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  •  His campaign likes to say he has had to face (7+ / 0-)

    adversity with is wife's diagnosis of MS and breast cancer. I don't deny that that is rough news to hear, but when you have all the money in the world to be able to provide the best treatement for your loved ones, it does make it easier to digest. One would think someone who has had to face something like this would understand that it is easier to face when you are wealthy, and facing diseases like these two is hard on all that face it and that realization would want him to not repeal HCR, but extend it to more Americans. His life story and any challanges faced doesn't seem to effect him, nor did it seem to give him any empathy for anyone except those who are in the same economic bracket as he is. FDR was a very wealthy man, but when he was striken with Polio, he realized the challanges he face and it made him feel empathy for all of those who might be suffering the same fate with not the same resources as he had. That is the reason FDR's face is on the Dime. FDR enjoyed his weath, but he also realized that no everyone had that same priviledge as he, and he spent his time as President trying to remedy that situation. That is the true test of Character, "to who much is given much is expected". Romeny doesn't seem to live  by that creed.

    •  That's because FDR wasn't a sociopath (3+ / 0-)
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      to begin with. This really resonates with me. I think he is a sociopath, one who does not feel empathy for other human beings. This is why, after 6 years of campaigning, he still can't help but say, "I am not worried about the poor," and "I'll bet you 10,000 dollars," etc. He just doesn't get it - there it that human gene missing.

      We really need to insure that this roboton doesn't become president, because he will send our kids off to fight in Iran without a second thought.

      My dog is a member of Dogs Against Romney: He rides inside.

      by adigal on Mon May 07, 2012 at 11:16:45 AM PDT

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    •  According to Ann Romney herself: (4+ / 0-)
      “I had ductal carcinoma, which is DCIS,” Romney said in an interview with America’s Radio News. “Stage zero, which meant, for me, I had surgery, and I had radiation, but I did not have to do chemo because it was a stage zero. So again, it was early diagnosis that prevented me from having to have chemotherapy.” source
      This will probably make me sound like a horrible person, but I have a hard time finding much sympathy for Ann Romney.

      She had the advantage of never having to worry about how to obtain and pay for mammograms, and catching it at "stage zero" means she barely missed a beat.

      Some of us have had both breasts removed and have a chest that is still numb, needed chemotherapy, lost huge chunks of our lives along with our hair and  portions of our lymphatic system, and the entire time sweated bullets out of fear we'd lose our jobs & our health care.

      I've known people like AR, and instead of using this experience to help others (e.g. campaigning for free mammograms) they use it to generate sympathy for themselves and their politician spouses.  

      IOW it's all about them.  Still.  Again.

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Mon May 07, 2012 at 11:31:29 AM PDT

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      •  My sister had the same thing last year (1+ / 0-)
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        yes, it's breast cancer, but her doctor told her it was the kind that if she hadn't had the mammogram, it would very likely never have been a major problem.  So small they had to mark it prior to surgery.  She was uncomfortable for about a week.

      •  I had an Aunt with MS, and for that I feel (1+ / 0-)
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        sympathy for Ann Romney. It is a horrible disease and the prognosis is never good. It is alot to deal with, fortunately she can get the best medical care. I hope that helps. As far as the breast cancer goes, it would be nice if all women can be diagnosed when their cancer is at stage 0, but stopping the funding to P.P. and ending Obamacar, as Ann's husband has promised is not going to ever make that
        possible. Ann should realize there are some things that are more important than being First Lady, but she thinks "it is Mitt's turn".

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