The Daily Kos is considered a serious, mainstream Democratic blog on the left side of the aisle, one that Rachel Lucas points out is supported by Obama. Yet what do we see from the left directed towards Palin and her family? Bigotry, Misogyny, Intolerance, Hatred and general classlessness. It mirrors much of what I encountered over on Delaware Liberal, only I dare say Democratic Underground and Daily Kos are worse. The seething hate, the flat out lies, misrepresentations, the eschewing of facts and of any sense of basic decency is astounding. Then, as we see on many hate filled liberal sites, the controversial / offending material magically vanishes from their webpage.
The hypocrisy of the left is undeniable. So often they do not practice the tolerance, compassion, unity and understanding that they preach. To them, Bill Clinton's infidelity and flat out lie to the American people about it is no big deal, nor is the fact that Clinton (a lawyer) committed perjury. When the Republican VP's 17 year old gets pregnant out of wedlock the left smells blood and cannot help but attack Sarah & Bristol Palin.
When Biden's daughter was arrested it was a "private matter." The same goes for Al Gore's son and his frequent problems with the law. Here we have something with Palin's daughter that should be a non-issue and the MSM and left blogs can't leave it alone, nor can they even begin to be respectful about it. Furthermore, they insist that Palin is a bad mother because she "put her son out there knowing what the media would do to her." Great, blame the mother for her child's pregnancy AND for the vile attacks from the left. Would they rather she have dropped out because her daughter was pregnant? Why? Biden didn't drop out of politics when his wife died in a car accident and his young sons were seriously injured. He did the right thing. He went on with his political life AND cared for his family. That's what a good father would do and what Palin should do.
As far as this whole pregnancy is concerned it really isn't a big deal. It's not exactly uncommon for young people to have kids out of wedlock. I have a nephew born out of just such a situation, and it would have been ridiculous to claim that such a situation would have hindered the ability of my parents to do their jobs. They were supportive, they raised kids with good values, and everyone turned out fine. I know plenty of people who have had kids when they were young and unprepared. I also know women who have had an abortion. That's their decision and I won't judge them on it either way. Palin has shown solidarity and continued to support her daughter as well as embrace the father into their family. I would expect nothing less from her.