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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Perhaps not the most heartfelt apology ever, but an apology nevertheless....

    Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen on Thursday apologized to Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, for criticizing her for having "never worked a day in her life." Ann Romney has been a stay-at-home mom, raising her five children with Mitt.

    "I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended," Rosen said in a statement. "Let's declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance."

    Hilary Rosen Apologizes To Ann Romney, Calls For End To 'Faux War' Against Moms
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Well, that's your choice and your right, but I don't have a problem if someone doesn't work, so long as they aren't sponging off the public or charity. I think it depends a lot on how much one enjoys his or her work. If you love your work it's not really work. If you hate it, I don't see any great virtue in doing it just for the sake of doing it.
    There is great virtue in keeping the lights and water on and your family fed.

    I don't know what kind of job you have, but mine is work. I think it's valuable, and there is much about it that I love...but it requires me to be up early every morning when I'd like not be, to dress up every day when I'd rather be wearing jeans, to tackle chores including meetings that I hate, and to leave my home, which is where I want to be.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Perhaps not the most heartfelt apology ever, but an apology nevertheless....


    Seems President Obama has gotten into the fray and called Ms. Rosen out for her comments. I predicted earlier we'd hear it on the 8 o'clock news, but it came early. I guess she won't be visiting the WH anymore.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    There is great virtue in keeping the lights and water on and your family fed.

    I don't know what kind of job you have, but mine is work. I think it's valuable, and there is much about it that I love...but it requires me to be up early every morning when I'd like not be, to dress up every day when I'd rather be wearing jeans, to tackle chores including meetings that I hate, and to leave my home, which is where I want to be.
    Absolutely -- I mean for most of us it isn't optional.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Why isn't obama's pet attack poodle Hillary Rosen attacking all those welfare mothers who stay at home raising illegitimate children because us tax payers have to support them. Ann Romney isn't costing me any money and her kids aren't causing crime or sucking on the public tit either

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Seems President Obama has gotten into the fray and called Ms. Rosen out for her comments. I predicted earlier we'd hear it on the 8 o'clock news, but it came early. I guess she won't be visiting the WH anymore.
    That's kinda overkill, isn't it?

    Wasn't the Axlerod Twitter enough, LOL?

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Ehhh...like I've said I don't think it's a stupid statement. It's factually correct unlike a lot of stuff I see defended on this board.

    It may be stupid in a political context because it adds really nothing to the conversation and honestly....the Republicans are drowning and the last thing Democrats need is to throw them any sort of rope but to me it's not a stupid comment.
    I call BS.....factually correct must mean "my opinion" to you....
    You don't know what she has done....and certainly being a mom to 5 kids is work....
    If you mean she never worked outside the home, so what?
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    How awkward that just a few years ago, what Michele Obama wore and where she traveled was an issue for Republicans on this forum. The Obama's were constantly called elitists because they supposedly couldn't identify with never went to college Joe Blow and his plumber abilities. Now the shoe is on the other foot and wives are irrelevant, wealth is irrelevant and it's okay to be a rich snob with a lot of education. Oh Republicans...
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Now on the note of a president being unfaithful to his wife: if he can't abide by his marital vow how can we expect him to abide by his oath as president? I think it shows character - very poor character. And a complete lack of respect for others and poor integrity.
    I think work life is different from personal life. In my personal life I occasionally drink until I throw up. That doesn't mean I'm going to drink on the job or come into work drunk or otherwise act a fool. I want to know what the candidate has done professionally and what, if any, laws he's broken in conjunction with performing his jobs. Speeding while driving? Don't care, so long as it wasn't a company vehicle and he didn't use his position to escape the ticket.

    Does cheating speak to character? Sure, in some ways. But I don't think Bill Clinton and his cigar affected his ability to be president....though the media onslaught and Ken Starr certainly did.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    How awkward that just a few years ago, what Michele Obama wore and where she traveled was an issue for Republicans on this forum. The Obama's were constantly called elitists because they supposedly couldn't identify with never went to college Joe Blow and his plumber abilities. Now the shoe is on the other foot and wives are irrelevant, wealth is irrelevant and it's okay to be a rich snob with a lot of education. Oh Republicans...
    Oh Hatuey. How does this pertain to what was said? Are you saying that you think Obama should have been attacked for her wealth and inability to connect to common people?
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