Maybe it’s just me…

This seems rather despicable.

“Lesbian”. “Had to”. Not to mention the non sequitur nature of the argument. Ugh.

UPDATE: It’s funny, I am an adoptee, and it didn’t even occur to me to be offended that Rosen “adopted kids” while Romney had kids “of her own”. Someone pointed the language out, and yeah, that’s incredibly offensive.

UPDATE 2:

I can’t actually believe this is a real twitter feed, but I see no reason to doubt it either. Here’s some recent other tweets:

UPDATE 3:

I’m done. This is just too fucking much.

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8 Responses to Maybe it’s just me…

  1. Lamb says:

    Forgot to add “Jew.”

  2. mike says:

    This whole thing is ridiculous.

    The point that Rosen was trying to make was that Ann Romney never “worked” a 9-5 job because her family didn’t need the money, not because being a stay-at-home mom is somehow easy. Let’s face it, had Ann romney been a titan of industry or finance prior to becoming pregnant, she could have maintained her career and easily hired an army of private nannies to care for her children without skipping a beat. The point wasn’t to bash Ann Romney for “not working”, it was to point out that she and her husband didn’t have to experience the kind of economic struggles that ordinary folks do.

    Granted, this point should be irrelevant, as Mitt Romney’s (in)ability to “understand ordinary Americans” is a poor reason not to vote for him in and of itself, however, Republicans don’t need to up the stupidity ante by insinuating that Ann Romney can somehow relate to somebody like, say, my mother, who cared for me and my sister while my father was driving a supply truck full-time while simultaneously working on his bachelor’s degree.

    • nickgb says:

      I think it’s a stupid reason to vote for a politician, but sadly it’s been a part of the media narrative for years and years. There’s a reason Bill Clinton went with “I feel your pain”.

      So, yeah, agreement all around. They’re missing the point, and at the same time it SHOULD be an irrelevant point. But, this is the world we live in and this is how we have to win, sadly.

    • dedc79 says:

      It’s a fake scandal generated to distract from the GOP’s record on women’s issues. Everyone knows what she meant, and that she said it indelicately. That should be the end of it. This is a farce.

      As for Donohue, he is a vile human being.

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  4. The tweet’s “point” is irrelevant and essentially a tacky insult. Sure, Ann Romney knows more about child birth than Rosen, but once the kids are born, it doesn’t matter how you got them. You have to raise them.

    As I’ve said before, Rosen was right: Romney has never worked a day in her life. This is not an insult to stay-at-home moms. I had a stay-at-home mom. She was a great woman but she had no experience in the workplace.

    I take issue with the idea that Romney chose to make her “career” raising her kids. Who else was going to raise her kids if she didn’t? That’s not a career. That’s a responsibility. Your career/job whatever is what allows you fulfill your responsibilities. If Romney’s husband was not wealthy, she would have had to have worked. There’s really no either/or. Interestingly enough, I think stay-at-home mothers more directly benefit their husbands, who can focus on their career without basic domestic distractions. My father never did laundry or shopped for groceries until he was in his 60s (after my mother died).

    Naturally, Democrats are great apologizing and not pressing home larger points: The Reagan-era policies, which Republicans love, are directly related to the collapse of the middle class and the elimination of the 1-income family. The modern version of my father (someone without a college degree with a working class job) can’t possibly support a wife and child in a middle class standard of living these days. The so-called party of “family values” would want to correct this situation but they are far more focused on government “controlling” actions (birth control, abortion, homosexuality) than helping anyone (social programs).

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