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Cavuto: Ann Romney hasn't had it easy
Fox News ^ | 4-13-12 | Neil Cavuto

Posted on 04/13/2012 3:50:39 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

So Ann Romney doesn't have any real life experiences?

Doesn't know a thing about difficulty?

Or pain?

…that her gilded life has shielded her from the day-to-day concerns of average folks?

Now, you would think after Hilary Rosen spouted that nonsense, we would be done debating this nonsense.

But you'd be wrong.

Here to pick up the shovel and happily dig an even deeper clueless pit…no less than the president of NOW, the National Organization of Women...Terry O'Neill.

…happily chiming in that neither Ann Romney nor her husband, for that matter, have the, and I quote here, "Kind of life experience and if not, the imagination, to really understand what most American families are going through right now."

What?

What the hell does that mean?

"Life experience" and "imagination"?

I suspect either would be news to Ann Romney.

...whose charmed life raising six boys, no less, apparently couldn't prevent her from getting cancer.

And only a few years later, multiple sclerosis.

The odds of getting both in one lifetime, are about as daunting and rarified as living in that supposedly cushy one percent…times a thousand!

I should know.

Because full disclosure here…I too have had cancer. And I too have MS.

Now, I’m not saying this not to get your sympathy…although it’ll be coming in handy If might rub you the wrong way or if I can get out of work at home.

But to remind these mindless, heartless critics –Let’s get back to Ann, stick to the issues, and stick all this other nonsense somewhere else.

And for God's sake, show a little empathy.

~snip~

I've known much poorer folks who'd stop everything for a hangnail.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cancer; dems; moms; ms

1 posted on 04/13/2012 3:50:52 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Video at source.


2 posted on 04/13/2012 3:52:48 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cavuto ROCKS! Video: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1561055468001/


3 posted on 04/13/2012 3:56:19 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Who gives a rats @ss about Ann Romney. She isn’t running for president and whether she works or doesn’t is inconsequential. We are in a ridiculous news cycle.


4 posted on 04/13/2012 4:00:48 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I thought since we women are liberated, that means we could, among other things, choose our own life paths. I guess women are only “liberated” if they have a career and a staff to raise their children.

These feminists are a bunch of ignorant jerks. Mercifully they don’t represent all women


5 posted on 04/13/2012 4:15:59 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: wolfman23601
Who gives a rats @ss about Ann Romney.

Kind of how I feel about it too--- "Sticks and stones" and all that.

That being said, I'll still never vote for her spineless liberal husband.

6 posted on 04/13/2012 4:18:13 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: wolfman23601

I am not a fan of Mitt Romney, and you’re correct that we’re in a ridiculous news cycle. That said, it’s painfully obvious that you didn’t read the article....


7 posted on 04/13/2012 4:18:32 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: Graybeard58
Weren't the primaries where you could vote against (or not vote for Romney)?

If every conservative American voter thinks the way you do (and acts on it) — then the whole world will be stuck with Obama for another 4 years (at least!). I'm beginning to wonder whether Americans, in general, can be trusted with the franchise in American national elections.

Yeah, you can tell me to go to 83!!, and point out the obvious fact that a foreigner has no say in your elections. We (foreigners) do, however, have to suffer the consequences. You have the franchise. For everyone’s sake, use it wisely!

8 posted on 04/13/2012 4:37:25 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: wolfman23601
How many First Ladies worked at outside jobs before Jaqueline Kennedy's stint as the Inquiring Photographer at the Washington Times-Herald?
9 posted on 04/13/2012 4:46:32 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

We’re still in the primaries.


10 posted on 04/13/2012 4:55:13 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama hates women and Obama hates hispanics. Looks pretty clear to me.


11 posted on 04/13/2012 4:58:34 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: butterdezillion
Just so long as conservatives don't go off in a snit at election time. Actually, I'm hoping you have a brokered convention & there's an upset there in favour of a better candidate. (Such conventions are the norm here in Canada; so I admit that I have a hard time understanding why so many are against a brokered convention.)
12 posted on 04/13/2012 5:03:09 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: wolfman23601

You might not, however she single handedly slapped down the entire democratic party this week.


13 posted on 04/13/2012 5:09:00 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Putting Romney aside for a moment, I actually think a brokered convention would be great and a plus for the GOP.
Why you may ask ‘Why do I say that?’, because there would be drama and interest in the convention. People might actually watch it and pay attention, even learn something maybe be inspired. Conventions where the candidate has already been decided are usually nothing more then bad variety shows. The last GOP convention did have a little more excitement then usual with the Palin pick, but even that was unusual.
14 posted on 04/13/2012 5:19:53 PM PDT by Reily
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To: butterdezillion; USFRIENDINVICTORIA

30 states down, 20 to go. Sounds like our Victorian friend gets too much of his news from the MSM.


15 posted on 04/13/2012 5:23:28 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA; Graybeard58

If every conservative voter voted 4 lib romney...socialist romney...proabort mitt...lib judge appointing mitt...global warming mitt...conservatism would evaporate...we would not need a gop...why would u xpect conservatives to both sear their consciences...and cross the liberal waterloo...never able to citique socialistic healthcare or abortion minded pols ever again?


16 posted on 04/13/2012 5:23:46 PM PDT by Colofornian ( The Romneybots are political descendents of Esau: Trading a FR inheritance for a 'lentil soup' guy)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What “most American families are going through right now” is not related to MS and cancer. Cavuto’s presenting a strawman argument. Trump understands the mindset of people who actually have to work for a living. Mitt Romney doesn’t, not even close, not a chance. His wife tries a little harder but most likely doesn’t either. I don’t care how much money someone has, but show me some evidence that you’ve made an effort to understand and get to know people from different walks of life if you’re going to try to represent 300 million people.


17 posted on 04/13/2012 5:26:49 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

If that would get us a decent candidate I’d be all for it. But I’m not convinced the Republican establishment could be trusted to give us a decent candidate even in a brokered convention. I trust them about as far as I can throw the Eiffel Tower.

As I’ve said elsewhere, I’d vote for worms from my trashcan if that’s what it took to get rid of Obama. No way I will ever vote for him. And I will encourage others to effectively vote against him as well, even if we have to plug our nose and drink a bottle of whiskey before we can bring ourselves to do it.


18 posted on 04/13/2012 5:41:52 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: JediJones

Mitt Romney has an MBA and did and does work for a living. He grew up in the heartland of America.

Much moreso than the community organizer, who knows nothing and is stunningly ignorant about what America is and how it works.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 6:08:06 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: butterdezillion

I just have to believe that a raised-here American would do better than Obama - with a caveat that they are not steeped in Marxism.

I do think Mr. Romney is not a Marxist, petulant, ignorant of our history, or that he will seek to drown us in debt. I wish he were someone else, but I have grown sick and tired of every Democrat and I will so happily see them lose in a landslide, even to Mickey Mouse.


20 posted on 04/13/2012 6:15:33 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: wolfman23601

“Who gives a rats @ss about Ann Romney.”

I care for Ann Romney and Neil Cavuto because I have MS as well.

There is no cure; you just try to manage it. Even management is hard.

But, they didn’t make up the “hasn’t had a job” narrative. That Hilary R. is responsible for this stupid stuff when US has much more on the platter.

Obama should have reeled Hilary in, but, who knows. It might have been his idea all along.


21 posted on 04/13/2012 6:45:33 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: wolfman23601

Well, agreed, but often elections turn on small and inconsequential things because these are the things people react to. Dukakis in the tank, Dean’s scream, Kerry on his jet skis. A single tear, a single word selection, looking at your watch during a debate, (George HW Bush), bad make-up (Nixon debate) and so on. The important issues and facts are the words, but these sorts of things are the tune.


22 posted on 04/13/2012 7:27:39 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: UB355
You might not, however she single handedly slapped down the entire democratic party this week.

Yes, but she's still married to Mitt Romney.
23 posted on 04/13/2012 7:30:07 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: hummingbird
Obama should have reeled Hilary in, but, who knows. It might have been his idea all along.

I don't know whose idea it was, but I think it was all very deliberate. Attack Mitt Romney's wife, get the media focused on that, and they'll ignore everything else going on.
24 posted on 04/13/2012 7:32:45 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I heard Niel’s Common Sense today. I have some stuff wrong but so far, not as much as Niel or Ann. Good on them and I wish everyone the best health possible.


25 posted on 04/13/2012 8:23:27 PM PDT by citizen (Sherlock Holmes as Romney might now exclaim "The game's afoot!" Romney now needs his Dr. Watson V-ot)
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To: agrarianlady
Mitt Romney has an MBA and did and does work for a living.

I don't care what "education" someone does or doesn't have. I'm not a liberal. The kind of "work" he did for a living at Bain Capital was corrupt and destructive and certainly does NOT help him relate to average people. Most of us have no idea what it's like to push millions of dollars around between a bunch of shell corporations and drive companies into bankruptcy while keeping all the profits.

26 posted on 04/14/2012 10:21:56 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: JediJones

Is relating to average people a requirement to be President? Have you ever been to Mount Vernon? Or Monticello? Or Montpelier? Or are you more of a Jacksonian Democrat?

I actually kind of admire ruthless capitalists. But maybe it’s not a popular thing now, except among fans of Ayn Rand or something. And of course she’s not my ultimate heroine, as I’m a Christian and I can’t agree with her entirely.

And no, I didn’t vote for Romney here in Virginia. But somehow, the other candidates epically failed to make it onto the ballot.

So I’m going to suck it up and work very hard on our Senate race. Which also stinks, because now we have two conservatives running against George Allen.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 2:56:36 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: fatnotlazy
thought since we women are liberated, that means we could, among other things, choose our own life paths. I guess women are only “liberated” if they have a career and a staff to raise their children.

Only if your a liberal and vote democrat are you a liberated woman. Choice? only the "democrat" one is allowed. You must choose abortion instead of adoption, you must choose a career, not be a full time Mom. If your a stay at home Mom, "you haven't worked a day in your life".

If your daughter gets pregnant, you do not have a choice to know. The "liberated" women have decided for you that someone in your house caused it therefore your 12, 13,17 year old can be taken to a PP clinic and have major surgery, you have no choice. Heath Insurance, all policies must include women's health needs. Don't need pregnancy coverage, or contraceptive coverage, too bad others do, you have no choice.

28 posted on 04/15/2012 7:35:51 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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