March 6, 2011, - 3:47 pm

Hucka-crite: Glamorizing BabyMamas is Now Conserva-Chic

By Debbie Schlussel

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  (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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26 Responses

To reflect on a single mom or as the single mom will tell their children, “your father does not want to see you.” It just is and will be after the courts keep putting a father in jail and awarding kids to mothers. As I say, “you took them, they are from only you. orfan anny and orfan little helpers of the whore you have chosen and the whore who chooses the kids instead of you.

Augusto on March 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I think it is more of an issue in society in general, it is not about left or right or poor or wealthy. It is lack of moral judgment and being irresponsible. It may be more about government assistance making it easier for people to not have full responsibility for their actions and that everyone is doing it now. The children are the ones that suffer and I just hope this trend in society can be reversed.

CJ on March 6, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I think “kal” is mad at you because you are right and therefore he has no way to refute what you say. I can only laugh at his feeble “comeback”. Hahahahaha! I am sure the “cause” he supports is of the same mindset as he is.

B: Yup, Kal, a Typical Palin-bot, couldn’t refute a thing I wrote, so he resorted to gratuitous (and false) insults and four-letter words as a response. His comment had to be deleted. This is what the conservative movement has devolved into. Scum like Kal. DS

Bruce on March 6, 2011 at 5:24 pm

There was a response from “kal” which was just one word -(expletive deleted). It must have been removed after my response.

Bruce on March 6, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Currently I’m a single man in my early-30s and looking for women, if I find a single female and she has a child/children, I’ll go out with her (afterall, if she has kid(s) we’ll have a bigger family when we get married). Debbie, from what I’ve learned being on this website for a year and counting, your probably the only conservative who’s dishing Bristol Palin for being a single mother and not looking for a boyfriend to build a relationship with. If I met Bristol Palin, I don’t think that I would want to go out with her, because I to think she’s kinda selfish like her mother Sarah!

Speaking of which, I’ve been on some websites for the last few weeks regarding the “Duggar family”, and I’ve been a little angry and annoyed with some of those stupid people for having the nerve to call the Duggar family “selfish”! Selfish for what, for raising all 19 of their kids (one of them is married and living on his own with his wife and two kids), working for a living and paying all of their taxes, that’s selfish? I’ll tell you what’s selfish, selfish is that Natalie lady in California who knocked out 8 kids in one shot and is collecting welfare and living off of us who work for a living and not paying any type of taxes, to me that’s selfish from that “knocked-outuplet” mother. And also, selfish is Sarah Palin for quitting her job as governor, taking a career for Fox News and not being their for her 5 kids and grandchild, that’s selfish, and that’s the Palin family, Natalie Suleman, etc., NOT the Duggar family. The Duggar’s are 100 times better than the Palin’s and Natalie Suleman combined!

“A nation is defiend by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on March 6, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Beware the foolish man who builds his house on sand. [Which is why I have no respect for libertarians.]

Palin’s message to converative women is do whatever you want, abandon your family, seek power, just don’t have an abortion.

sg on March 6, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Feminism and alternative lifestyles are now acceptable if you have the right label beside your name. Conservatives no longer care about principle, there’s a lack of critical thinking skills among them. If you don’t fall in line with the times, people look at you like there’s something wrong with you. At the rate we’re going, few of us will be left to hold the fort in the face of what we know is going to come. And the more relevant lesson is that societies have rarely died due to external invasion but due to moral collapse within. If Islam takes over the world, we shouldn’t blame them if we succeed in destroying ourselves in the first place. Someone had to raise the alarm and we should be glad Debbie is doing it on this website.

    NormanF on March 7, 2011 at 2:51 am

Bravo DS! I am still not a Palin fanatic…or hater (I don’t really know much about her) but you are the ONLY one I know (even in CONSERVATIVE circles) that will RIGHTLY take her and dopey Bristol to task on this. Sorry Palin-bots…I am not putting aside my Conservative cred for YOU…or anyone. Palin can actually be taken to task for all DS said. Libs won’t because they are anathema to the topic and Conservatives who don’t are disengenuious hypocrites. Yes, and bully for DS for calling out Ann Coulter too. I love her, but she needs to check herself on this.

I am glad Portman is being called out on this because as we know, the Black community is in shambles due to their 71% out-of-wedlock birth-rate. Now, they are taken to task (but not nearly enough…) so I think ANYONE who has a kid out-of-wedlock should also be taken to task and sullied with how gauche and bad for the kids/society selfish out-of-wedlock/single motherhood is. I don’t think blacks are more gauche (or less than) the other sorts who have out-of-wedlock births. They are both equally gross to me. It should NEVER be glorified and why are blacks looked down upon more for an equal disgraceful thing?

I think Bristol Palin should be seen as a catalyst for those horrid “Teen Mum” series. I don’t watch or read a thing about them and some of those silly bitches are famous now. Great.

Sean, I do hope you find a great woman, but I implore a great Conservative like yourself to think again about getting involved with a woman with minors. It will be hell for you and you have no idea how angry those kids from broken homes (rightfully) are. The trouble it can cause for you can get as bad as a Kafka-esque nightmare. Really, all single men and women should NEVER date a man/woman with minors.

Doing the right thing is always hard. Dan Quayle was spot-on. I’m embarrassed to have been against his infamous stance at one time. Now I have wisdom and am glad to be on DS’s side of the issue. There are not many of us, thou’.

Skunky on March 6, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Its human nature to want to make exceptions but once you start making exceptions, soon there’s no principle at all.

    What this tells us is that while conservatives are perfectly happy to overlook the lifestyle of the Paris Hilton/Kim Kardashian of the Right because they’re infatuated with fame/instant popularity, it means they can no longer say either any one else’s behavior is wrong.

    Either single motherhood is wrong, period or stop beating up on ghetto moms. It doesn’t make them look sincere when they tell others to embrace family values but don’t think it important enough to live by those same family values themselves.

    Social conservatives should take a look in the mirror at what they’re becoming but they’re too embarrassed to admit they made a mistake and don’t want to owe up to their own hypocrisy. And the mindless Palin-bots see to it they don’t even make the effort to do so.

    And so the conservative movement will continue to wander in America’s moral wasteland, leaderless, lost and adrift.

    NormanF on March 7, 2011 at 5:19 am

Bristol has to be taken to task. And to make things worse, she is going to write about her ‘struggles’ in life in a book to be published shortly. How many more ways can she exploit her life as a teenage mama (DWTS, magazine covers, paid speaker…)?

Lee in IL on March 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Debs, your slamming the wrong Michael. It’s that idiot dunce Medved who’s the big hypocrite. Check out this clip, which was the cause of the whole kerfluffle in the first place. The fun begins at around 1:50

The moment Sarah Palin became the vice presidential nominee, not only did Medved instantly jettison the notorious “celebrity bastard baby” portion of his program, but also his occasional forays into criticizing show business people for giving their kids funny names.

But then, this is pretty much what I would expect from a critic who’s least favorite animated film of all time is “Happy Feet” and who’s favorite animated film of all time is “Veggie Tales, The Movie.”

Irving on March 7, 2011 at 1:50 am

While I oppose single motherhood and sex out of wedlock;I commend single moms for the challenges they have. Of course celebrities like Portman and Bristol don’t have the same
challenges many have, but I do commend any single mom for raising the babies rather than aborting them.

Huckabee should have said glad they both chose life,but it would have been best to raise the children in a loving home with their fathers,as man and wife.

freedom4usa on March 7, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Freedom, adoption is ALWAYS an option and is always what I wish for for those who get knocked-up out of wedlock.

    Sure single mums have challenges, but I don’t think they are heroic AT ALL. Their “challenges” are their children’s deficiencies and pain.

    Messing up leads to consequences. Sorry, if you fool around and get knocked up out-of-wedlock, what makes one think they are getting off scott-free? Look at what happens. EVERYONE PAYS. Everyone.

    Skunky on March 7, 2011 at 9:52 am

I agree. And if social conservatives have no problem with single parenthood, when why should they have a problem with gay marriage, drug abuse and other social evils? When you put personalities and empty promises above principles and values, there’s no longer a conservative movement left to speak of. At least the Left is principled in its defense of social degeneracy. Its the Right that’s hypocritical in deciding what aspects of it that it wants to embrace.

NormanF on March 7, 2011 at 2:39 am

Debbie, while I agree on issue of Palin and single-motherhood (we in Israel have same problem), I am not sure Natalie Portman is right address for blaming for forgetting family issues… She’s far for being single mother (her boyfriend looks like permanent attachment, according to recent interview with her cousin in Israel he is part of family….), she praises her family on every possibility, so what to blame her for???
She’s not Christian (proudly Jewish, as well as you and I are), and in Judaism, while family values and family are very important(I am married with beautiful baby daughter, BTW), there is no problem whatsoever with unwed people having children (if you are not ultra-orthodox, of course), as opposed to married woman having children from adultery relationship. Those children are not called “mamzerim” (bastards).
So please, let Portman be in peace…

Michael on March 7, 2011 at 2:53 am

No one says that children born from an unwed as opposed to adulterous relationship are bastards. But its still not praiseworthy. In the old days, people looked at pre-marital sex and having kids out of wedlock as something shameful and girls like Bristol were expected to get married and raise their kids as someone’s wife or give them up for adoption. Shame about inappropriate behavior operated as a powerful influence on people’s behavior in that era. Today its all gone and the new attitude is if every one is doing it, hey, let’s all get on the bandwagon. The Right used to insist on squaring propriety with people’s conduct. Now, it just shrugs and lets people do their own thing. Increasingly, all that differentiates the Left from the Right is with whom wrong-doing is tolerated and and you seldom hear it censured nowadays. That has brought us to where we are today and it looks like things will get worse instead of better since there’s no one out there willing to put their foot down and expect every one to live according to some kind of code of social decency. A society without a moral instruction manual, such as America is today is not long for this world. History has given us repeated warning and we are rash to dismiss the lessons about that which it holds for us.

NormanF on March 7, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Norman, I’m 100% for marriage and family and I really am as conservative politically as one can, without starting to be a rabid dog:), but “out of wedlock Natalie Portman’s child” looks like very stupid thing to cry about… At least from here far away in Israel. And no it’s not automatic defense of “one of our own” – there are are plenty of Israelis living overseas, whom I wouldn’t give time of a day. It’s actually a thing which is hard to understand in American conservatives – this stupid aversion with “propriety”, with looks and not with essence of things… I probably never will understand

    Michael on March 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm


Bob Porrazzo on March 7, 2011 at 8:48 am

I also think that Suckabee would allow Maury Povich and Jerry Springer to serve on his advisory boards. WHEN WILL FAUX NEWS GET RID OF HIS PROGRAM?

Bob Porrazzo on March 7, 2011 at 8:51 am

I would just like to point out that Ms. Portman is engaged to be married……….

Tanstaafl on March 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

I would just like to point out that Ms. Portman getting engaged doesn’t make a wrong right. Deeds already done.

Debbie, this is why I you are about the one and only conservative voice I listen to, you and our local Nashville conservative radio personality Phil Valentine. Right is right, wrong is wrong, no matter which side of the political spectrum. Bravo on being one of the few, brave voices in the wilderness as always.

I don’t understand this Natalie Portman fascination, anyway.

Jeff_W on March 7, 2011 at 11:34 am

Bristol was engaged, while she was pregnant, too. They decided to wait until after the birth, though, rather than have the baby born into an intact family. Without the LEGAL committment already in place, it was too easy to just say, “This relationship is hard, and I’m not going to actually WORK at it. Let’s break up!”

Sometimes divorce is necessary, but as a last resort. I think they could have had a good marriage, if they’d been committed to it. They weren’t though. They didn’t even think it was important enough to get married BEFORE the birth, but that the *wedding* required so much preparation that they had to wait until afterward. The dream of the fluffy white dress and dancing and doves destroyed the chance at a real marriage and healthy family.

They should have had a simple wedding, immediately. Sarah could have wielded the shotgun.

Michelle on March 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm

As for the commenter who said that good conservative singles should NEVER date a single parent – I hope you don’t include the widowed or divorced in that statement. What if the single mother is divorced because she discovered her ex was abusing the children? Would you give her no chance to provide a GOOD father-figure to those poor children? And the widowed don’t even have a choice in the matter. It’s not like they sued for death.

Also, please remember that those single mothers who had a child out of wedlock may very well have learned their lesson, and become staunchly conservative, because of it. They’re just not in Harper’s Magazine, wearing fancy dresses and posing in fancy kitchens to display what a “hardship” and “struggle” it is. They’re too busy cleaning up spit-up and dirty diapers.

Michelle on March 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Michelle, sorry….it ain’t about the adult…it’s about the KIDS. So yes, put me in the heartless catagory of saying ALL single peeps with minors should not date.

    No matter how you slice it, it should b about the KIDS.

    Hating my point of view is not gonna do a damn thing. Think about it and you’ll see that my way keeps the upset of the children at it’s lowest level.

    If you’re a single person who has dated/married with minors…you love you self and love-life more than your kids.

    Skunky on March 7, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Thank you, Debbie.

It is truly refreshing to see a CONSERVATIVE willing to hold to principles and hold other CONSERVATIVES to a standard.

pitandpen on March 9, 2011 at 5:45 am

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