All this is assuming that Harry’s still the man at the top in the Senate after Tuesday next.
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Dang it! I was trying to find a photograph that accurately depicted what a stay-at-home mom does everyday, but I couldn’t find a picture of a mom folding laundry while cooking a nutritious meal, while nursing the baby, while driving her children to their respective sports practices, while scheduling a doctor’s appointment for her husband, while conducting a PTA meeting, while mowing the lawn, while paying bills, while shopping for groceries. So I made this instead.
Why all the fuss? Yesterday, Hilary Rosen, a Democrat strategist accidentally pissed off every SAHM in the country…even though some of them don’t know it yet, when she indiscreetly tweeted that Ann Romney, a SAHM of 5 boys, had never worked a day in her life.
Now, of course, I understand the point she was trying to make, although not the rationale behind it, but this is a hot button issue for SAHMs and it’s a horribly unfair bias/misconception that they’ve been dealing with for at least 30 years…the idea that caring for your own children full-time isn’t “real” work (now if you were caring for someone else’s as a low-paid daycare worker, that would be, you know, cool).
I’ve been both a SAHM and a working mom and I can say without hesitation that in my experience, being a SAHM is far more rewarding, and at least as much work as being a “working” mom. Did I mention the volunteer coordinators for every organization you or your children are involved in who call you for every volunteer position that opens up because “you don’t do anything else anyway?” Yes, these words or words very similar have been spoke to me. More than once. Over a span of years and by different people. I only mention this to point out why this is such a sensitive issue. I’m not bitter or anything.
Anyway, thanks are due to Hilary Rosen. She’s managed single-handedly to unify and energize the conservatives on Twitter in a way that Mitt had so far been unable to do himself.
Note: Ann Romney is now on Twitter. Follow her.
Don’t tempt fate.
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall
Less than 24 hours after Governor Romney declared that it would take a miracle for Rick Santorum to win the nomination, Santorum pulled out, well…not a miracle, but wins in Alabama and Mississippi with Romney placing third behind Newt Gingrich.
Speaking of Alabama, I’m not aware if Governor Romney is a football fan; if he is, I doubt he pulls for the SEC, but it might be instructive if he were to take a close look at the Crimson Tide’s improbable route to their 14th National Championship. Roll Tide.
Take a look at this actual, adult commentary from The Other McCain.
If Meghan McCain’s endorsement of Mitt Romney wasn’t enough to send you running for your life in the other direction, maybe this will do the trick. Former President Jimmy Carter has said he’d be “very pleased to see [Mitt Romney] win the Republican nomination.”
Think Progress takes Mitt Romney to task for misrepresenting the facts . I’m taking Think Progress to task for not being able to read a simple bar graph.
I’m not going to say I think this graph is clearly labeled but if you actually take the time to read it rather than just looking at the pretty colors, you can see that the red bars represent jobs lost during recessionary periods while the adjacent blue bars represent jobs gained or lost in the 24 months immediately following them.
At issue is the 2007-2009 time period, with Think Progress claiming that Romney is attributing the job losses to the “Obama Recovery.” In order to believe that to be true, one would have to (a) not have read the legend; (b) believe that the years from 2007 through 2009 are labeled as both a recession and a recovery; (c) be stupid beyond belief; or (d) all of the above.
When I was a child, we would have learned to read a graph like this before we left elementary school. Just sayin’…
Update 1: The new “Big Brother” arm of the Obama campaign, Attack Watch, picked up this scurrilous attack-that’s-not-an-attack and ran with it. They say Romney has “a flawed understanding of the facts.” Apparently, no one working for the Obama campaign can read a bar graph either. No wonder the economy is in trouble.