Monday, November 22, 2010

Willow Palin Helps the Left Discover Parental Responsibility

by Rob Taylor

The Left is just livid over a Facebook exchange between 16-year-old Willow Palin and a couple of guys from her area. Willow called one of the kids “gay” and a “faggot” in response to his attack on her family. Being of delicate constitution and having refined sensibilities, the Left was horrified by teenage trash talk, especially of the “homophobic” variety.

After all, it’s not as if the Left would do the same. Why, I remember when former Pandagon writer “Ilyka” wrote a piece responding to something I wrote that claimed I was a rape-loving Christian “fag,” the noble liberals of Pandagon only left it up until someone told them I was half black. Then they removed it and the author apologized. After all, they would never promote intolerance.

But this incident is different, because unlike the hundreds of times some white lefty called me a “nigger” or a “race traitor,” this particular episode is actually wrong. And because it involves the child of Sarah Palin, the thoughtless mouthiness of Willow Palin is a reflection on the parents. The Palins, according to the new narrative of the Left, are blameworthy for all of their children’s behavior.

“Where Did Sarah Palin’s Daughter Willow Learn To Say ‘Faggot’ On Facebook?” asked a post on gay web site Queerty. Because it’s just impossible to imagine that teenagers are influenced by anything other than their parents. Other sites followed suit and implied that the Palins taught Willow to hate gays.

But the real story here isn’t the hypocrisy and hysterics of the Left, but the fact that this new position is actually an improvement in how the Left views parental responsibility. It wasn’t that long ago that the Left thought civilized people abandoned parental responsibility as soon as their daughters got their first sex ed class.

When pro-life activists exposed Planned Parenthood’s systematic policy of covering up statutory rape, the Left not only defended Planned Parenthood but did so by attacking the idea that a parent had a right to know if their 13-year-old daughter was being dropped off at an abortion clinic by the pedophile who was sexually exploiting her.



PoliticallyIncorrectLibertarian said...

I'm not gonna blame Willow Palin for doing something stupid, all kids do stupid things. Besides, if your the daughter of a celebrity you sometimes forget that people watch what you do.

Menoichius said...

I heard worse language in my Jr. High locker room than I ever did from my parents.

Anonymous said...

No one is bothered that this 16 year old girl is being forced to publicly defend her family from attack by a bunch of rabid dead-beats?

PoliticallyIncorrectLibertarian said...

"No one is bothered that this 16 year old girl is being forced to publicly defend her family from attack by a bunch of rabid dead-beats?"

---That's the price of being the daughter of a celebrity. George W. Bush did a great job keeping his daughters from talking to the media, Sarah needs to tell her daughter that everything she does online, under her real name, might come back to haunt her.

Besides, conservatives aren't supposed to behave in the same boorish manner as the left. Sure, it's pretty tempting to get down to their level, to be just as hateful as they are, but what does it get us?

The irony of it all is that today I saw a video of George W. Bush dancing with the Saudi Arabian king and the leftists where calling him the same insults Palin used. Unbelievable, the tolerant and multicultural police doesn't realize that in the arab world it's common for men to hold hands, there's nothing gay about it. In fact, you're not even supposed to touch a woman unless she's your wife.

Anonymous said...

Of course no one even bothers to point out that the comments she made were "in response to [the] attack on her family." It's just pathetic how the Left is so quick to condemn HER response (done in a way often typical of a 16-year-old) when she was only responding to attacks made on HER family. Is anyone going to condemn those who attacked her family? Of course not, because that would be an attack against freedom of speech.


Anonymous said...

If this is the caliber of a "first family" in any future US Presidency, gauwd 'elp us!

Anonymous said...

Remember, the Left always attacks that which they fear the most, as in, anything Palin.

Anonymous said...

"Remember, the Left always attacks that which they fear the most, as in, anything Palin."

Wrong. I just laugh at their hijinks.