CWA's Janice Crouse on why two mommies will destroy America
The Concerned Women for America hack just keeps belching up more bile. Yesterday she turned up in the news bleating her reaction to Mary Cheney’s pregnancy. She now has a full-blown Town Hall essay up, “Mary Cheney’s pregnancy affects us all,” that basically blames Cheney and Heather Poe for destroying traditional values because their child will be born into a “fatherless family.”
Even better, she declares Mary’s act as a slap in the face of Dear Leader’s policies. OMG, I cannot stop laughing.
Mary Cheney’s pregnancy poses problems not just for her child, but also for all Americans. Her action repudiates traditional values and sets an appalling example for young people at a time when father absence is the most pressing social problem facing the nation. With 37 percent of American children born to fatherless families, Mary Cheney is contributing to a trend that is detrimental to all Americans who will live with the ramifications of millions of children whose anger and frustration at not knowing their father will be felt in the public schools and communities of our nation.
…Mary’s pregnancy is an “in-your-face” action countering the Bush Administration’s pro-family, pro-marriage and pro-life policies. She continues to repudiate the work to which her father has devoted his life. Mary has repeatedly said that “studies” show that children only need a loving home. Her statement is incomplete because the experts agree that for the well-being of children, they desperately need a married father and a mother.
I waded back into Freeperville to see how they were managing with the news of the Cheney pregnancy (they were quite unhinged yesterday), but look at what’s happening now. It may surprise you…All of a sudden, a sizeable number of the knuckle-draggers are talking about privacy and keeping the government out of personal affairs. Have they forgotten about their positions re: The Patriot Act, Plan B, or reproductive freedom? Oh, why am I thinking that consistency is relevant here…
I wish these columnists would leave the family alone. This is none of their business
I don’t see how fathers abandoning their kids is Mary Cheney’s fault. Those jagoffs were bolting long before gays started raising children of their own.
Dick and Lynne are probably heartsick over this, but they have to evince the best outward construction that can be summoned up. What can anyone do about adult, willful children who march to their own (often misguided) drummers? I’d really like to know.
The social pathologies of selfishness end up costing everyone.
What family are you referring to? Mary and Heather’s relationship IS NOT a family. Poor Dick and Lynne. I’m sure they have to say how happy they are just to keep up appearances.
Cheney has maintained a 15-year relationship. She is now preparing to sacrifice the next few decades of her life to caring for a child. How selfish.
I agree with you 100%. I may not choose this as my ideal way of bringing a child into this world. But, I’m not going to be changing the diapers or paying tuition. I think Goldwater would agree with you too.
By all indicators, they will is a more stable and successful ‘family’ than the chaos that 40% of this nation’s children must overcome. I have no problem defining them, and celebrating them, as a “family”.
No, it does not “affect us all”. It’s a private decision. MY ankles aren’t swollen; I’M not throwing up every morning. Since the baby is already on the way, I guess all that can be done about it now is for all of these busybody writers to urge her to have an abortion.
I’ve read on a number of threads that Lynne Cheney wrote a novel which included “steamy lesbian sex scenes” so maybe shoe’s happy about the whole thing.
Jeri, I’m not cheerleading for homosexuality. I’m cheerleading for people making their own decisions whether you happen to approve of them or not.
the selfishness in this is demanding to experience motherhood and having a child, just because she can. there are plenty of children worthy of adoption that she could raise and devote her life to. just because one is capable of bearing a child doesn’t mean one SHOULD, and especially if the lifestyle she has chosen doesn’t encompass bearing a child as a consequence thereof. yes, it is extremely selfish of her.
I think you’re mistaken about that. We’re pro- people making their own private decisions without undue interference from people who are not concerned. You know, what used to be conservatism before the busybodies got into the act, and wanted Big Government, as long as it was Big Government who would enforce their own moral code.
no, one can just quietly express disappointment in the fact that she chose to do this. yes it’s her decision. i lament it.
As a society it is all of our business.
i agree leni, i am sure there isn’t a thing in the world lynne or dick could have done to dissuade her, she is a grown woman. she may even have put it off til this point, out of deference to her father’s career, for all we know. in any event, i lament her decision to do this.
I’m surprised to hear such an impassioned plea in support for gay adoption on this forum. Count me in.
I think you’re mistaken about that. We’re pro- people making their own private decisions without undue interference from people who are not concerned. You know, what used to be conservatism before the busybodies got into the act, and wanted Big Government, as long as it was Big Government who would enforce their own moral code. No, conservatism was never about promoting doing whatever feels good. No one is suggesting the government do anything about it. Calling something wrong that is morally wrong is conservatism. You confuse conservatism with libertarianism.
Mary’s pregnancy is an “in-your-face” action countering the Bush Administration’s pro-family, pro-marriage and pro-life policies.
That is speculation, but having a child to promote an agenda is pretty disturbing. I really hope that is not her motivation, but we may never know.
Yeah, we’ll see about this. I’ll BET you that some news outlet–like the Today Show or similar–will have regular features on the progress of Cheney’s pregnancy. And they will get access. This story is absolute poison for the GOP and the media is smart enough to be all over it like stink on a monkey.
I received a hilarious note from Mara at the National Center for Transgender Equality about CWA. Thought you’d enjoy it in light of the fact that penis-possessing Robert Knight has left his position as the head of CWA’s Culture and Family Institute…
I saw your diary yesterday about conservative reaction to Mary Cheney’s pregnancy and I think you overlooked a really interesting milestone.
Now that the Concerned Women for America apparently has a woman spokeperson, the whole of the transgender part of the LGBT movement is going to need to recalibrate. I felt so much joy being accused of “gender confusion” by the men at Concerned Women for America, which was done several time with no apparent irony.
This is really a great advance. Maybe I won’t be so gender confused now that women speaking for CWA are actually women.