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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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 9:48am
jamblessedthree wrote:
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.

Wait a minute here...I think you mean the House Republicans decided to become the spokesperson for womens rights and birth control all the while demonstrating little knowledge on the subject mind you.

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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 9:50am

Oh wow, apparently not.

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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 10:54am
I would have thought better of Ann Romney, too. I can understand that she might have felt offended by Rosen's comment, but her reaction was disappointingly political (and kind of weird, IMO). Now that Romney's been caught off-the-record discussing his proposed tax cuts, maybe people will move on to something else now, like his plans to do away with HUD.
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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 1:47pm
The church has strong opposition about that particular mandate and there were many people watching and following before Limbaugh jumped in.... I suppose some people did wait until it became sensational news.

 

 

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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 4:20pm

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"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.”>>>

Yep, Rosen might as well have gotten on stage in the town square, gleefully rubbed her hands together, and said "Hey, Ann Romney! Yeah, you! You're a bad mom!"

Sigh.

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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 5:25pm

How does the church justify taking government money if it believes it is exempt from government mandates?

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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 7:01pm
It's not her working status that disqualifies her from talking about the economy, it's her wealth.

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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 7:03pm
Oh, she can know a lot about economics. But she doesn't know the real true effects of a bad economy.

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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 7:12pm
Here's what you're missing: The college student that spoke on birth control actually has used bcp, and she's been hit - financially - by the economy crash. Prior to her involvment, the main people involved in the referenced legislation were MEN - who don't use bcp. She is a good representative on the issue because she's one of those directly affected and she has experience in the area.

Romeny is not a good rep for women's economic issues - because she hasn't experienced the pain of an economic crisis. She hasn't experienced the wage gap or gender issues in the workplace or had to face losing healthcare for her children.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 04-18-2012 - 4:28am

Only in America, seriously! You also have to love that the churches want exemptions from birth control coverage. These are the churches who have dogmas against birth control. Except their faithful tend to have very modest numbers of kids. People like the Duggars walk the walk, but most mainline Catholics and Evangelicals do not, in fact, have 24 kids, so one must assume that they use some kind of birth control.

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