Skip to comments.Bill Maher: Ann Romney Has "Never Gotten Her A** Out of the House to Work"
Posted on 04/14/2012 7:35:52 PM PDT by Kaslin
The conservative outrage machine is going to churn on all cylinders over this one, I think -- and rightly so. Not necessarily because Maher said something unusually contemptible here, but for reasons we'll discuss in a moment. The infamous misogynist's shot at Ann Romney comes right around the 4:30 mark, as he ridicules Rosengate as a "meaningless controversy:"
Bill Maher on Hilary Rosen: Just Meaningless Controversies
“But what [Hilary Rosen] meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work.”
Maher did go on to qualify his remark, acknowledging that being a full-time mother can be arduous, but quickly added that holding a "real" job is "a different kind of tough thing:"
“No one’s denying that being a mother is a tough job — I remember that I was a handful. OK, but there is a big difference in being a mother in that tough job, andgetting your ass out of the door at 7 a.m. when it’s cold, having to deal with the boss, being in a workplace, and even if you’re unhappy you can’t show it for eight hours, that is a different kind of tough thing, isn’t it?”
"My general rule is you don’t talk about the spouses of elected officials because they have a really tough job. They’re out there supporting their husband or wife who has chosen to serve in the public eye. I think they’re off limits.”
Team Obama immediately congratulated itself for this bold statement, crowing that Obama had proven that he could honorably "stand up to his friends" or whatever by scolding an ally. Ok, champ. If your own standard is that spouses are "off limits," how do you keep a million bucks from a major donor who spouts off and says your opponent's wife never bothered to "get her ass out of the house to work?" While Obama can't legally direct his affiliated outside group to return the money, he can make his preference very clear. So Obamaland has three choices, as I see it:(1) Pretend there's nothing to see here, as they did when Maher faced scrutiny during the Fluke flap. (2) Issue a half-baked statement disapproving of the comment, but keep the cash because the SuperPAC the president flip-flopped to endorse needs every cent it can get. (3) Return the cool mil, demonstrating that Obama's "rules" of political civility actually mean something. My best guess is that the White House tries the first option initially, then transitions into step two. But that pile of money isn't going anywhere. (If I'm wrong about that, I'll be the first to issue credit where it's due). Meanwhile, the Romney camp is taking full advantage of this flare-up. They're fundraising off of it, producing "moms drive the economy" bumper stickers, and promoting Ann Romney to surrogate-in-chief status. Byron York worries that Republicans are playing the Democrats' game by extending the "war on women" nonsense, but I think this is a slam dunk. Obama's built a substantial gender advantage with women thanks to a unrelenting campaign of demagoguery and false statements from his supporters. The GOP has finally thrown Democrats back on their heels regarding women issues. I see no reason to relent, especially considering their string of unforced errors. Obama's SuperPAC accepted seven figures from Bill Maher, knowing full well that he peddles in crudity and nastiness. Now that he's violated one of Obama's high-minded "principles," Republicans would be committing political malpractice if they didn't beat the drums on this to inflict maximum Democratic discomfort. A manufactured Democrat narrative is blowing up in their faces; Republicans are right to force their opponents to wear it.
UPDATE - Mediaite's Tommy Christopher says because the Romney's could afford nannies, Ann's decision to raise her children amounted to pursuing "a hobby." Keep digging, guys.
Let’s not be too hard on Bill, after all Bill has a big mouth and....
you wouldn’t want to interfere with his sex life.
Little, prissy socialist wants the gubmint to raise the children. This jackass is probably awaiting the next generation of little perverts to take advantage of in his old age.
Let’s not forget; Bath-House Barry’s choice for “Safe School Czar” was the pervert Kevin Jennings, who supported “teaching” the children how to “fist” each other, using the tax payer dime.
Maher will be out of work soon ala KO. Both are delusional psychopaths.
Did he say this to an audience? Did his shallow followers laugh?
One thing we can thank Bill Maher for is that this subhuman vermin has never spawned.
Bill Maher has never gotten out of his a**.
Ann Romney is attractive, eloquent, intelligent, and scariest of all to a liberal, a likable, Republican woman. She will indeed make a gracious First Lady of the land. Therefore the left will loathes her more than anyone else at the moment. She better grow a very thick skin until we take the White House back.
Gee, you can see why Ann Coulter likes the guy, huh?
He’s as snarky and sophomoric as they are.
Alternative: The Media and Romney are co-operating in the Romney/LSM hustle of GOP'ers past the remaining primaries to their "now is the main event joined" fraudmeme. (With over 1000 GOP delegates still unallocated and Romney still stoppable.)
I think they both know that it might not be over, and that it would be more convenient for their purposes if it were over, so the 'Rats start up this "Hey, how about that lousy Ann Romney?" meme to hook the conservatives into defending Ann and blasting easy, cheap targets like Maher .... and walking right past the ball, which is all the unfinished business in the primaries.
As for Maher ..... he probably couldn't prove he *had* a mother.
Are you kidding? Half of L.A. has probably tripped over him in the bushes.
100% correct. That's how it should be. The man's goal should be to make enough money so his wife can be a full time mother to his children. Not always achievable but you shoot for this. Only deranged libs go out and insult stay at home moms. At the same time some mothers feel compelled (its in their mental makeup) to get the heck out of the house. They feel trapped. So they go to work even though the husband is making enough for her to be at home with the children.
when is this ugly asshole going to go away ....... he’s like a POS that gets caught on your shoe.....he needs to be scraped off.....
So. Her ass stayed home and raised kids. Billie’s ass is prominently displayed on the end of his neck and what he says with it stinks with evil.
Did Mr. Maher launch similar attacks against Tereza Heinz-Kerry? No.
The arrogance on the left has always been the most obnoxious arrogance that has ever tainted the earth.
Maher is an idiot. Getting kids on field trips or trained includes work outside the house. Are they attacking homeschooling?
When it is a pedophile school teacher, it is a noble homosexual worker with them. But when it is a mother, it’s not home schooling or working outside the “husband plantation” or whatever else they are insinuating, according to them.
The Gulag, only if they do it, it is ok. Maher needs to return to his homo plantation and go back to his own liberal “home kitchen”.
The arrogance is similar with Bin Laden and Al Qaida, because theirs is not an insurgency, but a quelling of rebellious US soldier who will not go to Islam. Let us not forget that. They come in with imagined authority over us. Obama just talks like that.
Homo plantation - made possible by HoMitt's gay advocacy.
Is Maher a d%#chebag? Absolutely. Will I defend Romney? Hell no.
That being said - women should stay home and raise the kids. Call me a paleocon, or just a plain neanderthal, but women should either have kids and keep the home OR do the career, or hold off on the career until the kids are old enough to make their own sammiches.