How many women think that Ann Romney speaks for them?

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This false uproar about Hilary Rosen's comments regarding Ann Romney is ridiculous!

How many average/working women in the United States believes that Ann Romney is one of them? The answer is, "Darned few!"

This false outrage appears to be driven by white men (surprise! surprise!), at least as far as I can see.

I thought Hillary Rosen was making a good point, although she meant to say that Ann Romney never work for a salary in her life.

Hillary's point was so obviously correct that this is likely to be something that in the long run will blow up in the Republican faces. Especially as Hillary has no formal ties to Obama.

Any thoughts on this question? I really would like to see a survey of women on this.

Yours,

Caleb

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Katshores
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Just your information.... she

Just your information.... she went into the White House over 30 times and plus she worked for Antia Dunn and Van Jones who was also worked in the White House too.

Katshores
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Oh... I also forgot some

Oh... I also forgot some other woman who she worked for were Debbie Wasserman Schultz and even Nancy Pelosi. We know all well, they never worked or been in the White House before.

As for Multiple Sclerosis its quite painful. My sister in law had it and the pain was so hard that even moving your hand up slightly was quite nasty and the pain like like having a kidney stone pass.

Caleb
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Hillary Rosen works for CNN,

Hillary Rosen works for CNN, the channel that employs her and is happy for her to make "infelicitous" comments. Humorous for Wolff to be so aggressive against her! (Nothing like that bald faux-reporter/male prostitute -- Jeff Gannon --  who in the Bush days who got to ask so many administration-friendly questions at major press conferences! Now THAT was an employee!)

And yes, MS is a terrible thing, but if it weren't for her rich husband, her medical needs might not be met, especially if "Obama care" is done away with.

From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/ann-romney-health-care-mitt-romney_n_1339967.html

"If Ann Romney weren't wealthy, she might have even more in common with Kelly Gaeckle.

"Both women suffer from multiple sclerosis, a chronic neurological disorder that impairs motor function, cognitive abilities and vision and can cause uncontrollable muscle spasms, fatigue and dizziness. Patients eventually can lose the ability to walk.

"Romney, whose husband is Mitt Romney -- the leading Republican presidential contender, the ex-governor of Massachusetts and a former corporate honcho worth as much as $250 million -- presumably doesn't struggle to pay for her treatments, even if she doesn't consider herself wealthy.

"Romney, who turns 63 later this month and also has a history of breast cancer, would likely be in dire straits if she had to turn to the open market for health insurance -- without her husband's millions.

""Ann Romney would literally be unable to get health insurance in most states in America and if she could get it, she'd pay an unbelievable price," said Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And it probably wouldn't cover treatments for M.S. and cancer, he said. Gruber helped develop both the Massachusetts health reform law signed by then-Gov. Mitt Romney in 2006 and the national law enacted by President Barack Obama two years ago..."

Is MS bad? You bet! Also breast cancer, etc. But Ann has good medical coverage and yet she and her husband do not want the American people to have good medical coverage, even though Mitt was for it when he was governor of Massachusetts.

For lessons in understanding American women, and the pain that they and so many American families are going through, rather than listening to Ann Romney (although I am sure she is pleasant, a nice person, does good volunteer work, etc.), I would turn to Elizabeth Warren, Barbara Ehrenreich, and others who have systematically studied these important issues.

Yours,

Caleb

Caleb
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LInda Hirsch makes several

LInda Hirsch makes several great points! Among them the fact that Ann Romney was saying that women worry more about economics than other things, but the fact is she has never worked for salary. (On the other hand, remember that woman who had to work three part time jobs to be able to afford insurance for her children, and President Bush snurkled and said: "Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that. (Applause.) Get any sleep? (Laughter.)" (See http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/february2005/090205threejobs.htm.)) 

The following is by Linda Hirshman, of The Washington Post, Friday, April 13, 1:55 PM, (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/hilary-rosen-was-right-ann-romney-doesnt-speak-for-women-in-the-workforce/2012/04/13/gIQAqv3jFT_story.html)

"Beltway pundit Hilary Rosen committed a mortal sin of American politics: She spoke the truth with a microphone on.:

“What you have,” she told Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night, “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?” Rosen observed. “His wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”

"With that, the storm erupted.

"Of course stay-at-home moms “work,” women from Barbara Bush to Michelle Obama quickly asserted. All that housekeeping and child care is a lot of work. President Obama, apparently needing more distance from Rosen’s comments, suggested Thursday that candidates’ spouses should be “off limits” altogether.

"And surely, taking care of a family is hard work. In Ann Romney’s case, managing the very elaborate Romney establishment — five children,three or four houses and two Cadillacs — probably takes as much labor as most jobs in the market economy. Within 24 hours, Rosen was apologizing to all those women laboring in their homes for implying that they don’t work.

"In the furor, everyone seemed to forget that unpaid mothers and household work are not what the discussion is about. Republicans are not talking about how jobs for stay-at-home moms have decreased under Obama.

"They are talking about how paid work for women has suffered. Mitt Romney said this past week that 92 percent of the jobs lost under Obama were lost by women. Erick Erickson, a Republican commentator who joined Rosen on Cooper’s CNN show, argued that the president is responsible for the decline of women’s jobs in the paid workplace.

"And work as she may, that’s one place Ann Romney has never been. She has spent her life in the private precincts of the marital workplace, where emotional ties replace the financial norms of the factory or office...."

Seems that Republicans regularly accuse others of the things they themselves are doing. Sure as Monday follows Sunday.

Of course if Romney wanted to compensate wormen for the work they do in their home, that sure is a discussio worth having.

Yours,

Caleb