Larry Flynt and Palin Obsession Disease

While “Bush Derangement Syndrome” has subsided in the psyche of the left since the President left office, Palin Derangement Syndrome has risen.  As the presidential election of 2012 looms, even though no one knows whether Mrs. Palin plans to run, I would venture to say that the left is now suffering much worse with, what I call, full-blown “Palin Obsession Disease.”

I can’t go a day without reading something from the left maligning not only her policies but her accent, her clothes, the East coast bus tour, or her earnings.  Recently, her comments about Paul Revere were dissected by left-wing bloggers, ad nauseum.  NBC anchor, Brian Williams, didn’t have time to cover the actions by Congressman Anthony Weiner, but felt it necessary to include Mrs. Palin’s comments on his broadcast.  Now, the left is obsessed with her recently-released 25,000 emails, going over each and every one of them to find some morsel to sink their teeth into.

The left just doesn’t get that Mrs. Palin’s message rings true to millions of Americans and they just can’t stand it.  The left believes that everyone should think like they do and, because we don’t, they’re absolutely terrified.  Why else would you spend so much time vilifying this woman’s every move if you weren’t running scared?

So, what did I read recently?  An attack by the vile troll, Larry Flynt, on Mrs. Palin’s son, Trig.  Not content to simply assail her politics, this low-life who sits in his soiled diapers and who, if thrown into a sewer, would most likely float to the top, is so disgusting that he referred to Trig, not as a little boy, but as an “it.”  If he chose to disagree with her politics, I wouldn’t have a problem; that’s his right.  But how despicable can you be to attack the existence of this little boy?

Here’s his brilliant opinion about why Mrs. Palin did not have an abortion:  “She did a disservice to every woman in America.  She knew the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be Down’s Syndrome.  It’s brain dead.  A virtual vegetable.  She carries it to all these different political events against abortion; she did it just because she didn’t want to say she’d had an abortion.”

Yeah, yeah.  Please don’t tell me about his First Amendment right to be disgusting.  I know that.  If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times, “just because something is legal, doesn’t make it right.”  When is enough, enough?  When should we say certain things are off limits?  Can you imagine if someone made any type of verbal attack on the Obamas’ children?

Too bad Flynt’s theory that Mrs. Palin gave birth to Trig for political reasons isn’t as solid as his diaper.  I know I have a terrible memory but wasn’t Trig conceived way before Mrs. Palin was brought on to the national scene as John McCain’s Vice-Presidential running mate?  Of course, he was.

So, Flint criticizes Mrs. Palin for using Trig as a political prop to garner the pro-life crowd, but tells Johann Hari of London’s “The Independent” the reasons why he stretches the bounds of free speech.  “That’s our purpose – to be offensive.  We’re always pushing the envelope; it’s understandable that people are getting upset – but that’s what built our reputation and it’s what our core readership like.”  Now, who’s the hypocrite?  (By the way, Mr. Hari, offended by the comments about Trig, said, “I am so thrown by the unpleasantness of all this, I don’t even interject.”)

One of the comments posted following his remarks said, “what happened to … civility?”  Another said, mirroring my own initial thought after reading the article, “he makes me second guess my pro-life stance.”

Yes, our Constitution, gives even the most loathsome among us the right to say just about anything about anyone.  It also gives me the right not to buy his magazines, just like it’s my choice not to see Roman Polanski or Woody Allen movies.

The First Amendment also gives me the right to say that, between the two, the world is a much better place because of Trig, not Flint who’s wasting our oxygen.

I expect more of this madness over the next sixteen months from people who suffer from POD.  I think it will only get worse whether she runs or not.  If you don’t like Mrs. Palin’s politics, fine, but leave her children alone.

I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.

Author Bio:

For over twenty years, Leona has tried to heed her husband’s advice, “you don’t have to say everything you think.” She’s failed miserably. Licensed to practice law in California and Washington, she works exclusively in the area of child abuse and neglect. She considers herself a news junkie and writes about people and events on her website, “I Don’t Get It,” which she describes as the “musings of an almost 60-year old conservative woman on political, social and cultural life in America.” It’s not her intention to offend anyone who “gets it.” She just doesn’t. Originally from Brooklyn, and later Los Angeles, she now lives with her husband, Michael, on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest, which she describes as a bastion of liberalism.
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  • Ron

    Why does anyone care what Larry Flynt says? He is easy to ignore. I cannot imagine that he has any influence and that the only way he can get any media coverage today is by saying something outrageous. I only heard about what he said by reading Leona’s article.

  • Roger Ward

    You don’t want to hear my opinion of Flynt. Even though the web is wide open for crude expression, I would break new ground if I said what I think of him.

    Sarah Palin has a lot of things right and philosophically, I could probably support her if another Republican doesn’t ultimately look like a better choice ….. but I probably won’t be in the Palin camp, as she is almost certainly not electable. Palin is too polarizing: either you love her or you hate her. That, in itself, is not always a bad thing but it almost certainly translates into failure at the polls. A voter only gets one vote (unless he lives in Chicago); no one should want to throw his vote away.

  • Bruce A.

    I didn’t know Larry was still above ground. If I remember correctly he is even too disgusting for the disgusting people to associate with.

  • Rahib

    I love stories like this where it’s bad to make fun of someone then they go ahead and make fun of someone else? If it’s bad what Larry Flynt is doing isn’t it bad making fun of Larry? Err, uh, oh, that’s how politicians think – one sided. . . . . I like how Mrs. Palin is holding up her baby for a picture by the media – she wants it both ways as well – the kids are held up, but then you cannot say anything about them. They are off limits to everyone except Sarah.

    • chief98110

      I love people who write dumb comments about an article they clearly don’t understand. Do you see the discrepancy between a special needs child and a smut king? Err, uh, oh, that’s how dumb people think.

  • J.L. Tharp

    Trig Palin is a beautiful child and Down’s syndrome is a momentary light affliction compared to the massive malignancy of Larry Flint’s mind and soul. If Flint fell in a cesspool and drowned, some might consider it an appropriate place for him to reside and just leave him there, after all, turds of a feather float together.

    • JDO

      You’ve insulted both cess pools and turds by saying that Larry Flynt belongs with them.

  • JDO

    Leona, you misspelled his name in the last couple of paragraphs. It’s not “Flint,” it’s “Scumbag.”

    • Leona Salazar

      Flint/Flynt??? I like your name for him.

      • JDO

        Thanks but, quite honestly, the real name I have for him is not “safe” for this or any other comments section. 😉

  • David Walker

    Wonder what they charge him to change his diaper?

  • John In MA

    When you are in a group that includes Larry Flynt, you might want to reconsider your viewpoint. Can anyone find many examples of Larry taking public positions that were not outrageous and contradictory just for the sake of publicity? Beyond being successfully, relatively, in publishing his “content”, how often has he been on the eventually winning side of a political debate?

  • Neal Angel

    Larry Flint is proof that in his world, it’s not just the cream that rises to the top. Sometimes the turds do too.

  • chief98110

    You have a good point. In fact cess pools serve a function and that is more that I can say for Mr. F.

  • chief98110

    A point well taken.

  • http://none rex VN Vet

    Larry Flynt is a natural disaster to our moral fiber. He and his ELK more than likely have 666 tattooed on their heads somewhere. Remember when the left labled Reagan as a object of the devil as his first, middle and last name have six letters?? If the media reports such crap from the left why does it surprise anyone that they cover L. Flynt??? Thomas Jefferson had it right when he said that we need a revolution every two generations to keep the government and those in positions of power honest.