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Posted on 03/22/2012 10:56:19 PM PDT by Steelfish
'The Children Are Off-Limits': White House In Fury Over Rick Santorum For Attacking Malia Obama's Trip To Mexico
By CHRISTINE SHOW 22 March 2012
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.
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.
'Children off-limits': Barack Obama's campaign team blasted Rick Santorum for criticising the President's decision to let his daughter to travel to Mexico
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.' The comments came after Mr Santorum talked with Glenn Beck on his conservative radio show on Tuesday about his opinion on President Obama's decision to allow Malia, 13, to visit Mexico after the U.S. State Department issued a travel warning there.
He told Mr Beck: 'What I would say is that the President's actions should reflect what his administration is saying.
'If the administration is saying that it's not safe to have people down here, then just because you can send 25 Secret Service agents doesn't mean you should do it.'
'Set an example': Mr Santorum called President Obama irresponsible for sending daughter Malia, 13, to Mexico despite State Department travel warning
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.'
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The Obamas using the children to score political points, I see.
He wasn’t attacking Malia, he was attacking the President.
The children are off limits?
Tell that to Sarah Palin, George Bush......
ATTACKING 0’s daughter??!? Sounds like Santorum was concerned for her safety and well-being.
Doesn’t Obummer drop their names about twice a speech anymore? What a load of crap.
It was okay for Obama 2008 sponsors to call Trig a retard and his mother a piece of meat with broken sexual equipment though, right Barry?
Call off your wolves and denounce them when they sin.
The double standard is sickening. The socialist children are schoolyard bullies.
Meanwhile, who paid for the trip?
Members of the ROP can’t go a day without being outraged and offended by something that they first have to twist all out of shape to suit their purposes. Hmmm, I wonder if this Obama character is a moslem.
State Department warnings are for little people, no pun intended.
‘Set an example’: Mr Santorum called President Obama irresponsible for sending daughter Malia, 13, to Mexico despite State Department travel warning
Obama’s staff also commanded that the media PURGE the news accounts of her trip.
But don’t dare call it censorship.
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I visited Oaxaca many years ago. It was a beautiful place with two developed cultures, the Zapotec and Michtec.
Going with Santorum on this one.
If the President allows his daughter to go into a craphole country like Mexico and I have to pay for 25 plus Secret Service Agents to go along then the “children” are not of limits........
Prop? The Obama kids aren't even that, they're a pair of images. We know they exist, but no one knows what they say, think, do, how they behave, nothing. But all Republican kids are fair game.
At first the trip was a secret, then it was reported that she was on spring break with a group of friends. Now they are saying that it’s a “school trip” and not “spring break”, after they tried to keep the trip secret.
A “school trip” sounds like a field trip to learn about Mexico. Whereas “spring break” conjures up thoughts we don’t want to think about, especially with a 13 year old girl.
This isn’t an attack on Malia, but rather her parents and their spendthrift attitude toward the taxpayer’s dollar. They could have gotten her an equally enjoyable stateside spring vacation with a lighter security detail and lower cost, with plenty of choices. If Myrtle Beach wasn’t warm enough for her, surely somewhere in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, or SoCal would have sufficed.
That's why Obozo's demanding that his PAC gives back the $1M donation from Maher. Right?
They also claimed that Trig was Sarah’s daughter’s child and that Sarah should have aborted her baby.
The Obama campaign never ONCE denounced such rants from the Left.
He was too busy spinning a yarn that he was a lifelong Christian who had ties to the Selma march.
Holy cr@p. Santorum did not criticize one thing Malia has done. She is a child, and her parents allowed her to go to a country they asked us not to visit.
We need to stop letting the mainstream liberals define the argument.
How dare Obama go after Santorum? Santorum was criticizing the Obamas, not Malia. Malia is sweet and innocent here. No matter where her school chums were going for break, they should have told her she could not attend while they are the first family. There are many fun places to spend spring break in America.
Well said- nice backdrop research!
AA guy wasn’t, isn’t, and never shall be responsible for anything.
He uses his children in photo ops and other ways constantly but says they are off limits when someone else does it. Can't have it both ways Bozo, and where was the jerk when Palin's kids were being trashed all over the MSM.
Quickly changing the subject because he doesn’t want ANY discussion of his sending her into a danger zone.
Could he be more lacking in judgement?
Does Malia have to pay for her birth control or is the cost covered 100%?
Covered 100% so don’t worry she won’t be “punished with a baby”
Malia Shabazz (Malcolm Xs daughter) was arrested last year for identity theft.
Did Malia Obamas parents borrow an identity for their daughter? Malcolm X is a hero to the friends of Jeremiah Wright and Farakhan. Malia looks like Malcolm X. Many look at Obama and the many photos of Malcolm are astounded by the resemblance. Search for Obama and Malcolm X as your search terms, are youll find some very compelling information. Following this line of reasoning, if Obama is Malcolms son, then the identity theft Malia would be Malia Obamas aunt.
Covered 100% so don’t worry she won’t be “punished with a baby”
They’re not off-limits when you are spending MY money to pay for their spring break, jackass.
Bristol Palin is still waiting for your call, Mr. President.
Santorum didn’t attack Malia, he commented on the _residents parenting and leading by example.
Santorum was right. gads that pains me... :p
“The children are off limits”
Do they smell that bad?
He gets to pander to the Hispanic voters by sending his daughter to Mexico on vacation AND he gets to bash Rick Santorum.
Apparently, "keeping the children out of it" only works one way.
The POS was hiding behind his daughter..
There is NO safe place in Mexico. It should be on a list to compete for the biggest butthole on the planet. I've been surprised that Cancun tourists are not being kidnapped on a daily basis. Maybe the Cancun resorts are beyond their reach or not worth their effort. Someone explain it to me, because my SO wants us to go to Cancun.
I don't want a thing to do with Mexico. The country-side sucks (ugly ass desert - at least our deserts have some beauty); the government sucks (corrupt); the people suck (yes, lazy and have attitude); the resorts suck; the service sucks; the attitudes suck for gringos; the transportation is beyond sucks; the airport sucks into Cabo region; the architecture sucks; the construction sucks (think you're own experience with Home Depot Mexicans); the stink of their cities suck. Shall I go on?
How about: MEXICO SUCKS! And just below our border are thousands awaiting their chance to take American jobs and suck on our teat. Yup, I depise Mexico. Don't like it...too f**ing bad. And yes, I was a Minuteman back when and proud of it. I worked with Jim Chilcrist in his home across the highway.
Now, after reading this rant, know I have no problem with any latinos, whether from Costa Rico or other Central American or South American countries. I have a problem with Mexicans.
They, like the so-called palestinians are a worthless lazy people who had every opportunity to excel, but refuse to so. I was born and grew up in California and lived my life watching the California dream die due mostly to illegal immigration from Mexico. We have entire sections of LA that only has signs in Spanish.
We tried to warn you out in the mid-west and east and parts of the South. But no, you wanted cheap labor and be so accomodating. Well, now you got the California experience and death of the Dream - enjoy it.
“Well said- nice backdrop research!”
You get the backdrop research, and I get:
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One would think there could be a more explanatory canned statement. IOW IMHO the peons deserve to know why, especially after the previous comment indicating something “well said”, and the importance of maintaining propriety or the “mind of the Mods”.
In some cases there is sufficient time and comment that it is fairly easy to glean the mind of the mods, but not this time.
So how about it mods? Perhaps just a little more effort, like, “Comment 18 removed for copyright reasons” or whatever the issue was, and if this subject of mod discretion has been studied with the microscope at great length, I haven’t yet had the privilege.
First time I ever noticed that the word moderator doesn’t transfer directly to the To: block in a comment screen, or at least there is a change after preview.
Faux outrage from the president. Yawn....
Rick’s criticism, like most of his criticism, is spot on, but not exactly well-placed, or well-timed. As the saying goes, ‘timing is everything’.
I’d be surprised if Rick had any musical talent, or athletic prowess.
tell that to the Palins, dirtbag
Malia, your little tax payer leech.
He only sent the kid this year because he won’t be able to do it on our dime from prison. The Obama’s “big playdate” is coming to an end.
Sorry—the left changed that rule when they went after Sarah’s kids and decided to put out husseins kids as poster children for making ponts about abortion and other political talking points. Karma’s a bitch.
‘I’m surprised that Rick Santorum wouldn’t agree with that.’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I am not surprised. Anyone who really knew ( as Obama does)what is happening in Mexico would never send their children to there. There is a travel warning issued by the Dept of State in regard to travel to Mexico, for good reason,
See it here:
Obama simply has nothing to fear, he has the support of every drug cartel.Thats the cold fact.Obama has even given the Mexican Drug cartels sanctuary on federal lands in Arizona.
Meanwhile the left and its press has not really reported what has been really happening in Mexico.The entire tier of states in Northern Mexico have been destabilized, and Obama wants that to creep into Arizona and New Mexico as well as Texas, the destruction of the soft underbelly of the USA is proceeding apace.
Obama send his children to Mexico and follows them, to meet with his thug accomplices in Mexico, after having authorized BATF “Gunrunner” as a act of war against the government of Mexico?
It is not wrong for Santorum to draw attention to this fact.
The rags are really fond of that tactic.
The obammy brats are using my money for their f-ing vacations.
I think I have a right then to call the brats little moochers after their shelf ass nasty mom.