2012 Election | Mitt Romney | Rachel Maddow | Richard Grenell

New Gay Romney Spokesman Thinks Rachel Maddow Looks Like a Man, Needs to 'Put on a Necklace'


This morning I posted about newly-appointed gay Romney spokesman Richard Grenell.

This afternoon, Rachel Maddow noted some of the choice things Grenell has tweeted about her, that she "needs to take a breath and put on a necklace" and that she is a "dead ringer" for Justin Bieber.

The latter is among a collection of sexist Twitter attacks highlighted by Think Progress.

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  1. This fool brings shame on all gay men. Is there any way we can officially excommunicate him?

    Posted by: DanSwon | Apr 20, 2012 6:02:41 PM

  2. COOL--I like him already!

    Posted by: Rick | Apr 20, 2012 6:06:50 PM

  3. Really you douchenozzle? That's the best you can come up with? Take a good look at yourself in the mirror Kapo...

    Posted by: Jumper | Apr 20, 2012 6:07:56 PM

  4. Gay rightists AND leftists are guilty of making similar "sexist" statements about the women Grenell specifically named.

    A gay liberal

    Posted by: Lucas | Apr 20, 2012 6:09:41 PM

  5. "Lucas" = Troll

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Apr 20, 2012 6:12:25 PM

  6. This guy needs to be subjected to the same punishment that Dan Savage suggested for Ken Mehlman: all gay men should agree that under no circumstances will they sleep with him. Make him a sexual pariah until he stops this crap, apologizes, and -- best case -- renounces the Republican party.

    Posted by: Fritz | Apr 20, 2012 6:14:22 PM

  7. I just kept reading his tweets one after the other, and they just kept getting bitchier and bitchier. All of his tweets are so childish, I can't believe this guy has a job as a spokesman for anything.

    Posted by: Hugh | Apr 20, 2012 6:16:24 PM

  8. Wow, he's making a really good impression.

    Posted by: Kevin | Apr 20, 2012 6:19:12 PM

  9. How is this news? Who cares. If he were not a Republican would this even be on here?

    Posted by: dm | Apr 20, 2012 6:19:30 PM

  10. To me this sounds like a strained attempt to court the anti-gay vote. Or maybe as Kiwi always says, gay Republicans like Grennell really ARE trying to please their (presumably straight) parents. Either way he looks pathetic. And Rachel is fine the way she is.

    Posted by: Mary | Apr 20, 2012 6:20:12 PM

  11. What? Rick likes misogynistic children? What a surprise. What an idiot. How fitting that he's working for a man that wants to keep him a second class citizen.

    Posted by: LiamB | Apr 20, 2012 6:20:29 PM

  12. he's a good fit for the candidate that made fun of a stereotype of how gay people talk. He's obviously yet another self-hating gay republican. well--may they get what they deserve.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Apr 20, 2012 6:21:14 PM

  13. @Fritz LOL. Tell me, if you put Dan Savage in a dark room with Tim Tebow--clad in nothing but a jockstrap, how many nanno-seconds do you think it would take for ol' Dan to be down on his knees, groveling and begging for it?

    Posted by: Rick | Apr 20, 2012 6:22:12 PM

  14. Pathetic man

    Posted by: SFshawn | Apr 20, 2012 6:24:54 PM

  15. We all don't want to be discriminated against but all of you are so quick to discriminate against this man just because of what political party he belongs to. You don't even know him. I find it refreshing that he is a Republican. The Republican party will have to change. This shows that it is (slowly) becoming more accepting. Maybe in the future both parties will be for equality and then we can have a real choice of who too vote for.

    Posted by: dm | Apr 20, 2012 6:35:02 PM

  16. Rick – first you applaud bitchy, queeny comments from Romney's new token gay. Now you bring up Tim Tebow in a jockstrap. Tell me again, how are you not just the stereotypical homosexual that you're always railing against?

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Apr 20, 2012 6:37:33 PM

  17. Typical

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Apr 20, 2012 6:38:50 PM

  18. Also, Mary - I think you're spot on about Mitt's choice of a spokesman.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Apr 20, 2012 6:39:27 PM

  19. @ Rick
    Closeted, self loathing gay man, dreaming of blowing Tebow.

    Posted by: Sylvatica | Apr 20, 2012 6:39:58 PM

  20. He has nothing else to go at her about, he's a dirt bag.

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Apr 20, 2012 6:43:11 PM

  21. Y didn't he just let LCR or goproud fight with her? Handlers right?

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Apr 20, 2012 6:50:56 PM

  22. well, at least we know that Romney is very consistent - he surrounds himself with people who have foot-in-mouth disease just like he does.

    this ones seems to be an a-h though. can't wait to hear what Rachel has to say tonight!

    you know she's going to say something...

    Posted by: mike/ | Apr 20, 2012 6:52:27 PM

  23. What an f'ing a**hole this guy is. He is nothing but a jealous chauvinist pig who works for a completely useless, idiotic, lying homophobe. Who by the way will get smeared in November :)... tick tock mittens

    Posted by: RxR | Apr 20, 2012 6:54:14 PM

  24. I think you left out the last part of Grenell's tweet:

    "Rachael Maddow needs to take a breath and put on a necklace... like the pearl one Mitt just gave me."

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Apr 20, 2012 6:57:24 PM

  25. "AUNT TOMS" and sellouts make me sick.

    Posted by: Bob | Apr 20, 2012 7:09:48 PM

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