Ann Romney and Working Moms

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Ann Romney and Working Moms
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 11:26am

Hilary Rosen has started a Twitter firestorm by stating that Ann Romney isn't capable of giving advice on women and the economy since she's never worked a day in her life:

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 12:00pm

PS: If I were a Republican, I'd want to shift emphasis away from social concerns, too.

Thank you for the giggle. If I weren't laughing, I'd be stuck with crying over this campaign.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 12:24pm

I am sorry to hear about your recieving mean spirited comments.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 2:09pm
jamblessedthree wrote:
What data would you like? Both sides can make and already have made pretty large claims of what it is the majority of women want, The left pulled in an elitie college student to talk on bcp on reproductive rights that many dropped everything for to listen to. Frankly and IMO, What the Republicans are trying to do is shift the focus away from those social concerns to bigger issues like the economy, And you don't have to be suffering financially or a working mom to speak on that.

I would like to see the data that backs up your claim of 99%, do you have anything to support your claims?

Fyi, I didn't drop everything to listen, although I was a bit amazed by the lack of knowledge on the part of the those talking about birth control.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 2:17pm
mom34101 wrote:
Thank you for so aptly demonstrating in this post that you don't understand the concept of "context." I said from my very first posts (directly, no implication required), that I think Rosen's interpretation is reasonable and that I believe her. But I can see the other side, and so can Hilary, since she clarified afterwards what she meant and said that her words were "poorly chosen." I also think that the republicans should take Rosen at her word, but of course they won't, for reasons you've also aptly demonstrated here.

i would say you're welcome, but that isn't what my comments addressed, once again, comments are being taken out of context.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 2:19pm

I couldn't believe the complete lack of understanding of the subject personally.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 2:21pm

Well said.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 3:17pm
Not so fast.. I wasn't talking about the garbage Limbaugh said, Fluke became the spokeswoman for womens rights and bcp, And I beg to differ if you don't think she is of elite or privleged status, She was picked on purpose to speak in front of congress.... The point is there are more concerns that matter to women than those issues. Perhaps you have a woman in mind to speak on behalf of women about the economy..... Thanks.

 

 

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 3:19pm
I don't know who this is to.. But this is well thought out and I agree, everyone is entitled to an opinion here...... :-)

 

 

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 3:46pm

I thought you would understand what I meant by Limbaugh having a part.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 7:35pm
I really thought Ann Romney was more genuine, empathetic and less politically opportunistic than her husband. Apparently not.

"It was my early birthday present for someone to be critical of me as a mother, and that was really a defining moment, and I loved it.”

http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-national/ann-romney-refers-to-hillary-rosen-s-quote-as-early-birthday-present#ixzz1sFVhVdKu

Rosen was not critical of Mrs Romney as as mother; she pointed out that she had little in common than 99% of women whose husbands' are not worth $250million. It was a defining moment and game, set, match to Ms Rosen.

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