Again and again, Democrats display hypocrisy by refusing to acknowledge conservatives who represent special interest groups. Black Republicans are denounced and called racial slurs, women in leadership are ignored if they are on the wrong side of the aisle, and now, despite the push for equity within the LGBTQ+ community, if you’re gay and conservative, you don’t count…even during Gay Pride Month.
Leave it to California to disrespect a Republican representative while he was being honored by chamber Republicans as the first openly gay presidential cabinet member. Richard Grennell, the former Trump-appointed Acting Director of National Intelligence, has raised controversy for his political views in both battling the “Trump misinformation” scheme and calling the former president “the most pro-gay president ever.”
He must be doing something right to be flagged by The GLAAD Accountability Project, a self-serving “catalog” of anti-LGBTQ and discriminatory actions of politicians and other leading figures.
Following the mass exodus of haters from the room, State Assemblymember Bill Essayli told Fox News Digital, “When “Democrats walked off the Senate floor in protest of Ambassador Ric Grenell, it highlighted their intolerance toward anyone in the gay and lesbian community that doesn’t agree with their far-left political ideology.”
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He went on to add, “The fact they would not even acknowledge the first openly gay presidential Cabinet member in United States history proves they really only care about advancing an anti-American and pro-Marxist agenda.”
In a press conference after the session, Grenelll torched “the gay left mafia.” “Inherent in the word ‘tolerance’ is ‘tolerate,’” he said. “It doesn’t mean you agree with it, it means that you tolerate someone else’s opinion.”
He continued, “That means that you don’t get up and walk out when they are being honored. They just couldn’t be in the same room as someone who annihilates their worldview.”
Democratic senators like Scott Wiener, who is also gay, believe Republicans were getting even for Democratic recognition of the hate group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and walked out of the room. “This is their way of celebrating Pride, by bringing in a guy who is truly a self-hating gay man, who takes tons of anti-LGBTQ positions,” Wiener claimed. “There are plenty of gay Republicans who don’t do the unhinged things that [Grenell] does. I’m not lumping all gay Republicans together – he is a particularly vile person.”
Senate President Pro Tem Atkins, also gay, perplexed the public by announcing that she and other Democrats who walked off the floor “absolutely oppose the toxic polarization that Richard Grenell embodies” but that they did not ask that he be uninvited.
“Senate Democrats are strong enough in our beliefs to recognize there are others with different perspectives,” she said.
Odd words from the leader of the “runaway” pack of haters who refused to acknowledge a fellow member of the LGBTQ community.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay Cabinet official to be confirmed by the Senate and to the left, and he is a hero. A useless hero, but a hero, nonetheless.
Grenall is the first openly gay presidential cabinet member in history, and he is ostracized for his conservative principles.
The rebuff recalls many other offenses, such as calling former presidential candidate Ben Carson, successful African American surgeon, author, and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, an “Uncle Tom.” Ironically, Carson was flamed for repeating something often said by former president Barack Obama.
In 2017, Carson was taken to task for commenting, “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder, for less. But they, too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
The same people publicly shaming Carson ignored a similar sentiment uttered by Obama no less than 15 times, including this 2015 gem: “It wasn’t always easy for new immigrants. Certainly, it wasn’t easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily, and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination and hardship and poverty. But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them. And they were able to muster faith that, here in America, they might build a better life and give their children something more.”
The only difference in the content of the comments was who said them and what political party they represented.
Apparently, there is Black, and there are Conservatives Who Are Not Black Enough.
And now we’ve discovered that there is Gay, and Conservatives Who Are Not Gay Enough.