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Welcome to this week's extra special edition of Hell to Pay. We're raising money for Daily Kos-endorsed women candidates for the House and Senate, because it's time to send more, better women to Congress to kick some ass, take some names, fight back against the Republican War on Women—and maybe even shrink some penises with their feminism.

So far, we've raised $9,559. But come on, folks, that's not even one Mitt bet! We're not done yet. So we're just going to let Ann Romney, Mitt's official chief adviser on lady things, keep on talking. Because when it comes to women, she's had an awful lot to say. And we're going to make her pay for it.

Ann says she knows what women are facing right now, and she loves that it's hard:

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.
And when Ann says life isn't easy for "any of us," we know what she's really talking about:
Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring [...] This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.
Because no one has struggled like Ann Romney has struggled:
They were not easy years. [...]

Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time. [...]

Mitt and I walked to class together, shared housekeeping, had a lot of pasta and tuna fish and learned hard lessons. [...]

We were living on the edge, not entertaining. No, I did not work. Mitt thought it was important for me to stay home with the children, and I was delighted.

Right after Mitt graduated in 1975, we had our third boy and it was about the time Mitt’s first paycheck came along. So, we were married a long time before we had any income, about five years as struggling students.

Feel sorry for her yet? Because it's been tough for Mitt too, turning down all those $30-million-a-year job offers:
Well, we’re used to kind of passing offers up like that. For us, our life is not about making money. We’ve been very blessed financially. Our life is now about giving back. I always trust that Mitt can always make another dollar. Poor guy, he took no pay when he did the Olympics for three years and no pay when he was governor for four years.
Yeah. Poor guy.

Are you tired of hearing about how hard it is to be Ann Romney, even though she "loves" how hard life is for you? Goal Thermometer

Then it's payback time. Let's make her pay. Let's make them pay. Name your favorite anti-woman bill Republicans tried to pass since they took over. Name your favorite quotes. Name your favorites offenses. And open up those wallets. Because now, it's payback time. And payback? It's one hell of an unladylike, penis-shrinking bitch.

And it's time to shrink their numbers in Congress. Women are 51 percent of the country, but only 17 percent of Congress. So it's time to step up and show that we're the majority, we're mad as hell, and we're ready to make them pay for it.

Please give $3 to each of our Daily Kos-endorsed women candidates for the House and Senate.

9:16 AM PT: First donation mentioned in the comments was $100. That's a pretty high bar, but I bet y'all can meet it. Come on, come on, don't be shy. It's payback time!

9:21 AM PT: Outstanding! We've passed one Mitt bet's worth. What else ya got?

9:37 AM PT: I love the smell of payback in the morning. Ann and the Republicans LOVE that we don't have a choice. But we do, don't we? How much are you choosing to give?

9:45 AM PT: Remember when Ann Romney said it's time to "dig deep"? Come on, folks, dig, dig, dig.

9:58 AM PT: It's middleagedhousewife's birthday today, and she's already made her donation. Anyone want to wish her a happy birthday with a nice donation in her honor?


10:11 AM PT: Hot damn. Our resident birthday girl, middleagedhousewife, made an offer that's too good to refuse:

If you change the title, I'll match the next donation up to $50
So, ya got me. Title amended. Now, who wants to take her up on her offer?

10:38 AM PT: Wow, y'all are doing great. We've got 230 donations so far. Think we can do better? I'll bet you we can.

12:16 PM PT: Wow—250 donations? Y'all are amazing. And we're not done yet. Tomorrow we wrap up payback weekend. How much are you willing to give to send more, better women to Congress?

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by Abortion.

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