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Mitt Romney: Tough on Bullying or Just Tough Bully?

Veronica Percia | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Veronica Percia

We need an administration that takes our children's lives and educations seriously, not just as a matter of proclaimed policy, painted in broad strokes and useful as a sound bite in a debate, but as an issue that is essentially and deeply personal, as much as it is political.

Mitt Romney Conspiracy Theories: Is He A Tax-Dodging Mexican Bully Bent On Turning U.S. Into Mormon Theocracy? | Posted 09.23.2012 | Weird News

Mitt Romney goes to great lengths to control the media portrayal of him. But that has only stoked conspiracy buffs to come up with bizarre theories...

Getting 'Romney the Bully' Wrong

Van Gosse | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Van Gosse

It is striking how off-base liberals are about Mitt Romney's bullying a boy with long, dyed hair back in 1964, leading a gang to shear him like a lamb.

Mitt the Barber and the Church

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

I am not surprised that Mitt does not remember the Lauber incident since, as his classmates have pointed out, it was only one of a number of teenage pranks that amused Mitt, if not his victims.

Why Can't Mitt Romney Admit a Mistake?

Rick Newman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Rick Newman

A humbler Romney would have acknowledged his role in the abuse, indicated his regret, and apologized to the victim in a meaningful way. Most Americans would buy that. Who hasn't done stuff as a teenager that they later wish they hadn't?

Romney the Bully

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

When most people list the qualities they want to see in their president, "bully" is not one of them. Yet evidence continues to emerge that Mitt Romney is a bully.

Why Romney's High School Prank Matters

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Yes, I was a boy. I did stupid, youthful "boys-will-be-boys" things -- drinking, smoking and blowing up dog poop with firecrackers, just to name a few -- but never did I lead a group of boys to hold another boy down against his will and cut off his hair.

What the Washington Post Missed

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.14.2012 | Media
Ken Blackwell

Last week, the Washington Post produced a front-page story with the news of Mitt Romney leading fellow preppies in cutting the bleach-blond hair of a student at their school. Okay. Let's say it's relevant. Here are some of the stories the Post did not think relevant.

Why Bully-Gate Matters

Jay Michaelson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

As I returned home from the movie Bully, I read about Mitt Romney's high school bullying. There are some who say this 37-year-old story is irrelevant, but there are at least three reasons why that's not so.

I'm Glad Mitt Romney Wasn't In My Class At Cranbrook, Or My Big Gay Hair Would Have Been At Risk

Brett Berk | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Berk

Like John Lauber, the highly-publicized object of Mitt Romney's teenage scorn, and the victim of a violent assault led by Romney during the end of his high-school years, I wore, as a proud symbol of my outsider status, a distinctly non-normative hairstyle.

Mitt Romney's Teen Years: A Time Of Homosexual Panic In America

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Those years, the mid-'60s, were in fact a critical time for the gay-rights movement: It was going to either burst forth or be suppressed by the kind of attitudes that empowered high-school boys of the time to hold down a kid perceived as gay and forcibly cut his hair.

Bullying, Leadership and the Presidency of the United States

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

Every time a student hears a sexist joke or a racial slur, every time she hears the words 'faggot' or 'slut' or 'fatso' or 'retard,' she must make a decision. Will I be a perpetrator, a victim, a bystander or a human rights defender?

The Benefits of Tolerance

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

President Obama knows that in the long run he is on the right side of the issue of gay marriage and I suspect Romney knows he is on the wrong side of this issue. The only uncertainty is how and if its short term impact might influence the November election.

Prank or Pattern? Why Romney's Bullying Is Relevant to the Election

Justin Ruben | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics
Justin Ruben

After the Washington Post broke the bullying story, Romney took pains to explain that it's been a long time since prep school, and that he's changed. The problem for voters hunting for a leader who cares about their problems is that it doesn't appear he has.

What The Smackdown Cutting Of A Gay Teen's Hair Reveals About Mitt Romney

David Groshoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Groshoff

Rather than simply tease or pick on Lauber, Romney initiated the violent use of force against Lauber, attempting to ensure that Lauber appeared in a fashion acceptable to Romney.

Teaching Our Children Not To Follow Romney's Example

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

Our schools must help children learn tolerance and respect for one another, so that no child leaves school with the fear that they will be attacked for their differences, and no child grows up believing it's OK to marginalize or discriminate against others.

If You Can't Recall You Were a Bully...

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

Deflecting responsibility for your own unpleasant actions away from yourself also takes a special kind of personality.

WATCH: O'Reilly Dismisses Romney Story

Posted 07.12.2012 | Media

Bill O'Reilly dismissed the prep school story that has shaken up Mitt Romney's campaign, calling it "dumb" on his Friday show. The Washington Post ...

Mitt Romney's 12 Excuses for Why He Was a Bully (VIDEO Doug's Dozen)

Doug Molitor | Posted 07.11.2012 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Mitt Romney has a dozen explanations for his youthful indiscretions.

Lord of the Flies? In Abundance

Mike Lux | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Romney went from being the big bully in his high school, to being the cavalier dad who made the family dog ride on top of the car even when it was making him sick, to being the "vulture capitalist" at Bain Capital.

Mitt Romney, Anti-Gay Bully?

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

This morning The Washington Post published a disturbing story about Mitt Romney's high-school days at an elite college preparatory school in Michigan. For me, the account brings back painful memories of the anti-gay bullying I endured when I was in school.

Sam Stein

Romney Tells One Story Of Gays In 60s, History Tells Another | Sam Stein | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney pushed back against a report that he had bullied a closeted gay classmate in prep school by insisting that the student's sex...

Amanda Terkel

Mitt Romney Bullied LGBT Youth Commission As Governor | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after the Washington Post published a piece on Mitt Romney's prep school pranks -- which included forcibly cutting the hair o...

Mitt Romney And The New Immorality

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Romney admits that what matters to him is giving gay people fewer rights than straight people. Holding onto the "marriage" word is not enough for Romney types; they need to feel superior. Romney's position can be based on no other principle than casting gay people as lesser.

Michael Calderone

Why The Washington Post Held Romney Prep School Story In Print | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.10.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post's Jason Horowitz shook up the political world Thursday morning with a deeply reported story about Mitt Romney's prep s...