I have been totally sickened and disgusted with the actions of this vile man and his utter disregard for compassion and decency.
First his abuse of the family dog.
His callous disregard for the lives Bain Capital destroyed to enrich Mitt.
Now we learn he engaged in the vilest sort of thuggish bullying and expression of homophobia by joining a gang of thugs to attack a man because they thought he was gay.
Mitt Romney is too vile to be President
From Huffington Post:
By Benjamin Hart
An anonymous former high-school classmate of Mitt Romney’s told ABC News on Thursday that many fellow students have “really negative memories” of the Republican presidential candidate, and that his behavior during those years was “like ‘Lord of the Flies.'”
The interview came on the heels of a Washington Post report that detailed Romney’s behavior as a student at the Cranbrook School, a prestigious institution in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. In the article’s most explosive revelation, multiple classmates of Romney’s recall how he led a group of students that forcibly cut the hair of John Lauber, a student who was thought to be gay.
Romney countered the allegations quickly, making a surprise appearance on Fox host Brian Kilmeade’s radio show Thursday morning.
“They talk about the fact that I played a lot of pranks in high school,” he said. “And they describe some that you just say to yourself, back in high school I just did some dumb things, and if anybody was hurt by that or offended by it, obviously I apologize.”
“I participated in a lot of hijinks and pranks during high school, and some might have gone too far, and for that, I apologize,” he added.
From The New Yorker:
Posted by Amy Davidson
May 10, 2012
What is the defining image in the Washington Post’s story on Mitt Romney, as a student at the Cranbrook School, bullying a gay teen-age boy? Maybe it’s Romney, the eighteen-year-old son of a governor, spotting the student, John Lauber, with, as a classmate remembered, “bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye,” and saying, “He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” Or Romney, a few days later, “marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair.” Or the Post’s description of the attack itself:
They came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.
It is hard to forget that scene after reading it; how easy could it be after living it? For the five former students who spoke to the Post’s Jason Horowitz —four of them allowed their names to be used—it seems to have been impossible, becoming the sort of indelible, awful wrong that haunts both sides. “It happened very quickly, and to this day it troubles me,” Thomas Buford said. “What a senseless, stupid, idiotic thing to do.” “It was vicious,” said Philip Maxwell. “He was just easy pickins,” said Matthew Friedemann. He told the Post that he wondered if they’d get in trouble. They didn’t; nor did Romney when another student thought to be gay spoke in class and he called out, “Atta Girl!” Lauber, however, was kicked out of Cranbrook, a private all-boys boarding and day school, when someone saw him smoking a cigarette, alone.
A fourth boy who was there that day, David Seed, still had it on his mind when he stopped for a drink at a bar in O’Hare Airport thirty years later, and “noticed a familiar face”:
Continue reading at: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2012/05/mitt-romney-bully.html
By: Jason Easley
May 10, 2012
Romney was asked by Fox News host Neil Cavuto if the he thought the Obama campaign planted the bullying story, and he answered, “Well, I think you’re going to find, throughout this campaign season, that the president’s team will be doing everything in their power to try and hold up very shiny objects many of them will be with regards to me…”
According to Romney, this was all an evil Obama plot to distract the American people, but the facts don’t support his claims. While political folks and conspiracy theorists alike are speculating that Obama’s announced support for same sex marriage was choreographed, the reality is that Vice President Biden’s comments got the president to make his announcement a little ahead of schedule. CNN reported that Obama wasn’t supposed to make his support publicly known until his appearance next week on The View.
If this was a diabolical setup, the Obama campaign managed to set up an unscheduled network news interview, have the Washington Post get the entire story including background research and interviews with Romney associates in about 48 hours, and have the finished story appear the morning paper after the unscheduled interview ran.
This was no plot by Obama.