Sunday, May 13, 2012

Kudos to President Obama, Mitt Romney you are a bully!

 Kudos to President Obama for coming out for Gay Marriage.  Yes, it's been a long time coming, but I understand the strategy, so to speak.  When President Obama was a Senator here in Illinois I often emailed him in response to emails from HRC whenever something affecting the gay community was coming up for a vote.  The replies, probably by staffers, but no doubt with Obama's sentiments, was always positive and in support of the gay community.

Mitt Romney on the other hand, you should be ashamed of yourself.  Not because you choose to not support gay marriage, but because you clearly yourself were involved in a hate crime when you attended prep school.  What Mr. Romney did, instigating an attack on a fellow student...a student who was "different", was a hate crime.  He gathered friends and instigated an attack on a student with “bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye,”.  The other friends held down John Lauber while Romney savagely cut off Lauber's hair with scissors.  For Romney to say:

"Back in high school, you know, I did some dumb things, and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously, I apologize for that… You know, I don’t, I don’t remember that particular incident [laughs]… I participated in a lot of high jinks and pranks during high school, and some might have gone too far, and for that I apologize."

 For Mr. Romney to say "if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously, I apologize for that".  IF?  IF?  Really?

Obviously Mr. Lauber was hurt and offended, but unfortunately he is not here to tell us exactly how this incident affected his life.  Mr. Lauber passed away in 2004 from cancer.  No doubt the incident traumatized Mr. Lauber.  An attack like that would traumatize anyone, homosexual, or heterosexual.   

I think all my readers know my politics.  I'm a democrat.  However, parties aside, I would never vote for a man who portrays this incident as a prank, that he didn't even know what "gay" was at the time, a man who brushes off this incident, the way Romney has is clearly not Presidential material.  An incident like this, and the way Romney has responded to it's publication goes to his character.  I don't think anyone with that kind of character belongs in our White House.

If Romney is capable of such an attack, an attack on another human being's dignity...what else is he capable of?

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