Wow. Could not have said it better myself. There remains a stereotype that African-Americans have poor morals. If Barack Obama’s daughter were pregnant, you’d better believe that pundits would be tsk-tsking the dysfunctional “black family” and there would be plenty of b-roll of black pregnant teens in our public schools with talk about the single black welfare queens & the national burden they create. That’s the double standard — Palin is permitted to individualize where Obama is not.

Plus, I cannot believe that no one is asking questions about Palin’s patriotism given her and her husband’s card-carrying membership in a local party advocating Alaskan secession! Are you kidding me? But don’t take my word for it. A Black Republican turns the table on the Sarah “A Star is Born” Palin narrative and asks some serious questions of his own party. A brother just couldn’t take it anymore and I’m feelin’ him on some salient, blistering points here.

Via Booker Rising from the Black Men for McCain blog. Emphasis mine.

“This is a strange time to be a Republican. Am I just supposed to be cool with all this? Should I now recalibrate my family values to adjust for this unfortunate mess? Is teen pregnancy now just a sign of ‘An American Family?’ Is the desire to secede from the United States now a sign of patriotism? What the hell is going on here? First of all, I don’t want to hear from anyone that ‘Sarah Palin’s family should be off limits’. This isn’t about Bristol Palin or Trig Palin or Earwax Palin or Mack Truck or whatever the hell the other ones are called. This is about the judgement, the beliefs and the managerial style of the woman who could be President of the United States. I see no reason to be polite. I think Palin’s decision to drag her daughter’s teen pregnancy into the international spotlight is not just ill-considered, it is morally bankrupt. And the story just gets creepier by the minute. So Bristol wasn’t pregnant last winter, but she is NOW? Did she get knocked up while she had mono? Was her mother so irresponsible that her daughter was having unprotected sex while bedridden with an infectious disease? Does this dude, who proclaimed not only that he doesn’t want kids but ‘Ya f – - – with me I’ll kick [your] ass’…really want to marry her? Are these the kinds of marriages that are supposed to build strong families? My head is spinning. I’m a Republican because this party supports my beliefs: personal accountability, family values, country first. But now that same party is telling me that while those things are still important, they don’t mean what I thought they meant….I never thought I’d say it, but my vote is on the line.

This choice is not aging like a fine wine, it’s molding like sour cream in the sun. DROP SARAH PALIN NOW. Send her back to Alaska and reclaim our values as conservatives and as Christians. A family is made up of a man and a woman who love each other, not a teenage girl and a douchebag, one of whom thinks she’s in love because she’s a child and the other who doesn’t give a rat’s ass because he only wants to ‘hang out with the boys, do some fishing, shoot some s- – - and just f – - -in’ chill I guess.’ The fact that this poor girl has been forced by her mother to eschew birth control and then ‘take responsibility for the consequences’ is not good parenting. It’s f____g child abuse. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but I love my country and my party, and both are swirling down the toilet in front of my eyes. John McCain, I’m giving you a do-over. Call Kay Bailey Hutchinson. Call Elizabeth Dole. Hell, call Olympia Snowe. But run from these rednecks like the plague. If we keep walking this path, the next State of the Union will involve a joint session of Congress screaming “Jer-ry! Jer-ry!”

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