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Hilary Rosen: 'Spare Me The Faux Anger' On Ann Romney 'Never Worked A Day In Her Life' Remark
ibtimes.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Howard Koplowitz

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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To: tcrlaf

Many Indpendent and Democrat women bristle at Hilary Rosen’s statement, especially the ones who are older and actually stayed at home with their children. My mother did not work “outside” the home but she sure as hell worked inside the home. She was a nurse, cook, teacher, maid, and bodyguard to four children and a husband. Mom did it all without complaining. The younger Independent and Democrat crowd are the ones who swallowed the feminist clap trap that was fed to them over the past 40 years. You know that bs that feminism is all about “choices”. What they didn’t tell you is that when a woman chose to be a homemaker and raise her family she would be marginalized somewhere down the road by Hilary Rosen and her ilk.


41 posted on 04/12/2012 10:42:33 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hillary Rosen. Ignorant and smug about it.


42 posted on 04/12/2012 10:43:56 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, it all doesn’t matter right? Since her husband is akin to the anti-Christ, having founded gay marriage, heck, the guy even started homosexuality in the first place! I hear he also does things to dogs with a fork! OMG! Is there no end to the man’s evil?!

With all that apparently his wife would be fair game, right? No, wait. She isn’t.

See how hard it is when you’re a wingnut? Nothing makes any sense.


43 posted on 04/12/2012 10:46:23 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, it all doesn’t matter right? Since her husband is akin to the anti-Christ, having founded gay marriage, heck, the guy even started homosexuality in the first place! I hear he also does things to dogs with a fork! OMG! Is there no end to the man’s evil?!

With all that apparently his wife would be fair game, right? No, wait. She isn’t.

See how hard it is when you’re a wingnut? Nothing makes any sense.


44 posted on 04/12/2012 10:46:38 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: McGruff
It use to be an honor and privilege to be able to be a stay at home MOM...

no longer especially under B.Hussein O.

I worked while raising my two kids, because I had to..after they were off to school, I enjoyed being in the working world and to be able to help carry the work load..

RETIRED now and am bored sh!tless...lol

has the MSM forgotten that Ann Romney also has a serious illness?? leave it to jerk in the white house to insult Americans...

45 posted on 04/12/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: oyez
This long summer of hate has started already.

Liberals don't just hate in the summer, it's year round with them. They hate everything - especially Christians and conservatives. Liberals are repulsive and faux elitists who always think they are right - thus, their insanity.

Their women are usually hairy, she men, who think they have the same anatomy as males. They don't stay home because they hate kids, hate housework, hate gardening, and hate...The only place a leftist draft horse woman will grocery shop is in Whole Foods or such and pay $10 for a banana. They lack common sense, have no nurturing qualities and are physically, and mentally repugnant. Hilary is fits the description. The leftists are really quite nauseating.

46 posted on 04/12/2012 10:47:34 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rosen is another communist B.... running her mouth, trying run down a traditional family value which is the agenda of socialist, communists, Marxists, progressives, fascists, nazi, liberals, democrats or whatever else they may be called - they are all pretty much the same. They hate the values this nation was built on and want to destroy every last bit of it becaushttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2871221%2C1e they are demonically possessed.


47 posted on 04/12/2012 10:48:23 AM PDT by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And this is why Obama must be defeated.

It’s not just Romney v. Obama. It’s Romney v. Obama and all of his unvetted czars and bureaucrats and political hack mouthpieces. They all have to go, beginning with Eric Holder and working our way down to this blooming idiot.


48 posted on 04/12/2012 10:50:00 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: DuncanWaring
It ain’t “faux”, you malignant witch.

It is Fluke you, dumb bitch.

49 posted on 04/12/2012 10:52:48 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: oyez

Yes, you are right. But in the larger picture, Obama’s presidency has been a three year reign of hate, envy, division, and destruction. He actually makes Jimmy Carter look good by comparison.

I do not particularly like Romney. But this election must be about turning Obama out of office. The country cannot endure another term of this race-baiting, envy-stoking, arrogant, narcissistic Marxist-wannabe. Oh, and lest I forget, Chicago machine crook.


50 posted on 04/12/2012 10:54:36 AM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Bitsy

So tell me, how do you really feel?


51 posted on 04/12/2012 10:54:36 AM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: greatvikingone

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.


52 posted on 04/12/2012 10:55:42 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


53 posted on 04/12/2012 10:56:03 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (I don't have a blog to pimp, nor would I pimp it if I had one. I swear.)
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To: Sybeck1

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.


54 posted on 04/12/2012 10:56:53 AM PDT by baileybat
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To: Westbrook; All

0bama0 and his humorless gang of communist thugs, like “hilary”, MUST GO!
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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.


55 posted on 04/12/2012 10:58:30 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are ways to remedy her “faux” assertion.....


56 posted on 04/12/2012 10:59:33 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


57 posted on 04/12/2012 11:01:19 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If Ann Romney had decided to leave her job - i.e. raising five children - someone would have had to take her place.

That is not what happened when The Wookie left her high paid job... so important was it that no-one replaced her.

58 posted on 04/12/2012 11:01:40 AM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.”


59 posted on 04/12/2012 11:02:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: baileybat

I have asked the mods to remove my flippard comment. I still think Mitt Romney is an evil SOB though.


60 posted on 04/12/2012 11:04:12 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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