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  •  This is very disingenuous (1+ / 0-)
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    Mitt's statement perfectly articulates what the Republican Party has always believed. Being a mother isn't work; it is only through employment outside the home that a mother achieves "dignity."
    Romney's statement, actually, as you quoted, is very much in line with a lot of progressive values. Note:
    '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 day care, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.'
    Now, welfare reform that he's lauding here wasn't cool, but the 'willing to spend more giving day care' is a GOOD FREAKING THING.

    Sigh.

    The discourse has gone to shit. It's all just about 'Romney is a republican, what can we take out of context to make him look bad". Keep doing this, you're losing independents.

    •  No, he's losing independents. (7+ / 0-)

      And sorry, but this is not about how swell a guy Romney is for wanting to toss a few pennies toward daycare for poor mothers. Romney thinks mothers do the hardest job in the world—unless their poor mothers, in which case, they have to get a job in order to have some dignity.

      •  And here's a statement from Mrs. Romney (4+ / 0-)

        after a (not so) secretive fund raiser tonight:

        "It was my early birthday present for someone to be critical of me as a mother... a defining moment, and I loved it," Mrs. Romney said.
        I guess she hasn't seen the video of Mr. Romney that's in the diary.

        She's quite the cyncial tactician, isn't she?

        http://online.wsj.com/...

        •  can you feel the love? (0+ / 0-)

          Ann seems to love everyone these days.  She assured the crowds last week that she and Mitt "love" all the stay-at-home moms and dads.  And I'm sure she will be telling every other niche group that she loves its members.  

          But she (and Mitt) seem to have a careless, abusive kind of love, one in which they kick, steal from and deny the rights of the objects of their affection.  

          I guess it would be true that they love us to death -- they can't wait for us to die, so they can get their hands on every bit of money we might possess.  

    •  The Republican platform on women's (0+ / 0-)

      issues stinks to high heaven.  

      They are looking at an election-smashing deficit in support from both independents and women.  

      It's a lack of support the GOP has richly earned.  

      The dust-up over Ms. Rosen's remarks have brough Ann Romney into the media spotlight as never before, and she is far from a progressive.  

      Her husband is likely even farther.  

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