GOP Staffer Who Bashed Obama’s Daughters Issues Apology That Might Be Worse Than Initial Comments

turkey1At first I was going to ignore the story about a Facebook post made by Elizabeth Lauten, the communication director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN), where she had some rather ignorant comments directed toward President Obama’s daughters and the Obamas themselves.


In her first post she bashed not only the way Obama’s two daughters were dressed at the annual “turkey pardon,” but more or less called the Obamas terrible role models and parents.

Look, if you don’t care for President Obama’s politics, that’s fine. But to attack his daughters and the type of parents you feel he and Michelle are is ridiculous and disgusting. I never cared for Bush’s politics, but I would never attack the man as a father because I have no idea what kind of father he is nor is it really any of my business.

But for the most part I ignored her comments.

Then I ran across her “apology” and that set me off. At first I thought maybe it was just going to be a simple apology where she realized that in the heat of the moment she said something stupid. Who hasn’t done that? I sure as heck know I have. But that’s not what this “apology” was.

This is what she wrote:

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Now it’s entirely possible that I’m “reading too much into this,” but when I read that I got fairly irritated.

When you look at her original comments, they’re inexcusable. Someone would have to be a pretty big scumbag to even try to defend them, though I’m sure many did. But when I saw her say that “after many hours of prayer, talking to my parents and re-reading my words” then she decided to apologize, well – that’s just ridiculous.


It took hours of prayer, parental consulting and re-reading that pathetic original message to bring her to the conclusion that publicly bashing two teenage girls and the parental abilities of their parents was, in fact, a really pathetic thing to do? It shouldn’t have taken “hours of prayer” and this elaborate “moral compass check” for her to figure out that what she said was not only uncalled for, but an outright lousy thing to say about someone else’s family. Especially the family of the President of the United States.

Instead of just taking the high road and saying something like, “I want to apologize for comments I posted earlier that I quickly realized were uncalled for and something I had no right to say,” she actually makes her “apology” about her and what she would have supposedly felt had someone said those things about her.

She claims at the end that she “learned and grew” from this experience but clearly she didn’t, seeing as she never really directly apologized to the Obama family for anything she said.

And let’s be real, this “apology” probably only came as a result of her original post going viral all over the internet and most likely someone in her boss’s office promptly alerting her that she needed to issue some kind of an apology ASAP.

Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but something about this “apology” just rubbed me the wrong way. It shouldn’t have taken “hours of prayer” to realize that as a supposed Christian, publicly attacking two teenager girls and their parents was a crappy thing to do.

But probably the saddest part of all of this is that many conservatives probably applauded what she originally said. Because nothing says “we’re the party for family values” quite like bashing the president’s family in an uncalled for petty and partisan attack.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Rob Bailey

    Saw this vile “Christian” woman’s post on Huffpo this morning… She basically said hat the kids had no class because of their poor upbringing and crappy parents. Pretty classy there, honey, but fairly typical of Tennessee GOP women. Jeebus would be proud.

    • Jim Bean

      Says the clan that bent over backward to display their class and sophistication when the Palins were the topic of discussion.

      • The Postman

        When Obama’s daughters start showing up to parties drunk and picking fights with the host we’ll be happy to start bashing them for being low class hillbillies.
        Dumbass.

      • Gael O’Brien

        Oh, you mean like the Bush daughters? Wait…they didn’t pick fights, they just drank until they passed out…so ya know…totally great parenting there.

      • sharongibson

        Weren’t the Bush twins also engaging in underage drinking?

      • Mike Hutton

        QUITE a bit but you would never know it from the Democrats who did not attack Bushtard because of his lack of parental control over his classless daughters.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Except at every opportunity. You people are the biggest example of disgusting RATs ever. Can you spell hypocrites boys and girls?

      • youmustbejoking

        I think they also used fake ID’s to get in.

      • Mike Hutton

        OR the wife who ran over her boyfriend and killed him. Now there is some class act to follow. and then there was the criticism of Carter and Clinton’s children by the classless ReThuglicans. This seems to be SOP for these classless hillbillies from Red States to criticize the children of their political opponents. ASSHATS

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Teddy Kennedy and the rest of the drunken Kennedy Klan.

      • republic84

        They had a fantastic role model…

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        You are actually describing the Kennedy clan, or is it Klan?

      • Jim Bean

        When that happens, no one will hear about it.

      • strayaway

        The Obama girls will never do anything so disgusting. They attend a proper private school where they receive a good education and learn social graces. It is worth every penny of the $36,000/year annual tuition the Obama’s pay for each of their daughters.

      • Rob Bailey

        I thought cons LIKED upward mobility. See what a Princeton wife and Harvard President can afford?

      • strayaway

        What’s not to like? Given the choice between public and private schools, the Obamas chose the best for their daughters. Harvard and Princeton are private schools too. No doubt too, the big raise Michelle received as a hospital administrator to over $300,000/year when Barack became a Senator in 2005 was worth every penny to patients needing affordable health care. There is nothing phony about these people.

        “I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as “us” and “them” — he doesn’t care whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above . he knows that we all love our country. and he’s always ready to listen to good ideas.” -Michelle Obama

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        And so easy to get in with affirmative action and all.

      • Wendy Goff-Hawkes

        Can’t imagine how u will react if/when a woman becomes president. Or do you only dislike races other than your own?

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        My friend, I cannot join in on your phony democrat war on women, but if we were to get a woman with a brain (Not a Hitlery or phony Native American) someone like Sarah Palin or Joni Ernst I would be elated. How about you? I assume it would have to be someone with well used Obama knee pads.

      • Jake Spooz

        The phony Obama’s only care about themselves as they are freeloading in the White Mosque.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Funny considering neither has actually held a real job and Obama cannot handle the one you idiots gave him either. Another ‘no show’ job like those in organized labor to pay off their real supporters.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        What’s that costing the taxpayers?

      • strayaway

        Sending their daughters to a private school in a thoughtful thing on the part of the Obama’s. Their daughters get a much better education and they save taxpayers money. For the 2010-2011 school year, Washington, D.C. public schools spent a total of $29,349 per pupil and still wound up with 83% of students who weren’t proficient in reading. The $58,000 a year the Obama’s saved taxpayers will allow more money to be spent on the other public school kids to bring up their scores.

      • Wendy Goff-Hawkes

        Lots less than suing the president or paying politicians to cry like upset children

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        What’s with the hyphenated surnames all you lib women prefer? I never heard of either one, so they really are not all that impressive. An attempt to boost your ego somehow? Crious minds would really like to know. Not a libber kind of thing unless it’s not a male’s name.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Don’t worry, it will be drugs and MD 20-20, Colt 45 and rap music like the rest of the clan.

      • The Postman

        Sister-humping meth gobbler sez what?

      • Rob Bailey

        Apples and oranges, Bean. The Palins ARE only slightly above trailer trash (I’m being nice). The Obamas are highly-educated, successful, and classy. Oh, and I think Barak is President.

      • wendy

        Wish he were treated like a President

      • Ram6

        Wish he acted like a President, instead of a dictator.

      • republic84

        Wish you’d stop wasting valuable comment space… Doesn’t look like anyone’s gonna have their wish come true now does it? He’s legally obligated to perform a job, Republicans have made it life’s mission to stop him, so he does what he’s legally allowed go do… Perhaps if your kind stopped being useless speed bumps and began doing their jobs, things might just be a bit better.

      • Sandra Kellstrom

        You go, Sandra! 🙂

      • Charles Vincent

        Take your own advice chief.

      • strayaway

        Obama said that he “changed” a law but the Constitution gives ALL legislative powers to Congress. That is a contradiction.

      • Russell Hanson

        Executive orders are not laws they a merely orders on how to enforce current laws. As chief executive Obama’s job is to enforce laws any way he see fit or not enforce them.. Unlike laws they last only as long as the presidents term. That’s why every president since Nixon has had an executive order concerning immigration congress hasn’t got the will to take it on.

      • strayaway

        Which current law lets illegal aliens stay in the US and take a wider range of Americans’ jobs as you claimed? Why are you disagreeing with the president? On Nov. 25, the president said, “”I just took an action TO CHANGE THE LAW”. Part of Obama’s new law allows 5m illegal aliens to remain in this Country for at least 3 years so your guess about “only as long as the presidents term” is wrong or you need a better source of talking points. Which other president gave away working papers as a reward to 4m lawbreakers here to work for less than Americans?

        Article 1, Section 1 gives Congress ALL legislative powers to make or change laws as granted in the Constitution. Article 1, Section 8 specifically includes creating naturalization laws and protecting our country from invasions as being among those granted powers. Presidents have no such constitutional powers. Why are you siding with the US Chamber of Commerce and La Raza instead of unemployed US workers and the rule of law?

        If you would like, I could post quotes made by Obama as a presidential candidate and earlier in his presidency saying that what he did on Nov. 20. was unconstitutional.

      • Russell Hanson

        Here’s how it works congress passes laws , the supreme court decides if they are constitutional , the president decides how to enforce them and indeed whether or not to enforce them that is the nature of executive orders. Congress of course can overrule an executive order if they pass a bill countermanding the presidents order. The law has not been “changed” in letter only in effect. As for Obama saying something different about this subject in the past he’s a liberal the very nature of liberalism is to reexamine or beliefs in the light of new conditions or information . Us liberals are always thinking and thinking ahead to the best future outcome of today’s actions. I believe that’s the rights big problem with Obama they are nor smart enough to see as much of the big picture as he does. For example ACA was not designed to solve all the health care problems. It was designed as a starting point for future improvements. Be cause its not a perfect fix the right can’t see it’s value, but past administrations have failed to even get a starting point established because they tried to do too much at one time. Baby steps will get us there.

      • strayaway

        You remind me of how the Church used to chain Latin scriptures out of reach of the laity. The clergy taught that only it could interpret God’s word and perhaps if the laity knew what the original sources really said, they might not understand why the clergy stripped them of their meager wealth and lived in splendor.

        Here is what Article 1, Section 1 says. “ALL legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” The first word is “ALL”. That is unambiguous and easy to understand. But even Congress has its limits. Congress was restrained in its powers by a list of things “eerein granted”. They include the power “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization” and to “repel Invasions”. as found in Article 1, Section 8.

        Sorry, but the term “executive order” is never discussed or even mentioned in the Constitution. The president has executive power to execute the laws that only congress can make or change. The president’s powers are listed in Article 2 and are surprisingly limited except for being able to veto congressional bills.

        In your previous post you claimed that “As chief executive Obama’s job is to enforce laws any way he see fit or not enforce them.. Unlike laws they last only as long as the presidents term.” You are welcome to cite the passages in the Constitution that say a President can decide not to enforce laws or that executive orders only last as long as the president’s term. You dodged my counter point that Obama’s new rolling amnesty is initially good for a year longer than he is president. I didn’t hear Obama say that the 4 M working papers he is giving away are only good until the end of hie term either. Where do you come up with this nonsense?

        Now you are claiming that “The law has not been “changed” in letter only in effect.” What is that supposed to mean? The law was changed from enforcing the removal of illegal aliens to giving them a wider range of Americans’ jobs. That’s quite an “effect”. Thank you though for coming clean on believing, as a liberal, that laws can mean whatever our dictator wants them to mean. Here are tow things Obama said in the past before he went rogue.

        “I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with [the president (Bush)] trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.” -candidate Obama(3/31/08)

        “I am president, I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself. We have a system of government that requires the Congress to work with the Executive Branch to make it happen. I’m committed to making it happen, but I’ve got to have some partners to do it. … The main thing we have to do to stop deportations is to change the laws. … [T]he most important thing that we can do is to change the law because the way the system works – again, I just want to repeat, I’m president, I’m not king. If Congress has laws on the books that says that people who are here who are not documented have to be deported, then I can exercise some flexibility in terms of where we deploy our resources, to focus on people who are really causing problems as a opposed to families who are just trying to work and support themselves. But there’s a limit to the discretion that I can show because I am obliged to execute the law. That’s what the Executive Branch means. I can’t just make the laws up by myself. So the most important thing that we can do is focus on changing the underlying laws.” -president Obama (10/25/10)

        I totally reject your defense of fiat rule. Some day a republican will become President and cite Obama’s precedent that you support as an excuse to take things away from you. When that happens remember that you helped empower that Republican president’s diktats with your posts. Consider the blowback as karma.

      • Russell Hanson

        First of all my comments on discus are not going to have any effect on how laws are perceived inthe future. Second I’m impressed by your intellect and the veracity of your arguments ., Obama is free to do as he pleases in this instance because he has congress over a barrel he knows as does congressional leadership that because of the makeup of the republican party that they can’t come to an agreement on imagration reform without exposing the rifts in their party. I’m not wild about the expansion of excecutive power but you have to recognize that it is Congress’s fault they are the check and balance that failed here.

      • Russell Hanson

        yes the constitution is quite limited in its definitions of many rights and powers however their are 226 years of supreme court divisions and congressional action involved here congress gave the excecutive branch the ability to issue orders and it never been challenged in the courts perhaps the time has come.

      • Russell Hanson

        Isn’t it curios that dispite the limited constitutional power of the president that all the problems of the country are blamed on him and not the congress .

      • strayaway

        As we were talking about the the president’s Nov. 20 edict, Congress didn’t come into the conversation except for powers they choose not to exercise either to protect us from invasion or to properly fund an enforce existing immigration legislation. You are right about Congress not doing its job. Congress gave away its power to decide to go to war to Bush. That is constitutionally as wrong as the Supreme Court letting presidents decide cases. Fast forward to Obama and Congress has been letting him enact laws as if had passed an enabling act which is what the Reichstag did in 1933. In effect, Congress has allowed the president to act as if there is a de facto enabling act.

      • Russell Hanson

        To answer the 3 year as apposed to the remainder of his term question. Of course the next president can set aside this order in the 1st minutes of his term if he chooses to. Or perhaps she chooses to. Part of this trap is that he has a year to decide what to do. If congress doesn’t act and pass a law the next president can renew the order, change it or let it expire . In any case they will face whatever political fall out there may be. I see it as highly unlikely congress does anything about this in the next 4 years. In fact if there isn’t a democratic majority I don’t see this issue being settled as the republicans are too devided on this issue., The oligarchs wanting the cheap labor and the theocrats and racial purists wanting to keep the country white, the libertarians will all be democrats in 3 years.

      • strayaway

        Before you wrote, “Unlike laws they last only as long as the presidents term”. Now you added the qualifier. “Of course the next president can set aside this order in the 1st minutes of his term if he chooses to”. I agree that if one president can issue an edict to change existing immigration laws or any other law, the next president can erase it, keep going, and erase other laws like the (un)ACA and Social Security. Why not? In post-Constitutional America, Congress amounts to an overpaid bunch of ombudsmen garnering goodies for their districts, friends, and contributors.

        I have been writing my representatives and Senators to take back their power, impeach Obama if possible, and if not, turn their backs on him in every way possible. Obama’s edict created a constitutional crises bigger than the illegal immigration Obama is encouraging and rewarding. My reps are Democrats so I don’t expect anything from them. They ignore the Constitution or para phrasing what you wrote a couple of posts back, Democrats sort of conveniently redefine the wording of the Constitution depending on what unconstitutional thing they want to do next. I’m sort of a constitutional libertarian and can assure you that there is almost nothing appealing about the Democratic Party from either a constitutional perspective and only some libertine social positions from a libertarian perspective. The Republican Party is not good either but offers a little wiggle room, a slightly bigger tent, for anyone who would rather vote Libertarian but wants his/her vote to count a little. Obama’s recent dictatorial actions have further alienated me from the Democratic Party. What a spectacle it is to read all the posts here defending dictatorial actions. Dictatorial fiat and liberty (libertarianism) have nothing in common. I have voted third party in 6/8 of the last presidential elections when the stench from both parties was too bad. I even voted for Nader once.

      • Wendy Goff-Hawkes

        But Congress is on a permanent vacation. So let’s do nothing ever. We’ll be part of China before u know it with the ‘do Nada’ strategy

      • strayaway

        If you don’t like what your member of Congress is doing or not doing, you can vote him/her out of office which is what happened in the mid-term elections.

      • Wendy Goff-Hawkes

        If it were only one member

      • strayaway

        Most likely three Congress members in your case as with most of us.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Wah, wah, wah! Would you liberal retards stop whining and use your limited intellect for a moment?

      • commchf

        A dictator would have you killed for writing that. Obama will never notice your idiotic comment. See what I did there?

      • youmustbejoking

        If he behaved like a dictator, you would not be posting asinine comments on this page. 🙂

      • FD Brian

        Saddam Hussein was a dictator. I think you’re completely clueless.

      • Anita Page

        Fewer executive orders than any other recent president. Check it out.

      • Wendy Goff-Hawkes

        Better a dictator that works than a bunch of idiots getting paid our tax dollars to do nothing but throw temper tantrumstantrums and BLOCK any progress in this country

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Thanks for the attempt at humor.

      • Wendy Goff-Hawkes

        What’s humorous is when politians have child like temper tantrums to get their way and don’t want to grow up. And get paid too

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Obama is pretty thin skinned. Narcissistic and sociopathic. Quite a disgusting and repulsive combination.

      • Wendy Goff-Hawkes

        What does that make Boener in your unusually unfounded opinion?

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Boner is a Washington establishment politician. He fits in with all the idiot liberals who have hijacked the old Democrat party and is totally self serving the same as they are. Can you name even one politician of either party who even approaches the status of being a Statesman?

      • Gale Turner Strong

        If he actually were a dictator, you wouldn’t be allowed to post such a ridiculously untrue statement….

      • Jake Spooz

        Obama is a dictator and a dick eater, he is gay.

      • Steve Vallancourt

        You lost. Twice. I’m still laughing.

      • Aaron Henry

        Ram6,

        Lol

        Please understand that IF the president WAS a dictator, you’d be shot for saying that.

        Hyperbole is not your thing.

      • Ellen H.

        Wish you knew what a dictator was. Anyone who opposes a dictator is usually put to death or gotten rid of.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        And a piece of obsolete farm machinery.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Thanks for the humor. Respect is earned not rewarded because of your affirmative action push!

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Maybe he should act like one?

      • Jim Bean

        Trailer trash? Well, I guess there’s no one more qualified to pass judgment than you.

      • Rob Bailey

        I’m very qualified. I work mostly in Arkansas and Missouri, and I read Larry Maisonnade’s Facebook page. I know trailer trash when I see it – Obama’s, nope, Palin’s yep.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Rob Bailey, yup!

      • Jake Spooz

        Obama, freeloading Muslim in the White Mosque shacked up with a transvestite and two adopted brats.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        The Obama family could not afford a double wide without screwing the taxpayers.

      • Rob Bailey

        Seen their 1040’s. They pay a LOT of tax. Haven’t seen Rmoney’s, haven’t seen yours. Betcha’ neither of you pay Fed tax, and Rmoney laughs at you guys as the shift from progressive Federal Tax to Regressive sales tax continues. You’ve been had, but thanks for playing. Dolt.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Pretty obvious that you don’t. How long you been on the dole ripping off the taxpayers. You take up space at the IRS? I don’t remember seeing the Obama 1040 made public.

      • Rob Bailey

        Hey, dole-taker (on the taxes I pay). Have a liberal second-grader show you how to work the Google machine. Try ‘Obama 1040’. Again, thanks for playing.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Amazing. Dole taker? I have never even had a day of unemployment which I would bet is more than you can say. I suspect you live off of EBT cards, food stamps and whatever else you can leech from your more ambitious betters.

      • Rob Bailey

        Unlike you, my real name is posted. Look me up. I pay your way, Princess. If you are less a coward than your posts indicate, put out some REAL information. If not, shut the eff up. Coward.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Seen? Saw maybe. You are not overly educated are you?

      • Rob Bailey

        Left off the “I’ve” – saving time to refute the Bee ess you trolls like to post. And I am overly educated, which really requires a hyphen, as in “overly-educated”. Feel free to track me down on the ‘internets’; you’ll see that I’m an actual adjunct college professor and work full time for a Fortune 50 Company. I have advanced degrees. And you still can’t offer any valid response to my point (I guess that grammar error was a distraction, huh).
        It’s Sunday, so I think I’ll take a few minutes and grade some of your posts.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        You appear to be another of the infamous affirmative action hires. Actually use any of those ‘advanced’ degrees or just get them from Phoenix to paper your wall of ego? There is a huge difference between book learning, passing tests and common sense and logic.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Hey Rob, are you afraid your ears will pop if you ever pluck your head out of your a$$?

      • Rob Bailey

        You got nothin’, Princess. But thanks for playing.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Failures in affirmative action,. Both of the losers.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        You could not be nice if someone drew you a map.

      • worrierking

        I’ll admit, that when Palin thrust her family into the limelight and passed them off as a “real american family”, I was one of the people who piled on. But as you well know Jim, I’m just some anonymous idiot with a keyboard. I’m not a staffer for a Untied States congressman.

        We were hard on them and on the Bush family. But we weren’t a 24/7 fake news organization or three hour radio strokefest for those who need their bigotry mirrored back to them. We’re not a Congressman yelling “You lie” from the floor of the House as the President is addressing congress.

        There’s no reason for any of this other than to diminish the humanity of the first Family.

      • Secular_Humanist

        Your last sentence hits home, I hope. Because that’s exactly what that staffer was trying to do.

      • Brian

        That is always, at the bottom, their intent. And one can only do this if one has not been experienced any connection to their own humanity.

      • Mike Hutton

        Well you were right to pile on. They are trailer trash. NOthing the Obama’s or their children have ever done that would indicate trailer trash mentality unlike Palins and Bushes.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Except every breath they take!

      • ta2t2o

        I don’t recall Sasha or Malia getting pregnant out of wedlock and then becoming a spokesperson for abstinence.

      • Mike Hutton

        Or being drunk in public and whoring around like the Bushies daughters. So tell us more about your family values ReThuglitards. You people are just so full of shit. Take care of your own and then you won’t be so busy worrying about someone elses kids.

      • meatwad_SSuppet

        They are repulsivicants.

      • christianh

        And clean up Heisenberg’s meth dens…

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Give them time!

      • ta2t2o

        Wow – and how long have you been an asshole? Ashamed that you’re a veteran.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Probably much longer tan you’ve been a Kool Aid besotted moron, but just give you a little time.

      • Jake Spooz

        Malia and Sasha, just like their gay daddy take turns giving blow jobs in the WH stairwells.

      • ta2t2o

        He owns the entire fucking White House racist. Why would he hide in the stairwells?

      • Jake Spooz

        He doesn’t own shít, he freeloads in America’s house and is trying to turn into the White Mosque.

        He’s still a faggót, no matter where he gives up the booty.

      • ta2t2o

        It’s a perk of the job as America’s CEO. Bottom line, he’s doing far better as an American than you. Faggot or not. Black man or not. Muslim or not. Still doing better than you. So all those things you hate, there are so many people who fit those categories who are far better in life than you.,

      • Jake Spooz

        At least I’m not a gay, black Muslim and I can sleep at night.
        Obama is worse than stolen valor, he stole the job, that he can’t even do, total amateuristic prick.

      • ta2t2o

        You may not be black or a Muslim, but you’re too hung up on the gay thing not to be somewhat repressed about it. Seriously, you know you’ve had gay sex before….or that you definitely want to try it.

        Meanwhile – he won the majority of the vote TWICE. Not once….TWICE. Clearly that destroys everything you racists claim about black folks. He’s saved an economy that the white guy before him trashed. He got Bin Laden…and he pissed off a lot of racists along the way. Perfect. His legacy is something you can’t do shit about now. He’s not only done an awesome job, but he’s actually exposed the GOP for the racist losers that they are.

      • Jake Spooz

        Anyone can win with fixed voting machines, and with illegal aliens, felons and the dead voting…. not to mention transporting people across state lines to vote multiple times.

      • Jake Spooz

        The worthless prick should be visiting the troops overseas, and not playing golf and blowing Reggie Love.

        I hope he chokes on a turkey bone or Reggie’s.

      • ta2t2o

        Actually he was serving Thansgiving dinner to the homeless. He’s also visited the troops in Kabul AND Baghdad. I’ve got pictures of him at Bagram Airfield from his first visit. If you weren’t gay, you might have been able to serve in the military and you could’ve seen him there.

      • Jake Spooz

        Retired 16 years ago after serving 24 years in the military. I know he has gone, but not this year. You couldn’t have served when I did…..we didn’t have don’t ask, don’t tell.

      • ta2t2o

        Actually served in Desert Storm. Sorry you had to serve in Silence. Must have been hard to have to hide your homosexuality for all that time.

      • Jake Spooz

        I was deployed to Bosnia and Kuwait, no hómo here either.

        Tell me, why would any veteran support a man who hates the military like Obama?

      • ta2t2o

        Why would anyone be so obsessed with hating him that they use that Avatar? That’s incredibly irrational and pathological. Seriously. Meanwhile, Obama has done a ton of work to help disabled and homeless vets. I disagree that he hates the military as he’s been incredibly supportive of them as well. He hasn’t put men at risk every time the right wing media lets out a war cry. Our military – or at least the military industrial complex is a bloated bureaucracy. Folks are too afraid to say that for fear of being called unpatriotic. I think it shows far less regard for our military to refer to them as “boots on the ground” as that type of thing makes it far easier to send them into fake wars in Iraq where 4,000 of them come home dead so Dick Cheney can bloat his shares of Halliburton/KBR stock.

        I’ve been to Kabul 10 times in the last 5 years. Obama is not neglecting or hating our military there at all. Bush sent them there and then promptly forgot why he sent them. I think you’re angry at the wrong guy.

      • Jake Spooz

        Nice rant. You don’t think Obama has been increasing his bank account by selling out America. Bush made mistakes, but nowhere near as many as Obama, he’s fired every General officer who wouldn’t kiss his ass.

        The VA has been a disaster since Obama, so he doesn’t care about vets. 85% of active duty and 90% of vets despise him. I believe he is the most incompetent corrupt and narcissistic president in history. He couldn’t lead a class of third graders to the lunchroom.

        BTW, what is irrational or pathological about my avatar, I’d rather piss on his grave.

      • ta2t2o

        Your wrong about the amount of vets who despise him. That 90% is a number, like the rest of your thoughts, that you pull out of your ass.

        I can’t think of a worse mistake than attacking the wrong country. You didn’t list a single mistake that Obama made.

        The VA problem, you’re a total moron if you think that just began under Obama. Meanwhile, you take a paper system that Shrub did nothing to modernize and add another 1M disabled vets to it, almost doubling the number, and you don’t think the system is going to get stressed? That wasn’t Obama – that was two wars where the folks who sent them didn’t give a fuck about what happened when they came home.

        Instead of blowing smoke out of your ass, why don’t you actually try googling “What has Obama done for veterans?” This is from the VFW website:

        https://www.vfw.org/News-and-Events/Articles/2012-Articles/Fact-Sheet–President-Obama’s-Work-to-Honor-our-Military-Families-and-Veterans/

      • Jake Spooz

        Tell me something, you are black…..I thought so.

      • ta2t2o

        Did your mother drink during her pregnancy with you? Einstein, my photo is in my avatar. I’m not the chickenshit that you are. Clearly I’m not the racist that you are either.

      • Jake Spooz

        Obviously, just an ignorant grunt….buh- bye loser.

        Did you enjoy fuckíng goats and 9-year old boys in Afghanistan, à la muzzies and Obama.

        Hopefully, your worthless president will be assassinated while he’s in Paris blaming all of his foreign policy fuckúps on climate change.

        Come and get him ISIS or al-Queda….he not hiding in the White Mosque.

      • ta2t2o

        Actually I was an Officer and Desert Storm vet. Met a lot of inbred ignorant people like you. I’m thinking there’s a bigger chance of you fucking a goat than any Muslim person. And there you go about the gay thing again. Do you ever NOT think about gay sex?

      • ta2t2o
      • Jake Spooz

        You always pick out a few exceptions that make him look good.

      • ta2t2o

        Did picked out a few because I didn’t feel like posting the couple dozen I found. Facts are facts Einstein. You’ve yet to provide anything that would conflict with what I’ve said. Sorry I keep making you look bad.

      • Jake Spooz

        Okay, ready for Obama fúckups….I’ll just list foreign policy since I don’t have all day:

        –Reset button with Russia.
        –Would not negotiate with Iran to keep small contingent there, thus creating a vacuum that propelled ISIS.
        –Pussied out on redline with Assad, thus started exodus of migrants invading Europe.
        –Fúcked up in Libya with Quadaffi creatin more migrants and ran weapons to Syria from Benghazi, responsible for attack.
        –anti Semitic, hates Israel
        –Practically gave a rogue regime, Iran a nuclear weapon and $150B to rage terrorism wherever.
        –Goes on apology tour whenever overseas.
        –Touchy, feely with the Muslim brotherhood but not al-Sissi, Egyptian president.
        –Friends with dictators in Cuba and Venezuela.
        –Bows to Saudi king, one of his financiers.
        –Alienated America will most of our Allies, that don’t trust him.
        –Is a laughing stock, worldwide.
        –Refuses to arm the Kurds
        — Won’t allow 95% of sorties flown to drop bombs on ISIS
        –Generally, the biggest pússy ever to hold the office, total embarrassment for America.

        I’ll stop before I get carpal tunnel syndrome.

        I wish we could trade him for Putin, but Russia isn’t that stupid.

      • ta2t2o

        There isn’t a Fox News/InfoWars talking point that you missed. Clearly you haven’t a clue what the fuck you’re talking about and can only regurgitate what others feed you.

        Not sure what you mean by “reset button with Russia” – but we’re actually working with them to fight ISIS.
        – We weren’t in Iran to negotiate leaving a force there. We were in Iraq, and honored the deal that Bush negotiated there. The vacuum didn’t create ISIS, the attack did.
        – the redline with Assad had to do with Chemical Weapons. Guess what? Assad got rid of his chemical weapons.
        – any proof weapons were being run from Benghazi to Syria? No? Didn’t think so.
        – Israel has indicated that there relationship with the US is excellent. So if he hates Israel, they aren’t aware.
        – your solution for Iran? Attack? Would that stop them getting a nuclear weapon? How would that go over with other Muslim countries. The $150B…that’s a bullshit Fox News number. Meanwhile,malthough it was significantly less, it was actually already their money – just frozen assets.
        So we didn’t GIVE them anything. We RELEASED the freeze.
        -Apology Tour? After Bush’s fukc ups, it was necessary.
        – nothing to do with Muslim Brotherhood.
        – leader of Venezuala actually hates Obama
        – Saudi King? Wasn’t it Bush who let the Bin Laden family escape the US on 9/11?
        -95% of sorties number – another bullshit number you pulled out of your ass. Obama doesn’t call sortie targets. ROE dictates when bombs can or can’t be dropped. If primary target isn’t available, then there is typically a secondary target (FYI, I was a Targets Officer in the military). The President has no role in targeting.

        Meanwhile, we’ve dropped a record amount of bombs on ISIS:
        http://www.ibtimes.com/us-air-force-drops-record-amount-bombs-against-islamic-state-iraq-syria-1777616

        Also – not sure what articles you’re reading on approvals, but this one is from 2015:

        http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2015/04/21/obama-administration-wins-high-approval-ratings-worldwide

      • Jake Spooz

        Okay, it’s obvious that we’re not going to agree about anything.

        So let’s just call a truce.

        At least we have both served our country honorably, just came out with different views.

      • ta2t2o
      • Jake Spooz

        Typical Obama fuzzy math.

      • ta2t2o

        This was in open sources, not from either Obama or the White House. You do know how open sources work, right?

        Also, with you evident lack of intelligence, I assume that any math is going to seem fuzzy to you.

      • Jake Spooz

        Most Americans get perks for doing their jobs, Obama gets perks for doing absolutely nothing…..playing golf, expensive vacations and having gay men snuck into the White Mosque don’t count.

      • ta2t2o

        Again with the gay thing. I’m pretty convinced you’ve taken it anally before. You strike me as the type looking to get pig roasted by too big black guys. You just obsess about it too much.

      • Jake Spooz

        Not at all, just stating the facts.

      • kimberper

        Bent over backwards? Haha! That’s a good one. The Palin family doesn’t know how to stay OUT of the news. The Palins were, and still are, a soap opera family.

      • Brian

        That is RIGHT on. Were they only to go on with their “lovely” lives and leave the rest of us alone.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Like the Klinton’s?

      • Mike Hutton

        By the way , do you ever read or think about the totally stupid shit that brainless twit says? she’d do a lot better plying her trade on a street corner than in politics although many believe you have to be a whore to be in politics in the first place.

      • republic84

        You really want to go there? When did the Obama children show up drunk and start a brawl? There’s a huge difference between crawling out of a trailer park and giving a twisted face when your dad tells a “dad” joke.

      • Jim Bean

        Trashmouthing someone becomes in good taste under those circumstances?

      • Jim Bean

        When did you start bashing the Palins? After the brawl or before?

      • Sandra Kellstrom

        With respect, dressing as teenagers to pardon a turkey does not rise to the outrageousness of the Palins. Drunk and fighting in public? Yes, we did dodge that bullet.

      • youmustbejoking

        I haven’t seen any presidential daughters paraded across the stage and celebrated as underage, unwed, pregnant teens, or for that matter vice presidential daughters either. And most candidates for either office who reached that part of the campaign displayed more class than Palin ever did. Besides, once a young person (Bristol) takes it upon themselves to issue their own comments and to sign on as the spokesperson for teen abstinence, I think all bets are off.

      • When the half governor was tapped to run for VP, then Senator Obama said the Palin kids were off limits. He didn’t and hasn’t said *anything* about them.

      • Steve Vallancourt

        Stop deflecting – no one is talking about the Hillbilly Palin Family -stay on topic.

      • Jim Bean

        The topic is the way some people are obsessed with disrespecting and demeaning other people.

      • Steve Vallancourt

        “GOP Staffer Who Bashed Obama’s Daughters Issues Apology That Might Be Worse Than Initial Comments” – that is the topic – not another one that you are trying to interject here. I read the article in its entirety – no where is the name Palin mentioned, implied or otherwise part of the subject.

      • Winney

        When Obama’s kids get drunk and get into fights, then we’ll talk. Until then, it’s just typical “do as I say, not as I do” for republicans. This woman was arrested at age 17 for shoplifting. One would think she would keep her mouth shut.

      • Jim Bean

        How does the Left determine when shoplifting is a big deal. In the case of Brown, they want to say it means nothing and doesn’t deserve mention.

      • Ellen H.

        The Palins were drunk, but I guess that doesn’t matter.

    • curmudgeon VN Veteran

      Wow, they are just as ugly and obnoxious as Amy Carter and Chelsea Clinton. What is it about liberals that makes them so ugly inside and out?

  • Judy Rae Jackson

    These GOP jackasses are desperate to criticize the Obama girls. The fact that the girls are pretty, smart & NOT out drinking, having sex & getting pregnant drives people like Lauten crazy. It is the same attitude that led the GOP jackasses to bash Chelsea Clinton.

    • Bonta-kun

      Whereas the Bush twins were just, oh, SUCH a pair of role models, weren’t they.

      • Gael O’Brien

        Never mind Pailin’s daughter getting knocked up….

      • Judy Rae Jackson

        In all fairness, the Bush twins did grow up & by all accounts, they are lovely young women. Like Chelsea Clinton, they got an education, then got married (at least one of the Bush girls is married) & then had babies which is the usual order of doing things.

      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        And during the Bush administration, when the girls would be in the news for whatever—drinking etc.—most democrats I know were of the mind that they were normal teenage college girls and should be left alone by the press.

      • Judy Rae Jackson

        The Bush girls never experienced the vitriol that has been spewed at Malia & Sasha. The things said about the Obama family are beyond disgraceful.

      • Butch1

        There is always a racial undertow and some in the Congress and Senate can barely keep it under the radar. I have never seen a president disrespected as much as this one and I know that if he were white this would NOT be happening.

      • ohknowyoudidnt

        Which is the usual order of doing thing? Really? I don’t dislike Bristol Palin because she got pregnant, I dislike her because of the incredibly nasty things she says, and how they tried to hide the fact when she did indeed get pregnant. The dishonesty in that family is legend.

      • Judy Rae Jackson

        Let’s be honest. IF a Democrat politician’s daughter was drinking at 16, pregnant at 17 & broadcasting her baby daddy drama around the world, that daughter would be the biggest whore on the planet according to the GOP.

        For most people the usual order is education, marriage & babies.

        Bristol was actually just following a Palin family tradition. Sarah’s mother was pregnant when she married Sarah’s father. Sarah was pregnant when she & Todd eloped. Track married his very pregnant girlfriend a month before their baby was born & divorced her two years late. Pregnant brides are a Palin family tradition.

    • Brian

      Another thing. There is something creepy here. She talks about their dress as more appropriate for the bar, but I have to say, they don’t look all that lascivious to me. Perhaps the spokesperson with is revealing the secret longings of a highly sexual repressed psyche.
      .

      • BGVA

        My teen years were in the late-90s, and I can say that Sasha and Malia looked no different than many of the girls I went to high school with. I found nothing inappropriate either. Ms. Lauten just felt a need to be a judgmental conservative who apparently lives in a glass house.

        And like a typical conservative, she felt the need to throw prayer into her apology, as if being a Christian is enough to absolve her, when her comments were far from anything Christian…except for the holier-than-thou irony of it all.

    • Butch1

      If they cannot find anything wrong with them, they will create a flaw or a made up scandal to complain about in the media about them. It doesn’t matter if it isn’t true as long as they have something they can fight and use them as a punching bag they will do it.

    • Jake Spooz

      Who’d wanna have sex with Chelsea or the Obama nigléts?

  • janieliza

    Sasha and her little sister have more class in their little fingers than this unschooled trashmouth ever learned to display. She should be removed from the front page and her words used in her outdoor “moon” room. Whose arse was she licking? Boehner? The billionaire owner of her trash talk program? I would respect Sasha and Malia long before I would respect a little Tennessee hick who won’t ever make it to the big city.

    • Serendipity

      The congressman, Fincher, reps my district which has abysmally high unemployment and meth statistics. He, however, enjoys the benefits of farm subsidies to the rate of $3 million. Lauten, his communications director, is from N.C. You would think that somewhere in this legislative district, he could have found someone qualified to fill the job…thereby helping the constituents of his district.

      • janieliza

        Fincher clearly wanted a person of her ilk…. Big uncouth mouth, low intelligence owing to inability to speak without putting her foot into that gaping slash across her face. Fincher wanted someone who would damn the girls since he would be trashed if he did it. Fincher just has no morals and chooses his representatives in the same way.

  • mike46

    Yep, as soon as the net lit up she decided maybe she should pray about the for many hours. Apparently it she doesn’t listen real well if took all that time to figure out she acted like an asshat.

  • janieliza

    But Judy, it seems that the direction of the venom coming from GOP types is all being focused on the First Family. It seems they are writhing in discomfort at again being bested by “those blacks from Africa”. Too true. Most GOP types are from where white poor folks are so common they don’t register as people to be concerned about. But if this little guttersnipe can make two young girls feel their venom, they will have at least taken back a little of their respect.?????

    • Judy Rae Jackson

      The venom directed at this family since the very beginning has been beyond disgraceful. I have NEVER seen or heard the type of attacks leveled at the Obama family & I am 55 years old so I have seen a lot of families occupy the White House. The closest were the attacks on Chelsea Clinton the first few years that the Clintons occupied the White House. I have in-laws who are NOT welcome in my home because of the trash talk they aimed at the Obamas. It is one thing to dislike the President, it is QUITE another to trash talk their family.

  • janieliza

    Did anyone ever remind you that at the End of Days the wicked would be “writhing in pain”? Could their discomfort be the first sign of a war to end the United States and take back our democracy with laws no bought Congress could slime nor sunder? No Koch regime could buy the votes to make a hideously dangerous pipeline from the Tar Sands region in Western Canada free of charge so these Koch brothers could be the first TRILLIONAIRES IF WE HAD REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS WHO COULD READ AND UNDERSTAND WHERE THAT BILL WILL TAKE US AND WHERE ALL THESE REVERSE ROBIN HOOD NEGOTIATIONS WILL LEAVE US. Democrats will feed the poor. Republicans will rot in their own excrement. May Boehner be the first.

    • Eva Cutler

      According to the law of nature it might take a while but no doubt will happen.

  • lindylou

    It took hours of prayer and talking with her mother to conclude this? Does she need to consult someone or something ELSE? At some point in one’s life, he or she should be certain of the choices they make. If an adult has to call her mommy for guidance, she’s looking for excuses.

    • Brian

      And maybe also an examination of the timeline is in order. She issued the comment in the morning. When did she issue the apology? Is this a case where, as soon as the initial unfavorable rules came in she immediately took to praying (she prayed for hours)? Then she had to fit time in to talk to here parents. There’s is a lie there. I would expect such a person to lie about prayer.

  • Ellen H.

    What a wonderful person! I bet her mom said something like, “I know you’re right and you know you’re right, but you better pretend to be sorry.” What a load!

  • Pipercat

    Why give this person 30 seconds?

  • Larry Maisonnade

    Girls will grow up to be just as uppity as their parents.

    • Hudson Valley RPA

      Wow. Just wow. But I will give you credit for owning your true feelings rather than claiming it’s, “because of his policies” or whatever other crap its claimed to be.

      • Rob Bailey

        The douche owns his true feelings all over the internet… His sheet must be down at the coin-op…

    • Linda

      That’s it, Elizabeth Lauten has uppity parents. Thanks Larry, I wasn’t getting your humor at first.

    • Rob Bailey

      Wow, bet it’s warm down South today and you don’t even have to turn up the heat in your single-wide… There was a time when even white trash like you would salute the commander in chief or be thrown in the brig and left unattended with your worst, racist nightmare. You could be the wife. Any coward that would go after two kids in your racist-fashion is just that – a coward.

    • Nick Wride

      Uppity? Did you get your sheet and hood back from the cleaners, Jethro? You don’t want to be late for your Khristian Klan meeting, do you?

    • taterbug

      Uppity? How quaintly racial.
      How about the dignity, class and intelligence they have all displayed to us ?
      When unbelievable lies and hatred has been heap upon them, they inspired me. If they can take the stupidity..then I will try to also.

  • Christopher Willis

    It takes some people a lot more than it takes others and she has actually done more by writing an apology than many who have talked down about this family, there are many who said rude and disgusting things and are still proud of themselves so id like to say forgive her, but dont forget!

    • Brian

      I like you spirit of forgiveness, but I don’t know if she exercised virtue here so much as necessity. I think we may have finally seen them jump the shark. Maybe this is the thing that anyone with a shred of decency can agree is out-of-bounds. Maybe she was not expecting that kind of reaction and upon being surprised at the response when she applied the little bic lighter to the big gasoline refinery plant, she when “Oh, Oh!” That’s my take.

  • worrierking

    Well Christ!

    As long as you’ve prayed over it, that makes everything OK. WTF is wrong with these people? Some days, I’m ashamed to be human.

    Keep your religious crap to yourself. Because that’s what is it. It has no bearing on Christ or Christianity.

    Anyone who wants to claim to be a Christian should start acting like a Christian.

    • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

      And basically she shouldn’t have had to pray for hours over a common sense issue like ” Is it right to bash 2 teens and their parents who are President and First Lady, or should I leave them alone”. She should have already known how stupid it was to begin with. Her apology is so PHONY and that makes it even worse!!

    • Tee Dee

      Exactly; Christians are supposed to obey and pray for their government leaders and never, ever wish them harm. She is an utter hypocrite, so why does she even bother praying when she’s disobeying the commands in her own Bible–shameful.

    • Debie McRaven Cates

      Amen, worrierking! I’ve always said ‘The louder you are with your Christianity, the more I suspect you’ve something to hide!’
      Some of the most ornery people I’ve ever met, tout themselves as “good Christians”. If you’re really a good person, you don’t have to tell the world, and you don’t have to hide behind your religion, people will eventually find out if you’re a good person!
      As for this insulting GOP woman, I think it’s unfortunate that she had to PRAY before she discovered that what she said was rude and wrong. Why do you have to pray before you apologize to someone for something ignorant that you said! Why would you not know that what you said was rude? I can’t relate and I’m SO glad I can’t.

  • Linda

    I had the same reaction when I read her apology. HOURS of PRAYING? I just cringe when someone talks about making a decision after praying about it. I pray about decisions, but I don’t talk about it to others – why? Because if I make the wrong decision even after I pray, I don’t want anyone to think that God wasn’t listening or I wasn’t listening. Mean spirited republican is what this women is and they have been mean spirited since Neut the Coot.

    • meatwad_SSuppet

      They have been mean sob’s for a lot longer that that piece of flush. Think, forever.

  • Jay Garrison

    truthfully ..why does anyone give a F***?

  • Kalar Walters

    That exact portion is what struck me, too. “Hours of prayer” and all of the ‘consultation.’ Good grief!! If my grandmother had seen her initial comment, she would have called her “white trash” and her apology a “non-apology.” Seems to me there’s a lot of ‘trash’ in the GOP the last few years.

  • Karen

    So much for being the “communication director”!!!

  • apache52

    I just love the fact that when she uses the trump word “prayer” that she thinks everything will be fine! Makes me sick when people feel that they can say and do disgusting things but then just put “I’ve been in prayer” and everyone should just excuse the action.

    • meatwad_SSuppet

      It really is an insane death cult.

  • wendy

    As Donald Trump says ‘you’re fired’! How should she not b fired for those asinine comments?

  • Okay, I’m always up for condemning the standard non-apology “apology”, but this one wasn’t one of those. No, she shouldn’t have made the original comment in the first place, but when someone comes out with “I’m sorry I said that, and I really don’t mean it, please forgive me” (which is essentially what she said) rather than the standard “I’m sorry you were offended”, we should simply accept the apology and move on.

    Seriously, this article shows that there isn’t any sort of apology she could have issued that wouldn’t itself be condemned.

    Her original statement was crass, boorish, tacky, and entirely worthy of condemnation. We cannot know whether her apology was sincere or not, but the wording certainly seems so.

    But this story indicates that nothing she could have said in apology would have been accepted by some of us. If that’s the case, simply say so.

    But getting annoyed because she prayed and spoke with others? Oddly enough, that’s how many of us realize that we’ve well and truly stepped in it and need to sincerely apologize.

    • Brian

      Jbarelli: I would by that if this were some type of spontaneous, unguarded quip. But hers was a message of considerable crafting. She planned to say exactly all that.

  • Secular_Humanist

    There were several offensive parts, but the girls belonging in a “bar” took the cake. then throwing in President and Mrs. Obama “NOT” respecting the country, this famous republican line, was too much for me. The woman should be fired, because she is not fit for her job!

    • Nick Wride

      She is probably being held in honor by the TeaBaggers.

  • kimberper

    Elizabeth WHO???

  • Randall Baxter

    what an awful woman..hope her daughter gets knocked up out of wedlock by someone whos skin color she doesn’t agree with..oh that’s right other than white that would be all of them…

  • dinjohn1

    Apologizing for such a stupid, insensitive remark should have been an easy decision. If a decision as easy as that took Ms Lauten many hours of prayer and talking with her parents, then I sure hope she’s not an hourly employee.

  • chroma601

    It took her a long time to boot up her “moral compass” because that part of the conservative soul is fiercely undeveloped.

  • jenirae905

    Christian hypocrisy at its finest…
    (I mean, of COURSE you get your moral compass from a Deity, not from your own sense of right and wrong! We HAVE to forgive her now… she *PRAYED* over it!) :/

  • Nick Wride

    Hours, HOURS of prayer? Praying she doesn’t get fired, maybe?

  • a567and8

    You tapped that nail squarely on the head. “..hours of prayer…” I guess this is supposed to project the idea of a devout in confession, whereby she lauds herself! Then she speaks to her parents: See she’s a dutiful daughter who seeks advice from her childhood because she can’t see by herself how asinine her comments were. Oh. It was actually someone else who bashed the girls and CAUSED HER to make a, quick judgement to do the same so her written attack on the Obamas was really the fault of the writer of the original article who caused her to do something she would normally never have done! WHA… THE F _ _ K? B _ _ch , you crazy if you think folks gonna believe that s _ _ t! You should be as ashamed of the apology as of the original comments. Jus’ SHUT THE F UP!

  • sharongibson

    I just wonder what nightclubs this woman frequents to think that Sasha’s and Malia’s dress suggests they’re ready to go on a night out on the town.

    • meatwad_SSuppet

      Wez gits all hootn n hollerin down at the bingo parlor, ew, I said parlor.

  • The Reader

    No one has to wonder why it took her so long to issue her “apology”. She had to create a spin to cover her insensitive, stupid, thoughtless outburst. It was so out of line, it took a great deal of time (and rewrites) to come up with the Christian, family and self-growth excuses that are the usual soundbites allotted to foolish statements made by politicians and their staffs.

  • Marcie Tambone

    This is why I have no respect for the GOP. They have overtly shown their racism over and over. They are so blatant about it that they must feel entitled to do so.

    • meatwad_SSuppet

      They do project that entitled feel don’t they.

  • Arthur Finegold

    I’m ok with her apology. It had some basic elements. She explained how she realized she was wrong. She said she was sorry. She promised to learn from the experience. As far as taking hours to figure it out, i view that as confessional. In fact, she’s confessing that her head is so far up, that it took her hours to figure it out.

  • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

    When in doubt about whether something is appropriate to say, or not?? Keep your big fat mouth shut!! Most people learn that as children—–obviously she is NOT one of them!! “Hours of prayer”!! I can just picture it now! HA!

  • Ronald Ventola

    Picking on the boss’s kids is stupid, careless and uncharitable to boot. It is usually a good way to get fired. Her “prayers” had/have NOTHING to do with it. I despise close minded, racist, partisan blinded, hypocritical sky god worshipers and she appears to be the pick of that litter. Her original motivation is quite clear. Her B.S. “apology” less so. A snake in the nest? I’d fire her a$$ in a second!

  • republic84

    Hours of prayer? Really? Took you talking to thin air for a while to realize your a piece of shit? To attack him as a parent and to attack his children.. Inexcusable.

  • littleamb3

    there was nothing wrong with the way those girls were dressed. I have a teen dd and she dresses that way for school often. This poor excuse of a woman just has pure hate towards the president, like many on the far right do. Her opinion is irrelevant.

  • Stay Loose

    It’s from the Karl Rove play book. You can’t unring a bell.

    • Rob Bailey

      Nailed it.

  • Stay Loose

    Who has got less class now, sweetheart?

  • Sandra Kellstrom

    This is why I despise the Christian conservatives (republicans). Their politics reflect the narrow thinking they display in putting all their cracked eggs in a biblical basked and then claiming they’re the “good” eggs. Day late and six short of a dozen, they think it’s clever. Those of us who know them for what they really stand for (and NOT), it’s just another day of outrageous stupidity and hate.

  • SCOTT

    What can You expect fro such IGNORANT REPUBLICANS? EVIL christians!

  • Make it go away

    Apology not accepted, still waiting for your resignation…

  • bfryer

    “Let she who is without sin cast the first stone” and so forth. Lovely how these people are so happy to cast aspersions without looking in the mirror.

    • bfryer

      It’s all about projection. We can’t bear to look in the mirror and so must blame others for our issues.

  • Jason

    not a story. everyone reflects differently. stop trying to be offended.

    • Rob Bailey

      Wrong-o, Jason. It is a BIG story. Some GOP operative uses a couple of kids to slam the President. Tacky and stupid, especially from a woman that has a history of shoplifting and carousing. Stay classy, Tennessee women.

  • Ellen

    I think you are reading much too much into this..let it go…there are so many other things to worry about in this world..People make mistakes.

  • uprightcitizen

    The hours of prayer were not about figuring out that she’d done something mean and inexcusable, or worthy of apology. The hours of prayer were about how she was going to spin it. She was waiting for Jesus to tell her what to say. After he told her, she figured she ought to run it by her parents. And she had to re-read what she said to figure out which parts were uncalled for, because she’s maybe a little bit slow.

  • meatwad_SSuppet

    Further proof of the fraud religion of jesus and his merry band of moronics. Listen up moronics, if your boy and your book were real,,, your jesus is the leader of that place you call hell. That’s right, romans 1:25 clearly puts you there too for following the fraud kid.

  • christianh

    Dixie Tricks…

  • Robert Jacob Tysz Jnr

    By parsing this out as much as you’re doing here, you’re being as cunty as she was. Let it go and stop trying to be so self-important.

    • What is wrong with your post

      You threw misogyny into your self-important response.

  • Jennifer Stage

    Good grief.. all the “what if” scenarios people want to spew. Bottom line – It was an inappropriate thing to write and I agree, her apology seemed more about her than it did about the slam to the Obamas. Maybe she is too young and not mature enough to be in the position that she is in right now.

  • Chuck Stone

    Talk about over-analyzing this woman’s apology. People who refer to her in a hateful manner after a heartfelt apology had better check what kind of person they see in the mirror everyday. Bitter and angry-by-nature people are just waiting to hate on somebody. Lighten up or you just might find yourself dying young.

    • What is wrong with your post

      Strangely, you neglect to factor in the original, hateful, angry post from this inept “communications director” just waiting to hate on the Obamas. And your own bitter and angry-by-nature desire to hate on anybody who doesn’t hate on the Obamas.

      • Chuck Stone

        Haha! Very funny. I haven’t played “I know you are, but what am I.” for years. Maybe you can repeat this comment back.

      • What is wrong with your post

        You fail to differentiate between someone merely pointing out hypocrisy and someone being self-righteous while dwelling in a glass house.

      • Chuck Stone

        If your point is that we all make mistakes and hence shouldn’t make hasty judgments then you have gleaned my original point. It’s very easy on the internet to be mean and nasty. As you can see from the earlier comments to this article, I have seen the meanest, most derisive things said about this woman who actually admits she was wrong. Let’s cut the anger and bitterness down. I certainly as I sit here am not bitter nor angry, so there is no hypocrisy.

      • What is wrong with your post

        You are trying to sleaze your way out of your initial hypocrisy. No matter what, you will never admit your culpability. You have the moral fiber of an imbecile child.

      • Chuck Stone

        And so as I surmised, it ends up that we can’t have a civil Disqus-sion without somebody resorting to hateful name calling. And you’re mad at this woman? Give me a break.

      • What is wrong with your post

        You have no idea what per capita murder rates mean. Sorry to twll you, sonny, but that means you are stewing in a whole hell of a lot of stinky stuff.

      • What is wrong with your post

        You are more upset about one person correctly surmising that an apology was insincere than about a vile, offensive, cruel and bitter publication from someone who knew exactly what she was doing and only took it back when her job was on the line.

      • What is wrong with your post

        You are the only one who made any absolute assertions.

  • Nicholas Arzio

    Allen Clifton, you are reading too much into this.

  • Gale Turner Strong

    Glad she’s lost her job, but probably some other rightwing idiot will snap her up….

  • Jeffrey Barber

    Hour’s of prayer? And still didn’t get it right. These people are not humble in the least bit. They are always right. Everyone else is wrong. I see no apology here.

  • Richard Hertz

    Obama sucks dick.