Right Argues Obama Was a Bully, Too!

Conservative commentators focus on passage from Dreams From My Father

By Kevin Spak,  Newser User

Posted May 11, 2012 12:40 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Mitt Romney isn't the only one with a history of bullying. In response to the Washington Post piece about a forcible haircut Romney allegedly gave a student, conservative media outlets yesterday called attention to a passage from Obama's 1995 book Dreams From My Father in which a middle-school age Barack Obama shoves a girl. Per the book, classmates teased a young Obama at recess, saying the only black girl in class was his girlfriend. "I'm not her boyfriend!" young Obama shouted, before giving her "a slight shove."

"She staggered back and looked up at me," Obama writes. "'Leave me alone!' I shouted again, and suddenly Coretta was running, faster and faster, until she disappeared from sight." Breitbart.com touted the incident with the headline, "Does WaPo Know Obama Shoved a Little Girl?" Sean Hannity gleefully proclaimed that "we have uncovered somebody who has actually admitted to engaging in real inappropriate behavior as a youth." Hannity also highlighted Obama's admission that he used drugs and alcohol, saying it "puts Romney and the bully issue to shame."

The cover of Obama's first book, Dreams From My Father.
The cover of Obama's first book, "Dreams From My Father."   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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