While slamming Mitt Romney for not standing up to the “strident voices” on his side, a top Obama advisor is planning to spend some quality time with one on his own, The Daily has learned.
David Axelrod, President Obama’s senior campaign strategist, is scheduled to appear on Bill Maher’s late-night talk show within the next few weeks, according to Kelley Carville, an HBO spokesman.
As the controversy over Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke continued, a former Obama White House official today joined Republicans in pointing out that Maher, who recently donated $1 million to a pro-Obama super PAC, has a history of his misogynistic slurs.
Last year, he was rebuked by the National Organization for Women for calling Sarah Palin a “dumb tw*t.”
“palin [sic] is right to point out that bill maher has said some pretty disgusting things about women, comedian or not. they are rush like,” Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of President Obama’s Council on Economic Advisors, and currently a professor at the University of Chicago, tweeted.
On Bill Bennett said, “My question is whether the president will give back the million dollars Bill Maher gave him. I don’t know how he’s going to explain that to Sasha and Malia, when that guy uses language that would make Rush blush.” And now his top campaign aide is appearing alongside a man who, unlike Rush, won’t even apologize for his name-clling.
Bear in mind that the graduate of America’s finest liberal arts college is turning the president’s own rhetoric on its head.As Jennifer Rubin put it:
The comment is, in a word, perfect. The gentle tone of irony contrasts with the left’s hyperventilating. The matter-of-fact assertion highlights how the left’s “outrage” is reserved for political opponents’ entertainers. And his gentle rebuke to the president — who chose to drag his daughters into a phony political gambit — is the frosting on the well- baked cake.
At first, it appeared that the Democrats won this battle. But, now it appears that the Democrats are walking into their own trap because they refuse to condemn — and continue to associate with — prominent lefties who use rhetoric as bad as (if not worse than) Rush’s slur.
Credit the new media for exposing left-wing name-calling. And to the situational ethics of liberal politicos–establishing rules of proper behavior applied piecemeal in attempts to undermine the opposition.