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October 4, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, bullying, Campaign 2012, freedom of speech, Mitt Romney | 1 comment
A Philadelphia high school teacher is under investigation after she reportedly ordered a student to take off a t-shirt supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and compared the shirt to a Ku Klux Klan sheet.
The incident occurred at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond. When the student refused the order, she tried to throw the girl out of class.
Philadelphia School District spokesman Fernando Gallard confirmed to Philly.com that, “a teacher made some comments to a student wearing a Romney t-shirt in their classroom.”
“The comments were of a political nature, and also of a personal nature,” he told the newspaper. “We are looking into the comments, and the conduct of the teacher.”
Gallard said the student was well within her rights to wear the t-shirt and was not in violation of any school dress codes.
With 67% of Polled Voters Believing Obama’s Gay Marriage Epiphany was PURELY Political, Is his Campaign Coming Apart?
May 15, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, bullying, economics, Gay marriage, marriage equality, Mitt Romney, Politics | Leave a comment
It’s only Tuesday, but it has already been a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week for the Obama campaign. Saddled with increasingly bad economic data, the campaign has been doggedly trying to change the subject to anything other than jobs and deficits. We’ve been treated to a mythical GOP “war on women”, a “debate” on birth control, a “road to Damascus” moment on gay marriage, an “expose” of Romney “bullying” in high school, and the burning question of who is a better pet owner. Unfortunately for Obama and his allies in the media, none of it is working.
Yesterday’s CBS/NYT poll makes it very clear that voters care about only one thing: The Economy. The only other issues that registers in the double-digits? Government spending and deficits–not exactly a winning issue for Obama. Not only do voters not care about the social issues Obama and the media are fixated on, there are signs that focus is backfiring. The biggest shift in voter sentiment in the CBS poll was among women, who, in just one month, shifted their support from Obama to Romney. In April, Obama had led Romney by six points among women. Today, women prefer Romney by two points.
More troubling for the White House is that 67% of registered voters believe his “conversion” on gay marriage, which sent coastal hearts aflutter, was based solely on politics, rather than any personal conviction. This is damning for a politicians whose meteoric rise was based largely on his being “above” politics. It is an Exocet missile to his entire political narrative.
Nadin Khoury is a 13 year who was attacked and bullied by seven teenagers on January 11th. During the 30 minutes or so that his attackers taunted him, they hung him on a fence by his jacket. The seven attackers have since been arrested, but only because their own bravado, or narcissim, got the best of them– they videotaped the entire attack.
Khoury and his family have spoken out about the incident. Whether the other recent bullying stories were a part of their reasoning for being open and public with their story, I cannot be sure. But no 13 year old wants to publicly discuss being bullied, so this young man is to be commended.
On ABC’s “The View”, Khoury was treated to a great surprise- a visit from his favorite football player: