Over at QCExaminer’s blog she posed a question about how the Obama camp will attack John McCain’s choice as running mate for the Republican Vice Presidents position, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. It is simple really, you let your supporters and bloggers do the real dirty work and keep your hands clean. It didn’t take long for the attacks to begin in the Democratic Underground (DU for Short), which boasts of over 125,000 faithful Democrat Bloggers and over 39 million posts. So how does a group of “caring compassionate liberals” attack a mother that has just been selected to run for one of the most prestigious political positions in the World? Lets see you call her mentally disturbed (that is actually one of the DU favorite insults of people they disagree with), you make claims that the baby is not hers but instead – is her sixteen-year-old daughters, you attack the daughter and you even attack the child. You even question the veracity as to whether the child is a Downs Syndrome baby or whether it is simply an Inuit.
Quotes from the Democratic Underground:
it disgusts me to repeat this but it is rumoured that the baby looks more like an Inuit than a Down Syndrome child. God help us — either we are very twisted , or she is.
So now you have Palin saying shes going to be a mom, covering for the daughter, she rushes back when the daughter has the baby to “give birth” Uh oh Inuit, how do we explain that. Well Inuit are mongol related anthropologically, and Down syndrome is “a mongoloidesque” look as a side effect.
Bingo Down Syndrome.
Never under estimate the bigotry of the Democrat Party, I did for all too many years when I was first old enough to vote. I have come to expect Republicans and Democrats to get down right dirty when they fight politically – but attacking a Downs Syndrome child and claiming it is probably just an Inuit, is nothing less than a bigoted attack, on the child and the Inuit culture. The statements remind me of the old racist standard line by those looking to slur minorities “they all look alike anyway”.
There is more on subject over on the Publius’ Forum including some different quotes by the Democratic Underground members on the Palin. Warning some of the comments are harsh and full of vulgarities.