What are the odds that the Washington Post would have a full scale hit piece accusing Mitt Romney (as a teenager) of bullying gay classmates, ready for press the very same day President Obama declares he’s the Abe Lincoln for gays? Apparently pretty good because this pathetic piece ran yesterday.
On Thursday, the Washington Post reported:
Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 to resume his studies as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School. Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it.
“He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemann’s recollection. Mitt, the teenage son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Lauber’s look, Friedemann recalled.
A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.
On radio, Glenn said that the family of Lauber has claimed that he was not a homosexual and that he never shared this story with them.
"You know, here's the Washington Post vetting Mitt Romney in this way for a haircut, a haircut, 50 years ago. Almost 50 years ago, but they have absolutely zero interest, none whatsoever, in the chosen one's past. Barack Obama has done and said ‑‑ I mean, the guy was mentored by a card‑carrying Communist," Pat said.
Glenn added that in the sixties and seventies the words and insults that are now associated with "gay bashing" weren't necessarily used that way then. Glenn said that he used to be called a "pansy" because he was terrible at sports, but neither he nor his friends associated the word with having sex with men or other homosexual behavior.
"It's not what they meant. We didn't think this way," Glenn explained.
"The culture was completely different then," Stu added.
The Blaze has in depth coverage of the hit pieces flaws which you can read here.