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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Obama Wants Civility for His Daughters From Right Wing Critics but Not from Left Wing Supporters

Would it be OK if a Democrat called one of his daughters an insulting name?
So, Tuesday afternoon rolls around and Obama was still making hay over the Rush Limbaugh slip of calling contraception activist Sandra Fluke a "prostitute." Again, he stands at the White House podium wagging his finger to denounce Rush Limbaugh:
Obama Says Limbaugh Remarks Had No Place in Public Discourse
Says He Thought of His Daughters When He Called Sandra Fluke
By Sophie Quinton
National Journal
March 6, 2012

President Obama said on Tuesday that called Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke because he wanted to set an example for his daughters, and young people in general, after conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh called Fluke names.

"The reason that I called Ms. Fluke is that I thought about Malia and Sasha," Obama told a news conference.

"I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way, and I don’t want them attacked, or called horrible names, because they’re being good citizens. And I thought Sandra should know that I thought her parents should be proud of her."

Fluke made national headlines when she testified in support of the administration's decision to require all employers to provide contraceptive care as part of health insurance coverage, with "accommodations" for religiously affiliated employers.

Limbaugh has since apologized for singling out Fluke for her testimony, after he called her a "prostitute" and a "slut". Obama called her last week to show his support.

“All decent folks can agree, that the remarks that were made don’t have any place in the public discourse," Obama said.

Well, if Rush calling Sandra Fluke a "prostitute" for deliberately setting up the issue of contraception at Georgetown Law (she choose Georgetown after knowing that they did not offer free contraceptives) then how does Obama feel about the hate speech his supporters direct at conservative women?

Kirsten Powers writing at the Daily Beast catalogs examples of left wing hate speech that are far worse than what Limbaugh said about Fluke:
During the 2008 election Ed Schultz said on his radio show that Sarah Palin set off a “bimbo alert.” He called Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut.” (He later apologized.) He once even took to his blog to call yours truly a “bimbo” for the offense of quoting him accurately in a New York Post column.

Keith Olbermann has said that conservative commentator S.E. Cupp should have been aborted by her parents, apparently because he finds her having opinions offensive. He called Michelle Malkin a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick.” He found it newsworthy to discuss Carrie Prejean’s breasts on his MSNBC show. His solution for dealing with Hillary Clinton, who he thought should drop out of the presidential race, was to find “somebody who can take her into a room and only he comes out.” Olbermann now works for über-leftist and former Democratic vice president Al Gore at Current TV.

Left-wing darling Matt Taibbi wrote on his blog in 2009, “When I read [Malkin’s] stuff, I imagine her narrating her text, book-on-tape style, with a big, hairy set of balls in her mouth.” In a Rolling Stone article about Secretary of State Clinton, he referred to her “flabby arms.” When feminist writer Erica Jong criticized him for it, he responded by referring to Jong as an “800-year old sex novelist.” (Jong is almost 70, which apparently makes her an irrelevant human being.) In Taibbi’s profile of Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann he labeled her “batshit crazy.” (Oh, those “crazy” women with their hormones and all.)
There are more examples...many more in Powers's article.

Will Obama Ask Super Pac to Return $1 Million Contribution from Maher?
Comedian Bill Maher, noted  for the vile and insulting things he has said about Republican women recently gave $1 million to the Super Pac supporting Obama's re-election. Will the Obama campaign give back the money and disavow such hateful language? Don't bet on it!

At the Tuesday Press Conference there was one half-hearted attempt to squeeze in a question about Bill Maher's conduct but it was quietly ignored.

As long as those on the left loudly condemn Republican speech they find offensive while turning a blind eye to far worse speech coming from their side there will be no improvement in the overall civility that Obama and the Dems say they champion!

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