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2012-04-16 01:05:54 PM  
What an ungodly woman! To adorn herself with jewelry and expensive clothes. No wonder He gave her cancer.
 
2012-04-16 01:06:04 PM  

sweetmelissa31: I think all of us need to know that we need to respect the choices women make

All the choices?


That sounds pretty liberal to me. Ann Romney? More like Anna Romnev
 
2012-04-16 01:06:05 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: A small political victory as a birthday present?

So she's just as joyless, soulless and inhuman as her husband.



Well...


"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," Romney said.


Sadly, she's just as dishonest. Ma'am, please stop lying.
 
2012-04-16 01:07:18 PM  
She really did get a good gift there and then really seems to have missed the point. She goes right to harking on being a mom is a full-time job. Her friggin kids are grown and she still has no paid job. In my eyes she should have focused on the non-paid work she does for multiple charities and her other endeavors.

I have an in-law who tries to tell everyone she is too busy being a mom to have a job. Her girls are in high-school and she has a housekeeper who does just about everything.
 
2012-04-16 01:10:13 PM  

cretinbob: fetus in a jar?


The simple smiles and good times seem all wrong
 
2012-04-16 01:10:15 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: ManateeGag: AdolfOliverPanties: political victory

Where's the political victory? She was denouced by Obama's people before the GOP even heard it happened.

Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.

I agree. But she sees it as some kind of political victory, or as somehow beneficial to Mitt's campaign.

As a non-Republican and an Obama supporter, I don't worry about this November. The people of the United States are stupid, but they aren't stupid to vote for a completely unlikeable guy who is as plastic as a LEGO block and as believable as a used car salesman. I cannot remember EVER a more fake political person as Mitt Romney. He is a caricature of a political candidate. He is in real life, what a lampooning of a political person is.


I don't worry about Obama winning. Romney is John Kerry squared.

I worry about the Democrats keeping the Senate and retaking the House.
 
2012-04-16 01:10:45 PM  

Jackson Herring: That sounds pretty liberal to me. Ann Romney? More like Anna Romnev


Anna Edvardovna Romneva.
 
2012-04-16 01:11:27 PM  
Has she worked a day in her life? I just can't imagine the wife of Mittens the Millionaire having to break a sweat all that often. Am I wrong?
 
2012-04-16 01:11:46 PM  

I_C_Weener: GAT_00: I_C_Weener: Attacking Ann Romney is a surefire strategy to undermining Mitt Romney. I'd definitely go with that.

I don't think people are personally attacking her as a person, they're attacking her comments, which were made in a political campaign of her own free will and are not only factually dishonest and sometimes untrue, but run completely counter to what her husband, who we're going to vote for or against, would actually do. Her comments were intended to replace what her husband has actually said he would do. Are you really going to stand here and say that someone who makes campaign statements is immune from all commentary?

I didn't make her say that. If her husband forced her to get involved, well we can't prove that. Otherwise she chose to get involved of her own free will as a political operative. Her statements are perfectly fair game. You don't get to be campaign staff for only as long as you lie and then go back to being immune from statements.

Don't look at me. Obama is the one that wants the spouses left out of this.


I would LOVE to see the MIchelle Obama and Ann Romney go head to head in a debate.
 
2012-04-16 01:12:38 PM  
What is she, a 14-year-old girl asking for gay marriage to be outlawed for her birthday?
 
2012-04-16 01:13:18 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Has she worked a day in her life? I just can't imagine the wife of Mittens the Millionaire having to break a sweat all that often. Am I wrong?


"And she may cry but her tears will dry
When I hand her the keys to a shiny new Australia!"
-Romney on Ice
 
2012-04-16 01:14:10 PM  
Romney said at a Jan. 4 campaign stop in Manchester, N.H.: "Even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work," Romney describing his position as Massachusetts governor. "And people said, 'Well that's heartless,' and I said 'No, no, I'm willing to spend more giving daycare to allow those parents to go back to work. It'll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.'"

When is Anne going to get some dignity and get a job?

I can forward her a McDonalds application, that suits her level of work experience.
 
2012-04-16 01:14:11 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Has she worked a day in her life? I just can't imagine the wife of Mittens the Millionaire having to break a sweat all that often. Am I wrong?


Depends on if you define 'working' or 'breaking a sweat' as farking your Guatamalan pool boy.
 
2012-04-16 01:14:38 PM  

monoski: She really did get a good gift there and then really seems to have missed the point. She goes right to harking on being a mom is a full-time job. Her friggin kids are grown and she still has no paid job. In my eyes she should have focused on the non-paid work she does for multiple charities and her other endeavors.

I have an in-law who tries to tell everyone she is too busy being a mom to have a job. Her girls are in high-school and she has a housekeeper who does just about everything.


Obama was smart to instantly distance himself from this argument and the Romney's are farking stupid to cling to it. Here a clue, just because he doesn't what it, doesn't mean you should.

Any debate how the Romneys are like everyday people is a losing issue for the Romneys. If they think the someone have found foot-in-the-door, they are dangerously mistaken.

Ironically, if the Romneys knew how out of touch they were, they would be more in touch with the everyday person. They fact that they don't know this just goes to show you how bad it is. Ann Romney was recently quoted as saying "some women choose to have a career". She doesn't realize that women "choose" to get a job so they can "choose" to eat and feed their children.
 
2012-04-16 01:14:46 PM  
I've been trying quite hard to leave the woman be and to treat her with the 10-foot-pole respect that a candidate's family member deserves, but no.

fark that attention whore with a bag of rotting monkey dicks.
 
2012-04-16 01:15:21 PM  

impaler: Ann Romney described Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's recent criticism of her choosing to be a stay-at-home mother as an "early birthday present,"

Except Rosen didn't criticize her for choosing to be a stay-at-home mom. She was criticizing Mitt Romney's use of his wife, Ann Romney, on the campaign trail to talk about economic issues affecting women.

Ann Romney has never actually been employed a day in her life. She's never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing.


Exactly right. Nothing Hilary Rosen said was factually incorrect.

If we're going to equate Ann Romney's "job" as a mom with full time employment, we have to give the same courtesy to every welfare mother in the country.
 
2012-04-16 01:15:40 PM  
Ann would be the most dignified First Lady in years. Her grace will make a substantial international statement. No more apologizing for our history, it is time it was OK to be proud to be an American again.
 
2012-04-16 01:16:01 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: A small political victory as a birthday present?

So she's just as joyless, soulless and inhuman as her husband.


Eh, whatever, she's not a politician herself, I won't get too uppity about her being a little too excited about her husband running for POTUS. If I were married and my wife were running for the land's highest executive office, I imagine I'd be a bit crazy and hard to put up with over the whole thing, too.

meat0918: There is an undercurrent of resentment among stay at home moms as well as lower class working mothers that they have been left behind by feminism.

However, I doubt they will be voting for a man that wants to rollback contraceptive protections and has endorsed removing even more women's rights.


My mother's a stay at home mom (or she was, no kids left in the nest anymore as it were) and she appears to find both sides of this argument, as well as the fact that it's made national TV, just as stupid as the rest of us. I also rather doubt she'll vote for the GOP for any office at this point, though she may go third party rather than Dem if she has an issue with Obama (I haven't asked). It's more general outrage over their shenanigans than contraceptives specifically, though, the Republicans have just cause one to many of those "how is that even an issue you're considering?" facepalms.
 
2012-04-16 01:16:29 PM  

I_C_Weener: Attacking Ann Romney is a surefire strategy to undermining Mitt Romney. I'd definitely go with that.


Hey, I'll accept that this is Obama's fault if you accept that any and all GOP strategists and commentators speak for Romney and he's responsible for all of their statements.
 
2012-04-16 01:16:49 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: Lionel Mandrake: So, there's no war on women (besides multiple laws rolling back their rights), but one stupid statement by a largely unknown pundit makes a "war on moms"

We seem to have moved past the -gate era. Instead of mom-gate, we get the "War on Moms."

I'm totally sure that this is going to work for the GOP.


Remember when the catch phrase adjective was "Mother of all . . . "

How would that have worked here?

Mother of all . . . moms?

/wouldn't that be eve?
//didn't she have only boys?
 
2012-04-16 01:17:32 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: As crummy as Ann's comments were, Mitt's are even scarier:

"The Department of Education: I will either consolidate with another agency, or perhaps make it a heck of a lot smaller. I'm not going to get rid of it entirely," Romney said, explaining that part of his reasoning behind preserving the agency was to maintain a federal role in pushing back against teachers' unions."


The Department of Education is farking pointless and teachers unions do little else but keep the worst teachers on the payroll.
 
2012-04-16 01:21:15 PM  
Ann Romney raised five boys, all named Chet, who believe that campaigning for their father is a better way to serve the nation than enlisting in the armed forces. Or any other non-nepotistic career path, for that matter.

You can decide for yourselves how well that aligns with your ideal of American motherhood.
 
2012-04-16 01:21:16 PM  
Today's Conservatives are the most thin skinned little folks it's ever been my displeasure to encounter. They totally overlook years of unkind statements about Hilary Clinton or when Limbaugh calls the First Lady "Moochelle", but some back bench pundit makes a crack on a low rating news show and the wails from the butt hurt echo for thousands of miles.

My grandfather was a Conservative Republican back when the words meant something. He even held public office as one for two decades. He'd go all R. Lee Armey on these candy asses that call themselves "Conservatives" today because they're not men enough to polish his briefcase.
 
2012-04-16 01:22:12 PM  

Geotpf: I worry about the Democrats keeping the Senate and retaking the House.


I wouldn't if I were you. The Democrats definition of controlling Congress is having 535 Democrats in Congress.
 
2012-04-16 01:22:58 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: That sounds pretty liberal to me. Ann Romney? More like Anna Romnev

Anna Edvardovna Romneva.


I'll set them up, you knock them down
 
2012-04-16 01:24:21 PM  

moothemagiccow: Grand_Moff_Joseph: As crummy as Ann's comments were, Mitt's are even scarier:

"The Department of Education: I will either consolidate with another agency, or perhaps make it a heck of a lot smaller. I'm not going to get rid of it entirely," Romney said, explaining that part of his reasoning behind preserving the agency was to maintain a federal role in pushing back against teachers' unions."

The Department of Education is farking pointless and teachers unions do little else but keep the worst teachers on the payroll.


The ED functions to enforce the federal laws, especially those regarding accessibility to education, as well as fund research. The damn thing is so decentralized.

I almost wish they had the power to set national curriculum standards, but that will require a constitutional amendment, and would be open to a lot of abuse.

Instead I enjoy watching the courts as they smack down the ridiculously backwards educational standards enacted by Republican state legislatures. You'd think they'd learn, but that would require actually funding education.
 
2012-04-16 01:24:26 PM  

impaler: Ann Romney described Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's recent criticism of her choosing to be a stay-at-home mother as an "early birthday present,"

Except Rosen didn't criticize her for choosing to be a stay-at-home mom. She was criticizing Mitt Romney's use of his wife, Ann Romney, on the campaign trail to talk about economic issues affecting women.

Ann Romney has never actually been employed a day in her life. She's never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing.



You've obviously never had to direct the pool-boy to do an adequate job. We're talking 24/7 effort here!
 
2012-04-16 01:25:38 PM  
"My career choice was to be a mother, and I think all of us need to know that we need to respect the choices women make," Ann Romney told Fox News last week.

I think you need to respect that not all women have the same choice to not work that you did, Ann.
 
2012-04-16 01:26:33 PM  

God's Hubris: impaler: Ann Romney described Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's recent criticism of her choosing to be a stay-at-home mother as an "early birthday present,"

Except Rosen didn't criticize her for choosing to be a stay-at-home mom. She was criticizing Mitt Romney's use of his wife, Ann Romney, on the campaign trail to talk about economic issues affecting women.

Ann Romney has never actually been employed a day in her life. She's never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing.


You've obviously never had to direct the pool-boy to do an adequate job. We're talking 24/7 effort here!


Seriously, I can stand leaves in my pool
 
2012-04-16 01:26:36 PM  

ManateeGag: AdolfOliverPanties: political victory

Where's the political victory? She was denouced by Obama's people before the GOP even heard it happened.

Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.


And they are still calling her an Obama Spokesperson despite being an employee of CNN who doesn't work for Obama or the DNC.

But hey, either her or someone with the same name has visited the White House a total of 5 times, so she's part of the inner circle who speak Obama's darkest thoughts.
 
2012-04-16 01:27:14 PM  
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2012-04-16 01:28:00 PM  
Take it easy, Annie..why don't you take a few hundred thousand dollars and go shopping for the afternoon. That'll make you feel better in no time.

/"Liberals hate success" comments in 5..4..3..
 
2012-04-16 01:28:20 PM  
Oh good lord. No one (at least, that I heard) was criticizing her mothering capabilities! The point, from what I understand, was that Mitt shouldn't use her as a financial or women's issues advisor because she never had to deal with the reality many of us do today: how to be the best parents possible yet still provide for our family. She stayed home and raised her kids and God bless her for it, but she had hired help working with her. She never had to worry about Mitt losing his job, or that there wouldn't be enough money to make the bills so she'd have to go to work. This is all just an extension of the argument that Mitt is "out of touch with the average American" and you know what? He is. She is, too. Most people who are lunatic enough to run for President of the United Fishbowl are. That's not news, that's a big "duh".
 
2012-04-16 01:29:54 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: Lionel Mandrake: So, there's no war on women (besides multiple laws rolling back their rights), but one stupid statement by a largely unknown pundit makes a "war on moms"

We seem to have moved past the -gate era. Instead of mom-gate, we get the "War on Moms."

I'm totally sure that this is going to work for the GOP.


oh FFS when you look at the original comment it actually was fair and made sense: Rosen was asked about Anne ROmney being the Romney campaign's surrogate on the economy and economic questions and what Rosen MEANT was that a stay-at -home mom who has never had a single money worry in her life, much less cashed a single paycheck, might not be the most credible voice for that.

What came out of the media machine was "Hillary Rosen is DISSING stay-at-home MOMS!!!!!"

Stupid of Rosen to say something that could be twisted that way, but shame on the lazy media for accepting that narrative at face value and propagating it.
 
2012-04-16 01:30:07 PM  

RandomExcess: Ann would be the most dignified First Lady in years. Her grace will make a substantial international statement. No more apologizing for our history, it is time it was OK to be proud to be an American again.


Yes, because America was founded over the idea of Aristocratic Pride.
 
2012-04-16 01:30:32 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Ann Romney raised five boys, all named Chet


Mama, how come yo eyes is so straight? Look at me!
 
2012-04-16 01:31:27 PM  

RandomExcess: Ann would be the most dignified First Lady in years. Her grace will make a substantial international statement. No more apologizing for our history, it is time it was OK to be proud to be an American again.



Sounds like you're hoping for change. That's a rallying cry I can get behind.
 
2012-04-16 01:31:53 PM  

Jackson Herring: I'll set them up, you knock them down


j.wigflip.com

/From a Russian cartoon birthday song
 
2012-04-16 01:32:09 PM  
Her?
 
2012-04-16 01:32:25 PM  

mrshowrules:
Ann Romney was recently quoted as saying "some women choose to have a career". She doesn't realize that women "choose" to get a job so they can "choose" to eat and feed their children.


Why don't they just eat cake?
 
2012-04-16 01:33:05 PM  
Now I kind of wished Santorum was on track to get the nom. Schrodinger's Candidate is too Buzz Killington.
 
2012-04-16 01:33:53 PM  
She's never had a boss, never had coworkers, never had to juggle bills, never had to wait for a paycheck, never not had a nanny/laundress/maid/lawnkeeper, never had to cook dinner, etc. etc. etc.

In short she can STFU. In fact, all GOP women can STFU and GBINK the deluded harpies.

I think most normal working class women can see right through that bullshiat. At least the ones who aren't brainwashed by religion and are Pro-Life Voters(tm).
 
2012-04-16 01:34:53 PM  
Oh look, a conservative woman. Release the liberal sexist pigs!
 
2012-04-16 01:35:58 PM  

Grungehamster: ManateeGag: AdolfOliverPanties: political victory

Where's the political victory? She was denouced by Obama's people before the GOP even heard it happened.

Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.

And they are still calling her an Obama Spokesperson despite being an employee of CNN who doesn't work for Obama or the DNC.

But hey, either her or someone with the same name has visited the White House a total of 5 times, so she's part of the inner circle who speak Obama's darkest thoughts.


You have to understand the mental inner workings of the average resident of Rightwingistan...

*Anyone who makes any unacceptable comments against any Republican is an official Obama/DNC spokesperson who represents the truth thoughts and feelings of everyone who is non-Conservative, without exception.

*Any example of unacceptable behavior is directly tied to Liberalism. All criminals are Liberals, also.

*Anyone who receives any amount of public assistance is a Liberal.

*All Liberals hate success and successful people.

*All Liberals hate the Constitution and want to see America destroyed.

*Liberals can do no right and Conservatives can do no wrong.

I'm sure there are more, but that's just off the top of my head.
 
2012-04-16 01:37:25 PM  

Agneska: All disagreement with women is sexism.


I disagree!
 
2012-04-16 01:37:39 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: I'll set them up, you knock them down

[j.wigflip.com image 498x350]

/From a Russian cartoon birthday song


oh my
 
2012-04-16 01:38:08 PM  
Even though Obama defused the whole issue by giving the right answers on national TV days ago ("moms work hard" and "we don't go after spouses"), they're gonna fire up the ol' Republican Outrage Machine anyway in hope of making up the massive gap with women in the polls.

I don't think it's a winning strategy, but it's all they've got.
 
2012-04-16 01:39:18 PM  
Rosen, who is unaffiliated with President Barack Obama's reelection campaign...


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/35 visits to the white house isn't enough I guess to qualify as a fellow traveler who is "affiliated"
 
2012-04-16 01:39:27 PM  

Magorn: Petit_Merdeux: Lionel Mandrake: So, there's no war on women (besides multiple laws rolling back their rights), but one stupid statement by a largely unknown pundit makes a "war on moms"

We seem to have moved past the -gate era. Instead of mom-gate, we get the "War on Moms."

I'm totally sure that this is going to work for the GOP.

oh FFS when you look at the original comment it actually was fair and made sense: Rosen was asked about Anne ROmney being the Romney campaign's surrogate on the economy and economic questions and what Rosen MEANT was that a stay-at -home mom who has never had a single money worry in her life, much less cashed a single paycheck, might not be the most credible voice for that.

What came out of the media machine was "Hillary Rosen is DISSING stay-at-home MOMS!!!!!"

Stupid of Rosen to say something that could be twisted that way, but shame on the lazy media for accepting that narrative at face value and propagating it.


It brings ratings, and helps the horse race narrative the media wants for the general.

No one will tune in if they show how poll after poll has Obama beating Romney among women, and Latinos, and now he's losing men under 50.
 
2012-04-16 01:39:28 PM  

lennavan: Agneska: All disagreement with women is sexism.

I disagree!


YOU PIG! *sob*

/where the hell are my fat pants?!!
 
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