Skip to comments.Hilary Rosen: 'Spare Me The Faux Anger' On Ann Romney 'Never Worked A Day In Her Life' Remark
Posted on 04/12/2012 10:14:22 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen wants Republicans to spare her the "faux anger" as backlash against her continues to build for saying Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney, "never worked a day in her life."
The remarks were seen as an attack on stay-at-home mothers, being that Ann Romney cared for her five children -- Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben and Craig -- as a housewife.
"Guess what, [Romney's] wife has actually never worked a day in her life," Rosen told CNN, referring to Ann Romney.
Ann Romney used her first tweet to suggest raising five children amounted to a job.
"I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work," she tweeted.
Politicos on both sides of the aisle condemned Hilary Rosen's remarks, including top advisers to President Barack Obama.
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So tell me, how do you really feel?
That is the point of this entire debacle.
Cynically the Obama campaign is trumping up issues to spark his base and distract independents from his record. The “WAR ON WOMEN” was just another political check mark.
The Romney campaign cynically has been boosting for weeks that his wife was their secret weapon to overcome resistance to Romney. They want this distraction as much as the W.H. wanted it because Romney has little to recommend him on the issues. He has that in common with Barack.
Me...well I remain disgusted that these are the choices this cycle and will not participate in this contrived war cooked up in the beltway by the strategists of these two camapigns. It’s not an organic issue that took on a life of it’s own. It’s one they’ve been pedaling for weeks to stir up emotion and partisanship to cause people to rally to their flags so to speak. It says a lot when they are each so weak they need to resort to these types of stunts so early in their campaigns.
They are politicians acting as politicians and I’m done with it. I’m not participating this election.
I guess by her reckoning, my mother, and most mothers of people middle-aged or older, never worked either. My mother grew up on a modest farm. God knows women don’t do any work there. She worked in a factory for about a year after she married my father, then I came along. That’s more than “a day in her life,” but really a drop in the bucket when you consider the serious career woman of today, who probably gets more work done in a couple of months than Mom did in a whole year. Of course, for the next fifty years or so, she was in the lap of luxury and idleness, making good meals three times a day for dad and me, doing laundry, cleaning the house, mowing the grass, helping me with homework, sewing pajamas for me at her foot-pedal-driven sewing machine, making me practice my musical instruments, running interference in the disputes of neighborhood children, caring for me during colds and flus and all the childhood ailments, nursing sick pets, being there when I needed her. She started her non-working day early in the morning and kept going until the evening. After I left home, she continued not to work, until she couldn’t not work anymore.
Thanks, Mom. I love you and I miss you.
Ann Romney’s diagnosis came just before Thanksgiving in 1998 after she had been suffering the year before with severe numbness and fatigue, among other symptoms. The diagnosis came as a relief of sorts, because she wondered if she might have Lou Gherig’s Disease. She described her first year with MS as being horrible.
“...The first year of the disease is horrible, because you just can’t stand living with this cloud that’s over you and that’s sort of moved into your body.”
During Ann Romney’s first year with multiple sclerosis, she was a very sick woman.
“I was very sick in 1998 when I was diagnosed. I was pretty desperate, pretty frightened, and very, very sick. It was tough at the beginning, just to think, this is how I’m going to feel for the rest of my life.”
Ann has MS. She should have held a cushy job before her diagnosis, so then she could draw disability benefits, courtesy of the taxpayer.
Ann Romney can and does have domestic help. How they run their family is none of anybody’s business.
Don’t like Romney; disappointed he is the nominee. But Ann Romney shouldn’t be besmirched for living her life.
0bama0 and his humorless gang of communist thugs, like hilary, MUST GO!
Never happen! People on here, ant other Ultra-Conservatives, will not vote for Romney because he’s too liberal. Obozo will return to the White House and have four years, Executive Orders and unelected czars to destroy this great Republic. But, by damn, our “message” will be sent.
There are ways to remedy her “faux” assertion.....
No matter where this story goes (Rush just said Rosen has now apologized to Ann Romney), all Rosen did was to say exactly what liberals think and say among themselves. They do NOT consider a woman’s choice to stay home and be a full time mom to her kids a viable choice.
I have been around libs enough to have heard that attitude expressed (most notably when I was an at home mother). Very condescending. This may, alas, mark the end of the “Republican War on Women” So thanks, Ms. Rosen.
That is not what happened when The Wookie left her high paid job... so important was it that no-one replaced her.
translation: “You’re not doing that to me. You don’t get to do this sort of stuff to me. That’s OUR schtick. Only WE get to do stuff like this, to guys like Limbaugh.”
I have asked the mods to remove my flippard comment. I still think Mitt Romney is an evil SOB though.
I’m not mad at all.
I expect nothing less from a man hating lesbian.
The apology is as bad as the original stupid remark....which she meant absolutely. You just can’t spit out that many words and call it a faux pas.
I think the Rule of Holes applies here, Hilary.
My hat’s off to you! It is such hard work... lots of sacrifice and juggling finances to make that happen, yet very little appreciation in today’s (and yesterday’s) society. I did it myself. My youngest is 24 now. I’ve enjoyed reading your comments. It gives me great hope. Keep it up ladies, and take courage. You are raising a generation that may well save our Republic.
Darn. No matter how much I despise this Rosen person, I wish ‘Pubbies had the balls she does.
Imagine a Republican responding this way to race pimp, gay mafioso, or NAG?
On top of that, doesn't her mother live with them and help with the kids?
Obama may have lost some of his female gender voters over this. Let’s hope so.
I think he's an Etch-a-Sketch. Conservatives need to etch some CONSERVATIVE marching orders on his screen.
I think we need to turn this right back around on the DEMS - are they so unfeeling as to attack an MS victim for not holding a second job? Talk about heartless!
Sorry, I’m just so over screaming leftists in any form.
Has Michelle Obama ever held a job outside the home? I’m not talking about that phony job she had with that Chicago hospital where she was paid 300 gs for not showing up. If she hasn’t, does anyone think that the Dems wouldn’t attack any conservative who said she never worked outside the house? Freaking hypocrites.
If someone said this to Mrs WBill, it would be ugly. :-)
To be honest, she likely saves us more money by staying home, than what she'd make if she were "externally employed". So many of the people I work with would be much better off with getting by on only one salary, and skipping the Daycare, fancy clothes, commuting expenses, daily starbucks, daily lunches, after work beers, and so on and so on....
For instance, a bunch of people in my office pay to have their laundry done. Nothing fancy, no dry cleaning or large items (like what we occasionally take to the dry cleaners), they just pay by the pound to have someone stuff their laundry in a machine and press "start". Sez me, when you're so "busy" with work that you can't manage a task as simple as that without outsourcing it to the tune of 20, 30 or 50 bucks a week, then you need to re-evaluate your life. :-)
It ain’t bringing me to Romney. He can take his Etch-A-Sketch and stick it where the sun don’t shine!
I think he is evil as well. My husband cant. stand. him. We do not want to vote for him at all and are torn to shreds over the future of our country.
I also heard on the news today she had breast cancer.
Ok. I know she is uber rich. I couldn’t even afford her garbage, got it.
But I cannot stomach people calling her out for being a wife and mother.
As I have yet to see a pic of this clueless, far left, dyke, beeatch, I sought what I was sure (and was not dissappointed) would be some oooguly, lib, mooncalf.
Her royal pain in the a&s:
Wolfie Blitzer took the Rosen to the woodshed: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/04/12/wolf-blitzer-puts-hilary-rosen-through-wringer-forces-her-apologize-ann-
Just who do these pompous jackasses think they are. Women should be marching on the White House with torches, pitch forks, tar and feathers. The they could run the feathered Zer0 out of DC on a split rail fence section.