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Will Obama Super PAC Return Misogynist Bill Maher's Million-Dollar Donation?

59 comments, 635 views, posted 12:44 am 06/03/2012 in News by Quaektem
Quaektem has 14447 posts, 1793 threads, 16 points, location: Logic and reason are the gnashing of teeth in a world ruled by emotions.

Will Obama Super PAC Return Misogynist Bill Maher's Million-Dollar Donation?

In response to the media firestorm surrounding Rush Limbaugh's insulting comments about Democratic activist Sandra Fluke (comments for which Limbaugh apologized), Kirsten Powers writes about the liberal men who have used misogynistic rhetoric without facing the same outrage. Powers notes that "the grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher—who also happens to be a favorite of liberals—who has given $1 million to President Obama’s super PAC." She continues:

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 grâce: “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.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/will-obama-super-pac-return-misogynist-bill-mahers-million-dollar-donation_633200.html

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Viscera (25)

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10:40 pm 07/03/2012

Viscera

hey now, no kissing mentioned. I am happy to shake and give a bro hug

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10:46 pm 07/03/2012

backroom

Quote by Quaektem:
One little comment and you go off the deep end?


If I do not do it now how many more "little comments" am I expected to let slide before saying something?

Quote by Quaektem:
I guess I could go and return a set of profanity or I can take it in good humor and move on.


You can do whatever you want. I have been telling you for years where we go is entirely up to you.

Have you made your choice?

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10:47 pm 07/03/2012

Viscera

Quote by backroom:
Quote by Viscera:
did you read the article???

Yes... twice now.
But I do not see where she was interviewed for any background info relating to it. It is entirely from the perspective of a former Georgetown student who never met, much less spoke to, Ms. Fluke.
I am sure I could find a number of articles that offer a viewpoint 180 degrees from the one you offer.
But what would be the point?


I'm not being argumentative, she isn't some college student who, due to poverty can't get basic healthcare. That's my point. As to the author of the article, he wasn't commenting on her as a person, but rather giving his expert legal opinion on the constitutionality of the claim, and also of the atmosphere at the university she is complaining about . I take him for what he is worth, which is someone who has more a more pertinent opinion on this then I do,

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10:51 pm 07/03/2012

backroom

I do not dispute anything he has to say about his own experiences or even the atmosphere at the school.
But when he attempts to put himself in her head to explain/ disagree with what she is doing he loses credibility... in my mind.

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10:56 pm 07/03/2012

Viscera

I can agree with that

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5:05 am 10/03/2012

Viscera

Shepac has done a commercial about Maher

watch the video here

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5:20 pm 10/03/2012

Flee

You do realize that Maher is just buying his way into the "in" crowd, right?

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6:04 pm 10/03/2012

Quaektem

He wasn't in the 'in crowd' already?

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6:23 pm 10/03/2012

Flee

Not the political/lobbyist elite one.

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