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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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It was suggested to me yesterday that, based on the speed of the Axelrod/Michelle twitter reactions that this could well have been a set up rather than an accident. A remark offensive only to some, which allowed the administration to take the high ground by criticizing one of their operatives, while opening the issue for their allies in the media.
1 posted on 04/13/2012 5:05:15 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

A “Sistah Soljah” moment then?


2 posted on 04/13/2012 5:09:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: SJackson

It was intentional other than than words ‘never worked a day in her liefe’, which will be used to browbeat the democrats for the next six months. The rest was right off the script.

A mother of five, who beat cancer and battled MS is going to be hard to demonize. She is a lot more like a typical suburban voter than the scowling Michelle who does not connect at all with suburban women.


3 posted on 04/13/2012 5:09:34 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper

ping


4 posted on 04/13/2012 5:11:14 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: ilgipper
Actually, none of us want Ann out there getting beat up. We want her at home, with her husband.

I much prefer Calista, tart looking painted lady that she is!

5 posted on 04/13/2012 5:11:20 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SJackson

Whenever I am in a waiting room and see slime magazine, I manage to put in the TRASH in the men’s room, where it belongs.


6 posted on 04/13/2012 5:11:27 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Huebolt

Put it in the trash. oops...


7 posted on 04/13/2012 5:12:22 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: SJackson

I firmly believe this was a set-up.

Someone as high up and connected to the WH does not wildly go off message without clearance.

All of this Hilary Rosen bashing by Obama, Biden, Axelrod, etc. was already planned and is being doen with a wink, wink, nod, nod.

It gives Zero and the Dems the opportunity to appear like knights in shing armor while at the same time using their criticism as a platform to launch into an attack on the
GOP war against women.

It’s another Charlie Brown and Lucy holding the football moment that the GOP never,ever sees coming.

They are laughing their @sses off in the WH over this.

So predictable.


8 posted on 04/13/2012 5:13:52 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: SJackson
What does a North Korean missile launch and Hilary Roesen's career have in common?

....

Same trajectory.

9 posted on 04/13/2012 5:14:46 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: SJackson
Sixty-five percent of the public even now believes that preschool children are not likely to suffer if their mothers work outside the home.

Bull crap! I really don't care what the public "believes", because most of the time they're wrong. Indeed, Obozo wouldn't be President if they believed the truth. Like they say, I'd agree with the BS presented in this article, but then we'd both be wrong.

10 posted on 04/13/2012 5:15:01 AM PDT by econjack
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To: SJackson

I am “out of touch” with Ann Romney. I know almost nothing about her and don’t want to.
Making her the victim of any attack, just makes people step up to defend her, which leads to sympathy and possibly support of the Romney candidacy.
It’s engineered to help Romney.
Let’s not fall for it.


11 posted on 04/13/2012 5:15:31 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: SJackson

Media are trying to throw Rosen a lifeline.

Administration have already thrown Rosen under the bus.

[F&F showed a timeline of this ‘crisis’. Within 20 minutes of Rosen’s original comment, Twitter was all a tweet. Within a hour, even the WH was distancing themselves from this disaster.]


12 posted on 04/13/2012 5:15:31 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SJackson
this could well have been a set up rather than an accident.

Doubt it. When Carney tried to deflect by saying he personally knows three women named Hilary-with-one-L Rosen, and she (single L Hilary) has visited the White House 35 times, they are in full damage control mode.

13 posted on 04/13/2012 5:15:31 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: ilgipper

One thing thing for sure, Ann Romeny is not a blatant black racist with the personality of a rabid cat.


14 posted on 04/13/2012 5:17:33 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: SJackson

> Hilary Rosen Was Right: Ann Romney Is Out of Touch with Most Women

Yes, and we know that lesbian CommiecRAT Hilary Rosen, $350K per year political earmark Mooshelle, and Judith Warner, the author of this trashy hit piece, are “in touch” with “most women”.

Right.


15 posted on 04/13/2012 5:18:03 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SJackson

True Ann is not like most other women she has raised 5 kids while learning she has MS and still is not playing the victim card.


16 posted on 04/13/2012 5:18:26 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: SJackson

“Time” is quickly stepping in to cushion a potential blow for Democrats? I’m shocked.../s


17 posted on 04/13/2012 5:18:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: exit82

Couldn’t disagree more. Rosen’s guilty because she can’t help it. It’s knee-jerk feminism, and that just doesn’t get bridled & hung up until the campaign’s over. Hillary couldn’t help her “stay home and make cookies” comment either. The snark just oozes out of every pore.


18 posted on 04/13/2012 5:19:50 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: ilgipper
Yup . . .

“His wife has actually never worked a day in her life,” said Hilary Rosen, DNC Advisor

Anyone who is married, children and a brain understands how offensive those words are to their dear wife.

Did anyone notice the apology was ONLY to Ann Romney? Many many women across the land was highly offended, The fact that the libtard that wrote the above article only proves that stupid is as stupid says and does!

19 posted on 04/13/2012 5:20:29 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: SJackson

I tend to disagree. I this whole crew is given credit for far more intelligence than they actually possess.

If you are in doubt, what has this administration done that has actually worked or was beneficial to the country as a whole?


20 posted on 04/13/2012 5:21:16 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Lady Lucky

In case you haven’t noticed, the primary is essentially over. Are you going to support the Republican nominee or not?


21 posted on 04/13/2012 5:21:21 AM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: SJackson

So how many kids has Judith Warner here raised?


22 posted on 04/13/2012 5:22:15 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SJackson
Hilary Rosen pointedly questioned Ann Romney’s fitness to serve as her husband’s ambassador on women’s economic issues.

So Romney said he listens to his wife about women's views on economy.

That doesn't necessarily mean Ann Romney. He might have meant one of the other ones.

23 posted on 04/13/2012 5:23:51 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: econjack
Drivel from the author of We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication.

I think she's on some.

24 posted on 04/13/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT by ibytoohi
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To: vicar7

Notice how fast Anne Romney fought back? Can you imagine Laura Bush fighting back or Mrs. McCain wherever she was, fighting back like that? The Romneys will take it to the Obama people. They won’t sit back like George Bush did and get pummeled without a response.


25 posted on 04/13/2012 5:24:32 AM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: SJackson
People have to admit-people like the Romneys do not have a normal life like most of the average joes have- like worrying about rent payments/paying bills on time/getting kids clothes/school books..they have maids-gardeners-chefs-chaffeurs special elevators for their cars :) Ann Romney probably does not associate with people who are not in her spouse's income earnings. She reminds me somewhat of a Martha Stewart type. Been nice to see her show grace not running to Fox and a twitter fight. She would do anything to help Mitt as what we are seeing. Imo.
26 posted on 04/13/2012 5:25:12 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Mach9

Those type of comments are engineered to move the conversation where they want to move it.

Every day we focus on Ann Romney is another day we are not focusing on Obama and his failures.

DO you really think Hilary Rosen is not going to land on her feet. The lefties know how to take care of their own, using our money.

Snarky, yes! True to form, yes!

Off the cuff, never.


27 posted on 04/13/2012 5:25:18 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Rider on the Rain
Wait until the primary is actually over?
28 posted on 04/13/2012 5:25:49 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Timber Rattler
So how many kids has Judith Warner here raised?

Not clear. She has twins, but she's separated from her wife. Don't know who has custody.

29 posted on 04/13/2012 5:26:16 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: exit82
I doubt it was 'setup'. It is too contrary to their fake 'war on women' meme. Carney's spinnin', floppin' and twistin' is not a finely tuned message.

I think this article is an angry Judith Warner standing by her fellow womyn Hilary who was thrown under the bus by the admin.

30 posted on 04/13/2012 5:26:29 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SJackson
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31 posted on 04/13/2012 5:26:34 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: NautiNurse
" Hilary-with-one-L Rosen, and she (single L Hilary) has visited the White House 35 times,"

Congratulations, the boy spokesman has just quoted a possibility that's greater than hitting the mega-millions.

32 posted on 04/13/2012 5:26:43 AM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: SJackson

Pretty obvious. The idea is now in people’s minds. While the Campaign can pretend it did not do it.
The Republicans are entirely inept: no match for the Chicago Thugs. You run Ken and Barbie, with a weird religion and tons of money ? You have to be insane.


33 posted on 04/13/2012 5:27:13 AM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: SJackson
On some of these social issues the GOP should just use the "give them enough rope" strategy.

The thing about evil idiots is they tend to get more stupid the more you let them talk.
34 posted on 04/13/2012 5:28:11 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (More voices, more power.)
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To: SJackson
a daughter of privilege who became wealthier still while married to Mitt

New Rules: As children of privilege, any member of the Kennedy clan is now "out of touch" with their respective gender, and any gender-related statement or public policy by same member(s) should be publicly ridiculed and then disregarded as nonsense.

Same goes for Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Pelosi, the Obama daughters, and [insert name of wealthy Liberal family here].

35 posted on 04/13/2012 5:28:39 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: econjack

I agree. There are a lot fathers and mothers working who would rather be stay at home moms. Obama doesn’t have the working mom vote locked up and he’s heading in the wrong direction for it.


36 posted on 04/13/2012 5:28:49 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: svxdave

Yeah, I like it that Ann Romney fought back.
But what was it that Mitt said?

“I’m not going to say outrageous things about the president “

Which, translated, is “I’m not going to take it to 0bama”.


37 posted on 04/13/2012 5:29:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Christie at the beach
People have to admit-people like the Romneys do not have a normal life like most of the average joes have- like worrying about rent payments/paying bills on time/getting kids clothes/school books..

Not many recent Presidential candidates come from that type of background, though lots pretend they do.

38 posted on 04/13/2012 5:29:13 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: SJackson

I think this got away faster than anyone on the RAT side ever suspected.

They were in full spin/damage control mode yesterday. My impression was that the implicit message to everyone was “Shut-up and this will go away by 11:00 PM.” Biden, the NAG whore, and now this TIME b!tch have resurrected it for at least another 24-hours.

I wonder if the popcorn is ready yet.


39 posted on 04/13/2012 5:29:23 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: SJackson
True-- though when a person never has walked in someones else shoes or close to that, they can come across as uppity (out of touch) if they are not careful.
40 posted on 04/13/2012 5:32:32 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: SJackson
Never worked...is that anything like a core Dem voter who lives in public housing, swipes an EBT card for 'essentials' and raises another generation of same?


41 posted on 04/13/2012 5:33:13 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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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?

It depends on the nominee. If it's Romney, are you serious? I will never "support" Romney. Much less vote for him!

42 posted on 04/13/2012 5:34:20 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: SJackson

Ann is different than most women. In a way this is true because of the family’s wealth, but I’d bet that Hilary Rosen is even more different than most women. Aside from the fact that she doesn’t have money worries, Ann is living a normal family-centered life. Hilary is a gay adoptive mother who is a major opinion-molder for the left. How conventional, and how similar to most women’s lives, is that?


43 posted on 04/13/2012 5:34:40 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SJackson

I am personally out of touch with mothers with six kids; 4 surnames among them.

I am personally out of touch with loud mouthed lesbians gaming the system for state support

I am personally out of touch with illegal aliens living off the state teat and sending my money back home

We’re all out of touch with some demographic. It’s not to Ann Romney’s discredit that some folks can’t identify with a heroic mother of five who has handled cancer and MS but somehow didn’t get a “real” job.


44 posted on 04/13/2012 5:35:22 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Christie at the beach
Ann Romney probably does not associate with people who are not in her spouse's income earnings.

Actually she does. I know a few people who know her and say she is a good, down-to-earth person. They go to the same place to get their hair cut, the same grocery store, etc.

She'd have very few friends if she only associated with people who were at her financial level. (I'm making the distinction between income and wealth.) There just aren't that many billionaires around.

45 posted on 04/13/2012 5:36:47 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: The_Victor

“What does a North Korean missile launch and Hilary Roesen’s career have in common?”

Both got shot down?


46 posted on 04/13/2012 5:38:55 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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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?

PS. I just scanned your posting history. You haven't posted in a month, but you emerged from lurk mode to post this to me. I am curious as to why.

47 posted on 04/13/2012 5:39:21 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: NautiNurse
... they are in full damage control mode.

I agree. Even axelrod stepped in it to spin that DNC's Rosen is CNN's employee (I know, same thing).

48 posted on 04/13/2012 5:40:18 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SJackson

Leave it to Time to hear crazy, and double down.


49 posted on 04/13/2012 5:41:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: SJackson

Whatever. Her husband is still a socialist trying to lie and buy his way into the White House.


50 posted on 04/13/2012 5:41:36 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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