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Seems like the holiday season doesn’t do very much to lift people’s spirits. They prefer to find ways to crush the celebratory sentiment – probably because they aren’t having such a good time.

First Daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama, who are 16 and 13 respectively, are now engaged in a war of words with a woman who is old enough to be their mother or maybe even grandmother? It’s hard to say when you are relying strictly on photos.


In any case, Elizabeth Lauten, who is the communications director for Republican Congressman, Stephen Fincher, felt the need to post a rather insultingly abrasive message to the Obama girls about their apparent “lack of respect” for the white house and inappropriate attire.



Credit: Yesha Callahan of “The Root”

The audacity that propelled Lauten to use a public forum to demolish the children of the President of the United States speaks volumes of how very little respect she has for her country and the man in charge to run it. It is also quite clear that Lauten’s vision is either impaired or she is simply just an overgrown bully, because none of the points she raised is remotely valid.

Both girls are dressed in the fashion that you would expect from anyone in their age bracket. In terms of them “making faces”, unless you are a robot, it is impossible to stand in one place for a lengthy period of time sporting a consistently blank stare. Again, these girls are young and can’t be expected to act like trained soldiers or hollow Republicans for that matter.

And when it comes to “role models”, I think we can all agree that despite what you may think of their parents politically, their accomplishments before they even stepped into the white house is proof that both Malia and Sasha will have no reason to look further than their own backyard for inspiration and guidance.

Again, as we try to manage the tempestuous racial climate that is currently crippling the nation, this latest gimmick by Lauten is another illustration of how having a Black president in the White House ruffles feathers to the extent that it garners  unwarranted criticism that most of the time – hits too close to home.

Elizabeth Lauten later issued an apology on Friday after grabbing major heat from readers who felt she was being unnecessarily disrespectful –

We are guessing she did this to save her job not because she is truly sorry for her misguided actions but either way — it had to be done.

I reacted to an article and quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager. After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents and re-reading my words online, I can see more clearly how hurtful my words were. Please know that these judgmental feelings truly have no pace in my heart. Furthermore, I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience.

Watch Malia and Sasha smile it up at resident’s Turkey Pardon ceremony below:

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