A wife, mother, a grandmother, a sister, a failed governor & VP candidate and a PROUD BULLY. She probably taught Todd Palin how to cyberbully. As the country’s focuses on the devastating impact of bullying on children & teens, I think it’s time to highlight one of the adult bullies that seems to flourish without refudiation.
There are many examples of Palin’s very special flavor Christ-inspired bullying starting with her campaign for mayor of Wasilla, but this week’s latest example is when Sarah Palin decided to go back in time to remarks the First Lady made during the 2008 campaign. Here’s what the proud Christian did (via Forbes):
Which makes her more popular than Power Woman nemesis Sarah Palin, who landed at No. 16 on the Forbes list. That was apparently on the No. 1 Mama Grizzy’s mind last night at the conservative Liberty and Freedom Foundation forum in San Jose, California.
“You know, when I hear people say, or had said, during the campaign that they’ve never been proud of America, haven’t they met anybody in uniform yet?” Palin said, referencing the then-hopeful first lady’s remarks from 2008: “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback… not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”
Palin continued: “I get tears in my eyes when I see that young man, that young woman, walking through the airport in uniform – you too – so proud to be American.”
Ain’t that some shit? You would think a charitable Christian like the Grifter Granny would be understanding that Michelle Obama’s perspective on America might be a little different than her own. Especially considering America’s varied history involves people hosting picnics at lynchings. With their children in attendance. Maybe Michelle Obama’s phrasing wasn’t ideal, but I understood where she was coming from — America is a beautiful, powerful country, but there is some shit in our past and current that should make any thinking person say DAMN, THAT’S FUCKED UP – IS AMERICA EVER GOING TO TRULY ACCEPT PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE ME?
Back to the non-thinking Christian bully. For Sarah Palin to gleefully reach back in the past to slam the First Lady is a sad statement on her lack of emotional maturity. Why is Sarah Palin so comfortable with helping her fellow Americans believe that her First Lady is unpatriotic? How is discussing the First Lady in such a disparaging manner reflect Sarah Palin’s Christian values? Is this middle-aged grandmother so insecure that the only way for her to feel empowered is to pander to the worst in Americans?
I don’t know what Palin’s cognitive glitch is, but I do know it is classic bully behavior:
A bully is someone who is habitually mean to others, inflicting both physical and psychological abuse on his or her victims.
Bullying behavior often marks the start of larger antisocial behavior, which is one reason why it’s important to catch bullies early.
To be clear, I am not saying that the President and the First Lady are victims to Sarah Palin. But her behavior continues to highlight her desire for them to be seen as such to her core group of followers. Still doubt that Palin is following the bully handbook?
See what I mean?
I am left wondering how can such a good Christian like Sarah Palin watch the suffering that bullying has caused to countless American families and yet still be a proud practitioner of such a foul practice?