The Obama campaign must be scrapping the bottom of culture wars because they were probably fed Washington Post the unfortunately-sourced Jason Horowitz story on Romney, the bully. It is being alleged that the straight-laced high school jock Romney once teased a “non-conformist” who might have been gay. Blogging buddy and an all-boys high school graduate Capitol Commentary recalls a similar incident at his alma mater.
What the Obama campaign is doing is pitting jocks against fags (and by “fags” I mean, broadly, all of us arty types). WTF? It’s like Dan Savage lied to the kids when he said that “it gets better”. Per Mr. Horowitz the bullee John Lauber never got over his teenage wounds. The family of the late Mr. Lauber is up in arms, by the way, because theWashington Post made him up to be some sort of a loser. He sounds like a cool guy.
I’m far behind the curve with this post, and I was thinking about giving it up completely, but apparently Sean Hannity is still milking the bully controversy for all it’s worth because it opens up the door for criticism of Obama. A few days ago I was driving my kids around when he played quotes from Dreams from My Father remixed with The Who’s Teenage Wasteland. Great idea!
He sampled the infamous passage of Obama’s first alleged autobiography where ‘Bamster admits spending the last two years of high school “in a daze”. Question: if he spent the last two years of high school in a daze, how did he get into Occidental where we know he spent the first two years of college? Of course, it is altogether possible that Obama was a great student, and that the protagonist of Dreams is a composite character, say part Barack Hussein, part some Weather Underground loser, but we all suspect that our President was an Affirmative Action baby. Given his melanin status, he’d be a fool not to mark the “African American” box on his application. Methinks that a son of two Doctorates of Philosophy should not require preferential admission. Elizabeth Warren’s political carrier looks increasingly like a non-starter because she falsely claimed being 1/32 Cherokee. But at least she didn’t have PhD parents.
I want to see Obama’s high school transcripts. I’ll settle for his college records, though.
Doug Mataconis doesn’t think Obama’s college records should be an issue this election. ” isn’t there a statute of limitations on the use of college achievements as evidence of achievement?” — He says. King Shamus, who led me to that post, thinks that although the college records should have been an issue in 2008, and that Obama’s record as a President is damaging on its own, Obamster’s college days are something to be discussed.
In this election, our short term goal should be getting Romney into the White House, and that means making the economy the dominate issue. Jim at Conservatives on Fire has a post about the long-term social and cultural issues that undermine any kind of political transformation taking place this election.
Right now it looks like Barack Obama will be a one-term President (via Instapundit). We have to make sure that Barack Obama is not the only loser in this election. He has to drag down with him the milieu out of which he came out; the ideas he picked up in college,”community organizing”, law school, Trinity United — on every step of his way up, the ideas that he never abandoned. All of it needs to come to light, to be discussed, and the consequences of his ideas need to be flushed out. We have to make sure we are never swindled again.
Wow! I’m actually done with this post! We have an Unbirthday party coming up around here, so everything is a bit crazy. In an unrelated news, a few days ago I got 3 hits from a query for “typical conservative”. I have to admit being a bit flattered that the internet thinks it’s me.