Originally Posted by Flounder
Nope, that's the the objective reality. They were going to have to announce she was pregnant, so why not use it to their advantage?
I'm not faulting them for it or claiming it was "evil" at all. It was a sound strategy.
To wit: you are carrying the water for them in your own comment, assigning the "was there a pregnancy cover-up" thing to all Democrats, and calling them evil to boot!
I didn't call republicans evil. You, on the other hand, didn't hesitate with democrats.
While I am sure the story would have eventually come out, the act of forcing it out with outrageous claims is the fault of Democrats with their insanely sexist ranting. I'm all for that though because as I noted in the media thread, because it plays their own biases against them. Those Hillary voters have got to be wondering what the hell the media and their party are doing asking if a bright intelligent woman should forgo her career due to family concerns.
Joe Biden took his oath from beside a hospital bed due to family concerns and no one ever said to him, maybe this isn't the best time to become a Senator.
Oh wait.... he is a man. The Democrats defend community activist as valid experience while calling mayor on the mommy track a joke. Alaska is three electoral votes and is "small." Delaware is three electoral votes and makes you ready for the presidency.
It is nothing more than sexism and the Hillary voters grew tired of it throughout the primaries. The spin can be there. The justifications can be long-winded. The reality is that no one has dared suggest that Barack or Michelle, both who have young school age children ought not have their career or even that their careers ought to in any fashion be dictated by their children. Biden can literally have had his family lying in hospital beds and no one questioned his career choices.
I'm not just spinning this either. I'm on the record if you want to do the search. When Howard Dean ran and his wife didn't want to go campaign with him because she has a thriving medical practice, I fully supported that decision.
None of these Palin concerns would even be raised if she were a Democrat or a man. No one has dared suggest that Michelle Obama should not be sitting on a hospital board earning $300k+ a year because she has two kids at home. If anyone did then it is offensive and sexist. They might question hospital policies made by that board and that would be fair ground in my view.
However honestly, I love and encourage the Democrats to keep doing this. I have no doubt that Palin's talents will define her beyond the media spin and likewise the Democrats tossing away any percentage of 18 million votes thrills me.