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Old 04-16-2012, 05:46 PM
Bill Maher bashes stay at home moms

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...est=latestnews

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Bill Maher is facing bipartisan criticism -- most recently from one of President Obama's former top advisers -- for controversial comments he made last week about Mitt Romney's wife.

Maher, while a comedian, has endured a surge of political scrutiny since donating $1 million to the super PAC supporting President Obama.

He got himself into trouble Friday when, on his HBO show "Real Time," he ratcheted up a comment made earlier in the week by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen. Rosen had said Ann Romney "never worked a day in her life," and later apologized under pressure from top Democrats.

Maher, though, took Rosen's comments a step further.

"What she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work," Maher said.

Republicans have used the incident to once again pressure the super PAC Priorities USA to return the Maher donation -- or at least condemn the comments. Supporters of both Obama and the presumptive GOP nominee have worked feverishly over the past several weeks to appeal to women, and portray the other side as inconsiderate toward those voters.

Maher's remarks fed that fire.

"Bill Maher's degrading comments on Ann Romney not easily dismissed -- he's a $1m donor to Priorities USA," Mitt Romney confidante Eric Fehrnstrom tweeted.

But Obama's former domestic policy adviser also voiced concerns on Sunday.

"You know, the language, the sentiment are problematic," Melody Barnes said on ABC's "This Week" when asked whether the president needs to distance himself from the comments. "And the campaign has -- and the president has said, look, the civility ... it matters. The way we talk to each other matters. And they're going to have to, as you said, make a decision."

Priorities USA co-founder Bill Burton previously has dismissed concerns about Maher's comments -- particularly when his criticism of Sarah Palin came up amid the backlash last month over Rush Limbaugh's degrading comments about a college student who testified on contraception coverage. Maher said in an interview at the time that it's "crazy" to suggest any "equivalence" between comments by a comedian like Maher and comments by Limbaugh.

A representative from Priorities USA has not returned a request for comment from FoxNews.com.

Republicans directed their latest Maher complaints directly at Burton.

Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer took to Twitter to ask him: "now that Maher is on the attack against women again, dont u finally think u have to give the million back?"

Maher on Friday elaborated a bit on his Ann Romney remarks.

"No one is denying that being a mother is a tough job; I remember I was a handful," he said. "But you know there is a big difference between being a mother, and that tough job, and getting your ass out the door at 7 a.m. when it's cold, having to deal with the boss, being in a workplace, or even if you're unhappy you can't show it for eight hours."

Maher complained on the show, and earlier in a New York Times column, that both sides of the aisle have been manufacturing political controversies.

"If it weren't for throwing conniption fits, we wouldn't get any exercise at all," he wrote in the Times column in March. "I have a better idea. Let's have an amnesty -- from the left and the right -- on every made-up, fake, totally insincere, play-acted hurt, insult, slight and affront."



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Forget all that crap with Obama, it is more than clear that Bill Maher has no respect for stay at home moms. I just hate this man.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:22 PM
"The war on women" continues.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:43 PM
Actually...

Bill Maher has no respect for rich, out of touch, clueless white women who think they're Olivia Walton because they let their staff raise a bunch of kids.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Buck Turgidson View Post
Bill Maher has no respect for women

There, fixed your statement so it is now correct. If you can not see that he has no respect for women in general, but especially conservative women, then your mother needs to smack you a few times to get the point across.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:12 PM
I have no idea if there is any truth to what Mahr said but I personally don't care. I think this whole thing is a huge reason why politics suck so much. Instead of being focused on Romney's policies and what he plans to do as President, if elected, it's this shit. Let's gain on his wife. A great shining example of what's wrong with politics today.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:16 PM
No, Buck was right the first time. It's hard to feel sympathetic for somone who's so filthy rich they've never had to work a day in their life (raising children, notwithstanding... which is becoming less of a need anyway, considering there are now over 7 BILLION people on this planet ).

Anyway, Bill, stick with bashing religion, since that's what you do best and most accurately.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Buck Turgidson View Post
Bill Maher has no respect for rich, out of touch, clueless white women who think they're Olivia Walton because they let their staff raise a bunch of kids.
Maher is a sexist prick, though.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:48 PM
Keep reading this as Bill Murray bashes stay at home moms and getting confused.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:43 PM
Well this guy doesnt like stay at home mums
Who cares
if this is all he can do to make people laugh he is a fool and should get another job shoveling shit

Then everyone would not go near him or his jokes
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:20 AM
True enough

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And, generally, something of a dumbass who I hate to have to agree with.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:46 AM
Maher's a misogynistic atheist. My kind of guy! (Seriously).
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:21 AM
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Bill Maher has no respect for rich, out of touch, clueless white women who think they're Olivia Walton because they let their staff raise a bunch of kids.
What are his views on rich, out of touch, clueless jewish woman, black woman, and other non-white women ?
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:24 PM
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What are his views on rich, out of touch, clueless jewish woman, black woman, and other non-white women ?
When one of them says something as rock stupid as what Ann Romney said, maybe we'll find out.

Don't try to play that faux color blind card on me.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:20 PM
That post is even better when read in the style of Jim Rockford responding to his answering machine messages.
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