GOProud on the Willow Palin “Controversy”
Statement of Tammy Bruce – Chair of the GOProud Advisory Council
(Los Angeles, CA) – “Willow Palin is a 16 year old girl who, like all 16 year olds is going to make mistakes and say things she shouldn’t have. This, however, has nothing to do with Willow Palin or the substance of what she said on Facebook. The ‘slur’ used here is one you could hear on the streets of West Hollywood or Chelsea every day of the week. Apparently, it’s only a ‘homophobic slur’ when it comes from the daughter of a conservative female leader. Make no mistake; this is all about destroying Sarah Palin by any means necessary.
“The angry misogynistic left and their accomplices in the main stream media have been unable to take down Governor Palin – no matter how hard they have tried. Unable to take her down directly they now have decided to try to hurt her by attacking the most important thing in her life – her family.
“Any person, gay or straight, who participates in this cheap political smear should be ashamed of themselves.”
This “statement” and “controversy” are so last week, but I simply cannot get it out of my head.
In case anyone missed it, TMZ caught middle Palin child Willow calling some dude a faggot on Facebook because he insulted SPAlaska. Also, TMZ discovered that both Willow and older sis Bristol are terrible at grammar.
D-list talking head and shrill Palin shill Tammy Bruce quickly whipped up this statement for GOProud, a gay neocon group that magically started existing when Barack Obama started being President of the United States. They split from the “too centrist” Log Cabin Republicans in 2009. Their most notable operation thus far in American history has been paying Ann Coulter to tell gays everywhere “you’re not black!" in regards to gay rights being civil rights at their first annual "Homocon," a gathering what must have been some truly marvelous gay republican minds.
So, with that background, I have to wonder why I was so taken aback by this dastardly statement.
I expected some kind of “family is off limits” thing, to quote Barack Obama. And believe me, I don’t need a press release to tell me that Willow Palin is irrelevant.
But instead, what we got was Tammy Bruce taking a break from her Vote for Bristol on DWTS campaign to tell us that people are attempting to use the actions of Sarah Palin’s children as a reflection on their mother. Fine. That’s fine. I mean, I doubt you’d find an Obama or Clinton, or even an Edwards child calling their friends faggots, but fine.
But then Tammy takes it several steps further, by putting the word “slur” (in reference to the word “faggot”) in “quotation marks.” She then makes the point that since you hear “faggot” every day (I am assuming she means uttered by gay people) on the street in Chelsea and West Hollywood, major gay neighborhoods, people are simply choosing to find it offensive when it comes from a Republican teenager.
Now, first of all, I personally walk down the street every day in Chelsea, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard that word bandied about, nor do I personally use it, but that’s neither here nor there.
But really, how bizarrely self-loathing do you have to be to write that? To act as if no one finds that word offensive unless it’s spewed by a Palin. Has anyone at GOProud been inside a high school locker room? Or read about the history of that word? I get that Sarah Palin is your girl so you have to defend her dumbass children when they’re dumbasses, but come on. Faggot is an offensive word, and there’s no way around it. I’d expect a defense like that from one of the creepy Palin Defense websites out there, but this is actually a GAY GROUP putting this up (though once again, I should not be surprised by Tammy’s insensitivity). I mean let’s say, hypothetically, Piper Palin is caught dropping an n-bomb. Does a Black Republican group then come out with a statement that’s like, “Come on guys, you hear that shit all the time in Crown Heights. Back the fuck up.” I don’t think so! Or maybe. Yeah, I guess probably? These people are terrifying.
And then there’s the whole “The angry misogynistic left and their accomplices in the main stream media have been unable to take down Governor Palin – no matter how hard they have tried” thing. The thing is, Tammy, “Governor” Palin has been “taken down” many many times over. When she was the VP candidate, disastrous things came out about her every fucking day! SarahPAC is obviously at least a little corrupt, and the woman is now relegated to doing a reality show and appearing in the audience of Dancing with the Stars. The matter is not people not being able to “take her down,” it’s that her supporters have no interest in facts or qualifications.
Phew, that felt good. OK not really.