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Originally posted by Amanda5
So - in response to this thread - I don't believe any of it.
Originally posted by Carseller4
Originally posted by Starchild23
Are you going to drag up trash from 30 years ago?
Maybe he's changed since then. I'm not the immature, obnoxious little moron I was in high school...although some people around here may disagree.
People change with time. That's like saying, "You can't get a job because you made spit wads as a young'un!"
So it's OK for the liberal rag, The Washington Post, to drag up Romney allegedly pranking a classmate 50 years ago, but not doing anything similar to Obama?
The best thing about it is that unlike the Washington Post getting a third hand account of the Romney incident, all Breitbart had to do is actually read Obama's firsthand account on this story.edit on 10-5-2012 by Carseller4 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by bjarneorn
2. Drug abuse.
This is a real concern. If the man truly tried drugs "enthusiastically", as he says. It simply is a statement that the mans brain has suffered damage, and explains why he is being "insincere" in his messages and actions. He has the "smile" for the masses, but in his mind he is the drug abuser hiding his "needs".
Originally posted by bOneSeven
Forging false info this day is very very easy, this comes also before elections so come on.... I'm not an Obama supporter but I would never ever trust this kind of information. Want to be anti-Obama ? ezy, making protesting illegal in certain areas is enough reason to hate him.
Well, I wonder what his problem was with "Who he was" ?
Obama, by all accounts, was a habitual drug user in high school. He tried coc aine, he admits in Dreams From My Father; he “tried drugs enthusiastically.” The Chicago Tribune reported back in 2007 that Obama thanked the “Choom Gang” in his high school yearbook; “chooming” was Hawaiian slang for smoking pot. The Honolulu Advertiser reported that Obama’s senior portrait “prominently displayed … A package of ‘Zig-Zag’ rolling papers and a matchbook.” One of Obama’s close friends was arrested for drug possession during high school.
In his memoir, Obama talked about routinely getting high. “Junkie. Pothead,” he wrote. “That’s where I’d been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man.” But, according to Obama, he only got high because he was contemplating deep matters: drugs could “push questions of who I was out of my mind.”
It seems old habits don't always go away.....he still wastes a lot of time today too !!
Obama told students in 2007 that this activity constituted “goofing off” and “wasting time”:
"I will confess to you that I was kind of a goof off in high school as my mom reminded me," Obama said. "I went to high school in Hawaii, so there's a lot of opportunity to goof off because the weather is really good all the time …
"You know, I made some bad decisions …. You know, got into drinking and experimenting with drugs. There was a whole stretch of time where I didn't apply myself. It wasn't until I got out of … high school, and went to college that I started realizing, man, I wasted a lot of time.”
But what if childhood conduct helps shed a light on adult behavior? Romney's teenage bullying hurts him because it is consonant with his adult record. Voters may well conclude: once a bully, always a bully; once a privileged abuser of power, always a privileged abuser of power.
Paul Begala on Romney: Once a Bully, Always a Bully
Originally posted by Chance321
Originally posted by RicoMarston
where on earth does this concept come from that a newspaper or magazine or website has to do the same "type" of story on each candidate? is that part of the equal time laws? i thought those only applied to television news programs. maybe i'm wrong?
either way, I think it's absurd to expect the paper to go and dig up the same kind of stuff on Obama just because they did it to Romney. Fair or not, it should be up to the paper what they want to cover, and up to you what you want to read. period.
Well one thing it makes it perfectly clear is that the press is in obamas pockets. The only reason why they dig up dirt on one and not on the other is money/power.