Skip to comments.Bristol Palin's sexist, hypocritical, very bad Wendy Davis rant (1st class Pretzel Logic)
Posted on 01/30/2014 9:09:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Wendy Davis, the long shot Democratic candidate for Texas governor, deserves all the scrutiny she is getting for blurring some facts in her compelling life story. When she got divorced, how long she lived as a single mother in a trailer, whether she was remarried and financially comfortable when she went off to Harvard Law School are not minor points in a narrative built on overcoming hardship.
Politicians, whatever their party, must be held to the highest standard of truth, so its entirely fair to rap her for overstating the adverse conditions of her life in order to make her climb to success sound more dramatic.
But when someone like 24-year-old Bristol Palin gets on her high horse to accuse Davis of abandoning her children while she pursued a law degree at Harvard, I have to laugh. Palin, who has ridden her mothers coattails to fame, God bless her, simply must be called out.
The eldest daughter of the former Alaska governor has flippantly inserted herself into an important conversation about women and children and careers. Unfortunately, she offers nothing useful or thoughtful:
Turns out, [Davis] lied about much of her pulling herself up by her own bootstraps story. Actually, she found a man to marry her, pay her way through college, and then through Harvard Law School. The day after he paid the last bill, she left him. By the way, she left her kids too. She said, 'its not a good time for me right now' to be a parent.
Is everyone paying attention? This woman is the hero of the Left? A woman whose ambition and ego were so big she couldnt have both a career and kids at the same time. Gosh, children are sooo inconvenient, huh?(continued)
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God. Ugly is as ugly does. What a hag.
She was probably decent looking before the transistor came along.
Flippantly? Only in the sense that Wendy is also being flippant in saying that Women's matters are our #1 issue.
Robin, who gave up her kids, and who took care of hers?
Kind of sexist to tell a true single mother to go sit at the child’s table, isn’t it?
Women are harder on Women than Men.
LA Times long since lost ANY credibility when it comes to the Palins!
>> But when someone like 24-year-old Bristol Palin gets on her high horse
>> [Bristol Palin] has flippantly inserted herself into an important conversation
Dismount your rear end first, Ms Abcarian,
Why the Little Sisters of the Poor should embrace birth control pills
By Robin Abcarian
January 30, 2014, 12:55 p.m.
Leave it to the brilliant Malcolm Potts to explain why the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Colorado nuns who recently won an interim U.S. Supreme Court victory, are hurting themselves, not just their female employees, by claiming that they should be exempt from offering contraceptive coverage with their healthcare benefits.
Potts, a UC Berkeley public health professor who is an obstetrician and embryologist, is a celebrity in international reproductive health circles. For decades he has pioneered advances in womens reproductive health, particularly in the developing world.
Potts writes, many nuns would benefit physically from taking birth control pills — not for contraception, obviously, but for their health.
Bristol is a chip off the Sarah block .... a “Mama Grizzly” in her own right. I suspect she was disturbed and offended (being a single mom herself) when she read that Wendy Davis said “While Ive been a good mother, its not a good time for me right now.” While opting out of being a mother to her own kids, this is also the type of mindset that supports abortion - a baby is not convenient right now so I’ll just do away with it and not be bothered. The manipulation of her life story for political gain to one that many women have to live daily, that of hard work, deprivation, & struggle, offers further evidence of somebody who is ruthless in pursuit of their own ends and who has no shame or conscience.
Bristol didn’t make her point as well as she could have, but she’s got the ‘street cred’ to say what she said as a single mother so the “Unfortunately, she offers nothing useful or thoughtful” is disingenuous. The fact that the author colors her entire criticism of Bristol by pointing out (and more than once) that she is Sarah Palin’s daughter, drags Todd into the article and takes shots at the family circumstances (Todd having to work out of town to support his family) tells you where the real grit in her craw lies .... with “Sarah Palin’s daughter”, not Bristol.
Bristol must have hit a nerve with that abortion lover..Wendy Davis’s ONLY and I mean ONLY claim to fame is that she loves abortion, that’s it..she hasn’t said one thing she will do for the state of Texas..all the idiot does is talk about abortion..meanwhile, supposedly she is a woman to be admired, yeah someone who had a man pay for her schooling then the second the last check cleared she dumped him..she also abandoned her children for her career, and oh yeah, is a mega douche bag
Im still waiting for the LA Slimes(A rag NO ONE reads) to release that Rashid Khalidi tape, or am I going to have to wait til I am literally old and gray for them to actually release it..been waiting five years
Well they obviously don’t think much of Bristol Palin, yet they’re pleased as punch that their hero, Wendy Davis, has chosen to respond to Palin as a person worth responding to.
The Palins just scare the shi!t out of these libs!
They will always tell you what they fear.
Naw, she funneled some real estate deals her way while on City Council.
Wendy is Awesome!
That’s the most sophisticated insult I’ve heard in quite a while.
I wonder how they explain their racism towards this young Eskimo lass and her father?
They Never do.
I don’t think she’s ugly—and I agree with her point here.
Todd was away weeks at a time when Sarah was pulling down a governor’s salary. I don’t think it particularly different to judge Davis on being away for chunks of time to get through Harvard Law. Except, of course, it was for Harvard Law, not time on the slope.
Bristol should have stayed out of it.
Leftwingers really do hate those who leave their plantation.
Palin, Cruz, West...how dare they hold Conservative views/s
Love that Sarah Palin’s daughters live rent free in leftwingers heads.
She has every right to run down abortion Barbie. The women is slime in heels. The more she talks the lower her ratings and the more likely she loses hands down.
What Bristol said is absolutely right. Nothing precluded her from going to a local law school or actually staying faithful to the man paying her rent, but being a sleaze is the calling for most democRATS.
She was actually a handsome man before the sex change.
I got a call from EWTN (the catholic cable channel) about that bogus medicine for nuns suggested in the Lancet and by Potts, and was able to sprinkle some pharmaceutical common sense on the issue.
The premise was that medicating nuns with hormones throughout their lives could protect them from increased incidence of breast cancer and endometrial cancer.
The problem is that, as admitted by these so called researchers, nuns don’t exhibit increased incidence of these problems (compared to other women) until their 70s and 80s. The pill does not protect against breast cancer. In fact there’s a fresh new study out in the Indian J. of Cancer touting the opposite.
Taking birth control for many decades, and risking all of the side effects of those pills, including hypertension, thrombotic events, metabolic disorders, etc, to Slightly lessen diseases which don’t show up until very old age, would be nonsensical.
(Think of these kinds of considerations each time the doc wants to throw another pill at you for “Prevention”.)
The huge change in the recommendations for hormone replacement therapy in post menopausal women was because the observed risk vs benefit of the drugs did not justify their use to prevent diseases. Potts writes as though he is frozen in time for the last 15 years and has not heard of such a thing which even made big news in the mainstream press.
Some of the “advances” in reproductive medicine in the developing world are very scary, such as dispensing misoprostil to women for home abortions. This is not a “one size fits all” kind of drug, if one has any concern for such hazards as uterine rupture. One wonders if Potts has had his celebrity hands in this debacle too.
I might not be allowed to link my personal blog here, but if you google “down on the pharm” then search in the blog for “nuns birth control” you can find a couple more links.
Wendy Davis should be faulted for her political positions and her shading of the truth.
As her daughters explained, however, they originally moved with her to MA, but one had a health issue causing them to return to return to TX. Harvard Law is an incredibly rare opportunity that most families would happily have worked around to let her attend. Sounds like they did something actually fairly similar to Todd Palin’s working in the oil fields, though working in the oil fields wasn’t a particularly rare opportunity.
It was IMO stupid and counterproductive for Bristol, of all people, to attack her with what sounded like petty and whiny jealousy.
Are you kidding? Bristol's comments were brilliant, probably coordinated by Sarah herself.
The first rule of thumb for running for office, is that you don't respond to columnists, bloggers and private citizens. All you do is elevate them while at the same time exposing your pettiness and temperament for office.
That's why these columnists are now attacking Bristol - but they're not attacking her per se. They're reminding Wendy to let us do the dirty work and you just focus on turning Texas blue.
If it was Sarah’s idea, it wasn’t her best. Just like when she thought Bristol should make a speaking career of telling girls not to get pregnant like she did.
Simply the wrong stuff to attack Davis on—and especially the wrong one to lecture on it.
Poor baby. Cry me a river.
As Obummer said no woman should be punished with a child.
Yes, she is as hot as her mother!
Bristol isn’t running for office. That lying leftist scag is. I disagree. TOTALLY.
This country the USA was founded on 1 principle : that an individual has the right to say anything , freedom of speech,in other words freedom.
I am absolutely no fan of Wendy Davis.
I just think what Bristol went after her for was inappropriate—especially coming from Bristol and with that whining tone.
Thank you—I’m glad you recognize my right.