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

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    The guy is slipping. Can someone explain to me why he doesn't have a horse elevator?
    Or an ego elevator, or a money vault where he can swim like Uncle Scrooge?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post
    Sorry, he ain't my president. I refuse to claim him.
    I don't see how this furthers solidarity among American citizens. I did not vote for Obama in 2008 and will definitely not vote for him in November. But he is, in fact, my President...and yours. Your fellow citizens elected him, and that's how it is...for now. And maybe again. I won't be happy, but I do respect the Office of the Presidency, irrespective of its holder.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    While I'm seeing folks saying things to the effect that this is just terrible for Obama... I'm gonna say that the lady who said this looks bad and the more the Romney campaign tries to make an issue of it the more they look trying to gain ground on their woman gap and it smells of really bad desperation.

    one massive non-issue that will be forgotten in a couple days.
    Well, everything in our news-byte/news cycle generation seems to be forgotten once the next dramarama appears.

    Has the Romney campaign made a big old deal out of this? I'm in an intense work-cycle myself and may have missed this. Do understand that the Democrat big-guns have taken pains to distance themselves; don't know what the Republican responses are.

    I am sure, however, as somebody who's been a stay-at-home mom and also a working professional outside the home that there are probably a lot of mommies who are seriously ticked off right about now. What's ironic is that in my lifetime, women who had to work outside the home were once pitied...and then championed...and now here we go again.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    ann romney's husband is a freakin millionaire. she doesn't need to work and can hardly be considered to be living freely on the hard work of others. what would you expect her to do? get a job at walmart? I can see it now, "here's my paycheck honey...now we have 200 million and 175 dollars. I just want to do my part"

    My wife has a degree in accounting, and by these standards has "never worked a day in her life". I have been fortunate (and worked hard enough) that she has been able to be a stay at home mom. once the kids are gone we plan on living off my military retirement. will she then be guilty of living off the hard work of others?
    Well - I read up on her

    Ann Romney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And it seems she's been extremely active with several different charities and organizations - having at one time volunteered her employment services for aposition without pay when money was tight for the organization.

    Which is good - she's not just his political sidekick and she has defined herself as an individual with her own interests that she pursues. Of all things - I was afraid she lost herself.

    But on the point of not-doing something with yourself just because your spouse is well off: doesn't matter to me - everyone should do something notable with their life and it seems that she's actually done exactly that.

    I still don't like Romney's political quirks, though
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Parrish View Post
    Someone said that Ann Romney was demonized. I disagree. She was just exposed as a woman who really doesn't get what most women experience on a daily basis.

    Yes, being a stay at home parent is work but she never had to juggle raising her children, hold down a job, and have the worries that a working parent goes through 24/7.

    I think most reasonable people knew what Hilary Rosen was talking about.
    I think so too. If you actually listen to what Rosen said, instead of the right wing overreaction frenzy, it's pretty sensible. Mitt says he relies on Ann's views about working women when Ann has about as much in common with the average working woman as the Queen of England.
    "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 SheWolf View Post
    A lot of women are not going to relate to Ann Romney which is going to be The Problem, as opposed to pondering if it's a personal or character problem of Ann's for not having actually worked.
    I don't see Ann Romney having any problem with relating to women. Lots of women work outside the home and lots of women work by staying in the home. I don't know anything about her personal life, but I would think, being a Mormon, she would have been a hands on Mom.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I think so too. If you actually listen to what Rosen said, instead of the right wing overreaction frenzy, it's pretty sensible. Mitt says he relies on Ann's views about working women when Ann has about as much in common with the average working woman as the Queen of England.
    Before I type this next sentence I will stress that I went and read up on Ann Romney quite a bit - obviously my view changed.

    apparently she's quite connected - having worked in nothing but Charities and Organizations for countless years she seems well versed in the needs and struggles of single mothers, young parents and their families. I think - unlike some rich people - her involvement in these specific charities has kept her rooted on the ground. . . but that might be deceptive - maybe she's not, I don't know . . . can't really speal for her. I think I need to give up the effort on this thread altogether.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I find it incredibly stupid to say that a woman who raised 5 children hasn't worked a day in her life. I guess we all have different definitions of "work". As for her choice not to find paid work after she was done raising all those boys, that doesn't mean she does nothing all day. In my experience, these women often volunteer for charitable work and with 16 grandkids, I'm sure she's not done taking care of family.
    A middle class woman raising 5 kids is a lot different from an extremely wealthy mother raising 5 kids. I used to watch the Real Housewives a lot, and all of them had nannies and maids. I really don't think it's the same. Wealthy mothers stay home and go to work for different reasons. It's never a issue of finding an affordable babysitter or having to stay home to save money, or being forced to miss work because of kid has a common, childhood illness. Some women would love to be a housewife, but the family needs two incomes. Some women would hate being a housewife, and that creates conflict in a marriage as well.

    I am not trying to talk bad about Ann Romney. All I am saying is that that there is a huge difference in being a housewife depending on a woman's economic status.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Does she really have MS? I wasn't aware of that. If that's true I seriously hope it didn't flare up until her children were older. Battling MS while raising children is hellacious from what I've observed.
    I know it's hereditary and it looks like an awful disease to battle. There are a few hereditary diseases in my family, but I am grateful MS isn't one of them. If it ran in my family, I wouldn't have kids for fear of passing it on... again, not judging her, but I definitely would hate to pass it on to one of my future kids. I think that would be so tragic. I hope she is healthy and is doing fine.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post


    Here's why I don't get involved in the feminist movement: For some reason, some in the movement seem to think that anything short of what the movement wants is unacceptable for individual women, regardless of what those women want. I want to stay at home with my children when they're young, but some feminists tell me I'm destroying "the movement" by "conforming to historic gender roles".

    You know what? Screw that nonsense. The feminist movement should be about ensuring the woman has the choice to live her life as she sees fit. And that includes the choice to "conform to historic gender roles" if that's what she wants. We don't need to challenge every woman who doesn't burn her bra and demand more pay and insist upon being the bread winner in some march for "equality" against men. And we don't need to accuse every man of mysogyny if his wife isn't a bra-burning feminazi, either.
    I have never seen any of my feminist friends burn bras or accuse every man of misogyny. One extremely outspoken feminist I know is a housewife. Perhaps you don't have a modern view of feminism or understand modern feminists.

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