The pro-abortion blog “Wonkette” is facing criticism from pro-life advocates for running a satirical post attacking Trig Palin, the Down Syndrome son of former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
The attack on the son of the pro-life former Alaska governor comes at a time when pro-life advocates are concerned about statistics showing approximately 90 percent of unborn children who are diagnosed with Down Syndrome become victims of abortion.
The Wonkette post makes fun of Palin for posting a birthday message to Trig online:
Sweet Angel Boy…
Oh, little boy what are you dreaming about
Candy canes and mom’s sweet hugs
Oh, sweet baby boy what are you dreaming about
Play cars…trains…planes and a daddy’s strong hands as he lifts you high and makes you laugh…oh, how safe you feel in those hands
Oh, little boy what are dreaming about
Sisters who play with you…and teach you new words
Oh, as you sleep little boy what are you dreaming about
A big bother that carries you on his shoulders…as he shows you the blue sky
Oh, little boy what are you dreaming about
A mother’s soft lullaby…the soft touch of her hand…the soft sound of her voice as she says “I Love You”
Dream on little boy as the Angels stand guard
The Wonkette post says:
What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded.
His mom went to a lot of trouble to leak amniotic fluid over 8 states to make sure that he arrived in this world somewhat alive,
Enjoy yourself today, Trig. Have fun! Get drunk (on purpose this time)! We can hardly wait for 15 years from now, when you will finally be able to vote and will be sent off by your mother’s junta to fight the Union in the Great Alaska War. It’ll be quite a loss. You’re the smartest one in that family.
Conservative writer Dana Loesch responds to the offensive post with comments of her own at Big Journalism, a conservative web site:
The Wonkette brand of Myspace satire strikes again. Calling him the “greatest prop in history.” Wonkette proceeds to make fun of the little boy on his birthday because that’s what good writers who know about politics do.
They consider this satirical? This entire thing sounds like it was written by some guy, in this case, Jack Stuef who got tired of being bullied on the playground and, seeing his once chance to sound cool and impress people, decides to bully a child. You picked on a kid, dude. Yay for you.
This is what happens when a little-known blogger who edits the literary equivalent of the bathroom wall in Walmart isn’t clever enough to either write satire or convey why he doesn’t like the Palins. And this is considered acceptable by progressives.
It’s a scientific phenomenon: the zealous hatred they feel for people like the Palins literally causes them to regress. Any sign of intelligence disappears and in its stead hyper-bigotry, sexism, racism, and attacks on children are permissible, because it’s a lot easier to throw a tantrum like a savage than present your dissent in an educated and reasoned fashion.
After your push aside the name-calling and related idiocy, Stuef’s complaint is his perception that the Palin’s used Trig as a prop? How so, because they had him with them on the campaign trail?
Loesch says the Wonkette blogger apparently doesn’t understand the family values of the Palin family and many other candidates who bring their families to the campaign trail sometimes in order to spend time together and allow family members a chance to be with the candidate instead of stuck at home.
I don’t care if the Palins had their kids with them on the campaign trail. I don’t care if the Obamas did, too. I don’t care if politicians bring their kids and everyone else’s on stage. Children are off limits, period.
UPDATE: The Wonkette story prompted a massive conservative backlash on Twitter and calls for major advertisers to pull their advertising.
The Papa Johns pizza chain responded to inquiries saying, “Thank you for alerting us to this. We’ve taken steps to make sure our advertising doesn’t appear on that site in the future.” Huggies and Vanguard have followed suit.
Huggies diapers also pulled their ads, saying, “We do not support the Wonkette story and have taken action to pull are ads effective immediately. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.”