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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:21 PM

Personally, I think Ann Romney insulted all working parents.

Yes, I agree that being a Mom is the hardest job there is. But I question how much help Mrs. Romney had. Plus, she had the CHOICE to stay at home. I wish she could imagine those who don't have a choice. Those Moms who have to perform the hardest job there is PLUS working 40 hours a week to help bring in the income the family needs.

Then I wish she could imagine the Single Parents. Those who have to be both Mom and Dad plus they are the only source of income for the family.

So, I think that by talking about how hard her job is that she's insulting all those who perform that same job without help and other jobs as well. It simply shows how spoiled and out of touch she really is.

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Reply Personally, I think Ann Romney insulted all working parents. (Original post)
NashvilleLefty Apr 2012 OP
bluestate10 Apr 2012 #1
madaboutharry Apr 2012 #6
Pirate Smile Apr 2012 #13
Ship of Fools Apr 2012 #17
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2012 #2
NashvilleLefty Apr 2012 #8
Warpy Apr 2012 #3
zorahopkins Apr 2012 #4
enough Apr 2012 #5
rgbecker Apr 2012 #7
eridani Apr 2012 #15
RainDog Apr 2012 #9
Arkansas Granny Apr 2012 #10
rurallib Apr 2012 #11
AnotherMother4Peace Apr 2012 #12
gulliver Apr 2012 #14
NashvilleLefty Apr 2012 #16
Ship of Fools Apr 2012 #18

Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:29 PM

1. I want the Romney cmpaign to put AnnRomney out there.

The woman's performance before the NRA today led me to conclude that she is as plastic as her husband and when she gets more exposure, her plastic nature will shine through to independents and the few moderate republicans that still call themselves republican.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:45 PM

6. I had the same reaction.

Republicans fall in line and they will love her, the same way they professed love for Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush. (Though I always thought Laura was ok.)

It doesn't matter if we all see through the phoniness. We aren't the votes they are after.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 09:15 AM

17. Never mind the fact that she took a page from

the Palin play book -- she was oozing the wink-wink/shimmy-shimmy
that Palin was so famous for. As a woman, I don''t want to see this
country put women through this shit again!!!

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:29 PM

2. and those who can't afford to hardly feed their children

it sickens me when I see the Romneys and all their wealth. They are quite brazen about it.

She had it easy.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:54 PM

8. Absolutely. I wonder how many times

she had to cook meals for her kids on a budget - hoping it would be enough.

Actually, I wonder how many times she cooked!

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:31 PM

3. That insult has been duly noted, too

She also insulted all SAHMs who are living on tight budgets just so they can be there to raise their children 24/7, ignoring their dental work so the kids can have new shoes when they need them.

Romney is a privileged 1%er with household staff galore, even now when none of her sons are home.

Seeing her climb up on that cross so fast insulted all working women, whether they work inside or outside the home. Most of them did both and nobody ever gave them a choice about it.

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:33 PM

4. Also Coal Miners, Firefighters, and Teachers

Ann Romney makes out like her "job" was soooooo hard.

As if.

She has no idea what real work is.

Ask any coal miner.

Or firefighter.

Or teacher.

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:43 PM

5. Good point. (nt)

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:50 PM

7. I'm backing Hillary Rosen.


It is not uncommon to use the term "work" to mean Employment and all indications are that Anne Rmoney never "Worked" in her life. How often have you heard the expression " what do you do for work?" A proper response would be to tell what you do for employment rather than report that you mow your lawn, take the trash out and wash the dishes.

This beating up on Hillary is doing the job of keeping the story alive, which of course makes people aware that Anne has been at home, or driving her couple of Cadillacs, rather than working outside the house like 60% of women do. Good for her that she doesn't have to work like so many other women, but she like everyone else in the public eye had better be ready to take the heat.

Ask your kids if they know any kids with a Mom that isn't working both inside and outside the home. Very rare.







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Response to rgbecker (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:57 AM

15. She's never worked inside the home either

Ordering servants around isn't work.

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:03 PM

9. as I noted elsewhere: this is a class issue

Rosen was wrong to attack her on the issue of being a SAHM. There are plenty of Democrats who also stay at home if they can afford it. The reality, tho, is that A LOT of parents don't have that option.

The way that parents have to patch together childcare arrangements, sometimes, is yet another stress on moms who go to jobs where they cannot bring their children (or places without on-site daycare.)

Wages are another issue, in terms of women in the workplace.

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:30 PM

10. Having been both a stay at home mom AND a single working mother, I have a bit

of experience with this issue. I don't mean to imply that being SAH mom is easy and I'm not putting down those women who choose to stay home with their kids. However, a working mother gets to do the SAH mom gig AFTER she has put in a full day at work. Those chores don't go away when you go to work, they just sit there and wait for you to get home.

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:31 PM

11. I thought it took a lot of guts to even call herself a SAHM

Since she had staff to do her work.
More "lies when they open their mouths" Republicans.

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:48 PM

12. I worked, attended college, raised children & cared for my mom - CHOICE??? What the hell is she

talking about??? I could only dream of having some sort of choice. She does not have to work, and she still has nannies, housekeepers, new cars, houses around the country. What kind of choices does she have to make? Mercedes or Cadillac? Sorry, I just can't identify, & I quite agree with you NashvilleLefty - I do feel insulted. Ann Rmoney needs to quit trying to say she's like me, 'cause she's not. When I say I don't feel rich, it's 'cause I'm not. When she says it, she's clueless.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:27 AM

14. I would be surprised if the Romney's try to press the issue.

They know they got away with something. I'll bet a lot of people feel like you do.

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Response to gulliver (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 04:03 AM

16. And yet, they think this is a "winning" issue for them.

and the out-of-touch media seems to agree.

Sad.

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 09:23 AM

18. I agree -- it's miserable. But if

we're not careful, they could ratchet this shit up to 11 and
undo all the earlier work of having exposed their sexist stances.

I think the big guns need to keep talking up the fact that
the Rs don't give a shit about women ... abortion rights,
equal pay, etc., etc., etc., and NEVER TAKE THEIR
EYE OFF THAT BALL!!!!!!!

It would also be great if we could get off this manufactured
BS and keep pressing for workers' rights, jobs programs,
alternative energy, etc. To me, this is the saddest part
of it all -- that they keep changing the damned narrative. I'm
thoroughly PO'd that, as a woman, I am forever doomed
to be a single-issue voter.

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