Eugene Robinson Your Statements Are Weird
Last night on the Rachel Maddow show Eugene Robinson; Pulitzer prize winner, writer for The Washington Post, and political analyst for MSNBC; made some weird comments. He commented about the Santorums grieving process with the loss of their newborn child after a few hours. Eugene said “Some of his positions he’s taken are just so weird, that I think some Republicans are going to be off-put. Not everybody is going to be down, for example, with the story of how he and his wife handled the stillborn child whose body they took home to kind of sleep with and introduce to the rest of the family. It’s a very weird story.” Now Eugene Robinson was wrong on few parts in his comments. The Santorums baby wasn’t born dead it was born ill , I believe, and died two hours after birth. Second the Santorums didn’t take the baby home and sleep with it, they slept at the hospital with the baby in between them. The Santorums did however, take their deceased child home and introduced it to their other children.
On The Morning Joe this morning host Joe Scarborough asked Eugene Robinson about his comments and Mr. Robinson stated he should have stated his words a different way. I am led to believe by the way he said weird he didn’t mean it in the formal sense, but rather the informal sense. And weird in the informal sense means different, not of the norm, or not something that regularly happens. The American Pregnancy Association states on their website that you should sit and talk with your baby. It tells you to make memories and suggest washing and dressing the baby and even taking a lock of the deceased babies hair. All these things are in the norm but, what isn’t suggested on the website is taking the baby home.
People were on the forums this morning calling Mr. Robinson a creep, a weirdo, and one person, on mediate.com, called him ” MSNBC’s house nigga”. Some people were stating that the American Pregnancy Association said it was normal to take your recently deceased child home for your other children to meet. Some people said ” Leave it to a liberal to laugh at another persons suffering.” Those people missed Mr. Robinson’s statement on The Morning Joe and have a problem with apologetic statement.
In my opinion what the Santorum’s did was a beat different or “weird”. Not the sitting with the child or talking to it but the taking it home. It’s fine to introduce the children to the brother they had just lost but not at home. I am sorry for the Santorums loss but I am going to be honest. In my opinion it was a tad bit different or weird.