The White House became the site for an anti-bullying conference today (Los Angeles Slimes).
President Obama 'fessed up Thursday morning that, as a young student, he was involved in bullying. As a victim, that is.
"I have to say, with big ears and the name that I have, I wasn't immune. I didn't emerge unscathed," he told teachers, parents and government officials assembled for the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention.
The president showed off several anti-bullying efforts under way in Washington, including the new website stopbullying.gov and initiatives by the Department of Education to get anti-bullying programs up and running in schools. (In a nod to the growing menace of cyber-bullying, Facebook joined in too, announcing new social networking tools to help victims report when they've been attacked.)
Obama stressed that kids, parents and schools shouldn't approach bullying as business as usual. "Because it's something that happens a lot, and it's something that's always been around, sometimes we've turned a blind eye to the problem. We've said 'Kids will be kids.' And so sometimes we overlook the real damage that bullying can do," he said.
Now, don't get me wrong, bullying at school and now 'cyberbullying' is a serious issue. But is the White House the right forum and the President of the United States the right person to be leading this? It's not like he has anything better to do, does he? You know, people still without work, gas prices going through the roof and the Middle East in turmoil. Did ya solve all those problems yet?
The problem I have is that Obama has gone from being bullied to being a bully. He's the same guy who wanted his supporters to "get in the faces" of voters in 2008, saying "if they bring a knife, we bring a gun," as well as "punch(ing) back twice as hard" against opponents of Obamacare. He sides with bullies too. He's on the side of the union thugs in Wisconsin who are sending death threats to Governor Scott Walker and the Republican Senators, even slipping them under the door.
Meanwhile, Rep. Peter King has received death threats and the usual name-calling from liberals and Islamists for daring to hold meetings into radical Islam in America. Where is Obama? His regime is siding with the bullies.
So much for "talking in a way that heals, not a way that wounds."