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Thank You Megyn Kelly

Erick Erickson unleashed a frenzy of hot debate with his article at Red State regarding gender and breadwinners. The primary thrust being it is advantageous for the woman to be the one at home while dad is out earning the money; she is the better nurturer. I don’t disagree with that basic premise. Loads of indoctrinated feminists just flipped out and are yelling at their screen right now, but sorry — women ARE better at nurturing.

What I do disagree with is Erickson laying the entire debate at the feet of women without a single mention of the responsibility of men – not a single mention of absentee or deadbeat dads. The closest Erickson comes to touching that is here:

Not everyone has the luxury of raising their children in a traditional manner and the rest of us have an obligation to help and support those in unfortunate situations. Likewise, there is nothing wrong with mothers having jobs. There is nothing wrong with women being breadwinners. Sometimes they have to by necessity.

“Sometimes they have to by necessity.” Gee, and why would that be? In most cases, Dad isn’t around for one reason or another and mom is on her own. Somehow, mom is the one who ends up with kids in the majority of scenarios.

I’d like to thank fellow Syracuse Alumnae and general kick ass mom for her debate with Erickson and Lou Dobbs for her comment about Erickson’s position. Dobbs had just finished saying we have “shattered marriages” in our society and Kelly fired back:

“Why are you attributing that to women in the workforce?” she interjected.

BINGO. Both Dobbs and Erickson are focused on women and ignoring the male part of the equation. Watch the clip here: Continue reading

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The Friday Focus

THE FRIDAY FOCUS
RNC 2012 Edition

The 40th Republican National Convention has come to a close and I can say without a doubt that We Built This.

What did we see? We saw a lot of passionate speeches and some controversy. We saw no lack of media bias, which was expected, but still managed to exceed disgust expectations.

What did we come away with? We came away with a sense that there were finally some adults in the room and that the hard jobs that are ahead of us as a nation will finally be addressed — and resolved. A lot of people were hoping for harder punches to be thrown at Obama – give him a taste of his own medicine. That was not what I expected, however. I expected an even, consistent tone that hit Obama on his record and that is exactly what was delivered. This convention was a success in my opinion.

I want to draw attention to the speech given by Pam Finlayson early on in the evening. It brought me to tears several times. I would urge you to read it.

Eastwood was perfect. Understated, with humor yet a remorseful tone at the same time, using an empty chair as a prop in which an invisible Obama was seated. Fitting. Eastwood had many memorable lines like, “When somebody does not do the job, we got to let him go,” and this zinger for Biden, “You’re getting as bad as Biden,” he said to the chair. “Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party: kind of a grin with a body behind it.”

Rubio turned it up a notch and one of his best lines was, “These are the ideas that people come to America to get away from.” Rubio’s speech and introduction of Mitt Romney were clear and rang true.

Mitt Romney’s speech can be described as nothing less than a sincere and honest home run. If I had any reservations about him before, they are now gone. This man, with Paul Ryan as his VP, will lead America back into the light. His speech was longer than the others, as to be expected, but it was this line that drove it home for me and I would think for everyone watching, “President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family.”

Here is Mitt Romney’s Speech:
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RNC 2012 – Night One

Despite Hurricane Isaac, the first night of the 2012 RNC went off smoothly with Mitt Romney accepting the nomination and after the conflict on the floor regarding rules changes being voted on. I have to say, I think some of these rule changes were a bad move. The GOP needs to be embracing not distancing themselves from the grassroots efforts. I’m fairly upset with the turn of events led and “approved” by Boehner and Sununu.

The Right Scoop has many of the speeches from last night (below). Don’t miss Artur Davis’ speech because it was epic, as was Mia Love’s.

Artur Davis
Rick Santorum
Ted Cruz
Scott Walker
Bob McDonnell
John Kasich
Mia Love

The Right Scoop also has streaming coverage of the convention here. There are more highlights from The Washington Examiner as well: Video highlights from the first night of the Republican National Convention

NJ Governor Chris Christie gave the keynote speech. He hit all the notes he should have and his bombast was a little more contained, but occasionally you saw it wanting to come out and say “Hi”. The theme of it in a nutshell was ‘no more Bullcrap’ and he is the right man to deliver that message. The Weekly Standard has a good piece on the feel and objective of Christie’s speech. Full text of the speech is here. Continue reading

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Michelle Goldberg takes a page out of Hilary Rosen’s Apolo-attack book

In case you missed it, Michelle Goldberg spent some time the other morning comparing Ann Romney to Hitler and Stalin. Yes, Ann Romney. Again. Mother of 5 boys, breast cancer survivor and who is living with MS. That same one. The Right quickly descended on Ms. Goldberg and rightfully so. Her comments were out of line and hyperbolic to the point of absurdity. Goldberg’s statement from the show:

“You know, yes, motherhood is beautiful,” Goldberg continued. “I found that phrase ‘the crown of motherhood’ really kind of creepy, not just because of its, like, somewhat you know, I mean, it’s kind of usually really authoritarian societies that give out like The Cross of Motherhood, that give awards for big families. You know, Stalin did it, Hitler did it.”

You won’t find that quote in her Daily Beast Apolo-attack on Ann Romney though:

“For the record, I don’t believe that Ann Romney is either Hitleresque or Stalinesque. Rather, I think she is a calculating political wife who once struck me as fairly likeable, but who is now determined to play up the idea that’s she’s being victimized for being a stay-at-home mom.” Continue reading

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The Friday Focus

By now, you have likely heard how Democrat strategist Hilary Rosen stepped in a huge pile yesterday on CNN by attacking Ann Romney. If not, this post will definitely bring you up to speed on Rosen’s statements, her doubling down, the White House throwing her under the bus, Carney beclowning himself and her faux apology to Mrs. Romney. Continue reading

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