Monday, March 5, 2012

The Double Standard

You have probably heard about Rush Limbaugh's big goof on air, when commenting on a university student who said that she and other friends were financially strapped by having to pay for their own contraception. Limbaugh apologized for the words he used, but not for his actual criticism. And today, he reiterated the apology and stated that we should never stoop to the level of those we oppose. That, he said, was his real failure: using the same low tactics and language as the liberal left.

CNN is alive with this story and are delighted that advertisers on Limbaugh's show are pulling out (12 at this point).

I hope that Limbaugh stands his ground. He did make an error in his choice of words, but certainly his criticism is valid. Why should the taxpayer pay for university students' contraception? what is next? Pay for their running shoes so that they can keep fit?

As for words used, lest anyone forget, I would like to recall how the left vilified Sarah Palin and continue to do so.

One example: Bill Maher, some people think he is funny, I simply find him crude.

Maher has called Palin a “dumb twat” and dropped the C-word in describing the former Alaska governor. He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann “boobs” and “two bimbos.” He said of the former vice-presidential candidate, “She is not a mean girl. She is a crazy girl with mean ideas.” He recently made a joke about Rick Santorum’s wife using a vibrator. Imagine now the same joke during the 2008 primary with Michelle Obama’s name in it, and tell me that he would still have a job. Maher said of a woman who was harassed while breast-feeding at an Applebee’s, “Don't show me your tits!” as though a woman feeding her child is trying to flash Maher. (Here’s a way to solve his problem: don’t stare at a strangers’ breasts). Then, his coup de grĂ¢ce: “And by the way, there is a place where breasts and food do go together. It’s called Hooters!”

Former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton, the man who runs Obama's super PAC, did not reply when asked if he will be returning Maher's $1 million donation.
- Will Obama Super Pac return Maher's million dollar donation?

The liberal left can use whatever language they wish when speaking of those they dislike, but when Rush Limbaugh makes one error, they jump on him like a pack of dogs. I haven't heard anyone apologize for the words they used about Sarah Palin. But then they never do apologize because they think they are absolutely right all of the time.

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