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Palin challenges the National Organization for (liberal) Women

She questions NOW's opposition to the Tim Tebow ad CBS is scheduled to air during the Super Bowl.

Via Politico:

"My message to these groups who are inexplicably offended by a pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life message airing during the Super Bowl: please concentrate on empowering women, help with efforts to prevent unexpected pregnancies, stay consistent with your message that for too long women have been made to feel like sex objects in our 'modern' culture and that we can expect better in 2010."

In a statement to POLITICO, NOW President Terry O'Neill said that Palin is "missing our point."

"The goal of the Focus on the Family ad is not to empower women. It's to create a climate in which Roe v. Wade can be overturned," O'Neill said. "There are always going to be women who need abortions. In this country, one in three women will have an abortion."

So Palin speaks to empowering women... and the National Organization for Women speaks toward defending 1.2 million abortions per year in the United States alone.

I like the idea of pitting these choices against each other.  Life or death.  Empowering a woman to enjoy the life she's brought into the world and watch that life become something or empowering women to kill the child in the womb and to quash potential.

The right choice seems clear.

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Palin favors "empowering wo... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

Palin favors "empowering women"? How's that working out for her 17 year-old knocked up daughter?

For Palin and the uber-conservatives "empowering women" equates to tying their aprons on a little tighter.

There's nothing empowering about growing up in a household contraceptives and birth control are forbidden subjects and as a result you're pregnant at 17 years-old and your life path in inexorably changed forever.

Any woman who listens to Sarah Palin should have her head examined.

Yeah, Greenie, it's too bad... (Below threshold)

Yeah, Greenie, it's too bad Palin's daughter was punished with a child.

She had choices, she made 'em, she's dealing with the consequences.

You are so afraid of being held to the consequences of your own decisions that you have to attack anyone who accepts that responsibility, because it shows what a pathetic wretch you are. Because if nobody ever has to accept the burdens of responsibility for choices, then you're safe.

Best definition is "the right to be held responsible for yourself." And that scares the living shit out of you, doesn't it, Greenie?

NOW is all about "choice" -- as long as you make the RIGHT choice, the choice they approve of. And anyone who even hints that the choice they don't approve of might have some merit must be destroyed.

J.

Greentoon, "empowerment" me... (Below threshold)

Greentoon, "empowerment" means a woman has the liberty to make the choice she wishes to make -- not the one you, thousands of miles away and blinded by ideology, would have her make.

That's why one of the fundamental common threads among Tea Party attendees is to tell people like you to Mind Your Own @#$!!ing Business.

Damn, Steve! You mean Pali... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Damn, Steve! You mean Palin PIMPED OUT her daughter? WTF!

Or could it have been an irresponsible choice BY her daughter? (And frankly, from what's going on with Levi Johnston, I'd say she's lucky he split on her, the cad.)

Did it ever occur to you, in your fevered little pud-pounding frenzy, that EMPOWERMENT for women may consist of something more than being able to fuck anyone you want, anytime you want, with no need to even think about the future or fear of any consequences whatsoever?

NOW realizes that Palin's the epitomy of what they've been pushing for. A woman who hasn't let being a woman stop her from literally working her way up inside the political framework to becoming governor of Alaska - while still having babies. (OMG- she's a BREEDER! Teh horrors!) Who has been making her life what SHE wanted it to be - despite opposition by those who would stop her?

Why do you hate women so much, Steve? Or is it simply because her political orientation's not PROPER in your opinion?

Steve's a misogynist, feels... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Steve's a misogynist, feels threatened by them and wants them to stay quiet and mind their place.

Sweet Jesus, Greenie!... (Below threshold)
Tango:

Sweet Jesus, Greenie!
A strong woman just scares the hell out of you. You are the epitomy of a weak progressive beta male. You idiot child.

Nice try, SG, but you still... (Below threshold)
epador:

Nice try, SG, but you still don't qualify as a blog buggerer. It seems that you are losing your style. You need to get back in touch with your inner Goebbels:

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State

Steve Green's commentary on... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Steve Green's commentary on a nutshell: If Palin's daughter was "empowered" she would have had an abortion.

You see, Steve was there in the Palin home and witnessed personally how contraceptives and birth control (redundant, I know) were not spoken of.

Only from a sick mind would someone speak ill of an individual and their family because they did not go the abortion route.

If Sarah Palin's daughter w... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

If Sarah Palin's daughter were empowered she'd been educated in the use of contraceptives and would not have gotten pregnant.

"Only from a sick mind would someone speak ill of an individual and their family because they did not go the abortion route."

Feel free to ignore the inconvenient truth that Palin screwed up raising her daughter and attack me instead by mis-characterizing my views. I clearly stated that the issue was one of birth control. I didn't say a word about abortion - just pointed out that any woman who listens to Sarah Palin must for advice must have her head examined.

You're awoman, right Oyster? Just my guess...and a Palin supporter too?

Point made. Thanks.

Steve, are you honestly say... (Below threshold)
Jeff Medcalf:

Steve, are you honestly saying that teenagers being stupid is a conservative thing? Well, take heart: when you grow up to be a teenager, you'll understand that teenagers are just generally hormone addled and foolish, always have been and always will be.

Jeff - I'm saying that cons... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

Jeff - I'm saying that conservative views on birth control and contraceptive education results in stupid results like 17 year-old Bristol's teen pregnancy.

Palin is proof-positive that social conservatives screw up their childrens lives because of their views on sex education.

Nice to see all this libera... (Below threshold)
klrtz1:

Nice to see all this liberal tolerance on display.

Is there anything you are not hypocritical about, Steve Green?

Having Palin take on NOW li... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Having Palin take on NOW like she did isn't really fair. They're monotonic - abortion, abortion, abortion... Making them think or reply to anything else isn't nice.

In all fairness, if Ms. Pal... (Below threshold)
James H:

In all fairness, if Ms. Palin would like to prevent unwanted pregnancies, what is her stance on contraceptives?

I think science would back ... (Below threshold)
bnorm:

I think science would back this up: abstinence is the best contraceptive.

And Helen Thomas. :)... (Below threshold)
bnorm:

And Helen Thomas. :)

I think science wo... (Below threshold)
James H:
I think science would back this up: abstinence is the best contraceptive.

This'll lead to a world where everybody is blind.

Steve - If Sara... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Steve -

If Sarah Palin's daughter were empowered she'd been educated in the use of contraceptives and would not have gotten pregnant.

The one doesn't logically follow the other. I've got a cousin who knew about birth control - her mom's a nurse and she'd been given the lectures from about 12 on - yet she got pregnant at 16.

Teenagers in lust don't think beyond the ol' in-and-out. Teenagers in lust and looking to move out (for whatever reason) even less so.

As it was she had two kids with the guy, married him after the second, and after three years (maybe 4) they're looking to divorce because he's a controlling asshole who won't keep a job. (Like she couldn't tell this BEFORE the kids?)

Isn't it time to ban S.G.? ... (Below threshold)
Big Mo:

Isn't it time to ban S.G.? Or at least get a much more classy and a much more intelligent liberal gadfly? S.G. is a pure bore and brings down this site.

Hey SteveYou being... (Below threshold)
BluesHarper:

Hey Steve

You being against Palin is a heck of an endorsement FOR Palin.

You being a liberal and all, would you mind if we retroactively abort you?

Your mom must be so proud of you.

"Palin favors "empowerin... (Below threshold)
914:

"Palin favors "empowering women"? How's that working out for her 17 year-old knocked up daughter"

Odds are her future is way brighter than Yours You little spiteful zit procurring troll Stevie!!

I think Stevie Greens mothe... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I think Stevie Greens mother made a poor choice.

I think Bristol making a mistake (as so many woman have fallen for a horny guys bullshit) and then facing it head on is telling of how well Sarah and Todd raised this young lady. Only liberals would see raising and loving a child as an inconvienience. No wonder liberals are screwed up in the head.

James H. I got it. Very good. ww

Sarah Palin has consistentl... (Below threshold)
mike:

Sarah Palin has consistently said she has no problem with people choosing contraceptives for themselves. She also believes that abstinence is the only method that is 100% fool-proof. Are those views incorrect, or radical?

Stevie, where did you read ... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Stevie, where did you read that conservatives oppose birth control? The Vatican website? Daily Kos? The American Workers Party? Huffington? LaRouche?

We do object to Safe Sex Ed for pre-schoolers, and "It's Fun To Be Gay" training and "My Two Mommies" textbooks for grade schoolers. It tends to conflict with the heterosexual proclivities of the right.

Perhaps it's the waste that abortion causes. Maybe the compromise is to ban all abortions and then defer the decision until kids reach an age where we can evaluate their potential contribution to the State. Then we're only killing off the worthless ones. We can keep the cute ones.

Or at least get a... (Below threshold)
James H:
Or at least get a much more classy and a much more intelligent liberal gadfly

I'm better looking and more attractive to the opposite sex than Steve Green, too.

You may be better looking t... (Below threshold)

You may be better looking than Greenie, James, but your HTML skillz are teh suck. And that, my old chum, turns off women like you wouldn't believe.

Trust me.

I'll go fix your busted block-quotes there...

J.

Steve...Contraceptiv... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Steve...
Contraceptive are not 100% effective.
How do you know that young Palin didn't use any?
The answer is, you don't.

The real shame is that your parents didn't better excercise the empowerment that you encourage the Palin girls to embrace.

Steve Green,Would ... (Below threshold)
914:

Steve Green,

Would be it that Your Mother was so sanctimonious with Her choice.

Roe v. Wade has victimized ... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

Roe v. Wade has victimized far, far more women than it has "empowered". And I'm not just talking about the tens of millions of unborn women it has killed, I'm talking about the mothers who's lives it has substancially harmed.

Also the millions of statutory rape victims.

The only ones really empowered by Roe v. Wade are irresponsible, careless men.

<block... (Below threshold)
James H:
You may be better looking than Greenie, James, but your HTML skillz are teh suck. And that, my old chum, turns off women like you wouldn't believe.
Jay Tea: You're just jealous 'cuz I still have all my hair. Seriously, it's a burden being handsome.
RE [Steve Green]: "If Sarah... (Below threshold)
kevino:

RE [Steve Green]: "If Sarah Palin's daughter were empowered she'd been educated in the use of contraceptives and would not have gotten pregnant."

1. SCSIwuzzy is correct: Contraceptives are not 100% effective. That's the big, glaring mistake.
2. You have no idea what Palin's daughter knows or doesn't know about the subject.
3. Empowerment means that people have more capabilities to make choices, including the choice to have a child.
4. Empowerment also means that people can make bad choices, something that teenagers and empty-headed, judgmental liberals do quite often.

Returning to the comment by... (Below threshold)
kevino:

Returning to the comment by NOW ...

This is a frequent liberal problem. Empowerment by women if frequently equated to access to abortion. Basic human rights don't seem to matter to a lot of liberals. It all comes down to abortion. It's very strange.

The one person who has improved the quality of life and empowerment for women in the middle east in recent years in President George W. Bush. And for all of that good work, Democrats have fought him every step of the way. How sad.

From President Kennedy's inaugural address:

To those peoples in the huts and villages across the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required--not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

Where were the Democrats when the issue of empowerment in the middle east was debated a few years ago? They were against empowerment and in favor of apathy.

Once again, "Sarah Palin(tm... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Once again, "Sarah Palin(tm)" issue missives while Sarah Palin "declines to comment" (per Politico article).

It's like Sarah is Norman Bates trying to protect Mother.

"If Sarah Palin's daughter ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"If Sarah Palin's daughter were empowered she'd been educated in the use of contraceptives and would not have gotten pregnant."

And again, you know that Palin's daughter was not educated in the use of contraceptives? Futhermore, what of the thousands upon thousands of women who ARE educated in the use of contraceptives and become pregnant?

C'mon Steve. You can do better than that.

Or can you?

Steve "strawman" Green: "If... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Steve "strawman" Green: "If Sarah Palin's daughter were empowered she'd been educated in the use of contraceptives and would not have gotten pregnant."

Bristol Palin attended a public school and participated fully in the sex education classes there.

The fact that she ignored the advice of her parents and was cavalier about the potential consequences of her actions does not mean that she was never exposed to the very information that Stevie and his pals insist every kid should about sex.

She was.

No, this is another example of the following truism:

"When conservatives behave in ways that are counter to their stated principles, their lives are made worse. When liberals behave in ways that are counter to their stated principls, their lives are made better."

Madonna won't let her kids listen to trashy music.

Hillary wouldn't let Chelsea get her ears pierced, much less an abortion.

Just 2 tiny examples.

"C'mon Steve. You can do... (Below threshold)
914:

"C'mon Steve. You can do better than that.

Or can you?"

No, He cannot.. And apparently neither could His Mother!


Ouch!! Cant believe I submitted that? Oh well, no worse than wishing some radio guru died of heart failure.

"It's like Sarah i... (Below threshold)
klrtz1:
"It's like Sarah is Norman Bates trying to protect Mother."

WTF? To work in a Psycho reference in a blog post about abortion is a sign of someone with serious issues about his mother and probably women in general. Projection much, bryanD?

"Projection much, bryanD?"<... (Below threshold)
914:

"Projection much, bryanD?"

Only in times of stress or when He has no clue.

Only in times o... (Below threshold)
Only in times of stress or when He has no clue.
Unfortunately, he has no clue only on days ending in "Y."
Ha ha ha ha... (Below threshold)
914:

Ha ha ha ha

Just knowing that Palin is ... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

Just knowing that Palin is alive and well
rankles these Libs. When she opens her mouth,
their venom glands begin to secrete. If she
actually speaks some words......apoplexy
ensues. It's in their genes. They can't
help themselves. As predictable as sunrise.

Ha ha ha ha ... Lo those di... (Below threshold)
914:

Ha ha ha ha ... Lo those dirty venomous secretions!! Ha ha ha ha

"WTF? To work in a Psycho r... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"WTF? To work in a Psycho reference in a blog post about abortion is a sign of someone with serious issues about his mother and probably women in general..."
37. Posted by klrtz1

Rent Psycho(1960), blockhead.

But in case your genuinely retarded, I'll explain.
Rick's linked article must be filed under P for Palin.

The abortion issue has been settled says the Republican "pro-life" party establishment, to whom Palin has aligned herself via the "Tea Party Expre$$" wing of the Tea Party movement---FNC, TPExpress, GOP, Palin.

The Super Bowl kerfuffle is jibber-jabber and no-risk, as preaching to the choir is supposed to be. No one is serious in a global way.

Entree my original comment: when Sarah was given opportunity to expand on "her" written remarks in light of NOW counterpoints, Sarah "declines comment"---(no Michelle Malkin, she)!

My Psycho allusion references Palin-as-Bates wearing the gown and wig of Reputation, acting-out inside Culture War Psycho House.

When the P.I. and Janet Leigh's Boyfriend (the press, the public, Republicans, Dems, Pinko-Commie Bisexuals) wish to talk to Norman's "mother", Norman/Sarah "Mother Bates" Palin is determined to keep subjective "reality" safe from encroachment from the world-at-large.



s green "For Palin an... (Below threshold)
Marc:

s green "For Palin and the uber-conservatives "empowering women" equates to tying their aprons on a little tighter."

Do you even have a friggin' clue what you wrote dumbass?

Lets put it this way s green.. Palin's so called apron stings must have been damn long to get her so far out of the kitchen to be a governor and VP candidate.

If you hadn't heard it before you're a hateful, spiteful little asshole.

bryanD... you need to write... (Below threshold)
Marc:

bryanD... you need to write a book.

That way it would be much easier to walk on by the widow display of it rather than be subjected to your crap here.

Stop criminalizing women.</... (Below threshold)
Indie:

Stop criminalizing women.

Vasectomies for all males approaching puberty.

If they want to start a family with all the accompanying responsibilities then reverse the procedure.

Patriarchs, man up.

Once again, "Sarah Palin... (Below threshold)

Once again, "Sarah Palin(tm)" issue missives while Sarah Palin "declines to comment" (per Politico article).

In other words: Palin is making certain her words are not distorted, that she is not misquoted, that she is not taken out of context. She is saying what she wants to say, no more, no less.

How DARE she declare her independence from the media and deny them their role in "interpreting" things for us peons!

I keep saying the same thing, over and over: if you want to understand Sarah Palin, just listen to what she says. It's all right there, if you're willing to listen.

J.

"In other words: Palin is m... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"In other words: Palin is making certain her words are not distorted, that she is not misquoted, that she is not taken out of context."-jt

Nothing is certain save Death and Taxes.

"How DARE she declare her independence from the media and deny them their role in "interpreting" things for us peons!"-jt

A bad "liberal" review is like vindication and a bequest amongst Palin's congregation.

She could print money on credit gained through poor liberal reception to whatever the hell she says/writes/emits.

Unfortunately, "no comment". And the subject is supposedly in her wheelhouse. I could understand demurring on an African capitols pop quiz. But pro-life talking points aimed at housewives? Air head. Or puppet.

Sara Palin taking on NOWW t... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Sara Palin taking on NOWW the NATIONAL ORGANATION of WICKED WITCHES

"In other words: Palin is m... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"In other words: Palin is making certain her words are not distorted, that she is not misquoted, that she is not taken out of context."-jt

"Nothing is certain save Death and Taxes." -Bd

Seems to me like Palin's taking a reasonable tack there re her communications. She's already had plenty of experience in having her interviews edited to make her look as bad as possible - which is ALWAYS a potential problem for any politician. At best you can hope for honest reporting, but when the editors have a pre-established slant they're aiming for, the best thing you can do is avoid being the target.

Isn't NOW the equivalent of... (Below threshold)
olsoljer:

Isn't NOW the equivalent of NAMBLA?? I haven't ever understood an organization that allegedly supports empowering women, and conversely tries to destroy any woman who asserts herself in the political scene.
Don't insult witches, if you ever really study the history of witchcraft you will find the were the wise women and healers before the church decided women had too much power and common sense. a NOW member wouldn't make a good pimple on a witches' ass.


stevie is living proof that liberal whackos who breed are polluting our country - perhaps a little chlorine in the gene pool?? BTW, are you and bryan married, or just sharing computers?


TAKING BACK AMERICA ONE ELECTION AT A TIME

HOW NOW BROWN COWS... (Below threshold)
914:

HOW NOW BROWN COWS




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