On Thursday, Chelsea Clinton made the happy announcement that she was with child:
In a surprise announcement and with her mother, former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, looking on, Chelsea, 34, said she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are “very excited” and “lucky” to welcome child into their family.
“I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me,” Chelsea said.
A Clinton spokesman later said the baby is due in the fall.
The former first daughter’s announcement – at the end of a Clinton Foundation forum promoting girls’ empowerment worldwide at the Lower Eastside Girls Club in Manhattan -- came as a surprise to senior Clinton staffers working the event.
That's wonderful news. My niece's baby girl Millie just celebrated her first birthday and my sister was very happy to find out she was pregnant with her. Just as Hillary Clinton is about her daughter's pregnancy.
My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-To-Be! @billclinton and I are thrilled that Chelsea and Marc are expecting their first child!
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 17, 2014
But I'm forgetting myself because Hillary is not allowed to be a happy mother. We may see a normal life unfolding, but Teabirchers see coverups and conspiracies.
Maybe in my subconscious I think it was staged or set up. Lookit, I'm so, I know these people so well...I just do not attach much genuineness to them.
There were a host of others who were saying the same thing in Wingnuttia.
I wouldn't be surprised at all if Hillary gets asked to comment on Chelsea's pregnancy by the media, since that's only natural, right? But after that happens more than once I really expect Limbaugh and all the wannabees to scream bloody murder that Chelsea's announcement was staged, a set-up plot which is being aided by the librul media to cover up Benghazzzzzzzziiii!
Heck, Limbaugh has a history of attacking Chelsea anyway.
Chelsea Clinton spoke last week about Limbaugh’s comments while on a panel about women involved in politics. The former first daughter made the comments while defending Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke who had been ridiculed last month by Limbaugh as a “slut” and a “prostitute” for testifying before Congress in support of a government mandate requiring health insurance to covercontraception.
“She and I actually have something in common,” Chelsea Clinton said. “We’ve both have been attacked by Rush Limbaugh.”
“She was 30. I was 13,” she added.
When her dad, former President Bill Clinton, was in the White House and Limbaugh was on television as well as radio, the conservative commentator had this to say about the teenage girl living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. back in 1993:
“Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?” Limbaugh said on his television show before showing an image of the young Clinton.
UPDATE: It appears the mainstream media is focusing on a "Grandma Clinton" theme so far. Digby has all the facts.