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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    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.
    I'm not going to try to convince you of an argument that runs contrary to your experiences, but I still disagree and I'm pretty sure my mom (who has actually been in the same three positions you have) disagrees as well.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post
    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.
    That's a pretty unfair, simplified and unimaginative characterization of working moms.

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

    Of course it was belittling stay at home moms. She thinks women who have "never had a job" (like Mrs. Romney, a stay at home mom and homemaker) can't know anything about economics. That's two insults in one. She thinks stay at home moms don't work and they're stupid about economic issues.


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

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    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.
    Why do you feel the need to "connect" to the First Lady? Are you looking for a mother figure or something?

    This is about the Presidency of the United States and the very important decisions which need to be made and you're looking for some meaningless connection?


    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?
    She doesn't have a clue? You feel you'd overwhelm her with your cleverness in a one on one conversation? Where did she ever use her MS as an excuse for anything?
    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??
    And you relate to what? The average Democrat?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Of course it was belittling stay at home moms. She thinks women who have "never had a job" (like Mrs. Romney, a stay at home mom and homemaker) can't know anything about economics. That's two insults in one. She thinks stay at home moms don't work and they're stupid about economic issues.
    It wasn't belittling. It's only belittling if you purposely take it out of the context of the conversation. Being stay at home mom, in and of itself, does not give someone knowledge that that working a professional job would with regards to economic issues. Period.

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

    I thought it valid view, myself.

    Nota....yes, being a stay at home mom is tough. But, we do it (or did it). Why? Because we had to. Most of us are not like the Romneys. Which is why I don't want them anywhere near the white house. Sorry. Just my opinion.

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

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    Why do you feel the need to "connect" to the First Lady? Are you looking for a mother figure or something? No need to get snarky. No, I don't need a mother figure. I want the First Lady to know what it's like to be me. My itty bitty vote might not mean much, but it does to me. It will not go to the Romneys.

    This is about the Presidency of the United States and the very important decisions which need to be made and you're looking for some meaningless connection? Yup.




    She doesn't have a clue? You feel you'd overwhelm her with your cleverness in a one on one conversation? Where did she ever use her MS as an excuse for anything? I didn't say SHE was using it as an excuse. Some ARE using it, though.


    And you relate to what? The average Democrat?
    Look to the left. See my lean?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Of course it was belittling stay at home moms. She thinks women who have "never had a job" (like Mrs. Romney, a stay at home mom and homemaker) can't know anything about economics. That's two insults in one. She thinks stay at home moms don't work and they're stupid about economic issues.


    What is also stupid is that Mrs Romney is very smart and well educated and her husband was top of his class at Harvard's MBA program and a successful businessman.

    My wife doesn't have a law degree, majored in nothing to do with law. However, she knows more about pre trial procedures, appellate arguments, burdens of proof, prima facie cases of employment discrimination and "voire dire" than 95% of the public merely by being around a trial attorney constantly for the last 20 years of her life. Rosen's a gaping 'tard to think that Mrs Romney has no clue about economics, businesses etc

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

    Enola, every Presidential family is rich and unlike the average American.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    It wasn't belittling. It's only belittling if you purposely take it out of the context of the conversation. Being stay at home mom, in and of itself, does not give someone knowledge that that working a professional job would with regards to economic issues. Period.
    Also, if you're a stay at home mom, you can't relate to a lot women out there, so it's valid and not belittling in that sense as well.

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