Sarah Palin responded to the tidal wave of criticism over her supposedly inspirational Facebook post showing her son standing on the family dog just the way we’d predict: by attacking President Obama, PETA, Ellen DeGeneres and, of course, liberals in general. Classy.
As I wrote Friday, Palin proudly posted a series of photos of her youngest son, Trig, standing on top of the family dog in order to reach the sink. She saw it as an adorable metaphor. “May 2015 see every stumbling block turned into a stepping stone on the path forward,” Palin wrote. Unfortunately, a swarm of Facebook readers took her to task for irresponsible parenting and cruelty to the dog.
Yesterday, Palin hit back with the kind of eloquence and clarity we’ve come to expect from her:
Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog.
Hey, by the way, remember your “Woman of the Year”, Ellen DeGeneres? Did you get all wee-wee’d up when she posted this sweet picture? http://conservatives4palin.com/…/peta-woman-year-posts-phot… Hypocritical, much?
Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?
After ranting about “double-standard radicals always opposing Alaska’s Iditarod” etc., Palin came up with this beaut:
Aren’t you the same anti-beef screamers blogging hate from your comfy leather office chairs, wrapped in your fashionable leather belts above your kickin’ new leather pumps you bought because your celebrity idols (who sport fur and crocodile purses) grinned in a tabloid wearing the exact same Louboutins exiting sleek cowhide covered limo seats on their way to some liberal fundraiser shindig at some sushi bar that features poor dead smelly roe (that I used to strip from our Bristol Bay-caught fish, and in a Dillingham cannery I packed those castoff fish eggs for you while laughing with co-workers about the suckers paying absurdly high prices to party with the throw away parts of our wild seafood)? I believe you call those discarded funky eggs “caviar”.
H/T Little Green Footballs, where Charles Johnson imagined that last paragraph as a beat poem, read at a poetry club:
The Elite Washington GOP Power Machine can’t stand this woman. Some people say insiders deliberately destroyed the McCain/Palin campaign just to get rid of this woman.
Laurian, the kid is being raised by an unfit mother. If a non-public figure had posted the exact same image, she would had a visit by Child Protection Services and law enforcement. Or, if a family was involved in the same brawl with another party they would have been arrested and charged with assault and battery.
The Fox “News” cafeteria Catholics protect this silly woman. She can get away with murder, and the Palinites and the Foxies would come to her defense.
The issue is that Mom is so proud of junior for figuring out how to get what he wants by stepping on another living creature. How this relates to anyone in another culture eating an animal (even dog —) is beyond me.
Degenres posted her pic with the caption “Well, that’s one way to reach the sink,” while Palin posted that her son inspired and reminded her to step on people she thinks are in her way. So, there’s a night and day difference in what they took from it.
Also, I know this is incredibly difficult for people like you to do, but read the comments on both threads. Both women had people condemning them for posting a picture like that, but you’ll quickly notice that many of the people posting on both threads defended Palin, while their condemnation of Degenres was “OMFG, why am I not finding comments like the six below mine condemning her, like they did Queen Sarah?!”.
Also, some old points, but let’s refresh:
1) Kids will be kids. The internet is full of pics of kids standing on dogs, climbing on dogs, playing too rough with dogs. The question of why they took a pic before stopping it is on a case by case basis. See #2 for why Palin fails so hard at this point.
2) Circling back to points I made in this post, and others… Palin clearly approved of such behaviour from her own child. Was Degenres’ post inappropriate? Yes, but it wasn’t her child, and she wasn’t saying “oh, it’s so awesome they did it, and their behaviour taught me something!”. What did Palin say again?
3) I repeat: Palin’s supporters are the ones showing the double standard, by pretending no one condemned Degenres, even with the posts immediately following theirs doing exactly that, while pretending just as much that this is more about Palin’s politics than her parenting, or her morals. Degenres was condemned a-plenty for the photo, and if you read enough, you’ll catch that a lot of Palin’s flack was for her approval. Otherwise, she probably would have gotten the same about only the photo.
4) Long one, but also worth mentioning again: Palin herself is endorsing the delusion that this is 100% political. No, it’s not- She posted pics of Trig trampling a dog, and posted that she approved of it. Remember when her animal cruelty came out in 2008? Yeah, that was all about her politics, not her character, as well. Even though some of the people she was paling with, and her connections could have made it political, it stayed on topics like that she hunted animals from helicopters, didn’t seem to understand or care about wildlife preserves, gave sickening incentives, and offered to pay out bounties on animals.
Yeah, that was all about her being a Republican… (rolls eyes).
By that logic, she should stop leading the charge on how Obama eating dog in Indonesia when he was 10 is a reflection of his politics when he’s in his 50s. I could retort right to her face without blinking that, even if this wasn’t when he was 10, and in a country where that was (and in still parts, is) an accepted practice, at least when Obama told that story, he didn’t word it like that he thought it was cool because “the dog was lazy.” On a semi-related note, isn’t it funny how she uses the same wording for trampling a dog, as she does when the topic’s her defending how she wants to cut both nets and rights for poor people?
Now, how about you think about that, before you try coming back with a new fictional double standard, anyways?