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First lady wades into controversy (Moochelle chimes in on Hilary Rosen's crack)
The Hill ^ | 4/12/12 | Alicia M. Cohn

Posted on 04/12/2012 4:08:02 PM PDT by Libloather

First lady wades into controversy
By Alicia M. Cohn - 04/12/12 12:33 PM ET

First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday advocated "respect" for women who work as stay-at-home moms in the wake of controversial comments about Ann Romney's decision to stay at home and raise her sons.

Obama made the comments on her official twitter account.

Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected. –mo

— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 12, 2012

It was the first time Obama weighed in on the controversy raging between veteran Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign. Rosen asserted that Ann Romney was unable to weigh in on the economic issues effecting women because she has "never" worked outside the home.

Signing the tweet "-mo" is an indication that Michelle Obama personally sent the tweet, a signal that the Obama campaign deployed the first lady as their best defense against critics connecting the remarks of a prominent Democratic adviser to the position of the president.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) also expressed disappointment in Rosen's remarks Thursday. The Republican National Committee had demanded earlier in the day that she ask Rosen, who they call a DNC adviser, to apologize.

Disappointed in @hilaryr 's comments. As a mother of 3 there’s no doubt that raising children is work.

— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) April 12, 2012

Wasserman Schultz and the first lady are only the latest high-profile Democrats to condemn the remarks, made by Rosen during a CNN panel on Wednesday night.

“His wife has actually never worked a day in her life,” Rosen said of Ann Romney during a discussion on CNN's "AC360" Wednesday night. “She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and how do we — why we worry about their future.”

Democrats seemed to realize that Rosen's remarks gave the Romney campaign fodder to reframe their argument that it's the Obama administration, not Republicans, who are waging a "war on women." Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina and senior adviser David Axelrod immediately began to distance themselves from the comments the previous day, also using Twitter.

Romney's campaign jumped on the comments to rally around Ann Romney as a hard-working mother.

"My career choice was to be a mother," Ann Romney said on Fox News earlier Thursday. "And I think all of us need to know that we need to respect choices that other women make."

Despite taking criticism from her own party, Rosen did not back down Thursday, continuing to defend her point that Romney is hiding behind his wife to defend his economic policies toward women.

She also tweeted Romney — who joined Twitter Wednesday night specifically to respond to the controversy — that while she admires her as a person, she should not speak for the women unable to make the choice to stay at home full-time.

@AnnDRomney I am raising children too. But most young American women HAVE to BOTH earn a living AND raise children. You know that don't u?

— Hilary Rosen (@hilaryr) April 12, 2012


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: moochelle; romney; rosen; women
Just how many leftists are named 'Hilary'?

Democrats seemed to realize that Rosen's remarks gave the Romney campaign fodder to reframe their argument that it's the Obama administration, not Republicans, who are waging a "war on women."

Some RAT actually figured it out? Before or after the headline -

Romney campaign gets boost in the wake of Hilary Rosen's remarks

1 posted on 04/12/2012 4:08:05 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I have no interest in what this Ghetto Trash, First Occupant has to say.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 4:10:00 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Libloather

Is Hilary Rosen on crack?


3 posted on 04/12/2012 4:10:16 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: Artcore

Indeed, she should worry more about the quality men her homosexual husband is getting while she has to settle with this trash called Zero.

Women in this country have been shafted big time and are getting stuck on super stupid.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 4:13:14 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Libloather

Has anybody ever seen so many and so often the “walking back” of public comments made by the Zerobama’s and their sluts and nuts in the DNC and White House?

I’m still trying to figure out if it’s gross incompetence, criminal stupidity or an even mixture of both. What a bunch of clowns these gits are.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Libloather

6 posted on 04/12/2012 4:17:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Libloather
The rebukes from Michelle Obama & Debbie Wasserman-Schultz can only mean one thing.

They hate lesbians! /s

7 posted on 04/12/2012 4:32:17 PM PDT by mellow velo
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To: Libloather

This affects about 149,999,993 more people than this stupid George Zimmerman crap and I, for one, don’t want to see it let go of under any conditions. It may bore me, it may irritate me. That’s fine. I will be bored and irritated with glee. This is an immense gift and should be pressed home all the way to election day.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 4:38:03 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: Libloather
(Moochelle chimes in on Hilary Rosen's crack)

Puleeeze, I thought this was a family friendly site ;-)

9 posted on 04/12/2012 4:38:43 PM PDT by varon (The patriots stand watch!)
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To: Libloather
MOOchelle...

10 posted on 04/12/2012 4:39:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather
Oh! Oh! Oh! No! Someone didn't copy read the last six words of the added headline copy!
11 posted on 04/12/2012 4:46:14 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Libloather

If any these women were carrying a child pre-diagnosed with Downs they’d have it killed.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 4:46:49 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: mosesdapoet

Michelle had to get a $300,000 a year affirmative action job in Chicago in order to support her kids. Some mother she is.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 4:51:58 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: varon

bad visuals ... ewww


14 posted on 04/12/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Libloather

Decent of MO to back up Ann Romney. Obviously the Obamas are glad to have an opponent like Mitt Romney who they will play like a fiddle.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 5:06:25 PM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Libloather
Moochelle chimes in on Hilary Rosen's crack

Isn't there some kind of play about that?

16 posted on 04/12/2012 5:14:04 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: atc23
I’m still trying to figure out if it’s gross incompetence, criminal stupidity or an even mixture of both.

I think it's a deliberate tactic. The comments are appreciated by die hard supporters. It also serves as a diversion from the other nasty things the administration is doing. (Not that the LSM would report on them anyway.) For those being attacked and attacked often, it's almost a form of abuse.

17 posted on 04/12/2012 5:17:15 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Michelle Obama’s $300K “Job” at Hospital Obama Got Earmarks for Eliminated

You might remember this one...

After Barack Obama became an Illinois state legislator, his wife moved up as well, scoring a job as ‘vice president of community relations’ at the University Of Chicago Hospital for a very generous salary of $121,910. When Obama became a senator in 2005, her ‘salary’ leapfrogged to $$316,962 for the same job...and one of Senator Obama’s first acts in office was to see to it that the hospital received over a million dollars of your tax dollars as an earmark.

Well, Michelle has moved on,and guess what...that vital job of hers,worth a salary of over $300 K has been quietly eliminated.

It’s the Chicago Way, cushy no-show jobs in exchange for political patronage...fist bump.

Of course, she had to work twice as hard to get half as far. She said so, so it must be true.

But I wonder, is this so very different that what Rod Blagojevich was popped for? Except that Blagojevich got caught and embarrassed everybody?

http://joshuapundit.blogspot.com/2009/01/michelle-obamas-300k-job-at-hospital.html


18 posted on 04/13/2012 4:36:37 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Libloather

Title should read ,,, “First Lady pisses off housewives by telling them ho to raise and feed their children”.

Moochelle ought to get a real job and pay US back for all the tax payer money she has squandered on getting trying to even with whitey .


19 posted on 04/13/2012 5:44:21 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Libloather

Every liberal I’ve ever met looks down on mothers who stay home and raise families. Everyone of ‘em.


20 posted on 04/13/2012 5:46:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: GOPJ

I’m still trying to analyze Greta’s strong defense of Rosen’s statement when discussing it with Rove last night. She was so off the wall that now her credibility on every issue will forevermore be questionable.


21 posted on 04/13/2012 6:36:46 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.

This is another have cake/eat too manuever by Zero and his gang of thugs (which includes his racist anti-American wife). Oh, gee, these are not good comments, although we won’t point out that it was one of our fellow Democrats making them.


22 posted on 04/15/2012 8:26:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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