Monday, April 16, 2012

The dignity of work

Condescending Wonka[Disclaimer: Dignity is directly proportional to type of job, level of public assistance, and wages and benefits involved in said work. Exemptions may be applicable for living situation, type of housing, and social class of individual. Wives of multi-millionaires are permanently exempt from any and all criticism of lifestyle decisions. Women in situations other than that of said women are subject to the full wrath and scorn that can and should be rightfully heaped upon them for whatever decisions they make.]

It was just two days ago that I wrote about the silly “war on moms” that the righties were saying the Democrats are waging against stay-at-home mothers, because of the words of one Democratic analyst not affiliated with the Obama administration or campaign.

Well, Mittens and his wife were just outraged...OUTRAGED, I tell you! How DARE that woman question Ann Romney’s decision to stay at home? How DARE the Democrats suggest that staying at home with your kids isn’t work? How can they act like Ann Romney isn’t just like every other stay-at-home mom, at least if they have two Cadillacs, the best health care money can buy, and the ability to pay for nannies, maids, gardeners, chauffeurs, visiting nurses, and chefs? What a bunch of commie lesbos to suggest that they’re better than someone like Ann Romney, just because THEY go to work and she doesn’t! I bet they don’t even shave their legs...OR their armpits! O the humanity!

Well, check out what Mittens said about welfare rules just four months ago:

“I wanted to increase the work requirement. I said, for instance, that even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless,’ and I said ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving daycare to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.”

Ahhh, so now we know what he really thinks. It’s okay for wealthy women like his wife to stay at home with the kids, and their work as stay-at-home moms is super serious work, guys, and they are so awesome and work so hard and should be praised, nay, worshipped as the fine examples of American womanitude that they are!

But those welfare moms? The ones that stay home with their kids rather than working a minimum wage job, even though daycare costs more than they can make at a minimum wage job? Lazy bitches, all of ‘em, leeches on the legs of rich white Americans like ol’ Mittens. There’s no dignity in staying home with those squawking little welfare brats, anyway, so better to put them into daycare where they can get some proper instruction, rather than being subjected to your lameness as a mother, and better you get your lazy ass into work so you can learn how to have a little DIGNITY, you bitch.

If I sound pissed, I am. The condescension is mind-boggling, and although I realize that every politician is an opportunist, ready to jump on any opening, this is just foul, and indicative of a profound lack of empathy and understanding from Mittens about the plight of working women, working mothers, and just women in general. It is also glaringly obvious, and has been so for a long time now, that he will say anything, do anything, pander to anyone, and kiss any ass that he thinks might get him elected. If you can’t see the soul-numbing cynicism of his tactics, I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t agree with Santorum or Ron Paul about much of anything, but I’ll give them credit for having convictions and standing by them. Mittens is like a twitching fish in the noonday sun, his bland white flesh flopping this way and that in order to avoid the heat and light. And it stinks.

The saying goes that a man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. I don’t know who said that originally, but my fellow Hoosier John Mellencamp wrote a song about it. Mittens needs to listen to the Little Bastard and try to find a kernel of conviction within himself. Although I really don’t think he’s capable of doing that. If he hasn’t found it yet, why does anyone think he’ll have a sudden epiphany and manage to grow a pair?


  1. Brava!

    This is me standing up at my computer!!


  2. Shameless, he is going down based on the women's vote.


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