The press dutifully dug up a story (a mostly false story) that Mitt Romney used to bully gay kids when he was a teenager - but they failed once again to read Barack Obama’s own memoir, Dreams from My Father. In it, he explicitly describes bullying a young girl and shoving her to the ground. Glenn played the segment of the audio book on radio this morning.
Here's the segment of the book Glenn played on radio:
"There was one child in my class, though, who reminded me of a different sort of pain. Her name was Coretta. And before my arrival, she had been the only black person in our grade. She was plump and dark and didn't seem to have many friends. From the first day we avoided each other but watched from a distance, as if direct contact would only remind us more keenly of our isolation. Finally during recess one hot cloudless day, we found ourselves occupying the same corner of the playground. I don't remember what we said to each other but I remember that suddenly she was chasing me around the jungle gyms and swings. She was laughing brightly, and I teased her and dodged this way and that until she finally caught me and we fell to the ground breathless. When I looked up, I saw a group of children, faceless before the glare of the sun pointing down at us. "Coretta has a boyfriend, Coretta has a boyfriend." The chants grew louder as more kids circled around us. "She's not my girlfriend," I Stammered. I looked at Coretta for some assistance but she just stood there looking down at the ground."
As the story continues, “he never ever apologizes,” Glenn explains. “Where’s the press on that one?”
I can’t help but wonder, is this a composite of all the women he’s beaten in his life? #WaronWomen