Obama Adviser Slams Romney Camp’s "Studied Outrage" In The Mommy Wars

After a Romney adviser tries to pin another anti-Ann insult on the Obama campaign, Axelrod tells him to “stick it…” Below, his Twitter rant against alleged Republican hypocrisy.

On Friday night, HBO’s liberal flamethrower Bill Maher weighed in on Hilary Rosen’s remark that Ann Romney had “never actually worked a day in her life.”

His take:

“But what she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work. 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 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.”

The Romney campaign’s Eric Fehrnstrom seized on the comment in an attempt to extend a controversy that has mostly favored his candidate:

But Obama adviser David Axelrod, who has already called on Rosen to apologize, pushed back against Fehrnstrom:

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McKay Coppins is a senior writer for the BuzzFeed News politics team, and the author of a forthcoming book, The Wilderness, about the battle over the future of the Republican Party.
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