But that might make Obama look less hypocritical, so you know it’s not going to happen.
(The Hill) — Former Obama adviser Melody Barnes said Sunday that talk show host Bill Maher’s comments about the Hilary Rosen, Ann Romney controversy were “problematic” for the administration.
“I listened to those comments, and my grandmother’s voice came in my head. I thought about the phrase, ‘Home training.’ You know, the language, the sentiment are problematic,” Barnes said.
Maher was discussing the controversy surrounding Democratic strategist Rosen’s remark that Ann Romney has “never worked a day in her life” on his HBO show “Real Time” Friday night, describing the uproar as “stupid” and “non-consequential.”
“But what she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work,” he joked. “No one is denying that being a mother is a tough job, I remember that I was a handful. Okay, but there is a big difference in being a mother, and that tough job, and getting your ass out of the door at 7 am when it’s cold, having to deal with the boss, being in a workplace, where even if you’re unhappy you can’t show it for 8 hours.”
The commentator and comedian has been a public supporter of Obama, donating $1 million to the super-PAC supporting the president’s reelection. Republicans have slammed Maher for earlier comments and have called on Obama to reject his political donation.