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

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    Why is everyone getting all riled about differing opinions? All are valid, depending on what you agree with in the discussion.
    Michelle Obama, in my opinion, is the most down to earth first lady the white house has ever had. Why? Because she wears dresses from Target. She doesn't mind getting slimed. She knows what work is like as well as raising children.

    I don't know about mrs. romney, but I do know you cannot describe how chocolate tastes unless you have tried it. She never worked outside the home, had to juggle kids and work, choose which to pay...rent or food...she just has no clue any more than a man knows what it's like to give birth.
    Yeah, the comment is valid if you take it for what it obviously meant to show - that Mrs. Romney hasn't had to juggle things most mothers have to which is working a job, particularly while raising children. However, if you want to make a big deal out of the comment, then you can latch onto the "but stay at home moms" work argument which completely misses the intent of the statement.

    *FTR, I get a little perturbed when stay-at-home moms get self-righteous about doing a lot of work. I understand it's work to raise children, but it's even more work to raise children and have a job outside of the home so when people try to act like homemaking is the same level of work as full time job + raising kids, I think it's ridiculous.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    I am sure this hateful attack on Ann Romney is helping fund raising. I received this link in an email today. I am thinking about contributing myself:

    https://www.mittromney.com/donate/moms-economy
    Yeah, the comment was so hurtful to the Romneys that they immediately decided to capitalize on it. LOL, people fall for this faux outrage nonsense so easily.

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

    I don't see it as a hateful attack. I see it as someone stating that Mrs. Romney does not really connect to what women face in the workforce who have children.

    Using her MS as an excuse doesn't cut it either. There are many who have MS and work.
    And the point of her working is moot anyway. The point is, she just doesn't have a clue. So since she doesn't, how will she be able to connect with those who do?

    Would you all rather have someone so rich they don't know what its like in every day life to most of us.....or those who know what it's like and can therefore relate??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Yeah, the comment was so hurtful to the Romneys that they immediately decided to capitalize on it. LOL, people fall for this faux outrage nonsense so easily.
    Seems like a smart move to me.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Seems like a smart move to me.
    I didn't say it wasn't smart. I pointed out how easily people fall for the faux outrage of politicians. I can't believe how many people are earnestly defending Mrs. Romney as if she gives a damn about this other than to make some money.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I didn't say it wasn't smart. I pointed out how easily people fall for the faux outrage of politicians. I can't believe how many people are earnestly defending Mrs. Romney as if she gives a damn about this other than to make some money.
    I don't see her as some sort of sociopath without the ability to react emotionally to a comment about her personally. I'm sure she was a little taken aback by a woman who supposedly is all for women's choice and liberation speaking about her as if she's an idiot because she's just a stay at home mom. However, I do think they're going to milk this for all it's worth - as they should. This is politics.


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

    At one time, I was actually considering Romney. But then I woke up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Yeah, the comment is valid if you take it for what it obviously meant to show - that Mrs. Romney hasn't had to juggle things most mothers have to which is working a job, particularly while raising children. However, if you want to make a big deal out of the comment, then you can latch onto the "but stay at home moms" work argument which completely misses the intent of the statement.

    *FTR, I get a little perturbed when stay-at-home moms get self-righteous about doing a lot of work. I understand it's work to raise children, but it's even more work to raise children and have a job outside of the home so when people try to act like homemaking is the same level of work as full time job + raising kids, I think it's ridiculous.
    Any woman with a husband who works with children can be a stay at home mom if they really want to. They have to sacrifice the goodies and the material goods to do so, but it can be done...I did it. Most women just want all the material things and are willing to sacrifice someone else raising their children for it.
    If it sounds like Marx and acts like Stalin...it must be Obama

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Yeah, the comment is valid if you take it for what it obviously meant to show - that Mrs. Romney hasn't had to juggle things most mothers have to which is working a job, particularly while raising children. However, if you want to make a big deal out of the comment, then you can latch onto the "but stay at home moms" work argument which completely misses the intent of the statement.

    *FTR, I get a little perturbed when stay-at-home moms get self-righteous about doing a lot of work. I understand it's work to raise children, but it's even more work to raise children and have a job outside of the home so when people try to act like homemaking is the same level of work as full time job + raising kids, I think it's ridiculous.
    I was a stay-at-home mom. Then I was a mom with a professional job and little kids. Then I was a single mom with a professional job and little kids.

    And I still say that the hardest work in the world is being a stay-at-home mom.

    It's utterly thankless--at least for many, many years. The work is never done. You never leave your "office." There is no paycheck. And it never stops.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I don't see her as some sort of sociopath without the ability to react emotionally to a comment about her personally. I'm sure she was a little taken aback by a woman who supposedly is all for women's choice and liberation speaking about her as if she's an idiot because she's just a stay at home mom. However, I do think they're going to milk this for all it's worth - as they should. This is politics.
    I didn't say she was a sociopath without the ability to react emotionally to a comment about her personally. Also, you completely missed the intent and purpose of the comment if you think it had anything to do with belittling stay-at-home moms. It didn't. But I bet you Mrs. Romney didn't miss the intent of the comment. I bet she understood it perfectly and decided to ignore it in order to raise the ire of the people who would fall easily for her distortion of the point.

    I also want to make it clear that I don't think "milking it" is "smart". It's obvious. Of course you're going to milk something. However, I do think it's disappointing to know that it's so easy to capitalize on faux outrage.

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