It Appears Mitt Romney Committed Assault on Fellow Schoolmate

Published on May 10, 2012 by 

A former boarding school classmate of Mitt Romney alleges the presumptive GOP nominee hazed a student who was assumed to be homosexual. The publication of the story comes a day after Romney reaffirmed his anti-gay marriage stance in response to President Barack Obama’s announcement he fully supports the right of gays to have equal marriage rights. 

First of all, I had no idea what that individual’s sexual orientation might be. Going back to the 1960′s, that wasn’t something we all discussed or considered. So that’s simply just not accurate. I don’t recall the incident myself but I’ve seen the reports and not going argue with that. There’s no question that I did some stupid things in high school and, obviously, if I hurt anyone by virtue of that I would be very sorry for it and apologize for it.

It is troubling that Mitt Romney says that he can’t remember chasing a blond boy with a gay hairstyle in his prep school days. While others held the boy down, MITT ROMNEY CUT THE YOUNGER BOY’S HAIR which offended Romney who must have already become a gay basher and homophobe. It is obvious that Mitt remembers the attack. Or, could Mitt have done so much bullying on the weak that he, indeed, can’t remember.  Mitt was almost fully grown when he committed what would today be called a hate crime.  Mitt it is time to “fess-up” and apologize to your many victims.  Today’s remarks did not contain an apology.  Any statement that begins, “If I hurt anyone…” is not an apology.  The Republican Party and all Americans need to know the real Mitt Romney who the GOP has put forth as a candidate for president!

P.S. I refute your statement. In the 60s we knew who was gay and who wasn’t.  What we didn’t know is the damage bully’s to our mental health. I was bullied and I remember each time! How can you rmember not knowing your young victim’s sexual orientation but can’t remember the assault?  Could it be that you want the Whitehouse so bad, that your conscious mind has blocked out (repressed) all of your bad acts?


Romney Bully

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney made a surprise appearance on Fox host Brian Kilmeade’s radio show Thursday morning to respond to a lengthy Washington Poststory on his time as a prep-school prankster and occasional bully of closeted gay students.

“They talk about the fact that I played a lot of pranks in high school,” Romney 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. FULL ARTICLE




Via Reuters: “[Richard] Lugar lost the Republican primary in his home state to a Tea Party-backed challenger, largely because he was seen as not conservative enough and too willing to compromise. While politics has been long defined as the art of compromise, victor Richard Mourdock, who ridiculed Lugar’s willingness to cut deals, made a prediction about next year. “I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of successful compromise,” Mourdock told CNN on Wednesday after beating Lugar, a 36-year veteran of the Senate, by double digits. Bipartisanship, Mourdock added, means Democrats voting for Republican initiatives…”.* Michael Shure (host of TwenTYTwelve) and Tricia Rose (Brown University professor) discuss on The Young Turks.

*Read more from Thomas Ferraro and David Lawder:




Obama and Gay Marriage: A President Liberates Himself and the World

Michelangelo Signorile

Editor-at-large, HuffPost Gay Voices; SiriusXM radio host

Watching President Obama sitting in the Oval Office speaking out in support of gay marriage, you couldn’t help but notice how comfortable he was. I’ve described him in the past as being in the closet on gay marriage. Closeted people have a habit of cowering and answering questions tersely, often while on the run. But there he was, sitting back with the presidential seal right behind him, proudly laying out his beliefs, telling ABC’s Robin Roberts, “I’ve just concluded that, for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” FULL ARTICLE

Mitt Romney, the “Co-Opt Kid”

Cenk on Legalized Bribery – Nuclear Industry Buys Senator Graham

Did Senator Lindsey Graham help a $10 billion dollar nuclear plant get permits for a (legal) cash reward? The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

Read more from Josh Israel at ThinkProgress:

The Daily Show: President Obama Makes History…Again!




I got this note from The President… Pass it on.

Woody —Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer:

I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.

I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the conversation, consider it, and weigh in yourself on behalf of marriage equality:

I’ve always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I was reluctant to use the term marriage because of the very powerful traditions it evokes. And I thought civil union laws that conferred legal rights upon gay and lesbian couples were a solution.

But over the course of several years I’ve talked to friends and family about this. I’ve thought about members of my staff in long-term, committed, same-sex relationships who are raising kids together. Through our efforts to end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, I’ve gotten to know some of the gay and lesbian troops who are serving our country with honor and distinction.

What I’ve come to realize is that for loving, same-sex couples, the denial of marriage equality means that, in their eyes and the eyes of their children, they are still considered less than full citizens.

Even at my own dinner table, when I look at Sasha and Malia, who have friends whose parents are same-sex couples, I know it wouldn’t dawn on them that their friends’ parents should be treated differently.

So I decided it was time to affirm my personal belief that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.

I respect the beliefs of others, and the right of religious institutions to act in accordance with their own doctrines. But I believe that in the eyes of the law, all Americans should be treated equally. And where states enact same-sex marriage, no federal act should invalidate them.

If you agree, you can stand up with me here.

Thank you,



Did you hear this fool from Indiana?

Richard Mourdock beat Richard Lugar by 22% after Lugar’s 36 years of service doing important work which included working with the opposition party  The latter contributed to the loss.  This blog has pointed out many times the Republican overwhelming desire for Democrats to forget attempts at compromise and capitulate to them in all things.  Appearing on “Morning Rundown” this morning, Richard Mourdock gave us an illuminating clip: