I’ve been stewing about this for days. I’ve avoided writing too much about this because I didn’t want to get too ugly or offensive. But now, after hearing Governor Palin’s speech, I don’t feel the need to get so ugly. This woman can handle the ugliness, the sexism, and the hypocrisy that the left-wing media and good-ole-boys want to dish out.
There are just a few things in this world that really rile me up. One is irresponsibility. People that make big mistakes and don’t want to take responsibility for the consequences is one of the main problems in our country right now. People make bad decisions all the time; that is human nature. But when they will not take responsibility for their actions, when they want innocent people to bail them out of the results of their bad decisions, this really pisses me off. Banks get greedy and make bad loans. They should know better. But when the little scheme backfires and people can’t pay back the loans, well, let’s get Joe Taxpayer to bail them out of their little gamble. When people take out loans they should know they can’t afford, or build on flood plains without springing for any flood insurance, why should the rest of us who make better decisions and use common sense be forced to pay for it? We’ve already paid for our own insurance, and our own higher interest rates on OUR mortgages. None of these people were going to share with us if the little gamble worked out for them.
Another thing that scalds me is sexism. The Democrats have used this issue for years, claiming themselves to be the champion of womens rights. Women should be allowed to work outside the home. Their kids will be fine in daycare. Mommy doesn’t have to be chained to the house and kids. I guess it’s fine so long as that woman is plugging along at minimum wage waiting on tables, or teaching at preschool. It’s ok if she wants to be a clerical gal. But the minute a woman wants to step into a position of power, a position those big-shot men want for themselves, well, suddenly they start worrying about the poor babies at home without their mommy. Nobody ever freaking worried about Al Gore’s 4 kids under Tipper’s care while he was Vice President. Why the sudden concern for Governor Palin’s family? What about Barack Obama’s two adorable little girls? How will they survive while Daddy does all his Presidential duties?
I happened to walk past the TV today when that horrible show, “The View,” was on. I never intentionally watch that show since it makes me retch. They can’t possibly pay poor Elisabeth Hasselbeck nearly enough to sit there every day and put up with the bile spewing from those big-mouthed vapid witches. Little Liberal Whoopie, normally so pro-woman, is just tsk-tsking away about how all these “little” kids are going to manage without their mommy. You freaking liberal hypocrite! First of all, one of the “little” kids is old enough to be in the military. The second “little” kid is soon going to have her own little kid, and she and her boyfriend are actually taking responsibility for the little “mistake” they made. Hmmm. responsibility. It’s a word not often found in the vocabulary of these liberals, the party of missing daddies, aborted mistakes, and politicians who won’t sign their poor rejected child’s birth certificate.
There. I said it. Well, at least some of it. Enough to feel better for now. Unfortunately, I’m sure the hypocrites of the world will get me fired up again.