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Political Spat of the Day: Mitt Romney’s wife Ann joined Twitter this week to publicly refute DNC adviser Hilary Rosen’s assertion on CNN that, “Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”

“I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys,” reads Romney’s first tweet, posted shortly after Rosen’s comments aired. “Believe me, it was hard work.”

The Obama campaign jumped to Romney’s defense.

“I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly. Her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize,” tweeted Obama campaign manager Jim Messina.

Rosen responded via Twitter: “I’ve nothing against @AnnRomney. I just don’t want Mitt using her as an expert on women struggling $ to support their family. She isn’t.”

While no Betty White, Romney has 18,000 followers and counting.


There are a number of things wrong here:
1. Saying Mrs. Romney doesn’t work. Being a parent full-time is most certainly work.
2.Mitt Romney saying that his very privileged wife is a good bellwether of what women care about, is ludicrous.
3. Anybody engaging in prescriptivist bs needs to step off.

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    ^See above for part of the discussion, see below for more. Here’s the thing, Ann Romney is burning my brain because she...
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    I think the problem is that Ann Romney is trying to label us all as “you don’t understand how hard it is to be a mother!...
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    What really should have been said is that she was fortunate enough to be able to stay home and raise her kids. After I...
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    Good on the Obama Campaign— but I also agree that Mitt can’t cite his wife as a source for such an issue.
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    My mother has been a full-time mom for my whole life. I can’t think of anyone who works harder, who I have more respect...
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    My favorite part about this? That they did something to stop the mud slinging. I would like to see this trend continue.
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