Another Recent Issue Where Obama Doesn’t Keep his Word

Posted on September 8, 2008. Filed under: B. Hussein Obamaniacs and the Quasi-Religious Approach to Candidacy, Examination of Obama's past and present associations with questionable characters, News on Obama's Competition |

 Obama himself came out and publically stated that none of his staff was responsible for the political low-blows being thrown at Sarah Palin about her parenting skills when many started attacking Palin as a bad mother. He further went on to say that he has informed his staff that if they are out talking about Sarah Palin’s family that they will be fired. Well, it’s time for Obama to live up to his word.

Laura Ingraham had Howard Gutman, one of Barack Obama’s advisors, on her show Friday where Gutman criticized Palin as a bad mother for her candidacy. The conversation is transcribed below. The last anyone has heard, Gutman is still one of Obama’s advisors, another case of Barack Obama not keeping his word on an issue that he, supposedly, took a stand on.

Howard Gutman: “If my daughter had just come at 17 years old and said, “Mom, Dad, I’m pregnant, we have a family problem,” I wouldn’t say, “You know what we’re going to do? We’re going to take this private family problem and some people in the town will know it, but we’re going to work through as a family. And you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to go on the international stage and broadcast it to the world, and we’ll deal with this…”

Laura Ingraham: “That’s not your choice.”

Howard Gutman: “…We’ll deal with this in December.”

Laura Ingraham: “That’s not your choice, though.”

Howard Gutman: “Well, what I’m saying is, this wasn’t a working mother issue. This was a parent issue.”

(As transcribed from Fox News report on 9/7/2008.)

So what was the Obama campaign’s response? Fox News reports that the Obama Campaign claims Gutman does not speak for the campaign and his views are not Obama’s views. There are two major problems with this response. First, when Gutman went on the Laura Ingraham Show as an advisor to Barack Obama, then yes he does speak for the Obama campaign. Otherwise, why would the Obama campaign send him to do the interview? None of the appearances on news shows and political forums happen without precise planning of who is going to appear on that show and what their message will bring. It is obvious that Gutman is doing the dirty work of the Obama campaign, even though Obama is acting as if he is throwing Gutman under the bus for his remarks. This is a method for Obama to drive home the accusations of Palin being a bad mother without having to take responsibility for the attacks. If Obama really felt strongly that Palin’s family was off limits and he meant it then he would be sticking to his word now. Instead though, he’s just showing his true colors.

The second major problem with Obama’s response is that he is the candidate who claims that his 20-year membership in an anti-American church has no basis in this campaign, along with his long-time relationship with William Ayers who happens to be an admitted unrepentant domestic terrorist. He claims bringing up these associations are dirty politics that no voter should consider about him. Obama also was livid when his wife became a campaign issue when she claimed she had never been proud of her country until now. Even though she made these comments while campaigning for Obama, Obama claimed they had nothing to do with his campaign. Obama claims that all of these are hateful smears and attacks when anyone brings them up, yet one of his advisors goes on a national talk radio show and attacks Sarah Palin’s parenting skills and Obama does nothing to the guilty advisor. By not firing Gutman, Obama is only helping to convince voters that he is low enough to attack a successful mother’s parenting skills. Could anyone image what might happen if Michelle Obama was asked how she could possibly be a good mother while keeping a successful career with two daughters at home and a husband always out campaigning?


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