Perhaps trying to moderate his image with younger voters and the growing number of voters who support gay marriage/equality, Jeb Bush has selected Tim Miller, currently the executive director of the America Rising PAC, as his top communications director. The catch? Miller is openly gay and not too sympathetic toward anti-gay zealots in the GOP base. Politico has these details:
Jeb Bush plans to name Tim Miller, executive director of America Rising PAC, as his top communications aide, Republican sources told POLITICO on Friday.Blogger friend Jeremy Hooper is finding some delicious pleasure in the announcement:
Miller initially will be a senior adviser to Bush’s Right to Rise PAC, and is expected to become communications director if Bush launches his campaign. Kristy Campbell, who has been the PAC’s chief spokesperson, likely will be national press secretary of the campaign, or have some senior communications adviser role.
Miller is an out gay man. But more than that, he loves to mock conservatives who speak about the ills of marriage equality. For instance, he tweeted this about the fear mongering of groups like the Iowa Family Policy Council:
He also mocked his fellow Republicans who say marriage equality hurts Rob Portman . . . He had no time for people making fun of Michael Sam.
The Christofascists are far less pleased with Miller's selection. The lunatics at Free Republic - where Kool-Aid is consumed by the boat load - provides some examples of the spittle flecked rants:
This is a big mistake. I don't know why everyone feels the need to cave to these homo militants. Somebody is giving Jeb the wrong advice. I predict this homosexual activist is going to damage the campaign because of his disorder. I suspect he is a Dem plant.
Jeb Bush is SCUM!!!!!!!
Jeb is trying to anger the base. He may be succeeding.
I think he doesn’t give a hoot. It is The Up And Coming Thing and he wants to be On The Right Side Of History. (Who cares what a perverted mess history is heading into)
. . . . in the dreadful event that Jeb wins and goes on to the general election, the Communications Director will allow his true feelings to control Jeb’s messaging and will consciously sabotage the campaign. I agree that he is a Dem plant.
Ben Dover Parties will be popular with the Jeb Bush campaign
Excellent....his ass is grass and if Bushie gets the nom, we will have a lib dem muzzie loving high taxing gun hating prez....again.
The homosexuals appeal to the women perfectly.
This was probably at the insistence of that GOP billionaire Singer - who became a sudden funder of SSM causes just because his stupid son announced he loved to hump other men. What kind of weak bastard would change their entire worldview over that? Love is love. But God’s law is God’s.
Feel the love yet?? No one is more foul than today's "godly Christians."