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2012-04-24 05:43:26 PM

Headso: Suddenly after 4 years of attacks on Michelle Obama and their kids people are concerned about attacks on politicians families. I wonder what changed... oh yeah the letter after the name of the husband.


No reason not to criticize anyone in politics, if they speak out, or act up.
 
2012-04-24 05:43:37 PM

Weaver95: either Ann Romney is an extremely poor public speaker (which is fine - not everyone can give a speech) or she's completely out of touch with reality and completely lacks human empathy of any sort.

hmm.

well, personally I'm gonna go with 'poor public speaker'. I think I can sorta/kinda see what point she might have been trying to make. it's a weird twist on the GOP 'working women are so cute' meme. which is rather offensive in and of itself but for entirely different reasons. I think Ann Romney just tripped over words and stuff and couldn't talk her way out of a wet paper bag. she really is just a horrible public speaker, and shouldn't ever end up on stage anywhere.


She probably a really poor speaker, I agree.

The conspiratorial part of me though; I think she read what was written for her, and in a day or two we'll hear whining that Obama is attacking the working poor mother because some internet bloggers are picking on Mrs. Romney's gaffe.

The first time was an accident, and her "birthday gift" was also accidental. To the paranoid side of my brain, this seems deliberate bait placed in front of liberals as a "trap".

Unfortunately, it just reinforces the pattern on display that the Romney's are completely out of touch with the majority of America.
 
2012-04-24 05:44:05 PM
It really gets her moist when Mitt buys the company these women work at and fires them.

If she's not careful she's going to lose First Wife status.
 
2012-04-24 05:44:38 PM

skullkrusher: Biological Ali: skullkrusher: We took Rosen's comments in context, let's take these in context as well.

/Next!

Define "we".

I already guessed at it... I suppose she could have meant "we" as in Republicans. Haven't listened to the speech.


I was wondering more about the "we" who supposedly took Rosen's comments in context.
 
2012-04-24 05:45:30 PM

skullkrusher: be that as it may, it isn't hard to piece together what she was trying to say regardless of whether it is true or not


To quote Mitt Romney, "what's sauce for the goose is now sauce for the gander."
 
2012-04-24 05:46:49 PM

xanadian: *rtfa*

Ok, I get where she was coming from, but WOW, what a horrible way to phrase it. It's almost up there with the Etch-A-Sketch gaffe.


Please explain it to me then.

They only thing I can come up with is that she is glad they had the kids and didn't abort them or use birth control. Because in her world moms should stay home with their children.
 
2012-04-24 05:47:20 PM

CorporatePerson: skullkrusher: be that as it may, it isn't hard to piece together what she was trying to say regardless of whether it is true or not

To quote Mitt Romney, "what's sauce for the goose is now sauce for the gander."


To quote reasonable people last time, "It's obvious what Rosen was trying to say."
 
2012-04-24 05:48:35 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Mrs. Romney, the poor have no bread to eat.

[www.michellemoran.com image 494x662]

Let them eat cake!


came here to say this
 
2012-04-24 05:48:53 PM
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2012-04-24 05:49:08 PM

Bontesla: Let's set an example and not give any false excuse for comparine Michelle to bovine animals.


Because that's worked out so well for the last three and a half years.
 
2012-04-24 05:49:09 PM

Biological Ali: skullkrusher: Biological Ali: skullkrusher: We took Rosen's comments in context, let's take these in context as well.

/Next!

Define "we".

I already guessed at it... I suppose she could have meant "we" as in Republicans. Haven't listened to the speech.

I was wondering more about the "we" who supposedly took Rosen's comments in context.


oh, reasonable and honest people. I didn't realize you don't count yourself amongst us ;)
 
2012-04-24 05:49:33 PM

thatguyoverthere70: I think what the spouse of a candidate says has no bearing on the election.


Except for when they try to inject her into the election, especially as an attempt to connect with the very person the spouse unintentionally insults...

Then the spouse is fair game.

I could understand if it was ambush journalism, even if she misspoke when they got her on camera walking out of a restaurant, but stumping for her husband? Blowback comes with the territory.
 
2012-04-24 05:49:35 PM
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2012-04-24 05:49:55 PM

RyogaM: What does she mean, "value?"


She means "get rich off the sweat and hard work of".
 
2012-04-24 05:50:13 PM

A Terrible Human: bugontherug: Her husband, at least, wouldn't have been concerned about your family. Unlike the oppressed billionaires whose taxes he plans to cut, your family had enough food stamps and welfare to live a life of ease. So much, in fact, that we really need to cut back on social spending. Those tax cuts for billionaires aren't going to pay for themselves, after all.

Food stamps? Yes I remember when they still looked like monopoly money but welfare? Never. Both my parents worked. My mother either took care of the elderly or children and my father was a security guard.



Your family got food stamps but no welfare? Well, you can take pride that no one has ever helped your family, my friend.

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-24 05:51:44 PM

Parthenogenetic: [i2.crtcdn1.net image 620x431]


No, now, that's Mittens and wife discussing whether or not to buy the washing machine manufacturer.

"I don't do my own laundry, but I have a friend who owns Maytag."
 
2012-04-24 05:52:55 PM
You guys are getting pretty pathetic and desperate to win "gotch-last".

ps. YOUR ARTICLE SUCKED
 
2012-04-24 05:52:55 PM

Diogenes: EWreckedSean: And the mock outrage continues.

Oh, get off the farking cross.


It's the only thing conservatives know how to do anymore it seems.
 
2012-04-24 05:53:28 PM
It's so amazing that other moms are forced to work two jobs and not live off millions of dollars on a trust-fund. She really values that.

Isn't that sweet of her.
 
2012-04-24 05:53:31 PM

Nadie_AZ: People keep mentioning how he makes an ass of himself in trying to connect to everyone. It reminds me of the 'Building Relationships of Trust' training we received while in the Missionary Training Center. And if you think he is having problems connecting with poor and middle class people, try watching a 19 year old virgin (in every sense of the word) commiserate with older adults with a wide range of day to day issues ranging from divorce to death to other crisis that lead to people questioning their beliefs and opening the door to religious representatives not of their own religion.


Only in the Church Of Latter Day Saints is a 19 year old considered an elder.
And what is up with the 12 year old Deacons and priests?
 
2012-04-24 05:53:51 PM

Parthenogenetic: Mitt Romney is doing laundry...


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2012-04-24 05:57:14 PM

spongeboob: Only in the Church Of Latter Day Saints is a 19 year old considered an elder.
And what is up with the 12 year old Deacons and priests?


It's just the "ranks" you go through as you progress through the Mormon Priesthood. At 12, you're ordained as a "deacon". At 14, you become a "teacher". At 16, you become a "priest" and then once you've received your mission call, you are ordained as an "elder".

It's mostly just attaching grandiose names to low-end positions in order to sound cool.
 
2012-04-24 05:57:48 PM
went diggin, found nugget:

"I know what's like to finish the laundry and to look in the basket five minutes later and it's full again. I know what's like to pull all the groceries in and see the teenagers run through and all of a sudden all the groceries you just bought are gone," Romney said to the crowd. "And I know what's like to get up early in the morning and to get them off to school. And I know what's like to get up in the middle of the night when they're sick. And I know what's like to struggle and to have those concerns that all mothers have."

Romney alluded to the fact that not all women can stay at home saying, "I love the fact that there are women out there who don't have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn't easy for any of us."
 
2012-04-24 05:58:22 PM
So I read the headline and like a good farker, I thought, there's no way she actually said that, Subby's just trolling.

Then I clicked on the article.

She . . . actually said that.
 
2012-04-24 05:59:30 PM
"The poor are just so adorable. Mitty, can we get one for ourselves someday? If we park the Caddy in the driveway we could convert the seventh parking space in the garage into a room."
 
2012-04-24 06:00:00 PM

bugontherug: Your family got food stamps but no welfare? Well, you can take pride that no one has ever helped your family, my friend.


I never said that we didn't get help. I just said we didn't get welfare or does food stamps equal welfare too?
 
2012-04-24 06:00:04 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: Wowser. I wonder how Ann would feel about this statement?

"I love the fact that there are women out there who have MS and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn't easy for any of us."

I think we would all agree that would be a terribly shiatty thing to say, wouldn't we?


My wife was raised by a single mom with MS so I'm getting a kick out of these comments.
 
2012-04-24 06:02:11 PM
This b*tch really needs to STFU.

Rosen was right: Ann Romney hasn't worked for ANYTHING. She doesn't even work at home...she has an army of housekeepers.
 
2012-04-24 06:02:44 PM
So you guys are just willfully ignoring the "Thank goodness that we value those people too" part?

/ She really should STFU while men are talking though, not that her husband's programming is any better at avoiding embarrassing faux pas.
 
2012-04-24 06:03:43 PM

Kittypie070: went diggin, found nugget:

"I know what's like to finish the laundry and to look in the basket five minutes later and it's full again. I know what's like to pull all the groceries in and see the teenagers run through and all of a sudden all the groceries you just bought are gone," Romney said to the crowd. "And I know what's like to get up early in the morning and to get them off to school. And I know what's like to get up in the middle of the night when they're sick. And I know what's like to struggle and to have those concerns that all mothers have."

Romney alluded to the fact that not all women can stay at home saying, "I love the fact that there are women out there who don't have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn't easy for any of us."


She just doesn't get it. It just become more and more clear.

When most parents look into a pantry stripped bare by ravenous teens, their concern isn't about the work spent shelving the food. It's about how they are going to cover the grocery bill, and what all this is costing them.
 
2012-04-24 06:04:12 PM

EWreckedSean: And the mock outrage continues.


Wow, you're gonna get carpal tunnel really quick if you keep typing the exact same thing all day long. Change it up a little, insult someone's mom, talk about your love for the feel of lacy undergarments on your Man Parts, bash Democrats, something besides this little meaningless mini-rant...
 
2012-04-24 06:04:12 PM
Another day, another trolling Fark headline. I wonder what she really said...

i285.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-24 06:04:26 PM

Kittypie070: went diggin, found nugget:

"I know what's like to finish the laundry and to look in the basket five minutes later and it's full again. I know what's like to pull all the groceries in and see the teenagers run through and all of a sudden all the groceries you just bought are gone," Romney said to the crowd. "And I know what's like to get up early in the morning and to get them off to school. And I know what's like to get up in the middle of the night when they're sick. And I know what's like to struggle and to have those concerns that all mothers have."

Romney alluded to the fact that not all women can stay at home saying, "I love the fact that there are women out there who don't have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn't easy for any of us."


bullshiat. she has always had nannies and maids. and groomsmen for her horses. and landscapers and gardeners and personal chefs.
 
2012-04-24 06:07:41 PM

Pincy: "The poor are just so adorable. Mitty, can we get one for ourselves someday? If we park the Caddy in the driveway we could convert the seventh parking space in the garage into a room."


Just chain 'em up out back, I got more than one damn Caddy woman!
 
2012-04-24 06:08:08 PM

burninbeaver: My wife was raised by a single mom with MS...


I was raised by a single mom in MS....
onepeggenius.com

Mississippi: Where you introduce your wife and your sister, but there's only one person standing beside you.
 
2012-04-24 06:09:57 PM

serial_crusher: So you guys are just willfully ignoring the "Thank goodness that we value those people too" part?.


Well somebody had to mow the lawns and clean the pools.
 
2012-04-24 06:12:40 PM

what_now: cameroncrazy1984: No we can't attack a woman who makes political statements in support of her husband's campaign because cancer/MS.

We can't attack stay at home moms.

We can attack people who say stupid shiat.

However, when you attack a woman with MS and cancer EVEN IF SHE SAYS STUPID shiat, you're very likely to look like a dick, so be careful about it.


fark that. Some people calling a privileged whoring coont with cancer/MS is no different than some people calling a whoring coont without cancer/MS, the whoring coont part overrides the cancer/MS.

/EvilDoocy
 
2012-04-24 06:14:06 PM

skullkrusher: be that as it may, it isn't hard to piece together what she was trying to say regardless of whether it is true or not


I love that your posts in this thread are about figuring out what someone really meant. I mean of all people, it's you arguing "it isn't hard to piece together what she was trying to say." I just love it.

skullkrusher: We took Rosen's comments in context, let's take these in context as well.

/Next!


Yeah, kinda like how we took Obama's silver spoon comments in context... oh wait. I agree Ann probably didn't mean what she actually said but lets not pretend like both sides are bad.
 
2012-04-24 06:15:29 PM

yelmrog: spongeboob: Only in the Church Of Latter Day Saints is a 19 year old considered an elder.
And what is up with the 12 year old Deacons and priests?

It's just the "ranks" you go through as you progress through the Mormon Priesthood. At 12, you're ordained as a "deacon". At 14, you become a "teacher". At 16, you become a "priest" and then once you've received your mission call, you are ordained as an "elder".

It's mostly just attaching grandiose names to low-end positions in order to sound cool.


I agree with you there, but is there also a secondary gain issue? Are these terms used to piss off the "gentiles", or to make the Mormons feel that their church is "better".

Priest, ha-ha our male teenagers know as much as your dedicated Clergy who have been through seminary.

Or, you male teenagers already know as much as a Priest or preacher in those other churches.

/Gentiles in quotes for the Mormon use of the phrase, are Jews considered Gentiles by the Mormons?
 
2012-04-24 06:16:36 PM
Nope, keep talking.
Talk all you want, as much as you can.

The GOP contenders seem to have "Foot In Mouth" disease.

Sooner or later, they forget who they are talking to.
Then it gets interesting.
 
2012-04-24 06:16:36 PM

lennavan: I love that your posts in this thread are about figuring out what someone really meant. I mean of all people, it's you arguing "it isn't hard to piece together what she was trying to say." I just love it.


it's not. What is difficult is when people are purposefully obscure and noncommittal in their point to avoid the danger of having to take a stance. Which is what you do and then play games when people ask direct questions for clarification. I am not surprised you are still pretending not to understand this. It is your MO. It's what you do.

lennavan: Yeah, kinda like how we took Obama's silver spoon comments in context... oh wait. I agree Ann probably didn't mean what she actually said but lets not pretend like both sides are bad.


I don't know what Obama's silver spoon comments were but I am going to imagine that you took them in context. Still capable of doing it?
 
2012-04-24 06:16:56 PM
meanwhile the main headline on the Huffington Post right now is a collage of Mitt trying to act normal with the giant headline Activate Human Warmth.


/someone there will post a mittbot headline by July for sure
 
2012-04-24 06:17:02 PM
Why doesn't Romney just say:

"You know what? Yeah, I'm rich, my family was rich and I've spent my whole life with the benefits of that. Even though, I've not experienced it first hand, I can understand how being poor is hard and I'll do X, Y, Z to try and help people who are worse off than me.

Very few politicians are farmers, yet we craft laws about farms. Very few politicians are scientists, yet we set national scientific priorities. There's no way every politician can have personal, first-hand knowledge of every situation we're asked to legislate, but I promise you that if I'm elected president, I'll make it my goal to find exactly what we can be doing to help out the least-advantaged among us"

That would go over a million times better than,

"My dad was a CEO of a large company and governer of one of the more prosperous states in the union. I lived with every benefit money and connections can get you, but despite that, I really really understand what it means to be hard up for money"
 
2012-04-24 06:18:37 PM

Bontesla: The My Little Pony Killer: Bontesla: The My Little Pony Killer: Can we declare open season on this brainless blonde floozy already?

We should probably agree to leave family alone.

/and if you ignore her, it's harder to for her to casted as a martyr.
//not impossible only hrder

Even though the family is actively campaigning at this point?

If we cannot openly discuss when comments have gone too far - then we're not mature enough to handle the discussing comments made by the family (I am looking at Republicans, mostly).

Let's set an example and not give any false excuse for comparine Michelle to bovine animals.


Pff, you and your "higher ground."
 
2012-04-24 06:18:40 PM

A Terrible Human: bugontherug: Your family got food stamps but no welfare? Well, you can take pride that no one has ever helped your family, my friend.

I never said that we didn't get help. I just said we didn't get welfare or does food stamps equal welfare too?


Are... are you trolling?

[not sure if serious.jpg]

Food stamps = Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

A government program, funded and overseen by the USDA and run by the various states, which provides financial assistance to low- and no-income persons and families to buy food.

A federally funded government program, with some local control by state governments
Giving money (as opposed to directly handing out food)
To individuals (as opposed to charitable organizations or state governments)
With income being the main criterion for eligibility

YES IT'S GODDAMN WELFARE!
 
2012-04-24 06:19:18 PM

skullkrusher: it's not. What is difficult is when people are purposefully obscure and noncommittal in their point to avoid the danger of having to take a stance. Which is what you do and then play games when people ask direct questions for clarification. I am not surprised you are still pretending not to understand this. It is your MO. It's what you do.


Project much?
 
2012-04-24 06:19:29 PM

Weaver95: EWreckedSean: And the mock outrage continues.

well...no. it's not outrage, it's just disbelief.

the Romney bot wife unit seems to be a bit....out of touch...with the rest of the network.


Her Stepford programming needs some updating.
 
2012-04-24 06:20:32 PM

PerilousApricot: Why doesn't Romney just say:

"You know what? Yeah, I'm rich, my family was rich and I've spent my whole life with the benefits of that. Even though, I've not experienced it first hand, I can understand how being poor is hard and I'll do X, Y, Z to try and help people who are worse off than me.

Very few politicians are farmers, yet we craft laws about farms. Very few politicians are scientists, yet we set national scientific priorities. There's no way every politician can have personal, first-hand knowledge of every situation we're asked to legislate, but I promise you that if I'm elected president, I'll make it my goal to find exactly what we can be doing to help out the least-advantaged among us"

That would go over a million times better than,

"My dad was a CEO of a large company and governer of one of the more prosperous states in the union. I lived with every benefit money and connections can get you, but despite that, I really really understand what it means to be hard up for money"


That would have cost him the nomination but he could trot it out after the convention
 
2012-04-24 06:20:33 PM

Corvus: skullkrusher: it's not. What is difficult is when people are purposefully obscure and noncommittal in their point to avoid the danger of having to take a stance. Which is what you do and then play games when people ask direct questions for clarification. I am not surprised you are still pretending not to understand this. It is your MO. It's what you do.

Project much?


no. Got anything else?
 
2012-04-24 06:21:16 PM
This new election cycle is so revealing.

These lines of attack that keep getting floated smack of desperation. 'The War on Women', 'racism', 'anti-immigrant', 'destroying medicare', 'the 1%', etc. all neglect to highlight anything Obama and the democrat party have done to make America a better place and improve its future.

So now the line of attack has focused on Romney. It's a three-pronged pitchfork: He's a mormon, he put his dog on the roof of his car (though he didn't eat him) and he's too rich. His wife is too rich too. Nina Totenberg say he needs to 'create a narrative' that explains his wealth to the American public.

That's funny. Does Al Gore need to explain why he's a billionaire? Did John Edwards (that champion of the poor & women) have to explain anything? Was/is he 'too rich'? What about John Kerry (who served in Vietnam). Was he 'too rich'? What about the Kennedys, FDR... even the Clintons or the poor, poor family, the Obama's. In fact, Obama is now making speeches to college students about how poor he and Moochelle were while attenting Harvard & Princeton.

You people are such f*cking suckers and liars.
 
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