The left again goes too far

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Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney has not “worked a day in her life.” Five children, 16 grandchildren – really? Why are more people on the left not outraged over this?

I remember watching The Jeffersons as a child and recall an episode in which Lionel Jefferson said that housewives should not receive $17,000 a year as Weezie Jefferson claimed. He said, “Y’all deserve a raise.” Ann Romney was all of that and reared five kids. Granted, her husband helped and was an integral part of his kids’ lives, but still, it’s work.

Then again, people such as Ann Romney may not consider rearing her children “work.” But I can guarantee that neither Ann nor her husband view parenthood as a “punishment,” as Michelle’s husband so eloquently stated sans teleprompter.

After numerous complaints, Hilary backtracked and said that Ann could afford to stay at home with the kids unharmed by “day care cuts” via the “Romney-Ryan budget.” This is too much, even for the left. First, no Romney is a member of Congress. Second, why should the government (I, you) pay to watch others’ children? Incidentally, the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate has not passed a budget in 1,200-plus days.

Ann Romney has millions. So? Michelle Obama has millions. Ann wants to help others be in a position to earn millions. I’ll even wager that Ann has long been proud of her country. Michelle condemns all others, and is arguably the most bitter, arrogant, condescending, divisive first lady in history. As for presidents, Michelle’s husband has a similar historic mark.

And this just in: With Barack Obama and Democrats vilifying those who earn money, and calling for massive, punitive and progressive taxes (Communist Manifesto, second plank) to befall them – all the while destroying businesses, the economy, jobs, America’s once-AAA credit rating and all other components of a happy functioning society – it will be very difficult for millions of Americans to work a day in their lives.

Lee Benedict

Martinez

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copperhead
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copperhead 04/14/12 - 10:30 pm
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MORE division by the most

MORE division by the most divisive president in history. this woman made these comments just so hussein could deliver his heart-felt apology.

Haki
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Haki 04/14/12 - 11:40 pm
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I decided against fully

I decided against fully commenting on your vile towards the First Lady. You don't deserve any acknowledgment here Sir.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/15/12 - 02:37 am
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Once after a little squabble

Once after a little squabble with a team mate, my son made a comment that ALL of them were unfair. I asked him to name the kids on his team whom he felt had mistreated him and I wrote the name. Yes, NAME. Wouldn’t you know it, ALL was reduced to ONE!
Perhaps the writer would be so kind as to send us the list of ALL those "others" whom he has heard Mrs. Obama condemn. I can tell that will be difficult because I heard her speak before military spouses and she praised them for the sacrifices they and their spouses make for this country. Time nor space will allow me to list other instances where she did just the opposite of what this writer claims. So, it can't be that she condemns ALL others.

It is amazing that adults would reduce themselves to name calling and belittling of others in ways that school children would be suspended for doing. It is possible to have a spirited debate about the pros and cons of the comments made by H. Rosen, but to see a broad conspiracy around every corner is frankly neither helpful nor healthy.

I found today's lead editorial somewhat inspiring in that it speaks to our better angels and challenges each of us to consider how we respond to situations. Might I recommend it to you, Sir?

Retired Army
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Retired Army 04/15/12 - 05:20 am
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Tempest in a teapot from a

Tempest in a teapot from a known hyper partisan.

Benedict would object to anything our President and his family says or does including the cuddling of warm puppies simply because Mr. Obama is our president.

The Rosen malaprop is nothing more than that. Had the words "Outside the home" been added there is no there there and Mr. Benedict knows it. Bogus and hypocritical public statements such as this is why Republicans led by shameful misogynists such as the puppet master Limbaugh are trying desperately to reclaim any moral high ground left. After this years revealing Republican primary and the rash of "vaginal probe" legislation promoted and signed by Republican administrations across the nation, any thinking woman knows which party has declared "war on women".

Here's an excellent and most revealing editorial about this current manufactured flap.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/hilary-rosen-was-right-ann-romney...

Lee Benedict
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Lee Benedict 04/15/12 - 07:50 am
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“Who do we want to be? Will

“Who do we want to be? Will we be a country where success is limited to the few at the top?” "If a family in this country is struggling, we cannot be satisfied with our own families' good fortune.” HER VACATIONS TAKEN IN 2011 COST TAXPAYERS $10,000,000

"For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country"

"America is just downright mean."

"See, that's why Barack's running: to end the war in Iraq responsibly - to build an economy that lifts every family"

"The realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know."

“Barack is one of the smartest people you will ever encounter who will deign to enter this messy thing called politics.”
Deign: condescend: do something that one considers to be below one’s dignity

"And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities." Wasn't she disbarred? Didn't she give back to the community by taking a $300,000+/year "job" at a hospital?

And here is some more reading material:
http://mychal-massie.com/premium/our-first-lady-bitter-harridan/

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Lee Benedict 04/15/12 - 08:03 am
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By the way, Ann Romney

By the way, Ann Romney married in 1968, lived in a run-down apartment while her husband finished college, stay-at-home mother to five who finished her undergraduate studies by taking night classes, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1997, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Now, care to describe how the Obamas made their way through college?

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/15/12 - 08:20 am
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A sincere hats off to Mrs.

A sincere hats off to Mrs. Romney!
And all other moms who do the same.

You know, reading these comments is like reading a book without pictures. Words give us a glimpse into ones soul.

Mr. Benedict, you have bared your soul for all to see who you are and what you think of the President and his family.

You need say no more. Please, don't say anymore!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/15/12 - 08:26 am
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Truth, you asked Benedict a

Truth, you asked Benedict a question and he answered. Now, you tell him to be quiet? Why not address his answer?

Retired Army
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Retired Army 04/15/12 - 09:48 am
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Oh lawdy, lawdy. Won't be

Oh lawdy, lawdy. Won't be long now and Benedict and company will have Mizz Romney as the cast out victim child raised by a poor black family.

Hard work there Mrs Romney? How many maids, house servants, nanny's, gardeners, personal trainers, chauffeurs and social secretary's did you have to manage any way?

Credit where credit is due though. Some of the money Mr. Romney made cutting middle class workers out of work via Bain Capitol has been returned to the public sector. Via minum wage house hold help but hey those people have to eat too don't they Mrs Romney. Just not as well.

Yup! Gotta have empathy for those hard working stay at home change every diaper help with the private school home work moms. And of course if part of Mrs Romney's household chores was to oversee the Swiss and Cayman bank accounts maintained by this all American normal family, why now she's really working hard.

And let's not get started with the stoopid wealth envy argument. I came from a well to do family(when he passed all of Dad's cash was in Bank of America at least) and one of the saddest days of my life was the passing of our full time nanny Sally Perdum when I was 13 years old. The willow tree from which we picked our own switch for her use is a reminder to me of her life of service to a family of means.

No, this is not a wealth envy thing. It's an out of touch thing. My mother, bless her heart and rest her soul might well have taken the part of Mrs Romney had her 8 children been natural born. But they were adopted instead. That's what comes from Roosevelt era Democrats who survived the real Great Depression and passed on the idea of social responsibility to all their adopted children. Something sadly lacking in the Republican Party/puesdo conservative "vaginal wand' voters these days.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/15/12 - 10:05 am
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RA, you running re-run

RA, you running re-run comments now? It's not quite summer yet.

Retired Army
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Retired Army 04/15/12 - 10:26 am
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JTF, at least you're paying

JTF, at least you're paying attention and there were some add on's to the comments. Besides, there are readers for whom repetition is the only hope.

Now for something appropriate to this thread:

http://www.uclick.com/client/nyt/jd/

Lee Benedict
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Lee Benedict 04/15/12 - 11:18 am
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All of the copy-n-paste

All of the copy-n-paste aside, it is painfully obvious that FACTS and COMMON SENSE elude many Obama supporters. If you feel so strong about the alleged greatness of Michelle and/or Barack Obama, please, put your name on a Letter to the Editor and submit it.

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Pu239 04/15/12 - 11:34 am
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Regarding the 1048 post....it
Unpublished

Regarding the 1048 post....it would appear that the posters "vaginal wand" comment has relegated said poster to rectal sphincter status…

Unholy_Martyr
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Unholy_Martyr 04/15/12 - 11:45 am
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I think the reason why there

I think the reason why there aren't more people up in arms over this comment is simple: It was an uncouth remark made by an individual.

If we are supposed to be riled up by the off handed comment of individuals, what kind of example are we setting? Are we supposed to be shocked by the fact that someone says we are lazy because we drive the mile to work instead of walking? Should everyone rebuff that individual into alienation?

I think you're taking this far too personal and the whole situation as you present it becomes laughable...

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LMH 04/15/12 - 12:10 pm
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I am so tickled reading the

I am so tickled reading the comments from those of you whose brainwashing is obviously complete.....you eat up the class warfare argument like a box of doughnuts.
The Romneys EARNED every bit of their bank account and the privileges that go with it. I do not believe for a second that if any of you had the opportunity to hire a little help with your children you wouldn't. If you are that jealous of their success and can't stand to see someone have more than you do, then get out there and bust your butt and earn it too. THAT is how America works. I begrudge them NOTHING. If I had the opportunity and skill to make that kind of money, I certainly would try.
The remark made by that snide liberal lackey is par for the course. She didn't say anything the rest of them aren't thinking. To half-[filtered word] apologize (on Twitter like a coward no less) and then backbite with an even more snide remark is typical of their hateful regard for any woman who doesn't tow their party line.
This big-mouthed broad has just accomplished what nearly a year of debates and campaigning could not.....she is uniting the right behind a candidate once and for all.

Unholy_Martyr
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Unholy_Martyr 04/15/12 - 12:36 pm
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I have to say the level of

I have to say the level of seriousness in this discussion is impressive.

"I am so tickled reading the comments from those of you whose brainwashing is obviously complete.....you eat up the class warfare argument like a box of doughnuts."

"The remark made by that snide liberal lackey is par for the course. She didn't say anything the rest of them aren't thinking"

Wait...is this really serious? I mean the meat in the sandwich was palpable; however, putting your overall statement in between petty remarks makes for an underwhelming bit of reading. Is name calling really that necessary?

In addition, the conclusion eclipses the absurdity of just about everything on this page:

"This big-mouthed broad has just accomplished what nearly a year of debates and campaigning could not.....she is uniting the right behind a candidate once and for all."

Behind a candidate? You must be joking seeing as how no one has said poor Mitt due to the focus of the comment and most, if not all, of the responses being geared towards his wife or the person making the comment. If anything, they're rallying behind the idea that 'stay at home' mothers are still working.

Reading and comprehension folks...fourth graders have to do it, so I hope you would too.

Retired Army
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Retired Army 04/15/12 - 01:12 pm
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And LMH in one paragragh

And LMH in one paragragh manages to exemplify the whole argument of the "War on Women" being waged by his party these days.

"This big-mouthed broad has just accomplished what nearly a year of debates and campaigning could not.....she is uniting the right behind a candidate once and for all."

Just remember ladies to cast your votes for the "Big Mouthed Broad" people come November-NOT!

I have to wonder what LMH's mother, wife, grandmother, girlfriend, female co-workers, sisters or any woman he comes into contact with would have to say about this comment.

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Bizkit 04/15/12 - 02:09 pm
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Rosen isn't just anyone-she

Rosen isn't just anyone-she had the president's ear. With all the press by Obama to win over women this is an obvious unsuccessful ploy unlike the Fluke plan. The Fluke plan worked well because that idiot Limbaugh, but in any case this one blew up in his face and he was uncharacteristically quick to react (think about that). I am sure he set Rosen to instigate sympathy for women (he didn't tell her what to say but you can bet he encouraged her to stir the pot-she just stepped in it without thinking). This was a winning strategy for the Prez but now this has put a damper in the strategy. You can bet that Rosen was part of an orchestrated plan. Like Duh! But to be fair the Rep are no different.

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carcraft 04/15/12 - 02:26 pm
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My favorite comment by Obama

My favorite comment by Obama was "Michelle and I could not afford for Michelle to stay at home"! Obama was making $167,000.00/year and Michelle was Making $300,000.00/year. That is almost a 1/2 a million per year..OH the poor boy...

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southernguy08 04/15/12 - 02:47 pm
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RETIRED ARMY, let me ask you
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RETIRED ARMY, let me ask you this? Why is it you ask how many maids, servants, etc. the Romney's had through the years to help them raise their children, but you ask no such questions of say the Kennedy's, Nancy Pelosi's family, or Jay Rockefeller? These are some of the wealthiest families in the US. The difference between them and the Romney's? Simple, they have a D by their political affiliation, instead of an R. That's all you need to get away with ANYTHING as far as liberals are concerned. Yeah, I'm laughing.

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carcraft 04/15/12 - 02:55 pm
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Axelrod just had his lunch

Axelrod just had his lunch eaten by Wallace over the "Buffet" rule, (wouldn't it be fun for Buffet to have his corperation pay the tax it actually owes, about a billion dollars). The Buffet rule would pay about 17 days of Obama's deficits.. and hurt small corperations and businesses!

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Cdr4500 04/15/12 - 03:19 pm
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It is so strange that some
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It is so strange that some people see virtually no difference between a household that has a 10-figure annual income and a household that has a 5-figure income. One household has the luxury of making choices without worrying about financial consequences, while the other has two choices -- a job or welfare. When you have no options in life other than to take a job so that your children can have food and clothing, you do not have the same sensibilities or priorities as a person who has lived their entire life being able to obtain anything they want without lifting a finger. If Mitt Romney died today, virtually nothing in the Romney household would change in terms of lifestyle. Hillary Rosen could have been more artful in her statement, but I know exactly what she meant and why she said it. Mitt Romney has been using his wife to shield himself from questions about his stands on issues which are important to women. He uses her to dodge questions and tries to present her as being typical of American women. It's preposterous. Rosen shouldn't have had to apologize, but I'm sure she did because she didn't want the Romney campaign to try to make her the issue, rather than Mitt Romney's stand on things like the Lily Ledbetter Act.

Cdr4500
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Cdr4500 04/15/12 - 03:19 pm
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It is so strange that some
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It is so strange that some people see virtually no difference between a household that has a 10-figure annual income and a household that has a 5-figure income. One household has the luxury of making choices without worrying about financial consequences, while the other has two choices -- a job or welfare. When you have no options in life other than to take a job so that your children can have food and clothing, you do not have the same sensibilities or priorities as a person who has lived their entire life being able to obtain anything they want without lifting a finger. If Mitt Romney died today, virtually nothing in the Romney household would change in terms of lifestyle. Hillary Rosen could have been more artful in her statement, but I know exactly what she meant and why she said it. Mitt Romney has been using his wife to shield himself from questions about his stands on issues which are important to women. He uses her to dodge questions and tries to present her as being typical of American women. It's preposterous. Rosen shouldn't have had to apologize, but I'm sure she did because she didn't want the Romney campaign to try to make her the issue, rather than Mitt Romney's stand on things like the Lily Ledbetter Act.

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TParty 04/15/12 - 04:08 pm
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The Romney's have wanted for

The Romney's have wanted for nothing, they have been very fortunate. Romney himself has said so, and made it clear he will not apologize (Not that he needs too).

There is a difference between a family who wants for nothing- and most of today's families that require both mother and father to work so that bills can be paid, and maybe have a savings. Maybe 42 years ago one parent working would be enough- but that doesn't seem to be the case in today's age.

Anyways, this letter writer said: "Second, why should the government (I, you) pay to watch others’ children?"

Fun Fact: Romney said: "I wanted to increase the work requirement, I said, for instance, that even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, 'Well that's heartless.' And I said, 'No, no, I'm willing to spend more giving day care to allow those parents to go back to work. It'll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work."

So Romney is for the government paying others to watch our children. And Mittens said being a mother is not work....

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faithson 04/15/12 - 04:18 pm
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yea right, no one on this

yea right, no one on this board has put their foot in their mouth before... hey, it's a human condition...

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twolane 04/15/12 - 05:37 pm
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well let me ask this exactly
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well let me ask this exactly WHAT congressman or congress woman can possibly be IN TOUCH with the common people.....ill wait for your answers....other than that once again never disappoint the obama lovers open your eyes...we destroyed two countries and gave them to muslim extremists....obviously with the slaughter in syria libya was never ever a humanitiarian mission..our country IS GOING to go bankrupt.....well our governemnt is already broke anyway....unemployment is still right where is has been....feds are still operating for 1200 days with no budget....only a true idiot would say this guy is doing a great job......and as for romneys wife well obama never had a REAL job either

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carcraft 04/15/12 - 07:23 pm
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Wll Obama had a MAJOR 6

Wll Obama had a MAJOR 6 figure income and talked like he had a five figure income..oh well go figure!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/15/12 - 08:19 pm
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No matter your socioeconomic

No matter your socioeconomic status everyone worries about their finances. My wife and I went from nothing to making over 250K and our worries are no different now. As you grow all your costs grow too.

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