HBO personality Bill Maher added fuel to the fire raging over Hilary Rosen’s controversial remarks about Ann Romney. Maher, a key supporter of the Obama 2012 campaign and major Obama SuperPAC financier, doubled down on Rosen’s assertion that Ann Romney, as a stay-at-home mom, is incapable of offering her husband good economic advice. Rosen said that Mrs. Romney “never worked a day in her life;” Maher went farther…
…Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work. There is a big difference in being a mother, and that tough job, and getting your ass out of the door at 7am 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 8 hours, that is a different kind of tough thing.
Maher’s comments, of course, are completely wrong. Ann worked at a maritime goods manufacturer for years and has volunteered (that is, worked without pay) for numerous charity efforts during her time in Massachusetts. But perhaps more importantly, Mrs. Romney chose to stay at home and raise five children.
Yes, Bill Maher, being a stay-at-home mom means getting your ass out of the door at 7am when it’s cold. It means that you can’t show your unhappiness in front of your kids. It means you’re still performing valuable work – prehaps more valuable work than what many of us do on a daily basis.
It does not mean that you should be subjected to malicious attacks by a career misogynist on national television. That’s right, Maher has made several immature and quite frankly disgusting remarks about leading Republican women (which you can read about here if you wish), all the while joining the chorus of “feminist” Democrats baying for Rush Limbaugh’s head after his Sandra Fluke remark. In light of all this, Obama’s campaign has still refused to return the multi-million dollar handouts he’s given to them.
Maher has been called a comedian by some – which is surprising, because he’s not very funny. Perhaps a better term would be “hypocrite.” By all accounts it seems much more accurate.