Skip to comments.GOP attacks comment about Ann Romney
Posted on 04/13/2012 7:48:44 AM PDT by SmithL
The role of women in this year's presidential election stayed on center stage Thursday after a Democratic consultant's comments triggered a new round of "mommy wars" - pitting mothers who are employed against those who stay at home.
The consultant, Hilary Rosen, launched the first salvo, saying on national television Wednesday that Ann Romney, a mother of five who is married to wealthy GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, "has never worked a day in her life."
Republicans immediately seized on the comment and Ann Romney defended herself on Twitter, saying, "I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys . ... Believe me, it was hard work."
Rosen later apologized for her comments, saying she respects Romney's decision to be a stay-at-home mother. Her comments highlight a "class issue" that reflects the reality that half of the American workforce is now made up of women, said UC Berkeley economist Sylvia Allegretto, who heads the campus' Institute for Labor and Research.
The spotlight on mothers comes as both major political parties are scrambling for women's votes. This week, Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, said President Obama's policies have resulted in women making up nearly all of the unemployed Americans, while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Republican budget plans are driving women to vote for Democrats.
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Yeah, I remember all those GOP-e types (aka RINOS) coming to Sarah Palin’s defense and the defense of her kids when they were being attacked. /sarc
GOP chases another distraction.
Seems to me that both sides are quite happily using this distraction.
You know, that was my very first thought as well, when I read this headline.
Typical. A top Obamanoid comes out with a nasty, lying insult against Romney’s wife. She is called on it. And then somehow this becomes “mommy wars,” with both sides equally responsible.
Moral equivalency between the terrorist attacker and the guy who defends himself. Typical libthink.
When women stay home and they raise their kids and maintain the household, it is a job. It’s a job of love.”
And, IMO, it’s one of, the hardest jobs in the world; if not the hardest. And, also, IMO, it is a high calling to be a mother. “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.” -—William Ross Wallace (1865)
The GOP needs to milk this like the DemocRATS milked the Sandra Fluke thing.
GOP chases another distraction.
Yeah, but, cripplecreek, this ain’t your Grand Pa’s America. In this day and age, you have to use every dirty trick you can against your opponent because they will do the same to you when they get the chance. Close elections hinge on the fringe. This is a “fringe” issue; not a real issue. Especially the DemocRATS. It’s not your Grand Pa’s Democratic Party anymore either. Ronald Reagan was the last “nice guy” to win on the issues. Since then, sad to say, nice guys are found in the “Lost” Column. The gloves are off.
And chasing the democrat’s distraction is WINNING.
That's what the commies want us to do. We should answer every attack with "where are the jobs" "how is a life of unemployment treating you" "is your life better now than it was 4 years ago" and so on. Lets make the only issue to be discussed, the economy and our lack of respect from world leaders. This should be the central and only issue and the topic of the day - every day. All of these side bar issues distract from the failures of this knuckle head and his posse.
Our answer should have went like this - “Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life? In this economy there are hundreds of thousands who might not ever again work another day in their life”
What’s wrong with that?
I know you’re a Newt supporter as was I. Newt would have jumped on this and kicked ass just like he did in the SC Debate. And by the way, did you notice how every time Newt confronted the “distractions” his popularity went up? When he tried, in the next Debate, to be a nice guy, he got his butt handed to him. But, I can see I wasted my time trying to reason with you. Have a nice day, my man.
That’s good. I have no problem with that. At least you’re fighting back.
I never said surrender - we just need to redirect all attacks to the battlefield we choose to fight in.