Friday, March 9, 2012

Rush Limbaugh v Bill Maher

Midterms are OVER. Spring Break is HERE. I am ECSTATIC. 

So now everyone is up in arms over the remarks made by Rush Limbaugh towards Sandra Fluke in regards to her having testified before congress. A synopsis of this can be read here if you're somehow still unaware of what happened. Now, Republicans rushing to Limbaugh's defense are taking up the cause of the radio host with renewed vigor as they disparage Bill Maher for his attack on Sarah Palin. The following was a stand up bit by Maher on his HBO show from 2011:

“Did you hear this – Sarah Palin finally heard what happened in Japan and she’s demanding that we invade ‘Tsunami,’” Maher said. “I mean she said, ‘These ‘Tsunamians’ will not get away with this.’ Oh speaking of dumb t***s, did you –”
*In the interest of keeping it classy, I won't include the word but I'm pretty sure we all know what he said. Honestly I've never heard this word. I think it's a bad word in like England or something. If you don't know what it is, watch this clip from the always wonderful "Easy A" starring the adorable Emma Stone. 

Bill Maher is one of my least favorite human beings on this earth. There's no denying his repulsiveness and the Obama campaign receiving $1 million of this man's money make's me cringe even more than Obama already does. God knows if the GOP candidate accepted a donation of that magnitude from Rush Limbaugh, the left would demand it be returned. Whatever.

Neither Maher nor Limbaugh should have said this. That's just how it is. It is terrifying for me knowing I'm hoping to enter into a profession in which is is rather socially acceptable to refer to women in highly offensive ways.  In the interest of saving face (because if Limbaugh can't get away with being a crass, disrespectful personality he knows he can't either) Maher rushed to Limbaugh's defense with the following tweet:

Let all of the obnoxious misogynists stand together I suppose...


  1. ahhh! I love your blog! I just randomly searched "politics for blondes" cause I know nothing, but want to understand what the heck is going on! I'm from Dallas as well! yaayayaya!

  2. I love this! Thank you so much this is exactly what I'm trying to do is make it all easier to understand.