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Ann Romney “Loves” That Some Moms Can’t Stay Home With Their Kids

Ann Romney “Loves” That Some Moms Can’t Stay Home With Their Kids

At this point I almost feel sorry for Ann Romney. Despite admitting that Republicans ginned up the entire “war on moms” in part because voters seem to find Ann Romney far more compelling than her husband and because Republicans need any traction they can gather with women voters.

But the reality is the woman is so hopelessly sheltered, so chronically out-of-touch with the concerns of working mothers in this country that even when she tries to sound “of the people” she comes across as hopelessly tone deaf. The latest example of this came during a speech at the Connecticut Republican Party’s Prescott Bush Awards Dinner.

At the dinner Romney was discussing just how clearly she understands the challenges mothers face, so much so that she “loves” that some women don’t have a choice to stay home and raise their children the way Romney did. Here’s what she said: “I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn’t easy for any of us.”

Indeed, it’s much easier to “love” the idea that some women don’t have a choice but work and raise children on their own when such a choice is not one Romney ever had to seriously consider. And I suppose it’s as easy to “love” that idea when you don’t need to consider the policies Republicans promote that strip the ability of working mothers to juggle both demands and not live perpetually on the edge of, or in, poverty.

Romney may have been trying to say that all women have value (a shocking proposition within the Republican party to start), but instead all she managed to do was display the fact that for her mothers who work outside the home and raise children are as interesting and exotic as something she’d find at the zoo.

 

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11:40PM PST on Feb 27, 2013

wow! must you be so mean?

8:49AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

It's always fun to read what the entourage of the 1% has to say about the 99%. It's always ridiculous and I get a good laugh.

12:11PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

She lives in the same la la land as her husband.

12:51AM PDT on May 2, 2012

Does this BIMBO ever say anything that comes across as her being more intelligent than Mariah Carey? She's dumber than the proverbial rock.

9:26PM PDT on May 1, 2012

Okay, it's clear, the woman is a braying jackass. but then again she obviously does not live in the real world like the rest of us. I have been a stay at home mum and now a working mum. Uh a little since all mothers work...but anyway, I have seen it from both sides and neither side is easy. I am blessed though to live in a country where it is possible to stay at home with your children is you want to. I am blessed to live in a country that offers you a choice. Through fair social security benefit, subsidised health care and other government help, some women and men-can stay home to care for their children. Pity the Republicans don't see it that way.

3:08PM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

WHAT???

11:14AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

When you have been brought up a certain way you will only believe what you have been taught. When you are rich you cannot see outside the comfort of your box. Therefore she is not educated in the ways others live.

10:39AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Is one of the myriad Romney houses located in Stepford?

10:39AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Is one of the myriad Romney houses located in Stepford?

10:19AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

I feel sorry for this poor Ann Romney she better shut up and not embarrased herself

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