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Romney counters notion he bullied gay classmates
Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | KASIE HUNT

Posted on 05/10/2012 11:39:51 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney on Thursday countered the notion that he bullied high school classmates and insisted he didn't know some were gay.

The Republican presidential candidate apologized to anyone he may have offended by what he said were "hijinks and pranks during high school." His comments in a hastily arranged radio interview followed a Washington Post report Thursday that he had held down classmate John Lauber and cut off his bleached blond hair when they were classmates at a prestigious boarding school in the wealthy Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

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1 posted on 05/10/2012 11:39:52 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does anyone know anything about what Obama did in high school?


2 posted on 05/10/2012 11:41:55 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Washington Post report Thursday that he had held down classmate John Lauber and cut off his bleached blond hair when they were classmates...”

That’s not a prank, that is assault.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 11:42:13 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama did cocaine and admitted it. Who did he buy it from?
4 posted on 05/10/2012 11:42:44 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So if he had known the guy was gay he’d have held off on the haircut stunt?

Wonder if Mitt found himself on the wrong end of other brawls.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 11:42:49 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: Free ThinkerNY

Well, if he was holding down any male classmates, I doubt it was to cut off his hair in a prank.


6 posted on 05/10/2012 11:42:50 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Uncle Slayton

It also didn’t happen. And I’m no Romney supporter as anyone here can attest.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 11:42:57 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, is John Lauber Gay, or not?
8 posted on 05/10/2012 11:43:44 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well done GOP Elite. Thanks SO much for giving us this ... “thing” as the nominee.

Santorum 2012


9 posted on 05/10/2012 11:43:56 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Does anyone know anything about what Obama did in high school?


Crack, kicked puppies (and ate them)...

Your not suppose to ask such questions of the Won..


10 posted on 05/10/2012 11:44:25 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Don’t be silly. That was long ago and far away.

So what do we have now, Romney was a homophobe
and a bully, I’m sure there is more coming.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 11:45:04 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Be that as it may, I hope if Mitt becomes president he gives a haircut to a lot of liberals.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 11:45:16 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: Free ThinkerNY

If you have ever attended a private boarding school, you know that pranks like this are done all the time. It seems to go with the territory. When I was in a boarding school, we turned on the fire hoses on another dormitory. We competed with other classmates all the time and at times in not so nice ways. We were kids and kids do crazy things.


13 posted on 05/10/2012 11:45:46 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
I think the statute of limitation expired a few decades ago. I remember giving a wedgie to a kid in the 70s, that's assault, isn't it?
14 posted on 05/10/2012 11:46:20 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And Ayers wrote in Obama’s book how Obama admitted to bullying a little girl named Coretta.waiting for the media to investigate that one


15 posted on 05/10/2012 11:47:34 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Headlines to come...

“Romney Still Calls Dodgeball Smear the Queer”
“Romney Gave Gays in School Atomic Wedgies”
“Romney Gave Gays Titty Twisters”


16 posted on 05/10/2012 11:49:08 AM PDT by albie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

you have got to be kidding me...high school? sigh


17 posted on 05/10/2012 11:49:45 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Cowboy Bob

He died in 2004. So we don’t know and his three sisters didn’t say. But the Left needs him to be. So he is.


18 posted on 05/10/2012 11:49:54 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

OBAMA’S SORDID HIGH SCHOOL PAST

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/05/10/Obama-High-School-Drugs

“During his high school years, Obama hung out with communist radical Frank Marshall Davis; in 2007, the Los Angeles Times reported that during his high school days, “he felt the first stirrings of anger toward whites. He says he also delved into black nationalism.” He was “offended or even enraged when white classmates adopted black street slang or revealed their underlying consciousness of his race by going out of their way to tell him how much they admired a black musician or athlete.”


19 posted on 05/10/2012 11:49:55 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Exactly. I’m going to write the Washington Post with this Breaking News.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 11:50:48 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Actually “Coretta” is a montage of a bunch of girls Obama bullied.


21 posted on 05/10/2012 11:51:13 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA; All
Does anyone know anything about what Obama did in high school?

Wouldn't be surprised if he did some (illicit) drugs. I'd be shocked if even the WaPo will accuse Romney of that.

22 posted on 05/10/2012 11:51:17 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a coincidence that this would come out the same day as Obama endorses gay marriage. What are the odds?


23 posted on 05/10/2012 11:52:06 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Notion?

Is that what they're calling made-up news now?

Not charge, accusation, but notion?

-PJ

24 posted on 05/10/2012 11:54:04 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: albie
They'll speculate the dog he put on the cartop was gay.
25 posted on 05/10/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Uncle Slayton

Mitt didn’t know he was gay, he just thought he was poor. LOL


26 posted on 05/10/2012 11:55:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
They'll speculate the dog he put on the cartop was gay.


27 posted on 05/10/2012 11:57:23 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: RC2

“Such, such were the Joys.” ;)


28 posted on 05/10/2012 11:59:25 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney had better stop trying to address his past, especially his youth. Keep talking about the issues not the personnel things attributed to him by Axelrod and gang and the MSM.


29 posted on 05/10/2012 12:00:00 PM PDT by yoe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

this story sort of made me warmer towards Romney...wish he hadn’t apologized.


30 posted on 05/10/2012 12:00:58 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Right, Romney cut off some guys blah, blah, blah, who cares. What is that unemployment rate again? What is that price of gas?


31 posted on 05/10/2012 12:01:53 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: ConservativeDude

Exactly....for one moment I was thinking Romney maybe turning the corner, and then he had to bring me back to reality.


32 posted on 05/10/2012 12:02:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They actually state that Romney shouted ‘Ata Girl’ to a classmate that came out of the closet years after he graduated high school.
‘Atta Girl’ is Hate Speech!

Wow! they are really reaching now.

I went to a prep school, day school/ parochial school, and we where always doing all kinds of goofy stuff.

As a matter of fact, if your hair was too long, the Dean of Men had boys hold you down while HE cut your hair. With clippers. ZIf they had a problem with it, their parents could take their kids to another school.

The Dean of Men also had a paddle with holes in it. You could always choose detention or a swat from the paddle.

33 posted on 05/10/2012 12:02:57 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Romney was in HS from 61-65.

Are they serious?

34 posted on 05/10/2012 12:07:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama comes out foursquare for changing the word marriage and the next day the Washington Post does an expose of Mitt Romney as 16 year old gay basher/bully extroadinaire.

Anybody still buying the bs that Biden forced Obama’s hand?

Won’t be long now before we find out how many kids Barack turned on to cocaine and pot which resulted in lifelong addictions, right Washington Post?


35 posted on 05/10/2012 12:07:54 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: ConservativeDude

“this story sort of made me warmer towards Romney...wish he hadn’t apologized.”

LOL. What male over 30 years old didn’t play smear the queer?


36 posted on 05/10/2012 12:08:59 PM PDT by lodi90
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LOL. What male over 30 years old didn’t play smear the queer?

Obama, of course, silly.

37 posted on 05/10/2012 12:10:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
The dog was not gay. It is rumored that he was transsexual. It is believed that he was castrated in a botched sex change operation.
38 posted on 05/10/2012 12:12:12 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
OMG, Mitt was a Neidermeyer in high school!


39 posted on 05/10/2012 12:15:41 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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Unlike Mitt, Neidermeyer actually served in the military.


40 posted on 05/10/2012 12:16:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ConservativeDude

Me too... it shows that, despite how he governed in Mass-of-chuette-sex, there is a conservative deep in there that was popular in school and isn’t keen on adopting freak culture. I still don’t know iff I am voting for him, but this story scores a point for Romney. There is a glimmer of hope that he might be conservative and faking as a liberal to win in Mass instead of a liberal faking as a conservative to win the GOP nomination. WHat we know is that he will say anything to win. What we don’t know is what he really believes. This story is a good sign. Good to know he was able to fit in in high school without having to choose an alternative lifestyle like Barry.


41 posted on 05/10/2012 12:18:56 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Next thing you know he’ll be apologizing for playing doctor when he was 6 years old.


42 posted on 05/10/2012 12:20:06 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This PROVES how desperate they are!
43 posted on 05/10/2012 12:21:07 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Sarah Barracuda; Yaelle; ...
Is cutting the other kid's long hair in high school such a terrible crime? After all, the kid wasn't hurt physically at all. Contrast that with so many worse things that adolescents - especially boys - get into.

I'm not a Romney enthusiast, but this story is so typical of lefty MSM pro-'Rat sleaze. My guess is that the WaPo searched out all of Romney's former high school classmates they could find and offered them money for any derogatory story about him they could tell. A few Democrats among them naturally took the WaPo offer.

44 posted on 05/10/2012 12:21:39 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: lodi90; dfwgator; ConservativeDude

Our version of smear the queer wasn’t dodge ball. It was one guy with the football getting chaed down and getting the crap beaten out of him by everyone else... then whoever recovered the fumble was the next one to get crushed... goal was to hold on to the football as long as you can.


45 posted on 05/10/2012 12:23:04 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

Good times...yep....good times.


46 posted on 05/10/2012 12:23:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Please, massa. Don’t make me defend marse Mitchel from no stupid s@#$! I’ll do anything. I’ll even clean the outhouse again. But please don’t make me defend him from no stupid s@#$!


47 posted on 05/10/2012 12:26:34 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A lot of people had their hair cut off in the 60s and it didn’t have anything to do with them being a fag. Maggot-infested hippies had a hell of time in Arizona during the 60s until the finally outnumbered the cowboys here and we just couldn’t keep up. This is just more whiney, commie lib bull****.


48 posted on 05/10/2012 12:27:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are several issues brought up here. Don’t get them mixed up.

1. THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE HERE: the press does Obama’s bidding and they will vet Mitt Romney’s dirty diapers at 12 months old without even WONDERING in an editorial if Obama was ever a citizen at all until he was handed a diplomatic passport, or if the MYRIAD of gay stories about him MIGHT be true, or how he got into Harvard Law, and who paid.

2. The homosexual issue, which is more about money than anything else. It wasn’t about gay votes. Obama never had a black bone in his body, said his old girlfriend, who would have had cause to examine his bones. He has chosen rich white gays over poor blacks now. Like a poster here said yesterday, Obama is now saying to blacks, “I know you don’t approve of sodomy but deal with it — what’re you gonna do, vote for the white guy?” Obama wants the white gay-and-Hollywood moolah, period.

3. And this is not unimportant: Romney could not even deny the accusation that he assaulted this boy in high school. Because he knows he did it. He covers with “I don’t recall” but a decent person doesn’t need to recall — he KNOWS he never instigated such an attack. He covers himself with “faulty memory” in case he gets Breitbarted - a photo, more memories, a written up report from the school, whatever, suddenly shows up to prove him a liar.

Romney has several stories in his past where he is bold and cruel. This story does make me think less of him. I hate that FReepers cover for him or say everyone does it. NO, NOT EVERY BOY ABUSES THE WEAKER KIDS. He never apologized to him even once he became a leader in his church. That speaks volumes. I hurt a boy once when I was 17 and I have felt bad about it ever since and I found him, a grown man, and apologized. He said that my apology really mattered to him and made a difference.

Romney does not appear to even be TRYING to be a decent person. Look how he treats those weaker than himself. THe dog, this weaker kid. Look at the lows he stooped to in his primary campaigns. I will NOT vote for him in June for sure.


49 posted on 05/10/2012 12:35:20 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: justiceseeker93
"My guess is that the WaPo searched out all of Romney's former high school classmates they could find and offered them money for any derogatory story about him they could tell."

The timing of this is very suspicious. The WaPo probably got the story lead straight from Carney or Media Matters. I doubt these lazy journo bums would do any actual work on their own to dig this up.

50 posted on 05/10/2012 12:36:47 PM PDT by lodi90
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