Bill Maher facing criticism over Ann Romney remarks
Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham on host's comments
- Duration 7:40
- Date Apr 17, 2012
Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham on host's comments
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What she meant to say I think we're is that and Romney has never gotten her out of the house.
To work no -- no one's denying that being a mother is a tough job I remember I was a handful.
But you know there is a big difference between being a mother in that tough job and -- I'm getting -- Out the door at 7 AM when it's cold having to deal with the boss.
Sitting in a workplace -- even if you're unhappy you can't show it for eight hours.
It is kind of a different kind of tough.
Comedian Bill -- doubling down on controversial comments made earlier last week.
By top Democrat Hillary Rosen and sparking new cries for the president's super -- to return -- Mars million dollar donation.
Right now we're awaiting the white house press briefing where those comments could come up.
Because Republicans have now taken this fight directly to the president's super -- founder Bill Burton remember Bill Burton used to be the president's deputy white house Press Secretary.
Now he runs the president's super pac.
The RNC spokesperson tweets out to -- quote now that Mars on the attack against women again don't you finally think you have to give the million back.
Joining me now radio talk show host Laura Ingram who was -- Fox News contributor Laura thanks so much for being here so.
They're not letting up on this the Romney.
Senior advisor Eric -- -- -- out about this the -- donation now the -- -- getting in on the act.
And it seems to be not so much about.
Bill Maher and his million dollars as whether the president is gonna stand by his call for civility both sides of the -- Yeah well first of all Megan if there's some requirement that comedians.
Are actually funny.
I think when you win against the mark let me he actually has to be funny at some point I'm still looking for the humor and all of this as.
As -- OS three small children all I can say is the weekends are always the most exhausting.
Part of the week forget personally I don't know I don't really get I really got that argument.
But look I mean Bill Maher has been declaring house of -- left wing and democratic gaffes on HBO for a long time now is at a pretty.
Successful run at HBO he's is is just one of the faith and I think it's well -- and then Republicans are writes to say.
Okay well if if he's on and it most talented broadcasters out there comedian or otherwise.
What about is comments and -- -- the way you look at -- the world as well they certainly did that.
With the Rush Limbaugh and Britain for the most part rush doesn't have guests on his show is just an appendage out and don't -- as at anything he can make any statement he wants them.
He can -- not now.
-- and they give us all these great opinions on women and I guess he's a big expert on -- so.
But now what what -- all Mayne the gonna employ a single woman is gonna help a single family stay together and I.
It depends so much about Bill -- is it is a comedian HBO Amin did the people can sample that product and buy that product -- they want doing rejected if they don't want to.
It's a question of whether.
You know this campaign that needs to give back that million dollars that he's the biggest donor to that super -- being run by Bill Burton the biggest -- -- And he had Melanie Barnes who's a former a former White House advisor.
On ABC's Sunday showed how we -- -- -- is listen listen what she set.
I listen to those comments and my grandmother's voice came in my head I thought about the -- home training.
You know the language the sentiment are problematic in that big campaign has and the president has said.
Look visibility is isn't it is it matters the way but talk to each other matters and they're going to have to -- that you said make a decision and I saw David Axelrod.
An earlier situation -- when comments have been made by -- Bill Maher say I'm not going on your show I'm I'm I'm backing away and distancing myself.
I mean -- this is a guy who called Sarah Palin the C word not to mention a -- T word.
He said Dick Cheney's death would save lives he referred to -- US military strategy as cowardly.
And now he comes out -- and doubles down on these comments by Hilary Rosen that that the president.
What just so objected to last week he -- -- so they -- -- advises browser espouses are off limits so should be taken a million dollar from the guy.
Well I I I'm I'm gonna say this I I think that Republicans.
Ought to be very careful about going down this road of asking that money be returned and so forth because.
If we're gonna get into the business of doing a personal opinion check on every big donor to Mitt Romney super pac a Mitt Romney friendly super -- That's -- out I don't know -- that's gonna take us I mean I bet there are people who donate to Republican.
Groups that probably have maybe odd views are maybe the views aren't on.
Aren't of the mainstream of a conservative bankers are voters in the United States so let I think it's very revealing mag I come at this from a different perspective.
Glad in a way that that he -- sad because I think he's giving voice.
To what a lot of people on the left think about traditional families and about about moms that -- com.
That they're probably not all that Smart they're not all that engaged and they're not all that relevant.
And he's saying what a lot of people on the left.
Won't say because maybe they're too Smart to say -- or they know there's going to be a firestorm and really -- so he says it.
I think it's very revealing and I think.
It is a bit of a gift to the Republicans to hear those words because people might not be a tuned into this campaign yet.
Are starting to hear what the Obama supporters really think.
About family and the role of family in the United States I think that's.
I actually kind of a good thing for us to understand but they're not really worried about the million dollars.
Now there has been suggestion that.
The Republicans are using this you know you said you think it's it's a gift and that Republicans.
Feel the same and that they're using it making into a bigger controversy not so much -- But an Hillary rose's comments about -- Romney has a democratic war on women to counter what the Republicans have been saying is a fake war on women.
That the Democrats say the Republicans are waging.
It you know it are both of these false narratives is one is the other.
Well I I I'm not it's a false -- I think it's and I say it's a gifted at is a gift of knowledge.
This is what they believe.
About women who stay at home okay I mean Belmont Bill Maher as you said double down on Hillary -- comments at last week.
I think we have big challenges in this country -- and we have we have massive problems.
That we better get really serious.
In addressing and talking about and debating a -- That's what I think we should be focused on I think the basic truth.
That are being confiscated and and -- are diverting our attention from -- -- -- engaged and are you really -- legitimate woman working at -- or not.
Any and it's not going to help a single family stay together or raise their children.
Or have a better life for their children down around are you really legitimate woman really should not be a question -- the campaign -- yeah.
I'm -- -- but but -- -- my point -- -- -- -- basic basic -- -- -- are -- make choices -- -- for their families -- -- -- -- it's -- -- them to make those -- Film -- represents a very left the -- -- point of view toward traditional families in traditional women.
We know that that's established what Barack Obama chooses to do it that is is -- as his own business and I think the voters.
Are left to decide what the -- has -- -- Laura Ingram thank you -- banks season.