Obama senior strategist David Axelrod’s faulted Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney for
his muted response to derisive comments made by conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, in which Limbaugh called a Georgetown student a “slut” for supporting government-financed birth control.
He said Romney is “afraid to challenge the de facto boss of the Republican primary,” indicating that Limbaugh was controlling the party.
Wonder how he feels about the reluctance of the president’s fellow partisans who refuse to comment on similar speech leveled by a man with far less influence in Democratic circles:
(H/t: Jim Geraghty.) Recall how one prominent Democrat insisted that Republicans “differentiate themselves” from the means-spirited rhetorical hurled by conservative activists. Recall that just last week, the editors of the Washington Post insisted that “While Republican leaders owe no apology for Mr. Limbaugh’s comments, they do have a responsibility to repudiate them — and him.”
Here, a freelance journalist gave two prominent House Democrats the chance to do just that. And they refused. Remember, both women had spoken out against Rush Limbaugh’s slur. I’m sure Mr. Axelrod will be asking them to change their tune.
Ok, this really is too much fun. Our friends on the left set such high standards for Republicans which they refuse themselves to meet. And yes, readers, there is some sport in shooting fish in barrels.
FROM THE COMMENTS: While agreeing that Limbaugh is fare more prominent on the right than Maher is on the left, sonicfrog holds that
If you are going to speak out against nasty comments about women because those comments are inherently offensive to all women, which is how the left typically parses this type of issue, they can not simply ignore it when someone from their side of the isle does the same and remain silent without looking like a fool. You have to be able to say something, if only a “this is wrong no matter where it came from”.
Both Congresswomen are on camera looking like fools.
And if they were Republicans, this video will be all over CNN. And MSNBC. And maybe even NBC.