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Old 05-10-2012, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Originally Posted by chucksnee View Post
So, all these guys, who HELPED in the situation are ok, but since Romney is involved, it's all Romneys fault....

If one of them was running for president he would be subject to the same scrutiny and condemnation.
But, we aren't being asked to vote for one of those guys, at least not as far as I know.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Cutting someone's hair? Assault? Really? Ever been in a locker room? We did stuff like that to each other all the time. No wonder today's kids are getting so soft. If Romney were a Democrat, would you even be commenting?

Everyone who played a trick on a blind teacher, raise his hand.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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Wow the Dems and the Post are scraping the bottom of the barrel on this one. I guess Obama's days in a madrassa are fair game now too, eh? Or his backpacking trips to Pakistan while there was a State Dept. warning to do otherwise?
Those things are not true.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Was the person who did this to you a friend, or did you have mutual friends? It sounds like it. That's not enough of a difference to justify violating someone's person, but it is a difference.

The fact that you are offering "Jackass" as a model of behavior suggests that this is probably a hopeless discussion...but I will continue.

What difference does it make why they cut that kid's hair? The bottom line is, did want it cut? No.

Freedom, right?
Man, you missed my point. I wasn't suggesting Jackass as model behavior, obviously. I'm not an idiot. The main point I've been trying to make from the beginning is that EVERYONE does STUPID stuff in high school. Teenagers are idiots. Almost all of them. Including me, when I was a teenager. The fact that I'm still alive is mind numbing. What teenage Romney and Obama did in high school is totally irrelevant to this election, and this is just a partisan distraction. And it's really convenient that the guy who got his feelings hurt by Romney in the 60's waited until the 2012 election to make this public. If messing with your classmates was really an assault, half of us would still be in jail. Just trying to offer a slightly more balanced perspective on a sensationalized media article. The end.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: west mich
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Is this the best the dems can come up with? Something that happened when he was in high school in 1965.
What a freakin joke...
Oh no, theres plenty more than this. That story says a lot about a sociopathic personality born into privilege. He still displays the same attitude toward the "lower classes" today. Just "borrow money from your parents" to start a business or go to college - right! Good for him - no clue as to how the other side lives. He has never had a concern about the price of anything - gas, groceries, rent, college, whatever.
Even if the original story turns out to be untrue, these facts about him certainly are.
What about Clinton's pot smoking in college? What about the 8-year-old Obama inadvertently eating dog meat, or anything else he did in childhood? You righties never give those a rest.
Yeah, a freakin' joke.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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the five people involve confirm the story one of which is a republican county chair.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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As a 14 yr old at elite "Cranbrooke School", Romney was known for his "practical jokes" , such as the time he led a posse of his fellow little brown shirts, as they tackled a kid whose haircut Willard didn't like, and pinned the crying child down so Romney could cut his hair with scissors.

Or, there was the time Willard escorted a blind teacher right into a closed door.

Mitt Romney’s prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents - The Washington Post

... What a surprise! Scratch these privileged little buttoned-down mama's boys, and you'll ALWAYS a bully lurking underneath.

These could be seen as wayward incidents from a youth spent seeking a path in life. Except psychologists tell us our basic nature is set by age five ( Any of us who have raised kids can attest to the truth of that).

These stories will resonate, because they illustrate a central truth about Romney's nature that only get exposed accidentally in bits and pieces when he lets his guard down- that he's got a bossy, sadistic, passive-aggressive streak a mile wide, and he takes it out on people who can't defend themselves, who he thinks are "below his station" in life.

No wonder Romney doesn't "relate" to normal people. He isn't one.
So what is next, an analysis of his diaper rash or toilet training challenges?

This is going to be a really funny election, guys like Jay Leno are going to have a field day this year.

The Democratic spin machine just might spin itself out of control this cycle.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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This bullying and violent behavior occurred when he was a teenager and knew better. It gives us a glimpse of what's inside the man. What his behavior pattern might be. Disqualifying? Probably not. But something to be concerned about. And to be concerned about he handles it in his responses this week. You can tell a lot about someone's character by how they handle the tough issues/scandals.

It absolutely is something to be concerned about.
Unfortunately it would appear that not a few people believe that it is a sign of alpha status, much like the depraved behavior so frequently reported at Ivy League fraternities.
It does not give me a warm and cozy feeling knowing that so many captains of industry and others in positions of power think nothing of abusing those positions and as a matter of fact have been seemingly trained and encouraged, by virtue of not receiving any punishment, to do so.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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So I'm anti-bullying and no fan of Romney, and the event as described sounds pretty nasty. However, I think it is a mistake to look at things that occurred several decades ago through today's lens. Not that bullying or hazing or any of that is ever right, no matter what the time in history, but I also don't think it is fair to apply today's standards retroactively. JMHO.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Romney supporters like to point at his success in growing Target,
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OK, then.
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