Evangelicals rally behind Palin after pregnancy news

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  1. faceking

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    Evangelicals rally behind Palin after pregnancy news...


    so why are the libs all pissed off and fired up about it... this was a question to be answered by conservatives only.....
     
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    If your opponent's kid gets pregnant, it's bad parenting. If a kid on your side gets pregnant, then it's a private family matter.

    Maybe Sarah Palin can now co-write the book on parenting that Jamie Lynne (and Britney) Spears' mom was doing before Jamie Lynne got pregnant at 16.
     
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    Since when are evangelicals and other conservative sociopaths willing to overlook, or even praise, unwed teenage pregnancy?

    Only when it involves one of their own.....
     
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    I just heard Obama reiterate that the candidate's family was "off-limit".

    Obey The Leader...:hail:
     
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    Wow. Just wow.

    First off, the Republican party finally embraces Affirmative Action via choosing Saran Palin, and now, they affirm unwed teen pregnancy.

    McCain IS such a maverick!
     
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    Funny (ironic), wasn't it the Republicans as the one's slinging that noise around ? Britney Spears and Paris Hilton ?

    Maybe that's the new Rove strategy, become the Democrats so that the Democrats can't even tell who the Democrats are. This is brilliant, they can't paint the Republicans as the evil blue meanies, when there's nothing to discern the two.

    Palin as VP, Obama has taken the higher road or so he's playing it out like he is ? But he got hit with a low blow here. McCain's holding up a human shield in Bristol Palin and the teen pregnancy thing. Since Obama himself was the product of a teen pregnancy, there's really not much he can say about it ? This kind of subterfuge even takes the race issue out of the equation. Bravo Republicans ! It still doesn't change the facts of the last 8 years and where we are economically.
     
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    That was noble of him, there are a few ways he could've used this to his advantage, but he stuck to his guns.

    It slightly tickles me the way people are putting Palin on a pedestal now. I hate to think of the kind of things that would be said if Obama and Michelle had a pregnant 17 year old daughter. Fox....I mean Faux News would run a week-long marathon on broken up black families, teenage pregnancy in the black community, and finish it off with "If Obama can't keep his little slut of a daughter in order, how is he going to run the country?" "Is this the kind of family we want occupying 1600 Penn. Ave.?":rolleyes:
     
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    You have to forgive contiguous-states America. We've never been exposed to so many human Alaskans at once, and they all seem to be handsome and oversexed...
     
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    Marley, in a way that is what this is. It's holding a mirror to Obama, because he had to come out and say it too, he was the product of a teen pregnancy. And in that regard, he got all the mileage out of this that he could. Now the rest of it, we'll see whether the Republican machine can dig Mama Palin out of the mess she's created for herself in Alaska. I have no doubts that the Republican machine will simply overwhelm anyone in Alaska trying to take Palin down. Win or lose, she gets a clean slate out of this, but Palin will be McCain's VP running mate. He can't afford to waffle himself, even Bush when he made bad decisions never acknowledged them as wrong. So does she drop out ? Doubtful, she'll use this leverage and whatever dream team the Republican machine provides to clear herself too.
     
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    what's this fuss all about?
     
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    You can't just allow conservatives to answer the question, because if you don't get the story from both angles you'll never get the whole story.

    It all boils down to old-fashioned hypocrisy, as larrynkd & marleyisalegend pointed out. Considering Palin's "abstinence only" stance when it comes to teaching sex education in schools, it seems rather ironic that one of her own would succumb to teen pregnancy. Family matters should be considered "off limits" as Obama suggested. But if the shoe was on the other foot and it was one of Obama's children in this predicament, you know that Republicans would be having a field day with it. Hell, they already attacked his wife.
     
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    Oh, it's bigger than just hypocrisy. Palin @ her age having a baby too. She knows full well that even with advances in modern medicine that birth after 40 = good chance of birth defects. And Todd Palin, he oughta know better too, wrap the meat before you use it. This is the kind of decision making we need in the White House ? Perhaps they deserve to have those jobs, it'll keep them busier so they can't screw up their personal lives any more than they already have ? When people can't make solid and sound judgements in their personal lives, why would anyone think they could make a decision that's in the best interest for the rest of us ? I have all the empathy in the world for anyone that faces these challenges that the Palin's face, but it still doesn't change/skew the fact that this world is survival of the fittest.
     
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    I think you are going a little too far here Transfo.

    It's not that the Palins are asking you / us to raise that child.

    I believe that those decisions are deeply personal (although I would have chosen the same path as you) in the end.

    One thing we learned from the sorry Schiavo affair is that Americans are completely turned off when politics get too deep into their personal lives.


     
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    What other choice does the man have? Remember, he is the father of Daughters. This can easily be him in a few years.

    This is the height of double standards. The Pallins are going to be racked over coals over this while Levi's family are going to be the toast of town for having such a studly son.
     
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    "Sarah's platform emphasizes abstinence."

    Way to go! :rolleyes:
     
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    Can you imagine the uproar if a Dem female candidate had 5 kids, one pregnant and one with a disability?
    She would be raked over the coals for putting her career above her family!

    Did you see McCain pull his trump card when he was on Leno? When Leno questioned McCain about his multiple houses McCain immediately changed the subject to those years when he didn't have a table, much less a house, while a POW.

    I wonder if the Dems will "swift boat" McCain?
     
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    Well unless the Palin's live in a vacuum, we all will be raising those children in some way, shape or form. Nobody comes into the world for free and those that are less productive than others cost society. Not a heartless observation but a realistic one. A sick baby/child costs more than a healthy one and the insurance companies won't hesitate on passing that actuarial fact on to the rest of us.
     
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    Despite spin intended to sway opinion otherwise, Sarah Palin did put career over family after all. She was too busy playing career politician to be aware of her own daughter was up to.

    Family values indeed.
     
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    Good point! Sure, Sarah is not totally responsible (God knows you can't control teenagers), but enough to the degree that she should be feel a little shame as a parent.

    By the way, not all girls who fall pregnant will have such wonderful support from their parents like Sarah's daughter.

    This woman needs to stop looking down on certain groups of people. She has that ugly conversative attitude and needs to be humbled.

    What will always baffle me about many conservative Protestant Christians is that they always seem to live in contradiction of the following ideas:

    1) Love the least of my brethern
    2) The prostitute is less sinful than the hypocrite
    3) Being rich doesn't mean that you are God's favored
    4) It will be easier for the eye of camel to fit through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into the kingdom of Heaven
    5) Faith without works is dead
     
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    Sarah, in the eyes of the Christian conservatives, can do no wrong since she is strongly anti-abortion. McCain's stragety is that she'll bring in enough evangelical and women's votes to make a difference and get him elected. It's a bit of a long shot, but could be the only chance he has. The Hail Mary pass can work. It just doesn't work too often.
     
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