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  •  No one's attacking her role as mother. (8+ / 0-)

    Her role as economics expert, though? Bullshit. Utter bullshit.

    •  Oh, yes, that part is bullshit (2+ / 0-)
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      KayCeSF, bluegrass50

      But Rosen (and by extension, Democrats generally) are, really, right now being effectively portrayed as "attacking her role as mother" by supposedly saying that it isn't "work" -- and we need to set the record straight quickly and clearly.  You may not like it -- I certainly don't like it -- but that's how one has to deal with unfair political attacks, like it or not.

      Democrats must
      Earn the trust
      Of the 99% --
      That's our intent!

      "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinsky OCcupy!

      by Seneca Doane on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 01:23:11 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, let's set the record straight. (2+ / 0-)
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        JayRaye, Seneca Doane

        I think it's begun to happen with Martin Bashir.  He's pointing to facts vs. the "role as mother is hard work"  which everyone knows is true and beside the point.  

        I'm frustrated by the obfuscations today, all the way around.

        I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

        by KayCeSF on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 01:35:28 PM PDT

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      •  The reason they're being portrayed that way (0+ / 0-)

        is because, as per usual, the professional Democratic strategists fucked up. Rosin never should have apologized. The Obama team never should have claimed to be offended and demanded she apologized. Rosin was absolutely right, but as soon as the the "strategists" decided that she was wrong, they basically said, "Yes, Republicans are correct in saying Rosin attacked her role as mother," even though it's quite clear that's not what she was doing.

        Rosin's a major fail, but not because she "attacked" Ann's family planning choices.

        •  Taking her words literally, that's what she said (0+ / 0-)

          I don't think that she meant it; she has clarified it nicely.  People are not saying "that's what she meant," but just "those words came off as conveying it."

          Check out how many time FP stories and diaries here make a big deal about someone's words despite the likelihood that they just failed to say what they meant.

          Dem strategists screw up often, but this isn't one of them.  Clarify and move on.

          Democrats must
          Earn the trust
          Of the 99% --
          That's our intent!

          "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinsky OCcupy!

          by Seneca Doane on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 08:46:00 PM PDT

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