Skip to comments.What Mitt Romney Hasn't Done...
Posted on 05/11/2012 1:08:22 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: I'll tell you, here's what I know. Here's what I know, and this is after only an hour of... and, by the way, you must know, I have to tell you what this feels like. Guilt. I only did an hour of show prep, but I feel like I'm skipping school today. I feel like I'm not fulfilling expectations, so we'll see. This is what I know. Mitt Romney was not at Chappaquiddick. Mitt Romney has not been accused of rape. Mitt Romney did not have an affair with a mob babe. He didn't have an affair with an actress who committed suicide later on. Mitt Romney did not father a child out of wedlock. Mitt Romney did not support the tapping of Martin Luther King's phone. Mitt Romney was never a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Mitt Romney did not lie about his law school grades.
Chappaquiddick is Ted Kennedy. Accused of rape is Bill Clinton. Affair with the mob babe and an actress, John Kennedy. Didn't father a child out of wedlock, that's John Edwards and Democrats too numerous to mention. Didn't support the tapping of Martin Luther King's phone, that's Robert Kennedy. Never a member of the Ku Klux Klan, that's Robert Byrd. Didn't lie about his law school grades, that's Joe Biden. All Democrats, and all of those Democrats did those things well after high school. And Obama even wrote in his book Dreams from My Father how he bullied a young girl. And he hasn't even apologized. Grab audio sound bite number six. The audio book version, Dreams from My Father, originally published in print, by the way, 1995. Then-Senator Barack Obama in his book said this about a time he bullied a young classmate named Coretta.
OBAMA: Her name was Coretta, and before my arrival she had been the only black person in our grade. She was plump and dark and didn't seem to have many friends. I ran up to Coretta and gave her a slight shove. She staggered back and looked up at me, but still said nothing. "Leave me alone," I shouted again. And suddenly Coretta was running, faster and faster until she disappeared from sight. Appreciative laughs rose around me. For the rest of the afternoon I was haunted by the look on Coretta's face.
RUSH: Yeah. So Obama admits to bullying a young girl, still hasn't apologized for it. The Washington Post hasn't dug deep. The Washington Post hasn't tried to find her. The Washington Post hasn't tried to find her family. The Washington Post hasn't alleged that Coretta was a lesbian. The Post hasn't alleged that there was any presumed anti-gay bias in Obama's bullying. Same book, Dreams from My Father, this about Obama and his time in high school in Hawaii.
OBAMA: I spent the last two years of high school in a daze, locking away the questions that life seemed insistent on posing. I kept playing basketball, attended classes sparingly, drank beer heavily, and tried drugs enthusiastically. I discovered that it didn't make any difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmate's sparkling new van or in the dorm room with some brother you'd met down at the gym, or on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl.
RUSH: I discovered it didn't make any difference. So we have an admitted bully, an admitted user of alcohol and cocaine, and even at that, there has not yet been any energy whatsoever expended to try to find out any more about this. No, what do we have? A practically made-up story about Mitt Romney starting yesterday in the Washington Post, back at the prestigious, distinguished Cranbrook school. Idyllic place. Romney found this long-haired blond guy, said, "I don't like long hair like that," pinned the guy down, beat him up, sat on him. The guy was so devastated he commits suicide later. I mean that was basically the story. Romney apologized and apologized and apologized. ABC News led the news with it last night.
"A family member of the classmate whom Mitt Romney allegedly bullied in high school says she has no knowledge of the incident, according to news reports. Christine Lauber, the older sister of former Romney classmate John Lauber, has told ABC News she was at college when the incident allegedly occurred while her brother, John, and Romney attended high school at the Cranbrook School, in Bloomfield, Mich. The Washington Post story Thursday states Romney and at least one other classmate held down, then cut off the long, bleached-blond hair on Lauber, who was presumed to be gay," but the family says all these presumptions about the guy in the story are wrong. They don't specify which presumptions are wrong. They just say that the caricature of this guy in the story is not correct, and they're upset about it. The guy's dead. He can't defend himself, and so what's happened here is the media, in typical left-wing fashion, has taken a couple of people, set out and just destroyed 'em, all for the purposes of advancing some really silly, pathetic -- and, by the way, this is not an accident.
This story has been waiting in the wings for Obama to announce that he wasn't gonna do anything different on gay marriage. Which is what he did. I'm reading reports of the fundraiser at the Clooney estate last night. Exactly what I thought would happen. They all sat around, applauded each other, applauded Obama, talked about how great it was. Nothing's different. There is not a shred of change in gay marriage policy in this country, and Obama didn't make a shred of change. But it doesn't matter, because we don't look at results; we look at intentions. So all these people are feeling really good about themselves, but in the meantime, how pathetic is this? Literally pathetic. This is all they've got. And this is something that they have obviously been waiting and holding in reserve.
I'm convinced, folks, it's all part of a conceived strategy waiting for execution with a timeline. The only thing that's gone wrong here is that the family member of this classmate that Romney allegedly bullied is now saying it didn't happen. Ah, that's not a big problem, is it? It didn't happen. Family member says she doesn't remember anything about this. She didn't hear anything about this. "I don't remember that incident," Romney said. "And I'll tell you I certainly don't believe that I ... thought the fellow was homosexual. That was the furthest thing from our minds back in the 1960s, so that was not the case."
"Ms. Lauber, of South Bend, Ind., said she and her sisters will likely issue a statement later today through their attorney. She also said that if her brother were alive 'he would be furious' about the story. Ms. Lauber told ABC her brother was a 'very unusual person.' 'He didnt care about running with the peer group,' she said. 'Whats wrong with that? Even if it did happen, John probably wouldnt have said anything,' Ms. Lauber added." The sister didn't know about it.
But I'm still struck by the fact that's it's such a pathetic, I mean, really, is this all they've got? No, I'm serious. I'm sitting here, correct me if I'm wrong, and I probably am on this, I'm sitting here, I can't imagine this being effective with one person who's undecided about anything. I know I'm wrong. I know that this country's full of people who, hell, want to ban football, for crying out loud. Cutting off a blond kid's hair is probably worse than anything that happens on the football field with some people, I can imagine.
In the meantime, the Rasmussen tracking poll's out, and Obama's down 50-43. That's the news.
RUSH: By the way, there are a couple of other family members of Mr. Lauber speaking out. Betsy Lauber, one of John Lauber's three sisters, spoke with ABC News. "The family of John Lauber is releasing a statement saying the portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda. There will be no more comments from the family."
How many Freepers are old enough to remember the Gremlin?
***How many Freepers are old enough to remember the Gremlin?***
I had one, a used one. The worst piece of junk I have ever bought! I can’t even begin to describe all that went wrong with it!
Romney doesn’t talk like a democrat he just acts like one..
Which is......... the problem...
It’s very simple. Conservatives either neuter the vile Left’s lies and violence or we lose.
I'm old enough to remember them, but not to have owned one.
Here's a little poem:
This is the tale of the Gremlins
As told by the PRU
At Benson and Wick and St Eval-
And believe me, you slobs, it's true.
When you're seven miles up in the heavens,
(That's a hell of a lonely spot)
And it's fifty degrees below zero,
Which isn't exactly hot.
When you're frozen blue like your Spitfire,
And your scared a Mosquito pink.
When you're thousands of miles from nowhere,
And there's nothing below but the drink.
It's then that you'll see the Gremlins,
Green and gamboge and gold,
Male and female and neuter,
Gremlins both young and old.
It's no good trying to dodge them,
The lessons you learnt on the Link
Won't help you evade a Gremlin,
Though you boost and you dive and you jink.
White one's will wiggle your wing tips,
Male one's will muddle your maps,
Green one's will guzzle your glycol,
Females will flutter your flaps.
Pink one's will perch on your perspex,
And dance pirouettes on your prop,
There's a spherical middle-aged Gremlin,
Who'll spin on your stick like a top.
They'll freeze up your camera shutters,
They'll bite through your aileron wires,
They'll bend and they'll break and they'll batter,
They'll insert toasting forks into your tyres.
And that is the tale of the Gremlins,
As told by the PRU,
(P)retty (R)uddy (U)nlikely to many,
But a fact, none the less, to the few.
We've already lost the presidency for the next four years, as neither major-party nominee will be a conservative.
I owned a Gremlin too. No car in the history of motoring has been more aptly named.
My sister had a purple one.
>>Rush can try to carry Mitten’s water all he wants ... but it ain’t gonna work with the “Joe Six packs” (who vote) who get all their MSM news propaganda from ABC-CBS-NBC-NPR et al ... <<
Joe-six-pack listened to the story about Mitt and laughed his a$$ off. What the press doesn’t realize is that most people have done stupid things and cutting a hippie’s hair isn’t too much different than what each of us have done.
My best friend clipped off another girl’s ponytail.
In fact, I would dare say that this humanized Romney and actually made him a MAN to a lot of middle class guys and gals.
I had one, and my ex had one. We did quite a bit in the back with the seat folded flat.
Mine was a 1971. I bought it in 1977 (when I was 21). It has 40K miles and was already a rustbucket, but it ran and I got it for $100.00. Within a week I had to spend $150.00 for a clutch. Put about 30K miles on it within 18 months but it got me around. Until it fell apart. :-)
“has 40K miles” should have read “had 40K miles.” I don’t still have it, needless to say!
What water is Rush carrying? The media reported on a 50-year old bullying story that has turned out to be false. Rush then listed out a lot of rather embarrassing and/or deeply criminal actions perpetrated by prestigious leftist politicians that the media has either completely ignored or covered up.
He was, once again, illustrating media bias and hypocrisy, not sticking up for Romney.
I cannot believe the Media brings stories like this on Romney and cannot find anything about Obama’s records.
If he smoked dope and missed all those clases how did he get through High school, much less qualify to go to 3 different elite colleges?
How come no one in those colleges remembers him?
Who paid for them, paying for 3 different colleges is a bit beyond the financesof a low life like Obama
I’m old enough to remember the 1957 Rambler station wagon my Dad loved, pulling a small family trailor all over these western states.
(And I agree the Gremlin and Pacer were ugly beyond comparison, until the Pontiac Aztek came along. With a few exceptions, the US auto industry lost its magic after the glorious 50s, 60s)
Gremlin? Ha! What losers.
I was a Pinto man!
I remember the Gremlin but wanted an AMX. High school buddy bought one and burned the tires right off. Then rebuilt the engine and took off without any oil - either forgot or drain plug fell out. Don’t remember much of the car after that.
Maybe neither here nor there in the scheme of thousands of lies, but here he is in his supposedly first year at Punahou, Grade Five, the teacher is Mabel Hefty and the children are all colours of the rainbow, so which one was singled out because her skin was dark? Another one of Bill Ayers recollections that found its way into 'Dreams' I bet.
"One of these things is not like the others...."
Well you see, Obama’s record matters, but Romney’s record doesn’t matter. At least that’s the way some Romney supporters act.
The left is grasping on straws
[ Anybody who votes for him is just looking for an excuse to vote for a liberal. ]
True, or just to Honkify the Presidency..
Cause if it Ever needed to be Honkified now is the time..
Is he shopped into that photo too, then?
Yeah, and he has still not apologized, but he apologized to foreign nations about this great country
What do you mean by that? There are any number of ‘coloured’ children in that first year he attended Punahou, which one would he have chosen to bully?
I’m inclined to believe it’s more likely the class photograph wasn’t available to the author when that paragraph was written. ‘Coretta’ seems an odd name for a girl of polynesian/japanese/filipino background, don’t you think?
‘Coretta’ sounds more like a memory of Ayres than a recollection of zero. I’m NOT defending zero, but the correct context is important.
Zero WAS NOT the second coloured child to attend that class.
Among other things.
I do! My college room mate had an AMC Concord. We loved that car.
So what are you suggesting a GOP rally at the NY morning shows, ABC, CBS, NBC? Call them out for their corruption or is it negligence or both? Then again, if folks can’t travel to NY, maybe rallies at the local affiliates? Or even local news offices? Wonder if the msn would even cover it or if they cover it would they honestly present it or brand it with their delusional mantra of “wicked, evil tea party supporters”?
Congratulations! You hit my perfect trifecta of ugly cars. I swore up and down the Pacer was the UGLIEST thing I had ever seen (uglier even than "The Thing"), then I saw my first Aztek. LOL on wheels!
Coretta was the name of Martin Luther Kind’s wife IIRC. Ayers was using a classic (in his mind) “black” name. More mythology....It’s a very unusual name, never read or heard of it attached to any other human.
I see that picture was taken before Ralphie put his eye out with the BB gun.
You’re spot-on as usual imo. There’s Ayres needing a ‘classical’ name for a negro girl-child, and what flashes through his mind but Coretta!
But as every lie has an iota of truth - it’s not hard to understand where this one came from. It would have been Ayres himself who was the bully, it’s an incident he remembers from his own childhood.
The class photograph must have come to light after the book was written. He’s so smart he’s outsmarted himself on numerous occasions. He must have thought Hawaii was full if white people...or that only whites sent their children to Punahou and zero was an anomaly.
“....most people have done stupid things...”
In all reality, if this is the bar, if this story about Mitt Romney is the line in the sand, for a person to be disqualified to be president, well let’s face it, there’s NOBODY qualified to be president in this country. Sarah Palin and Ron Paul and WHOEVER from the Left included.
At least nobody we’d WANT to be president.
Even the Washington Post’s own lefty blogger, Greg Sargeant said (paraphrasing a quote I read elsewhere today): I just can’t get past the fact that I don’t want to be judged on what I did in High School.
This isn’t even a pro/anti Romney thing, this is a “You have got to be kidding me thing”.
But then again, this is the Washington Post, the paper that destroyed George Allen’s last senate run with one word, repeated endlessly, like a mantra: Maccaca!
So, I guess they figured it was worth a shot.
I think the timing is to distract from Obama trying to play both sides on gay marriage. They were sitting on this “story”, and it’s a minor story. Who knows what they are saving.
I hung out with a lot of black kids in high school, in the late mid/late 60s. I never knew a Coretta. It stinks of being made up by Ayers.
"So let's say you are stranded out in the desert, on the verge of dying of thirst. As you stagger through the hot dry sands, in a desperate attempt to find water, You come across a case of a popular sports drink half buried in a shade of a sand dune.
Frantically, you claw away at the sand until you fully uncover the case of life-saving liquid refreshment.
Grabbing one of the bottles, you rub away the sand and dirt so that you can read the ingredients... "Damn," you mutter to yourself, "High Fructose Corn Syrup! I can't drink that, bad for my health!" So you toss the bottle aside in disgust and continue on your way, eventually dropping dead several miles away.
And so that is how I see this upcoming election. Romney not only is loaded with high fructose corn syrup, he's loaded with red dye #3, trans-fats and all sorts of artificial junk. But the alternative is drinking Kool-Aid served up by Jim Jones and the People's Temple. "
Or Glenn Beck's way....
1. Do you know anyone who has the understanding and gained their understanding of Jesus Christ and defend it, and they got that understanding from someone like Jeremiah Wright? Do you know anyone who is a good Christian that believes there is no salvation unless theres collective salvation?
2. Do you know somebody who is raised and/or mentored by communists?
3. Do you have friends or acquaintances that are Marxists, Communists, or have been actively engaged in the overthrow of the United States government?
4. Have you ever been at a party celebrating someone who has been accused of domestic terrorism?
5. Do you know anyone or have you ever been to a party and gave a toast to someone who is accused of being a Muslim terrorist?
6. Do you or any of your friends have the belief that terrorism doesnt really exist? And that by definition jihad is only a holy struggle?
7. How many of you or how many of your friends have hired members of the Muslim Brotherhood to provide security for your business or their business? Or would hire members of the Muslim Brotherhood to go through and put together your security for your town?
8. Do you have any friends that believe the Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular and good?
9. Do you know anybody that thinks NASAs foremost goal should be Muslim outreach, so you can help them and NASA can help them feel good?
10. Do you know anybody who believes that Occupy Wall Street features the best people in our country right now?
11. Is it even conceivable that anyone you know or associate with would think that killing Osama Bin Laden was a tough decision? With that, you have a single friend who in that case would make sure that we have a blame someone else memo ready just in case it went wrong?
12. Do you have anybody in your circle of friends or your circle of influence that believes America and Israel is the biggest obstacle to peace and stability in the world. Do you know anyone who believes the United States constitution needs to be a photo negative to be right with the world today?
13. Would you or anyone you know take a gift given to the United States after 9/11, a bust of Winston Churchill, and try to give it back to the prime minister on your first meeting? And when he says, No, no, thats a gift, you can keep it, would you or anyone in your circle of influence then take that bust, box it up, ship it back yourself and say We dont need it anymore?
14. Do you know anyone, a single person, who has a wife or a husband that has never been proud of the United States of America until something good happened in their life?
15. Do you know anybody who would actively defend allowing a baby to die without treatment in a hospital if an abortion failed? That the baby would be born outside, the doctors would have it, and they would be allowed to put it in a closet and just let it die?
16. Would someone in your life withhold needed money from poor countries or suggest that needed money from poor countries was withheld unless they change the Constitution to be pro-abortion?
17. Do you know anybody who believes the only way out of debt is to spend $5 trillion in three and a half years? Or believes Solyndra and other green businesses were a good bet, and that the peoples hard earned money is something you should gamble with and you think that it should continue?
18. How many people do you know personally that would give a shout out to someone to say, Hey, I just want to say hi to Bob over there and thank Bob Its been a great day, Bob, before you had to announce to the country that 13 soldiers were murdered by an Islamic extremist on our own soil?
19. Do you know anybody who claims to be a huge Israeli supporter? Do you know anybody who says, Im the biggest fan of Israel, theyre our biggest and strongest ally, and Im a huge supporter. Im the best thing that has happened. And that when the prime minister of that country flew from the other side of the globe to have a scheduled dinner with you, you would humiliate him and blow off for dinner? Let him eat alone while you had a quiet dinner someplace else with friends? Do you know anybody who says, I am the biggest supporter of Israel, and then visited all of the Muslim countries around Israel but couldnt find the time to go to Israel? And that as Israels biggest, most loyal supporter, believes they should go back to the indefensible 67 borders? I understand it if youre not a fan of Israel, but if youre a fan of Israel, do you know a soul that is a true fan of Israel that says, Yes, go back to the 67 borders?
20. Do you know any committed capitalist who believes in redistribution of wealth?
My first car was a 1977 Pinto. White, with red interior, four on the floor. It kicked and we installed an 8-track player with four speakers.
There was a “Mustang club” that would go to a local park and wax their cars for all to see.
But their was also a Pinto club. Guess who had the louder music?
It’s more like being thirsty in the desert, finding a half buried bottle of Gatorade, opening it up, and finding it’s full of fermented urine.
George Romney left AMC in 1962 to run for Governor. He should have stayed in the car business.
“I think the timing is to distract from Obama trying to play both sides on gay marriage.... Who knows what they are saving.”
It’s pretty clear to most people with 1/2 a brain that Obama’s “evolution” on gay marriage is just bs. We know that either 1. he always favored it and was lying before or even possibly 2. he does not in fact favor it and is lying now or maybe even more likely 3. he doesn’t really care one way or the other but as you say is just playing both sides.
But to his media cheerleaders this is the greatest thing since I don’t know what, Rosa Parks or something.
Maybe they did think there would be “pushback” on the evolution and they put this story out there to distract from that.
As to what other dirt they may have on Romney, I don’t know. They’ve already done the dog story, the swiss bank account story (although they might try again with that), the why haven’t you released every tax return you ever filed story.
I imagine we are going to hear more about Bain Capital and also Mormonism. Although they’ll have to be careful about the latter.
They could also do some “you’re just an overly rich white person” stories, but with the First Golfer and First Lady of Vacations in the WH that might not fly too well either.
What’s important about these stories is not that they come out with them, but how our side fights back.
Allen got destroyed by that Maccaca bs, why he wasn’t able to counter that effectively I don’t know.
They tried the same thing with McDonnel’s thesis, which was a much more substantive issue than Maccaca, but he was able to beat them back on that.
The MSM is the enemy though, that is for sure.
Mitt. Its time you quit!
Your credibility isnt worth spit.
RINOs, the Establishment, and Democrats all agree,
But in the General Election, to Obama theyll flee.
Against Obama, liberals and moderates know youll lose.
But conservatives, Romney theyll never choose.
Mitt, our loyalty you cant buy.
Back to Massachusetts, youd better fly.
Just like Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, and John McCain,
Nominee Willard Mitt Romney will result in the same.
As a Governor, your record isnt that great.
Out of 50 states, your popularity was number 48.
Your experience, the Establishment types tout.
Defending federal bailouts and FDIC loan forgiveness will find you out.
Democrats and RINOs cower from their liberal wives,
Supporting Romney with nothing but lies.
In 1994 Ted Kennedy showed Willard to be a great bane,
With Mitts Bain, and Bain Capital, Obama will do the same.
Damon Corp, with Romney paid $119 million in a fine.
Yet Willard says, for his leadership, its time.
He claims jobs he can create and taxes he can lower,
47th out of 50 in growth he rates. Can it get any slower?
$740.5 million dollars a year, fees and taxes under Mitt increased.
Will the half-truths and lies from Romney ever cease?
For Liberty and Freedom, we dont need Flakes,
But Romney says Healthcare responsibilities belong to the States.
Conservatives stand for Self-responsibility, Self-accountability, and Self-reliance.
But against these things, Willards actions scream in defiance.
Establishment Republicans thinks Romney can help take back the Senate,
But they know that for President, Mitt can NOT win it.
Like everything the Establishment Republicans try to do,
It leads to failure, and we get the bill, as well as the screw.
In their corruption, little change do they seek,
They dont want our Freedom to peak.
Their craving for power has pushed their bravery,
To ignore our Constitution, and sell us into economical slavery.
So Willard, dont lecture us on the need for patience and compromise.
Romney, be selfless. Conservatism is on the rise.
Choosing the lesser of two evils, isnt what we desire.
You let them rewrite the language. Wheres your fire?
Romney, they accuse us falsely, and you do little.
Wheres your response, or can you only twiddle?
Mitt, you dont have what it takes to lead.
So with you I plead.
Do you really want to go from Obama-care to Romney-care?
With you, this nation will pull out its hair!
Go somewhere and quietly think and sit.
Know your own limitations! Mitt. Its time you quit!