“Governor’s son pickets the pickets: Mitt Romney, son of Gov. George Romney, was one of the pickets who supported the Stanford University administration today in opposition to sit-in demonstrators.”
(via Patton Oswalt)
Mittens Romney is the rich douchebag villain of every 1980s teen movie.
Mitt Romney protesting protesters. Classic.
“I do not believe Romney has no memory of this. I believe he is lying. His absurd statement that he has no memory of the event but that he didn’t target the boy for being gay is hilarious for its self-contradiction. A boy who routinely snickered ‘Atta girl!’ when one young gay kid in his class spoke up is not just bashing hippies. I went to an all boys high school in the 1970s.
What Romney did was a gay-bashing.”
For a guy who does not remember, he issued a blanket ‘apology’ for any and all hurt he may have caused at Cranbrook pretty quick.
We don’t know much about Mitt, but what we do, he sounds like a prick rich kid.
One can draw a straight line from the young man who pinned down a terrified teenager and walked a blind man into a closed door, to the adult who put the family dog in a kennel and strapped it to the roof of the car, to the businessman who laid off hundreds of people, cancelled their health benefits, and paid himself millions while their company went bankrupt. And the line continues: the governor who slashed education and raised fees on the middle class, and the possible president who would use his power to cut taxes on his fellow millionaires while pushing for the gradual demise of traditional Medicare.
Then there is the aura of someone who acts as if the rules don’t apply to him.The Post reported that the abused boy was ultimately expelled from Cranbrook—for smoking a cigarette. Really. The victim got expelled for smoking a cigarette, but Mitt faced no sanctions for maliciously victimizing a vulnerable student and a teacher. It’s good to be a prince. Maybe that’s why Romney felt entitled to take a $10 million bailout for Bain, but opposed President Obama’s bailout of the auto industry. He thinks there’s one set of rules for the privileged, and another for the rest of us.
Phillip Maxwell told CNN he is “still haunted by what he claims he witnessed on the campus of the state’s elite Cranbrook School in 1965: a young Mitt Romney and a group of friends holding down a classmate named John Lauber and cutting off chunks of his long hair.”
Said Maxwell: “It was not an event you take a lot of pride in. And it was that way for all of us.”
He added: “I’m a lawyer. I know what an assault is. This kid was scared. He was terrified. That’s an assault.”
His whole life, always picking on the little guy. #zero-empathy
On May 1, obviously armed with the knowledge that her husband’s mean-spirited physical abuse of a prep school classmate was soon to hit the fan, Ann Romney said this:
“I still look at him as the boy that I met in high school when he was playing all the jokes and really just being crazy, pretty crazy.”
All fun and games when it’s another woman’s son being abused — right, Ann?
Here’s the question:
If this physical bullying had happened to Ann Romney’s son, how many lawyers would have made enough money to buy car elevators for their multiple Cadillacs?
Romney’s bullying didn’t start and stop in high school. Once a bully, always a bully:
Cranbrook Academy: Harasses smaller student for his looks, possible sexual orientation. Holds him down and cuts off his hair while the boy is screaming and crying. Later refers to this as a “prank.”
Seamus Romney: Ties dog in carrier to the roof of his car for 12 hour highway drive. When the dog loses control of his bowels, Romney hoses him down, keeping him in the carrier, continues drive.
Bain Capital. Bought companies, sold off their assets, put thousands of people out of work with no health care.