As Americans have the constitutional right to speak out against the government and our politicians without fear of government retribution or arrest. That is until Barack Obama ascended to the throne of supreme emperor of the United States. It seems that over the past six years we have lost the right to criticize or even speak the truth about any member of the Obama family without fear of retribution.
Just ask Elizabeth Lauten, the communication director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN). Lauten exercised her First Amendment rights when she opted to chastise Sasha and Malia Obama’s choice of wardrobe that they wore during a televised national address by their father. On her personal Facebook page, Lauten posted:
“Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play. Then again your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department. Nevertheless, stretch yourself. Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during televised public events.”
What Lauten was commenting about was the way both daughters appeared on national television when their father pardoned the Thanksgiving turkey. She was referring to the way Malia stood with her arms crossed with a look like she would rather be anywhere than there with her father. Neither daughter responded to their dad’s attempted humor, and then they refused to pet one of the pardoned birds when asked to do so by just saying ‘nah.’
I would add that their dresses were inappropriately short considering that they are representing the First Family of the United States. But this shouldn’t surprise us because the family has regularly displayed their lax moral standards since invading the White House. Consider the fact that the two young girls, at ages 15 and 13 at the time, were allowed to spend part of Spring break in Cancun, Mexico and part in Aspen, Colorado, all at taxpayer expense and without their parents. I don’t know of any parents that would allow girls that young to go on such spring break trips. In many official appearances, they usually look very disinterested in such a way as to come across as rude and uncaring. But like Lauten, said, they don’t have much of a role model, do they?
After Lauten posted her criticism of the Obama girls on her Facebook page, the liberal media picked up and spread it all over the airwaves and internet news. In most reports, it was Lauten who ended up being criticized and lambasted for expressing her comments which I believe were very honest and warranted.
Even Sean Spicer, the communications director for the Republican National Committee, criticized Lauten’s post. He stated:
“Children, especially the first daughters, are off limits.”
Oh really? I remember people criticizing first daughters and sons in the past for a lot less than the way the Obama brats conduct themselves. However, the pressure became too much for Lauten who later issued an apology for daring to speak out about members of the Obama family, writing:
“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 place 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.”
Her apology was apparently not enough for the liberals who continued to attack her for just speaking the truth. Yesterday, Lauten announced that she was resigning from her job with Rep. Fincher.
Lauten may have succumbed and apologized for telling the truth about the Obama girls, but I won’t. I see them as two very spoiled unappreciative brats who share their parents’ disdain for the American people.