Whoopi Goldberg to Ann Romney: How Can You Talk to Mothers of Killed Soldiers When Your Sons Didn’t Serve in Military

I see why Mitt Romney is scared of Whoopi Goldberg — she goes for the jugular. Ann Romney made an appearance on “The View” and was asked by Goldberg how she can explain to mothers of killed soldiers that her sons didn’t serve in the military. Uncomfortable but right, since Mitt Romney seems to want to send our troops to fight wars in Syria and Iran. One thing I can say, most soldiers would opt for a LDS mission than to serve on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan during the height of the war. The Romneys continue to show just how out-of-touch they are with the majority of Americans. There sense of entitlement is nauseating. Actually, it’s called WHITE PRIVILEGE, hence Tagg Romney’s behavior at a black man, President Obama, calling out his father, the ultra rich white dude.

“OK, um, well I say that, what I read about your husband, what I read, and maybe you can correct this, is that the reason that he didn’t serve in Vietnam was because it was against the religion,” Goldberg asked.

“He was serving his mission,” Romney responded. “My five sons have also served their mission. None served in the military.” Romney later added, “I sent them away boys and they came back men.”

“So when you’re facing these mothers whose children have not come back, how will you explain to them that your sons haven’t gone?” Goldberg pressed.

“I think it’s the hardest thing that a president will probably do,” she said. She added that while governor of Massachusetts, her husband “went to every funeral … and it was the hardest thing [he] had to do.” Source

Of course, President Obama didn’t serve in the military either, so let me just put that out there before people say I am biased.

Ann Romney’s Tip for Getting Kids Ready for Church: Dress Them the Night Before, Sunday Best and All

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Ann Romney’s Tip for Getting Kids Ready for Church: Dress Them the Night Before, Sunday Best and All. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I know having five kids can be tough on any mother because I have two boys and they can be a handful at times, but Ann Romney’s tale about getting her kids ready the night before church, clothes and all, is just suspect. During her appearance on The Tonight Show, she told Jay Leno that getting her five boys up and ready for church was a struggle when they were kids, so she would get them ready the night before in their clothes. Yeah, they would roll out of bed and out the door on the way to church in the clothes they slept in. So much for cleanliness is next to godliness.

 Ann Romneys Tip for Getting Kids Ready for Church: Dress Them the Night Before, Sunday Best and All

Ann Romney Tells Republicans Who Criticize Mitt Romney to “Stop It” and “Lucky to Have Him as Nominee”

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Ann Romney Tells Republicans Who Criticize Mitt Romney to “Stop It” and “Lucky to Have Him as Nominee” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ann Romney, the Real Housewife of New Hampshire, said Republicans criticizing Mitt Ronney should stop and realize “how lucky” the party is to have him. Um, really Ann? Your husband trips all over himself, far worst than George W. Bush. She seems to have forgotten that he was not the first choice of many to go up against Barack Obama in the election. As Matt Dowd says, this was an arranged marriage, so Mitt Romney should be lucky the GOP embraced him.

Ann Romney spoke late this afternoon [Thursday] to about 200 people, mostly women, who’d gathered for a rally in the store room of a central Iowa furniture business.

“Wow, back in Iowa. Here we are again,” Romney said, to cheers and applause. “However, I don’t want it to be a 10-vote margin again. I want to have a bigger win, so let’s make sure in Iowa we win big in November.”

During her remarks to the crowd this afternoon, Mrs. Romney said it is “really hard for me as a wife” to watch the campaign unfold. Former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan recently wrote that it’s “time for an intervention” in the Romney campaign. William Kristol, a conservative who is the editor of The Weekly Standard magazine, used the words “arrogant and stupid” to describe Romney’s comments about the “47 percent” of Americans who won’t vote for him.

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During an interview early this evening with Radio Iowa, Mrs. Romney directly addressed her fellow Republicans who’ve criticized her husband.

“Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring,” she said. “This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.” Source

Ann Romney needs to get used to the fact that many in the Republican Party really didn’t want her husband to become the nominee in the first place — Romneycare, tax returns, outsourcing record, offshore bank accounts and now the 47 percent insult to Americans he claims would prefer to be on government assistance. Ann Romney is living on an alternate universe if she thinks the criticism of her husband will stop because she says so. His campaign is a rolling disaster.

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 Ann Romney Tells Republicans Who Criticize Mitt Romney to Stop It and Lucky to Have Him as Nominee

Ann Romney Tells Hispanic Voters to “Get Past Your Biases” and Vote for Mitt Romney

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Ann Romney Tells Hispanic Voters to “Get Past Your Biases” and Vote for Mitt Romney (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First Lady wannabe Ann Romney lectured Latinos today telling them to ‘get past their biases’ and vote for Mitt Romney if they want prosperity. Um, the same kind of prosperity she has experienced from childhood. Well, does she want Latinos to get past their biases when the “illegal immigrants” self-deport, per her husband, the man in whose hands we should throw ourselves as she did back in high school? Sorry, Ann Romney’s “you people” lecture at the Latino Coalition Wednesday was condescending and rude, as though somehow, she knows what best for Latinos.  Yeah, since she’s on a roll, is she scheduled to lecture the black community too?

ABC News: “[Latinos] are mistaken if they think they are going to be better off with Barack Obama as their president. There really is only one way for prosperity, for small business, and that is, this is the simplest way I can say this: If Mitt Romney wins, America wins.”

There’s more:

“You’d better really look at your future and figure out who’s going to be the guy that’s going to make it better for you and your children, and there is only one answer.”

This is the same woman who owns a horse for the heck of it and owns a couple of Cadillacs:

“It really is a message that would resonate well if they could just get past some of their biases that have been there from the Democratic machines that have made us look like we don’t care about this community,” Romney said. “And that is not true. We very much care about you and your families and the opportunities that are there for you and your families.”

The “You People” lecture:

“I had the most rocking time in Puerto Rico at a political rally than I’ve ever had in my entire life,” Romney said. “You people really know how to party. It was crazy!”

Nice try Ann, but please don’t refer to Latinos or anyone else as “you people.” That’s rude and quite frankly a little too bourgeoisie. Yeah, now I see why Juan Williams called her a “corporate wife.”

She stressed her immigrant roots, mentioning her grandfather who was a Welsh coalminer, aiming to connect with the Latino audience.

“I know what it’s like to be the daughter of immigrants,” she said.

Um, I don’t think she quite knows what it means to be discriminated against because of one’s dark skin — blacks and Latinos. You see, while she was living in relative ease during her youth, many blacks were still being treated like shit. That includes black and Latino immigrants. So, now, sorry if I think Ann Romney is just pandering when she throws her coal miner grandfather in the mix. Sure as hell doesn’t have the same effect as coming from Loretta Lynn.

 Ann Romney Tells Hispanic Voters to Get Past Your Biases and Vote for Mitt Romney

Fox News’ Juan Williams: Ann Romney Looks “Like A Corporate Wife” Hard For Me To Believe She Struggled

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Fox News’ Juan Williams: Ann Romney Looks “Like A Corporate Wife” Hard For Me To Believe She Struggled (Photo credit: Mark Sardella)

Fox News’ Juan Williams is going to catch heat for saying, ““looks to me like a corporate wife. The stories she told about struggles are hard for me to believe. I mean, she’s a very rich women.” Juan Williams made the comment after hearing Mrs. Romney talk about their struggles during their early marriage, saying: “Our desk was a door propped up on sawhorses. Our dining room table was a fold down ironing board in the kitchen.” Juan Williams will come under blistering criticism like Hilary Rosen did when she said Ann Romney never worked a day in her life.

UPDATE#1:  The Romney campaign responded:  Mitt Romney’s campaign charged Wednesday that Fox News analyst Juan Williams ’s comments labeling Ann Romney a “corporate wife” after her convention speech were “unfair” and “deeply disappointing.”

“We respect our colleagues in media and appreciate they too have invested a lot to be here to cover the convention,” a Romney aide said in a statement to POLITICO. “But, Juan’s comments are deeply disappointing: Not only were they unfair and personal, they were wrong.”

 Fox News Juan Williams: Ann Romney Looks Like A Corporate Wife Hard For Me To Believe She Struggled

Ann Romney Claims Poverty In Early Years, Says Desk was a Door Propped Up on Sawhorses

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Ann Romney Claims Poverty In Early Years, Says Desk was a Door Propped Up on Sawhorses (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Ann Romney feigns poverty during speech at Republican National Convention, says: “Our desk was a door propped up on sawhorses. Our dining room table was a fold down ironing board in the kitchen.” Um, that’s while they both had stock portfolios. So much for poverty. Under Mitt Romney, she said Massachusetts schools were the best in the nation. Could someone please fact check her statement. Ann Romney closed by saying, “You can trust Mitt. He loves America. He will take us to a better place, just as he took me home safely from that dance.” Excuse me while I throw up. So much for Barack and Michelle Obama hating America so much that they wanted to lead it as president and first lady. No, just trust Mitt, he has our backs — like his sidekick Paul Ryan.

To be fair, Ann Romney delivered a good speech and tried to paint her husband in as humane as possible. Don’t know if it worked, since Mitt Romney says “I am who I am,” channeling Popeye. I actually think she overshadowed her husband quite a bit and we are no closer to liking Mitt Romney than we were yesterday morning. I am no big fan of Mitt Romney, but Ann Romney is a likable person.

Here’s an interesting take from The New York Times;

Ann Romney is so gifted at politics, she may actually make her husband look a little bad. Their personality gap — her ease, his discomfort — has been evident in most of the many joint interviews they have given television reporters.

But it really stood out during her bold, boisterous testimonial to him at the Republican convention on Tuesday night. She was electric — when Mitt Romney came to her side at the end, he somehow sapped the energy from the moment.

From Peggy Noonan, former Reagan speech writer:

“Ann Romney was stunning, sweet, full of enthusiasm, a little shy, a little game for the battle. Her speech was fine. … I have just spent the past two and a half days talking to people who’ve known Mitt Romney well for ten, twenty and thirty years, even more. They love him, and in all their conversations they say either literally or between the lines, ‘If only you knew him like I do.’ It is their mantra. They mean it, and they are so frustrated. … [I]really is a bit of a mystery. If he’s so good why can’t his goodness be communicated? …
 Ann Romney Claims Poverty In Early Years, Says Desk was a Door Propped Up on Sawhorses

Ann Romney Says Mitt Romney Irons His Clothes, Shops at Costco for Shirts, Pandering for Votes?

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Ann Romney Says Mitt Romney Irons His Own Clothes, Shops at Costco for Shirts, Pandering for Votes? (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Awww,  Mitt Romney irons his clothes and shops at Costco. Give me a break. Is that to show that he’s one of us? Really? Ann Romney is trying too hard to pass her husband as Joe Six Pack. He’s not. Look, I personally like Mitt Romney and I believe he earned his money fair and square, but please don’t grovel for acceptance.  Would this be the same Mitt Romney who dropped $500,000 for Journey to perform at the Republican Convention this week? All Romney has to do is show us what he will do to fix the economy and stand up for women’s rights. Oh, I’m sorry, the extremist faction of the Republican Party, namely the social conservatives and Tea Party wingnuts are wreaking havoc on the party and forcing Mitt Romney to take a position other than his moderate stance on many issues.

Ann Romney said her husband ironed his own clothing the morning of their interview from the couple’s New Hampshire lake home and had done his own laundry the night before.

She also said he routinely cooked dinner and grocery shopped when her multiple sclerosis flared severely.

But when it comes to Costco, Mitt Romney isn’t the only one with a thing for the low-cost, bulk retailer.

“It’s great. Are you kidding? Have you ever been to it?” Ann Romney said in their interview, where she disclosed she has the whole Costco experience down to a science.

“I know how to shop Costco. You go in the door — I don’t want everyone to learn this trick — you go in the door, you take a sharp right and you go way down to the back of the store and just shop the outside of the aisles, and boom, boom, boom,” she said. Source

One one hand, Ann Romney is portraying her husband as Mr. Mom and on the other hand, he’s portraying himself as “Popeye the Sailor Man” with his “I am who I am” line. I have been pretty tough on Mitt Romney, particularly since he chose “Throw Momma from the Train” Tea Party darling Paul Ryan as his running mate, who has had a questionable record on women’s rights. You see, if I were to vote for Mitt Romney and he wins, becomes incapacitated, then we would have Todd Akin’s buddy as our president and no telling what he would do.

 Ann Romney Says Mitt Romney Irons His Clothes, Shops at Costco for Shirts, Pandering for Votes?

Ann Romney: We Are Not Hiding Anything, But Don’t Know What’s In Our Finances, Managed by Blind Trust

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Ann Romney: We Are Not Hiding Anything, But Don’t Know What’s In Our Finances, Managed by Blind Trust (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I usually steer clear of attacking the spouses of presidential and vice presidential candidates, but Ann Romney is beginning to get on my nerves. Either she’s stupid or she thinks we are stupid. Here’s the latest bullshit from her on her husband’s reluctance to release more than one and one-half years income tax returns:

“We have been very transparent to what’s legally required of us,” she said. “There’s going to be no more tax releases given.” Mrs. Romney said if they release any more information, “it will only give them more ammunition.” In regards to their finances,  she said “there’s nothing we’re hiding.” “It’s been managed by a blind trust since before Mitt was governor, you know, 2002 forward,” she told Morales. “And so, you know, I’ll be curious to see what’s in there too.” Source

In other words, I know we are not hiding anything but I don’t know what’s in our finances. This sounds like some ridiculous Sarah Palin would say. Well, Ann, I am here to tell you that Mitt Romney, your high school sweetheart, knows exactly what’s in your finances, including what’s managed by that blind trust. Um, who signs the tax returns? Imagine if Michelle Obama had offered up that non-explanation?

 Ann Romney: We Are Not Hiding Anything, But Dont Know Whats In Our Finances, Managed by Blind Trust