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LIMBAUGH: Obama’s OK with Maher’s obscenity, donation?

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on March 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm | 136 Comments »
March 14, 2012 2:04 pm

When President Obama said Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke who had testified before Congress were out of bounds, and that he didn’t want his daughters to ever have to be subjected to those kinds of hateful tirades, I couldn’t have agreed with him more. After all, Limbaugh had called Fluke a slut.

In fact, the president was so concerned about someone from the radical right insulting a woman in that manner that he called her personally to express his concern for her. And, subsequent polls have indicated that Limbaugh’s crude language will likely cost the Republican presidential nominee votes in November. Fair enough.

However, when I learned that the Obama re-election campaign had not refused to accept a million-dollar contribution from Bill Maher, who had publicly called Sarah Palin a word so obscene that I can’t even repeat it in this letter, I was equally appalled. Does he feel that money that comes from someone who crudely slimes Republican women is OK as long as it will buy him votes in November?

I am not a Palin fan, but if Obama called her after Maher’s disgusting comments or after David Letterman said that Alex Rodriquez had “knocked-up” her 14-year-old daughter during the seventh inning of a game they attended at Yankee Stadium, I didn’t hear about it.

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