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  •  You're doing an excellent job (1+ / 0-)
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    of "dividing moms" here, creating a rift where none exists. You really really project defensiveness with your over-the-top defense of "moms." Believe me, Ann Romney has not experienced what most mothers have, which incudes worrying about the bill.

    Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

    by anastasia p on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 07:31:05 AM PDT

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    •  I am aware that Romney relaxes by riding horses (0+ / 0-)

      and owns 2 Cadillacs. I am not suggesting she is a normal mom. I don't mean to divide anyone and have great respect for all moms, especially working moms.

      I don't want to divide anyone. I am trying to say that blaming the Romneys for being rich and out of touch is actually pretty accurate.

      Linking the wealth to the stay at home with 5 kids is not a good idea because 5 kids is a lot of work, even if you have nannies.

      •  Do you know for a fact that she (0+ / 0-)

        did any of this "raising" you assume she has done? I find it incredibly hard to believe that Ann Romney's experience with her children is in any way comparable to what anyone in the 99% feel, regardless of how many kids s/he have. Even one nanny, which would be far out of the affordability of most people, would change that dynamic beyond recognizability, and I highly doubt that one nanny is the extent of the help they have received. Nobody but you that I've read here is suggesting we aren't talking strictly about her wealth, but even so, Ann Romney has 0 idea what other parents do, and does not deserve our respect for what she has done.

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 08:26:05 AM PDT

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        •  I really don't even care what Ann Romney did. I am (0+ / 0-)

          not voting for Romney , sorry if my opinion doesn't match every other opinion here. I have no idea how or if she raised her kids, I agree that she isn't like the rest of us, certainly not like me.

          I do think it is strange that because I stuck up for her as a stay at home mom everyone here seems to assume that I don't realize that the Romneys are over the top wealthy. I never said that. I don't like Romney and never will because he said "Scott Walker is a great governor".

          •  We assume that because *that* is the (1+ / 0-)
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            salient point with regards to this brouhaha, not her technically correct status as a "stay-at-home mom." As she herself clarified, she does not know what it is like for those without her resources; defending her--even in this narrowly defined way as you have done--minimizes her very real and substantial differences from the rest of us. I would hazard a guess as to say that no one on DKos thinks of "stay-at-home parents" with any but the highest regard, unless these parents are not, you know, actually struggling.

            "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

            by bryduck on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 12:21:23 PM PDT

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    •  Ann Romney also had breast cancer and has always (0+ / 0-)

      had MS...so really she had trials most of us could not imagine...with or without money issues.

      She's rich.... okay I get that and I hate how they got rich but that's another issue and it does not in any way dismiss that she chose to be a stay at home mom, and in my opinion Rosen was wrong to equate that with "not working a day in her life".

       If she ever volunteered anywhere at any time, if she ever worked in her church, if she ever helped out at her kids' school, if she ever helped in a charity, if she ever worked during her college years, if she ever stayed up with a sick child, if she ever kissed a crying child who was hurt, if she ever cheered at a child's baseball game, if she ever had to disciplined her children, if she ever helped with homework, if she ever took an active role in their education....and on and on and on ....then she has worked a day in her life and regardless of pay....work is work, and Rosen was wrong.  

      •  It's not the same (1+ / 0-)
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        My mother had breast cancer. She drove three hours every day for seven weeks to get radiation, because that's how far the nearest hospital was that would cover it. She now cannot get nursing home insurance. She is 65 & still working. That's a big difference. I stay at home, after many years working 40+ hours before I had kids. Every parent does exactly what I do as far as raising their children is concerned. But I don't do it after 40+ hours of being at someone else's beck & call. One of my children is now in school full-time. It's not as hard as being a working parent, or if it is, it's still not the same kind of hard. I think Mrs. Romney would find a world of good feelings if she acknowledged that.

        You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarass the guilty. - Jessica Mitford

        by Cynmill on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 12:24:48 PM PDT

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