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Ann Romney Urges Folks to Lighten Up
Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | March 22, 2012 | Ashley Killough, CNN

Posted on 03/22/2012 5:30:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said Wednesday she laughed when she first heard that actor Robert De Niro had used her name in a controversial joke.

“I took it for what it was: a joke,” Romney said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “We take everything so seriously.”

Earlier in the day, De Niro apologized for making the quip at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. At the event, De Niro mentioned Ann Romney, as well as Callista Gingrich and Karen Santorum, then asked: “Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”

Newt Gingrich quickly fired off on De Niro, calling on the president to apologize for his supporter’s remarks. The Obama campaign followed up saying the comment was “inappropriate.”

But Ann Romney was all smiles Wednesday night talking about De Niro and arguing that people need to be less serious.

“We’re all overreacting to so many things and making things so difficult, which means we have to watch every single word that comes out of our mouth. We can’t be spontaneous. We can’t be funny.”

She continued: “I’ll tell you, in politics the fastest way to get in trouble is make a joke. So I think Robert De Niro just learned that.”

She also pointed to what she described as another, more recent overreaction: The frenzy over a comment made by one of her husband’s advisers Wednesday, comparing the campaign to an Etch A Sketch drawing toy that Romney could shake up and “start all over again” in the fall.

(Excerpt) Read more at fox8.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaffes; hollywood; racism; romney2012

1 posted on 03/22/2012 5:30:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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.....“These are the distractions! This is exactly what happens in a campaign,” she said, arguing once again the political world was being overly dramatic. “These are the just the frustrations you have to deal with.”

Morgan jokingly asked if the Romney campaign planned to make the adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, compose a written apology 100 times in an Etch a Sketch as punishment.

“I think that’s a great idea,” Romney said, laughing. “We’ll have him do that tomorrow.”

2 posted on 03/22/2012 5:33:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
 over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
 to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn't make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan



3 posted on 03/22/2012 5:36:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She can obviously take a joke, be married to that joker.


4 posted on 03/22/2012 5:39:26 AM PDT by j_tull ("I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I like her. I think she makes a good point.


5 posted on 03/22/2012 5:39:51 AM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hey Ann — do you think you need to suck up to Hollywood so they’ll come to the White House parties you’re planning?

Maybe they’ll let you in to measure the drapes this afternoon.

Then again, planning parties for Hollywood stars and measuring drapes *might* be just a *little* premature.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 5:43:47 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She seems like a very kind lady, married to a very UNKIND man.


7 posted on 03/22/2012 5:44:46 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: sand lake bar

I like Ann Romney one hell of a lot more than I like her husband

I do like Newt’s response too- telling Obama to apologize for his supporters comments - and the dumbass DID


8 posted on 03/22/2012 5:45:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Diogenesis
I don ‘t know about you, but I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, “We must broaden the base of our party”—when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.

It was a feeling that there was not a sufficient difference now between the parties that kept a majority of the voters away from the polls. When have we ever advocated a closed-door policy? Who has ever been barred from participating?

Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people? - Ronald Reagan

9 posted on 03/22/2012 5:45:16 AM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She is correct.

Too many look for anything they can find to make an issue out of. If they can’t find something, they create something.

Many times, the best response to someone is not to respond at all. Ignoring them is more stinging than acknowledging what they said.


10 posted on 03/22/2012 5:46:33 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I didn't think the joke was so serious...but it was tasteless.

The point is...after Fluke, the right should be going after every derogatory thing the left says so I'm glad Gingrich brought it up and made them apologize.

11 posted on 03/22/2012 5:47:37 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“We’re all overreacting to so many things and making things so difficult...”

Romney's Wife Gave Money to Planned Parenthood

By RICK KLEIN

Former Gov. Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, gave an $150 donation to the abortion-rights group Planned Parenthood in 1994, at a time when Romney considered himself effectively "pro-choice," the Romney campaign confirmed today.

Campaign spokesman Kevin Madden said Ann Romney had no recollection of the circumstances under which she donated the money...

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Story?id=3157749&page=2#.T2sfEWGKLTp


12 posted on 03/22/2012 5:53:55 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: what's up

Give it a couple of months Ann, then you won’t think the comments(jokes) made by Mahr and company are so funny.


13 posted on 03/22/2012 5:56:11 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She’s the only thing Mitt really has going for him. I like this Ann Romney person - even her speeches are better than her husbands.


14 posted on 03/22/2012 5:56:58 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

But Ann Romney was all smiles Wednesday night talking about De Niro and arguing that people need to be less serious.

Romney’s Laura Bush - sweet, liberal, feminine and.......deadly in her influence on her husband.


15 posted on 03/22/2012 5:57:49 AM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Nervous Tick
Hey Ann — do you think you need to suck up to Hollywood so they’ll come to the White House parties you’re planning?

That's ridiculous. I saws the interview. She was talking about political correctness run amok.

16 posted on 03/22/2012 6:00:06 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Diogenesis

If you shake it more than twice, you’re playin with it.


17 posted on 03/22/2012 6:02:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: what's up
I didn't think the joke was so serious...but it was tasteless.

True, it wasn't a big deal, it also wasn't much of a knee-slapper.

The point is...after Fluke, the right should be going after every derogatory thing the left says so I'm glad Gingrich brought it up and made them apologize.

This. The left made the rules, and it's high time the right forces them to play by those same rules. I really don't think Gingrich was personally offended by the comment, but was instead employing this tactic, which I applaud. It's about time someone beat them with their own idiot stick.

18 posted on 03/22/2012 6:11:35 AM PDT by Taxachusan ("Let me be clear...and cheerful." #withNEWT)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think America would be ready for this white woman to be First Lady.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 6:20:50 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: jersey117

Yeah. Right. Whatever you say.

On the other hand I know who she’s married to and how he works, so I don’t buy it. It’s the spouse’s equivalent to “crossing the aisle”. But you believe whatever you want.


20 posted on 03/22/2012 6:22:02 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In the PC media world everything is “inappropriate” unless Obama or any other dimocrat says it.


21 posted on 03/22/2012 6:23:37 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I have heard she is an asset to Romney, but I was not impressed with the small segment I saw of her speaking on FOX.

In this clip she was praising women for paying attention to the economy. (Well, DUH!) She was rallying “women” to continue to pay attention to the economy (Double, DUH!).

It seemed as if she thought the “women” she was speaking to were the brainless twits.

Something about her affect gave me the impression of someone trying to empower a group of people she has no use for, other than their votes.

Might be unfair, but just my 2 cents.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 6:39:40 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Like a lamb defending the butcher.

She has no clue what’s at stake. This is not about jokes or free speech. It’s hypocrisy.

The left thinks it can say anything while the right has to live in a MMFA Police State.

Now that the left is getting a taste of the MMFA medicine, in steps RINOs like Ann Romney to tell the Right to stop pointing out hypocrisy.


23 posted on 03/22/2012 6:59:29 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Lady, who are you kidding? Your plastic pod-person husband couldn’t buy a sense of humor or a personality with all of his AND his daddy’s money.

I’m sorry, I know this woman is ill and I’m sorry for that, but I just don’t like her face. Flame if you must.


24 posted on 03/22/2012 8:09:37 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Mr. K

I like this Ann Romney person - even her speeches are better than her husband’s.

I’m not Mitt fan, but I like Ann.

One morning, Ann woke up with numbness on her right side and severe exhaustion. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Suddenly she couldn’t take care of herself. Her condition worsened rapidly; she was hospitalized and began intravenous steroid treatment, which, along with alternative therapies, ultimately stalled the progression of her disease. She insisted upon following Mitt to Salt Lake City in the spring of 1999, though fearing that the MS might soon incapacitate her. So despite the MS, she decided to take up horseback riding as therapy. To start, she couldn’t even make it one lap around the ring. But she was determined to ride and do it correctly. She never made excuses.The riding helped her gain back core strength and balance. By 2000, Ann was competing in first level Dressage on borrowed horses, and the next year advanced to fourth level. She moved up to Prix St. Georges in December 2001. During the spring of 2006, she fulfilled her dream of competing at Grand Prix.


25 posted on 03/22/2012 9:09:59 AM PDT by Help!
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