Fox News Andrea Tantaros takes a shot at Malia Obama…there is nothing like a grown woman attacking a child

Below you will find what Fox News analyst, Andrea Tantaros, had to say about the President’s daughter, Malia. whatever happened to simply discussing politics. when did it take this turn toward the personal. I know the answer it happened in January 2009.

TANTAROS: I mean look, if the president is going to talk about his daughters, typically I would not talk about the daughters, unless, of course, they go to the Bahamas on spring break and we have to pay for it and I think it’s wrong, which I do. But they’re not grown women. So I’m just wondering, at 15 years old, is the Obama daughter, Malia, going to go on birth control? Are they gonna put her on birth control? Because he’s very concerned with the contraceptives and pharmaceuticals that are going in the mouths of everybody else’s 15-year old daughter.
But it’s definitely collectivism, right? “It takes a village.” Do you hear it, everybody? “It takes a village to raise your kids.” President Obama is now the parent-in-chief. Kathleen Sebelius is raising your kids. Joe Biden is raising your kids. Oh not even, it doesn’t stop there. It’s not kids. They consider 15-year olds to be women. They want to tell grown women what to do. They know how grown women feel. They have no idea how women feel. They should stop talking about it, because they have no clue.
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  • Bill  On May 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    As far as this topic is concerned, it became personal in March 2008 when the president said that he does not want his daughters punished with a baby. Again in July 2012 the president said “Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think that’s a bad idea. I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices.”

    If you care to be fair, perhaps you’ll chide the president for interjecting his daughters into the debate which I personally think is despicable. But if it is acceptable for him to do then they don’t get a shield from his opponents.

  • EstateTailor  On May 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    When Mrs. Obama promotes a national program aimed at children/youth, i.e. Let’s Move, and talks about her family/children we feel a connection and don’t reprimand her for exploitation. But if a controversial issue which affects the nation’s youth is discussed there can be those who feel the president’s family should receive special exclusion. I don’t think we can have things both ways. The most recent ruling for this over-the-counter contraception lowered the age for purchase from 17- to 15-years-old. If a sitting president has a family member who would be personally affected by this ruling then discussing the issue and referencing the family member must be allowed if we truly value our freedom of speech. The crucial point should be RESPECTFUL discussion. When reading Ms Tantaros comments I sense a sarcastic tone of disrespect. If the conversation focuses on whether the almost-15-year-old daughter of the president should be able to receive birth control because of a court ruling, we are missing the point. The judge wants to make it available to ALL WOMEN OF CHILD-BEARING AGE. To me, that can mean an 11-year old would be able to purchase this drug without parental approval. Not to mention if this drug is being sold over-the-counter then we can be sure there will be multiple instances of this drug being shop-lifted from stores by men/women of any age because of the ease of access. While the government makes policies which may ERODE the responsibilities of parents it doesn’t EXEMPT parents from teaching their children values of self-esteem and respect for one another. These are the fundamental issues to be address when discussing reproductive rights for women AND men.

  • elogam  On May 8, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Oddly enough, the president will refer to his daughters to make a point, but if someone else does I’m sure he’ll suddenly decide his children are off limits. I probably wouldn’t have made so direct a comparison, but I think it’s a valid question: as the father of a 15 year-old, is he comfortable with her making such a decision without discussing it with either her mother or her father?