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Mitt Romney On Single Motherhood: VIDEO


Last week saw arguably the first fake controversy of the fall presidential campaign, after Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen appeared on CNN and said:

What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country saying, 'Well, you know my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues and when I listen to my wife that's what I'm hearing.' Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She's never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and why do we worry about their future.

Of course, Ann Romney has raised five sons, and Rosen's remarks have been taken to mean that Democrats are under the impression that stay-at-home motherhood is somehow not full-time work. Which is wrong. Hilary Rosen promptly apologized.

Except -- maybe Mitt should apologize, too, because he's under the impression that even single motherhood isn't full-time work. Or at least he was in January. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...

(HT: LittleGreenFootballs)

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  1. i'm not infallible. opinions are not infallible. facts, however, are.

    feel free to write another paragraph about not being obsessed with me.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 15, 2012 11:40:02 PM

  2. In your dreams Kiwi. Have you ever considered that your mean spirited, and often hysterical rants drive possible converts to your point of view as far away as possible?

    Posted by: jack | Apr 15, 2012 11:57:06 PM

  3. yup. a lot, actually.
    i'm also aware that it's useless to try to get blood from a stone.
    Obama's skin-colour and "foreign-sounding-name" drives possible converts to his point of view as far away as possible, too. doesn't mean it's his fault.

    i'm just wondering what in this thread set you off oh-so-much. you had no problem with people ignoring realities of demographic make up in America in order to make hilariously inept slams against "Islam". so, yeah :D

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 16, 2012 12:01:38 AM

  4. Obama's race or name has nothing to do with the fact he's going to be defeated. When the Right track/Wrong track ratio is under 1.0 the office holder is always tossed because it's how the public sees their economic future. Sorry. You can stomp and cry and hold your breath as long as you want. Ford: OUT Carter: OUT Bush 1: OUT Obama: OUT.

    Steve Wynn said as much in Vegas. You know, the guy who owns every other hotel. Says nothing will happen economically until Obama is gone. Wynn a big ole' racist?

    Posted by: MarkUs | Apr 16, 2012 12:24:56 AM

  5. Kiwi: I believe that all religions are contrary to human freedom and happiness. I happen to believe that Islam is the worst of a bad lot. We in the West have largely, not completely, defanged Christianity. To many in the West Christianity is a cultural not an ideological identity. Unfortunately Islam still shackles the minds of most Muslims. They haven't yet had their French and Americann revolutions; their Renaissance and Enlightenment. They are still mired in the 8th century of Mohammed.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 16, 2012 12:27:47 AM

  6. none of that addressed anything i talked about, nor has anything to do with the claims you're making about the "Black American Church"

    citations, please.

    Markus, you can stomp your feet loud and scream hatred about Obama. It will not make your life better, nor will it change you as anything other than a pole-smoker in the eyes of the conservatives you suck up to.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 16, 2012 12:33:00 AM

  7. 'm just very puzzled when White People start blaming Black People and Muslims for American Homophobia....

    insisting on looking for "brown enemies" means you're ignoring the enemies that "look like you".

    just like everytime a news source talks about the Westboro Baptist Church they take their eyes of the Real Enemy - the evangelicals, the southern baptists, the roman catholic church, the Mormons.

    thw WBC don't do anything of impact, yet they get the heat. why? it's easier to look at them then the real enemy, because the real enemy wears a smile while they deny you your rights.
    the westboro's didn't convince anyone to vote for Prop 8. a great deal of "nice, smiling Christians" did.

    content over tone, baby.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 16, 2012 12:40:51 AM

  8. Kiwi: any citizen of the USA can tell you that the African American Church is the political, social , cultural and religious center of the African American community. As to specific citations, I don't have the time to look them all up. However any American (USA) citizen can tell you he has seen endless stories of democratic politicians in African American pulpits asking for their votes. The Catholic Church for all its failings has never gone this far. They usually just pass out pamphlets supporting or opposing a particular political or social position. So if any churches should lose their tax exempt status (which all of them should) the African American Protestant Churches should be first in line.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 16, 2012 12:53:22 AM

  9. got it. you're one more pathetic homosexual who chooses to hate blacks, and make baseless claims that you don't back up, because it's easier to be a lazy racist than an intelligent human being who sees where the real root of the problem lies.
    thanks for sharing.
    go have some drinks and drive yourself home.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 16, 2012 12:59:27 AM

  10. Kiwi you are right to point out that the Catholic Church, the Mormon Church, The Evangelical and Fundamentalist Protestants are all homophobes. Why do you not include Islam and the African American Churches as also homophobic? "Grow a pair" Kiwi. Call out all our enemies. Not just the bigoted whites.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 16, 2012 1:05:26 AM

  11. Kiwi you are probably not bright enough to realize that to criticize is not to hate. I often criticize people on the left more than those on the right becauce I value them more. I guess that you as a foreigner don't really understand American (USA) society and its politics.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 16, 2012 1:27:01 AM

  12. JACK is making some interesting points - holding hate accountable, regardless of origin.

    Posted by: TJ | Apr 16, 2012 1:36:04 AM

  13. Thank You TJ!!

    Posted by: jack | Apr 16, 2012 2:01:22 AM

  14. Clever Hillary Rosen thought she would score some "class warfare" talking points by trying to correlate Ann Romney's wealth and privilege (and assumed indolence) with an inability to understand what "real" women go through on a daily basis when trying to raise families.

    Of course, Hillary needed to clarify that she was talking about married working moms, single working moms, and the most forgotten group of working moms--those who stay at home (feminists studies having proven that stay-at-home-moms are the most exploited and least appreciated of all working women).

    So, what happens? The republicons turn a sure-fire campaign advantage for the Democrats into a deficit by using Rosen's remarks to paint the Democrats as anti-stay-at-home-moms, which of course the republicon base has multitudes of.

    Not really, but it was a stupid, arrogant, impertinent comment by (gasp!) a (horrors!) lesbian (giggle), I mean, what the hell would that lezbo know about what REAL women go through on a daily basis.

    So, we now have a very contrived "controversy" tailor-made for the 24/7 news media which will run its course in about another 10 days or so, but! The damage will have been done.

    The Democrats, in the form of a loud-mouth, insensitive woman, will have suffered an election-year set-back by once again being tarred by the right-wing shout-machine as "elitist", making the party's standard-bearer, Pres. Obama, a confirmed "elitist" (see, they'll scream to their minions--we TOLD you so and he's a MUSLIM, too!).

    One hopes that Hillary Rosen will shut her damned mouth until after the November 2012 elections. She might as well. She's messed up her career as a go-to-talking-head for the Democrats' side. Maybe it's time to consider pushing Schlitz across the diner counter. That's about ALL Hillary's good for anyway.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 16, 2012 2:56:23 AM

  15. Jamal: Did you actually say:: "What the hell would that lezbo know about what Real women go through on a daily basis"? If so were you joking? Or are you the right wing answer to littlekiwi?

    Posted by: jack | Apr 16, 2012 3:22:09 AM

  16. Markus
    I guess we'll see on this one, I just disagree
    Question who are you voting for and why?

    Also You can stomp and cry and hold your breath as long as you want.
    Ummm who was that for?

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Apr 16, 2012 10:40:41 AM

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