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Michelle Obama To The Rescue

Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected. — mo via Twitter

On Rosengate, point goes to Mitt Romney.

The First Lady tweeted so.

We have the first unforced error of 2012 presidential season by a Democratic operative that weighs in Mitt Romney’s favor and it came just a couple of days after Santorum exited. That it’s on the subject of women makes it rougher.

Before Mitt Romney’s gafferiffic primary performances, women tilted his way. Now that number has swung 19 points, giving Obama a huge lead with femmes.

That First Lady Michelle Obama weighed in on Twitter reveals just how badly Obama reelect feels Rosen’s comments hurt their message, not only with women, but with coveted independents.

It also gives people like Jennifer Rubin a way to exploit more Republican talking points like “faux ‘war on women.’”

Rubin ignores policies that actually do hurt women, with Rosen’s comments setting it up.

Republicans being more concerned about trial lawyers than equal pay for women, which caused them to vote against the Lily Ledbetter Act en masse, is a real issue, as is the Ryan budget that would obliterate Medicare’s primary role as an assured safety net, which older women rely on significantly.

Mitt Romney’s campaign was tripped up yesterday by a simple question by Sam Stein on the candidate’s position on Ledbetter. But as much as Rachel Maddow wants her audience to think that matters, to the wider public it’s minutia.

Partisan shows make loyal party members feel warm and comfy, but they aren’t reality.

The comment of disrespect by Rosen is ripe for Republicans to use again and again to not only categorize Democrats, but allows Republicans to slither out of their policy decisions that do hurt women by pointing to the comment to reveal disrespect by Democrats for women who make different choices.

This is the type of thing that can wash over a slick candidate like Mitt Romney and inoculate him on policy, because Democratic arrogance on women’s vote ignores that women in November will vote on economics, not birth control.

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84 Responses to Michelle Obama To The Rescue

  1. whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Posted this below, but thought it was relevant here as well:

    As far as Romney and the war on women, I predict someone will come out with a commercial showing Obama stating “You’re likable enough Hillary” and other misteps that occurred during the 2008 primaries.. Even showing the many mysogynistic comments by Obama supporters during the 2008 primary… and perhaps point out that at no time did the Obama campaign come out against such statements. Remember Chelsea is whoring herself for her mother by campaigning, or something to that effect.. Most statements were made on MSNBC… the Obama for POTUS network.

    I realize what happened in 2008 does not relate to the partisan controversy that is happening now, but such an ad as I described above would certainly incite some women and perhaps make them question if Obama is really on their side, or is it just a political ploy.

    Remember the subtle middle finger gesture when he was referring to Hillary Clinton? The music he selected to enter to following a primary… some wrap about a bit**…
    And then there was his comment just this week about how he had to wait to arrive to the function as the women needed to settle down: Words from Obama…

    “I was going to head over here earlier, and they said, no, no, this place is full of women and they’re still settling down,” Mr. Obama told the room. “I said, what do you mean settling down? What are they doing over there? Just creating havoc.”

    It wasn’t clear from his remarks who told the president to wait until the women had “settled down” before coming over to the conference, but the comments caught the attention of Republicans who posted the clip on YouTube under GOPICYMI. (Click here to see the comments)

    The president went on to say that it was his pleasure to be surrounded by “so many talented, accomplished women.”


    Anyway, my point is that Obama’s support of women now could be made out to be another political ploy. I have no doubt that he has the best interests of his wife and daughters at heart, but he often comes across as one of the good old boys himself.

    I think Hilary Rosen just may be part of this ad if it ever comes to fruition… And I also agree… women in November will vote on the economy… and if they are annoyed by Obama… these approval ratings can swing drastically.

    • Ga6thDem April 12, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

      I think about this stuff too. Obama doesn’t have the best record when it comes to women’s issues but yet, he’s still better than the GOP sad to say. I guess it’s just not a great time to be a woman in the US.

      • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

        Apparently it is a great time to be Hillary Clinton — Per poll results heard today, she is more admired than Oprah, Michelle Obama, and Queen Elizabeth. :)

        • Rick Roberts April 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

          Hillary works her ass off, is smart as hell, and weathers every storm. Shame on the jealous pissheads in the Democratic party for how they treated her in 2008 just to elevate BO. Now look at the mess we are in.

    • RAJensen April 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

      If you think Obama hates women there’s no hope for you. Go and campaign for Mittens, Taylor you are irrelevant to Democrats.

      BTW your HIllary lost to Obama because of her own mistakes and she happens to be a centrist Democrat just like Obama and Hillary also got most of her campaign donations from those who you recentlty described as ‘corporate jackals;.. So did Bill another centrist Democratic.

      • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

        To whom are you speaking? WOW…

        If it is me, I never stated that Obama hates women, just that he has not always had the best track record re: women, especially going back to 2008. There are too many recorded instances of where he does not look very good, and the Republicans may use this against him. If this happens, it will be his own fault.

        • Isis April 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

          As far as false equivalencies goes, this is one is up there.

          How can you possibly equate statements made in the height of a heated political campaign with Republican policies and and acts that actually harm women reproductive health, economic power, human rights etc…

          It is hard not to think that you don’t have ODS when in response to a post that was not even about Obama, your response is limited to ….but but but Obama (or his supporters ) said…

          Republicans vote against equal pay for women….but Obama made fun of Hilary in 2008
          Republicans go nuts over providing the contraceptive pill for women including for health reasons, but are happy for men to have viagra for their pleasure…but but but Obama or someone supporting Obama was rude to Chelsea Clinton
          Republicans actively champion vaginal probes, and do their best to defund planned parenthood the only access to family planning, breast cancer screening, smear tests, and other fundamental health needs for poorer women….but but but in 2008 Obama did not respect Hilary

          And I could go on…

          This obsession with 2008 sounds really petty, and actually makes Taylor’s point that Obama hate will allow Romney to do much better than expected in Nov, because those with ODS will not focus on the policies championed by Republicans that would have an impact on women’s lives.

          So far Obama has not championed most of the crazy policies dreamed of by the wingers, that makes him way better than them whether you like it or not (there are of course the usual needless compromises such as the Stupak amendment that for some reason Obama feels the need to make). And I don’t think his wife and daughters will be the main beneficiaries of the Birth Control provisions of the Health Care law. The fact that you cannot see that as a major win for ALL women is sad.

          • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm #


            I was making a point that Obama from 2008 and Hilary Rosen have given the Republicans a great opportunity for a campaign against the War on Women which thus far has been working very well for Obama…

            I did not state that I agree with the Republicans… just was commenting on that this has opened up a door for campaign ads attacking Obama…. and that many do not pay attention very closely and only hear the soundbites.

            But I also do not see that Obama is suddenly so interested in women as anything more than a campaign ploy. All politicians will do whatever they can to get votes… I really do not trust any of them…. even Obama.

          • Isis April 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

            My point is that this is only a great opportunity if one believes that statements made in 2008 have the same weight and effect as negative policies that impact women every day…and one is most likely to consider that these are equivalent if one has Obama hate blinders.

            Also not sure what you mean by his “sudden interest” in women, it is not sudden. Without Republican caziness and over the top rhetoric regarding the contraceptive issue the Obama administration would have had almost no political gain from their decision to extend health care provisions to the coverage of birth control. In their arrogance and sloppiness the Administration thought they could pass the change on Friday without anyone noticing. But the right wingers noticed, decided to go crazy, and Obama thanked them for it with the phrase war on women. It caught very quickly because of their simultaneous attacks on planned parenthood and measures such as vaginal probe.

          • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

            Can you deny what I stated, that many do not pay close attention and that there perhaps is an opening for an attack on Obama and the war on women? I am not stating that it will happen… or if it does that it will be successful… but you never know.

            Please… quit equating a prediction I make with my supposed hatred of Obama. I may or may not be right, but it does not mean I hate Obama..

            Frankly… I found your post very offensive and out of line.

            Do I think Obama jumped on the bandwagon of supporting women after the Republican’s ridiculous misteps? Yes.. Do I think he is right to do so? Yes.. Do I think that some will try to make it look like it was just a political ploy based on his earlier behavior, as well as his earlier supporters? Yes… Do I think there are enough ignorant voters out there that will see ads and hear soundbites and fall for it? Possibly.

          • Isis April 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

            Saying that my post was offensive and out of line is a bit of an exaggeration…but apologies for any offense. Even though i find false equivalencies really irritating and you tend to make them.

          • Solo April 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

            Isis you are wasting your time with Whitepaw, we could be here debating the finer points of mixing cement and she would figured out a way to twist the conversation so she could bash the President. The GOP has done countless ugly things especially at the state level to harm women but what is Whitepaw’s focus? A comment President Obama made 4 years ago.

          • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

            Isis and solo…. I really do not think you read what I write before jumping to conclusions based upon your own views.. That is fine.

        • Solo April 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

          Whitepaw I know your allergic to fact but………

          • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

            Solo — Have not read your link… but just a comment re: your posts…

            I do not hate Obama… however… I am pretty close to feeling that strong emotion towards you and your posts. So… good job, you have achieved something. :)

          • Ga6thDem April 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

            By the same token you could say that the GOP is a women and African American friendly political party because Condi Rice was SoS.

          • Solo April 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

            Of course you haven’t read it. You wouldn’t want any facts to penetrate that Marshan bubble you live in.

      • jinbaltimore April 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

        ??? huh ???

      • Lake Lady April 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

        Blah, blah, blah….

      • Rick Roberts April 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

        No, BO doesn’t hate women. That’s a silly thing to say. It’s that he doesn’t respect them as much as he does men … sweetie. How many women play basketball with him? How many golf with him?

        • Solo April 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

          Tell me, do u have a mole in the WH? How do you know who he plays sports with?

          • Rick Roberts April 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

            What’s that you say, dear? I can’t understand you. Stop talking with your mouth full.

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          • Cujo359 April 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

            Love this quote from the last of Rick Roberts’ links:

            Still, some high-profile sectors of the White House – economics and national security, for instance – are filled with men and exude an unmistakable male vibe.

            Add DoJ to that list, which I think is warranted, and you have named about all the policy areas that really honk me off lately. Coincidence? I wonder.

            Maybe I’m more in touch with my feminine side than I thought…

        • Solo April 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

          LOL! President Obama’s first act was to sign equal pay for equal work into law. He put two women on the Supreme Court but you don’t think he respects women cuz you have never seen a pix of him playing sports with a woman? Even 4U this post is absurd.

  2. RAJensen April 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Michelle Obama’s father had Multiple Sclerosis, couldn’t walk, but and worked throughout his life. He didn”t have the luxury of marrying an extraordinary wealthy partner who inherited his money. Ann Romney can no more relate to middle class familiies where both parents have to work just to make ends meet any more than her husband can.

    Michelle Obama doesn’t walk around wearing her fathers multiple sclerosis on her sleeve to invoke sympathy.

    Romney needs to man up and stop hiding behind his wife’s skirts:

    • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

      This is a ridiculous post from my perspective..

      First of all, Michelle Obama has used her life story to gain sympahy for political gain.. If she did not, how would we know her father had MS and worked.

      Second, Ann Romney has MS herself and if I remember right, is a breast cancer survivor.. She has every right to address her life issues, even though she is wealthy. Mitt Romney has every right to refer to his life experiences and his wife’s, just as Barack Obama has done and continues to do.

      Politics is politics and both sides will use whatever they can to gain the trust and sympathy of the voter.

      • RAJensen April 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

        Whitepoint misses the point. Ann Romney is no more qualified to understand the concerns middle class women than her husband is.

        • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

          I understand your point… I just am not convinced that the Romney campaign will not be able to change the perception of many by election day. Will have to wait and see…

          But your insistance that Michelle Obama does not wear her father’s MS on her sleeve when Ann Romney actually has MS is kind of odd to me.

  3. RAJensen April 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    BTW Taylor, Apparently you forgot that Hilary Rosen was a supporter, contributor and campaign advisor for Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries of 2008. Imagine that, a Hillary Clinton supporter making those statements almost as if she is trying to damage the Obama campaign of 2012. Hilary Rosen has no connection to the 2012 Obama campaign despite your weak attempt to link them.

    • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

      Why are you so angry abut this? It does not matter if Hilary Rosen supported Hillary Clinton in 2008, or that she is not actually part of the Obama campaign… What matters now is that she represents the Democratic Party on TV and that is what voters know… They do not see her comments for anything other than an attack on the Republican candidate’s wife (and from my perspective, it was a shallow comment to make). Therefore, even though she is not connected to the Obama administration, the perception of many is that she speaks for him… simply as a supporter of the Democratic party.

      She has given the Republicans something to use against Obama, as Obama and other supporters have done as well… back in 2008 when running against Clinton, now one of the most respected women in the world.

      All that matters is how voters perceive things on election day… and most voters do not pay attention to things as closely as we do…

    • Lake Lady April 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

      blah, blah, blah

  4. RAJensen April 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Desipte the attacks on Obama from the RNC, hate talk radio and barbs from the so-called Progressive left, Obama’s lead over Romney head to head continues to wide:

    At this rate, one more speech by the Romney’s or one moreTaylor Marsh insult, Obama will win Canada too!

    • jjamele April 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

      He’ll have to actually embrace decent health care reform to win Canada, RA.

      And thanks for the poll update; we can always count on you to let us know how SuperAwesomeAmazing your favoritist president ever is doing, whether it relates to the subject at hand, or not.

  5. angels81 April 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Boy Taylor, I think you are way off base on this one. I don’t see republicans and Rommney being able to pivot away from the war the have raged across this country when it comes to women. If it was only about what someone said, that would be one thing, but with what has been happening in republican controlled states across this country, and all the republican candidates supporting all these laws, I don’t see Rommney or republicans winning back many women voters.

    • Ga6thDem April 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

      I agree. The legislation that has been written by the GOP is a lot more damaging than this one statement.

    • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

      I 100% agree with Taylor here…

      As she stated above… (not a direct quote at all) much about what is really occurring is in the minutia.

      Most people pay attention to big gaffes and have little attention span for the details.

      Rosen (and Obama from the primary of 2008) have given the Republicans many soundbites to distract voters away from the true message.

      How many of us were shocked by the swiftboating of Kerry? Why did it happen? Because most did not know anything about what really happened… they just heard the soundbites.

    • Rick Roberts April 12, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

      Angels, I think you give too much credit to voters’ memories. They mostly only remember the last two or three TV commercials. By November, they will know Mitt as the reasonable governor of true blue Massachusetts. This election will be as tight as 2000 and 2004.

      • Ga6thDem April 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

        Maybe but you’re forgetting how Romney has pandered to the tea party crazies. I’m sure Obama will be reminding everybody of all the crazy stuff Romney has said.

        Romney has his work cut out for him. He is going to have to run from the GOP and the tea party and hope they’ll vote for him. He’s going to have to renounce a lot of things he has said and make himself seem like he’s a moderate. Maybe he can do it and maybe he can’t. We’ll just have to see what’s going to happen.

        • Rick Roberts April 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

          They won’t care. They all hate Obama so much that they would vote for Daffy Duck to get him out.

          • Ga6thDem April 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

            Well, that’s not showing up in the polls thus far. People hate the GOP much more than they hate Obama. And that is Romney’s problem. He has had a bunch of chances to do a “sister souljah” on those idiots but he hasn’t has he?

  6. angels81 April 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    The Huffington Post sums this story up rather well.

    A Day Wasted On Another Pointless Story.

    • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      Perhaps wasted… yes, but it gives the Republicans a method of attacking Obama… Whether Rosen is connected to him or not. In the end it may turn out to be a non-issue. Will just have to wait and see.

  7. guyski April 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Enjoyed reading both your posts on this issue. Advantage to Romney for only this tiff. Just for the reason that being a spouse of a politician has to be considered some kind of job, just unpaid and probably kind of sucks. After all she was first lady of Mass. for awhile. So then you can get in an argument about a position like that. Is it a job or not?

  8. Sasha April 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    So we know that Hilary Rosen has close ties to Obuma and and is a frequent visitor to the white house.

    Does anyone know what Hilary’s ties to Sandra Fluke are?

    Rosen said this war on women is all phony BS anyway.

    • Ga6thDem April 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      Do you think the 1,100 pieces of anti-woman legislation written by the GOP all across the country is phony BS?

  9. fairmindedindependent April 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    This is getting alot of attention, both democrats and republicans are going after Hillary Rosen for what she said, so it seems Ann Romney is a force in the Romney campaign, its no wonder she speaks first and I think she comes across way better than her husband does. Rosen should not have went after Ann Romney in the first place, and now she will be used in a campaign ad. This was a win for Romney thats for sure.

    • Rick Roberts April 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

      Ann Romney is a very impressive person and extremely well-spoken. She is richer than hell, but raising five boys and supporting her husband’s career, all while dealing with MS and surviving breast cancer, certainly qualify as work.

      The adversity she has known is not like the adversity of a single mother raising kids on a poor salary, but it is adversity nonetheless. I think she understands and appreciates her advantages much more than Mitt does.

      • Pilgrim April 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

        well said

  10. Sasha April 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Uh oh the war is on and this story is here to stay.

    Everyone, under the bus!

    • Rick Roberts April 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      Not me! I ain’t never gettin’ under BO’s bus.

  11. Lake Lady April 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Oh, good grief! Rosen did the Obama’s a favor. She reminded people that although Ann Romney is an admirable person in many ways her life experience is very different. Yes, she has had struggles, all humans do, rich and poor. But she has had the best of everything available to her. She cannot have a clue. When she speaks of her compassion for people who are struggling…I’m sorry but her husband has endorsed “Mr. Faux Sincerity Ryans’s plan. Show me the compassion in that plan Mrs. Romney.

    I am a Michelle fan but I don’t think relating to Ann Romney is where I would like to see her speak out.

  12. Lake Lady April 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    Whitepaw~ I get what you are saying and by many reports the Obama WH is a sexist place to work. In this case it is policies that we need to be concerned about not personalities. Not that Obama’s have been so great but the GOP wants erase the 20th century.

    • Ga6thDem April 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

      And that is the sad truth of the situation.

      • Rick Roberts April 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

        Nail on the head, Ga6thDem.

    • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      Hi LL — I am not at all for Romney…or the Republicans…

      I am just a bit perplexed that I cannot at all state on this board that there have been things that Obama has done… that are on tape… and that someone can make a very damaging campaign ad against him as a result, based upon 2008 stuff and Hilary Rosen’s comments. Something that can attack the War on Women.

      I completely detest what the Republicans stand for re: women’s issues… But just pointing out that Obama has given the Republicans fuel for fire to attack his premise supporting women… is perceived by some (not you) on this board as my attack on Obama and support of the Reps…. I thought the reply above from Isis completely missed what I was trying to state.

      I certainly see that Ann Romney has not had the same experiences that many off us have had, and I have always respected Hilary Rosen… I just do not think it helps to attack someone else in the fashion she did last night…

      Thanks for your post :)

      • Cujo359 April 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

        It was an unfortunate phrase for Rosen to use. Still, she could have responded afterward by saying that having to hold onto a job for economic security is something Mrs. Romney will never have to face, nor is choosing between having her condition treated and feeding her family. Her husband’s pronouncements on the subject make that pretty clear.

        I don’t particularly like the Mitt Romney’s really rich rhetoric, because nearly everyone we see on TV discussing it is someone who is above such concerns. Still, there are points we can make about our leaders and their attitude toward the rest of us, and why those attitudes exist. I guess I’d like those points to be the ones we’re discussing in the political theatre.

  13. Lake Lady April 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    my blahs are directed at RAJenson…Hillary has soared above his petty dislike.

    • RAJensen April 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

      Facts are funny things Lady Lake. Don’t like them, stick your fingers in your ears and go blah, blahm, blah

  14. Cujo359 April 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    I wrote this in the previous thread, too, but still feel the need to share:

    During the debate over what became Obamacare, I wrote an essay that basically said that until you’ve experienced financial insecurity for yourself, you have little or no idea what it’s like. If you have a job, and if you wonder how you’re going to get by if you ever lose it, then you have experienced a feeling Ann Romney will never know. If you haven’t been there, you just don’t know.

    Perhaps I was reading too much into it, but I think that’s what Hilary Rosen was trying to say. As usual, though, the Obama Administration’s empathy for the poor and middle class can’t hold a candle to their love of the rich, so this turned out to be a bad day for Ms. Rosen.

    • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      That is a good point Cujo… :)

      • Lake Lady April 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

        Sadly true cujo

    • Marie205 April 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

      Cujo359 ….I have been pretty much stating the same thing about Anne Romney for a while…I believe that is the point Ms. Rosen was trying to make…but somehow she lost the message.

    • Solo April 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

      Yes of course that makes perfect sense. The President who was born to a poor single teenage mother who was on food stamps has no empathy for the poor. You nailed it.

      • whitepaw April 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

        Cannot speak for cujo, but I did not interpret his post to mean that Obama does not understand what it is like to live without financial security, rather that since he has himself become fairly wealthy and entered politics, he has sold out to many of the rich, even though he (Obama) often says otherwise in his speeches.

        • Cujo359 April 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

          Yes, that’s pretty much what I said. Perhaps using an idiom in the sentence “the Obama Administration’s empathy for the poor and middle class can’t hold a candle to their love of the rich” is confusing to some folks, but I think it’s pretty obvious. I suspect that there are folks in the Obama Administration who give a crap about the poor. It’s just that the folks who matter don’t care anywhere near as much as they care about the rich. This is obvious from their behavior.

          I guess what it all comes down to is, if you’re willing to ignore the obvious, Solo has a point.

      • Ga6thDem April 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

        Ronald Reagan grew up poor too but it didn’t make any difference in his policies towards the poor did it?

  15. Ramsgate April 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    And now Rosen has gone and apologized.

    • Cujo359 April 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

      It’s what apologists do.

      I keep wondering when they will decide that Obama isn’t worth the humiliation, but we’re clearly not there yet.

      • Rick Roberts April 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

        Would be awesome if it happened before August.

        • angels81 April 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

          I assume you are looking forward to 4 years of Rommney in the white house. right?

          • Rick Roberts April 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

            No, I was actually thinking how spectacular it would be for another Democrat to be on the ticket instead of the president, but suffering four years of Romney wouldn’t be so bad. We made it through Bush.

          • Cujo359 April 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

            We made it through Bush.

            Eleven years and counting…

    • Lake Lady April 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

      Oh damn!

  16. Marie205 April 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Good lord! It has gotten so bad that the First Lady has had to come and rescue the dumbo political democrat TV personalities…lol

    Did Dems get in trouble for saying Laura Bush never…held a job during Kerry vs. Bush campaign. I seem to remember Kerry wife going saying something like “Mrs. Bush never worked” overlooking the fact the woman was a former teacher and Liberian. I think Dems like the stereotype GOP women. As for the conversational statement made by Ms. Rosen…I understand the point she was trying to make…however, she completed bumbled the message.

  17. Rick Roberts April 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    Solo, deals and communication happen on the golf course. It is a power sport in that regard. Ask any military officer, business person, or high ranking government official. It’s where the boys do their thing.

    • Sasha April 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

      Spot on Rick.
      Mr Sasha doesn’t really love golf and had to join a club because of his job.
      And no the company doesn’t pay for it.
      It is the cost of doing business.

      Obama loves private all male clubs and such.
      I wish I had links for this.

  18. StrideHyde April 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    I’m not a Hilary Rosen fan but I’m turned off by the willingness of the Dems and Obama folks to jump all over her. I don’t see the other side flaying their own that way. I agree with much of what Ga6th and whitepaw have said here, but there already was plenty of ammunition supplied by the ’08 campaign and also by the culture at the WH. Between the two major candidates we have a mixed bag–mostly good versus truly terrible. If Obama gets criticised for sexist behavior by his supporters and his failure to call it out–well, what goes around comes around.

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