Right Argues Obama Was a Bully, Too!

Conservative commentators focus on passage from Dreams From My Father
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2012 12:40 PM CDT

(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."

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"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." (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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