May 12th, 2012

Harriet Vane

More on Romney's character: a thug-bully: "atta girl"

Dear readers and friends,

Last night I heard (and checked out that it's so) another story which reveals the full character of Mitt Romney now running for US president. People's essential natures do not change that much, as in the incident where he tied up his dog for 12 hours to the top of the car while his family drove inside to Canada, and the dog complained (the story) and was then hosed down within the cage, Romney's son laughed when questioned, so here Romney at first laughed.  See Romney's dog, Seamus;  That Dog

It seems he and a group of like-minded thugs repeatedly harassed, mocked and attacked a gay or homosexual young man in their high school. Here is the news story

"Five people who attended high school with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have come forward to reveal Romney bullied a student who was thought to be gay. Speaking to the Washington Post, Romney’s former classmates at Michigan’s Cranbrook School say Romney became incensed after seeing the student, John Lauber, with bleached-blond hair. According to their account, Romney and other classmates tackled Lauber to the ground and then forcefully cut off his hair with a pair of scissors. Speaking to Fox News Radio, Romney said he could not recall the 1965 incident and initially laughed when confronted with the details. He then offered a conditional apology."

Noticed this is not just a matter of verbal mockery; Romney and his gang actually took a scissors and cut the young man's hair off.

Imagine this incident for a moment. Romney perhaps in the lead. How dare this young man bleach his hair?  he and a group of other young men threw another young man (gay) to the ground and with a scissors cut off his hair. Then he took it upon himself to heckle the gay young man in class when he'd tried to speak. Romney would shout: "atta girl!" Romney now says he did not know the young man was gay. He must've because the heckling cry hits precisely at that.

Romney later thought the better of his immediate reaction. He is no longer campaigning against yet worst sneering racist bullies (remember New Gingrich over the Spanish reporter heckling him for asking about Gingrich's behavior to his first and second wives), nor crazy lunatics. No it's Barack Obama, a civilized decent man who it's unthinkable to imagine acting this way.  President Obama had just said he saw nothing wrong in all people have equal fair right to be married with all its social advantages and deeper meaning of commitment so as to have a family life.

So now he's "got to say he's sorry for it."  Yes he's got to say it.  He's forced to by what he wants now. Otherwise he wouldn't. He uses language quite accurately often.

So now he says it's just a prank. Nothing more. Typical kind of prank people do in high school. Well is it?  Would you do this? did your friends? I remember an incident where Yvette my young daughter was terrified by a girl on the bus going home from school. The girl, envious of Yvette's long lovely brown hair, threatened to cut it off. She said she has a scissors in her bag and produced it, just a glimpse. After that I picked Yvette up from school by car.  But I will say the girl did not proceed to try to cut my daughter's hair, she did not get a gang around her to do this.

Imagine for a moment were Romney black? he might have been suspended for proto-criminal behavior. (I know he would not have been in that school and we have had a glimpse of behavior in elite US schools similar to that in UK elite public schools and behavior like that of Cameron now PM in the UK.)

Do you want such a man for President of the US a responsible job where we are to act decently and justly to other people in our country and abroad? This matters, folks. The other night I saw him fawning over Scott Walker who in Wisconsin is illegally trying to deprive teachers, fire people and other unions of their hard-fought right to fight for decent wages, hours, conditions in schools, pensions; he is trying to deprive women of  essential needed health care. This is the man Romney, thug-bully imposing on someone else his sexual tastes.