Bill Burton, the head of the Obama Super PAC - Priorities USA Action won't return Bill Maher's $1 million donation.
During an interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC today, Burton acknowledged Maher's past comments were "vulgar", "inappropriate" but apparently Maher's language isn't so vulgar and inappropriate when a $1 million is involved.
Burton went on to say:
The notion that there is an equivalence between what a comedian has said over the course of his career and what the de facto leader of the Party said to sexually degrade a woman who engaged in an important debate of our time is crazy.
No, it isn't crazy at all. What is apparent here is that while Burton thinks it's out of bounds for a Republican or a conservative to sexually degrade any woman who supports the Obama agenda, he's perfectly fine with a Democrat or a liberal who sees fit to sexually degrade any woman who opposes the Obama agenda. If Burton had an ounce of decency, he would return Maher's money immediately and without hesitation. Then again when I think of Bill Burton, decency is not the first thing which comes to mind.
Well, as long as Bill Burton is fine with Bill Maher's money then so is President Obama. Yes, Obama 2012 and Priorities USA aren't officially connected but let's tell it like it is. Bill Burton was President Obama's Deputy Press Secretary. They aren't exactly strangers. They are acting in common cause. Priorities USA Action's money is President Obama's money
So if President Obama wants to keep Maher's money then he has to keep everything that comes with it. Obama gets to keep Maher's vulgarity; Obama gets to keep Maher's inappropriateness, and Obama gets to keep Maher's praise for the bravery of the 9/11 hijackers while condemning our military as cowardly. President Obama and Bill Maher deserve each other.
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