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October 10, 2012 4:32 pm
"Mitt Romney is such a different guy, Ann Romney says she no longer has to pretend she’s making love to someone else."

Bill Maher on the new, “changed” Mitt Romney who reverted back to a completely different personality at the First Presidential Debate.
October 4, 2012 11:26 am
There she goes again, with another “those people” remark!

There she goes again, with another “those people” remark!

September 28, 2012 7:54 pm September 16, 2012 9:23 am April 20, 2012 5:25 pm
WHY ANN STAYED HOME
Ann Romney was already fully immersed in stay-at-home motherhood — raising five sons, ages six to 16, in her Belmont home — when Mormon prophet Ezra Taft Benson took to a pulpit on February 22, 1987 and delivered a definitive sermon on gender roles in the church titled, “To the Mothers of Zion.” His message to working moms: “Come home.” (via Why Ann Stayed Home)

WHY ANN STAYED HOME

Ann Romney was already fully immersed in stay-at-home motherhood — raising five sons, ages six to 16, in her Belmont home — when Mormon prophet Ezra Taft Benson took to a pulpit on February 22, 1987 and delivered a definitive sermon on gender roles in the church titled, “To the Mothers of Zion.” His message to working moms: “Come home.” (via Why Ann Stayed Home)

April 16, 2012 4:36 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/21236406370/did-we-really-just-spend-the-last-week-arguing-about">"Did we really just spend the last week arguing about who loves Moms more?

Because there IS a substantive debate that we need to have about maybe changing the U.S.’ status as the ONLY developed country in the world to not have paid Parental Leave, or having Workplace Flexibility, or expanding Childcare Tax Credits.  I mean, those are REAL debates…THIS has been ridiculous!”

~ Crystal Ball, MSNBC Contributor and former Congressional Candidate

2:06 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/21227118962/i-happen-to-believe-that-all-moms-are-working-moms">“I happen to believe that all moms are working moms,” said Romney.

It turns out he doesn’t. If you’re a poor mother in Massachusetts and you go to sign up for TANF, you’ll see you need to fulfill a “work requirement.” And you cannot fulfill it by being “a mom.” And that’s because of policy that Romney signed into law in Massachusetts, and Bill Clinton signed into law nationally.

That law has seen some real successes: The poverty rate for single mothers is lower now than before the legislation passed in 1996, and the labor-force participation rate is higher. Both parties brag about it routinely. But those numbers are only successes if you believe, as both parties do, that being a stay-at-home mother is not the same as working.

Over the past week, both parties decided to pander to stay-at-home mothers by forgetting this policy consensus and claiming they have always believed being a stay-at-home mother is “work.” But while they certainly believe parenting is toil, they don’t believe it is, in any real sense, work. And you can see that in the laws they’ve made.

After all, it’s not just TANF that doesn’t recognize parenting as “work.” Social Security doesn’t count parenting as “work.” The tax code doesn’t count parenting as “work.” The Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t count parenting as “work.”

Those statutory distinctions don’t matter to wealthier parents like Ann Romney. She’s not looking for government benefits. Politicians can pander to her by merely recognizing the labor she puts in. But to poorer mothers, those benefits mean quite a lot. Politicians, however, don’t pander to poorer mothers. They put them to work.

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April 15, 2012 4:05 pm

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VIDEO January 2012:  ROMNEY: Stay-at-home moms need to learn ‘dignity of work’

Mitt Romney, it turns out, was against calling stay-at-home mothers “working moms” before he was for it.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes broke the news this morning. Back in January, Romney appeared at a town hall event in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he explained his position on welfare.

“While I was governor,” Romney said, “85 percent of the people on a form of welfare assistance in my state had no work requirement. I wanted to increase the work requirement. I said, for instance, that even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless,’ and I said ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving daycare to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.’”

Read that again: “I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.” And by “individuals,” Romney means “mothers.”

To understand this comment, you need to understand that there’s no such program as “welfare.” There’s only “TANF”: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. And the key word there is “families.” Welfare is not now, and never was, a program for poor people. It’s a program for poor mothers.

So what Mitt Romney was saying, in other words, was that he believes poor mothers should go out and get jobs rather than to stay home with their children. He believes that going out and getting a job gives mothers — and everyone else — “the dignity of work.” And so, finally, he believes that staying home and taking care of children is not “work,” and does not fulfill a “work requirement,” and does not give poor mothers “the dignity of work.” And he believes all of this strongly enough that, as governor of Massachusetts, he signed those beliefs into law.

[Tsk, tsk…poor Ann Romney has never known the “dignity of work”…]

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April 12, 2012 6:12 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/20997641696/hilary-rosen-is-right-ann-romney-never-did-work-for">Hilary Rosen is right. Ann Romney never DID work (for PAY) a DAY in her life, sorry.

We all KNOW exactly what Hilary Rosen meant!  ESPECIALLY THE GOP HENCHMEN WHO ARE TRYING TO STEER THE CONVERSATION AWAY FROM ANY REAL ISSUES.

Geesh…

Ann Romney has never had to WORK FOR PAY, WORK FOR PAY, GET IT? Annie never had to work all day at a low-paying or even a high-paying job out of the home, as WELL as RAISE A FAMILY!!

That’s what Rosen meant!  Duh!

And, guess what, Ann Romney had FIVE HOUSEKEEPERS HELPING HER RAISE HER FIVE SONS!

So give me a break, Ann…

The funniest part of this whole story is that Ann Romney didn’t think to have a Twitter Account until now!!…and that THIS was what pushed her over the edge…

No Twitter Account for Mrs Romney???  Why the fuck not?

What kind of Cutting Edge Campaign Strategy was that, Romney campaign?

Howard Dean was tweeting how many years ago?

ROMNEY = OUT OF TOUCH!

March 9, 2012 3:14 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/19023595149/this-gas-thing-is-not-funny">“This gas thing is not funny!

We are looking at five dollar a gallon gasoline. Mitt Romney’s wife filled up both her Cadillacs today and now she’s one of the poor people he doesn’t give a sh*t about.”

~ Bill Maher

3:08 pm February 15, 2012 1:01 pm

Bill Maher Performs ‘Unbaptism’ on Mitt Romney’s Dead Father-in-Law (Video)

The outspoken atheist took it upon himself to free the late scientist of his posthumous Mormon baptism.

Bill Maher is making waves (and history) after performing the very first “unbaptism” live on HBO.

The outspoken atheist took it upon himself to free the late father of Mitt Romney’s wife from his posthumous baptism, in which he was named a member of the Mormon religion.

"In case you didn’t hear, it was discovered last week that Edward Davies, Ann Romney’s father — an enthusiastically anti-religious scientist who called organized faith ‘hogwash,’ was posthumously baptized in the Mormon tradition 14 months after he died," he said on Friday’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher. “They tried to do it sooner, but he wouldn’t stop spinning in his grave.”

Donning a sorcerer’s hat and wielding a magic wand, Maher then produced a black and white photograph of Davies, on which he performed his mystical ritual. The brief ceremony was made complete with references to Laverne and Shirley, Harry Potter and The Blair Witch Project.

"By the power granted in me by the Blair Witch," he declared, "I call upon the Mormon spirits to leave your body the fuck alone."

"Brother Edward, in this world you had to put up with Mitt Romney," he concluded. "You’ve suffered enough."

Watch the complete bit, in which Maher also ponders what might happen if Jesus Christ rose from the grave to interrupt Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime performance.