November 9, 2010, - 2:28 pm

Palin’s Feminist Grievance Theater: Traditional Moms “Neanderthals,” Lauds “Breaking Glass Ceiling”

By Debbie Schlussel

In general, “Neanderthal” is the word that might describe an airheaded pig who abandoned her family, actively promotes her baby mama daughter, took six years in six different colleges to finally graduate, and still hasn’t given back a dime of the money she promised after taking $100,000 for a tea party convention speech. That kind of selfishness and lower life form behavior is typical Neanderthal stuff.


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But that’s not the word Sarah Palin uses for those things. No, she’s reserved “Neanderthal”–as well as “petty, little, superficial, meaningless”–for traditional mothers and those who advocate mothers actually raising the kids to whom they give birth, instead of handing them over to minimum-wage daycare workers to do it. Check it out in the video, below. And check out Palin praising Geraldine Ferraro for “breaking the glass ceiling,” when anyone with a brain knows that Walter Mondull picked her for only one reason: that she has a vagina (as far as we know, but only her gynecologist knows for sure). It sure wasn’t because of any other reason–like merit or brains or ability. Hey, just like Sarah (although unlike Palin, Ferraro’s husband showed he was very pro-family . . . Gambino family).

Palin went on to talk about “what the modern woman can accomplish.” The thing is, while many “modern women” have accomplished much, we can’t point to a single thing this woman–who quit her family, quit her governorship, and stuck her city with a giant tax bill for a boondoggle sports center she wanted–has, in fact accomplished. Unless fooling a lot of morons ripe for the fooling is an achievement. And if it were, Bernie Madoff would be the most accomplished man in American history, right up there with her.

I warned you about Sarah Palin. She’s nothing more than an over-hyped empress with no clothing, who sounds more like a lower-rate version of the low-rate Gloria Steinem. I despise Steinem’s and Freidan’s views, but those views are even more absurd and unrespectable coming from a major moron whose only smarts consist of marketing her moronism as some sort of intellect. Palin doesn’t believe in conservatism. She never did and never practiced it. That’s why she gushed over uber-liberal Oprah as one of her heroes and praised Title IX affirmative action, which is nothing more than an attack on men and men’s sports. There’s only one thing Palin believes in: her insatiable, ever-inflating ego.

I’m not surprised by any of this, as I warned, early on, that Palin was a selfish feminist who not only abandoned her family, but made her husband quit his job to play Mr. Mom and raise not only his kid, but his illegitimate grandson, while his daughter went to the gym and tanning sessions (and now dances on a vapid TV show). And how did that working while having her husband raise the kids thing work? Well, her daughter became a two-bit baby mama making millions off of suckers and she made millions off of suckers, too. I guess it worked out okay. Way to glamorize feminism and single motherhood, since we know every teen who has a kid out of wedlock will get a gig on “Dancing With the Stars” and fashion spreads in the aptly named, “Bazarre.” Right? They are laughing at conservatives all the way to the bank. If only Gloria Steinem lost about 30 IQ points, forgot how to utter a complete sentence, and slapped on the label conservative, too, she’d be “Presidential material” on the right.

By the way, loved Palin telling her daughter to “dominate” her male dancing partner on last night’s empty-headed “Dancing” show (no, I don’t watch; Jimmy Kimmel showed a clip). (That was after Palin’s gazillionth appearance on “Entertainment Tonight,” yesterday.) Yeah, that’s Presidential. If you’re an idiot.

So, to all the Neanderthals who raise their own kids and don’t feel the need to get jobs and job promotions merely based on gynecological plumbing, you’re backward . . . according to America’s new intellectual giant, Sarah Palin. Congrats.

Sarah Palin’s feminist grievance theater is neither conservative nor smart. It’s just annoying.  And her attacks on family values conservatives is just disgusting.

Exit Question: How much was the consultant who taught her the word, “Neanderthal,” and told her to utter these lines paid by SarahPAC? And does he still have any testicles left, after laughing along with Sarah all the way to the bank?

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Shirley Chisholm would often ask about a particular governmental proposal:

“Will it be good for blacks or bad for blacks?”

I ask you a similar question about Sarah Palin, the same as Rav Kahane would to ask,

“Will she be good for Israel and the Jews, or bad for Israel and the Jews?”

I think she will be much better than anyone since Reagan.

If the Left mainstream media didn’t launch an all out major attack on her, she would have still been Governor of Alaska.

I think almost everyone (on the Right) would agree that she would be better than Obama.

As 2012 approaches, it would be good if Jewish conservatives thought long and hard about serious questions and examine them with at least the same honest concern that Shirley Chisholm did,
and at the very least, if they don’t want Sarah Palin in government, not attack her, as she is one of the few people who is openly pro-Israel.

E: Wow, that’s ridiculous. I ask: will it be good for America? And no, it’ll be a disaster. If Barack Obama is your benchmark and you don’t demand much better, you will always get the dung you deserve. The thing is I demand better and I don’t deserve the dung you’ve developed a sad taste for. Oh, and by the way, a complete moron and total dummy is NEVER good for the Jews . . . or anyone else. WAKE. UP. DS

exdemexlib on November 9, 2010 at 2:51 pm

This is how conservatives have lowered themselves by demanding less and tolerating things in this woman they would never put up in any one else. And what she advocates is conservatism? Her blind followers, sadly, will be the last people to wake up to the truth about Palin.

NormanF on November 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm

(although unlike Palin, Ferraro’s husband showed he was very pro-family . . . Gambino family).

That right there is just a great line, if nothing else…

Of course there is plenty else about this article and it hits the nail right on the head. One would have to be severely lacking attention to praise a “conservative” whose first act upon receiving the nod for John McCain’s running mate was to praise Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro. Considering the legions of Palinista zombies out there who insist that she is the only true conservative in a party that includes Tim Pawlenty, Mike Pence, Bobby Jindal there must have been very many who haven’t been paying attention.

Palin acts as if she is revolutionizing the party by stealing “feminism” away from the far-left. She brags about thwarting the old feminists by stealing their angle, while being pro-life. The problem is, even while she ditches the abortion lobby, she keeps entirely too many of the other damaging aspects of feminism and threatens to drag it into the GOP. In the end, the only “true conservative” will leave her party as a shadow of its former self, resembling the weak neutered Democrat party and leaving those of us who believe in traditional concepts – that a woman should be a wife and mother – that a man should be a worker and defender – that a wife should proudly take her husband’s name – without a true party to lead us forward.

So there is your choice, Palin fans. Democrat Communism, or “True conservative” matriarchy. History argues that both will lead to failed states within two generations.

Brian R. on November 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    You nailed it…

    We have the strange sight of conservatives defending feminism and non-traditional lifestyles if someone happens to have an “R” beside their name. And as Debbie has written many times on here and she will again in the future, no matriarchy has ever survived. But don’t just take her word for it. Michael Reagan said the same thing: she isn’t presidential material.

    The GOP can do better for 2012.

    NormanF on November 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I, by chance, stumbled upon and saw the interview on Fox on election night. I could not stand all of the fawning she was doing over Ferraro. The only thing that went through my mind after seeing this was, “What a complete imbecile she is and those who think she is the greatest thing since Reagan.” I can not understand how she became the “spokesman” for the Tea Party and/or the Conservative movement… the same woman who quit being governor after only serving two years because she was afraid of having to constantly defend herself from the media’s attacks. Yup… real American, rugged-individualism on display there (let alone her faux pro-Israel stance). If a majority of real conservatives thinks she is all that and a bag of chips, the conservative movement is truly in dire straits.

“Exit Question: How much was the consultant who taught her the word, “Neanderthal,” and told her to utter these lines paid by SarahPAC? And does he still have any testicles left, after laughing along with Sarah all the way to the bank?” …I do have to say that this is absolutely priceless!!!

Pats on November 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Pats, unfortunately, quite a number of number of them do. She’s the GOP equivalent of Obama that I can sum up in two words: empty suit. The same people who claim they aren’t fooled by the hype surrounding Obama have been dazzled by the hype surrounding Palin.


NormanF on November 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Wow! That is NOT what she said. Nice try….watch the video again.

N: Um, that’s exactly what she said. We speak English, here. Not Palinish fantasy language. DS

Nic on November 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm

It is post like this that I read your site. I am a Democrat and disagree with you on most issues. I read you though, cause I respect the fact that you are intellectually honest.

Sarah Palin is the poster child for what is wrong with this country. She has no business being on a presidential ticket. The only reason she any popularity is because the fringe of the Republican party made a cause out of the fact that she is hated by liberals. True story. I actually had a conservative friend of mine tell me that the only reason he likes her is because Liberals hate her.

I had another friend tell me Charles Gibson treated he unfairly because he asked he about the Bush Doctrine. I kid you not.

As a dem I hope they nominate her, though I suspect it will never happen. Number one she will never run. She is a coward. Number 2 I don’t think she could get through a primary. She is too dumb, undisciplined, & has no knowledge of the issues.

She is being propped up by Ailes & the crew at Fox so tehy can manipulate her.

Meanwhile I always love politicians like her. They wrap themseves in the BS that they are middle America. They criticize the “Hollywood elite” as amoral with no values (which they are) but then they can’t wait to be a part of it. ie: Dancing With The Start & her Discovery show. She is such a hypocrite!!!

Anyway keep up the good work Deb & as A Dem I will continue to read you everyday. Even though I disagree with you on most issues!!!

The Sage on November 9, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    The Sage, there’s a movie Debbie and I both watched when we were young: Its called “Being There” and the incomparable Peter Sellers was hilarious in one of his next to last roles before he was lost to us: its the story of a simple gardener named Chance whose words he learned on TV are mistaken by the media as profound wisdom. The point is a moron can be passed off as brilliant with the right packaging and few people want to admit the emperor has no clothes. Debbie can see Palin for who really is because she has emotional investment in her. That can’t be said for her followers. Human beings have an amazing capacity to deny reality and I agree she is not only a hypocrite and a modern media creation, she would be a disaster for the country.

    NF: I always say Palin is a combination of “Being There” and “A Face in the Crowd.” DS

    NormanF on November 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm

      A “Face in the Crowd” is the 1957 film with Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal. Its about an Arkansas hobo, discovered by the producer of a small rural Arkansas radio station, who rises to national fame with the help of the media. For the record, it was selected in 2008 by the National Film Registry of the Library Congress for being culturally, historically and aesthetically significant.

      Yes, Palin is a combination of both and Alaska today is as much as a backwater as Arkansas is, the election of Bill Clinton in the 1990s notwithstanding.

      NormanF on November 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm

      I’ll be netflixing both, “A Face in the Crowd” & “Being There”. My queue was running low, too.

      Cuinn on November 10, 2010 at 2:45 am

I meant no emotional investment in her.

NormanF on November 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Some issues make me so sick I can’t follow them for very long. The two issues I have in mind are the issues of illegal immigration and people who praise or take sarah palin seriously. Like this article I can’t watch the video because palins voice makes my flesh crawl. I’ve been seeing commercials for her upcoming show and one time I didn’t change the channel fast enough and I heard her say to someone, “no boys allowed.” Now this might not seem like that big of a deal to some people but its a good overall statement for what palin thinks in general. She turned her supposedly mans man of a husband into a housewife, like debbie has chronicled. She almost exclusively endorses women who she calls “mama grizzlies” that phrase alone should exclude her from serious discussions. Honestly I could go on and on about palin but I will leave it at that. I wish there was more independant minds like debbie in this country instead of the partisan hack shills we have.

tyler on November 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm

For the record palin didn’t resign as governor because of the lawsuits that was a front. She knew she could make a lot of money, she already had the book offer of at least seven million.

tyler on November 9, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Tyler and the money and fame added to up to more than she would ever have earned if she stayed being governor. She found her fast lane to the good life.

Whatever else one can say about her, her new found notoriety has served her well indeed.

NormanF on November 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm

The biggest joke I’ve ever heard was “the Republican establishment wants to get rid of Palin”. Palin and the Repub establishment are joined at the hip.

Brian on November 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I love the referrence to “A Face In The Crowd”. Good old Lonesome Rhodes! I keep hearing about “Being There”. Never saw it, perhaps I ought to.

Stay at home Mums are heroes to me. DS made a great case against Palin. I still don’t hate her, but I don’t know much about her. I mostly know of the Liberals case for hating her…and they are pretty empty. Here, I hear the TRUE case of why not to idolize Palin. I think DS’s hits are direct and of substance. She does need to be taken’ to task for being a working Mum. I always wondered why the Left never hit her on that issue?

Jeez! I could go on forever about her horrible daughter! Her daughter has done more to sully and embarrass SP than DS could ever do, Palin-zombies out there! The daughter should just get lost. She is the worst example for a promoter of baby mama-ism. She just makes me sick. She hates her Mummy deeply and needs a good psychological diagnostic diagnosis. Hopefully, done PRIVATELY. I dislike that CrAzY, talentless reject very much. Go away, Bristol!!!!

Skunky on November 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm

omg, do dat be ferraro on da left doin’ da peace sign??? she usta be all fashionable an’ s–t, but now…omg!

Graty Slapchop on November 9, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Palin didn’t say that stay-at-home moms are neanderthals. Just that people who think that all women MUST be stay-at-home moms are.

ari-free on November 9, 2010 at 10:49 pm

But it IS quite clear what she meant by:
“I was a product of Title IX, where legislation allowed that equal opportunity. Now if we have to still keep going down that road to create more legislation to get with it in the 21st century to make sure that women do have equality, especially in the workplace, then we’re there.”

ari-free on November 10, 2010 at 12:17 am

And what conservative prefers women over men? If the Mama Grizzlies are any thing to look it, just don’t call it sexism.

NormanF on November 10, 2010 at 7:47 am

I guess we’ll have to see if the Republicans can do better in 2012.

Meantime, Palin is also making the general error, in addition to what is discussed in the post, of gratuitously alienating an important part of the Republicans’ constituency. That is, in addition to the lack of merit in her comments, there is a negative political impact to her comments.

Negative political impacts are sometimes necessary if a key political point needs to be made; that is obviously not the case here.

Perhaps commercial instincts have taken over here, as Palin has been paid by Fox News partially to sit and have a mutual admiration society with Ferraro.

Little Al on November 10, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Good Call Debbie. She is typical of the victimization of America. Now we are hearing “Conservatives” talking “victim talk”. Most Conservatives have the belief of self-empowerment, self-determination and “making it” in the face of obstacles and hurdles. Assume that life will have barriers and overcome them. Not whine and moan about glass ceilings and Neanderthals not “getting with it”. Classic victim talk. So those that sympathize with Palin’s victim talk aren’t honest with themselves in self-determination. Christine O’Donnell played they victim card to the max. Maybe they should meet up and have a pity party.
There is a charm about Palin that some people like. It is that veneer of enthusiasm and naive optimism. She really can’t gauge her own presence. Otherwise should would have modified and corrected her flaws. And I am being kind. And those that follow Palin blindly are even worse if you can’t figure it out yourself.

CaliforniaScreaming on November 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Yup. Interesting point. The Right has joined the Left in choosing people based not on character or merit but on identity politics and especially as you pointed out, on the basis of grievance politics. Debbie made the same point in the title of this thread. Her followers don’t want to face this stuff at all.

NormanF on November 10, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I enjoyed seeing both of them together, I thought it added to the coverage.

sharon on November 11, 2010 at 8:19 am

You claim to be pro family, so why not start your own? Churn out some jewish babies. Muslim women are beating us at our own game, its your duty as a jewish woman to populate the world with more jews.

Olive on November 11, 2010 at 3:35 pm

As I frequent various sites (but value this one more by virtue of basic substance and truths one almost never finds anywhere else), one place where Debbie once wrote articles (before certain jihad-supporting elements within the so-called “conservative” side succeeded in having her dropped) recently published an article from one of their columnists (who I will keep nameless) entitled “Why Sarah Palin Petrifies Progressives.” The article, in a nutshell, encapsulated that (and how) this worship of her is almost entirely based on the Left’s hatred of her (for all the wrong reasons, of course). In addition, they noted about her, ahem, “wife” Todd, that he’s “not some prissy, manicured metrosexual man-child but an [expletive deleted] kicking Alaskan.” I don’t know exactly how being a Mr. Mom would qualify as being “an [expletive deleted] kicking Alaskan.” (Besides, I seem to remember a George Carlin routine about “guys named Todd” where he characterized such a name for a guy as “goofy.”)

ConcernedPatriot on November 17, 2010 at 7:52 am

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