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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:31 PM

oh dear, the "rude one" does Ann Romney....

4/13/2012
Oh, Fuck Ann Romney:
Let's get this out of the way first: Nothing said following this paragraph is meant in any way to denigrate the suffering that Ann Romney has endured first as a victim of multiple sclerosis since 1998 and then as a breast cancer survivor, first diagnosed in 2008. If you know anyone with MS or have it yourself, you know that simply existing can be a pain-filled hell, no matter how much money you have. And, as an MS website notes, ironically now, "Ann's health has become a full-time job for her." So are we clear about that? All respect on dealing with the diseases. Now, that said...

Fuck her. And fuck everyone, from the Obama administration to Fox "news" numbskulls, who piled on what Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Hilary Rosen said on Wednesday night. Rosen didn't say a goddamned thing that was wrong when she offered that Ann Romney "has actually never worked a day in her life."

Ann Romney has lived a privileged, pampered life and she has done nothing that anyone would associate with a "job," and that includes her stay-at-home mothering, readily assisted by nannies and servants. She has a degree in French from Harvard and her major activity is dressage (which, apparently, is some fancy horse thing involving riding crops and jodhpurs and jaunty hats). Rosen was addressing Mitt Romney's remark that he listens to Ann on economic issues affecting women. Mitt Romney getting advice on the economy from his wife is like him getting foreign policy advice from Seamus, the roof-riding family dog. (Although, if you think about it, "Shit yourself until someone hoses you off" isn't bad advice for a nation.)

Are we really doing this again? Are we really having some worthless fucking debate over how hard it is to be a stay-at-home parent? President Obama said, "There's no tougher job than being a mom." Really? Ask a coal miner. Ask a sweatshop worker. It's fucking stupid. Are we just back to Hillary Clinton and the motherfucking cookies? Oh, wait, Michelle Malkin's quoting that 1992 remark, so the Rude Pundit supposes that we are.


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it gets worse --- (luv it, sorry) more:
http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2012/04/oh-fuck-ann-romney-lets-get-this-out-of.html

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Reply oh dear, the "rude one" does Ann Romney.... (Original post)
kpete Apr 2012 OP
malaise Apr 2012 #1
Bake Apr 2012 #2
NeverEnuff Apr 2012 #3
wendylaroux Apr 2012 #4
madrchsod Apr 2012 #24
wendylaroux Apr 2012 #32
Iwillnevergiveup Apr 2012 #38
pamela Apr 2012 #42
Bette Noir Apr 2012 #39
Maraya1969 Apr 2012 #51
riderinthestorm Apr 2012 #5
hifiguy Apr 2012 #6
cali Apr 2012 #7
secondwind Apr 2012 #8
Guy Whitey Corngood Apr 2012 #9
TalkingDog Apr 2012 #10
wandy Apr 2012 #11
sulphurdunn Apr 2012 #21
Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #27
zeemike Apr 2012 #12
HangOnKids Apr 2012 #14
Curmudgeoness Apr 2012 #31
tru Apr 2012 #13
Chemisse Apr 2012 #45
geardaddy Apr 2012 #15
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #16
kurtzapril4 Apr 2012 #23
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #34
aquart Apr 2012 #44
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #47
12AngryBorneoWildmen Apr 2012 #48
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #57
90-percent Apr 2012 #50
RiverLover Apr 2012 #53
90-percent Apr 2012 #55
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #56
tru Apr 2012 #60
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #61
Warpy Apr 2012 #17
unapatriciated Apr 2012 #18
area51 Apr 2012 #41
my2sense Apr 2012 #19
Squinch Apr 2012 #20
ancianita Apr 2012 #22
MsPithy Apr 2012 #25
Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #30
nolabear Apr 2012 #26
MichiganVote Apr 2012 #29
MichiganVote Apr 2012 #28
lumberjack_jeff Apr 2012 #33
demgrrrll Apr 2012 #35
abelenkpe Apr 2012 #36
midnight Apr 2012 #37
SunSeeker Apr 2012 #40
aquart Apr 2012 #43
crazyjoe Apr 2012 #46
12AngryBorneoWildmen Apr 2012 #49
crazyjoe May 2012 #62
spooky3 Apr 2012 #58
gtar100 Apr 2012 #52
tooeyeten Apr 2012 #54
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:32 PM

1. Love me some Rudie

Rec

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:34 PM

2. And as usual, the Rude One hits the nail on the head.

I thought he showed remarkable restraint.



Bake

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:44 PM

3. WTF

My sentiments exactly!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:45 PM

4. Any nursing home aides out there?

oh my good Lord,talk about an ass kicking job. Any former aids out there that still have a good back?

The job description would make your toes curl.

Would have loved to see Ann in her prime do this work.

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Response to wendylaroux (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:21 PM

24. my wife is working right now with mentally and psychically disabled adults

the home she is at is`t bad but she`s been working overnights where it`s ...well there are only a few people who could do what she does for 12+ an hour. there`s at least one worker a week that injures themselves while doing their job. my wife`s shoulder is going out because of lifting and or turn people.

there`s not many people who can do those jobs is there...

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:13 PM

32. bless her

please tell her if she is hurt,to go on workers comp. and get medical help. Permanent injuries to women in this work is so wide spread. Physically and mentally challenging. It should pay a great deal more than it does. Good luck to her!

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:39 PM

38. How about hotel maids?

Back-breaking work. I met one recently who at 7 a.m. told me she had 19 rooms to clean before her shift ended at 3:00.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:16 AM

42. I did that.

Try changing the dirty Kotex of a 250 pound mentally and physically disabled wheelchair-bound woman and then get back to me on how hard it is to raise babies with nannies and maids, Anne. That's the full-time job I had while going to Grad school full-time. When I finished with an MA in Community Mental Health counseling I discovered that while I had been too busy and exhausted to even watch the news, Reagan had systematically dismantled most of the Community Mental Health centers in America. The best economic advice for women Anne could give is "Don't vote for Republicans."

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Response to wendylaroux (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:14 AM

39. I was a nurse's aide, and then an RN.

I have 5 bad disks in my back, two bad knees, one bad ankle, and one bad hip. I was retired until this year. I had to go back to work, as my husband lost his job due to the recession and hasn't been able to find another.

Now we run a restaurant together. In spite of working 14-hour days on my feet, lifting 5 gallon kettles of soup, it's a lot easier than anything in the nursing field.

Being a housewife is a piece of cake. Women with jobs have to do everything housewives do, after putting in 8-10 hours in the salt mines.

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Response to Bette Noir (Reply #39)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:14 AM

51. I had to give my dog a bath in the bath tub the other day

in a quick because I took off his anti-anxiety coat and he had a hot spot that turned into an open red sore! I usually pay $15 and take him to a local place to get him shampooed because he is so terrible, (I tried to do him in the kitchen sick once and he jumped out of my arms and fell on his back!).

Anyway, I was 3/4 of the way doing it and I was crying from pain in my back. I don't know how these people do this sort of work. I know I have been very lax with the exercises I am supposed to be doing but damn the pain!

He is doing fine now. His wound healed up all better. I was able to put special cream on him and he is good. He just has very sensitive skin.

My point is I don't know how some people work back breaking jobs!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:46 PM

5. The Rude one speaks for me on this.... K&R nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:50 PM

6. To paraphrase The Rock:

No one puts boots to asses like the Rude One.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:54 PM

7. smooch. smooch. love the rude one and LOVE this piece.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:05 PM

8. On closer inspection... you are SO right! On every level!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:06 PM

9. He is poetic as always. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:23 PM

10. Dressage = Your horse is a very large Barbie Doll that you get to ride.

You even get to braid it's hair!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:27 PM

11. May I say this? We should give Ann Romney peace. We should leave her alone.....

Ann Romney is not the problem.

Mitt Romney (R-BlueBlood), presidental wannabe IS

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Response to wandy (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:54 PM

21. When she stops campaigning

and goes home to play with her horse, she won't be the problem.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:40 PM

27. Exactly. Until she is invisible in the campaign fuck her and the horse she rode in on. n/t

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:39 PM

12. "Shit yourself until someone hoses you off"

Is not bad advice....I nearly laughed myself sick when I read that one.
Gotta love the Rude One

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Response to zeemike (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:47 PM

14. I Laughed Out Loud In My Office

Then I had to share the piece with all my co-workers! Good thing I work with progressives. This is one of Rudie's finest.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:48 PM

31. I knew I wasn't the only one

who laughed till it hurt over that one.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:45 PM

13. anyone who never has to worry about no money

 

has no clue. Okay, this is not exactly a job comment but it sort of is. No matter what's wrong, the fear of being homeless makes everything more terrifying.

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Response to tru (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 07:47 AM

45. That is so true.

Someone in her position cannot possibly understand what it's like to have the stakes so high.

She could have worked herself to the bone raising the kids (although I am quite sure she did not), and STILL would not understand the fear of losing everything with one misfortune.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:55 PM

15. I love the Rude One.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:56 PM

16. This is all BS. You will never see Mittens help his wife when she can't finally move at all.

 

She will be in a wheelchair and a bed. I know because my husband's step brother ended up that way. It is a horrible death to watch. His wife and his 2 sons had to help him. They couldn't afford extra help. She will have nursing care full time all 24 hrs a day. I am happy that she can afford that but a majority of people can't. She has no idea what everyday people go through.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:20 PM

23. Not necessarily

I have MS. I am quite fine. You would not be able to tell. Her future will depend on what kind of MS she has: Relapsing, Relapsing/Remitting, progressive, chronic progressive l/chronic progressive ll. Not to mention any future breakthroughs in treatment. MS affects every person who has it differently. You certainly cannot generalise and say that "she will be in a wheelchair and a bed."

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:41 PM

34. I can only speak from our own relative. Both of them ended up in wheelchairs and ended up in bed.

 

I didn't know there were different kinds or stages. I am glad you are functioning well. It was very difficult on our relatives.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:34 AM

44. If Mitt and Ann shared the wealth (ho, ho, ho) every American could have home help.

Same goes for darling Warren Buffett and his secretary minimum.

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Response to aquart (Reply #44)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 09:13 AM

47. You know I don't mind him being rich really. Good for them. But it bothers me because this

 

man CANNOT relate to lower middle class. I would have respect for him if he did what the Kennedys did. They went and talked with the people who were poor and wanted to know how he could help. I am even disappointed in Obama that he hasn't gone through the poor areas. Neither party is really talking to these people. They just don't care. That truly is what I want to see.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #47)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 10:22 AM

48. I mind how he got rich.

Check out Robert Reich's explanation as to how Willard got obscenely rich.
http://front.moveon.org/robert-reich-explains-how-mitt-romney-got-obscenely-rich/

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Response to 12AngryBorneoWildmen (Reply #48)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:40 PM

57. Of course that is terrible. But what can we do about it? Nothing. All we can and hopefully do

 

come election day is vote Obama.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #47)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:04 AM

50. Romney compared to the Kennedy's

OMFG!

JFK was a compassionate LEADER that was at the forefront of a new American era of Peace and Prosperity for all. He was a beacon of hope for a better future and for what America could be for all of us.

Bobby in his later years was simply a beautiful and compassionate person. His speeches during the 1968 Presidential Campaign and his Indianapolis speech the day M.L. King was assassinated was filled with love and hope and compassion for others and greatness. There were riots all over the country from the killing, but there was no such thing happening in Indianapolis, perhaps from Bobby's compassion alone?

Teddy was the Liberal Lion for his entire Senate Career and crafted legislation to help the less fortunate all the freaking time.

And then the second generation Kennedy's - gets a little fuzzy info wise for me here, but Bobby JR. is a beautiful person doing beautiful work on behalf of the less fortunate all the time. Still plugging away for justice and fairness any way he can.

Romney-the-Vulture-Capitalist is a different can of worms. He seems to be compassionate only about growing his already staggering fortune even further regardless of the human misery and wrecked lives his form of "enterprise" creates.


I find Mitt to be the epitome of everything wrong with America today. The poster boy of crony capitalism and greed is good and dismantling perfectly fine companies so as to extract the maximum amount of money, wrecked human lives and livelihood be damned.

Why the hell America should even be considering such a SOCIOPATHIC GREEDHEAD for President is beyond my comprehension. Mitt and his Country Club Crony Capitalists are the the root cause of the economic inequality we are currently immersed in at record levels of unfair weath distribution.

Has anybody ever made a body count of jobs Mitt destroyed vs. jobs he created in his business pursuits? That would be one hell of an interesting factoid!

We are the 99% and our country is seriously considering electing a member of the .01%; the fuckers that wrecked everything for all of us? THAT DOES NOT COMPUTE!

All they got us money. We got numbers and boots on the ground. If 99% of us can't beat these 1% fuckers in an election, then we'll deserve our fate! I hope we as a nation aren't that fucking stupid!

-90% Jimmy

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Response to 90-percent (Reply #50)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:44 PM

53. Awesome, awesome post!

It is beyond stomach-turning ironic that Mitt is a presidential contender at his time in our history. He IS the poster boy of what is wrong with our country. You said it so well. I wish we could get that on the news to all the sheeples out there with their heads in the sand or up their asses watching Faux News.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #53)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:31 PM

55. Gee, thanks

"I wish we could get that on the news to all the sheeples out there with their heads in the sand or up their asses watching Faux News."

This is where studying Zappa for 41 years can pay off. The simple answer is that WE CAN GET THIS NEWS OUT TO THE SHEEPLE by simply following Zappa's credo for his career.

First, DON'T STOP

Second, KEEP GOING

Franks artistic efforts were littered with things that failed. Sabotaged collaborations and projects with incredible potential - playing a concert for the Vatican, for one, being asked by Bob Dylan personally to produce an album for another. Mounting an on-broadway play for another. Running for President for another, Getting permission from the Beatles in 1968 to use a satire version of the Sgt. Pepper album cover for another. (They refused so the inside pic of the Mothers in drag was used as the outside) The break-up of the third leg of the 1988 tour for another.

My paltry efforts to whack American sheeple over the head with our creeping fascism is simply to continue to strive to be objective and reasonably well informed. Engage anybody that indicates a willingness to have a discussion about "current affairs", bumper stickers, lawn signs, Democratic Town Committee Meetings, involvement in town boards and commissions, contributing to heroic politicians like Grayson and E. Warren, dogging my Congressman when ever he is holding meetings in our district, and lastly, preaching to the choir on DU. (I also do it because I like to write and it helps collect my thoughts. It is a lot of fun to write stuff that you know at least some people will read. The internet rawks and I seem to be a little OCD about internet message boards)

I haven't changed a single thing that I can see so far, but, you got to stand for what you believe. I do get some satisfaction about going to John Larson's engagements and standing up and telling him I would have preferred a Mafia Godfather in the White House to GW Bush, because at least the people that run the Mafia are smart. (West Hartford Town Hall, 2003, before the Iraq invasion even began)

I do have to practice this Zappa wisdom more in my own life - I just turned 58 and I got a staggering bucket list I better get going on.

I do have to get the time and courage to visit an OCCUPY event, so as to stand for what I believe by possibly getting arrested and sexual humiliated by the police for exercising my Constitutional Right to peaceably assemble with the brave people of OCCUPY.

Here's one thing I did that changed nothing other than being true to myself. I carried a 24" by 24" sign at the September 10, 2009 Tea Party Rally at the Hartford Capital that read:

TEABAGGERS ARE ASTROTURF PUPPETS OF FASCIST CORPORATIONS

(It should have been TEA PARTIERS instead of BAGGERS, as this was the time when they started to realize that their name was also a synonym for a sexual act. It was unintentional disrespect on my part and all people deserve respect.)


I was the only counter-protestor on the grounds that I could see, and it wasn't pleasant, but, part of my beliefs are that us bottom 99% have a lot more in common than our differences, and both sides have to come together as the bottom 99% to overthrow the tyranny of the Top 1%. Our country came to be in part to escape tyranny, so in these times it helps to turn to our Founding Fathers and their intentions to provide all of us for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (In the words of Dr. Phil; "Hey, America, how's that American Dream workin' out for yah?)

-90% Jimmy

PS - one thing I don't do is write local newspapers. I don't even read them, but, maybe I should at least pick one up now and then. A guy at work brings in his local paper (I work 40 miles from home) and it's actually got some neat stuff in it, these newspapers.

now, get off the net and back to the bucket list, Jim!

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Response to 90-percent (Reply #50)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:38 PM

56. Mittens can't shine the shoes of a JFK. The Kennedly clan always gave back to the working

 

people in the country and they could relate to the working class. I agree with everything you said. I don't know why the hell you got yourself all worked up. I totally agree with you.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 03:05 PM

60. MS varies

 

My aunt wound up incapacitated, but many people are "just" hampered. The fact that Mrs. Mittens has had it a long time and is still quite functional makes me guess that she is in the latter category.

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Response to tru (Reply #60)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 03:17 PM

61. Yes I guess. I never knew there were different kinds.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:57 PM

17. It sounds like the Rude One has been listening to mothers

who didn't get a choice to stay home and mothers who did stay home without household staff. It's a tough job no matter whether it's done around a job or around diminished finances.

It's a job Romney has never done and has no idea how to do.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:01 PM

18. Yes she has a painful and debilitating illness.

But she does not have a clue what it is like to take care of a child with a similar illness while working a full time job and fighting your insurance company at the same time. Many working women including myself do know what that is like. Not to mention the constant fear that you will lose your job and health insurance if you take too much time off to care for your child.

So no mittens she is not the one to give advice on this subject.

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Response to unapatriciated (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:44 AM

41. +1

It's too bad that her illnesses don't allow her to experience empathy toward others who don't have wads of money and access to health care.

Each day, 273 people die due to lack of health care in the U.S.; that's 100,000 deaths per year, Ann Romney!

No to GingrichCare-republican death care

It's long past time for Single-payer health care.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:10 PM

19. Kick

That just made my day. Another Non-issue.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:31 PM

20. effing beautiful! Thank you for speaking my thoughts.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:18 PM

22. Reprint from the other Ann Romney thread...

Hilary Rosen is in no way a paid strategist for the Obama campaign. She's actually a paid troll of right wing media producers to make it look as if she speaks for the Obama campaign. Then Romney strategists can cry 'foul' about some alleged hypocritical attack on a candidate spouse, and drag the Obama campaign down to the level the Republicans are comfortable with.

Not to mention that this is an obvious attempt at yet another false equivalency argument that tries to keep evangelical or unemployed Republican women from bleeding toward the Democratic Party, particularly after the nationwide revelation about ALEC's ten-year, 700-bill organized legal attack against women and the middle class.

Hilary Rosen made a mistake and should not be given a pass. Ann Romney doesn't support any other class of stay-at-home or working women but those of her own church. Sure, both women are 'right' in a very narrow sense, but don't aid and abet some Republican attempt to fool women that they are on their side just because one of the rich ones stayed home, as if any woman voter could 'have an Arnold Palmer or swap recipes' with Ann Romney.

Hilary Rosen is job hunting. The Obama campaign has more serious issues to campaign on. The serious campaigning starts in the summer, and this media dust up is filler.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:24 PM

25. Being a mom is work, unless that mom is on welfare.

On welfare, a mom's kids are just a hobby, or pets, or something. According to Republicans, welfare moms need to work, work, work, outside the home or they will get lazy.

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Response to MsPithy (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:42 PM

30. +1 is, I believe, the accepted response. n/t

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:34 PM

26. Ah, the covert bigotry of the "War on Women".

As if we're SO damned delicate we can't stand being criticized for staying at home...or not staying at home...or what-freaking-EVER, without having a hissy fit. Just shut up, BOTH parties, and make it easier for people all the way around by getting us some jobs, providing us some services, educating our children worth a damn, recognizing that we women DO have the right to have a kid or not and men just have to suck it up and deal, and not putting us on an ice floe when we get sick or old. Quit USING us as rocks to lob at one another, you holier-than-thou manipulative twits!

Thanks. That felt good.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:41 PM

29. Amen to that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:40 PM

28. Thank you. Common sense.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:17 PM

33. "Really? Ask a coal miner."

Exactly.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:39 PM

35. I'm ok with this since he smartly made the disclaimer about her illness.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:55 PM

36. Dear Rude One

Thank you!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:15 PM

37. Lots of hard jobs out there, and Ann hasn't done a one of them. Being a mother with out a nanny

has to rank right up there with one of the toughest. I hope we all keep this in mind the next time we go after mothers who need help feeding their children, or want a better education for them and enroll them in a better school, or the mother who needs health care for her children and not a lecture about how mothers are adding to the deficit by asking for help... Remember it's the toughest job, and if we can bail out bankers, we can bail out mothers....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:50 AM

40. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:28 AM

43. Love the Rude One.

Let me add that MS was pretty awful for my aunt with two young kids and no money. The disease may still suck if you're rich, but I'll bet the lousy dime I have that it's bloody worse if you're poor.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 08:09 AM

46. I really hate it when folks on our side attack family members. It makes us look bad.

 

The excuse that "the right wing does it" is also stupid and childish.
"Fuck Ann Romney" ? really?
Ya, that will get the independents and undecideds over to our side. The woman is supporting her husband in his bid to be president, as any wife would do, republican or democrat.
Democrats debate, we don't attack and insult, that will only create sympathy for her.

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Response to crazyjoe (Reply #46)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 10:37 AM

49. "Does this epithet make me look bad?" "Be truthful….

Be brutal. Lord knows they will" *

Fuck Bristol Palin. Fuck Meghan McCain. Fuck 'Pickles' and Barbara Bush (the one that looks like George Washington). Fuck Ann Romney and her 5 MormoTards. Double-Fuck Callista Gingrich and Anita Perry. Fuck Jan Brewer's Hubby, ditto Michelle Bachman's, Meg Whitman's and Carly Fiorina's.

* 'The Producers' 1970

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Response to 12AngryBorneoWildmen (Reply #49)

Fri May 11, 2012, 10:17 PM

62. it makes you look uneducated, stupid, and irrelevant. just sayin....

 

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Response to crazyjoe (Reply #46)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:44 PM

58. Hmmm. In your concern, did you miss this central line:

"Rosen was addressing Mitt Romney's remark that he listens to Ann on economic issues affecting women."

This is NOT about attacking family members. It is about whether Mitt Romney is smart to rely primarily on his wife to explain to him the issues that women in the US are facing today. The point is, because Ann Romney's life has been extremely privileged financially, that he is not hearing (and has repeatedly shown that he is not even aware of) the economic voices of single women (whether they have children or not) who rely on their own jobs to pay the mortgage, the health insurance, the bills, etc. and have no spouse or partner to bail them out; low income parents; women with kids who work outside the home; women who are the primary breadwinners as part of a couple; women who work and care for elderly parents, disabled spouses, etc.; middle class and professional class women who face discrimination in the workplace; and many, many others. In other words, he is willfully ignorant of the concerns of the vast majority of women in this country (and a few men as well!).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:23 PM

52. I hope Hillary Rosen reads this and takes it to heart.

She seems to be the repug's current target of choice these days. Idiots who can't think the whole thing through but live their lives from one knee-jerk reaction to the next.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:16 PM

54. Ann's never had an economic challenge in her life n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:22 PM

59. Ms. Rmoney probably hasnt "worked" a day in her life.

It irks me when Democrats fall all over themselves to make sure they are not insulting someone. So she stayed home with her children? That doesnt mean she ever worked. Saying that she was a house-wife and saying she never worked DOES NOT MEAN HOUSE-WIVES DONT WORK. Good grief.

But then we have to make sure we qualify the word "work". The definition of "work" to the rich is way different than it is to the working class.

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