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Originally posted by xuenchen
Originally posted by kaylaluv
The spin on this is totally inaccurate. She wasn't talking about her being a homemaker. She was talking about her being RICH, RICH, RICH. She was talking about how out of touch Romney and his wife are regarding the tough economic issues facing the "unwashed masses".
This is not a "war on Moms" at all. If your thread title was "War on the Rich", that would be a little more accurate, although I don't think it's a war to state a fact. When you have spent your whole life extremely wealthy, you can't possibly know first hand what it's like to struggle financially. So, Romney stating that he listens to what his wife tells him are the big issues for mainstream America - is a joke.
You too ..... read this First:
but you're part right....
maybe it's a war on the disabled too !!!!
boy did they dial a wrong number !!
Originally posted by Indigo5
Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by xuenchen
I could not read past "lowly homemaker"
If you think Rosen said that, you've been punked. The OP "mistakenly" put that in quotes despite it being the authors words, not Rosen's.
BTW - I did use quotations correctly when I wrote "Mistakenly"...
Originally posted by beezzer
This just further illustrates the insufferable attitude of those on the left who don't fit into their narrow definitions.
It's only the begining of a long hot summer.
When is the Mormon bashing going to start?edit on 12-4-2012 by beezzer because: (no reason given)
She was 25 and had just finished her first year as an associate at Sidley & Austin, a corporate law firm in her home town of Chicago. Not long after, the firm assigned her to mentor a summer associate named Barack Obama.
The fact that she was Obama's mentor made her feel self-conscious. She often recounts how she resisted when Barack asked her out, saying in an interview that she felt it would be "tacky" if they started to date because they were "the only two black people" at the firm.
This is only getting uglier. The Democratic National Committee forwards a ThinkProgress story under the subject line: “Conservatives Attack Hilary Rosen For Raising Children As A Lesbian”
Democrats Respond: Conservatives Are Attacking Rosen For Lesbian Parenting
No one is arguing that raising children isn’t work. Democratic strategist and CAP Action board member Hilary Rosen is a single mother of twins who had to go through the expensive and challenging process of adoption with her then partner Elizabeth Birch. Now, she’s trying to stick up for other mothers who don’t have the luxury of millionaire husbands to help fund their child-rearing duties, and the backlash is getting ugly. Catholic League president Bill Donohue attacked her family on Twitter this morning:
@CatholicLeague: Lesbian Dem Hilary Rosen tells Ann Romney she never worked a day in her life. Unlike Rosen, who had to adopt kids, Ann raised 5 of her own.
Somehow, Rosen’s family is less valid, less worthy of respect because she adopted her children. This insults not just lesbian couples, but all non-birth mothers. In fact, it seems like few even recognize that Rosen is a mother at all, perhaps an inherent cultural consequence of her choice (or lack of choice) to not be a stay-at-home mom. Consider this Twitter quip from Alice Stewart, who until this week was Rick Santorum’s National Press Secretary:
@alicetweet: Being a mother is the most valuable work a woman can do, my heart goes out to @hilaryr children if she doesn’t believe that
Such comments play into archaic stereotypes that de-emphasize the important work men can do as fathers and that women can do in the professional world. The most valuable work a woman can do is whatever work she chooses to do. To otherwise qualify women’s roles in society is to prove Rosen’s point. Ann Romney is not qualified to speak on behalf of women who have had to earn the living they need to raise their children, and discounting those women’s life choices as “less valuable” is the true controversy.
Conservatives Attack Hilary Rosen For Raising Children As A Lesbian
Let's put the faux "war against stay at home moms" to rest once and for all. As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there is. As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen. In response to Mitt Romney on the campaign trail referring to his wife as a better person to answer questions about women than he is, I was discussing his lack of a record on the plight of women's financial struggles. Here is my more fulsome view of the issues. As a partner in a firm full of women who work outside of the home as well as stay at home mothers, all with plenty of children, gender equality is not a talking point for me. It is an issue I live every day. I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended. Let's declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance.
This is not an apology. It is a declaration of war. As I pointed out earlier today, the piece to which Rosen links says that Ann Romney is not an "expert" on women, and essentially makes the claim that she can't speak for women because she was a stay-at-home mom. She says that gender equality isn't a talking point for her, but she also deems certain lifestyle choices disqualifying in terms of representing other women. This is no "phony war." It's a very real war, started by the left--and they're only declaring it "phony" now that their true feelings about women with whom they disagree politically are revealed.
The question is whether the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee will apologize to Romney, and whether they will fire Rosen over this incident. Rosen has long been associated with the Obama team and the DNC, and her apology means virtually nothing considering that she's still defending the substance of the comments.
Originally posted by RSF77
Isn't this kind of irrelevant when compared to all the other massive fault's in the guy and his ability to represent Americans?
What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country saying, “Well, my wife tells me what women really care about are economic issues.” And, “When I listen to my wife, that’s what I’m hearing.” Guess what? His wife has never actually worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing—in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and how do—why we worry about their future.
Originally posted by xuenchen
Democrats Declare 'War On Moms'
They are starting to get mean .....
They are going after Mitt Romney's wife right away.
An easy mark I suppose.
"lowly homemaker" ? Ms. Rosen must be raving jealous !
Hilary Rosen, a partner at SKDKnickerbocker, the PR firm of former Obama communications director Anita Dunn, charged that Ann Romney "hasn't worked a day in her life" and suggested that Ann Romney can't possibly understand economic issues because she's a lowly homemaker.
Originally posted by beezzer
Originally posted by Cowgirlstraitup7
She has an excellent point. How can a woman whom has never had to deal with the real economics of say a "single mom" possibly understand what moms go through on an economic level??? And even if you take her statement as the holy truth, I still don't understand how a "stay at home" mom married to a wealthy man can possibly understand the economics of this world.
Yeah, I guess stay at home moms don't have to shop for food or budget household finances.
They should just have supper ready when REAL people who WORK come home.
Originally posted by stanguilles7
This thread is HILARIOUS.
A bunch of partisan Republicans masquerading as 'small government conservatives' repeating talking points meant to defend the extravagant leisure life of a multimillionaire trophy wife.
No, pointing this out does not make me an Obama supporter.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
As I tell my son, if people work hard, make money honestly, become rich and are dedicated to their profession, good for them, hey, no one stopped me, my own fault I am who I am today.