Quotes of the day

posted at 10:30 pm on April 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

“A moment of silence, please, for a talking point that was taken too soon. The ‘war on women’ began its life in a February 2011 House speech about abortion. After a short life as a Democratic hobby horse, it died during the second week of April 2012. The cause of death: Rosengate, the latest and least explicable battle in the Umbrage Wars…

“As Romney and the RNC fought back, Democrats started to choke. In her fateful CNN appearance, right before she evaluated Ann Romney’s economics cred, Hilary Rosen begged the media to ‘just get rid of this word, ‘war on women.” After all, ‘the Obama campaign does not use it, President Obama does not use it — this is something that the Republicans are accusing people of using.’

“On Thursday, as the Rosen saga unfolded, DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse echoed her plea for peace. ‘I’m not a fan of the term,’ he said in an interview. ‘I mean, I’m sure I’ve probably used it. We all fall into these easy vernaculars … but we in the DNC have not been running a campaign based on the term ‘war on Women.’ That’s a myth cooked up by Republicans.’”

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“Let’s be clear: Raising children full time is work. Being the spouse who runs the household full time is work. And it’s work that society often doesn’t value or treat with respect. In addition to running their homes and supporting their husband’s endeavors, stay-at-home moms are often the people who keep the school board running, do the volunteering for community activities, and even support the women in their neighborhood who work outside the home. When I was a child, and my archaeologist mother had to work late, guess who watched me? Yep, the stay-at-home mom next door.

“The idea that ‘women’s work’ is indeed valuable to society has long been a contention of feminists, so it’s strange to see a prominent Democrat lash out a stay-at-home mother and wife in this fashion. Feminists have agitated for as long as I can remember for society to value and respect the ‘unpaid work’ that women do in the home and society. The fact that Ann Romney doesn’t struggle financially doesn’t make what she does any less valuable. I suspect there is a lot about how she has contributed to her community that we don’t know.”

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“Growing up in Michigan, Mrs. Romney pitched in at her father’s company, Jered Industries in Troy, as she has recalled on the campaign trail in February. The firm manufactured heavy machinery for the maritime industry.

“As an adult, Mrs. Romney turned her talents as a chef into something of a small business in Massachusetts. She and a friend held cooking classes for local foodies, according to her son Josh, who described the sessions in a 2007 interview with The New York Times.

“Beyond that, Mrs. Romney has held a number of posts with Boston-area charities and advocacy groups. She was, for example, a director at Best Friends, an organization focused on inner-city girls, and a volunteer instructor at the Mother Caroline Academy, a multicultural middle school in Boston.”

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“The data, though, don’t support the impression that staying at home is a luxury. A detailed 2010 study by two Census Bureau sociologist, in fact, found the opposite: While stay-at-home motherhood has become less common over time, the women who stay at home are increasingly those whose low education means they can’t earn enough money to making working outside the home worthwhile.

“‘The main effect showed that compared with 1969, women with less than a high school degres were more likely o be a state-at-home mother than women with a high school degree,’ the study’s authors, Rose Kreider and Diana Elliott, wrote, a trend that ‘accentuated in later decades.’…

“‘People think stay-at-home moms are the rich folks,’ Romney supporter Penny Nancy said on a conference call with reporters today. The Romney campaign is betting that perception is wrong, and the statistics back them up.”

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“‘I think the war on women is real,’ Biden said in an interview he sat for with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz as part of a campaign trip to New Hampshire to talk up the Buffett rule. ‘And, look, I tell you where it’s going to intensify: the next president of the United States is going to get to name one and possibly two or more members of the Supreme Court.’”

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First!

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Second!

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Third! I love beating Bishop.

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM

What Rosen did to Ann Romney was despicable. Fourth?

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Hooray, women!

Sgt Steve on April 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM

The imaginary ‘war on women’ is over.

The right won.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Team Romney 1

Team Soetoro 0

aquaviva on April 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM

People think stay-at-home moms are the rich folks,’ Romney supporter Penny Nancy said on a conference call with reporters today. The Romney campaign is betting that perception is wrong, and the statistics back them up.”

I’m sure some stay at home moms are there because they are formerly employed……

ted c on April 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Am I the only one here tonight? I’ll stop right now, haha.

Still in disbelief that I won the SMU College Republicans Presidential race yesterday, being a vegan from massachusetts and all.

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Fifth!

ahlaphus on April 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Hooray, women!

Sgt Steve on April 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Yes, always a good salute.

I concur.

I like coming here, about the only place left without blood on the walls. Puke yes, blood no.

cozmo on April 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM

“‘I think the war on women is real,’ Biden said in an interview he sat for with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz as part of a campaign trip to New Hampshire to talk up the Buffett rule. ‘And, look, I tell you where it’s going to intensify: the next president of the United States is going to get to name one and possibly two or more members of the Supreme Court.’”

Does this make sense to anyone?

DrStock on April 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Meh, its only Smoo.

cozmo on April 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

But a “higher” education, like a college grad in the humanities, all but guarantees a low income as well.

PattyJ on April 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I certainly hope they keep doubling down on stupid though!

bluemarlin on April 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

“… but we in the DNC have not been running a campaign based on the term ‘war on Women.’ That’s a myth cooked up by Republicans.’”

O_O

Seven Percent Solution on April 12, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Uncle Joe in NH this afternoon:

“One thing we don’t like being played for is a sucker,” Biden said, waving his finger at the crowd. “So when you all pay your taxes next week, you and every citizen in New Hampshire ought to be able to know that everyone else is paying their fair share as well. The truth is you know they’re not.”

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 10:38 PM

cozmo on April 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Squishing gnats leaves little blood.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2012 at 10:39 PM

“… but we in the DNC have not been running a campaign based on the term ‘war on Women.’ That’s a myth cooked up by Republicans.’”

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

It’s not just the hypocrisy and the attack on women, the BO WH has shown their true colors on those who have disabilities as well. To mock someone who has battled MS and cancer while raising a family is beyond sick.

Apparently, the only “choice” acceptable to Rosen is the one you allow her to make for you.

EdmundBurke247 on April 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM

… but we in the DNC have not been running a campaign based on the term ‘war on Women.’ That’s a myth cooked up by Republicans

…so DNC spokesdoggy Debbie Brillohead Schultz just stutters waronwomen 4 or 5 times in every sentence… so that she doesn’t sneeze or something?

KOOLAID2 on April 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM

“‘I think the war on women is real,’ Biden said in an interview he sat for with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz as part of a campaign trip to New Hampshire to talk up the Buffett rule. ‘And, look, I tell you where it’s going to intensify: the next president of the United States is going to get to name one and possibly two or more members of the Supreme Court.’”

Does this make sense to anyone?

He’s saying that a Republican president could appoint justices that could overturn Roe vs Wade.

Bobbertsan on April 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Sign of things to come. Landslide in November.

Swerve22 on April 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM

“‘I think the war on women is real,’ Biden said in an interview he sat for with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz

Look Joe, a fire!!

Quick, throw some gasoline on it.

fogw on April 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM

He’s saying that a Republican president could appoint justices that could overturn Roe vs Wade.

Bobbertsan on April 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Joe’s so deep. He lost me on that one. Thanks.

DrStock on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Biden said, “So when you all pay your taxes next week, you and every citizen in New Hampshire ought to be able to know that everyone else is paying their fair share as well. The truth is you know they’re not.”

Slow Joe, u talking about the 48% who pay nothing? Didn’t think so.

hillsoftx on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

“As an adult, Mrs. Romney turned her talents as a chef into something of a small business in Massachusetts. She and a friend held cooking classes for local foodies, according to her son Josh, who described the sessions in a 2007 interview with The New York Times.

Cooking classes? lol.

“Beyond that, Mrs. Romney has held a number of posts with Boston-area charities and advocacy groups. She was, for example, a director at Best Friends, an organization focused on inner-city girls, and a volunteer instructor at the Mother Caroline Academy, a multicultural middle school in Boston.”

The transformation of Republicans into liberals is complete. I thought I’d never to live to see the day when Republicans promulgate the virtues of good-for-nothing lazy rich buggers who work for “charities.”.

promachus on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Karl Rove did a nice job of smacking Greta around tonight when she was defending her friend “Hilary”.

JPeterman on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Squishing gnats leaves little blood.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Then go squish the one still ranting in the “War on Women” thread.

Though she has switched the target of her ire to Palin…again.

cozmo on April 12, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Rosen:

Hilary Rosen begged the media to ‘just get rid of this word, ‘war on women.” After all, ‘the Obama campaign does not use it, President Obama does not use it — this is something that the Republicans are accusing people of using.’

Biden:

“‘I think the war on women is real,’ Biden said in an interview he sat for with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz as part of a campaign trip to New Hampshire to talk up the Buffett rule.

Isn’t it beautiful how the memory hole works?

Voyager on April 12, 2012 at 10:45 PM

promachus on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Is that you Hilary?

fogw on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM

But stuff keeps rolling in here like the Ann Romney interview in the Boston Globe in 1994 in which she talks about the economic hardships that she and Mitt went through while they were in school: $62-a-month corner apartment, concrete floor. In that piece, by the way — in that same interview — is this passage. This is Ann Romney speaking: “The funny thing is that I never expected help. My father had become wealthy through hard work, as did Mitt’s father, but I never expected our parents to take care of us. They’d visit, laugh and say, ‘We can’t believe you guys are living like this.’ They’d take us out to dinner, have a good time, then leave.” Now, folks, you laugh. It was a different era.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/04/12/cnn_spins_the_rosen_problem

kakypat on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM

“‘I think the war on women is real,’ Biden said in an interview he sat for with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz

Ed Schultz, the man who called Laura Ingram a “talk slut”.

JPeterman on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM

“‘I think the war on women is real,’ Biden said in an interview he sat for with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz as part of a campaign trip to New Hampshire to talk up the Buffett rule. ‘And, look, I tell you where it’s going to intensify: the next president of the United States is going to get to name one and possibly two or more members of the Supreme Court.’”

Damn straight. And they’re going to be conservative, strict-constructionist justices.

And you’ll get to watch from your home in Deleware, or wherever the hell you decide to plant your stupid carcass, and weep tears of frustration.

And I’ll revel in the schadenfreudy goodness of it all…..

nukemhill on April 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Gee, as a woman..I had no probs. Affirmative action quota’s..I walked in easy. FMLA, protected classes..? We got it made.

bazil9 on April 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM

As far as the meme that Ann and Mitt Romney were always the richey rich ans Ann had troupes of maids and nannys to raise her 5 sons.

” Romney attended Stanford University for a year, where he worked as a night security guard to fund secret trips home to see Ann.

The Romneys’ first son, Tagg, was born in 1970while the Romneys were undergraduates at Brigham Young and living in a basement apartment. Ann subsequently gave birth to Matt (1971), Josh (1975), Ben (1978), and Craig (1981). Ann Romney’s work as a homemaker would enable her husband to pursue his career. Their sons are successful and scandal free. Ben Romney is a doctor now training as a radiologist.”

galtani on April 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM

It’s been a good day!

Rational Thought on April 12, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Short War ?

Bmore on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Well, of course, I stayed home because I was too stupid to get a job worth anything.

Gee, and here I thought it was because I wanted to raise my own children and was willing to sacrifice material things to do it.

Jvette on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

That’s a myth cooked up by Republicans

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Somebody forgot to tell Downer-Debbie and Biden.

John the Libertarian on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

“This War on Women™ is lost.”

de rigueur on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Third! I love beating Bishop.

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM

You obviously don’t understand the term “contract” or the power that the Ohio Public Sector Union can level against you and your family.

Bishop on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Well this was a fun day or so. Now we need another DNCer to say something stupid.

gophergirl on April 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

My only fear, is that they are like a Hydra, cut off one head and 2 grow back. This meme might have failed, but you know many more will come as the One can’t run on any real issues, or his record. So what will be the next front?

uncommon sense on April 12, 2012 at 10:54 PM

The transformation of Republicans into liberals is complete. I thought I’d never to live to see the day when Republicans promulgate the virtues of good-for-nothing lazy rich buggers who work for “charities.”.

promachus on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Wait….what?

O_o

Bishop on April 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I cannot believe how much “the View” sucks!

I didn’t watch the clip for very long. It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

jaime on April 12, 2012 at 10:56 PM

promachus on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

F-

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Meh, its only Smoo.

cozmo on April 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Awwww….did you have to go to TCU or something? I’m so sorry…

Third! I love beating Bishop.

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM

You obviously don’t understand the term “contract” or the power that the Ohio Public Sector Union can level against you and your family.

Bishop on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Bring it on, Ohio Public Sector Unions!

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Baghdad Jay: “Hilary, You Ignorant Slut. Would You Please Shut Up?”

Resist We Much on April 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM

heh!

ted c on April 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

promachus on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Blindly flailing at every direction.

galtani on April 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

jaime on April 12, 2012 at 10:56 PM

You are one of the lucky ones, Joy normally has the side effects of puking, dizziness, low sex drive, and headaches with most people. :)

uncommon sense on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

The other kozmo

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kozmo on April 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM

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So what will be the next front?

uncommon sense on April 12, 2012 at 10:54 PM

He and his hope for a speedy trial of Zimmerman. They will not be pleased. It will either be over before it begins, or his lawyer, being smart, will drag it into next year.

If the Hispanics (and how ironic that Zimmerman doesn’t look like a white one at all) were smart they’d really go against Obama.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

“‘I think the war on women is real,’ Biden said in an interview he sat for with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz

…isn’t Plugs special???!!!!
He was clapping like a seal for a fish treat when JugEars signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act…and now all the women around the White House make 18% less in pay, for the same job that the men do!
Stand up and curtsy Joe!

KOOLAID2 on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

My only fear, is that they are like a Hydra, cut off one head and 2 grow back. This meme might have failed, but you know many more will come as the One can’t run on any real issues, or his record. So what will be the next front?

uncommon sense on April 12, 2012 at 10:54 PM

True, but days like this let Romney say, down the road, “There you go again, Barack, with the phony issues. What number is this? 4? 5? Can’t we just talk about our respective plans for fixing this economy you’ve destroyed?”

Ridicule. It’s what’s for (Barack’s) dinner!

Rational Thought on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

gophergirl on April 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM

One step at a time and we will win. (:

SparkPlug on April 12, 2012 at 11:00 PM

“I believe myself that the chief of staff, press secretary, first lady, and — you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows — (know) this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq the media yesterday,”

–Harry Reid

HumpBot Salvation on April 12, 2012 at 11:00 PM

…isn’t Plugs special???!!!!

KOOLAID2 on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Thanks (:

SparkPlug on April 12, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I have to admit, I’ve never seen a HOOAH lapel pin before til Palin donned one in that interview with Hannity.

Doughboy on April 12, 2012 at 11:01 PM

it’d be funny and fun if Romney picked this lady as his running mate.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/bring-it-on-top-ranking-gop-woman-in-house-battles-war-on-women-meme/2/

ted c on April 12, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Rational Thought on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I hope so, as hit him hard and hit him often. Make him own the last 3 years, make him own his failure. Unfortunately, the GOP hasn’t always done this well.

uncommon sense on April 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM

katy, tmol, go back here.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Well this was a fun day or so. Now we need another DNCer to say something stupid.

gophergirl on April 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I think Axle’s rod will take a break until Friday, go around drooling over his boss and her hubby on Sunday shows, maybe even have Hussein take the missus and kids to a Church,
then on Monday , he’ll start demonizing Romney for being rich and the Republicans for eating little puppies . Until then, no one will notice the black muslims getting ready to riot .

burrata on April 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM

promachus on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Not the time. The enemies of freedom are skittish. Let them read this thread and be moreso.

wolfsDad on April 12, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Look Joe, a fire!!

Quick, throw some gasoline on it.

fogw on April 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I love this guy. I swear he’s a mole for conservatives. Mere money couldn’t buy his act.

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Bring it on, Ohio Public Sector Unions!

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

The last guy who said that was Jimmy Hoffa. You sure you still want to tangle with the OPSU?

Bishop on April 12, 2012 at 11:04 PM

One step at a time and we will win. (:

SparkPlug on April 12, 2012 at 11:00 PM

AMEN :)

gophergirl on April 12, 2012 at 11:04 PM

He’s saying that a Republican president could appoint justices that could overturn Roe vs Wade.

Bobbertsan on April 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Joe’s so deep. He lost me on that one. Thanks.

DrStock on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

D’oh Biden isn’t deep. He’s just regurgitating the Democrats’ game plan, but he’s too slow to realize that the game plan is already being changed thanks to Hilary Rosen.

Here’s the deal: pResident Obama, after having voting against Roberts and Alito when Obama was a Senator, has already put two far lefties on the Supreme Court. They know they need to replace Ginsberg, and they are hoping they get the chance to replace Kennedy, Scalia, or Thomas.

So, they want to frame the election as being a decision about the future make-up of the Supreme Court. (The Obamacare ruling will play into that, as well).

And, they were hoping that they could make the abortion issue front-and-center, by framing pro-life Republicans as being “Anti-Choice” and waging a “War on Women”. That’s the whole root of this thing… it’s about trying to turn women against Republicans, in order to give Obama a win in November and a liberal majority on the SCOTUS for years to come.

But Hilary Rosen just single-handedly made HUGE numbers of women angry at her and at the Democrats in general. Hilary Rosen just put the Democrat’s entire playbook and gameplan in jeopardy. And her frequent consultations with Obama, Valerie Jarrett, etc. tie her closely to the administration, notwhithstanding the Press Secretary’s transparent spin and evasive maneuvers.

The Democratic strategists are LIVID at Rosen, and her treatment on Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room was the closest thing to seeing her get waterboarded as punishment.

D’oh Biden, though, is too slow to know that the game just changed, and he’s still quoting the playbook that just got shredded.

ITguy on April 12, 2012 at 11:07 PM

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Back door Aggie, and if you had paid attention last night you would have seen my congratulatory salute.

The other kozmo

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kozmo on April 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM

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Schadenfreude on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Dang, I really wanted to be around for that one.

The nerve…

cozmo on April 12, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Whoever said It’s All Over When the Fat Lady Sings probably was thinking of Hilary Rosen. And she thought she was just getting started.

de rigueur on April 12, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I hope everyone watched the posted Palin interview with Hannity…

It was well worth it..:)

idesign on April 12, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Might as well milk this for all that it’s worth. Call on Debbie Downer to fire Hilary Rosen.

rubberneck on April 12, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I hope everyone watched the posted Palin interview with Hannity…

It was well worth it..:)

idesign on April 12, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I watched it, but why the shout out to Ron Paul to continue?

rubberneck on April 12, 2012 at 11:09 PM

promachus on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

When competent people volunteer their services to help non-profit charities without pay, it helps people who would normally rely on the government (reads taxpayer) and the services are better. We should have more charities and less government assistance.

Cindy Munford on April 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM

“we in the DNC have not been running a campaign based on the term ‘war on Women.’ That’s a myth cooked up by Republicans.”

I saw a two huge bumper stickers on a car today. On one side was Obama ’12 and on the other was one in huge black letters, “Stop the War on Women.”

LibertyJane on April 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM

The last guy who said that was Jimmy Hoffa. You sure you still want to tangle with the OPSU?

Bishop on April 12, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Its Smoo, they’re special, ITYKWIMAITYD.

cozmo on April 12, 2012 at 11:12 PM

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM

You obviously don’t understand the term “contract” or the power that the Ohio Public Sector Union can level against you and your family.

Bishop on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Bring it on, Ohio Public Sector Unions!

vegconservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

…you don’t understand veg…I made an error the other day while in a caffeine induced coma…and the whole OWS crowd is camped in my yard, and the drive is blocked by people banging on drums. The cops keep coming out to ticket me for the decibel level and complaints from neighbors who can’t sleep. ….It’s not worth being first! It changes your mental well being and affects your looks! I’m a guy…and in just 2 days a cop asked if I would sign the ticket ‘Ruth Ginsberg’ or he would also write me up for identity fraud! It changes you!

KOOLAID2 on April 12, 2012 at 11:12 PM

rubberneck on April 12, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I disagree, that’s over playing the incident. This is perfect for public consumption.

Cindy Munford on April 12, 2012 at 11:12 PM

“‘People think stay-at-home moms are the rich folks,’ Romney supporter Penny Nancy said on a conference call with reporters today. The Romney campaign is betting that perception is wrong, and the statistics back them up.”

We’re far from wealthy, and I’m also with my wife currently supporting her two sisters,.. both unwed, their children three here with us, as well as our own two.. There simply are few jobs available in Ohio which allow a faimily with a single mom and no guy around to survive. My one sis in law, has medical issues.. thyroid, bad heart, she had complete renal failure two years ago… and while she got some kidney function back.. she can’t get around well enough to work right now..

so family takes care of family..

My pension is adequate,.. not great, but it’s fine for our needs, which aren’t great.. and my wife could choose to stay home.. and she might decide to again.

But for now, she works for the extra income. She’s got a pretty good job, and as I said, those are scarce around here.. We’re both high school only..

For folks like us, a stay at home mom, is a valid and perfectly acceptable choice… nothing shameful about it.. My wife has tradtionally favored that,.. only going back after I broke my back at work,..

between us we bring in about 42,000 a year.. chump change to many..

but

If you’re lower end working poor.. it’s good money.. and easily adaptable for our lifestyle.. which is entirely within our means.

So the slams against stay at home mom’s don’t do so hot in our household.

mark81150 on April 12, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The nerve…

cozmo on April 12, 2012 at 11:07 PM

You must be getting sloppy. You posted the next comment after the ban. What’s up with that? ; )

Bmore on April 12, 2012 at 11:17 PM

The Romney team is a well-oiled machined. Their Rapid Response team is impressive. This is going to be one heckuva race!

GOPRanknFile on April 12, 2012 at 11:17 PM

And I am so glad to see the Romney campaign swiftly taking advantage. “Moms drive the Economy” bumper stickers are already available!
From the campaign web site:

We stand with Mitt and Ann in saying that all women play an important role in our country. America deserves a president who will bring us together — not pit us against each other.

Donate $6 to get your Moms Drive the Economy bumper sticker and send a message to President Obama today.

cheetah2 on April 12, 2012 at 11:17 PM

In the War On Women, the Democrats went a bridge too far. A high profile Democratic woman, close to Obama makes a Kinseyesque gaffe the reveals to all what the left really thinks of the mom part of mom, apple pie and baseball.

Also, the Romneys are wealthy and both of their parents were affluent but George Romney was not some kind of megamillionaire. In the mid to late 1950s, when running American Motors, George Romney’s salary was about $250,000 a year. To be sure, that was very good coin then, but while Mitt grew up in an affluent home in Bloomfield Hills, I’m sure his parents weren’t the richest folks on the block. It seems to me, based on what his dad was making as an AMC executive, and before that, working for the Automobile Manufacturers Association, and Alcoa, Mitt didn’t inherit any great wealth from his parents. Mitt and Ann’s parents were in the position to help them, but it’s pretty clear that Mitt made most of his money himself.

Ronnie Schreiber
Cars In Depth

rokemronnie on April 12, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

As always I am sorry for your loss. Thanks for the heads up. : )

Bmore on April 12, 2012 at 11:19 PM

“This War on Women™ is lost.”

de rigueur on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Very well played!

ITguy on April 12, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Short War ?

Bmore on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Mitt’s-Kreig?

Red State State of Mind on April 12, 2012 at 11:19 PM

“Let’s be clear: Raising children full time is work. Being the spouse who runs the household full time is work. And it’s work that society often doesn’t value or treat with respect. In addition to running their homes and supporting their husband’s endeavors, stay-at-home moms are often the people who keep the school board running, do the volunteering for community activities, and even support the women in their neighborhood who work outside the home. When I was a child, and my archaeologist mother had to work late, guess who watched me? Yep, the stay-at-home mom next door.

Yea, that mom was me and it was a labor of love.

When competent people volunteer their services to help non-profit charities without pay, it helps people who would normally rely on the government (reads taxpayer) and the services are better. We should have more charities and less government assistance.

Cindy Munford on April 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Exactly

Jvette on April 12, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Does this make sense to anyone?

DrStock on April 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM

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Biden never makes sense. I think he has brain damage.

ExpressoBold on April 12, 2012 at 11:21 PM

“I personally know 3 different people named Del Dolemonte”.

Baghdad Jay Carney

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I watched it, but why the shout out to Ron Paul to continue?

rubberneck on April 12, 2012 at 11:09 PM

You shold have watched Stossell tonight….

I think that most, if not all, were answered regarding that.

I know it’s been posted online a number of places.

idesign on April 12, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Red State State of Mind on April 12, 2012 at 11:19 PM

True I am of Prussian descent.

Bmore on April 12, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Also, the Romneys are wealthy and both of their parents were affluent but George Romney was not some kind of megamillionaire. In the mid to late 1950s, when running American Motors, George Romney’s salary was about $250,000 a year. To be sure, that was very good coin then, but while Mitt grew up in an affluent home in Bloomfield Hills, I’m sure his parents weren’t the richest folks on the block. It seems to me, based on what his dad was making as an AMC executive, and before that, working for the Automobile Manufacturers Association, and Alcoa, Mitt didn’t inherit any great wealth from his parents. Mitt and Ann’s parents were in the position to help them, but it’s pretty clear that Mitt made most of his money himself.

Ronnie Schreiber
Cars In Depth

rokemronnie on April 12, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Thanks,.. I’ll save this for the next time Honda goes off on a “I hates ROMNEY’S WEALTHESES I DOES… HATES EM… HATES EM!!!!

I knew Romney didn’t get handed much, but not many details..

mark81150 on April 12, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Karl Rove beat Greta down hard tonight on this issue.I like Greta but she put her emotion up against Rove’s cold hard facts. Video here.

Southernblogger on April 12, 2012 at 11:25 PM

You must be getting sloppy. You posted the next comment after the ban. What’s up with that? ; )

Bmore on April 12, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I know, I went and looked.

I remember the post now because of the handle, but I also seem to remember it was too lame to even play with.

cozmo on April 12, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Biden never makes sense. I think he has brain damage.
ExpressoBold on April 12, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Actually, the docs had to go in and re-wire his brain at least twice in the 80s.

whatcat on April 12, 2012 at 11:26 PM

The Dems thought they had their campaign meme for the fall and the political hack Rosen comes along and blows it all away. Ann Romeny could be the secret weapon in this campaign.

NickDeringer on April 12, 2012 at 11:26 PM

The Romney team is a well-oiled machined. Their Rapid Response team is impressive. This is going to be one heckuva race!

GOPRanknFile on April 12, 2012 at 11:17 PM

My thoughts exactly. Everyone complained when it targeted Newt, Santorum, etc., but it looks like it was all practice.

pearson on April 12, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Hilary Rosen begged the media to ‘just get rid of this word, ‘war on women.” After all, ‘the Obama campaign does not use it, President Obama does not use it — this is something that the Republicans are accusing people of using.’

Joe Biden & Nanny Pelosi have used the phrase to attack Republicans. Probably many others, too.

itsnotaboutme on April 12, 2012 at 11:29 PM

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