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Liberal_in_LA

(44,397 posts)
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:32 PM Dec 2014

GOP staffer who called Sasha and Malia Obama 'classless' was arrested twice, age 17 & 19


http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/Elizabeth-Lauten-arrest-786543

Lauten, pictured above, was arrested in December 2000 for misdemeanor larceny, according to court records. Lauten, then 17, was collared for stealing from a Belk department store in her North Carolina hometown.

Because Lauten was a first-time offender, her case was handled via the District Court’s deferred prosecution program, which resulted in the charge’s eventual dismissal after the future scold stayed out of trouble for a prescribed period.

Since Lauten was just another teenager caught shoplifting at the mall, it appears unlikely that she was publicly pilloried for her lack of class, nor were her parents criticized as poor role models.


--- per other sources, she was arrested again at age 19
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GOP staffer who called Sasha and Malia Obama 'classless' was arrested twice, age 17 & 19 (Original Post) Liberal_in_LA Dec 2014 OP
LOL.. Republican "Class"... SomethingFishy Dec 2014 #1
She threw stones from her glass house... guess she thought those arrests would never come to light Liberal_in_LA Dec 2014 #5
Yet another Republican who doesn't understand the 21st Century. SomethingFishy Dec 2014 #7
Or maybe she didn't even think about them.. so intent on her hateful screed.. conveniently down the Cha Dec 2014 #54
And nobody shot her, either. IdaBriggs Dec 2014 #2
Well clearly if she shoplifted reflection Dec 2014 #3
Do you have a link to her second arrest? greatlaurel Dec 2014 #4
per DailyMail. Dailymail is hated on DU so I didn't post it. here it is Liberal_in_LA Dec 2014 #6
Thanks! greatlaurel Dec 2014 #9
Really.. if you're going to write a hateful screed like that aimed at the teenagers in our WH.. we Cha Dec 2014 #55
This gets better and better as the day goes on... Frustratedlady Dec 2014 #10
I'll give her a pass on traffic tickets. bluedigger Dec 2014 #17
Actually, after shoplifting you're actually a "demon" Cali_Democrat Dec 2014 #26
Or at least "thug" hatrack Dec 2014 #49
Thanks for posting. Heard an AM hate radio host defending... Anansi1171 Dec 2014 #8
Dailymail commenters, very rightwing hatefilled anti-Obama bunch, were united against her Liberal_in_LA Dec 2014 #11
Yeah, EL was beyond the pale. Cha Dec 2014 #56
Maybe....... MyOwnPeace Dec 2014 #12
Bingo! That's why it took hours! Pass the popcorn and wait for the next blob to hit the fan. Frustratedlady Dec 2014 #13
Well, God answers all prayers. cloudbase Dec 2014 #46
What a thug!!! nt msanthrope Dec 2014 #14
She 'knocked over' the Belk Department store?!! Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2014 #15
Good one! greatlaurel Dec 2014 #19
Old enough to know better apparently also equals -- eridani Dec 2014 #16
This is awesome JustAnotherGen Dec 2014 #18
Smear jalan48 Dec 2014 #20
Whoops! Another victim of instant Karma. tanyev Dec 2014 #21
typical repug criminal samsingh Dec 2014 #22
I'm confused. I thought that the penalty for shoplifting in the US was summary execution. Chakab Dec 2014 #23
Republican "class" = Do as I say, not as I do meow2u3 Dec 2014 #24
Oh good God, how did this woman ever get the nerve to criticize any teenager? SunSeeker Dec 2014 #25
Republican stupidity. Mariana Dec 2014 #30
I wonder if her parents raised the possibility during the talk she referred to ecstatic Dec 2014 #43
She did indirectly insult her own parents, didn't she? Mariana Dec 2014 #47
"After many hours of prayer" Strelnikov_ Dec 2014 #48
Larceny... Man from Pickens Dec 2014 #27
I guess her parents were not good role models for Little Miss Scofflaw Shrike47 Dec 2014 #28
Talking About the Kettle Being Black....as in the color of the Kettle... LovingA2andMI Dec 2014 #29
And her full name is Elizabeth Glass-Houses Lauten. calimary Dec 2014 #31
Not surprised OldRedneck Dec 2014 #32
Yes, but ...... left-of-center2012 Dec 2014 #33
Oh dear... SoCalDem Dec 2014 #34
Hypocrisy, thy name is GOPee. nt City Lights Dec 2014 #35
Well, that only proves that she knows whereof she speaks! rocktivity Dec 2014 #36
What, exactly, does this have to do... bobclark86 Dec 2014 #37
Maybe the next gop idiot will ecstatic Dec 2014 #44
I'll remember that... bobclark86 Dec 2014 #57
She was critical of non criminal behavior Kalidurga Dec 2014 #51
Commupance is a beautiful thing Takket Dec 2014 #38
I knew she was a thug. SummerSnow Dec 2014 #39
How did they get the record from age 17 treestar Dec 2014 #40
Wow. Real classy! Elmer S. E. Dump Dec 2014 #41
Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah hahahahahaha malaise Dec 2014 #42
I'm betting it was a call from the first lady. ecstatic Dec 2014 #45
It doesn't count when you are White! Odin2005 Dec 2014 #50
Lauten should've reviewed Matthew 7 before opening her mouth 47of74 Dec 2014 #52
I couldn't care less about this.. if she weren't such a hypocrite with her vile ugly screed calling Cha Dec 2014 #53

SomethingFishy

(4,876 posts)
1. LOL.. Republican "Class"...
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:35 PM
Dec 2014

While I would hope that she learned a lesson from this, I expect she will be back in public soon, going even further down the rabbit hole (probably right over to the Daily Caller) while screaming that those "horrible libtards forced me from my job".

Cha

(297,154 posts)
54. Or maybe she didn't even think about them.. so intent on her hateful screed.. conveniently down the
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 02:26 AM
Dec 2014

ol Reagan rabbit hole.

reflection

(6,286 posts)
3. Well clearly if she shoplifted
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:36 PM
Dec 2014

she should have been gunned down in the street like the hulking demon she was.

 

Liberal_in_LA

(44,397 posts)
6. per DailyMail. Dailymail is hated on DU so I didn't post it. here it is
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:41 PM
Dec 2014

GOP staffer who called Sasha and Malia Obama 'classless' was arrested for shoplifting as a teen

Elizabeth Lauten resigned from her position working for a Republican today after criticizing the first daughters in an inflammatory Facebook post
Lauten called Sasha, 13, and Malia Obama, 16, 'classless' for their clothes and attitude at the annual White House turkey pardoning
Court records indicate Lauten, 31, was arrested for shoplifting from a department store at the age of 17
Was also arrested for speeding and running a red light in Virginia at 19


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2856410/GOP-staffer-called-Sasha-Malia-Obama-classless-arrested-shoplifting-teen.html#ixzz3KgH4WoQQ

greatlaurel

(2,004 posts)
9. Thanks!
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:45 PM
Dec 2014

This woman is getting the kind of scrutiny she deserves. Unfortunately, Limbaugh, Joe Scar, and Beck etc... are given free passes on the garbage they spew. Why are these men allowed to state complete falsehoods unchallenged?

Cha

(297,154 posts)
55. Really.. if you're going to write a hateful screed like that aimed at the teenagers in our WH.. we
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 02:29 AM
Dec 2014

want to know who this person is.

Frustratedlady

(16,254 posts)
10. This gets better and better as the day goes on...
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:48 PM
Dec 2014

I hope the little darlin' has time on her hands to peruse social networking to see how much support she has compared to those awful, rude and unfashionable Obama teens. It might just open her eyes to the real world. Hey, Lauten? Looks like you've had your 15 minutes of fame and then some.

Leave those sweet girls alone...that includes their parents!

bluedigger

(17,086 posts)
17. I'll give her a pass on traffic tickets.
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 05:15 PM
Dec 2014

But why she wasn't hunted down and shot dead in the street for the animal she was after shoplifting, I'll never understand.

Anansi1171

(793 posts)
8. Thanks for posting. Heard an AM hate radio host defending...
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:44 PM
Dec 2014

...her criticism cause teen with short skirt- as if thats a crime.

Nothing will change the frame for them. The most amazing thing about the great white right is their projection and hypocrisy.

Glass houses be damned.

MyOwnPeace

(16,925 posts)
12. Maybe.......
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:58 PM
Dec 2014

her "hours of prayer" mentioned in the "apology" included a request that her own background not be discovered....

Frustratedlady

(16,254 posts)
13. Bingo! That's why it took hours! Pass the popcorn and wait for the next blob to hit the fan.
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 05:00 PM
Dec 2014

Darn, gotta run to the store. I just put my last packet of buttered corn in the micro. BBL

Gidney N Cloyd

(19,833 posts)
15. She 'knocked over' the Belk Department store?!!
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 05:10 PM
Dec 2014

(Sorry. Knocked over is my phrase of the day since joe scar characterized Michael Brown's shoplifting that way this morning.)

jalan48

(13,859 posts)
20. Smear
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 05:41 PM
Dec 2014

I wonder how much she was paid and by whom for her little "Palin-like" smear job. Maybe she hopes to move up the Koch Brother's pole.

Mariana

(14,854 posts)
30. Republican stupidity.
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 07:00 PM
Dec 2014

She reminds me of Joe the "Plumber", who thought it was a good idea to stand in front of TV cameras and spin a totally bullshit story to try to make Candidate Obama look bad. It just didn't occur to him that his lies would be found out, and it didn't occur to this dingbat that her past indiscretions would come to light.

ecstatic

(32,685 posts)
43. I wonder if her parents raised the possibility during the talk she referred to
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 10:13 PM
Dec 2014

Too little, too late of course.

Mariana

(14,854 posts)
47. She did indirectly insult her own parents, didn't she?
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 10:22 PM
Dec 2014

I think we can guess what she was saying during her many hours of prayer. "Please, Lord, I beg you, don't let anyone find out about the stuff I did when I was a teenager!"

 

Man from Pickens

(1,713 posts)
27. Larceny...
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 06:33 PM
Dec 2014

what an excellent qualification for a job in politics, probably went to the head of the interview line on that alone!

LovingA2andMI

(7,006 posts)
29. Talking About the Kettle Being Black....as in the color of the Kettle...
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 06:53 PM
Dec 2014

Talk about falling right off of the tree, talk about needing to quickly take a long walk off a short pier, talking about we should not cast the first stone.....Will the Right Wing Radicals start "Sticky Fingers" Elizabeth Lauten a Go Fund Me Account, since it appears they stand up quickly to support murderers (Darren Wilson) and Thefts (Elizabeth Lauten)?

#JUSTSAYING

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calimary

(81,220 posts)
31. And her full name is Elizabeth Glass-Houses Lauten.
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 07:17 PM
Dec 2014

At least she can speak from experience about teenage girl miscreants, 'eh?

 

OldRedneck

(1,397 posts)
32. Not surprised
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 07:20 PM
Dec 2014

Check out her website -- read her Twitter feed on the website. Most of her tweets are about her shopping, shopping, shopping.

Typical materialistic spoiled Republican brat.

I've been trying to track down background info on her. She's from Jacksonville, NC -- home of USMC base Camp LeJeune -- and the only Lauten I found in the town is a dentist.

left-of-center2012

(34,195 posts)
33. Yes, but ......
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 07:24 PM
Dec 2014

She's a white Republican and rules are different when applied to children of African-American Democrats.

bobclark86

(1,415 posts)
37. What, exactly, does this have to do...
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 07:34 PM
Dec 2014

with the price of tea in China?

Who cares? Sounds like you're just trying to discredit her by bringing up something obscenely minor from 15 years ago. In fact, you sound like the guys who criticize the president for smoking pot in high school. Teens do dumb shit. Period.

You don't have to try and make her look foolish by bringing up stupid crap from her childhood. She did that just fine all on her own.

ecstatic

(32,685 posts)
44. Maybe the next gop idiot will
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 10:17 PM
Dec 2014

think twice before running his/her mouth. This type of unbelievable (hate filled) hypocrisy should be exposed at every opportunity.

bobclark86

(1,415 posts)
57. I'll remember that...
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:59 PM
Dec 2014

the next time a marijuana smoker here bashes Rush Limbaugh for his oxy problem.

Hope you're proud of yourself. Now you got me defending that ... well, insert your choice of profane statement here. Where's my brain bleach so I don't remember that ever again.

Takket

(21,560 posts)
38. Commupance is a beautiful thing
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 07:49 PM
Dec 2014

Not too often a rethug is actually held responsible for the hate they spew, so let's enjoy this one.

ecstatic

(32,685 posts)
45. I'm betting it was a call from the first lady.
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 10:19 PM
Dec 2014

The gop can spew whatever crap they choose, but the girls are off limits.

 

47of74

(18,470 posts)
52. Lauten should've reviewed Matthew 7 before opening her mouth
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 10:54 PM
Dec 2014

You know, the parts about not mounting one's high horse and sitting in judgment of others;

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:1-5)


If you're going to act like Lauten did your past had goddamn well better be so clean that the Blessed Virgin Mary could eat off of it.

Cha

(297,154 posts)
53. I couldn't care less about this.. if she weren't such a hypocrite with her vile ugly screed calling
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 02:24 AM
Dec 2014

out Sasha and Malia.. and the President and First Lady.

Mahalo Liberal in LA

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