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November 29, 2014 5:00 pm - NewsBehavingBadly.com

Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, attacked not only President Obama and the First Lady, claiming they “don’t respect their positions very much,” but attacked Malia and Sasha as well.

Lauten took to Facebook again with an apology, but it’s been deleted:

I reacted to an article and quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager. After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents and re-reading my words online, I can see more clearly how hurtful my words were. Please know that these judgmental feelings truly have no pace in my heart. Furthermore, I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

184 responses to Republican Staffer Goes After Obama’s Kids

  1. mea_mark November 29th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    She deleted her apology? Classy, really classy. /s

    • rg9rts November 29th, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      what do you expect from the gopee??

  2. ExPFCWintergreen November 29th, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    “After many hours of prayer.” The Republican codeword for “I got caught.”

    • neworleans878 November 29th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      Also the magic words for a few idiot Right Wingers to give her a pass.

      I say a few because the majority probably agree with what she said in the first place.

      And tomorrow she’ll be in church which makes her automatically better than us heathen Liberals.

      Jesus wept.

  3. tracey marie November 29th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    fat white woman is surprised she was called our for being a racist oinker

    • rg9rts November 29th, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      LOL Priceless

  4. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker November 29th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    “After many hours of prayer”…WTF? This shameless woman unjustly attacked two children and still can’t apologize properly without being a sanctimonious bitch.
    You can bet she wouldn’t utter a peep about the drunken and brawling Palin clan.

    • tracey marie November 29th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      It is disgusting how thw white goptp have gone over the edge into racist attacks against children

      • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker November 29th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

        That’s absolutely where this is rooted…racism!
        The right can’t control their hatred and bigotry since they collectively lost their schpedoinkle over a black man being elected President.
        As for this knucklehead’s comment about the children not having proper rolemodels, I’d have to point out that both put themselves through university to become lawyers….and are a damn sight more accomplished than this racist.

      • rg9rts November 29th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

        Bout their speed TM….tag

    • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      See what “prayer” is about..
      Or what it accomplishes..
      Nuttin.

  5. Hass November 29th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    “After many hours of prayer”
    Oh please!

    • Carla Akins November 29th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Becuase evidently she lacks the moral compass and innate decency to know she should be ashamed of her actions. She requires prayer, to figure out how to do the right thing – and then still screws it up.

      • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

        Once again..
        The power of prayer…(fails)..
        Not to mention her upbringing..(bad parenting)
        I dont mean to cast aspersions, but….

        • Carla Akins November 29th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

          Asparagus!

    • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      to who? Satan!

      • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

        Satan?..

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U1Jv5JoxaM

        • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

          Laughing again! When I saw the word “Satan”, the first thing to come to mind was the Church Lady and here she is! Very cool for me!

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

            Those old memories are hard to shake..

        • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

          my thoughts exactly…

  6. craig7120 November 29th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Why the apology?
    It’s not as if anyone who supports the gop on this site is insulted by her remarks, at least no one has been out spoken about the statement.
    Carry on, ma’am
    No longer surprised at the awfulness of people

    • rg9rts November 29th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      It was on facebook

  7. Mike November 29th, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Tennessee….enough said.

    • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      Good point…:)

  8. rg9rts November 29th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Do we expect any less from this ilk??

  9. Theresa2u November 29th, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    This is the typical mentality of the Republican party! They have nothing as far as policies or ideas for the country, but they have no problem attacking the children of President Obama? Really? Anyone, and I mean ANYONE who votes Republican is a moron! Yes, a moron! They are the most petty and childish party I have ever seen. This is just one more example of how low they can go!

  10. Chris Fritzen November 29th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    “Show some class” says the woman who attempts to publicly humiliate two young girls. The cajones on this one…

  11. StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    There is so much I would like to say about Elizabeth Lauten..
    But I’m gonna keep it clean…

  12. arc99 November 29th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    it is official as of today.

    anyone who still clings to the “both sides do it” fairy tale is a moron.

    liberals do not attack 12 year olds.

    If I may borrow the iconic words of Joseph Welch

    “”Right wingers, youโ€™ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency? At long last, have you people left no sense of decency?””

  13. Anomaly 100 November 29th, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Lauten’s Twitter account: https://twitter.com/DCGopGirl

    • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks for the link..
      But..
      I already took the trash out..:)

      • Anomaly 100 November 29th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

        She won’t answer my questions. I guess she’s busy attacking kids or something….

        • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

          Did you expect she was doing something nice?…

          • Anomaly 100 November 29th, 2014 at 6:20 pm

            GOP Jesus is so contrary to my God.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

            As a “godless heathen” even I find this woman, (Lauten) to be beyond the pale of civility..
            And it takes quite a bit to shock me…:)

          • Anomaly 100 November 29th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

            All of the godless heathens I know, act more according to Jesus’s teachings than Republicans do.

            He had a simple life and left simple instructions on how to treat others.

    • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      I just scanned her tweets. She’s shallow and vapid.

      • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:40 pm

        I never would have guessed…:)

      • Carla Akins November 29th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

        Yet still a grown up acting like a petulant 15 year-old.

        • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

          In pink even! ew.

      • Anomaly 100 November 29th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

        Oh yeah and even her apology was made private or deleted, thus making it a non-apology.

        • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

          I saw no mention of her confessional to God either. Her “apology” is a general one. If it were me, it would be something like this:

          To Sasha and Malia, I am so incredibly sorry for my immature, entirely inappropriate and unnecessary comment about your attire and demeanor. I had no right. Please accept my most humblest apologies. To President and Mrs. Obama, I am so incredibly sorry for what I did to your children. I was completely out of line. I’m such an ass. Please forgive me.

          Something along those lines would be appropriate. Yet Palin’s daughter can get in a drunken brawl while her kids present and Lord forbid someone makes a comment about her. It just makes me sick.

          • Carla Akins November 29th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

            Well, if you have to complicate it with an actual sincere apology.

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

            I know, I know. I would make a crappy Teabagger.

          • Anomaly 100 November 29th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

            Well that would be an apology that anyone could accept because it’s real and from the heart.

            She made her first post public, then made the ‘apology’ private. What kind of God is she praying to?

            For reals. I worry about these people.

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

            Not any God that I’m familiar with. My God said simple stuff like be good to one another.

          • mea_mark November 29th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

            The simplest principals of Christianity are the most important.

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

            It is. In fact, they are ridiculously simple and the people who use God as an excuse for their bad behavior drive me crazy. It’s a short drive but still …

  14. StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Lessons from ISIL..
    When all else fails..
    Attack the children..

  15. Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Her post had more that what is seen above. After “Nevertheless . . . ” is:

    “Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House means something to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during a televised, public events.”

    This is just another in an enormously long list of egregious comments from the Right about our President and his family. I, for one, am sickened almost to the point of anger at what we’ve see over the last 6 years. I’m reaching some tipping point and am at a loss to think of a suitable outlet from my impending anger. It’s no longer enough to know that history will record with accuracy the shabby and disrespectful treatment of the President beginning just before he took office, and the RWers will be the infamous of the these years, . Frankly, I expected unprincipled and petty, but what has happened is just vile. This sickening event at the hands of Lauten just gave me a big push toward that edge. What a colossal harpy Lauten is – a “mean girl” who never outgrew adolescence. Blech.

    • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Hey ya Pick6..~!!
      Good to see ya amigo…

      It’s been a while..
      Hope all is going well with ya..
      always good to see a familiar name/face..

      • mea_mark November 29th, 2014 at 6:18 pm

        Agree.

      • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

        Back at ya, buddy. Everything is great with me and fam. Hope the same for you.

        Am enjoying the Patriots run this year. And, the Sox have made some great off-season moves so it’s fun to think about sitting in a house surrounded by the snow from the Nor’easter we had Wednesday. Watching college games today.

        BTW – The disgusting cesspool at MMfA continues. Filthy is back to the worst of his ravings, and still nothing is done. If you’re curious, check out the Levin thread. Over 7,000 comments, lots of racist PsOS and filth. I would love to see someone ask an MMfA representative why they allow porn on their website during one of their TV appearances. It is a disgrace, and it’s been going on for 2 years.

        • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

          Glad to hear all is well with ya and the family…
          Just between you and I, and everyone else…
          I dont miss MMfA at all…
          So much bullshit and so many hate trolls, and “Andy”..(all of the above)..
          Things are mellow and slow here..
          Good people…

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

            From time to time, I post advice to the so-called site moderator and on Boehlert’s pieces that they need to hire as a consultant the world’s greatest moderator, Markus of Raw Story. He’d have that place cleaned up in a flash.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:52 pm

            The occasional knucklehead pops in here..
            As long as they are on topic and not abusive or vile, their comments seem to stand..
            I like opposing opinions and differences in ideology, it keep things fresh..
            Then there are the true A-Holes who are just out to disrupt..(not going to mention any names)..

          • mea_mark November 29th, 2014 at 6:52 pm

            Hey now, world’s greatest, and your not including me, the Mod God? I am losing my respect for your powers of observation. That’s OK though because I am so humble. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

            First time I saw you was over at MMfA..
            But ya didn’t have that ‘mod” badge…:)
            Happy to see ya keepin tabs on things here..

          • mea_mark November 29th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

            I wasn’t a mod at MMfA. In hindsight, I guess that is their loss.

          • Carla Akins November 29th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

            True. You are a mod-god.

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

            Yikes! I’ve run afoul of a mod. Gleep!

            I live in awe of how Markus cleaned up RS and now, as head mod, keeps it that way. I witnessed Think Progress become a Disqus disaster, so they went with FB. MMfA’s site is the worst site I’ve ever seen in a decade of online commenting. They have allowed hard core porn stuff from a sicko troll for over 2 years. They just don’t shive a git.

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

            They don’t respond when you try to contact them either. My comments would be flagged as spam instantly and no one would answer me. But yet the Filth Troll ran his sock puppet porn theatre and that was ok. I like it here. Nice to see you Pick6.

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

            Thanks, wikkid pissah neighbor lady. Looks like this is a place to see old friends. Nice.

            The thread I referenced to Stoney has filthy at his absolute lowest. That’s some FUBAR head that can have those perverted thoughts. Also, filthy is posting personal information about some of the regulars who have links to FB in their profiles. Dude is one sick phuck.

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

            Oh, is he back on his full blown delusional porn talk? There is something really wrong with him. He stalks people and then takes their profiles and talks disgusting crap. It’s sad because I missed the people I got to know but now … more of you are coming here! Yay!

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

            Oh, disgusting child porn talk and that nasty instruction sheet about TFE’s face. Ick.

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

            Still all over TFE? Wow. I don’t miss that crap.

          • Hirightnow November 29th, 2014 at 11:13 pm

            Well.if it wasn’t TFE,it would be Emu.
            Andy is freaking nuts.

          • Mainah November 30th, 2014 at 10:17 am

            So true. He was following me for a while using his “fake Emu” profile. He always puts something really disgusting in the bio. It wasn’t hard to figure out it was him. I miss those guys. I haven’t tried to comment on MMfA in a long time. I kept getting flagged as spam but I can upvote there. I see Danielsangeo is still trying to fight the good fight!

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

            Mainah: “I like it here”..

            Me Too~!

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

            I get to see you guys too! I love the actual conversations on the topic instead of weeding through the sock puppet theatre atmosphere that goes on at MMfA. Shame but I don’t need to add stress and aggravation to my life. That’s what my teen is for.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

            I seen it, first hand…
            I know exactly what you are talking about.

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

            He did what I didn’t think could be done. Minus the MMfA filth troll, the place was a like a Klan rally. Could only stay for short visits. Made me sick.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

            That type of nonsense isn’t tolerated here..
            A hater might get in a few comments..
            Then they are gone..(deleted)

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

            Nice.

          • mea_mark November 29th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

            Oh I know, that is why I left MMfA. Now I am here and keep it clean the way I always wished MMfA was, but isn’t. If you never let it trashed, you don’t have to clean it up.

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

            Yup. And, there is a group of troll enablers who are half of the problem. I don’t mean taking pokes at trolls now and then. We all do that. I mean pageantry played out every day on every thread with the same people discussing the same topics. Give me a topic and I could script it for you from memory. The whole energy of the place has changed drastically. I miss the old MMfA days.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

            before they went to Disqus..
            The old days.

          • mea_mark November 29th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

            Me too.
            Feeding the trolls is never a good idea. Just don’t be surprised if the playing just doesn’t suddenly end. Poke at them a little, but when the thread starts to become a tit-for-tat war, it is over. My theory is, it is about the ‘discussion’ and a little bit of play to keep it interesting.

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

            I got plenty of criticsm from the regulars because I frequently posted that trolls would leave if they didn’t have guaranteed partners to dance with. A few snarks at a troll is sometimes warranted, but actually repeating SSDD is making the place Troll Disney. They built it and they came. One of the practices that Markus instituted at RS was moderator warnings. Works well. When a mod gives a gentle hint, the regulars take it. Trolls – not so much, thenZAP!

            BTW – It didn’t register with me that a)you were a mod, and b) that you were the mea_mark from MMfA. When I’m commenting online, I’m watching some sporting event on TV. I was watching the Michigan State/Penn game and had most of my head there. Um . . . duh. ‘-)

          • mea_mark November 29th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

            And I thought my Avatar was so incredibly unique, oh well.

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

            It is but if it’s football, I’m coachin’ the game and at the ready to run an incredible Pick 6, of course after a spectacular pick and a stiff arm to the last defender as I lunge over the goal line! Phew! It’s rough to do all of that and think, too. hehehe

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

            I frequently change mine…(as if no one notices)…

          • neworleans878 November 29th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

            When I started posting, I remember my son warning me about trolls. He said that they’re like cats…feed them and they’ll keep coming back…and bring friends.

            Didn’t understand it then, but sure as hell do now.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

            Feral critters..
            Unless you want them around, dont feed em~!

          • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

            when i complained about some postings and the ignorance, my son said “that’s called a troll.” i had no idea what that meant, and like you, i do now.

          • mea_mark November 29th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

            I remember when you first posted that at MMfA. It stuck with me.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

            High Five~!
            Some of them only want to see their name/avatar after every other comment..
            Those are the attention trolls…
            Other ones just want to disrupt or change the topic..
            Then there is the hard core troll, whose only admitted purpose is to bring down a site..

            I could go into the psychology of the ‘troll’..
            But I will save that for another day.

          • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

            troll whores!

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

            Various forms of personality disorders..
            Stop..

          • neworleans878 November 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

            Troll enablers. Perfect description.

          • Carla Akins November 29th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

            You are welcome to post here. We try and keep it simple. No attacking other readers, no hate speech just common sense stuff. Our biggest failing is often staying on topic, and by our – I mean the mods. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • mea_mark November 29th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

            I think he was playing with me a little. He does post here occasionally and I bet he remembers me from MMfA. We were in many a discussion.

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

            ‘-)

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

            I will vouch for Pick6..
            He is good people..

          • neworleans878 November 29th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

            I’ll vouch for him too. Only time I don’t like him is when his Patriots beat my Saints in the last seconds of a game….

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

            What nitwit made the decision to let Sproles go?

          • neworleans878 November 29th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

            I wish him the best, but it’s painful to watch him…oh, what should be.

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

            I love watching him work but his uniform should be black and gold! sniff

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

            Ya had to do it…
            politics, abortion, religion…(it’s all good)
            Ya had to go all controversial with ‘sports”..
            Damn you all to hell~!
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKCBWRU59zk

          • neworleans878 November 29th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

            And you had to go all Lady Liberty! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      As usual..
      Pick6 throws down a great comment~!

      • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

        Thanks for the kind words. ‘-)

        • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

          Kind words for cool people..

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

            ‘-)

  16. Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    She trashes them by name but yet can’t bring herself to apologize to them using their names. Generalized apologies are just the best when attacking kids.
    Somebody should be fired, me thinks.

    • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Yup, fired. And wikkid soon.

      • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

        Couldn’t happen to a sweeter person in my book.

  17. Carla Akins November 29th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I know that we’ve had this discussion before, but kids are off limits. They did not run for office, had no choice and live in a fish bowl – this stands regardless of party affiliation.

    This aside, I have never in six years seen the girls anything but completely appropriate in dress and behavior. Which brings me to my last point – what bars is she hanging out in? Granted I don’t get out much these days, but I can pretty much guarantee this is not how they’re clubbers are dressed.

    • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Can I give ya two thumbs up.!

    • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      I just read her twitter feed. I doubt this woman knows what the hell a mini skirt is, let a lone what the inside of a bar looks like.

    • dave-dr-gonzo November 29th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      Now that the president is a “blah” person (to quote Atrios’s quotation of a certain Presidential loser), kids are no longer off limit. Of course, once a wholesome caucasian is in the White House, children will be off limits again – just so long as the preznit is a GOPer.

      • Carla Akins November 30th, 2014 at 4:40 am

        These two girls have been the poster children the ideal POTUS kids. This outrageous leap is the best the right can do? It’s beyond dissonance, it’s outright libel. It’s not like teen girls have any other issues at this stage of life.

  18. whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Learn and grow my
    a&&! I am sick and fkโ€™n tired
    of their unapologetic apologies. Sheโ€™s
    no more sorry than I am in calling her a fkโ€™n inbreed b*tch! Sheโ€™s the one without class. Will the right stop at nothing? They attack children and the dead with
    racist rants and are the victims. (so
    say spirit of America). Even the fkโ€™n
    mafia had class and a code of ethics when it came to children. Repukes are nothing more than evil
    ba&tards!!!

    • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      I so understand where you’re coming from. ๐Ÿ™

      • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

        you think faux fox will comment on this? if they do, it’ll be “at least she ‘apologized’.”

        • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 7:02 pm

          It aint gonna get any coverage at Fox..
          If it dont bash Obama, it aint ‘news’ over there.

        • neworleans878 November 29th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

          If fox comments, I’m grabbing a pack of smokes…a vice I gave up…and having several shots of Bacardi…because the world’s coming to an end, and I’m going out drunk and smoking.

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

            Laughing now. Thanks.

          • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

            that’s a good one. lol

          • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

            everytime i see you pop up, i want my crawfish and crabs!!!! i miss my food.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

            And some chowder..

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

            Chowdah? That’s up my way.

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

            Ay-yuh. New England clam chowdah is the best!

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

            And don’t forget the Corn Chowdah!

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

            Nevah forget the corn chowdah! Nevah!

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

            It’s that time of year too! Our first Nor’easter already.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

            The accent…
            “yew awl tawk funny up thataway”..

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

            People from away seem to think so, ayuh.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

            Ooops..
            I meant gumbo..
            It’s chowder up north, Gumbo down south..

          • Mainah November 29th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

            Thought so! LOL

          • neworleans878 November 29th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

            Damn it, now you’ve made me hungry! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Pick6 November 29th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

            hahaha Me, too.

          • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

            texas knows nothing about PO-BOYS. there was a place on Chef Hwy, that was called We Never Close. piled shrimp, hot sausage or fried oysters on french bread, i wanna go home….

          • neworleans878 November 29th, 2014 at 8:34 pm

            Since I can’t send any food through the internet, guess all I can do is play you a song:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB17OJvX-qc

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

            Oh hell yeah~!!!
            I love music..
            I love good music even better~!!
            Thanks.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

            Billie Holiday and Louie Armstrong..
            Classic…
            And I think to myself, What a Wonderful World…
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VCwBzGdPM

          • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 9:11 pm

            I’ll take the good music any day~!

  19. Jeffrey Samuels November 29th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Dear ms Lauten:
    You are not an elected official. You are not famous. You have no right to publicly chastise the President’s children and you DO have an obviously inflated opinion of your own importance. With all do respect, STFU.

  20. Dave November 29th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Burn this bitch….it’s long overdue for the gloves to come off.

    • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      No..
      Ya got to do it right…

      First you tie a cinder block around her ankles..
      Toss her in the pond..
      if she sinks, she is a witch..
      If she floats..
      Then you light the fire..
      There is a proper procedure that must be followed.

      • Dave November 30th, 2014 at 12:32 pm

        You are correct….I got a little ahead of myself….proper protecal must be followed. I’ll bring the lighter fluid.

  21. StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Lets see..
    Two people I have never heard of before..(until today)
    Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, and his flunky Elizabeth Lauten..
    Other than this evening, I doubt any of us will hear from them again..

  22. Dave B. November 29th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Putting aside the lowness of WHAT she did, there’s the issue of HOW she did it. When she talked to her parents, did they point out to her how utterly low down it is to criticize a child’s parents in remarks directed at that child?

  23. whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    but, the alcoholic bush’s, the drug addicted jeb bush’s daughters and the palin “thong wearing dress” brawling daughter and family are just… b*tch a&& ba*tards!

  24. Tim Coolio November 29th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    She’s the true face of the GOP party, they are out of material and can’t win with the issues.

  25. Roctuna November 29th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    They always find a way to sink lower than the lowest low you think they reached last time. As usual she also retreated to her religion to somehow excuse herself and her inexcusable behavior. Where’s are usual gaggle of rw suck-ups to defend her statements?

  26. StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Uno, Dos..
    Uno, Dos, Tres, Cautro..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdhoX1Xu6ZI

    • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      i loved that, thanks.

    • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      shared the link with my son. he’s a musician. he’s only 18, but he loves the old school and jazz.

      • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

        Right on..
        My youngest is 18..
        Oldest will be 21, Jan, 2..
        I dont want to sound biased..
        So I wont say how proud..
        or good..
        Or how much I love em..
        Wouldn’t trade for a Billion dollars.

        • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

          ditto that.

  27. StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Been a long time since I saw a thread top 100 comments here, without a bunch of knuckle heads making fools of themselves..
    I feel a good vibe goin on tonight..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z66wVo7uNw

    • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      that’s because the knuckle heads have nothing to say. there a&&es would get chewed out if they tried to speak on her behalf. there’s quite a few that’s missing. i won’t name them.

      • StoneyCurtisll November 29th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

        I’m cool……
        No names..
        No first initials..
        Today was a good day…(gonna let them bones lay where they belong)
        In the ground.

        • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

          exactly

  28. fahvel November 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    It’s amazing how these rotten people use the bullshit excuse of blah blah my words were misconstrued so I prayed and got my knees dirty as my mind and mouth – they are despicable

    • whatthe46 November 29th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      if you said nothing wrong in the first place, why in the heII are you praying?

      • jasperjava November 29th, 2014 at 11:27 pm

        She prays so that the voices in her head that she calls “God” can justify her racist bigotry.

  29. fancypants November 29th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    “I reacted to an article and quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager,” she said. “After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents and re-reading my words online, I can see more clearly how hurtful my words were.
    ——————————————————-
    it always brings a tear to my eye when bible thumpers seek a reason to find god

    • Carla Akins November 30th, 2014 at 7:05 am

      Since when does a 30-something year-old adult need to go to her parents or pray to know the difference between right and wrong?
      How did she even graduate college or get this job?

      • fancypants November 30th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

        ever hear the expression ” its not what you know Its who you know “

  30. Tommy6860 November 29th, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Let’s not allow RWNJ Rep Tom Price’s staffer get a pass on Lauten getting all of the heat from the interwebs. What it is anyway with wingers and jealousy?

    https://twitter.com/TUSK81/status/538531268582187008

    • cecilia November 30th, 2014 at 12:07 am

      “brats”??????
      when have the Obama children EVER acted like brats??

      if this ….”person” was standing in front of me I might be forced to slap the stupid right off her ugly face

      • whatthe46 November 30th, 2014 at 12:14 am

        not before Michelle gets her shot.

        • cecilia November 30th, 2014 at 12:29 am

          I always defer to a LADY

          • whatthe46 November 30th, 2014 at 12:44 am

            you’re right.

  31. Hass November 30th, 2014 at 12:18 am

    https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.patheos.com%2Fblogs%2Fdrishtikone%2F2006%2F03%2Fdrunk-jenna-bush-and-her-conservative-background%2F&ei=gah6VL-NGsfFmAX9ioG4Cw&bvm=bv.80642063,d.dGY&psig=AFQjCNFNNfXU-GGwHXWVBO-aJkQsO4EJZw&ust=1417411094598647

    Now this is how the Presidents children should act.

    • whatthe46 November 30th, 2014 at 12:43 am

      but Lauten would just call them just teens having fun.

  32. arc99 November 30th, 2014 at 1:02 am

    I took the time to read through all 160+ comments in this thread. After reading them all, there is only thing I can add to this discussion.

    Fellow lefties, we demonstrate loud and clear that we are the ones who are truly pro family and pro life recognizing that attacking children to make a political point is vile and despicable.

    This woman is a symptom of the moral depravity infesting much of the political right. Let us never sink to their level where even children are now in the crosshairs of character assassination.

    Let us continue to demonstrate that being pro family is not just a bumper sticker, it is a way of life proudly on display in this thread tonight.

  33. Gadea November 30th, 2014 at 1:37 am

    President Barack Hussein Obama II, has such a tough job, handling so many difficult issues. Malia replied “Nah” when asked by her father if she wanted to pet the turkey.
    They are teens and teenagers go through phrases.
    I am just glad that President Barack Hussein Obama II is our president.

    • whatthe46 November 30th, 2014 at 2:03 am

      nicely put.

  34. Guest November 30th, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Where was her outrage during W’s reign of terror, when his party-whore daughters were doing THIS? Vote out the GOP, by ballots or by bullets, whatever works…

  35. Guest November 30th, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Where was her outrage when THIS happened under that retard W’s reign of terror?

  36. Carla Akins November 30th, 2014 at 6:54 am

    The DailyKos offered an open letter to Liz Lauten, and it’s perfection. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/29/1348281/-An-Open-Letter-to-Liz-Lauten

    • HessenBalkan December 2nd, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      Lol…love that letter, very good written ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Wayout November 30th, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I have no problem with anyone going after their father because of his criminal actions as president, but really the kids should be left alone. The woman should be fired for extremely poor judgment and outright stupidity.

    • OldLefty November 30th, 2014 at 7:51 am

      That’s why no one went after the kids of the last president in spite of the criminal actions of THEIR father.

      • arc99 November 30th, 2014 at 10:25 am

        agreed. let’s put George W Bush on trial first for taking America to war for weapons that did not exist. then we can take a look at the alleged “criminal” activities of President Obama.

        given the history of right wingers to make up BS out of thin air, President Obama’s “criminal” acts are likely nonexistent as well, no matter how many snazzy charts and graphs they print up.

        • OldLefty November 30th, 2014 at 11:08 am

          And remember Reagan.

          Remember that Ben Bradlee said they gave Reagan a pass on Iran-Contra scandal, afraid of what people might think of taking down a second Republican president, even though the constitutional affronts of the Reagan scandal were arguably as bad or worse than Watergate.

          Difference is anyone who called Reagan or Bush “lawless” were called “anti-American”.

          • veggiedude November 30th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

            It was Reagan that gave WMD to Saddam so he could kill a million Iranians on the battle field with ease.

          • OldLefty November 30th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

            While arming the Iranians.

            Gotta LOVE capitalism.

    • veggiedude November 30th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Criminal actions? LOL

  38. Par4thecourse December 1st, 2014 at 6:59 am

    This thing that wrote what she did.. should take a good look at herself in the mirror before she starts criticizing other people.. especially young kids that have really nothing to do with the politics or anything else that is going on.. I should never expect anything that comes from the teabaggin-repugs to be worth reading/listening to.. this woman clearly has some issues personally.. As one of my Doctors says from time to time.. “He has seen many assholes in his practice, but none have been really what one would call perfect” This woman needs a bit of reality ..and again.. she needs to really look at herself in the mirror without the garments that are holding a lot of that stuff in.

  39. burqa December 1st, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    The first thing that came to mind was criticism of the Bush twins whose behavior was not always admirable. I had a few – ok, a lot – of sharp things to say about them, but I’m not a public figure or an important staffer of one.
    Lauten should have not said what she did. Limbaugh and other critics would have certainly done so.

    That said, Sasha and Malia do have a certain responsibility, and being teenagers is no excuse. I know this from my own example. I grew up going to various social events, ceremonies and other functions in that world. Many were highly formal affairs with cabinet-level officials, members of Congress and the highest-ranking members of the military. I am proud to say my behaviour at none of those things ever caused my parents any embarrassment.
    We were raised from an early age to be on our best behaviour at such events, and it was something we took pride in. My shoes always were beautifully shined, my dress was appropriate and my manners were well-spoken of. I bowed to the ladies and shook hands with the gents, looking them in the eye. We were raised to never be obsequious to such people, because none were our social superiors and we were never the sorts of children who come in and put on a show or acted up.
    For us it was a pleasure to put our best manners on display as well-bred Southerners and that remains.
    For my sister and I, we were raised to be damned sure we represented our family well and it was important for us to keep uppermost in mind that our parents would be proud of us and to never ever give anyone cause to think otherwise in the sorts of functions described, above.
    Many times we didn’t want to go to some of these things. Very often we were the only children invited and it could be quite boring. But we never, ever showed that and would only express such an opinion in private to our mother or father. To the world, we were happy to be there.
    Because of our behaviour we got to go to things no other children got to go to.

    On other occasions in other circumstances we acted up, but never at something like this.
    I’ve only seen a few pictures, and for all I know, Sasha and Malia may have made faces when their father was doing shtick, and that would be fine with me. But I recall another occasion when they got off a plane in Britain and were wearing jeans and t-shirts or something like that. One hopes whoever is in charge of protocol had a word in private with the president and first lady about it. That should be as far as it needs to go.