Right-Wing Media React To Obama's Comment About Inequality With Usual Obama Derangement

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The right-wing media have shown time and again that they'll attack President Obama for any reason, whether they're annoyed by his tie color or enraged by the toppings he puts on his hamburger.

This week, they're attacking Obama for telling his daughters that they're likely going to be successful even during tough times for the country -- they are, after all, the children of a U.S. president -- while making a broader point about class and inequality in America. The offending quote, from his remarks at a recent campaign event in New York, was:

OBAMA: Our kids are going to be fine. And I always tell Malia and Sasha, look, you guys, I don't worry about you -- I mean, I worry the way parents worry -- but they're on a path that is going to be successful, even if the country as a whole is not successful. But that's not our vision of America. I don't want an America where my kids are living behind walls and gates, and can't feel a part of a country that is giving everybody a shot.

So Obama said that he tells his children "they're on a path that is going to be successful, even if the country as a whole is not successful" and then immediately added that that's "not our vision of America. I don't want an America where my kids are living behind walls and gates."

But The Washington Examiner decided that what Obama really said, as they wrote in a blog post headline, was, "Obama: My kids will succeed, even if USA doesn't." Their post continued:

President Obama believes that Republican leadership of the country would ruin the United States as a land of opportunity, but he's (justifiably) confident that his daughters will have plenty of opportunities, no matter what.

[...]

It is good to be the president.

Fox Nation quickly followed suit:

Obama kids

Blogger Jim Hoft was not far behind, linking to both the Examiner and Fox Nation and writing, "Really, Barack? Really?"

He was joined by blogger Pamela Geller, who, in her trademark hysterical style, wrote:

As for your kids, screw 'em. How has this guy not been run out of town? The power of the enemedia.

[...]

UPDATE: Who'd a thunk that we'd actually consider telling our kids to aspire to ......... work for the government or government-created faux industries (green, global warming) or whatever political fraud is constructed to scam the masses. But that's where the future is going under this crushing statism.

Seriously. When I was a kid, every mom wanted her kids to be doctors. Who, now, wants their kids working under soviet-style social medicine?

And Matt Drudge also faithfully picked up the attack, linking to the Examiner post on the Drudge Report today:

Drudge Obama kids

It just goes to show that there's no attack too petty for the right-wing media to launch at Obama.

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Economy, Education
Network/Outlet
The Drudge Report, Washington Examiner, Fox Nation, Gateway Pundit
Person
Matt Drudge, Jim Hoft, Pamela Geller
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Atlas Shrugs
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