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Well, THAT Explains a Lot

Via Buzzfeed, The thuddingly inarticulate Anne Romney in a speech to a “rapturous” Republican crowd in Stamford Connecticut: I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too.

The statement reads as if she loves struggling working mothers as local color who add zest to the landscape, like roadside peddlers in some of the more exotic parts of the Third World. Sure, it’s sad that they have to scrounge so hard just to keep the kids in rice and beans, but things just wouldn’t be the same for tourists without their vibrant homemade shawls and amusing patois!

I’m reminded of then-President George Bush’s enthused reaction to a woman who had three jobs:

George W. Bush: You work three jobs?

Woman: Three jobs, yes.

Bush: Uniquely American, isn’t it? That is fantastic that you’re doin’ that! (applause) Get any sleep?

Yes, yes, I know. It was a slip of the tongue. Anne Romney was using “love” as a synonym for “know” or “aware.” Happens all the time. Like, I remember the time back in my cash-strapped youth when I said to my landlord, “I love the fact that my rent is overdue by six weeks.” Or the time I commented, while discussing the health problems of a good friend, “I love the fact that he has a heart murmur and can’t lift anything heavy.”

But, my God, taking Anne Romney literally here explains so much about Republican economic policies.

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