Democrats/liberals/feminists need to get their story straight

Tue, 09/23/2008 - 3:28pm
By: Letters to the ...

On one hand, we are told that women must be supported in their desire to “have it all,” to be able to both work full-time and have a family. If someone suggests that it is better to stay home with the children, they are shouted down and told they are being anti-woman or old-fashioned.

On the other hand, Sarah Palin is being roundly criticized by feminists/Democrats/liberals for seeking the office of vice president while having five kids, one of whom is a 4-month-old with Down syndrome.

When it was revealed that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, the volume of criticism increased, with critics tsk-tsking Mrs. Palin for not paying enough attention to her family.

So, which is it, people? Is it okay for women to work and have a family? Or is it only okay for liberal women? Perhaps it’s only okay if you have two or fewer children.

Anyway, I just need to know so I can know which argument to have ready when I argue with liberals in my head.

Trey Hoffman

Peachtree City, Ga.

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Submitted by Main Stream on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 11:28am.

It's not only painful to watch Sarah Palin struggle in the few interviews she has provided to the media, but it is equally as painful to listen to Palin's supporters, like yourself, continue to feign their love and adoration for her when it is obvious that the "Empress has no clothes," or substance for that matter.

She's had her 15 minutes of fame and if McCain was smart and truly wanted to win this election, he would cut her loose and choose a running mate who could actually help him, instead of being a mere distraction.

The conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, in the National Review, has even turned against Palin recently and says what so many Republican's are secretly thinking, but won't admit:

"As we’ve seen and heard more from John McCain’s running mate, it is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem. Quick study or not, she doesn’t know enough about economics and foreign policy to make Americans comfortable with a President Palin should conditions warrant her promotion.

Palin’s recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League.

No one hates saying that more than I do. Like so many women, I’ve been pulling for Palin, wishing her the best, hoping she will perform brilliantly. I’ve also noticed that I watch her interviews with the held breath of an anxious parent, my finger poised over the mute button in case it gets too painful. Unfortunately, it often does. My cringe reflex is exhausted.

Palin filibusters. She repeats words, filling space with deadwood. Cut the verbiage and there’s not much content there.

She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first.

Do it for your country."


"You can lead a Republican to the truth, but you can't make him think."

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 11:34am.

It makes you wonder just what the heck James Dobson was thinking when he selected Sarah Palin as McChicken's running mate.

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Submitted by diva on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 10:10am.

Have liberals/democrats/feminists been the ones telling Americans that the best climate to raise children in is one with a stay at home mom, or has that been the religious conservative approach?

Have liberals shamed unwed motherhood and the Murphy Browns of the fantasy TV world, or has that been the social conservative approach?

Have liberals and democrats been the ones saying you can see someone's values in what they've taught their kids or is that a Dobson thing?

Here is the deal, Trey: Your party has a presidential candidate that you guys hold your noses to support. He picked a girl he met once to be the second in command; a girl who can't run the campaign when he's in Washington; a girl who thinks living near Russian territory equals foreign policy experience.

This was not love of country. This was a stupid political move that has withstood neither the scrutiny of fact nor reality. You bought it. Enjoy it!

Submitted by AirForceDude on Thu, 09/25/2008 - 6:55am.

Hoffman just doesn't get it. It's not about how many children Palin has and how she takes care of them, it's about Palin being the BEST qualified to be vice president. It's not important that her daughter is pregnant. Who cares? I certainly don't. Palin is nothing more than "Bush in drag". She is a reflection of continuing Bush policies, those of which have put the United States in it's present condition.

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