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

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    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.
    We have to stigmatize stay-at-home moms. Those who don't work can't support our massive consumerist economy.
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    Re: Ann Romney's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    Michelle worked two years as a corporate lawyer, I am sure that tuned her into how a waitress with kids lives. Then she went to work for Daly as an assistant to one of the most corrupt politicians in modern times. Then she joined her husband as a political activist, then she got a position in ivory tower academia and then got a political payoff position with Chicago hospitals which was a huge salary for doing absolutely nothing. Yep she is very connected with the average working woman, LMAO.

    After graduating from Harvard Law School, Michelle joined the law firm of Sidley Austin as an associate specializing in marketing and intellectual property. In 1988, a summer intern two years older by the name of Barack Obama came to work at the firm, and Michelle was assigned as his mentor. They married in 1992.
    In 1991, the death of her father from complications related to MS caused Michelle to re-evaluate her life; she subsequently decided to leave corporate law to work in the public sector.

    Career in Public Sector:

    Michelle first served as assistant to Chicago mayor Richard M. Daly; later she became assistant commissioner of planning and development.
    In 1993, she founded Public Allies Chicago which provided young adults with leadership training for public service careers. As executive director, she headed up a non-profit named by President Bill Clinton as a model AmeriCorps program.

    In 1996, she joined the University of Chicago as associate dean of student services, and established its first community service program. In 2002, she was named the University of Chicago Hospitals' executive director of community and external affairs.


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

    Hmm, looks like once again Mitt Romney is taking issue with Mitt Romney. Apparently he feels ... or felt a few months ago ... that Ann's decision to be a stay-at-home mom robbed her of dignity.

    WASHINGTON -- Women who stay at home to raise their children should be given federal assistance for child care so that they can enter the job market and "have the dignity of work," Mitt Romney said in January, undercutting the sense of extreme umbrage he showed when Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen quipped last week that Ann Romney had not "worked a day in her life."

    The remark, made to a Manchester, N.H., audience, was unearthed by MSNBC's "Up w/Chris Hayes," and aired during the 8 a.m. hour of his show Sunday.

    Ann Romney and her husband's campaign fired back hard at Rosen following her remark. "I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work," Romney said on Twitter.

    Mitt Romney, however, judging by his January remark, views stay-at-home moms who are supported by federal assistance much differently than those backed by hundreds of millions in private equity income. Poor women, he said, shouldn't be given a choice, but instead should be required to work outside the home to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits. "[E]ven if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work," Romney said of moms on TANF.

    Recalling his effort as governor to increase the amount of time women on welfare in Massachusetts were required to work, Romney noted that some had considered his proposal "heartless," but he argued that the women would be better off having "the dignity of work" -- a suggestion Ann Romney would likely take issue with.

    Mitt Romney: Mothers Should Be Required To Work Outside Home Or Lose Benefits
    "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 sawyerloggingon View Post
    Michelle worked
    Good point.
    "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 AdamT View Post
    Hmm, looks like once again Mitt Romney is taking issue with Mitt Romney. Apparently he feels ... or felt a few months ago ... that Ann's decision to be a stay-at-home mom robbed her of dignity.
    Why wouldn't he view those on Federal assistance differently than his own wife? Gads, we sure do reach in order to slap back, don't we? I think it's a freakin' crime that there are people on Federal assistance able to be stay-at-home moms while other single women who have to work don't have the "luxury."
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    Re: Ann Romney's critic, Hilary Rosen, taking a TV time out

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Good point.
    This reminds of another lib poster in here that thought it was clever to pull a quote out of context. I told him he was no longer worth my time, ditto.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Why wouldn't he view those on Federal assistance differently than his own wife? Gads, we sure do reach in order to slap back, don't we? I think it's a freakin' crime that there are people on Federal assistance able to be stay-at-home moms while other single women who have to work don't have the "luxury."
    Why would you view them differently? If your poor and you stay at home to care for your kids you have no dignity, but if your rich you do?
    "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 sawyerloggingon View Post
    This reminds of another lib poster in here that thought it was clever to pull a quote out of context. I told him he was no longer worth my time, ditto.
    Geez, you don't take compliments very graciously!
    "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."

    -- Adam Smith

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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.
    Probably because the left has character and the right, personified by the drug addict Limbaugh, doesn't. But then again, as the head of the Republican party, Limbaugh gets more slack than a mere strategist.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Why would you view them differently? If your poor and you stay at home to care for your kids you have no dignity, but if your rich you do?
    Defferent standards for the rich and the poor. If you're really rich and can afford to pay other people to do all of your work - including child rearing - you are apparently a noble character to the Right. If you are poor, you aren't. Fairly simple, really.

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