Impeached President Donald J.Trump routinely tacks “acting” to his appointees to avoid the tedious Senate confirmation process enshrined in the Constitution. Senate Republicans who fell in line to acquit the most woefully unqualified president in American history apparently can’t be trusted to rubber-stamp the most woefully unqualified candidate for Director of National Intelligence in American history.
For the crucial post of marshaling the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies, IMPOTUS chose Richard Grenell, current ambassador to Germany and former paid prevaricator at Fox “News.” Grenell’s lone qualifications for the job are his well-documented man-crush on Trump and demonstrated devotion to keeping the mad king on his throne.
There’s nothing remarkable about Trump filling yet another top job with yet another unqualified lackey, but this unqualified lackey stands out in the line-up of losers the president has paraded through the West Wing.
Richard Grenell is openly gay.
This news had apparently not yet trickled down to Trump’s Evangelical “Christian” base or the sow’s ears of Rush Limbaugh, whose recent usurpation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom cheapened the once prestigious award to the status of a plastic trinket plucked from a gumball machine.
How will Grenell’s sexuality play with the Cult 45 faithful in the Bible Belt, or on Limbaugh’s three-hour daily hate-fest? Some loon named Bert Farias — reportedly a hero to many Evangelicals — recently coughed up a column published by Charisma News, an outlet of the popular Christian magazine Charisma.
Farias rebuked Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg — who is openly gay, married, a war veteran and a Christian — for kissing his husband in public “without shame.”
Farias wrote that Mayor Pete’s sexuality is “deserving of death” and that his election would be the “death rattle of a nation.”
Rush was less apocalyptic, but just as hateful, when he bleated, “despite all the great progress and despite all the great wokeness, and despite all the great ground that’s been covered, America’s still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president…”
Maybe not, but Trump is more than ready to put a “gay guy” with zero experience in charge of the 17 intelligence agencies tasked with protecting and defending American interests in a dangerous world made more so daily by an unqualified president who recently learned he is above the law. One slip by Grenell could literally bring on the “death rattle of a nation.”
Pete Buttigieg can’t be president because he’s gay.
Richard Grenell is gay, but he loves Trump, so he should be trusted with one of the world’s hardest, most crucial jobs despite his total lack of experience.
If that’s the way you see it, you’re a hypocrite. Here’s your certificate.