Meta-Blog

SEARCH QandO

Email:
Jon Henke
Bruce "McQ" McQuain
Dale Franks
Bryan Pick
Billy Hollis
Lance Paddock
MichaelW

BLOGROLL QandO

 
 
Recent Posts
The Ayers Resurrection Tour
Special Friends Get Special Breaks
One Hour
The Hope and Change Express - stalled in the slow lane
Michael Steele New RNC Chairman
Things that make you go "hmmmm"...
Oh yeah, that "rule of law" thing ...
Putting Dollar Signs in Front Of The AGW Hoax
Moving toward a 60 vote majority?
Do As I Say ....
 
 
QandO Newsroom

Newsroom Home Page

US News

US National News
Politics
Business
Science
Technology
Health
Entertainment
Sports
Opinion/Editorial

International News

Top World New
Iraq News
Mideast Conflict

Blogging

Blogpulse Daily Highlights
Daypop Top 40 Links

Regional

Regional News

Publications

News Publications

 
Obama declares wife off-limits
Posted by: McQ on Monday, May 19, 2008

According to Jake Tapper:
On Good Morning America today, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, took issue with a Tennessee Republican Party attack on his wife Michelle for her February comments that "for the first time in my adult lifetime I'm really proud of this country."

The Tennessee GOP launched a web video making much hay out of those comments, suggesting she is unpatriotic.

"The GOP — should I be the nominee — I think can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record," Obama told Robin Roberts. (Watch HERE) "If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful. Because that I find unacceptable. The notion that you start attacking my wife? Or my family? Michelle is the most honest, the best person I know. She is one of the most caring people I know. She loves this country. For them to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her I think is just low class and I think most of the American people would think that as well."

He also said, "these folks should lay off my wife."
Question for Mr. Obama - has Bill Clinton been off-limits during all of this?

Here's the deal - as long as his wife is out making political statements, she is no different than anyone else - there is no immunity for political figures and she has made herself one with Obama's obvious consent. If she wasn't out campaigning (and in a rather outspoken way, just like Bill Clinton) Obama might have a case. But she is and is thus fair game (heat, kitchen, etc.).

But nice try.
 
TrackBacks
Return to Main Blog Page
 
 

Previous Comments to this Post 

Comments
Sorry, Your Holiness, but your wife kicked herself into play. I can’t say I’m surprised, because Obama seems to think that any subject on which he can be criticized is off-limits, simply because it is damaging to him.
 
Written By: the wolf
URL: http://
If McCain’s wife campaigns for him, what she says will also be fair game.

So maybe Sen. Jesus should stop being such a whining punk or tell his (inexplicably) angry wife to STFU for awhile
 
Written By: shark
URL: http://
From here on out, any criticism will be called an attack.

That way we can talk about the person making the claim and whether its fair to make the claim as opposed to the claim itself and what it says about Obama.

Not surprised. I am surprised they just threw that out there and not save it for an actual Michelle Moment.

Unless this was part of that ’video of Michelle at a Wright protest something or other’ thing which, unless I actually see the video, sound more and more like it was bait.
 
Written By: jpm100
URL: http://
Boo Hoo Senator. I thought Democrat’s were ’fighters’ not whiners.

 
Written By: Grimshaw
URL: http://
The Obamessiah may be aware of the rumors that the Hillary camp has video of Mrs. O in a hate-whitey rant at Rev. Wright’s church, and is doing some pre-emptive damage control. I’ve seen some speculation that Hillary has been hanging in as long as she has because the Clintonistas have something seen as really damaging to the O’s and have been waiting for the moment of maximum potatential damage (probably during or immediately before the convention) to leak it.

Even if the rumor about the videotape of Mrs. O is untrue, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Clinton "plumbers" squad were working overtime on nailing down some damaging dirt and relaying word back to HQ, "Tell her to keep running—we should have something any day now."
 
Written By: Bilwick
URL: http://
Freaking panzy...

This is what you get when you thrust to the front of the line a man that’s never actualy had to run in a real, contested election...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
I hereby declare my paycheck off limits to all government officials.

There .. that ought to it. Let’s see how long that works.
 
Written By: Neo
URL: http://
The Obamessiah may be aware of the rumors that the Hillary camp has video of Mrs. O in a hate-whitey rant at Rev. Wright’s church
Good point. Could this actually be an attempt to minimize the impact of what they know is waiting to come out?
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
There .. that ought to it. Let’s see how long that works.
But thou art not the Chosen One. Thy words are ineffectual.
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
"If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful. Because that I find unacceptable."
Oh my. What will he do about it?

Oh right—they are leftists. They can solve everthing by talking, feeling, emoting . . .
 
Written By: Don
URL: http://
The only solution is for Barak to distance himself just like he did from the good Reverend...

"I did not have sex with that woman..." /fingerwag
 
Written By: Douglas Black
URL: http://
Good point. Could this actually be an attempt to minimize the impact of what they know is waiting to come out?
Or, they could be counting on creating a ’fake but true’ moment in Obama’s favor. Dan Rather’s fake but true memos shutdown all AWOL talk for the rest of the election.

I just don’t see the sense to leaking that there is a video and not leaking the video itself. The only explanation is that the video will not live up to the hype.


 
Written By: jpm100
URL: http://
I’m eager to see how Cindy McCain’s drug-stealing from a non-profit organization plays out. I hope the Tennessee citizens lock up their medicine cabinets when McCain is campaigning in their state.
 
Written By: John Jay
URL: http://
But John Jay, all McCain has to do is say that he disapproves of it, and you can no longer mention Mrs. McCain!

 
Written By: shark
URL: http://
Does this sound like Obama is trying to engage the Tenn. GOP in a "dialogue with preconditions."

Can’t we just talk ? Can’t we all just get along ?
 
Written By: Neo
URL: http://
I wonder how long talk with Iran would last if Ahmadinejad just wanted to talk about Michelle Obama ?
 
Written By: Neo
URL: http://
Now this may be over the top.
 
Written By: Neo
URL: http://
Neo - but those quotes and comments are very funny. Michelle Obama is ridiculously out of touch with reality.
 
Written By: Grimshaw
URL: http://
I just meant the name
 
Written By: Neo
URL: http://
For them to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her I think is just low class
Particularly laughable coming from the man who keeps on using the John McCain "100 years" line in that ecact same way
 
Written By: shark
URL: http://
Dance and piano lessons are very important. Really human rights gosh darn it.
And one of the first things that Obama will do, with the help of a Democratic Congress, is pass a comprehensive national dance and piano plan to make lessons available to all Americans, not just the wealthy few!

He’ll call on the United States to "lead by example" and develop new dance steps at home to be exported to developing countries instead of waiting for the next Macrana to appear on our doorstep, and we’ll teach ALL Americans to play the piano. Then, armed with this new knowledge, they’ll be able to help developing countries learn these skill too. But it’s foolish to think we can just keep dancing and playing piano here in the US all we want and the rest of the world is just going to say "OK".

That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.

 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
Will samba for drug money.
 
Written By: Is
URL: http://
Because that I find unacceptable.
I hope people here are paying attention. Obama is going to tell teacher on you.

Or maybe he think he’s Michael Corleone in Godfather II.
Senator Geary: Because I intend to squeeze you. I don’t like your kind of people. I don’t like to see you come out to this clean country in oily hair and dressed up in those silk suits, and try to pass yourselves off as decent Americans. I’ll do business with you but the fact is that I despise your masquerade, the dishonest way you pose yourself. Yourself and your whole f—king family.
Michael Corleone: Senator, we’re both part of the same hypocrisy. But never think it applies to my family.
 
Written By: huxley
URL: http://
Oh right—they are leftists. They can solve everthing by talking, feeling, emoting . . .
Close to the mark. But there’s more. I hate to harp on this, but the post-modernist foundation of today’s left means they believe they, and only they, possess the right to determine the terms of the debate. Because they do not believe in basic Enlightenment principles, and their ideological opponents do, then they require the rest of us to hew to their definitions in order to discuss issues.

They deny basic logic and argument principles in favor of, as you say, emotion. Whatever someone feels is right must, by definition, be right, at least for that person. And no one else, particularly someone who does not belong to the church of post-modernism, has the right to tell them they are wrong.

Contradiction doesn’t matter, because in post-modernism, there’s no such thing as contradiction. There are merely different viewpoints from different people, and as long as someone subscribes to post-modernist thought, any of the different viewpoints is considered valid. However, if one does not subscribe to post-modernism, then one’s point of view is automatically invalid, and can be dismissed with a wave of the hand, as Obama tries to do constantly. In every speech he makes and every press conference he gives, he exposes himself as having a worldview that is completely based in post-modern claptrap.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
URL: http://
Unless Michelle Obama was also an adulterous drug addict who robbed her own charity and helped fund Sudanese death squads, I really fail to understand why John McCain would celebrate making the wives fair game.
 
Written By: August J. Pollak
URL: http://www.someguywithawebsite.com
August — (1) John McCain is not "celebrating making the wives fair game." (2) If Michelle Obama is going to campaign aggressively on behalf of her husband and make strong comments about America and her husband’s critics, why shouldn’t she be fair game?

Michelle Obama is representing Obama. If Obama doesn’t want her words used against her, she should be more careful of what she says or stop making campaign speeches.
 
Written By: huxley
URL: http://
And Cindy McCain is representing her husband. She should release her tax records.

Oh, and not steal money from her charity to buy drugs.
 
Written By: August J. Pollak
URL: http://www.someguywithawebsite.com
Those things don’t seem the same to me. The drug business happened in the early nineties and not as part of campaigning for her husband. Nor do I see it mandatory for a candidate’s spouse to release tax records during a campaign unless he or she promised to do so.

Cindy McCain aside, do you really believe that Michelle Obama should be exempt from criticism for whatever she says while campaigning for her husband?
 
Written By: huxley
URL: http://
Not unlike BDS, you can’t create MDS without some degree of a double standard.
 
Written By: jpm100
URL: http://
Stanley Kurtz (who is an absolute ace when it comes to cornering a subject) continues his work on the Obama-Wright relationship.

Kurtz is not a popularizer. He is more of a scholar who provides background.

He also has an article on James Cone ("black theology") in the current issue of National Review, which is only available with a subscription. (I dumped mine a while back, so I haven’t seen it yet.)
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://mcphillips.blogspot.com/
Not unlike BDS, you can’t create MDS without some degree of a double standard.
I’ve long said the potential successor to BDS is RPADS - Republican Presidential Administration Derangement Syndrome. I fear that at this point, there is a contingent on the left that will deny the legitimacy, intelligence, character, and good faith of anyone elected on a Republican ticket.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
URL: http://
Those things don’t seem the same to me.
Yeah. One thing about it: the fact that you cheat on your spouse, steal, and do drugs doesn’t necessarly mean anything about your spouse. But if you have radical anti-American beliefs, I don’t see how you could have a relationship with a spouse who loves America.

The fact that Obama’s spouse, preacher, friend, and blogger all seem to hate America is telling.
 
Written By: Don
URL: http://
EshrXC ebxkowtljbqb, [url=http://pxrmhobdwhao.com/]pxrmhobdwhao[/url], [link=http://xwzwukjrzybn.com/]xwzwukjrzybn[/link], http://pcydzxbbjtfb.com/
 
Written By: 5
URL: http://jwxrueuqxtfc.com/

 
Add Your Comment
  NOTICE: While we don't wish to censor your thoughts, we do blacklist certain terms of profanity or obscenity. This is not to muzzle you, but to ensure that the blog remains work-safe for our readers. If you wish to use profanity, simply insert asterisks (*) where the vowels usually go. Your meaning will still be clear, but our readers will be able to view the blog without worrying that content monitoring will get them in trouble when reading it.
Comments for this entry are closed.
Name:
Email:
URL:
HTML Tools:
Bold Italic Blockquote Hyperlink
Comment:
   
 
Vicious Capitalism

Divider

Buy Dale's Book!
Slackernomics by Dale Franks

Divider

Divider