Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was highly critical of Rush Limbaugh after he called contraception activist Sandra Fluke a "prostitute" and a "slut." She told one interviewer: "I wouldn’t want those words repeated in my office."
In an orchestrated campaign, female Democrats in the House of Representatives followed Pelosi's lead and found their way to the microphones to trash Rush. Rep Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) made a strong statement condemning Rush as did Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).
Knowing that Bill Maher has said things far worse about Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann, a citizen journalist videoblogging at Frank Strategies tracked down former Speaker Pelosi in the halls of congress and asked whether she also condemned Maher's statements. Silence was the only answer.
The same in the following exchange with both Reps. Jackson Lee and Schakowsky. Watch:
REPORTER: Congresswoman, quick question. I know you’ve been outspoken about Rush Limbaugh; in light of Bill Maher’s comments that Sarah Palin is a “cunt” and “dumb twat,” are you going to call on Obama’s Super PAC to return the million dollars they got from Bill Maher? And if not, why not?
REPORTER: Why are you refusing to condemn that remark, ma’am? Do you find that okay? That discourse?
REPORTER: Congresswoman, quick question. I know you’ve put out a statement about Rush Limbaugh, condemning his remarks, understandably. Have you put out a similar statement calling on the president’s Super PAC to return the $1 million that he got from Bill Maher? Why not? Is that an acceptable thing to call a woman?
REPORTER: Why won’t you speak out? Isn’t misogyny misogyny no matter which side does it?
"Why won’t you speak out? Isn’t misogyny misogyny no matter which side does it?" Well, that pretty much sums it up. It's obvious from watching the tape and from the silence that descends when left wing hate speech is put under the spot light that these Democrat women don't really care what vile names you call a Republican woman. This isn't about respect for women. It's all about politics.
As I have said on so many similar occasions there will never be any improvement in the quality of public discourse if Democrats continue to exempt their own from the same standards they daily demand of Republicans.
Thanks Red Hunter for finding the video!