Are Republicans using the birth of Chelsea’s baby to attack Hillary?
@ChelseaClinton Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! Charlotte is a lovely name. May she have a blessed,long life filled with joy!
— Terry O' (@IrishTea1) September 27, 2014
Congratulations, indeed. But is the GOP using the birth of “America’s royal baby” to attack Hillary? Here’s Sarah Reese Jones of Politics USA making that exact argument.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@srjones66) September 28, 2014
But support of her claim is slim, as the only example she presents of an “attack” is this one joke from David Frum:
Chelsea was going to have a Hispanic boy named Orlando -but while the overnights were positive, it just didn’t focus group
— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 27, 2014
Jones goes on to spin what Frum wrote above into:
Frum is suggesting that Chelsea Clinton had her baby for political gain.
No. That’s not what Frum wrote. At. All.
Is the Left so humorless that they consider a joke to be an “attack”? That was a rhetorical question — of course they’re this humorless!
And we must have missed the memo where exactly one tweet from David Frum is now a indicator of the entire Republican party.
Jones might have missed this one, too. Saturday Night Live made basically the same joke as Frum during its “News” segment:
On SNL News: New grandmother Hillary Clinton on Chelsea's baby- she couldn't be happier unless the baby was a Latina in a swing state.
— Susan Berger (@Msjournalist) September 28, 2014
Saturday Night Live, now brought to you by the Koch Brothers and the GOP?
More jokes about the Clinton baby that Jones were certainly find offensive.
Breaking: NBC offers Chelsea Clinton's baby Charlotte a 5-year, $3 million contract to be a special correspondent.
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) September 27, 2014
Question: Will Hillary Clinton's new granddaughter Charlotte be handed over to a village for raising? #tcot
— Howard Notelling (@BluegrassPundit) September 29, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: Hours old Clinton granddaughter inks 500k/yr gig as NBC Today Show occasional contributor.
— E. Davis Hodge (@EDavisHodge) September 27, 2014
Back to the Clintons real quick, y'all do know what a 2 year old granddaughter is going to do for Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016…
— Walter DeShields (@walterdeshields) September 27, 2014
Bill Clinton will be 106 yrs old when his granddaughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, is constitutionally eligible to assume the presidency
— Sean Simons (@seanrsimons) September 27, 2014
— terry (@tlcopper) September 29, 2014
Well, maybe this one is a little much, but it is the New York Post:
"Party Pooper" — The New York Post on Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky pic.twitter.com/fyLlrrGT7j
— Peter Lattman (@peterlattman) September 28, 2014
And hey, look at this. Here’s an often attacked conservative going after the New York Post cover:
— AJ Delgado (@AJDelgado13) September 28, 2014
Over to you, Ms. Jones.