Obama Fans On Palin
Zogby reports McCain with a two-point lead on Obama with polling after the Palin announcement. It's Zogby, so don't get too excited, but it certainly indicates that Obama did not achieve liftoff in Denver. But note this addendum
The interactive survey shows that 22% of those voters who supported Democrat Hillary Clinton in their primary elections or caucus earlier this year are now supporting John McCain.
Now I keep hearing snorts of derision about Hillary supporters switching to McCain. And it's probably true that the most fervent Hillary supporters are on the Obama bandwagon. But what about moderate Republicans and independents who were drawn to the historic nature of her candidacy?
We heard a lot during the campaign from the Hillary supporters about the sexist nature of some of Obama's supporters. And it's not all crying wolf, as this amazing thread at JREF, a (usually) very intelligent forum demonstrates. Following Sarah Palin's announcement as the Republican VP, a commenter over there noted that she had her water break in Texas and flew back home to Alaska to deliver the (last). Further, it was discovered that Palin had gone back to work as governor three days later.
Well, the enlightened liberals were horrified. Ben Burch
Some parents of course are more involved than that and the day care is what they need because the demands of such a child 24/7 are enough to exhaust anybody, but clearly Ms. Palin is not that sort of parent; She has left her child to others to go off and fight a hopeless political battle. She is about as unfit as they come, therefore.
So, you can take your smarmy self-righteousness away with you; I know what a parent's duties to a child are and this does not meet them.
Yes! He knows
what a parent's duties to a child are. A woman's place is in the home!
Now Ben Burch is not just some schmuck on the internet; he runs a site called the White Rose Society, where liberal/progressive talk radio archives are found for many of the major lefty yakkers, like Thom Hartmann, Mike Malloy, etc. And he sounds like one of those "Iron My Shirts" guys:
Were it my child, and having had a close friend with a Downs baby who did not make it to her fourth year, I would have quit everything to be home to take care of that child and make its every living moment as good as it is possible to be under those conditions; Career be damned.
I think, even if it is her child, and I assume right now that it is, she needs to do the right thing and go take care of it.
Get thee to the nursery!
And Burch was even more dismissive of her reasons for flying back home (the contractions were still far enough apart that it wasn't an issue, and in fact when she got to Alaska the gynecologist had to induce labor). No, there was a better reason for her flying:
on the other hand, maybe she flew thinking she might lose the baby in a way that would bring no blame down upon her?
Wow. I assume that similar things are going on elsewhere. One can only hope that the feminists are watching and learning.