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Which is it Rick- Is the little woman’s place in the home or in a combo position? Let me see if we the women of America can figure this out based on your latest clarification of who Rick Santorum is and where he stands on where women belong!
In a concession speech given just as rival Mitt Romney won the Republican presidential primaries of Arizona and Michigan, Santorum took the chance to tell voters “a little more about who Rick Santorum is” and sang the praises of his 93-year-old grandmother, his wife Karen, a former lawyer and nurse who gave up work to raise their family, and their daughter Elizabeth who campaigns for her dad on her own.
“I grew up with a very strong mom, someone who was a professional person who taught me a lot of things about… balancing work and family, and doing it well, and doing it with a big heart and commitment,” he said. http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/02/29/rick-santorum-makes-appeal-to-women-new-campaign-strategy/
Now as if I give a rat’s pitudy about what you or any other male candidate thinks about what ‘we the majority’ of the electorate aka we the people of the United States of America, should do or can or cannot accomplish, or where we belong or don’t belong. Let me preface the following by saying – It is none of your damned business what we the women of America do, see, say, or want! But having said that I would like to recap your positions this far.
This is what we know from before We the ‘American Women’ sent you a message from Michigan:
We know women do not belong the front lines where they can be a distraction, recently suggesting that women serving in the front lines of battle would compromise military missions because men might get emotional seeing a woman in harm’s way.
We know Santorum once remarked that “radical feminists” were undermining the traditional home and called contraception dangerous. You have certainly proven that by keeping your wife home, happily impregnated nearly half of the last 20 years of your marriage.
We know you had a falling out with former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s campaign over an email one of his staffers sent questioning whether or not God wanted a woman to be president. Watch his speech here from the Washington Post blog.
Next time remember the ladies you Neanderthal- we can and will take you to the mats! I assume you got the message based on the groveling at our feet last night but ALAS – you are too late. Exit polls in Michigan help explain the shift. Santorum trailed Michigan winner Mitt Romney by 5 points among women, but only 1 point among men. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/29/santorum-softens-pitch-after-double-defeat/#ixzz1nnRT3PAU
This is what you want us to believe NOW:
“But my mom’s a very unusual person for her time. She’s someone who did get a college education in the 1930s, and was a nurse, and got a graduate degree, even, as a nurse, and worked full time. And when she married my dad, they worked together at the Veterans Administration. That’s where they met, right after the war. And later on, they had me and the rest of the family, my brother and sister, and my mom continued to work. She worked all of my childhood years. She balanced time, as my dad did, working different schedules, and she was a very unusual person at that time. She was a professional who actually made more money than her husband.” Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/29/santorum-softens-pitch-after-double-defeat/#ixzz1nnQxuinH
You decided to change your tune sir and I’m not buying it and if I have anything to say about it – neither will I let anyone else! First you tried to use Conservatives and now you are trying to bamboozle Independents and …. Nah you can’t be trying to get liberals not even you are that dumb!
For example, stating men and women signed the declaration of independence was patronizing. Next, reminding your audience that you recruited a perfectly good lawyer and nurse to sit home having children and home schooling them – just pissed me off even more and I am a fairly conservative woman! I also remember my PA tax dollars paying for expensive private schools they didn’t actually attend because you all resided and home schooled in VA while family members lived in the house you kept in PA.
Rick took $100000 from a struggling Pennsylvania public school district to pay for … Unfortunately, Rick and his family live in suburban Virginia, not Pennsylvania, … but in private he takes every advantage he can for himself and his own family. http://santorumexposed.com/pages/issues/issues-tax.php
His wife Karen, Santorum said, was a recruit to his law firm who then decided to leave—to stay home and raise her children. “But she also found time to be an author of two books,” Santorum added, stressing that his family, like him, has always found a way to balance professional careers and families.
“[Karen] worked as a nurse, but after we got married, she decided to walk away, yet didn’t quit working. She was a mother, and also wrote two books,” http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/santorum-focuses-on-reaching-out-to-women-adviser-says-they-are-a-macgyver-campaign/
Tell me Rick how did your wife Karen Santorum a former neonatal nurse balance her career professions as nurse or lawyer while continually bearing a total of 8 children since 1992? You call writing 2 children’s books in all these years a fair balance? I call it a professional consolation prize considering her place is now at your side far from home and a dying baby!
In addition, you have your daughter, Elizabeth 20, stand behind you like a star stuck teen looking like a zombie daughter? You lost a child and now the 3 year old baby Bella is not being cared for by mom and dad at home but instead is fighting for her life alone while you and Karen and Elizabeth are campaigning and shamelessly evoking pity for dying Bella! She is being used as a lapel pin instead of you and your family staying home with her in what may very well be her last days on earth. We are equal human beings- run your wife for office and you stay home you big jerk! Or better yet, go back to PA you don’t belong in the big leagues in 2012- women outside your home are not your pawns!
So I will ask again which is it Rick- Is the little woman’s place in the home or in a combo position which best suits her man’s needs? Are you again showing us by example what is expected of us women by a modern day womanizer? Karen leaves her profession to stay home to bear and educate your babies until she and Elizabeth are needed to prop you up on the campaign trail? Sadly, you are both needed at home right now and the women of America – will probably be sending you home fairly soon.
Yes Rick – you owe BELLA- go home! None of you is balancing profession and family very well and you have not a leg to stand on to preach to others how best to do this!
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