A Letter to Liberal Single Moms

Dear Single Moms,

A new Gallup study shows that there’s a marriage gap in the Presidential race.  Married people tend be conservative, while singles tend to be liberal.  If you’re a single mom supporting Obama, then please don’t believe these media myths:

1.    Conservatives will judge you and hate you because your family doesn’t fit the ideal stereotype:

Well, I’m living proof that this isn’t the case. I wish Tripp had both a mom and a dad in the same house, but he doesn’t. Conservatives have always treated me kindly and lovingly.  If you look at the comments section of any of my blog posts, you will see that liberals are the ones who call me every name in the book.

2.    The government will take better care of you than you can take care of yourself.

Everyone needs help in life.  A lot of single moms have it pretty tough.  But no one knows better what’s best for you and the kids than you do.  One of the worst parts of government help is government control. It limits your chances for you and your kids to succeed.

3.    Conservatism is a men-only-club.

There are many wonderful conservative women role models.  In fact, I think my mom is the best example!

I know how hard it is to be a single mom, but please don’t fall for these media myths.  Be a strong, conservative, single mom!  There are more of us than you think.

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  • Rae

    And once again, the uneducated, holier-than-thou, self-important idiot fails to grasp not only the fact that a person is not defined by their political alliance, but also how government works. You would be singing a different tune if you weren’t born into privilege. Most single moms, regardless of political affiliation, work harder in one day than you will ever work in your life, yet still depend on government aid because you can’t raise a child on minimum wage. Your ignorance and lack of compassion for those who are suffering is absolutely revolting. I bet you’re thinking that this is from one of those liberals who you love degrading in every blog post, but think again.
    – A conservative

    • traci

      A person is not defined by how government works! Born into privilege? Who? Sarah nor Todd were born into it. Their children were not born into it! They were hard WORKING parents like millions of others. You are not a conservative-nice try though!

      • Rae

        Just because I’m not an extremist doesn’t mean that I’m not a conservative. Just because I don’t agree with Bristol Palin doesn’t mean that I’m not a conservative. I’m all for smaller government, however, I have the common sense to realize that some people truly do need government aid in certain situations. I get that there are some people who are at the bottom and can only pull themselves up to the top by so far. Bristol also insinuates that the government is forcing welfare on single moms, which is ridiculous.
        I did not say that a person is defined by how government works. I said that Ms. Palin did not understand how government works in this country, and that she also does not understand that a person is not defined by their political party/affiliation.
        Bristol was born into privilege. She has been wealthy since she was a teen thanks to who her mother is. If her parents were not Sarah and Todd Palin, and if she had been born into adversity, she would not be a millionaire, she would not have been granted the privilege of writing a book, she would not be competing twice on DWTS, she would not have been given a TV show, she would not have been paid $263,000 to make a commercial, and she would not have been forgiven for having a child out of wedlock as easily as she was. She would be just another struggling, ridiculed young mom relying on welfare and WIC, like so many others. The thing that disgusts me so much about her is that she (and many of her fans) believe that she earned everything she has on her own, and that everyone else can do the same! I was born into a wealthy family too, but at least I realize that I did not earn what I have. My family earned it and I was simply lucky enough to be born into it. I, at least, have the compassion and decency to not look down on those who have less than I do. Bristol fails miserably at this.

        • Yo Gabba

          That is quite a chip on your shoulder Rae. You speak of compassion and family, yet you spout anger and hatred toward another. When the fact is only they know what they have done to be where they are today. Your point will never be heard by anyone if it comes out with daggers. If you speak of compassion, do not speak of it with anger and hate. They cancel each other out and make you look foolish.

  • Tony

    Obama 2012!!

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  • MiddleRoader

    I think most single Moms, liberal or conservatives, will vote for whichever candidate because of his views on the economy, jobs, foreign policy, etc. , not because of the “media myths”. But here’s my thougths on the “myths”:
    1) Conservatives will hate or judge you– They may not hate, but many will judge. Ann Coulter said in 2009 that Bristol should give her baby up for adoption or marry the father. Rick Santorum on how to stay out of poverty: “Work. Graduate from high school. And get married before you have children.” (Statistically, he’s right.) He made much stronger statements against single mothers in 1994, but I’m going to cut him some slack and not repeat them here, since it was almost 20 yrs. ago. And in the “actions speak louder than words” department, Michelle Bachmann proposed a tax break for “family formation,” effectively taxing single mothers more than married ones. On the other hand, Bay Buchanan said that being a single Mom made her a better one (although she added that conservatives in particular failed single mothers). And I’m sure there are some liberals out there who judge single Moms as well.
    2. The government will take better care of you than you can take care of yourself — That’s true… except when it’s not. If you haven’t graduated from high school, if you can’t get a job that pays for child care costs, if you don’t have a supportive family, if you have a physical or emotional illness, if you’re an addict, if your child has special needs, then maybe you and your kids need some help from the government, at least temporarily. And I don’t even get her comment about government limiting choice.
    3. There are many conservative female role models.– Of course!! There are many liberal ones too. How does that affect whom a single Mom should vote for?

  • AFS

    Maybe if you weren’t born into privilege you would be singing a different tune Bristol. Just some facts:
    1) GOP are against aid to the poor, food stamps, and helping single mothers. Just look at the Ryan plan that would completely cut the social safety net. Without these programs single moms would be out on the streets in no time, or see their kids go hungry because conservatives outlawed food stamps.
    2) GOP is against raising minimum wage. Single mothers working alone on minimum wage cannot feed their kids.
    Thus, GOP is against single moms, period.

  • Shirley clark

    God bless you, Bristol. You are a great role model. Loved you on DWTS. Love your mom too. Two beautiful women!!!

  • Lisa

    Totally agree with Rae’s post. Whilst we don’t have to dislike or denigrate Bristol, let’s acknowledge the facts. Earnings: $260000 from Candies Foundation in one year for reading abstinence speeches a few times (did she even write those?), $50000 for announcing an engagement tackily through a mag (not at all opportunistic/strategized), $150000 signing fee for DWTS – $50000 per episode thereafter (no audition process necessary unlike ‘Idol’ whose participants Sarah Palin loved to put down when all they were doing was trying for their chance at the American Dream)etc. What an advantageous start for a single mother. Most people have to put in hours of labor at an hourly rate to provide for their children no matter what their profession. So to all those who say she’s such a great PROVIDER and has EARNED her wealth, I’d love to know how you logically get to that conclusion.

    • Kari

      So bash her for her success. That’s a typical liberal. How sad…

  • Mike

    I think being born into a supportive, loving, caring family has more to do with anything rather than being born into priviledge. As far as receiving payment for her different ventures, I think it’s actually pretty smart. If they’re paying why not take it. Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.

  • http://www.financialaidforsinglemothers.info/ Christopher Jones

    Our society is labeled as a period of economic problems. This specific truth has switched situations to an almost impossible era to exist in, especially for unmarried parents. But nevertheless, it might turn out to be controllable due to financial aid that is supplied. However, a noticeable truth to be stated here is that a significant portion of this allocated federal loans is mostly left rarely used. This issue mostly happens as a result of unawareness of unmarried moms for these kinds of applications, and they usually are not aware of the exact process to apply. In order to acquire grants, unmarried mothers ought to mention the state they’re living in, their earnings as well as the basis for the financial help before applying.

  • WakeUpAmerica

    So getting married lowers your IQ? Who knew?