Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:14 PM
PCIntern (15,508 posts)
Once again: "Evil will always win out over Good, because Good is dumb.": A rant...
So this Rosen lady, in the employ of CNN no less, makes an energetic point about the status of the presumptive nominee of a party whose attempts to reverse all progress made by those of the female gender in the 19th and 20th Centuries are now obvious. Almost everyone, including, but not limited to the President himself go all "OMFG howcouldshesaythat?" and started apologizing as though a) she were working for the White House itself, and 2) anything was actually WRONG with that which she stated.
All day long, on more channels and radio stations than you can shake a stick at, the Republicans and their minions spout the most ridiculous lies, misinformation, and outright garbage and there is no hint of an apology...ever...from anyone. And, quite frankly, why should they? Hardly anyone ever takes them swiftly and crushingly to task for saying, for example, that 92% of jobs lost were lost by women, OR, that a certain offspring of a Democratic President of the USA is the White House Dog, OR that the current President is not a "Natural-born citizen", EVEN THOUGH THE NOMINEE OF THEIR PARTY IN THE LAST ELECTION MAY HAVE BEEN BORN IN PANAMA IN A HOSPITAL THAT MAY NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN BUILT AT THE TIME OF HIS BIRTH, (sorry...I digressed a bit), OR that the President is a Socialist, OR that 76-81 members of the US House of Representatives are members of the Communist Party (when you'd be hard-pressed to find that many in fricking CUBA, for God's sake).
Oh Rethug folk who troll here, SPARE ME THE OUTRAGE. You know, and you DO know, that your presumptive nominee is the most faceless, rudderless, fakir since I-don't-know-when. You're all gonna rally behind this Zero, this guy so stupid that he doesn't even realize that he's torturing his pet dog, as opposed to Michael Vick who at least KNEW that he was doing so deliberately. You know, you're in trouble when a creep like Vick looks reasonably honest next to your CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. I'll give your whack-job ultra-RW folk like the standard-bearer at Free Republic credit for one thing: at least they'll admit that he's a terrible phoney and that they can't stand him either. He would make Holden Caulfield's skin crawl, Ill tell ya that much.
But you Democrats who are all pearl-clutching about Rosen's remarks: grow at least a FIGURATIVE pair and stand up for what's going on and what's right for a change. ENOUGH with the "women work inside the home" stuff. OF COURSE THEY DO and IT'S REALLY REALLY DIFFICULT. But if you add the fact that many many many women MUST also WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME SO THEIR FAMILY CAN EAT AND TURN ON A LIGHT BULB AND WEAR CLOTHING, then it's well-nigh nearly-impossible task, and many many women are up to it and do a remarkable job. My own mother surely did - my father left when I was six years old. I certainly don't need lectures from Ann Romney about HER problems, when I didn't have a pair of shoes which fit me, had no electricity for weeks at one point, and couldn't afford to get the little tubes fixed on the TV so I could watch for almost a year. Hey "Ann", did your five strapping sons ever see you sitting in a chair crying incessantly out of frustration and shame because as it got dark, they couldn't see to do their homework? Well, this son saw his mother doing this, and so I say to anyone of her station who DARES to equate themselves with the working poor or middle-class, take your BS elsewhere: it's not welcome on my step.
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Once again: "Evil will always win out over Good, because Good is dumb.": A rant... (Original post)
Response to PCIntern (Original post)
Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:02 PM
laundry_queen (7,499 posts)
2. K and R.
Only wish I could R more than once.
BTW, I'm sorry you went through that. I'm a single mom of 4 (and a f/t student) and right before Christmas last year, my bank made a huge mistake and took $300 out of my account. My kids definitely saw me crying on the phone with the bank, while I should've been studying for my finals the next day. I was trying to get that money back so my kids could have a Christmas. I'm lucky enough that my ex provides enough for the basics, but there is very little extra. One little wrench and it's going to be a mess. The bank eventually returned my money, but not before I closed my account with them (and still had to pay overdraft charges to get the account closed before I got my money back). And I understand that's not even on the same level with what your mom went through - I can't even imagine the frustration. Ann Romney has NO idea. None.
Response to laundry_queen (Reply #2)
Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:56 PM
PCIntern (15,508 posts)
3. I can feel your pain - the kicked-in-the-gut horror pain,
the "now WHAT?" indescribable awfulness of not having the basics when so many have so much and do not appreciate your dilemma.
Sorry you and the kids had to go thru this.