Skip to comments.Michelle Goldberg on the Ann Romney Hitler Tempest (...her very qualified apology)
Posted on 05/15/2012 9:23:17 AM PDT by kristinn
A stray cable comment triggers an Internet firestorm. Michelle Goldberg on the Ann Romney tempestand her very qualified apology.
Heres what happened. On Sunday, I appeared on a Mothers Day edition of Up With Chris Hayes, a weekend morning talk show, along with Katie Roiphe, Eve Ensler, and Jamila Bey.
One of the shows topics was the saccharine op-ed that Ann Romney published in USA Today, Three seasons of motherhood. The main point I wanted to make about it is that our society offers mothers a deal: what we dont give them in tangible support, we make up for insipid paeans.
I got into trouble, however, by saying that Romneys closing lines, about how there is no crown more glorious than the crown of motherhood, reminded me of the pronatalist propaganda of World War II-era totalitarian regimes. That was a mistake. Not because I dont think its truewhen I read Romneys words, I immediately thought of the Motherhood Glory medals that Stalin gave to women who had lots of children, and of the Nazi cult of motherhood, which Hitler called womens highest exaltation.
So my apologies arent for Ann Romney, but for everyone else. Im truly sorry to have given the right a pretext for another tedious spasm of feigned outrage. Im sorry to have stirred one of the teapot tempests that now dominate the increasingly dispiriting world of political journalism. Im especially sorry if Ive done anything to strengthen the conservative myth that liberals disdain motherhood. I certainly dont. As it happens, Im hoping to have a baby of my own very soon. When I do, like most mothers I know, Id much prefer accessible day care, quality public schools, and affordable health care to a metaphorical crown, however glorious it may be.
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The Democrat says, "Ann Romney is like Hitler."
This why compromise is impossible and is not to be desired. Comprise ends up with the Conservative dead in a ditch while the Fascist struts around with big boots.
In other words, she's looking for free stuff.
Digging the hole deeper, Michele...
I violate Godwin’s law with impunity. But I know when to apply it. I’m a student of Nazi Germany, its rise to power, its inner workings, the culture in which it was allowed to thrive, and its ultimate downfall as well as the mistakes that led to it.
This woman just compares people that disagree with her to hitler. That is why Godwin’s law was created. for folks like her. It is why some bicycles have training wheels.
Apparently, only ANTI-natalist propaganda is tolerated in today’s more enlightened totalitarian regimes.
Some apology..I am sorry to give this hateful woman this much ink..
Wow! More leftist “tolerance” on display......
What a Class-A bitch.
“In other words, she’s looking for free stuff”
Exactly. She can’t understand why mother’s don’t have paid maternity leave. Apparently she never had to make a payroll and actually worry about making a profit. What do these stupid women think? Does their work get magically completed while they are home? We hire temp workers to cover women when they are off for maternity leave and everyone else has to work harder to cover their work load.
Add paid leave to that and watch the employment rate of child bearing age women drop even further.
If she’s concerned about paid leave, she can find a job with disability insurance or buy her own policy.
Where’s the apology to Ann Romney? All this b**ch is sorry for is stirring up a hornet’s nest.
Just like barry's kids.
her husband...”Matt Ipcar is a New York based interactive designer ....
As Design Director for the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, Matt was in charge of developing visual design and information architecture for WhiteHouse.gov, Change.gov, and other Transition projects both online and off. Prior to the transition, Matt worked in the ‘08 Obama campaign’s Chicago headquarters as the new media team’s Rapid Response Design Director, a role in which he produced and launched high-profile, quick-turnaround projects like FightTheSmears.com, KeatingEconomics.com, the Obama-Biden Tax Calculator, and the Obama for America (OFA) Record.”
Great. She's going to reproduce.
Self promoting bitch!!!
The Democrat says, "Ann Romney is like Hitler."
And they're both wrong.
“when I read Romneys words, I immediately thought of the ‘Motherhood Glory’ medals that Stalin gave to women who had lots of children, and of the Nazi cult of motherhood, which Hitler called womens ‘highest exaltation.’”
That sort of thing only occurs to people looking for an excuse to compare people to nazis and commies. Which, according to the internet, is exceedingly common, especially for nazi comparisons.
Unless she’s already over 7 months pregnant, “hoping to have a baby” probably means she and the husband can’t figure out how to do it the normal way.
“When I do [have a baby], like most mothers I know, Id much prefer accessible day care, quality public schools, and affordable health care”
Yeah, just like the NAZIS!!!
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