This is a message to President Barack Obama – that "charming" “nice guy” that “everybody likes”; that gosh darn regular fella of whom everyone seems prone to assume the best of intentions; that wonderful family man who chooses hypocrisy over public school for his two lovely daughters; that doting husband of an accomplished wife with highly-toned upper arms, a love for travel, and fashion sense to die for.
This is a plea to that decent man; that President who understands the importance of taking the high-road; that sage we elected who knows injustice when he sees it, and responds accordingly. That’s who they keep telling us you are, sir. And so I call upon ye, for once: act like the decent human being they breathlessly keep telling us you are.
After all, you must be such a man, because when the doe-eyed, innocent little 23 year old college co-ed Sandra Fluke was called names by big, bad, meanie Rush Limbaugh, our noble President was right there alongside her, metaphoric arm around metaphoric shoulder, soothing her with whisperings of hopenchange, and telling her that her folks would be so proud.
What? Fluke is a 30 year old fembot hardcore Leftist activist prop, trolling for free contraception for all – not an innocent 23-year-old college co-ed who just wants Unca Shuggah to pay for her much-needed medicine as we’ve been told by the media and the Democrats? I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell ye! Next, you’ll be telling me that this whole contraception conversation has been a carefully coordinated diversion from President Obama’s failed record!
Look, Limbaugh may or may not have been off the mark with his portrayal of a 30-year-old woman demanding that congress fund her sexual exploits as a “slut”. I’m not too sure he was. But then again, someone who wants someone else to pay for them to have sex is more accurately a “prostitute”, so perhaps I can hold out hope that after Rush’s apology for using the “S” word, he will amend his targeted insult with the proper "P" word label at 11:01 CST on Monday 3/5.
Leftists should be rejoicing. This is the first time I can remember Rush Limbaugh apologizing for using the absurdity of the Left as an attack arrow against them. Of course, Rush’s apology will do nothing but chum the water, but sometimes chumming is better than swimming with sharks. I’m not going to question Limbaugh’s motivations for apologizing. It was clear to me exactly what point he was making by calling Sandra Fluke a slut. If he feels the need to apologize, I trust him.
At least one liberal noticed Rush’s apology, and sees it as a teachable moment - an opportunity to hold misogynist males of the Left accountable for their truly despicable hatred for women. Kirsten Powers at the Daily Beast
spares Rush no scorn, but goes on to highlight just a sliver of the myriad examples of misogynist hatred from men like Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, Matt Taibbi, and Chris Matthews. But she saves the heap of scorn for Bill Maher:
But the grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher—who also happens to be a favorite of liberals—who has given $1 million to President Obama’s super PAC. Maher has called Palin a “dumb twat” and dropped the C-word in describing the former Alaska governor. He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann “boobs” and “two bimbos.” He said of the former vice-presidential candidate, “She is not a mean girl. She is a crazy girl with mean ideas.” He recently made a joke about Rick Santorum’s wife using a vibrator. Imagine now the same joke during the 2008 primary with Michelle Obama’s name in it, and tell me that he would still have a job. Maher said of a woman who was harassed while breast-feeding at an Applebee’s, “Don't show me your t*ts!” as though a woman feeding her child is trying to flash Maher. (Here’s a way to solve his problem: don’t stare at a strangers’ breasts). Then, his coup de grâce: “And by the way, there is a place where breasts and food do go together. It’s called Hooters!”
Powers, to her credit, went on (as liberals almost never do) to lament the fact that Leftist men making disparaging hateful comments against women based on their sexuality are never held to account by the Left. Of course, we on the conservative side scream about the double-standard from the rooftops, but we rarely get a glimpse into the mind of a liberal whose intellectual honesty compels them to speak against the Leftist narrative, so kudos to Kirsten Powers.
Bill Maher’s response to the Rush Limbaugh apology? He says he can call Sarah Palin a c**t because he's on HBO, and doesn't have sponsors
Well Mr. President, Maher may have no sponsors on HBO, but he certainly IS a sponsor himself. He’s a sponsor of YOU, sir. You either reject his hate by returning his donation, or you keep the money, and embrace the hate.Now, on to the purpose of this diary: Shaming Barack Obama into demanding publicly that his Super-Pac return all $1,000,000 of the misogynist hate-talker Bill Maher’s money to him along with a message of rebuke that satisfies his supposed conscience, OR, highlighting the hypocrisy of this President in the event he fails to do so.
Honestly, I expected such calls to come pouring in from the conservative side, and aside from Limbaugh's appeal last Friday, I've heard no calls for Obama to return Maher's hate-money. I guess it is just assumed from all sides that conservatives cannot have alliances with unsavory characters, but that Leftists can. I s’pose I understand the logic, but it is poor, poor Alinsky tactics to allow it to go unchallenged.
C’Mon, conservatives! We, isolate the target, freeze it, and then hold it accountable to its own standards! Or something like that.
So here it is. Mr. President Barack Hussein Obama; family man; father of two daughters; loving son of a Marxist mother who abandoned you; loyal grandson of a grandmother you publicly disrespect; adoring nephew of illegal alien auntie Z; loving husband of the adorable Michelle: Do you have no honor sir? You oh-so-nobly came to the rescue of a 30 year old Leftist feminist activist prop because Rush Limbaugh used her as an example of how ridiculous the Left can be – parading an activist pretending to be a co-ed in front of congress to support the state forcing the insurance companies of religious institutions to fund her sexual exploits. Thus you have shown yourself to be a man of dignity, compassion, and principle. Heh.
So I call upon you now, as few other conservatives have publicly done: Tell your Super Pac in no uncertain terms that you expect them to return $1,000,000 to the hate-monger and despiser of women Bill Maher. Issue a statement of rebuke for Maher’s many offenses against women, and let it be known that people of such low character need not bother sending you money.
C’mon. I know you can do it Mr. President. Return the $1,000,000 with a message attached that no misogynist haters are welcome to join you in your hopenchange war against America.
Liberals everywhere are expecting you to distance yourself from misogynist Leftist hate-speech and its bastard offspring - campaign donations to your campaign. Right liberals? Right?
Cross-posted @ Red State