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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Romney Strategy: Use Women To Woo A Certain Kind Of Man

Romney Strategy: Use Women To Woo A Certain Kind Of Man

Before we move on from the dust-up over Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney, let’s be clear on what’s really going on here. Neither Ann Romney nor stay-at-home moms were ever the point.

What is increasingly apparent is Mitt Romney’s strategy to rally his base of narrow-minded men who couldn’t care less about women or, worse, blame us for all that is wrong with their lives. Rosen unwittingly gave him a perfect opportunity.

In an interview about Romney on CNN, Rosen said, “His wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”


Minutes later, Ann Romney posted her first tweet: “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.” She had plenty of room to add “count me privileged,” but she didn’t.

Also disappointing.

The Republicans immediately accused Rosen of disrespecting all stay-at-home moms. Rosen soon apologized, but by then, mothers were on trial in the court of public opinion. Or so the Republicans wanted us to believe.

The problem was the messenger, not the message. If a mother working as a waitress in any city in America had said that a millionaire’s stay-at-home wife hasn’t worked a day in her life, most would have nodded in silent agreement. Context is everything.

Of course, we seldom hear a waitress’s opinion about anything other than what’s on the menu. The media have a habit of ignoring virtually all women who are hourly wage earners, except to relegate them to a voter demographic. Thus, we know little about the lives of mothers who work on assembly lines or who mind our babies in day care facilities or who add up our purchases at the local Target.

Mothers who barely are scraping by are invisible to most of us — and by our choice, even when they’re standing right in front of us. So it was only too easy to misconstrue Rosen’s message and stoke an imaginary fight.

There is no war between stay-at-home mothers and those who work outside the home. That battle is long over, and it had no victors. Nevertheless, Republicans tried to pit mother against mother and then did the happy-feet dance over the ensuing firestorm.

Who wants to divide women against women? A campaign that doesn’t care about women, that’s who.

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88 responses to “Romney Strategy: Use Women To Woo A Certain Kind Of Man”

  1. AlfredSonny says:

    There is a new sign in the American Sign Language (ASL) to name Romney. We added the letter “R” to the sign for lie…like we use “N” for Nixon.

  2. carolknows says:

    excuse war against women? what planet do these shams live on? look at the state mandates controlling/demeaning/diminishing/destroying womens’ rights and the pattern is well established..the neanderthal gop is out to do-in women and put fat-ass old white boys back in power completely. romney is a part of this pathetic club and his wife should shut up instead of playing little ‘i been wronged victim’ both are unbecoming, contrived, self-entitled goons. rosen simply spoke the truth..get over it

  3. Eleanore Whitaker says:

    Mr. RoMONEY better explain why he thinks American women are such dependents that they would fall prey to being “wooed” by a certain kind of American man. RoMONEY won’t get the women’s vote he thinks he will. Not when he is part and parcel of the reason women in 2012 still don’t earn equal pay for equal work. Not when the male authoritarians are making women’s lives more difficult and their struggles harder.

    The kind of women RoMONEY knows are those Mormon women who cling to a man like he’s God and depend on him for their very existence. There isn’t a Mormon woman alive today who’d dare be a single Mom or take the lead in her own household. This is where RoMONEY is out of touch with common sense, educated American women fed up with this male autocracy the righties and Republicans are attempting to perpetuate.

  4. sonjad says:

    Will not use this woman to Woo any man certain or other wise lol…Not going to comment on Ann Romney she’s clueless like Mitt…….But you will be hearing more from Ann because she thinks she really has something in common with other woman.. We Woman will play a BIG PART IN THIS ELECTION I HOPE WHERE READY AND POISED TO SHOW MITT WHO WE ARE…. I’M READY

  5. jlelandthomas says:

    I for one was brought up in a home where my father was the primary bread winner but that was not enough in my mothers eye’s she wanted us 4 children to have at least some of what every one else had so she walked close to a mile to a pepper canning plant in a small town central Florida and worked in that steamy hell hole so we would have good cloths to wear to school and to even further the story my DAD had neither leg but did run heavy equipment as well as repair it .In the 50s & 60 s you did not get disability that easy it was un American and they wouldn’t let you have it .My father died at 52 he was worn out.
    I can see why people like the Romney’s want to keep his big tax breaks and the little guy paying their way for them. I call that a REPUBLIC slavery as they are holding the money we gave them to keep them operating for us so now being a thief is legal as long as it is a REPUBLICAN doing it. By his actions how much he believes this is OK. He walks next to Abraham Lincoln in Denial about his intentions.Abraham was great man but most of us see through his cover ups too.
    We just want to have decent chance to have something too. Obama will hold out and bring it to terms as a Nation so we all can have the same chance they had be all these complicated lawyers mixed with politics got involved

  6. kathybear01 says:

    The only comment I have is that what an unfeeling man puts his wife with MS in the stressful position of possibly being First Lady. Typical GOP use the women to get what you want then garner sympathy when they are ill. Somewhat the same with Santorim. Be with his baby as long as he has her.

  7. Mike R says:

    This is kind of silly, however, as most of those men would have voted Republican anyway.

    This is exactly what McCain did in 2008: He sabotaged himself with independents by trying to pander to people would have voted for him anyway.

  8. majong13 says:

    If Hillary Rosen would have said, “Anne Romney had the choice to be a stay at home mom, but most other mother’s do not!” there would have been no controversy. I believe that is what Rosen meant to say and it came out wrong. Because let’s face it, Anne Romney would have been out working, too, If her husband made 15 thousand a year, not 15 million. Oh, and I liked the way Anne Romney proclaimed that it was “our turn” for her husband to be president. As if they are entitled to it.

  9. peteserb says:

    American Women are not as stupid as the liberals believe. Obama’s divide and conquer philosophy will fail this time. Class and race warfare is a bad strategy for the left.

    • EdC says:

      American women are hopefully not as stupid as you think. To Vote for any Republican runing presently, while they are actually swaying, In direct words of Ann Coulter, who is suppose to be a woman. “Women should not have the right to vote.” The republicans in Scott Walker case reniged on Equal pay for equal work. To allow as in Arizona a bill passed, by a woman governor, Jan Brewer, that employers can withbhold any health service from a woman he deams imoral, which includes anything he doesn’t want to pay for. There is a bumber sticker stating that Democrates have been cleaning up Republican messes since 1933, If we had gone the Conservative way in 1775 we would still be subjects of Great Britain. and who is it that doesn’t ;like a man who tries to give hope to the middle class instead of trying to increase their taxes, who is it that doesn’t like a man trying to get affordable health care for the people, and who was it that hung a man on the cross 2010 years ago for thoes same infractions. CONSERVATIVES.

    • Rebecah says:

      What gave you the idea that liberals think women are stupid? Actually, for a conservative to think that a majority of women are still, like the women of the 1800’s is stupid. Women know they no longer need a man to tell them what to do and how to do it. Things were much different in the 1800’s, but unfortunately too many men do not realize women have progressed and evolved. Sure there are maybe a handful of women like Ann Romney, who in my eyes, prostitute themselves to be married, and do everything the husband tells them to do and say. Most women have evolved from that crazy kind of thinking.

      • thomasf says:

        What leads you to believe Ann Romney is any less independent than Michelle Obama. You seem to want to champion women yet look down on Ann Romney. You come accross as simply a Democrate mouth piece with blinders.

        • Rebecah says:

          I don’t have any blinders. How on earth could anyone think of Ann as independent? Has she done any kind of actual work, besides telling her help what to do? Has she accomplished anything at all, besides boring 5 sons? (a difficult task indeed, but most women have accomplished much more). I actually don’t want to imply that she is less of a person then anyone else, but she certainly is not better then you nor I. I do not have a right to judge her for her actions, she has to live with the things she has done or not done.

      • rustacus21 says:

        Thank YOU!!! Articulation by a Woman a man of fair ‘reason’ & ‘common sense’ would truly love & adore!!! But U 4got – it is REAL Women like U who have also helped we Men of fair ‘reason’ & ‘common sense’ to evolve as well! Very well said…

    • CrankyToo says:

      So, Peterhead, you’re saying that liberal men think their women are stupid? Is that true? I must be the exception to the rule because I’m a liberal man, and I love liberal women. Hell, truth be told, I just love women, period. In my 60 years, I’ve met damned few in whom I didn’t find something of value (and beauty). But one of the reasons I love liberal women in particular, is because they’re smart enough to recognize when a dumbass wingding is talking out of HIS ass. I’m just sayin’…

      By the way, “divide and conquer” is not a philosophy, it’s a strategy. And it’s one which has always been employed to great effect by the Repugnican Party to disunite this country we love so dearly, particularly over the past decade or so. The GOP is all about making us fearful and distrustful and disdainful of one another. Then they portray themselves as better able to protect us from all the boogey-men out there trying to destroy us. And they’ve been so much better than the Democrats at the messaging (thanks to that beacon of freedom, Fox News) that they’ve been able to fool millions of morons, such as yourself, into buying their bullshit and voting against their own interests. That’s how they gain power, and that’s how they consolidate and retain power – by seperating people like you from rationality.

      Now, in the wake of Citizen’s United, they have new tools in the box: millionaires and billionaires, and the corporations they control. Do you know that 94% of State and Federal elections are won by the candidate with the most money, and that 7 out of the top 10 super-pacs are Repugnican? The only counter-weight to the massive GOP effort to buy elections are small donors (we, the people) and Unions. That’s why there are efforts underway by Repugnican State legislatures to suppress unions.

      When the 2010 mid-term elections brought those odious Tea Party freshmen to the table, I knew we were in for a rough two years. Hell, the two years before that were no walk in the park, what with those scumbag Repugnicans in the Senate filibustering every effort undertaken by the new Obama administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress to pull this country (and thereby the rest of the world) out of recession. I was deeply depressed for months after the 2010 elections. I thought democracy was finished.

      But the true patriots in this country are finally beginning to turn this battleship around. Progressives are fighting back (and winning) against the oppressive tactics of Repug governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin (kick his ass out, Wisconsites!), John Kasich in Ohio, Rick Snyder in Michigan, and a guy I personally love to hate, Rick Scott down here in Florida. The polls are looking good. Our Latino friends seem to understand that the GOP has nothing for them, regardless of how many Marco Rubios they parade before them. The African-American community will be solidly against them for obvious reasons, as will the LGBT community. And now, finally, they’ve managed to piss off women sufficiently to doom themselves this year. Hell hath no fury, gentlemen…

      Before I wrap up this rant, let me say “Thanks God – for sending us Romney and Boehner and McConnell and Cantor and Priebus and Walker and Kasich and all the rest of those dirtbags who fancy themselves leaders of the Grand Old Party.” Hopefully, these clowns will put the GOP completely out of its misery before they’re done.

      • thomasf says:

        You seem to have a problem making your point without excessive foul language. It make it hard to take you seriously.

        • CrankyToo says:

          I don’t know how many words there are in the English-American lexicon, but I’m familiar with a goodly number of them. Even still, all the words at my command are sometimes not enough to express my exasperation, or my cynicism, or my anger, or my depression, or my disdain for the Repugnican establishment and it’s hordes of pillagers.

          But here’s the bottom line where you’re concerned: if you’re more bothered about the means by which I deliver my message than you are about the message itself, you’re not exactly in my target audience. That being the case, I couldn’t care less whether you take me seriously or not.

        • 1AmericanHoney27 says:

          What does the F stand for in Thomasf…? I’m guessing Thomasf…yourself! No bad words used.Feel better….?

      • 1AmericanHoney27 says:

        Cranky….. Don’t forget The Koch Clan & their Dumb-ass side kick Donald Trump….

        • CrankyToo says:

          Honey, don’t get me started on another rant. The hate machine known as the GOP is so insidious that if you get me wound up again, I’m gonna miss my haircut appointment 3 hours downstream.

          Keep up the good work, Darlin’. See you at the polls.

    • rustacus21 says:

      A simple thing 4 U 2 do is to back-track, S.L.O.W.L.Y, from this moment, to 12/12/2000 & try – at the very LEAST, to objectively understand, 1st, how destructive Conservatism has been since THAT POINT. 2ndly, connect the dots between tax cuts/job losses/deficits, incompetence/ineffectual governance/corruption & voter laziness/bold defiance of legislators to their Constitutional mandates/transition to plutocracy. It may or may not, but SHOULD bcome clear that Prez Obama was & remains the best friend U will have in this election year. We both know very CLEARLY who did what & when to this nation. If U turn off the Fox Network for @least 2 weeks, opting for normal, SANE media, I guarantee U’r reason & common sense will return as if by magic…

  10. William Deutschlander says:

    If you listen to Romney and evaluate what he says, it is extremely difficult to find any measure of truth in his rhetoric about anything.
    Romney has MASTERED the art of the bold faced lie, which in recent years (since Eisenhower) has become the TRADE MARK of the REPUBLICAN PARTY!

  11. The media, including this one, have essentially become yellow journalists on a partisan basis. The Republicans also are partisan but not to this degree.

    You do the public a real disservice by taking sides and not questioning each party’s statements.

    Gone are the days of Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, David Brinkley and Edward R. Morrow.

    Edward R. Morrow was deadly accurate when he warned of a corrupted news media and its replacement with entertainment, sensationalism and opinion.

    • EdC says:

      So once again if a periodical does not print want the REpublican party wants word for sord then it’s yellow journalism. That’s like the republican house of represenitives actually consideredany bill from the liberals. it didn’t happen. Grow up the Republicans will run this country right into the ground if they don’t get their way. My personal thought is that they should re-name their party the Plutocratic Nationalism Party.

  12. Elsa says:

    When I was raising my kids in the sixties many women were stay-at-home mothers, it was the norm. Today the only women I know who stay home are those who have money, radical Christians who tend to want to home school their children and the very poor. Most families need two incomes to survive and most single mothers need to work and most do. So today stay-at-home mothers fall into very specific political groups and are a very small minority of the female population. Which I think illustrates the narrow focus of “Romney World.” In my opinion, Mr. Romney can focus on them all he want, they are not the majority and I do not believe that any working mother out there is going to believe that Ann, with all her maids and nannies, is working hard as they are. The trouble with people like the Romneys is simple; they live in a narrow world filled with people just like themselves and they call that America.

  13. EdC says:

    Most everyone that has written in this post has it right, except, of course the ones on the right. Romney is throughing everything against the wall and hopeing it sticks, Case in poit the Nugent file, even the NRA is backing off that one, and you should know how strong they are, yet Romney is holding on. The republicans are trying to return to a fudel state where the very rich own everything and the rest of us have to kiss their a—, The leadership knows this and is the working extream of it, the heads of the cartel i.e. Koch brothers, Charles Schwabe, the heads of b of A , and Wells fargo, for some reason what to be the big chiefs, but all they are going to do, if they get it is start to fight with each other, for the small pickens that are left. I digress, like I said Romney is trrying to get every cocamany vote he can get. And even as the NRA lies about Obama , so does the Republican party, not withstanding the reverse christain ethic, that they claim so dear. I their mind the ends justifies the means, and even if we do defeat them this time, they like terriorist will come back time and time again, to try to overcome good and honesity.

  14. If you think about it, women are a major source of problems for men. If you don’t believe me, check with OJ Simpson. Or Scott Peterson. If it hadn’t been for a couple of gals, these guys would be living large.

  15. Clare says:

    Let’s look at what an average stay at home mom does. She cooks for her kids and husband. She raises her kids and her husband. She is beseiged with colds, flu, teething, going to the doctor/dentist. She toilet trains her kids, she cleans their bottoms, wipes their noses, spoon feeds, etc.,etc. She either takes her kids to a park or has to chase them around the house. She grocery shops. Has to buy the pampers, and all the other necessities needed for her infants/toddlers/pre-schoolers. Has to say no because of the budget and put up with the fits of rage her kids have on the bus or in the van. Has little, if any time for herself. Normally doesn’t look as barbie dollish as Anne seems to.

    I’m sorry but I don’t see her having to do all if half of that. They most assuredly have hired help. They must own a gym, pool, a personal cook, all the things needed to look like the Dick Van Dyke wife/mother Ann seems to resemble. This goes to show how out of touch she has to be in the stay at home mom world. She has all of the things every normal stay at home mom prays for.

    Ann this claim of insult is too low to go. This just goes to prove that the Romney’s make the ‘perfect out of touch couple.’ Ann don’t use your shame to get your money monger hubbie the royal seat. that is sinking lower than I don’t know what.

    • thomasf says:

      You seem to be making several assumtions about the Romney household with no facts. Why would you do this other than to paint a biased picture. You should look inside yourself and simply ask ” Am I proud of these comments and are they based on truth” Hope you sleep well at night.

    • 1AmericanHoney27 says:

      Sleep well Clare for the trueth just set you free. That Hussies world has consisted of maids.. nannies…. Drivers… Bridge parties… Luncheon’s… Gala’s …. Travels etc….. It amazes me what length some women will go to just to have the extras….. Women like that would sleep with the devil if the $$$$ amount was right. Sad but true…..

  16. voting for garbage like this has destroyed this country. if you want to take a step farther into hitler days keep voting republican. if your are afraid of women vote for scum like this, you won’t have to worry anymore about having a female boss.

  17. ObozoMustGo says:

    All this extra nonsense “war on women” stuff is nothing more than a smoke screen thrown up by the Obozo Admin as a way to keep us from talking about his abysmal and disastrous record as the failure in chief that he is. Here’s some of his disastrous record just to keep us on track…

    1) Obozo comes into office $9T in debt. 3 years later, $16T in debt
    2) 2 years complete control of the government. NO budget as required by the Constitution. Still has no budget
    3) A new bankrupting entitlement program called Obozocare jammed through congress against the vast majority of Americans who were against it (and still are) and with the blessings of the idiot Pelosi who said “we have to pass the bill before we know what is in it”
    4) Persistent unemployment that has been the worst since the Great Depression, especially among blacks and young people. His administration keeps claiming unemployment is going down, but in reality, they manipulate the formula by reducing the # of jobs available.
    5) Promises to close Gitmo…. instead, he spends $750K on a soccer field for terrorists.
    6) Gas prices are up 100% across the nation. And Obozo is so dumb he actually believes that increasing supply has no effect on prices… what an idiot!
    7) Real inflation rates are close to 8% or higher. Who measures inflation without food and fuel??????? Obozo does!
    8) SOLYNDRA!!!!!!!! need I say more?
    9) OK, I’ll say more… SOLAR TRUST!!!!! (another billion dollars of taxpayer money blown on Obozo’s attempt to be a venture capitalist).
    10) Fast and Furious!!!!! If this was a Republican Admin, all of you nutjobs that write on this web site would be going justifiably ballistic!! It would be the lead story on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSLSD, CNN, etc. etc.

    I’ll continue to refocus the discussion on what is important and not these foolish smokescreens the left throws up to obfuscate Obozo’s true failure as a socialist in the White House.

    Have a nice day!

    • EdC says:

      Ah our lame brained acquauintance from the right, with facts made up by faux news, the news where truth should not stand in the way of screwing the country. You sure are trying to refocus on the stories for a political party that only has its own priorties, not even thinking about you and what you need, in focus for themselves. As far as the media is concerned, it is owned by the right. All those media outlets put to gether do not pay as as much taxes as you do, and I’m not talking percentage, because your republican ownership of the house of Represenitives deam it so. No budget, why is that because even without seeing it your republicans called it “Dead on arrivial” As I said to you before. your story is touching, but it sounds like a lie,” The song name is “Straighten up and Fly right” your party better do so before they crash us into a hole we can’t get out of.

      • ObozoMustGo says:

        EdC.. you been hittin the bong? You leftist idiots forget that Obozo controlled both Executive and Legislative for TWO YEARS and did not pass a single budget. We all know why. Because they didnt want the scrutiny being placed on their profligate and wasteful spending. That’s why! And the TRILLIONS in deficits PER YEAR! That’s why!

        What about the budgets that have been passed by the House in the past year and a half. Dirty Scumbag Reid will NOT EVEN bring them to the floor for a vote in the very Senate his party controls. If the budgets are no good, then why not put them to a vote? Does he think maybe a couple of common sense Democrats will actually support fiscal sanity? He probably does. THAT IS WHAT THEY MEAN BY DEAD ON ARRIVAL, YOU DOPE!

        Have a nice day!

      • thomasf says:

        EDC you seem to go staight to a rant without addressing the points raised by Obozomustgo. Why rant, just refute his points one at a time. His points may not be factual but your ranting makes you look more irrational than Obz.

    • 1AmericanHoney27 says:

      Bozo/Gumbo…. At least 8 outta 10 of your points were left-over bullshit from Bush/Chaney days…. Say what you will but took one hella man to willing to step into the mess pool which he face from day one… We all knew we would fall farther than where we were during Obama’s 1st term…. Hell after all ya can’t expect the man to fix in 4yrs. what took 8 yrs. for Bush to screw up…. President O has never gotten on T.V. and lied speaking of such Bullshit as weapons of mass destruction.. Refusing to listen to anyone & to date has Never apologized for the crappy state he left our country in…. This all started with Bush/Chaney & once Obama/Biden are re-elected come Nov & those ass sucking buddies of the Republican Party are voted out we will finally be on the Bing highway to recovery….. Maybe you’ve been the one smoking the Bing all along for you act as Damn dumb ass those idiot Repubs…… You Have A Nice Nite!!!!!!

    • 1AmericanHoney27 says:

      Bozo/Gumbo…. At least 8 outta 10 of your points were left-over bullshit from Bush/Chaney days…. Say what you will but took one hella man to willing to step into the mess pool which he face from day one… We all knew we would fall farther than where we were during Obama’s 1st term…. Hell after all ya can’t expect the man to fix in 4yrs. what took 8 yrs. for Bush to screw up…. President O has never gotten on T.V. and lied speaking of such Bullshit as weapons of mass destruction.. Refusing to listen to anyone & to date has Never apologized for the crappy state he left our country in…. This all started with Bush/Chaney & once Obama/Biden are re-elected come Nov & those ass sucking buddies of the Republican Party are voted out we will finally be on the Bing highway to recovery….. Maybe you’ve been the one smoking the Bing all along for you act as Damn dumb ass those idiot Repubs…… You Have A Nice Nite!!!!!!

  18. Helene Gelber-Lehman says:

    From this woman’s point of view, Romney is a superficial ass! Any woman with a brain wouldn’t vote for him! He twists facts to his own advantage–as does any two-faced politician– and cares more about Grover Norquist who bought most of our republican congress, than he does about the “other 99%” including the women in it and when attacking Obama, fails to mention that had it not been for the bought and paid for Republican Congress, we would have long been out of the recession. But they [Republican Congress] have contracts with Grover Norquist [whose $$$ got them elected] to not increase taxes for the rich, so what would you expect?

  19. billlee1947 says:

    Mr. Romney can impress real men by riding his dancing horses (all eight of them)

  20. batavier says:

    “Romney Strategy: Use Women To Woo A Certain Kind Of Man”…..

    Nothing new there!
    Pimps all over the world have been doing that since time immemorial!

  21. ncal says:

    We provide contraceptives on demand for men. That has had no visible impact on the birth or abortion rates since they came out from behind the counter. Human biology is running the show and you just think you’re in charge. Ok, how about we at least double our chances by providing on demand contraceptives for women?

  22. thomasf says:

    This article seems to be grasping at straws to carry a narative that is not believable. This story line will not convince anyone who is not already commited to Obama. Obama is going to have to address REAL issues.

  23. Joe Dutra says:

    Is Obama trying to woo women, or perhaps liberal men, when he waxes his chest prior to hitting the Hawaiian beaches? You be the judge.

  24. Joyce says:

    This man is the biggest wind bag in the history of America. Did anyone see a man so LIE, he is the minister of confusion These no goods are out to defame women by diminishing their worth in society. Women are quite capable of thinking for themselves, these blow hards with their diminished testerone levels are trying to protect their fragile ego. Their daily homily is to foster their assassine propensities on the wider society then pretend they are well intentioned. Women wake up and smell the coffee, the GOP’s don’t like women , women put on your running shoes in November run to the voting booth and run the GOP’s out of office. If the GOP’s get back in office we will return to Bush era, eight years of war, zero growth of the economy. Paul Ryans bill is the model Romney will adopt, poor Grandma she will be pushed over the edge. Be afraid , be very afraid

  25. ncal says:

    “I know too well the men Romney stirs up with this fake animosity among women. ” And then the whole article is about the fake animosity to women. Romney is going for the 90% of men who say that women’s issues are not of importance to them. That is quite the point. Listen to their ‘gaffes’ from that perspective. He’s counting on evangelist and/or racists who have no other choice, Latino veep because when all is said and done, those never in power always vote for one of their own. He’s got the 1% and all those who judge success in dollars locked up. He needs 51% total. Who’s left? We’re fighting these wars again because all of the warriers who fought for and won our victories are retiring. Are women up for this fight again?

  26. ncal says:

    Yes, I agree. The lie as the business tactic. However, one needs a little deviousness to understand Mitt. Hear exactly what he is saying, because that is exactly what he is saying. He does it in gaffes or code. You probably need to have been a woman in a corporation to understand that the pit break before the committee decision wasn’t for you.

  27. ExPAVIC says:

    Get Serious

    It will take more than a woman to get this voter to cast his ballot for Mitt “Billionaire, playboy, snake oil salesman, untruth teller, and over all PIA” Romney.
    I mean seriously, this guy has zip to offer in terms of real relief for the low and middle classes. You know, those people who don’t own NASCAR race cars and major league baseball teams.

  28. There’s nothing new about that. Mitt Romney is a Bishop in the Mormon Church and they have been using women to get men into the Mormon Church since their conception.

  29. This is why we call Romney the O X Y M O R M O N.

  30. Anybody who isn’t upset about a possible Fascist take-over of America is living in denial or is a fascist.

  31. Anybody who isn’t upset about a possible Fascist take-over of America is living in denial or is a fascist.

  32. Yeah, go say that who actually work for a living you A$$.

  33. The class and race war was started by the repiglicans.
    Maybe you should try another morized line from FUX noise.

  34. Cranky, that was wonderful.

    Compared to Neanderthals and Repiglicans, maybe.

  36. ObozoMustGo.
    Watch FOX Noise much???

  37. O.M.G.
    Does 2 years of non-stop fillibusters of everything ring any bells?

  38. EdC
    They arent American nationalists they’re just using the flag like they use every thing and everyone.
    Their nation is The international super rich.
    To the Repiglicans we’re just talking livestock.

  39. Bill Long says:

    It is disingenuous to refer to your wife as your economic advisor and then cry foul that your family has been attacked by your opponents supporters.

  40. rustacus21 says:

    The invisibility of the very backbone of American society – Mothers – but more expansively, Women, is the result of Conservative, corporate media which, as Ms. Schultz articulates here, is all about ‘messaging’ to a specific demographic responsible for both ‘actual’ & ‘moral’ votes (those cast by the women in the lives of these men) which have led to the nations near-destruction (between 2001-present), by Conservative legislators. It seems we as a nation, would have learned by now. As astounding as it IS, there are Americans STILL confused by this debate as, reduced to it lowest common denominator, is based on injustice. We can clearly see it in the racism, gender, gerentological & class biases, but are completely immobilized by indecision/inaction. & all combined, have made every single demographic the subject of punching-bag politics, as we obsess over such non-issues as does she or doesn’t she ‘work’, ‘contraception’, the ‘lazy poor’ &/or corrupt unions (i.e., the Postal Service Union eminent bucking of the order to pay advances on 75 years worth of retirement funding NOW or face elimination from the government). All that represents Democracy has been criminalized & replaced by manufactured media sympathy for the same ultra-wealthy who pay YOUR legislator to slowly roll out the authoritarian governmental model the nation is now hostage to. This is what we’re facing, from the marginalization of “REAL” working Mothers/Women, to the refusal of legislators to institute Democracy, in legislating equality of tax payers (re: tax cuts we borrow billions for, creating 11 years of deficits, worth about $5 trillion since 2001). & as confusion grows, so too, as Ms. Schultz plainly states, do the divisions among the Middle Class & working poor of America. In spite of the fact Americans have seen, time & again, they are mere props in this twisted comic- tragedy, they continue to vote for Conservatives who could care less… unless its, well, the election season!

  41. expipe says:

    carolknows and I totally agree. I am 64, had two great kids, and worked all my life, that stay at home vs working mom shit argument is so lame and old I cant believe they actually flogged that dead horse. If my husband had 240 million bucks I would have stayed at home too. With the reptilian republicans so obcessed with money why didnt that surface into the holier than thou
    Ann Romoney eguation? I heard the female senator who made the statement apologized? I would not have, she was damn right and no apology was needed. The reptiles love to twist things. I hate to besmirch snakes and other cold blooded creatures, they actually do serve a valuable purpose. These conservative cold blooded assholes stand for everything I am against. Go figure, I was college educated, and a child of the 60’s. These freaks are not getting my vote.

  42. Allybaba says:

    ROMNEY use WOMEN to convincing MEN for the VOTE in 2012 electionthis is THREAT,, As a WIFE will NOT SLEEP with HUSBAND for SEX. this is a CHINESE STYLE of CORRUPTION.

  43. Jim Lou says:

    I have a wife who has medical problems that prevent her from working at a job. But, she was around to provide guidance to our daughter. In some ways that was more important.

    Too many parents don’t give the attention that their children require.

  44. Jim Lou says:

    Unfortunately, Romney is not that well liked by many in GOP. His pandering opens him to looking like a puppet being pulled by every string. I get dizzy listening to him.

  45. Jim Lou says:

    She must be doing a great job of boring since she is already that.

  46. Jim Lou says:

    I have seen the same on both sides of the aisle. It is an issue only when it is convenient.

  47. how do you know Joyce gets a government check? You make too many knee jerk assumptions.

  48. Paul says:

    It really doesn’t matter how much Romney is disliked, Obama is a one term president…worst president in the history fo the USA, far surpassing Carter and that is saying a lot.

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