Sigh. Maybe it was like Lord of the Flies at Cranbrook, but unless young Willard personally dropped the big rock on Piggy, and there's video to prove it, it doesn't matter. I don't like Mitt Romney, and I'm sure I would have liked the preppy 1965 "prankster" even less. But he seems to have grown up a bit in the forty-seven years that have since elapsed. And if he's organized a hair-cutting mob or tricked an old, half-blind man into walking into a door since then, I'm sure our watch-dog media will let us know. It's called "vetting," and it's what they do. Well, it's what they do to Republicans. As Iowahawk tweeted:
I guess Obama is like Jesus. What he did between birth and 32 is an eternal mystery.It seems silly, though, to try to counter the forced haircut story by equating it with Obama's self-reported schoolyard shove of little Coretta at age ten. We're dealing with a biased media and anonymous sources on the one hand and an admittedly unreliable narrator on the other, but taking the two stories at face value, the alleged Cranbrook incident, which was a deliberate attempt by a group to intimidate and humiliate a single boy, was certainly the more serious. Calling Obama a bully based on one shove doesn't work for me. But the alleged forced haircut wasn't exactly Chappaquiddick, either.
Politically, of course, the adult Barack Obama has been a bully from at least day three of his administration. Here's hoping Romney has dropped the "Obama's a nice guy" thing and is allowing his campaign to focus its aggression on Obama's terrible record as president. Like this, for example:
Speaking about the recession during a fundraiser in Washington State today, Barack Obama suggested awareness of it wasn’t always foremost in his mind.Iowahawk again:
“It was a house of cards and it collapsed in the most destructive, worst crisis that we’ve seen since the Great Depression. And sometimes people forget the magnitude of it,” Obama said of the recession. “You know, you saw some of that in the video that was shown. Sometimes I forget.”
The Romney campaign, which blasted out the Obama quote, also issued a statement in response. “It’s not surprising that a president who forgot to create jobs, forgot to cut the debt, and forgot to change Washington has now admitted that he’s forgotten about the recession,” said spokeswoman Andrea Saul. “In fact, it seems that the president has forgotten that he’s been in office for the last three-and-a-half years. In November, the American people won’t forget.”
The joke's on you, America! Are you up for four more years of his hilarious hijinks?
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