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Schumer: No Need to Return Maher’s $1M, ‘He’s a Comedian’
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Posted on 03/11/2012 10:26:20 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday dismissed calls for a pro-President Barack Obama super PAC to return comedian Bill Maher’s $1 million donation following accusations of sexism over comments he’s made about 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and other women.

The issue has received particular attention in the wake of a video from a pro-conservative women group calling out the “double standard” in the way Maher and Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” comment have been treated.

Asked on ABC’s “This Week” whether Maher’s money should be returned, Schumer said no.

“The bottom line is that Rush Limbaugh’s comments were just nasty and directed at a particular young woman who had a particular point of view and was expressing herself,” Schumer said. “Bill Maher’s a comedian, it’s much different. Rush Limbaugh has tremendous weight in the Republican Party, no one will rebut him.”

“Bill Maher‘s a comedian who’s on at 11 o‘clock at night but has very little influence on what’s happening here,” he added.

A Schumer spokesman later told Politico he “thinks those comments [made by Maher] are inappropriate and wrong.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billmaher; chuckschumer; limbaugh; maher; newyork; opec; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke; schmuckschemer; schumer; scmuckyshuner; upchuckschumer
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Maher's a comedian? OOOH, that's different, never mind. Chuck E Cheese says the super PAC shouldn't return the $$$ but in the same breath calls Maher's comments wrong and "inappropriate". Way to go Smucky, you've exposed the double-standard even more eloquently than elRushbo.
1 posted on 03/11/2012 10:26:24 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Levin is going to have fun with this one.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 10:28:20 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Impala64ssa

If he’s a comedian why isn’t he funny?


3 posted on 03/11/2012 10:29:08 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Impala64ssa

Another think that always bugged me about Schumer, whenever he flashes that sh*t-eating grin of his, is it me, our does he bear an creepy, uncanny resemblance to Lee Harvey Oswald, just before Jack Ruby blew him away?


4 posted on 03/11/2012 10:29:49 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m actually hoping the Dems keep the money. If things keep going downhill for Mahar, HBO, he could have used the money to support himself.


5 posted on 03/11/2012 10:30:44 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Some liberals I know of revere Bill Maher. They consider his movie “Religiolous” (sp?), which denigrates religion, to be a very thoughtful incisive movie.

Trying to say, he may be an inane comedic personality, but some people take him seriously.


6 posted on 03/11/2012 10:31:44 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Impala64ssa

Comedians make us laugh. Chucky and Billy make me puke.


7 posted on 03/11/2012 10:35:50 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Impala64ssa

I would say that Bill Maher is funny, but looks do not count!


8 posted on 03/11/2012 10:36:57 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: Impala64ssa

TRANSLATION:

Demonizing women by calling them c*nts, sluts, and whores is OK, as long as it’s DONE-WHILE-DEMOCRAT


9 posted on 03/11/2012 10:40:37 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Most liberals get their news from Jon Stewart and their talking points from Bill Maher. To say that liberal comedians don’t have influence is ridiculous. Sure, they don’t have a fraction of the influence of Rush, but it’s not Rush’s fault that they are so incompetent.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 10:42:04 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Impala64ssa

Since when is Mahar a comedian?


11 posted on 03/11/2012 10:43:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tcrlaf

Exactly! And let’s not forget how Carville went after Paula Jones making the snide remarks about trolling money through a trailer park, and how the Dems were all set to portray Lewinski as a crazed stalker. Feminists and liberals all turned a blind eye to all that.


12 posted on 03/11/2012 10:43:42 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Impala64ssa
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13 posted on 03/11/2012 10:47:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Impala64ssa
Schumer has always reminded me of a cross between a used car salesman and a mob lawyer, without the fashion sense or integrity of either.

Mark

14 posted on 03/11/2012 10:49:10 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: ReneeLynn

Maher is funny to the brain dead leftists in this country. Very funny.


15 posted on 03/11/2012 10:50:04 PM PDT by GregoryFul (We all live in an Idiocracy, an Idiocracy, an Idiocracy...)
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To: Impala64ssa

Chuck Schumer is a bonafide hypocritical A-HOLE.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 10:53:48 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Impala64ssa
Wait, wait, I thought Rush was an “entertainer”.
17 posted on 03/11/2012 11:02:35 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Rush Limbaugh is also a comedian. He has very funny segments on his show. Therefore, the left needs to relax and he can call anyone a slut, or even a c**t, that he wishes.

Chuck, I know it's impossible for a liberal, but TRY for an iota of consistancy.

18 posted on 03/11/2012 11:04:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I'm a slut.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Bill Maher has a TV talk show.

Rush Limbaugh has a radio talk show.

See!?! Way different. /s

19 posted on 03/11/2012 11:10:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Is Schumer trying to be a comedian too?


20 posted on 03/11/2012 11:50:12 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Impala64ssa
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'I hope Rush’s kidneys fail'
--"comedian" Wanda Sykes
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Wanda Sykes: “I hope his kidneys fail, how about that? ... He needs a good waterboarding, that’s what he needs.”

Obama joined the crowd in laughing at the crack about Limbaugh’s “kidneys”....”:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/11/comedian-wanda-sykes-draws-cracks-rush-limbaughs-health-patriotism/

21 posted on 03/11/2012 11:51:00 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Sandra Bernhard issues 'gang rape' warning to Sarah Palin

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BY TRACY MILLER
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
September 19th 2008

Sandra Bernhard issued a blistering warning to Sarah Palin during a performance of her new one-woman show.

The Republican V.P. nom would be "gang-raped by my big black brothers" if she enters Manhattan, Bernhard said. Palin is said to be making a campaign stop in New York next week.

"[The gang rape comment] is part of a much larger, nuanced, and yes, provocative (that's what I do) piece from my show about racism, freedom, women's rights and the extreme views of Governor Sarah Palin, a woman who doesn't believe that other women should have the right to choose," Bernhard told the Daily News today.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/09/19/2008-09-19_sandra_bernhard_issues_gang_rape_warning-2.html


22 posted on 03/11/2012 11:53:17 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Impala64ssa
From NewsBusters.org, June 9, 2009...

Seven months after Election Day, and the attacks on Sarah Palin keep coming.

On Monday, CBS's David Letterman on the "Late Show" shamelessly went after the Alaska governor and her family during his opening monologue, as well as in his "Top Ten" list.

Top Ten Highlights Of Sarah Palin's Trip To New York

10. Visited New York landmarks she normally only sees from Alaska

9. Laughed at all the crazy-looking foreigners entering the U.N.

8. Made moose jerky on Rachael Ray

7. Keyed Tina Fey's car

6. After a wink and a nod, ended up with a kilo of crack

5. Made coat out of New York City rat pelts

4. Sat in for Kelly Ripa. Regis couldn't tell the difference.

3. Finally met one of those Jewish people Mel Gibson's always talking about

2. Bought makeup from Bloomingdale's to update her "slutty flight attendant" look

1. Especially enjoyed not appearing on Letterman

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"One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked-up by Alex Rodriguez."

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/06/09/letterman-attacks-sarah-palins-slutty-flight-attendant-look


23 posted on 03/11/2012 11:54:06 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Impala64ssa
“The bottom line is that Rush Limbaugh’s comments were just nasty and directed at a particular young woman who had a particular point of view and was expressing herself,” Schumer said.

So, I guess that Mahar's remarks to Palin, calling her a c*** and a dumb t***, were not just nasty and directed at a particular woman who had a particular point of view and was expressing herself? How do these hypocritical a**hats keep from laughing out loud when they say BS like this?

I guess Calling Palin a dumb t*** was just good clean fun./Sarcasm

24 posted on 03/11/2012 11:54:13 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Impala64ssa
Here's a Schumer lie:

Rush Limbaugh has tremendous weight in the Republican Party, no one will rebut him.”

The Speaker of the House, among other Republicans, rebutted Limbaugh.

25 posted on 03/12/2012 12:00:29 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Once again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Schumer is a comedian.


26 posted on 03/12/2012 12:04:25 AM PDT by citizencon
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To: Sacajaweau

Next they’ll say Rachel Maddow is an exotic dancer.


27 posted on 03/12/2012 12:06:26 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Once again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: Impala64ssa

The left has been calling Rush a comedian for years, now all of a sudden they are saying differently?
The left always finds excuses for the crap that they spew..you can say any disgusting thing about a Conservative and get away with it because #1 you have the media in your back pocket and #2 if your a Dem no one makes a fuss about it. The left has no standards, that is why they are filthy pigs


28 posted on 03/12/2012 12:22:04 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Impala64ssa

So is the junior senator from NY..To this day, he has never denied Al D’amato’s claim that Chuckie was a p-tzhead...


29 posted on 03/12/2012 12:44:30 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Does anybody really know if Maher has actually given the money yet or is this a stunt to give publicity to the super pac?

I can’t imagine a tightwad like Maher parting with a million dollars cash-—he’s not a big Hollywood star making millions from movies and doesn’t make a fraction of what Rush does either. This all sounds phony.


30 posted on 03/12/2012 1:21:09 AM PDT by dupree
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To: Impala64ssa
Bill Maher‘s a comedian who’s on at 11 o‘clock at night but has very little influence on what’s happening here

The reason to return the money would be because Maher degrades women...not because of Schumer's rather dubious perception of Maher's influence. But I guess intentionally missing a logical point is Chuck's point?

31 posted on 03/12/2012 2:14:27 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Impala64ssa

Bill Maher is to the comedic arts as Josef Mengele was to the medical profession.


32 posted on 03/12/2012 2:21:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too much.)
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To: Impala64ssa

That, and that sh*t-eating grin also says “Want some candy, little girl?”


33 posted on 03/12/2012 2:24:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too much.)
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To: Impala64ssa

New York State must be one great big comedy club then, as they keep sending that pathetic pile of sh*t Schumer back to Washington.

Sadistic humor, no doubt. Schumer is New York State flipping the finger at the rest of America.


34 posted on 03/12/2012 3:05:40 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Gene Eric

Isn’t it these same fascists who keep dismissing Rush as an “entertainer”.


35 posted on 03/12/2012 3:51:08 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Impala64ssa

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Chucky the one who called a female flight attendant a rather nasty word after she told him to shut off his cell phone?


36 posted on 03/12/2012 3:57:47 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: ETL
How can a human being become as morally degraded in one lifetime as is David Letterman. And, those who continue to watch him are as degraded as he is. He has tried to pseudo murder Sarah Palin for a short time personal gain with a large NYC/Washington D.C./Hollywood, CA, audience mentality which is nothing short of Sodom and Gomorrah. Letterman is getting on up in years and cannot be too far from his eternity. Where do you think he will spend it?
37 posted on 03/12/2012 4:11:16 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: DemforBush
The difference between Rush and Bill is a rather large salary.

Both entertainers

38 posted on 03/12/2012 4:12:44 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Impala64ssa

He’s a comedian? So are you, What’s your point?


39 posted on 03/12/2012 4:13:36 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Impala64ssa

Hey chucky, either you’re against disrespecting women or you’re not. There’s no picking and choosing.


40 posted on 03/12/2012 4:15:59 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: tcrlaf
"Demonizing women by calling them c*nts, sluts, and whores is OK, as long as it’s DONE-WHILE-DEMOCRAT"

Or after 11:00 at night...

41 posted on 03/12/2012 4:22:57 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: Impala64ssa

See, if only we’d read the 1st Amendment more thoroughly,

“Congress shall make no law , , , abridging the freedom of comediennes’ speech,”

then we wouldn’t have gone of such rants about all this as we have.


42 posted on 03/12/2012 4:37:18 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Impala64ssa

He is also not Christian or Amish. He has a big nose and is not black. He is of the Shumer Tribe


43 posted on 03/12/2012 4:39:37 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: citizencon
Schumer is a comedian.

No, he's not a comedian; he's a joke.

44 posted on 03/12/2012 4:49:17 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: PghBaldy

She did try out for the Chippendales..............


45 posted on 03/12/2012 5:00:16 AM PDT by Nekman (Proud Racist.......or so I've been labeled.{Libeled IMHO})
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To: ETL

Fugly! You’d think she would have gotten plastic surgery by now. Docs probably told her, “Sorry! We can’t fix that!”


46 posted on 03/12/2012 5:01:38 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Hey Chuck, your wife is a real c__t! Hahaha! I’m a comedian!


47 posted on 03/12/2012 5:06:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

In her warped mind she probably considers herself attractive. Libs have a very odd way of thinking.


48 posted on 03/12/2012 5:25:10 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kickass Conservative

“Wait, wait, I thought Rush was an “entertainer”.”

That’s what I was thinking. Rush is very convenient to the dems. He’s either a simple “entertainer”, or he’s the “de facto head of the GOP” — it depends on the circumstances.


49 posted on 03/12/2012 5:27:48 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: jazzlite
How can a human being become as morally degraded in one lifetime as is David Letterman. And, those who continue to watch him are as degraded as he is.

I actually liked him early on. I even went to a few of the shows. But this was decades ago. I don't recall him being political at the time. He's turned into a real nasty left-wing SOB since then.

50 posted on 03/12/2012 5:28:59 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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