DNC advisor Hilary Rosen attacks Ann Romney - "never worked a day in her life"

@Rollo1 (16659)
Boston, Massachusetts
April 12, 2012 6:25am CST
Obama and DNC advisor Hilary Rosen went to a new low when she attacked Ann Romney, accusing her of having no experience of economics because "she's never worked a day in her life". She ended the rant by insisting that Mitt Romney juswt "doesn't see us (women) as equal". I had never thought of it that way. Of course, if Mitt thought of his wife as equal, he would never have accepted such lame excuses as "I've got breast cancer" or "I have Multiple Sclerosis" or "I've got 5 kids to raise while I have cancer and MS". He would have made her go out and get a real job. Of course, I won't mention that Obama never had a real job before he went into politics. Of course, his wife did work for a bit, so she had one once. Maybe this is the problem? And perhaps it would be inconvenient to mention that those working women in the White House are being paid 18% less than men who work in the White House. If feminists really believe that women deserve to have choices, why is it they believe that only one choice is acceptable? A woman's only choice per the left is to work, and women who choose to raise a family are sneered at by them. Of course, you will think, the president's wife is a nice asset to him, but she doesn't have a real job while he's president. She's not elected to anything and maybe as voters we ought to examine our own shallow natures if we vote for a guy because we like his wife. Seriously, shouldn't we be more concerned with what the presidential candidate stands for than the fashion sense of his wife? But in the end, is it fair or right for the opposition or the press to take potshots at the candidate's family? Whether it's the wife or the kids, should they be on the attack? How about we discuss the issues? If we don't get serious about this, our votes are as meaningful as if we were dialing into American Idol.
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
12 Apr 12
I definitely feel as if I'm just rewording what's already been said by so many people on this topic, but this is one of those instances where someone finally said what they meant to say. My mom was a stay-at-home mom for about a five-year period when my dad landed a decent job. My brothers and me were more than a handful! When we got a little older, she found it much easier to hire a babysitter and to get an easier job. So, keep saying what you mean to say, libs.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Apr 12
Sometimes work is just a place to go to get away from the kids. But seriously, keeping a home together and taking care of multiple children is not easy. What the libs are saying is that women really don't have any more choices than they had before they started the whole feminist movement. Now they have to do as the feminists decree and agree with all the standard liberal/feminist political positions.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
13 Apr 12
"Sometimes work is just a place to go to get away from the kids." It sure is for my wife. She considers work a break from taking care of our little one.
@djbtol (5500)
• United States
13 Apr 12
Yes, the wonderful Angry Michelle Obama worked on a hospital board, denying medical care to those who could not afford it? What a peach!
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Apr 12
Another story the media will never publicize because it is not complimentary to the Obamas. Truth is one of the hardest things to get people to believe.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
12 Apr 12
Maybe Ann Romney should get a full time job just to prove she can do something. I would suggest being incharge of damage control for the DNC. It seems that they have a cronic disease of "Foot in Mouth". She could spend the next eight years teaching them to think before they speak.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Apr 12
She is definitely better at Public Relations than they are.
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
12 Apr 12
I just caught an interview with Ann Romney on Fox addressing Hilary Rosen's comments. I must admit I was quite impressed by Ann Romney. She was smart, intelligent, and very articulate. You can also tell she is a very strong woman. Part of her record is to work with at risk kids. It sounds more like Hilary Rosen has "never worked a day in her life." Raising kids is a job all on its own and Hilary doesn't get that working at home doesn't mean not working. Ann Romney has a far harder job than Hilary Rosen has in her cushy office spouting useless opinions on things she doesn't know anything about in her $60,000 adviser job. I don't think she knows anything about what a real job is either.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Apr 12
The backlash on these remarks has been swift and severe. The Obama campaign and the WH are doing damage control while backpedaling furiously. Even the FLOTUS has tweeted in support of "moms". This is the big bomb that they are so sorry they threw.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
12 Apr 12
Isn't it funny how the feminist movement has done such an about face? Remember back when women were fighting to get respect as stay-at-home moms who were basically nurses, teachers, and caregivers all wrapped into one neat package? They used to talk about how much money it would cost to pay someone to do all those jobs. Now, being a stay-at-home mom isn't a REAL job to "feminists" like Hilary Rosen. Maybe it's only a real job if the person doing that job has a D next to their name, I'm just not sure. If you ask me, I just think it's sad and unfortunate that, while Obama was making $162,000 a year as a part-time Senator, Michelle Obama couldn't afford the luxury of being a stay-at-home mom. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-why-michelle-was-working-mom-316k-year-we-didnt-have-luxury-her-not-work
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Apr 12
The whole liberal/femimist attitude is very hard to comprehend. As I understand it, Ann Romney should have gone to work, Sarah Palin should have stayed home with her kids and they both should have had a couple of abortions. Of maybe it's that women should go to work so their husbands can be community organizers.
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• India
27 Jul 12
Getting personal in politics usually portrays a major weakness in any individual. When you get personal with an opponent, this only shows that you have run out of options and are determined not to acknowledge defeat. A personal attack is better left to the media. The person who is being attacked is left looking like a victim and the attacker as a villain.
@millertime (1398)
• United States
16 Apr 12
Ms. Rosen might be looking for a new job herself after that gaff. Her remarks were nothing less than horrendous. I responded to another discussion on the same topic so I kind of got my rant out on that one, but I get pretty annoyed when I hear people belittle and degrade women that devote themselves to their families and children. I have the utmost respect for women that put their children's welfare first and foremost and want to dedicate themselves to raising them right. I think far too many people in today's society neglect their children and don't devote enough effort to raising them. More to the point of your discussion though, I do think that candidate's families should be off limits. Attacking a candidate's wife or children is a little ridiculous and totally uncalled for. What is the point anyway? They aren't the ones running for office. Why would Rosen make a statement that Ann Romney has no experience in economics when she isn't the one that needs it? She's not going to occupying the office. In my opinion, it makes Ms. Rosen look petty and small. It's actually quite entertaining though, watching even the left trying to distance themselves from one of their own.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
15 Apr 12
According to the article The Obamas could not afford to have Michelle stay home to raise their girls even though he was making $162,100 as a Senator when the girls were 4 and 7. I don't fault Mrs Obama for not staying home to take care of her girls When Obama became senator because she was making very good money..