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Hilary Rosen Was Right: Ann Romney Is Out of Touch with Most Women
Time ^ | 4-13-12 | Judith Warner

Posted on 04/13/2012 5:05:10 AM PDT by SJackson

What Republicans and Democrats alike don't understand is that the "mommy wars" are largely a thing of the past

A fierce Twitter firestorm erupted this week after Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen pointedly questioned Ann Romney’s fitness to serve as her husband’s ambassador on women’s economic issues. Noting to CNN’s Anderson Cooper that Romney — a daughter of privilege who became wealthier still while married to Mitt — had “never worked a day in her life,” Rosen voiced the suggestion that she was, perhaps, less than ideally suited for relaying the financial worries and stresses of most American women to her husband’s presidential campaign. “She’s never really dealt with the kinds of 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 why do we worry about their future,” Rosen said.

Republicans counterattacked, as to be expected. Romney campaign strategist Eric Fehrnstrom denounced a “kill Ann” strategy that “in the process insults hardworking moms.” But what was surprising was that Democrats also engaged in Rosen-bashing:

Democratic strategist David Axelrod called Rosen’s words “inappropriate and offensive.”

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina tweeted: “She should apologize.”

Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter added on: “Families must be off-limits on campaigns,” she said, “and I personally believe stay-at-home moms work harder than most of us do.”

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KEYWORDS: annromney; hilaryrosen; women
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To: Redleg Duke; Jim Robinson
I expect that you will turn me in to Jim for purging from the roles of FR. Go for it.

I pinged Jim Rob as a courtesy that is due when one quotes a person or refers to them. I do not "turn in" anyone or report them for their opinions, however misguided.

Trolls, moles and a$$holes are spotted and zotted soon enough without my help.

101 posted on 04/13/2012 7:34:11 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Retro Sark...because you just never know when you'll have needed a sark tag.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Rush played part of an interview that Ann Romney gave at some point where she discussed the first years of their marriage. They did not get assistance from their parents. They lived in a basement apartment furnished with cobbled together items and studied at a desk made from a door propped on saw horses, she with a baby on her lap. I think it’s wrong to say that those whose parents have given them emotional support to succeed on their own are incapable of empathy toward those who have struggled. Lessons can be learned through observation and not just experience.

102 posted on 04/13/2012 7:38:54 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Lady Lucky

Ah, a lovely little hypocrit.

103 posted on 04/13/2012 7:47:42 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Lady Lucky

As long as it’s ok with JR and the moderators, I will lurk and post as I see fit.

104 posted on 04/13/2012 7:49:17 AM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: SJackson

Um...this upsets me more than any stupid “mom” remarks:

105 posted on 04/13/2012 8:03:08 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: SJackson
Obama's propaganda syndicates like TIME, that openly promote savage brutality and racist violence towards American citizens, don't grow on trees.
Know their names, know their faces.
 "..the freedom from shame granted to a right-wing media culture that runs on hotheaded outrage.."."Make guns available to them, let hate speech thrive uncondemned all around them, and you get Trayvon Martin, armed with Skittles, dead in the street." - Judith Warner
Time Magazine's Rick Stengel

Racist ideologue, Al Sharpton, apparently incited a mass murder in white merchants store in Harlem, NYC, 1995.
"In 1995, a black Pentecostal Church, the United House of Prayer, which owned a retail property on 125th Street, asked Fred Harari, a Jewish tenant who operated Freddie's Fashion Mart, to evict his longtime subtenant, a black-owned record store called The Record Shack.

Sharpton led a protest in Harlem against the planned eviction of The Record Shack, Sharpton told the protesters, "We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business."

On December 8, 1995, Roland J. Smith Jr., one of the protesters, entered Harari's store with a gun and flammable liquid, shot several customers and set the store on fire. The gunman fatally shot himself, and seven store employees died of smoke inhalation"

ABC News President Ben Sherwood, left, and Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo's Executive Vice President of Americas, address a news conference in New York, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
Every conservative needs to stop calling using the abstract "MSM" and put a name and face behind the leftist propaganda and lies.
Know their names, know their faces.
Vet them. Sue them. Haul them in front of Congress. Whatever it takes. Hold them accountable.

106 posted on 04/13/2012 8:34:29 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: SJackson

“It was suggested to me yesterday that...”

IMHO, no way. This was a gaffe of Titanic (historical reference) proportions....again, my opinion. To alienate an absolute core group of supporters in the context of the playing field being cleared and Romney emerging as the GOP candidate...I can’t see this as Dem-planned. If the Dems wanted to be “calming influences” they could and might do so over Trayvon. They had little to gain here and they really hosed themselves on what was their top (at the moment) story. I don’t think they are *quite* that smart, to assemble and pull off what you suggest. This was a test, a probe. It backfired badly, I hope the GOP escalates this without limit and doesn’t let this go.

107 posted on 04/13/2012 8:40:34 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: DTogo

....and all those Hollywood actors.

108 posted on 04/13/2012 8:58:50 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

No woman will ever be “just right” to these people unless they are total Lefties. Remember that Palin was too blue collar, Romney is too upper class, Rice was too smart. They just hate women unless they can use them as tools. They weaponize women and get away with it. Their hate list is long and there has never been one who is “just right”. Too rich/trailer trash, too smart/dumb, too pretty/ugly, too outspoken/mousey, etc.

109 posted on 04/13/2012 9:08:25 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Rider on the Rain
In case you haven’t noticed, the primary is essentially over. Are you going to support the Republican nominee or not?

This "you may now approach and kiss his Romney" stuff is getting real old.

The primaries are NOT over, SFB, and the only people saying that they are, casually but OVER AND OVER AND AT THE TOPS OF THEIR LUNGS are Romney's henches and the LSM Obamabots who don't want to even think about facing a real conscience-conservative.

Stuff it. We're still voting all through May.

Texas on May 29 -- 155 delegates, that Bishop Willard the First, Lord God in Becoming of the Planet Zontar, is NOT going to get.

110 posted on 04/13/2012 9:19:22 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Huebolt

Ann will make a lovely and dignified First Lady.

111 posted on 04/13/2012 9:37:20 AM PDT by angcat (PLEASE GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: SJackson
Mitt Romney said he listens to his wife who told him she hears from women on the campaign trail who say they are concerned about jobs and the economy.

The democrats sensed that such a conversation could shed light on Obama's economic failures so they sent a surrogate out to change the subject.

Republicans took the bait hook, line and sinker and another golden opportunity to talk about Obama has been lost.

Again the (R)s got played like a WalMart kazoo.

112 posted on 04/13/2012 11:33:23 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out -
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To: Servant of the Cross

“the reaction was immediate and uniform - ‘I really like her’

That was how hubby and I both reacted when we heard her on the radio with Brian Kilmeade.

She’s got natural political talent, which is very rare. She reminds me a bit of my aunt. My uncle had a long corporate career at one of the biggest companies in America. They had 5 kids too, even.

Being the wife of a guy with a job like that isn’t sitting around and eating bon-bons all day and the heavy lifting ALL has to be done with grace and a smile.

Say what we like about Mitt, or dislike more to the point, Ann Romney would be a perfect first lady.

113 posted on 04/13/2012 1:55:37 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: svxdave
The Romneys will take it to the Obama people. They won’t sit back like George Bush did and get pummeled without a response.

That will make me vote for Romney faster than anything. We need a fighter, I almost don't care what they fight for, as long as they fight for something.

114 posted on 04/13/2012 3:10:16 PM PDT by webheart
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To: I am Richard Brandon


115 posted on 04/13/2012 7:23:36 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: SJackson
Judith "the mommy wars are a thing of the past" Warner is engaging in wishful thinking.

Who is more in touch with most women ....

116 posted on 04/13/2012 7:40:50 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: relictele

That has got to be a publicity photo of Courtney Love who was Kurt Cobain’s wife before he comitted suicide.

117 posted on 04/14/2012 10:18:53 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: jersey117

Exactly, Greta has always appeared to me as a RINO or Libertarian at best and flaming liberal at worst. Her softball interviews with leftists always infuriate me. Her friendship with a liberal scumbag like this Rosen woman is appauling. Then Greta’s making excuses and “What Rosen REALLY meant” bullcrap is deplorable. I put Greta in the rsnks of Geraldo and Ed Schultz, Rachael Madcow now.

118 posted on 04/14/2012 10:22:47 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: evad
On Redeye last night, the meme was that Rosen was just an average Citizen voicing an opinion while having nothing to do with Obama or the Democrat Party.

Gutfeld wasn't there and the entire panel defended Rosen. I felt like I was watching MSNBC and I shut the show off.

BTW - Nothing was mentioned of Rosen’s 35 visits to the White House.

119 posted on 04/14/2012 10:45:28 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
"BTW - Nothing was mentioned of Rosen’s 35 visits to the White House. "

That's because there were at least 3 one-L Hilary Rosens.

120 posted on 04/14/2012 4:04:45 PM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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