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Has HRC called on Democrats* to Discipline their Unruly Children?

Many on the left, including as we recently learned, the leadership of the supposedly non-partisan Human Rights Campaign (HRC), have called on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to lead by example and publicly rebuke her teenage daughter for using an offensive slur that teens today (alas!) regularly use when communicating with their peers.  HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz wants proof that the charismatic reformer is doing the work that all parents should be doing

As a mother, she should know to speak up when a child makes hateful remarks, particularly in this cyber age. Anti-LGBT bullying needs to stop and Sarah Palin should be a part of making that happen.

As a mother, Mr. Sainz, isn’t that a bit sexist?  I mean, maybe in the Palin family, it’s the father who does the disciplining, instructing his children on how to conduct themselves in public fora and in private situations.

Okay, Mr. Sainz.  If you believe that parents in the public eye should publicly rebuke their children, first provide examples of similar requests your organization — or its allied left-of-center interest groups — made of your ideological confrères, that is, when you called on prominent Democrats to discipline their unruly or otherwise imperfect progeny.

I.e., in the public eye.



  1. But there’s no money or good PR in doing so.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 23, 2010 @ 10:44 pm - November 23, 2010

  2. Come on. Obviously, Sainz is using uber-selective memory. Can we list the “perfect (imperfect) children of Democrats” as well? Does the name Kennedy get you started?

    Comment by nimblecat — November 23, 2010 @ 10:55 pm - November 23, 2010

  3. Never mind the progeny — Obama, Biden, the Clintons and more than a few others are on record for “no” to marriage and DADT, and DOMA, or otherwise it would have been taken care of. It’s used as a cudgel against Republicans, and the poor Republicans fall for the rabid Christian Right’s nonsense, and destroy their chance to get votes and volunteers that might get rid of the Democrats, so that more important issues might be solved. What a mess.

    Comment by Jim Hlavac — November 24, 2010 @ 12:15 am - November 24, 2010

  4. Touche! Believe me, that language is all over the place with young people. The Palins will never make these idiots happy, so the Palins should ignore them.

    Comment by nomobama — November 24, 2010 @ 12:51 am - November 24, 2010

  5. boo effing hoo! I think the bigger children here are the professional victocrats demanding retribution for the hurt inflicted upon them by the words of a TEENAGE GIRL.

    That’s liberals in a nutshell for you — permachildren.

    Comment by American Elephant — November 24, 2010 @ 1:07 am - November 24, 2010

  6. Anyone at HRC who is offended by what this girl said has clearly never been to a gay bar before.

    Comment by Nathan — November 24, 2010 @ 2:37 am - November 24, 2010

  7. This is such a joke, my take:

    IF the shoe fits, let Willow Palin slide it on the foot.

    Comment by coco — November 24, 2010 @ 3:56 am - November 24, 2010

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  9. Anyone at HRC who is offended by what this girl said has clearly never been to a gay bar before.

    That was the collective response to the Tammy Bruce piece. They say that you don’t hear that in the Castro and what not. I can’t speak to that, but I can say that you hear it in the Montrose.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 24, 2010 @ 7:33 am - November 24, 2010

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  11. Just like any special interest group, once they’ve served their purpose, they have to continue to find something else to be upset about to keep their money coming in and their machine going.

    Since DADT and Prop 8 is out of the public’s hands and in the courts, they’ve gotten on this LGBT bullying kick. I find it laughable as if bullying just all of a sudden started.

    Most gays have a hard time not being a victim.

    Comment by Chris H — November 24, 2010 @ 1:18 pm - November 24, 2010

  12. Chris, well said in the fist ¶; some of these folks have this need to be angry — and to target that rage at someone on the right.

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — November 24, 2010 @ 2:43 pm - November 24, 2010

  13. Most of them so-called ‘do-gooders’ don’t have any children; they mostly abort them.

    Comment by inge — November 26, 2010 @ 2:21 pm - November 26, 2010

  14. The kid shouldn’t have used that language, and Governor Palin shouldn’t have made lame excuses for her. She lost a tiny bit of my respect for that. But the HRC is a big damned mess. Liberal organizations do love their double standards.

    (And watch who you call oversensitive. I’d vote for Palin tomorrow. But hell, I’d probably vote for Hayworth, if the only other choice was a liberal Democrat. At least he would be good for comic relief.)

    Comment by GreenDragon — November 29, 2010 @ 12:03 am - November 29, 2010

  15. @ Inge. Really? Really?

    @ Chris. No, the gay bullying hasn’t just all of a sudden started. But, as the media has evolved, so has the content. Once upon a time, there weren’t independent blogs to report crimes and other injustices against gays. I don’t claim the victim card, either. But, it’s not like the gays always an advocate(s) in the mainstream.

    Comment by Vince in WeHo — December 7, 2010 @ 2:49 am - December 7, 2010

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