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Ann Romney Doesn’t Know What “Work” Means

April 18, 2012

I can’t think of a harder job than raising children. My hat is off to any woman who stays at home and actually does that job herself. But you will never convince me that Ann Romney raised five boys all by herself. She was a privileged child who was raised by a nanny and she married a wealthy man who could certainly afford a staff of maids and nannies to do the unpleasant part of raising those kids. Does anyone other than a brainless republican believe that Ann Romney scrubbed her own floors, cleaned her own toilets, washed all the kids’ clothes herself, changed their poopy diapers, cooked all the meals, and washed all the dishes? That is just a small portion of the incredibly hard and thankless work that a not-so-privileged, stay-at-home mom has to deal with on her own every day.

So, when Democratic advisor Hilary Rosen said that “Ann Romney never worked a day in her life”, I believe that is the truth. The uproar over her comment sparked so much vitriol from the right that she apologized several times. She should have held off on her apologies because, eventually, the truth will come out and her words will be verified. One woman, claiming to be Ann Romney’s childhood nanny “Juanita”, has already called into a radio talk show saying several times that it is true that Mrs. Romney has never worked a day in her life. Soon others will come forth and vindicate Hilary Rosen’s comment.

Instead of relying on Ann as his sounding board and advisor on women’s needs, Mitt should find a real woman for that task. There are millions of women in this country who do the hard work of raising their own children, and many who hold down a job at the same time. It would behoove Mitt to come out of his bubble of wealth and privilege and ask some of them what real women think is important. I’m sure he’d get a completely different and more realistic answer from them than from someone who has never worked a day in her life.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2012 12:01 AM

    Damn right! Do they really think we are that stupid?!

  2. April 27, 2012 11:17 AM

    She raised them without ever not even once having to wonder if there was enough lunch money for them all. Or money to buy milk. She never had to frett about how they were all going to be able to play on their favorite sports team or if the car would make it to the events. She never had to miss a game because she had to work. She never had to worry about how to pay if they were injured. She pretty much raised them in heaven. She has no idea.

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