Female Democratic Lawmakers Refuse to Condemn Bill Maher’s Comments About Palin
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Obama hasn’t held a press conference in months, but he decided to hold one on Super Tuesday so he can make birth and Limbaugh’s comments the center of media attention. Can you say “red herring?”
If Obama and the Democrats were TRULY concerned about sexist slurs against women, why won’t they defend women on BOTH sides of the aisle, regardless of party?
President Barack Obama today declined to criticize his supporters’ sexually themed insults of female GOP politicians, including recent comments from comedian Bill Maher and a band called The Roots.
The Daily Caller asked the president about those insults during an afternoon press conference, his first of 2012.
“Should Bill Maher apologize for what he said about Republicans?” TheDC asked. “Should The Roots apologize [for] what they said about Bachmann?”
The off-the-cuff question, which was noticeably absent from the official White House transcript, came just after Obama criticized radio talker Rush Limbaugh for insulting Democratic activist and law student Sandra Fluke. [...]
Limbaugh, who called Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” apologized Mar. 3 for the insult after some of his advertisers withdrew their support.
Obama, however, declined to condemn TV comedian Bill Maher for calling former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin a “c*nt” during a live show in Dallas.
Maher told his television audience that he could use that language because “I don’t have sponsors — I’m on HBO.”
Last week, Maher announced he was donating $1 million to a super PAC supporting Obama’s re-election campaign.
Obama also declined Tuesday to criticize The Roots for playing a song called “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” when Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann walked on the stage during a “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” taping in November.
The band did not sing the widely known lyrics, which include the words “You’re nothing but a little lyin’ ass bitch … slut trash can bitch.”
The Roots played at an Obama Fundraiser last week.
During his press conference, Obama made the ironic claim:
“The reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things that I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about — even ones that I may not agree with,” he said at the White House Tuesday.
“I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens,” Obama added.
Really? Then why did the President refer to Tea Partiers as “tea baggers” for being good citizens?
Sally Zelikovsky at American Thinker asks, “Hey Mr. President. Where’s my phone call?”
In his press conference today, President Obama said he called Sandra Fluke because he thought about his daughters and wanted them to be able to take on issues as they grow up, as private citizens, and to engage in civil discourse without being attacked. He wanted Fluke’s parents to be as proud of her for speaking out as he would be of his daughters.
Great. So where is my phone call? I’m a daughter and a mother, but I didn’t get one phone call when I was called a mobster, a terrorist, a nazi, a tea bagger, a homophobe and a racist. Where was the President when conservatives started protesting the bailouts, stimulus, jobs bill and ObamaCare and had their integrity and intellect attacked on every level? Where was the phone call to Sarah Palin for being called a MILF or to Laura Ingraham for being called a slut?
Just admit, Mr. President, that there is a double standard and, in an uncharacteristic act of good faith to the people of this country, make a statement about it and call off the attack dogs. Better yet, return contributions you have received from those who humiliated countless mothers and daughters, fathers and sons who have been involved with the tea party movment. You might not want to judge Rush Limbaugh but your silence in regard to invectives hurled by Democrats and liberals at conservatives demonstrates your complicity in passing judgment on the rest of us as racist, homophobic, tea bagging neanderthals. I’m waiting.
Pres. Obama says he called Sandra Fluke because of his daughters. For the sake of everyone’s daughter, why doesn’t his super PAC return the $1 million he got from a rabid misogynist [Bill Maher]?
The White House official website, funded with YOUR tax dollars, features a petition against Rush Limbaugh. Since when does the president have a right to use taxpayer funded resources to attack private citizens? (Can you imagine if Bush had allowed the White House website to be used like this against one of his critics?)
Rush has even begun receiving death threats as a result of this coordinated campaign against him.
What is a much bigger story is that the left’s primary interest here is not in protecting Fluke — in my humble opinion. Liberals are attempting to exploit this as another opportunity to destroy Rush through a calculated, organized Saul Alinsky-type community organizing campaign to pressure and intimidate his advertisers into discontinuing their sponsorship of his show. [...]
We are in a war for the survival of the nation as we know it — as the greatest, freest, strongest, most prosperous nation in history. This is why we fight. When we step over the line, we apologize for having done so. But we do not apologize for the causes we are fighting for, and we must redouble our efforts to stay in this battle with all that is in us.
That’s the REAL story that Obama and the Democrats are hoping to distract voters from.