I’m No Victim

I’m puzzled at the lack of reading comprehension by internet pundits.  There are a few stories popping up – in The Advocate and one or two on HuffPo on a recent Google alert — claiming I’m playing “the victim card” over here on my blog. However, anyone who actually read my post would know that I simply made two claims:

1.  Those who claim to be loving and tolerant certainly are hateful and bullying.

2.  But despite their efforts at name-calling and even their threats, I won’t be deterred from speaking out.

Here’s what I said:

“Here’s a news flash, guys.  Your hate and bullying don’t work.  People see through it, and they don’t like to be pushed around.  You think it’s completely obvious that you’re right, but this younger generation is more pro-life than their parents, and voters just keep defending traditional marriage.  Why?  Why would we if you’ve been telling us what to think for all these years?

Because we think for ourselves.  And we’ll keep thinking for ourselves no matter what you call us.  So keep sending the hate, but realize that hate doesn’t win arguments.”

So, this is what professional pundits are calling “playing the victim?”

To paraphrase The Princess Bride: that word does not mean what you think it means.

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  • Jan

    Those pundits have lied about you since you were 17. Keep speaking out. Their goal is to shut you up.
    We’re looking forward to your new show.

  • http://www.krusereportersblog.com Margie Kruse

    While I don’t always agree with your positions, Bristol, I find you articulate, grounded and focused. It’s okay that we disagree; absolute agreement is not a requirement for respecting your opinions. You write so eloquently and you are unwavering in your opinions and that is so respectable! I keep coming back for more on this blog because you’re a good read. No, Ms. Palin, you are not a victim! And I did find something to agree with on today’s post: “Those who claim to be loving and tolerant certainly are hateful and bullying.” You couldn’t be more right!

  • SKH

    Sorry but the term “little Bitches” just comes to mind and seems to apply to these so called “pundits”
    Hey, ass-hats!! Get off her back for Gawds sake, would ya?

    • Mrs. Sixx

      Oh, but I thought it was only the left who called people names. Hypocrite.

  • Claire

    Way to go Bristol! This seems to impersonal to post as a comment on your blog, but I want to say Thank You for continuing to speak out for our generation. I love reading your blog and I feel quite motivated to become more involved. I just wish I had your candor and tact in writing. One of the things I need to work most at is speaking more tactfully, because I get so worked up by the liberals trying to infringe on my freedoms and work their agenda that I just let my mouth go.
    Thank you for everything you do and for your inspirational blog posts!

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  • Cathie

    Here is best description of the naysayers in a nutshell:


    Keep doing what you are doing, Bristol!! Continue to make the liberal’s heads explode! :D

  • Paulette

    Makes me laugh! Whoa, why are they attacking you or what you say? Because they are listening to every word you say. Which is great! This gives you the platform you want & need to voice the truth in boldness! Continue to stand strong in your faith! Continue to put on the full armor of God!

  • ceil

    you are so far from being a victim!! You have the courage of your convictions and that drives weak people crazy!! Keep it up. Millions agree with you.

  • Curt Wilson

    I don’t think you are playing the victim and reasonable people don’t either. There are those who want to distract you and eventually shut you up. Bristol, keep up the good work and know that I for one am proud of you.

  • Justine Stewart

    Well said Bristol!