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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:07 PM

Dammit, this Ann Romney thing is bullshit

Mitt wants to claim that after a multi-year Ayatollah style war on women, he's somehow the best fucking "economic" alternative for women, despite the fact that he's fully supported the rest of all that hate, and stripping of rights, and hasn't spoken one peep about the probing of the vaginas, and is going to tell Planned Parenthood to take a fucking leap - well, despite all that, he's "the economy-based choice" for women. And he trots out Ann Romney to help him with that point.

(Many) Stay at home moms work their asses off. I get that. My mom both was a stay at home mom, and then was a working woman when she rejoined the workforce as I got older.

But Ann Romney's staying at home doesn't have a good G-d damn to do with the family's finances. NOT ONE BIT! It's a choice, but it's not a choice made out of some sort of apportionment of resources - and so, it is not a choice which is tied in any damn way to the broader economy and to anything that her husband empty-pants would or would not do for women - economically. And we already know what he'd like to do "for" women, otherwise.

As many of you have pointed out, it's probably not even a "choice" Ann Romney made, as Mormons like their womenfolk to know their roles.

Stay at home moms are hard workers, period, at least when they don't have nanny staffs. But stay at home moms only have an impact on the economy when they represent a conscious and important choice by a family seeking to allocate financial and human resources. And her decision serves/served neither of them. So fuck them and fuck her and fuck this bullshit. And fuck her sociopath say anything, be anything, "stand" for anything head of hair and his absence of anything compelling to anyone except for his spectacular whiteness. This white man says fuck that.

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jsmirman Apr 2012 OP
appleannie1 Apr 2012 #1
jsmirman Apr 2012 #5
cindyperry2010 Apr 2012 #2
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HIMYM Apr 2012 #4

Response to jsmirman (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:15 PM

1. I was a stay at home mom of 7. Then Reagan got elected and I had to go to work.

And today her nanny came out and said that Ann Romney never did work. She even had staff take care of her house, her kids and her horse. And you know, choice did not play much of a part in it. Yes, she chose not to work but most mothers do not have that ability. Without working they would not have a house to live in or food to feed their kids. In today's world even with both parents working kids are going hungry. So she has a hell of a nerve getting all pissed because someone pointed out that she never worked a day in her life.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:28 PM

5. And their kevetching doesn't have anything to do with Mitt's "sales point"

Rosen's point is perfectly logical that a non-working, fully-staffed up madame of the house doesn't have a damn thing to do with the economy (as it relates to women), and so she is no sort of legitimate "chief adviser on women's issues," as Mitt designates her.

Rosen may have stated it inelegantly, and media consumption in this country languishes in one of its darker hours, and so a discussion of the actually logic behind her statements will, of course, take a backseat to this nonsensical "outrage."

And I don't want to hear a damn thing about her medical afflictions. Only because they're not relevant to what Mitt put on the table. But as to that part of her life, fine, you want to make her your adviser on disability issues, that might make a lick of sense, because that's something she knows more than most of us about. Go right ahead. But don't tell me that she knows a damn thing about woman making actual choices about how to participate in family economics or in the broader sphere of economics or about what it is like for women in the working world.

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Response to jsmirman (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:20 PM

2. This woman

never worked a day in her life. Never struggled with having enough money to pay her bills, buy food , clothes for her kids, never had the danger of paying a mortgage on her many houses and worry about one getting foreclosed on. She has never had a worry about paying medical costs at all. BS is what it is

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Response to jsmirman (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:20 PM

3. And by the

way how many nannies took care of those kids?

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Response to cindyperry2010 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:21 PM

4. +1

 

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