Media Matters caught this video clip on Hannity & Colmes.
Mike Gallagher falsely asserted that Sen. Barack Obama and his wife do not give Christmas and birthday presents to their daughters, saying it's "proof positive that this is a socialist family." Gallagher further claimed that as a result of what he falsely asserted was the Obamas' refusal to give their daughters birthday and Christmas presents, the Obamas' children "are going to have a lifetime of therapy" and are "going to wind up on a bell tower someday if we don't send them presents."
Funny stuff, huh? As a parent of two young children, this sick conservative blowhard obviously fails first as a human being, and second as loving role model for children. Is there any doubt in your mind now, that once these Republicans gain power again, they’ll be right there telling you how and what to say in public, at home and at work? Small government my ass.
Take a look at what Michelle and Barack Obama actually said, and tell me if they aren’t really great thoughtful parents.
People Magazine: Someone told me today that you don't do birthday presents.
Michelle: No, because we spend hundreds of dollars on a birthday party and movie tickets and pizza and popcorn ...
Barack: That sleepover is enough. We want to teach some limits to them. And their friends bring over presents.
Michelle: They get so much stuff that it just becomes numbing. Malia believes there is still a Santa Claus even though she's a little wary because some of her friends are non-believers. But Malia says, "Ma, I know there is a Santa because there's no way you'd buy me all that stuff." [Laughing]