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I had been completely unaware of the event where arsonists attacked Palin's home church, pouring accelerant around the exits and then starting a fire -- while the building was being used for childrens activities.
Robin do some research before defending this pro-choice hypocrite if yall'd recover from being a liberal.
Sarah Palin claims to be personally pro-life but her words and actions prove that she is officially pro-choice and stands against the God-given right to life of the unborn. Even if Roe v Wade were reversed, Palin says she would still leave the decision to kill children to others. That's not leadership. http://prolifeprofiles.com/palin
"Leftists loathe Palin because she has retained something that was stripped from them years ago: a wholesomeness, a purity of heart."
Yep, and I'll be more specific and more blunt. A big part of this is abortion. The leftist view is that children ruin a woman's career and make her heavy and homely. Palin has chosen to have all those kids, and even the most recent Downs baby, and her career and looks are notably not ruined. This enrages liberals who don't just support abortion, but have had abortions.
It's absolutely intolerable that "that woman" can be successful and look great without having the abortions they themselves have had and feel so guilty about.
The extreme leftwing hated Palin from the start because of one thing: abortion. The first thing we learned about her was that she was told to abort her child and she chose not to do that.
The 2nd reason and the reason they continue to utterly despise her is that she was the FIRST person to attack Obama and the silliness that was his presidential campaign. To this day, nobody has been able to deter her from her ability to speak the truth that our media is supposed to be doing.
She is real and confidant and that is what Robin is speaking to but hardly THE reason she is despised.
I would posit that Palin is despised by the Left for a very simple reason. She is everything a feminist liberal wants to be (independent, family oriented, successful in business and politics, self made, etc.) but isn't. Further, she is the ultimate demonstation of reproductive rights - she birthed a Downs Syndrome child and seems perfectly content to take care of the child, cherish it and get on with her life.
That's why the Left and some on the Right don't like her. I've
given this opinion before, but I don't think she's electable for a variety of reason not related to the above. She is, however, quite capable of leading the GOP, give it conservative credibility again and give strong leadership.
Evidently there are those on the Left (and Right) who don't like her but for some of us sort of in the middle or at least with opinions which might touch both sides (for myself, I am socially "liberal" or perhaps more aptly, libertarian) and fiscally conservative, I just do not find her appealing as a presidential candidate. Nothing special either way, for or against, it just seems there is a lack of talent otherwise so this is where the focus is. Maybe fine for a guv'nor, fine for a local pol, but it just seems that she attracts a lot of attention with no particularly deep attributes for a head of state - is this the best the GOP can do? I have tried to give her a chance/look-see on various occasions, read her first book and all that. But she seems petty and not presidential. Spent more time in her first book complaining about Katie Couric than she did discussing matters of state. Too High School for my taste.