It’s not in good taste to beat a dead horse, but it seems that this time, it is unavoidable. Bristol Palin seems to have taken notice of what everybody has said about her statements, and has decided to make yet another response. It only seemed fair to once again call her out on her own insipid statements that are both bigoted and not based in factuality at all. So, Bristol, your move.
I’m puzzled at the lack of reading comprehension by internet pundits. There are a few stories popping up – in The Advocate and one or two on HuffPo on a recent Google alert — claiming I’m playing “the victim card” over here on my blog. However, anyone who actually read my post would know that I simply made two claims:
1. Those who claim to be loving and tolerant certainly are hateful and bullying.
2. But despite their efforts at name-calling and even their threats, I won’t be deterred from speaking out.
Bristol goes on with a small clip from her blog that didn’t give any context. Bristol, what you said is very clear. In your first blog, you claimed that Obama is only supporting gay marriage because his daughters watch Glee, say that same sex marriage is wrong because of thousands of years of “tradition” and then claim that children in LGBT families grow up less happy than those with heterosexual parents (obviously attacking single parents too). In the next post, you claimed exactly what you are claiming here. You claimed that people just attacked and bullied you, taking some comments you got that sound inflamatory.
Here’s the real truth about what you have said, Bristol – not two words of it were backed up at all. You have ignored the blatant hypocrisy of things that you have said, like the part where you went on about you being in the spotlight, but failed to acknowledge that your mother is the one who put you there against your will. You provided not one shred of evidence for any of your points.
What you did after that was take some comments that were horribly innappropriate and decided that you would simply use them to show how you are being so bullied, ignoring all the posts like the ones from this column that clearly showed how you are wrong, and talked in a very level and decent way, addressing each way that your statements were wrong.
You most certainly aren’t a victim, Bristol, of anything. You were most certainly playing the victim card, claiming to be bullied, while you yourself are the one doing the bullying. The blatant hypocrisy of your statements is so visceral, yet you fail to acknowledge it, now taking the tactic of once again hiding behind your words, and not acknowledging how unfactual they are.
But looking at this post, are you really accusing everybody who is for gay rights of being intolerant and bullies? Are you really saying that all people who are “loving and tolerant” are bullies? Since you seem to claim that about yourself, that must mean that you have to lump yourself into that category, right?
Not to mention that these comments you received do nothing to help your cause or defend your mischaracterization of the President. They provide just another lovely shield for you to hide behind, playing, you guessed it, the victim card.
You are no victim, Bristol, you just are trying really hard to act like one. Now please stop talking. You’ve embarassed yourself enough