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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."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; benedictromney; brutusromney; bullying; meanromney; romney; romney2012
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To: Diogenesis
circa 2020: "Daddy/Mommy: What did you do back in 2012 to help protect our country and keep it a Constitutional Republic by helping defeat Obama, who was obviously bent on Destroying America?"

"Well Son, I stuck to my "PRINCIPLES" and stayed home!"



"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

81 posted on 05/11/2012 7:06:34 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Yaelle

One difference is this; most of us would change or at least forget our high school experience because we have become better more mature people since then. The Kenyan revels in his victimhood and hasn’t matured a bit since then. He has a coterie of sycophants who feed his needy ego and tell him how brilliant he is. He uses the first person singular more than most 5 year-olds. Most damning is he sees nothing wrong with this.

82 posted on 05/11/2012 7:07:59 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Diogenesis
You have NEVER responded to a single conservative concern regarding your Master, dirtboy.

Oh, and BTW, should I link to some of my posts so far this year bashing Mitt?

Care to retract your utterly idiotic claim?

83 posted on 05/11/2012 7:26:35 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy; AlaskaErik; Leisler; greyfoxx39; Tennessee Nana; EternalVigilance; Reagan Man; Elsie; ...

"Mitt Romney...alienating America one group at a time." - AlaskaErik

84 posted on 05/11/2012 7:45:41 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
"A political party cannot be all things to all people.
It must represent certain fundamental beliefs
 which must not be compromised to political expediency
or simply to swell its numbers."

--  President Ronald Reagan

"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
 over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
 to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn’t make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan

"I'm not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.

(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)

85 posted on 05/11/2012 7:47:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Freddd
Is this the same Boston Herald and Washington Post and New York Times that gave Bill Clinton a pass for jacking off in the sink in the Oval Office? If they didn't consider that a legitimate story how does this become a story worthy of 5500 printed words?
86 posted on 05/11/2012 7:50:22 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Diogenesis

Sorry: for every Romney issue, far worse is already sitting in the People’s house and MUST be removed. The fact that this poorly written and poorly researched article about some “bullying” bs incident in freakin high school 50 years ago even comes up is ridiculous.

Much as I wish there were a more conservative candidate selected, there is NO viable alternative. Not now. last November and December? Yeah...thats when this crap should have happened. But it didn’t or it didn’t take.

Its not about compromising principles its not about anything else. Its about removing the marxist fascist and ALL of his dingleberrys from our government. Romney is the one who has to do it.

I will worry about the sins of Romney later...after the “bigger” disaster is removed.

[shrug]There is no other way: we cannot survive another 4 years of the sob we have now and his insane clown posse.


87 posted on 05/11/2012 7:54:55 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Diogenesis
That doesn't retract your idiotic claim that Mitt Romney is my master.

Once again, should I link to my FR posts this year critical of Romney?

And I defy you to show anywhere I have actually said anything supportive of him.

However, I also do not believe conservatives should co-opt liberal hatchet jobs, no matter what we believe of the target in question. One can point out the rank hypocrisy of this attack without being a slave to Romney.

88 posted on 05/11/2012 7:57:37 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Diogenesis

What a crass politician, knee jerking...

He basically admitted to something he probably did not even do.

That’s going to fly real well, not.

Political gloating aside, however, isn’t it obvious that Obama’s gay politics is stemmed in hate and evil selfishness?

THis is about independenting men from caring and giving a choice to women of mates. This is about turning women into the hell hole that lesbianism is. This is a game of dictatorship, one for me, one for you, and evil little crumbs of power to little witches, even if for bigger witches.

Alea Jacta Est, let the feminist embrace their own destructions.

ANd as for Romney, he is an idiot.

89 posted on 05/11/2012 8:07:17 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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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.

Actually...if you go to The Obama Files...there is a LOT of info there on his early life...and especially college life. All this talk here that there is no one that remembers fiction. There are a LOT of people that remember him...and it's all documented.

In in the case of Obama...the truth is BETTER than fiction. Many of them talk about how self-absorbed he arrogant. They talk about his dealings with Marxist professors in college. There are interviews with people who worked with him at BI that testify about how he lied in "dreams." There are pictures from his high school yearbook. There are interviews with college roommates and with college friends. It's all there.

No....there is PLENTY of info out there about him that proves him to be the radical we know he is. Saying no one knows anything about him hides the truth...and allows HIM to hide. Matter of fact...I would guess that the reason his past is hidden is NOT because he appeared out of no where...but because THEY HID IT to hide the truth of who he is.

90 posted on 05/11/2012 8:09:18 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Freddd

What’s ironic even if we were to pretend for purposes of discussion, the story were 100% accurate (which the family disputes)

I would bet good money, that the misfit encountering peer pressure and having his freak hairdo cut like any normal person, was PRECISELY why his parents sent him to an exclusive prep school, to have happen.

The parents almost certainly wanted that. It’s why he ended up there. Back then, it was either than, or the Army.

I would go further, and bet they gave him that exact choice.

They very likely sent him there, because they did not know how to handle him, and wanted their son to be normal.

91 posted on 05/11/2012 8:09:33 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Vote for the straight guy.)
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To: Freddd
Yeah, and the man that was supposedly bullied is dead and his family denies it happened. How did I know the man would be dead and not able to answer questions... Hmmm... And for those that keep saying Romney apologized for this, he said he never remembered doing anything like this but was a Prankster in HS.
92 posted on 05/11/2012 8:10:08 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: rbg81

The GOP-E thought it made itself immune from Democrates by getting Romney in, or they are in complete tack with the progressist agenda for cheap rotten dollars of marketing.

Money was meant so we would be respected from having to reinvent the wheel when born. To honor that these things were given to us and not invented by us, as some atheist crazies seem to think we somehow survived out of the jungle and conquered by hybridization or something.

Thus money is nowadays debauched for “happy gay” products that liberals whore out for RINO CEOs, and this dance of hate is going to go on to its ridiculous levels of utter destruction in pride.

The point is Obama was protected and benefited from heterosexuality just like any woman was to “profit” from a cohort of heterosexual men ready to compete and build gold bridges for them. Now that Obama is in power, it is easy for him to tell the rest of AMerica, liberal or not, to play by the gay-begging rule of misery, without the perks that he benefited from, silver spoon in his mouth.

THIS IS THE WHOLE “SILVER SPOON IN MOUTH HYPOCRISY”, because Zero had one, and Romney or other in their heterosexuality PROTECTED THAT PRIVILEDGE OF HIS SO HE COULD RISE UP.

Now, like a selfish little muslim marxistoidated fool, he takes it from us.


93 posted on 05/11/2012 8:14:29 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Diogenesis

In your fevered rut, you seem damn hot to extinguish freedom in one generation.

94 posted on 05/11/2012 8:18:07 AM PDT by mtntop3
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To: Freddd

You’d swear some of these folks are on the Obama payroll with their attacks.

95 posted on 05/11/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: montag813

It’s absolutely reprehsible. Non-stop... Sick really

96 posted on 05/11/2012 8:26:28 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: woodbutcher1963
IF Romney’s handlers have any brains, they will turn this around to ask to have a debate with Obama about what he did in high school, college and state senate. Romney needs to say I will be glad to discuss EVERYTHING I did during my teenage years and twenties. It will reinforce the fact that Obama is trying to hide EVERYTHING he did prior to becoming a US Senator. He should not run away from this at all. This opens the door to look at Obama’s past.

A brilliant idea. Let's get the bright, shining light of truth on Obama's background once and for all.

97 posted on 05/11/2012 8:27:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: Yaelle

For all we know it wasn’t even a “fag” but... he was being weird. Long bleached hair. You aren’t born with that.

98 posted on 05/11/2012 9:27:18 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: Freddd
This "story" is an example of how disconnected the leftwing media are from reality. Nobody cares about a highschool prank almost fifty years ago, and especially "bullying," a fabricated straw man of the homosexual lobby. It ranks right up there with the dog-on-the-car-roof "story." Normal people don't care about that one either. The only people who care about this are already obama zombies.
99 posted on 05/11/2012 9:27:42 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Freddd; Diogenesis
About Romney's behavior as a freakin HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT.....




The press has left 'biased' and gone straight to 'surreal'.

100 posted on 05/11/2012 9:31:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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