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Yes Ms. Demo Strategist....Let's back up on your comment about Romney being a Stay At Home Mom......

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Dem Strategist Attacks Ann Romney as A Stay-At-Home Mom: ‘Never Worked a Day in Her Life'

Imagine the outrage if a Republican strategist referred to a stay-at-home mom by saying that she was someone who "never worked a day in her life." How about a mother of five?

A Republican strategist did not say that. But a Democrat did... and it was a female, Democrat strategist.

During an appearance on Anderson Cooper's "AC360" last night, Democratic strategist and CNN regular Hilary Rosen said something similar about Mitt Romney's wife Ann when she told Anderson:

"His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. 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."

(The quote kicks in at the :47 second mark of this clip:)

 

That comment immediately began bouncing around the social media network and actually inspired Ann Romney's first (and currently only) tweet on Twitter.Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist Attacks Mitt Romneys WifeAs you might expect, Hilary Rosen was bombarded with messages on Twitter. She quickly scrambled to try and blunt the attacks by tweeting the following:

Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist Attacks Mitt Romneys WifeThat comment seemed to get a "nice try, but..." And so, Rosen continued:

Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist Attacks Mitt Romneys Wife

It took about an hour, but the Obama campaign realized that Rosen's comments, and the fact that she is not really backing down from her statement, could be a problem - especially since it doesn't fit the narrative that the Republicans have waged a "war on women." Campaign manager Jim Messina jumped into the tweet storm:

 

Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist Attacks Mitt Romneys Wife

Another Obama lieutenant, David Axelrod also posted his denouncement of Rosen's gaffe:

Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist Attacks Mitt Romneys Wife

About the same time that Axelrod and Messina's tweets appeared, so did one from a female member of the Obama campaign, Stephanie Cutter:

Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist Attacks Mitt Romneys WifeAs Democrats moved to distance themselves from Ms. Rosen's comment, a member of the Romney family jumped in to support mom. Here's the tweet from Josh Romney:

Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist Attacks Mitt Romneys Wife

As Mother's Day approaches,the worth of 'Stay At Home Moms" is a regular topic on news channels. Each year we learn just how much money mom should be earning for performing all of the tasks involved with raising children. Last year, Salary.com claimed that moms work would be worth $90,000 a year. Five years ago, CNN and ABC both did stories quoting the results of a survey that claimed stay-at-home moms worked 92 hours a week and the work they do should bring in $138,000 a year.

Was Hilary Rosen's comment about Ann Romney "over the line?" Share your thoughts on working moms and participate in our Blaze poll.

by on Apr. 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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gammie
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 1:34 PM
I will tell you my expirance with working mom's. I did day care in my home and all the working mom's said the same thing, "stay at home mom is hard work, I prefer to go to work it is easier"

None had to work did it for fun.
Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Apr. 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM


Quoting gammie:

I will tell you my expirance with working mom's. I did day care in my home and all the working mom's said the same thing, "stay at home mom is hard work, I prefer to go to work it is easier"

None had to work did it for fun.

I have been an Nicu nurse for 35 years- I raised 2 kids (with the hubs) and worked 10 years of off hours (PT). Why did I work?- 

1) For benefits

2) To provide for the extras

3) To utilize my education and to provide a needed skill

Over the years I have worked with many people, mostly women with kids- none of us were working in the ICU for "fun."

Did working allow our family to have fun? YEP. AFTER the work was done, we all had fun-

Jansan24
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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Why can't Ann Romney talk about economics? I am not a financial expert but I have my opinions. I know many people are not are as fortunate as I am and I am able to recognize that people really struggle to get by. For example, I'm not sure how families that make minimum wage can afford to put gas in their tanks. I'm sure Ms. Romney is able to make the same social observations and have the same concerns for others.
Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Apr. 13, 2012 at 1:54 PM


Quoting Jansan24:

Why can't Ann Romney talk about economics? I am not a financial expert but I have my opinions. I know many people are not are as fortunate as I am and I am able to recognize that people really struggle to get by. For example, I'm not sure how families that make minimum wage can afford to put gas in their tanks. I'm sure Ms. Romney is able to make the same social observations and have the same concerns for others.

Anne commented about the family's struggles early on, when they had 2 kids and were undergrad students and NEITHER had a job. She mentioned having makeshift furniture and often eating pasta and tuna. She also admits that they were living off investment income.

Now I am no economist, but how do 2 young students who have never held jobs amass investment income?

She probably needs to stop highlighting their economic struggles.....it negates what she might have to offer.


She is fullu qualified to talk about her medical struggles- I hope she is feeling well. She looks healthy. My SIL has MS and does not look as healthy as Anne.




sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2012 at 3:17 PM
Because they usually agree with him and say the same ignorant crazy shit



Quoting Jambo4:


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

She doesn't work for the DNC



She doesn't work for the Obama admin



She isn't affiliated with his campaign



She is an employee of CNN



She is a cable news commenttator



Sounds a lot like Rush Limbaugh.. but you were sure more than pleased to jump on him and demonize ALL of the Republicans... 

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godotherightthi
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM


Quoting Sisteract:


Quoting Jansan24:

Why can't Ann Romney talk about economics? I am not a financial expert but I have my opinions. I know many people are not are as fortunate as I am and I am able to recognize that people really struggle to get by. For example, I'm not sure how families that make minimum wage can afford to put gas in their tanks. I'm sure Ms. Romney is able to make the same social observations and have the same concerns for others.

Anne commented about the family's struggles early on, when they had 2 kids and were undergrad students and NEITHER had a job. She mentioned having makeshift furniture and often eating pasta and tuna. She also admits that they were living off investment income.

Now I am no economist, but how do 2 young students who have never held jobs amass investment income?

Just an FYI - I know Mitt Romney held a job before college.  I know I was able to go to college without working for two years because of a job I held in high school and working full time through the summer....a minimum wage job.  Yes, they lived on investments from Mitt's father, it doesn't mean anything about their ability to be a human being and feel empathy for people struggling financially.

She probably needs to stop highlighting their economic struggles.....it negates what she might have to offer.

 

She is fullu qualified to talk about her medical struggles- I hope she is feeling well. She looks healthy. My SIL has MS and does not look as healthy as Anne.

 

 



Jambo4
by Gold Member on Apr. 13, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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Quoting Jansan24:

Why can't Ann Romney talk about economics? I am not a financial expert but I have my opinions. I know many people are not are as fortunate as I am and I am able to recognize that people really struggle to get by. For example, I'm not sure how families that make minimum wage can afford to put gas in their tanks. I'm sure Ms. Romney is able to make the same social observations and have the same concerns for others.

especially since she's out there talking and listening to the people as well.  That's part of what Mitt Romney was saying was the feedback he was hearing from his wife while she's been going from state to state.

fyi.. I got to be on a conference call with her once (I didn't say anything..lol) but she was such a delightful down to earth lady.. I'd vote for her myself! 

gammie
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Quoting Sisteract:





Like I said this was my expirance. I'm NOT judging you I don't know you.

I even had a mom that when she had a day off she would go to the mall and not tell it was her day off.


I also believe not every women is the same. Some can stay home and some can not!
Jambo4
by Gold Member on Apr. 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I could say the same.. and in my "conspiracy theory" view..lol, I do think that the Obama campaign did and will send out "feeler/tentacle" type comments via these "non-campaign" related people to get out a message that THEY personally don't want to be directly linked to.  

I predict we will see the same thing about Romney's religion, even though the Obama campaign has said that it's off limits too.. yeah.. we'll see... just like family is.. cough, cough...  (this of course is MHO.. which is outstanding at best wink mini)

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Because they usually agree with him and say the same ignorant crazy shit

Quoting Jambo4:
Quoting sweet-a-kins:

She doesn't work for the DNC


She doesn't work for the Obama admin



She isn't affiliated with his campaign



She is an employee of CNN



She is a cable news commenttator



Sounds a lot like Rush Limbaugh.. but you were sure more than pleased to jump on him and demonize ALL of the Republicans... 


sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Apr. 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM
I don't know what imiganery movie you are watching

She is a CNN employee..now you have her being a super stealth Obama admin feeler...

Um, there is medication for paranoid thoughts

Show one shred of evidence or admit you are pulling things from your bum on order to say something negative about the POTUS


Quoting Jambo4:

I could say the same.. and in my "conspiracy theory" view..lol, I do think that the Obama campaign did and will send out "feeler/tentacle" type comments via these "non-campaign" related people to get out a message that THEY personally don't want to be directly linked to.  

I predict we will see the same thing about Romney's religion, even though the Obama campaign has said that it's off limits too.. yeah.. we'll see... just like family is.. cough, cough...  (this of course is MHO.. which is outstanding at best wink mini)

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Because they usually agree with him and say the same ignorant crazy shit



Quoting Jambo4:
Quoting sweet-a-kins:

She doesn't work for the DNC




She doesn't work for the Obama admin





She isn't affiliated with his campaign





She is an employee of CNN





She is a cable news commenttator





Sounds a lot like Rush Limbaugh.. but you were sure more than pleased to jump on him and demonize ALL of the Republicans... 


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