Skip to comments.Former Romney Classmate Describes 'Bullying Supreme' (Mega Liberal Barf Alert!)
Posted on 05/11/2012 7:06:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
A high school classmate of presidential candidate Mitt Romney told ABC News today that he considers a particular prank pulled at Michigan's Cranbrook school to be "assault and battery" and that he witnessed Romney hold the scissors to cut the hair of a student who was being physically pinned to the ground by several others. "It's a haunting memory. I think it was for everybody that spoke up about it
because when you see somebody who is simply different taken down that way and is terrified and you see that look in their eye you never forget it. And that was what we all walked away with," said Phillip Maxwell, who is now an attorney and still considers Romney an old friend.
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Please! Does the idiot whack left really want to go down this road?...Lets go into detail then about Obama's drug use. Can the media find some of Obama's old toking buddies and interview them?...What crap!
It's "seared, seared" in his memory.
They do want to go down this road. Because they know full well that they can say whatever they want about Romney, and never mention Obama’s past, and 90% of people are too stupid to notice.
So...I’m wondering how this ties into the “victim’s” sister who says this is much ado about nothing?
What is so funny here is that I can not remember one thing in my family when anyone talked about the queers..as a matter a fact I never knew what one was at all until I was around 24 yrs old..never heard any mention in school about someone different than myself..I felt like an idiot when I got a note telling me I was sexy and the note came from my assistant then I found out..I remember almost throwing up..thinking about it..
Wonder how long that sat on this? Probably a long time to make sure the other republican candidates were out of the race.
more to come to be sure....
...this sounds like he is recasting what would have been run-of-the-mill hazing at my school in the mid-70's into some kind of modern hate-crime. We were just being guys - get over it.
Let the whining begin.
Apparently word hasn’t reached Yahoo that the rest of the MSM is backing away from this ridiculous story as fast as their stubby commie legs can carry them.
Hilarious because the alleged perpetrators are now being portrayed as great guys because they have been “haunted” and because they now work on the Obama campaign.
IF these guys are now wonderful individuals, why would they assume Romney is not also a great guy, 50 years later.
Again, I compare this story to the NYT front page accusation that G H Bush was a “war criminal” because his diary said he strafed Japanese on the open sea in WWII.
IF Romney committed an “assault and battery” 50 years ago, which felonies did Obama commit by his own admission? Cocaine is pretty heavy lifting.
“said Phillip Maxwell, who is now an attorney and still considers Romney an old friend.”
You’re 15 minutes of useful idiocy are up Phil.
“”I grew up with him. We were best friends in elementary school. We always remained friends. Mitt is wonderful, very bright, an enormously energetic human being
a friend all my life, but this was a side of him that I hadn’t seen,” said Maxwell.
Maxwell added that he believes this is relevant in a Presidential campaign because it speaks to the “character” of Romney.”
Guy appears to have an agenda. Nonetheless, this was forty + years ago, and there’s no way to prove this ever happened. Even if it did, are we going to judge every adult on the basis of what happened in high school? They appear to really be reaching.
They can’t say that stuff about Romney, only WE can say that stuff about Romney.
Then again, they sold Obama as a great intellect and uniter. And bully is the new big scary boogeyman for media fed dingbats.
With respect the obie's admitted two lost years as a stoner, we can conclude he is but a lemming-like follower - a man who is easily manipulated and lead by those much brighter.
The media just wants to turn this election into a new “Mob Wives” TV series because, if the election was about the economy, jobs, healthcare, etc...BamBam couldn’t bring anything to the table.
Nobody pays attention to the retraction, the damage is done.
Fox just reported that the guy’s family doesn’t support his statement. ie, he’s not ‘factual’.
If the comments in today’s NYT story on this are any indication, there was no damage to speak of. Everyone is laughing at it.
Exactly, I think they are helping Romney by portraying him as a hard ass.
The current occupant of the White House is the one who sat in the corner high as a kite, watching the assault by “Whitey on Whitey” so he could write about it in his autobiography.
Which one do you want meeting with Putin after the election, the “flexible” pot head, or the kick ass kid?
The guy with the “seared memory” needs a haircut. I have some electric sheep shears, no need to dally with scissors.
Maybe followed by the so called torture of water boarding.
If you’ve seen the video “What does the Easter Bunny do the rest of the year?”
What is Mitt Romney doing when not running for President — KICKING ASS!
Don’t tell me. Phil “vote for Bush. Twice! And “served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL sniper”. He’s nothing but an Obamanoid “lawyer”. Go away Phil.
Someone needs to ask David Muir if he ruined the marriage of a local anchorwoman in Syracuse named Carrie Lazarus when he was an intern at the station sometime in the 90’s. It was alleged that he was caught having an affair with her, her marriage was wrecked and she was dropped from the station after many years.
Now this is becoming fun. My proposal for Presidential Debate III:
Romney, Obama, and a pair of scissors in the middle. Who walks out with hair?
Why didn’t we hear about this during the last election 2008? Let me just in no uncertain terms.... Bull-shytt!
This is similar to how the corrupt MSM absolutely LOVED John McCain... right up until he was the Republican nominee and then they went for the sleeze in the NYTimes with Cindy’s drug addiction decades earlier.
But Romeny never ate dog !!
This dedication goes out to pantywaste...
Here are the Eagles and “GET OVER IT!”
Just the usual Chicago style political way...Set them up then mow them down.
In high school, I was being taunted by a guy in the locker room. So I jumped him. Unfortunately for me he was a wrestling champ, so he quickly had me in a head lock and extracted the humiliating “uncle”.
Now, I suppose I committed “assault and battery” or maybe he did, certainly he was a “bully” or maybe I tried to be.
Guarantee you this is not “seared” in anyone’s memory 50 years later, and no one is interested in reconstructing possible crimes among high school kids.
Ha! What the Obamanoids are doing is so despicably perverse, even the most deceived commoner has to be asking just what the hell it is they are seeing...
The fist fights I saw after school were bloody as hell.
I believe Andrew Jackson shot a guy over an insult delivered to one of Andy’s friends. Just saying.
Don’t bring a “seared memory” to a scissor fight.
And that was junior high...
But Romeny never ate dog !!
But he did give one a ride on the top of his car so he’s not anti-dog.
I wouldn’t consider anyone who dredged up stuff that happened 50 years ago and spilled it to the enemy—the DNC and its surrogate—to be a friend. Most likely Maxwell was as much the ringleader in the haircutting event as Romney was.
How can Romney not remember whether or not he participated in an assault with scissors? I can clearly recall that I have never assaulted anyone with scissors.
Romney just isn’t honest. And, it is his flexible relationship with the truth that enables him to so regularly change his positions.
He’s not telling you this year that he’s pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-contraceptives and anti-military because this year he wants to be president.
He is genuinely pro-dishonesty.
A hard ass, the "kick ass kid" is the conservative teen that witnessing something like this, would have intervened and kicked the bully's tail and would have been willing to face down his little posse.
Oh for heaven’s sake. Yeah, it was wrong, but he was a KID at the time. (Do they really expect us to believe that Obama did nothing wrong as a kid? Yeah, right.)
My favorite story of such incidents came from a military buddy of mine who 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. There were 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.
***as a matter a fact I never knew what one was at all until I was around 24 yrs old.***
Same here! I often heard the term and thought it was just someone weird.
It wasn’t till I got in the military (Served KP one day at the outprocessing homo barracks at Lackland AFB) that I was told what they were. I was so ignorant of it that I could not believe such a thing could be and said to myself, “NO! That is just not right! Not Natural!”
Since that time I have noticed little homo jokes in the last 80 years of movies.
The Maltese Falcon(Peter Lorie and his cane)
The Phantom President (Ah, a sunflower! Swish sister swish!-Jimmy Durante)
Wizard of Oz (I’m just a dandylion!-Burt Lahr)
Ivanhoe (Master, I heard there were Normans in the castle so I went to lock up my wife, and she locked ME up instead!-Wamba the Fool)
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE WC Fields in china “Where am I?”
Hotel Proprieter-”Wo Hoo”
Fields: (looking at the flower in his own lapel, grabs it and throws it away) “Don’t let the daisy fool you my friend!”
You know whose hair I’d really like to cut off?
God, please grant me this one dream PLEASE!
lol Obi Wan has taught you well now release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy Mitt Romney.
Yes it’s all very interesting, in my view of things, if this incident occurred as reported (big if) Romney ranged from a wise ass to an all out A-hole.
However, it is difficult to assess where people stand 50 years later based on stuff they did in high school. As I already pointed out, why are the co-bullies now all wonderful sensitive guys, yet we are to assume that 50 years later Romney is not a better man?
Answer: Because they support Obama and Romney is running against Obama.
And as for my observation, yes many people view Romney as wimpy but this incident will lead many to believe he was a tough guy in high school.