Matt Yglesias: Sorry haters, Obama’s kids are worth more than yours

How low can he go?

He pathetically tried to qualify his vile statement:

Before shamefully doubling down:




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  • Elaine

    What a crock.

  • Jackie Wellfonder


  • freeinaz

    What a tool.

  • Lexikin

    “a kidnapping of the First Kids would be a way bigger deal than a kidnapping of your kids”


    • ian scott porcaro

      matt iglesias obviously doesn’t have any kids. Other wise he would KNOW that children are the WORLD to their parents. Granted, I don’t have kids either, but hey, i’m not even 21. My parents have said, many times, that my brothers and I are the world to them. A parents love for their child is perhaps one of the strongest “bonds” in all of existence.

      • jacksonjay

        Your folks gotta be very proud! You are obviously a blessing to them! God Bless Your Young Soul!

        • ian scott porcaro

          Thank you! Granted.. Not saying my siblings and I are perfect, we make mistakes.. But.. I for one, am Willing to Stand and say, “That is My fault, and the responsibility is mine, no one else’s”. I have proud parents, and in turn, I am Proud to have parents like them! Wouldn’t trade them for any other! 😀

          • $36544368

            You need to run for president!!! :-) You’re a lot more mature than the one in office now!

          • ian scott porcaro

            haha.. well, as mature as I would seem, I’m STILL not qualified XD IF I was in charge.. I would try and start Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets.. hahaha

    • jackflash1

      Yes it would…no one gives a rats ass about you or your little tykes. If someone took them from your double wide and asked for ransom nobody would care.They probably wouldn’t even believe you… It wouldn’t cause a stir in the water of reality….if the President of the United States gets his children kidnapped for ransom it becomes an international crisis right now and martial law will crack down immediately. And whacks like you will be arrested and questioned for days and days….just for your little comment right here.

      • Gallatin

        No one gives a rats ass about you.

      • $36544368

        So are you saying his children are more important than those that died in Benghazi? I don’t see a stir in the water over that…or an international crisis…or martial law…and they weren’t kidnapped…they were murdered…/smh.

        • jackflash1

          Are you so stupid that you fail to see the real point here? Allow me to put this another way. Queen Elizabeth and her safety from kidnappers is more important than yours. It doesn’t matter what you think of her and her royal cushy life. I promise you,that when you die you will not be given a state funeral the like which was given to Princess Diana. Who also was more important than you. And if the President of my country children are kidnapped, ransomed and possibly murdered it will be of far more consequence than your entire families history in whatever third world dump you live in. And the entire globe will be caught up in it, and right wing kooks like you will not be treated well since ,from the statements I am reading here, you could easily be a part of the crime.As far as Benghazi goes….yes, his children’s well being are more important to your well being than anything that will ever happen in Libya including whoever gets caught up in the crossfire. Actions have consequences…if you vanished right now it wouldn’t matter one but to anyone and there would be no consequence. If an American President had a child taken there would be hell to pay for a long time.

          • Lexikin

            Hopefully someone kidnaps you, vermin.

          • $36544368

            No, I’m not stupid….I see your point…and it actually scares me…Obama has really indoctrinated you!

          • Sfc Mac

            When you die, we’ll have more precious oxygen available.

          • DrSamHerman

            Laughable analysis coming from our frothing leftist troll-o-the-week.

            Queen Elizabeth is a hereditary head of state for one of our closest partners, and she knows every state secret from the UK for the past 60+ years of her reign. Of course she would be protected, and no one disputes that, oh maternail parental unit’s basement-dwelling one.
            And if anything happened to you, we’re sure that the only people who would give a damn would be the bill collectors, criminal investigators and your psychiatrist–all due to unpaid bills.

            At least we have family. What do you have? Fellow travelers in “the struggle” or some other leftist diatribe?

      • Noah Lee

        you miss nap time?

    • $36544368

      “a kidnapping of the First Kids would be a way bigger deal than a kidnapping of your kids”….If someone tried kidnapping my son, they’d not leave my house alive.

      • jackflash1

        ….he said as he lay there bleeding from various holes in his lifeless body.

        • $36544368

          You are an insensitive rectal orifice.

          • jackflash1

            And you are a bigoted fool.

          • Sfc Mac

            He’s “bigoted” because his children are more important to him than a race-bating miscreant who is surrounded by a Secret Service detail 24/7? You’re an ass.

          • jackflash1

            And explain how it is that YOU deserve a Secret Service detail?

          • DrSamHerman

            And please explain to this psychiatrist why are you are not on your meds, jack-ff.

  • michael s

    To be expected .

  • Robb Fulks

    To be fair, I don’t give an instance of airborne intercourse about Obama or his kids.

    • Kevin

      They are part of the 1%, aren’t they to be hated by default?

      • Zane Henry

        Nope, because rich dems get all the passes. and the 1% they hate are 100% Republican.

        See, all Republicans have to do is pay lip service to the takers without ever doing anything for them and they’ll get the passes, too!

      • jacksonjay

        Or Southern
        Or Christian
        Or Normalsexual
        Or Republican
        Or Traditional in any way

  • Thomas Clement

    what a moron. the people at sandy hook likely thought their kids would never be a target as well….

    • Elaine

      He might be looking for a new job soon anyway! :) Salon may be gone, like Current TV.

      • RightThinking1

        So…, think we can expect “Al Jazeera!”, the magazine…, hold it…, can I say “magazine”? Come to think of “Al Jazeera” and “magazine” does evoke an immediate image of weapons…

        • ceemack

          Maybe it’ll be Al Jazeera, the clip.

      • Zane Henry

        With hard-boiled journ-o-listers like Matt, is it any wonder Salon is going teats up? Good riddance, I say.

      • ZoriahShepard

        That’s something I can applaud.

  • ModdKenwood

    who wants another glass of Kool-Aid? Matt you look like you could use a refill!

    • CSmith

      Nope. I think he’s already full of it.

    • Zane Henry

      Just a thought, maybe someone can photochop a kool-aid mustache on Matt’s pic up there.

  • Jeff frye

    @mattyglesias will be the first one i would leave in the ditch.

  • Gallatin

    No obowmao’s children are not worth more than mine. And I have every right to protect my children from the tyranny of the U.S. Government with my AR-15.

    • Jason Allemansrätten

      Well Obama’s children ARE worth more to the United States. The question is where do you stand: With the government, or with human individuals? Which is the ultimate good in society — the state, or people?

      • DWeb

        Obama/’s children are NOT more important to the US. They do not contribute to the US, in fact, the cast the US enormously. If his kids were killed or kidnapped, the US would go on the same as if mine were the victims.

        • Manny’s4Freedom

          Children are Children, they are all precious no matter who their parents are.

        • jackflash1

          Could you be any stupider? Seriously…depending on who did the kidnapping it could lead to a world war. Certainly all the wingnut extremists like you would be arrested and questioned…it would undermine the security of the entire Western world,which leaders children are next, they would impose martial law….no stone would go unturned. Wow, you folks are really idiots…

          • Gallatin

            obowmao has already undermined the security of the western world. In addition we know the clown cares very little about Mexican children–Fast and Furious. The clown has no problem giving assault rifles to Mexican criminals now he wants to take ours away from us, for what purpose to give to American criminals?

          • jackflash1

            I don’t give a shit about Mexican children either., I care about our children….and no one wants to take your guns away you idiot…unless you are insane and a criminal. Which I suspect most of the half wits posting here are. I get it now, you folks are all upset cause you can’t buy guns legally since you are all either criminals or crazy. Got it….and who the hell is oboeweooioo. Good lord, we are so doomed with cretins like you not in asylums.

          • Gallatin


          • Sfc Mac

            Good gawd you are dense. The point of our anger is that knob-gobbling effetes like Yglesias place a higher value on the lives of certain political figures (Dems in particular) than those of the people Obama is supposed to serve. Neither Obama nor Yglesias take the Bill of Rights or the Constitution all that seriously anyway, so Obama’s self-serving arrogance suits Yglesias just fine.

          • jackflash1

            Any attempt to propose any process of
            monitoring gun acquisition or creating safer weaponry is shrieked down
            by the hysterical, “You are trying to take ALL our guns,” “This is what
            Hitler did,” “The banks want to disarm us!” or some such stupidity. These grotesqueries are
            ludicrous in the extreme, but they work, just the way that any logical
            fallacy works on the uninformed, the dull witted or the uncritical mind. Thanks for helping to make this country an uninhabitable nightmare of rogue, gun toting murderers. You people all remind me of that DeNiro character in Taxi…posing in the mirror with your guns ,”you talking to me?” Such fools. Alex Jones also comes to mind when thinking about logical fallacy.

          • Sfc Mac

            Nah, he’s not “trying to take all of our guns”, he’s just coming up with asinine laws that only affect law abiding citizens and chip away at the Second Amendment. If you were as sharp as you’re trying to appear, you’d have figured that out without being told. When libtards lose the argument, they resort to the hackneyed ‘bitter gun clinging’ crap. Your proctologist called. He found your head.

          • jackflash1

            I know, and those asinine laws against murder and rape aren’t that effective either,right? I mean there are still rapes and murders. Screw it, why bother sending them to jail, they can self govern themselves. Look how well the gun folks do it. Why have any laws at all? “Pursuit of happiness?” “Liberty?” Well,it makes some folks are happy to rape children. Others find happiness in beating their wives. Or the liberty of stealing food. We don’t need no laws,do we? You have no leg to stand on. You better read that amendment in the spirit it was written in. And that spirit didn’t include you owning a grenade launcher or a tank. Not everyone is as qualified as you are.(Sfc) If you don’t qualify to own a gun for any reason, and to me that includes sanity and citizenship, you just should not have one. Period,end of story. Cause I have rights too. And one of them is the right to be alive. Because some angry, hate filled nutbag is angry with his mommy and wants a gun right now and just happens to stumble into a Walmart, doesn’t mean he should walk out with that gun right now. Does it? Maybe he’ll get it anyway through other means, or maybe he’ll try and the ‘other means’ will take one look at him, rob him and kick his ass. Worse things can happen. You people always say that only the criminals will have guns if real laws are imposed. Really? So what’s the problem? You folks will still get your guns. Right? That or a well deserved beating.

          • $36544368

            Didn’t I tell you to go take your meds?

          • jackflash1

            I gave them to Gallatin…..

          • thetroll01

            You represent the stupidity of the left, jackshit

          • jackflash1

            And you represent to moronic liars of the right, idiot.

          • DWeb

            Hey jackflash1, I notice that every one of your comments are negative and degrade the person you are replying to. That is typical of libs to call names and show your intolerance towards other people. Your actions are disgraceful and cowardly and your arguments are non-existent.

          • jackflash1

            Hey DWeb, I noticed every single response I get is negative,insulting and tries to degrade me. Including yours.

          • DWeb

            Well Jackflash, no one needs to degrade you, you do more than fine at that yourself. Now, crawl back under the rock in your mama’s basement and go back to sleep. You won’t do that, though, because you get a thrill out of the “fight” Unfortunately, the pathology of internet cowards like you, is not easily cured. An invite for some personal therapy will be refused with more internet bravado–which we all know is truly just more hiding behind you anonymity. You feel empowered by your efforts to demean others, but we all know that is weakness. If you ever came out from behind your computer and faced me, or any one else, you’d pee yourself.

          • jackflash1

            Do you hear yourself? I bet you have some nice sub-woofers in your Mustang.

      • Angie (D)

        Do you understand that Obama’s children don’t actually have any kind of official role or position “to the United States”?

        You people are such f–ing morons.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Stupid asshat. That’s all I have to say to you.

      • AaronHarrisinAlaska

        Nope. The only diffrence between his little darlings and mine is that they have a father with near limitless resources to dedicate to their safety. The reason his kids are so well protected is because they can be.

        • jackflash1

          You are such an idiot…..stay in Alaska. Keep away from normal society.

          • $36544368

            Okay…I’m going to 5150 jackflash1…you scare me!

          • JamesMc

            Good idea, the proglodyte seems to communicate with rambling incoherence peppered with ellipses. It could be a rudimentary form of language. Best wishes on your studies.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            An unprovoked ad homonym with no joining argument or rebuttal? Damn, that’s the fastest check mate I’ve ever made. One move, and it was my opening argument. Now appologize. There was no reason for you to insult me the way you did. It was unprovoked, uncalled for, and totally ignorant.

          • jackflash1

            Checkmate? Really?…hey, sorry you feel insulted, but why don’t you know how things actually work? Your ignorance doesn’t checkmate anything . What’s changed from the last 200 plus years? Are you a new American cause you sure have no grasp on the pride of our country. Americans don’t hate their own, but traitors do. The President does not pay for security, no National leader in any country pays for security. How do you not know this? They are generally elected by the public as a public servant and are given security that fits the office,in some case rather high security for their entire family, gun freaks and terrorists operating world wide make that a obligatory feature in this day and age (that being the better part of the 20th century). How in the world do you come up with the logic that any American President or his family can just travel about on their own or should get no top notch security? You really hate this country that much? Wow…. By the way, movie stars pay for their own security, not American Presidents or Congress people whether you like them or not. Do you get some kind of charge out of being so seditious and so stupid sounding? Cause it just is not a good look.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            Empty rhetoic, red herrings, and more insults. Show a little integrity.

          • jackflash1

            Integrity? Insults? what do you know about integrity?

          • jackflash1

            Whoever knowingly and willfully threatens to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm upon—

            a former President or a member of the immediate family of a former President;

            a member of the immediate family of the President, the President-elect, the Vice President, or the Vice President-elect;

            a major candidate for the office of President or Vice President, or a member of the immediate family of such candidate; or

            a person protected by the Secret Service under section

            shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

      • Manny’s4Freedom

        the people

      • Gallatin

        They are NOT worth more to the United States. I stand with human individuals. The ultimate good in society is the people.

      • TundraThunder

        The government doesn’t really care about the people . . . just our money and “blind” obedience. I’ll stand with the people, but not with an over-bearing government.

      • jackflash1

        I have come to realize that there are just a lot of people that somehow were indoctrinated into some party or organization bent on destroying America from within, sort of like the “Manchurian Candidate” with some trigger that activates certain outbursts like these hate filled rants everywhere. Maybe the Chinese are behind it and it’s something in the stuff they sell at Walmart. Who knows. They do it in a guise of patriotism and logical fallacy and hide behind the host countries laws and it’s constitution, but they aren’t really Americans. When there are people advocating kidnapping and hating the Presidents children and think that it’s somehow a logical and pro American statement to want to somehow harm and vehemently hate their own nations President, it just must be that something triggers that type of insanity. I can just find no other excuse for people so bent on their own destruction.

    • Amelia Hanson

      with you. They don’t contribute to the country at all. They are no more important than anyone else and no different, except that their daddy is a pain in the ass

    • Rc Fowler


  • SFerggie

    unreal. what a POS. The president just passed a law that will give him secret service protection at the taxpayer expense for the rest of his life instead of just 10 years. That is great, he and his family will be protected but the average citizen will not be allowed to protect his or herself and family if the liberals have their way. Before you say it, cops carry guns for their protection not yours so wake the FU.

    • Kent Vig (1 of 5)

      The courts have already ruled that the police are not required to protect you.

      • SFerggie

        That is why I choose to protect myself and family. Cops job is to show up after the fact and collect information that is just the fact like it or not. So all you morons that believe they will save you from the bad guy just stand up and look around. How many cops do you see that can run right over and protect you. Ya that is what I thought.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          I hear Sgt. Friday coming. “Just the facts, ma’am”

        • $36544368

          It’s true…next door neighbor’s ex came to her house and beat the crap out of her a while back. Cops came…did nothing…didn’t take pictures, etc…I was livid when I found out the next day. I called the police to come back out, told them they didn’t know what the hell they were doing, and got into an argument with one of the officers. They called the sergeant out and I reamed him a new one. He apologized his face off for the officer not being thorough and said that some of the officers needed ‘sensitivity training’…I said, ‘nope, they need to treat us like we matter and take a little time to realize we’re people who expect them to protect us’…lol…what a waste of breath that was…I got the proverbial pat on the head, they took a couple of photos of my neighbor’s injuries, and nothing further was done…even though they had witnesses and knew who beat up my neighbor…yeah, I feel real safe.

          • jackflash1

            You don’t want to pay taxes, you likely have an loaded arsenal in your dining room, you most likely have a couple of large barking dogs lurking about and you hate the government. And you think the police should ‘protect’ you? Really? Why? I was a cop for years…believe me , they know everything about you and her and everyone else if it’s of any interest. And our job is to merely be a presence, not to be the gestapo. You want to be ‘protected’ and watched over? Move to North Korea, I hear they don’t leave anyone alone. And with right wing guys like you we keep our distance. Stay real far away cause you all have some ‘hate’ issues and opinions on how to do our job. Tell your neighbor to get a lawyer and file charges. Then next time ,to call the police as soon as he knocks on the door. Problem solved, we have to see the crime happen.

          • $36544368

            Really? My husband and I pay a large amount in taxes each year, I don’t have a gun, and I own a cat. The fact that you used to be a cop is absolutely unfathomable to me. My birthday is Saturday. I wish the moderator of this board would block you as a birthday present to me.

          • Guest

            Then what are you doing here? With these people? You’ll wind up in prison, they’re all advocating sedition, kidnapping of the US President’s children , and a take-over of the American government. It’s very easy to overstep your first amendment rights…the Rosenberg’s were electrocuted for just that …..I’m out of here , you people are dangerous. I got bounced here last night while looking for something and was amazed at all the hate and threats to the President. It’s one thing to be critical,quite another to say the stuff you guys say. Good luck with that talk. Just not at airports.

          • Sfc Mac

            It must take an entire roll of tinfoil to make that hat of yours.

          • $36544368

            What are YOU doing here?

          • Guest

            I googled hate filled unAmerican ignorant miscreants and got sent here. When the communists said they would take the country over from the inside out it seems they meant it. You seditious traitors are the proof of it. No wonder there’s so much cancer in this country.

          • $36544368

            Hard to imagine that anyone would want to Google that…what benefit could it possibly be to you? I’m not a seditious traitor, and truthfully, I (an probably a few others on this site) are getting just a little tired of the sanctimonious tone.

          • DrSamHerman

            The Rosenbergs were electrocuted as spies. The files from the KGB proved them guilty after the fall of the USSR. We aren’t selling atomic secrets, nor is anyone advocating armed revolution or insurrection.

            You are so brave coming in as “guest”. You could not be a more craven coward.

          • DrSamHerman

            Projecting much, jackash? As a psychiatrist, I love good teaching material for my psychiatry residents and medical students. Keep it up. I’ll have enough of your frothing for a good, solid month of discussion on your paranoia, projections and delusions. Can’t make this stuff up!

  • Robbie C

    So, if I’m hearing this correctly, the murder of Matt Yglesias would be of far lesser importance than the murder of…well…pretty much anybody else on the planet. Is that about right?

    • lainer51

      HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • V the K

    Well, of course the King’s children are more important than ours; what, you thought we lived in a constitutional democratic republic or something?

  • Marcy Cook

    Why are obama’s kids more important to the country? Are they writing policy now? Are they sending drones out?

  • Marcy Cook

    Hey Matt are they more important because they are black????? You racist pig!

  • AverageBri

    Who is Matt Yglesias? Never heard of him…and I’m happy about that.

    • Joe W.

      Just another liberal hack.

    • V the K

      Kind of straighter, dumber version of Andrew Sullivan.

  • Rockermom

    I am simply asking for my “fair share” of protection for my children!

    • DWeb

      I’ve been saying that all day.

  • Derek

    The elites are *finally* admitting they believe they are more important than us.

  • Holly Fragoso

    That is a liberal’s thinking, they could really care less about even O’s kids if it forwards their agenda!!! They have no respect for human life, we are like vermin to them!!! Heartless, uncaring and yet…..God loves them still and wishes no man should parish but come to the knowledge of the truth!!!

  • Brent Guthrie

    This Matt Yglesias = piece of sh*t scumbag!

  • dunst43

    That would really screw up the succession. You could end up with Nancy Pelosi’s kids going to war with Biden’s only to have the Clinton/Reid alliance fighting both while still having the half brother of King Barry waiting in the wings to claim the throne from Kenya.

  • daphnetaggart

    Is it surprising that no one reads Salon?

  • Jenni Zupp Milne

    So Matt Iglesias, what makes the Sandy Hook kids so special then? According to your logic they weren’t important because they weren’t the kids of anybody special.

    • carla5731


    • ceemack

      Oh, SNAP!

    • teresa

      That comment deserves a standing ovation!

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      I did reply to him asking him to tell the parents of the slain children that their kids don’t matter as much.

      • bluewaternavy

        He’d need to tell them that bit to parents’ faces. though….and make sure that the newspapers had his obit updated.

    • jackflash1

      So,if left up to you , the President’s kids ,if alone, would be kidnapped and ransomed by some right wing whack-job , a terrorist or Rush Limbaugh in about what…say two minutes? Is that what you are suggesting? To have the President of The United States children kidnapped and murdered or ransomed? Really?

      • Rc Fowler

        A rifle did not murder people at Sandy Hook–but rather a criminal human being–DUH!

      • $36544368

        Go take your meds.

      • JamesMc

        You’re rambling is a bit hard to parse. What you seem to be saying is: that if Sandy Hook had had a man with a gun to protect it, then the children would be alive today! Gasp.

      • Sfc Mac

        The parents of Sandy Hook, Columbine, and Aurora would beg to differ.
        As a matter of fact, my loved ones are a hell of a lot more important to
        me than Obama or any of his spawns. I own a firearm. Any thug who breaks into my home will leave in a body bag. I don’t have the kind of security guard protection that Bloomberg and Obama have. Notice that many of the libtards who criticize armed citizens have armed body guards. Apparently, the only ones who deserve Second Amendment rights are the “important” politicians. Nice moral compass you got there hypocrite.

  • Verity Media

    Typical utilitarian Progressive elitist…

  • V the K

    Yglesias could have just said, “The President’s kids are more likely to be the target of kidnappers than yours,” but he didn’t, did he? He told us what he really thought.

    • Peyton

      Actually, I can’t think of one instance in which a President’s child has actually been kidnapped or even part of an attempted kidnapping, most likely due to the prevention measures in place. So if that system can protect the most valuable kidnapping targets in the world, then why not those kids in which the kidnappers are less likely to be motivated?

  • Terry Fowler

    Matt Yglesias is an a**kissing hypocrit .

  • Josephine (D)

    Why? We taxpayers pay for them to go on vacation and get armed protection.

  • Herman LaClair

    wow. i thought i’ve heard it all from these sorry excuses for human beings. and, who the f*ck is this a-hole? i’ll bet the national debt he has no kids. despicable.

  • Debby Thompson Smith

    Matt Yglesias= good little obot troll. Anyone have a fly swatter handy?

  • Larry A Underwood

    Well, I agree, the president’s kids are more important than your parents son is or ever will be..

  • Steve_J

    If Yglsesias went away nobody would miss him.

  • sleazyrider

    My dog means more to me than Matt

    • $1014973

      My dog wouldn’t pee on Matt if he was on fire and my dog really had to go.

  • Larry A Underwood

    look at this guys picture and you will understand….he was picked on in school..

  • Steve_J

    They are obviously more important than children in Afghanistan. As their father has demonstrated on more than one occasion.

  • dmacleo

    why are any potus kids or family important to the country at all?
    were they elected?
    did we agree to let them represent us?

  • maybetoday777

    And, this is from the Civil Rights Act of 1964 supporters who preached Apartheid to you America. And, you bought that crap hook, line and sinker. Man you are dumb. Then again, DEATH comes to us all. So, history and facts prove this idiot wrong as usual.

  • grais

    Matt, dear, you need to define “important.”
    By my definition, the President’s kids aren’t the least bit important to me.

  • Thomas Darkvane

    My children and grandchildren are just as important than the presidents children. One of them may become president one day. Or they could come up with something that helps mankind. So to say they are not as important as the presidents children is false. No one knows whose child would be the one that cures cancer, or any other ailment that is out there. No one knows if their child would be president in the near future. What we do know is that they are important and they have the same rights as the presidents children have. What I have a problem with is people like this saying our children are not as important as the presidents children is.That this person does not have a child. For it is those people who make asinine statements like this.

    • jackflash1

      OMG…all human beings are of equal importance in the grand scheme of things.OK but, the conversation is really not about the children,now is it? It’s about how much you hate the President. OK,I get it. Hate away. Still, the consequence of their harm or kidnapping ,on a national level, is much more important than anything in you life. If you think your children are really that important and could be in harms way then might I suggest hiring a few security guards like they do. You importance is probably immense, so maybe get your employer to foot the bill, like the President of the United States does. I am positive when you explain it like this with some logic backing it up ,he’ll understand.

      • DrSamHerman

        Security guards carrying WHAT for protection, jackash? You keep telling us how important the presidential kids are, but you would also take away any guns that a private security guard would use to protect their charges.

        I can’t wait to see what pre-fabricated nonsense you reply with on this one. More teaching material for my psychiatry residents!

  • $30423294

    Yglesias is just doing his job.

    His opinion, as despicable as it is, is bread and butter marxist materialism.

    I happen to believe that every human life has inherent and intrinsic dignity and worth. This is non-negotiable.

    Mr. Yglesias and like minded folks, in sharp contrast, believe that the value of a human life is defined merely by its function. By what it can do for you. By the pleasure it brings to the collective.

    Thus you get democrats favoring live birth abortion, partial birth abortion, euthanasia for toddlers with developmental disabilities,etc. because such children do not function to confer benefit or pleasure on the collective.

    So now it should make perfect sense when Yglesias says that specific people in the world are worth more than you, due to their symbolic role and function in the ruling class of which he considers himself a member.

    If you ever wonder whether all political philosophies are equal, they are not.

    The modern democrat party is an extreme and very dangerous ideology.

    Tell your kids, tell your friends. These people intend grave harm.

    • jackflash1

      You really believe that stuff?

      • DrSamHerman

        You believe everyone else’s life exists to support Obama. We don’t.

        Why do you believe that?

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Smokescreen. No one’s talking about the Secret Service protecting the First Family. What we are talking about is Barry the Dog Eater saying guns in school are bad for the children blah blah blah retarded lib talking points, while failing to mention the school his kids go to has plenty of its own armed guards

  • B

    This guy needs to be beaten to a pulp. A perfect poster child for the morons on the left.

  • Jack Deth


    Rush is eviscerating liberal bum boy, Matt Yglesias’ words on air right now!!!

  • $1014973

    Other that the fact that it would be a shame if harm came to a child, Obama’s kids aren’t worth a damn to me. He’s a hypocritical little weasel and at least my kids won’t cost taxpayers millions upon millions in secret service protection for the rest of their lives.

  • B

    yglesias – you are beginning to piss the wrong people off a bit too much. better watch yourself.

  • Shawn Smith

    Think we can go ahead and forward Yglesias’ message to the parents of Sandy Hook kids? Or are only liberals allowed to exploit their memories?

  • ChampionCapua

    So .@mattyglesias, are Joe Biden’s kids 2nd most important? Then Boehner’s, Leahy’s? When kids turn 18, does everyone move up a notch? #Rank

  • SenatorBClaghorn

    So if, God forbids, a child of his is killed, I hope he’s ready to hear from everyone, “Whew! good thing it was your child and not the president’s”

  • TocksNedlog

    Anybody still think the left really cares about fairness and equality?

    • 1pp1k10k4m1

      not even a bit. At least not “fairness” as it’s ever historically been thought of. Fairness to them is “I’m intellectually superior, therefore I know better, and should be able to not only run my life, but yours and everyone else’s, as well as make tons more money than you bc you hurt my feelings at some point”.

      • DrSamHerman

        In psychiatry, we call that leftist philosophy “narcissism”. When combined with features like sociopathy, we call that “Democrat”.

  • Jon Dough

    This guy is an a$$clown

  • ctmom

    For the children and all that….

    • TocksNedlog

      Cue Helen Lovejoy . . .

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Matt Yglesias?

    Lil’ Matty Yglesias?

    The same Lil’ Matty in this picture?

    • Herman LaClair


  • MKD

    Mine are more important to me. and in much more danger. Have you ever heard of home invasions (but not at white house) drive by shootings(but not at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave) School shooting are stopped by armed teachers/principals…armed guard would take to long to get there….obviously lacking in ANY common sense….ok, I see my problem…the kind of “logic” and “common sense” is missing on the left in America

  • Father of three

    This whole thing smells fishy to me. Come and discuss it and make your opinions known here:

  • 1pp1k10k4m1

    Nothing quite like a series of tweets to show the hypocrisy, wrought misunderstand, and total lack of rational, well-reasoned opinions on the left. Another Harvard moron, glad they’re still churning them out, bc that’s helped the country…. Unfortunately ol’ Matt doesn’t explain HOW Obama’s children are more important. Have they done something especially valuable to the country? Are they somehow guaranteed to be smarter or do something amazing/more amazing for the world than any of our children? Where does their greater value lie Mr. Harvard Bachelor’s of Philosophy Degree? Unfortunately, you weren’t smart enough to know that a Bachelor’s of Philosophy, even from Harvard, wouldn’t be enough to get you a real job.

  • lynne oliver

    so,my kids and grandkids are worthless in the big scheme of things?Can you say,”Fuhrer”?

  • Dick Beninya

    These are the tools that support our failed prez

  • Tony Reynolds

    Whoever this “Matt” is… he’s deep throatin’ his King Obama.. jeez, get a room.

  • NCRelite

    This is how the left thinks and why they are so fanatical about their party allegiance.

  • Bristel

    The Obamas and their kids are now officially royalty?

  • TocksNedlog

    Are the president’s children ‘more important’ in the sense that they have PERSONAL armed security while at school? Yes.
    But of course, NOBODY is proposing that each individual public school student be assigned a personal armed security guard. Just armed security for the school as a whole.
    Does Matt Yglesias truly find such a proposal objectionable?
    And if he does, then does he really think that the president’s kids are more important than yours? OR, does he think that the president’s kids are supremely important, while your kids are not important at all?
    To tell the truth, I’m not really sure. I’m not a Harvard graduate like Matt, so perhaps he will dumb it down in order to explain it to me.

  • Kenneth James Abbott

    Somebody needs to explain to Mr. Yglesias that this is not a monarchy…..

    Then again, somebody needs to explain it to Obama….

  • Jeffrey G. Johnson

    It was the NRA ad that brought up the question of whether some kids may be more valuable than others. Here are some non-controversial facts: Of course the President’s children are more vulnerable to being selected and targeted by a murderous psycho than the typical American child. Of course the children of Presidents have been given special Secret Service protection since I can remember. Apparently the NRA resents these simple facts.

    Of course in a capitalist country parents who are financially successful are free to send their children to an expensive private school offering armed guards. Kidnappers are more likely to target the children of wealthy parents.

    None of this suggests that it is a good idea to place armed guards in every public school in America. Is that likely to be effective? It was not effective at Columbine.

    The problem is that it is too easy for mentally unstable people to obtain weapons that enable them to slaughter large numbers of people in a very short time. Wayne La Pierre himself at least acknowledged this problem when he made the suggestion of a national database of the mentally infirm. No country can afford personal body guards for every child at all times. It stands to reason that trying to prevent the crazies from having access to highly efficient killing machines is at least worthy of consideration. This ought to be so obvious as to not need mentioning.

    These are a few reasons why the NRA ad in question and its creepy insinuations deserves to be criticized. As adults we need to come to terms with the simple fact that the President flies in Air Force One, is protected by rigorous security measures, is sought out by foreign dignitaries and the press, is able to veto legislation, and a whole host of other privileges ordinary Americans are not entitled to. He fights and wins an election to achieve this status. It’s really not so controversial to say that the President is more important to the US than I am personally. My fragile ego is not wounded by this idea. I know how important I am to myself and my family and friends. That is enough. And the same applies to our children and the President’s children.

    There is really nothing offensive in what Matt Yglesias said, unless you are a person professionally seeking things to be offended about. Then it’s not to hard to use it to push people’s emotional buttons, if they prefer that to thinking rationally.

    • Peyton

      So let’s think about this rationally, will the secret service or armed guards stop an attack against the presidents or rich people’s children? And if you answered yes, then why wouldn’t armed guards be able to stop the same attack against regular children?


        Come on! They’re not important.

        Incredibly disgusting some people actually think that.

        • Jeffrey G. Johnson

          Nobody actually thinks that though. It’s a straw man you can only see if you deliberately squint your eyes and tilt your head to only see what you want to see.

          There is a big difference between saying random child X is not as important to the US as the President’s children, and saying that children are not important. All children are important. The President’s children occupy a very unique position, in that a kidnapper might try to use them to extract concessions from the President of the United States. That is a situation that we as a nation obviously can not allow.

          We all hope that no child should ever be harmed or go unloved or be abused or want for anything they need to be healthy and happy. Every child is important. We all also recognize that each child is most important to their own parents in a unique and special way private to each family. To pretend any different is just a false partisan posture.

          • Pendy1

            Yes, stop disagreeing with this left wing loon. ONLY jeffj900 thinks things through!

          • Jeffrey G. Johnson

            I wonder if you misread my first sentence. I wrote that nobody thinks that THOUGH, by which I meant nobody thinks that children are not important. Perhaps you disagree, but I think it’s a dishonest charge to say that people don’t think children are important.

          • Elena0412

            Had you used a comma between “that” and “though,” the meaning would have been more clear. You can’t blame Pendy for making that assumption.

          • Jeffrey G. Johnson

            True. Should have been a comma. We all make mistakes.

            I don’t blame her. Could have happened to anyone. Even a left wing loon. I just wanted to set the record straight. I didn’t say people don’t think things through.

          • Elena0412

            It makes more sense with “through,” as in “thinking THROUGH an argument.” I think Pendy has it right.

          • Jeffrey G. Johnson

            Since I wrote it I suppose I know what I meant. In response to Ermergerd’s claim that some disgusting people think children are not important, I meant to say that nobody thinks that, though. Here “though” implies something like “in spite of what is being claimed”. Humans think children are important. That’s just how we are, whether liberal or conservative. Any claim to the contrary is just baseless slander.

          • Elena0412

            Ever been on one of those “childfree” sites?

          • Jeffrey G. Johnson

            I guess not. I haven’t heard of such a thing, but I can imagine perhaps it’s a site where people celebrate being childless? This is one form of freedom people can choose. Some people don’t actually like or want children. This could be for many reasons. Perhaps they had unhappy childhoods with bad parents, and they don’t trust themselves to be good parents, which in a roundabout way IS in fact caring for children. Perhaps they are selfish assholes. Whatever, this is a much different thing than saying children are not important. A person with no children and no desire to have them can be an uncle, a teacher, a coach, an author of children’s books, or in many other ways contribute lovingly to the well being of children. People who don’t even like to be around children can at the very least acknowledge the blindingly obvious fact that children are essential to the future of our species, and thus are very important.

            The bottom line point here is that there is a distinction between saying children aren’t important, and saying that in particular contexts some children are more important than others.

            No parent thinks other children are as important as their own children. They would be lying if they said all children are equally important to them. On the other hand, taking a more abstract view, some children are more important to history, or to the nation, or to some other entity that we can define as a contextual basis for meaning. Was Ann Frank more important than other child victims of the holocaust? Clearly the answer is no when you consider the importance of children to their parents, and clearly the answer is yes when you consider her importance to history, or consider the value we all place on the ideas, emotions, and observations that she communicated.

            So it’s pretty dishonest to pretend that saying the President’s children have an importance that other children don’t have is equivalent to being heartless or unconcerned about children in general. Everything I’ve written here is obvious, and yet people ignore it and suppress it in order to satisfy their need for expressing irrational partisan tribal rage.

          • Elena0412

            I’d read your drawn-out comments, but I have a life to attend to.

          • Grumpa Grumpus

            But the actions of Progressive scream that they believe it.

            Look at history, read the published works of their luminaries.

            Read the “compete life” plan Dingleberry’s health care plan is going to use in decision making!

            The graph drops off to almost zero at less than 8yrs and more than 60-something! AND Stinky’s children (just like the others in the ruling political class) will not be under Stinky!Care… so, yes.

            They DO think some animals are more important than others.
            And that some ages of animals are more important than others.

          • Jeffrey G. Johnson

            What actions? Supporting head start and child tax credits? Supporting free education and SCHIP? If you look at the actions of progressives honestly and completely using accurate information, you’ll see your point isn’t defensible.

            I don’t know what graph you are talking about. Perhaps you should offer a link or a Google search pattern to help people find it.

            Being “under Obamacare” (which I take the liberty of assuming is what you mean by “Stinky!Care”) is pretty much a meaningless statement. People aren’t under Obamacare like they are under an insurance plan. Obamacare is just a collection of moderate tweaks to our current health care model, and some reallocation of health spending. Everyone already with insurance will keep their existing insurance. People without insurance will, depending on their income levels, either get on private insurance plans, like the rest of working age insured Americans, or they will be under Medicaid. People eligible for Medicare will continue to be on Medicare. So there will be little or no change to what plans people are under and how care is delivered, except for those without any insurance today, who will soon have it, and it will look like what today’s insured people already enjoy.

            Obamacare has already extended insurance to millions of children who were previously uninsurable, children with congenital diseases and other conditions that led private for-profit insurance companies to reject them AS A BUSINESS DECISION. So who cares about children? What people won’t be doing is going to the emergency room when they have a cold.

      • Jeffrey G. Johnson

        Because the Secret Service are dedicated to protecting the President’s children at all times. In a school, on or two armed guards trying to protect hundreds of kids will not be as successful. Probably the armed guards at private schools aren’t so effective either. Kids go out on playgrounds where they are open targets for someone with a high powered rifle and a scope. Sometimes people want to pay for security that doesn’t really protect them.

        I’m with Eisenhower who said it will be a very sad day for America when our children can’t attend school safely without armed guards to protect them. I’d rather work to eliminate the threat than engage in an endless escalating arms race, and live in a brutal Mad Max world where nobody is safe without body armor and heavy weapons at all times. It’s a disgusting nightmare world we are building.

        • Peyton

          And how would propose that we work to eliminate the threat?

          • Jeffrey G. Johnson

            I don’t think we can eliminate it, but maybe we can significantly reduce it. A first step is to build trust; we live in a culture of suspicion and fear. The pro-gun attitude is heavily invested in a no compromise state of mind, where even the tiniest concession is the start of a slippery slope that leads to abolishing the 2nd amendment, taking away all guns, and tyranny. This is absurd paranoia. Nobody is talking about gun bans or repealing the 2nd amendment. So to start there needs to be an attitude of trying to cooperate to find reasonable compromise between gun freedom and gun safety.

            I’m a gun owner, but I’m willing to look at gun ownership in terms similar to automobile ownership. We all consent to certain inconvenient regulations to increase safety and reduce unneeded tragic deaths: no drunk driving, drivers must be licensed and tested, everyone must be insured, we have speed limits and traffic lights, etc.

            I have some semi-automatic pistols, a Glock and a couple of Sig Sauers. I enjoy target practice at the range, and I like to know that if a lunatic breaks into my home I might have a chance of saving lives. But I don’t feel like the 2nd amendment is a guarantee against tyranny, and that a rag tag group of citizens needs them to save the Constitution. I think the US military defends the Constitution, and free speech and democracy and free press are our defenses against tyranny.

            The President’s proposals are not perfect, and nobody knows exactly how to solve this problem. But we can start to work together to try solutions, and to keep what works and abandon what doesn’t. For example, the proposed assault weapons ban may fail to pass the House. Such a policy might not be effective either. But the mental health and research measures may be a positive step. It seems most of our tragedies are occurring when very disturbed people get ahold of guns and vent their rage. The odds of armed citizens preventing these events is small, in my opinion. Armed citizens will be taken by surprise. We can’t all live in a constant state of alert. It’s too stressful. So at best a delayed response can perhaps reduce the number of deaths, but shooters can take defensive measures to protect themselves. They have the advantage of planning and surprise. Remember the snipers around VA shooting from concealment in a car trunk? No armed citizens could respond to them. They were caught because their identity was eventually revealed to police.

            So we already have 300 million guns, and I don’t see doubling or tripling that number as a way to solve this problem. Trying to prevent crazy people from going without help, and preventing them from getting guns seems to me the best hope. We also have examples from other countries with practically no gun deaths compared to us, and it involves very strict control of guns and ammunition. I don’t see that as politically feasible in the US, at least now, but at least we need to be aware of all available data and consider it honestly.

            So working to improve mental health care, working to improve background checks, close gun show loopholes, train and license gun owners, register guns like we do automobiles, perhaps limit magazine size, perhaps limit assault rifles to use at certified shooting ranges, perhaps limit the amount of ammo people can keep in their homes, and probably others are measures that can at the very least be explored, discussed, and considered.

            Gun owners should try to be more practical, less ideological and emotional about this. Nobody is staging mass protests to defend their automobile freedom, and nobody is afraid the government is coming to take their cars. So why is their so much fear and hyperbole among gun owners? I’m not sure, but it seems based on romanticism, not reality. Somehow, in order to improve the currently unacceptable situation, we all need to work together. We all need to realize nobody is proposing an all out gun ban, and that gun owners should be able to contemplate at least some sacrifice of convenience in order to promote all around safety. The slippery slope thinking destroys all chance of progress, compromise, or cooperation.

      • Ronald

        A full secret service detail can do a lot to protect children, especially if they are a small group (like the president and his family) . Unfortunately, schools have large numbers of children and they go outside from time to time. It would be difficult to protect them all effectively unless there were multiple armed guards station strategically around the facility. The logistics are challenging to say the least.

        It’s a sad world we live in that we even need to have this conversation huh?

    • Jeffrey G. Johnson

      Damn. I thought I’d get way more than three down votes by now for actually telling the truth and talking sense, which of course is not tolerated at this site.

  • Bui van vat

    We hold these truths to be self-evident…?

  • vino veritas

    Moral relativism is at the core of what makes liberalism so rotten and
    what this talking turd is actually saying is that your kids are not useful to
    his and obama’s narrative, ergo they are not as important or, for that matter, important
    at all when compared to his false god and the rest of his liberal kine. For libs, everything & anything in this world are really nothing more than mere tools they can use to get what they want and using terms like important when discussing children is just a label they slap on when they deem it relevant and necessary to do so. Otherwise, they are not.
    BTW, Does this irrelevant soulless tool even have any kids? It would be no surprise if he doesn’t.

  • V the K

    Shorter Matt Yglesias: Some animals are more equal than others.

  • Peyton

    Not really. If someone kidnaps Obama’s kids for state secrets, it’ll be tragic because we’d have to let them be killed. So no, they are actually worth less than ours bc no amount of cash will get them back, on national secrets, which we can’t give out. Also, have we ever had an attempted kidnapping of a president’s child or an actual attack on them.

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      Actually, there’s no need to kidnap his kids for state secrets.

      Those he gives away for free… I know some Seals who would agee.

  • Peyton

    Have we ever actually had an attempted kidnapping or an attack carried out against a President’s Children?

  • V the K

    Pretty comfortable saying that traditional marriages are in fact more important than gay marriages.

  • ian scott porcaro

    To be honest.. I truly feel bad for his kids. When they grow up, and go to college, the other students will walk up to them an say, “Hey! Isn’t your dad the guy who messed up the country!?”

    • Elena0412

      No, they won’t. Speaking against the dictator will be punishable by firing squad.

      • ian scott porcaro

        Oh yeah.. I forgot.. XD and to think.. all those people who gave up everyone thing just for the “freedom of speech” and one guy and his “Party” of Animals are wrecking it.

      • jackflash1

        If only that were true…

  • Michelle Williams

    So following that line of logic, there’s no need for the hysterical calls
    for gun control, because it wasn’t the President’s kids that got shot.

  • notenoughtime

    If nothing else, Yglesias’ comments reflect the liberal mindset that human life is not as important! All of us are important members of this country and all deserve to have the guy at the top looking out for all of us. Security guards at all of our schools is a no brainer.

  • arrow2010

    I can see Matt is up on his Animal Farm.

  • Achinacres

    Stay in Spain asshole. They deserve you.

  • Garth Haycock

    Obamao and Wookie wouldn’t care if their kids were kidnapped. They do not value children. They don’t value adults either, but that’s another topic. The only thing they care about is engorging themselves at the trough of corrupt power.

  • Agent_Zeero

    I’d be very interested in understanding how Malaria and Sharia are any more important to the country than any other child. Yes, they are allegedly the President’s children, but that’s pretty much where it ends.

    • David Raineri-Maldonado

      “Malaria and Sharia”?! They did NOT do anything to deserve name-calling like that!

      • Elena0412

        Neither did Trig, Bristol, Piper, Willow, etc. Why can’t politicians give their kids normal names??

        • rinodino

          You mean like white names?

          • Agent_Zeero

            What’s a “white name”? Is Michael Jordan a “white name”? What about “Robert Griffin”? Or “Russell Wilson”? Are those “white names”?

          • Elena0412

            Trig, Bristol, Piper, Willow, et al, are white. What’s your point?

          • PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Like Herman Cain or Thomas Sowell or Clarence Thomas?

        • lainer51


        • PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Or football players’ parents?

      • Agent_Zeero

        Nether did Bush’s daughters, or Sarah Palin’s kids. What’s your point?

        • David Raineri-Maldonado

          While we shouldn’t take too high a road (it only allows us to lose), you’re going to the other extreme, and ditching morality altogether.

  • lainer51

    then apparently Matt YaYa agrees with this regime that the 50 million aborted children have no importance AT ALL!

  • Pendy1

    Who the hell is Matt Yglesias, and why should I care what he “thinks”?

    • rinodino

      Cause Ace of Spades is his brother from a different mother

    • Elena0412

      He’s nobody and you shouldn’t.


    Is there any question why these losers need to be completely defeated.

  • AWomaninTX

    And why does his opinion matter? Seriously.

  • Elena0412

    Actually, my girls are prettier, so, all things being equal, mine would be kidnapped first.

  • Elena0412

    The first family is important to the first family and the country was doing far better before they came on the scene. Affirmative action families are hardly an endangered species.

    • rinodino

      Yep, not racist at all, what the heck was Colin Powell talking about????

  • Randi Starr

    He’s just pissed no one would kidnap him even for big bucks………….

  • Everybodys All American

    Just another example of what lengths twisted liberals will go for their messianic moron.

  • jetch

    i don’t understand his logic. the president’s kids are not important to the country at all. the people did not elect his kids, his kids do not govern or make political decisions that affect anyone.

    yes, it would be a big deal if his kids were kidnapped, in the same way it would be a big deal if brad pitt’s kids were kidnapped. that hardly makes them more important than anyone else.

    this guy is just an idiot trying to stay relevant

  • Guest

    Matt Yglesias has nothing to worry about he is simply to ugly to ever find a willing partner who would be willing to bear his children.

  • Chris Tooker

    First sign of tyranny!

    • rinodino

      STORM THE GATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Isn’t it about time for your meds?

    • Ardell Simon

      “The state
      must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long
      as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the
      people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any
      deprivation.” ~ Mein Kampf, Adolph Hitler

  • Randi Starr

    This man is so important, I actually had to look up who he was and then I was mad because it still didn’t matter and I wasted my time.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Still don’t know, don’t care. Yeah yeah, I know, that’s the joke about the difference between ignorance and apathy…

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        …still don’t care…

  • J.N. Ashby

    I fail to see how Obama’s kids being kidnapped would be at all a threat to the nation. Tragic, maybe, but it’s a kidnapping and nothing more.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Why, someone could kidnap them and hold them for a ransom of




      (pinky to corner of mouth)

      • J.N. Ashby

        Besides it’s not like HE’D be paying that ransom. He’d take it out of that 2% by which congress raised my Social Security this year. Bell ends. DOWN WITH TAXES!

  • orringtonmom (D)

    i would step in front of a bus to save my children… perhaps malia and sasha’s parents would consider doing the same. tomorrow works for me.

  • CitizenEgg

    So has Matt got a point system in place that ranks the death of children? How about one that ranks the effectiveness of insane ‘gun free zones’ as deterrents? Sometimes it’s okay to NOT tweet Matty boy.

  • DWeb

    The school the Presidents kids go to have 11 armed guards–13 when the 1st. kids are there with their SS detail. That is the same school that the inter city sisters were booted from when Obama stopped the voucher system. So now those poor children are going to public school in gang, gun and murder infested DC. Guess the Kings kids are more important that ours.

  • bo1921

    Does this “man” even have children? From the look of him, I’d say that’s a big, flabby no. I do have children and I’m here to tell you they’re worth more to me than me, and they’re worth far more to me than the Qusiling’s kids.

  • Isaac Rosenbloom

    Screw you. His kids are meaningless to this country. There is nothing that makes them any more or less important than mine.

  • annoyinglittletwerp

    I’m so glad that my ‘child’ is almost 19-and thanks to being brought up to respect the second amendment-is fully capable of protecting HIMSELF. MOLON LABE!

  • Angie (D)

    And this is why anyone who thinks the government cares about them or will protect them & their kids better than they can are morons.

  • philomena

    I’m sure he felt the very same way about Jenna and Barbara Bush.

  • Michael Rice

    Actually, his kids are less of a target because they have that protection….hmmmmm

  • v1cious

    So if Trig Palin went missing, you’d think nothing of it? Hypocrisy abound on this site,

    • Elena0412

      Hypocrisy aboundSSSS in the white house.

  • ratizbad

    Your glasses with a right hook flying to the left of your face would be Priceless…PUNK Boy.

  • gene a


  • Readhed

    Who says shit like that?

  • Amelia Hanson

    As a United States citizen they mean nothing to me. They don’t pay taxes yet, they don’t and probably will never hold jobs.

  • Osumashi Kinyobe

    Needless to say, this guy’s a douchebag.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    Well if you want to be callous, I can make a case that the rights, safety and freedom of 300 million citizens supersedes the experiences of a couple hundred or thousand sacrificial victims abused by criminals. Figures not including gangbangers who, IDGAF TBH. Do I like seeing babies in Chicago streets murdered, of course not.

    But what do you expect when the Mayor’s way of dealing with it is to go on TV and request the murderers “aim away from the kids”?

    Saying you’ll give up your arms is like that old joke about “finish your dinner, children in other countries are starving”. Giuliani cleaned up NY and the same thing can be done in Chicago if it wasn’t so corrupt.

  • russemerson

    So really, then, the Obama kids are a bigger *liability* than any other kids. I’m pretty sure that’s what the moron was trying to say.

  • מרטין

    Liberals admit it: children of elites should be kept safe and children of the commoner should be subject to all manner of violence. You know, so the commoner doesn’t get too uppity.

  • Servo1969

    Matt Iglesias summarized –

    “Don’t you NRA people get it? Nobody cares if one of your brats gets
    killed. They’re unimportant nobodies just like you. Of course people
    like the Obamas and Gregorys have armed security. It’s to protect them
    from all of you morons. They are people who matter in the great scheme
    of things. If they die it will actually make a difference in the world.
    You? You don’t need guns to protect your lives. If you get raped or
    murdered by a criminal, well, sucks to be you. It’s really your own
    fault anyway. If you wanted to be important enough to warrant armed
    guards you should have become big superstar journalists like we did or
    maybe politicians or famous movie stars. Instead, you’re just a nobody
    who’s far too stupid to be trusted with such power. Besides, you’ll just
    hurt yourself or, worse yet, hurt someone important. YOUR PLACE IN

  • Rc Fowler


  • smb04d

    wow…I read this, and I’m stunned. I’m just shocked.

  • smb04d

    that just really hurts…man I can’t believe I’m actually tearing up over this

  • $27789750

    Well Bam seems to agree.

  • MLCross

    Matt Iglesias is, at least, being honest about how the elite left views the regular American public. Look at all of the media elite sneering at the NRA’s suggestion for armed guards in schools. Name any national news anchor or journalist you can think of: Do you think ANY of these highly-paid pundits don’t or haven’t sent their own children to high-priced, elite, private schools? Of course they do. All these news hypocrites working in New York and Washington D.C. send their kids to private schools that have armed guards.

  • Kelly Dauksch

    Not to me it wouldn’t. as a matter of fact I would be WAY more distraught if my kids were murdered then if the president s were!

  • $23629333

    I know what you’re thinking. You thought portsiders see everybody as equal in importance. Isn’t that why their crocodile tears flow whenever there’s a story about some street person – homeless thanks to De-institutionalization of the mentally ill* – freezing to death? If there was such a story at the same time as one about the tragic death of someone well known, the portsiders would insist that those were equal tragedies.

    Matt has demonstrated that portsiders are not – really – egalitarian at all. That’s why they’re re-creating – in the USA – the dual-society which existed in the USSR, wherein the 1% (the portsiders) have the best homes and the best educations and their choice of everything this planet can provide, and the 99% (the rest of us) live much humbler lives, their choices circumscribed by our dwindling finances and the regulations of “the state.”

    Here’s a general rule when listening to or reading something from a portsider: don’t believe a word of it.

    (* there’s another thread on this subject)

  • RegularJoe62

    Stupid comments, but the simple fact of the matter is the president’s children, whoever the president happens to be, are more likely targets of kidnapping or assault than the average citizen’s kids. That doesn’t make them more important, but it does make it more necessary for them to be protected.

    • Elena0412

      That’s not what this clown said. He said “more important” which is only an opinion. In *my* opinion, they’re as important to me as mine are to their parents.

  • DANEgerus

    Fine… let the President have the SS carry the guns to protect his ‘more valuable’ children… but I have a 2nd Amendment that says I have a right to carry a gun to protect mine… from degenerates who Matt Iglesias enables to commit violence.


    These are the kind of losers who need to be spat upon on a daily basis.

  • Kate

    The parents of Elizabeth Smart, Jaycee Dugard and Natalie Holloway would beg to differ, Mr. Yglesias.

  • jackflash1

    2nd Amendment: Article II

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free
    State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be

  • siives

    another example of the left attempting to divide us by a caste system.