdraw 'a dime out of this account' until the matter is cleared up
No thumbnail available

Read how Derren Brown responded to a homophobic Twitter troll

The British TV illusionist was prompted to respond following a stream of messages about his sexuality
No thumbnail available

Scientists think they have found out why people are born gay

Researchers believe mothers pass homosexuality onto their sons, and fathers pass it onto their daughters
No thumbnail available

Straight actor talks to GSN about making his gay love scenes authentic on Days of Our Lives

Guy Wilson had to shift gears when his character of Will Horton cheated on his husband
No thumbnail available

Indian gay couple on run after ‘false’ marriage

A gay couple from Uttar Pradesh decided to leave home after officials had approved of their marriage based on allegedly false documents