March 6, 2011, - 3:47 pm
Numerous parties are up in arms about Mike Huckabee’s comments regarding Natalie Portman and Hollywood glamorizing her out-of-wedlock pregnancy. I’m no Portman fan, but Hucksterbee and other conservatives are just plain hypocrites on this issue. It’s not news that Hollywood glamorizes single mothers and baby mamas. Yes, it’s a bad thing, but anyone who hasn’t noticed has been on another planet for at least the last two decades since Dan Quayle spoke out against TV’s “Murphy Brown” glorifying this and got attacked mercilessly on the left for it. What has changed is not that Hollywood promotes and glamorizes this. It’s that conservatives and the American right now glamorize and promote it. And that the cowardly Hucksterbee won’t say a thing about that. Nor can anybody else or the wrath of the mindless group-think Palinbots will come down on you.
Hey, Mike Hucksterbee, Who Is Glamorizing Single Motherhood More . . .
. . . Natalie Portman . . .
. . . Or Sarah Palin & Her Daughter, Bristol (in Harper’s Bazaar spread)?
I learned that quickly when I dared attack the Palins’ shameless whoring out of babymama daughter, Bristol Palin, who got pregnant when her AWOL mom abandoned her family for her own selfish pursuit of fame, status, and power. Conservatives, once critics of unwed motherhood, now promote it, with Tea Party activists urging each other to vote for this empty vessel, Bristol, on “Dancing with the Stars,” which she was on merely because she is a babymama. Period. Conservatives are willing to pay this nothing tens of thousands of dollars a speech–and probably buy her upcoming autobiography– just because she’s the Paris Hilton/Kim Kardashian of the right. They had sex in their 20s and made videos. She had teen sex as a teen and made a baby she repeatedly shows and sells pics of. Same difference. They’re all shameless whores of the same species, but some are better at it than others.
If Sarah Palin negotiating a $300,000 cover and spread in “People” magazine, glamorizing her babymama daughter isn’t glamorizing teen pregnancy and single motherhood, I don’t know what is. Ditto for the next $300,000 cover of “In Touch,” on which absentee mom, Sarah, and Bristol posed with their sons and then gave the magazine an “exclusive” interview on “finding love after Levi.” Natalie Portman, while I decry her out-of-wedlock pregnancy, isn’t making it a major issue and hypocritically describing herself as an activist against teen sex in order to make millions of dollars, the way Bristol Palin is doing. The Palin daughter claims she’s out there showing everyone what a tough life it is–the consequences you face with a teen pregnancy and as a teen mom. Hmmm . . . tough life: $300K for a glamorous spread on the cover and inside of People. Another $300K for the cover of In Touch. Thousands for a fashion spread of Bristol in fancy gowns in “Harper’s Bazaar.” Another $250K for “Dancing with the Stars.” Hundreds of thousands more for appearances on “Sarah Palin’s America,” and for an autobiography at age 20. And then there are the $30K a pop speeches.
Yup, she’s definitely showing girls what a tough life it is to be a baby mama. Thanks, Bristol, for your “struggle.” Nice work if you can get it . . . but you have to have teen sex first and have emerged, yourself, from the right vagina.
Maybe Hucksterbee is loathe to criticize Sarah Palin and Bristol because he knows that anytime you do, the Sarah-is-G-d! automatons who’ve snatched the bodies of the right will attack you if you so much as “ahem” regarding Sarah Palin or anyone that came out of her vagina. But, then, that would mean he’s either a wimp or a fraud or both. And, actually, he praised Sarah and Bristol Palin over the younger Palin’s pregnancy. So he’s just a plain hypocrite. Typical for him. Many others, like Rush Limbaugh–who defended Quayle and noted the damage unwed mothers create for America, are totally mum on Bristol Palin. Ann Coulter, who wrote a chapter in her last book, against single mothers, then went and named Sarah Palin–America’s biggest pimp of a child’s single motherhood–as her person of the year. Sorry, guys, but you can’t have it both ways. Either unwed motherhood is bad for everyone–and it is–or it’s not a problem at all.
Michigan Republican State Rep & Family Values BabyDaddy, Paul Scott
And it’s not just that the right has hypocritically embraced Sarah Palin’s babymama daughter and her and her daughter’s shameless pimping of that single motherhood. It’s that they’ve embraced it all over. In Michigan, Republican State Representative Paul Scott, embraced by the Tea Party and endorsed by the Traditional Values Coalition, got one of his female staffers pregnant, but announced he has no plans to marry her. Stick a fork in GOP family values. They’re done. They’ve disappeared in favor of empty personalities like Palin. The conservative movement in America really is dumbing down into the “conservative” movement in Europe, where those who are “conservative” are really just Democrats lite with some toughness on economics.
The Dan Quayle who was once ridiculed by the left and defended by the right for taking a stand against Murphy Brown’s single motherhood? He’s been replaced by a new generation of Quayle: Congressman Ben Quayle, who was embraced by the Tea Party and elected to the U.S. House after posting on DirtyScottsdale.com (using a porn star character’s name) on his quest to find the hottest woman in Scottsdale. He gets my vote for the GOP elected official most likely to become the next baby daddy.
As I said, it’s not that Hollywood is glamorizing out-of-wedlock births. That’s bad, but it’s old news, and Hucksterbee must know he’s several decades late to the table on that one.
It’s that Huckabee and most of the rest of the right is glamorizing and embracing it, too. There’s simply no one left who really has the true outrage and moral high ground on this issue. There’s no one who will call out the Alaskan Empresses with no clothing but plenty of breast pumps. I expect the continued promotion and glamorization of unwed mothers by Hollywood. I expected better from so-called social conservatives and was disappointed, as they’ve put personalities far above principles and policy.
We truly are just a decade or two “behind” Europe, where marriage and the family are basically over. And those of you on the right fawning over Sarah Palin and her babymama daughter have no one but yourselves to blame.
You are the problem as much as Hollywood and Natalie Portman are. They are unabashed liberals. You pretend to be family values conservatives.
Sadly, the families you are now promoting have mere sperm donors instead of dads.
The day that the conservative movement has more baby daddy and baby mama figures than the NBA and NFL combined is fast approaching.
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