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Bully story a black eye for Mitt Romney
Boston Herald ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012 | Hillary Chabot and John Zaremba

Posted on 05/11/2012 3:37:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis

Bully story a black eye for Mitt Romney

"Straight-laced and squeaky clean Mitt Romney
must show he’s not the teen bully critics now say he was,
if he hopes to limit the damage from a published report
on his prep school days that paints him
as a cruel and possibly homophobic prankster
who once pinned a vulnerable schoolmate down
and cut his bleached-blond locks

....
Republican consultant John Feehery called
the Washington Post report “troubling”
for Romney’s presidential bid....

“For independents, it’s a troubling story.
... They don’t like bullies, and anti-bullying has
become a issue on the national stage,”

“In the context of a close election,
little things like this can matter,”

Romney, in a hastily arranged radio interview yesterday,
..... said he did not remember the alleged Lauber incident.
“I participated in a lot of hijinks and pranks
during high school and some may have gone too far...."
Romney told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade.

....
Some of Romney’s prep-school pals
said they were stunned by the Post report."

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; benedictromney; brutusromney; bullying; meanromney; romney; romney2012
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To: Diogenesis

Kinda late to the party aren’t cha?

Being the WAPO is already retracting.

Even without notice.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 3:38:47 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Diogenesis

Now, about that Obama bullying ‘fat nerdy black girl’ story
, just didn’t see your post on that one?


3 posted on 05/11/2012 3:40:01 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Freddd
"retracting"?

So Backstabber Romney APOLOGIZED for an alleged
incident which, you claim, "did not happen".

Romney is clearly delusional.

4 posted on 05/11/2012 3:48:34 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Weaving tales of horesh1t from the azzes of unicorns.

Whoopty-dam-do.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 3:48:39 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Diogenesis

At least people knew him when he was a kid, here in the states, unlike, unlike the halfrican in the white house that no one knows anything about.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 3:51:50 AM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: Adder
It is not about "unicorns".
It is about Team Romney's Pattern of Backstabbing.

From the Palin children to every GOP conservative,
Romney has left a trail of assaulted bodies in his wake.

7 posted on 05/11/2012 3:52:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

And the Kenyan snorted cocaine in high school and very likely dealt some. Lets compare.


8 posted on 05/11/2012 3:52:46 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Diogenesis

too late....unless you can change things at the convention...

....How about zer0bummer EATING DOGS!


9 posted on 05/11/2012 3:52:58 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Freddd
Instapundit has a good roundup of the ongoing Compost walkback on this "story."

Pretty obvious that Biden's over-the-skis blurtation on Sunday led to Zero's premature evolution on Wednesday. That in turn meant that the trigger got pulled on the Romney bullying-homophobe WaPo story before it could be vetted at all - even by MSM standards.

Of course it's all fake but accurate. The Romney folks need to counter now before the bully meme gets set.

10 posted on 05/11/2012 3:53:28 AM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: Martin Tell
The Romney folks need to counter now before the bully meme gets set.

Exactly. I am constantly surprise at the number of people I talk with who believe that Sara actually said she could see Russia from here front porch. Unless countered forcefully it has a way of becoming fixed in the public memory.

11 posted on 05/11/2012 3:59:51 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: muir_redwoods

Good point.

However, even though the Undocumented Imam has
probably had his team murder anyone getting
in the way of exposing his fake documents
(including witnesses and Coroner, recently),
the MSM will never cover it in our lifetime.

The MSM WILL COVER the bully meme re: Romney.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 4:02:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: eastforker
At least people knew him when he was a kid, here in the states, unlike, unlike the halfrican in the white house that no one knows anything about.

Amazing, isn't it? The Washington Post has to go back to high school to find dirt on Romney (he bullied a gay kid. Boo hoo...) but they can't bother even to look for a former girlfriend of Obama's so they make up a "composite" one. LOL!

13 posted on 05/11/2012 4:05:49 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Diogenesis

And in other news...Romney kicked his mother while still in the womb! What a bully.


14 posted on 05/11/2012 4:06:29 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Diogenesis

It appears the family of the “victim” are offended by the story and don’t stand by it. Interesting that the family was never contacted as a source .

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/sister-of-alleged-romney-target-has-no-knowledge-of-any-bullying-incident/#.T6yUKQh3n2E.twitter


15 posted on 05/11/2012 4:08:00 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Diogenesis
The DNC and MSM CHOSE Romney who could NOT even beat McCain in 2008.

Reagan could NOT even beat Ford in 1976!

16 posted on 05/11/2012 4:08:34 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Diogenesis

17 posted on 05/11/2012 4:12:58 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Diogenesis

Obama hit a girl in High School.


18 posted on 05/11/2012 4:15:30 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Diogenesis

The “bullies” in America are the leftists running the Democrat Party and the media supporting them.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 4:16:59 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Drew68

True story...


20 posted on 05/11/2012 4:17:14 AM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: Diogenesis

Wow, you actually are taking the WAPO bs and running with it? The dog meme is just about as lame....

This just makes you look like a tool of the Obama/MSM re-election campaign.

This post is literally better suited for Democratic Underground than Free Republic. You should consider where your dislike of Romney is taking you.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 4:17:25 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Diogenesis
So Backstabber Romney APOLOGIZED for an alleged incident which, you claim, "did not happen". Romney is clearly delusional.

If you read the entire quote or saw the video you would know that Romney said he didn't recall the WaPo incident. What he DID apologize for was other pranks he knows he did.

WaPo is backpeddling on the story.

22 posted on 05/11/2012 4:18:59 AM PDT by Miss Conservative (Those who yell tolerance the loudest, have the least for my views.)
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To: Diogenesis
So Backstabber Romney APOLOGIZED for an alleged incident which, you claim, "did not happen". Romney is clearly delusional.

If you read the entire quote or saw the video you would know that Romney said he didn't recall the WaPo incident. What he DID apologize for was other pranks he knows he did.

WaPo is backpeddling on the story.

23 posted on 05/11/2012 4:19:05 AM PDT by Miss Conservative (Those who yell tolerance the loudest, have the least for my views.)
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To: Diogenesis

Most people did really dumb, thoughtless things in High School—myself included. Its just another example of bias that the MSM will go all the way back to HS to dig up dirt on Romney, but won’t touch Obama’s past (pre 2007) in any way, shape, or form. The question is: are most voters smart enough to see through it? I’d like to think so, but most people have a whitewashed vision of themselves and like to feel superior to others.


24 posted on 05/11/2012 4:19:54 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Diogenesis
Mooooooo, plop, plop, plop...


25 posted on 05/11/2012 4:22:51 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Diogenesis
"...Romney must show he’s not the teen bully critics now say he was.."

When MUST Obama "show he's not" the anti-American, pro-Muslim, pro-Communist he was groomed his entire life to be?

26 posted on 05/11/2012 4:22:58 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Diogenesis

This is silly, everytime the media/obama attack MR it backfires.
Dog on roof=obama ate dog
Bullied kid=obama calling kid a Tom and pushing Coretta

Every childish attack makes barry look worse


27 posted on 05/11/2012 4:23:23 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: Freddd
I listened to NPR this morning. They are not retracting. In fact, they are bringing up that multiple classmates are confirming the story and Romney is clearly not denying it, and even saying he admits he did "stupid" things in High School (don't we all).

His Richy Rich perception is increased with this one.

I'm really glad that this came out before the nomination process completed.

To be clear, what he did in HS is not a concern (short of selling drugs). But I believe it will be with a lot of voters. Many will see him as Biff Tannon.


28 posted on 05/11/2012 4:23:55 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: A.Hun

I don’t like Romney, but picking on a homo fag moved him up a notch or two in my book!


29 posted on 05/11/2012 4:24:17 AM PDT by broken_arrow1
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To: Diogenesis
Romney has left a trail of assaulted bodies in his wake.

-

Tyrannosaurus Romney, eating more than just dogs...



30 posted on 05/11/2012 4:28:24 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Vote for the straight guy.)
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To: italianquaker

More to the point as much as I don’t like Romney, this is an orchestrated attack originated by the whitehouse. This story comes out a day after his excellency does his waffle. The press is nothing but stenographers (cannot take credit for that one, someone said it on TV last night) in that they just put out the party line, unsubstantiated.

I cannot say which pillar of our Republic I hate more: the democRAT party or the MSM. In fact, they are the same thing I guess.


31 posted on 05/11/2012 4:28:55 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Martin Tell
Pretty obvious that Biden's over-the-skis blurtation on Sunday led to Zero's premature evolution on Wednesday. That in turn meant that the trigger got pulled on the Romney bullying-homophobe WaPo story before it could be vetted at all - even by MSM standards.

I think you've got it. And how much more obvious can it be that JournoList exists in some new form? Obama "evolves" and ta-da - an above-the-fold piece comes out on Page One of the Washington Post designed to imply that Romney may have been a "gay basher". Meanwhile we know almost NOTHING about Obama's youth (or adulthood for that matter) other than the carefully scripted fiction of his "autobiography". The MSM did more reporting about Joe the Plumber's background.
32 posted on 05/11/2012 4:39:06 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Diogenesis

I missed the corresponding story four years ago that “Straight-laced and squeaky clean Barack Obama
must show he’s not the drug-addled communist his own memoirs say he was”. It’s only Romney being slammed this time, but I’d still like some journalistic integrity and balance. Why is it only republicans whose failings are news?


33 posted on 05/11/2012 4:43:27 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: Diogenesis

What exactly, is your motivation?


34 posted on 05/11/2012 4:46:09 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: muir_redwoods; Diogenesis

This High School story of course opens the Obama High School Record?


35 posted on 05/11/2012 4:49:32 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Diogenesis

so the MSM, which totally ignored Obammas shady past, couldnt be bothered to even consider checking his status as an American, is now digging up high school dirt on Romney to see if he ran with scissors or skipped study hall.


36 posted on 05/11/2012 4:50:17 AM PDT by tm61 (somewhere in chicago, a ward is missing it's crook)
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To: cuban leaf
FWIW, an military buddy of mine grew up on the Wind River Reservation near Riverton, Wyoming. A popular sport for male bonding of the local cowboys and Indians was to go into town on a Saturday night, lasso longhairs and give them the sheep sheer treatment. Sometimes it was fueled by alcohol, sometimes it was just for fun.

The local law enforcement people were very worried once when a gang of motorcycle hippies from Denver threatened to ride up one summer night and teach the whole town a lesson.

The local cowboys and Indians were waiting for them and a fight ensured. No injuries beyond a few scratches and bruises, but the final outcome was one broken storefront window and a motorcycle gang of newly minted short-haired hippies limping out of town southbound on highway #789 to the raucous singing of a combined cowboy and Indian chorus.

Shearing hippies was evidently a fairly popular pass time in that era, especially in Rocky Mountain ranching towns.

37 posted on 05/11/2012 4:55:00 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: All

the media isn’t fooling anybody anymore, except those that want to be fooled. The next story about alleged misdeeds will come out again in time for the next weekend news cycle and pretty soon, people will have to ask about Obama’s past and the media’s deafening silence will be it’s final undoing.

I’ve been saying this for two years, this election will not just be a referendum on Obama and his brand of socialism but one of the media as well. They will be rebuked with extreme prejudice but they will not go quietly. I expect at least a few claims of closeted homosexuality including a few sightings of Gloria All-Red and homely women claiming he made them feel uncomfortable and some digs at the LDS church.


38 posted on 05/11/2012 4:55:12 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

In 1964 after 6th grade basketball practice, I was depanced by 6 guys in the school yard as a new id in town. That was it. My initiation as the new kids in school.

Now, about that dyed blond hair over one eye in 1963? I tend not to care about Cranbrook kids born with silver spoons in their collective asses.


39 posted on 05/11/2012 4:56:00 AM PDT by healy61
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To: broken_arrow1

Bullies are people too!!!!

(said in my best liberal, moonbat voice)


40 posted on 05/11/2012 4:56:56 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Diogenesis

He was the designated loser. This was all pre-planned.


41 posted on 05/11/2012 4:58:47 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Vigilanteman

That story was hilarious!

Thank you!

And it’s an important point (regarding the culture at the time).


42 posted on 05/11/2012 4:59:46 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Diogenesis
So you judge a man by an antic that may have happened nearly 50 years ago? Wow, I wouldn't want you to serve as a judge.
44 posted on 05/11/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: Diogenesis

So the press is in a snit over some rumor that Romney may have given some bleached-out poofter a wedgie 40 years ago. Meanwhile, they remain undaunted by Barack Obama’s documented dalliances with left-wing extremists, black liberationists, and gangster goons.

I have it on good authority that Romney jaywalked once in third grade too.


45 posted on 05/11/2012 5:15:41 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: rbg81

Most grew out of it. Romney and Obama never did. Both have cold evil eyes. Both are still punks.


46 posted on 05/11/2012 5:15:48 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Diogenesis
Straight-laced and squeaky clean Mitt Romney Clean and articulate Barack Obama must show he’s not the teen bully critics lazy, drug-addled cocaine-snorting thug wannabe his OWN BIOGRAPHY says he was in high school....

Do these people really wanna go there????

47 posted on 05/11/2012 5:17:12 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Julia!!!!!! Don't Let Him Fool 'ya!!!!)
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To: bgill

Oh for crying out loud.


48 posted on 05/11/2012 5:17:36 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Vote for the straight guy.)
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To: IronJack

And he used his dessert fork in his salad.


49 posted on 05/11/2012 5:19:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: marvlus
marvlus : "So you judge a man by an antic that may have happened nearly 50 years ago? "

SSDD

"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."

[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



50 posted on 05/11/2012 5:22:57 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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