Hilary Rosen apologizes for disgusting attack on Ann Romney

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    Apr 12, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    TPM Hilary Rosen releases statement on the recent unpleasantness, after the jump …

    “Let’s put the faux ‘war against stay at home moms’ to rest once and for all. As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there is. As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen. In response to Mitt Romney on the campaign trail referring to his wife as a better person to answer questions about women than he is, I was discussing his poor record on the plight of women’s financial struggles. Here is my more fulsome view of the issues. As a partner in a firm full of women who work outside of the home as well as stay at home mothers, all with plenty of children, gender equality is not a talking point for me. It is an issue I live every day. I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended. Let’s declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance.”


    Guess she wised up after Obama stopped returning her phone calls.
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    I noticed that Republicans have seized on Rosen's comments and are suggesting that Democrats are involved in a 'War on Moms.'

    They're the ones claiming Democrats made up this war, despite all the bills introduced by Republicans at the state and federal level that target women. But they're taking one woman's comment as a war on moms?

    Sounds like they're getting desperate.
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    OMG since when did Chilery ever have the time to be a mum. This job was left to paid workers. I'm also sure the only reasion she had one child was due to a ruff nights sleep in the wet spot.
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    Her indelicate phrasing aside, there was nothing untrue or "disgusting" about the Hilary Rosen said. I, for one, would not have apologized.
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidHer indelicate phrasing aside, there was nothing untrue or "disgusting" about the Hilary Rosen said. I, for one, would not have apologized.


    Do you consider yourself a good mom?

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    Apr 13, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    This Rosen woman is a twat.

    PS I love that word. It incites rage in lesbians with big mouths.
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    Apr 13, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidThis Rosen woman is a twat.

    PS I love that word. It incites rage in lesbians with big mouths.




    You must hate yourself very much.

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    Apr 13, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    RickRick91 said
    JP85257 saidThis Rosen woman is a twat.

    PS I love that word. It incites rage in lesbians with big mouths.




    You must hate yourself very much.


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    Apr 13, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Christian73 saidHer indelicate phrasing aside, there was nothing untrue or "disgusting" about the Hilary Rosen said. I, for one, would not have apologized.


    Do you consider yourself a good mom?

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    Yes. And my beagle agrees! icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
    JP85257 said
    RickRick91 said
    JP85257 saidThis Rosen woman is a twat.

    PS I love that word. It incites rage in lesbians with big mouths.




    You must hate yourself very much.


    I Heart me. I have a tshirt that says no one will love me like ME!!!!!!! MUAHAHAHAH!!!




    Well your t-shirt is correct.
    Too bad you never are.
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    Apr 13, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidHer indelicate phrasing aside, there was nothing untrue or "disgusting" about the Hilary Rosen said. I, for one, would not have apologized.


    False.

    It is not true that Ann Romney has "never worked a day in her life." My grandmother is a mother of seven. My mother is a mother of four. Ann Romney is a mother of five. These women most certainly have worked. To suggest otherwise is a flat out lie, and Hilary Rosen spreading such a lie is not only not true, but absolutely disgusting.

    Everybody who is not a blind partisan -- including the President and his wife -- knows it.
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    freedomisntfree said
    Christian73 saidHer indelicate phrasing aside, there was nothing untrue or "disgusting" about the Hilary Rosen said. I, for one, would not have apologized.


    Do you consider yourself a good mom?

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    Yes. And my beagle agrees! icon_razz.gif


    My first doggie when I was a little kid was a beagle named Skippy ... I was a good mommy although physically incapable of lactating yet.

    And so did my big guy. It's kind of sad that a Repub could have a doggie this handsome. Had him for 17 years and nothing in the entire world as bad as the day I had to put him down.

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    Apr 13, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
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    Christian73 saidHer indelicate phrasing aside, there was nothing untrue or "disgusting" about the Hilary Rosen said. I, for one, would not have apologized.


    False.

    It is not true that Ann Romney has "never worked a day in her life." My grandmother is a mother of seven. My mother is a mother of four. Ann Romney is a mother of five. These women most certainly have worked. To suggest otherwise is a flat out lie, and Hilary Rosen spreading such a lie is not only not true, but absolutely disgusting.

    Everybody who is not a blind partisan -- including the President and his wife -- knows it.


    I made my mom work at it. I was a grand pain in the ass! Of course, no one around here would believe that about me. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 13, 2012 10:18 AM GMT
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    Christian73 saidHer indelicate phrasing aside, there was nothing untrue or "disgusting" about the Hilary Rosen said. I, for one, would not have apologized.


    False.

    It is not true that Ann Romney has "never worked a day in her life." My grandmother is a mother of seven. My mother is a mother of four. Ann Romney is a mother of five. These women most certainly have worked. To suggest otherwise is a flat out lie, and Hilary Rosen spreading such a lie is not only not true, but absolutely disgusting.

    Everybody who is not a blind partisan -- including the President and his wife -- knows it.


    No one is devaluing the work of stay at home Moms. I commented further on the other Ann Romney thread.
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    Apr 13, 2012 10:45 AM GMT
    Christian73 said...No one is devaluing the work of stay at home Moms. I commented further on the other Ann Romney thread.

    In the caps title thread you said: "Rosen's statement was less than artful but it was essentially true."

    So you're "essentially" agreeing that she never worked a day in her life, but at the same time not "devaluing the work of stay at home Moms". You've got that tap-dance routine down real well. No surprise given you practice several times daily.
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    Apr 13, 2012 11:29 AM GMT
    Ooooooh Wow the desperation of the republican party to get Anything .... Little itty bitty crumbs of positive news on their really disgusting past history on how they have treated women .... gay people .... hispanics

    ..... Ummm ask Romney if he supports the Lilly Ledbetter act ' Kay? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 13, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
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    Christian73 said...No one is devaluing the work of stay at home Moms. I commented further on the other Ann Romney thread.

    In the caps title thread you said: "Rosen's statement was less than artful but it was essentially true."

    So you're "essentially" agreeing that she never worked a day in her life, but at the same time not "devaluing the work of stay at home Moms". You've got that tap-dance routine down real well. No surprise given you practice several times daily.


    It was plainly obvious that Rosen (and I) were speaking about working outside of the home for pay. It's not devaluing the work of parenting to point out that Ann Romney didn't have a professional career.
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    Apr 13, 2012 12:57 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Christian73 said...No one is devaluing the work of stay at home Moms. I commented further on the other Ann Romney thread.

    In the caps title thread you said: "Rosen's statement was less than artful but it was essentially true."

    So you're "essentially" agreeing that she never worked a day in her life, but at the same time not "devaluing the work of stay at home Moms". You've got that tap-dance routine down real well. No surprise given you practice several times daily.


    Certainly the comments weren't appropriate and Rosen should have known better than to make them.

    Lets not make a disagreement like this into some personal attack.
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
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    socalfitness said
    Christian73 said...No one is devaluing the work of stay at home Moms. I commented further on the other Ann Romney thread.

    In the caps title thread you said: "Rosen's statement was less than artful but it was essentially true."

    So you're "essentially" agreeing that she never worked a day in her life, but at the same time not "devaluing the work of stay at home Moms". You've got that tap-dance routine down real well. No surprise given you practice several times daily.


    Certainly the comments weren't appropriate and Rosen should have known better than to make them.

    Lets not make a disagreement like this into some personal attack.

    I would say pointing out inconsistencies and calling that tap-dancing around issues is not a personal attack. If you want to see what personal attacks are, look at some of the other threads at the comments against those who are labeled Republicans.
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    Her comments were totally uncalled for and irresponsible and at least 90% of people disagree that it was a good thing for her to say.
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    Apr 13, 2012 2:01 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    socalfitness said
    Christian73 said...No one is devaluing the work of stay at home Moms. I commented further on the other Ann Romney thread.

    In the caps title thread you said: "Rosen's statement was less than artful but it was essentially true."

    So you're "essentially" agreeing that she never worked a day in her life, but at the same time not "devaluing the work of stay at home Moms". You've got that tap-dance routine down real well. No surprise given you practice several times daily.

    It was plainly obvious that Rosen (and I) were speaking about working outside of the home for pay. It's not devaluing the work of parenting to point out that Ann Romney didn't have a professional career.

    I can understand that, but the whole thing is a political game. Current game started a few weeks ago when some Republicans complained about religious organizations being forced to provide services available elsewhere that were against their religious convictions. Democrats, with the help of the media and Rush, spun that into a manufactured war against women. So now when Rosen makes those comments, the Republicans exploit that to help damage the war on women theme, and create a new one. That new one is the suggestion that Democrats are elitists and look down on stay-at-home moms. Each side will exploit whatever is said to win the hearts and minds of demographics.

    Now the above was fair, but I fully expect your response to say every act of the Democrats was accurate, and every one of the Republicans was total BS.
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    socalfitness said
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    socalfitness said
    Christian73 said...No one is devaluing the work of stay at home Moms. I commented further on the other Ann Romney thread.

    In the caps title thread you said: "Rosen's statement was less than artful but it was essentially true."

    So you're "essentially" agreeing that she never worked a day in her life, but at the same time not "devaluing the work of stay at home Moms". You've got that tap-dance routine down real well. No surprise given you practice several times daily.


    Certainly the comments weren't appropriate and Rosen should have known better than to make them.

    Lets not make a disagreement like this into some personal attack.

    I would say pointing out inconsistencies and calling that tap-dancing around issues is not a personal attack. If you want to see what personal attacks are, look at some of the other threads at the comments against those who are labeled Republicans.


    Except there's no inconsistencies or tap dancing in what I've said.
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    Apr 13, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    To say that the republican War On Women is manufactured is self-serving
    Republican wishing to say the least

    What's the republican legislative issues on women's rights over the last two decades .... And how has that piss poor history taken and accelerated turn since they have taken over in the House ?

    How many anti-abortion laws have been passed in the last four years ?
    Who wants to defund Planned Parenthood?
    Who turned the Komen Foundation into a right wing tool box and ruined its reputation in the process?
    Who convened a Congessional Commitee on Birth Control and forgot to ask any women on the issue?
    And WHO DEFENDED FAT ASS DRUG ADDICTED MOUTH PIECE until they couldn't do it anymore without sounding stupid?

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    Apr 13, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    If I was a candidate, I would would never drag my spouse or children into the political debate. Somebody supporting the other side will launch an attack. Guaranteed. I would never do that to a loved one, especially a family member.

    Now if we're talking about a Hillary Clinton (or Michelle Obama to a lesser extent) who willingly dives into the arena, then so be it. They know the consequences. Presidents Carter, Reagan and Bush I & II adored their wives too much to expose them as political footballs. Ditto for candidates such as Kerry or McCain. But Mitt Romney dragged his wife into the arena.

    Mitt Romney's wife...like his dog Seamus...deserves better.

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    Apr 13, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    White4DarkerFL saidIf I was a candidate, I would would never drag my spouse or children into the political debate. Somebody supporting the other side will launch an attack. Guaranteed. I would never do that to a loved one, especially a family member.

    Now if we're talking about a Hillary Clinton (or Michelle Obama to a lesser extent) who willingly dives into the arena, then so be it. Carter, Reagan and Bush adored their wives too much to expose them as political footballs. Ditto for candidates such as Kerry or McCain. But Mitt Romney dragged his wife into the arena.

    And also Pat Nixon who was always a very reluctant bystander

    Mitt Romney's wife...like his dog Seamus...deserves better.


    My dog would have been jealous given the effort he put into getting up there through the sunroof.