Monday, November 2, 2009

Why Does Sarah Palin Hate Women?

That may as well have been the headline for this crazy bit in the Daily Beast:

Former Republican congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava cried real tears Saturday as she conceded the right-wingers had pushed her out of her race. Even though her local party had picked her to run in Tuesday’s election for the upstate New York seat vacated by the new secretary of the Army, John McHugh, her support for abortion and gay marriage made her too liberal for the new national party.

Insurgent Republicans, led by Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck, mounted a candidate on the conservative line, and fought Scozzafava so effectively that she turned tail and ran. She then endorsed the Democrat.

No need to read further. That about tells you everything you need to know. Let's go back to Palin's endorsement of Hoffman and count the number of times she mentioned gay marriage and abortion, shall we?

Our nation is at a crossroads, and this is once again a "time for choosing."

The federal government borrows, spends, and prints too much money, while our national debt hits a record high. Government is growing while the private sector is shrinking, and unemployment is on the rise. Doug Hoffman is committed to ending the reckless spending in Washington, D.C. and the massive increase in the size and scope of the federal government.

He is also fully committed to supporting our men and women in uniform as they seek to honorably complete their missions overseas. And best of all, Doug Hoffman has not been anointed by any political machine.

Doug Hoffman stands for the principles that all Republicans should share: smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense, and a commitment to individual liberty.

Did I miss it? Maybe I blinked. Let me look again....nope. I belive that count adds up to zero. While that's enough to discredit the whole article, but let's go a bit further, just for fun:
Scozzafava’s defeat and the mounting campaign against Hutchison reveals a fascinating and underreported problem for the Republicans: They will only run women who will say that women should not control their reproductive fates.
I'm sorry, I thought that the Republican party candidate was Scozzafava. My bad.

Listen, I'm pro-life, but the only issues being discussed are the economy, taxes, etc.... As if a pro-life Congressman could do anything about Roe vs. Wade anyway. Ah, but why stop there? Let's attack Christianity while we're at it:
Evangelicals heavily favor women staying out of the market economy to stay home, and indeed they do disproportionately stay home.
Ah, yes. Never mind that Sarah Palin is an evangelical Christian who seems to have no problem whatsoever with holding political positions. Never mind that young women all across the country are energized because they see that you can remain a woman and not bash all mankind while still taking the world by storm. No matter that I know at least two teenage girls who are thinking of running for office because of the example set by Sarah Palin.

And how horrible that a woman should choose to stay home. I thought the point was liberation, you know, the right of a woman to choose to do whatever she wants, whether that be to work full time or to stay at home? But no, choose the latter and your choice means less than pig dung.

Another good video on this topic here. It won't let me embed.

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