- Politics and Social Issues
Mittwit II-Mitt Romney Strikes Out Again!-The Hilary Rosen Controversy 04/15/2012
Watching the Sunday News programs in regards to recent and controversial statements from one Hilary Rosen, I realized that this entire affair is totally absurd. I am mad at the Democrats for showing yellow and quickly running from her statement without looking at the underlying theme and substance. She is not a Democratic Party spokesperson, the party was not obligated to support anything that she said, even though I support every word. Jesus, I wanted the President to get his mojo back and not continue to be intimidated by the Dark Side with its paper tigers. Here is what Rosen said:
What you have,” she told Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night, “is Mitt Romney running around the country saying: ‘Well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues. And when I listen to my wife, that’s what I’m hearing.’
“Guess what?” Rosen observed. “His wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”
It does not take a rocket scientist to recognize that she wasn’t saying that Ms. Romney has never worked, but has she had to work outside of the home as well as raise children? I am sure that Ms. Romney works, she cuts her lawn and raises children like millions of other mothers across the land. But when this issue is being discussed we are not talking about Thurston and Lovie Howell. Ms. Romney is not representative of the lives of working women and not even that of most mothers who do not have a silver spoon at their beck and call. Mitt Romney is a very wealthy man and for him to compare his life experiences or that of his spouse with that of the average citizen is a fallacy at the very start.
Does Mitt think that we are all stupid? What do you think his wife is going to say when he asks her such a question regarding what the true concerns of American women are? Do you really believe that her experience is representative of the woman on the street?
Yes, there is a “War on Women”. It reaches into areas of pay parity, contraception and reproductive rights issues where Republicans have been consistently found on the wrong side. With all the vaginal probes and arrogant GOP legislators, seems to me that the rightwinger takes a lot of liberties and a great deal for granted. But the Jedi Mind Tricks work only on the feeble minded. So, the rightwinger is advised to keep this form of semantics bait and switch available only for its own crowd. It is sure to work with them. All this talk about the issue centering around whether women who raise children at home actually work is just so much BS and is a red hering. Most of us all know what the issues are about, thank you. They say that matter and anti-matter anihilates itself on contact, can you imagine what happens when you mix “clever” with “Mitt Romney”? Well, we could very well put a “tear” in the universe, altering space-time. That is serious, folks.
But, you know it goes further, according the some material I have read which is substantiated by this video, if appears that the Mittwit is also a hypocrite. Rightwingers please note: You can spare me the spin and such as this is Mitt himself before a live television audience!
Here is the link to the 10 minute video discussion. Sorry, the URL format was not recognized so I am unable to bring it to you directly.
It appears that just this last January, Romney made it clear that the act of raising children by welfare mothers does not constitute work. But he recently said to pander to the women in the audience, that child rearing is hard work and implies that it was the arrogance of the left that seem to want to make all believe that child rearing is not work. So, you can’t have it both ways, Mitt, so which one is it?
He said that he would require welfare mothers with children as young as 2 years of age to go to work and have their kids go to day care. I am not attacking or supporting that policy, but it is the hypocrisy of Mitt that I attack here. If anything, it would be more difficult to raise children without the necessary financial resources than otherwise. Raising children is “hard work” for affluent women, but for women not so affluent, it is seen as a free ride, a way to avoid work? Raising of children by welfare mothers is not considered work but evasion of work. What else can be derived by such a double standard?
This is another article that plays on a consistent theme, that of Mitt Romney as nothing more than a panderer and dimestore phony. The progressive community needs to be aware of the desperation and wiles of the political right, whose representatives lie like rugs. If we are all determined not to be decieved they will easily fold in the light of the truth like the lawnchairs they are. I am certain that there will be succeeding articles reenforcing that observation that I will have the opportunity to speak about in the future