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Nice Ann Romney Dragged Before Obamacare Death Panel, On Twitter

The NewlywedsMan, you leave Twitter for an hour, and when you come back an entire 5-season telenovela has already played out. Now? Someone has taken that nice Ann Romney and shoved her before an Obamacare Death Panel! (If you are ever before an Obamacare Death Panel, you better pray to your uncaring God that check-kiting grifter and evil moon-muffin Newt Gingrich isn’t chairing it.)

Huh? We said, because that is craaaazy. Well, it seems Democratic personage Hilary Rosen went on Anderson Cooper and bitched a little that Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life — which is true — but then tried to back it up by blaming Mittens for saying that Ann campaigns a lot without him and always reports back that women are worried about the economy. Rosen tried to spin this, completely disingenuously, as Mittens claiming Ann is an expert on women and the economy. No, he said she reports back that that’s what women are talking about. Shut up Hilary Rosen. And shut up Romney campaign manager Eric Fehrnstrom. Nobody believes you no matter how many times you repeat your “Mostly False” bullshit about 92 percent of jobs lost under Obama being women’s. That is an unpossible number. Like, that is higher than Obama’s share of the black vote, almost, maybe! And while we’re at it, shut up newest Breitbart on the block “Washington Free Beacon,” which yesterday had a story about an Obama campaign staffer being a misogynist because she follows Mike Tyson, Chris Brown, Alec Baldwin, and “notorious womanizer” and Republican former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Twitter.

So now we all get to be in a big old slapfight about working moms vs. stay-at-home moms, like we are duking it out in dueling Atlantic cover stories, because of course we do. Dibs on being whoever’s not Caitlyn Flanagan!

So what should Hilary Rosen have said, before shutting up forever? Oh, just that Mitt thinks the only reason women know about the economy is because they’re worried about gas prices because they are the ones driving the kids to school and soccer practice. Because he said that, and it’s infuriating. That way you get to point out that Mitt thinks all women are stay-at-home mothers without actually ragging on stay-at-home mothers, who can get a little sensitive when you pick on them because they are sitting home all day with no one but their little fucking idiots to talk to, and it makes them sort of nuts.

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174 comments

    1. actor212

      Yes, they'll completely ignore the GOP War On Women just because one woman said something that other people manipulated to make Ann Romney seem like Jeanne D'Arc

      That'll fix the problem!

    2. pdiddycornchips

      Between the GOP attempts to control all the lady parts throughout the land and Mitten's treatment of the family dog, Hopey 2.0 is all but guaranteed. Unless they catch him smoking a crack pipe with Marion Barry while stuffing some kittens in the microwave, he'll barely break a sweat.

      1. natoslug

        I hope you are correct. I still have faith in the incredible stupidity and willful hatefulness of the average American, and think that Obama will have to work hard to win. More importantly, every fucking other Dem needs to win, from municipal dogcatcher on up for the GOPers and assorted teabag groups to accept that maybe their shit-filled world view is not what the rest of us want. It's been a snark-free week, sorry.

    1. noodlesalad

      I'm investing heavily in beverage and pharmaceutical companies. I call it my "election portfolio." And by investing, I mean buying vodka and pills, of course.

    2. boobookitteh

      If they're dragging this stay at home mom vs. working mom mommyblogwar crap into it, I will have to put myself into a medically induced coma until November.

    3. actor212

      I dunno. After the convention pop, and Romney whittles his 2% lead down to, like, negative 20%, I think things will fly by, laughingly.

  1. ChernobylSoup

    As Newell pointed out on Twitter last night, Hilary was/is a lobbyist for BP and the RIAA, so nobody is allowed to call her a Democrat.

      1. Texan_Bulldog

        She has a bit of an ecru tinge so I'm guessing she's not all white. She is gay, though, if that counts for anything. And also a mom of two.

    1. Doktor StrangeZoom

      Since when does someone have to work in an advisory capacity for someone to be called an adviser? You seem to have an awfully nit-picky sense of how language works.

      –Doktor Zoom, adviser to Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Herman Cain (I yell at them when they're on TV. If that's not advice, I don't know what is)

        1. Doktor StrangeZoom

          So far, all of them have failed to heed my advice re. fucking themselves. Maybe I should send a memo.

    2. Native_of_SL_UT

      I think we let the "Obama advisor" handle for Rosen stand.
      That way we can all start using the term, "Ted Nugent, Romney political strategist."

  2. FakaktaSouth

    As Ann said, she made the CHOICE to stay home with her boys. Not her fault all you womens CHOOSE to toil the days away making money to put on your family…

    Also, this is hilarious. Stay at home Momming is the shit. I have had jobs and I have NEVER had the kind of money Ann does, but DO NOT let em fool ya, this ain't NOTHING like riding a cubicle. Ask my "co-worker" at the club who got in trouble for leaving her kids in the car while she got drunk and played tennis.

        1. FakaktaSouth

          Yeah, we should take away more of their access to healthcare. All trying to choose stuff about their lives like they're a Romney or something.

      1. FakaktaSouth

        You reckon? This is what is so great about all these fucking assholes. They can't even hear the words they use to defend themselves. I can PROMISE you I know MANY MANY women who, given the choice, or even who have the option to do so, wouldn't EVER wanna do what I do all day, and those who would rather be home – but SOMETIMES EVERYTHING IN LIFE is NOT a CHOICE. Money may not buy happiness, BUT IT DEFINITELY BUYS OPTIONS.

        1. donner_froh

          It makes sense in a disgusting, perverted way since these are the same people who believe that living in poverty is a choice that poor people make as if they could have chosen to be born with wealthy parents.

          1. Doktor StrangeZoom

            That's not true. They also could have made the choice to work hard at a high-paying job, attend a good school, and become successful investors.

          1. Clungeflaps

            That's weird, I hear 'you reckon' mainly from English dudes and birds in their early 20s…..I ended up compulsively saying it for a while too.

  3. noodlesalad

    Dear Obama campaign;
    1) Fire Hilary Rosen, forever. Ask Romney how to do this, if necessary. He has lots of tips.
    2) Just STFU about women and everything else and let Romney dig his own holes. If you have to say something because you're on TV, just repeat what Romney says and conclude with "What is up with that d-bag?"
    You're welcome.

    1. sullivanst

      (1) No, don't do that, because in order to do that, you'd first have to hire her. DO NOT HIRE HILARY ROSEN.

      (2) No, don't do that either. Say sensible things instead, like highlighting how healthcare is something women care about and you've done something about, or the Lilly Ledbetter Act, or your efforts to increase access to education. There's plenty of stuff in the President's record that appeals to women voters, most of which is opposed by Mitt Romney.

    1. Doktor StrangeZoom

      Don't matter. A certain percentage of people will simply hear "Hillary" and know that it's THAT BITCH WE ALL HATE

  4. Mumbly_Joe

    As someone, at I forget which libtard blog I follow, pointed out, it's not about working moms vs stay-at-home moms, it's about women for whom being a stay-at-home mom was never even really a question because of the hundreds of millions of dollars that meant neither spouse really needed to actually work, and who thus never really needed to worry about things like food, shelter, or adequite health care for their families, because all those things were essentially a given, but who nevertheless is condescending to speak for all women everywhere with the presupposition that most women can afford to choose not to work and therefore are thus more concerned about driving kids to soccer practice than jobs and healthcare.

    1. Doktor StrangeZoom

      Oh, so you're folding class warfare into the DemonRATS' anti-family agenda, then. Also, Dems are the greatest mass murderers of women, because half of all aborted fetuses are female. (I have seen this claim made)

      1. BerkeleyBear

        That's a nice twist on the bizarre claim that abortion is a targeted campaign of genocide against African Americans because so many abortions (reported publicly, that is) are supposedly sought by African American women.

  5. Lucidamente1

    The Romney strategy is to throw a ton of shit every day, and hope the Villagers pick some of it up and treat it as fact. ("Are 92% of jobs lost under Obama women's?" "Well, Chuck, the Romney campaign has a point. . . ")

    1. ifthethunderdontgetya

      They don't have to hope, it's part of the Villager job description:

      And you must treat at least some of the hypocritical, transparently false b.s. the Republicans fling every day as a VERY IMPORTANT MATTER.
      ~

    2. Doktor StrangeZoom

      The Village? I thought that if anyone tried to get out of there, Rover would drag 'em back.

      Be seeing you.

  6. friendlyskies

    Half-truths, bullshit and spin, the three cacophonous pillars upon which our corrupt corporate elections teeter like toddlers in tiaras and heels. I hate them all.

  7. CogitoErgoBibo

    Countdown to Ann passing out cookies (made by her live-in chef) at the next media event. At least Hillary Clinton probably made her own when she had to prove her womanhood via baked products. Michelle? No cookies EVER, fattie! Eat a salad and like it.

  8. Goonemeritus

    How old are her kids now? If they still require her full time care she may be fostering an environment of dependence.

  9. BaldarTFlagass

    On a side note: In Texas, soccer moms don't drive no pussy-ass mini-vans. Escalade or GTFO!

  10. donner_froh

    99% of working mothers do so because they need the money for their families. Ann Romney doesn't need to work but that doesn't mean she knows anything about anything.

  11. widestanceromance

    Her 'dragging' is still preferable to riding on a car roof. She is going to have to man-up if she expects to have any chance in the First Lady Smackdown PPV Event against Michelle.

    1. BerkeleyBear

      Her only hope is to cower in fear and turn Michelle into a monster in the eyes of the crowd. But that would only work for the part of the crowd that is willing to buy that the nice lady who rocked the Colbert Report last night secretly eats white babies with barbecue sauce and mac n' cheese (i.e. the white males and handful of women who make up the GOP base).

  12. niblick77

    My take away is that Mitt does not talk to women he has to get his wife to do that. Is that a Mormon Patriarch thing?

    1. PubOption

      I'm not sure. The missionaries are equal opportunity bores, and will talk to (at?) anyone who answers the door.

  13. Jus_Wonderin

    Wait, give me a minute. I just got in from driving my kids to early soccer practice and then to school. Whew, now that I am at work, I can kick back and drink.

  14. Chick-Fil-Atheist™

    If they kill Ann, they'll just wipe her from existence. Clean the slate. Shake the Etch-a-Sketch.

  15. Serolf_Divad

    Ann's been workin' hard for years, bakin' baby boy muffins in her tummy oven. Don't think that just because her husband is worth $250 mil. that it hasn't been hard. She's even had to read a Spanish phrasebook to talk to the nanny in a way she can understand: "Adela, no mas comprar paraguas para la estufa virulenta!" (Which translates, roughly: "Adela, please don't buy any more umbrellas for the virulent stove."

  16. BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Yay! We finally get our mommy blog. Now maybe someone will tell me how to get these santorum stains out of my couch cushions.

  17. DocChaos

    If the Romney camp is going to start using "Obama adviser" to describe any media contributor who criticizes the Romney campaign, I suggest Obama's team put "Romney adviser" in front of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and every other loathsome wingnut gasbag that's appeared on radio or television.

  18. actor212

    MEMO

    To: HRosen

    From: Actor212

    Re: SHUT UP!

    You're stealing Joe Muto's thunder!

    There are far funnier and more impactful ways of demonstrating the Romneys incapacity to be even as in touch with the average American as, say, the Bush family.

    In fact, we're posting at one of those ways, as we speak: this mommyblog.

  19. JustPixelz

    Leave the wives alone. I say that for selfish reasons: It makes me sad when people say mean things about Michelle, who I am in love with but she doesn't know it. (wipes tears away) Mitt can explain his woman-friendly approach to government in his own words: "Corporations are people".

    1. Man0nTheStreet

      Modern (Post-Hillary) political wives are (or should be) aware enough of their public status to either 1) make themselves and their spouse look good OR 2) know to keep their heads down, mouths shut and just look "distinguished" and "elegant" if they're not that politically savvy.

  20. BaldarTFlagass

    "Ann campaigns a lot without him and always reports back that women are worried about the economy."

    Be honest here, Vagino-Wonkette-ettes. Do you ladies all have some kind of biological radios in your uteri with which y'all communicate with each other?

    1. PubOption

      If they have radios, they don't work very well. How else do you explain the trips to the restroom en masse?

  21. freakishlywrong

    Only in America could the wife of a bazilliionaire who had the luxury of being a stay-at-home Mom be a "victim".

  22. Badonkadonkette

    Ann Romney "chose" to "stay at home" and raise five boys. Good for her. She could have spent all her time driving cadillacs and taking riding lessons and deciding whether she'd rather blow $10,000 from her account in the Caymans or Switzerland, but she CHOSE to just do that part-time. Still, I'm sticking with the guy whose mom didn't have a choice, and had to work (as in for pay and with the possibility of being fired) AND raise kids, like about 90% of Americans.

    1. BerkeleyBear

      Okay, I know that it is half-bullshit, but Ann at least claims the riding is MS therapy. The fact that she was heavily into dressage before she was diagnosed should be ignored – cause you don't want to get on the wrong side of the hippotherapy zealots. They can get downright nasty – desperately hoping an expensive, non-covered treatment will make some marginal improvement's in debilitating conditions will do that to you.

      1. Badonkadonkette

        Don't get me wrong – I have no ill will for anyone who pays out of pocket for unconventional therapy to treat terrible wasting diseases. In contrast to my friend (I should say, my friend who emgrated here in search of the American dream) whose husband had to decide between feeding them and paying for health insurance, so when her cervical cancer came back with a vengeance she was utterly, hopelessly doomed from the start – I mean, screw them, amiright? If you work hard and play by the rules, well fuck you, mister, you should have had a rich daddy, or found someone with a rich daddy who got them into Harvard and set them up for life. THAT'S the American way.

  23. Toomush_Infer

    Yeah, what do women want anyway? – money, healthcare, housing….or just sitting on their asses watching Judge Judy – you decide…..

    1. valgal2342

      A nice ranch house on a few acres with room for flower and veggie gardens, dogs and a few horses, separate art studio, a nice pool and a few extra bucks for some world travel. So there!

          1. biblioteq_tress

            I'm afraid you'll need a more right-leaning sit to find the appropriate income level. Perhaps you could display the wares to the Schaffley Fan Club?

    1. CogitoErgoBibo

      She did, however, outsource her spring break fun to Mexico. Why does she hate America?!

  24. Chet Kincaid

    Give me a fucking break, Ann Romney has only had to work as hard as she chooses to, riding Mitt's money. Pointing that out is somehow an insult to stay-at-home-Moms who don't have 20 houses and a staff of illegal servants they can fire if their husbands are running for office, for Pete's sake?

  25. Texan_Bulldog

    As a stay at home mom of two (fort. both go to school now or I would have slit my wrists), I know that staying at home SUCKS big time. That being said, I can't imagine Anne & myself having anything in common (other than a uterus).

    Things I worry about every day: husband getting laid off, turning the thermostat up so the electric bill won't be so high in the summer, GAS for my car, lacking dental insurance, wondering if we'll be able to go on ANY type of summer vacay, sending the kids to college and just paying the damn bills (never mind contributing to an IRA). So, yeah, me and Anne are just alike.

    1. boobookitteh

      I was going through a box of old photos and mementos at my parents' house and found a notebook where my mother had written down ever penny (no exagerration) that she spent every day back when she was a stay at home mom – down to figuring out the gas mileage to the penny for every tank of gas. I doubt Ann even looks at her own Visa bill.

    2. Doktor StrangeZoom

      You know, if we just cut taxes and regulations on job creators, all your problems would be solved.

  26. DaRooster

    How come no one on the right ever talks about the 200K jobs we are currently creating monthly. I know it ain't as good as the 700K we were losing under that last idiot per month… but they never talk about it. What gives?

    1. proudgrampa

      Well, maybe we should keep quiet about that. The news this morning wasn't too good: 380k new unemployment claims this week.

      Just sayin'.

      And Ann Romney is a hyper-privileged bitch who has no connection to real women in the real world.

  27. MarionNYNY

    Please don't besmirch telenovelas. While there may occasionally be unfortunate sequels (Más Alla De La Usurpadora, and EcoModa for instance), telenovelas are written with the ending in mind, and unlike American versions rarely run long enough to jump the shark.

    1. Doktor StrangeZoom

      ALWAYS this stupid battle, forever.

      Or at least every four years. It's the cicada of gender politics.

    2. Midway117

      Yes, we are doomed to replay 1992 over and over and over. At least the Olympics will show scenes from that pretty Catalonian city.

  28. MarionNYNY

    I'm sure the 1% of American women who actually had a choice about whether or not to work will never forgive Obama, or his proxies, for this heinous insult.

  29. spareme

    I call bullshit on the 92% thing – my experience is that our new human friends, the corporations, laid off their older menz first, got rid of the pension and expense of a long term employee, and left all work to the womenz withOUT the benefit of a raise. So they kept the cheap labor. Also, shut up womenz, stop bitching and get back to work.

    1. imissopus

      That's exactly right and it's been debunked all over the place. If you go back to the beginning of the recession in 2007 and count overall job loss, women account for something like 38% of that number. If you start with January of 2009, then yes, the 92% is accurate because the vast majority of workers who lost jobs in '07 and '08 were males. There is absolutely nothing that Obama said or did in '09 (or any other time) that somehow resulted in women being targeted for unemployment. It's a ridiculous statistic.

  30. Goonemeritus

    Look my above snark aside I believe we should leave political spouses alone. Ms Romney seems to be a perfectly charming person who was blessed with the rare option to be a fulltime home maker. This option went away for most of the middle class during the Reagan administration. Yes many couples both want to work but many would choose for one parent to stay home when the kids are young. The trickle down policies of the Republican Party have made this very rare indeed. Do I condemn Ms Romney for her choice to stay at home, no, do I think she can relate to the average family absolutely not.

    1. anniegetyerfun

      Yes, thank you. Spouses are more or less forced to partake in the campaigning (except Howard Dean's wife, do you remember her? She was awesome and was all, "No, I have stuff to do"), but I don't like it when they are targets of attacks. This, of course, was more of a stupid snub than an attack, but still.

        1. anniegetyerfun

          But we agreed not to pick on the mentally feeble! Of course, that ban could extend to Sarah herself.

    2. Midway117

      I really wish I could be as mature and good-hearted about this as you. But I have family that idolizes the Romneys and their everyone-wear-a-white-shirt-to-the-photo-shoot ethos and it just makes me irrationally angry.

  31. LiveToServeYa

    Not the frickin Working Mom vs. Stay-at-Home, again! This one-L Hilary is an agent provocateuse, obviously. A counter-mole for Faux News or something.

  32. ibwilliamsi

    Quick question, Ann – while you were "working hard" to raise your children, who cleaned your mansions?

  33. VaWyo

    Ann "chose" well. She chose to marry a millionaire mormon misogynist which gave her the luxury of never having to get a job or support herself or anyone else. And now that her children are grown and have been for quite some time she is still not working. Yeah, she speaks for women. Maybe there a few others like her (note to self: call Bravo and suggest Real Housewives of Salt Lake City), but they are the .000000000001%.

    I hope they divorce and he refuses to give her any money and she is forced to fend for herself and try to figure out how to start a career in her late 40's or early 50's and retire with dignity (or at all). Only then can she say she speaks for women.

  34. Guppy

    an Obama campaign staffer being a misogynist because she follows Mike Tyson, Chris Brown, Alec Baldwin, and “notorious womanizer” and Republican former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Twitter.

    To all my female comment followers on here: how you doin'?

  35. Wilcoxyz

    I hope she writes a weepy memoir about how she worked so hard to get Tagg to yachting practice and still fit in her own dressage riding in California and still sent three of her kids to Harvard. When will the Dems stop picking on this poor woman.

  36. MadBrahms

    Seriously, "Washington Free Beacon"? How many Republicans follow John Birchers or militias on twitter, I wonder? Does this make them all racist? (No, the fact that they hate the blahs does)

  37. Beowoof

    My Mom had six kids and no maids. Dad was an alcoholic who when drunk liked to beat the shit out of everyone. My luck to be the oldest and thus around the longest for the ass whippings.

    Ann Rmoney probably had lots of help putting her kids into the caddy to get them to Mormon school and wash the magic underwear. I wonder how she would have made out in my Mom's shoes. I bet things would be a lot different in her outlook.

  38. owhatever

    Speaking as a non-female person, I am old enough, experienced enough and wise enough to know when to keep my damned mouth shut. I have the battle scars to prove it.

  39. Millennial Malaise

    Ann "I chose not to work" Rmoney needs to get off her Austrian Warmblood high horse.

  40. Tundra Grifter

    We're supposed to be impressed that a mother took care of her children?

    Boo fuckin' hoo.

    Since you didn't ask, I'll tell you what impresses me. A single mother working a minimum wage job, commuting an hour or so each way on public transportation, and taking care of her family – that impresses me.

    An extraordinarily wealthy woman "raising" five sons? No so much.

  41. AlaskaGrrl

    But what about Ann's poor over worked stay at her home maids and nannies and mostly legal lawn care staff?

  42. glamourdammerung

    Really we should have just stuck to calling Ann Romney a fat, ugly, and promiscuous bitch.

    After all, since it is alright for the Party of Limbaugh to call every female that disagrees with them that, they would be fine with it, right?

  43. ttommyunger

    Looking at Ann Romney and knowing her circumstances, I'm guessing I've changed more diapers than she has.

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