April 12, 2012

Ann Romney, inauthentic woman

Bitch has never worked a day in her life, and she’s married to a weird rich Republican guy. What they hell would she know about what women care about? Authentic women, that is — you know, the kinds who can’t afford the luxury of being stay at home parents. Or, like, the luxury of being pampered cancer survivors. Or MS sufferers.

Some women, even after being punished with a child (or heaven forfend, multiple little life sentences), still manage to get out of their kitchens and press for women’s empowerment. By, for instance, supporting a political party that believes women are so weak and needy that they can’t possibly get by without special dispensations, or Big Daddy government paying for their condoms or birth control pills.

Yet we’re to believe Ann Romney, a rich priss who’s never done a goddamn thing of note (though I admire her “grit,” don’t get me wrong!) presumes to speak for real women?

Please. She’s like an extra twitchy June Cleaver.

The White House — after having created this coordinated message (unless you believe Obama’s bit about his wife’s not having the “luxury” of being a stay at home is some sort of happy coincidence) — has pulled back, and it’s Rosen who is being asked to take one for the team.

But we know the truth, don’t we?

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:30am
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  1. Rosen deserves every thumping she gets, just for being an RIAA tool.

    But let’s not forget the background collusion with the WH messaging apparat, which is pretty bleeping obvious. Sure, Mooch has now relegated her to under-the-bus status, but that’s transparent ass-covering bullshit.

    Which means the MSM will buy it for a dollar!

  2. Raising five boys is EASY!

    As long as you don’t mind the house being destroyed a few times over every year. And let’s face it—they had the money for the repairs.

    So, luxury.

  3. Something tells me Ann is going to have a new appreciation for her friends on the Left when this all said and done.

  4. Does Ann Romney believe in lying to her kids to get them to exercise?

  5. And this is the thanks she gets for loving and cherishing the creator of the Obamacare pilot program.

  6. Working mom Sarah Palin unavailable for comment.

  7. Rosen is being pilloried, not just for the offense to SAHMs, but for past statements displaying her blatant inconsistency and terminal hypocrisy.

    I’m more interested in CNN, this was obviously an orchestrated moment in the broadcast. To be certain Cooper was in on it, but what about the two other talking heads, why aren’t they getting an earful for their failure to challenge Rosen.

    Are they all so far removed from actual public sentiment as to not see that this was a bad move on Rosen’s part? Or do they not worry about being perceived as so passive in the face of an attack on traditional parenting?

    Because blind spots lead to blindsiding.

  8. Why does Hilary Rosen hate scholars?

  9. I think what Hillary Rosen is trying to say is that she wants me to pirate copyrighted music and movies.

    Look, it’s all interpretation. Everyone knows intentionalism is an exploded theory.

  10. Axelrod, Messina, Wasserman Schultz and the big gun, FLOTUS.

    The wheels on the bus go thumpthump, thumpthump. Sadly Hilariously, this is a tough economy for women to find a job in.

  11. If Rosen really had a brain, she would take this opportunity to explain how her allies on the Left have made her a sacrificial lamb for merely applying their identity politics strategy… but failing to succeed in the attack. She could point out how in the 2008 campaign she attacked the Republicans for criticizing the future First Nag “Lady,” with approval from the Left, but now she has been thrown under the bus because her gambit failed, showing that the Left is not about ideas or logic or consistency, but merely power.

    She could do this, but seriously I have to stop drinking so early in the day. It makes me hallucinate.

  12. Rosen was enlisted in February to advise Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on public relations (h/t Jim Geraghty’s invaluable Morning Jolt). The Wall Street Journal reported on Feb. 16 that Rosen was brought on to “tone down” DWS’s image:

    Obama advisers have occasionally told [Wasserman Schultz] to “tone it down” and “back off a smidgen,” Ms. Wasserman Schultz says. She agreed with them to enlist two seasoned Democratic female pros, Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen, to begin giving her occasional political advice and media training, advisers say. “I’m glad to get constructive criticism,” Ms. Wasserman Schultz says.

    The media pros prepped her for an important Jan. 13 appearance on the “Bill Maher Show”—from her tone to her clothes (they know better than to suggest she blow out her curly hair, advisers say). Ms. Wasserman Schultz had lots of “don’t” instructions: Don’t make news, don’t try to be funny, don’t laugh at the comedian’s jokes, don’t use your hands (although she balled her fists at one point and did “karate chops” when making her points). Her biggest “do:” Attack Mitt Romney, which she managed to do despite the topic of discussion: Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters.

  13. Oh dear. OT.

    http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/04/12/the-harriet-miers-presidential-campaign/

    …so many of the people vouching for Romney’s bona fides are the same people who vouched for Harriet Miers’ nomination in 2005. As Ben Domenech noted in this morning’s Transom, the Romney campaign has put Ed Gillespie in charge of finding a Vice President.

    snip

    (quote from WaPo story)
    ‘White House adviser Ed Gillespie suggested that some of the unease about Miers “has a whiff of sexism and a whiff of elitism.” Irate participants erupted and demanded that he take it back. Gillespie later said he did not mean to accuse anyone in the room but “was talking more broadly” about criticism of Miers.’

  14. Iowahawk on Rosen for the past 14 hours.
    @HilaryR Ann Romney is better at your job than you are. To be fair, Ozzie Guillen is better at your job than you are.

  15. I expect more incidents like this. They will be the result of a “perfect storm” caused by the confluence of focusing on a Democratic base of radical feminists, LGBT activists, the academe, public unions, and the black community especially the proclaimed leadership, and the fact that in Democratic Party circles ideological purity is required before competence at the job.

  16. Carney: “I haven’t talked to the POTUS about this stupid bint, but look at our awesome jobs record!”

    OMFG.

  17. “Also, Pell Grants!”

  18. To your OT, George Orwell: I said it then and I stand by it now, GWB is a fantastic poker player. I knew when he nominated Harriet Miers that she wasn’t a contender and was a stalking horse. Fast-forward a few weeks and Harriet steps aside just as intended.

    It’s all in the playbook. And Erick Erickson isn’t as smart as he likes to think he is.

  19. Q: Will Rosen be persona non grata?

    A: The Ryan budget ends Medicare as we know it!!!

  20. Well, I certainly cannot fault your assessment of Erickson.

    But the political-fu of the Harriet Miers fiasco?

    A bridge too far.

  21. Oh, I don’t think so. I talked to a Federal Prosecutor about it and she agreed with me. In fact, we brought it up simultaniously.

    Pablo, Jay-Jay is claiming that he “personally knows at least five Hillary Rosens” so it is not necessarily the same Hillary Rosen who visited the WH all those times.

    O-kay, then.

  22. But the political-fu of the Harriet Miers fiasco?
    A bridge too far.

    Yeah, too clever by half. Simplicity is the most likely explanation: W really likes moderates and is not inimical to big government. Just look at his spending record in office. Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, the dreadful establishment of DHS and the reviled TSA, on and on.

    I have no opinion about Erickson; he is merely reporting some facts about Gillespie and Romney’s advisors.

  23. I expect more incidents like this. They will be the result of a “perfect storm” caused by the confluence of focusing on a Democratic base of radical feminists…

    Quite perceptive… perhaps this is the manifestation of that notion that Obama’s campaign will deliberately abandon the white middle class vote in favor of leftist identity politics groups.

  24. Leigh, and last Christmas I was speaking with a well connected attorney in Sarasota who said that the convention would be brokered and Jeb was going to come out of it as the nominee.

    All in the realm of possible, but still not probable. Wheels with wheels and all that.

  25. Pablo, Jay-Jay is claiming that he “personally knows at least five Hillary Rosens” so it is not necessarily the same Hillary Rosen who visited the WH all those times.

    Of course he’s full of shit. Besides, it’s H-I-L-A-R-Y Rosen, not the more common Hillary. How many of them do ya know, Bucky?

  26. Heh. I know ThomasD. We were just assuring ourselves that we were too smart for the room. Cocktail parties will do that to you.

  27. False consciousness must be eradicated, root and branch.

    Romney (and women like her) are traitors to the cause of gender feminism. The worst traitors, really. Rather like the kulaks in the early Soviet Union. Can’t have them showing a different way from what the collective directs. Might give members of the sisterhood the wrong idea. Like the kulaks, they have to be…addressed.

    In related news, Amanda Marcotte just e-mailed Ann Romney to remind her that the vay-jay-jay is not supposed to be a clown car.

    Even when attached to a clown like Marcotte.

  28. Hilary, Hillary, Hilaire. Who can keep track with so many of them trapsing through the WH alla the time?

  29. Besides, it’s H-I-L-A-R-Y Rosen

    It would be awesome if she made another appearance in front of cameras and yelled out “Get my fucking name right! It’s H-I-L-A-R-Y!! What, do you stay home all day playing with your freaking children?!?”

  30. Yeah, too clever by half. Simplicity is the most likely explanation: W really likes moderates and is not inimical to big government. Just look at his spending record in office. Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, the dreadful establishment of DHS and the reviled TSA, on and on.

    W and his ilk gave us Obama. It amazes me the reverence by conservatives for the man. I chalk a lot of it up to the, “if the Left hates him so much he must be a conservative” line of reasoning.

  31. Hagiography of any politicain is bad, m’kay?

  32. So there are 5 different H. Rosen’s who meet with Val Jarrett, Anita Dunn and the President at the WH?

    Riiiiiight.

  33. She’s a lesbian with an adopted kid. She’s practically a poster child for the Left when it comes to motherhood.

  34. She’s not an authentic mother, then. She couldn’t be bothered to spawn her own child.

  35. She’s a lesbian with an adopted kid.

    Would it be Rush-Limbaugh-unacceptable to ask why she has adopted a young goat?

  36. Twins.

  37. Mz. Rosen is going to wish she had stepped on a hill of fire ants while barefoot before the week is out.

    Oh how will she tell the tykes, little Alpha and Omega, that mommy is out of a job?

  38. So Ann Romney is now the establishment’s version of Sarah Palin huh? Somehow I think the Democrats will keep throwing stones at her.

  39. She could do this, but seriously I have to stop drinking so early in the day. It makes me hallucinate.

    That’s only a problem if the hallucinations are scary.

    Or so I’ve heard.

  40. OT: Thanks for all the pretty fleur pics yesterday, di.

  41. Thanks for all the pretty fleur pics yesterday, di.

    Glad you enjoyed them. The Temple Square pix are just the right aspect ratio for my monitors at work.

  42. Aha! “Hilary Rosen didn’t strap on“, he says . . .

    . . . well, ok, “that suicide vest . . . “, but still, that’s a hilariously and nicely placed low blow.

  43. This is Hilary-ous! Mz. Rosen done steped on her ta-tas, as the husband says. There’s nothing like handing your opponent a big mallet to whack you over the head with.

  44. My wife and I were poor as dirt for fucking years because we made the decision for one of us to stay home with the kids. YEARS! If my wife had continued to work and I had stayed, we would have been much, MUCH better off.

    Three things influenced our decision:

    1)Infant day care cost more than either of us was making at the time. So one of us would be working just to pay for daycare, which is stupid.

    2)The people working at the daycare we could afford were, to be polite, morons. Low IQ products of the rural Georgia public school systems. Idiots. My wife thought it would be better if the child was cared for by someone who had some demonstrated ability to reason. She is a cum laud Math major, I am me. She looked like the smartest person available.

    3) Breast feeding was big, at the time. Although I tried, I was never able to get more than a thimble full of liquid from my nipples. I think it was overuse of clamps and there probably should be a warning label on those things. On the other hand, my wife was once able to put out an apartment building fire from three blocks away with one tit. Looked to us like she’d be the one feeding the cute little punishment for having unprotected sex (we named him AIDS, just for that reason).

    So I ended up working to support myself a kid and a wife at twenty-four. Six years later I had to support four kids, a wife, a house, two cars, a dog and a cat. Ten years later and I am still supporting four kids and a wife, three cars, a house and addition, a father in law two dogs and a prescription drug habit that could kill a Bolivian mule a bunny rabbit. Am I an authentic woman?

  45. I would say so, LMC. And it was mighty valiant of you to try to breastfeed the tykes.

  46. Thought that the Wisco public unions are trying to recall Gov. Walker because of the collective bargaining changes? Nah, turns out the important thing to remember is that he’s part of the War on Women:

    In an interview, an official with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin downplayed the importance of the anti-union provisions in Walker’s “budget repair” bill in the Democrats’ broader recall strategy. “Collective bargaining is not moving people,” says Graeme Zielinski, a Democratic Party spokesman. And in the party’s new strategy memo (PDF) for defeating Walker, there’s little mention of collective bargaining or organized labor in the Democrats’ messaging plans.

    […]

    The most potent anti-Walker messages, the Dems’ strategy memo explains, slam Walker for pushing policies harmful to the middle class, slashing education funding, and grabbing power via a secretive redistricting process. What’s more, Zielinski continues, Democrats’ anti-Walker strategy will center on two key issues: the secret “John Doe” investigation targeting Walker aides and what Democrats calls Walker’s “war on women.”

    I’m sorry but the people who fall for this are imbeciles.

  47. Didn’t they get the word? Hillary Clinton negotiated a cease-fire.

  48. Over at Legal Insurrection, Jacobson haunts Rosen with her own words.

    And Motionview is right. Iowahawk’s twitter feed is fucking spectacular.

  49. Link please, Lamont?

  50. Making tits only work on women is one of my favorite evil tricks of the patriarchy.

  51. Unlicensed Vagina Bearers must be disarmed.

  52. So Ann Romney is now the establishment’s version of Sarah Palin huh?

    I wouldn’t expect her to skin a moose or club a salmon. No momma grizzly, Ann. I’d settle for a toothy badger, though.

  53. A nice start, Ann Romney, but you won’t be fully accepted until ‘feets awards you the cumslut hoochie descriptor… )

  54. Leigh, motionview dropped it @ 11:07 up thread, but here it is again.

    Lmao…he’s still going.

  55. Ann Romney you will never know anything about my home.

    I’ll never know how good it feels to hold you.

  56. W and his ilk gave us Obama. It amazes me the reverence by conservatives for the man. I chalk a lot of it up to the, “if the Left hates him so much he must be a conservative” line of reasoning.

    Tired of this line of bullshit. What type of man should be revered. Someone who presides over somewhere between 4.7% and 10% unemployment? Someone who stands his ground on liberating 50 million people only up until his approval rating is >30%? Or maybe a man who continually tries to massage his legacy by flapping his gums after leaving office?

    McCain, Schmidt, Huckabee and thier ILK gave us Obama, along with all those who went soft on George W Bush when the going got tough. “Nobody likes W. I guess I don’t like him too.”

    Those are the folks who get the foxhole to themselves.

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  58. Seems to me the “She’s never worked a day in her life so she can’t talk about the economy” is the same idiotic logic as “Chickenhawk!” during the Iraq War.

    It was stupid then; it’s stupid now. And, here, I thought the GOP was the Party of Stupid.

  59. You’re right on the money John, though the principle Hilary Rosen holds extends to all political thought and decision making, beyond mere questions of economics or war. She holds that ordinary people aren’t fit to command their government, which she believes should be independent of these ordinary people, to be a power held by such as herself, elites who make a life of seeking and wielding power, dedicating themselves to these manipulative skills and aims . The people, in the simplest formulation, are a property of the government, and not the reverse.

  60. I might remind Mz. Rosen that “We are a nation of men, not laws”.

  61. You missed, “Raaaaacist, bigot, xenophobic, homophobe!” McG.

    Now I’m gonna go cling to my guns and religion.

  62. Bitterly.

  63. I spent my morning inauthentically taking my teenager to the doctor for shin splints. He runs long distance on the high school track team and is limping around like Festus. Anyone have experience with shin splints? How long does it take to mend itself? He wants to run cross-country this fall but I don’t want him crippled up and not able to wrestle.

    Prescribed: Heat, Ice, Ibuprofen (800mg! 2x daily), Kinesic (sp?) tape, compression stockings after running.

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