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Campus Question – April 12, 2012

April 12, 2012

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Campus Question – April 12, 2012

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Tonight’s Campus Question
A media fracas – or melee – has erupted over Hilary Rosen’s statement that Ann Romney doesn’t understand the needs of working women. The Squirrel tweeted that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) should debate whether unemployed moms are paragons or parasites, based on Rep. Ryan’s view of the poor. Do Republicans value the work of Ann Romney, or the wealth of Mitt Romney?

  • NCrissieB

    Today on Campus

    Morning FeatureTEDscotch Part I: Population, Food and Energy
    Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Fursdai Furries
    Our Earth at 8pm ET – Cold War Cleanup at Savannah River

  • NCrissieB

    Republicans are now selling a mug that says “Moms Work Too! Vote Republican.” Okay, what about the poor moms … the ones the GOP-led “welfare reform” forced to go out and get jobs to support themselves?

    The social value of mothers’ work at home should not be based on the husband’s income.

  • addisnana

    Ms. Rosen, not affiliated with the Obama campaign or the DCCC, stepped in it. Why aren’t the Republicans mad at CNN where Rosen is a contributor?

    The unfortunate part about this is that it mucks up the GOP war on women. Sound the bell…I hear a false equivalency entering stage right.

    • NCrissieB

      You heard correctly, as The Maddow Blog‘s Steve Benen wrote today:

      One the one hand, we have a party that has pushed for restricting contraception; cutting off Planned Parenthood; state-mandated, medically-unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds; forcing physicians to lie to patients about abortion and breast cancer; abortion taxes; abortion waiting periods; trap laws at abortion clinics, forcing women to tell their employers why they want birth control, opposition to prenatal care, and measures that make it harder for women to fight pay discrimination.

      On the other hand, we have a media pundit with no connection to her party’s presidential campaign who said something about Mitt Romney’s wife professional background.

      Don’t you see? Both sides clearly have a problem here. Republicans were losing the “war on women,” but not anymore.

  • Jim W

    Lets go back a day. Wednesday began bright and gay as many days do: with a conference call with a group of surrogates from one of the presidential camps.

    They took a simple, nonhostile question from HuffingtonPost’s Sam Stein: “Does Governor Romney support the Lilly Ledbetter Act?”

    Six seconds went by. “Sam,” an unidentified voice replied, “we’ll have to get back to you on that.”

    Wait, that doesn’t sound like a massive newsmaking event to you? Au contraire.

    Still waiting…. Still waiting… Still waiting…

    • Jim W

      Found it.

      As president, Mitt Romney would not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which provides women with more legal channels through which to pursue equal pay for equal work, his campaign confirmed on Wednesday.