QUESTION: Thank you, Mr. President. Do you think Rush Limbaughís apology to the Georgetown Law student was sufficient and heartfelt? Do you agree with the decision of the growing number of sponsors that have decided to drop his show and stop supporting his show? And has there been a double standard on this issue? Liberal commentators have made similarly provocative or distasteful statements and there hasnít been such an outrage.
OBAMA: You know Iím not going to comment on what sponsors decide to do. Iím not going to comment on either the economics or the politics of it. I donít know whatís in Rush Limbaughís heart, so Iím not going to comment on the sincerity of his apology. What I can comment on is the fact that all decent folks can agree that the remarks that were made donít have any place in the public discourse. And the reason I called Ms. Flute is because I thought about Malia and Sasha and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about. Even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I donít want them attacked or called horrible names because theyíre being good citizens.
So he called left-wing extremist Sandra Fluke because she's just a good citizen who was engaged in issues she cared about and who didn't deserve to be attacked or called horrible names for speaking her mind.
But Barack Obama didn't take on any of these instances of good citizens who are engaged in issues they cared about who were attacked and called horrible names -- and certainly didn't call the victims to commiserate.
The only conclusion to be made is that Barack Obama does not consider conservative women to be good citizens and considers it perfectly acceptable to attack them and call them conservative names for speaking out on issues they care about. Indeed, he even finds such attacks to be so appropriate the his SuperPAC has taken $1,000,000 from one of the attackers.
Either that, or we once again are confronted with the reality that Barack Obama is just a principleless hypocrite who will do or say anything for political advantage even as he and his allies seek to destroy their political enemies by any means available.