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Do moms matter? What of this “war”?

It would seem that Barack Obama has lost control of his reelection narrative. “Democrats opened a front mischievously a month ago. They just got nailed,” said Reagan speech-writer Peggy Noonan on Morning Joe today. Democrats should “let it go,” Noonan advised. But Obama shows no signs of ending his campaign’s troubled “war on women” attack on Mitt Romney. After Hilary Rosen mis-fired, Obama threw her under the bus. Rosen’s capital offense was saying Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life. But Obama has more cannon fodder.

Stephanie Cutter & David Axelrod at Obama White House press conference.

Today on CNN, Rosen’s shoes have been filled by Stephanie Cutter — who left the White House to become “deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign.” Cutter is continuing the “war,” arguing to Wolf Blitzer that Ann Romney’s and other statements were “faux” and “irrelevant.” Shortly, Blitzer will interview Obama surrogate Donna Brazile and conservative David Frum. And, last night, NOW president Terry O’Neill told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz:

What if Hillary Clinton [sic] had said this: Ann Romney has never, has not worked for pay outside the home a day in her life? That’s my understanding that’s an accurate statement, and that raises the exact issue that Hilary Rosen was trying to get to, which is do Mr. & Mrs. Romney have the kind of life experience and if not, the imagination, to really understand what most American families are going through right now?

Obama and crew assumed that attacking Romney about the GOP’s supposed “war on women” would be a no-brainer. Enter Ann Romney.

Instead, at the moment, it’s Obama who looks like the one with no brain — and no heart. Further, Larry Johnson points out that Obama doesn’t pay female White House staffers the same as men.

Still, as I said at the outset, Obama remains determined to be victorious. If he continues the “war,” will he?

Ultimately, it is Ann Romney who is factually correct. ALL women are essential to the recovery of the U.S. economy.

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Ann Romney knows what she’s talking about. So does that bumper sticker. Women matter. Here’s how Ann Romney — all women — are vital to the U.S. economy:

  • Women account for 85% of all consumer purchases including everything from autos to health care
  • American women spend about $5 trillion annually… over half the U.S. GDP
  • Women represent the majority of the online market
  • Women determine 80% of consumption, purchase 60% of all cars and own 40% of all stocks
  • Over the next decade, women will control two thirds of consumer wealth in the United States and be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history. Estimates range from $12 to $40 trillion
  • Check out many more important stats at She-conomy.com

These stats don’t apply solely to women who work. Obviously. You’d think that Hilary Rosen — and now Stephanie Cutter as well as NOW’s president — would know just how important stay-at-home mothers are to the economy.

Obama vowed he was the great uniter. At least that’s how he advertised himself in his fake narrative about his beliefs and his life.

Speaking of his life, did you hear that Obama’s latest tax returns reveal his income is $800,000? In past years, his income had been at least $3 million.

What happened? He gets $400,000 per year to be president. But his book sales have dropped precipitously. His books are a lot like the message of his campaign — they don’t comport with reality.

People are figuring Obama out. Let’s hope they go beyond disillusion with Obama, and open themselves to considering the alternative.

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P.S. I groaned when Blitzer announced that David Frum would debate Donna Brazile. Yeah, Frum is a paid consultant for CNN. But. I hope the Romney campaign can foist more female supporters on CNN.

P.P.S. Hilary Rosen has canceled her appearance on Sunday’s “Meet The Press.”

  • foxyladi14

    good article.getting my bumper sticker now.

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  • Lemuel Vargas

    Ann Romney will be targeted by the left especially now that the Rosen quote misfired on them. She will be vilified like Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton starting now and this will get uglier as the election season goes on. It could go on even after the election is over. Strike that in stone because this will come to pass..

    • Flop_Flipper

      Except that Ann will get on one of her horses and trample them.

  • HELENK2

    Rosen threw gasoline on a smoldering fire. Many  women woke up in 2008 and were quietly angry over the treatment of both Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. Women who dare to go into politics go at their own risk. Neither party has helped them against the sick attacks against them. Women have a harder time in many workplaces even though there are laws against discrimination. The attack on Anne Romney was just one too many. Because we do not take to the streets and shout and commit violence do not underestimate the simmering anger of women this year. This will not be forgotten or forgiven.

  • Popsmoke

    War on terrorism, War on Drugs, War on Poverty, War on Drunk Drivers, War, War and War… Are we ever at peace? Ever?

    The sad part about all of this is that everyone matters to this country and this economy.  The rich, the middle class, the poor. Black, white, yellow and green. Men, women and children…..

    We are the only dividers….. The rest is bullshit……

  • KenoshaMarge

    It also occurrs to me that these “working women” with their high powered/highly paid jobs have no more in common with ordinary working moms or stay at home moms than Ann Romney.

    What does Hilary Rosen or Terry O’Neill, of NOW, have in common with a woman working for minimum wage in some dead end job just to put food on the table?

    What does the $200,000.00 job Michelle Obama took because she didn’t have the luxury of staying home have to do with the woman working on some assembly line and probably getting carpel tunnel along with her minuscule paycheck?

    Working or not, staying home by choice or not, the average woman has little in common with any of these woman who are in the news.

    Some can relate. Others cannot. It’s a matter of who the person is, not the party they belong too. And women like Terry O’Neil certainly do not now and never did speak for me. She wouldn’t have the faintest idea how to do that.

    Here’s O’Neill’s attack on Ann Romney. And Maxine Waters has simply become a caricature. You might know that they would do their mud-slinging on MSNBC.

    http://nation.foxnews.com/now/2012/04/13/now-president-attacks-ann-romney

    • Flop_Flipper

      I quit caring about what Waters said years ago when it became all too apparent that she was a race-baiting racist. NOW has lost all credibility. They should be required by law to rename their organization Partisan Liberal Organization for Women: PLOW. Because that is what they have done for women’s rights. Plowed them right under the earth.

      • KenoshaMarge

        I often called them LOW for Liberal Organization for Women. Your PLOW is much better!

        • Flop_Flipper

          Fortunately I am a gardener and know how to make fertilizer from waste. Good things will grow after a season or two.

          • KenoshaMarge

            I am a gardener too as well as a devout composter.

      • bbf

        I supported NOW in the very early days..until I found out that the organization had morphed and their new interests were only in Lesbians, “Gay Rights” and promoting same-sex marriage.  Ooooopppss…why does this remind me of Hillary Rosen????

  • Dolly Cain

    Let me get this straight.  Dem women born into wealthy or powerful families are okay.  Dem women married to ultra rich guys – that’s okay.  

    Dem women like, I dunno, Michelle Obama are entitled to go places like Aspen and other high end resorts that’s just fine.

    But Ann Romney?  Her status is a crime against nature.

    • Flop_Flipper

      Yep, that about sums it up. In what passes for their minds, Republican women aren’t real women.

  • Dolly Cain

    Let’s face it. The Dems stepped in it this time.  Nobody, including Ms. Romney, is saying she hasn’t had a financial advantage.  

    However, cancer and MS are no respecters of persons.  Her money and status did stop her from contracting those diseases.

    I watched the Democrat party wage war on one of their own. Hillary Clinton to be exact.  

    Where was the outrage then?

  • KenoshaMarge

    They won’t stop because this is how they really feel. They look down on women who don’t work outside the home.
     
    Rosen showed that when she said: “Ann Romney never worked a day in her life.” 

    If she had said that Ann Romney never worked outside the home she wouldn’t have caused the firestorm that occurred. You can see that by the way the left is trying to put words in her mouth and tell us what she meant to say, not what she said.
     
    Too late. Can’t put the genie back in the bottle.

    • Flop_Flipper

      I don’t suppose this is what libs consider work.

      Mrs. Romney is dedicated to improving the welfare of children, locally and internationally. She’s involved with Right To Play, formerly Olympic Aid, an international nonprofit organization that uses sport and play as a developmental tool for children in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. She lends her time and leadership to equine therapy programs for physically challenged children, literacy programs for children including the annual Scholastic Reading event, as well as organizations such as Partners for Youth with Disabilities, the American Red Cross, and the Perkins School for the Blind. As First Lady, she also served as a board member of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund. In recognition for her efforts, Mrs. Romney was the recipient of the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from Operation Kids.

      Previously, Mrs. Romney was a director of Best Friends, an organization that addresses the special needs of adolescent, inner-city girls by providing educational and community service opportunities. She also worked as a volunteer instructor at the Mother Caroline Academy, a multicultural middle school serving young girls from inner city Boston and served on the board for Families First. She also formerly served on the Women’s Cancer Advisory Board of Massachusetts General Hospital.

      Yep, totally out of touch.

      • KenoshaMarge

        You don’t think it makes a difference what the truth is do you? It’s the image of a wealthy woman that doesnt’ “have” to work that they want to resonate.  It is far easier to stir up negative feelings than positive. By working to stir up all the envy many feel towards anyone that has something they don’t they think they have a winning narrative.

        I hope people are better than that. I fear that they are not.

        Meanwhile a woman that waltzes in and out of the White House 35 times thinks she can speak for average/middle-class/working women? How stupid is that. Ditto Terry O’Neil of NOW. I suspect the cost of child-care isn’t something they are concerned about.

      • elizabethrc

        But, but, but, did she actually get her hands dirty? We’re just never going to convince those who are so intent on disliking and ridiculing her and all the good works in the world won’t convince them otherwise.
        Surely she must be a bad person because she didn’t suffer the way the want her to.

  • alicewolf

    Yet another red herring.   If women didn’t exist then where would humanity be?   My Bible tells me that Adam was lonely one day, and God decided to have him go to sleep, took a rib bone from his rib cage and made it into woman, whose name became Eve, the mother of all living things.   So a discussion on whether or not women count for anything would seem rather late in the day.  Maybe I have got it right this time.   Praise the LORD everybody.

  • http://twitter.com/MarvinMarks Marvin Marks

    This is preposterous. You guys really think you’re going to end the War on Women meme this easily? HA! The Romney campaign is not even close to ready for the big time. By next week this ridiculous faux outrage over the comments of Hillary Rosen (who does not work for Obama, btw) will be old news… but the Republican policies attacking the reproductive rights of women will still be very relevant. 
    You can’t respond to real stuff (Republican policies that attack women’s rights) with absolute nonsense like this and expect to be taken seriously. This is complete and utter BS.

    • beachnan

       It was a fake war to begin with.  Good luck with that.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Their “War On Women” meme was supposed to energize women and get them to vote for Obama.

        There are 5 million stay a home moms. Now it seems some of them may be energized.

        Will this matter in the great scheme of things as the campaigns continue on towards November? Probably not. But it was a week that Obamacrats and the Obamamedia had to spend to doing damage control. And that does matter in the great scheme of things.

        • Flop_Flipper

          Great cartoon. Just wish I thought it was funny.

          • KenoshaMarge

            Gotta laugh at them Flop or we’ll just cry all the time. 

            • Flop_Flipper

              It’s what keeps me from being really crazy. Not the fool I sometimes pretend to be. Or am.

    • Hokma

      ” . . . . but the Republican policies attacking the reproductive rights of women will still be very relevant.”

      You mean countering the Democrat policy of promoting reckless abortions or more, specifically, baby killing. Let’s call it what it is.

      Any other specific policies affecting women you speaking about? You still have now names one specific policy. I named one for you. So slick name others or go creeping back into your basement.

      What about the Democrat policy of demeaning mothers. That seems pretty relevant now.

      It will be interesting to see how Nancy Pelosi weighs in on this this week when Congress returns – if she dares.

    • Flop_Flipper

      I’ll give you one thing. Dems know no bounds when it comes to ostracizing women that don’t get in line with their program. And yeah, I expect things to get dirtier. That’s what Dems excel at. But we are going to kick your ass with Mr. Clean and put your LiesAll back on the shelf.

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    What a complete utter buffoon Terri O’Neil is. I am so glad I no longer donate to NOW, what a joke that “women” organization has become.

    As for this ridiculous bit:
    “What if Hillary Clinton [sic] had said this: Ann Romney has never, has not worked for pay outside the home a day in her life? ”

    Hillary would NEVER say anything so stupid to insult a woman who’s made a different choice than her, all Hillary wanted was the ability of all women to be able to make the choice they want, without being condemned by others for making the choice best for her.

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    What a complete utter buffoon Terri O’Neil is. I am so glad I no longer donate to NOW, what a joke that “women” organization has become.

    As for this ridiculous bit:
    “What if Hillary Clinton [sic] had said this: Ann Romney has never, has not worked for pay outside the home a day in her life? ”

    Hillary would NEVER say anything so stupid to insult a woman who’s made a different choice than her, all Hillary wanted was the ability of all women to be able to make the choice they want, without being condemned by others for making the choice best for her.

  • Flop_Flipper

    Today is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. A shame we don’t celebrate the birth of the man whose words encapsulated and inspired a revolution that led to our country’s founding. TJ has always been an inspiration to me. He had his flaws but people fail to remember that it was Thomas Jefferson that first spoke out against slavery, regardless of his affair with Sally Hemings.

    • jrterrier

      or perhaps because of it.

  • HELENK2
    • Flop_Flipper

      Apparently. But she isn’t just stupid, she is out of her fucking mind. Perhaps they get a tax break for hiring the mentally disabled. It would sure explain a lot.

    • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

      LOL!   Attention, all voters,  The Obatitanic has set sail!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

       Don’t laugh — that’s the meme Obama is going to attempt to paint Romney as — a 1950s Mad Men character (without Don Draper’s charm). Mad Men even had a line 2 episodes ago that “Romney is a clown” (referring, allegedly to Mitt’s dad). Axlerod stated that Mitt Romney watched Mad Men & thinks it is “the evening news.” Rosen, during that botched attack on Ann Romney also said “Romney seems so old-fashioned. You can tell he doesn’t view women’s as equals.” This moron’s comments are a part of the agenda. It is a subtle narrative they are trying to build, with the help of the MSM & Hollywood — Romney is a dinosaur who wants to turn the clock back to 1950, pre-civil rights and pre-second wave of feminism. It might not work; but it is real. Politico just ran a story about it:

      http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=48381CB7-380B-45F0-9760-98DD923C5659

      • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

        Roger L Simon on PJMedia has already written a response to this type of character bashing saying that the dems are the ones that are hopelessly old fashioned.  

        Not necessarily directed to Don Draper but to the fact that many liberals have never grown up past 1968.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

           Good. But it needs to get out there to have effect.

          • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

            I think it will.  

        • Flop_Flipper

          Here is a taste of his commentary. Well worth a full read.

          But there is nothing more square then to stay the same for decades (literally generations) as the world changes. Liberals have become the New Squares, conventional and predictable to an almost unfathomable degree. Like the very reactionaries they excoriate, they are always thinking backwards, trying finally to get programs right that were first tried in 1932 (and in some cases 1917) and have failed dozens of times since in literally dozens of countries.

          If that’s not square, what is?

      • jrterrier

        i don’t think anyone can look at ann and mitt romney interact and think that he doesn’t respect women.  and also, his mother even ran for the senate, pretty forwardlooking for the times.

        they are going to overplay their hand. 

      • http://twitter.com/MarvinMarks Marvin Marks

        This is all personality driven nonsense… on what really matters; the policies – the Republicans are backwards. That’s what counts. Why don’t people here ever talk about policy? Why is it always this airhead personality driven BS?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

           Why doesn’t Obama ever talk about policy instead of launching all these “nonsense” attacks like Romney is from the 1950s & Ann Romney should be seen & not heard? Oh, right, because Obama’s policies are all FAILED POLICIES.

          I know you have serious problems with definitions of words, but you need to look up “psychological projection” and “irony” — because your comment fits both of those. if you think WE are the ones talking “personality driven nonsense” and refusing to talk about “policy.” Moron. 

        • Hokma

          Name a policy idiot or get lost.

          • Flop_Flipper

            He can’t get lost, he’s been lost for a long time now. And he will finally understand what it means to be lost in November.

    • beachnan

       Talk about a false story.  Can’t  help themselves from making shit up.   I am praying that peoples’ eyes are open and are recognizing  the lengths, the lies these people are willing to tell to get Obama elected.  MSNBC  embarrasses themselves on a daily basis.

  • HELENK2
    • Flop_Flipper

      So Howard Dean got a new gig?

      • KenoshaMarge

        Howard Dean got a new wig? Why, did he lose his hair along with his mind?

        Oh wait, his GIG…

        Never mind.

        • Flop_Flipper

          Sounds like a good description of Howard Dean: Never mind.

        • foxyladi14

           tee hee

  • mumphrey

    So all but 7 Republicans in Congress voted against the Ledbetter Act when it came up for a vote, and you want to obsess about some pundit’s artless phrase on a talk show?  Jeez…

    • stodghie

      well yes i do plan to answer the rude mindless self serving attacks. dam straight i do. i am SICK AND TIRED OF BEING TREATED WITH DISTAIN BY OBAMA AND THUGS. I WON’T BOW AND SAY I’M SORRY EITHER.

      • mumphrey

        I would have thought that the president is too busy to bother to treat you disdainfully.  Well, live and learn, I guess.  He sure does find a way to cram in a whole lot of evil into his day, I must say.  Either that or you’re just paranoid.  Hey, ¿you know what?  I’m going to go with paranoid.  ¿And that word you’re looking for?  It’s disdain, not distain.

        • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

          Actually “distain” works, also.  If you weren’t so arrogant you might have looked it up to be sure before you bashed.

          LOL!

          • mumphrey

            Unless he means that the president somehow physically splashed paint or befouled him with offal or something, it really doesn’t.  “Distain” is indeed a word, just not the one the writer was looking for.

          • Anthony_1

            mumphrey, glad you’re so “up” on your English vocabulary.

            Now, tell us about those inverted question marks……

          • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

            BS  mumphrey.   (see below)  Distain:

            Look it up. Read the WHOLE description.  READ the EXAMPLES of USAGE.  And STFU

            Dictionary.com

          • mumphrey

            Again: “disdain” is the word the writer was looking for.  “Distain” means to discolor or, yes, sully.  Paternalists don’t discolor or stain critical thinking (à la your example); they hold it in contempt, which is what disdain means.  Sorry, but it’s true.

            And I put in upside-down question marks because I like them.  ¿How’s that for an answer?

          • Anthony_1

            Its as good an answer as any, whether you’re posting as mumphrey or Upsher Whittock.  Different handle, same piece of trash

    • HARP2

       Rosen`s new partner is Randi Weingarten, the new president of the American Federation of Teachers.

      • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

        That’s creepy.  Nasty far left conspiracy creepy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

       You don’t even know what the Ledbetter Act is — it doesn’t guarantee equal  or “fair” pay like all the Obots think (I use that word loosely, as Obots by definition don’t think, they just regurgitate Obama Brain Dead Left talking points). dpass). Ledbetter only extends the statute of limitations of when a lawsuit based on pay discrimination can be filed — from 180 days from date of first discrimination to 180 days from date of last paycheck. So, basically, Ledbetter helps a very, very small % of women in filing lawsuits. It doesn’t do sh!t about guaranteeing “fair pay” as they still will have to prove all the elements of a discrimination claim.

      • HARP2

         Dems have a habit of not reading bills, but like to
        spout off anyway.

      • mumphrey

        Right.  It gives women the right to sue for fair pay.  That’s a big step forward.  Until that bill passed, all a company had to do was hide the fact that they were paying discriminatory wages for 180 days, and they were off the hook.  Now they aren’t.  It opens them up to lawsuits, and, I hope, more and more businesses will choose not to discriminate against women in how much they pay them–for fear of getting sued.

        I’d like to see equal-pay laws someday, but this is a start.  Not a huge, step, as you rightly note, which makes the fact that all but 7 Republicans voted against it even more indefensible.

        • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

          Pathetic.  LOL!

        • Hokma

          Before going back to your tree hugging, how is that equal pay working out in the Obama administration? How soon do you thnk we will see the lawsauit against Obama by women in his administration demanding equal pay?

          Go back to hole simpleton.

          • Popsmoke

            Its gets scarier by every posting that we are almost like, with exception of a few foreign policy disagreements.

            Yes George Romney was not from the same league as the Rockefellers, but you get my point.

            Unless we get the system changed we will no longer have the Republic our forefathers envisioned, if they could have seen where are what we have become. The problem is getting the system back on track. Right now that train is derailed….

            I still hold onto the belief that we have the right mix of people who could do this country some real good, might not be perfect, but it would be a hell of a lot better than it is now. . If we could get the system back on track, not even fixed, just back on track….

            Funny, we might have even run into each other at the Grille….. I normally ate at the bar…..

          • Hokma

            When I ate at Cap Grill it was at whomever’s table was paying for me.
             
            We have not had the republic the founding fathers founded since the New Deal and made worse with the Great Society. Carter’s CRA ultimately led to the 2008 mortgage crash. And Obama could be the coup de gras.

            The founding fathers believed in the core belief that people ultimately wanted to be self-reliant versus reliant on a monarchy or government. That is true freedom.

            All the federal government was supposed to have a military to defend the country, create a monetary system, negotiate with foreign governments, and arbitrate disputes among states. That’s it. Now they control all the banks, education, energy, individual retirement, transportation, food and beverage, and I am sure I am leaving out a lot here.

            The more they control the less freedom people have and are reliant on the government.

            The ONLY reason I support Romney has nothing to do with any policies he has ot had.

            He is going to have about 18 months if he is elected to set a dramatically different direction for the size and role of the federal government. I believe that the relationship he has with Ron Paul is not by chance. Romney may rely on others for the vision because his capability of management and negotiation.

            If in 18 months Romney has not done that, then the Dems will be having their pick of seats in Congress int he mid-term and Romney will be a one termer.

            But four more years with Obama and his blatant abuse of power using executive orders will be the coup de gras of the republic.
            - – - – - -  – - – - -  – - -
            There was some kind of a eatery dive near Capital Hill that all the staffers went where the woman who owned used to treat everyone liek crap – make you find your own shait and utensils – and made sure you left as soon as you paid your bill. I can’t remember the name of it.

        • Flop_Flipper

          How many lawsuits have occurred since this law took effect?

      • Dolly Cain

        Hank, Hank, Hank. Stop confusing them with the facts.

    • Hokma

      Hey simpleton – did you ever think that those 7 Republicans already thought that women should get equal pay, but that the marketplace should determine that rather than another government mandate that the shcmuck in the oval office does not follow (which is not the first time for him).

  • HELENK2
    • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

      OMG – even the leftist guerillas don’t like him either.

      It sucks to be Obama.

    • Flop_Flipper

      They were probably trying to impress Obama, despite what has been reported. More than likely they were jealous of O’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood and wanted to show him they could do terrorism just as well as any Muslims.

  • elizabethrc

    As I was driving yesterday I was listening to someone reading some of what Ann Romney had to say about her early married life with Mitt.  She said that for a few years they lived on very little and that, in essence, life was a bit of a struggle.  That doesn’t sound to me like she lived a privileged life off of the successes of others. 
    Add to that, that Mitt, upon the death of his father, gave every cent of his inheritence to charity.  He worked his way up on his own, not accepting a silver spoon existence.  That’s what I call good values.
    This message needs to get out there to counter the lies being told about how the Romneys lived and how they’ve become successful.  They didn’t buy their way into anything.  They earned it!

    • Popsmoke

      Please…. Yeah yeah the poor Romney’s….

      http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jan/20/mitt-romney/mitt-romney-says-he-didnt-inherit-money-his-parent/

      Lets also not forget how he dodged the draft as well!

      Between Obama’s bullshit and Mitts bullshit, Texas bulls must be exhausted and we must be now importing bullshit from India…..

      • stodghie

        romney is gold compared to the tarnished tin that obama represents.

        • muffler

           Silly comment… I find it interesting that everyone backs the people who have been selling you down the river for decades…. you keep thinking you will be one of them and you never will…you are not invited..

          • elizabethrc

            Speaking of silly comments: don’t judge all here by your own envy.  Many of us here admire the accomplishments of those who have attained wealth and that’s a far cry from the jealousy you show.  Perhaps you’re just mad because no one invited you.  Get a clue:  none of has been ‘invited’ and it hasn’t warped us. 
            Do you have any idea at all of the scope of the philanthropy undertaken by the wealthiest in America? 

      • HARP2

        From your link

         Indeed, he was already a wealthy man by the time his father, George,
        died in 1995. He did receive an inheritance but says he gave it away. We
        don’t have independent confirmation of that. But a family-funded
        endowment at BYU started in 1998 to support the George W. Romney
        Institute of Public Management, bolstering Romney’s claim.

        • Hokma

          While Romney did not come from poverty (nor did Obama) the wealth that Romney had he earned over years and it was based on his work – not inheritance as you said.

          Mitt and Ann did not start out with much when they got married and had their first kid.

          The Obama spin is like he was raised with a silver spoon and lived off an inheritance. The story is a fairy tale.

          • KenoshaMarge

            If the Dems hate rich folks so much how come they loved the Kennedy’s, FDR and oh yeah the  two multi-millionaires who were on their ticket in 2004.

          • Popsmoke

             ”Mitt and Ann did not start out with much when they got married and had their first kid.”

            Lets be real…. today Saturday as in every Saturday, I volunteer at a food bank. I am sure that most if the food banks clients had the opportunities the Romney’s did they would be donors rather than clients.

            Let be real here…. There is struggling and then there is real struggling……

      • BronwynsHarbor

        Your cynicism is getting harder and harder to take, Popsmoke.  It seems no one meets your standards except you.  

        I am getting to the point that I try not to read your constantly negative comments about everybody and every issue.

        • HARP2

           He is the ultimate nowhere man.

          • Popsmoke

            Try got sick of playing the game. When are you going to stop?

          • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

            Aren’t you sick of being sick, Popsmoke?

            The negativity must be eating your brain.

            Yes, we can all cry over the nastiness and state of the country.  But whining is like a rocking chair.  It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

           Welcome to my world — I started skimming his comments about month ago.

          • Popsmoke

            Thank God…. 

        • KenoshaMarge

          I don’t read either. Always with the negative waveshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuStsFW4EmQ&feature=related

          • RPL29

            Ah, a Kelly’s Heroes reference!

          • Popsmoke

            Marge read your own postings about being negative, then throw stones.

          • KenoshaMarge

            In response to Popsmoke below since there is no room below his comment:

            I am sometimes negative and admit to it. But I am not ALWAYS negative.

            If trying to inject some humor by including a piece on Moriarity’s Negative Waves is throwing stones you must be a very sensative little fella.

        • Popsmoke

          Bronwyn, I am so negative? Day after day I read nothing, nothing but negativity about the Obama Administration on this blog. Realize I am no fan of this administration either. Hell what is being said about Obama dam near mimics what was being said about the Clinton Administration and later on the Bush Administration…

          I not only heard some the same stuff about the Clinton administration. But I was also right smack in the middle of it in DC, sitting my butt at the National Republican Club and the Capital Grille ( a place I once had a tab at) almost nightly.  Then I really got caught up in it during the first part of Dubya’s administration.

          There is nothing positive today about how we conduct ourselves politically any more in the country. Whether that be as candidates or as voters. We are losing this Country faster than I could have every expected. I today rather go fight a war than lobby the Hill. At least at war there are rules of engagement. On the Hill today? There are no rules anymore. Matter of fact I believe that in the next 25 to 50 years we will not recognize this Country as the Republic it once was. Who’s fault will that be? Not the politicians but ours.

          This is not about my standards, your standards or anyone’s  standards. Its about  forsaking any resemblance of standards and consistently not holding and applying those standards evenly and fairly to all candidates and office holders. You know being an equal opportunity critic.

          Saying that,  I am not going to sit here and  while everyone is blasting away at Obama and his bullshit and cut Romney any slack either when he is slinging bullshit. When posters jump on board and write crap about how disadvantaged the Romney’s were and how they struggled to the top. I am going to eat someones lunch.

          The Romney family has been and will always be a wealthy A-Political family. Poppy Romney was President of AMC, ran and was elected Governor, he ran for the Presidency, became Secretary of HUD. Mommy Romney ran for the US Senate. Now there you go the Romney’s are just your average every day American family!

          Just like the Rockefeller’s, Kennedy’s and the Bush’s! The only difference between these families is ideologies. So lets cut the cramp and tell it the way it really is and stop the phony hero worshiping. The fact that many people in this country will drop any resemblance of standards just to beat a political candidate or office holder is the reason why the really good people who are out there and can really do some good for this country… WILL NOT RUN ! Or worse not get the nod from the machine…..

          We have met the enemy and the enemy is… US!

          We owe future generations a better way of life….

          • elizabethrc

            You might want to take a trip over to Breitbart today.  Tony Lee exposes just who your Politifact is, their decidedly left leaning bias and whom they call upon to bolster their arguments, using a majority liberal breakdown.  You need to travel with a better set of ‘friends’.
            No one ever said here that the Romneys were ‘disadvantaged’.  It seems incomprehensible to you that because Romney came from money, that he wouldn’t want to make his own way on his own merits.  More’s the pity that you have such a jaundiced view of people.
            As to your comment about ‘eating someone’s lunch’, go right ahead.  You won’t get far because you are toothless and for all your tough guy comments, you’re not going to change opinions here because your arguments are not strong enough or reasoned enough.
            Maybe you need to go back to the Capital Grille and put more on that ‘tab’ you needed to impress us with.  Maybe you just spent a little too much time there to think as clearly as you think you are.

          • Hokma

            About George Romney, he was never in the same league as the Rockefellers. In fact the Kennedys were a rung down from them. Ole George did very well but not that well although better than any of us did.

            I absolutely share your cynacism and if the last election was a contest between Hillary vs. McCain I would not have cared that much who won. It would be the same old same old.

            I did do political consulting in D.C. and found that the real difference between Dems and Repubs was razor thin and mostly it was posturing. It was sort of a club where they protected their own lifestyle and were intent on not allowing average Americans to intrude on. I found that elected officials answered to donators first, their party second, and somewhere way down on the list to the people who elected them. I found out that public policy was bought and paid for and even written by special interest groups of all kinds.

            Where the Tea Party went wrong was not fully exposing D.C. politics: both Dems and Repubs. 

            In looking at history the historic shift that resulted in the dominance of the Federal government as we have it now began with FDR and no President (Reagan included) has done anything to scale that back from its constant expansion.

            And it has been continued increase and expansion of Federal policies that have resulted in the financial problems we faced beginning in 2008.

            When Obama became a serious contender to Hillary I decided to look into who he was and it was extremely disturbing. Obama was raised to beleve in socialism from a child by his mother and grandfather. He was groomed by socialists and as we know was a follower of Alinsky.

            There is an enormous difference between Obama and everyone else in both parties. He knows what he wants and he has no tolerance for dissension or debate. It is his way or no way. We saw a glimpse of that during the first years. He has been clever enough to display a more moderate tone in order to get his second term. But a second term of Obama I believe would be catastrophic for this country.

            If you could take Ron Paul’s commitment to scale back government, Rick Santorum’s commitment to traditional social policies, Newt Gingrich’s ability to develop innovative solutions, and Romney’s exceptional managment skills you would have the perfect candidate. But no one person fits that.

            And I used to order only a chopped salad at the Capital Grille.

          • Flop_Flipper

            I really do understand your well earned point of view and actually agree with much of what you have said. It’s just that now is not the time for me to be concentrating on cleaning up the whole mess. Cleaning up the current mess and hopefully putting a man in office that knows a thing or two about the economy takes enough off my time and dwindling energy.

            After the election ( and a little break to recover) I would be more than happy to entertain everything you have mentioned. Because you are right, the system is broken and sometimes I wonder where my country has gotten off to. I’m with you, just not ready to jump in full monty at this moment in time.

        • Roger Elder

          More “concern” from pops. These kind of posts have a purpose… they are intended to demotivate.

      • elizabethrc

        Yes, Pop, he DID give his inheritence to a charity.  While you’d like to dictate where he should have given it, the point remains that he did not take a dime of it, himself. 
        As to the rest?  a $62 a month apartment as a young married hardly qualifies as ‘rich’ in my book.  When I was newly married my husband and I lived in  $56 a month apartment while my husband went to HBS.  We didn’t work and lived off of his selling off his small investment ($13,000), and I can tell you he, like Romney, earned his own way into the business world and into whatever later successes he had.  Somehow, according to your logic, that’s something he should be condemned for.  How much did Romney have in HIS portfolio?
        His parents gave him a car upon graduation?  Hardly the stuff of monetary dreams, is it?
        It’s a shame you seem to need to ridicule Romney, but it doesn’t sound like he got into Harvard on legacy, but by dent of his own intelligence and scholarship.  Fault him, if you will, for having the name Romney, but from what I can see, he made it through a tough program at Harvard by his own efforts.   Obviously you dislike him, but that’s your right.
        What I see and hear is a couple who seem to live by a decent, caring value system. 
        I guess you’re just looking for a candidate who is crystal clear, without any of the dings and scars of living, but you won’t find him.  He doesn’t exist.  I prefer to look at the whole person and not concentrate on the negatives which we all have, every one of us.  I find his less onerous than Obama’s.

        • Popsmoke

          Yeah and Patrick Kennedy had a tough life as well…. I do not like Romney because he is not “politically speaking” real!

        • Popsmoke

          Breitbart and Tony Lee? Good source of information. These guys make the Weekly Standard look liberal.

          Your right about one thing. I did spend to much time in DC … That my dear was my fault….

          • elizabethrc

            I seriously doubt that you even read the Lee article.  The reason liberals are so frightened of Breitbart is that he tells the truth and criticizes both sides.  Politifact has been exposed for a left leaning bias.
            “Comment at my own risk”??? Seriously?  You DO love trying to play the tough guy, don’t you.  No one here is afraid of your macho imitations.  It’s just that we, for the most part, find your opinions deplorable.
            Finally, I am neither your nor anyone else’s ‘my dear’.  Referring to a woman by using that term is a technique whose purpose is to demean or ‘equalize’ and it shows a bit of sexism on your part.  Shame on you.

    • muffler

      Excuse me but Mitt’s family has had money since before he was born.  It’s bunk!

      • elizabethrc

        It is apparent that you missed the part I wrote about their not living a privileged life off of the success of others.  Believe it or not, but there are people who have come from privilege who chose to forego inherited money (as Romney did) and consider it a matter of importance to make their own way.
        You’re awfully quick to condemn any aspect of the Romney’s married life which might not fit with your presuppositions about the kind of people they are.  Or perhaps you’d prefer that they do things the Obama way, which would be to take what others have earned instead of earning it themselves.
        That’s not acceptable to people who have any self respect.

  • Escoffier

    It was obvious in 2008 that Obama and the people drawn to his candidacy had issues with women in power, traditional women, smart accomplished women, mothers, older women, working class women, and women in general who did not wish to get with the misogynist program. They are absolutely convinced that they are right in everything. I am not surprised that they are digging the hole all the way to China. These are intolerant and hateful people.

    • stodghie

      the ideaological mindset of obama and his gang does not allow them to appreicate the american way of life. they despise us and it shows in everything they say and do. i believe they can’t help themselves and as they get more desperate they’ll flame others with more venom. the american people are already very tired of them and by election day they will want them gone.

      • Flop_Flipper

        When I lived overseas I encountered people nearly every day that had a prefabricated view of what an American was supposed to be. Obama seems to be of the opinion that we, as Americans, need to change the way we are, rather than attempt to change the ignorant and foolishly biased perceptions of those who intentionally misunderstand us.

        When it comes right down to it, the Europeans believe that they are superior to us because we are a young, used to be, prosperous nation. They project and distract their failings upon us. As if it was because of America that they have screwed up their own lives. And they have no respect at all for what we have done for them during the first two world wars. None.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

          Half my family lives in Europe (my mom met & married my American dad in Europe & moved here, becoming a citizen, etc. but her entire side of the family is still there). Anyway, I grew up spending all my summers there with family, etc. and you forgot one thing: they are JEALOUS of us and are happy to take us down a peg or two if possible. They think we are too “uncouth” compared to them & resent our success. Obama plays right in to taking us down a peg or two (which is why they publicly claim to like him, but privately laugh at what an embarrassment he is — they can’t believe we would elect & put up with such a lousy “leader” like him  — but it helps take us down a peg, so it’s a total  win for them). That is why the Obots are so stupid, pointing to the fact that Obama is “liked” in Europe as a positive for Obama. SMH. The Europeans are interested in their OWN welfare, not ours. /eye roll. If they “like” Obama that should be a red flag. Gah! I can’t believe how stupid people can be.

          And yep, they can’t forgive us that we, the newbie, upstarts, had to bail them out during the two WWs. They hate that they are indebted to us (even though they’d deny that sentiment publicly, they know it deep down), which causes them to sneer at us even more. We’re the friend you owe a lot of money to so you avoid him at all costs & even talk smack about him behind his back because his face reminds you of your debt & you are embarrassed by your lack of payment.

        • DianaLC

          I have had only two trips out of the country–I am very much a home-loving person and figure vicarious trips through reading are just fine.  I visited the Bahamas when my sister and her husband lived there.  Very fun!  However, my sister was glad when her husband’s assignment there was up.

          During the second trip I went to Turkey and Greece.  To Turkey first for my son’s wedding and then to Greece because ancient Greek history and mythology was my major passion as I grew up.

          In each place, if I mentioned how great it would be to have more time and to be able any time I wanted to visit all the ancient sites, someone would say to me that I wouldn’t really want to live anywhere but the U.S.  Most who talked with tourists had studied here.  I could tell they appreciated what we have. 

          Recently I met a grad student working under a professor friend of mine (a high school classmate).  He was from Central American and doing everything he could to find a way to stay here.

        • elizabethrc

          Many years ago, a friend whom I have always admired for her insights and how she lived her life, told me to remember that you don’t need to get embroiled in the problems other people carry with them.  The phrase she used was “you know what you know”. 
          As that relates to the opinions others hold of us as a nation, it just of no importance to me to try to change their opinions.  It doesn’t change who I know us to be, warts and all and it doesn’t change our love of our country. 
          Flop, you show great insight when you speak of their projection of their own failings on us.  That’s their problem, not ours and I doubt we’ll be the ones who lose sleep over it.

    • muffler

      Oh it’s so Obvious… please explain the obvious facts… I don’t see them.

      • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

        Hillary Clinton.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6RLFUOLWP23SJ5RQHENEPHKME David L

    Not one idiot in president Asshat’s administration gets it.  They think they can win by just floating any bullshit comment that they feel like.  Not one person in the MSM will call these morons on their statements.  No one is held accountable, and Obongo continues to declare, that its not his place to comment.  I call Bullshit , asshole, these comments are orchestrated by your administration and your koolaid drinking zombies !! Keep it up, you will pay dearly in November.

    • Popsmoke

      I call the rebels bullshit…. By the way David, who are the rebels?

      • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

        As a former dem who lived in a very blue state, I can say the Obama admin is in deep, deep, do-do.

        And your posts are nothing more than the sour grape whining heard in any Starbucks where the Teva or Birkenstock and Subaru or Prius ( oh the more elitists liberals are into Lexus) crowd -who haven’t had an original thought since 1968 – gather to discuss how hard they have it and how everyone is a victim.

        Waaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!

        • Flop_Flipper

          I just think that Pop is fed up with the political game in general. He wishes things were different but, unfortunately, the reality is that they are the same. Perhaps he is a bit bitter about this. I know I’ve been bitter about it myself from time to time. Maybe he will come around when the stakes become clearer. I honestly don’t know. What I do know is that our country can not handle another 4 years of being ruled by liberals, especially with Obama, Reid and Pelosi at the helm. Perhaps the Republicans will do no better, but at least they ain’t fucking Democrats.

          • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

            Agreed.  

            ABO!

          • Popsmoke

            Yes Flop you can say I am fed up. I was once in that arena and played the game and back then it was bad enough. It is not the same game today, its worse with no end is sight.

            Who really looses here? We all do…..

          • elizabethrc

            Our curse and our saving grace is that there is nothing more changeable than a human being.

  • HELENK2

    off topic

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/04/13/sharpton-takes-credit-for-zimmermans-second-degree-murder-charge/

    sharpton takes credit for zimmerman arrest. according to him mob rule must work in Fla

    • Flop_Flipper

      Sharpton would take credit for the sun rising if he thought it would guarantee his relevance.

    • Anthony_1

      Great link, Helen.

      One of the more interesting comments on the thread:

      johnnycab23513 says:
      April 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm
      Sharpton killed more people with his megaphone than Zimmerman did with his gun. Search Freddies Fashion Mart.

      About Al Sharpton and Freddie’s Fashion Mart:

      “In 1995, a black Pentecostal Church, the United House of Prayer, which owned a retail property on 125th Street, asked Fred Harari, a Jewish tenant who operated Freddie’s Fashion Mart, to evict his longtime subtenant, a black-owned record store called The Record Shack. Sharpton led a protest in Harlem against the planned eviction of The Record Shack.
      Sharpton told the protesters, “We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business.

      On December 8, 1995, Roland J. Smith Jr., one of the protesters, entered Harari’s store with a gun and flammable liquid, shot several customers and set the store on fire. The gunman fatally shot himself, and seven store employees died of smoke inhalation. Fire Department officials discovered that the store’s sprinkler had been shut down, in violation of the local fire code. Sharpton claimed that the perpetrator was an open critic of himself and his nonviolent tactics. 

      Sharpton later expressed regret for making the racial remark, “white interloper,” and denied responsibility for inflaming or provoking the violence.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Sharpton

  • HELENK2
    • Hokma

      Dunn has worked for the DNC and Rosen works for Dunn (slight of hand)

      • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

        Anita Dunn – Ms. Parseltongue    +

        Hilary Rosen – Ms. Mad about being a woman =

        Yuck…

        Who would want those two as role models?

        • KenoshaMarge

          Obamacrats and members of the Obamamedia?

          • Flop_Flipper

            One of the best I’ve seen from you Marge.

    • Flop_Flipper

      Sounds like a wonderful political ad. All the O people, including him, saying she doesn’t work for them and copies of the paychecks shown after each denial. Love it.

    • Flop_Flipper

      Sounds like a wonderful political ad. All the O people, including him, saying she doesn’t work for them and copies of the paychecks shown after each denial. Love it.

  • RPL29

    Slightly off topic here, but has anyone raised the argument that Nancy Pelosi has five children and “works” as a government employee, despite her family and her husband’s family being worth lots of money? As Sarah Palin has noted, no one went after her; this is an attack on conservative women. Ms. Romney is a very classy lady, and I hope that she destroys her attackers.

    In addition, the Obama campaign has no real strategy. They are thinking tactically, and are trying to appeal to the various voting blocs. Young single women are a natural for Obama while stay at home moms aren’t. This would also indicate the approach with Sandra Fluke. As one wag noted, if you support free contraception for young women but think a stay at home mom isn’t worth much, you might be a progressive. The conservatives/Republicans got burned with Fluke but were better prepared this time, and they are pressing the attack. The Obama campaign is floundering, and searching for a story line to make people forget about his record. Ain’t gonna happen.

    • JohnnyTwoDog

      I am all for giving contraceptives to progressive women. They should not be reproducing.

      • Flop_Flipper

        I would agree only if they were required to use them under substantial penalty, enforced by the IRS, if they reproduce.

        • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

          And a $675.00 yearly fine for being fertile.

          • Flop_Flipper

             My thoughts exactly. Of course they could probably afford it.

        • muffler

          because you believe in small government and individual liberty….

      • BronwynsHarbor

        Johnny, that is a reprehensible comment. I am reporting this to Larry Johnson.

        Don’t ever post anything as disgusting as that under one of my posts EVER again.  EVER.

  • FormerLiberal9

    From Bronwyn’s  link on the comment made by Terry O’Neill:

    “The NOW president suggested to Ed Schultz tonight that Ann Romney, along with Mitt, lacks “life experience” and “imagination” needed to understand most Americans.”

    It is funny that these hypocrite Dems never complained about JFK, Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry being out of touch with the common folk. The difference between these Dems I mention and the Romneys is none of the Dems actually created their wealth like the Romneys. They either inherited or married into money. From what I have been reading about the Romney’s  is that even though they were from wealthy families they didn’t get financial help from their parents. They lived in rather middle class circumstances in economical  apartment complexes like many Americans at the beginning of their marriage. So I think Ms. O’Neill is completely off base when she claims the Romney’s lack ” ‘life experience’ and ‘imagination’ needed to understand most Americans”. But then IMO, NOW itself is so out of touch with many American women today and are still time warped in the 70′s and 80′s.

    • Flop_Flipper

      I think that Ann Romney has too much class to attack Pelosi and the rest of the brainwashed libs directly. She will make her point in a way that can’t be disputed by ordinary people. Of course that won’t stop the libs from attacking her. But most people will see through it and the Dems will suffer greatly.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Great, great comment.  Wish I could give you two Likes.

      You actually know what you’re talking about, something Obama’s surrogates don’t.  And you’re describing a special sort of person who has the talent (and “imagination”!) to create a hugely successful company — something very few people are able to do.  (Which is why I am so anxious to see what Romney’s gift for creating profitable enterprises can do when put to use in rescuing the U.S. economy.)

      To add to your description — and these stories took place after Mitt and Ann Romney had become parents and created their own successful businesses:  

      – When he saved the winter Olympic Games in Utah, Romney  refused a salary and bonus. In fact, he and Ann donated their own money to help the Games and the athletes.
      – When his father died, Mitt gave away ALL of his inheritance to a business school in Utah — I think it’s part of BYU.  … There’s much more …

      • Flop_Flipper

        I was speaking to someone the other day that is definitely no friend of Republicans and he told me that he believes that the jobs would start rolling in 30 days after Romney is sworn in. I should probably mention that he supported Obama the last time around.

        Perhaps his opinion is a little far fetched but I think it demonstrates the frustration in this country with Obama’s promises that are nothing more than campaign lies. The people are starting to realize this.

    • muffler

      So I see… this makes Ann Romney’s comments accurate then.

    • Wisewoman2

      The NOW president and the ONE prior think that all they have to do is make up manufactured issues about contraceptives or abortions being taken away from women and they will lock in a majority of the women’s vote.  The truth of the matter is that most women think that abortions should be available up to certain periods of time and that contraceptions should be paid for by responsible individuals (men & women) who engage in sex or at the most should be an option on insurance policies.  These women think that abortions should be available all the way up to 10 minutes before the onset of labor birth pains.  The court has ruled that abortions are not crimminal up to the first trimester 12 weeks or about 3 months.  They ignore this ruling when they disparge states like Arizona that allow abortions but limit them to 20 weeks (about 5 months) labeling these laws  as punitive and invasive of a woman’s privacy.  They are just as bad as their “dear leader” who while he was IL senator was the only senator to vote for an infanticide law that allowed the abortionist to kill a living baby in the event the aborted child lived outside the womb.  His rationale was that the woman had contracted for a dead baby not a live baby.  I promise you this is true and was published in the Chicago newspapers at the time.  Bet they have been scrubbed now.  SCUM OF THE EARTH!!  

    • Madame_deFarge

       Ditto, FL9!

  • JJ_the_PUMA

    Obama has lost control of his troops.  He knows this is stupid politics and was quick to disagree strongly with Rosen’s comments.  But, woman after woman has gone on TV to keep this issue alive.  Why?  Because deep down a lot of working women do not respect stay at home women.  They can’t shut up because they can’t help themselves.  

    • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

      It would be interesting to see, if women were absolutely honest, how many are more jealous of stay at home moms than disrespectful of them.

      • DianaLC

        Agree!!!!

      • HELENK2

         it is funny how outsiders see things. A lot of the time when I was working I worked 2nd shift and my husband worked daylight. I had a neighbor lady who worked daylight tell me how luckyI was that I did not have to come home from work and cook dinner. At the time I had 2 kids in school and 2 kids at home , one in diapers. I cooked dinner before I left for work. People see what they want to see

        • BronwynsHarbor

          Good lord, Helen.  You must have been constantly exhausted.  I hope you’re not under that much pressure anymore.

        • Flop_Flipper

          Ain’t that the sad truth?

      • muffler

        I think you miss the point… this stay at home Mom has 5 homes and a staff to help.  She doesn;t worry about the cost of anything and doesn’t have to worry about a job and raising children.  Sorry, but the truth is being a Mom has different levels of sacrifice, stress and trouble.  Ann Romney knows nothing of what most “wortking” mothers and stay at home limited budget moms have to deal with and worry about. 

        • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

          That’s myopic at best, as you have NO IDEA what Ann Romney has done in her own home.

          It’s myopic, childish, and now a line of liberal thought that has flash poll numbers in excess of 90% supporting Ann Romney.

          Why is it, if a person isn’t exactly like the liberal stereotype, they are to be met with derision and demeaned for being different?

          Talk about being conformists.  The liberals have the corner on that market.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

       I disagree that Obama “knows” this is stupid politics — Obama is only pretending to “stay above the fray” by condemning the attacks. These tacks were done with the OK of the Obama campaign — it is the same MO he used in 2008 — send your minions out to do the attacks while maintaining plausible deniability.

      • beachnan

         You are so right.  I think the Obama team believe that they can turn any issue to their favor.  Why?  Because they have a partisan group of  journalists that put a positive spin on every little thing Obama has done.    They are playing this like it is 2008 all over again.  Guess what, if this is any indication of things to come, it’s going to be different this time around.

      • Flop_Flipper

        When Obama threw his grandmother under the bus the only thing she did was to make the same observations liberal race baiting asshole icon Jesse Jackson had made. Her only offense was that she was white.

    • Flop_Flipper

      I slightly disagree. Obama hasn’t lost control. That is the fall back perception he and his cohorts want people to believe. As if he isn’t responsible for the things being said. The fact that other Obama surrogates are making the same case confirms this. He isn’t going to have a Sista Soulja moment. He agrees with her and it’s well documented.

    • beachnan

       JJ-everything this Whitehouse does is planned out.  Rosen was on CNN to push a meme that Ann Romney had no business, according to the DNC, to let her husband know what women were saying to her on the campaign trail.   Why?  Because they want this to be about women’s issues and not the economy.   The only reason Obama threw her under the bus is because of the immediate negative reaction Rosen’s comments got.  They fired and missed this one by a mile.  It’s like they almost can’t believe the pushback, so they keep sending people out to try and explain themselves.  But they just keep digging a bigger hole.   They really are out of touch on this one, and if they continue with this contempt of stay at home mothers,  they are going to lose.   I certainly hope they do.

    • KenoshaMarge

      I agree 100%.

  • Popsmoke

    We are making way to much hay over Ann Romney… No one said motherhood is worthless… Lets be real here while Rosen’s remarks were absolutely stupid. Ann Romney has no clue about women or anyone else who has financial issues especially with additional serious health issues. Today I had to fight with the state for a gal who suffers from parkinson’s while having her medical bills rejected.  

    So ole suffering Annie goes with her flip-flopping hubby to the NRA (now Mitts a hunter) and takes the podium and says what? Let me give a shout out to all moms out there who are out there working! What udder bullshit!

    Why not fight for women who are seriously ill and cannot afford the doctors and health plans that ole suffering Ann Romney can afford?

    By the way, Michelle Obama needs to get with the program as well…..

    • Flop_Flipper

      Let me commend you for your work helping someone in need. As someone that has fought a state for my own healthcare needs (workers comp nonsense) I know how trying it can become and how helpless it can make one feel.  Not to mention what it does to someone’s credit rating. It took me 5 years to get everything straightened out.

      That said, I don’t think that if ANY Romney did every single thing you suggested you would support Mitt Romney for President.

      • Popsmoke

        No need to thank me for helping anyone in need. It is my desire to help any way I can.

        As far as Romney is concerned…. If Mitt Romney was not so politically aliened with the Bush’s and an actual conservative I would very much consider supporting him even though I have an issue with Mormons. Just like I would support Huntsman in a heart beat.

        • Flop_Flipper

          I’ve known too many people that didn’t believe they had anyone that even cared enough to help them. So regardless, thank you for them whether you think it’s a big deal or not. To them it sure as hell is.

          We may disagree politically but you are a fine person. Thanks for being you.

    • jrterrier

      you could say that about every politician who runs for office, except perhaps Christine O’Donnell, the I’m not a witch DE Senate candidate. 

      None of them have financial difficulties. 

      • Popsmoke

         ”None of them have financial difficulties. ”

        That is the problem…. reality……

        • Roger Elder

          But why? Do we really want somebody who can’t take care of their own finances running the country? People who earn great incomes usually understand certain things that the rest of people don’t understand. I know one thing… you can never get poor enough to feed the homeless… or get sick enough to cure disease. It just doesn’t work that way. I think maybe your problem with Romney isn’t really a problem with Romney at all.

    • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

      Really, Michelle?  Ms. Bitter America hater?  

      Ms. V-a-c-a-t-i-o-n on the taxpayers’ dime?  

      Ms. I garden in $500.00 shoes?

      Ms. My mom lives in the WH to baby sit the kids (isn’t that like a nanny?)

      Ms.  I turned in my license to practice law under interesting circumstances?

      Ms.  I used to kick poor people out of the hospital I worked for and made them go to less equipped hospitals?  For over $300,000 a year and I was soooo important that they didn’t fill my position after I left?

      Ms.  I lived in a mansion obtained through slum landlord Tony Rezko?

      Really?  That Michelle?

      • Flop_Flipper

        Is it possible that I can give you a perpetual LIKE? Fine comment!

      • Flop_Flipper

        Michelle Obama’s singular lifetime achievement? She is finally proud of her country.

        • elizabethrc

          But not as proud as she is of her arms.

  • Flop_Flipper

    I probably shouldn’t be surprised that the O team is continuing this attack but I really am. One would think that they learned something from the Rosen incident. Yet here is another Obama surrogate making the same types of attacks, going so far as to say that Ann Romney’s comments (read point of view) are faux and irrelevant.

    But at least they are being honest. Women that don’t fit into the nice, neat little category they have defined for them are irrelevant and can be demeaned and attacked at will. After all, in their opinion they aren’t liberal real women and therefore expendable and irrelevant to any “right” or protection their kind may enjoy. To liberals, transgender “women” have more female credibility than Republican  faux women. And more rights.

    I hope that NQ will be able to publish the video of Cutter’s interview on CNN. I refuse to watch the station except for election nights.

  • DianaLC

    Absolutely correct about women driving the economy–

    This is such a very OLD controversy really.  I remember back when I was young and the feminist movement was just starting, the same division arose–between those who felt women HAD to go into the workforce in order to achieve equality, and those like me who felt they should be able to if they wanted but that others could make a different choice. 

     I clearly didn’t want to be like my mother and not be allowed to work until the children left home (because of the ethnic mores of our particular culture).  But even that was not such a bad thing, as most of my large extended family lived on farms, and the women clearly helped with the farming and animal care.  Though I loved farm life, I had other interests and wanted to have the choice of a job outside the home.

    But I had friends who made fun of and were angry with some of the young women our age who married and quit work to raise children.  I knew one woman who was adamant about that—-until she had a baby.  She went back to work after her pregnancy leave, but came home that very day crying her heart out because she just wanted to be home with her baby.   I also didn’t have children until it was feasible for me to stay home with them until they went off to kindergarten.  I would not ever trade my time with my young children.  I just liked being with them so very much.

    BUT….Never once did I or any other woman I knew who stayed home with her children not have to deal with finances.

    It just makes sense that the main concern in a terrible economy for women AND men is the economy.    And that gets me back to this stupid attach on Ann Romney.  For those who didn’t catch it below, this is what I wrote after watching Greta’s show last night:

    “Soooooo
    I was watching the first part of Greta’s show last night when she interviewed Rove about this incident. He contended that Rosen indeed was attacking Ann Romney, but Greta kept reminding Rove that Rosen was her friend and that she believed Rosen’s apology.

    All the while I was shaking my head and wondering what was going on really. I think that Greta’s friendship with Rosen got the best of her. Obviously Rosen is now going to be under a big bus and it is very crowded there and Greta is just feeling sorry for her.

    And sadly, I have to agree with Rove. Rosen’s attack was against Ann Romney and not as she claimed a statement that a person who hasn’t had to earn money for a living can’t understand finances the way others understand it.

    That is plain BULL. Thankfully they showed the entire clip of Rosen’s comment. Rosen admitted that Mitt Romney said that his wife told him that throughout the campaign women told her that their main concern was the economy (i.e., not contraception access).

    So making any comment about Ann Romney herself was uncalled for. Rather than counter the suggestion that women care more for the economy than the Dem’s chosen “women’s issues,” Rosen attacked the messenger with an illogical ad hominem.”

    Rosen clearly was trying to keep the “women’s” issue centered around the dumb narratives the Dems wanted it to be about and not about the economy.

    As for Obummer’s personal economy–I predict that he and Mechelle will not be able to sustain the lavish lifestyles to which they’ve become accustomed after he is out of our WH (and I hope that is soon).  I am thinking his credibility will be so damaged that he will be unable to pay much longer to keep everyone from the documents he has been hiding and from the truth about the lies in his “memoirs.” 

    The MSM will move on to its newsest crush, and Chrissy Mathews will have a new person to give him the tingles.

    • JJ_the_PUMA

      Woman’s liberation started out as expanding opportunities…a very good thing.  It evolved among some into enforcing an orthodoxy….a very bad thing.  The point with Diana is that the movement gave her the opportunity to choose what was best for her.  

      • Flop_Flipper

        The same can be said of many of the liberation movements of the 60s and early 70s. The liberation was important. Much of what occurred afterward was regressive.

        • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

          That is so right.  The gain from the movements ended up being life on the plantation.

          • Flop_Flipper

            It’s just not that. The problem with the liberation is that people totally rejected what they were taught rather than see the grain of truth in what they were opposing.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      I was truly disappointed in Greta.  Bet she got a ton of email for defending Rosen.  Good arguments by you.

      • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

        Man, I have never seen Greta so shook up as when Karl Rove was challenging her about Rosen’s statements.

        Rove was right.  

        • Wisewoman2

          I have watched her show a lot and for months I have begun to feel that she is a closet Obama supporter.  Either that or because her husband is a democratic big shot and she socializes with liberals she does not want to appear to critiize the president or his supporters.  Almost every Republican guest is asked a direct question along the lines of what should the president do about A, B or C in a manner of soliciting good advise for the president.  I do trust her to be fair and balanced.

      • KWynne

        Bronwyn,

        I agree that attacking Romney is wrong and Rosen was heavy handed in her words.  However, I believe the main point is being totally lost in everyone’s desire to pile on Rosen and condemn her for attacking a “stay at home mom.” 

        While I am totally against the tone and words Rosen spoke, I also understood what Rosen was trying to say…at least, it came across this way to me…her point was that Ann Romney, while a wonderful mother, smart, politcally savvy woman, has never had to worry about losing her job or whether there would be enough money to pay all the bills AND get food for the family.  While Ann may, indeed, have emphathy for those women who don’t have the kind of money she had while raising her sons and running her home (and I don’t fault her in the least for being so fortunate), we cannot ignore the fact that her life experience is very far from the experiences of the majority of women in the country in that most women don’t have a choice to stay home, even if they wanted to, and our economy has made being even a working mother even harder than it was before.

        I don’t know what it’s like to never have money worries and I doubt very seriously Ann truly knows what it feels like to have them threatening your ability to pay your mortgage, send the kids to college, and have enough for food, gas and healthcare costs every month. 

        If Bay Buchanan can accept Rosen’s apology publicly on CNN and point out that most politicians, pundits and people, in general, make these kinds of mistakes, then why can’t everyone else?  Feeding into this overkill against Rosen who has no power and has already been summarily disowned by obama and the DNC is exactly why women are viewed as their own worst enemies because they are much less forgiving of wrongs done by women than they are of worse offenses done by men.

        • beachnan

           Ridiculous comments.  Again, the “I can’t possibly understand where you are coming from, because I haven’t personally walked in your shoes” comment is bullshit.  There is something called empathy and Ann has it, and people like Obama don’t.  Put it to rest.  The Dems blew it and keep blowing it.  Obama disowned it because it backfired on him, but you can believe that is what they were trying to represent–that Ann and Mitt Romney are out of touch because they are rich.   You don’t release how elitist you and most Dems sound like to everyone else.  It’s a turnoff.

          • KWynne

            beachman,

            Your response to my post reminds me of the days when Hillary supporters were viciously attacked for defending Hillary and daring to have a different opinion than them or their savior, obama during the 2008 primary.

            If you had read through my post you would have seen that I said that I believed Ann has emphathy for these women, but that doesn’t address the real issue that should be discussed. 

            This is not a one dimensional argument, but many have turned it into one.  It’s much more complicated and Rosen’s comments, albeit, badly stated, are true and it has nothing to do with attacking women who choose to stay at home rather than a career.  It has EVERYTHING to do with MONEY.

            There are others who “get it” when it comes to what Rosen intended for this argument to be about. 

            Excerpt from Bud Meyers blog re stay at home moms vs. working moms:

            Most “baby boomers” remember the days when mom stayed home to see the kids come
            home from school, while dad was still at work, working a 40-hour-a-week job to
            pay the mortgage and car payment. Since those days, a 2-income family has become
            a necessity…and latch key kids and daycare centers have become common in our
            society. Read my post: Will 2 Paychecks Be Enough in 2012?

            Entire article: http://bud-meyers.blogspot.com/2012/04/ann-romney-needs-to-get-real-job.html

            The real world experience of mothers who have to work and have no choice is nothing like the world Ann Romney was fortunate to have.  To compare the two is either intellectually dishonest or simply a desire to see women attacking one another and blurring the real issue which has all but been ignored throughout this entire debate. 

          • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

            KWynne: We’re not in the days of HIllary.  We’re four years down the road and a whole lot more fed up with President OFeckless and his angry, nasty wife.

            We’re fed up with being subjugated to the liberal manufacturing of constant victimhood.

            We are individuals.  We have a voice.  We have the ability to think for ourselves.  We KNOW there is something beyond the latest attack from the left.

            It’s the left that doesn’t get it.

          • KWynne

            Veronica,

            Yes, we still are in the days of Hillary, whether you like it or not.  She is still a major player on the world stage.  However, it appears that your continued monolithic viewpoint with anything regarding Hillary or democrats, in general, clearly shows you have no desire to see any point of view except your own.  This Rosen/Romney debate has more gray areas than black and white.

            BTW, I cannot stand obama and want him out in 2012 and would rather see Romney in the WH than him, so, I’m not some blind partisan follower.  As I have stated many times,  I have nothing against Ann Romney, except I refuse to turn a blind eye to the proverbial elephant in the room, which you have obviously ignored in your rush to put me down and take a punch at Hillary.

            No one here yet has convinced me that Ann Romney truly knows what it’s like to worry about where the next meal is goiong to come from, or every thought about “will I be fired from my job because I’m getting older”, etc., so, I cannot accept that Rosen’s badly worded comment about her not having worked was a real attack against stay at home moms.

            Many here are using the argument that since Ann can have emphathy for women who work, then she must know how they feel.  However, that’s a huge difference from having actually experienced the same things women who have to work are going through.   After all, I can have all the emphathy in the world for a parent who has lost a child, but since I’ve never lost a one myself, I can never assert that I have any idea what they are going through, nor give the impression that I do.   I happen to think Ann Romney would get a heck of alot more respect if she would simply acknowledge that she has been very fortunate to NEVER have to worry about money issues, instead of turning this into an attack on stay at home moms.   

    • Flop_Flipper

      You are right. Greta let her friendship get in the way of her profession. If Rosen wanted to truly apologize she should have reached out and called Ann Romney personally. That would have done a lot to stop this madness.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    If Obama and his minions are foolish enough to take on Mrs. Romney because motherhood isn’t a noble enough pursuit for them, IMHO they are going to be brutally surprised when the majority of mothers turn against them.  I know of no mother that doesn’t consider her parental role more important than her job (although I suppose that some do exist).  The ability to precisely attack mothers who do not have traditional jobs without attacking other mothers in a variety of personal and family situations is an exercise in extreme message control, an exercise that, so far, Democrats have failed at miserably.   They would do well to drop this elitist tactic.  Otherwise, they are going to get clobbered in November.

    • Flop_Flipper

      Proposed campaign slogan: Mothers don’t let mothers vote Democrat.

      • beachnan

         Love that slogan!!

  • HARP2

    Following the logic about stay at home moms, are they now criticizing all moms on welfare ?

    • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

      Welfare moms are directly involved in their own finances.  The dems lose this one no matter how they try to spin their way out of it.

    • Flop_Flipper

      I seriously doubt they will criticize their base.

  • FormerLiberal9

    “Cutter is continuing the “war,” telling Wolf Blitzer that Ann Romney’s statements yesterday were “faux” and “irrelevant.”

    Irrelevant to who? I think Ann’s comments were both genuine and relevant to many stay at home mothers and to women in general . When the new polls come out I expect to see Obama’s lead in womens support to be trending lower.

    I think it is a mistake for the Obama campaign to have elitist liberal women  attack Ann Romney like Rosen and Cutter.  A lot of women identify with Ann Romney , because she seems so down to earth, and are really upset when she is attacked the way she has been lately. They would be better off just shutting up until this blows over for them. As it looks like now the Dems are at risk of being perceived as arrogant, rigid and out of touch with many American women.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      I edited that a bit. I was going from memory as I listened, and just in case she didn’t precisely say that solely about Ann Romney, I adjusted the phrase.  I believe I heard it correctly but want to be careful. When the transcript is up — and hopefully a video too — I’ll add those.

      “elitist liberal women” — Great description!  That’s exactly who they are.  

      And you hit on something I haven’t heard or read elsewhere — that women relate to Ann Romney mostly because she is so real, so “down to earth.”  

      But, as you say, they’re so “out of touch” with regular people, that they don’t know how they’re making Dems look.

      • AnitaFinlay

        Great post and statistics, Bronwyn.  We need to broadcast these numbers!

        • BronwynsHarbor

          Thank you, Ani!  Coming from you, the BOOK author, that is such a nice compliment.  Can’t wait to read your book someday soon.

      • Hokma

        I don’t know anything about Stephanie Cutter. Has she raised children herself? Because she seems to be speaking with authority. 

        • BronwynsHarbor

          No info on that, so far.  Wikipedia, which almost always has such info in its bios, has nothing about her private life or a spouse/partner or any kids.  It does say that she was born in 1968 so that’d make her, what, 44 years old now?  So …

          She was in Obama’s White House from the outset.  Before going to his reelect campaign, she was in the thick of ObamaCare.  Oh joy.

          “In 2010, Cutter was named Assistant to the President for Special Projects, charged with managing the communications and outreach strategy for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[8] In 2011, Cutter was named Deputy Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama.[9]” – Wikipedia

          • jrterrier

            i think cutter worked for ted kennedy before she worked on the kerry campaign

          • Flop_Flipper

            Isn’t it the slight bit unusual (/s) that information about the Obama team has suddenly disappeared from the internet? Why, it’s as if the information has been scrubbed clean. And surely the most transparent Administration in our nation’s history wouldn’t have a thing to do with that. Nope, just couldn’t be.

        • Flop_Flipper

          I found this.

          After John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, in which Cutter served as press secretary, Vanity Fair described her as “abrasive and truculent.” Newsweek writers Evan Thomas and Eleanor Clift made her out to be a modern-day Cruella de Vil, with “dirty blond hair and high boots” known to “berate interns and alienate reporters with vituperative e-mails after the most mildly critical stories.”

          If Elanor Clift thinks this she must be quite a package.

          • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

            I refuse to support nasty mean haters as role models for women!

          • Hokma

            Given how personal she is getting about Ann Romney it would be appropriate to “out” Ms. Cutter – who she is – what her background is -  and expose her for what Clift says she is.

          • BronwynsHarbor

            YOWZA.  Quite the find, FF.

            That article makes her sound somewhat like the lead character in the new ABC TV series, “Scandal,” about a Washington, D.C. “fixer” for famous people, especially politicians (even the President), who’ve gotten themselves in hot water.  

            (Is “Scandal” a good drama? It’s no “West Wing,” but it’s entertaining. Based on Judy Smith‘s career.  Have you heard of Judy Smith? I haven’t.)

        • Flop_Flipper

          I found this.

          After John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, in which Cutter served as press secretary, Vanity Fair described her as “abrasive and truculent.” Newsweek writers Evan Thomas and Eleanor Clift made her out to be a modern-day Cruella de Vil, with “dirty blond hair and high boots” known to “berate interns and alienate reporters with vituperative e-mails after the most mildly critical stories.”

          If Elanor Clift thinks this she must be quite a package.

    • AnitaFinlay

      Furthermore, it looks just plain tacky to attack a woman who has battled and survived multiple schlerosis and breast cancer while  raising five sons and volunteer work.   

      She is not a dope and I am sure is capable of comprehending women out on the trail telling her their concerns, even if she does not have the same experience.   Battling the health problems she does tends to add empathy to anyone’s resume.

      • AnitaFinlay

        should “doing” volunteer work.  Thanks.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Eleonor Roosevelt seemed to understand the problems of working women and the poor.

        Wonder how she did that, her being rich and having been FLOTUS for 12 years. But she was a Democrat so I guess that makes things different.

        Frakkin hypocrites.

        And yes I know that the Republicans attacked her relentlessly. That’s their bad.

    • jrterrier

      “faux”  — yes that’s a word that you hear coming out of every working class mother.  really.  that just goes to show how down to earth Ms. Cutter really is.

      WTF?

      • Flop_Flipper

        Cutter sees brown stuff and imagines it is earth. Unfortunately it’s just her head up Obama’s ass. The green she sees is Michelle’s digested broccoli in his colon.

        • jrterrier

          i know i’ve said this before but you are truly nuts.  laughing out loud funny.  but warped. 

          • Flop_Flipper

            I’ve never denied being nuts. Comes with the territory. If I wasn’t laughing I’d be crying. And I prefer the former. As to the warped aspect of my personality there isn’t much I can do about it at this point in my life. What can I say? I’m a wavy kinda guy. And I love gravy.

    • Flop_Flipper

      Ann’s comments were both genuine and relevant to all Americans, regardless of gender or financial status.

      • KenoshaMarge

        But, but don’t you see Flop, it doesn’t matter that the woman has led a good and decent life, that’s she been a loving wife and mother, that she’s given of her time and money to many charitable causes. That’s not enough. It doesn’t matter that she’s a cancer surviror and that she suffers from MS, that’s not enough.

        SHE’S RICH! Therefore she couldn’t possibly know or understand anything about real women.

        Real women like Hilary Rosen who seems to come and go at the White House as she pleases.

        Real women like Terry O’Neil who is an attorney, a professor and the President of NOW.

         Because us poor folks have so much in common with these women. NOT!

        They live inside their ivory towers and tell us what we should do and think. Screw them!

        • Madame_deFarge

           Agree 100%, Marge.  I never related to NOW or any of the feminists.  They all seemed like East Coast elitists to me.  I always wondered how they came to fight for a woman’s right to support herself after years of marriage and minor children (child support was fine but alimony was evil) before they their full attention on equal pay.  Middle class women in those situations usually needed a leg up, education or $$ help, while getting back into the labor market.  Back then they showed their disdain for stay-at-home mom’s in many ways.  I remember several wearing tee shirts with the lovely message “Fuck Housework”.  Their attitude always offended me as I am a person who finds satisfaction creating order and cleaning my home, my desk, my car, closet, etc.  Even when I commuted to a demanding job in the SF financial district, I didn’t hire house cleaners.  Taking care of your own environment keeps you from becoming too full of yourself.  If I ever get to the point I can’t do my own laundry or otherwise take care of my personal duties, it’ll be time to say bye-bye.

          I also remember being astonished reading a comment from one of the “leaders”, after years in the “movement” that she could finally make soup for her husband and children without guilt.  What an accomplishment!

    • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

      90% + supported Ann in flash polls.

      It’s a “war” that is over.

      The more the dems continue to skirmish, the more they are going piss off voters.

      • Flop_Flipper

        I prefer unconditional surrender, otherwise we got your fricking war.

        • Wisewoman2

          You are so BAD.

          • Flop_Flipper

            You have no idea…..

      • KenoshaMarge

        Then let’s hope the arrogant asshats skirmish on. It really is all about the inability of these people to allow anyone else to see things differently than they do. If you don’t think the way they do then you are an enemy. Witness the nasty little trolls who show up so often to point out the error of our ways. Cause we, are too stupid to see things the way that they do.

        It’s an elitist mindset.  And it has nothing to do with the amount of money someone has.

        It is “intellectual” bullying and they left does it more than the right. Although both do it.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      FormerLiberal9:  The CNN transcript is up.  Cutter’s interview is too long to paste here or quote out of context.  But I think my reference — which you quote — is indeed accurate.  Here is the link to the transcript.

    • KenoshaMarge

      And just who the f*ck is Cutter to decide what is “faux” and “relevant” to women? Who appointed her our spokesperson?

      Typical politcal class arrogance. Screw her and them!