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Rosen: 'I Apologize to Ann Romney'
Big Government ^ | 04-12-12 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 04/12/2012 11:00:21 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA

Amid a massive backlash from the American public and a stampeding retreat from her supporters, Democratic National Committee advisor Hilary Rosen backtracked from her words about Ann Romney last night on CNN, stating a few moments ago, “As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen … I apologize to Ann Romney.” The report of that statement comes from Jim Acosta at CNN.

The question is whether the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee will apologize to Romney, and whether they will fire Rosen over this incident. Rosen has long been associated with the Obama team and the DNC, and her apology means virtually nothing given the fact that she has defended her comments at length over the past 24 hours. Only pressure from inside the Obama campaign and DNC forced this apology. Even then, she apologized to Romney for her wording, not for the point she was making.

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To: JudyinCanada

It’s all about “apologizing” on everything these days. The media does it all the time and has definately taken this nation on a ride for the next “politcally incorrect” statement to be made so they can engage the public and continue spewing the Obama agenda....and we’re playing right along.

Once facts are known, on everything, then there’s a huge wave of apoogies which are absolutely meaningless. Now they’ve made this part of the game within politics and the election.

The real name of that game is...say what you want, get the word out..create havoc...then apologise after the fact.

Interesting factoids on how Rosen is tied to the Obama Adminisration:

Hilary Rosen Visited The Obama White House At Least 35 Times.

Former CIA director and current Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, 12 times.

Perhaps most surprisingly, the name “Joseph R. Biden” appears . . . 6 times.

Geitner 40 times...so she’s close to as significant as Geitner.

the notion that Rosen is just some Democrat talking head, completely disconnected from the Obama administration and campaign is . . . not plausible.


101 posted on 04/12/2012 2:02:18 PM PDT by caww
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To: Labyrinthos
Are you saying that once you've become successful, you completely forget what life was like before that success?

Laura Bush was 30 before she got married and lived on her own, teaching, working with underpriveleged kids (while on her own) and as a librarian before she married.

Do you think she can't identify with anyone other than elitists because of who she married, even though she lived nearly half her life without privilege?

I'm trying to understand how deeply the left's class warfare has seeped into our thought process here....

102 posted on 04/12/2012 2:03:02 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: MamaTexan

Sure did work...this thread even evidences it.....what are we discussing?

It sure isn’t that there remains a Conservative in the race, nor discussion of His wife....rather we’re talking about Romney.....and that’s what the Adminstration wants in the forefront...Romney...and we’re singing his tune.

We’re loaded with Romney/Obama talk.....when this Primary isn’t done. A distraction to the wifes and media is all it took to sideline the important issues....the race isn’t finished yet.


103 posted on 04/12/2012 2:06:19 PM PDT by caww
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To: Maverick68

I wonder if Carbonite is going to pull their ads from CNN?


104 posted on 04/12/2012 2:06:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MamaTexan
The Dems are trying, but they can't really disown this, because it's their template to the core, and they've been working with it for decades.

Rosen let the cat out of the bag, and it ain't going back in. She's an Obama lackey, and she was trying to take down his opponent (at least as they predict things) by taking down his wife.

Bad move.

105 posted on 04/12/2012 2:07:35 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Labyrinthos
have no comprehension of what life is like on Main Street.

That is the main point I was trying to make, in addition to I think it is a mistake to try and say Ann is just like the average mom. To say she is furthers the Democrats perception that Republicans/Romney are out of touch with the people who live on Main Street.

106 posted on 04/12/2012 2:12:21 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: mad puppy

What does this story have to do with Rush or with Mouton?

My point more tersely stated would be: her appology is a sham.

That aside, she is another of the leftists populating this administration, top to bottom.


107 posted on 04/12/2012 2:15:43 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Labyrinthos
The undeniable truth is that the vast majority of the “elite” inside the beltway mom’s, whether they stay at home and raise children or work for a paycheck, or whether they have a “R” or a “D” after their name, have no comprehension of what life is like on Main Street.

That's exactly right.....but this does not mean we go to war against those who've earned and worked for their wealth....which is what Obamas pushing...class warfare.

He's successfully got the nation, along with the media complying, talking about Zimmerman, (race), religion is now on the table and causing division, and now woman. None of which these have to do with his dismal record but all have to do with playing the piped pipers tune to see who goes along....and the nation yields. How foolish and ignorant we truly are.

108 posted on 04/12/2012 2:15:49 PM PDT by caww
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To: Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

Rush spent 2/3rd’s of his show on this topic, and it’s not even worth Front Page News?


109 posted on 04/12/2012 2:19:16 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: caww
and that’s what the Adminstration wants in the forefront...Romney...and we’re singing his tune.

The GOP wants Romney at the forefront too.

If you think having a discussion about the dems stepping squarely into a big fresh pile of poo of their own making is 'singing his tune', you're mistaken.

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A distraction to the wifes and media is all it took to sideline the important issues....the race isn’t finished yet.

This thread doesn't 'sideline' the issues any more than the Nascar thread, or the birdwatchers thread, or any other of the various subject threads floating around FR.

110 posted on 04/12/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: ohioWfan
Bad move.

LOL! Too true.

111 posted on 04/12/2012 2:25:16 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: BLOC77
I disagree strongly that I can not relate to women because I am a full time mom.

But that was after you had worked outside the home....but you yourself set your schedule. Not another "Boss"....you determine the time and energy you put in or not and what days and times.

I would take a stay at home moms job any day to that of working outside the home.....control of my time is significant to me. I began using a legal pad in the home long before I used it in the working world! HA!

But I would differ...I loved being in the home and available to my kids....and doing all that to maintain a household. Is it a job Yes, but it is one that working woman must do both and often they are the only hands doing it all. There is no husband to pick up the slack.

If the car needs taken in...you do it, nobody's going to finish making dinner while you make that run. When you rent an apartment the lanlord doesn't drop the rate because of only one income....and it takes the same amount of heat to heat a room for one as it does for two or many.

So the equation does change considerably.

112 posted on 04/12/2012 2:25:24 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Ann Romney can’t comment about working moms but Big Ears is quailified to comment about military, owning a business, being an American, holding a real job, the Supreme Court rulings, transparency, etc.


113 posted on 04/12/2012 2:28:41 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: MamaTexan
This thread doesn't 'sideline' the issues any more than the Nascar thread, or the birdwatchers thread, or any other of the various subject threads floating around FR.

Nascar nor birdwatchers are politics....Candidates wives are....and Obamas playing the strings.

114 posted on 04/12/2012 2:29:01 PM PDT by caww
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To: MamaTexan
If you think having a discussion about the dems stepping squarely into a big fresh pile of poo of their own making is 'singing his tune', you're mistaken.

LOL! Well said, Mama! Well said!

I couldn't agree more. This is bad news for the Obama administration, no matter how you look at it.

But the 'big fresh pile of poo' image is a priceless way to describe it. :)

115 posted on 04/12/2012 2:32:30 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Digger

Anne Romney isn’t the President of the nation. Obama has the position and can say what he chooses.....Anne’s husband is, however, running for that office...there is a difference.

Besides, there’s another candidate, Newt, still running as well...and I will stand by him till it’s over or he says that it is....then I will do a write in...I will not be voting for these two liberals who oppose all my beliefs behind a cloak of deception.


116 posted on 04/12/2012 2:33:36 PM PDT by caww
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To: Lazlo in PA; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; 2ndDivisionVet; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy
Rosen: Let's declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance.

In World War 2, after the US conquered Saipan, Tojo asked his foriegn minister to make peace. The diplomat replied that it is easier to start a war than to end one. Tojo resigned soon after that.

But if Romney was in charge of the US military at that time, it's not clear to me that the US would have won.

117 posted on 04/12/2012 2:35:17 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: mad puppy
Which part of that is blasphemy....That Mitt wasn’t my first (or 2nd) choice or that I’d vote for Mitt over BHO?

Well, there's a school of thought right now that real conservatives need to sit out 2012 or vote 3rd party effectively handing Obama a second term in order to "teach the GOP a lesson" about rallying behind candidates who are insufficiently conservative. Me? Well, my school of thought is that a second Obama term will be an absolute unmitigated disaster, the effects of which will last generations long after he's left office and I've got children to think about.

I thought FR was a conservative site?

Sometimes it's hard to tell these days, isn't it?

118 posted on 04/12/2012 2:39:56 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: caww
So, what do you think about what is being said about Michelle Obama, that she got a no-show job due to cronyism? And when you were a homemaker, did you not do any "work" at all, or contribute at all to your family's welfare?

Gee, you must have been one lazy-butt mom!!

119 posted on 04/12/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: caww
I will not be voting for these two liberals who oppose all my beliefs behind a cloak of deception.

Obama thanks you for standing behind your principals. Hopefully your children will forgive you.

120 posted on 04/12/2012 2:43:37 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: MamaTexan

I smell a couple of shills on this thread. Do you? Considering that Rosen is the subject, sort of fishy?


121 posted on 04/12/2012 2:46:31 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Lazlo in PA
feh...
122 posted on 04/12/2012 2:47:03 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lazlo in PA; mickie; flaglady47; oswegodeee; Chigirl 26; Bizzy Bugz; prairiebreeze; seenenuf; ...
Has Obama telephoned Mrs. Romney from the White House ( a la Sandra Fluzie Flukey) to offer his support and ask her if she was okay???

(....don't everyone answer at once.....)

Leni

123 posted on 04/12/2012 2:49:45 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: caww
and Obamas playing the strings.

Your conjecture is in error. I'm fairly sure Zeros plan didn't include having this blow up in their faces.

So were not discussing the candidates positions on various issues...big deal.

I think most people have a pretty good grasp of where they candidates stand at this point, so why not take the time and enjoy watching the Dem's crash and burn?

124 posted on 04/12/2012 2:49:50 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: ohioWfan
"But if you have the time, do check out the interview that Rush played. Part of his comment in response to it was that parents didn't use to coddle their kids like most do now. Lots of kids raised in comfortable homes had to fend for themselves once they left home, and know very well what it's like to struggle financially."

Wasn't that great? He was going back to the days when even wealthy people would force their kids to strike out on their own, without promise of support, or returning home. The basement cold-water flat in grad school, without money for new carpet -- been there.

125 posted on 04/12/2012 2:50:53 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: caww

>>Is it a job Yes, but it is one that working woman must do both and often they are the only hands doing it all. There is no husband to pick up the slack.<<

There are lots of hands doing it. They just have to pay for those hands.

As an in-home childcare worker, I potty trained and bottle broke “working moms” kids. I started them on solids, I dressed and bathed them. I helped older kids with homework and watched as their moms carry in restaurant food as I stirred my crock pot. I transported kids to bus stops and got them off the bus, feeding snacks and finding pencils. The moms dropped their kids with me and went on “daytrips” with their work friends. Or had their hair done, or their nails.

Now I homeschool. I don’t set my own time, the school schedule does. AND I can’t tell you the amount of working moms who think I eat bonbons all day. LOL! Today I got in half the panels of our new fence!

I’ve done both. I’ve worked with my kids and I stayed at home. Working is tons easier.


126 posted on 04/12/2012 3:00:19 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I don’t want them to apologize, I just want them to shut up and quit shoving Marxism down our throats. That would be worth ten thousand apologies.


127 posted on 04/12/2012 3:00:49 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: StAnDeliver
Wasn't that great?

It sure was!

I don't think a lot of younger people these days have any concept of how things used to be when parenting didn't mean giving your kids whatever they wanted.

Part of what made America great, and part of what made Americans strong was that many parents pushed their kids out of the nest and said, "Fly."

You lived in a basement, but I'm guessing it wasn't in Mommy's house. ;*)

128 posted on 04/12/2012 3:01:58 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Lazlo in PA; mickie; flaglady47; ExTexasRedhead; surfer
Rosen cares nothing about family, kids, MS, Mrs. Romney, stay-at-home moms, working moms, soccer moms, Moms Mabley......

What she mounted was a one-womyn frontal assault on behalf of Obama's class warfare....an assault designed to make every voter hate those evil, rich Romneys who have money that was stolen from the poor and must be redistributed by the Dems in exchange for votes and power.

THAT'S what Obama and Moochelle and their commie friends are all about, period. Everything else is beanbag.

Leni

129 posted on 04/12/2012 3:02:23 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: caww

>>stay at home moms vs. working moms.<<

Stay at home moms are too busy to be concerned about working moms.

Let the working moms have their hissy fits. I’m too busy schooling my kids.


130 posted on 04/12/2012 3:03:46 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Lazlo in PA

You do remember that Fluke was planned? I’m sorry, but you are very naive.

All our discussions are planned by Obama, Inc.

Where are the conservative topics such as government waste, welfare cheats... Did you know that government cost of living calculations don’t even include food?


131 posted on 04/12/2012 3:21:00 PM PDT by donna (Mitt? NEVER!)
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To: caww
Further it's much doubtful Anne has ever known basic needs going unmet....

Thanks for carrying the Rat meme on this. From this piece Rush read today, your guess about her having no idea about the real world is off base.

Rush reads 1994 Ann Romney interview which obliterates left’s “out of touch” narrative

Add a case of breast cancer and being diagnosed with MS to this and I wouldn't call this womans life easy street like you are positing.

Going after Milt on being a shifty RINO politician is one thing, but buying into the Lefts class warfare BS talking points to slam his wife is another.

132 posted on 04/12/2012 3:27:40 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Q: What’s the difference between a pooch and a light bulb?

A: You can unscrew a light bulb.


133 posted on 04/12/2012 3:28:15 PM PDT by DC Ripper
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To: Lazlo in PA

We should hope for more of like these poorly chosen words from them. Her comments disarmed Obama’s spew of GOP war on women and turned the table on the liberals. Completely.


134 posted on 04/12/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: Lazlo in PA

We don’t think Mitt is out-of-touch because of his money. Donald Trump has money and he’s very in-touch with working class people. Mitt is out-of-touch because he’s out-of-touch with our values. His wife’s probably just as out-of-touch as he is, but she’s at least somewhat likable.


135 posted on 04/12/2012 3:33:14 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: donna

When I spoke of Obummer not having this discussion planned, I meant this current one involving the value of stay at home moms. There was no way they expected their finely crafted War on Women message to be turned around on them. There is definite backlash here against the Regime. This caught them off guard and neutralized all the Regimes hard work to turn women off to the GOP.


136 posted on 04/12/2012 3:35:44 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

This is the same Hilary Rosen who was suing pre-teens in Harlem for online music trading in the Napster suits a few years ago, no?


137 posted on 04/12/2012 3:38:04 PM PDT by MockTurtle
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To: JediJones
His wife’s probably just as out-of-touch as he is, but she’s at least somewhat likable.

I'm not going to get involved in what she is in touch with or not. Right now from what I have seen she seems nice to me. Probably the only good thing I can rattle off the top of my head about Milt. One other good quality about her is that she has not screwed around with the portions and quality of food I buy at McDonalds. I have yet to go on a 4 letter tirade using her name at a fast food joint like I regularly do with Moochelle.

If you can't tell, I like my fast food.

138 posted on 04/12/2012 3:42:51 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: caww

Are you aware that the Romney’s never had any money until his work at Bain paid off? They weren’t always wealthy and had no help from their parents.


139 posted on 04/12/2012 3:46:14 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: caww

Oh, I think you totally misunderstood my post. I miss my job, being a stay at home mom is pure drudgery. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids. I loved my job. But I have aged out of the job market, I no longer qualify for the job I once held. God forbid if I have to rejoin the workforce. And instead of being praised for my choices, I am derided as an elitist who sits on her butt all day. I have special needs kids, I don’t know why you think I set my own schedule during the day and have any control over the time and energy I put into my scedule. BTW, due to my husbands job,I am alone for weeks at a time so I deal with many of the same issues. But because I don’t work outside the home, certain segments of society sees me as leach, not truely a contributing member of society. And that’s what I heard out of Rosen’s mouth.


140 posted on 04/12/2012 3:46:59 PM PDT by BLOC77 (bloc07)
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To: Mamzelle
I smell a couple of shills on this thread. Do you?

Possibly.

FR has been known to be a popular target for that sort of thing.

;-)

141 posted on 04/12/2012 3:51:46 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MamaTexan

The funniest thing about this story so far is that Jay Carney claims that there are three Hilary Rosens


142 posted on 04/12/2012 4:02:47 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Lazlo in PA
Progressives love to go around starting wars--they're trying to start a race war in Florida.

But they didn't count on how hot the Mommy Wars can burn.

143 posted on 04/12/2012 4:06:25 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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144 posted on 04/12/2012 4:09:34 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: ohioWfan
But the 'big fresh pile of poo' image is a priceless way to describe it. :)

LOL! Happy to amuse!

And I really hope this big stinky mess sticks to their shoes for a long, LONG time!

:-P

145 posted on 04/12/2012 4:14:16 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: OCCASparky
Democrats are worse than the Mafia.

Democrats, unions, Kennedys, Mafia, big city governments...it's all the same thing.

146 posted on 04/12/2012 4:16:06 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ohioWfan

Astonished at some of the hateful comments about Ann Romney. For those unaware, Ann Romney has scrubbed many a bathrooms and cooked and cleaned for years - in addition to raising 5 boys and battling cancer and MS. Ann Romney is legendary for rarely having domestic help in their home because it is incompatible with their values and financial priorities. The Romneys have never had domestic help commensurate with their station in life.


147 posted on 04/12/2012 4:19:01 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: mwl8787
IMO, it's a matter of lacking critical thinking skills.

We hate Mitt, therefore we have to hate Ann. Unfortunately, they're also missing the glaring fact that this slam against Ann Romney is a slam against millions of women who determine that raising your own children and not having someone else do it for you is the better choice.

Obviously there are those women who have no choice, and there are some who have enough energy to do both well, but there are a whole lot more who sacrificially stay at home to be there for their kids whenever their kids need them to be there.

Ann Romney obviously made that choice, and Hillary Rosen just attacked her for it.

What side of this debate should any conservative be on?

It's a no-brainer.......

148 posted on 04/12/2012 4:29:03 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: MamaTexan
I have a feeling it will.

I just read that Obama weighed in on it, saying her remarks weren't appropriate.

You KNOW that when the arrogant Marxist pretender apologizes (to anyone but a Muslim, that is), he knows he's standing in poo and wants to get out.

Methinks it won't work.

149 posted on 04/12/2012 4:32:08 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: BLOC77

You are likely the exception to the rule...but then most freepers do tend to trend that way. Overcomers and with great faith to do so.

I have no problem with woman remaining in the home and not working...in fact I wish more would sacrifice so they could do so...but the mindset today is so focused on material wealth that most will not make those necessary changes.

I remember a time I lived on a part-time job for ten dollars an hour....paid all my expenses, and went without many basics I found options for. I certainly struggled hard to make it work..but I never once missed a payment on anything....but I went without EVERYTHING else for enjoyment. My “pleasure” was every two weeks I bought a pk. of dollar minuture candy bars as a “treat” for working so hard to make it work. You can imagine the pleasure that was!

So if I can pay rent, all utilites and bills on a part time job there’s really no reason a family can’t have the wife stay at home...and perhaps work from there. It can be done...but you will assuredly go without many things otherwise.

If anyone gives you slack about remaining in the home...and ask you what you do...Just tell them:

I’m responsible for love, joy and peace in my home... and I’m raising future citizens of the United States’....then ask them what they do. They will stuggle for words to top that.


150 posted on 04/12/2012 4:38:27 PM PDT by caww
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