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Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:01 AM

I know what it is like to have no hope.

"I know what it is like to have no hope". A Romney

No hope Ann Romney?

You people, Ann Romney, know nothing of "no hope".

"No hope" does not mean you found out you have MS, early, in an expensive dr.'s office. "No hope" does not mean you begin a regiment of expensive treatments in the best hospitals in the country. "No Hope" does not mean that you can get in your plane or your yacht and go to the other side of the world to get a treatment or meet with the best dr. in the field.

"No hope" does not mean you have the best quality of every medicine AND a person to run to the store and pick it up for you. "No hope" does not mean you can get your dr. to write a prescription so you can have a dancing horse to help with your MS, and then get the rest of the country to chip in to cover the cost of your prancing medicine horse.

"No hope" does not mean you can get out of bed, put on $10,000 worth of clothes and jewelery, have a driver pick you up and take you somewhere so you can give a speech to poor people about how miserable your little life is.

Ann, I will give you some idea of what "no hope" is. "No hope" is American children going without dinner tonight and breakfast tomorrow until they get to school where they can eat again. "No hope" is the soldier with the blown off legs and the massive head injury. "No hope" is his wife as she learns her husband has no genitals left and they won't have any children. "No hope" is the poverty stricken woman carrying a rapist's baby for nine months.
"No hope" is a mom looking at her sick child with no dr who will take them because they don't have your checkbook, Mrs. Romney.

I'm sorry you have no hope, Ann. Perhaps if you stopped being rich and became a Christian again it would give you your soul back. I'd bet you'd feel a whole lot better if you fed a room of hungry kids instead of watching your dancing horse.

And, finally Ann Romney, I will share with you how to get a little hope. His name is Barack O'bama. He wants to make sure sick peeps get help. He wants to make sure hungry peeps get some food. He wants people like you to pay for your own prancing horsey so he can put that money into healthcare or lunch programs.

It isn't that you don't have hope Mrs. Romney. That despondent feeling you feel is your decadent lifestyle, your lack of Christian empathy and, perhaps, "A heart, to quote Dr. Seuss, "That is two sizes too small."

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Reply I know what it is like to have no hope. (Original post)
DonRedwood Sep 2012 OP
Flashmann Sep 2012 #1
aint_no_life_nowhere Sep 2012 #2
DonRedwood Sep 2012 #11
MadrasT Sep 2012 #3
ceile Sep 2012 #4
ashling Sep 2012 #5
DonRedwood Sep 2012 #13
Zalatix Sep 2012 #6
Faux pas Sep 2012 #7
Delphinus Sep 2012 #8
DonRedwood Sep 2012 #15
renate Sep 2012 #9
DonRedwood Sep 2012 #14
PA Democrat Sep 2012 #10
DonRedwood Sep 2012 #16
99Forever Sep 2012 #12
DonRedwood Sep 2012 #18
GreenPartyVoter Sep 2012 #17

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:12 AM

1. She absolutely has no hope

Of ever being the First Lady.....Too bad..So sad...Now GO AWAY!!!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:27 AM

2. She was talking about not being able to have the Hope Diamond

For years she's suffered forlorn disappointment wanting to own the 45 carat gem for her jewelry collection. Unfortunately, the Smithsonian wouldn't sell it to her at any price. People who know her have borne eyewitness to her long-time suffering over not having the famous jewel, hearing her say under her breath "I have no Hope" while dancing on her horse, sunning herself at her La Jolla villa, and being chauffeured back and forth from the jewelry store.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 07:25 PM

11. ++++1,000,000 :0)

Ah, that cracked me up. Thanks buddy!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:28 AM

3. K&R

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:32 AM

4. K&R n/t

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:55 AM

5. Wonderful post!!!

nt

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Response to ashling (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 07:45 PM

13. Thank you for the wonderful thank you!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:57 AM

6. Epic. Absolutely epic win! K&R!!!

 

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:58 AM

7. ...

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:31 PM

8. Thank you, DonRedwood.

Wonderful examination.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 08:27 PM

15. My pleasure, and thank you.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:45 PM

9. she probably really thinks she knows what "no hope" means... she doesn't even realize she doesn't

Of course it must have been terrible for her to find out that she has MS. No matter how rich you are, that's never going to be good news.

But because she has never experienced anything but security in her life, not for one single minute, she doesn't even realize what "no hope" means to most people--it's not just a scary diagnosis, it's wondering whether they can afford even adequate medical care, let alone the best. Will they lose their job, their house, will their family be okay?

I'm not minimizing her experience such as it was; I'm sure it made her more compassionate than she was before, which might be why she seems to believe that she knows what "no hope" means. All the examples you gave of what it really means for people who don't have her resources are not examples that she could even begin to imagine... which is why having the Romneys in the White House would be so damn scary. They don't even know what they don't know.

Your OP is magnificent. I would like to hope that if she ever read it with an open mind, she would feel embarrassed, but more than that, I hope she would learn something about what life is like for 99% of the people she was talking to. I hope that, as a mother, the idea of children not having anything to eat until they get to school the next day would break her heart, and that the reality of soldiers killed or disabled in war would make her look at her five healthy sons and feel like the luckiest woman in the world.

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Response to renate (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 07:51 PM

14. I appreciate your kind words

DU seems to prefer links to articles over essays so I appreciate the feedback very much. :0) I want to improve my writing skills so knowing I moved you is a big deal to me. :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:49 PM

10. Tell that to the people relying on Medicaid for THEIR medical care.

You know, Ann, Medicaid, the very program that that cold-hearted piece of shit you married will slash to pay for more tax cuts for the obscenely wealthy.

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 08:50 PM

16. She probably gets free healthcare as an ex governors wife

even if she doesn't choose to use it.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 07:37 PM

12. Nicely written and full of truth. n/t

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 06:31 PM

18. I am passionate and angry at the rich...but I want it based on facts not feelings.

facts, so far, say: go ahead and be angry, they deserve it!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 09:05 PM

17. Well-said!!

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