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.
Either has Bill Maher.
I wonder if this maggot, Maher, can provide us with any proof that he has ever had a job. Probably not.
Maher’s a pig.
And Bill has raised kids?
Maher’s the reason Trayvon Martin died.
Such a classless clown as this is a waste of bandwidth.........
Now, I appreciate white collar work - I have a college degree and work at a desk. But I have also held jobs where you come home sweat-stained with calluses on your hands and mud on your boots. Bill doesn't know what it is to earn a living.
My wife stayed home to raise our kids rather than work to pay a nanny or day care to raise our kids. I know my wife worked every day just as hard or harder than I did.
So yeah, STFU Bill, your Hollywood lifestyle is so far removed from real America you have no basis on which to comment.
Why all this fuss about Ann Romney? SHE IS NOT RUNNING FOR ANYTHING!!!
IMO Bill Maher is a Poster child for low-life Democrats.
Rosen is the female version.
We already know and have known for years what disdain the left has for mothers and motherhood, so in a way this really is a meaningless controversy.
I think the attempt here is to create sympathy for Romney. Remember that Ann Romney is a liberal, she is pro-choice, her friends are all Democrats. This is the company she keeps.
Mahr has a complex...why does he hate women so much? I’ll tell ya, I’ll bet he has a fancy sportscar to make up for what he hasn’t been endowed with...
This waste of space is so desperate for attention, he’s now stealing Dim operatives’ lines. Pathetic.
This coke head vile pos. Remember his girlfriend “Superhead”?
The whore who was given that name for the specific act she performed on so many hip hop and rap artists.
Does he really have any right to talk crap about Ann Romney or any female with his past record of chicks?
Let these libs keeps spewing this crap. It only shows them for what they are and will draw more voters to Mitt.
Lol, on Friday Rush said he was begging liberals to continue their attacks on her.
Actually, Maher drives a Lexus RX CUV Hybrid. He used to drive a Prius. In other words, he drives a Tranny vehicle that can't make up its mind.
Kind of Like Chaz Bono. She just can't commit to turning her inny into an outie. No wonder she / he / it can't keep a woman happy, just like Maher the Misogynist.
Bill Maher hates women, I wonder what his mama did to him to make him hate women so much. He is a filthy maggot
Bill Mahr is a disgusting, no-talent hack who knows he would be an UNEMPLOYED disgusting, no-talent hack if he did not spout this lunacy at every opportunity