As Dancing With The Stars concludes another season Bristol Palin has already proven she possesses a whole lot of the can-do spirit of father and Iron Dog champ Todd Palin, as well as a healthy dose of mother Sarah’s ability to rise above the constant attacks of her often deranged critics.
Bristol is a beautiful young woman with an amazingly upbeat attitude for a single mother who has had such a public on again/off again relationship with her say-anything publicity seeking low life Baby Daddy. What could she have possibly done to inspire folks to shoot their TV’s or mail suspicious powders to the DWTS set?
By my count – absolutely nothing. Some of her more sane critics point to the fact that she has survived at the expense of better dancers, but don’t we see that every season? This is a staple of the American Idol/DWTS genre. How is Bristol so different? Others say ‘she isn’t a star’ but give a free pass to the Audrina Patridge’s and the Kelly Osbourne’s of the ‘celebrity’ world. This is also part of the reality show phenomenon. You can be famous for literally anything.
No, there is something else at work and it is revealed in the actions of her more extreme critics. The ‘haters’ as Bristol would call them. The people responsible for the haters? Her mother would call them the Lame Stream Media.
The same Lame Stream Media that got the nation so riled up to hate President Bush and promised us Obama was the The One. As Sarah Palin recently pointed out, the media failed in vetting Obama. They intentionally failed in vetting Obama because they were too busy promoting the world-healing bumper sticker campaign of ‘Hope and Change’. They also knew that vetting him would show a man most American’s wouldn’t trust very much or support in the voting booth.
They did vet Sarah Palin – or at least they tried. Since there wasn’t much there but an honest to goodness American success story the media decided to focus some of their Bush hatred towards Sarah Palin. They couldn’t have a pro-life Christian conservative be a role model for young women. The horror! The horror! No, the media needed to destroy this woman before she presented a reasonable alternative to the left’s idea’s of a liberated woman. A modern woman has to be a man-hating abortion-loving vegan who throws fake blood on less enlightened women who dare wear a fur coat to keep warm before NOW supports you.
So they mounted a smear campaign against her. Granted, the poorly run McCain campaign made a terrible decision by granting a 90 hour interview with the uber catty Katie Couric. The tension in that interview was obvious. When Sarah rightfully took offense to Couric’s demeaning line of questioning of what she was able to read up there in Alaska I thought it showed Palin had guts to push back against Couric’s assumption that Alaska was out of touch. Of course, the media reported it as Palin not being able to cite a news source she read.
They decided to paint her as ‘dumb’. They twisted the facts of ‘Troopergate’ to report on a scandal they knew didn’t exist. Tine Fey did her part – as did countless late night hosts and TV series (Fey and Couric actually received awards for their anti-Palin efforts).
Andrew Sullivan invented a Trig conspiracy. Kids are off limits – except for the Palin kids is the rule the Lame Stream Media lives by. There is no line that cannot be crossed while smearing Palin without nodding approval from the Lame Stream Media smear machine and their brainwashed followers.
The masses in America don’t really read the news or educate themselves by searching out truths on their own. Most just turn on the tube and repeat what they are told. They see Jon Stewart tell them to hate Sarah Palin so they do. FOX News is another target. Make your targets the subject of constant attacks to marginalize them. Mainstream their ridicule and unreasonable methods can be used to silence them.
They paint the Tea Party as extremist racists – but if you’ve ever been to a Tea Party event it has more of a family reunion feel to it than anything. They are the best behaved political rallies I have ever been to. People actually tend to be informed instead of the unwashed tie-dye wearing idiots at most political rallies on the left.
Instead of finding their own political voice and uniting in a genuine positive, peaceful grass roots movement like the Tea Party the left is losing their sanity because Bristol Palin has a DWTS fan base and America has decided to support this family that has been under near constant attack from nearly all media outlets.
What do you think these ‘haters’ will do if Sarah Palin is elected President? Will the Lame Stream Media accept responsibility when one of the people they have driven to action actually hurts someone with their actions? Will it be enough to forgive them?
Whatever the outcome of the voting, Bristol has impressed this season. She has displayed tenacity, humility, grace and fortitude while improving vastly from week one. She beamed confidence during her Jive and danced a very challenging freestyle number. I think she was unfairly docked a point by Bruno and Carrie Ann for a less technical version of the number, but it’s not an unreasonable deduction.
…it’s not like I’m going to shoot my TV over it.