Sleepy Time Thought: Romney The Bully
Of all the things I’ve heard about Romney, this has to be the worst. I can see the dog on the roof as poor judgement. It’s not like the dog could talk and Romney strikes me as being particularly lacking in the empathy necessary to be a good owner. The whole Bain corporate piracy? Just business. Dickish business, to be sure, but it’s not like he had to look at these people while he destroyed their lives. Whatever.
But holding down a screaming kid and cutting his hair off? That takes a special kind of cruelty. I didn’t see much bullying in high school mostly because I was too big to bully and the one time someone tried to pick on a smaller kid in my presence I verbally abused them until they left. I can only wonder if I would have leaped to the defense of a gay kid being attacked by a group. I’d like to think I would but I’ll probably never know.
What I do know is that I would never have bullied some helpless kid myself and I certainly wouldn’t have held them down while they were screaming and crying. The soul of a bully is a cold and callous place that is unable to empathize with the pain of others. Indeed, it revels in causing that pain, whether physical or mental. I suspect that other stories like this will be coming in the weeks and months ahead.
Is this really the kind of man conservatives want for president? Sadly, considering the effort the right is putting into stopping anti-bullying laws, it probably is.
Sleep tight you filthy liberal scum!