President Obama's campaign senior strategist David Axelrod weighed in on one of the testiest political debates in recent weeks during an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett on Thursday: Was Bill Maher's ridicule of Sarah Palin as reprehensible as Rush Limbaugh's criticism of Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke?
Burnett asked Axelrod whether "to be consistent," Obama's Super PAC should return the million dollars the comedian recently donated to the president's reelection effort. Obama criticized Limbaugh's descripton of Fluke, who testified before Congress about the need for insurance coverage for birth control, as a "slut" and a "prostitute."
In past comedy routines, Maher has used vulgar, misogynistic terms for women to describe Palin.
"Understand that words Maher has used in his stand up act are a little bit different than -- not excusable in any way -- but different than a guy with 23 million radio listeners using his broadcast platform to malign a young woman for speaking her mind in the most inappropriate, grotesque ways," Axelrod said.
Axelrod then described Limbaugh as the "de facto boss of" the GOP.
While Axelrod didn't excuse Maher's comments, he said Limbaugh's comments about Fluke were "perverse."
Think about this, calling a woman a "twat" or a "cunt" (as Maher did) is basically the equivalent of calling an African-American the "n-word," and Democrats excuse it. Maher has also attacked Michelle Malkin in a misogynist manner as well. Maher has also used thinly veiled racism against Herman Cain.
Oh, and here's some of Maher's "comedy" that Democrats love so much, from this past Tuesday during the Alabama/Mississippi primaries.
The vile Debbie Wasserman-Schultz doesn't find Maher's misogyny offensive. The Alabama Democrats wanted him to come do a fundraiser for them. Then there's that $1 million he's given to Obama's Super PAC.
Sean Hannity used this line recently and it should be repeated often:
Bill Maher is now the de-facto leader of the Democrat Party.
Two can play at that game, David Axlerod.