The president of the Log Cabin Republicans, the national organization of gay and lesbian GOP voters and their straight allies, told Big League Politics, Senate Democrats are blocking the nomination of Richard Grenell to be the ambassador to Germany.
“For a lot of Democrats, the M.O. is: ‘Live your truth, as long is it is our truth,’ and I truly think there is little that would roil Democrats more than the knowledge that you would have an openly gay Republican appointed by President Donald Trump representing our interests in the largest country in Western Europe,” said Gregory T. Angelo, who was an alternate delegate for Speaker Newton L. “Newt” Gingrich’s 2012 bid for GOP’s presidential nomination.
“You have someone in Mr. Grenell, someone who has unquestionable foreign policy experience,” he said.
“There is no one, who can question Rick Grenell’s resume or qualifications, which is why President Trump nominated him for this position–it just so happens that Mr. Grenell, in addition to his many other qualities, is someone who is gay,” he said.
Angelo said he is shocked that this has become a fight that Senate Democrats want.
In the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, all Republicans voted for Grenell and all Democrats voted against him, so this is not the case where Republicans are blocking the nomination of a gay man because of cultural or religious objections, he said.
Rather it is the Democrats, who are abandoning their support of equality with their opposition to a highly-qualified nominee to one of the country’s most important diplomatic posts–keeping it vacant for more than a year, he said.
“All of the barriers to Mr. Grenell’s confirmation are totally a creation of the Democrats,” he said. “Far from being anti-gay, it is the Republicans, who have stood by Mr. Grenell.”
The White House announced the president’s intention to nominate Grenell Sept. 2 and sent the formal nomination to the Senate Jan. 8.
Grenell was the longest serving U.S. spokesman at the United Nations, from 2001 to 2008, where he served under four ambassadors, including John Bolton. The graduate of Evengel University and John F. Kennedy School of Government has worked at all levels of government, including a stint in the office of Sen. John S. McCain III (R.-Ariz.).
In 2012, Grenell resigned from the presidential campaign of former Massachusetts governor W. Mitt Romney after religious conservatives objected to Romney’s having an openly gay man on his senior staff.
Murphy said the “litany of derogatory comments about women’s personal appearances” were among the “very inflammatory things” said by the nominee, asking him if he regrets the statement and can understand the concern about the impact they’ll have on his role in Germany.
Contrite in his response, Grenell said it was “never my intention to hurt anyone’s feelings” and denied the comments were representative of his character.
Another article in The Blade quotes Grenell Tweeting that Ambassador to the Vatican Callista Gingrich snaps on her hair and Hillary R. Clinton is transforming into Madeline Albright.
The same article quotes Grenell telling a female staffer in red shoes also working on the 1992 reelection campaign of President George H.W. Bush: “Didn’t your mother ever tell you only whores and very small children wear red shoes?”
Angelo said it was clear that Senate Democrats are not really blocking Grenell because of this mean Tweets.
“Rick can be aggressive on Twitter,” he said.
“Rick is someone who is known to be a fighter and he does not back down, and that is someone that you want fighting for the United States in Germany or any other country, but that’s the excuse,” he said.
“It is not the real reason.”
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Black Supremacist Tariq “King Flex” Nasheed has History of Authoring Sexist Books
A black supremacist and popular Twitter figure has a long and sordid history of writing books for the purpose of teaching men how to manipulate women into sex.
“The Art of Mackin’ is also the first book that tells men what to say, word for word, in order to get sex from women, guaranteed,” says the description of Nasheed’s book on Amazon, published in 2000. “By using my tried and proven methods of mackin’, men are guaranteed to increase their player ratio by at least fifty percent (50%).”
Confessedly, I have not read the books, and though I am sure they are scholarly and scientifically backed, I am not sure how the “player ratio” is measured.
“The Art of Mackin’ was the first how-to book that taught men how to actually become a true ladie’s [sic] man , and how to use certain techniques (not deceit) in order to get what they wanted from women,” the description continues. “Whether it is sex, money or companionship, this book teaches men what to say, verbatim, in order to reach their intended goal.”
Nasheed released a sequel to “The Art of Mackin'” in 2005 called “The Mack Within: The Holy Book of Game,” which teaches men “how to use ‘pimp game’ as a form of manipulation (not deceit) in order to get what they want from women,” and has a colorful review from The New York Times.
“Nasheed breaks [the different types of women] down: there’s the Top-Notch Sista (‘when dealing with a top-notch sista, brothers have to really come correct’); the Middle Class Girl; The Hoodrat; and the Chickenhead (a classification Nasheed further splits up into the Low Budget and the Straight-Up Hoochie Chickenhead; to spot the latter, be on the lookout for gold teeth and lips that are ‘purple from smoking weed’).
The book has fantastic reviews, garnering a 4.5 out of 5 star rating.
“Good book, should be in with the classics,” wrote reviewer Mark Carroll. “A must read and study for young men!! PLEASE TELL YOUR YOUNGER MEN.”
Unfortunately, it appears that Nasheed has put his illustrious literary career on hold, and has instead decided to make a career of calling everyone on Twitter a “white supremacist.”
Take the NRA for example:
“So Mariia Butina, the Russian citizen residing in D.C., was arrested yesterday, July 15, 2018, on charges of conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States,” he said. “She has ties to the white supremacist organization the NRA.
So Mariia Butina,the Russian citizen residing in D.C., was arrested yesterday, July 15, 2018, on charges of conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States. She has ties to the white supremacist organization the NRA. #interesting pic.twitter.com/FFw9qYRsry
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) July 16, 2018
Or people who use the “okay” hand gesture:
“Here are another group of white supremacists called the Proud Boys throwing up the white nationalist gang sign” he said.
Here are another group of white supremacists called the Proud Boys throwing up the white nationalist gang sign. pic.twitter.com/gV48OnfFWR
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) April 30, 2017
Or all Trump supporters:
“Trump is using his criticism of LaVar Ball as a dog whistle to trigger his white supremacist base,” Nahseed said. “Trump has to show that he can put “uppity negroes” in their place.”
Trump is using his criticism of LaVar Ball as a dog whistle to trigger his white supremacist base. Trump has to show that he can put "uppity negroes" in their place
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) November 19, 2017
Big League Politics reached out to Nasheed to ask if he considers himself to be a sexist, or if his views on coercing women into sex have changed.
“Define what sexist is,” Nasheed said.
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