Recently news stories have appeared that at one time perhaps Mitt Romney was guilty of being a bully while in school. News reports quickly reminded us that our president admitted to also being a bully towards a girl. (Quite possibly that was a composite of several girls?) I suppose presidential candidates and sitting presidents running for re-election should be ready for the digging up of any and all dirt in the past, even to high school.
But they were kids, which brings me to a story of a BULLY for a teacher.
Forget Obama, forget Mitt Romney, this teacher is the real bully abusing her authority as the only adult in the room and trying to intimidate a student who disagreed with her.
This teacher, from what I can hear on the video, brought up the topic that Mitt Romney was a bully. One student was quick to remind her, so was Obama by his own admission.
Now, I have standards on how I wish people to talk to my children, and this teacher would not have come close to those standards, she was in fact, the BULLY she was accusing Mitt Romney of.
The video shows a classroom discussion about the Washington Post hit piece about Mitt Romney bullying a kid some five decades ago. One student says, “Didn’t Obama bully someone though?” The teacher says: “Not to my knowledge.” The student then cites the fact that Obama, in Dreams from My Father, admits to shoving a little girl. “Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” screams the teacher. Romney is “running for president. Obama is the president.”
The student responds that both are “just men.”
The teacher yells — literally yells — that Obama is “due the respect that every other president is due … Listen,” she continues, “let me tell you something, you will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.” She yells over the student repeatedly, and yells at him that it’s disrespect for him to even debate about Romney and Obama.
The student says that he can say what he wants.
“Not about him, you won’t,” says the teacher.
The teacher then tells the student – wrongly – that it is a criminal offense to say bad things about a president. “Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush? Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?”
The student says that it would violate First Amendment rights to jail someone for such sentiments. “You would have to say some pretty f’d up crap about him to be arrested,” says the student. “They cannot take away your right to have your opinion … They can’t take that away unless you threaten the president.”
Clearly, the student should be teaching the class, and the teacher should be reading the Constitution more often.
The Right Scoop has more on the story and the video HERE
That teacher should be fired.