David Axelrod will not be appearing as a guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” despite reports last week that he was scheduled to do the show in the next few weeks.
“He’s not scheduled to go on at this time,” said Ben LaBolt, the press secretary for President Obama’s reelection campaign.
Maher, who donated $1 million to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA, has increasingly become a target of right-wing attacks over the last week in response to the left’s attacks on Rush Limbaugh. Maher has come under fire for calling Sarah Palin a “c**t” during his stand-up act and a “dumb tw**t” on his HBO show, among other sexist comments.
The Daily noted this when reporting last Wednesday that, according to an HBO spokeswoman, Axelrod was scheduled to appear on Maher’s show in the coming weeks.
Axelrod’s cold feet are not the only sign that the right’s attacks on Maher seem to be gaining some traction.
On Thursday, The Daily Caller reported that the Alabama Democratic Party had scrubbed its website of an announcement for its upcoming fundraiser headlined by Maher.
I don’t know how far this pushback is gonna go. Maher and Limbaugh should have been fired by now. In a perfect world they never would have had those jobs in the first place. But we do have their attention.
If you take a couple potshots at a burglar as he flees into the darkness, you don’t have to hit him to get your point across. The sound of hot lead whizzing by his head will stick in his memory.
You can expect Bill, Rush and the other usual suspects to be on their best behavior for a while.