I’m all shook up over Romney’s emotionalism!
Oh that husky inflection when Romney spoke about his mom not finding her rose…for a moment I was ready to rush to the podium and comfort him (well, I was at home in Boston, but so what…) and they showed one woman with both hands over her mouth. (I thought about it and concluded that she wanted to throw up!) The only thing I can conceive of worse than that is if Romney’s father had died in the Nine Eleven attacks!
Commentators were warning us IN ADVANCE to expect over the shoulder shots of the crowd as the camera focuses on highly emotional people (was this pre-arranged?) “reacting” to Romney’s emotionalism. And we were told to expect Romney himself to be braw…
Yes. The emotion was stage-managed On Demand. Well that is politics, especially for the Romneys.
I’m like “Oh Joseph Smith! Poor Mitt Romney. No wonder he’s so screwed up! Imagine growing up with something like that hanging over you! Just think, what if his dad had been shot before his eyes in Chicago where so far this year, 346 people have been gunned down and killed.
There have been 48, 856 REPORTED crimes in Chicago so far this year: Murder, criminal sexual assault, robbery, aggravated battery, burglary, felony theft and motor vehicle theft…and that is still lower than 2011.
Imagine if Mitt Romney had to deal with this kind of violence EVERYDAY. How would Romney DEAL with something like that?
The Romney’s want me to believe that they really, really are like me! Like us – the 99-percent. All day there have been a parade of people telling me how great Mitt Romney is – so that by now I’m thinking Mitt Romney should be the first Mormon saint.
- Saint Romney is the Mother Theresa of politicians.
- Saint Romney is the Savior of Massachusetts
- Saint Romney is the Patron Saint of Charity
- Saint Romney is the St. George of America.
First Ann Romney stands up in her elegant orange dress by designer Oscar de la Renta (similar dresses cost about 2-3 thousand-dollars) and talks to me, I…who cannot even afford to buy a Target dress at this point, about:
The parents who lie awake at night, side by side, wondering how they will be able to pay the mortgage or make the rent.
- I wish! I’m a single parent. No father, no money, no support. And as for a mortgage? Likely not ever.
And the working moms who love their jobs, but would like to work just a little less to spend more time with the kids, but that is just out of the question with this economy.
- Which JOB again is she talking about? STAY-HOME MOM. The JOB Mrs. Romney, her husband, Republicans and gullible democrats created a big fuss about when Democrat Hilary Rosen said Ann Romney never worked a day in her life? But obviously NOT, because then she would not say these “working” moms “would like to work just a little less to spend more time with the kids”.
So obviously she’s referring to the workforce, LEAVING the kids and going to work. The WORK she has never done a day of in her life? THAT work, huh? Yep. Ann Romney understands ALL about that work…because the last time she felt like leaving her “job” so she could stay home with the kids, she just could not AFFORD to do so. And her kids book reports suffered for it!
Or how about that couple who would like to have another child but wonder how they will afford it?
- Yes, Mrs. Romney. With five kids we know how trapped you felt when you realized you were pregnant again…and just could NOT afford it!
Sometimes, I think that, late at night, if we were all silent for just a few moments and listened carefully, we could hear a collective sigh from the moms and dads across America who made it through another day, and know that they will make it through another one tomorrow. But in the end of that day moment, they just aren’t sure how.
- Listen for that sigh – of the neighbor having sex in the thin-walled apartment next to you. I guess Mrs. Romney hears the waves sighing on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire where she has her summer home or at her California beach house? She may hear the sigh of water from her outdoor shower (don’t want to track sand inside do you?) or the sigh of her 4-car elevator arriving in her 36-thousand-square foot basement.
- I can’t even hear a figurative sigh when my neighbor is blasting loud music.
According to Mrs. Romney, WE moms are the ones who:
Have to do a little bit more and you know what it is like to earn a little bit harder earn the respect you deserve at work and then you come home to help with the book report just because it has to be done.
- Is that what Ann Romney thinks single moms and working moms are worrying about? A friggin’ Book Report? I guess she worried about a book report when SHE was a single mom – but for the rest of us, who the hell cares about a book report when you come home at 6PM, pushing a stroller/holding the kid (or kids) you had to rush from “work” to collect at daycare (and try to be there BEFORE their closing time too – or get fined!) or from a friend’s house. If you’re lucky, said babysitting will be CLOSE by.
If your childcare is located on the OTHER side of town from your job/home (as it usually is!) this is the commute to depression! You get home, make dinner, settle kid or kids, prep for next morning and start the whole sorry process all over again.
Push a book report in my face – I DARE YOU child! See if I’ll “sigh” – or unleash a tirade which will scar you for life so you can BE the next Mitt Romney!
I am not sure if men really understand this, but I don’t think there is a woman in America who really expects her life to be easy.
- I understand, Mrs. Romney. Men are really stupid and clueless. But then again, YOU don’t need ME to tell you, Mrs. Romney. You are surrounded by men! And at least one of them…well…
But the last few years have been harder than they needed to be. It is all the little things, the price of the pump you could not believe and the grocery bills that just get bigger, all those things that used to be free, like school sports are now one more bill to pay. It’s all the little things become the big things. And the big things, the good jobs, the chance at college and the home you want to buy just get harder.
God I hate it when people patronize me! I can just see Ann Romney, with her 900-dollar blouse, worrying as she pumps gas that costs $5 a gallon. Well she does have several cars. Plus she worries about food. Look out for Mrs Romney when next you are trolling the discounted aisle with the items nearing their expiration dates.
Can’t you picture Ann Romney lamenting to her housekeeper how she now needs to pay for those no-longer free sports for her kids. Just because I cannot hear the collective sighs of dejected moms and dads – doesn’t mean I can’t sympathize with Ann Romney’s desperate, worried countenance as she sits in her state of the art kitchen, and her housekeeper pours her some Perrier – and said housekeeper eases Ann Romney’s head to her bosom while wondering if the Romney’s can afford to pay her wages this week!
As for Mitt Romney – who says “I’m an American. I make my destiny!” He should have added “and as a Republican, I arrogantly plan to make YOUR destiny, too. And yours in Iran and yours in Asia and yours in Latin America and yours in bedrooms across America!” Of course SOME people can make their destiny quite easily. Does anybody argue that Romney’s kids have a better “destiny” than the five kids of an absent father who live on the south Side of Chicago in a gang-infested public housing project? Rest assured Ann Romney can hear your collective sighs…
In Romney’s appeal to women, he wonders HOW we women get along when our kids fight or we wake up in the morning and discover a pile of kids asleep in the house. Yes, that is a big TRIAL the Romneys had to face.
(Romney your kids are well-behaved. Thanks to their fine upbringing, NO question there. I’m sure with 5 growing kids, no matter HOW much help you had, both of you must have been fed-up at times. But I doubt your kids FOUGHT. They squabbled.)
You want issues to sigh over? How about the first time your kid was suspended for bringing a gun to school or when the school found drugs in his backpack (like Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who ended up being shot on the street) or that time when your boy set your couch on fire (like a kid I know did) or that time your child started running around with a gang or got pregnant, for instance? How about pulling a gun on you? Or a knife? Doesn’t Romney know some kids do that and MORE? Lie, cheat, steal your money, don’t go to school?
My son is well-behaved. And since I have ONE kid, there was no-one for him to fight with. But I have 5 brothers/sisters and I remember bedtimes were bedlam! But fun bedlam! And yes my mom was exasperated!
So count yourself LUCKY that ALL your boys did was squabble, Romneys! Closer to home, your political home, you should TALK to President George W. Bush (who despises your guts) and ask HIM how he FELT when his girls used fake ID’s to get drunk in bars while daddy was running the White house!
Then of course Mitt Romney likes women. (I’m not talking about love for his mom, wife and daughters-in-law etc. Yes he loves these people, I will give him that, wooden that he still is.) But when you take women OUT of this context in his life and look to the faceless, nameless women who are just CAPITALIST cogs to run his business wheels, MITT ROMNEY DOES NOT CARE A DARN ABOUT WOMEN.
He cares so much he did not even KNOW when the Obama Administration was fighting to secure EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK for women through The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. He did not even know about the bill or what it was about UNTIL SOMEONE BROUGHT IT TO HIS ATTENTION, in April! 4 months ago! 3-years after President Obama signed the bill!
REPUBLICANS defeated THE BILL THE first TIME IT HIT THE SENATE in April 2008. (Did you expect differently? Still?) Republicans claimed that too many women would file “frivolous lawsuits” and they criticized Democrats for refusing compromise!
The bill was re-introduced in THIS 111th Congress in January 2009. It passed in the House of Representatives with 247 votes with only THREE Republicans voting in favor. Imagine that! Here is a bill that ensures that Women get paid fair and square for their work, including overtime, but Republicans will NOT vote for it then they turn around and tell you: “We love women, give us your vote” and gullible women go ahead and VOTE for them. Serve you right if one of the first things they DO if they win is repeal the Fair Pay Act along with Health Care.
Where does THAT leave you, woman? Low pay, NO Health Care…and NO control over your reproductive organs. Vote Republican and THAT is just what you deserve and more. And they will give it to you too – because they will dictate to you what to do with your ovaries and your vagina.
But if those issues are LESS important to you…go ahead, make my day. My ovaries are on the verge of drying up now, anyway!
And to Hollywood star Clint Eastwood, who spoke before Romney and hinted that lawyers don’t make good presidents. Here is a bit of History for you:
–John Quincy Adams
–Martin Van Buren
–James Knox Polk
–Abraham Lincoln (the GREATEST President?)
–Rutherford Birchard Hayes
–Chester Alan Arthur
–William Howard Taft
–Franklin Delano Roosevelt
–Harry S. Truman (Judge)
–Gerald Rudolph Ford
–William Jefferson Clinton (Balanced the budget)
Well now, I’d say President Obama has good company. But just in case you don’t want people with law degrees running the government, well, Mitt Romney has a first professional graduate degree in law – from Harvard Law School.
Republicans tried to sell me on Mitt Romney – and I’m not buying. Not even if I’m getting one free – Paul Ryan!
Can you see Paul Ryan as president of America – if Romney wins and God forbid, something happens to Romney? Oh dear God….