© Miri WTPOTUS March 24, 2012
Bridgette linked to this story on another post. It’s perfect for pointing out the hypocrisy of this president and progressives, including all Democrats. Bridgette’s personal comments are in brackets:
Barack Obama responded Wednesday with shock to Rick Santorum’s recent criticisms that the President was an irresponsible parent for sending his daughter to Mexico. [I totally agree and they were irresponsible and that is being kind!]
President Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, ripped the Republican presidential candidate for raising an issue about Malia Obama’s recent school trip. She blasted Mr Santorum for targeting the child on the campaign trail. [He targeted the parents!]
Ms Cutter told MSNBC: ‘I think that children, for candidate purposes, have always been off-limits in presidential campaigns, and really any campaign. ‘I’m surprised that Rick Santorum wouldn’t agree with that.’ [Scream Left …where were you when it was your side that were after Sarah’s kids?]
Mr Santorum went on to say: ‘You should set an example. I think that’s what presidents do. They set an example. And when the government is saying this is not safe, then you don’t set the example by sending your kids down there.’
Now I’ll say my piece: The Bush daughters felt that they were “off limits,” didn’t they? NOT! Democrat candidates’ children are “always off limits.” It’s open season, always, on the children of their opponents.
Let’s compare this situation with Malia to the Palin children. How about Bristol, who’s asking Obama for a phone call, like Ms. Fluke recently received from a sympathetic president.
But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung. Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family. He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was ‘f—-d so hard a baby fell out.’ (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past — very public — mistakes.)
If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you. …
I wonder if the presidency has changed you. Now that you’re in office, it seems you’re only willing to defend certain women. You’re only willing to take a moral stand when you know your liberal supporters will stand behind you.
How about Tripp? I didn’t realize how disgusting and misogynist were the “jokes” about Sarah and Tripp until I read this UNEDITED column by Kathleen Parker (Note: many newspapers removed the most incendiary comments, to protect the guilty):
What does matter is that our children are growing up in a world that believes it’s OK to denigrate women. They are witnesses to adults laughing at jokes about women being sluts, whores and worse. When the object of derision is Sarah Palin, “jokes” are even made about her Down syndrome child.
Which brings us back to Louis C.K., whose “jokes” are so beyond anything we should find funny that it’s hard to comprehend how he was selected to amuse a gathering of journalists. Of Palin, he says: “her f—– retard-making c—” and “the baby that just came out of her f—— disgusting c—.”
If you’re not disgusted, please leave now. Similarly, though not nearly as graphically, comedian Bill Maher has called Palin a “dumb t—.” Palin supporters and others concerned with decency have wondered where the outrage was then. Fair question.
Many also wonder why President Barack Obama, who found time to call Fluke out of concern for his own daughters, never raised his voice for Palin. Or why he’s accepting a $1 million contribution from Maher to his super PAC. Like any candidate, Obama doesn’t control his super PAC, but he does control his voice, and it has been notably silent about certain women.
But this is not the only area where this president, progressives, and Democrats are hypocritical. Consider the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, which is being played up, Alinsky style, across the country. A cynical attempt to fire up the base and ramp up racial animus?
A black young man shot by a Hispanic neighborhood watchman, who has a Jewish surname. This case brought Al Sharpton, the NAACP, and other of the usual race-baiting suspects to Florida and incited protests across the country, one in St. Louis where the mayor is unadvisedly participating.
Even Louis Farrakhan has weighed in, tweeting that this case may require “retaliation” if justice isn’t served. What exactly is he calling for?
In this case, the white chief of police has been forced to step aside. Why? Simply because he’s white? And now, on cue, Barack Obama weighs in. Capitalizing on a crisis so that he can play post-racial president again, until the election is over? Beer Summit II? My observations in brackets:
President Obama today offered a personal reflection [It’s always about him … ] on the tragic shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, saying the incident requires all Americans to “do some soul searching.” [No, it doesn’t.]
“When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” Obama told reporters when asked about the case during a Rose Garden press conference. [Again, always about him.]
“I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative to investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together – federal, state and local – to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened,” he said. [He presumes that every parent and every citizen DOESN’T feel this way? Such faith this man has in the American people. We ALL want justice, for ALL. We all sympathize with Trayvon Martin’s family. And the family of Mr. Zimmerman, too.]
Earlier this week the Justice Department opened an investigation into the incident which took place in an Orlando suburb last month. Martin, 17, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain while he walked down a neighborhood street unarmed.
“I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen,” Obama said. “And that means we examine the laws, the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident. [Another push for gun control?]
“But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin: If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon. [Again, all about him. That’s his main message to the parents? That their son resembled him?] And I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are gonna take this with the seriousness it deserves and that we’re going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.” [Certainly, we all have sympathy for the parents. We know they want answers and so do we. What we don’t want is a ginned-up race war and cynical politicians, cashing in. Or to see people forced out of their jobs as if they cannot do their jobs unless they are the same race as the victim.]
But where was Obama when unarmed, white, middle-aged, Christian, school teacher Patricia A. Cook was shot to death during a traffic stop by a policeman, in an incident that took place much closer to DC, in Virginia? Why isn’t the alleged shooter being identified by the media? Why isn’t he arrested? Is the Justice Dept. coming in? There’s an eyewitness who disputes the story the cop told. Will there be justice for this woman? For her family? [Note, this has been updated to reflect the new information that eyewitnesses now say that Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman, knocking him to the ground.]
Does the president not care because Mrs. Cook was white, a woman, a Christian (so probably conservative) or not a teen-ager who looks like Obama?
Does the president have no sympathy for Mrs. Cook’s husband, who mourns his wife and still has no answers? Does America have no “soul searching” to do or laws to reconsider in the aftermath of Mrs. Cook’s death?
Are empathy and justice ONLY for the “protected classes” and progressives (or those who resemble Obama)? Is America to become an unjust state with a racial caste system, where, in retribution, some castes are “more equal” than others?