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Why the right uses a ‘different standard’ for the Obama family
MSNBC ^ | March 28, 2013 | Morgan Whitaker

Posted on 03/29/2013 8:44:53 AM PDT by Zakeet

Edited on 03/29/2013 9:08:10 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Even before Iowa Congressman Steve King criticized Sasha and Malia Obama’s spring break trip, the vacation had provided fodder for the far right media. Few people understand that better than Salon.com’s editor-at-large Joan Walsh, who found herself part of the controversy.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; racism; royalty; vacation

It's OK to attack the Bush daughters because they deserved it, but it's racist to tell where the Obama daughters are vacationing because that's suggesting they are uppity Negros ... high-level welfare queens ... living it up on our dime.

P.S. Back in the good old days, the hippie idiots had a game where they would place an Alka-Seltzer tablet on their tongue ... the last one to puke won. Similarly, we need to have a contest to see who can watch the Al Sharpton video embedded in the article the longest before ...

1 posted on 03/29/2013 8:44:53 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Let me see, uhmmm, oh yes, we are all RACISTS!

Yes, that’s it!

</sarcasm barf off>


2 posted on 03/29/2013 8:47:25 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Zakeet

Actually, when they shut down White House tours, etc because of a lack of $$ yet their kids are jetting all over the place, I think they kind of set themselves up to be criticized..


3 posted on 03/29/2013 8:48:25 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: Zakeet

Now that news has been reported that the Obama girls have taken TWO SPRING BREAK TRIPS (to the Bahamas and to Utah to ski) in ONE WEEK, I wonder how the liberal idiots will spin this?


4 posted on 03/29/2013 8:49:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Zakeet
...accusing conservative critics of trying to treat the first family like “high-level welfare queens” who are “living it up on our dime.” ...

Well, that IS an accurate description of all of our Government officials in Washington D.C. They ARE living on the taxpayer's dime, and rather than treating the taxpayer's hard earned labor in a frugal manner - they treat themselves to gold-plated health care plans; extravagant vacations and junkets; and endless treats. The ARE all welfare queens. The President and his family appear to be the most egregious - just how many vacations does one need? And why are we paying for it? - but I'd lump the Senate and most of the House into the same bucket of faux royalty.

5 posted on 03/29/2013 8:50:52 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Zakeet

Articles like these make me feel better. When liberals play the race card on any issue you know they know they are losing the argument.


6 posted on 03/29/2013 8:50:55 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: Zakeet

I think they are the ones the one holding themselves to a “different standard”.. of course someone is going to notice and point that out..


7 posted on 03/29/2013 8:54:55 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: pnz1

They set themselves up for criticism and now that they are getting it, they hope to bully us into silence by screaming “Racist.”
Me thinks the left is demanding a double standard for the Obamas.


8 posted on 03/29/2013 8:57:04 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Zakeet
apparently the obozo hussein family is trying to reap all of the reparations they can for themselves thus leaving little to none for anyone who actually deserves some
9 posted on 03/29/2013 8:57:14 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Zakeet
“Suggesting ... high-level welfare queens” who are “living it up on our dime.”

Uh, Hmmm?

10 posted on 03/29/2013 8:58:00 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: Zakeet

Here how it is...you gets jello and we gets ice cream and cake.


11 posted on 03/29/2013 9:02:29 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: drypowder

They’re certainly trying to unload the cash register one vacation, one cocktail dress, one round of golf at at time!

It’s great fun spending OTHER PEOPLES’ money!!


12 posted on 03/29/2013 9:02:34 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Zakeet

If the Obama family was white and republican they would have been torn to shreds in the MSM by now.

Of course that ignores the fact that if they were white and republican Barack would never have been elected to the Senate or the Presidency.


13 posted on 03/29/2013 9:10:11 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Zakeet
high-level welfare queens” who are “living it up on our dime.”

Well said!

It would be difficult to come up with a more succinct and accurate description of the First Moochers.


14 posted on 03/29/2013 9:12:27 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Zakeet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5S2E26BWoo


15 posted on 03/29/2013 9:15:12 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Zakeet

Obama’s daughters are NOT being targeted for anything outside of how much the Obama’s are spending tax payer money to spoil them. In contrast, the extensive criticisms of the Bush daughters were about their personnel characters. The hypocrisy is so absurd as to make one wonder about the mental competency of the left to operate as adults in a free society.


16 posted on 03/29/2013 9:17:00 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Wiser now
They set themselves up for criticism and now that they are getting it,

Agreed. Perhaps Mr. Obama could tell us again how the wealthy need to pay their fair share again. Maybe from the slopes in Utah? Or the shores of Martha's Vineyard?

All the while his policies continue to fail. The restrctions on businesses continue to mount (and why conservatives don't call him to the carpet for this as a tax on the American people is beyond me--a regulation is a tax at best two steps removed).
17 posted on 03/29/2013 9:18:08 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Zakeet
A good percentage of the support for Obama came from people who knew they'd be able to use his race as a tool to stifle opposition.

This is part of why the media collectively worked to hide his background and conceal his past associations.

18 posted on 03/29/2013 9:18:26 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Zakeet
[“It’s going back to this idea of the ‘uppity Negro,’ isn’t it?” Touré suggested. . . accusing conservative critics of trying to treat the first family like “high-level welfare queens” who are “living it up on our dime.”]

If Obama had turned around the economy, or even put the U.S. economy on his priorities list, his plush lifestyle wouldn't be an issue. The basis for criticism is that millions of Americans suffer while Obama dines and parties like a rock star. Someone on FOX News Watch last weekend described Obama’s relationship with the press as “Master/slave.” MSNBC best exemplifies that.

19 posted on 03/29/2013 9:21:04 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Zakeet

Never mind how they treated Bush’s daughters...look at how they treated Sarah Palin’s family. This liberal couldn’t BUY a clue.


20 posted on 03/29/2013 9:22:15 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Zakeet

There’s a “far-right media”??

Tell me where they are-I haven’t been able to find them!

I can’t even find one in the middle,i.e.the real journalists...

It would be fun to do a comparison chart containing the Obamas, the Bushs and just for the fun of it, the Palins-and note/compare each vacation, the cost and media coverage/quips ....gee-I wonder what the result would be?


21 posted on 03/29/2013 9:49:08 AM PDT by homegroan (The way you speak of others does not define who they are, it defines who you are...)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Investigating the DNA of Palin’s Down Syndrome child was vital to the national interest.

Very similar to the status of Joe the Plumber’s trade license.


22 posted on 03/29/2013 10:00:48 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: CaspersGh0sts
Perhaps Mr. Obama could tell us again how the wealthy need to pay their fair share again.

How dare you say he didn't pay his fair share! Poor little Bo was denied his separate vacation this week and all he's getting for Easter is a basket of bunny shaped vegan gourmet dog treats.

23 posted on 03/29/2013 10:47:02 AM PDT by bgill
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To: pnz1
I think they are the ones the one holding themselves to a “different standard”.. of course someone is going to notice and point that out..

Indeed. Simply stating the obvious.



24 posted on 03/29/2013 10:53:11 AM PDT by rdb3 (I'm NOT a movement conservative. I'm a conservative in the movement.)
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To: nascarnation

Agreed. But digging into those things was done and made public. Sauce for the goose....

Besides, this isn’t about DNA or a license, this is about taxpayer money at a time the King has decided to throw the people out of Our House while claiming poverty. Spending a fortune on his kids’ vacations is fair game.

Release the Kraken.


25 posted on 03/29/2013 11:02:28 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Zakeet

Is MSNBC funded by Democrat Party?? The absolutely have their nose up Obama’s butt.. They think the guy walks on water and anyone that disagrees should be jailed.


26 posted on 03/29/2013 11:55:27 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Iron Munro

Yeah, George Bush was blasted for going to his own house!


27 posted on 03/29/2013 12:19:49 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Zakeet

Even worse, they take their tourist dollars outside of the country....remember after the Gulf Oil spill, how Michelle urged Americans to vacation in the Gulf? Yeah right, like Michelle was going to do that.


28 posted on 03/29/2013 12:22:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet
The Bush girls were no angels either, and they got PLENTY of negative press and negative comments from (for example) Freepers.

The profound difference is that the Bush girls spent mostly the family's money, and not the working taxpayer's.
Give what is essentially trailer trash the opportunity, and the 'no restraint' culture comes to the fore.

29 posted on 03/29/2013 12:30:43 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: publius911

Be fair, the Bush girls were grown up by then.


30 posted on 03/29/2013 12:31:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Be fair, the Bush girls were grown up by then.

Got it.
It's perfectly OK for pre-adults to spend public moneys because they're "privileged."
That definitely produces "adults" of a different sort. But it's not their fault.

I stand corrected.

31 posted on 03/29/2013 12:39:21 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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