The Democrats claim to be the party of tolerance and compassion. The left claims they respect women. And most people would agree that attacking the children of a politician is out-of-bounds, and that wishing rape on a woman was beyond the pale.
So what can one conclude about the the compounded indecency of the American Left and its war of character assassination against Sarah Palin and her family? Last week, I mentioned the defacing of a picture of Trig Palin by that blogger who looks like photographic proof that Jabba the Hutt once mated with Helen Thomas. But that was not the first time the left leveled personal attacks against Sarah Palin or her family:
- Trig Palin’s “blog:” (http://downspalin.blogspot.com/) Attacks against Sarah, Trig, and the disabled. (The left is still scandalized that Trig Palin was not butchered in the womb for the crime of failing to be perfect.)
- Taking up a collection to murder Tripp Easton Mitchell Palin: (The left is still scandalized that Tripp Palin was not butchered in the womb for the crime of being inconvenient.)
- Encouraging Levi Johnston to abandon Bristol Palin. Of course, Levi Johnston later did, but the viciousness and indencency of encouraging a father to abandon his children speaks volumes about the utter selfishness and immaturity of the left.
- MSM Journalists express disdain for Piper Palin at the RNC Convention. A touching gesture of love disgusted the liberal mainstream journalists.
- Sandra Bernhard wants Sarah Palin gang raped. Audience of left-wingers applauds.
- Track Palin, Sarah’s Oldest Son who is currently serving with the US Army in Iraq was smeared as a drug-addict by, naturally, the enlightened liberals at the Democrats favorite website, DailyKos. The left also spread rumors that Track was forced to join the Army after vandalizing school buses, and that he was gay. (They wish!)
- The National Enquirer spread rumors that Sarah Palin had an affair, the that she had had another affair, but ultimately was forced to admit they had no evidence.
- A tipster to the left-wing Wonkette blog accused Todd Palin of cheating on Sarah multiple times, but again, no evidence was ever provided.
- Charlie Rangel, the Democrat Tax Cheat who won re-election handily despite his record of tax evasion and who still chairs the committee that writes tax laws… called Sarah Palin disabled.
- A sketch on NBC’s Saturday Night Live casually accused the Palin family of engaging in incest. (In fairness, the sketch was also ridiculing the MSM, their desperation to smear Sarah Palin, and their ignorance of of American culture beyond the media bubble. Still, it’s difficult to imagine them joking about Barack Obama or Al Gore committing incest.)
- CBC “journalist” calls Sarah Palin an “Alaska Hillbilly” and “trailer park trash” who looks like a “watered down porn star.”
- West Hollywood gay person hangs Sarah Palin in effigy. Wonder what would happen if someone in Orange County did the same to Michelle Obama.
- Crude photoshops of Trig Palin are apparently considered real knee-slappers in left-wing circles.
- T-Shirts were sold reading “Retarded Republican Babies for Palin,” yet another slam on Trig Palin.
- Michael Seitzman (a.k.a. “Who?) fantasized about raping Sarah Palin at the Huffington Post.
- Obama operative Howard Gutman calls Sarah Palin a bad mother. Because instead of being out campaigning, she should have been at home baking cookies and driving her kids to school.
- Far Left Professor Wendy Doniger says Sarah Palin isn’t a real woman. Because real women don’t have children, bake cookies, or drive their children to school. (The logic of the left.)
- Drunken Harpy and “not even talented enough for Air America” talker Randi Rhodes suggests Sarah Palin sleeps with teenaged boys.
- Deranged lunatic Andrew Sullivan remains obsessed to this day with the all-but-impossible conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin is not Trig Palin’s real mother.
- And, of course, David Letterman thought it would be hilarious to make a joke about one of Sarah Palin’s daughters being “knocked up” by Alex Rodriguez.
And I am sure I am missing a few things.
So what do we conclude from this? I conclude that the personal, destructive attacks against Sarah Palin’s family just go to show how morally bankrupt and indecent is the Modern Left.
If you want to disagree with Sarah Palin’s politics, that’s one thing. But the left isn’t targeting the voting demographic that can debate policy; they want to score the addle-minded, afternoon-television watching part of the electorate that couldn’t care less about the economic implications of tax policy, but wants to giggle knowingly when Sarah Palin or her daughters are called “white trash hos.”
Also, when an adult child of a politician screws up like Al Gore’s spoiled drug dealing asshole of a son or Joe Biden’s cokewhore of a daughter, that’s a little different, too. But the left didn’t just attack Sarah Palin’s policies, they attacked her children. And they attacked her through her children.
Lovely people, the left.
(Ted at Moonbattery helped compile this list, whether he knows it or not.)