After eight years of the Bush presidency and the 2008 election campaign, I am not quite sure why anything the left says or does surprises me. From the abhorrent film Assassination of a President (made while George W. Bush was still in office and presiding over two very difficult war fronts) to David Letterman's "slutty flight attendant" slurs against the Governor of Alaska, I should know by now that the when it comes to destroying their political opponents, nothing is sacred to these people.
Not even an innocent baby. Not even an innocent baby who happens to have Down syndrome.
Last week, I came across this nauseating item while perusing one of my favorite blogs, Gateway Pundit. The fact that it was posted by a Democratic party operative speaks volumes about the character (or lack thereof) of today's Donkeys, for whom Palin Derangement Syndrome is apparently an incurable affliction. The self-proclaimed champions of "choice" sure are angry with Sarah Palin for going with the "life" option, thus the superimposition of the face of pro-life talk radio host Eddie Burke on baby Trig's body. As commenter Tom W. explains:
"He (Eddie Burke) once called pro-choice women 'baby killing maggots', so his face was put on Trig's body because -- as a leftist told me -- it's the face of one person who should've been aborted put on the body of another person who should've been aborted."
Makes me wonder if registered Democrat voters (the Reagan-Democrat types) are finally rethinking their party affiliation. Because it is bad enough when a left-leaning media goes full assault on the handicapped, but when such vile behavior is actually sanctioned by party operatives, that's another matter altogether. Of course I'd be remiss if I didn't make the (admittedly overstated) point that had this been a Republican party operative distorting the face of a Democrat politician's Down syndrome baby -- well, we could all rest-assured that every media outlet from The New York Times to CNN would be screaming "Fascist!" That is, assuming hypothetical Democrat politician had actually allowed the child to live in spite of his "imperfection."
No matter, in the eyes of the media, a Democrat official or candidate would've been lauded as "courageous" either way -- whether they'd chosen to terminate the pregnancy or give birth. Sarah Palin on the other hand, is not given the same latitude because as an avowed pro-lifer who not only walks the walk but does so with genuine love and affection for her youngest child, she is a formidable threat to the unfettered abortion crowd.
Which brings me to today's sickening examples of Palin Derangement Syndrome, courtesy of Legal Insurrection. Seems Wonkette, the same vile blog that surmised last year that Trig must've wished he'd been aborted, just couldn't resist jumping on the disgraceful Photoshop Trig bandwagon, all the while blaming his mother for their deplorable behavior. In their mini-minds, by actually bringing her youngest child (along with the rest of her family) onstage immediately following her memorable speech at the RNC last year, Governor Palin somehow declared him "fair game," in spite of the fact that the Obama children and Biden grandchildren were "trotted out" in similar fashion on the campaign trail.
Speaking of prominent Democrats, where are the Kennedy's? As the founders of Special Olympics, why aren't they outraged? And if they are indeed sickened by these grotesque displays, why aren't they vocal about it? Surely this transcends politics, much in the same way Ted Kennedy's brain tumor did. In response to that tragic news, the majority of right-wing bloggers -- none of whom presumably agree with Teddy on pretty much anything -- responded with words to the effect of "While I don't agree with his politics, I will surely keep him and his family in my prayers." Doesn't Trig Palin deserve the same respect, even if his mother is a conservative Republican?