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Old 2012-04-12, 7:34 PM   #1
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Politics Catholic League says something so stupid, RNC tells them to STFU

Yep. This happened.
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Old 2012-04-12, 7:37 PM   #2
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Wow. Awesome response, though.
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Old 2012-04-12, 7:39 PM   #3
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Yeah,full credit to the RNC spokesman on this one. That was stand up.
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Old 2012-04-12, 7:42 PM   #4
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The RNC...came out in the defense of a gay parent?

Did I slip into an alternate reality last night and not notice?
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Old 2012-04-12, 7:42 PM   #5
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Catholic League is often told by the Vatican to STFU... theyre effin' crazy.
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Old 2012-04-12, 7:50 PM   #6
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Catholic League is often told by the Vatican to STFU... theyre effin' crazy.
Hence why the thread tag is not religion.
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Old 2012-04-12, 8:58 PM   #7
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Should we wait a day and see how fast the RNC fires this guy?
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Old 2012-04-12, 9:16 PM   #8
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Should we wait a day and see how fast the RNC fires this guy?
Nah, they'd only do that if he publicly disagreed in any way with Rush Limbaugh.
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Old 2012-04-12, 9:18 PM   #9
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Take victories where you can find them. When someone in the RNC is actually saying something like this it's a win - yeah, it's pretty much purely symbolic, but...
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Old 2012-04-12, 9:18 PM   #10
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Man, raising kids IS work. I dunno what the D. rep was thinking with that one.

Wasn't the Santorum clan active with fostering, on top of it all? Or am I thinking of some other politician?
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Old 2012-04-12, 9:23 PM   #11
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Man, raising kids IS work. I dunno what the D. rep was thinking with that one.
That Anne Romney has never worked even before she was a parent, and once they were parents had nannies and housekeepers and cooks to do most of what the Catholic League would like us to believe she was busy doing?
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Old 2012-04-12, 9:51 PM   #12
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Man, the Catholic League is to the rest of Catholics what the Tea Party is to America. Glad that even the RNC told them to shut the hell up.
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Old 2012-04-13, 3:08 AM   #13
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Never fear, Sean Spicer has since been walking back his original statements, he didn't really mean that he supports gay adoptions, just adoptions in general. To a married heterosexual couple.
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Old 2012-04-13, 6:28 AM   #14
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Also seriously, aside from avoiding the actual birthing process how is it less work to raise an adopted child? Like the statement makes no sense. "She never worked huh? Well she raised kids, and I suppose you did too, but yours were adopted so...."
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Old 2012-04-13, 7:27 AM   #15
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Also seriously, aside from avoiding the actual birthing process how is it less work to raise an adopted child? Like the statement makes no sense. "She never worked huh? Well she raised kids, and I suppose you did too, but yours were adopted so...."
Your avatar and that quote go so well together.
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That Anne Romney has never worked even before she was a parent, and once they were parents had nannies and housekeepers and cooks to do most of what the Catholic League would like us to believe she was busy doing?
Even if all that is true, I don't think we can dismiss the damage this strategist did with her comment, almost immediately making Anne Romney more sympathetic to women voters who previously might not have been too enticed to the Romney camp. She very well may have giftwrapped them with a bow and left them at Romney's doorstep.
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Man, raising kids IS work. I dunno what the D. rep was thinking with that one.
I really want to know what the heck the context of that quote was. I mean, ill-considered as it was, it doesn't sound like the kind of thing one would just come up with from out of the blue. What was it a response to? Like, did someone actually ask her a question to which that could plausibly be an answer?
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Wasn't the Santorum clan active with fostering, on top of it all? Or am I thinking of some other politician?
You might be thinking of Bachmann.
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I really want to know what the heck the context of that quote was. I mean, ill-considered as it was, it doesn't sound like the kind of thing one would just come up with from out of the blue. What was it a response to? Like, did someone actually ask her a question to which that could plausibly be an answer?

You might be thinking of Bachmann.
You can see the whole clip here. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...-controversies
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I really don't see her comments being that problematic. Romney has on more than one occasion trotted out his wife as his expert and advisor on women's issues and women's concerns and women's economic issues. She supposedly goes out and talks to women to report back to him (so that he doesn't have to?)

It wasn't an attack on his wife out of nowhere. And she has some really valid points about Ann Romney not having any fucking clue what an average American wife/mom has to deal with, or how the average American wife/mom doesn't even have the ability to choose to stay home.
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If she had worded it that way it might not have been as much an issue, but as soon as she trotted out the phrase, "never worked a day in her life" she did a huge favor to the Romney campaign. It was an immediate opportunity for them to completely turn around the narrative in their favor and insinuate the Dems are attacking moms and crap.
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Old 2012-04-13, 7:18 PM   #21
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It is a little confrontationally worded but when one of hte big women's issues stumbling blocks that Romney has tripped over in the last couple days is not having an answer on his position of the Lily Ledbetter act, someone who has never worked is not going to be the best reference point for employment concerns.
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