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To: MulhollandDrive who wrote (482306)4/12/2012 4:37:23 PM
From: LindyBill
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You are dealing, in Romney, with a top flight pragmatic businessman who went into politics on the Right in one of the most Liberal States in the Union. He has had to twist himself like a pretzel over the years to run for office and to get elected. We won't know what he will do until he gets into office and we see what happens.

It can't be worse than Obama. But don't expect John Galt.

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From: Neeka4/12/2012 4:48:30 PM
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I'm going to be following this over on Twitter, and unless something major happens this will be my last post on the subject here.

But let it be known...............I think what Hillary Rosen said is despicable.


"April 12, 2012
Hilary Rosen's failed attack on Ann Romney [updated]

Wimmin, shwimmin. Aren't we getting tired of this? But I'm grateful to the Left for making my bumpy transition to defending Romney a little easier. First Pravda, now Hilary Rosen:

"I am raising children too," Rosen tweeted at Mrs. Romney. "But most young American women HAVE to BOTH earn a living AND raise children. You know that don't [you]?" Rosen's tweet was a follow-up to her claim that Ann Romney "has actually never worked a day in her life" and "never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing."

Ann Romney tweeted, after Rosen's initial insult, "I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work."

It's not surprising that Ms. Rosen can't relate to Ann Romney's experience, but it's a real leap for the former, a fifty-something lesbian, to assume she can speak for "most American young women." She certainly doesn't speak for me, most of the young mothers I know, or for my twenty-something daughters and daughter-in-law.

Michelle Malkin points out that conservative women just can't win:

This is how the Left's war on conservative women works:

We're damned if we do stay home and we're damned if we don't.

We're damned because we conservative moms drive the Left and its feminist shills mad with our mere existence, our exercise of free will, our fierce belief in protecting our families from the Nanny State, our embrace of free-market principles, and our rejection of the perpetual victim/grievance mentality.

From Hillary Clinton to Hilary Rosen, progressive feminists have shown nothing but the most reflexive, regressive contempt for women on the other side of the ideological aisle.

If doesn't matter if you're a conservative stay at home mom, work at home mom, or work outside the home mom. If you're Right, the Left is gonna hate.

Yup. But they reserve a special fear and loathing for women who've given birth to more than four children. A few excellent Twitter responses to Ms. Rosen:

@Greg Pollowitz: Too bad Ann Romney didn't do something meaningful with her life like lobbying.

@charlescwcooke: Actually, @hilaryr, if Dept of Education was half the teacher my mother was, we wouldn't have a nation in which people bought your nonsense.

@charlescwcooke: Actually, @hilaryr, if the federal government ran its budgets like most mothers do, we wouldn't have a $900bn structural annual deficit.

@charlescwcooke: An astonishing number of liberals on Twitter have feeds featuring both nonsensical "war on women" claims and mean comments about Ann Romney.

Twitchy has lots more, including David Axelrod and Jim Messina hastily washing their hands of Rosen's comments.

And speaking of women being forced by difficult financial circumstances to work when their kids are small, here's Barack Obama on his own wife's titanic struggle:

President Barack Obama said that after his two daughters were born, he and his wife—both Harvard Law School graduates—could not afford the "luxury" of having her stay home with the children.

In 2005, when Obama began serving in the U.S. Senate (and his daughters turned 4 and 7), he and his wife were earning a combined annual income of $479,062. Barack Obama was paid a salary of $162,100 by the U.S. taxpayers, and Michelle Obama was paid $316,962 to handle community affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center.

$162K? How could a family of four survive on that?

"Once I was in the state legislature, I was teaching, I was practicing law, I'd be traveling," he said. "And we didn't have the luxury for her not to work.

"And I know when she was with the girls, she'd feel guilty that she wasn't giving enough time to her work," said Obama. "And when she was at work, she was feeling guilty she wasn't giving enough time to the girls. And like many of you, we both wished that there were a machine that could let us be in two places at once. And so she had to constantly juggle it, and carried an extraordinary burden for a long period of time."

Et cetera. Suffice it to say the Obamas clung bitterly to their lucrative sinecures and personal chef. But they were crying inside all the while, so that makes it admirable.

Back to Ms. Rosen. Is there anyway this can't backfire on the Left? Howard Fineman tweets: "Great idea to win suburban swing voters: attack MS-suffering mother of five."


Just heard Laura Ingraham quote from this 2007 Vogue piece on Michelle Obama, entitled "The Natural" (irony apparently unintended):

Then, too, there is that little-discussed fact that staying home with children can be—how else to put it?—less than intellectually stimulating. "The days I stay home with my kids without going out, I start to get ill," she says. "My head starts to ache." When she mentioned it to her mother, Marian Robinson told her daughter she didn't think Michelle could handle the boredom of staying home with kids. Obama was surprised to hear that taking care of her had been boring, but now she embraces the idea of discussing it openly.

Because she was so brilliant, staying home with her little girls made her physically sick. Lol.

Wow. Jim Geraghty:

White House visitor logs indicate that "Hilary Rosen" visited the White House 35 times.

Gen. David Petraeus, head of our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the current CIA director, nine times.


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To: LindyBill who wrote (482309)4/12/2012 4:51:23 PM
From: skinowski
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>>> It can't be worse than Obama. But don't expect John Galt<<<

Who is John Galt?

(just couldn't help it.... -g)

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To: Oblivious who wrote (482248)4/12/2012 4:51:26 PM
From: MJ
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The article is dated in March 19th this is now April 11th-------are they still in Mexico???

Or did they return to D.C.

I have an SI board on Obama's "Breathtaking Spending"------we discussed this just about 3 weeks ago.

I thought they were out of Mexico.

Regardless of the dates---------yes it is abhorrent that Obama would have the taxpayers paying for security for 25 FBI agents. At the time they were in Mexico, Michelle Obama was on Dave Letterman's show-----and not with her 13 year old daughter and friends.


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From: longnshort4/12/2012 4:59:57 PM
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Tell me Obama is not a Muslim, look at how all his people protect and lie for them.

State Dept Official: Religion not behind Muslim bombings of Christian churches
Posted on April 12, 2012 by creeping
Lies. via ‘Religion Is Not Driving Extremist Violence’ in Nigeria, Says Obama Official, After Church Bombings |

The aptly-named Jonnie Carson

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson said Monday that “religion is not driving extremist violence” in Nigeria–just one day after a Christian church conducting an Easter service was targeted by a car bombing that left 39 dead.

Similarly, on Christmas Day, the Nigerian Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, attacked a Catholic church in that country, killing more than 40 people.

“I want to take this opportunity to stress one key point and that is that religion is not driving extremist violence either in Jos or northern Nigeria,” Assistant Secretary of State Carson said Monday at a forum on U.S. policy toward Nigeria held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

Right, just like it’s not driving murder and mayhem in the Philippines where Muslims Bomb a Passenger Bus in Philippines, killing 10 people, wounding two.

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From: sm1th4/12/2012 5:03:47 PM
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Obama's war on Seniors

Although I doubt that impoverishing seniors is one of his explicit goals, it is an inevitable result of his economic policies. Many retirees would prefer to rely on guaranteed income investments such as treasury notes or bank CD's for the combination of security and predictability. Because of the massive and perpetual deficits, the Fed must keep interest rates near zero, the US cannot afford to pay interest on its debt. That makes these investments useless to anyone, but especially to retirees who need current income. The other common source of regular retirement income is dividends. Now Obama wants to double the tax rate on dividends.This will result in another, significant cut in income for people who can afford it least. In addition the QE has the side-effect of devaluing the dollar eroding any wealth they had stored in almost any form.

The combination of these actions is devastating for middle-class retirees. The Republicans need to point this out constantly during the campaign. Obama campaigns as the champion of the middle class, but his actions are pushing them out of the middle class.

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To: MichaelSkyy who wrote (482290)4/12/2012 5:08:08 PM
From: skinowski
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"I believe there are about 78 or 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party," West was quoted during a Tuesday town hall meeting with constituents in Florida.

After a pause for effect, he added, "it's called the Congressional Progressive Caucus."

Interesting. If you quote both sentences, rather than only the first one, the meaning is quite different. The implication is NOT that those 80 Dems are card carrying Commies, but that the Regressive Caucus itself is as good as a communist party. When only the first sentence is quoted, it does sound a bit strange. With the second - agree or disagree, but it makes sense.

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To: longnshort who wrote (482313)4/12/2012 5:12:01 PM
From: goldworldnet
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Denial always has a day of reckoning.

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From: SirWalterRalegh4/12/2012 5:15:29 PM
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From Drudge-

Top Democratic strategist and CNN commentator Hilary Rosen, who said Ann Romney had 'never worked a day in her life,' apologizes and says her words were 'poorly chosen.'-FoxNews

Maybe Ms Lessie Rosen meant to say Ann only worked
two days in her life. Like at a church bazaar.

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To: LindyBill who wrote (481628)4/12/2012 5:16:41 PM
From: Stan
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I thought I remembered writing something here about this kind of thing. It turns out it was back in 1999. Found it through advanced search.

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