Occupy Lovitz

I frequently get comments below my blog posts which go something like this:

Why do we care what you think?  Aren’t you just some girl in Alaska?

(Okay, so usually there’s more profanity in the comments I receive!)

In other words, people question my ability to have a political opinion simply because I’m not some pundit living in Washington, DC.  And they’re right – I am just a girl. I don’t eat, breathe, and live politics like some.  I’m actually glad my life doesn’t revolve around political debates and the latest on CSPAN.

However, I am seeing a trend.  I’m beginning to see normal, every day people speaking out against what’s happening in Washington.  You know, people who aren’t supposed to have opinions.  People like me.  People like Jon Lovitz. Have you heard this famous Saturday Night Live alum talk about the President?  It’s a powerful statement against President Obama, and this is coming from a man who actually voted for Obama in 2008.

(Warning: Language!  He uses more F words than you might hear in a year, but it’s nothing new for those of you who have been reading my comment threads lately!)

 


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  • http://www.msswim.com Ian

    You tell ‘em Bristol!

  • bellagrazi

    Awesome rant! Hahaha I’ve always loved Jon Lovitz, he’s so effing funny! But now I love him even more. I’m sure this is what 99% of the Hollywood celebrities think, but are too afraid to say publically. Thank you, Jon Lovitz, for being brave enough to say it.

    • K

      If Jon Lovitz drops dead tomorrow I don’t think it will be a “coinsidence”. Think about that other brave man that was willing to speak TRUTH to power (rhymes with Shmandrew Shitebart) who lived in L.A. and his fatal “heart-attack”. Be careful Jon and Bristol.

      • K

        Meant “coincidence”.

      • LMA

        “SHITE – bart”! Ha! Unfortunate. Freudian slip, maybe?

  • Joseppi

    I don’t think people care that you have a political opinion… I think it’s more the hubris that you show when you behave like you know more than those who do have age and experience on you. You frequently spread falsehoods, that I’m quite sure given where and who you live with, you actually believe, and you take on the role of total hypocrite often. So it’s just people calling you out for being uninformed and uneducated on some of the topics you choose to discuss.

    I will give you tremendous credit though for allowing dissenting opinion on your blog and it seems that you are actually reading the criticisms so it takes some courage to allow that. There are many who don’t have that courage and censor their sites. You are young so I hope that you are learning something through this.

    • Jeanne Swaney

      @ Joseppi – “the hubris that you show when you behave like you know more than those who do have age and experience on you…” Boy aren’t we condescending Joseppi! You are doing exactly what you accuse Bristol of doing, behaving as if you know more and “hoping she learns something through this”. I have yet to hear one falsehood, and one instance of hypocrisy. Let’s just keep these holier than thou opinions to ourselves, shall we?

      • Mrs. Sixx

        You obviously have not been reading all of the comments. I posted this one the other day:
        .
        “So, let’s recap. Bristol, here’s what you did:
        You falsely implied that President Obama only chose to support marriage equality because of his daughters’ opinions, and you ignored everything else he said on the matter.
        You cited “thousands of years of thinking about marriage” as a reason why gay marriage is wrong.
        You claimed that “in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”, contrary to actual studies about same-sex parenting.
        After people reacted to your statements, your only response was to quote a selection of rude comments and threats you’ve received, and accuse people of “hate and bullying”.
        You then said that they had no arguments against your views.

        And here’s what you did not do:

        You did not acknowledge that you blatantly mischaracterized Obama’s support for gay marriage.
        You did not provide any explanation for your use of tradition as an argument against marriage equality.
        You did not offer any evidence that “kids do better growing up in a mother/father home” or that same-sex parents are inferior.
        You did not explain why that would mean they should be deprived of the right to marry.
        Throughout all this, you gave no further defense of your position on gay marriage.
        Again, while death threats are clearly intolerable and repugnant, this is unfortunately par for the course for anyone of even slight notoriety online, let alone the daughter of a vice presidential candidate. Practically any discussion could be diverted from the issues at hand to how hostile some people are, and you’ve seized that opportunity shamelessly. You say, “Those who claim to be loving and tolerant certainly are hateful and bullying.” Really, all of them? Would that happen to include yourself? I’m sure you can see how misleading it is to accuse literally everyone who supports gay rights – or just love and tolerance – of being “hateful and bullying”, and this argument certainly doesn’t make you any more right.”

        http://zjemptv.tumblr.com/post/23552799952/bristol-palin-not-a-victim-just-acting-like-one

        How’s that for falsehoods and hypocrisy?

        And unless you’ve actually read all of the comments with thoughtful arguments, perhaps you should also keep your condescension to yourself.

        • Michelle

          Excellent response.

        • otlset

          Mrs Sixx here complains of Bristol’s condescension in an extremely condescending post of her own.
          Her post just oozes a certain nasty and irrational animus towards Bristol, almost to the point of derangement.
          I can only come here to post every now and then because I am at work without much extra time for this type of blog posting, and have a busy life away from the internet. But this Mrs. Sixx must have lots of time on her hands to be so preoccupied with Bristol’s blog, and to do whatever she can to spread disruption and try to put Bristol down in her exercise of free-speech and voicing her opinion on topics of her choice here. Real nice lady that Mrs. Sixx, but typical I’ve found of liberals who think they’re just so much smarter and knowledgeable than everybody else and don’t hesitate to show it by putting others down. She’s a bully really, and I believe even liberals are against bullying (or at least they now pay a lot of lip-service to fighting bullying, That is, when they aren’t out bullying someone themselves like Mrs. Sixx here).
          By the way Mrs. Sixx, (and LMA and Allison and Joseppi and the rest of the libs who feel they are actually doing a good thing by trashing others and their opinions here) — your hapless and incompetent Obama is going down to defeat big-time come November, despite the mainstream media’s ongoing suppression of any news harmful to him and shameless boosterism of all things Obama as if it were an arm of the White House publicity machine. He sure pulled the wool over the country’s eyes to get himself elected, but now he has a track record of incompetency, and the country knows it now and will boot him out next election. Get your crying towels now because the Chicago liar in the White House who never does a lick of work as president (he just takes credit for the work of his underlings, and of course reads from his teleprompter) will be rejected by America for a president who actually works at the job of president, rather than continuing to merely cultivate a phony *image*. And in so doing America will be much better off and get back on the track to fiscal responsibility, and honesty in governing (among many other things that need to be turned around).

          • Mrs. Sixx

            Will you just stop addressing me if you have nothing of significance to say? Please!

            All that I have done is provide information to show where Bristol erred in some of her comments. What I said is correct, and you know it, because all that you can do is complain about the “tone”. You then go on a rant direct from Faux News about Obama, using all the same talking points that have been used ad nauseum for the past four years. Don’t you have anything new or useful to say? It’s just so glaringly hypocritical that you call me a bully for posting factual information and then you turn around and try to bully me. Can you not see the irony?

            So run along and quit bothering me. I’m sure you have some tinfoil hats you need to create.

          • LMA

            I don’t trash anyone, otslet. I have yet to see Bristol point to any of my comments as being bullying and over-the-top. You call libs intolerant, but then you call me out just because I’ve expressed a point of view that doesn’t align with yours. You say Mrs. Sixx must have a lot of time on her hands to visit Bristol’s blog, but what are you doing here, then, if you don’t have time on YOUR hands? You visit “every now and then”? Riiiiight. I’m sure Bristol’s got enough fight in her to read our comments without weeping into her mommy’s shoulder. In fact, with her new reality show ready to roll, I’m sure she likes the attention. Just because you can’t tolerate a different opinion doesn’t mean that we need to shut up and stop typing.

  • Danielle

    I love this. Had to share thank you.

  • Stephen

    Good work, Bristol!

  • Melissa Jurgensen

    42% of Democratic KY voters in our primary this week voted “uncommitted” for president this week. That really says something.

  • Mark

    Joseppi,
    Please back up your assumptions with facts. Please show the “falsehoods” that you claim Bristol spreads. Show where Bristol has been a hypocrite. It is easy to throw these claims out there when you do nothing to back them up. I haven’t seen any instances of hypocrisy. I have seen a beautiful young woman admit mistakes, take responsibility, and move forward with her life in a way that would make anybody proud. I am frequently amazed at the depth of her posts, especially at such a young age.

    Bristol, you are an amazing young woman. Your child is blessed to have you as a mother. Keep moving forward with truth and compassion!

    • Ang

      Agreed! :)

    • Mrs. Sixx

      Here you go. I posted this the other day:

      “So, let’s recap. Bristol, here’s what you did:
      You falsely implied that President Obama only chose to support marriage equality because of his daughters’ opinions, and you ignored everything else he said on the matter.
      You cited “thousands of years of thinking about marriage” as a reason why gay marriage is wrong.
      You claimed that “in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”, contrary to actual studies about same-sex parenting.
      After people reacted to your statements, your only response was to quote a selection of rude comments and threats you’ve received, and accuse people of “hate and bullying”.
      You then said that they had no arguments against your views.

      And here’s what you did not do:

      You did not acknowledge that you blatantly mischaracterized Obama’s support for gay marriage.
      You did not provide any explanation for your use of tradition as an argument against marriage equality.
      You did not offer any evidence that “kids do better growing up in a mother/father home” or that same-sex parents are inferior.
      You did not explain why that would mean they should be deprived of the right to marry.
      Throughout all this, you gave no further defense of your position on gay marriage.
      Again, while death threats are clearly intolerable and repugnant, this is unfortunately par for the course for anyone of even slight notoriety online, let alone the daughter of a vice presidential candidate. Practically any discussion could be diverted from the issues at hand to how hostile some people are, and you’ve seized that opportunity shamelessly. You say, “Those who claim to be loving and tolerant certainly are hateful and bullying.” Really, all of them? Would that happen to include yourself? I’m sure you can see how misleading it is to accuse literally everyone who supports gay rights – or just love and tolerance – of being “hateful and bullying”, and this argument certainly doesn’t make you any more right.”

      http://zjemptv.tumblr.com/post/23552799952/bristol-palin-not-a-victim-just-acting-like-one

      Anything else I can help you with?

  • Georgia

    Lovitz is spot-on and he can apparently think for himself!!!! You go Jon! Bristol, your opinions are important to those who respect you and there are so many of us!

  • Ang

    As far as Joseppi saying “you frequently spread falsehoods” as a function of your age and upbringing, and that you take on the role of total hypocrite, everyone may be reminded that there are sitting politicians, pundits and big media types who have been spreading falsehoods with more political motivation and less conscience for longer than you’ve been alive. A little more accountability on that end should be warranted, huh? :) That being said, Jon Lovitz is a Hollywood guy who has probably made a bit of money and he is telling it exactly how it is. More people there need to jump off the “follower” bandwagon and be brave enough to tell the truth. Hollywood doesn’t exist to fund the Democratic party campaigns nor initiatives (even though George Clooney would disagree). Somebody send out the memo! I’m glad Jon gets this and isn’t afraid to say something about it.

  • Sue Lynn

    Loved it and Bristol you rock….keep them comming!!!


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