Obama Super PAC chief: C’mon, you can’t compare Bill Maher to Rush

posted at 6:19 pm on March 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Greg Hengler. Alternate headline: “No, they’re not giving back Maher’s million dollars.” He had several messaging options here. One: “What Maher said is terrible but we’ve all said things we regret.” That’s my preferred choice but he can’t dig in on that one or else implicitly he’s letting Rush off the hook too and that doesn’t help his war-on-women talking point nonsense. Two: “Fluke is a private citizen whereas Maher’s targets are public figure.” That’s probably his best defense, but as KP noted in her op-ed the other day, it doesn’t explain why sexist nastiness is okay when directed at the latter but not the former. Three: “Maher’s a comedian whereas Rush is the leader of the Republican Party.” This is the one he ended up going with; Burton’s White House roots are evident in that vintage 2009 line about Limbaugh. Problem is, Maher’s “jokes” about the women he attacks are usually sufficiently vicious as to leave no doubt about his true feelings. He’s not Don Rickles ripping on people for funsies; when he calls Palin a “dumb twat,” it’s because he’s searching for language to express his contempt and ended up there. The “clown nose off, clown nose on” defense for comedians doesn’t work when your clown nose is never really on.

Four: He could have been honest and admitted that (a) they could really use a million bucks and (b) they want to stay on the good side of a guy like Maher who’ll spend the next eight months using his media platform to argue on Obama’s behalf provided that they don’t piss him off. This is another reason why guys like him, Olbermann, and Taibbi skate: It’s not just that, as doctrinaire liberals, they’re necessarily “pro-woman” no matter how anti-woman their language is. It’s that the left’s establishment doesn’t want to undermine people who carry their water on policy. If the price of statist advocacy is tolerating the occasional dropping of the C-bomb, hey. Two clips for you here in that spirit, then, one of Burton and the other of Jay Carney yammering about Obama “leading by example” so that he doesn’t have to actually confront the malfeasors on his own side. Exit question via Michael Moynihan: Does this guy usually issue public statements taking issue with all of the moronic things members of his faculty say? If not, why this time?


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What I don’tget, is all the lib outrage on this site all the time, yet they keep coming here, and listening to Rush, is it like porn or something? I’ll tell ya, I’m here to speak and listen to folks of like mind. I never go on HuffPo, et al, cuz I can get anything they say the minute I turn on the local news. If they hate us so much, why not just go away? I don’t mind those who are really trying to learn and debate, but just flying in and out like Helen Keller at the dinner table makes absolutely no sense to me. They’re not making a difference, just solidifying our opinion of them.

waterytart on March 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

IMHO some come here because they’re paid trolls or have a juvenile desire to create havoc.

GrannySunni on March 8, 2012 at 7:18 PM

How you compare him to a comedian is hard to grasp.

bayam on March 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

How you compare Maher to a comedian is even harder.

Dopenstrange on March 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Rush has a political show with lots of sarcasm and jokes, Maher has a comedy show with lots of politics. They are, like, totally different man, and that’s why it’s OK for Maher to earn a million bucks calling women c**ts and then give it it to Obama.

forest on March 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

apparently you have never read any comments on Hot Air’s Sandra Fluke posts, because they are full of vicious sexist language

DBag on March 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

And that just offends your tender sensibilities, doesn’t it? And who, by the way, appointed you judge and moral arbiter, anyway?

av8tr on March 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

yeah heckuva job there Rush having dead air twice today during commercial breaks

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Heh. When exactly was that?

Key West Reader on March 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

That could have been the mistake of a local station engineer who forgot to play a commercial.

But hey, it sure that sounds like a major ominous trend for El Rushbo doesn’t it?

A victory for the Left and their War on liberty?

Chip on March 8, 2012 at 7:21 PM

When did Rush become the “defacto head of the repubs”? The way i see it, Bill Baher and Rush are both entertainers. Rush called a woman slut, Bill has called women (pl) tw^t and cvnt. Id say those are equivelent. What a douche bag. Is douche bag alright if I’m calling a liberal guy that??

Rich on March 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I agree about Rush. I don’t consider him the leader of the Republican party. He isn’t elected to anything and he doesn’t work for the RNC. He’s a guy with an opinion. And I don’t particularly care for him so maybe that is part of it too.

About the words though I disagree. Slut is not nice but nothing is as degrading as being called the T or the C words IMO. Maher chose those words for shock value and he said them knowing he would be allowed to get away with it. It almost killed NOW to stand up for a conservative woman and they basically said so.

Its just nice to see Obama’s pals being called out on their hypocracy.

magicbeans on March 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Funny how they were fine pulling the trigger at Carrie Prejean when all she did was state the same opinion on SSM that Barack Obama has.

Prejean would have loved to only have a 3 day Fluking.

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Well, there is a difference between Carrie Prejean and Sarah Fluke.

Carrie Prejean is an all American woman, free, beautiful, confident, Christian and not afraid of her beliefs.

Sarah Fluke is a Leftist Statist female, chained to her statism, plain jane, an inflated sense of confidence through others, Atheist and sorta hairy.

So, there you have it. The MSM hates the Carrie Prejeans and luuuuvs them the Flukings.

/Go figure.

Key West Reader on March 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM

juvenile desire to create havoc.

GrannySunni on March 8, 2012 at 7:18 PM

This. Nobody would pay for the lame trolls we get here.

Dee2008 on March 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM

How you compare Maher to a comedian is even harder.

Dopenstrange on March 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Seriously…’Real Time’ is a comedy review kinda like The Carol Burnet show…

It’s not like they sit around a table and talk politics or something….geeze..

BigWyo on March 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Its just nice to see Obama’s pals being called out on their hypocracy.

magicbeans on March 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Obama and his supporters don’t care.

1. They called Hillary vile sexist names in the 2008 primary.

2. They called Palin sexist names in 2008 general election. They even sold t-shirts.

3. Right now this administration is selling guns to Mexican drug lords. You think they care about who they offend?

tetriskid on March 8, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Fluke no I’m not giving back the money.

/Obama PAC

VibrioCocci on March 8, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I just hope the Republicans learn from Breitbart and turn the conversation around. Why does Obama condone calling women vulgar names? Maher is the reason we cancelled HBO several years ago. We won’t even watch it on free weekends. If enough people cancel, HBO will take notice.

GrannySunni on March 8, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Chip on March 8, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Yes, I am very afraid for the future of Rush Limbaugh.

The same Rush Limbaugh who has survived a million attacks by the left since he came to prominence. The same Limbaugh that survived the Clinton machine, the MSM, the CBS, NBC, MSNBC, The View, ABC, WaPo, AP and more.

I’m sure he’ll survive Obama the Small, and his army of itchy scratchy menacing fleas in the MSM.

Key West Reader on March 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM

yeah heckuva job there Rush having dead air twice today during commercial breaks

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Ok, well, when your radio talkshow has 25 million listeners and you’ve got an 8-year $400 million contract, call me and we can chat about it then. In the meantime, p!ss off.

Dopenstrange on March 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM

He’s right, there’s no comparison: While Rush was trying to make a point about government subsidizing sexual behavior, Bill Maher was just dehumanizing someone he disagrees with rather than address their arguments. At least Rush’s comments were arguably on-point, whereas Maher doesn’t even have that fig leaf with which to hide his misogyny.

Socratease on March 8, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Perfectly stated. There is, in fact, no comparison. He just has it backwards.

tom on March 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM

As a woman, I must ask:

WHAT MISOGYNY?

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I think DBear is afraid of you. Why else would he avoid your question?

a capella on March 8, 2012 at 7:28 PM

GrannySunni on March 8, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I guess Granny, but either way, I scrape better substance off my shoes on poop pick up day, than they have to offer. With all due respect. (I think that phrase to libs, is like drinking a diet coke with a Snickers bar, one negates the other). :~}

waterytart on March 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM

They wear their hypocrisy so well!

GarandFan on March 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM

As a woman, I must ask:

WHAT MISOGYNY?

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I think DBear is afraid of you. Why else would he avoid your question?

a capella on March 8, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Mac-n-Cheese time… ?

Key West Reader on March 8, 2012 at 7:31 PM

While Rush was trying to make a point about government subsidizing sexual behavior

Pure ignorance- the government does not subsidize Georgetown’s insurance coverage.

At least Rush’s comments were arguably on-point, whereas Maher doesn’t even have that fig leaf with which to hide his misogyny.

Yes, on point. A woman who expects her insurance to cover birth control pills is a slut, a prostitute, an embarrassment to her family, and is expected to provide the public with x-rated tapes of her sexual relationships. Yes, quite a brilliant and subtle argument.

Hard to believe that George Will found Rush’s remarks completely unacceptable.

If and when a comedian calls a women a foul name, it’s by default directed at women overall and makes him a misogynist? You really had to fire up a lot of brain cells to reach that conclution.

bayam on March 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Chip on March 8, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Yes, I am very afraid for the future of Rush Limbaugh.

The same Rush Limbaugh who has survived a million attacks by the left since he came to prominence. The same Limbaugh that survived the Clinton machine, the MSM, the CBS, NBC, MSNBC, The View, ABC, WaPo, AP and more.

I’m sure he’ll survive Obama the Small, and his army of itchy scratchy menacing fleas in the MSM.

Key West Reader on March 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Sorry, I was making a joke – that occurrence could have been a local station mistake – normally Rush runs ‘other’ commercials (spatula city and the like) when the local commercial run so my guess is that if it were ‘dead air’ it was a local station occurrence.

But the War on liberty Left would like to depress us all with their silly little propaganda talking points.

Chip on March 8, 2012 at 7:34 PM

bayam on March 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Those Volts aren’t going to sell themselves comrade!

tom daschle concerned on March 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

yeah heckuva job there Rush having dead air twice today during commercial breaks

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 6:31 PM

This dicque wad listens to more Rush than me!

Roy Rogers on March 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Seriously…’Real Time’ is a comedy review kinda like The Carol Burnet show…

It’s not like they sit around a table and talk politics or something….geeze..

BigWyo on March 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM

And what about his regular appearances as a political commentator on CNN and MSNBC?

idesign on March 8, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Well, there is a difference between Carrie Prejean and Sarah Fluke.

Carrie Prejean is an all American woman, free, beautiful, confident, Christian and not afraid of her beliefs.

Sarah Fluke is a Leftist Statist female, chained to her statism, plain jane, an inflated sense of confidence through others, Atheist and sorta hairy.

So, there you have it. The MSM hates the Carrie Prejeans and luuuuvs them the Flukings.

/Go figure.

Key West Reader on March 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I think what you meant to say was that Carrie Prejean was a bit of an idiot (as subsequent public appearances confirmed)who was briefly famous because she has nice boobs, while Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

waterytart on March 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM

LOL, I so agree!

GrannySunni on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

a capella on March 8, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I think he avoids a lot, and only responds after he goes to media matters and asks definitions of things, like misogyny, and liberty, and dingleberry, and so on, and so on………….we need to time his absences, and catalog the talking points he returns with after his “time out”.

waterytart on March 8, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I think what you meant to say was that Carrie Prejean was a bit of an idiot (as subsequent public appearances confirmed)who was briefly famous because she has nice boobs, while Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Damn that Carrie Prejean for not lying to Congress in spurious demands for free stuff!

tom daschle concerned on March 8, 2012 at 7:39 PM

If and when a comedian calls a women a foul name, it’s by default directed at women overall and makes him a misogynist?

bayam on March 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Your mother is a slut (it’s a joke).

Roy Rogers on March 8, 2012 at 7:40 PM

bayam on March 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Gotta ask, are you related to Emeril?

waterytart on March 8, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Hard to believe that George Will found Rush’s remarks completely unacceptable.

bayam on March 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM

George Will finds blue jeans completely unacceptable.

kingsjester on March 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

while Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, entered Harvard University at the age of 16 and became an assistant professor at Berkeley at the age of 25.

Ted Bundy graduated from the University of Washington in 1972, with a degree in psychology. He attended graduate school at Puget Sound and dropped out of law school at the University of Utah.

Just sayin’, be careful how you measure people when it comes to credentials.

Bishop on March 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

How you compare him to a comedian is hard to grasp.

bayam on March 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Dimphuck you do realize that Rush has always delved into comedy and sarcasm himself right? You’re such a tool taking this line.

CW on March 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Seriously…’Real Time’ is a comedy review kinda like The Carol Burnet show…

It’s not like they sit around a table and talk politics or something….geeze..

BigWyo on March 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM

So women were called c*nts on The Carol Burnett Show exactly when?

chewmeister on March 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

If and when a comedian calls a women a foul name, it’s by default directed at women overall and makes him a misogynist?

bayam on March 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM

You really are a joke. Go phuck yourself.

CW on March 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

To give a pass to Maher just proves the hypocrisy. Thanks for proving what was already known scumbags.

CW on March 8, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

The herpes is an asset

Roy Rogers on March 8, 2012 at 7:50 PM

I think what you meant to say was that Carrie Prejean was a bit of an idiot (as subsequent public appearances confirmed)who was briefly famous because she has nice boobs, while Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Hi Perez Hilton
*waves*

burrata on March 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

yeah heckuv a job there Rush having dead air twice today during commercial breaks

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 6:31 Me

No dead air at all, he hasn’t missed a beat.

lamaestra57 on March 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Sandra Fluke want the government and anyone who owns a business to pay to castrate and mutilate genitals. She is a radical evil woman.

Mormontheman on March 8, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I suppose Maher’s million bucks is just funny money right? Seriously leftards you are far more pathetic than usual.

CW on March 8, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Damn that Carrie Prejean for not lying to Congress in spurious demands for free stuff!

tom daschle concerned on March 8, 2012 at 7:39 PM

She did not lie. You are repeating a lie in alleging that she did. Prescription medications that can have a major effect on a women’s health are not spurrious, and as a student she pays for her insurance.

The herpes is an asset

Roy Rogers on March 8, 2012 at 7:50 PM

The scum rises to the top.

Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, entered Harvard University at the age of 16 and became an assistant professor at Berkeley at the age of 25.

Ted Bundy graduated from the University of Washington in 1972, with a degree in psychology. He attended graduate school at Puget Sound and dropped out of law school at the University of Utah.

Just sayin’, be careful how you measure people when it comes to credentials.

Bishop on March 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I’m with you. George Bush had a Harvard MBA and the whole economy blew up on his watch.

But, generally, a decent admissions record or degree is worth a bit of respect.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Fluke is a private citizen

.
.
OH! OK. Can we start using special words to describe Michelle Obama???
She’s not a private citizen.

LOL!

pastselldate on March 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Carl Levin: I want Limbaugh dropped from Armed Forces Radio
http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2012/03/08/carl-levin-i-want-limbaugh-dropped-from-armed-forces-radio/

But perhaps you can tell me Why is the DNC waging a War on liberty?

Chip on March 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

why is the government subsidizing Rush? why are they giving him a platform? why is the government picking winners and losers instead of letting the free market decide?

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Hey Tool! If Rush is on Armed Forces Radio, did it eve occurr to you that the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines…..are listening to him?!?!!?!

rotorjoe on March 8, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I think what you meant to say was that Carrie Prejean was a bit of an idiot (as subsequent public appearances confirmed)who was briefly famous because she has nice boobs, while Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Oh, so, women have to take an IQ test before it is determined whether they are fair game or not?

Listen, as I have pointed out for several days, it is either wrong to call all women whores, sluts, and cunts or it is not. You can’t pick and choose. You can’t make moral equivalencies or laugh because some women you hate and really love to see’em get it.

Frankly, my dear, either you guys get some more Kirsten Powers or save your faux outrage. I know to the core of my being that, if the roles had been reversed, 99.5% of the Left would not have defended me and I am a 34 year-old woman with a law degree from an Ivy League school.

I’m really getting sick and tired of listening to the sanctimonious crap emanating from the Left.

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I’m with you. George Bush had a Harvard MBA and the whole economy blew up on his watch.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM

You gave away something about what you really believe. You know that was not Bush’s doing but otherwise you don’t mind lying about the truth…that is just you.

CW on March 8, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Here’s a newsflash…………kind of like this contraception bu**sh**. Also kind of like my favortte of the last 36 hours we “only have 20% of the oil”

Women have wondered about and wanted their birth control paid for for as long as there has been the pill.
FLUCK is an activist. Like Cindy Sheehan or any of these other idiots that the left uses and then leaves.
Deragatory remarks from either side is not helpful but going ape over “slut” when X rated words are shrugged off is who the left is.
People are watching and while the war on women is completely manufactured, the lack of respect for women by people like Maher is tough to hide.

ORconservative on March 8, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I get a little sick and tired of bullies hiding behind “jokes”.

“Why you gettin’ so bent out of shape? It was only a joke.”

John the Libertarian on March 8, 2012 at 8:04 PM

She did not lie. You are repeating a lie in alleging that she did. Prescription medications that can have a major effect on a women’s health are not spurrious, and as a student she pays for her insurance.

The contraception mandate would not impact Ms Fluke.

Care to tell us why?

Here’s a handy, little tip-sheet for you that I put together:

The Left: Fluke The Facts

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

But perhaps you can tell me Why is the DNC waging a War on liberty?

Chip on March 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

why is the government subsidizing Rush? why are they giving him a platform? why is the government picking winners and losers instead of letting the free market decide?

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Hey Tool! If Rush is on Armed Forces Radio, did it eve occurr to you that the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines…..are listening to him?!?!!?!

rotorjoe on March 8, 2012 at 8:02 PM

That’s why they want to suppress Rush – can’t have people hearing the truth and making up their own minds, right?

Chip on March 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM

She said contraception costs $3000 a year, it doesn’t.

She told some stupid story about a friend.

She said that $3000 is summer salary.

She made stuff up.

She lied before a congressional committee.

I hope the committee was gavelled.

I hope she gets charged with pperjuring herself.

I hope that she goes to jail.

She is a fraud.

You people look incredibly ridiculous pushing this narrative as your President destroys liberty, opportunity, and wealth.

tom daschle concerned on March 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

OH! OK. Can we start using special words to describe Michelle Obama???
She’s not a private citizen.

LOL!

pastselldate on March 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Yes Please!!! Michelle is MANY things and NONE of them are good!

Roy Rogers on March 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM

White House roots? His roots with Obama did not begin in the White House.

Dante on March 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I think what you meant to say was that …

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I think what you meant to say when you thought that you knew what I thought I meant to say was…

“You’re an a-hole”

Quote me.

Key West Reader on March 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM

The comedian defense is a joke. Rush jokes all the time so by that line of thought he should be in the clear…right?

CW on March 8, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I think DBear is afraid of you. Why else would he avoid your question?

a capella on March 8, 2012 at 7:28 PM

They kind of lost their bluster when they learned that I am the type of woman that considers it the highest compliment when my adversaries call me a c-word.

When bullies learn that they can’t bully, they become ball-less.

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Ah, yes. The good ol’ “It’s OK when we liberals do it because … because … um … be — because we’re not evil!” defense.

L.N. Smithee on March 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Freudian slip? You’ll be docked for that

katy the mean old lady on March 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

You gave away something about what you really believe. You know that was not Bush’s doing but otherwise you don’t mind lying about the truth…that is just you.

CW on March 8, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Of course. The Republican Congress and the whole general right-wing econo-financial complex share blame as well.

She said contraception costs $3000 a year, it doesn’t.

It does for some women who can’t take generics because their doctor prescribes a specific type of pill.

She told some stupid story about a friend.

Which is true. Are you bitter because she has friends?

She said that $3000 is summer salary.

Sounds about right for a law student at a non-profit.

She made stuff up.

Like….

She lied before a congressional committee.

Your proof?

I hope the committee was gavelled.

I hope she gets charged with pperjuring herself.

I hope that she goes to jail.

Typical conservative. All disagreements must be personalized and political differences be morphed into moral failings (Alinsky gives you an “A”).

She is a fraud.

You people look incredibly ridiculous pushing this narrative as your President destroys liberty, opportunity, and wealth.

tom daschle concerned on March 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

If we’re pushing it, why does Hot Air run Fluke stories 24/7?

But thanks. Let’s chat November 7th.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Let’s chat November 7th.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

With a stalinist.

See you in the gulag, comrade.

tom daschle concerned on March 8, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I think what you meant to say was that Carrie Prejean was a bit of an idiot (as subsequent public appearances confirmed)who was briefly famous because she has nice boobs, while Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

So, now, women have to take an IQ test before it is determined whether or not they are fair game to be called names? Either it is wrong to call women “s/uts, wh0res, and cvnts” or it is not. Trying to make a moral equivalence or justification or claiming that one is OK because, well, you hate her and its funny is just not going to cut it with me.

I am a 34 year-old woman with a law degree from an Ivy League school. I know to the core of my being that, if the roles had been reversed, 99.5% of the Left would have been calling me much worse.

The Left’s protestations of outrage are laughable to me. I’m sorry, but that’s just how it is. They have zero credibility. None. It is sort of like when they claim to be “pro-choice,” but then vote to take away my choices by passing ObamaCare. (If you think that I am being melodramatic, then tell me whether or not I will be able to keep only my major medical policy in 2014? If you say “yes,” you are an idiot. If you don’t know, then shame on you for being such a kook-aide drinker.) They do not care about me and I have learned to return the favour.

I can’t get worked up about Ms Fluke getting called a s/ut when the Left calls women s/uts, cvnts, & wh0res all of the time. If you want to get me to start to be concerned, then start cleaning up your own house….oh, and put a whole lot more Kirsten Powers on your team and get rid of hypocrites like Sheila Jackson-Lee and Jan Schakowsky, who can’t find it in themselves to condemn Bill Maher’s misogyny.

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Obama Super PAC chief: C’mon, you can’t compare Bill Maher to Rush

He’s probably right Bill Maher isn’t in Rush Limbaugh’s league it’s not a fair comparison.

Bill Maher Net Worth $23 million

I don’t know how many Maher morons there are but I doubt they number in the ditto head numbers. But remember what Bill said lay off of Rush….

Rush Limbaugh makes 50 million per year according to the NYTs.

(It’s been estimated at between 14 to 20 million listeners a week on 600 stations; in any case, no other radio personality comes close to his numbers.)

Dr Evil on March 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Obama Super PAC chief: C’mon, you can’t compare Bill Maher to Rush

He’s right.

Rush is intelligent and articulate. Maher is neither.

rukiddingme on March 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

She said contraception costs $3000 a year, it doesn’t.

Maybe she was talking about abortions.

I truly want to know WHAT SPECIFIC contraception cost $3000 a year, every year. The NAME of it. Seriously. That’s ludicrous.

pastselldate on March 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

If we’re pushing it, why does Hot Air run Fluke stories 24/7?

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Look who’s talking about the slut.

Roy Rogers on March 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

She lied before a congressional committee.

She didn’t testify before a Congressional committee.

I hope the committee was gavelled.

She spoke before Maerose Prizzi’s kaffee klatsch. It was not a Congressional committee hearing.

I hope she gets charged with pperjuring herself.

She did not testify under oath.

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

She said that $3000 is summer salary.
Sounds about right for a law student at a non-profit.

Maybe in 1976, smackwad, but I’ll tell ya what, I waited tables 7 days a week, in 1974, and went back to school (college) that fall with a savings account of nearly $5000, and never asked my parents for a dime (had a whole $800 scholarship) and managed to pay for all my entertainment AND birth control at the health bldg on campus.

waterytart on March 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Sorry for both. The first didn’t get through and I only saw it after I rewrote and posted the second.

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM

She did not testify under oath.

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Ah well.

tom daschle concerned on March 8, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I’m with you. George Bush had a Harvard MBA and the whole economy blew up on his watch.

And Mr. Harvard Law Review President is shredding the Constitution, just as he said he wished other people had before he had Presidential ambitions.

But, generally, a decent admissions record or degree is worth a bit of respect.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Until it is clear the sheepskin was no indication of future performance at the highest level.

Shall we count the ways? As faux conservative David “Perfectly Creased Pant” Brooks listed, here are your Barack Obama Ivy League All-Stars:

Jan. 20, 2009, will be a historic day. Barack Obama (Columbia, Harvard Law) will take the oath of office as his wife, Michelle (Princeton, Harvard Law), looks on proudly. Nearby, his foreign policy advisers will stand beaming, including perhaps Hillary Clinton (Wellesley, Yale Law), Jim Steinberg (Harvard, Yale Law) and Susan Rice (Stanford, Oxford D. Phil.).

The domestic policy team will be there, too, including Jason Furman (Harvard, Harvard Ph.D.), Austan Goolsbee (Yale, M.I.T. Ph.D.), Blair Levin (Yale, Yale Law), Peter Orszag (Princeton, London School of Economics Ph.D.) and, of course, the White House Counsel Greg Craig (Harvard, Yale Law)…

… Already the culture of the Obama administration is coming into focus. Its members are twice as smart as the poor reporters who have to cover them, three times if you include the columnists.

This list doesn’t include Tim Geithner (Dartmouth, A.B.), given the Treasury Dept. slot despite the fact he’s either a tax cheat, or so incompetent he couldn’t navigate TurboTax.

What’s all their great, bulging, pulsating brainpower gotten us? Record runaway debt, a downgraded credit rating, expansion of the Federal government (that pays higher wages than private enterprise), a theocratic Islamic state close to completing a nuclear weapon, and 9% unemployment. Yeah, that’s “worthy of respect.”

You may be familiar with the Peter Principle. Well, President Peter is our commander-in-chief.

Meanwhile, out of tiny Eureka College outside Peoria, IL, with just a meager economics degree, came the best POTUS of my life.

I don’t think I have to explain who that is.

L.N. Smithee on March 8, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Of course. The Republican Congress and the whole general right-wing econo-financial complex share blame as well.

Dems were in charge of both houses during the collapse.

Well done.

spinach.chin on March 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM

How you compare Maher to a comedian is even harder.

Dopenstrange on March 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Indeed. Maher stopped being funny around the time he was born.

Bitter Clinger on March 8, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I think what you meant to say was that Carrie Prejean was a bit of an idiot (as subsequent public appearances confirmed)who was briefly famous because she has nice boobs, while Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I’ve always said we should treat ivy league college professionals better than we treat the common folk. I mean, they’re just superior.

I know liberals love class warfare, but I think you’re doing it wrong.

It’s not the act of being sexist that’s wrong. It’s all about knowing how to pick the right target.

Ampersand on March 8, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Dems were in charge of both houses during the collapse.

Well done.

spinach.chin on March 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I will not place the entire blame on the Democrats, but I will NEVER, EVER forget that Sen. Charles Schumer spurred the first bank run of 2008 when his office leaked a letter to the executives of Indymac Bank warning it was about to fail. IMHO, he was trying to set a chain reaction in motion that could be blamed on Bush & the GOP.

L.N. Smithee on March 8, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I think what you meant to say was that Carrie Prejean was a bit of an idiot (as subsequent public appearances confirmed)who was briefly famous because she has nice boobs, while Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Yeah, right. The fact that Fluke appeared on “The View” takes out your theory that she’s smart. That whole clap-trap fest makes everyone who watches it dumber. And as far as her “serious views”, please. If the best that she can come up with to argue is that contraceptives cost too much for college students, she isn’t serious.

Btw, Carrie Prejean has class. Something you seem to lack.

Bitter Clinger on March 8, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I will not place the entire blame on the Democrats, but I will NEVER, EVER forget that Sen. Charles Schumer spurred the first bank run of 2008 when his office leaked a letter to the executives of Indymac Bank warning it was about to fail. IMHO, he was trying to set a chain reaction in motion that could be blamed on Bush & the GOP.

L.N. Smithee on March 8, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I’m still bummed that there was no proper investigation of that by the SEC.

There are other snippets of evidence out there that the financial meltdown was an act of financial terrorism. My money is on the democratics’ favorite Nazi stooge George Soros.

slickwillie2001 on March 8, 2012 at 9:10 PM

He’s probably right Bill Maher isn’t in Rush Limbaugh’s league it’s not a fair comparison.

Bill Maher Net Worth $23 million

I don’t know how many Maher morons there are but I doubt they number in the ditto head numbers. But remember what Bill said lay off of Rush….

Rush Limbaugh makes 50 million per year according to the NYTs.

(It’s been estimated at between 14 to 20 million listeners a week on 600 stations; in any case, no other radio personality comes close to his numbers.)

Dr Evil on March 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

money really is everything to you people isn’t it? very christian of you

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:11 PM

As a woman, I must ask:

WHAT MISOGYNY?

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM

don’t play dumb, i know you have to to relate to people here but cmon you know better

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:13 PM

money really is everything to you people isn’t it? very christian of you

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:11 PM

STFU

spinach.chin on March 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM

don’t play dumb, i know you have to to relate to people here but cmon you know better

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I don’t “have” to do anything. I have stoked the ire of people here and at other sites on various issues over the years. I speak my mind and I do not care what people think.

As I asked earlier:

WHAT MISOGYNY???

Maybe, you were referring to urban elitist’s inferred misogyny? You know, where Carrie Prejean was fair game because she was dumb and had good boobs, but Sandra Fluke was off-limits because she got into a top law school???

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I think what you meant to say was that Carrie Prejean was a bit of an idiot (as subsequent public appearances confirmed)who was briefly famous because she has nice boobs, while Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

It’s not the act that matters. It’s the people involved that make the difference. At least you’re honest about your utter hypocrisy.

Some people are just more equal.

Ampersand on March 8, 2012 at 9:22 PM

money really is everything to you people isn’t it? very christian of you

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Some of us are atheists.

Next.

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 9:22 PM

… while Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist on March 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Sarah Fluke either didn’t know that a month’s supply of birth control pills is available at Target or Walmart for under $20 a month or was delibertly lying.

Sandra’s a lot like you: a joke and a liar.

bw222 on March 8, 2012 at 9:24 PM

don’t play dumb, i know you have to to relate to people here but cmon you know better

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:13 PM

That’s what’s great about you – you don’t have to “play” dumb.

bw222 on March 8, 2012 at 9:26 PM

don’t play dumb, i know you have to to relate to people here but cmon you know better

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:13 PM

We’ve been corrected on this. It’s IQ, college affiliation (but not transcripts ::wink wink::), chest size, and political allegiance that are the real measure of a persons worth.

Thanks urban elitist.

Ampersand on March 8, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Mahrer definitely is no Rush Limbaugh.

Because of Rush, we have Hannity, Levine, Ingraham, Beck and hundreds of local and syndicated conservative radio hosts across the country. Because of Rush, we have Fox and Breitbart and Michelle Malcom and Hot Air and Townhall…

Rush gave voice to conservative ideology when 100% of the media was liberal. He was the guy who took the slings and arrows for conservatism while others cowered in his shadow. God bless him.

fight like a girl on March 8, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Some of us are atheists.

Next.

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 9:22 PM

it doesn’t make you less greedy or heartless

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Real Talk: We have reached the day when people “call evil good, and good evil (Isaiah 5:20). Watching Obama’s demonic puppet make excuses for that animal Bill Maher proves to me the Bible is 100% TRUE

apocalypse on March 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

AP, you forgot explanation 5 – that they totally agree with Maher’s sentiments only they know they can’t come out and say it themselves.

Don’t forget what Axelrod said about Carrie Prejean, for example- and her “thought crime” was to express the same stance on gay marriage that Obama publicly proclaims.

Jay Mac on March 8, 2012 at 9:44 PM

STFU

spinach.chin on March 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM

seriously though, is that how you will consider your life a success? by dying with the most stuff?

Romney really is the best candidate for you guys.

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:49 PM

it doesn’t make you less greedy or heartless

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I never claim that it did, but greedy and heartless are in the eye of the beholder and I don’t let the Left define terms.

Sorry.

Resist We Much on March 8, 2012 at 9:53 PM

seriously though, is that how you will consider your life a success? by dying with the most stuff?

Romney really is the best candidate for you guys.

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:49 PM

From the original quote:

(It’s been estimated at between 14 to 20 million listeners a week on 600 stations; in any case, no other radio personality comes close to his numbers.)

Dr Evil on March 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Why are you so obsessed with the money? Dr. Evil wasn’t so narrow minded. It’s not very Christian of you.

Ampersand on March 8, 2012 at 9:54 PM

it doesn’t make you less greedy or heartless

DBear on March 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

At least the other lib posters have some modicum of entertainment value.

You’re just a f@cking moron.

spinach.chin on March 8, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Bill Burton is a lying, cowardly, weasel and a devil worshipping scumbag and Andrea Mitchell is cheerleading him… LOL…”Bill Burton, good to see you again, thank you”…Get Outta Here

apocalypse on March 8, 2012 at 10:05 PM

while Sarah Fluke has serious views and ambitions and is smart enough to get into a top law school.

urban elitist

Ahh yes, because nothing says serious like lying before members of congress as a willing clown in the democrat circus.

If she’s paying $1,000 a year for birth control pills, she ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed. I’m guessing she got in to that law school due to affirmative action.

Hmm, wonder if Fluke was that idiot liberal law student who used to post here, lol?

xblade on March 8, 2012 at 10:30 PM

what is a private citizen? Is that someone who makes public pronouncements but is unable to be questioned? Is it because she isn’t in an office of public trust?

Isn’t everyone a private citizen? I mean, you know, what is a public citizen?

John Kettlewell on March 8, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Important distinction: calling someone ‘slut’ refers to their lack of selectivity in sex partners and calls their judgement into question.
Calling a woman the ‘T’ word or the ‘C’ word reduces them to the equivalent of their genitalia, they are nothing more than disembodied body parts and have no value beyond such.

As the first has at least a mind and is always subject to improved morals and judgement, the first is quite a bit more complimentary (though harsh) and at least acknowledges that they are a whole person.

The second is reducing said person to an object with no mind or value. One can understand that this was Maher’s intent, but one must also understand that his position offers no redemption to the commentee.

TinMan13 on March 8, 2012 at 11:32 PM

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