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Mitt Romney's Advice for Recent Female Grads: "Have a Quiver Full of Kids"

Posted by on May. 4, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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Mitt Romney's Advice for Recent Female Grads: "Have a Quiver Full of Kids"

Don't expect wealth and power, Romney warned the women of the Southern Virginia University's graduating class. Just get married and make lots of babies!
 

This week, Mitt Romney delivered an interesting commencement speech to the (very Mormon populated) Southern Virginia University's graduating class. Sharing his secrets for "abundant living," Romney urged the new grads to go out, get married, and procreate like crazy.

'Get married,' he said, and “Have a quiver full of kids if you can.” 

Also, hurry.  Staying single until your thirties could be a big mistake. A quiver full of kids aren't born over night. 

“Some people could marry but choose to take more time, they say, for themselves. Others plan to wait until they’re well into their 30s or 40s until they think about getting married,” he said, “They’re going to miss so much of living, I’m afraid.”

Girls, forget about establishing a career before you get married or have children. Why spend your body's prime child-bearing years working, when you could be breast-feeding on a much smaller salary? 

As Romney reminds the class of Southern Virginia University, wealth is not guaranteed. Not everybod knows how to cut corners, exploit workers, and watch the profits rise. Even fewer are born into the power necessary to accumulate wealth in America. Anybody biologically capable, however, can make a quiver full of babies.

“I don’t think God cares whether you get rich,” he warned the crowd. “I don’t think he hopes that your business will make a huge profit. I know a lot of religious people who think God will intervene to make their investments grow. Or he’ll get them a promotion. To make their business a success. But life on this earth is about learning to live in a place where God does not make everything work out for good people.”

BUT. If you find a mate and procreate, you're all good! “Every one of you here today as a graduate can live an abundant life,” he told the students. “Every single one of you. You will not all be rich and famous and powerful, but each of you can live an eminently successful, rewarding, abundant life.”

Romney, on the other hand, will remain rich and famous and powerful. But not everybody can do that. So just shut up and get pregnant, already. 

Watch and learn:

by on May. 4, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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talia-mom
by Gold Member on May. 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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Way to miss his message
greenie63
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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A quiver? Isn't that a case for holding arrows? 

ZsMommy
by on May. 4, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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Oh how I dislike him-makes my flesh crawl!

kameka
by Bronze Member on May. 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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Barf
ZsMommy
by on May. 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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Quoting greenie63:

A quiver? Isn't that a case for holding arrows? 

Yes...yes it is.

..MoonShine..
by Redwood Witch on May. 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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I'd have to take the time to listen to the whole speech to form an opinion on this. I think maybe the author's bias has caused him/her to read a lot into what he said. That said, I have zero desire to watch Mitt Romney speak.
kameka
by Bronze Member on May. 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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Quiverfull is a religious movement to have as many kids as possible. There's a lot of rules involving how the man is the ruler, the children must always seem happy or it's disrespectful, etc. Though its not 100% proven, many believe the Duggars prescribe to this.

Quoting greenie63:

A quiver? Isn't that a case for holding arrows? 

greenie63
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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Ahh ok. So instead of using their degree, something they've worked so hard for, he's promoting them to be barefoot and pregnant.  

Quoting kameka:

Quiverfull is a religious movement to have as many kids as possible. There's a lot of rules involving how the man is the ruler, the children must always seem happy or it's disrespectful, etc. Though its not 100% proven, many believe the Duggars prescribe to this.

Quoting greenie63:

A quiver? Isn't that a case for holding arrows? 


-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on May. 4, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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Says the douche who had a binder full of women. He doesn't want women wealthy and independent. He's an ass.

AlekD
by Gold Member on May. 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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Yeah, how dare he suggest that we should judge our success by our family life rather than our bank account! If you look past the "christian-ese" (which, keep in mind, his audience was a mostly mormon group who probably don't have the same knee-jerk negative reaction to certain words like non-christians do) all he is really saying is that family is more important and ultimately more fulfilling than money. 


I'm no Romney supporter but I don't think this is anything to get all frothy about.

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