Second Hand Smoke
I have said that the source of some, perhaps much, of the irrational, seething hatred on the Left for Sarah Palin was her decision to give birth to Trig (who has Down syndrome) and openly love him unconditionally. (This isn’t the same thing as believing she isn’t of presidential material, which one can believe and not descend into venomous loathing).- Wesley J. Smith
Smith is referring to a blog post by
Wonkette, a post in which he refers to Trig as "retarded", infers that he is the product of incest, and hopes he gets drafted in 15 years time.
This is a venomous post by a venomous person who has no understanding of the love of a parent for a child. And someone who will stoop so low as to mock a child with Down syndrome.
But this post reveals what so many won't say: that Sarah Palin is hated because she shows the values that they have failed to fulfill in their own lives - love of others, basic sexual morality, care for the disabled, love of one's family. They hate her because her very person is a criticism of their own lack of values, or rather their lack of trying to have any values. Much easier to just go with the flow and be a relativist schmuck like everyone else. Small wonder she is such a lightning rod in the present culture.