Isn’t it interesting that whenever they believe they can gain some sort of political advantage from doing so, the Obamas never hesitate to inject their daughters, aka members of the White House “senior staff,” into the presidential campaign? Whether its justifying lavish date nights, explaining Moochelle’s intrusion into our kitchens and school cafeterias to fight the “epidemic” of obesity, or demonstrating his constant, crushing concern over an oil spill, Sasha and Malia are trotted out to help their parents avoid any substantive debate over their big government, freedom-destroying policies, or the glaring hypocrisy that dominates nearly everything they do.
Yesterday’s presser was no explanation. When asked about the phony controversy over “access to contraception,” which his political operation initiated, the One completely ignored questions about the double standard regarding derogatory remarks directed at women from his lefty buddies. You can see why he changed the subject. If your campaign had received $1 million for your campaign from a comedian who referred to a former governor by the “c” word, wouldn’t you change the subject, particularly if you had decided to keep the cash? Our Dear Reader knew he wouldn’t be challenged by the assembled stenographers, there to record his pearls of wisdom, but just in case he added a little insurance, by invoking his daughters, while explaining his phone call to democrat operative Sandra Fluke.
President Obama was asked ”do you believe Rush Limbaugh’s apology was sufficient and heartfelt, and do you agree with the number of sponsors that have stopped supporting his show, and has there been a double standard? Liberal commentators have made distasteful statements and there’s not been such an outrage.”
The President skirted much of the question, saying, “You know, I’m not going to comment on what sponsors decide to do. I’m not going to comment on either the economics or the politics of it. I don’t know what is in Rush Limbaugh’s heart, so I’m not going to comment on the apology.”
He continued, “But I can comment on the fact that all good folks can agree that the remarks that were made don’t have any place in the public discourse. And you know, the reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about my daughters, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way.”
“And I do not want them attacked or called horrible names because they are being good citizens, and I wanted Sandra to know that I thought her parents should be proud of her, and that we want to send a message to all of our young people that being part of a democracy involves argument and disagreements and debate, and we want you to be engaged, and there’s a way to do it that doesn’t involve you being demeaned and insulted, particularly when you are a private citizen.”
I suppose we should be grateful that this latest mention of the kids didn’t include any mention of plugging holes.
Never forget: when liberals want to take away your freedom, it’s ALWAYS “for the children.”
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