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RNC media specialist, Elizabeth Lauten, bullies 1st daughters, Malia and Sasha, on Facebook

Elizabeth Lauten Twitter pic

Elizabeth Lauten Twitter pic

Elizabeth Lauten, whose Twitter moniker is @DCGopGirl, made some disparaging remarks about Malia and Sasha Obama on Facebook based on her perception of them at the White House Annual Turkey Pardoning Ceremony.

Many media outlets poked fun at the Obama sisters and their expressions of “indifference,” which many would agree is typical teen behavior. But Lauten took exception to the matter and lost cool points. It’s typical mean girl behavior.

Sasha and Malia at Turkey Pardoning Ceremony

In an open letter, i.e. Facebook status update, she told them “try showing a little class” and then went on to say “Then again your parents don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you’re coming up short in the ‘good role model’ department.”

Lauten is communications director for U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher. The GOP staffer is a cyber-bully, completely out of line and needs to face repercussions. Her behavior is inflammatory and provocative. If Lauten considers her post on Facebook an example of “class” then as a southern belle, I am flummoxed. This isn’t exactly an example of “class” that this writer learned in etiquette class or any periodical on the subject.

To add insult to injury, the snobbish Lauten demanded the teenaged first daughters to, “Stretch yourself. Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during televised, public events.”

Read the rant for yourself and her lame apology here.

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  1. Miss Myrtle on November 29, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Dearies, is it just me or does Ms. Lauten bear a startling resemblance to Sarah Palin? The lovechild of Ms. Palin and Rush Limbaugh perhaps….

    • garystartswithg on November 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      She is huge, like 250 lbs, she just wears way too much makeup for her age like sarah palin and most republican women that want to look like street walkers.

      • Lf Vines on November 29, 2014 at 9:27 pm

        You are not only offending Republican women, you are also offending Democrat women. You are the kind of man that all women despise. Do you think calling a woman “huge” or “street walkers” is gaining you admiration as a well spoken, intelligent man? I certainly hope your mother is proud of the way you publicly speak about women. Because it is very unlikely you have found a female in the U.S.A. who would put up with your ignorance.

        • intergalacticman2012 . on November 30, 2014 at 2:44 pm

          Lf Vines, really? If you don’t think 250 lbs is huge, then you’re ignorant, too. That weight is unhealthy. Have you seen a picture of this E. Lauten? She is overweight. I’m not being mean. I’m being honest. Besides, maybe garystartswithg is a vagina, not a penis.

          • lacgurl on February 27, 2015 at 8:17 am

            E Lauten did not criticize weight or looks of the girls. She simply stated the truth. But that is what the Demo”rats” have a problem with isn’t it? You people wouldn’t know a fact or a truth if it hit you in the face. The entire party watches that joke in office tell lie after lie and yet they continue to embarrass themselves by groveling after him. I think Barrys girls are adorable myself

        • topryder1 on December 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm

          Concerned about the wrong thing. Just because she is a women does not exempt her from being a filthy sleaze bag.

      • Holdingout on June 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm

        And both of the Obama girls are clinically obese just like their mother so..,,

    • Lf Vines on November 29, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Shame on you. Here you are going with the Sarah Palin remarks. Did you complain when her children were attacked during the election? Do you think calling names makes you less a bully? She apologized. Show some class yourself and accept it graciously.

      • Kathryn Stone on November 29, 2014 at 10:28 pm

        Sorry fixes everything.

      • Ryansistah on November 30, 2014 at 1:00 am

        Miss Piggy’s apology is full of shit! and I don’t have an ounce of class so stick a feather in it!

      • intergalacticman2012 . on November 30, 2014 at 2:46 pm

        Sorry, but “praying” about something and saying sorry doesn’t excuse everything. This is more than a “oops” I publicly attacked some innocent kids. This is a fault in her moral composition. She should be FIRED.

        • lacgurl on February 27, 2015 at 8:19 am

          for what exactly ? telling the truf ? Watch while she schools you people. The Truuf will set y’all free

          • Aquaria on April 10, 2015 at 2:41 pm

            She didn’t tell any truth, moron. That’s what you’re too stupid to get.

      • DelawareLdy on December 1, 2014 at 9:18 am

        She apologized to whom? I’ve read her “apology” she did not apologize to the Obama girls. Not once in her “apology did she say Malia and Sasha I apologize, they are the people that she chastised and insulted. She back tracked on her post to try to save herself, not because she was truly sorry.

        • lacgurl on February 27, 2015 at 8:20 am

          sure she did and take that pathetic druggie as your avatar off . #TMRIP

          • DelawareLdy on February 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

            Well at least I do have an avatar…I’m not a coward hiding behind a keyboard, besides your a little late to the party arent you? Get a life troll.

      • Jakeflyby on December 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm

        The only Palin child that came under criticism was Bristol. She is 24 years old and has place herself directly into the spotlight with cable TV shows and her idiotic social media tweets. No one need apologize for any Bristol Plain criticism… ever.

      • topryder1 on December 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm


      • Miss Myrtle on December 9, 2014 at 3:11 am

        Actually Dearie, I did say that all children were off-limits during the election, including Ms. Palin’s. This is not name-calling – that would be more Ms. Palin’s style. I am merely suggesting remarkable resemblances. Am sure that Ms. Lauten resigned after much prayer and discussion with her parents…and the GOP

    • Ryansistah on November 30, 2014 at 12:56 am

      My first thought! she’s a Palin wanna be….
      sad really

    • Johnnie Goode on November 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Its time these Obama Girls follow the Bush role model instead. Time for some underaged drinking like the Bush twins got caught doing. Then they would gain the respect of the GOP.

      • Joey Tranchina on December 1, 2014 at 6:26 am

        George Bush was the worst president in my lifetime (ie. since FDR) . At the end of the day, America may not survive the damage that he did to our country.

        That being said, I thought the attacks on his daughters were equally disgusting.

        • Neill Southwick on December 1, 2014 at 9:34 pm

          You don’t give G.W.Bush enough credit. He’s the worst since
          James Buchanan. Harding was in that club of duds too but he was just dull minded.

          • Joey Tranchina on December 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm

            I have no problem with that, except that I think Buchanan has gotten too much blame for failing to prevent a Civil War that was all but inevitable before his presidency. If you want an answer in the full historical context, my answer would be Bush is the worst president since Andrew Johnson, whose racist destruction of Reconstruction set the stage for an un-healed America and 100 years of Jim Crow. The consequences of the idiot Bush’s presidency may be even worse, since the America he damaged may not have 100 years.

    • Holdingout on June 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Well if we want to talk about fat let’s start with the Obama girls shall we

      • Miss Myrtle on August 3, 2016 at 4:01 am

        Ah yes, another racist Don The Con troll. The Implosion Has Started And It
        Is Gonna Be YUGE!

  2. Ron A. Reyes on November 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    It is a shame that in the US political arena, that Ms. Lautan would not lose her job as she had definitely demonstrated an inability to adequately gauge the reaction of the public to her statements and then following up “after reflection” putting out a lame apology. I think someone needs to rethink her career path. Or just maybe, follow the advice of her party and just find a man and settle down.

    • *Star*Bryte* on November 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Had it been any prior POTUS, believe me, she would, but i feel because he’s not Caucasian she’ll get away with it, look at how disrespectful many GOPers are of him? it’s a shame, I’ve never seen such utter disrespect of a sitting President, and they are so blatant w/it!

      • garystartswithg on November 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm

        call them out for treason hang them and be done with it, except you would need some really big industrial gallows cause the average con weighs more than a full grown cow, just like Elizabeth Lauten.

      • Donna Patel on November 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm

        The GOP gives absolutely NO respect to Obama and his family, and I’m getting sick of it.

        The guy is doing a great job in office, and the blame he gets for EVERYTHING is sickening.

        It’s like clockwork – As usual, twist it, ignore it and blame it on Obama!

        As you did with the middle eastern conflicts… he gave you the solution you could handle… you twist it, ignore most of it and find something in it to blame Obama

        As you did with immigration reform… you yourself proposed it first..than shelved it, you twist it and find something in it to blame on Obama

        Mitch McConnel at his best… never did anything, never accomplished anything, but twist what other do, focus on a minuscule thing and load up on blame….blame… rinse and repeat…repeat repeat… until it sticks.. like CO2 emissions from a coal fired power plant… he loves it so much… make him live next to it…

        How about giving Obama credit for once? The economy is rolling. Health care is cheaper (still nothing compared to my $25/month car insurance from Insurance Panda or my $15/month renters insurance from Gotham.. but progress is being made!!). Bin Laden is caught. Useless wars have ended.

        But still, Blame Obama!

        Sasha and Malia are great girls. This GOP’er needs to keep her mouth shut!!!

        • Jeff on December 1, 2014 at 10:49 pm

          I love the exchange of viewpoints. Am I wrong to believe that other well intentioned individuals stand by and do nothing to defend this president or his family. Specifically in this case if Hillary defended the teen girls I missed it. She knows better than anyone how wrong Lauten’s attack was. She raised a daughter in the white house. here were no such attacks. She says she cares deeply about women and especially young women. Hmmmmm.

          • Aquaria on April 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm

            Attacks did indeed happen against Chelsea Clinton. Rush Limbaugh called her the White House dog, and promptly lost his television show for it.

      • Lf Vines on November 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm

        President Obama is biracial. He is half white. As far as disrespect, it all depends on which party is in the office. Bush was disrespected on a daily basis by Dems. Obama is disrespected by Repub’s . Things are not ever going to change. The reference to him being “black” and “not Caucasian” however, is racist.

        • *Star*Bryte* on November 30, 2014 at 10:10 am

          oh please! “you” are the ones that created the one drop rule (if you are mixed w/black then you are considered black)!! We (blacks) are the ones that have to accept the biracial children of an interracial marriage when the white family shuns the white mother for her choices!

          And NEVER, has there been such outright blatant disrespect, from any former president on the level that is daily given to the current sitting President! Whatever he does, or his family is highly scrutinized!! Sure that has been done to former Presidents, but there is a difference and it’s “clearly” due to the color of his skin!! So go ahead w/your B.S.!

          • intergalacticman2012 . on November 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm

            Agreed. Obama has had to deal with far more unnecessary crap than Bush or Clinton.

          • Joey Tranchina on December 1, 2014 at 6:31 am

            Fortunately, for all of us, that racist rejection did not take place, in Barack Obama’s family.

          • *Star*Bryte* on December 1, 2014 at 10:17 am

            Yes, very much fortunate for all of us. . .

        • Joey Tranchina on December 1, 2014 at 6:29 am

          Bush was also an ignoramus and one of the worst presidents in American history — one whose presidency had persistent consequence for our country that will damage our grandchildren.

          He earned all the scorn he got… and much more.
          That did not justify attacks on his daughters.

        • Aquaria on April 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm

          Only in the conseravatard land is justified criticism the same thing as disrespect.

    • Lf Vines on November 29, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Remember, we still have freedom of speech, no matter how badly that speech may be. Democrats are just as guilty as Republicans. We hear it everyday, and during every election.

      • ponderer on November 30, 2014 at 11:23 am

        No, Democrats are not just as guilty. That’s the lame false equivalency argument. It’ purpose is just to let the GOP off the hook.

      • requiempoet on November 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm

        Freedom of speech is alright, but it does not protect her from losing her job ( if she loses her job ) or the back lash she gets from her comments.

      • intergalacticman2012 . on November 30, 2014 at 2:50 pm

        So I have the freedom to call you an ignorant heifer Republican apologist as long as I say sorry right afterwards? Okay.

      • Grill S on November 30, 2014 at 9:50 pm

        She’s an overgrown overweight cyber bully!

      • Joey Tranchina on December 1, 2014 at 6:35 am

        You are right it does take place in both parties and it is equally wrong, but you are not correct in asserting that the two parties are equal in that bad behavior.

        The GOP specializes in slander, scorn and code worded racism. Their behavior is much worse and more damaging to the country.

  3. Wayne Powers on November 29, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    It has more to do with their colour than anything else, Racist National Committee

    • *Star*Bryte* on November 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm


  4. *Star*Bryte* on November 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    that ugly pie faced moose, how dare she! they are children, WTF was the point?? We get it that this GOPer doesn’t like/agree w/the POTUS but those girls should not have been thrown into it!

    • JootJoint on November 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      She’s a GoP whore who has been shoved and bullied around all of her life…and she thought she found easy prey when she struck out at the first daughters.

    • garystartswithg on November 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      Pie faced moose? I would rather kiss a pie faced moose. That beast is ugly.

    • Eriq on November 29, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Actually, it’s fascinating when you compare the photographs of the Obama daughters to that of Eliazabeth Lauten.. .They are so pretty and so elegant, and she is simply pasty-faced, with too much make-up, and not very attractive facial features. Perhaps she did this not only out of a sense of political zeal, but also with the help of jealousy.

      • Ryansistah on November 30, 2014 at 1:03 am

        And a lot of spray tanning!

  5. JootJoint on November 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Back off “B-itch!

  6. butterbeanbabe on November 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    bitch please bush daughter bothe were bar hopping sluz, so stop your white girl bully cyber ranting bout nothing , to late to appologize all you dum retards with low iq and a college degree gonna learn that social media is a powerful weapon , if you cant practice then dont aim……. i promise you she will loose her job and credablity you can barel mess with blu ivy carter and get away with shit , BET IS CLOSED BECAUSE OF THEM AND THEY LOST RATINGS FOR MAKING RUDE COMMENTS ABOUT KIDS .. YOU have to understand sasha and malia dont need need no ones opinion of them , they are beautiful smart kids , a man of obama statue wouldnt have less , they dont understand prestige the way a 20 yo would , let them be kids thats the beauty of watching them grow up .. ….compare them to george bush girls and they are saints i cant believe you would associate bar with royality period . you idiotic trailer mind

  7. [email protected] on November 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    did she post a comment to the Bush girls who were know ‘party girls’ who got DRUNK in public, UNDERAGED on many occasions?

    • butterbeanbabe on November 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      no she didnt and she was certainly around during the time bush was in office her political career didnt start yesterday ,bitch betta watch what she say , or she want have a job or life . … she just trying to stir up some shit due to the mike brown situation white folks are madd cause darren wilson had to leave his job and face a civil suite by the browns , if i was the browns i would sue the state of missouri for allowing local officials to hold court as they please , it should not be possible for a prosecutor office to make a decision that serious anyway … new laws need to be coming out of this whole thing

  8. phd45 on November 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Ms. Lauten is a disgrace to political discourse and to all Americans; sadly, a lot of the folks on the right can’t or won’t see that. Idiots like this have no place in positions of political or social responsibility.

    • Pepper on November 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Hey idiot – she is a shoot from the hip reporter that puts the facts out in front of you like most GOOD reporters do. Unfortunately, you can’t see the forest from the trees or you are wearing rose colored glasses. You have young teens that should be learning proper bearing for any kind of future in the real world. Which I would say this is not the world of their choosing. So back off a reporter doing her job and maybe take a look in your bathroom mirror and try to see how people

      • Fanceeme on November 29, 2014 at 5:06 pm

        These are children!!! Maybe she should pick on someone her own size. I feel that children are off limits!! Just like people cooled their heels when they did when Sarah Palins youngest daughter flipped the bird and someone caught it on camera or even when they started judging her other daughter being a teen age mom. People need to pick their fights and tearing down children is not a good match.

        • intergalacticman2012 . on November 30, 2014 at 2:59 pm

          First we’d have to find someone her size…

          (I feel that represented me well.)

      • joey2zs on November 29, 2014 at 5:06 pm

        What? She’s not a reporter. She’s the communications director for a GOP representative from Tennessee.

      • butterbeanbabe on November 29, 2014 at 5:49 pm

        thee obama girls are not mormon kids , they dont have to wear militarized little house on the prairie dresses to suit no one .. they dont have to dress like kate middleton ,cause then their school friends would not want to hang out with them , ,obama is raising his kids mainstream, not royal, those are normal teens , they do normal things ,and the obamas is not gonna appease anyone wen it comes to children they had on stockings , dress short like girls wear them , its fashion those girls love fashion like girls their ages do .. no fakeing an pretending here and i love michelle and the president for that , they let them be kids .. just as bush let his girls , and they choice to drink and hang in bars , and embarrass bush to the maxx . .. the obama girls will go to college harvard or somewhere like that ,, and be politial figures or doctors .. no body is worried bout some .. what this republicant hooker says , she has no merit in our lives .. she only wish she could be as blessed as the obama kids are

      • Kelly T on November 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm

        Pepper, she is NOT a shoot from the hip reporter in this case. She is PAID by our tax dollars. That fact alone means she needs to show restraint. She works for a government official. I will agree with you if she was working for whatever media outlet that reports on the President good or bad.
        There are people in the county that bring it down WITHOUT trying, and people who viscerally attack minor children of a sitting President of ANY PARTY fit that bill. This is not about free speech, it’s about about a lost of something that chops at a country’s “togetherness” it makes you look weak as an American, I can’t go there. I love my country too much.

        • BMcGee on November 30, 2014 at 10:50 am

          Kelly T, your phrase about a country’s “togetherness” made me very sad. The spirit of One Nation seems utterly lost to us.

          We now have a “no mercy/take no prisoners” political mentality that is most ruthlessly practiced by the Right. Their track record of disinformation has derailed even their own candidates (see McCain in 2000). Then there was the Swift Boat smear campaign against John Kerry in 2004 with fake evidence (fraudulent documents) and so-called Kerry shipmates calling him a coward rather than a war hero. There just seems to be no baseline below which they won’t stoop.

          Elizabeth Lauten is simply behaving in form. I’m encouraged that this is such a firestorm in her face, but I really hope she “does the right thing” and resigns from her post as, of all things, “Communications Director” for a sitting Congressman. If not, he needs to ask for her resignation. There has to be a baseline, and at least prior to now it was children.

      • Wally on November 30, 2014 at 1:28 am

        Are you really that stupid?

      • phd45 on November 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm

        First, Pepper, my house is nice and clean, thank you.

        Second, issues regarding the lady’s physical size are irrelevant, no matter which side is bringing them up. Her emotional size is another issue completely.

        Third, I stand by my objective opinion – and calling me an idiot, Pepper, is hardly going to sway me to yours, especially when you don’t even know what Ms. Lauten’s job really is.
        As a professional communications officer (not a reporter, but a partisan), Ms. Lauten should know better than to pick on kids (and really, how serious would you be feeling at a turkey-pardoning?) – or is nothing off-limits when the right wing wants to tear down the president? I reiterate: Ms. Lauten is a disgrace to political discourse and to all Americans, conservative to progressive and all shades in between.

      • DelawareLdy on December 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

        Shoot from the hip reporter? For what news organization? Is it a reporters job to chastise someone elses children? Insult someone elses children? Why did no other new organization report on what the girls were wearing or on there disrepsectful behavior? This woman is not a reporter, she is political operative, who overplayed her hand.

      • Joey Tranchina on December 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

        One, she is NOT a reporter.
        Two, her comments about the president’s kids were inaccurate.
        Three, since you have no idea what you are writing about. the idea of “cleaning your own house” while a good generality, should be applied to your mirror.

  9. garystartswithg on November 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Get a picture of Elizabeth Lauten that isn’t heavily photoshopped. She looks like a slab of bacon trying to make money on a street corner. I can’t think of anything much more hideous than some inbred noneck fat cow hooker.

    • Your slip is showing on November 30, 2014 at 1:28 am


  10. gococksri on November 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    “Those judgmental feelings truly have no place in my heart???????” Often one’s first reaction to something is most revealing of one’s true, uh, “feelings.” In other words, it seems clear that those “judgmental feelings” have taken up residence in Ms. Lauten’s “heart.”

    I wonder what kind of “feelings” she has about her boss, who misuses the Bible to justify cutting SNAP benefits for the hungry while, at the same time and relative to the same bill, increasing farm subsidies to wealthy farmers and agribusiness concerns? He, by the way, had received $3.5 million in subsidies between 1999 and 2012. His family, by the way, had received over $9 million in subsidies during the same time period.

  11. Tired Populist on November 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    What a hollow apology, these re-thugs are just loathesome trolls…

  12. kingpin6172 on November 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Why is it that liberals can’t take comments about Obama without comparing him to Bush?? I don’t get it…. We’re talking about Obama’s kids, not Bush’s…. same way you libtards always have to talk shit about Bush when Obama makes yet ANOTHER stupid law… HOW DO THESE THINGS COME BACK TO BUSH?! WHY CAN YOU PEOPLE NOT JUDGE OBAMA FOR WHAT HE IS WITHOUT COMPARISONS???

    • joey2zs on November 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      You don’t understand the concept of hypocrisy, do you? A GOP operative slurred the children of your POTUS for being “classless.” Compare that to the Bush daughters, the youngest of whom was 3 years older than Malia is today when she was ARRESTED FOR PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS AND UNDERAGE DRINKING. The Bush daughters were on the covers of newspapers photographed drinking and being falling down drunk.
      The Obama daughters were standing demurely behind their father on a podium for an hour.
      Yet, your side attacks Malia and Sasha for having no class. Can you not see the hypocrisy? Of recent Presidential children, we only have to go back the previous President to find two truly classless people who were truly not being parented well. Let me guess, you don’t see the hypocrisy?

      • Deborah Webb on November 29, 2014 at 6:53 pm

        Let me guess, you don’t see the hypocrisy?
        When you ask a Republican that, you are talking to a wall.

    • butterbeanbabe on November 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      because they bothe are president status you fool … i dont care if the president we have now is white , he has to be compared if he did a shitty job, he didnt get osama bin lauden , SPENDING ALL THAT MONEY he sent all those soliders over there to die , mostly by their own weapons , and spent billions doing so ., yet it only too 8 soldiers to go in a house an bring down bin laudin ? huh , what kind of advicers did he have … obama did that in first term .. bush color is not what is wrong with him its his dumb personality and greedy daddy who is rumored to be the one who knocked off kenndedy americans have many reasons for not careing for bush and ignorant is a small peice of it .. .
      so stop asking dumb questions you dont want the answer to YOU DO WANT THE ANSWER RIGHT THEN READ THE ABOVE AND STFU

    • Deborah Webb on November 29, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Kingpin, you are a Republitard. As a Kansan, I know too many of your kind. You are very proudly STUPID, IGNORANT, and racist. After you and your kind pass, you will go where it is very hot and no air-conditioning, and your boss and the one you really worship as GOP’ers will be SATAN.

    • Richard Cranium on November 30, 2014 at 1:33 am

      That dog won’t hunt. Read any article about any topic and then look at the comments… According to conservatives, every single thing that happens anywhere in the world somehow gets pinned on Obama. Even things that happened before he was president

  13. betty on November 29, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Elizabeth white trash. apologies not accepted. We don’t expect more from Republicans
    anyway. This is why we dislike republicans so much. You are all brainless and say trashy things all the time. Hopefully you boss will fire you for his own sake of not losing more votes.

    • tiredoftheintoleranttolerant on November 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      I see that it is perfectly PC to use the term “white trash” which offends me as a white person. Before anyone starts labeling me as racist, my family has been interracial since 1976 in a part of the South where the KKK would shoot you for less.

      While it is wrong to insult Sasha and Malia, many of the people posting here need to rethink their name calling insults. Two (or infinitely many) wrongs do not make a right. Insulting rants will not change the view of others and will not change the world.

      While you are at it, proofread and run your spell check before you post.

      • Jean on November 29, 2014 at 7:09 pm

        . . . says this “holier than thou” whitey. (Can’t use white trash; it’s offending.) Think of how badly Sasha and Malia were disrespected.

        • tiredoftheintoleranttolerant on November 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm

          I understand that they were disrespected. I am just pointing out that using racial slurs against whites is offensive just as much as slurs against any group. I would never use a slur against any race. This not make me “holier than thou”. It makes me aware that it cuts both ways. I would like to read posts that speak against the insulting treatment of the beautiful Obama girls that do not stoop to the level of Ms. Lauten. Rise above.

        • tiredoftheintoleranttolerant on November 29, 2014 at 11:22 pm

          …and “whitey” is just as offensive as “blackie”. Try making your point without racial slurs and name calling.

  14. Jim on November 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Judging from the comments on here, I would suggest most of you need to have a lobotomy…you are nasty people who have no place in a civil society.

  15. MYRA on November 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm


    • Jean on November 29, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Like you, Myra, I don’t think Ms. Lauten’s words were anywhere near sincere. She “had” to write them because she was “pointed out”. Yes, she really should lose her job over showing her hatred.

    • BMcGee on November 30, 2014 at 11:05 am

      Yep, all that “God and family stuff” was really code for “My boss is gonna fire me if I don’t fix this” (and he still should). I have to wonder if she was under the influence of “making merry” when she wrote that original post. No one in her position should be that irresponsible.

  16. Jean on November 29, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    The true disrespect from Ms. Lauten is that she forgot that everyone is due respect, even the daughters of our “black” President. Were they to be formally dressed as though they were going to a ball? They looked properly dressed for the occasion and presented themselves as “proper” teenagers who have to accept being thrown in front of the public and haters as this writer. She earns no respect from me !!

  17. maggie on November 29, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Pepper – you are an idiot and Elizabeth is NOT a reporter at all. She is palin and limbaugh’s jealous fat child who cannot deal with youth, beauty & grace of the Obama girls & got stupidly enraged (as did you) by normal teenage antics. One wonders @ WHICH bar stool she sat/ lay & with whom to become “communications” person????

    This turkey learned ignorance very early – her racism is now part of her psyche & she felt comfortable spewing her poison & trying to cyber-bully teens. Unfortunately she got caught saying out loud what festered in her mind. She “prayed” – but GOD is still in charge! As bold as she wants to be she wouldn’t have DARED even try to “report” on the bush SL&#s. She would probably never have been heard of as a “reporter” again – no matter WHICH bar she started in!

    ELizabeth is NOT a young woman and bereft of news and attention, she could have taken out her angst “reporting” on her OWN party’s antics/ poor manners/ trifling behavior. I can suggest a few topics for her with very little research and both she & YOU could refresh your now doltish minds with a true pic of low class/ bar sluts/
    degenerates. TV, newspapers and tabloids found them: start with rush and palin:
    THEIR brood, HIS drug use; palin’s inability to lead or read and/or understand newspapers (see Katie Kouric interview); Elizabeth could discuss the bushes: “How To Get Into and Out of the Airforce Without REALLY Flying” and “How to Become President by Going to CHAD(s)”; THEN see tabloid and pics of “JENNA & TONIC”; or the juxtaposition of British ROYALTY (going off to war) while the American “Royal” bush twins lay spread-eagled on the ground/ outside a bar/ motel/ car – drunk/ high/ both – just like the much discussed “bar-sluts”. check them out!

    By the way “pepper” – you are now almost 70 and should have more sense than to defend someone who had the sense to realize she was Wrong …dead wrong! and apologize (insincere as we know it to have been).

  18. Public_Programming on November 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I’m just keeping it 100.. these YTees are not playing with Black folks anymore. They will do anything to take back their so called “country” (which they stole from the natives(Mexicans/Mayans and the Blacks that were already here before slavery).. They know they are fastly becoming the minority and one false move they’ll be extinct. All this killing, bullying, ganging up on people is in their nature. This is how they have survived throughout history. Now they’re trying to spin it as if that’s what Blacks do in the media and everyone is buying it even Black folks. Please wake up.. Those of us who did not grow up before 70’s have no clue what these demons are capable of…Stop buying into that rainbow we see no color BS..That’s what they want you to believe while you get led off to slaughter. When you see them coming after the kids you know they are ruthless so stop making excuses for them…Support your own, make sure your kids can read write and count and have a valuable skill and get your passport updated if necessary..

  19. the_truther on November 29, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    This is not surprising folks! It’s just part of a fast-developing culture of meanness and hatred going on almost everywhere in our country. The unfortunate aspect of it all is that this ugliness knows no bounds. Ms. Lauten was wrong, and she has publicly apologized for such demeaning and judgmental language she spewed, although you wouldn’t know this from the equally vitriolic language being used on her in these postings. Please leave this woman and let God be her judge? The suggestion that she ought to lose her job is just as mean-spirited as her initial posting.

  20. sj on November 29, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    This shameful behavior of Elizabeth Lauten is coming from the fact that the Republicans won in the midterms.

    Elizabeth Luten is FULL of herself and as narcissistic as the Republican politicians and as nasty!

    Lauten can’t hold a candle to the Obama girls when it comes to class!

    Attacking the presidents children is a new GOP low but hey, we knew these clowns and their Staffers like Elizabeth Lauten could stoop this low didn’t we?

  21. D. on November 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Is it showing any class to pick on minors and then down their parents when speaking about them? And all done publicly… Political angst should not be dumped on kids.

  22. Eriqk on November 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Yes, Ms. Lauten is truly a lout. Mean-girl behavior is NOT acceptable, especially from someone working within the political system. The RNC must fire her immediately. Elizabeth Lauten OUT, and back to Jacksonville.

  23. Walter on November 29, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Elizabeth Lauten your nothing more than trailer park trash, that laid on the casting couch to get were you are. Class is something your born with, and not something that is purchase with GOP money! Your nothing more than a racist white trash.

    • tiredoftheintoleranttolerant on November 29, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Insulting people who live in trailer parks and white people proves your point. Excellent use of your oratory skills. Keep up your flaming insults in your attempts to prove your superiority and class.

  24. Proudtobeamerican on November 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Elizabeth, right on! Good observations!

  25. MZMZMZMZ on November 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    A Pasty Faced Fat Girl (PFFG) is ranking on the President’s daughters because they did not conceal that they thought pardoning a couple of tasty turkeys is LAME…
    Hey Lauten… it IS lame! Especially to teenagers… EVERYTHING is lame to teenagers.

    I sincerely hope this spells the end to your snarky career in “journalism”…

  26. Tennessee Squire on November 29, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I would imagine a Harvard Law grad and Nobel prize winner would be a terrible role model. Please note sarcasm

  27. Lf Vines on November 29, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Cyber bully? No. In poor taste? Yes. How many people who saw the Turkey pardon wanted to tell the Obama girls to stop acting like spoiled bratty teens and stand up straight and smile? More than a few.
    Has everyone forgotten the way the media attacked Sarah Palin’s daughters who weren’t the “First Daughters” just to have something to say ? Apparently a few of you Democrats have.. I am an Independent. So you can’t say I am taking sides. I just look at ALL of you and wonder how on earth you sleep at night. Our country is in shambles, men and women are dying in order to keep militant Islam and ISIS from chopping off the heads of non muslims. and you can only worry about the poor little Obama girls getting called out for not acting with class during a public event in the White House. Geez. Enough already. So when the next election rolls around, there should be clear line drawn=====kids are off limits in all parties.

    • objectionable on November 29, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      How dare you address this with a literal approach? How could you actually question whether or not the true topic was that the girls might have been acting inappropriately or dressed in poor taste, and not the underlying theme of the RNC specialist being a racist or a bully? Let’s remain on topic here…

  28. objectionable on November 29, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Wait, what if Ms. Lauten was right?

  29. Former GOP on November 29, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    RNC media specialist? That is funny.

  30. objectionable on November 29, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Wait, what if Ms. Lauten was right?

  31. Unknown Unknown on November 29, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I went to college with Ms. Lauten and was one of her sorority sisters. While in college she stole from two different sisters and was known as a lier. While she normally only lied about insignificant things I am not surprised that she has said something so stupid. Honestly Liz stop embarrassing yourself.

  32. Katie7 on November 29, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Oh please, this racist teabagger knew exactly what she was doing. Fire her A$$. All these bagger pull the same stunt. They post or say something not quite “nice” and then after it’s been put out there, they come to their “senses” and apologize. B.S. Seen this too many times

  33. airh0ps77 on November 29, 2014 at 10:21 pm


  34. Carl on November 29, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Too damn late for an apology!!! Made a total a_s out of yourself!

  35. Theresa Favor on November 29, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I will be so happy when this family leaves this White House, so that White America can be truly happen again. It’s one thing to comment about the adults, leave the young people out of it..

    • tiredoftheintoleranttolerant on November 29, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      White America? Therein lies the problem. We are not “White America” or “Black America”. We are Americans. I have white friends who support President Obama and black friends who do not. All would agree that insulting the children of the president is wrong.

      I don’t believe Ms. Lautin’s remarks had anything to do with race but with her lack of understanding of teenagers. However, ignorance is no excuse.

  36. Omega Omicron on November 29, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Yo B! You should throw your fat @zz stanky-hole Republiwhore-self off the nearest bridge you can find. Ur pathetic! You post you college entrance scores for all the world to see? Yeah, that’s classy…

  37. Lena on November 30, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Note that she is not apologizing to the girls she made the remark to but the people who are bashing her smh.

  38. Msajai on November 30, 2014 at 12:25 am

    She may have deactiving her Facebook but she needs to be in Mondays unemployment line!

  39. Brent Jatko on November 30, 2014 at 12:49 am

    If my 56 year old wife ever saw this, the Republican Party might consider a trip to the Tribal Regions of Pakistan as a life-saving effort. She’d have them stripped like a grape & God, himself, would call it justice. Wags & hags upset about black teens in the Whitehouse need a life. Even the President’s kids don’t give a shit about right-wing vitriol. You want to respond but it’s pointless!

  40. Gotitbutsmh on November 30, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Wow, just who do you really think you are? Instead of picking on little girls try someone your own size. Oops, not many are your size.

  41. VLF on November 30, 2014 at 8:54 am

    To bad the Obama teens can’t respond because of their roles as 1st daughters preventing them. Everyone knows that a teenage girl can cuss you out quick fast.

  42. shuttlecocker on November 30, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Shallow, misdirected and clearly manipulative slur belongs perhaps not on Facebook but one from the other end of the anatomy.
    Scolding young children, even her own surely begs reprimand because it’s on social media. Hope she realizes that voiding publicly can be like wielding a two-edge sword.
    Then again, they very well could have merely chuckled and dismissed it as undeserving of any kind of reaction.
    Freedom of speech can only be taken so far and not misused.

  43. dora wiilliams on November 30, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Hey Pepper.

    please read what this reporter wrote. And try to comprehend the words if you are able! She brought into her rant her Republican hate and vile for the President. Now do you get it?.

    …………………Pepper phd45 17 hours ago

    Hey idiot – she is a shoot from the hip reporter that puts the facts
    out in front of you like most GOOD reporters do. Unfortunately, you
    can’t see the forest from the trees or you are wearing rose colored
    glasses. You have young teens that should be learning proper bearing
    for any kind of future in the real world. Which I would say this is not
    the world of their choosing. So back off a reporter doing her job and
    maybe take a look in your bathroom mirror and try to see how people see
    you and until you can take an objective view of things, maybe you should
    lay off of your criticism and clean your own house first.


  44. Observer on November 30, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Homely women are not always mean… this one is !!!

  45. requiempoet on November 30, 2014 at 11:13 am

    That’s not very nice, and she’s media communications? Oy vey. She needs to go back to school.

  46. Romana Lara on November 30, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I BELIVE anything ugly coming out off the GOP mouth,and yea this will hunt her for ever .

  47. CM on November 30, 2014 at 11:22 am

    The sad thing here is the girls looked very lovely.
    They were nervous and embarrassed when Dad made jokes. (What kid doesn’t and hey they know Dad loves them anyway.)
    We thought they were growing into lovely young ladies and I thought they were dressed in very nice outfits. Not a 1000.00 set up that some designer overcharged them.
    It was just a nice tradition with nice children being children. Now sad this poisoned pen could really hurt their self esteem. Hard for any child but to be dragged around by this person who could care less about the harm she is causing and open game by the media.
    Also my husband and I think Mrs. Obama is awesome. She is great with people, wears real clothes that don’t break the bank and supports her family. Class all the way around.

    Well my gran would say that the women has problems and thinks less of herself. I just think that common courtesy is the problem. Civil treatment of each other could go a long way but it is a pit fight in DC now and the wives and children are chewed on too.
    To the President and Mrs Obama just hug your lovely daughters and let them know class in not cause pain to others…that is class.

  48. martinsnapp on November 30, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Ironically, the only one who didn’t show any class in this case was Ms. Lauten.

  49. requiempoet on November 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Sasha and Malia are still young yet? Pre Teens right? I think their reactions to their father are right on target with their age group. Mostly because, at that age when my parents were embarrassing me, I stood like that and gave them that exact look, I also dressed horribly ( Goth, I didn’t think it was horrible, but my parents did )

    What exactly does this woman think that these kids should dress like? Really long dresses from the 1800’s?

  50. intergalacticman2012 . on November 30, 2014 at 2:50 pm



  51. Dixie on December 1, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Hey, Miss Elizabeth, you ol Southern sweetie. Let’s just have ourselves another mint julip and then maybe take in a lynching.

  52. Philip Ulbrich on December 1, 2014 at 2:11 am

    This is an example of how very ugly the Right has gotten. Set your WayBack Machine for 1992, before Bill Clinton even was sworn in. The proto-Tea Party was insulting Chelsea Clinton, then 13 years old and in braces. They now claim tu quoque for Bristol Palin and the Bush twins, even though they were all adults and had made decidedly poor choices to get their notoriety. Sasha and Malia are 13 and 16 years old.
    The GOP has gotten so used to attacking the President that they go after his children without even thinking. Their Family Values are Phantom Values.

  53. London on December 1, 2014 at 3:46 am

    The clowns in your govt is quite shocking really..u intentionally have a go at someone and u immediately retract..Utter house of Jokes the White house.

  54. Joey Tranchina on December 1, 2014 at 6:22 am

    This woman is a “media specialist?” She made her boss look like White trash for hiring someone who made public comments that are so arrogant, ignorant and inappropriate.

    If she worked in a real political party, she’d not only be fired but she would be unemployable. That’s probably not true in this degenerate Republican Party, where she just elevated her profile among the loons.

  55. Noff Memphis on December 1, 2014 at 7:50 am

    It’s a damn turkey pardoning ceremony for crying out loud not a Saturday evening ball! NOW It looks like that turkey is not the only turkey that needs pardoning.

  56. Aniya Kaneywest on December 1, 2014 at 9:34 am
  57. cashey1 on December 1, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Leave the girls alone. They are just mimicking their parents.

  58. Ms.Barbara on December 1, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Lauten, you don’t deserve to be called Ms. Did you ever comment on former President Bush alcoholic daughters, or Sarah Palin disfunctional family?

  59. JohnE_o on December 1, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Checked out her LinkedIn account – she lists as a member of Mensa – which goes to show, you can be in Mensa and still be absolutely clueless.

  60. Yava Tay on December 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    you cannot unring the bell

  61. nevaumind on February 27, 2015 at 8:12 am

    To the Writer of the article and all of the fans who cant get far enough up Barrys ass. I ask ….She wrote the article , was forced to apologize and did so . Why would you make the comment ” read her ” lame ” apology here ?