Recall how tantrum the folks at the American Family Association (AFA) threw because Home Depot offers benefits to the domestic partners of same-sex employees? That boycott didn’t put a dent in the home improvement giant’s earnings.
On CNBC, [Bernie Marcus] the founder of Home Depot blasted Barack Obama and his administration as a collection of tenured dilettantes who have never had to meet a payroll in their lives. Greg Hengler offers a couple of juicy excerpts from his appearance, especially when Marcus starts “apologizing” for having created over 300,000 jobs through the kind of entrepeneurship that the current White House wants to discourage.
So, the founder of a company that earns the ire of extreme social conservatives for offering domestic partnership benefits also dares to stand up for the free market principles which have helped make this country great, while undergirding the basic domestic policy of the Republican Party, at least since Ronald Reagan.
Folks, we gay Republicans have found a new hero.