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(Think Progress)   Ann Romney: "I love that poor women are forced to work to provide for their kids while I lived off of my rich husband's trust fund"   ( divider line
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10323 clicks; posted to Politics » on 24 Apr 2012 at 4:33 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-04-24 01:25:03 PM  
8 votes:
Not everybody is lucky enough to be chosen as a brood mare for a millionaire.
2012-04-24 02:27:50 PM  
5 votes:

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.

The campaign really needs to go back and examine their source code. Patch upon patch isn't helping Mittbot, and now the same bugs are showing up in Annbot.
2012-04-24 01:24:44 PM  
5 votes:
So cute that people are struggling. I just want to pinch their cheeks.
2012-04-24 01:27:11 PM  
4 votes:
Wow. And she was supposed to fix Mitt's women problem.
2012-04-25 01:30:01 AM  
2 votes:
All that's left is for her to pat some homeless person on the head and then peel off her soiled white gloves and drop them in the gutter.
2012-04-25 12:28:49 AM  
2 votes:
What's that I hear from the (f)right wing? Where is that somber, strident call, echoing throughout the hills until it reaches peak shrillness? Look, it's the red-necked teabird! His usual call sounds like "EEEEE-letist! EE-EE-EE-EEEEE-letist! " with the female responding "A-rooooooOOO-gula!"

And yet... with Rmoney the presumptive nominee, nary a cry was heard.

Wonder why that is?
2012-04-24 07:10:48 PM  
2 votes:

skullkrusher: The plausible explanation is that she phrased her thought poorly. To think otherwise goes far beyond a wealthy person being out of touch (which she clearly is) and drops right into flat out misanthropic glee in the so--row of others. Not buying it

I wouldn't buy it by this alone, either. And glee isn't really necessary to live in a vortex of culty wealth and wish everybody else would just disappear so she could spend her days teaching a Salvadoran maid named America to aim the estate's three-room crystal animal sculpture collection in just the right direction to make 7 am a discoball of Noah's Ark right there in her living room. I'm not calling the Romneys malicious. I'm calling them dickheads.
2012-04-24 06:56:11 PM  
2 votes:

skullkrusher: Yeah maybe she actually revels in human suffering and is too stupid to hide it. Or she phrased her sentence badly.

Kinda like when Hilary Rosen phrased her sentence badly, and Ann Romney spent the next two weeks harping on that mix up like a harpy.

So if this statement were turned around on her, and rammed up her ass for the next couple of weeks, it would almost be like quick acting karma, eh?
2012-04-24 04:59:37 PM  
2 votes:

There we go, even creepier.
2012-04-24 04:41:24 PM  
2 votes:
She must be getting charm lessons from Barbara Bush.
2012-04-24 02:30:01 PM  
2 votes:

GWLush: Does MS stand for Maginified Stupidity?

Maybe that, maybe Mental Sclerosis ....
2012-04-24 01:45:47 PM  
2 votes:
Does MS stand for Maginified Stupidity?
2012-04-24 01:16:22 PM  
2 votes:

what_now: 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.

Spoken at my last family get together: "I'm not gonna go up against some kid with cancer. You'll lose."
2012-04-24 01:14:20 PM  
2 votes:

Earpj: They shouldn't let her talk. At all. Ever.

Heh, the thing is, her husband is worse.
2012-04-24 01:02:11 PM  
2 votes:
That's a Joe Biden level gaffe. That's Dubya saying "isn't it great that in America you can work three jobs to support your family? (prarphrasing)
2012-04-24 09:56:52 PM  
1 vote:

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

You're right her being condescending to people who have to work their ass off because they weren't handed everything to them in life like the Romney's make it sound so much better.

Thank goodness for serial_crusher. Bless his heart. He's always out there. Always trying. You have to admire that know...tries. His posts are there. We really value his...stuff. And things. What a person. He's a real person.
2012-04-24 08:20:04 PM  
1 vote:
Having Ann and Mittens breed is like some twisted eugenics experiment in Turing tests.
2012-04-24 06:52:45 PM  
1 vote:

meat0918: Of course, he's not a benefactor or patron, but a ventrue capitalist

A Ventrue capitalist?

That might explain some things.

/o gawd i'm such a geek
2012-04-24 06:34:39 PM  
1 vote:
You f*ckers are so scared.
2012-04-24 06:33:08 PM  
1 vote:
I'm reminded of two movie scenes here. The Romney campaign in general can be summed up by the line from Good Will Hunting- "You dropped a hundred and fifty grand on an education you could have got for a buck-fifty in late fees from the public library." Millions of dollars spent, and the Politics tab could honestly run a better campaign.

The second, for Ann today, is simply "Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not... fark with us."
2012-04-24 06:28:28 PM  
1 vote:

skullkrusher: 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?

I'd be more willing to cut Ms Romney a break if her husband's proposed budget policy wasn't a giant, lubeless ass farking for the poor.
2012-04-24 06:27:31 PM  
1 vote:
2012-04-24 06:27:18 PM  
1 vote:

cameroncrazy1984: skullkrusher: anal bleaching? Nah, it's pretty painless.

Man, I don't know if anal bleaching is something you want to admit in public that you have done.

hey, maybe your girl likes your nasty brown-eye. My woman's gotta wear sunglasses when she's tossing the ensalada.
2012-04-24 06:26:47 PM  
1 vote:
The similarities in elitism to Marie Antoinette are simply amazing.

What a perfect example of how out of touch, and callous these wealthy aristocrats are.
2012-04-24 06:24:03 PM  
1 vote:

Sgt Stubby: 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.

Does it hurt?
2012-04-24 06:08:08 PM  
1 vote:

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

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

Mississippi: Where you introduce your wife and your sister, but there's only one person standing beside you.
2012-04-24 05:44:05 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:29:23 PM  
1 vote:

EWreckedSean: And the mock outrage continues.

Oh, get off the farking cross.
2012-04-24 05:18:20 PM  
1 vote:

A Terrible Human: Yes I love the fact that my mother got chronic injuries from working the entire time I was growing up. I also just loved being a latchkey kid and hoping that my father would be gone for work by the time I got home from school. Growing up poor was just delightful Mrs.Romney.

It's that experience that allows you too empathize with a wide swath of society and Ann envies you because of it.

Pity her, trapped in a wealth bubble not of her making, sacrificed on the alter of non-sacrifice, desperately dreaming of being poor and miserable but always, always the magic escapes her.
2012-04-24 05:13:53 PM  
1 vote:
Hey, why should she have to worry her beautiful mind about the help?

Gas, food, medicine, the creep boss or no paycheck? So many choices for us! Thank you, Ms. Romney!
2012-04-24 04:55:44 PM  
1 vote:
she just needs to go to one of these seminars
2012-04-24 04:52:39 PM  
1 vote:
Message from the political establishment: "Screw the poor. Seriously. We don't care if you live or die, and don't want you to have a voice in government. If you don't like it get a different job."
2012-04-24 04:44:39 PM  
1 vote:
Thank you Ann, for taking what would otherwise be a worthwhile hammer-point and turning around and saying something... well, something that obscenely rich people say and poor people hear and wonder just how much trouble it really would be to get some torches and pitchforks.
2012-04-24 04:42:40 PM  
1 vote:
Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb!
2012-04-24 04:39:52 PM  
1 vote:

xanadian: Diogenes: GWLush: I think the root cause is the sheet that they f*ck through.

[ image 640x285]

"Almost......almost.....almost.......there we are."
"Good show."

"You know Margaret...we could have sexual intercourse right now!"
"Yes, we could."
"Eh, but let's not."
2012-04-24 02:28:28 PM  
1 vote:

Diogenes: I'll give her the benefit of the doubt on this one, but holy hell did she ever trip over that in a spectacularly bad way.

I think she's infected with the Romneybot virus.

They must've forgotten to update her Symantec subscription.
2012-04-24 02:06:13 PM  
1 vote:
Mrs. Romney, the poor have no bread to eat.

Let them eat cake!
2012-04-24 01:55:57 PM  
1 vote:
I'll give her the benefit of the doubt on this one, but holy hell did she ever trip over that in a spectacularly bad way.

I think she's infected with the Romneybot virus.
2012-04-24 01:20:23 PM  
1 vote:
How dare you people attack her while she keeps making campaign statements?
2012-04-24 12:58:56 PM  
1 vote:

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

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

/I don't understand it either.
2012-04-24 12:55:26 PM  
1 vote:
Can we declare open season on this brainless blonde floozy already?
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