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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Not really - all of her kids are grown: why isn't she employed now? Is it considered a sin in their eyes to find employment when you're a woman?

    I think it actually brings up some significant questions - our government is suppose to foster equality and freedom and further the belief that women have a right to work and should find employment as it suits their needs in their life. Does Romney believe that women have a right to work or are we going to see hints of male-favoritism as we did during the Great Depression if the government tries to step in to help with employment issues and exludes women in the process if he's in office?

    I don't think it's wrong to be a stay at home mom: I am one.

    But at some point you stop being a stay at home mom - their youngets child was born in 1981, making him one year younger than me. . . she is no longer a stay at home mom for her children - that is no longer her description in life and does not account for their actual beliefs at present.

    What does she do - if anything - with all these years she's had? Where does he fall in his beliefs? If we bring the President's career choices and his wife's career choices into question (yes - I was here last election: I remmeber all of that quite clearly and it wasn't all a negative issue) then why can't we question this and what it reflects on them as people of this country.

    I have a serious problem with a grown capable woman who does not find employment - ever. My husband's mother is one and she's lowly in my view: living freely and welloff on the hard work of others and has done nothing to earn anything for herself. It is a questionable existance: it's wealthy laziness.
    Really? So since she has not seeked employment it is a threat to women's right to work as they see fit. You are really falling off the deep end on this one. Grown capable women are required to work even if they don't need to work? This sounds like stereotypical animosity for a women who doesn't at least pay token homage to the feminist creed. It also smacks of class envy. What power do you really think she has to effect any women's issue? I know this campaign is kind of boring but there is nothing to make out of this.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    so does this mean nobody labeled a Republican strategist can ever criticize Michelle Obama? Gee, if they make that retroactive they've got a lot of apologizing to do. Or should we conclude that anybody labeled a Republican on any talk show is now a Romney advisor?

    the hypocrisy of you guys on the right continues to astound.

    "There you go again".

    Now you are honestly going to tell me, if this was a Repub strategist/analyst, who'd made these comments about Ms. Obama, you wouldn't have jumped feet first on posting it?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Hilary Rosen was wrong to make a pointless attack on Romney's wife. As usual, Fox was also wrong in using this incident to levy a baseless smear against Obama.
    Fox in a baseless smear against Obama? Next we'll find out the sun rises in the East. Baseless smears against Obama is Fox News' Raison d'Etre (you regular viewers of Fox News can look that up if you are so inclined. I know you don't much cotton to that foreign stuff).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    "There you go again".

    Now you are honestly going to tell me, if this was a Repub strategist/analyst, who'd made these comments about Ms. Obama, you wouldn't have jumped feet first on posting it?
    You didn't answer my question. How surprising.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    You didn't answer my question. How surprising.


    Sure I did, you just didn't like my answer.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Honestly, I don't care if she works or not. Her not having a job means somebody who actually NEEDS the work has that job instead, yes?

    My boyfriend's aunt is the wife of a former marine and current military contractor. He spends 6-8 months a year overseas on assignment. She doesn't work. So what does she do with her time? She maintains the house, she works out, she goes shopping. But you know what else she does? She heads the local chapter for a group that focuses on transitioning returning soliders into the private sector and on aiding the families of soldiers who are currently deployed. She spends probably 40-50 hours a week organizing events and fundraisers, helping with administrative tasks, meeting with those who are being helped by the program, etc.

    And when she isn't working with the volunteer group she's here in Texas spending time with her grand children and grown daughter. And I really appreciate that, being somebody who personally never got much time with her grandparents.

    And you know....who cares if she didn't volunteer. She and her husband are perfectly okay with their arrangement, and they're the only people that really matter. They aren't using entitlement programs or sapping off the system to survive, so I say let 'em do what they want to do.
    If he wasn't running for president and potentially representing our entire nation and making choices that will effect every single hard working woman in this nation or every stay at home mom who DOES want to go back to work I wouldn't be taking note at all and wondering about just what he would do if faced with legislation, etc.

    Yeah - it does bother me that we're trying ot move forward in regard to women in the workplace and society in general but every republican woman possibly to be first-lady in the last years is the exact opposite of that.

    The first lady doesn't just look pretty - she's quite busy, involved with many things - and she and the few women in the higher end of politics are all we have as a hedge into the rest of the world. So yeah: that bothers me a lot - I'm abit afraid we'll reverse our progress if she starts representing us in the world.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    A strategist is a strategist. If a media outlet provides the following introduction, wouldn't you wonder who the person is strategizing for, and whether or not what they're saying represents the views of that party and/or specific candidates?:

    "Please welcome to the program Republican Party strategist Jenny Smith. Jenny, let's discuss the recently reported story of Obama's luxury African safari vacation."

    or

    "Please welcome to the program Democrat Party strategist Jenny Smith. Jenny, let's discuss the recently reported story of Romney's luxury yacht and the remodel that allegedly cost the Romney family $1.3 million dollars."
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Obama Campaign Runs From Strategist's Insult On Ann Romney | Fox News

    A royal "stepping on your crank moment" for the Obama folks?
    BTW - why is it an insult?

    It's more insulting that a multi-millionaire's wife thinks she can relate with the rest of us.

    Did she really raise her boys? Or did they have nannies and house cleaners?

    Gimme a break Ann. You don't have a clue about hard work...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    If he wasn't running for president and potentially representing our entire nation and making choices that will effect every single hard working woman in this nation or every stay at home mom who DOES want to go back to work I wouldn't be taking note at all and wondering about just what he would do if faced with legislation, etc.

    Yeah - it does bother me that we're trying ot move forward in regard to women in the workplace and society in general but every republican woman possibly to be first-lady in the last years is the exact opposite of that.

    The first lady doesn't just look pretty - she's quite busy, involved with many things - and she and the few women in the higher end of politics are all we have as a hedge into the rest of the world. So yeah: that bothers me a lot - I'm abit afraid we'll reverse our progress if she starts representing us in the world.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Not really - all of her kids are grown: why isn't she employed now? Is it considered a sin in their eyes to find employment when you're a woman?

    I think it actually brings up some significant questions - our government is suppose to foster equality and freedom and further the belief that women have a right to work and should find employment as it suits their needs in their life. Does Romney believe that women have a right to work or are we going to see hints of male-favoritism as we did during the Great Depression if the government tries to step in to help with employment issues and exludes women in the process if he's in office?

    I don't think it's wrong to be a stay at home mom: I am one.

    But at some point you stop being a stay at home mom - their youngets child was born in 1981, making him one year younger than me. . . she is no longer a stay at home mom for her children - that is no longer her description in life and does not account for their actual beliefs at present.

    What does she do - if anything - with all these years she's had? Where does he fall in his beliefs? If we bring the President's career choices and his wife's career choices into question (yes - I was here last election: I remmeber all of that quite clearly and it wasn't all a negative issue) then why can't we question this and what it reflects on them as people of this country.

    I have a serious problem with a grown capable woman who does not find employment - ever. My husband's mother is one and she's lowly in my view: living freely and welloff on the hard work of others and has done nothing to earn anything for herself. It is a questionable existance: it's wealthy laziness.
    My wife started working the same year our youngest started first grade.....and it helped a lot. We put the kids thru college mostly on her income. But as far as working when you don't NEED to, why take a job that someone else NEEDS...?

    We both retired early, planned for it....we are still young enough to work, but choose not to, again, why take a job that someone else needs? Our jobs now are spending money to help boost the economy....
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