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50 Years Later, a Bullying Case Snares Romney
The New York Slimes ^ | May 10, 2012 | ASHLEY PARKER and JODI KANTOR

Posted on 05/10/2012 7:08:30 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh

The day after President Obama endorsed gay marriage, Mitt Romney found himself responding to allegations that as a teenager he taunted a prep school classmate who later came out as gay.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bully; fakebutaccurate; gay; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; jasonblairsyndrome; kenyanbornmuzzie; romney; romney2012; romneytruthfile; smearcampaign; swrdswllwngsdshw; yellowjournalism
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I'll bet that if they dig a little deeper they'll also discover that he smoked a cigarette as well.
1 posted on 05/10/2012 7:08:38 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Riiiiiiighhht.... I am sure the voters are going to be absolutely devastated.

Funny thing is, though... Stories like this are likely to help Mitt more than hurt. He may — again MAY — have the Republican nomination sewn up, but his personal stock with Conservatives is still decidedly weak.

When stories like this hit the news, they forcibly remind Conservatives of the depths to which the MSM will sink to attack Republicans — ANY Republican — and the lengths to which they will go to protect Obama.

If this represents their best shot, they’re in trouble.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 7:16:46 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Pure Alinsky...


3 posted on 05/10/2012 7:20:16 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Malone LaVeigh

If we knew anything about Obama I’m sure we’d find much worse. He already admitted to eating a dog. It would be interesting to hear about his background in the religion of peace, if he stoned to death any women, did any beheadings, raped any kids and the other lovely things Muslims do to pass the time.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 7:20:33 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Ronin
Much to my chagrin, I have been finding myself reacting to the lies Ubama and state-controlled media have been throwing at Rodney.

They keep this up, and I may not feel bad about voting for him in 6 months, 22 days, 18 hours, 7 minutes and 23 seconds from now.

Not that I'm counting.

5 posted on 05/10/2012 7:21:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

This is not enough. We need to know the ratio of gold stars to frowny faces he got in kindergarten.


6 posted on 05/10/2012 7:22:25 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
I heard that Romney once gave somebody cooties because he refused to take his cootie shot in middle school.

-PJ

7 posted on 05/10/2012 7:23:55 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Funny how we can get stories about something that involved Romney 50 years ago, but we cannot get any information about Barry’s citizenship—his schooling—his grades—his actual participation in the ‘Haaavaad Review’, his past associates & possible girlfriends, etc. Barry is barely 50 years old.

I wonder now if all this flap about Barry’s support for Gay Marriage is a prelim to the world finding out that Barry himself had/has/is in a Gay relationship himself?

Feels like we are being softened up for something.......


8 posted on 05/10/2012 7:24:45 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Can someone find anyone that knew the O when he was a child, grade school, high school or college?

These social progressive are unreal!!!!
9 posted on 05/10/2012 7:26:27 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

“Snared”???? LOL! That’s all they got? I am starting to become a Romney fan.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 7:26:53 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Ronin
When stories like this hit the news, they forcibly remind Conservatives of the depths to which the MSM will sink to attack Republicans — ANY Republican — and the lengths to which they will go to protect Obama.

The media shoved Romney down our throats, and now that he's taken out the competition from the Right, they've let loose on him. JUST AS PREDICTED.

It reminds me of that scene in Braveheart, when the King order the mercenaries to attack first, then orders his archers to fire on the whole lot of them. That's what the Left has done here.

11 posted on 05/10/2012 7:27:00 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Iowahawk's take:

"He bullies a boy, you bully a girl. He puts a dog on top of a car, you put one in the oven. That's my way - that's the CHICAGO way." :)

12 posted on 05/10/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (- bursting with adequatulence -)
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To: ridesthemiles
So lets say you find out that Barry is gay would that change your mind about him and would you vote for him—I know it would not change my mind about him and I would never ever vote for him ever ever ever! Gay not gay likes gay marriage doesn't like gay marriage . What matters to me is know he is an evil SOB.
13 posted on 05/10/2012 7:31:22 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Malone LaVeigh

So what, Obama has admitted repeatedly to using lots of different drugs.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 7:32:59 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

Anybody else find it interesting that the Post story on bullying a person who later comes out of the closet comes one day after Obama supports gay marriage. I’m sure there was no coordination here - none at all.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 7:37:07 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I’d be real interested in hearing form any of Obama’s school buddies.. from anytime...anywhere.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 7:39:05 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

The press left ‘biased’ and went straight to ‘surreal’.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 7:43:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: All

#JusticeForCoretta #coretta

Funny how NYT forgot to mention bullying story. Flashback “Coretta” is Joella Edwards http://is.gd/2tPX9Q


18 posted on 05/10/2012 7:46:31 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

This AM the local daily disappointment published a letter which almost too good to have been penned by one of the locals: “Apparently I am supposed to be more angry at the way Romney spends his money then how Obama spends mine.”


19 posted on 05/10/2012 7:52:37 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

LOL.........right you are. If this is the best the left can do then this country is in worse shape than I thought. I guess I’ll never be able to run for public office......I was a rotten kid. Romney isn’t my choice but this is going too far. Hell’s Bell’s we can’t even find out what our esteemed (sarc) president did 15 years ago and we won’t ever if the press and his comrades have anything to say about it.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 7:53:11 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: mo; ridesthemiles

Exactly! I said the same thing when I first heard about this latest propaganda. They can find out about Romney 50 years ago, but no HS classmates from Punahou?? My brother-in-law is younger than Barry, but was at Punahou at the same time, AND followed basketball. He never heard of Barry (not that it’s THAT small a school, but supposedly Barry was some hot-shot basketball player).

Any classmates? Anyone who remembers him??


21 posted on 05/10/2012 7:54:13 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Malone LaVeigh

The concept of “bullies” resonates deeply and is pretty common human experience. People who’ve had a run in with bullies have a visceral reaction when they encounter another one.

I bet zero’s campaign is behind this - and is just the tip of the iceberg.

Now that RINOmney apologized - confirming he was guilty - I believe the bullying meme will be used to tie into him also being one of the 1 percenters - who got their $ by defrauding , cheating or abusing others (another common meme about rich people... Especially business men)


22 posted on 05/10/2012 7:55:20 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Only gays can be victims of bullying, just like only blacks can be victims of racism.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 7:56:59 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Nothing like POTUS beating up defenseless little girls! "I ran up to Coretta and gave her a slight shove; she staggered back and looked up at me, but said nothing. "Leave me alone!" I shouted again."


24 posted on 05/10/2012 7:57:38 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I think stuff like this actually gives Romney street cred.

Seriously.

Turns out he’s not as Glenn Beck says, “a monocle away from being the Monopoly guy”.


25 posted on 05/10/2012 7:59:40 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Vote for the straight guy.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I hope Mitt resigns over this.

Can we start a petition?

Can they find something even better than this to make him resign? Please.

Keep digging, and thank you for your effort.

Sincerely,

All Conservative Americans


26 posted on 05/10/2012 8:00:25 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs6qZd_xP1w)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

If it turns out that he gave someone a wedgie he will never recover..lol.
These stories actually make Romney look great by comparison as the Obama campaign shoots self in the foot again.
It just so happens that during this exact time the president was doing cocaine and smoking weed, or so HE SAYS in his memoirs.


27 posted on 05/10/2012 8:00:56 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

And this Romney story has been running all day long on radio news. Just heard it again on the ABC radio news at the top of the hour.

Haven’t heard a single thing about Obama’s HS pot smoking and goofing around, today or anytime since he became a candidate.


28 posted on 05/10/2012 8:07:11 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Ronin

And for others the reaction will be — “hey, he got into a brawl. He’s normal.”


29 posted on 05/10/2012 8:07:34 PM 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: Zeppelin

Yep. But to tell the truth, I expected they would have better ammunition than this.

Comeon! I was not much of a bully because I was more likely to BE bullied when I was a kid, but even if I remembered who did it, I wouldn’t hold it against them at this stage of my life.

I imagine Bubba Clinton would have had some funny things to say about geeks when he was in high school, as would most anyone else. This is just silly.


30 posted on 05/10/2012 8:09:52 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

This is just the start of the death of a thousand cuts they have planned for Romney... He is not who he says he is that will say, can’t be trusted. Example after example will be offered keeping him on the defencive. He will get full measure and then some of what he dished out on the conservatives, tea party , Palin and others. Yes he was behind some of the attacks on Palin through his surrogates.

I would not underestimate the quiet impact of even this seemingly small one. There are many many voters out there who remember the rich kid bullies and socialites in school that looked down on them, teased them and made themselves bigger by being obnoxious, rude and snobby because that were untouchable and rich. The kids that took the city bus or lesser transportation not their own cars will remember. Might not be fair but it is what it is.


31 posted on 05/10/2012 8:10:28 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Dear NY Times:

No one gives a s**t.

Next..........


32 posted on 05/10/2012 8:12:30 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Borax Queen

From this day forward, Romney should make a point of challenging the media to compare accounts by his “childhood acquaintances”,... to Obama’s.

Obama has no “childhood acquaintances”.

That’s just weird. Creepy.


33 posted on 05/10/2012 8:13:14 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Vote for the straight guy.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
The Nytimese declare their nonpartisan vetting of both with this description of the effort to vet President Obama:
A thorough vetting of President Obama revealed nothing of any concern.. Times staff examined every book released by President Obama. Dreams from My Father, The Audacity of Hope,Of Thee I Sing, Change We Can Believe In, Barack Obama in His Own Words. No effort was spared to vet the President.
34 posted on 05/10/2012 8:13:51 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: p. henry
"I’m sure there was no coordination here - none at all."

Nope......nope; nothing to see here. Just take the pill and swallow; just trust 'em. Yep. Pure coincidence.

35 posted on 05/10/2012 8:16:28 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

New York Times reporting = Nobel Peace Prize = Harvard degree:

All totally, completely compromised and utterly worthless.


36 posted on 05/10/2012 8:22:21 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Who said Pravda west can’t vet candidates? It just depends on who the candidate is.

Well, this will dominate the news for a couple weeks so obama’s record can be ignored. And after that, it will be something else.

I fully expect them to come up with something Romney said or did when he was 5 or 6 years old.


37 posted on 05/10/2012 8:22:38 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Malone LaVeigh

“Was this a sole episode of youthful poor judgment by Mr. Romney or a larger statement about his character? “

The possibilities are endless. I can see the NY Times going on as if they’ve ID’d another Auschwicz concentration camp guard. I don’t know about everyone else, but now that “Romney the Remorseless” has been found, if the NY Times continues to hunt down every male that acted like a jerk during his teens, I’m going to have plastic surgery, change my name, and slip into Argentina.


38 posted on 05/10/2012 8:26:21 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; All

Here is what we know about his sordid past.

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.

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39 posted on 05/10/2012 8:28:01 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: mo

I’d be real interested in hearing form any of Obama’s school buddies.. from anytime...anywhere.


That kind of stuff is a more closely kept secret than the Manhattan Project was. Kept secret by the media, I mean. Anyway, Pravda west would say that was sooo long ago it doesn’t matter.


40 posted on 05/10/2012 8:28:05 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Malone LaVeigh

The media has no credibility. They will say anything to help Obama. Anything.

And everyone knows it.


41 posted on 05/10/2012 8:28:10 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: All

RE Obama File- click on the photos for even more information


42 posted on 05/10/2012 8:30:59 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Ronin

The Presstitutes who decried the tactics of Sen. Joe McCarthy engage in more dangerous character assassination everyday in the name of advancing Socialism.


43 posted on 05/10/2012 8:31:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

“most electable” bump


44 posted on 05/10/2012 8:35:51 PM PDT by Dajjal ("I'm not concerned about the very poor." -- severely conservative Mitt 'Etch-A-Sketch' Rmoney)
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To: p. henry
I'm sure it was a coincidence. /s

Based on his behavior during the primaries, Romney probably was a bully. But in the time period talked about, homosexuality was not accepted. Nor was it admitted. Bullying wasn't an issue either. It was something that kids dealt with in their worlds. It wasn't like living in an episode of Glee.

So I am forced to call b.s. on this story, even if I don't like Mitt at all.

Any other candidate or president that waxed poetic about former drug use, even in high school, would have been smashed into the windshield like the proverbially bug.

45 posted on 05/10/2012 8:39:30 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

We need a bully to. Take on Ghettobama One ego maniac to take out another.


46 posted on 05/10/2012 8:41:17 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Tyrannosaurus Romney!


47 posted on 05/10/2012 8:42:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Vote for the straight guy.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
“He (nobama) already admitted to eating a dog.”

Which end did he “eat” the wiener?

48 posted on 05/10/2012 8:44:27 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOLOLOL.


49 posted on 05/10/2012 8:46:13 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I guess there is a time and place for every talent.

We shall see if Mitt is the bully he appears to be against “Toddlin’ Town” as he was against his Repub opponents during the primaries.


50 posted on 05/10/2012 8:49:23 PM PDT by berdie
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