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Bill Maher: Ann Romney Has "Never Gotten Her A** Out of the House to Work"
Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | Guy Benson

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?”

Yes, because mothers never have to get up at all hours to feed their infants, drive kids to swim practice, and make sure everyone is bathed, clothed and fed before heading to school every single day. And they never have to suppress unhappiness or mask certain emotions for the sake of their children. That inanity aside, let's cut Maher a little slack. Working outside of the home is a different beast than being a full-time parent. That's obvious. What's obnoxious when some on the Left either imply or openly state that the latter option is somehow more worthwhile. Plus, if Maher hadn't turned his phrase so crassly -- vulgarity is his default setting, it seems -- no one would have batted an eye. But he said what he said, and how he said it. Lest we forget, he also happens to be a million-dollar donor to President Obama's SuperPAC. When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a "slut," the collective Left went ballistic. The media covered it incessantly. Republicans were asked to denounce the comments. Advertisers dropped Rush. Obama phoned Fluke to offer support and express solidarity. The "war on women" meme shifted into top gear. Now we have a prominent, big-dollar Obama donor dropping an offensive statement on Mitt Romney's wife, a cancer survivor who has battled multiple sclerosis. It seems like a good time to check in with The One and recall what he said just this past week about attacking politicians' families:

"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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: annromney; romney2012; womensvote
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1 posted on 04/14/2012 7:35:56 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Either has Bill Maher.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 7:36:38 PM PDT by RC one (all y'all had to do was vote for Newt but noooooo, he wasn't good enough.)
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To: Kaslin

I wonder if this maggot, Maher, can provide us with any proof that he has ever had a job. Probably not.


3 posted on 04/14/2012 7:37:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is like a stool sample. You have to pass it to find out what's in it.)
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To: Kaslin

Maher’s a pig.


4 posted on 04/14/2012 7:38:43 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Kaslin

And Bill has raised kids?


5 posted on 04/14/2012 7:39:11 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Kaslin

Maher’s the reason Trayvon Martin died.


6 posted on 04/14/2012 7:41:26 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah- Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me.)
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To: RC one
bingo... i wonder if HIS mother ever worked outside the house???
7 posted on 04/14/2012 7:44:02 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin

Such a classless clown as this is a waste of bandwidth.........


8 posted on 04/14/2012 7:44:56 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Kaslin
Hey Bill, STFU you wouldn't know real work if it bit you in your ever expanding lily white backside.

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.

9 posted on 04/14/2012 7:46:44 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Kaslin

Why all this fuss about Ann Romney? SHE IS NOT RUNNING FOR ANYTHING!!!


10 posted on 04/14/2012 7:49:01 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Kaslin

IMO Bill Maher is a Poster child for low-life Democrats.

Rosen is the female version.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 7:52:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: smalltownslick

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.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 7:54:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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...


13 posted on 04/14/2012 7:58:28 PM PDT by hope
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To: Kaslin

This waste of space is so desperate for attention, he’s now stealing Dim operatives’ lines. Pathetic.


14 posted on 04/14/2012 7:58:30 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Kaslin

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?


15 posted on 04/14/2012 8:02:50 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: Kaslin

Let these libs keeps spewing this crap. It only shows them for what they are and will draw more voters to Mitt.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 8:03:40 PM PDT by Lucky2 (OMG - 0BAMA MUST GO!)
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To: Lucky2

Lol, on Friday Rush said he was begging liberals to continue their attacks on her.


17 posted on 04/14/2012 8:06:36 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: hope
>”I’ll bet he has a fancy sportscar to make up for what he hasn’t been endowed with”<

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.

18 posted on 04/14/2012 8:07:23 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Kaslin

Bill Maher hates women, I wonder what his mama did to him to make him hate women so much. He is a filthy maggot


19 posted on 04/14/2012 8:10:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kaslin

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


20 posted on 04/14/2012 8:12:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Explains why Ann Coulter dated him.


21 posted on 04/14/2012 8:14:00 PM PDT by hope
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To: Kaslin

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.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 8:22:38 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Kaslin

Oh my. The lefties are reaching so awfully far to cover for Obama on this one, they may fall off their couches.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 8:24:12 PM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Kaslin

Why does anyone care what this homosexual attention whore says? He is meaningless.


24 posted on 04/14/2012 8:26:44 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: gusty

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.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 8:27:02 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: hope
I still can't get my mind around that.

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...

26 posted on 04/14/2012 8:32:56 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 8:48:59 PM PDT by RightLady (Throw the Traitors out)
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To: hope

Mahr wanted in the worst way to be a porn star.... This is what a friend said who went to college with him.


28 posted on 04/14/2012 8:54:11 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Kaslin

Let the pigs roll in the mud and make their situation worse. Please keep talking Bill Maher, you’re helping the GOP win.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 9:28:47 PM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: Kaslin

Tell Bill Mahrer the Prick Store called and they are all out of him.


30 posted on 04/14/2012 9:29:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Red Badger

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.


31 posted on 04/14/2012 9:31:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Kaslin

Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t.


32 posted on 04/14/2012 9:33:07 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: a fool in paradise

You forget, to the Left, he’s a serious person whose comments are insightful and praiseworthy.......


33 posted on 04/14/2012 9:36:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Kaslin

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.”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094834/


34 posted on 04/14/2012 9:39:34 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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Oh Bill,

Why is it that you haven’t succumbed to some painful terminal condition?


35 posted on 04/14/2012 9:45:11 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Chode

bingo... i wonder if HIS mother ever worked outside the house???

Hell yes she did.......to get away from her demonic son : )


36 posted on 04/14/2012 9:50:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Kaslin

As long as you are a liberal, it’s perfectly alright to be a misogynist.


37 posted on 04/14/2012 9:53:32 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Kaslin

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


38 posted on 04/14/2012 10:05:58 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Kaslin
Why is it that almost every bmpersticker festooned Volvo and Subaru wagon I see in Massachusetts with bumperstickers that Read: "Bread Not Bombs", "Save The Whales", "Celebrate Diversity", etc, also seems to have this one:

39 posted on 04/14/2012 10:05:58 PM PDT by BansheeBill
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To: RC one

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


40 posted on 04/14/2012 10:12:24 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


41 posted on 04/14/2012 10:12:47 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: Kaslin

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.


42 posted on 04/14/2012 10:38:59 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Kaslin

Maher will be out of work soon ala KO. Both are delusional psychopaths.

43 posted on 04/14/2012 10:41:39 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Kaslin

Did he say this to an audience? Did his shallow followers laugh?


44 posted on 04/14/2012 10:45:49 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Kaslin

One thing we can thank Bill Maher for is that this subhuman vermin has never spawned.


45 posted on 04/14/2012 10:46:50 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Kaslin

Bill Maher has never gotten out of his a**.


46 posted on 04/14/2012 10:48:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


47 posted on 04/14/2012 11:02:53 PM PDT by parisa
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To: Kaslin

Gee, you can see why Ann Coulter likes the guy, huh?


48 posted on 04/14/2012 11:30:20 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: Red Badger

He’s as snarky and sophomoric as they are.


49 posted on 04/15/2012 12:04:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: GeronL
Remember that Ann Romney is a liberal, she is pro-choice, her friends are all Democrats. This is the company she keeps.

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.

50 posted on 04/15/2012 1:50:33 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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