Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thankfully, the "Sunshine" Law is in full effect in Florida, so we will be able to see this trial play itself out in HD.
Anyway, I heard that Mrs.Romney was on Fox & Friends this morning, and she was not too pleased about Hilary Rosen calling her out for never having a real job. Wngnuts are trying their best to manufacturer a scandal, and Hilary Rosen will be taking the New Black Panther's place for the next few weeks.
"She should have come to my house when those five boys were causing so much trouble,' Ann Romney laughed.
' I know what it's like to struggle, and if maybe I haven't struggled as much financially as some people have, I can tell you and promise you, that I've had struggles in my life,' she added.
Rosen's comments have sparked an uproar among Republicans, who have called on Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to apologize on Rosen's behalf for the comments, which they're casting as an "affront to mothers everywhere."
I need a break! Struggle? Mrs. Romney, with all due respect, "struggling" is having to get up at five in the morning and catch three buses to the suburbs to clean old people's shit for $10 an hour, while you have three minor kids at home and no other income but your own in the damn house. That's a f*&^%*g struggle!
I love how conservatives embrace "stay at home" moms who can afford it. Unfortunately poor women who have to raise their children AND work get no such love from the Richie Rich crowd.
"This is not about Ann Romney. This is about the waitress in a diner in some place in Nevada who has two kids whose day care funding is being cut off because of the Romney/Ryan budget and she doesn't know what to do," Rosen said in a follow-up CNN interview. "Does Mitt Romney have a vision for bringing women up economically and can he himself stop referring to his wife as his economic surrogate? That's an important thing. He's the one that keeps doing this. Not me."
Yes, that waitress in the diner has to work. Welfare reform made sure of that. Case workers want to see these stay at home mothers working, and Ann, I am afraid that taking care of your boys would not count as work in their eyes.
Hopefully, wingnuts can calm down now. Rosen has apologized and even his Oness, always the gentleman, has come to Mrs. Romney's defense.
"It was the wrong thing to say," Obama declared, standing up for Republican rival Mitt Romney's wife with Democrats suddenly on the defensive over women's issues for the first time this election year.
Obama, in an interview with WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio, also called the "ill-advised statement" by consultant Hilary Rosen "not something that I subscribe to."
"Moreover, my general rule is you don't talk about the spouses of elected officials because they have a really tough job. They're out there supporting their husband or wife who has chosen to serve in the public eye. I think they're off limits."
Congrats on the high road O, but you should hear how they talk about your wife. Besides, Hilary was right.