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    Re: Ann Romney's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    The left failed to get Limbaugh off the air, but the right succeeded in getting Rosen off the air.
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    Re: Ann Romney's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    I think this whole situation is sad in another way. I think it demonstrates the degree to which the concept that stay-at-home moms don't work hard is engrained in our society. Even people who clearly support women's rights have that old instinctual reaction "what could she possibly know about [business/the economy/employment/etc.]?"

    Both sides are to blame for this. Feminist liberals for stigmatizing stay-at-home moms as having no ambition, and misogynist conservatives for their condescension regarding the abilities of women in general.
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    Re: Ann Romney's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The left failed to get Limbaugh off the air, but the right succeeded in getting Rosen off the air.
    The "right" didn't do anything. Rosen was hoist by her own petard, and this was recognized by Axelrod and, in yet another Presidency-debasing moment, also by Obama.

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    Re: Ann Romney's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    Of course from this point on I'm sure conservatives will have no problem if liberals attribute any comment by Karl Rove or Rush Limbaugh to Mitt Romney ... right?
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    Re: Ann Romney's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    The "right" didn't do anything. Rosen was hoist by her own petard, and this was recognized by Axelrod and, in yet another Presidency-debasing moment, also by Obama.
    How was defending Mrs. Romney debasing to the President?
    "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's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The left failed to get Limbaugh off the air, but the right succeeded in getting Rosen off the air.
    You act as if she's Bill Maher or somebody important. I've never even heard of this person before. I guess you need something to gloat about ever since Glenn Beck committed self destruction on FOX.
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    Re: Ann Romney's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    The "right" didn't do anything. Rosen was hoist by her own petard, and this was recognized by Axelrod and, in yet another Presidency-debasing moment, also by Obama.
    Hahah, yeah it's a total embarrassment for the President. So much so that no one is defending her.
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    Re: Ann Romney's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You act as if she's Bill Maher or somebody important. I've never even heard of this person before. I guess you need something to gloat about ever since Glenn Beck committed self destruction on FOX.
    Bill Maher is important? BTW, Beck is still around.
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    Re: Ann Romney's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Hope so. And as you said, this could happen to anybody--blurting right out what you really think. Sigh, this usually doesn't end well.
    pretty much.

    this week, it's a liberal working woman saying something mildly insensitive about a stay at home mom. next week, it will be a conservative saying something mildly insensitive about something liberal. each side will feign deep offense to use as a poker chip.

    word to the wise : don't attack the spouse / family of a politician, even if that person is in the spotlight. it doesn't work.

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    Re: Ann Romney's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    I wish that she hadn't cancelled her appearance. She has plenty to add to any discussion on this topic.

    Rosen spoke the truth, as Mitt has been disingenuous in his comments on SAHMs needing to know the 'dignity of work.'

    Wouldn't that apply to his wife, or only wealthy SAHMs ?

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