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
Explains why Ann Coulter dated him.
This whole episode shows the narcissism that permeates the Left. In my family, my wife does the heavy lifting in raising our three children. All I do is make the money. When put on the scales of importance, the kids win. I never understood the notion that working for strangers was more important than working for your own flesh and blood. If both parents have to work out of the home out of necessity, than it must be done. But to do it just for careerism is truly selfish, unless your childless or your kids are no longer kids.
Oh my. The lefties are reaching so awfully far to cover for Obama on this one, they may fall off their couches.
Why does anyone care what this homosexual attention whore says? He is meaningless.
It’s even worse when the President himself must drive the bus just to make sure the narrative so carefully crafted is not derailed. Good grief people.
I thought they were just Friends from when Maher had his Politically Incorrect Show on ABC. Maher might be the one responsible for her later success. ewwwwwwwww...
Bill Maher is a filthy trashmouth liberal Democrat. He does not even deserve a reply. I would hate to admit I ever heard him! but
We still can make fun of the Rats that accept money from him, and pal around with him.
Mahr wanted in the worst way to be a porn star.... This is what a friend said who went to college with him.
Let the pigs roll in the mud and make their situation worse. Please keep talking Bill Maher, you’re helping the GOP win.
Tell Bill Mahrer the Prick Store called and they are all out of him.
Have to wonder why CNN has him on for political commentary if he’s only an ass-clown who works for Time-Warner’s sister network HBO.
There are plenty of boycotts you can be faced with Mr. Mahrer.
Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t.
You forget, to the Left, he’s a serious person whose comments are insightful and praiseworthy.......
Bill Maher has never gotten off his knees since the little fag went to Hollywood. It went something like this: “Bill, you got a pretty mouth. How’d you like to be in my next hit film CANABIL WOMEN IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE OF DEATH. You can be my star. You’ll be starring with three old wash up hags so the audience should hardly notice just ugly you are. Now, get down on your knees and say ahhhh.”
Why is it that you haven’t succumbed to some painful terminal condition?
bingo... i wonder if HIS mother ever worked outside the house???
Hell yes she did.......to get away from her demonic son : )
As long as you are a liberal, it’s perfectly alright to be a misogynist.
what would Maher know about kids?
all his kids ended up in a garbage pail at the abortion clinic or on some cakeboy’s backside
The real question for a first class Hypocrite like Maher is did his Mother have to work or was she a stay at home Mom?
Also were his parents married or divorced while he was growing up?
When you turn the tables on these people they usually are speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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