Uhhh boy. So much hypocrisy, and so little time.
President Obama and the White House have joined – and are even stoking – the uproar of indignity that erupted after Rush Limbaugh called abortion rights activist and Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute.
But as many of you know, that hasn’t stopped one of the PACs supporting Obama from accepting $1 million from serial misogynist Bill Maher.
The White House recently decided to become more agressive in seeking support for the PAC, Priorities USA. By the same token, the White House could easily signal to Priorities USA, which is run by former Obama White House aide Bill Burton, that it should return the money. But clearly, it won’t.
And I thought it was important to stand up for women! Obama, you’ll remember, this week even mushily invoked his daughters, saying he had called Fluke to lend his support in part because he was concerned Sasha and Malia might one day be similarly victimized.
Perhaps if Rush had expressed his regret with a $1 million check to Bill Burton, the White House would have stood down. Because what’s a principle or two when $1 million is involved?
Wanted to show you this video by ShePAC. It makes the point very well.
H/T to Nice Deb, where I first saw the video.