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(LA Times)   Remember all that hoopla about Ann Romney softening Mitt's image? Reality is she is a stay at home Stepford wife who has never held a job   (latimes.com) divider line 473
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2012-04-12 04:12:30 AM
I beg to differ. Balling the gardener, the pool boy, and the midget that serves as Mitt;s ottoman is a full time job unto itself.
 
2012-04-12 05:27:03 AM
FTFA:One of Romney's five sons, Josh, described his mother in a tweet as "one of the smartest, hardest-working women I know. Could have done anything with her life, chose to raise me."

Sure sounds bootstrappy to me. I bet she did it all on her own, too...holding down 2 jobs, getting by on food stamps, barely making ends meet, yet still giving you all the love and support that you needed to get out there and work your tail off to make it big, right champ?

/oh wait.
 
2012-04-12 06:51:22 AM
Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis and is a cancer survivor. She's married to a Mormon robot and raised five boys. She is not fair game. Neither is Michelle Obama. Back off. The War on Women is palpable and it needs to stop with the progressives. End of sermon.
 
2012-04-12 06:52:15 AM
Yeah, I'm pretty sure attacking Ann Romney isn't a good idea nor is it in good taste.
 
2012-04-12 07:04:37 AM
Still vilifying being a full time wife and mother?

Good job, kids.
 
2012-04-12 07:31:34 AM

nopokerface: Still vilifying being a full time wife and mother?


I'm pretty sure Mitt's sex life consists of masturbating in a vault filled with gold coins.
 
2012-04-12 07:31:55 AM

MorrisBird: Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis and is a cancer survivor. She's married to a Mormon robot and raised five boys. She is not fair game. Neither is Michelle Obama. Back off. The War on Women is palpable and it needs to stop with the progressives. End of sermon.


Pretty much. It's hard to control the narrative and tone if you go after the family. You lose all right to speak about moral high ground, even if the candidates themselves are shoving their family out on stage like pageant moms.

If you want to attack Romney, go after the man, himself. There's plenty of ammo.
 
2012-04-12 07:32:33 AM

Petit_Merdeux: nopokerface: Still vilifying being a full time wife and mother?

I'm pretty sure Mitt's sex life consists of masturbating in a vault filled with gold coins.


I'd KILL for that kind of sex life!
 
2012-04-12 07:40:50 AM
Hell of a strategery there Hillary.
 
2012-04-12 07:41:49 AM

MorrisBird: Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis and is a cancer survivor. She's married to a Mormon robot and raised five boys. She is not fair game. Neither is Michelle Obama. Back off. The War on Women is palpable and it needs to stop with the progressives. End of sermon.


Thus
 
2012-04-12 07:42:26 AM

MorrisBird: Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis and is a cancer survivor. She's married to a Mormon robot and raised five boys. She is not fair game. Neither is Michelle Obama. Back off. The War on Women is palpable and it needs to stop with the progressives. End of sermon.


She made herself fair game by getting involved. Nobody touched her until she decided to try to come in to bring back women, and she spouted a web of lies.

She's fair game and she apparently got hit hard last night.
 
2012-04-12 07:44:38 AM

GAT_00: She's fair game and she apparently got hit hard last night.


So...this means that we can go after Michelle without you guys pissing your pants? Or will you just scream RACISM! like usual?
 
2012-04-12 07:44:43 AM

GAT_00: She's fair game and she apparently got hit hard last night.


It's 2012 and we're all barbarians. How clear you make it.
 
2012-04-12 07:47:06 AM

Elvis_Bogart: GAT_00: She's fair game and she apparently got hit hard last night.

So...this means that we can go after Michelle without you guys pissing your pants? Or will you just scream RACISM! like usual?


No, this means GAT__00 is an 8 year old who needs some discipline. I'm not his mother, I'm a progressive with morals.
 
2012-04-12 07:48:16 AM
Hell of a strategery there GAT.
 
2012-04-12 07:53:13 AM

Elvis_Bogart: this means that we can go after Michelle


You mean the champagne-chugging, lobster-chowing, fat-assed Michelle?

Go ahead, but try something original this time around.
 
2012-04-12 07:55:29 AM
I really wish the Democrats would not pursue this line. A simple "Ann Romney is a wonderful woman, but this election is not about her..." would suffice. This is not a winning issue. It's high risk, very low reward.
 
2012-04-12 07:59:54 AM

GAT_00: MorrisBird: Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis and is a cancer survivor. She's married to a Mormon robot and raised five boys. She is not fair game. Neither is Michelle Obama. Back off. The War on Women is palpable and it needs to stop with the progressives. End of sermon.

She made herself fair game by getting involved. Nobody touched her until she decided to try to come in to bring back women, and she spouted a web of lies.

She's fair game and she apparently got hit hard last night.


thesignalinthenoise.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-12 08:05:18 AM

James!: GAT_00: MorrisBird: Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis and is a cancer survivor. She's married to a Mormon robot and raised five boys. She is not fair game. Neither is Michelle Obama. Back off. The War on Women is palpable and it needs to stop with the progressives. End of sermon.

She made herself fair game by getting involved. Nobody touched her until she decided to try to come in to bring back women, and she spouted a web of lies.

She's fair game and she apparently got hit hard last night.

[thesignalinthenoise.files.wordpress.com image 480x360]


If she hadn't decided to get involved in the campaign, I promise I would be denouncing anyone who went after her, but she clearly decided to play a role in the campaign. I'm not going to say someone who decided to become part of a campaign has free reign to lie all he or she wants.

And to the Michele comments, she hasn't been part of the campaign, she hasn't made campaign statements. If she does, then yes she's fair game. She's also been under constant attack for four years so that won't make a difference.
 
2012-04-12 08:05:30 AM
If Mitt has to use his wife to connect to female voters because he's an emotionless robot it's a problem with Mitt, not Ann.
 
2012-04-12 08:05:32 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Hell of a strategery there GAT.


The strategy is the Romney campaign using her to soften the Republican image with women after their multi-front assault. She is open to criticism if putting herself out there for that reason.
 
2012-04-12 08:07:35 AM

GAT_00: James!: GAT_00: MorrisBird: Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis and is a cancer survivor. She's married to a Mormon robot and raised five boys. She is not fair game. Neither is Michelle Obama. Back off. The War on Women is palpable and it needs to stop with the progressives. End of sermon.

She made herself fair game by getting involved. Nobody touched her until she decided to try to come in to bring back women, and she spouted a web of lies.

She's fair game and she apparently got hit hard last night.

[thesignalinthenoise.files.wordpress.com image 480x360]

If she hadn't decided to get involved in the campaign, I promise I would be denouncing anyone who went after her, but she clearly decided to play a role in the campaign. I'm not going to say someone who decided to become part of a campaign has free reign to lie all he or she wants.

And to the Michele comments, she hasn't been part of the campaign, she hasn't made campaign statements. If she does, then yes she's fair game. She's also been under constant attack for four years so that won't make a difference.


Pointing out lies is fundamentally different than attacking the woman because she' "just a housewife".
 
2012-04-12 08:09:58 AM

James!: GAT_00: James!: GAT_00: MorrisBird: Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis and is a cancer survivor. She's married to a Mormon robot and raised five boys. She is not fair game. Neither is Michelle Obama. Back off. The War on Women is palpable and it needs to stop with the progressives. End of sermon.

She made herself fair game by getting involved. Nobody touched her until she decided to try to come in to bring back women, and she spouted a web of lies.

She's fair game and she apparently got hit hard last night.

[thesignalinthenoise.files.wordpress.com image 480x360]

If she hadn't decided to get involved in the campaign, I promise I would be denouncing anyone who went after her, but she clearly decided to play a role in the campaign. I'm not going to say someone who decided to become part of a campaign has free reign to lie all he or she wants.

And to the Michele comments, she hasn't been part of the campaign, she hasn't made campaign statements. If she does, then yes she's fair game. She's also been under constant attack for four years so that won't make a difference.

Pointing out lies is fundamentally different than attacking the woman because she' "just a housewife".


Yes. Yes, it is.
 
2012-04-12 08:14:01 AM

Elvis_Bogart: GAT_00: She's fair game and she apparently got hit hard last night.

So...this means that we can go after Michelle without you guys pissing your pants? Or will you just scream RACISM! like usual?


I love how you guys think. One person tweets something completely ridiculous about Ann Romney and gets taken to task for it by pretty much everyone on the left with a twitter account, so pretty much everyone, and notables from your side vilify and degrade Michelle Obama with absolutely disgusting rhetoric and no one in your camp has the decency to stand up and say it's wrong.

What most of us notice is not the one voice (or two if you count Gat) that cross a line. It's the overwhelming denunciation of that as a legitimate public discussion. Oh, we also notice the deafening silence from your side when one of yours goes after Mrs. Obama or the girls.

You exemplify the complete lack of a moral compass and the most basic human decency that has voters running as fast as they can from the GOP. Good luck with that.
 
2012-04-12 08:17:25 AM

GAT_00: If she hadn't decided to get involved in the campaign, I promise I would be denouncing anyone who went after her, but she clearly decided to play a role in the campaign. I'm not going to say someone who decided to become part of a campaign has free reign to lie all he or she wants.


Well, big boy, just keep running with that ball.
 
2012-04-12 08:19:36 AM
I did not know about the Twitter debacle when I posted my Weeners. I blame myself for not RTFA. My statement stands. This Hilary person does not represent anyone but herself. She deserves all the castigation she receives.
 
2012-04-12 08:20:11 AM

James!: If Mitt has to use his wife to connect to female voters because he's an emotionless robot it's a problem with Mitt, not Ann.


Because she's a poor, defenseless, little woman who is too fragile to be touched and possibly needs a fainting couch? Come on.
 
2012-04-12 08:22:26 AM

cameroncrazy1984: James!: If Mitt has to use his wife to connect to female voters because he's an emotionless robot it's a problem with Mitt, not Ann.

Because she's a poor, defenseless, little woman who is too fragile to be touched and possibly needs a fainting couch? Come on.


Because she's not running for president and the fact that she's a housewife is totally irrelevant. You're no better than the republicans who crap on Michelle because she want's people to eat right.
 
2012-04-12 08:23:16 AM
Heh... Nothing is going to "soften" Romney's image with women.

He wants to see Roe vs Wade repealed.

He wants to get rid of Planned Parenthood.

He thinks whether a women can get contraceptives through her health insurance should be decided by her employer.

He had to take a few hours to decide if he supports fair pay for women.

No need to attack his wife... He's made it very clear which side he's on in the "War on Women".
 
2012-04-12 08:25:04 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Because she's a poor, defenseless, little woman who is too fragile to be touched and possibly needs a fainting couch? Come on.


Because she's a woman who raised 5 sons while suffering multiple sclerosis and overcoming cancer and married to an asshole. Would that I had her energy. She's not running for political office. Back the fark off.
 
2012-04-12 08:26:06 AM

James!: cameroncrazy1984: James!: If Mitt has to use his wife to connect to female voters because he's an emotionless robot it's a problem with Mitt, not Ann.

Because she's a poor, defenseless, little woman who is too fragile to be touched and possibly needs a fainting couch? Come on.

Because she's not running for president and the fact that she's a housewife is totally irrelevant. You're no better than the republicans who crap on Michelle because she want's people to eat right.


Yes, that's it. Ann puts herself into the campaign but no, we can't point out her background without you working yourself into a frightful tizzy about it. It's crap and you know it.

getting people to eat healthy isn't political. Getting voters to support Mitt is. Learn the difference.
 
2012-04-12 08:26:28 AM
Oh, and his "93% of job losses under Obama were women" talking point is complete and utter bullshiat.

But he certainly knows how to use "Republican Math" well.
 
2012-04-12 08:28:08 AM

cameroncrazy1984: James!: cameroncrazy1984: James!: If Mitt has to use his wife to connect to female voters because he's an emotionless robot it's a problem with Mitt, not Ann.

Because she's a poor, defenseless, little woman who is too fragile to be touched and possibly needs a fainting couch? Come on.

Because she's not running for president and the fact that she's a housewife is totally irrelevant. You're no better than the republicans who crap on Michelle because she want's people to eat right.

Yes, that's it. Ann puts herself into the campaign but no, we can't point out her background without you working yourself into a frightful tizzy about it. It's crap and you know it.

getting people to eat healthy isn't political. Getting voters to support Mitt is. Learn the difference.


What does her being a housewife have to do with Mitt Romney being president? How about stay the fark out of people's personal lives? Is that too hard?
 
2012-04-12 08:29:13 AM

MorrisBird: cameroncrazy1984: Because she's a poor, defenseless, little woman who is too fragile to be touched and possibly needs a fainting couch? Come on.

Because she's a woman who raised 5 sons while suffering multiple sclerosis and overcoming cancer and married to an asshole. Would that I had her energy. She's not running for political office. Back the fark off.


But she did decide to mad Klee political statements for her husband's campaign. The fact that she has MS does not make her untouchable, I'm sorry. She got political. She's a big girl, she made her own decision. She can deal with criticism, I assume. I'm pretty sure MS didn't take away her cognitive ability.
 
2012-04-12 08:31:16 AM
Are you guys really saying that Michelle didn't make political statements on her husband's behalf when he was runnning?
 
2012-04-12 08:31:16 AM

James!: cameroncrazy1984: James!: cameroncrazy1984: James!: If Mitt has to use his wife to connect to female voters because he's an emotionless robot it's a problem with Mitt, not Ann.

Because she's a poor, defenseless, little woman who is too fragile to be touched and possibly needs a fainting couch? Come on.

Because she's not running for president and the fact that she's a housewife is totally irrelevant. You're no better than the republicans who crap on Michelle because she want's people to eat right.

Yes, that's it. Ann puts herself into the campaign but no, we can't point out her background without you working yourself into a frightful tizzy about it. It's crap and you know it.

getting people to eat healthy isn't political. Getting voters to support Mitt is. Learn the difference.

What does her being a housewife have to do with Mitt Romney being president? How about stay the fark out of people's personal lives? Is that too hard?


It ceased to become a personal life when she decided to become a part of Mitt's campaign.
 
2012-04-12 08:33:53 AM
cameroncrazy1984: MorrisBird: cameroncrazy1984: Because she's a poor, defenseless, little woman who is too fragile to be touched and possibly needs a fainting couch? Come on.

Because she's a woman who raised 5 sons while suffering multiple sclerosis and overcoming cancer and married to an asshole. Would that I had her energy. She's not running for political office. Back the fark off.

But she did decide to mad Klee political statements for her husband's campaign. The fact that she has MS does not make her untouchable, I'm sorry. She got political. She's a big girl, she made her own decision. She can deal with criticism, I assume. I'm pretty sure MS didn't take away her cognitive ability.


Link (new window)

I'm pretty sure you're wrong. See linky, But, the point is that we are better than this.
 
2012-04-12 08:34:28 AM
I do not know how the blue happened.
 
2012-04-12 08:39:59 AM

MorrisBird: cameroncrazy1984: MorrisBird: cameroncrazy1984: Because she's a poor, defenseless, little woman who is too fragile to be touched and possibly needs a fainting couch? Come on.

Because she's a woman who raised 5 sons while suffering multiple sclerosis and overcoming cancer and married to an asshole. Would that I had her energy. She's not running for political office. Back the fark off.

But she did decide to mad Klee political statements for her husband's campaign. The fact that she has MS does not make her untouchable, I'm sorry. She got political. She's a big girl, she made her own decision. She can deal with criticism, I assume. I'm pretty sure MS didn't take away her cognitive ability.

Link (new window)

I'm pretty sure you're wrong. See linky, But, the point is that we are better than this.


If it has, then we should chastise the Romney campaign for using his sick wife in a political manner.
 
2012-04-12 08:41:57 AM

keylock71: Heh... Nothing is going to "soften" Romney's image with women.


Maybe a vicious pummeling by the nice ladies at NARAL. That'll soften him up.

Well, his organs, anyway.
 
2012-04-12 08:42:06 AM
The DNC just said a stay at home mother of 5 has never worked a day in her life. Lol, thanks for that DNC, we here on the right appreciate you alienating the entire female sex. Pelase go on.
 
2012-04-12 08:43:03 AM

MorrisBird: cameroncrazy1984: Because she's a poor, defenseless, little woman who is too fragile to be touched and possibly needs a fainting couch? Come on.

Because she's a woman who raised 5 sons while suffering multiple sclerosis and overcoming cancer and married to an asshole. Would that I had her energy. She's not running for political office. Back the fark off.


But a legit criticism:
They're trying to create this narrative of a hard working stay at home mom who struggled to raise her kids just like the rest of the people.

However, what are the odds that she had maids, nannies, and cooks helping them out? T
 
2012-04-12 08:43:13 AM

cameroncrazy1984: If it has, then we should chastise the Romney campaign for using his sick wife in a political manner.


Or, we could pound the shiat out of how the Republicans are treating women and not get down in the mud with them. Just a thought.
 
2012-04-12 08:45:01 AM

cameroncrazy1984: It ceased to become a personal life when she decided to become a part of Mitt's campaign.


Nope, it's still her personal life.
 
2012-04-12 08:47:04 AM

James!: cameroncrazy1984: It ceased to become a personal life when she decided to become a part of Mitt's campaign.

Nope, it's still her personal life.


Oh, okay. So then I assume you never talked about Newt and his...proclivities? Or are personal lives only okay for the political people who are the primary campaigners?
 
2012-04-12 08:47:48 AM

Satanic_Hamster: MorrisBird: cameroncrazy1984: Because she's a poor, defenseless, little woman who is too fragile to be touched and possibly needs a fainting couch? Come on.

Because she's a woman who raised 5 sons while suffering multiple sclerosis and overcoming cancer and married to an asshole. Would that I had her energy. She's not running for political office. Back the fark off.

But a legit criticism:
They're trying to create this narrative of a hard working stay at home mom who struggled to raise her kids just like the rest of the people.

However, what are the odds that she had maids, nannies, and cooks helping them out? T


Later on in life sure. They had their first kid while they were both college students living in a basement apartment.
 
2012-04-12 08:48:17 AM
That is what GOP men think is the role of wives and many of the women are of that mindset also so this is not likely to go real far.

//For a good LOL look up the GOP bill in Wisconsin to repeal the equal pay act and the sponsors logic, it tells the whole story.
 
2012-04-12 08:48:28 AM

nopokerface: Are you guys really saying that Michelle didn't make political statements on her husband's behalf when he was runnning?


Are you really saying that no one criticized Michelle's political statements on her husband's behalf when he was runnning?
 
2012-04-12 08:48:45 AM
Ann Romney doesn't consider herself to be wealthy. This is important.
 
2012-04-12 08:48:56 AM
This headline, does it make sense? One's image can't be softened with a Stepford wife? Is that the point? Hardly seems a worthy topic, though. Whatever the case, it doesn't seem like a good approach, campaign-wise.
 
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