HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » John Kasich: Our Spouses ...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:36 AM

John Kasich: Our Spouses Are 'Doing The Laundry' While We're On Stage

Source: Huffington Post

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), speaking at an event for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney Wednesday, discussed the challenges facing political spouses in a way that raised eyebrows on liberal blogs.

"You know, Jane Portman, Karen Kasich, and Janna Ryan, they operate an awful lot of the time in the shadows," he said, speaking of his wife and those of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

"It’s not easy to be a spouse of an elected official," he said. "You know, they’re at home, doing the laundry and doing so many things while we’re up here on the stage getting a little bit of applause, right? They don’t often share in it. And it is hard for the spouse to hear the criticism and to put up with the travel schedule and to have to be at home taking care of the kids. And where is the politician? Out on the road!"

Connie Schultz, the wife of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), mused on Facebook, "Yep, that's us womenfolk, livin' the shadow life. I'd write more, but this senator's wife's gotta a load of socks with my name on it." She then posted a picture of her dog with the caption, "Yet again, the hard, shadowy life of the political dog is completely ignored. FYI, Governor Kaisch: When it comes to the laundry in this house, I'm the beast of burden."


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/john-kasich-laundry_n_1880324.html

26 replies, 4929 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 26 replies Author Time Post
Reply John Kasich: Our Spouses Are 'Doing The Laundry' While We're On Stage (Original post)
onehandle Sep 2012 OP
reflection Sep 2012 #1
Roland99 Sep 2012 #2
Joe Bacon Sep 2012 #23
sakabatou Sep 2012 #24
Voice for Peace Sep 2012 #3
peace13 Sep 2012 #4
Kolesar Sep 2012 #22
sarcasmo Sep 2012 #5
daybranch Sep 2012 #6
JBoy Sep 2012 #8
BlueToTheBone Sep 2012 #17
julian09 Sep 2012 #7
jdadd Sep 2012 #21
TahitiNut Sep 2012 #9
donqpublic Sep 2012 #10
donqpublic Sep 2012 #11
randome Sep 2012 #13
donqpublic Sep 2012 #15
Botany Sep 2012 #12
JohnnyRingo Sep 2012 #14
Wait Wut Sep 2012 #16
DeSwiss Sep 2012 #18
Comrade_McKenzie Sep 2012 #19
alp227 Sep 2012 #20
peace13 Sep 2012 #25
Thor_MN Sep 2012 #26

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:42 AM

1. God, they're so tone deaf. n/t, k/r

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:42 AM

2. Misogny knows no bounds with these cretins.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Roland99 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:21 PM

23. Gov Kasich is to dumb to realize that GOP wives are cruising Ashley Madison.com

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Roland99 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:55 PM

24. Of course not.

For some, it's almost expected.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:44 AM

3. sounds like trouble at home nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:48 AM

4. Gotta love Connie Schultz and her hubby Sherrod Brown.

Two reasons that I have some ray of hope here in Ohio. Kasich on the other hand is an ignorant fool. Even the folks who voted for him are feeling the pain!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to peace13 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:00 PM

22. Me too. She's so sharp. eom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:55 AM

5. The place Republicans want women, they just don't hide it any more.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:57 AM

6. Ann romney doing laundry?

A contradiction in terms lol. But seriously I believe Ann Romney to be a good person who married what she later recognized as a scumbag and stayed the dutiful wife in a relationship that provided that so desired security for herself and her children.
I think Mr.Kasich's remarks bear analysis- can anyone believe they would really like to be married to him. Maybe here in Ohio we can organize pity parties for his wife during his reelection bid, but then again he may just go back to his Wall Street conies and enjoy some of the fruits of the people's labor he has shuttled to Wall Street. John Kasich is the most hated man in Ohio and we will defeat him and install his name int he minds of future generations as emblematic of the sins politicians do in service to the rich overlords. Obama Biden in 2012, no repugnants.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to daybranch (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:08 AM

8. To her, "doing the laundry" means

having lunch here:

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to daybranch (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:54 AM

17. Pity Parties for Republican Women!!! I love it!

Organize around getting the men in their lives to be responsible for their homes...ie...kick them out of office!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:59 AM

7. Nice dog nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to julian09 (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:56 PM

21. Up to it's neck in laundry....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:21 AM

9. "Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, ...

... than to open it and remove all doubt!"

Kasich has removed ALL doubt!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:31 AM

10. I deserve some recognition

I proposed am idea several years ago that Neanderthals did not die out. They evolved into modern day extreme conservatives.

I GIVE YOU, NECONDERTHALS.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to donqpublic (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:32 AM

11. I have typos

NEOCONDERTHALS

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to donqpublic (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:41 AM

13. No, you 'haz' typos.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to randome (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:44 AM

15. I should not be at the keyboard when I am tired (n/t)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:34 AM

12. John's wife has another job too

.... and that is keep people from talking about who he used to sleep with.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:42 AM

14. That's what Kasich's wife tells him she's doing..

"The Little Woman" probably also tells him she votes for Republicans.

"You just go do your political stuff honey, I'll just stay here at the governor's mansion and get the chores done". "If I need anything I'll just ask my driver".

On edit:
I love Connie Schultz and her husband.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:52 AM

16. Does that mean...

...when Hillary was Senator that Bill was doing laundry? Why does that thought just crack me the fuck up? I wonder if all the Senate husbands share recipes and have play dates for the kids.

I'm going to go ahead and assume that Kasich doesn't recognize and women in the Senate. I mean, why the hell aren't they home doing the laundry so their husbands can go out and do something productive? Silly women, politics are for men.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:32 PM

18. These people are totally out-of-touch.....

...with the present and with reality. I have a newsflash for you Repubers:

''No matter how hard you wish for it, the 50s ain't coming back.''

- There, now you know. Geeze.....

K&R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:46 PM

19. Governor Al Bundy? nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:51 PM

20. What's next, Kasich joking about Michelle Obama as a housekeeper?

Why the hell does it seem that misogyny is the Last Acceptable Prejudice? Say something racist like my theoretical subject line and get shamed quickly. But why in this nation do people like a STATE GOVERNOR think it's more acceptable to make bigoted comments about women. Remember Chris Christie telling a woman to her face "something may be going down tonight, but it ain't going to be jobs sweetheart"? SHEESH! The governor of Ohio has displayed the mentality of a high school freshman who laughs out loud as "women should go back to the kitchen" jokes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 03:05 PM

25. And doing the laundry is a euphemism for what? n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:22 PM

26. I'm guessing John, Paul, Rob and Mitt have small loads that they do by hand

Just saying...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread