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No one Likes a Bully: Romney Now Unelectable v. Obama

FROM: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=144758941

by Voodoo101

The Boston CBS affiliate news radio station has obtained an explosive interview with a Romney high school classmate which brings across a much uglier picture of the bullying of a gay student than has been reported. Romney didn't just participate. The classmate, Phillip Maxwell, calls Romney the "ring leader." Even bullies I knew in high school would have stopped when the kid started crying, and said screw it. Maxwell says:

"I remember the realization almost immediately that this whole thing had gone too far and it was destructive and wrong, and I think that feeling is shared by everybody who was either involved in it or witnessed it.”

Romney had his friends pin the boy down while he cut the kid's hair.

Everyone does thoughtless things in high school. But this seems especially vicious. In a general election, Romney's margin should he win is already looking tight. The swing vote which determines the outcome of every election will be especially turned off by this story, and many potential Romney voters will stay home. The gay angle is pretty much irrelevant. Everyone remembers bullies and they don't limit themselves to gays.

Then Romney, true to form, starts lying about it, going from he doesn't remember to he's sorry, but still spinning it as just a "prank" showing he has no understanding of right and wrong whatsoever.

This is manna from heaven for Ron Paul. Nobody, conservative or liberal, likes a bully. Romney has tapped into a deep vein.

The Obama campaign will play pieces of this interview over and over.
Combined with Romney's protesting in favor of the Vietnam draft at the
same time he took an exemption from it for being a Mormon missionary, the Obamites have the ammunition to spank Romney like a red-headed stepchild in the general. The Republican base won't be affected, but if the party wants to win in the general election, it had better saddle up another horse, and the rush to put all its eggs in Romney has cut the field to only one alternative. There is no
reason to believe the Republican establishment would not prefer
another Obama term to Ron Paul and stick with Romney. It's beginning
to look like blood on the convention floor.

AUDIO: Romney classmate Phillip Maxwell, (WBZ News Radio, Carl Stevens
reporting, 1 minute 53 secs.)


Source: CBS Boston local "Friend: Romney ‘Was The Ring
Leader’ Of 1965 Bullying Incident"

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Histories greatest mass murderers and oppresive leaders

were bullies in school like Mitt Romney

I think there is a difference between a bully who is

just kind of big and dumb, who might just need to push somebody around, and the calculated mind-f-er who tries do real psyche damage. One of the participants ran into Lauber at an airport as an adult and apologized. Lauber said he had "thought about it a lot" or something like that.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

So.. Log Cabin Republicans for Santorum...

...find no welcome in Camp Romney?

As far as "God's" wishes and/or support... from what I've read, Juju, or Jupiter, or Jehovah can be a fickle advocate. He'll turn on you as quickly as he did the Canaanites.

When "God" was acquitted for the crime of betraying the Jews in Nazi death camps, he was excused based on his record: "He was never good, he was only on our side."

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Didn't you hear?

After the Log Cabin Republicans for Santorum disbanded, many of them reformed as Code Pink for Gingrich. Of course that fell by the wayside too, and now they're political lepers.

I'm not sure it has so much to do with Romney's victim being gay

...bullies are bullies, anyone weaker than them will do.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

So this happened when he was

So this happened when he was 17-18 its not even as if he was a young kid at the time. Also lets not forget this bullying he did of a reporter while he was running for office. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KdM... I honestly can't believe anyone but big money supported him. The only problem I have is the topic says what God wants and I prefer that people don't try to imply they know his wishes, as it will likely get used against you.

In the audio Maxwell, who I think helped pin the kid down,

said he saw right away the kid was "terrified" and something was very wrong. It doesn't sound like a matter of a normal kid taking a little hazing. Some kids are tougher than others and are fine, but you never you when the kid you have picked on is a little unstable or maybe has some serious issues. That's when it gets vicious. Romney didn't care, kept right on cutting.

The fact that Romney is still describing it as a little "prank" shows he still doesn't get it, and never will.

Listening to the short interview of Maxwell you can hear in his voice he still feels bad, all this time later, and he says there is NO WAY Romney "doesn't remember." This interview never hit the TV networks. Some local Boston reporter just tried calling Maxwell for the heck of it and Maxwell picked up the phone.

WBZ Radio Boston, audio MP3:
http://busharchives.org/romneybully.mp3

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

Calling All Brothers And Sisters From All Over The World.

There is a very strong spirit of truth behind Saint Paul campaign.

Nobody and the establishment thought Saint Paul would get this far.

Calling All Brothers And Sisters From All Over The World.

Please keep praying for Saint Paul.

He is not a saint.

Welll . . . according to

Welll . . . according to Christian belief, he is a Saint. All Christians are called Saints. It doesn't mean perfect or some angelic creature as some think. It is more like "perfected" by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Ron Paul is a Christian.

Perceptions speak louder than accurate definitions sometimes

well, all the time. And the perception of calling your political hero a saint is not a good one in the eyes of the general public. It comes off cultish which we are not. We are in it for the ideas, not the man. He just happens to be the best messenger and embodiment of those ideas we've had in a long time and we respect him for that, not worship or venerate. I know that's obvious but it's best not to give our detractors any ammo to distract and dissuade people from the message.

Yeah... I dunno

I dunno what's up with this person. Multiple people have asked them to stop multiple times..

Lets suppose for a minute this was

Dr. Paul who cut this kids hair in high school. What Dr. Paul would have said is, I was a dumb kid and I did a lot of stupid things, I have grown-up and gotten much wiser and I am sorry for what I did to that young man. Of course I don't think Dr. Paul's dumb teenage mischief can come close to Romney's exploits, but Dr. Paul would own up to it. Paul would never say, "well I don't really remember that incident of holding someone down and cutting their hair but I am sorry". Bullshit, that idiot remembers it very well but is too much of a puss to own up to his actions, plainly he is morally bankrupt! It's not what he did fifty years ago when he was a dumb kid, it's that now fifty years later he's still not a man, still just a dumb kid.

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right

Dirty people have a lot of dirt. You think the establishment would want it any other way? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJlepw4VUus << this is video proof that Romney is just a puppet.. This is a "test" so the establishment will know he will do what he is told..

a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat

How Did We Even Get Here?

Have you ever just stopped for a second and wondered how a guy like Romney becomes the so-called "front-runner"? I mean, where on this planet do you find a group of people who think "yeah, I like this Romney guy"?

It just baffles the hell out of me, because I take one look at Romney and I see Gordon Gekko, Dean Wormer, and Johnny Lawrence all rolled into one profound turd of a human.

"I mean, where on this planet"

"do you find a group of people who think "yeah, I like this Romney guy"

sadly, i share thanksgiving dinner with some.
they can't explain why, either.
i wonder if i'm adopted?

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
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Ouch!

Ouch!

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Absolutely...

I frequently have those very same thoughts. If its any indication, the people on "Mitt Chat" were judging potential VP's based on hair style last week.

Not surprised,

just by watching Mitt speak you can tell he has a temper. He is rude, doesn't tolerate people questioning him. This guy is such a mess. Unbelievable pick.

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Astute assesment

I wouldnt say unbelievable. very believeable. There are many just like him. If you actually did mean to say unbelievable "pick", then yes I agree his pick as nominee is unbelievable.

"Unbelievable pick"

think you forgot an "r".

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

True

I agree that this is quite easy to tell. Body language can tell a lot more about the person than the words coming out of their mouth.

"the rush to put all its eggs in Romney"

That's a disturbing mental image!

Good post though :)

Ron Paul doesn't need the

Ron Paul doesn't need the recollections of some victim of misguided youths to win this election. He has platform that is resonating with voters, principled stances and a record to back them up. This seems to be grasping.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin