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article imageOp-Ed: Obama bullied girl in middle school

By Larry Clifton     May 11, 2012 in Politics
As the mainstream media clumsily but repeatedly attempts to smear Republican presumptive nominee as a bully for an incident that may or may not have occurred in 1965, it is ignoring the fact that Obama was a bully in school.
Liberally slanted newspapers have obediently ran story after story about an alleged incident that supposedly happened 47 years ago starring Mitt Romney snipping the hair of a gay classmate.
However, conservative news outlets are reporting that Obama bullied a middle school girl named Coretta, including shoving her so hard she staggered backwards.
"We have uncovered somebody who has actually admitted to engaging in real inappropriate behavior as a youth," Fox News host Sean Hannity said on Thursday evening, alluding to an incident where Obama, as a middle school student, picked on a black girl whose name is Coretta.
Meanwhile, the media has been working feverishly to systematically accuse Romney of leading a pack of classmates that allegedly forcibly cut the hair of their gay classmate.
But according to an excerpt in the President's memoir, "Dreams from My Father," Obama describes how he teased and shoved Coretta — the only other black student in his grade – after classmates egged him on.
Obama “shoved” and taunted Coretta when classmates, during recess, jeered that Obama was her boyfriend.
"'She's not my g-girlfriend,' I stammered. I looked to Coretta for some assistance, but she just stood there looking down at the ground. 'Coretta's got a boyfriend! Why don't you kiss her, mister boyfriend?'" Obama recounts in his 1995 book.
That’s when Obama got physical with the girl and shoved her hard enough that she “staggered back.”
Obama writes, "'I'm not her boyfriend!' I shouted. I ran up to Coretta and gave her a slight shove; she staggered back and looked up at me, but still said nothing. 'Leave me alone!' I shouted again. And suddenly Coretta was running, faster and faster, until she disappeared from sight. Appreciative laughs rose around me. Then the bell rang, and the teachers appeared to round us back into class."
Romney says he doesn’t remember the incident that has lit so much midnight oil for mainstream journalists recently. Romney did apologize after the story broke, saying that while he doesn't remember all of his prep school "pranks," if "anyone was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize."
However, the media has done little reporting on the bullying incident involving Obama and Coretta, opting instead to go after Romney on hearsay evidence about an alleged bullying incident that occurred the same year that Roger Miller hit the U.S. song charts with "King of the Road."
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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