Bristol Palin Still Waiting - The Double Standard
"I Don't Mind A Parasite. I Object To A Cut-Rate One."
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From CBSDC and the AP comes this story about a recent glaring double-standard in the treatment of women which involves the President:

"Bristol Palin is still waiting for her phone call from President Obama after comedian Bill Maher made derogatory comments about her.

In her blog post entitled “Mr. President: When Should I Expect Your Call,” Sarah Palin’s daughter says it is hypocritical that the president called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” when she testified to congressional Democrats in support of their national health care policy that would compel her Jesuit college’s health plan to cover her birth control.

“Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family,” Palin wrote in her blog. “He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was ‘f—-d so hard a baby fell out.’ (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)”

Maher, who gave an Obama super PAC the money for the president’s re-election campaign, has previously called the former Alaska governor the “c” word."


A lot has been said on this here blog site and elsewhere about the supposed moral (un?)equivalency of the Limbaugh vs. Maher comments, but they seem pretty equivalent to me. Maher recently said that he could say disgusting things about Sarah Palin and other women because he's on HBO and doesn't have sponsors. See:

Classify this one under "The Double Standard" or "Believe It Or Not." Either one fits.

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Iknowyou commented on Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 12:30 PM

This is another good example of the double standard when it comes to name calling just like with the N word.

Iknowyou commented on Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Trust Me - I Know What I'm Doing.

Are you sure because you posted the same blog twice.

sebekm commented on Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Yeah - sometimes I click too fast for my own good. But never fear - I just got rid of my own "double standard."

Iknowyou commented on Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM

You know I was just kidding.

sebekm commented on Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I know, but my action WAS consistent with my profile icon - Inspector Sledge Hammer - who always shot first and asked questions afterwards.

It's just my itchy clicker-finger....

HMJC commented on Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 13:15 PM

This kinda like the staement the obamanator made today. The young man that was shot in Florida "Trayvon" Looked like he could have "my" son. What good is suppossed to come from that statement? How does that not imply race based comments. I guess double standards dont apply...

sebekm commented on Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 16:12 PM

Yes - in these days of insensitivity on bumper stickers, it does seem like the President was unnecessarily inflammatory. What would the mainstream media have said if Dubya commented on the senseless murder of a white youth by a black Neighborhood Watch participant by saying something like: "If I had a son, he'd look like (victim's name)." It also clear from the background in this case that it is highly racially charged. See:

The President's comments look too much like he is playing to his base in an election year. I would have hoped for better than that from the Chief Executive.

sebekm commented on Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 16:15 PM

...It's also clear, that is...

gacpl commented on Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 19:51 PM

Someone's past posts say a lot about someone's motivation in that person's comments. Enough said

sebekm commented on Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 15:32 PM

But at least things are better here than they apparently are in Germany - according to Ahmad Wali Siddiqui, an al Qaeda recruit who was recently extolling the "positive aspects" of living in IRAN (as opposed to living in Germany) at his trial for participation in one of Osama bin Laden's final terror plots. During a wiretapped telephone call to his mother, Siddiqui related that:

"Life in Germany is not good. You live with gays, lesbians, and Jews. Islam rules here.”

HMJC commented on Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 09:15 AM

At the end of the day, "rotten parents" or not, the comment made towards Bristol was just as inapprioprite as the rush comment but is nor considered "news worthy" to pay attention to. Wrong is wrong but our current "leader" only seems t address what will provide him withthe most bang for the buck.

sebekm commented on Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Yes - I'm afraid that they consider treating Bristol Palin the same as Sandra Fluke as giving "aid and comfort to the enemy."

sebekm commented on Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 17:25 PM

Yes - more whining and obfuscation put forward by somebody on the left. Ho hum.

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