Thin Skinned Obama Campaign Shows How Dangerous They Think The Optics Are To Malia’s Mexican Vacation

I am still holding strong opinion the White House and the re-election campaign of President Obama is terrified of the ’13 year old Malia Obama vacationing in Mexico’ story getting media attention and exposing them to incredible parental embarassment.   This response from Stephanie Cutter is further evidence of that fear.

They DO NOT want to be seen on TV or Media defending their decision or position.  It is disconnected from the reasonable opinion within the majority of Americans just like their position on the Ground Zero Mosque was similarily disconnected.  Obama’s own State Dept is the one warning against travel.

WASHINGTON – President Obama’s campaign has responded to comments Rick Santorum made about Malia’s school trip to Mexico. Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that she is “surprised” Santorum would drag the president’s children into the political crossfire.

“I think that children, for candidate purposes, have always been off-limits in presidential campaigns, and really any campaign,” Cutter said, according to The Hill. “I’m surprised that Rick Santorum wouldn’t agree with that.”

Santorum offered his critique of Obama’s parenting after news got out that Malia, 13, was vacationing in Mexico with classmates.

“What I would say is that the president’s actions should reflect what his administration is saying,” Santorum told Glenn Beck on Tuesday, according to The Blaze. “If the administration is saying that it’s not safe to have people down there, then just because you can send 25 Secret Service agents doesn’t mean you should do it. 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.”

The State Department has issued travel warnings about parts of Mexico, but the region where Malia was staying was under no advisory. Santorum, a father of seven, said he was just holding Obama to a “higher duty” required of the president.

The White House has an unwritten rule urging the media not to report on the private activities of presidential children but made an exception and released a statement Tuesday after an earthquake hit Mexico to announce that Malia was safe.  (read more)

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25 Responses to Thin Skinned Obama Campaign Shows How Dangerous They Think The Optics Are To Malia’s Mexican Vacation

  1. stellap says:

    I don’t understand why someone didn’t say – “Hey, this won’t look good if it gets into the news.”

    Stupid.

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    • garnette says:

      They did say it, thus the reason why they don’t want it in the news. Rather than change their behavior they want to change the news.

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    • Brooklyn says:

      The reason is he is ‘the maker of rules, dealing with fools… ‘ and rules don’t apply to him or his family. #1. he lives in a vacuum and never considered ‘the news fallout’ #2. he owns what gets into the news and what doesn’t #3. ‘the news’ want nothing more than to score points, gain his favor or a ‘chip in the game’, but mainly because they fear him; which as you know is the greatest motivator…

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  2. How many responsible parents would allow their 13 yr old to travel outside the country – President or not? Then you add the travel warnings? It is NOT a political issue! It’s a parenting issue. I mean, sheesh!

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    • WeeWeed says:

      And a Common Sense one – apparently they don’t have any.

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      • Brooklyn says:

        This whole story is about control and as mentioned above rules that don’t apply to ‘them’. We keep calling this a spring break ‘vacation’, her damn school wasn’t even closed or off for vacation AND at 13-14 she’s what – a freshman in High School for cryin’ out loud! keep this story alive. We want more pictures…!!

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    • zmalfoy says:

      Well . . .when I was 14, I went to Australia for 3 weeks, sans parents (it was an educational group, and my parents had gotten to know all the adults invoved). . . but, Australia is not Mexico. It’s waaaaaaaaaay more awesome and cool! And, they speak English!

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      • stellap says:

        Besides, you didn’t need 25 secret service agents to guard you, plus armored SUV’s to ride in!

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        • zmalfoy says:

          Exactly!!

          All one needs is to make nice with the locals, and they’ll protect you from the Drop Bears . . . and they’ll teach you how to crack bullwhips and wrestle young bulls (the bovine sort) down so they can be, er. . . “fixed”. . . *ahem* . . . no Secret Service or armored vehicles involved!

          (BTW: I loved that trip. Australia was an awesome place to visit, and I really do wanna go back someday. . .)

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        • texan59 says:

          i don’t know about that. Quoting from Zohp’s avatar – “Z. Malfoy is a Catholic-with-a-questionable-past” hehe! Just kidding Z. 😀

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      • Well … lol it’s waaaaaay further away, too! But I think what bothereed me the most was the inconsistency of it. The gov’t just finished telling Americans to stay away from dangerous places, among them a town a stones throw from the destination of this group. Secret Service or not, why risk it?

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  3. Oh What I wanted to say was that I think it’s pretty gutsy of Santorum to make a statement, as usual, that goes against the gut of the liberal media. he’s responding as a fellow parent, not necessarily as a candidate!

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    • Brooklyn says:

      I’m not a huge St Rick fan, but that was, as you say a ‘gutsy’ thing to say, “… You [they] should set an example…” The only examples the obama’s will more than likely pass on to their daughters is how to lie, cheat, steal because the ends justify the means.

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  4. solaratov says:

    What happened to that “unwritten rule” when it came to the Bush daughters? I seem to recall a LOT of coverage of everything they did – and a lot of pure fantasy about them.
    Did this rule just come into being in 2009?

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  5. ZurichMike says:

    And he’s not going after the children. He’s questioning the intelligence and noting the hypocrisy of the parents, especially that of the Marxist mulatto.

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  6. Has anybody been noticing that the Malia Obama field trip is to the city in Mexico (Oaxaca) best known and revered as the birthplace and governorship of Benito Juarez: progressive, liberal, Marxist? The place is filled with Red-squaresque shrines to the man and his atheistic, church-suppressing, redistributive, Marxist ways. Coincidence?

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