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Once again we are treated to Mr. Roush’s undergraduate-debate-team-level “intellect” enlightening us on concepts which he does not understand. Up until now I have ignored him, based on my belief in the expression, “Just because there’s a fish in the barrel doesn’t mean you have to shoot it.” Mr. Roush, it is not “spin” or “twisting” for us not to accept your childish definition of ideas — i.e., “family values” — which you clearly know nothing about. Family values are what they are; they are not what you say they are in order to create shrill straw man arguments.
Family values — and evangelical Christianity, for that matter — are simply about striving for the best of ourselves, spiritually, morally, emotionally, even physically and intellectually. They are about understanding that actions have consequences, not just to ourselves, but to those around us. Further, they are about the understanding that humans are fallible, so when we make mistakes, as we must, we forgive, and support, and help our loved ones take responsibility for those mistakes. Surely that is what Bristol Palin and her family are doing. And Mr. Roush, surely you understand — or perhaps not — that young Miss Palin has never, that I am aware of, made any public statements about her own belief in abstinence-only education, or “family values,” so no hypocrisy can be attributed to her. And what hypocrisy, or lack of judgment, therefore, can be attributed to Governor Palin herself? That her adult daughter did not live her life according to her mother’s public policy statements?p>Mr. Roush, can you be sure that this pregnancy was not intentional — that is, two adults made the conscious decision, as is their right as adults, to create a life in light of their impending marriage, and that they made this decision privately as a couple — again, as is their right — completely removed from your political views? You simply cannot know the facts of this private matter, Mr. Roush. Sir, reasonable people, when confronted in an international venue with the fact that they do not know — indeed, cannot know — all the facts of the situation they are opining about, reasonable people shut their mouths at that point, lest they appear even more foolish than they already have. What will you do, sir? br> — Michael Jasper br> Amman, Jordan /p>
Mike Roush, like the rest of the bigoted left, is disgusting. In typical Obama fashion he sinks into the liberal gutter and bashes the girl. I hate to say it, but Hillary’s supporters are right about how Obama/Biden are typical Democrat male chauvinists. I’m sure he’d like Bristol to murder her baby, but thank God she’s been raised by such wonderful and supportive parents. I’m not a McCain fan, but I’m proud that he had the moral courage to nominate such a fine woman as his running mate.
Let’s talk about a really ethically challenged Vice Presidential nominee — Joe Biden. As a law school student he was caught plagiarizing/cheating and was saved from expulsion by bawling, and promising he never do it again — he lied. His plagiarizing is as well known fact as is his callous racism that mirrors the hate filled Obama’s. As for his great foreign policy credentials this is the genius who told Israel to learn to live with a nuclear Iran (since Biden’s a notorious liar I believe the Israeli report and not his flimsy explanation). Notably one of the few accomplishments in Obama’s record is funneling a $3.4 million earmark to Joe Biden’s son. Oh, let’s not forget Biden’s brother and son are in the midst of a lawsuit regarding fraud. Rather than rolling around in the liberal sewer would be better served trying to defend the corruption of his candidates.p>Democrats like Mike Roush are panicking and so ashamed of their weak and corrupt Presidential ticket and Congressional delegation that all they can do is lie and smear. Keep it up Democrats and watch McCain/Palin sweep this election. The only thing better will be Republicans doing better in the Congressional elections than the Democrat MSM is trying to orchestrate.