There’s a dodgy story out that claims Mitt Romney was a bully who was part of a group of meatheads who held down a gay kid named John Lauber and cut his hair. On the one hand, this 52 year old story (Yes, really) is extremely dodgy. Five people who “mostly lean Democrat”, including one who volunteered for Barack Obama’s campaign, are telling the tale. Additionally, the guy who was supposedly bullied is dead, his sister said she never knew anything about this, and noted “The family of John Lauber is releasing a statement saying the portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda. There will be no more comments from the family.” That being said, while Romney said he had no idea Lauber was gay, which is probably the case given that it was 50 years ago, he didn’t flat out deny the story which is an indication that there must be at least some truth to it.
Still, it’s ironic that this has come up because Barack Obama has the strangest, most disreputable early life of any President in our history by far. So, if this is relevant, let’s talk about Barack Obama’s early years and what he was doing. If you went back to Obama’s early years, you might have run across Obama…
1) Bullying a little girl to the appreciative laughter of his classmates.
2) Referring to a black college classmate he thought was acting too white as an Uncle Tom.
3) Soaking up the culture in Indonesia, where he lived from 1967 – 1971.
4) Reading from the Koran in a Muslim school where he joined in on the Muslim prayers.
6) Absorbing wisdom from his transgender nanny.
7) Hanging out with either his uncle, the drunk driver, or his aunt, the leech, both of whom are now in America illegally.
8) Being taught by his Communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who was actually a member of the Communist Party USA.
9) Spending some quality time with his hut-dwelling, druggie half brother George.
10) Snorting coke.
Are any of these things as important as Obama decimating the economy, costing millions of Americans jobs, driving up gas prices, ending the manned space program, losing America’s AAA rating, and threatening our country’s future with his out-of-control spending? No, not at all. But, if we’re going to deal in trivia, Obama’s bizarre early years are worse than anything Mitt was ever involved in.