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Thu Apr 12, 2012, 02:16 PM

Ann Romney had Choices.....

and she made them, and there ain't nothing wrong with that....

However, Ann Romney's party wants to take choice away from other women,
and that's why women have issues with the Republican party.

Our lovely media have decided to take a CNN pundit's remarks and twist them
into the context that the Romney campaign sees fit.....and attempt to make it appear
as though the Obama campaign had something to do with the words of one person.

Meanwhile during the 2008 campaign, our same lovely media debated adnauseum
what Michelle Obama's comments about America "really meant"....


Michelle Obama Takes Heat for Saying She’s ‘Proud of My Country’ for the First Time
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331288,00.html#ixzz1rqpHx52Z
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331288,00.html

conservative outlets aren’t so ready to let her off the hook.

“Can it really be there has not been a moment during that time when she felt proud of her country?” reads an article in Commentary magazine. “Forget matters like the victory in the Cold War; how about only things that have made liberals proud — all the accomplishments of inclusion? How about the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1991? Or Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s elevation to the Supreme Court?”


The article then says Michelle Obama’s comments suggest “the pseudo-messianic nature of the Obama candidacy is very much a part of the way the Obamas themselves are feeling.”


Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol said the comment “was sort of revealing.



We should understand and know who the "priviledged" party is, and why....
The media will never treat Democrats fairly and we have to fight them....
because they are not on our side!


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FrenchieCat Apr 2012 OP
jenmito Apr 2012 #1
FrenchieCat Apr 2012 #2
jenmito Apr 2012 #3
Kath1 Apr 2012 #9
polichick Apr 2012 #4
all american girl Apr 2012 #5
JNelson6563 Apr 2012 #8
otohara Apr 2012 #6
Major Hogwash Apr 2012 #7
FrenchieCat Apr 2012 #10
Major Hogwash Apr 2012 #13
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2012 #11
AtomicKitten Apr 2012 #12
Kath1 Apr 2012 #16
Retrograde Apr 2012 #14
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2012 #15

Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 02:53 PM

1. Your whole post is VERY true and well-stated. I tweeted to Mitt Romney:

@MittRomney Your wife says women's choices should be respected. I agree. So she's pro-choice unlike you?

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Response to jenmito (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:22 PM

2. And it is fine talking about being a stay at home mom......

But her sons are all grown ass men now....ranging in ages from 30+ to 41....

Too bad she doesn't address the current cost of college vs. when her sons went,
while her husband and her party want to gut Pell grants!




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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:32 PM

3. Yup...

and I'm sure her sons' tuitions were all paid for. They are so out of touch with real people.

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Response to jenmito (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:40 AM

9. Well Done, jenmito!

Seems like a lot of talk about a woman's choice from those who would take away a woman's most fundamental choice.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 04:23 PM

4. That was the first thing that came to my mind...

"Ann Romney had choices."

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 05:58 PM

5. Stay at home mom checking in

I MADE THE CHOICE TO STAY HOME!!!!!!! I don't consider it a career move. At times I have hated it...when your vocabulary is only as advanced as your youngest, you know what I'm talking about. Ann made the same choice. We need to stand up and tell these wilting flowers to grow up, they all know what Hillary Rosin was saying.

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Response to all american girl (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 10:07 PM

8. It is fortunate some actually have a choice.

I think Ann Romney might do well to acknowledge the was one of the lucky ones. Many moms simply have no choice but to work, they have no choice and, I daresay they out number those who do.

Julie

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:19 PM

6. No Nannies, but Several Housekeepers

Last edited Thu Apr 12, 2012, 11:28 PM - Edit history (1)

Mitt Romney's Maids' Salary Raises Questions

WASHINGTON -- For a woman with three houses and sixteen grandkids, Ann Romney doesn't have very much help around the house, according to her 2010 tax return.

IRS forms released Tuesday by Mitt Romney's presidential campaign show that despite reporting income of $21.7 million, the couple paid only $20,603 in taxable wages for household help in 2010. This figure was divided among four women: Rosania Costa ($4,808), Kelli Harrison ($8,667), Susan Moore ($2,238) and Valerie Cravens Anae ($4,890).

According to a number of Boston-based domestic staffing agencies, the salary range for a housekeeper is between $20 and $30 an hour, which adds up to an annual salary of $40,000 to $50,000 based on forty-hour weeks and two weeks of paid vacation a year.

But this number is only for one house, and the Romneys have three houses -- a 2,000 sq. ft. townhouse in Belmont, Mass., a 5,400 sq. ft. lake house on 11 acres in Wolfeboro, N.H., and a beach house in La Jolla, Calif., that is undergoing renovations to double its size.

Even if the Romneys avoided spending time in La Jolla in 2010, they spent plenty of time in New Hampshire, with regular visits in the summer from five sons and their families.

Yet the Romneys still paid only half of the lowest range of an average housekeeper's salary, which raises the question of who cleaned the Romney houses the other 50 percent of the time. A Romney campaign adviser declined to respond to questions from The Huffington Post about the housekeeping salaries.

Wouldn't it be nice to learn that the Romneys split up household cleaning between them on days when the housekeeper was out? After all, Mitt Romney was "unemployed" in 2010, as he infamously reminded a group of voters in Tampa, so he had some extra time. And Mitt even knows how to do laundry, according to a photo tweeted Monday by his son Tagg Romney.

The more worrisome alternative is that the Romneys underpaid their household help.

The Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers holds a meeting on the third Tuesday of every month to work towards passage of a statewide Bill of Rights for domestic workers, but so far their efforts have fallen short.

UPDATE: 5:27 p.m. -- At least one of the four women paid for domestic work by the Romney family in 2010 also worked as chief of staff to the executive director of Mitt Romney's Free and Strong America PAC at the same time.

Kelli Harrison was paid wages of $8,667 by the Romneys for personal assistant-type tasks and errands, said a source with knowledge of the situation. Harrison was the most highly paid of the four women listed as domestic employees of the Romney family, and the other three women did not work for the Romney PAC at all, the source confirmed. Harrison was paid for her PAC work with PAC funds.

http://www.datalounge.com/cgi-bin/iowa/ajax.html?t=11235592#page:showThread,11235592

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 09:23 PM

7. Yeah, she has to decide which of her 2 Cadillacs to bring up from the basement with the car elevator

Yeah, I can see now how other "stay at home" Mothers could identify so easily with Mrs. Romney.

I can also see pigs flying from my window.

Oh, how I wish I was worth a quarter of a billion dollars.
Why, I'd hide some of my money in offshore banking accounts or put it in Swiss banking accounts and avoid paying taxes in the United States.

All the while saying that I believe in America.
Yeah, the Romneys believe in America so much they don't even want to invest in this country!!

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:48 AM

10. It is the media at play here that I fault.......

Their desperation to keep Romney relevant long enough to have him spend
his millions and to make sure that Pres. Obama spends his.....by manufacturing
a "close" race is obvious. Their fucking slip is showing and I want to rip it off.



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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:25 PM

13. Well, of course.

There is no doubt that the MSM is trying to pull out all of the stops for Romney.
That's because the MSM is racist.
They always have been, sugah.
Don't worry about it.
Obama's got it all over those muthafuckas.
He's got Michelle.
And they ain't got nothing to counter her.
Did you see her the other night on the Colbert Report?
I mean, she was good, she was smart.

And the week before that, she was on Letterman's program.
When she let that part of her hair hang down over her right eye.
And I fell in love with her all over again.
Mmm, mmm, mmm.
There is nothing, not a thing, that is sexier than a woman with a hairdo like that, covering up one of her eyes that way.
She's a brick house.
She's mighty, mighty, just letting it all hang out.

Romney might as well just pack his bags and move into that mansion he's building tomorrow.
And then go play with that car elevator all day long.
Making it go up and down.
Up and down.
'Cuz he ain't gonna have nothing to do after November 6th.
It's over for him already.
Even before it all got started.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:23 PM

11. Excellent! The "media" can give Rmoney all the assist in the world, women won't fall for it!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:43 PM

12. Her defenders insist we need to respect choices women make.

Exactly.

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:48 PM

16. Exactly, AtomicKitten

Awesome!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:18 PM

14. So did Eleanor Roosevelt

She was also born to a live of privilege - more so than Ann Romney, I think - and married into another one. I doubt she spent much time cooking, cleaning or washing. But she recognized this, and worked to help improve the lives of others who weren't as fortunate. And that's the big difference between the two: Ann Romney acts like she doesn't know that the rest of the country hasn't had the life she has had.

Nothing wrong with being rich. Women of a certain class - no children at home, comfortable enough not to have to work - have long been the mainstay of community charitable and civic institutions. I know many well-off women (and men, to be fair) who volunteer their time to run library support programs, after school and summer programs for children with working parents, food banks - if Ms Romney has been active in programs like this I'll be happy to give her props.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:54 PM

15. Ann Romney doesn't connect with women

She doesn't know what it is like to not have a lot of money and privilege.

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