There are those who feel it is OK to joke about Republicans but NEVER shalt thou joke about Barack Obama.
The Eastwood bit was funny and not all that unfair. However, teams of activists were set to attack it and him. Andrea Mitchel pre-empted 3-minutes of Marco Rubio's speech just to bash Clint.
On the other hand, on the Ed Show or Bill Maher show, republican women are often referred to in very sexually charged terms that would not be tolerated if directed at any other women.
I fear the day when we will be told what we may or may not talk about. It seems we may be getting close.