This is how.
And this works.
And this does, too.
These asshats really think that evangelicals (who are very energized by Palin’s candidacy) are going to care that Palin and her husband might have conceived their first child out of wedlock before embarking on their twenty-year marriage. And the conspiracy theory these troglodytic thugs are floating about baby Trip Palin and his eldest sister? Beyond appalling.
Setting aside the fact that such sexism and misogyny is disgusting from anyone, let alone men who claim to be progressives (although pointing that out is lost on these miscreants), it’s stupid from a purely strategic point of view. Swiftboating Palin and doing a hatchet-job on her kids — the oldest of whom is about to get shipped off to Iraq and the youngest of whom is an infant born with Down’s syndrome — isn’t going to play well with rank and file voters of either party.
Already, we see that despite Obama’s acceptance speech being watched by a record 38.4 million viewers, he got no bounce; you’d think Obama’s zealots would grab a clue and stop imitating Karl Rove, if for no other reason than practicality — since decency seems to be beyond them.
I was resigned to be disgusted by an Obama-Biden White House for four years, but I can shift gears and be just as disgusted by a McCain-Palin White House for four years. I’m just having difficulty determining which one is going to have the most obnoxious followers, at this point.