Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ann Romney Hasn't Worked a Freaking Day In Her Life! Three

   I heard a lot of accusations and statements of fact in the above clip without there actually being any facts cited to back them up.
   In other words Ted Nugent is pulling it all out of his fat, blubbery ass.
   What I find fascinating about the clip however, is all of the vapid morons who are standing around lapping up his insane dribble.
   This is the Fox News audience.
   This is the Limbaugh audience.
   These people are lemmings who need to be led. They need someone to tell them what to do so they can feel safe.
   But we'll talk about the Republican / Democratic mind set pretty soon.
   Oh, and by the way, there is no Democrat Party. The Republicans all like to call it that as some sort of infantile snub. But I've heard some progressive commentators begin to use the term, and they shouldn't. It is the Democratic Party.
   You keep this up republicans and we'll start calling you guys what you should be called, the Sociopathic Party.
   According to the right-wingers at Fox, they can't see anything wrong or worrisome about what Nugent said. Mike Huckabee didn't hear anything the least bit threatening at all! I guess a guy who fries squirrels in popcorn poppers would think little about chopping a few heads off.
   I see a certain disparity in the way the media reacts to right-wing attacks against democrats and the president, and those made by progressive surrogates, even if unintentionally, because unintentional comments carry as much weight as intentional comments to the republicans and the media. Hilary Rosen never said she was against stay at home mothers, and said so repeatedly, but the media let republicans frame the issue as if she had.
   Why? It's good for business (ratings). You have a 24 hour news cycle (except for MSNBC of course, which believes we need to know more about what is going on inside of prisons on Friday nights and the weekends) that constantly needs to be fed, and a good manufactured "controversy" is a good a way as any.
   But it's strange. The media doesn't seem to care about it the other way around, when right-wingers make horrific statements about democrats, the president and his family, and progressives. How weird. One would think right-wing controversies should be great for ratings too, shouldn't they?
   Yes they should. that's why it strange that the media is not making very much about Mr. Nugent's blathering, in comparison to Ms. Rosens gentle statement of truth.
   I don't know, maybe I'm crazy and all of those drugs I did in the 70s are catching up to me. Let's compare, shall we?
   Yes, we shall.
   Once again, here's what Hilary Rosen said:
"Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life."


Ted Nugent calling President Barack Obama "a piece of shit" who should "suck on my machine gun."

   Whoooooa! Gee willikers! I detect a certain disparity in... in... vehemence, to say the least.
   Perhaps we have taken Mr. Nugent out of context here, and we don't wish to be harsh in our judgment.
   Let's check again:

   Nope. It seems we did get the context right, and the subtly. Mr. Nugent didn't have very many nice things to say about any democrats at all, did he?. One might get the idea he doesn't like them very much.
   That was back in 2007 before Obama was president (election night 2008 must have been bad for Ted). Yes, I know what your thinking, that was a long time ago Rick. What's the big deal?
   The republican embrace of what he said is a big deal. Can you imagine what kind of outcry would result if a somewhat prominent democratic surrogate said anything like that?
   The republicans would first implode, then explode, like our sun is going to do in 5 billion years, and they'd love every minute of it.
   Plus the recent remarks in the first clip, they're not only offensive and crude, they are incendiary as well, especially given the fact that he's saying this at an NRA conference with all of those lemmings around who one would guess, own guns.
   True, the first clip has garnered some media attention, especially on MSNBC and Current TV, which tend to be more progressive than others networks, yet why hasn't the other mainstream media outlets brought the same amount of attention as they did Rosen's?
   Who knows? Perhaps there is a vast right-wing media conspiracy directed against our president. There has been discussions that through all of the media attention paid to the republicans throughout their primary process, who were bashing each other, and Obama, more or less constantly for months, that the president was the one who came out of the whole thing with most of the bad publicity.
   And since we lacked a democratic primary process this year, that's probably true.
   However, the president and his minions haven't helped themselves much. Here's the Romny's campaign response to what Nugent said: "Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from. Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil." 
   That statement doesn't really do anything to distance themselves from Nugent. It doesn't even mention him! It does get a little dig in at the president, implying Obama is making similar "divisive" remarks.
   What was Obama's response to Rosen's statement?
   "First of all, there is no tougher job than being a mom. I've watched Michelle, who for most of her career had juggled work and family. but there were times she was on maternity leave and I promise you that's work. That was an ill-advised statement by somebody on television. It's not something I subscribe to. My general rule is, you don't talk about the spouses of elected officials because they've got a really tough job. They're out there supporting their husband or wife who's chosen to serve in the public eye. I think they're off-limits. So on both counts it was the wrong thing to say and I haven't met Mrs. Romney but she seems like a wonderful woman and I know she's devoted her life to her family."
   So he threw Rosen under the proverbial bus, and as fast as possible. In this he was a spineless little weeblewobble.
   And if Ann Romney is out there stumping for her husband, sorry, she's fair game. If she doesn't want to get criticized she should stay at home and take care of Tagg.
   Speaking of which, there has been a recent House Democratic proposal, Women’s Option to Raise Kids Act, (WORK) a bill that would consider women who are raising children under the age of three as "working" under the rules applied to allow her to continue to receive government assistance. The republican response to the Rosen statement indicated that republicans, including Mitt (Mitt) considered motherhood and raising young children as real work.
   So they should embrace the WORK bill... right?
   After Mitt stated "All moms are working moms."
   "Well, I agree," Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said of Romney's comment.
   And then: "It's a stretch. It's a stretch. It's a stretch," Mica told The Huffington Post, when told about the WORK Act.
   "It is work, but it isn't work in the normal sense that you would qualify for those kind of benefits," he said.
   Did he understand that stay at home moms are working too, and that should be counted when applying for benefits?
   "I see the argument. Yeah," he said. "But it doesn't pass the test."
   What test? And who's giving it?
   Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), who is running for Senate, called the Democratic bill "disgusting."
   "Frankly, the idea that Democrats are doing something like this is disgusting," Mack said. "That being said, we should honor women not only for the work they do outside the home, but for the hard work at home."
   Huuh? What the freak is he talking about? We should honor moms who take care of their kids at home, just not allow them to do it when they get into hard times, by not counting the honorable work they do as work.
   Now that's disgusting.
   On and on. Here's the article from the lovely Jennifer Bendery of the Huffington Post which describes all of this blatant republican hypocrisy: 
   And lastly, let's get back to Ann, and her endearing sensitivity.
   I've actually had to wait until today to write this post in order for Ann Romney to make this statement last Monday night at the Connecticut Republican Party’s Prescott Bush Awards Dinner: After discussing how she understands the challenges mothers face, Annie said, "I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn’t easy for any of us."
   She loves that women are talking about deficit spending and the economy (lie), and now she loves that hundreds of thousands of women don't have the choice that she had.
   Ann Romney loves a lot of things it seems, all of them either a lie, or just weird and condescending.
   And she still hasn't worked a freaking day in her life!

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