Thursday, September 04, 2008


The Left--Anti-Feminist

I first noticed the extreme reaction in the press to the selection of Governor Sarah Palin and thought it was just normal liberal bias. As it grew more savage and unsupportable, I thought that it was just a mental breakdown of the media in a reaction to its continued loss of viewers and readers, money, jobs and power. Now, however, I notice that the attacks on Sarah Palin sound exactly like what the feminists rightly complained about during the 60s. I'm not the only one noticing it. Behold.

But women on the left, who fought long and hard for the ability to raise children simultaneously with election cash, are in spasms. (Some have simply kept silent. Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton - where are you?)

The same lefty media that studiously ignored the adolescence of Chelsea Clinton can't wait to dig into Bristol Palin.

The Diary section of Daily Kos Web site had a curious way to make Palin's daughter into a campaign issue: "Considering Palin was chosen solely for her religious right family values cred, Bristol's shotgun marriage and pregnancy are very fair game. They are the direct result of this lunatic abstinence-only garbage, and should be highlighted as such."

The stupendously sexist New York Times printed a front-page article noting that some unnamed women argue over "whether there are enough hours in the day for her to take on the vice presidency, and whether she is right to try."


Dr. Helen Smith has this to say:

If Palin were a Democrat, we would not be having this national conversation about her children, her ability to mother and the other dirt that the MSM is flinging against her. Instead, the media would hail her as a hero, a role model for young girls and beyond reproach. The hypocrisy is staggering.


Oh I don't know. Underage, pregnant daughter? The public can't get enough of that kind of stuff. And American politics has been almost exclusively mudslinging for quite some time now.

I'm not saying I agree or disagree; the Palins have made personal choices, just as we all do. But I can't say I'm surprised that this has been blown way out of proportion.
Underage? 17? with a 18 year old boyfriend? Not here in Colorado and I doubt in Alaska either. Say mud is a flat out substantive lie, tell me some Republican mudslinging in the past couple of decades. And I didn't get the last. What has been blown way out of proportion?
"Republican mudslinging"

It was the Bush campaign; in South Carolina; with the lies that John McCain fathered a black child out of wedlock.

Railroad Bill
Wow, the contortions the Republicans are going through are amazing!

Try this on for hypocrisy . . .

Sarah Palin Gender Card
Bill, who said that about McCain? Bush? Someone on his staff? A known Republican? Do you have a link to a flier or an automated call repeating that slime? Is that the only one you can think of?
Thanks Andy. I don't get to see Stewart that often and he did seem to nail Rove and O'Riley. I don't expect Dick Morris to be fair about Hill, for historical reasons. I was less clear about the alleged flip by the woman with the unpronouncable German name. Maybe I was not paying close enough attention, but three out of four are not bad, for Stewart.
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