Skip to comments.Obama Finance Chieftan Slams Palin Parenting (on Laura Ingraham Show)
Posted on 09/06/2008 10:05:58 AM PDT by mojito
The Obama camp must be in melt down. Perhaps fearing that the MSM has now slowed in its efforts to villify Sarah Palin and drive her out of the race, they have taken up the slurs and slams directly. Howard Guttman, an original member of the Obama national finance committee, went on Laura Ingraham Friday to again and again infer that Palins parenting skills and the choice to run for VP were suspect. It is stunning actually. A sample:
Gutman said the issue wasnt one of gender, but one of parenting - regardless of the gender of the parent.
This has nothing to do with gender, whether Todd Palin was the nominee or Sarah Palin was the nominee, Gutman said. If my daughter had just come home at 17 years old and said, Mom, Dad, Im pregnant, we have a family problem, I wouldnt say, You know what were going to do? Were going to take this private family problem and you know what Im going to do? Im going to go on the international stage and broadcast this to the world.
Gutman continued, this wasnt a working mother issue, this was a parent issue The proper attack is not that a woman shouldnt run for vice president with five kids, its that a parent, when they have a family in need, a Downs baby who needs them mother or father.
So you are judging her parenting skills, Ingraham said. Youre saying you dont think shes a good parent for doing this job.
Im saying the proper criticism is not that its a woman or man it doesnt matter whether its Todd or Sarah, Gutman said. Think of how many politicians have said its not the right time in my familys life for me to run.
The Obama camp denied that this outburst represented their views. (If you believe that, I have some old Wesley Clark interviews to play for you.) And if Guttman really strayed entirely off message and his views violate the Obama directive to leave kids and family out of it, isnt the correct response to give Guttman back his money? He cant be fired because he is not, to my knowledge, working on the campaign. But the equivalent treatment would be to denounce him and separate the Obama campaign from his noxious views by returning his check(s).
One wonders what the Obama internal polling must be and what the chit-chat within the Obama camp must be to set off such blather and stupidity. Like the hair trigger response which greeted the original Palin announcement, one wonders if this latest episode suggests that Obama isnt, after all, a great executive, but rather a mere figurehead unable to reign in his troops or provide them with guidance in troubling times. Imagine if the crisis were something other than a drop in his poll numbers.
Yup and the Kennedy’s and Gore’s are shining examples of parenting.
Didn’t Obama say that he would fire anyone in his campaign that engaged in sexist comments?
He should make an “executive” decision on this one.
“So, who is Howard Gutman, Obama’s pointman on perfect parenthood? Mastermind of the “proper attack” on Gov. Sarah Palin?
Possibly one of the biggest, bloodiest scalps McCain could tack to the wall:
* Official member of Barack Obama’s campaign. You know, one of those folks eligible for something Obama calls “firing” should they attack a candidate’s family -— properly or otherwise.
* Only one of 35 bundlers to raise over $500,000 for Obama, on par with Hollywood moguls Daivd Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg
* Not only a registered lobbyist, but Lobbyist of the Year (2006)
* Not only Lobbyist of the Year, but he played a lobbyist (himself) on HBO’s K Street
* Did I mention he likes to lobby?
* And that Obama does not?
I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over. I have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists and won. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president.
Barack Obama, Speech in Des Moines, IA, November 10, 2007
* And last but not least, defense attorney for Bill Ayers’ Weather Underground killers, springing domestic terrorist Susan Rosenberg from prison.”
Well, they better get used to this for the next 3-4 presidential terms...
He must have conveniently forgot. You know all those promises. It’s hard to keep track.
Pure Puke! (I hope you missed your keyboard)
This isn’t just a news pimp. This is a high-level member of his campaign, maybe slated to be a high official in his gubbermint.
Sounds about as classy as Mad Maddy Albright.
So I guess Guttman would criticize Joe Biden for taking his Senate oath right after his wife and daughter were killed, leaving him a single Dad?
He never has made one in his life. He doesn't know how.
Though of emailing any of that to Sean, Carl or even Brit at FoxNews?
I’ve got to imagine Megyn would find it marvellous funs simply to read out over the air.
Then sit back and wait for the inevitable explosion. Think of the fun, think of the ratings!
And I’m dead serious, my FRiend.
Go back and read post #7 about this guy’s connections to the Weather Underground.
Obambi should stop using his 19-month campaign as his “executive experience.” He’s obviously terrible at it.
Obama’s grandma must have been a bad parent because her teen daughter got knocked-up and gave birth to Obama
I think Mr. Guttman, he of dubious intellect, is unable to understand the fact that conservatives are glad the nominee is Sarah Palin rather than Todd Palin.
My only fear at this point is that eventually the Obama people will figure out that they are undermining their candidate (as well as making asses of themselves) and stop talking.
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