Earlier this week, Obama supporter/super donor Bill Maher lashed out at Allen West in a blog post where he referred to the black Congressman's Republican party as the "Party of the Apes." Politico caught it, but practically pulled something downplaying it. Breitbart News gave it the attention it deserved, and yet the very same media that declares "basketball," "food" and "stamp" as racist dog-whistles against Barack Obama, just couldn’t summon any indignation on this one.
Declare a basketball-loving president a basketball-loving president and you’re racist.
State a black Congressman is a member of the "Party of the Apes" and crickets.
For the media, though, this has never been about race and has always been about politics. The corrupt media is only looking for ways to rescue Obama and screaming RACIST is a pretty nifty way to avoid using the word "jobs."
Besides, being on Maher's HBO show is a feather in the craven cocktail crowd's cap, so if Maher wants to state West belongs to the "Party of the Apes," so be it. Racism shmacism, criticism might cost you an invite.
Criticism could also hurt Obama. After all, Maher loves him some Obama to the tune of $1 million and a HBO show exclusively devoted to keeping him in power for four more years.
One person not interested in a seat at Maher's roundtable, though, is West, whose campaign responded today with a fundraising email with the header, "Bill Maher's Racist Attack":
Bill Maher and liberals like him are gravely threatened by a black conservative willing to stand up to their reckless agenda.
This week, Obama’s million-dollar Super PAC donor and “comedian” Bill Maher leveled racial smears against Allen West and the “Party of the Apes.”
Maher went on to say that when fellow Republican representatives greet Allen in Washington, they probably say, “‘Word, Allen. Word.’ Because that’s how they think black people talk.” …
Of course, this isn’t the first time Bill Maher has made racist and sexist remarks. He has a history of offensive, misogynistic attacks on women as well.
•In one 11-day period in 2011, Maher repeatedly assaulted Sarah Palin, calling her a “bimbo” and hurling two sexist epithets during his stand-up “comedy routine.”
•He has repeatedly leveled insults at Bristol Palin as well, saying just this past May that Bristol would “name her next kid Colt 45 after what she’s drinking when she gets pregnant.”
•And in April, Maher attacked Ann Romney saying she has “never gotten her ass out of the house to work.”
President Obama and Allen’s left-wing opponent won’t speak out against these racist and sexist attacks. In fact, they’ll likely circle the wagons. Help us fight back by donating today! Help ensure we keep Allen West in Washington to restore honor and integrity to government.
Rest assured, the media still won't cover Maher's indefensible attack, even after one of the most well-known Congressmen in the country calls attention to it. We won’t hear a peep from the Congressional Black Caucus either, because it's really the Congressional Leftist Caucus That Happens To Be Black Because The Media Loves Identity Politics.
Oh, we might see some obligatory reporting, but not the kind of narrative that would swarm a Sean Hannity or Dennis Miller had one of them written the exact same thing about a black Democrat.
Like much of the media that protects him, Maher is rich, white, privileged, and powerful and therefore can say anything he pleases about a black man. You know, as long as it's one of "those" black men -- the kind that doesn’t behave the way the rich, white, powerful and privileged think he should.
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