January 22, 2010, - 12:36 pm
I always marvel when conservatives are willing to drop all traditional values when they think they have a winning empty skirtsuit on their hands. That includes dropping the values of a mother actually raising her kids rather than “warehousing” them with others (a term Michelle Fraudkin once used to describe working moms, until she became a warehouser, herself, and endorsed uber-warehouser Sarah Palin).
Gretchen Whitmer: Liberal Michigan Senator Gave Up
Personal Political Ambitions to Raise Her Kids
When they don’t “warehouse” the kids, they have their wife a/k/a the emasculated Mr. Mom hubby do the diaper changing, etc. Yup, feminism has won over the Republican party and much of the willingly blind conservative movement. That’s the hallmark of feminism: women putting their career interests first and abandoning their families in favor of those.
And it’s not just Palin, it’s pro-illegal alien New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte, who abandoned her five-year-old daughter and two-year-old son to be the state’s Attorney General and now to run for U.S. Senator from the state. Sorry, but a hallmark of conservatism is taking personal responsibility. And when these people selfishly discard caring for their child, so they can pursue their own professional goals, they are simply NOT being responsible. Without exception, study after study shows that kids not raised by their mother are more likely to do drugs, do poorly in school, commit crimes, engage in pre-marital sex at an earlier age, and otherwise contribute in a negative way to American society.
All of these Republican alpha males with vaginal plumbing could take a page from Michigan State Senator Gretchen Whitmer, a liberal Democrat, who, interestingly, has a better idea of what it means to be a traditional–read: responsible–mother. (Whitmer was #8 on Maxim’s 2008 World’s Ten Hottest Politicians.) It’s the reason this woman, the Democrats’ top hope to regain the Michigan Attorney General seat, is dropping out of the race. For once, she actually wants to be the woman in her family.
State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer added to the Democratic Party’s election-year intrigue Wednesday when she dropped out of the race for attorney general.
Whitmer, 38, of East Lansing was considered a top contender for the Democratic Party’s nomination at its state convention in August. She said the campaign, in which she raised more than $200,000, left her too little time to spend with her 6-year-old and 7-year-old daughters.
Her decision follows the Jan. 5 announcement by Lt. Gov. John Cherry that he was dropping out the gubernatorial race because of fund-raising troubles.
“This came after a lot of thought,” Whitmer said. “Continuing with a statewide campaign came at too great a cost to my kids at this time.”
Kudos to Ms. Whitmer. That takes guts . . . and it takes sacrifice. The kind of sacrifice that people like Sarah Palin and Kelly Ayotte aren’t willing to make even for their own kids. That says a lot about the level of sacrifice and personal responsibility they’d take for their prospective constituents (since Palin hasn’t ruled out 2012).
Pro-Illegal Alien Kelly Ayotte Runs for Atty Gen, Abandons Kids
While it’s true that Whitmer is divorced, Palin and Ayotte are having their eunuch husbands and various other third parties raise their kids. There’s not much difference in their situations. Only in their respective responses. One–Whitmer–is a mother. The others–well, they’re womb and egg donors.
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