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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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 4:02pm
jamblessedthree wrote:

I can't believe some think what Rosen said was right, Wow...

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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 4:22pm

I'm believing she has never worked for several reasons (not that they are rich).

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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 4:25pm
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Mitt is trying to set her up as just that. It isn't gonna work, but he's trying.

Rosen didn't tear down that women care about the economy. And Romney's point has been onlyt hat women care about the economy. Mitt's stance has been - to an extent - that he can understand why/how women care about the economy and be supportive of them because he's married to a woman. And that's just bullspit.

I don't have to know the ins and outs of the Romney's lives to know they've never had to sacrifice financially in the way that many of American families have. I can guarantee they've never had to choose between food on the table or the electric bill.

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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 4:29pm

She can present that "women care about the economy" and that one statement I could agree with.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 5:32pm
I don't see where she said "for pay." That's the problem.
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 5:39pm
She didn't say it. She didn't need to say it. The rest of her words provide the context to infer that she meant "for pay". She implied it.

"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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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 5:58pm
Well, it's good to know you feel that way.
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 6:05pm
Maybe so, but not everyone thought it was so clear.
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 7:49pm
Yeah, the ones that choose to take it out of context. And it's so much more fun for critics to play dumb and take it out of context on purpose. Much more drama that way.

"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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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 7:57pm
Well, bottom line why this bugs me is that I think saying something snarky about a candidate's wife is a dumb thing to do. Instead of talking about Romney's dismal record on issues that matter to women or the impact his tax cuts would have on ordinary people, now the Democrats are on the defensive until this blows over.

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